First 20k PSI Subsea Wellhead System
FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) has signed a contract for the manufacture and supply of FMC's proprietary HC-20 high capacity subsea wellhead system, the oil…
New Naval Contract
BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $12,755,479 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C-4404) to exercise an option…
Panama Canal Receives Proposals to Build Locks
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) received proposals from three world-class consortia to design and build the new set of Canal locks – the largest contract under the $5.25b Expansion Program. The proposals have been separated into two categories – technical and price – with the technical proposals to be assessed first. The price proposals were placed into a sealed container, escorted by ACP Contracting Officer Adriano Espino (pictured left) to the Panama National Bank, and locked into a vault.
Seaway Corp Infrastructure Renewal Funding
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) will initiate its planned 10-year program this year to modernize the infrastructure of the U.S.
ITCO Promotes Safe, Green Tank Containers
The International Tank Container Organisation (ITCO) will unveil a new tranche of industry knowledge on intermodal tank containers in three specialist presentations…
Acting Deputy Maritime Administrator Keynote Address
James E. Caponiti, Acting Deputy Maritime Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation, will deliver a keynote opening address at the 6th Annual North America's Marine Highways Conference…
Costa Deliziosa Completes Her Technical Launch
Costa Cruises, Italian tourism group and European cruise company, and Fincantieri celebrated the technical launch of the Costa Deliziosa at the Marghera yards: the first time the ship touched the sea flooding the dry-dock where she is under construction. The Costa Deliziosa, the 15th ship of Costa’s fleet with a total tonnage of 92,700 and a capacity of 2,828 passengers, is scheduled to be delivered at the end of January 2010, after completing the interior fitting out operations.
Cash-Rich Cosco to Bolster Shipbuilders
According to a March 11 report from The Wall Street Journal, as global shipping companies struggle amid slumping international trade, China Ocean Shipping Co. is flush with cash…
400 Jobs on the Line
According to a March 12 report from Inquirer.net, about 400 workers of a ship repair company in Lapu-Lapu City are in danger of losing their jobs as the management…
Wärtsilä, IHI Marine Propulsion System Agreement
Wärtsilä, ship power system integrator, and IHI Marine United Inc. (IHIMU) of Japan, have concluded a co-operation agreement. Under the agreement, Contra-Rotating Propeller (CRP) systems developed by IHIMU will be incorporated into Wärtsilä's propulsion solutions used on board diesel-electric driven ships. The co-operation agreement mainly covers the European market, where the environmental demands on shipping operations are becoming increasingly stringent.
New Anti-Fouling System from Cathelco
Cathelco has launched a new system which is specifically designed to protect box coolers against bio-fouling caused by barnacles and mussels. Although Cathelco has protected box coolers in the past, this is the first time it has produced a system using anodes which are completely submerged instead of being inserted through the side of the seachest. In the new design the anode is mounted horizontally…
Lockheed, Navy Display Systems Contracts
Lockheed Martin has received a six-year contract from the U.S. Navy to provide performance-based logistics support for the AN/UYQ-70 (Q-70) Advanced Display System.
This Day in Naval History – March 13, 2009
1895 - Award of first submarine building contract to John P. Holland Torpedo Boat Co. 1917 - Armed merchant ships authorized to take action against U-boats. 1959…
Danaos Corp 4Q & 2008 Results
Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), international owner of containerships, reported unaudited results for the fourth quarter and the full year ended December 31, 2008.
Updated “Good Maintenance Onboard Ships”
ClassNK has just released the latest updated version of Good Maintenance Onboard Ships. First published in 1994, this latest version of the booklet has been expanded…
Lawmakers Aim to Strengthen Oil Barge Rules
According to a March 11 report from the Cape Cod Times, a new bill designed to strengthen rules for tugboats escorting double-hulled oil barges through Buzzards…
Wärtsilä Receives 1st CWA Design Order
Wärtsilä, power system integrator, has signed a design and propulsion system order with Taiwan's Jong Shyn Shipbuilding for a product chemical tanker. The 6500 dwt vessel, due for delivery in 2011, is for CPC Corporation (CPC), a Taiwanese state-owned oil company. This is the first order through the Wärtsilä network for a design developed by Conan Wu Associates (CWA), a Wärtsilä Ship Design company, since it was acquired in September 2008.
Nautical Structures New Automated Davit
At the touch of a button, the new, lightweight TECH-1000-2 automated hydraulic davit from Nautical Structures can handle a working load up to 1,000 pounds in all boom positions aboard boats and yachts from 40 to 140 feet. Weighing 165 pounds, the all-aluminum TECH-1000-2 is priced at just under $10,000, complete with mounting standpipe and hydraulic power unit. The TECH-1000-2 features a fully faired and painted finish to match the paint color of the yacht.
Delivery of the Cüneyt Solakoglu
On Thursday, 12th March 2009, another newbuilding for Flensburger´s Turkish customer U.N RO-RO will be delivered on time and will leave the yard on Saturday, 14th March 2009, early in the morning. Length o.a. The ferry, Cüneyt Solakoglu, is the thirteenth of fourteen RoRo vessels for Turkish customer. U.N RoRo. At present Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. - 1 RoRo freight-ferries for U.N.
Georgia Port, Emissions Reduction Grant
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been awarded a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant. The $250k award…