Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Maritime News

Key Pieces of Coast Guard Legislation Passed

Jun 26, 2007

U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, today (June 26, 2007) convened the Subcommittee

OceanFreight Acquires Panamax Bulk Carrier

Jun 26, 2007

OceanFreight Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire an eighth vessel, a Panamax drybulk carrier, that will immediately commence a two year time charter

Coast Guard Extends Deepwater Contract

Jun 26, 2007

According to reports, the Coast Guard extended the contract for the troubled multibillion-dollar modernization program with Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp.

Lotos Plant Launches Hull of Container Ship for Rensen

Jun 26, 2007

The first hull of a 1,450-ton container ship for the Dutch company Rensen Shipbuilding BV has been launched on the site of the Astrakhan Shipbuilding Production Association (Lotos'Plant).

Second Product Tanker Delivered by Aker Philadelphia

Jun 26, 2007

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard delivered the second vessel in an up to 16 ship order of product tankers as the 600-ft. long MT46 Veteran Class Overseas Long Beach

Horizon Lines Closes Acquisition of Hawaii Stevedores

Jun 26, 2007

Horizon Lines, Inc. announced that it has closed the purchase of Hawaii Stevedores, Inc. (HSI). The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. HSI is one

Containerships Group Beefs Up Network

Jun 26, 2007

Containerships Group has launched a new and beefed up network and schedule of calls, focusing on larger vessels and adding new services with Norway and Denmark.

Bulgarian Ship Re-floated Off Georgia Coast

Jun 26, 2007

A Bulgarian freight ship was re-floated two days after it grounded east of the Brunswick harbor entrance. Three towing vessels from Savannah and Brunswick

Severn Trent Opens New Branch Office in Abu Dhabi

Jun 26, 2007

Severn Trent Services has announced the opening of a new branch operations office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The office, the company’s second in the Middle East,

Major Move for Siba Ships

Jun 26, 2007

Italy’s Siba Ships has carried out the largest ever cattle shipment from Australia to South East Asia. Its livestock carrier Deneb Prima loaded over $9.7m worth of cattle from Townsville,

Russian Tanker Company to Develop Arctic

Jun 26, 2007

According to RIA Novosti, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree ordering the country's two largest tanker companies to be reorganized into a single corporation.

Navy Reserve Launches Next Phase of Forcewide Communication

Jun 26, 2007

Communicating with more than 100,000 Navy reservists and other key constituents worldwide has been a daunting task over the years. However, the commander of Navy Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC),

Black Sea Sees Shipbuilding Boom

Jun 26, 2007

According to Today's Zahman, Black Sea sees shipbuilding boom, Mediterranean springs a leak More than 90 percent of world trade is conducted through sea shipping,

Norway to Boost Natural Gas Exports

Jun 26, 2007

According to OilWeek, Norway plans to increase its natural gas supplies to the European Union by up to 55 per cent by the middle of the next decade, the EU‘s energy commissioner said Monday.

Wartsila's Largest Common-Rail Engine Tested at Hyundai

Jun 26, 2007

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd in Korea tested a 14-cylinder Wartsila RT-flex96C common-rail low-speed engine on 29 May in its Ulsan engine works. The 14-cylinder

Indonesia to Iron Out Glitches on Detained Barges

Jun 26, 2007

According to reports, Indonesia is looking to iron out the glitches on the Singapore-bound granite barges that are still detained when trade officials from both countries meet on Tuesday.

Russian Oil & Gas Service Boom

Jun 26, 2007

While the recent high-profile problems of the western oil majors’ adventures in Russia have occupied the attention of politicians, the giant Russian oilfield

O'Gara Wins Navy Satellite Deal

Jun 26, 2007

SatCom Group Holdings PLC, a reseller of mobile satellite communications, said its subsidiary O'Gara Satellite Systems Inc has won a 5-year contract, worth 10m in the first year,

Voller Prepares for Fuel Cell Yacht's Launch

Jun 26, 2007

Voller has begun sea trials on its sailing yacht equipped with a 1 kW fuel cell, reports said. The prototype fuel cell generator is being tested on-board Voller's Beneteau Oceanis 411,

New PACFLT Commander Addresses Goals for Pacific AOR

Jun 26, 2007

Commander Pacific Fleet Adm. Robert Willard discussed the Navy’s evolving maritime strategy and the shift of emphasis from the Atlantic to the Pacific Fleet

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