New Chinese Shipbuilder Unveiled
A new, bigger shipbuilder was unveiled in Dalian recently, as part of the restructuring of the city's shipbuilding industry, ShanghaiDaily.com reported. Dalian Shipbuilding…
Pertamina to Procure 32 Oil Tankers
PT Pertamina will procure 32 oil tankers totaling more than 800,000 dwt for domestic oil shipments, according to a report on Antara News. The company`s president…
Singapore Launches Stealth Frigate
Singapore launched the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN) fifth stealth frigate, RSS Stalwart, from the Singapore Technologies Marine shipyard, according to a report on www.chinaview.cn.
China Oil Output to Exceed 200m Tons
China's annual oil output is expected to surpass 200 million tons in the 2010-2015 period, and the production capacity will last for at least 15 years, a senior…
Kuwait: $44bn to ‘Upgrade’ Oil Industry
Kuwait has earmarked more than $44 billion over the next 15 years to upgrade its oil industry and boost output to 4 million bpd, according to a report on www.gulf-times.com.
NASSCO Awarded Multi-Ship Repair Contract
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company has been awarded a seven-year contract for the continuous maintenance and repair of four LSD-41/49 class ships and four LPD-4 class ships for the U.S. Navy.
Chinese Maritime Industry to See Development
Reports indicate that China's maritime industry has been on a rapid growth path, according to sources from the 2005 China International Maritime Exhibition in Shanghai Friday.
Australian Customs Issues Addresses Maritime Surveillance
The Australian Minister for Customs issued a Media Release stating that the Australian Customs Service’s Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament. Among other things…
IMO Issues Report on Acts of Piracy
The IMO issued a Circular reporting that it received reports of 78 acts of piracy and piracy and armed robbery against ships during the third quarter of 2005. Source: HK Law
Hearing on International Maritime Security
On December 13, the National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations Subcommittee and Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources Subcommittee…
Alliance Aimed to Boost Trade Between Dallas and Asia Through the Panama Canal
With more than 60 percent of Panama Canal traffic originating from or moving to the East Coast of the United States, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced a…
Austal to Build Ferries for Istanbul
Austal announced that a contract for two high speed vehicle-passenger catamarans has been signed with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. This follows the submission…
Venezuela, Iran to Explore Joint Shipbuilding Operation
Reports have indicated that Venezuela and Iran have agreed to explore setting up a joint shipbuilding operation in the South American country, state-run Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) said.
This Day in Naval History - Dec. 10
1941 - Guam surrenders to Japanese forces. 1941 - Aircraft from USS Enterprise (CV 6) attack and sink Japanese Submarine I-70 north of the Hawaiian Islands. A participant in the Pearl Harbor Attack…