Thursday, October 11, 2007 Maritime News

Ship Efficiency? No Easy Answers

Oct 11, 2007

"Ship efficiency is a question of perspective", this is one conclusion of the two-day expert conference of the German Society for Maritime Technology on "How to make ships more efficient?".

Diving ... in a Mall!

Oct 11, 2007

Navy Divers 1st Class Phil Hartman (left) and Brian Bennett attached to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, enjoy a dive at Underwater Adventures Aquarium at the Mall of America.

Emergency Response Fireboat Delivered

Oct 11, 2007

The City of Baltimore has just taken delivery of a new 87 ft. Emergency Response Fireboat. Hike Metal Products won the contract in 2006 under a “design build” bid competition.

Sealink Building Anchor Handling Tug

Oct 11, 2007

In early 2008 Sealink Sdn Bhd of Miri, Sarawak, East Malaysia will take delivery of a new anchor handling tug from their own shipyard. The 38-meter tug, with a waterline length o f36.

China Shipping Development to Buy Four Ships

Oct 11, 2007

According to a Reuters report, China Shipping Development Co. said it would buy four very large ore carriers (VLOCs) from Chinese shipbuilders for $400m to develop its ore import business.

Bharati Shipyard Booked to Capacity

Oct 11, 2007

Bharati Shipyard, the second largest private sector shipbuilder in India, is going slow on fresh orders for building ships since the company is booked to capacity till 2011.

Snam RG's Plans LNG Terminal Upgrade

Oct 11, 2007

Snam Rete Gas SpA's plans to upgrade capacity at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at Panigaglia will cost $638.9m-710.3m, Il Sole 24 Ore said, without citing any sources.

Cunard to Build New Queen Elizabeth

Oct 11, 2007

Cunard Line announced that it has ordered a new 92,000-ton liner, to be named Queen Elizabeth, scheduled to enter service in the autumn of 2010. Cunard, a unit

Navy Offers $5.7M Contract to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.

Oct 11, 2007

Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $5.73m modification to previously awarded contract for Planning and Design Yard

Electric Boat Corp. Awarded $16M Navy Contract

Oct 11, 2007

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $16,159,441 modification to previously awarded contract (for Reactor Plant Planning Yard services for nuclear-powered

General Dyanimic, Electric Boat Corp. Win $37.3M Navy Contract

Oct 11, 2007

General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $37,291,802 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract for non-nuclear

Konecranes Wins More Than $28M in Orders

Oct 11, 2007

Konecranes received orders totaling over $28.35m from four South Korean shipyards in September 2007. Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, Samsung Heavy Industries Co.

Dalian Shipbuilding Ranks #4

Oct 11, 2007

Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corp Ltd., China's biggest shipyard, upped its rank to number four in the world in terms of orders at hand. The company points to

Aegean Marine Acquires Bunkers at Sea

Oct 11, 2007

According to an AP report, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc., a Greek supplier of fuel and lubricants to ships, said it has acquired Bunkers at Sea, a Belgium-based

EU Says Ships Should Cut Emissions

Oct 11, 2007

European Union officials said the shipping sector should have to live up to similar greenhouse gas emission targets as aircraft and automobiles, according to an AP report.

Crowley's Nazario Elected VP of PR Shipping Association

Oct 11, 2007

Jose Francisco Nazario, Crowley's finance director in Puerto Rico, was elected vice president of the Puerto Rico Shipping Association during a recent meeting in Puerto Rico.

Iron Supplements Tested as Means to Improve Ocean Health and Climate

Oct 11, 2007

Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will host a public forum to discuss the pros and cons of “iron fertilization” of the oceans as a means to mediate global warming.

U.S. Ports Argue for Reducing Ship Emissions

Oct 11, 2007

At its U.S. Legislative Policy Council meeting last week in Norfolk, VA, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) got approval from its member ports to advocate for setting new,

Excel Maritime Carriers Announces Closing of $150M Convertible Senior Notes

Oct 11, 2007

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. (NYSE: EXM) announced the closing of its offering of $150m aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2027 to qualified

This Day in Navy History

Oct 11, 2007

October 11, 1776 - Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain, New York. Although defeated, the American flotilla delayed the British advance and caused it to fall back into winter quarters.


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