Damen Combi Freighter 3850 Christened
On April 6, the fiftieth Combi Freighter 3850 of Damen Shipyards Bergum was christened in Harlingen. The ship was christened by Mrs. Verkaart. She baptised the ship on behalf of Unisea Shipping B.V.
Keppel Strengthens Safety with Leadership Training Initiative
Keppel Shipyard Limited, the shiprepair unit of Keppel Corporation Limited through its wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has launched a Safety Leadership Program.
Theodore Roosevelt Quartermasters Train with Bainbridge
Four quartermasters from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) joined USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) in early April as the ship sailed from Norfolk to participate in Neptune Warrior.
MarAd Lifts Ghost Fleet Moratorium
According to the Daily Press, MarAd has lifted a moratorium on the disposal of ships in the James River Reserve Fleet, clearing the way for more of the rusting ships in the ghost fleet to be removed.
Hearing on Implementation of SAFE Port Act
On April 26, the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime & Global Counterterrorism of the House Committee on Homeland Security conducted an oversight hearing on implementation of the SAFE Port Act.
Unified Command Formed to Oversee Clean up in Long Beach Harbor
A unified command comprised of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) and Paramount Petroleum Corp.
ACL Enters Into New $400mRevolving Credit Facility
American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) has entered into a new $400m bank revolving credit facility led by Wells Fargo Bank as administrative agent. The revolver has a five year term…
Iyanough Employs NVTi Technology
Commissioned on March 24, the 154 ft. fast ferry Iyanough is now servicing nearly 400 passengers on each of its eight daily trips between Hyannis and Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Partnership of the Americas Units Conduct Exercises with Brazilian Navy
Partnership of the Americas Task Group 40.0 conducted Passing Exercises (PASSEX) while underway with the Brazilian Navy on April 23 during Partnership of the Americas 2007.
Global Fleet Station Deployment Begins
High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift, along with Commander Task Group 40.9, is deploying as part of the Global Fleet Station (GFS) pilot to the Caribbean Basin and Central America.
Maersk Line Wins Best Global Shipping Line
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Innovative Sea of Solutions Pipelay Vessel to be Built
The Larsen & Toubro/SapuraCrest Petroleum joint venture has ordered a new-generation heavy-lift/pipelay vessel designed by Sea of Solutions, part of the Offshore Ship Designers Group.
Container Ship Christened
The HCM City-based Sai Gon Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd. (SSIC) and the Danish owner, the Erria A/S, launched a new 2,900 DWT container vessel. The new small river and seagoing container ship…
Evergreen Named Best Intra-Asian Shipping Line
Evergreen Marine Corp has been awarded Best Shipping Line - Intra Asia for the third year in a row at the 21st Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA). Wong Kwok-Leung…
Quintana Prices Bunge Charters for 2009 at $21,800 Per Day
Quintana Maritime Limited has secured fourteen Kamsarmaxes and three Panamaxes, which were acquired from Metrobulk, under its master time charter with Bunge S.A.
AWO Elects New Chairman, Vice Chairman
The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected Mr. Royce C. Wilken as Chairman and Mr.
RINA Opens Indonesia Office
Classification society RINA has opened an office in Jakarta, Indonesia, to serve growing business across Indonesia. The opening ceremony had as godmother Francesca Hadinata…
EPA – Large Diesel Engines
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a direct final rule extending, through December 17, 2009, the date for adoption of a rulemaking to address the control…
MV Northern Adventure to Undergo Refit
The MV Northern Adventure will undergo a refit from May 9 to 19 at the company’s Deas Pacific Marine facility in Richmond. The MV Northern Adventure has been experiencing…
GW Departs Dry Dock in NNSY
Tug boats steady the bow of USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the aircraft carrier transits from dry dock to a wet slip. The Norfolk-based Nimitz-class aircraft…