February, 2006 Maritime News

Bourbon Sets Course for Massive Expansion

Feb 28, 2006

Bourbon plans to invest more than $1.7 billion in new vessel construction through 2010, according to the company’s CEO Jacques de Chateauvieux, who held a conference

Coast Guard Statement on Port Transaction Analysis

Feb 28, 2006

"What is being quoted is an excerpt of a broader Coast Guard intelligence analysis that was performed early on as part of its due diligence process. The excerpts made public earlier today,

Wärtsilä Automation in Norway

Feb 28, 2006

The Norwegian automation company AKPAS, acquired by Wärtsilä in February, has been renamed Wärtsilä Automation Norway AS. The company becomes part of Wärtsilä from March 1.

NTSB to Meet on Water Taxi Capsizing

Feb 28, 2006

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting Tuesday, March 7 in Washington, D.C. There are two items on the agenda.

SSNPRM on Alaska Passenger Vessels Security Zones

Feb 28, 2006

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Second Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SSNPRM) regarding security zones around escorted high capacity passenger

Briefing on DPW acquisition of P&O

Feb 28, 2006

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs received a Briefing from Administration personnel on the Dubai Ports World (DPW) acquisition

Emory S. Land Heads South for Deployment

Feb 28, 2006

As part of a larger U.S. interagency effort towards greater stability in Africa, approximately 1,400 Sailors and Marines aboard USS Emory S. Land (ESL) (AS 39)

BP Marine Hosts Enviro Conference

Feb 28, 2006

As debate runs high around how best to prepare for impending environmental legislation, industry thought-leaders and shipping engineers are preparing to gather

V.Ships MSI, CSCL form new Shipmanagement Company

Feb 28, 2006

V.Ships (Asia) MSI Pte Ltd and China Shipping Container Lines announced the formation of a new ship management company, set up to manage four 9600 TEUS container ships.

APL’s Extends Vietnam Service

Feb 28, 2006

APL has strengthened its offering for customers in the North Vietnam market with a new Haiphong – China Express (HCX) service, commencing on 8 March 2006. The

Keppel Delivers FPSO

Feb 28, 2006

Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard), a unit of Keppel Corporation Limited through Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered FPSO Capixaba, with

Transocean Gets Extension for Drillship

Feb 28, 2006

Transocean Inc. announced that BP America Production Company (BP) has awarded the company's Fifth-Generation Deepwater drillship, Discoverer Enterprise, a three-year

New Plan to Move APL Panama

Feb 27, 2006

Now salvage crews for the containership APL Panama are preparing a new tactic: creating a channel alongside the stranded ship with a specialized dredger vessel, the Francesco di Giorgio.

Tugboats Robbed in Arabian Sea

Feb 27, 2006

Pirates had a field day with mechanical and electrical equipment from two out-of-order tugboats that were anchored off the coast of the Arabian Sea near Manora Island.

Iran to Award Gas Contracts

Feb 27, 2006

Shell, Total SA and Repsol YPF SA will soon sign contracts with Iran to develop two phases of the Islamic republic's offshore South Pars gas field, Forbes reported.

Three Offshore Blocks in Myanmar Explored

Feb 27, 2006

Three more available blocks off Myanmar's southern Tanintharyi coast are under natural gas exploration with test wells being planned for drilling by Malaysia 's Petronas Company.

China Telecom to Spin off Unit

Feb 27, 2006

China Telecommunications Group, the parent of Hong Kong-listed China Telecom Corp, plans to spin off its engineering and telecom services arm for a Hong Kong

Cleanup Insurance for Oil Tankers Increases

Feb 27, 2006

Tankers and other liquid-carrying ships calling at New Jersey ports will soon have to carry increased insurance against the chance they spill cargo, as happened Thanksgiving weekend in 2004,

State Assembly to Hear Port Concerns

Feb 27, 2006

A dispute over the pending takeover of major U.S. shipping terminals, including Port Newark in New Jersey, will be addressed February 27 by state lawmakers. The

Wärtsilä's R&D Chief Paro Retires

Feb 27, 2006

Senior Vice President Daniel Paro (60), who has played a decisive role in the development of Wärtsilä's current engine portfolio, retires on March 1, 2006. Paro

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