Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Maritime News

Korean Shipbuilders Expect Sales to top $30b in '08

Dec 19, 2007

Korean shipbuilders are expected to post record overseas sales in 2008 on the back of continued high demand for ships, industry sources said Tuesday. According to the sources,

Hatteland Reports Growth in Marine Computers

Dec 19, 2007

Hatteland Display's marine computer and panel computer business has experienced a record year of sales in 2007. The company reports a 53% increase on the 2006 sales

Jo-Kell Names New VPs

Dec 19, 2007

Jo-Kell Inc., an electrical distributions and engineering company, announced the appointment of John Fischetti as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Jo-Kell,

Marseilles Predicts Bulks Recovery

Dec 19, 2007

Cargo throughput at the Port of Marseilles-Fos to the end of November was marked by sustained growth in container and liquid bulks traffic, while passenger

Oceanfreight Announces Delivery of Drybulk

Dec 19, 2007

OceanFreight Inc., a provider of seaborne transportation services announced that it has taken delivery of the MV Augusta and the MV Richmond under the Company's

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 19

Dec 19, 2007

1870 - After a month at sea in a 22-foot boat, Coxswain William Halford, the lone survivor out of a crew of five, reaches Hawaii to seek help for the crew of USS Saginaw,

Chemoil Sparks New Age for Independents in 2008

Dec 19, 2007

Dynamics within the global marine fuel industry are shifting rapidly according to Chemoil Energy Ltd. With a growing physical presence in the world's four key oil ports,

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Contract

Dec 19, 2007

Aker Kvaerner awarded floater installation contract with BP Norway BP Norway has awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract for tow and installation of a floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO).

Oregon LNG Completes Navigation, Docking Simulation

Dec 19, 2007

Oregon LNG completed a navigation and docking simulation for three liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker sizes at the Pacific Marine Institute in Seattle, Wash. The

ENSCO Updates Contract Status of Offshore Rig Fleet

Dec 19, 2007

Oil and Gas Exploration industry alert provided by U.S. Equity News. ENSCO International Incorporated announced recently that its Contract Status of Offshore

Argentina’s Offshore Oil Hopes

Dec 19, 2007

Celebrations will be bittersweet this month when Argentina commemorates its hundredth year of oil production. Although the industry has served Argentina well

Four Global Consortia To Bid To Build Panama Canal Locks

Dec 19, 2007

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that four global consortia have been selected to bid on the "design-build contract" to create the locks for the Panama Canal expansion.

Hearing on Oil Spills from Non-Tank Vessels

Dec 19, 2007

On December 18, the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation conducted a hearing

Navy Saves Ill Girl on Cruise

Dec 19, 2007

A teenager whose appendix ruptured at sea, hundreds of miles from help, got safely to shore Tuesday after an unusual rescue in which the Navy airlifted her from a cruise ship for emergency surgery.

Costa Begins Construction on New Ship

Dec 19, 2007

The laying of the first section of a 92,700 tons Costa Crociere new ship began at the Fincantieri Ancona shipyards. When completed the first section will be

TBS Exercises Purchase Options for Tweendecks

Dec 19, 2007

TBS International Limited announced that on December 17, 2007, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, it exercised its options to purchase 7 of its multipurpose tweendeck vessels for $2.

Northern Lights Celebrates 50 Years

Dec 19, 2007

Northern Lights, a manufacturer of marine diesel generator sets, Lugger propulsion engines and land-based diesel generators, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2008.

Tug Assists Vessel Towing Fuel

Dec 19, 2007

Crowley Maritime Corporation's tugboat Gladiator, the state-funded seasonal emergency response tug stationed at Neah Bay, Wash., was dispatched last week to assist

Mesa Verde Commissioned Newest Navy Ship

Dec 19, 2007

Cdr. Shawn Lobree, commanding officer, USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), thanks his crew, their families, and a tremendous commissioning committee for their support.

R&R Marine Shipbuilding to Build Blessey Barges

Dec 19, 2007

R&R Marine Shipbuilding, Inc. entered into a multi-year contract with Blessey Enterprises, Inc. of New Orleans, La., for the construction of up to eighteen (18) inland tank barges.

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