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New Ferry MV Woods Hole Delivered

The newly built ferry M/V Woods Hole has been delivered to serve Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.   Built by Conrad Industries of Morgan City, La.

New Details Emerge on Loss of USS Indianapolis

A Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) historian has recently uncovered information that sheds new light on the loss of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35).

Volvo Penta Names Brown Commercial Marine Sales Director

Dave Brown has joined Volvo Penta of the Americas as director of commercial marine sales.   In this new position, Brown will provide strategic and administrative

Cargo Barge Launched for Alaska Marine Lines

 Alaska Marine Lines celebrated the launch of its newest barge, Skagway Provider, at a ceremony July 7 at Gunderson Marine in Portland, Ore. where the vessel was constructed.

Romica Manufacturer Secures DNV GL Approval

U.K. winch maker Romica said it is to “redouble its exports drive” after its Romania-based manufacturing partner successfully acquired accreditation with DNV GL.

First VectRA 3000 Tug Delivered

Sanmar’s first VSP (Voith Schneider Propeller) tug, of the new VectRA 3000 series, named Arie A has been constructed for Italian operator Tripmare Spa of Trieste.

Canada Embarks on Arctic Survey Mission

Canada has launched its 2016 Arctic expedition to collect important scientific information to support the nation’s submission on the extended continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean.

Breakthrough in Fireproof Doors Testing

InterDam, a specialist in blast-proof, fire-resistant doors and walls, said it has made a breakthrough in the testing of larger than standard fireproof doors, meaning faster,

Pemex Says Cadereyta Refinery Partially Restarted

Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex said on Monday its Cadereyta refinery partially restarted operations on Sunday, allowing it to resume production.   The

Oil Spill from Husky Pipeline Reaches Saskatchewan City

An oil spill by Husky Energy Inc into a major Canadian river reached the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on Monday, hours earlier than expected, as workers

HII Names Leonard a Corporate Director

Capt. Joseph J. Leonard (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) as corporate director of customer affairs, large surface combatant program, the shipbuilder announced.

Mariners Attend SUNY Maritime for Gap-closing Courses

More professional mariners than ever are coming to SUNY Maritime College for training and courses to maintain their credentials and endorsements, the college reports.

Port of Rotterdam Throughput Dips in 2016

Compared to the first half of 2015, which saw throughput increased by 6.8 percent, the Port of Rotterdam handled 3 percent less cargo in the first six months of 2016,

Two DNV GL Approvals for GTT Training Software

GTT Training, a GTT subsidiary dedicated to training liquefied natural gas (LNG) professionals and to the development of associated simulation tools, has obtained

Libyan Deal to End Oil Ports Blockade Needs Signing

Libyan Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) commander Ibrahim Jathran said on Monday he was ready to end a blockade at key oil terminals, but the U.N.-backed government

Unique Group Acquires Oceanvision

Unique Group continues global expansion with the purchase of Singaporean company Oceanvision PTE   Integrated subsea and offshore solution provider Unique Group,

GAC Russia Expands Eastwards

GAC Russia said it is expanding eastwards with the opening of new branches at Nakhodka and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to meet demand for shipping services as opportunities open up in Far East.

SCHOTTEL Introduces New Type Designations

SCHOTTEL said it will introduce new type designations starting September 1, 2016, replacing the current product names which have developed within the last 65 years

Funding Approved for Georgia’s New Inland Terminal

At its July board meeting, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) approved a spending package of $19.7 million to construct the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth, Murray County, Ga.

Umicore, Sinochem Expected to Bid for Total's Atotech

Chemicals groups Umicore and Sinochem are among the groups interested in German surface finishing and metal plating company Atotech, put on the block by France's oil giant Total,

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