February, 2002 Maritime News

Globalstar To Conduct Business As Usual

Feb 28, 2002

Globalstar announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware has approved all of the company's first day motions, allowing Globalstar to continue normal course operations and,

Christian Joins Mobex as HR Manager

Feb 28, 2002

Mobex Communications, Jeffersonville, Ind., has hired Kathy Christian as Human Resource Manager. Christian joined Mobex Communications from Precision Tool & Die

Wärtsilä Negotiates Restructuring in the Netherlands

Feb 28, 2002

Wärtsilä will outsource manufacturing of engine components in Zwolle, the Netherlands, selling its production capacity to an outside supplier. At the same time

OceanConnect Opens Online Service in Malaysia

Feb 28, 2002

OceanConnect offers complete global coverage through our traditional fuel services, and online competition in more than 180 ports. For more information about

Lead LPD 17 Ship Makes Progress

Feb 28, 2002

Plagued by delays and a project management team shake-up, the LPD 17 program has "turned the corner" said Philip Dur, president of Northrop Grumman Corp. Ship Systems,

Two Vessels Ordered to Stay in Port at Dutch Harbor

Feb 28, 2002

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Western Alaska issued Captain of the Port Orders detaining two freight ships in Dutch Harbor. The motor vessel Cool Girl, a Panamanian-flagged freighter,

Xantic and Turbo SI Offer New Service

Feb 28, 2002

Xantic has announced the signing of a contract with Turbo Service International Limited to provide both airtime and a custom-made combination of value added services.

Bumgarner Joins Matson as VP

Feb 28, 2002

Marc D. Bumgarner has joined Matson Intermodal System in Oakbrook Terrace as vice president, International. In this position, Bumgarner will be responsible for

EU Court Rules in Favor of Kvaerner

Feb 28, 2002

The Court of First Instance, has today ruled in the case concerning alleged breach of capacity restrictions at Kvaerner's German shipyard, Kvaerner Warnow Werft.

Zoellick and Bonner To Speak at AAPA Conference

Feb 27, 2002

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert B. Zoellick and U.S.Customs Commissioner Robert C. Bonner will be among the featured speakers at the American Association

Aden’s Fifth SPP Crane Delivered

Feb 27, 2002

Delivery of the fifth Super Post Panamax (SPP) Reggiane Crane on February 24th to the Port of Aden emphasizes its policy of phased expansion of container handling

Bergensen Makes Final Negotiations on LNG Contract

Feb 27, 2002

Bergesen has agreed with Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) on a preliminary agreement for the employment of four LNG-carriers for a minimum of 20 ½ years from delivery.

Brostrom Expands Fleet

Feb 27, 2002

Broström has signed a contract to purchase the two double-hulled product tankers Sichem America and Sichem Asia, 14,300 dwt. The vessels will operate in Broström's European trade.

Securing U.S. Ports Against Terror

Feb 27, 2002

The Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information of the Senate Judiciary Committee conducted a hearing on February 26, 2002 concerning Securing

FMC Reacts To Exclusive Tug Arrangements

Feb 27, 2002

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued an Order of Investigation and Hearing with regard to exclusive tug arrangements in Port Canaveral, Florida. The agency

Hearing on USCG Budget To Be Held in March

Feb 27, 2002

The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will conduct a hearing on March 7, 2002,

FMC Releases Performance Plan for FY2003

Feb 27, 2002

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has issued its Performance Plan for the fiscal year 2003. The Plan is an overview of the agency’s mission and strategic goals.

European Commission Approves Spanish Tonnage Tax

Feb 27, 2002

The European Commission decided to approve the Spanish maritime Tonnage Tax scheme. Under this scheme, tax due from a maritime shipping company is calculated on

Push Made for $2.9B More Navy Funding in 2003

Feb 27, 2002

Yesterday in Washington, D.C., leaders from the Senate, the military and business met to discuss strategies to increase FY 03 procurement funding by at least $2.

Barge Mounted CFB Power Plant Contracted

Feb 27, 2002

A contract for the supply and construction of what is being called the world's first barge mounted circulating fluidized bed combustion (CFBC) boiler electrical


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