Halter Marine Wins NOAA Research Vessel Contract
Friede Goldman Halter, Inc., (FGH) vessel construction business unit, Halter Marine, has been informed by the offices of Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) and Senator Thad…
Report: Clean Diesel Power Key to Industry’s Success
Diesel powers the American economy — including almost the entire commercial maritime fleet. This is the conclusion of an extensive study conducted by Charles River…
Seaboard Marine Discontinues Joint Service With Kent Lines
Seaboard Marine Limited of Miami and Kent Line International Limited of Saint John, New Brunswick has announced they shall not be re-newing their partnership between Canada, Miami and the Caribbean.
Defense Companies Poised For Growth Under Bush
Despite the uncertainty of new government policy, the defense industry presents a picture of renewed growth, boosted by higher spending and technology funding under the George W. Bush administration.
India Hosts International Fleet Review
Imposing warships, multi-colored pennants and ramrod-straight men in white marked India's first International Fleet Review (IFR) on Saturday, held on the west coast off Bombay.
Malta To Work on Navy Ship
Malta's biggest trade union directed its members to carry out a refit of a U.S. warship, after some workers complained that the project compromised Malta's neutrality and refused to work on it.
Ship Mishap Disables Phone Lines
Telephone lines in the Egyptian northcoast town of Port Fouad went dead this weekend after a Tunisian ship sliced cables while trying to avoid an oncoming ferry, police said.
Relatives See Video Of Sunken Trawler
The U.S. Navy on Sunday showed relatives of the nine missing people from a Japanese trawler sunk by a surfacing American submarine a video of the wreck, but there were no signs of remains.
PEMEX Earmarks 56% of Budget for Offshore
Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos expects to invest $36 billion during the current six-year administration, up 76 percent from the prior term. The company…
British Builders Battle For Contracts
BAE Systems Plc is engaged in a bitter fight with naval shipbuilder Vosper Thornycroft to secure the contract to build all 12 of the Royal Navy's new Type 45 destroyers, the Financial Times reported.
Kockums Fights To Keep Prop Secrets From U.S.
Swedish submarine manufacturer Kockums Industrier AB, designer of Australia's new Collins class submarines, has taken legal action to stop Australia releasing its…
Port Repair Bids To Be Sought
India's Kandla port will invite tenders soon for repairs to jetties, buildings and equipment damaged in last month's earthquake. "We will invite tenders in the next few days to repair the port," A.K.
Leif Hoegh Profits Double
Norwegian shipping group Leif Hoegh said its improvement in operating profit - from $56.6 million from $22.9 million the previous year - was largely a result of…
Moore Stephens Advocates Dynamic Risk Analysis
Forecasting techniques in shipping have at last become as dynamic as the shipping industry itself, according to Chris Chasty, head of the shipping industry group…
Mersey Docks Invests In South Africa
Mersey Docks and Harbor Co. is investing 8.8 million pounds in the South African Capespan Group's fruit terminals. Mersey Docks -- Britain's second largest port…
USCG Continues Search For Missing
Following objections from the Japanese government, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy announced they will continue searching through Friday for nine people missing…
COSCO To Buy 90,000 Containers
COSCO Pacific Ltd plans to spend $150 million buying 90,000 TEUs this year to boost the number of its containers by about 18 percent to 600,000 TEUs, company managing director Shi Qin said.
Bush Orders Review Of Military/Civilian Policies
President George W. Bush has ordered a review of all policy on civilian activity during military exercises after the sinking of a Japanese trawler in a collision with a U.S. submarine near Hawaii.
Maltese Dockworkers Balk At USN Ship Work
Some Maltese dockworkers refuse to carry out a planned $8 million refit of the U.S. Sixth Fleet flagship La Salle because this would violate Malta's neutrality.
New Shipowning Venture on the Internet
The beginning of what is being touted as one day being the Greatest Shipowning Venture on Earth was launched at midnight last night. With the marriage of Shipping with the IT-age through the Internet…