This Day in Naval History - May 06
1909 - Great White Fleet anchors in San Francisco. 1916 - First ship-to-shore radio telephone voice conversation from USS New Hampshire off Virginia Capes to SECNAV Josephus Daniels in Washington, DC.
Iveco Launches New N. American Ops
Iveco announced the opening of its U.S. engine operations, Iveco Motors of North America, in conjunction with the unveiling of their new brand name, Iveco Motors.
CP Ships Appoints New Chairman, CEO
Following the Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders today, CP Ships Limited's Board of Directors appointed Ray Miles as Chairman and Frank Halliwell as CEO.
Austal Starts Navy Boats
Production has commenced for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Armidale Class patrol boats. To be built in Western Australia over a 42-month period, the 12 vessel…
New Intra-Europe Container Service Debut
Founded in March 2004 and based in Antwerp, Belgium, Delphis NV is a new company that will be active on the intra-European transport market. Delphis is targeting…
Damen Delivers the Patrol Boat Valiant
On April 29, 2004, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem delivered the Damen Stan Patrol 4207 Valiant to H.M. Customs and Excise. Following the earlier delivered Seeker, Searcher and Vigilant…
Hellberg Takes Post at Wärtsilä
B.Sc. (Eng.) Lars Hellberg (45) has been appointed Group Vice President, Head of Engine division and member of the Board of Management as of June 1, 2004. He joins…
Donjon, Smit Americas form Joint Venture
Marine salvage and response companies Donjon Marine Co., Inc. (Hillside, NJ) and SMIT Americas (Houston, TX) announced a new joint venture known as Donjon-SMIT, An OPA-90 Alliance.
Odfjells Announces Good 1Q Results
Odfjell's consolidated net result after tax was $34 million the first quarter 2004 compared to $18 million 1Q 2003. The first quarter 2004 figure includes capital gains on assets of $9 million.
MAN B&W Diesel’s Danish Four-stroke unit Restructures
MAN B&W Diesel A/S has decided to restructure its activities in the company’s Four-stroke business unit. Rationalization is necessary to keep the competitive edge…
First LR-Class Ship Enters USCG ACP
The 1,399 teu container ship Maersk Alaska, owned by Maersk Line, Limited, has become the first Lloyd’s Register-classed ship to enter the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) Alternate Compliance Program (ACP).
Navy’s Newest Amphibious Ship Named San Diego
Artist’s concept of the San Antonio Class amphibious transport dock ships. (Credit: U.S. Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England has named the U.S. Navy’s newest…