November, 2005 Maritime News

ODS-Petrodata Releases Global Supply Vessel Forecast

Nov 30, 2005

ODS-Petrodata recently released its latest in depth study of the global supply vessel market. The ODS-Petrodata Global Supply Vessel Forecast draws on more than

Aker Philadelphia Begins Production on New Ship

Nov 30, 2005

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard has begun production on the second of ten vessels in the product tanker build program announced last spring, according to a WPVI-TV report.

Vyborg Shipbuilding Yard Wins Fishing-Refrigerating Contract

Nov 30, 2005

According to a Turkmenistan report, the Vyborg Shipbuilding Yard of Russia won a contract to design and build six fishing-refrigerating vessels for the State Committee

Huangpu Shipbuilding Expands Use of PTC Shipbuilding Solution

Nov 30, 2005

Huangpu Shipbuilding expanded its use of PTC Shipbuilding Solution, which includes CADDS5i to improve its overall design capabilities. With the expanded software implementation,

Shell Aims to Develop Arctic Oil Field

Nov 30, 2005

One of the world's biggest oil companies believes Arctic waters, including those north of Alaska, hold huge promise as an oil and gas frontier, according to a Petroleum News report.

Virginia Asphalt Spill Worse Than Originally Thought

Nov 30, 2005

The Coast Guard has drastically increased its estimates of the amount of asphalt spilled from a grounded barge on the James River in Virginia, saying up to 63,000

U.S. Navy to Withdraw from Italy

Nov 30, 2005

In a move to adjust its forces to meet current and future readiness needs in the European theater, the United States and Italy have decided to remove U.S. Navy forces from La Maddalena,

Aker Yards, Viking Line Confirm LOI

Nov 30, 2005

The Letter of Intent between Aker Yards and Viking Line has been confirmed as an order. The LOI, which is for a fast passenger/car ferry, was signed on November

Port of Marseilles Authority Names New Director-General

Nov 30, 2005

Guy Janin has been named the new director-general of the Port of Marseilles Authority. Janin, 58, has been head of the inland waterways authority Voies Navigables de France (VNF) since 2004.

Aker Kvaerner Wins Contract

Nov 30, 2005

Norske Shell awarded Aker Kvaerner a maintenance and modification contract for the Draugen platform and the Ormen Lange plant on the north-western coast of Norway.

Aries Maritime Takes Delivery of Products Tankers

Nov 30, 2005

Aries Maritime Transport Limited announced that it has taken delivery of the Chinook, a 2001-built 38,700 dwt double-hulled products tanker. The Chinook was acquired from German owners for $32.

Ghost Ship Fleet to Shrink Further in 2006

Nov 30, 2005

According to reports, a top U.S. Maritime Administration official says 2006 could be a good year for the reduction of the aging, environmentally unsound "ghost fleet.

Horizon Announces General Rate Increase for Hawaii Cargo

Nov 30, 2005

Horizon Lines, LLC announced that it will file a General Rate Increase with the Surface Transportation Board to raise its ocean freight rates for the company's Hawaii service effective January 2,

Operations Continue on Asphalt Barge that Leaked in James River

Nov 30, 2005

The Coast Guard continues to monitor a barge that ran aground and spilled approximately 42,000 to 63,000 gallons of liquid asphalt, five miles south of Richmond, Va.

U.S. Shipping Partners Completes Acquisition

Nov 30, 2005

U.S. Shipping Partners announced has completed its recently announced acquisition of the Sea Venture, a 19,000 dwt double-bottomed chemical/product tanker.

Bollinger Inks Two Contracts with Moran Towing

Nov 30, 2005

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. of Lockport, La., and Moran Towing Corp., New Canaan, Ct., signed contracts for Bollinger to build one 14,500 short ton bulk barge and one 60,

Rough Weather Hinders Barge Salvage Operations

Nov 30, 2005

Rough weather continues to hinder the salvage and recovery of the double-hulled tank barge DBL 152. Today, seas subsided enough for divers to begin reconnecting lightering hoses to the DBL 152.

Aker Yards and Viking Sign LOI

Nov 30, 2005

The LOI for a fast passenger/car ferry signed on November 21 by Aker Yards and Viking Line Abp was today confirmed as a firm contract worth approximately 120-130 million euro.

Northrop Grumman Awarded $1.94B Contract

Nov 30, 2005

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract valued at approximately $1.94 billion for the refueling and complex overhaul of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Irish Ferries Labor Dispute Continues

Nov 29, 2005

A labor showdown crippled Irish Ferries for a fourth straight day Monday, as company officials and union leaders refused to budge from their demands, presented in rival plans to independent mediators,


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