Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Maritime News

VT Halter Mourns Death of CEO

Apr 21, 2009

VT Halter Marine announced the loss of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Brigadier General Boyd E. King, (Ret.) who passed away unexpectedly on Monday, 20 April

Taiwan Shipbuilder Denies Orderbook Collapse

Apr 21, 2009

According to an April 19 report from the Taiwan News, Taiwan International Shipbuilding denied reports that its business had collapsed after Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

Petrobras Seeks 240 New Vessels

Apr 21, 2009

According to an April 20 report from Reuters, the chief financial officer of Brazil's Petrobras said the company is seeking about 240 offshore oil development vessels in the next five to six years.

Growth in Middle East Shipbuilding, Repair

Apr 21, 2009

While the world is in the grip of an economic slowdown, the Arabian Gulf remains a dynamic growth centre for ship building and repair, said a maritime industry observer.

Ship Finance International 4Q Dividend

Apr 21, 2009

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) refers to the announcement of the fourth quarter 2008 dividend payable in cash or, at the shareholders request, in

Navy’s Green Procurement Program

Apr 21, 2009

The new Department of the Navy Green Procurement Program Implementation Guide is harnessing the fleet's purchasing power in support environmentally friendly and

Seaspan Takes Delivery of New Containership

Apr 21, 2009

Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) has accepted delivery of the CSCL Callao, a 2500 TEU newbuilding. The new containership, which was constructed by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co.

Korean Register of Shipping Consolidates in India

Apr 21, 2009

The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) – international classification society and IACS member – formally opened its first branch office in India yesterday. As

New Charter for FreeSeas Handysize Vessel

Apr 21, 2009

FreeSeas Inc. (Nasdaq:FREE) (Nasdaq:FREEW) (Nasdaq:FREEZ), a transporter of dry-bulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of a fleet of seven Handysize vessels and two Handymax vessels,

MARAD Recognizes Radovic of NOVACES

Apr 21, 2009

During the US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) Annual Ship Managers Executive Meeting, president Ivan Radovic of NOVACES was awarded

Lufeng Drawing to a Close

Apr 21, 2009

After more than 11 years in production, StatoilHydro and Chinese National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) have reached a mutual agreement to transfer full responsibility

STX Europe, New Order from French Navy

Apr 21, 2009

STX Europe has, through its subsidiary STX France Cruise SA, signed a contract to build a third Projection and Command Vessel (BPC) for the French Navy. STX France Cruise SA,

Navy Commissions Newest Ship

Apr 21, 2009

USS Stockdale (DDG 106), the Navy's newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, was Commissioned at Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme on Saturday,

Global Industries Wins Safety Award

Apr 21, 2009

Global Industries was awarded the 2009 National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Safety-in-Seas Award on April 16, recognizing their contribution to the safety of life offshore for energy workers.

Northrop Grumman Delivers USS Makin Island

Apr 21, 2009

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Shipbuilding sector delivered to the U.S. Navy on April 16, one of the nation's newest and most advanced ships, the amphibious-assault

Ocean Services Wins DART Contract

Apr 21, 2009

NOAA Awards Tsunamis Buoy Maintenance Program to Ocean Services Ocean Services, a member of the Stabbert Maritime Group of Companies has been awarded a contract

Short-Sea Shipping on European Waterways

Apr 21, 2009

While there is much talk of short-sea shipping in North America, many would say that trucks still receive much more infrastructure support. However in Europe there

ABS Restructures Engineering Organization

Apr 21, 2009

Effective 1 May, ABS will introduce changes to its global engineering organization designed to improve service delivery to clients and reinforce technical capabilities.

AWO Elects New Chair & Vice Chair

Apr 21, 2009

The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected Timothy J. Casey

This Day in Naval History – April 21

Apr 21, 2009

1861 - USS Saratoga captures slaver, Nightingale. 1898 - U.S. at war against Spain. 1906 - Commander Robert Peary discovered supposed Arctic Continent did not exist.

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