Thursday, January 26, 2006 Maritime News

Maher Orders Cranes for the PRPA

Jan 26, 2006

Maher Terminals announced that it will exercise its order acknowledgement to ZPMC of Shanghai, China, for three new ultra-post-panamax container cranes for the Prince Rupert container terminal.

Intertanko/Intercargo, DMA Join Forces on Pilotage

Jan 26, 2006

As a result of mutual discussions, Intertanko and Intercargo and the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) agree to set up a Joint Pilotage User Group. The group will

STG E-Board Decides on Lecture Program

Jan 26, 2006

In the course of 2006, the German Society for Maritime Technology (STG) will be concentrating on the topic of shipping and environmental protection. At its board meeting,

Santos to Boost Exploration of LNG and Oil Potential

Jan 26, 2006

Santos Ltd said it plans to boost its expenditure on exploration to $169.3 million in 2006, from $140.6 million last year, focusing on liquefied natural gas and

Tug Sinks off Frying Pan Shoals, 3 Die

Jan 26, 2006

High seas off Frying Pan Shoals on the night of January 24 led to the sinking of a tugboat and the death of three crew members. The 125-foot tugboat Valour set

Barge Shuts Down Intracoastal Waterway

Jan 26, 2006

A partially sunken barge blocked traffic in the Intracoastal Waterway on January 24, halting shipments and costing businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ms.

EU Mulls Use of Ferries for Troop Transport

Jan 26, 2006

European Union governments urged the European Defense Agency (EDA) on January 24 to examine whether high-speed ferries could be used to more rapidly move troops into conflict zones.

WDT Security Barriers, Buoys Installed at Army Reserve

Jan 26, 2006

Wave Dispersion Technologies (WDT) announced the recent delivery and installation of four Marine Security Sign Buoys and two hundred and eighty linear feet of WhisprWave

Three Navy Ships Surged

Jan 26, 2006

The Navy surged three ships January 24 and 25 to conduct maritime security operations in support of the global war on terrorism. The amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51),

Philippine Navy to Receive Two PKM Gun Boats

Jan 26, 2006

The Philippine navy will receive two Patrol Killer Medium (PKM) gun boats this year from the government of South Korea, as South Korea's defense minister promised

Guangzhou’s 2005 Net Pft to Rise Over 40%

Jan 26, 2006

Hong Kong-listed Guangzhou Shipyard International Co. expects its 2005 net profit rose more than 40% on improved profitability in shipbuilding and a writeback of provisions.

Shanghai’s 2005 shipbuilding capacities surpass 4.3M DWT

Jan 26, 2006

The four major shipbuilding bases in Shanghai manufactured 71 ships in 2005 with a total value of about $2.1 billion, up 15.4% year-on-year, China Knowledge reported.

Hyundai Wins $300M Contract

Jan 26, 2006

Hyundai Corporation won shipbuilding contracts worth $300 million through its joint shipbuilding venture in China. The company announced that an additional deal concerning nine units of 5,

Thailand’s Shipbuilding Plan to be Discussed

Jan 26, 2006

Thailand’s shipping agencies and the private sector plan to meet by the middle of next month to work out an action plan to develop and promote shipbuilding in Thailand.

KMG Reports 2005 Record Results

Jan 26, 2006

Kerr-McGee Corp. reports net income for the 2005 fourth quarter of $2.2 billion ($18.46 per diluted common share), compared with $133.8 million ($.86 per share) for the 2004 fourth quarter.

R&D Funding To Increase 2.9% In 2006

Jan 26, 2006

Industry Weekly reported that in 2006, R&D funding should hit $329 billion, up from $320 billon in 2005, according to Columbus, Ohio-based Battelle-R&D Magazine's annual forecast.

Diamond Offshore Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Jan 26, 2006

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share of common stock, payable on March 1,

HCDC, Edison Chouest Agree on Deal

Jan 26, 2006

The Harrison County Development Commission approved a land deal with Edison Chouest Offshore, in which HCDC is to sell 23 acres in Bernard Bayou Industrial Park to the company for $994,

Yayasan Sabah Plans Expansion

Jan 26, 2006

Yayasan Sabah Group is set to play an active role in the chemical marine transportation industry, planning to expand its involvement in this sector with the acquisition of more tankers,

National Shipping to Buy More Tankers

Jan 26, 2006

National Shipping Co. of Saudi Arabia is buying as many as 17 very large crude carriers and chemical tankers. The company plans a five-year acquisition program


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