Chinese Shipbuilders Plan IPOs
At least seven Chinese shipbuilders are planning share offerings, underlining China's efforts to build up its domestic fleet and branch out into the construction of more advanced vessels.
First S. African Oil and Gas Shipyard Opens
South Africa's first shipyard to construct oil and gas production platforms was recently opened, according to a Reuters report. The shipyard will provide a foothold…
88 Qatari Ships Carrying LNG Passed Suez Canal Last Year
Eighty-eight vessels from Qatar bearing cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) used the Suez Canal in 2006. Of these, 74 were bound for Spain, six to France, five…
BAE Systems Wins $30.9M Navy Contract
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $30.9m cost-plus-award-fee contract for maintenance, repair and alterations for the USS…
USS James E. Williams Helps Crew of Pirated Vessel
Crew members from the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) provided care and assistance for approximately 12 hours to crew members and pirates…
ONR Presents Dr. Fred E. Saalfeld Award
Chief of Naval Research and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) honored the recipient of the 2006 Dr. Fred E. Saalfeld Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement…
Oversight Hearing on TWIC Implementation
The House Committee on Homeland Security conducted an oversight hearing on the Implementation of the TWIC Program. In his prepared remarks, Committee Chair Bennie…
UNCLOS Approved by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations conducted a business meeting at which, among other things, consideration was given to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Wilh. Wilhelmsen Posts Strong Results
The Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA (WW) global maritime industry group achieved a net operating income of $85m for the third quarter of 2007. The corresponding figure for the same period of last year was $70m.
Aker Yards Signs Contract with “K” Line for Offshore Vessels
Aker Yards has signed a contract with "K" Line Offshore AS for building of four Platform Supply Vessels of Aker Yards design. The total value of this contract is approximately $258.8m.
German Society for Maritime Technology Joins CEMT
The German Society for Maritime Technology (STG) has become a member of CEMT, the Confederation of European Maritime Technology Societies. president Dr. Hermann J.
GreenCarrier, NVO Transport BV Sign Transport Agreement
GreenCarrier, the logistics arm of the Swedish-headquartered Björk.Eklund Group, has signed an exclusive transport agreement with NVO Transport BV, based in Groningen.
DryShips Inc. Enters Panamax Charters
DryShips, Inc., (NASDAQ:DRYS) a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes announced that it has entered into shortterm charters for four…
North of England P&I Club Updates Guide
The ‘A’ rated, 75 million GT North of England P&I club has updated its comprehensive guide to stowage and securing of non-bulk cargo items. Co-authored by Charles…
This Day in Navy History
Nov. 01: 1841 - "Mosquito Fleet" commanded by Lieutenant Commander J. T. McLaughlin, USN, carries 750 Sailors and Marines into the Everglades to fight the Seminole Indians.
Rowan Orders 4 More Rigs
Rowan Companies, Inc. entered into contracts with Keppel AmFELS, Inc. for the construction of four Super 116E class jack-ups. The rigs will be built at AmFELS' Brownsville…
ACP Welcomes Netanyahu
today as part of a one-day private visit to the country. Directors, Dani Kuzniecky. Expansion Program. Benjamin Netanyahu was Prime Minister of Israel between 1996 and 1999.
Adm. Crowe Laid to Rest
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen eulogies Adm. William J. Crowe, 11th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the memorial service for Crowe, who died Oct.