Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Maritime News

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Starts on Second Aframax Tankship

Dec 19, 2012

Construction starts on the second of two Aframax tankers for SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation’s U.S. marine affiliate. The construction of the two tankers,

Maersk Ships to Have 'Nose Job'

Dec 19, 2012

Maersk Line to cut off some container ship bulbous bows as part of initiatives already implemented across its fleet to reduce fuel costs.   Research carried

International Bunkering Promotes Hernan B. Ortiz

Dec 19, 2012

International Bunkering promotes Mr Ortiz to Senior Bunker/Lubricant Trader & Team Leader in its Dubai office. CEO Carsten Ladekjaer said: "It is our pleasure

Offshore Accommodation Rig Order for COSCO

Dec 19, 2012

COSCO Corp. (Singapore} subsidiary COSCO Qidong Offshore Co to build the accommodation rig for European joint venture company. The contract, valued at US$200-million.

Thome J/V Aims to Increase Pool of Indian Ship's Officers

Dec 19, 2012

Thome Ship Management of Singapore inks a joint venture partnership with Doehle Danautic, a leading shipping service provider in India. In what is to be seen

US Senator Pushes for Sandy Recovery Package

Dec 19, 2012

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez pushes for approval of the $60.4 billion Sandy Recovery package now being debated in the U.S. Congress. Menendez took to the floor

Improved Passenger Mobility, Comfort, Aboard Superferry 'Viking Grace'

Dec 19, 2012

Finnish Avaava, a company specializing in barrier-free solutions makes it easier for passengers to move around, accommodate, in comfort. Different spaces need

Chinese Oilfield Technology Group in Dire Straits

Dec 19, 2012

The Board of Directors of China Oilfield Technology Services Group Limited & its subsidiaries, issues financial update & a warning. Business Outlook: The Group

AAPA Workshop on Crisis Communications & Management

Dec 19, 2012

An American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) two-day program slated for Los Angeles, Feb. 21-22, 2013 will address the subject. While most port communications are either advocacy,

Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Carrier Trials

Dec 19, 2012

Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy, complete at-sea deck handling trials of X-47B unmanned demonstrator. The exercises aboard the USS Harry S. Truman demonstrated the ability to maneuver the tailless,

Fincantieri Launch Large Patrol Boat

Dec 19, 2012

The first of two multi-purpose vessels for the Italian Coast Guard was launched at Fincantieri's Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) Shipyard. Ships of this class

General Dynamics Wins Navy DDG Contract

Dec 19, 2012

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Awarded $49 Million for DDG 51 Programs.   The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD),

UI 2013 A Preview

Dec 19, 2012

Underwater Intervention is once again set to take New Orleans by storm, scheduled to take place January 15-17, 2013 at the city’s ubiquitous Morial Convention Center.

KnifeFish

Dec 19, 2012

Navy’s new UUV Knifefish is a cutting-edge mine hunter The U.S. Navy’s Knifefish UUV is a cutting-edge mine hunter, with the ability to find and identify mines,

BIW Wins $49m for DDG 51 Programs

Dec 19, 2012

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), two contracts in support of the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer program.

Arctic Animals Manifesto

Dec 19, 2012

In the years that I have been authoring this column, I have seen and commented on numerous developments of interest.  None have been as unexpected, though, as the

Surface Warriors to Meet at Annual Symposium

Dec 19, 2012

The Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium will be held January 15-17, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, VA.   The association was incorporated

RIMPAC World’s Largest International Maritime Exercise

Dec 19, 2012

Capt. Edward Lundquist, U.S. Navy (Ret.) talks with Vice Admiral Jerry Beaman, the commander of the U.S. THIRD Fleet, about the 2012 “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) multi-national fleet exercise.

Dryad Maritime Intelligence Appoints Commercial Director

Dec 19, 2012

Dryad Maritime Intelligence has announced the appointment of David Hunkin OBE as their new Commercial Director who will be based at their Operations Center in Portsmouth.

Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Hits the 90 Percent Mark

Dec 19, 2012

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has reached 90 percent structural completion in the building

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