Thursday, May 14, 2009 Maritime News

Special Sessions at SNAME Annual Meeting

May 14, 2009

Following on from the success of the special panel sessions at the 2008 Annual Meeting held in Houston, Texas, SNAME will have an expanded Special Panel program at its 2009 Annual Meeting.

Opposition to Inland Waterways Lockage Tax

May 14, 2009

The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, criticized the proposal in the Obama Administration's

Carrier Transicold’s 700,000th Refer Unit

May 14, 2009

Carrier Transicold’s Container Products Group recently achieved production of its 700,000th container refrigeration unit. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Corp.

Putin Calls for Protection of Shipbuilding

May 14, 2009

According to a May 12 report from the Barents Observer, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said it is unacceptable that ships are built abroad if Russian yards can do the same job.

Aegean Agreement to Sell Ro-Ro Tankers

May 14, 2009

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its two 2,400 dwt specialty ro-ro tankers, the Maistros and the Ostria,

Port of Kiel Welcomes Lisco Maxima

May 14, 2009

The new Lisco Maxima, the biggest ferry to sail under the flag of Lithuania, was given an official welcome May 12 to mark her first call in Kiel’s Ostuferhafen.

Wärtsilä Owns 100% of Wärtsilä Navim Diesel

May 14, 2009

Wärtsilä has acquired the remaining 60 percent of the shares of Wärtsilä Navim Diesel of Italy, increasing its ownership of the company to 100 percent. Wärtsilä

Schat-Harding Lifeboat Upgrade

May 14, 2009

Schat-Harding, has been contracted by the oil major which operates the Ekofisk field to refurbish nine lifeboats. The boats, all in use on platforms in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea,

GAC Marine Completes Propeller Installation

May 14, 2009

Global ship spares logistics specialist GAC Marine Logistics (GML) has successfully completed a complex ships spares movement involving a 7.5-metre diameter, 28-ton propeller from Kobe,

Ship Management at Nor-Shipping 2009

May 14, 2009

As one of the many events taking place at Nor-Shipping 2009, the Fourth International Ship Management Summit features key industry players in a programme conceived

Crowley Organizational Changes

May 14, 2009

Crowley Maritime Corporation has made several organizational changes within its contract services and marine operations groups. John Ara has been named vice president,

Type Approval for Hyde Guardian BWT System

May 14, 2009

Hyde Marine, Inc., a Lamor Group company, has received final Type Approval for the Hyde Guardian Ballast Water Management System.  The Type Approval Certificate

Intellian Markets to Commercial & Large Vessels

May 14, 2009

Intellian Technologies announced its entry into the commercial and large vessel marketplace with the launch of its first VSAT communications antennas, two satellite TV and three VSAT models.

Liberty Calls for Arming U.S.-Flag Vessels

May 14, 2009

Liberty Maritime Corporation President and CEO, Philip J. Shapiro, asked Congress to provide the U.S. legal framework to allow for ship owners to arm crews or contract

Port of Hamburg, 310 Tonne Turbine

May 14, 2009

The second largest gas turbine ever manufactured by Siemens in Berlin was recently loaded onto the breakbulk vessel Rickmers Jakarta at the Wallmann-Terminal in Hamburg for shipment to Singapore.

This Day in Naval History - May 14

May 14, 2009

1801 - Tripoli declares war against the United States 1836 - U.S. Exploring Expedition authorized to conduct exploration of Pacific Ocean and South Seas, first major scientific expedition overseas.

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