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Keppel Appoints New CFO

Oct 20, 2011

In a move towards succession planning, the Board of Directors of Keppel Corporation Limited ("Keppel" / the "Company") announced that Mr Teo Soon Hoe will relinquish

Seaspan Shipyards Wins $8b Non-Combat Contract

Oct 19, 2011

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards was chosen as the prime contractor to build the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) program’s non-combat vessels. The

Irving Shipbuilding Wins Lion's Share of Historic Contract

Oct 19, 2011

Halifax's Irving Shipbuilding is getting the $25 billion contract to build 21 Canadian combat ships and Vancouver's Seaspan Marine has been awarded an $8 billion contract for 7 non-combat vessels,

New Anti-Terrorism Barrier Available

Oct 18, 2011

New Anti-Terrorism Barrier Combines Simplicity with Massive Vehicle Stopping Power. Ideal product for port security.   The company that designed the first portable

Metal Trades Dept: Navy Won't Incentivize Closing Avondale

Oct 16, 2011

Metal Trades Department Praises Rep. Richmond, Sen. Landrieu and Avondale SOS Partners.   Thanks to the work of Senator Mary Landrieu and Congressman Cedric Richmond and the Avondale SOS Coalition,

Allen Marine's Groundbreaking Aluminum Floating Dry Dock

Oct 16, 2011

Allen Marine, Inc. has announced the construction of the world's first aluminum floating dry dock. This fully self-contained, eco-friendly unit represents a major

Bill Introduced To Protect American Maritime Jobs

Oct 14, 2011

Working to create and preserve American jobs, Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings (D, MD-7) and Jeff Landry (R, LA-3) today introduced the American Mariners Job Protection Act (H.

MetalCraft Unveils First Electric Powered Patrol Boat

Oct 14, 2011

Patrol Boat-1 is really the first, the first ever electric powered patrol boat. MetalCraft Marine designed and built the boat for the City of Annapolis’ Harbormaster.

Moore Stephens Welcomes UK Tonnage Tax Revision

Oct 13, 2011

Accountant and shipping adviser, Moore Stephens, has welcomed the decision of Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to revise, as promised, its UK Tonnage Tax Manual to at least partly restore,

Tackling Piracy: UK Government Response

Oct 13, 2011

Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham's speech to the British Chamber of Shipping on the UK Government’s response to counter-piracy.   One of the most important

Speakers for 8th Annual WCI Annual Meeting and Symposium Announced

Oct 12, 2011

Meeting takes place in Pittsburg, PA on October 19-21, 2011. Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Corbett; PNC Financial Services Group Chairman/CEO James Rohr; Rep. Mike

World Maritime Day Observance in Tampa on 27 October

Oct 12, 2011

North American World Maritime Day Observance and US Coast Guard Missions Conference to feature Piracy, Stewardship, Safety and Security. Two day event draws maritime industry,

Keel Marine Selects Paramarine Ship Design Software

Oct 11, 2011

Keel Marine selects Paramarine as their ship design software platform. Paramarine advanced marine design software, developed by QinetiQ GRC, has been selected

ICS Chairman Addresses India Shipping Summit

Oct 10, 2011

“We have reached the end of our tether on piracy," ICS Chairman tells India Shipping Summit.   “The world community cannot tolerate the abuse and the killing of seafarers,

Ryan Joins Customized Brokers as Logistics Specialist

Oct 09, 2011

Christopher Ryan Joins Customized Brokers as Perishables Logistics Specialist.     Customized Brokers, the Miami-based customs brokerage specializing in the

Harvey Gulf Contracts to Build First U.S. LNG-Powered Vessels

Oct 07, 2011

Today, Harvey Gulf International Marine became the first U.S. vessel operator to contract for construction of vessels capable of operating exclusively on natural gas.

Liberty Maritime Changes Union Affiliation

Oct 07, 2011

MEBA accuses operator of creating labor dispute and delaying important cargoes. AMO enters into new collective bargaining agreement with Liberty.   On Monday,

Silver Ships Adds to Sales Team

Oct 06, 2011

Silver Ships, Inc. has announced the appointment to its Sales Team of Sherry and Malcolm Wisch of Long Island, NY as Regional Sales Managers.  In making this announcement,

DOJ: Life Sentence in Piracy Convictions

Oct 06, 2011

Two Somalis Sentenced to Life in Prison for Acts of Piracy Against the S/V Quest.   Muhidin Salad Omar, a/k/a  “Muhiyaden Salad,” a/k/a “Gurdan,” a/k/a “Gardan,

Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting, Oct 26-27

Oct 05, 2011

Notice of Open Meeting: The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal Advisory Committee established to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for

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