Tuesday, October 11, 2005 Maritime News

Report: LNG Fleet Needs to Expand 66%

Oct 11, 2005

The global fleet of tankers carrying liquefied natural gas needs to expand by 66% by 2010 to meet current and future demand from exporters including Qatar, Australia and Nigeria,

Vinashin Wins Seven-Ship Contract

Oct 11, 2005

The Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin) signed a contract to build seven more 53,000-ton ships for export to Britain, according to a report on www.

Korea May Limit Bidders for Daewoo

Oct 11, 2005

A South Korean state agency that is jointly selling 51 percent of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering said that it might reject bids from companies that did not support national interests,

Korean Shipbuilders Buoyed By High Oil Prices

Oct 11, 2005

The sky-high price of international oil causing jitters in many sectors of the economy is being met with rather more cheer by Korean shipbuilders. High oil prices

Bidding Opens for $1B of Shipbuilding Contracts

Oct 11, 2005

Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazil's state-controlled oil company, opened bidding on more than $1 billion of contracts to build tankers, platforms and other vessels

Transas Navi-Sailor 3000 on German Navy Vessels

Oct 11, 2005

Transas Europe GmbH, the European representative of Transas Group, is part of the team that will supply a new suite of navigational systems to the entire German Navy fleet.

Lubmarine Outlines Position in Supply Crisis

Oct 11, 2005

Marine lubricants supplier TOTAL Lubmarine has outlined its position concerning increasing raw material costs and growing shortages of marine lubricants. Andrew Knox,

Russian Type Approval for SVDR

Oct 11, 2005

Kelvin Hughes Ltd. achieved Type Approval Certification from “Russian Maritime Register of Shipping” and “Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation” for MantaDigital

Transocean Wins Contracts for Rigs

Oct 11, 2005

The Transocean Leader, a fourth-generation, deepwater semi-submersible rig, won a one-year contract from Statoil ASA for exploration and development drilling operations offshore Norway.

AVEVA Strategic Initiative in China

Oct 11, 2005

AVEVA has restructured its Chinese operations into two operational divisions. The move will dedicate AVEVA’s VANTAGE engineering solutions and personnel to the

NCV Uses Moore Stephens

Oct 11, 2005

Specialist cruise operator Norwegian Coastal Voyage has improved its booking management and customer satisfaction by installing new software tailor-made by Moore Stephens Consulting Limited.

Panama Canal Refutes Contract Claim

Oct 11, 2005

The following is a statement from the Panama Canal Authority. Reports from AFP and Reuters from Madrid have given the impression that the Panama Canal Authority

Contract to Modify Ferry Design

Oct 11, 2005

Transport Minister Jean-C. Lapierre announced that following a competitive bidding process, Verreault Navigation Inc. of Les Méchins, Quebec, has been awarded a $4.

Unlawful Acts At Sea Treaty Revised

Oct 11, 2005

Diplomatic Conference on the Revision of the SUA Treaties: 10-14 October 2005 Amendments to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation,

Crew Moves Aboard Forrest Sherman (DDG 98)

Oct 11, 2005

The commanding officer and crew of Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) moved aboard the 23rd Northrop Grumman Corporation built Aegis guided missile destroyer on Friday,

California Clean Coast Act

Oct 11, 2005

The State of California enacted the Clean Coast Act. This law, which comes into effect on January 1, 2006, will prohibit oceangoing ships from conducting onboard

FERC Requires Pre-Filing Process for New LNG Projects

Oct 11, 2005

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission adopted a final rule requiring potential developers of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals to initiate pre-filing

Aquatic Nuisance Task Force Meeting

Oct 11, 2005

The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, sponsored by the Fish and Wildlife Service, will meet in Herndon, Virginia on October 19 and 20. Topics on

Temp Procedures for Mariner Credentials

Oct 11, 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice stating that it has opened temporary offices in Morgan City and Memphis to provide services for merchant mariners

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