July, 2006 Maritime News

Shettig Promoted to VP at Crowley

Jul 31, 2006

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Jim Shettig has been promoted to vice president of the company's East Coast and Gulf contract services business. He

NYDOT Chooses Gladding-Hearn for New Utility Boat

Jul 31, 2006

With a long history of building many different vessels operating in New York Harbor, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, was selected by the New

GPA Surpasses Two Million TEUs in FY06

Jul 31, 2006

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced its fiscal year end results with all key business sectors reporting positive growth for the year. The Port of Savannah handled 2,

Kelvin Hughes to Supply MARCAS with SVDRs

Jul 31, 2006

Kelvin Hughes Ltd., part of Smiths Marine Systems, has reached an agreement with MARCAS, The Marine Contracting Association, for the supply of Simplified Voyage

Aker Kvaerner Posts Record High Results

Jul 31, 2006

Aker Kvaerner reported record high operating results in the period. The EBITDA for the second quarter of $119m, is an increase of 66 percent compared to the second quarter of 2005.

USCG OKs McMoRan License Application

Jul 31, 2006

Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Co. is one step closer to obtaining a deep port license to regasify one billion cu. ft. of natural gas per day at one of its former offshore sulfur mines.

Germanischer Lloyd Tops Paris MoU

Jul 31, 2006

In the current evaluation of all port state inspections of ships during the past year within the scope of the "Paris Memorandum of Understanding" (Paris MoU) of the European Port State Control,

RINA Issues Certification to Essar

Jul 31, 2006

RINA issued the first Information Security certificate in India and certified Essar Steel Ltd. to ISO 27001:2005. RINA has certified Essar Steel's Global Data Center (GDC),

Three New Hires for Port of Los Angeles

Jul 31, 2006

The Public Relations & Legislative Affairs division at the Port of Los Angeles has hired three new team members to help extend Port-related community interaction

M Ship Co. Files Patent Infringement Suit

Jul 31, 2006

M Ship Co. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against ICE Marine Ltd., a UK company, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, to enforce

Yeager Receives Honorary Doctorate

Jul 31, 2006

Hub Group founder and Chairman Phillip C. Yeager was made a Doctor of Public Service after receiving an honorary doctorate from the Intermodal Transportation Institute

Joint Asia-U.S. East Coast Service Announced

Jul 31, 2006

The member lines of the Grand Alliance (GA) in the Transpacific trade - Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), and The New World Alliance (TNWA) - APL,

Senate to Conduct State of the Oceans 2006

Jul 31, 2006

On August 3, the Subcommittee on National Ocean Policy of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation will conduct a hearing on the State of the Oceans 2006.

NATO Shipping Center Established in UK

Jul 31, 2006

MarAd issued an advisory stating that a NATO Shipping Center in support of merchant shipping in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea has been established in Northwood, UK.

USCG, NOAA to Remove Wreckage from Monterey Bay

Jul 31, 2006

The U.S. Coast Guard and NOAA will oversee the salvage of the motor vessel Albion in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The Albion sank in 180 ft. of water on January 31,

New General Director for MAN B&W

Jul 31, 2006

On June 1, Federico Syassen was appointed managing director of the Madrid office of MAN B&W Diesel. His responsibility has been extended to cover the two-stroke sector,

Indian Coastguard Rescues Vessel Crew

Jul 31, 2006

The Indian Coastguard rescued and evacuated 25 crewmembers of a Panama merchant vessel near Porbandar. The crewmembers of M.V. Christena-II that had run aground

NAT to Purchase Two More Tankers

Jul 31, 2006

Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. agreed to acquire two Suezmax tankers, bringing its total Suezmax tanker total to 12. These vessels, one built in 2002 and

SRD Completes Upgrade for De Beers Marine

Jul 31, 2006

Sonar Research and Development, or SRD, has completed an upgrade of systems used by De Beers Marine in their offshore diamond mining process. SRD’s latest SVS 3

Hellespont Pride is Named

Jul 31, 2006

Hellespont Hammonia completed the naming of the Hellespont Pride, one of six tankers under construction for the company at New Century Shipbuilding Co Ltd in Jingjiang, China.


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