Tuesday, September 25, 2007 Maritime News

Breakbulk Exports Rise at Port of Tacoma

Sep 25, 2007

While containerized imports to North America generally exceed exports, a constant stream of agricultural, mining and construction equipment is strengthening non-containerized

Obituary: Josip Gruzling, Nozzle Expert, 1943-2007

Sep 25, 2007

Josip Gruzling, P.Eng., President of NautiCAN R&D Ltd., passed away Monday, September 10. Josip was a pioneer in the use of hydrofoils to increase the efficiency of tugs and barges.

Ship Operating Costs Continue to Rise

Sep 25, 2007

OpCost 2007, Moore Stephens unique ship operating cost benchmark, reveals that all vessel categories covered by the report experienced an annual average increase of 8.

$800,000 Order for McMurdo

Sep 25, 2007

McMurdo, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of distress beacons and marine communications equipment, is to supply an order worth $800,000 of a quantity

Singapore – bunker sample collection and distribution

Sep 25, 2007

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a circular announcing that, effective 1 October, its bunker sample collection and distribution requirements

Silversea Buys Ship; Refurb Next

Sep 25, 2007

Silversea Cruises Group Ltd. bought the expedition ship World Discoverer. The company took delivery of the vessel in Singapore on September 17. The ship will

3 Crew Dead After North Sea Accident

Sep 25, 2007

Three crewmembers died after an accident aboard a rescue vessel on the North Sea, the boat's owners said Sunday. The accident is under investigation by Britain’s

TSA to Use Maritime Spec for Worker ID

Sep 25, 2007

Administration has adopted a maritime industry specification for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential biometric reader and the contactless smart card.

Fincantieri Orders Soar After Profit Report

Sep 25, 2007

Italian state-held shipbuilder Fincantieri SpA, the world's largest maker of luxury cruise ships, said its net profit was EUR26.5 million in the first half, in

SAIC Wins Navy Contract Worth $459M

Sep 25, 2007

A subsidiary of SAIC, an engineering and technical services provider for the military, received a Navy contract worth more than $459 million over 10 years, if all options are exercised,

Wärtsilä's Inaugurates Factory Expansion

Sep 25, 2007

Wärtsilä inaugurated its new assembly hall and logistics centre in Vaasa, Finland. Wärtsilä improves quality and efficiency of production processes and increases

Eitzen Chemical Orders Two Ships

Sep 25, 2007

Norwegian tanker shipping company Eitzen Chemical ASA announced that it has declared an option to order two additional chemicals carriers from Jinse Shipbuilding Co Ltd in Korea.

GOM Offshore Ops Returning to Normal

Sep 25, 2007

Oil and natural gas production levels and the number of workers on offshore rigs and production facilities were close to or at normal levels today as offshore

Lundstrom Joins Tidewater

Sep 25, 2007

Tidewater Inc. said that Bruce D. Lundstrom has joined Tidewater as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Lundstrom, who will report to Chairman,

Port of Houston Considers Contracts

Sep 25, 2007

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) will consider $1.4m in contracts and projects for the Bayport container and cruise terminals to permit

Georgia’s Ports Report Growth

Sep 25, 2007

Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), released tonnage and volume reports reflecting a strong start to fiscal year 2008 during

Panama Canal CEO Touts Achievements, Expansion

Sep 25, 2007

Capitalizing on the momentum of the Expansion Program’s ground breaking nearly three weeks ago, Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta traveled to Seoul,

PrimeServ Addresses Spares Availability

Sep 25, 2007

In early 2006, MAN Diesel reorganized its after-sales activities, creating MAN Diesel PrimeServ, a new integrated, company-wide organization combining the after-sales

This Day in Naval History - Sept. 25

Sep 25, 2007

1912 - Battleship Wyoming (BB 32) commissioned. 1925 - Submarine S-51 (SS 162) sinks after collision with SS City of Rome off Block Island, Rhode Island. 1941 - In first successful U.

Ship Maintenance Wins $5.6m Contract

Sep 25, 2007

Ship Maintenance, LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a $5,682,768cost-plus-award-fee contract for operation and maintenance of NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-Site Maintenance Office,


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