Friday, July 20, 2007 Maritime News

OOCL Yokohama Named at Geoje Shipyard

Jul 20, 2007

OOCL announced the christening of its second in line of the sixteen 4,578-TEU vessels, ordered with Samsung Heavy Industries since 2004. The newbuilding was named the m.

Fos Posts 7% First-Half Volume Rise

Jul 20, 2007

First-half east-west volumes through Fos container terminal rose by 7% compared with the first six months last year, helping total box throughput at the Port of Marseilles to a 3.

Maritime Administration Environment Director Honored

Jul 20, 2007

Michael Carter, Director of the Office of Environment at the Maritime Administration, recently received a Team Bronze Medal from the Environmental Protection

POSCO to Invest to Boost Steel Plate Output

Jul 20, 2007

Reuters said that POSCO Co. Ltd. said on Friday it would invest a total of $2b to boost output of steel plates for ships as the booming shipbuilding industry led to higher demand for the product.

Excel Buys Two Vessels

Jul 20, 2007

According to reports, Excel Maritime said it plans to buy two Supramax bulk carriers for $126m, or $63m per vessel. The first vessel has a capacity of 55,

Globus Maritime Buys Cargo Ship

Jul 20, 2007

According to Thomson Financial, Globus Maritime Ltd has agreed to buy a dry bulk cargo ship, currently under construction at Yangzhou Dayang Shipyard in China, for 57m.

USACE Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project

Jul 20, 2007

The US Army Corps of Engineers has extended, until September 4, the comment period on the draft environmental impact statement for the Matagorda Ship Channel improvement project.

Transas Presents its Crisis Management System in Malaysia

Jul 20, 2007

Transas Marine Pacific was invited to present its state-of-the-art Crisis Management System – PISCES - at one of Malaysia’s most important professional forums.

Fred Olsen to Offer 2008 Cruises with Fleet of Five

Jul 20, 2007

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will, for the first time, offer a fleet of five ships. Coupled with the lengthening of both Balmoral and Braemar, this will mean a greater

China to Open Cruise Ship Port in Shanghai

Jul 20, 2007

Shanghai will soon be the first city in China to become a port for cruise ships, according to Royal Caribbean. And China's shipping companies are among those

CNOOC Sets 2010 Output Target at 48-50m Tons

Jul 20, 2007

China National Offshore Oil Corp, the parent of CNOOC Ltd, said it has set an oil and gas output target for 2010 of 48 mln-50 mln tons of oil equivalent. CNOOC,

Burger and SAFE Team Together

Jul 20, 2007

Burger Boat's President David Ross announced the formation of a strategic alliance between Burger Boat Company and SAFE (Strategically Armored and Fortified Environments).

Ship System and Component Manufacturers Discuss Past and Future

Jul 20, 2007

The Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus (CSC) co-chaired by Representatives Gene Taylor (D-MS) and Jo Ann Davis (R-VA), met with ship component manufacturers on

Stolt-Nielsen Announces Organizational Changes

Jul 20, 2007

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. announced organizational changes. The changes take effect December 2007 and include the following initiatives:

MEPC Progresses on Key Issues

Jul 20, 2007

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) made progress on a packed agenda when it met for its 56th session from 9 to 13 July in London.

Obituary: Adm. Owen W. Siler

Jul 20, 2007

Adm. Owen W. Siler, 85, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1974 to 1978, died from heart failure July 17 at St. Joseph's hospital in Atlanta. A World War II veteran,

This Day in Naval History - July 20

Jul 20, 2007

1846 - First visit of U.S. warships (USS Columbus and USS Vincennes) to Japan is unsuccessful in negotiating a treaty. 1960 - In first launch of Polaris missile,

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