AAPA Selects Panama's President as Port Person of the Year
At its annual Spring Conference yesterday, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) announced the selection of Panama President Martin Torrijos as the…
U.S. Maritime Agreement Could Boost Vietnamâ€™s Economy
A new bilateral U.S.-Vietnamese agreement on maritime services could make the Vietnamese economy more competitive internationally and help Vietnam attract more foreign investment and know-how, U.S.
Bartlett Urges Naval Shipbuilding Reform
A leading Republican in Congress called Tuesday for sweeping reforms in the U.S. Navy's shipbuilding programs. There are several key elements necessary to achieve cost reductions…
Ferry Spills Fuel in U.S. Virgin Islands
A passenger ferry that ran aground on a coral reef near the U.S. Virgin Islands has spilled half its fuel into the water, the U.S. Coast Guard. An estimated 350…
Frontline Exercises Options for Tankers from China's Jiangsu Group
Frontline Ltd said it has exercised options for an additional two Suezmax tankers, to be built by the Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group in China. These orders…
Qatar's Annual LNG Output Hits 30.7m Tons
The Director of the RasGas Company announced that Qatar has become the world's biggest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) producer, at a total LNG capacity of 30.7 million tons per annum (mtpa)…
U.S. Navy Asserts State Secrets in Sonar Case
The U.S. Navy on Tuesday said it had asserted the "state secrets" privilege in a lawsuit by environmental groups, a move to keep the military from being forced to…
Panama Signs up Vietnam to Inspect its Ships
The Vietnam Register (VR) and the Panamanian Isthmus Bureau of Shipping (IBS) have signed an agreement under which Vietnam will check Panamanian ships in waters near its territory.
Vinson Starts Preps for Leaving Dry Dock
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is scheduled to leave dry dock in May for a pierside location after spending nearly two years in Dry Dock 11 at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard. Lt. Cmdr.
USS Safeguard Completes TOWEX with JDS Amakusa
USS Safeguard (ARS 50) conducted a towing exercise March 15 in the Sea of Japan, working with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Ship JS Amakusa (AMS 4303).
Senate Confirms Keating, Renuart to Key Commands
The U.S. Senate confirmed the nominees to the top posts at U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) during the March 19 session. The full Senate confirmed Navy Adm. Timothy J.
Carney Trains With Jamaican Defense Force Coast Guard
U.S. USS Carney (DDG 64) hosted members of the Jamaican Coast Guard for a one-day training opportunity March 16 in Jamaican coastal waters as the ship patrolled the Caribbean.
Future of Pakistan Deep-Sea Port Touted
Leaders are touting development of Pakistan's first deep-sea port at Gwadar as a potentially potent engine for trade and other economic growth in the region, reported UPI.
Submarine Force Participates in Ice Exercise 2007
Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Alexandria (SSN 757) is submerged after surfacing through two feet of ice during ICEX-07, a U.S. Navy and Royal Navy…
MEBA Signs LNG Crewing Agreement with Excelerate Energy
natural gas (LNG) carriers. congressional and administrative oversight over the last few years. address this issue. securing LNG tankers. well, working with Excelerate and other LNG operators.
DNV Gets Half of All Middle East Shipbuilding Contracts
Risk manager for the oil and gas sector, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), has won more than half of all new shipbuilding contracts for owners in the Middle East and India, according to AB.