KDA Naval Systems Opens in U.S.
With the appointment of Eric Levitt as Director of Sales and Marketing (US), Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace, Naval Systems has opened a business development office in the U.S.
Liberty of the Seas Officially Named in Ceremony
With a dramatic smash of the champagne bottle against its brand new hull, Royal Caribbean International’s 21st cruise ship, Liberty of the Seas, was officially named…
Trinity Yachts to Acquire IYC
Trinity Yachts, LLC (Trinity) and International Yacht Collection (IYC) have announced today that they have signed a Letter of Intent for Trinity to acquire IYC.
Cutty Sark Fire Described as Tragic
He continues: “The news of the damage to the Cutty Sark this morning is obviously tragic. She is an iconic symbol of our great maritime trading past. From what we hear…
GAC Acquires Majority Stake in Norway’s Ole R Olsen AS
The GAC Group has acquired an 80 percent stake in Ole R Olsen AS (ORO) Norway’s oldest shipping agency. This follows a strong and positive half-year strategic alliance between GAC and ORO.
Grand Alliance’s New Service Concept
requirements even more effectively. The East Coast South (ECS) and East Coast North(ECN) will be reconfigured to offer more diverse loading options and optimal transit time from South…
Charter Boat Captain Sentenced
Richard J. An Oregon charter fishing boat captain was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment today in federal court in Portland. Richard J. Oba, of Winchester Bay, was…
Celebrity Cruises Orders Fourth Solstice-Class Ship
The stars aligned for Celebrity Cruises today, as the line confirmed its order for a fourth Solstice-class cruise ship. The new vessel will enter service in Fall 2011…
Rear Adm. Masso Takes Over as Head of Personnel Command
Rear Adm. Edward Masso relieved Rear Adm. David A. Gove as commander of Navy Personnel Command (NPC) and deputy chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) in a change of command ceremony May 17.
Quintana Announces Sale by FR X Offshore, and Resignation
Quintana Maritime Limited announced that FR X Offshore, L.P. sold 2,000,000 shares of Quintana's common stock and that Joseph R. Edwards, who is affiliated with FR X Offshore…
Pacific Northwest Ports Aim to Reduce Emissions
The Tacoma Daily said ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, Canada have proposed performance goals to reduce particulate matter by 70 percent from ships at berth…
Fire Aboard Ship Returning to Seattle
There was a small fire in the engine room of the Norwegian Star cruise ship as it returned to Seattle from an Alaska cruise, KXLY reported. Canada's Transportation…
Merrimac Receives for Satcom Receivers
Merrimac Industries, Inc. announced that it received both an Internal Research And Development (IRAD) and a new co-design contract as a follow-on to the IRAD contract…
Shipping Season Rewarded During National Transportation Week
volume by more than sixty percent. Nicholson Terminal & Dock Company, will receive the St. Development Corporation's Robert Lewis Port Pacesetter Award. Administrator Collister Johnson, Jr.
Hapag-Lloyd to Deliver 8 Newbuildings in 2009
Hapag-Lloyd announced a newbuilding program for eight vessels for delivery in December 2009 (two ships) and in the first half of 2010. It is planned to deploy the…
San Francisco Bay: The Next Generation
On his day off Red and White Port Engineer Mike Epstein likes to take his nearly three-year-old son Mark down to the Bay and onboard the tour boats that he maintains.
USCG Commandant Supports UNCLOS Accession
Adm. Thad Allen, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, issued a statement reiterating long-standing Coast Guard support for joining the Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project to Hold Meeting
The US Army Corps of Engineers will host a meeting in Port Lavaca, Texas on June 5 to receive public comment on the Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project. Written…
New Zealand Navy Orders AUV CAD/CAC
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Island Oil & Gas Drilling Begins at Celtic Sea well
Island Oil and Gas PLC said it spudded a gas appraisal well (49/23-2) in the Celtic Sea, offshore Ireland. The well is the first of this year's drilling program.