Friday, January 27, 2006 Maritime News

Crowley to Carry Equipment for New Bond Film

Jan 27, 2006

During the month of February, Crowley will carry 28 pickup trucks, 25 production trailers and 11 excavators, cranes, etc. for the filming of Casino Royale - the newest James Bond movie.

VT Group Makes Appointment

Jan 27, 2006

VT Group announced the appointment of Peter McIntosh, managing director of VT Shipbuilding to the position of chief executive of the Alliance Management Team (AMT)

Norcontrol Wins VTMIS Contract

Jan 27, 2006

Norcontrol IT won a contract to supply a VTMIS (Vessel Traffic Management and Information System) to the Norwegian Coastal Administration for installation in Vardø, Norway.

Hapag-Lloyd, ZIM Integrated Agree on Slot Exchange

Jan 27, 2006

Hapag-Lloyd and ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., announced their new slot exchange agreement on the Mediterranean – US trade, between Zim’s ZCS – Zim Container

Northrop Grumman Hits Milestone in Shipbuilding Program’s Recovery

Jan 27, 2006

Shipbuilders erected the final grand block unit on the U.S. Coast Guard's first Deepwater National Security Cutter, signifying a crucial construction milestone

Samson Makes Changes

Jan 27, 2006

Samson announced the following organizational changes: Tony Bon has been promoted to chief operating officer. Bon has been with Samson for over 30 years. As COO,

Federal Register Issues ID Requirements

Jan 27, 2006

An interim rule published on January 13 in the Federal Register requires applicants for mariners’ licenses and certificates of registry to be fingerprinted, submit

Joint Cooperation for Stena Bulk, Sovcomflot

Jan 27, 2006

The tanker Stena Arctica will be named in the Port of Göteborg. With its 117,100 dwt, the vessel is the largest Swedish flagged ship in the Swedish merchant navy

Study Recommends Bigger Ferries for Northern Isles

Jan 27, 2006

The ferries which operate the lifeline route to the Northern Isles were branded as two of the most inefficient vessels built in recent years in a new academic study, the Scotsman reported.

Qatar Shipping Takes Delivery of Tanker

Jan 27, 2006

The Qatar Shipping Co recently took delivery of MT Umlma, the fourth newly built tanker from the series of six 105,000 deadweight ton vessels being constructed by South Korea's Hyundai Shipyard.

Casino Boat to be Unveiled

Jan 27, 2006

According to the Chicago Sun Times, pending regulatory approvals, the grand opening of the new $170 million gambling vessel at the Blue Chip Casino & Hotel in Michigan City, Ind.

Vietnamese Shipbuilder Aims for Record Production this Year

Jan 27, 2006

According to reports, Vietnamese state-run giant shipbuilder has targeted $1B in production value this year and aims to double it by 2010 through expansion. The

USS San Antonio Arrives in Norfolk

Jan 27, 2006

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) gets assistance from a tugboat as she prepares to moor at her new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract

Jan 27, 2006

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mitchel Field, N.Y., is being awarded $42.9M completion contract to provide the fiscal 2006 U.S. and U.K. TRIDENT II (D5) Navigation Subsystem

Northrup Grumman Maintain Construction Momentum on Cutter

Jan 27, 2006

Unit 1120, which will complete the bow section of the first National Security Cutter under construction at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Pascagoula facility, was lifted into place this week.

ACL Execs Satisfy Tax Withholding Obligations

Jan 27, 2006

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) announced that shares of common stock granted to certain executives that vested on January 18, 2006 were withheld by the

Titanic's Ferry Boat Saved

Jan 27, 2006

According to Ireland Online, the British government paid more than $305,603 to save a rusting boat which once ferried passengers on to the Titanic. The bid was

Small Yard, Big Boat

Jan 27, 2006

The Bayou Country of Louisiana has a reputation as a place where great boats are built in small yards. When Richard Adams Sr. opened his Lockport Fabrication

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