Dubai Finishes Buying P&O
Reports indicate that Dubai Ports World, a state-owned international port operator, cleared its last major hurdle yesterday in acquiring a British company that helps run several U.S.
UAE Firm May Oversee 6 U.S. Ports
The AP has reported that a company in the United Arab Emirates is poised to take over significant operations at six American ports as part of a corporate sale, leaving a country with ties to the Sept.
New Checklists Improve Speed and Accuracy of ABS Survey
An enhancement to the survey services ABS offers to clients has been effected with the introduction of electronically prepared, vessel type-specific, dynamic checklists…
S. Korean Shipbuilders Rushing to China for Hull Production
According to reports, South Korean shipbuilders are scrambling to move production of ship hulls to China to take advantage of its cheap labor and vast factory sites, industry sources said.
Northrop Grumman Awarded $93.8M Contract Modification
The U.S. Navy exercised a $93.8 million contract modification option to Northrop Grumman Corporation for detail design and the procurement of long-lead-time material…
Shipbuilding Plan Features a Bigger Fleet
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen submitted his long-range shipbuilding plan to Congress Feb. 7, designed to grow the fleet to about 313 ships – up from 281 today.
West Asia Maritime Strikes Bareboat Charter Deal
According to reports, Chennai-based shipping company, West Asia Maritime Ltd. (WAM), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for taking a bulk carrier from Mitsui & Co.
Yunta Promoted to GM at Crowley
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Nelly Yunta has been promoted to general manager Dominican Republic/Haiti for the company's liner services group.
Luquette Tapped as President of Chevron North America Exploration & Production
Chevron Corporation said that Raymond I. Wilcox, president of Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co., will retire from the company on March 31, 2006…
Coat Guard Responds to Oil Spill
The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill at the Chevron Perth Amboy facility, in Perth Amboy, N.J., that was reported yesterday, February 13. The spill occurred…
Man Convicted of Scuttling Boat
The U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California stated that a man was convicted six federal charges related to the scuttling of his boat in the port of Los Angeles in 2005.
IMO Offers Support After ferry Accident
On his return from a one-day trip to Cairo in the aftermath of the tragic loss of the ferry al-Salam Boccaccio 98, IMO Secretary General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos…
Kirby Marine Orders New Towboats
Kirby Marine has 241 active towboats and 887 active tank barges with a total capacity of 16.4 million barrels. The company’s ongoing repower program that has seen…