Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Maritime News

JeffLabs Signs Agreement with Jeppesen Marine

Jun 27, 2006

JeffLabs, an affiliate of American Commercial Lines Inc, has signed an agreement with Jeppesen Marine to perform river trials of Jeppesen Marine's navigation

Lockheed Martin Team Gets $198m for Construction of LCS

Jun 27, 2006

The U.S. Navy awarded a Lockheed Martin-led team nearly $198m for construction of the Navy's third Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). This is the second LCS awarded to the Lockheed Martin team.

Electric Boat Awarded $13m Contract Modification for Sub Work

Jun 27, 2006

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $13.4Mcontract modification for nuclear-submarine work. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

Raytheon Awarded $218m Subcontract for LPD 22-24

Jun 27, 2006

Raytheon Company has been awarded a contract to provide the electronic systems and integration for the next three ships in the LPD 17 class of ships. The $218

Senators Urge to Boost Navy Budget

Jun 27, 2006

The Sun Herald has reported that 16 senators, including Mississippi Republican Trent Lott added their names to the list of lawmakers urging Defense Secretary

Panama President Approves Canal Expansion

Jun 27, 2006

After review, President Martín Torrijos and the Cabinet Council of Panama have approved the proposal to expand the Panama Canal. Yesterday, Dr. Ricaurte Vásquez,

Report: S. Korea lags China, Japan in Shipyards

Jun 27, 2006

According to reports, South Korea fell behind China and Japan in the number of shipyards ranking in the world's top 50 in terms of order backlogs as of the end of May,

Nepline To Buy Double-Hulled Tankers

Jun 27, 2006

Reports indicate that Nepline Bhd is actively sourcing for suitable double-hulled tankers for acquisition in order to improve its revenue. Company officials

ACL to Present at Coal USA Conference

Jun 27, 2006

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) will present at the McCloskey Coal USA Conference at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on June 27. Mark R.

NASSCO Launches USNS Sacagawea

Jun 27, 2006

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today launched the U.S. Navy’s newest resupply ship, USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2).

Congresswoman Davis to Receive Award

Jun 27, 2006

The American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announced that Representative Jo Ann S. Davis (R-VA) would be the 2006 recipient of the Herbert H. Bateman Award.

Grant to Fund Marine Electronic Highway

Jun 27, 2006

The IMO said in a release that a $6.86m grant agreement has been signed with the Global Environment Facility (GEF)/World Bank to fund implementation of the Marine

Scomi Marine Expects Increase in Revenue

Jun 27, 2006

Scomi Marine Bhd expect a 76 percent increase in revenue and net profit in financial year ending Dec 31, 2006, after boosting fleet size and capacity to transport coal, its CFO said.

COSCO to Build $517m Container Ships

Jun 27, 2006

Reuters reported that China COSCO Holdings Co. Ltd. would spend $516.8m to build eight container ships. Each ship would be able to carry the equivalent of 5,100 20-ft.

MarAd Seeks to Designate Ships for Relief

Jun 27, 2006

According to reports, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) is seeking to designate one or more vessels as relief ships for rescue operations during disasters.

Coast Guard to Hold Change of Command

Jun 27, 2006

The Coast Guard Cutter Tornado will welcome its new Commanding Officer during a change-of-command ceremony at the Naval Station in Pascagoula, Miss. on Fridayy.

Oil Spill Cleanup Continues on Calcasieu Ship Channel

Jun 27, 2006

The Coast Guard opened the Intracoastal Waterway at Calcasieu River to all commercial traffic. The ICW remains closed to recreational traffic from the Calcasieu Lock to mile marker 242.

U.S., Thai Navies Conduct Live-Fire Practice at Sea

Jun 27, 2006

A ship-deployed surface target (SDST) was launched from USS Tortuga (LSD 46) during a gunnery exercise with the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) June 23, in the Gulf of Thailand.

Four Groups to Compete for Naval Contract

Jun 27, 2006

The Ottowa Business Journal has reported that four consortia have been selected to bid on a $2.9 billion contract to supply three new joint support ships to the Canadian Forces,

Aker Yards to Build Construction Vessel

Jun 27, 2006

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with Farstad Shipping ASA for the building of one Construction Vessel with a value of approx $135m. Aker Yards, Langsten is to build a 398 x 85 ft.

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