Friday, May 15, 2009 Maritime News

WCI Opposes Inland Waterways Lockage Fee

May 15, 2009

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) is urging the swift rejection of a proposal to phase out the current inland waterways tax on diesel fuel and replace it with a lock

SMIT Achieves Net Profit of $38m in Q1 2009

May 15, 2009

SMIT net profit in the first quarter of 2009 amounts to $38m. The result includes a net contribution of $13.5m from the financial settlement of the Thunderhorse project.

Navy Christens Gravely, Arleigh Burke Class

May 15, 2009

The Navy will christen the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Gravely, May 16 during a ceremony at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.

Liscont Expands, Kalmar RTGs to Portugal

May 15, 2009

Cargotec’s business area Kalmar has received an order for three rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Liscont Operadores de Contentores, SA in Lisbon, Portugal.

Reed Receives Herbert H. Bateman Award

May 15, 2009

The American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announced that Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) is the 2009 recipient of the Herbert H. Bateman Award. This award was presented on Wednesday,

Horizon Lines, Wal-M Jones Act Carrier Award

May 15, 2009

Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE:HRZ), a domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has been named Jones Act Carrier of the Year for 2008 by Walmart Stores, Inc.

CTF 151, First Suspected Pirate Capture

May 15, 2009

Ships from Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 prevented a piracy attack in the Gulf of Aden, which resulted in the apprehension of more than a dozen suspected pirates aboard an alleged mothership May 13.

Thern Launches New Line of Products

May 15, 2009

Thern, Inc. is expanding their catalog with the introduction of the new Thern Silver Line of products. The Thern Silver Line is launching with the new imported stainless steel TSSBW Series hand winch.

Daewoo Shipbuilding Q1 Net Rises 23%

May 15, 2009

According to a May 13 report from Asia Pulse Data Source, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world's third-largest shipbuilder, said its first-quarter

IHI to Buy More Overseas Components

May 15, 2009

According to a May 14 report from Bloomberg, IHI Corp., Japan’s second-largest heavy-machinery maker, plans to increase imports of shipbuilding components to counter a stronger yen.

Wärtsilä Ship Power Business Makes Cuts

May 15, 2009

On May 14 the Ship Power business of Wärtsilä Corporation initiated formal process to realign its organization and resources to adjust to the substantially weakened global marine market situation.

ACL, O'Rourke Marine Services Agreement

May 15, 2009

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) (Nasdaq: ACLI) announced that it has entered into a long-term industrial development lease agreement with O'Rourke Marine Services, LP of Houston, Texas.

Cummings (D-Md.) on FY10 Budget Requests

May 15, 2009

During the Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation hearing on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Requests for the United States Coast Guard,

Doyle Appointed to Marine Response Alliance

May 15, 2009

The Marine Response Alliance (MRA) is pleased to announce Ms. Margaret Kaigh Doyle has been appointed General Manager of the Alliance effective May 18, 2009.   Doyle

This Day in Naval History – May 15

May 15, 2009

1800 - CAPT Preble in Essex arrives in Batavia, Java, to escort U.S. merchant ships 1942 - First Naval Air Transport Service flight across Pacific 1969 -

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