Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Maritime News

Chinese Port Upgrades Deep Channel

Jun 20, 2007

A channel at China's Ningbo-Zhoushan Port is being deepened to allow 300,000-ton ships, Xinhua reported. The government is investing in dredging the Xiazhimen channel to 73.

Tugboat to be Christened in Montreal

Jun 20, 2007

On Thursday, June 21, the Ocean Group, a harbor towing company in Quebec, will christen its new tugboat, the Océan Raymond Lemay, named in honor of one of the

Hawaii Superferry Delivered with GL Class

Jun 20, 2007

Alakai, the high speed ferry classed by Germanischer Lloyd, has been delivered from its builder Austal USA to Hawaii Superferry. A second US flagged vehicle-and-passenger

Hornbeck Orders Multipurpose Offshore Construction Vessel

Jun 20, 2007

IHC Holland Merwede BV said that its subsidiary Merwede Shipyard received the contract for the design and construction of a multi purpose offshore support

Crowley Names Taylor VP

Jun 20, 2007

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Capt. Bill Taylor has been promoted to vice president of bulk petroleum and chemical transportation and will

Coast Guard Seeks Mariner Feedback

Jun 20, 2007

The U.S. Coast Guard announced that its Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee has established a mechanism to provide ongoing feedback on the mariner licensing

Vinashin Launches Freighters

Jun 20, 2007

Vietnamese shipbuilder, the state-run Vinashin, delivered Tuesday two 53,000 ton container ships to the UK’s Graig Investment. The 623-ft. vessels were built

Chiquita Completes Sale of Ships

Jun 20, 2007

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. has completed the previously announced sale of its 12 refrigerated cargo vessels for $227m. The cash proceeds from the transaction

Lake Charles Pilots Orders Boat

Jun 20, 2007

The Lake Charles Pilots, which operates on the Calcasieu ship channel in southwestern Louisiana, has ordered its third pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation.

Bill Introduced on Vessel Hull Design Protection

Jun 20, 2007

Senator Leahy (D-VT) introduced a bill (S. 1640) to amend chapter 13 of title 17, United States Code (relating to the vessel hull design protection), to clarify

APL Exec: Collaboration is Key

Jun 20, 2007

The freight transport industry must collaborate to combat mounting congestion challenges and use a collective voice to move the issue up both public and governmental agendas,

Maersk Wins Shipping Line of the Year Award

Jun 20, 2007

Maersk Line has been awarded shipping line of the year 2007 by International Freighting Weekly (IFW) magazine. The winner was judged by a panel selected

NorShipping Logs Successful Week

Jun 20, 2007

Nor-Shipping recorded its most successful year ever, in terms of exhibitors, visitors and events. "As a source of strategic inspiration and professional opinion,

Seabee Recognized for Supporting Naval Special Warfare

Jun 20, 2007

Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter awarded Chief Warrant Officer Mark Bierce, Logistics and Support Unit 2’s Combat Service Support Detachment (CSSD) officer in charge,

Chembulk Tankers Celebrates Launch

Jun 20, 2007

CHEMBULK MARKS OFFICIAL LAUNCH AT MARITIME INDUSTRY GATHERING Amidst an array of industry supporters, Chembulk Tankers, the 21st Century Chemical Carrier Company,

Aker Kvaerner to Deliver Process Tech

Jun 20, 2007

Aker Kvaerner has signed a contract for delivery of equipment and modifications to Aker Floating Production's SMART 1 Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessel.

Coalition Seeks to Block Alaska Oil, Gas Permit

Jun 20, 2007

A coalition of Native tribal governments, commercial fisherman and environmentalists has filed an administrative appeal to block a wastewater discharge permit

Cosco and Kawasaki Sign Deal

Jun 20, 2007

Cosco Group, China's shipping conglomerate, signed a deal with Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd to build a shipyard in northeast China. Cosco would control 70% of the facility,

CDL to Launch Tugboat

Jun 20, 2007

Colombo Dockyards Limited’s (CDL) launch of the Anchor Handling Tug a boat, built for Great Ship (India), is scheduled to take place next week, reported the Daily News.

Knutsen Chooses Electric Power for LNG Ships

Jun 20, 2007

Converteam won a contract at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. in Korea to supply electric power and propulsion systems on board three LNG carriers

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