October, 2011 Maritime News

General Dynamics Completes Metro Machine Acquisition

Oct 31, 2011

Transaction expands company’s capabilities in ship repair market. General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today completed its acquisition of Metro Machine Corp., a leading

WCI Names New Officers and Directors

Oct 31, 2011

Waterways Council, Inc. names new officers; Matt Woodruff Names Chairman   At its Annual Meeting on October 19 in Pittsburgh, the Board of Directors of Waterways Council, Inc.

Intermanager Welcomes Call for UK Shipping Guards

Oct 31, 2011

Intermanager Welcomes David Cameron's Call for Armed Guards of UK Flagged ships. InterManager (an active member of the Save our Seafarers (SOS) campaign) is, after months of campaigning,

WSS Marks 10 months of Successful ACD

Oct 31, 2011

Since the start of 2011, Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) Ships Agency has been successfully dealing with the needs of vessels calling in European ports with regard to Advanced Cargo Declarations.

UK Club Tackles Tanker Cargo Claims

Oct 31, 2011

A new publication from the UK P&I Club focuses on one of the major sources of cargo-related claims in the tanker sector:  cargo contamination. The Club stresses

ASTM Seminar on SOLAS and Navy Vessels

Oct 31, 2011

The ASTM International seminar, Fire Testing for SOLAS and Navy Vessels: New Test Procedures and Material Approval Process, will be held Dec. 7 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside in Tampa.

Manila STCW Workshop Held in Jamaica

Oct 31, 2011

Amendments to the STCW Convention have been made at the right time to make it relevant for today's and future needs, according to Rear Admiral Peter Brady, Director

Perko's Searchlights Are Spot On

Oct 31, 2011

Workboats, emergency vessels and military craft that operate in rough conditions require top-notch searchlights.  With superior light output and heavy-duty construction,

Port Canaveral Soars to Record Year

Oct 31, 2011

For the first time in its history, more than 3 million multi-day cruise passengers sailed from Port Canaveral, contributing $40 million in cruise revenue during the fiscal year ending September 30,

Hamworthy PUMP-FLO Electronic Catalogs

Oct 31, 2011

PUMP-FLO Solutions, a provider of software solutions to the fluid handling industry, announced that Hamworthy, a high technology marine pump manufacturer, has chosen

MHI Announces FY2011 6 Month Financials

Oct 31, 2011

MHI Announces Outline of FY2011 First 6 Month Financial Results Ended September 30, 2011 (Consolidated).   Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) today announced

Kongsberg EM2040 dual head at MMT Group

Oct 31, 2011

MMT Group announce acquisition of a new Kongsberg EM2040D. The EM2040 dual head system has recently been installed on MMT’s survey and ROV vessel IceBeam.   This

Wärtsilä to Supply Propulsion for Containerships

Oct 31, 2011

The environmental sustainability and reduced operating costs of Wärtsilä's integrated propulsion solution were major factors in the winning of these orders. Wärtsilä

When a Mariner Builds a Tug

Oct 31, 2011

Captain Jack Davies is the consummate boatman. Of himself he says, “I love running boats, and being involved in the marine industry.” Davies wears a number of “hats” in the marine industry,

Panama Approves Specialized Nickel Ore Bulker

Oct 31, 2011

Vessel built by Naikai Zosen for Nissho Shipping will become first NK classed ship to incorporate special construction for carriage of liquefiable cargoes.   A

BIMCO’s Hunter Joins ESS Group

Oct 31, 2011

BIMCO’s Grant Hunter joins Executive Committee of ESS Databridge Development Group. Addition of shipping documentation and contracts expert will bring further relevant

Vessel operating costs expected to rise

Oct 31, 2011

Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by 3.8% in 2011 and by 3.7% in 2012, with lube expenditure and crew costs identified as the categories most likely to

Corpro Secures ENI Contract in Norway

Oct 31, 2011

Corpro Systems Ltd., a member of international oilfield services organisation Reservoir Group, has been awarded a significant coring contract in Eni, the largest Italian energy company.

Fugro Awarded NHS Survey Contract

Oct 31, 2011

Fugro OSAE GmbH has been awarded a €2.3 million hydrographic survey contract by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service (NHS). The survey is part of the MAREANO project and will encompass an area over 12,

Miller's XMT 450 MPa Simplies User Interface

Oct 28, 2011

Miller’s new XMT® 450 MPa multiprocess welder features the reliability and arc performance of the XMT 350 MPa but with more amperage, exceptional power efficiency

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