Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Maritime News

NNS Wins Navy Deal

Oct 24, 2007

Northrop Grumman Newport News, Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $190,704,758 cost-plus-fixed-fee (with performance incentives) option to previously awarded

Tanzania Offers Six Oil Blocks for Exploration

Oct 24, 2007

Tanzania has invited energy explorers to bid for six blocks in the east African nation that is fast becoming a new frontier in the hunt for oil and gas. According

OSHA, National Shipbuilding Research Program Renew Alliance

Oct 24, 2007

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) have renewed their Alliance,

Strike Halts Steelmaking and Shipbuilding in Finland

Oct 24, 2007

Companies affected by the strike launched by about 3,000 members of the Finnish Union of Salaried Employees (TU) told the Finnish News Agency (STT) that the industrial

Daewoo Shipbuilding Wins Freighter Order, Close to Topping $17B Target

Oct 24, 2007

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering said that its Romanian joint venture Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries Shipyard won an order for nine 5,550 TEU freighters (capable of carrying 5,

Oil Worker’s Children Abducted in Nigeria

Oct 24, 2007

Two children, Fransisca Ehileme, age six, and her five-year-old brother, Francis, both children of an oil worker, were abducted by gunmen on their way to school

Too Few Ships Drives Bid Prices for Cargo

Oct 24, 2007

The world's fleets of cargo ships are aging, and demand for commodities is surging. That means the cost of shipping will go up, pushing up prices and crimping supply.

Danaos Orders Five Containerships

Oct 24, 2007

Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) announced that it has ordered five 12,600 TEU containerships. All five Post Panamax containerships will be built by Hyundai Samho

General Dynamics Awarded $10M Navy Order

Oct 24, 2007

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a task order to modernize the telephone switch systems for Naval Air Station Jacksonville,

Bluewater International Ferry Shutdown Possible

Oct 24, 2007

Southern St. Clair County residents and tourists traveling to Canada may have to go the long way around - through Port Huron and over the Blue Water Bridge - to get to Ontario and back.

Shell-ExxonMobil JV To Divest Oil and Gas Fields

Oct 24, 2007

The Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) and Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) intends to divest oil and gas fields in the Dutch part of the North Sea,

Northrop Grumman Promotes Student Learning

Oct 24, 2007

Northrop Grumman Corp. may be better known for its defense and shipbuilding skills, but the Los Angeles company is working with Deer Valley Unified School District

BAE-VT Shipbuilding JV Approved

Oct 24, 2007

Britain's BAE Systems (BAES.L) and VT Group (VTG.L) won permission from the European Commission on Wednesday to merge their shipbuilding operations, according to a Reuters report.

Yarov Nominated for Head of United Shipbuilding Corp.

Oct 24, 2007

Yury Yarov, director of the Severnoye ship design bureau, has been nominated for president of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), the Industry and Energy Ministry said recently.

This Day in Navy History

Oct 24, 2007

October 24, 1944 - In air-sea battle in the Sibuyan Sea, carrier aircraft attack Japanese Center Force. 1958 - USS Kleinsmith (APD-134) evacuates U.S. nationals from Nicaro, Cuba.

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