SOCP Agenda Focuses on Maritime Security
The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) will convene in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 11-12, 2002 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center. The meeting will feature Captain William G.
Port Security Legislation Advances
On March 20, 2002, a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation addressing security issues in the ports of the United States. The legislation…
FGH’s Newfoundland Sector Under New Ownership
Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. (FGH) announced today it has sold the assets of Friede Goldman Newfoundland, the company’s Canadian subsidiary located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador Canada…
KMSS Awarded Contract
The Portuguese Navy has awarded a major ship handling simulator contract to KMSS. The contract consists of several naval bridge cubicles located on two different…
SHC Will Meet in Washington
The Shipping Coordinating Committee, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, will meet in Washington, DC on April 16, 2002 to prepare for the 84th Session of the IMO Legal Committee (LEG 84).
CITIS 2002 Awards Honor Innovators
Communications and IT companies in shipping were toasted at the CITIS 2002 Awards in London in March with top honors going to a daily electronic newspaper, an evacuation simulator…
Congressional Hearing Overviews Port Security
On March 26, 2002, in Elizabeth, N.J., the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted…
UAE Confirms Deaths in Drydock Accident
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued a news release reporting that thirteen people died when gates at the Dubai Drydock collapsed, permitting uncontrolled flooding of the dock basin.
U.S., Spain Team To Develop New Warship
Proving the depth of efforts to internationalize business, the Advanced Frigate Consortium (AFCON) announced its intention to design, develop and market a new class…
USMR Files Registration Statement For Initial Public Offering
United States Marine Repair, Inc. (USMR) announced that it filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of its common stock.
Dubai Drydock Accident Kills at Least 20
At least 20 people were killed and 150 injured after a floodgate collapsed at Dubai Drydocks. According to reports, two panels on a gate collapsed as they were being worked on.
Gladding Hearn Signs To Build New Coastal Vessel
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation of Somerset, MA, signed a contract today to build a 60-ft. vessel…
Dassault Systemes and IBM Partner With IHI
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (IHI) has signed an agreement with Dassault Systemes and IBM Product Lifecycle Management around 3D PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) for shipbuilding.
Kvaerner Secures $11M Deepwater Project from BP
Kvaerner announced that Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract, worth $11 million, to supply advanced drilling and mooring equipment for BP. The advanced deepwater…
Celebrity Launches Sailings From Baltimore
Celebrity Cruises set out its inaugural sailing from the Port of Baltimore on the 1,870-guest Galaxy. As the first guests embarked on Galaxy, they were joined by Celebrity executives…
Transas Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
In March 2002, Transas celebrated its tenth anniversary in the international marine market. Two years after the foundation of the company’s first office in its place of origin, which is St.
Canada Maritime Wins Accolades Again
For the third year in a row, Canada Maritime has been named ‘Carrier of the Year - Ocean Freight’ by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA). Trade Lane’.
U.S. Delegation Report on MEPC 47
The U.S. Coast Guard has released its Delegation Report on the 47th session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The report notes that all major U.S. objectives were achieved.
Protection Zones In Place For Roosevelt Return
As part of the Coast Guard’s ongoing port security mission, extra Coast Guard boats and people will be providing armed escort and enforcing the Naval Vessel Protection…
Conrad Snags Several Key Newbuild Contracts
Conrad Industries, Inc.'s President and CEO, Kenneth G. "Jerry" Myers, Jr., said recently that the company was the recipient of several newbuild programs. Myers…