Wednesday, December 20, 2006 Maritime News

Quintana Takes Delivery of Vessel

Dec 20, 2006

Quintana Maritime Limited took delivery of a Kamsarmax bulk carrier, Pascha, from Tsuneishi, a Japanese shipyard. Pascha has a carrying capacity of 82,300 deadweight

S. Korea Tops List in Shipbuilding

Dec 20, 2006

South Korea took the No. 1 ranking in the global shipbuilding industry in terms of new orders, order backlogs and the volume of vessels built in the January-November period,

Vietnam President Urges Vinashin to Increase Production

Dec 20, 2006

Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet said that he expected the Viet Nam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin) to increase its international profile by producing more ships for the world market.

TOP Tankers Announces New Charter Contract

Dec 20, 2006

TOP Tankers Inc has entered into a time-charter contract for the M/T Stormless, a 150,038 DWT double-hull Suezmax tanker, built in 1993 by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co.

Plan to Encourage U.S. Mariner Participation in the LNG Industry

Dec 20, 2006

SUEZ LNG NA LLC (SUEZ) announced an agreement with the U.S. Maritime Administration designed to begin generating employment opportunities for U.S. mariners onboard

SLSDC Proposes to Amend Tariff of Tolls

Dec 20, 2006

The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), jointly with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, proposes to amend the

Vinashin and Songsan to Produce Steel

Dec 20, 2006

Vinashin has joined forces with Korea’s Songsan Company to form a joint venture to produce steel structures for shipbuilding. The Songsan-Vinashin JV will

Mitsubishi Heavy Orders Increase in 2006

Dec 20, 2006

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, said it has received orders for 23 vessels totaling 1.48m gross tons in 2006, up from 21 vessels weighing 1.08m gross tons a year earlier.

Australia Implements MSIC Program

Dec 20, 2006

The Australian Minister for Transport and Regional Services said that the government will implement its Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) program on 1 January 2007.

Company Gets $37m Penalty for Oil Record Book Violations

Dec 20, 2006

The U.S. Department of Justice said that a U.S. shipping company agreed to plead guilty to deliberate oil pollution and presenting fraudulent oil record books to the U.

ABB to Automate LNG Terminal in China

Dec 20, 2006

Delivery includes System 800xA Extended Automation for integrated control and safety ABB has won a $4m contract to supply an Integrated Central Control

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