March, 2012 Maritime News

Pederstad Named Nor-Shipping Director

Mar 31, 2012

Nor-Shipping announced that Vidar Pederstad has taken on the role of Nor-Shipping Director.  Although his career track includes a series of management positions

DOT: $34m Contract for New Neches River Facility

Mar 31, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded a $34.6 million contract for the design and construction of a new facility for eight

USCG Shipbuilding: Ingalls Wins $76m Advance Procurement Contract

Mar 31, 2012

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) said that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division received a $76 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to purchase

Piracy Off the Horn of Africa

Mar 30, 2012

Remarks by Andrew J. Shapiro, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, given to the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC (March 27, 2012).

New Contract for Aker Solutions and BP Norway

Mar 30, 2012

Aker Solutions secures maintenance and modifications contract with BP Norway.   BP has decided to extend the maintenance and modification contract with Aker Solutions,

New Europe-Asia Heavylift Service

Mar 30, 2012

BBC launches new heavy-lift cargo service between Europe and Asia.     On 26 March 2012, the BBC KARAN was the first vessel in the new Europe-Asia service of

Kongsberg Acquires Jotron Consultas

Mar 30, 2012

Fleet management software joins extensive portfolio of marine technology solutions. Kongsberg Maritime, a leading marine technology developer has today (29th

Port and Coastal Logistics Groups Announce Partnership

Mar 30, 2012

Alliance extends geographic reach for both companies and completes Port Logistics Group's national footprint.   Port Logistics Group, the nation's leading provider of gateway logistics services,

DNV Acquires COEX AS

Mar 30, 2012

DNV Navigator TM facilitates compliance with the requirements of charterers and port authorities and is often referred to as the “Captain’s Best Friend”. Industry

New RAmparts 3200 for Signet

Mar 30, 2012

Signet Weatherly is the latest RAmparts 3200 Class ASD from the design board of Robert Allan Ltd. Recently delivered to her proud owner; Signet Maritime Corporation,

Buyers Line Up to Buy Sietas Shipyard

Mar 30, 2012

A number of prospective buyers have emerged for the companies of the Sietas Group. This is the result of the extensive investor search conducted by Berthold Brinkmann,

Action-Packed WISTA Luncheon at CMA

Mar 30, 2012

WISTA Annual Luncheon at CMA’s Shipping 2012 presents action-packed program. Bahamas signs Washington Declaration, lessons learned from Deepwater Horizon, and a

Rolls-Royce Wins $69m OSV Contract

Mar 30, 2012

Rolls-Royce won a $69m order to design and equip two advanced offshore anchor handling vessels for Norwegian ship owner Farstad Shipping. The UT 731 CD vessels

North Sea Platform Gas Leak – Source Identified

Mar 30, 2012

Total say the gas comes from a rock formation above the reservoir of the Elgin producing field The leaking hydrocarbons are believed to be coming in the well

China Shipyard Delivers First Self-designed Offshore Support Vessel

Mar 30, 2012

SINOPACIFIC delivers first self-designed eco-friendly OSV from its subsidiary Zhejiang Shipbuilding yard Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group delivered its first self-designed,

Shipyard Research & Development Projects – NSRP to Grant Awards

Mar 30, 2012

The SCRA-led National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP)  announce $2.5 million award funds for new applied research and development projects The

Cruise Ship Emerges from Shipyard Virtually New Say Owners

Mar 30, 2012

Royal Caribbean International's 'Rhapsody of the Seas' completes extensive refit in Singapore's Sembawang Shipyard After a month-long $54 million dry dock, Royal

BWT: the Cost of Great Lakes Invasive Species Damage

Mar 30, 2012

Research project shows invasive species cost the Great Lakes millions of dollars.   Although there has been growing recognition among researchers and policymakers

Port Logistics Companies Form Strategic Partnership

Mar 30, 2012

Port Logistics Group, Coastal Logistics Group announce strategic partnership Port Logistics Group, a provider of gateway logistics services, and Coastal Logistics Group Inc.

Piracy – Nato Update on Number of Recent Attacks

Mar 30, 2012

NATO  records one merchant ship and one dhow hijacked & three other attacks, as well two areas of suspicious activity reported As it is now the monsoon transition


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