Wednesday, January 02, 2008 Maritime News

Panama Canal Increase in Mumber of Booking Slots

Jan 02, 2008

The Panama Canal Authority issued an advisory stating that, effective January 1, 2008, it will offer one additional booking slot during the third period to regular (non-restricted) vessels.

ACL Delivers on Time in 2007

Jan 02, 2008

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) announced that it achieved an 86% on-time delivery performance during 2007 for scheduled service. In addition to being the lowest cost,

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 01

Jan 02, 2008

From the Navy News Service 1950 - Mary T. Sproul is commissioned as the first female doctor in the Navy. 1959 - The U.S. Naval Observatory introduces the system

Acergy Gets $700m from Total for Angola Offshore Work

Jan 02, 2008

Acergy SA received a $700mcontract from Total SA for work on the development of Pazlor oil field offshore from Angola. Acergy said Wednesday it received the contract as part of a $1.

Coast Guard Responds to Freighter

Jan 02, 2008

The Coast Guard is responding to a call for assistance from a disabled freighter 180 nautical miles northeast of Attu. The Mathawee Naree, a 554-ft. Thai flagged freighter,

Yangzijiang Wins $1.3b Shipping Contracts

Jan 02, 2008

Singapore-listed Yangzijiang Shipbuilding said oit has won $1.3b worth of contracts to build 20 vessels. The contracts are to be delivered before July 2012 and

IMarEST Appoints COO

Jan 02, 2008

Marine industry expert Marcus Jones has joined the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as its first Chief Operating Officer, working closely with Chief Executive,

Transworld Signs Record Shipbuilding Contract

Jan 02, 2008

Transworld Group of Companies (TGC), an international logistics and shipping specialist, announced in December that it had awarded a $80m shipbuilding contract

Taiwan Shipbuilding Output Forecast to Top $1.6b

Jan 02, 2008

The production value of Taiwan's shipbuilding industry is expected to amount to $1.6b for 2007, up 21 percent over the year-earlier level, according to tallies

Mobile Networks on Cruise Ships

Jan 02, 2008

Maritime Communications Partner AS (MCP), fully owned by Telenor ASA, has signed a contract to install and operate the cellular network onboard all ships in Princess Cruises,

Freighter runs aground in Channel

Jan 02, 2008

According to the Guardian Unlimited, the coastguard was sent to the aid of a large container ship that ran aground in the Dover Strait. The crew of the 90,465-ton

CBP: 10+2 Program Proposal

Jan 02, 2008

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued its notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the filing of advance trade data (commonly referred to as the 10+2 program).

UK – Failure of RIB Seat Attachment

Jan 02, 2008

The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued a Safety Bulletin advising the maritime community of the failure of the seat attachments in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB),

Diesel Electric on the North Sea

Jan 02, 2008

While diesel-electric propulsion continues to garner converts in North America, it is a more usual system in Europe. The noted Danish operator of emergency response/rescue vessels,

IMarEST Appoints COO

Jan 02, 2008

Marine industry expert Marcus Jones has joined the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as its first Chief Operating Officer, working closely with Chief Executive,

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