New Counter-Mine Technology for Ships
Using a high-temperature technology developed by the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Navy has successfully launched a new counter-mine tool to protect its fleet at sea. In a time of increasing irregular warfare threats, the Navy has devised and successfully demonstrated a revolutionary technology to help reduce the risk of naval mine strikes to U.S. Navy ships. Installed aboard the USS Higgins (DDG 76) in July 2008…
Crowley Plays Role in Summit of the Americas
Crowley played a behind-the-scenes role in assuring Heads of States have safe transportation during the upcoming Summit of the Americas event to be held in Trinidad and Tobago this weekend. The company successfully transported two Interceptor vessels or "Safe Boats" to Trinidad for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The vessels will be used to ensure the security of visiting dignitaries and Heads of States. The U.S.
CII Seeks Award Nominations
The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will host an industry-wide Connie Award dinner on October 1 at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, Ca. The event…
Georgia Ports Authority Adopts Environmental Policy
As part of the continuing effort to build upon current environmental initiatives, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has instituted a policy for managing port operations…
GE Oil & Gas Wins 2009 OTC Award
GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a "Spotlight on New Technology Award" by the Offshore Technology Conference for its next generation subsea electronics module, the VetcoGray SemStar5.
NOL Key Senior Appointments
Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) Group President & CEO Ronald D. Widdows announced new senior management appointments to head the Group’s APL Logistics business unit and its South Asia Region organisation.
Drydocks World Participates in Sea Asia
Drydocks World, the global maritime arm of Dubai World, announced their participation in Sea Asia 2009, scheduled to take place in Singapore from the 21st to the 23rd of April 2009. Sea Asia 2009 will bring together top maritime professionals, which include Shipping CEOs and executives of over 350 international companies from 45 nations, showcasing the industry’s latest technology, products and services.
This Day in Naval History - April 22
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VT Halter Mourns Death of CEO
VT Halter Marine announced the loss of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Brigadier General Boyd E. King, (Ret.) who passed away unexpectedly on Monday, 20 April 2009 at the company’s Corporate Headquarters in . The cause of death reportedly was a heart attack. BG (Ret) Boyd King joined VT Halter Marine on December 16, 2002, as CEO. Before his appointment at VTHM, Mr. King was a retired Brigadier General with a 35-year career in the United States Army…
Taiwan Shipbuilder Denies Orderbook Collapse
According to an April 19 report from the Taiwan News, Taiwan International Shipbuilding denied reports that its business had collapsed after Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. canceled order.
Petrobras Seeks 240 New Vessels
According to an April 20 report from Reuters, the chief financial officer of Brazil's Petrobras said the company is seeking about 240 offshore oil development vessels in the next five to six years.
Growth in Middle East Shipbuilding, Repair
While the world is in the grip of an economic slowdown, the Arabian Gulf remains a dynamic growth centre for ship building and repair, said a maritime industry observer.
Ship Finance International 4Q Dividend
Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) refers to the announcement of the fourth quarter 2008 dividend payable in cash or, at the shareholders request, in…
Navy’s Green Procurement Program
The new Department of the Navy Green Procurement Program Implementation Guide is harnessing the fleet's purchasing power in support environmentally friendly and…
Seaspan Takes Delivery of New Containership
Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) has accepted delivery of the CSCL Callao, a 2500 TEU newbuilding. The new containership, which was constructed by Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co.…
Korean Register of Shipping Consolidates in India
The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) – international classification society and IACS member – formally opened its first branch office in India yesterday. As part…
New Charter for FreeSeas Handysize Vessel
FreeSeas Inc. (Nasdaq:FREE) (Nasdaq:FREEW) (Nasdaq:FREEZ), a transporter of dry-bulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of a fleet of seven Handysize vessels and two Handymax vessels…
MARAD Recognizes Radovic of NOVACES
During the US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) Annual Ship Managers Executive Meeting, president Ivan Radovic of NOVACES was awarded for outstanding teamwork and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Ready Reserve Force using the principles of Lean Six Sigma. The event was held at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two business improvement techniques.
Lufeng Drawing to a Close
After more than 11 years in production, StatoilHydro and Chinese National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) have reached a mutual agreement to transfer full responsibility for the abandonment of the Lufeng field in the South China Sea to CNOOC. The transfer will take effect after the production shutdown later this year. Lufeng 22-1 lies some 250 kilometres south-east of Hong Kong. Lufeng 22-1 was first discovered in 1983 by Occidental.
STX Europe, New Order from French Navy
STX Europe has, through its subsidiary STX France Cruise SA, signed a contract to build a third Projection and Command Vessel (BPC) for the French Navy. STX France Cruise SA…