Irish Ferries Labor Dispute Continues
A labor showdown crippled Irish Ferries for a fourth straight day Monday, as company officials and union leaders refused to budge from their demands, presented in rival plans to independent mediators…
Northrop Grumman Awarded $1.94B Contract
The U.S. the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). hundreds of systems. and another 600 will be overhauled in various ship systems. the island. and support…
Aker Yards and Viking Sign LOI
The LOI for a fast passenger/car ferry signed on November 21 by Aker Yards and Viking Line Abp was today confirmed as a firm contract worth approximately 120-130 million euro.
Rough Weather Hinders Barge Salvage Operations
Rough weather continues to hinder the salvage and recovery of the double-hulled tank barge DBL 152. Today, seas subsided enough for divers to begin reconnecting lightering hoses to the DBL 152.
Bollinger Inks Two Contracts with Moran Towing
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. of Lockport, La., and Moran Towing Corp., New Canaan, Ct., signed contracts for Bollinger to build one 14,500 short ton bulk barge and one 60…
U.S. Shipping Partners Completes Acquisition
U.S. tanker. different grades of product in independent cargo tanks. placed in drydock and will be available for trading in April 2006. transaction was financed utilizing available cash.
Operations Continue on Asphalt Barge that Leaked in James River
The Coast Guard continues to monitor a barge that ran aground and spilled approximately 42,000 to 63,000 gallons of liquid asphalt, five miles south of Richmond, Va., at 4:30 a.m. Monday.
Virginia Asphalt Spill Worse Than Originally Thought
The Coast Guard has drastically increased its estimates of the amount of asphalt spilled from a grounded barge on the James River in Virginia, saying up to 63,000…
Shell Aims to Develop Arctic Oil Field
One of the world's biggest oil companies believes Arctic waters, including those north of Alaska, hold huge promise as an oil and gas frontier, according to a Petroleum News report.
Huangpu Shipbuilding Expands Use of PTC Shipbuilding Solution
Huangpu Shipbuilding expanded its use of PTC Shipbuilding Solution, which includes CADDS5i to improve its overall design capabilities. With the expanded software implementation…
Vyborg Shipbuilding Yard Wins Fishing-Refrigerating Contract
According to a Turkmenistan report, the Vyborg Shipbuilding Yard of Russia won a contract to design and build six fishing-refrigerating vessels for the State Committee…
Aker Philadelphia Begins Production on New Ship
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard has begun production on the second of ten vessels in the product tanker build program announced last spring, according to a WPVI-TV report.
Horizon Announces General Rate Increase for Hawaii Cargo
Horizon Lines, LLC announced that it will file a General Rate Increase with the Surface Transportation Board to raise its ocean freight rates for the company's Hawaii service effective January 2…
Ghost Ship Fleet to Shrink Further in 2006
According to reports, a top U.S. Deputy maritime administrator John Jamian said he expects to remove 11 or so obsolete ships from the James River Reserve Fleet next year.
Aries Maritime Takes Delivery of Products Tankers
Aries Maritime Transport Limited announced that it has taken delivery of the Chinook, a 2001-built 38,700 dwt double-hulled products tanker. The Chinook was acquired…
Aker Kvaerner Wins Contract
Norske Shell awarded Aker Kvaerner a maintenance and modification contract for the Draugen platform and the Ormen Lange plant on the north-western coast of Norway.
Port of Marseilles Authority Names New Director-General
Guy Janin has been named the new director-general of the Port of Marseilles Authority. Janin, 58, has been head of the inland waterways authority Voies Navigables de France (VNF) since 2004.
Aker Yards, Viking Line Confirm LOI
order. The LOI, which is for a fast passenger/car ferry, was signed on November 21 by Aker Yards and Viking Line and is worth approximately $140-150 million. The…
U.S. Navy to Withdraw from Italy
In a move to adjust its forces to meet current and future readiness needs in the European theater, the United States and Italy have decided to remove U.S. Navy forces from La Maddalena…
ODS-Petrodata Releases Global Supply Vessel Forecast
ODS-Petrodata recently released its latest in depth study of the global supply vessel market. The ODS-Petrodata Global Supply Vessel Forecast draws on more than…