Ship Repair & Conversion

Modernization for Two Swedish Icebreakers

Protacon, a company based in Jyväskylä, Finland, informs it has received an order from Swedish Maritime Administration for the modernization of electric and automation systems of two icebreakers.

Shipping Industry Faces Major Dilemma on BWM

 The Round Table (RT) of International Shipping Organisations (comprising BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping, Intercargo and INTERTANKO) is deeply concerned

New Ships Meet 2020 Design Standard

 A new CE Delft study has revealed that many recently constructed ships already meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) design efficiency standard for 2020, says Pan European Networks.

Cosco Corp Profit Down

 Cosco Corporation (Singapore) Limited, offshore marine engineering, shipbuilding, ship repair & conversion and dry bulk shipping group, has posted a net profit of SGD4.

Hybrid Power for Workboats: The Future is Now

Hybrid marine power and propulsion systems for workboats isn’t farfetched. In fact, it may be essential.   In 2015, two significant developments are going to make many operators,

Underwater Rudder Crack Repair in Haifa

At the end of March a Hydrex team traveled to  Haifa, Israel to carry out a crack repair on the rudder of a 260-meter container vessel.   The divers started the

Jotun Reports Boosted Interest in Mesh-Free PFP Coating

Jotachar JF750, the mesh-free Passive Fire Protection (PFP) for all jet fire scenarios, an epoxy coating system for structural steel, has generated industry interest,

USCG Monitors LNG Carrier Repair in Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is monitoring repairs aboard the liquid natural gas (LNG) carrier Excel in Homer, Alaska.    The vessel was received an order from

CPA Signs MOU with Nederex and Damen

Curacao Ports Authority NV (CPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nederex BV. (Nederex) and B.V. Damen Shipyards Gorinchem (Damen) on April 30.  Damen

Shipbuilder HII Declares Quarterly Dividend

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.40 per share, payable on June 12,

Bondhus Expands Screwdriver Lineup

Bondhus Corporation, through its’ German marketing partner - FELO, introduces an expansion of its line of ergonic screwdrivers to include a complete line of “slim” insulated screwdrivers.

Navy Sale Helps Hornbeck Earnings

 Hornbeck Offshore Services completed the sale of three supply vessels to the U.S. Navy, helping boost profits in the first quarter even as low oil prices put pressure on revenues.

US Navy Warns Congress that Piecemeal Cruiser Upgrades Costly

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Thursday warned that congressional plans for a piecemeal modernization of 11 cruisers would cost billions of dollars more than

Garlock Expands ABS Type Approval for Expansion Joints

W&O, a global supplier to the marine offshore and marine markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, announced today that

US Awards $2.6m in Maritime Heritage Grants

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, U.S. National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul N. Jaenichen will host a media conference

Bollinger Receives Two SCA Awards

Bollinger Shipyards was presented the 2014 Award for Excellence in Safety for the 10th consecutive year, and was also presented the 2014 Award for Improvement in

Reps. Courtney, Wittman Honored for Maritime Leadership

United States Congressmen Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.) this week received the Maritime Leadership Award from the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA),

STX France Shipyard Adds More Automated Welding

A good order book and need for higher capacity in the dock were the basis for STX France to purchase more welding automation for its shipyard’s panel welding.   STX

Busy Superyacht Season for Hall Spars & Rigging New Zealand

As the 2015 summer season in New Zealand comes to a close, Hall Spars & Rigging New Zealand informs it has been busy with work on several visiting superyachts undergoing refit and maintenance work.

BV Upgrades RAM Software

To help offshore operators and contractors get more out of their assets and develop projects more cost-effectively, Bureau Veritas has supercharged its reliability,

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