Thursday, August 24, 2006 Maritime News

Samsung Heavy Raises Order Target

Aug 24, 2006

According to Bloomberg, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., raised its target for new orders this year 56 percent as growing global trade and higher demand for oil products

NOAA Dedicates New Research Vessel

Aug 24, 2006

SOPNewswire reported that NOAA has dedicated a new high-speed research vessel. It will that will work the waters of the Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Trinity Yachts Reopens Industrial Canal France Road Facility

Aug 24, 2006

Trinity Yachts, has recently re-opened their original shipyard, located on the Industrial Canal in the Eastern section of New Orleans, Louisiana. The 38 acre

Carnival Comments on Potential Impact of Alaska Cruise Tax Initiative

Aug 24, 2006

Carnival Corporation & plc commented on the potential impact of Alaska's Ballot Initiative 2 which has been approved by the state's voters and is expected to be implemented in 2007.

Hanjin Orders Ultra-Large Container Ships

Aug 24, 2006

Asia Pulse has reported that Hanjin Shipping Co., South Korea's leading shipping company, has placed an order for ultra-large container carriers, the company said today,

Maritime Administrator To Address USMMA Alumni Foundation

Aug 24, 2006

United States Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and Sean Connaughton, the new U. S. Maritime Administrator, will be guest speakers at the United States Merchant

Northrop Grumman Marine Systems Celebrates 100 Years

Aug 24, 2006

A 50-year-old business forced to rebuild after its factories were destroyed in the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 now celebrates its 100th anniversary

U.S. Navy’s Last Gun Cruiser Goes To Scrapyard

Aug 24, 2006

The last all-gun cruiser in the U.S. Navy’s inventory is finally headed for the scrapyard. The cruiser Des Moines began the long tow to Texas on Aug. 21 from a storage facility in Philadelphia,

Oil Exploration Causes Diver Shortage

Aug 24, 2006

Increasing exploration for offshore oil reserves is causing a shortage of divers in the aquaculture industry. Divers are being offered more than $300,000 a year for exploration work,

Canada – Port Divestiture Program Extension

Aug 24, 2006

Transport Canada stated that the port divestiture program has been extended through March 31, 2007. The policy aims to reduce overcapacity, improve efficiency,

FMC – Oral Argument Set in PRPA Matters

Aug 24, 2006

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that it has determined to hear oral argument in three pending proceedings involving the Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA).

DoTC Forms Team to Conduct Probe on Oil Spill

Aug 24, 2006

On recommendations of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant Vice Admiral Arthur N. Gosingan, Transportation and Communications Secretary Leandro P. Mendoza

Iran’s IOOC Hires 39 Vessels

Aug 24, 2006

The rental contract for 39 tugboats and vessels to speed up projects at Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) has already been signed and the proposal to get three more is still under study,

Cruise Ships to get Wastewater Upgrades

Aug 24, 2006

Wastewater treatment systems on four popular cruise ships will receive a $9.2 million upgrade intended to enhance compliance with marine discharge regulations,

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