Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Maritime News

Evergreen to Order 100 Boxships

Jan 13, 2009

According to a report from The Economic Times, Evergreen Marine announced plans to spend $5.5b to build 100 container ships before the anticipated recovery of the global economy in 2012.

Ship Crews Paid Double to Sail Gulf of Aden

Jan 13, 2009

According to a Jan. 11 report from Reuters, Oil shippers are paying crews double to persuade them to sail through the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden. (Source: Reuters)

GE Shipping Cancels Two Newbuildings

Jan 13, 2009

Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd said on Jan. 8 that it has cancelled two new ship-building contracts, citing the highly uncertain business environment. (Source: Reuters India)

Korean Shipbuilding Restructuring Delayed

Jan 13, 2009

According to a Jan. 8 report from The Korea Times, the planned restructuring of Korea's struggling construction and shipbuilding industries will likely take more

Boatsense Remote Vessel Monitoring

Jan 13, 2009

Boatsense Solutions, Inc. announced that it recently installed its wireless remote vessel monitoring system on several Moran Towing Corporation’s tugboats. Moran

Nassco Delivers First of Class Product Carrier

Jan 13, 2009

General Dynamics Nassco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), delivered the first ship of its new line of product carriers to U.S. Shipping Partners on Jan.

Laborde Provides Navy With Yanmar Training

Jan 13, 2009

Laborde Products, Inc., provided a two-day class to enable U.S. Navy's Special Boat Teams to maintain and repair the engines that power the Special Operations Craft—Riverine (SOC-R).

Laid-Up Container Ships

Jan 13, 2009

A sharp contraction in world trade has idled more than 200 container ships, threatening the survival of many companies, according to The Journal of Commerce. "The

Keppel, Seadrill Continue Rig Builds

Jan 13, 2009

The wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), Keppel FELS Limited, and Seadrill Jack-Ups Ltd have agreed to continue with the building

Coastal Land Preserved, Anniversary of Oil Spill

Jan 13, 2009

On the 15th anniversary of a million gallon oil spill that damaged the coastline of Puerto Rico, NOAA and partner organizations are celebrating the purchase of

Gulf of Mexico DWP Application

Jan 13, 2009

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice stating that it received from Texas Offshore Port System an application for a license for construction and operation

North Atlantic LNG DWP Application

Jan 13, 2009

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice stating that it and the US Coast Guard will prepare an environmental impact statement in conjunction with an

Changes to Mitsui Line Service

Jan 13, 2009

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd announced revised coverage on its Asia-Mexico/West Coast South America network, which is operated jointly with Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line).

New Counter-Piracy Task Force

Jan 13, 2009

The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) established Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) Jan. 8 specifically for counter-piracy operations. Naval ships and assets from

This Day in Naval History - Jan. 13

Jan 13, 2009

1865 - Amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, NC 1964 - USS Manley evacuates 54 American and 36 allied nationals after Zanzibar government is overthrown (Source: Navy News Service)

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