OOCL Yokohama Named at Geoje Shipyard
OOCL announced the christening of its second in line of the sixteen 4,578-TEU vessels, ordered with Samsung Heavy Industries since 2004. The newbuilding was named the m.v.
Fos Posts 7% First-Half Volume Rise
First-half east-west volumes through Fos container terminal rose by 7% compared with the first six months last year, helping total box throughput at the Port of Marseilles to a 3.5% increase on 488…
Maritime Administration Environment Director Honored
Michael Carter, Director of the Office of Environment at the Maritime Administration, recently received a Team Bronze Medal from the Environmental Protection Agency…
POSCO to Invest to Boost Steel Plate Output
Reuters said that POSCO Co. Ltd. said on Friday it would invest a total of $2b to boost output of steel plates for ships as the booming shipbuilding industry led to higher demand for the product.
Excel Buys Two Vessels
According to reports, Excel Maritime said it plans to buy two Supramax bulk carriers for $126m, or $63m per vessel. The first vessel has a capacity of 55,567 deadweight…
Globus Maritime Buys Cargo Ship
According to Thomson Financial, Globus Maritime Ltd has agreed to buy a dry bulk cargo ship, currently under construction at Yangzhou Dayang Shipyard in China, for 57m.
USACE Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project
The US Army Corps of Engineers has extended, until September 4, the comment period on the draft environmental impact statement for the Matagorda Ship Channel improvement project.
Transas Presents its Crisis Management System in Malaysia
Transas Marine Pacific was invited to present its state-of-the-art Crisis Management System – PISCES - at one of Malaysia’s most important professional forums.
Fred Olsen to Offer 2008 Cruises with Fleet of Five
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will, for the first time, offer a fleet of five ships. Coupled with the lengthening of both Balmoral and Braemar, this will mean a greater…
China to Open Cruise Ship Port in Shanghai
Shanghai will soon be the first city in China to become a port for cruise ships, according to Royal Caribbean. And China's shipping companies are among those hoping…
CNOOC Sets 2010 Output Target at 48-50m Tons
China National Offshore Oil Corp, the parent of CNOOC Ltd, said it has set an oil and gas output target for 2010 of 48 mln-50 mln tons of oil equivalent. CNOOC,…
Burger and SAFE Team Together
Burger Boat's President David Ross announced the formation of a strategic alliance between Burger Boat Company and SAFE (Strategically Armored and Fortified Environments).
Ship System and Component Manufacturers Discuss Past and Future
The Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus (CSC) co-chaired by Representatives Gene Taylor (D-MS) and Jo Ann Davis (R-VA), met with ship component manufacturers on the…
Stolt-Nielsen Announces Organizational Changes
Stolt-Nielsen S.A. announced organizational changes. • Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group will become two separate business units: Stolt Tankers & Terminals (ST&T) and Stolt Tank Containers (STC).
MEPC Progresses on Key Issues
The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) made progress on a packed agenda when it met for its 56th session from 9 to 13 July in London.
Obituary: Adm. Owen W. Siler
Adm. Owen W. Siler, 85, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1974 to 1978, died from heart failure July 17 at St. Joseph's hospital in Atlanta. A World War II veteran…
This Day in Naval History - July 20
1846 - First visit of U.S. warships (USS Columbus and USS Vincennes) to Japan is unsuccessful in negotiating a treaty. 1960 - In first launch of Polaris missile…