Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Maritime News

Pakistan President Approves Strengthening Shipbuilding Industry

Aug 28, 2007

Pakistan President President General Pervez Musharraf said shipbuilding industry can become the country’s great asset due to its potential and would contribute to the uplift of national economy.

Omega Reports 2Q Results

Aug 28, 2007

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc., a provider of global marine transportation services focusing on product tankers, announced today its financial and operational

Euronav Announces Half Year Results

Aug 28, 2007

Euronav NV posted a rise in final first half net profit to $135.5m from $124.7m, and said its final first half sales dropped to 329.1 mln usd from 349.1 mln last year.

Panama Canal Releases RFQ

Aug 28, 2007

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) released yesterday a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the construction of the new set of locks to be built under the Canal’s Expansion Program.

AHT Built at Sapor Shipyard

Aug 28, 2007

AHT Built at Sapor Shipyard Powered by two KTA50M2. The anchor handling tug Omni Akira has now been delivered by Sapor Shipyard of Sibu, Sarawak, East Malaysia.

New Study Details Economic Benefits of U.S. Seaports

Aug 28, 2007

Last year, United States deep-draft seaports and seaport-related businesses generated approximately 8.4 million American jobs and added nearly $2 trillion to the economy,

Fairbanks Morse Engine Secures Funding

Aug 28, 2007

Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, will install low load upgrade kits on the LSD - 41/49 class of U.S. Navy ships following a $4 million federal

Container ships delayed by Belgian Strike

Aug 28, 2007

Reuters reported that more than 41 container ships were stuck outside the Belgian ports of Antwerp and Ghent on Monday due to a strike by pilots, which is to continue on Tuesday,

Superferry Security Zone Enforced

Aug 28, 2007

The Coast Guard is enforcing a previously announced security zone around the Hawaii Superferry that extends 100 yards whether it is under way or at anchor. Violations

NASSCO Begins Construction of New Line of Commercial Ships

Aug 28, 2007

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics began construction of its first product carrier ship for U.S. Shipping Partners. NASSCO

Navy Secretary Receives Philadelphia Award

Aug 28, 2007

Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy, will receive the Commodore John Barry Distinguished Citizen Award at the annual Navy League Dinner to be held on August 28.

Aker Philly Reaches Benchmarks on Tankers

Aug 28, 2007

With two tanker vessels already delivered on charter and in service to Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG), Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI) has achieved

USS George Washington Gets Underway for Sea Trials

Aug 28, 2007

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tanner Lange, USS George Washington Public Affairs USS George Washington (GW) (CVN 73) left Norfolk Naval Shipyard on Aug.

Rand Logistics Acquires Two Vessels

Aug 28, 2007

Rand Logistics Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lower Lakes Towing, Ltd., acquired two conventional bulk carriers from the Voyageur group of companies for $23.

Coast Guard Determines Cause of Collision

Aug 28, 2007

The Coast Guard completed its preliminary investigation of the collision between the tour boat, Spirit of Charleston, and a sailboat July 22 in Charleston Harbor.

NASSCO Begins Construction of New Commercial Ships

Aug 28, 2007

General Dynamics NASSCO began construction of its first product carrier ship for U.S. Shipping Partners (NYSE: USS). NASSCO is building the ship from designs provided

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