Hyundai Heavy May See Dry Spell End
According to an August 26 report from Bloomberg, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and its rivals may end an eight-month dry spell with a slew of new orders after Australia…
Schat-Harding Expands into Italy
Schat-Harding is expanding its global service network with a new Italian office and service station in Livorno. It will be a branch office of USH Spain and will be managed by Enrico Venezia…
JO Tankers to Lay off Officers and Reflag
According to an August 26 report from Lloyd’s List, JO Tankers, the world number three chemtanker operator, is to make around 50 Dutch officers redundant and is…
STIDD Admiral Seats at the Helm of the Odessa
A pair of custom STIDD Admiral High Back helm seats from leading ergonomic marine seating manufacturer STIDD Systems add comfort and style to the helm of Christensen Shipyards' newest launch, set to debut at the 2009 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 29 – November 2. The 160-foot Odessa is the first Christensen yacht to feature a black hull and silver painted superstructure. In addition to the standard STIDD ergonomic and adjustment features…
Balpure BWT System in CG Evaluation Program
The S/R American Progress, a 575-ft, 30,000-gross-ton, double-hull U.S. flag tank ship, operated by SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., has been accepted into the United States…
Raytheon Nav Systems for German Navy
Raytheon Anschütz has been awarded the contract for the complete Integrated Navigation System for the third Mission Supply Vessel (MSV) Class 702 for the German Navy. The third Mission Supply Vessel (2nd Batch) will be built by the consortium ARGE, who have appointed Raytheon Anschütz as the subcontractor for the navigation systems. The K130 Corvette Project allowed Raytheon Anschütz to install an integrated bridge of the newest generation on board a German Navy vessel for the first time.
Evergreen, CKYH Alliance Rationalization Plan
Evergreen Line has announced a rationalization plan with the CKYH Alliance (Coscon, "K"LINE, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping) for the U.S. East Coast / Northwest Europe Service.
Westway Terminals $3.8m Expansion in La.
Westway Terminal Company LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westway Group, Inc. (OTC BB: WTWG), launched a $3.8m expansion to its Port Allen facility today with a…
This Day in Naval History – August 28
1867 - Captain William Reynolds of Lackawanna raises U.S. flag over Midway Island and took formal possession of these islands for the U.S. 1942 - 120 women, commissioned directly as ENS or LTJG…
Thomas Crowley Award to Michel & Weist
Suz Michel, director of people development and learning for Crowley in Seattle, and Bob Weist, vice president of sales and marketing for the logistics group were awarded 2008 Thomas Crowley trophies, the company's highest honor, at ceremonies yesterday at the company's Talleyrand terminal in Jacksonville, Fla. Created in 1985, only 50 of the company's 4,300-plus employees have been recognized with the limited edition…
NG Contract for USS Theodore Roosevelt
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract valued at approximately $2.4b for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The work will be performed by the company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va. and will include the refueling of the ship's reactors, as well as extensive modernization work to more than 2,300 compartments, 600 tanks, and hundreds of systems.
ITIC Warns Shipmanagers on Lay-Up Liability
The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has urged its shipmanager members to seek legal advice before entering into any contracts with owners relating to the laying-up of vessels.
Unprecedented Cooperation in Gulf of Aden
In the late morning of 26 August the EUNAVFOR Norwegian warship HNOMS Fridtjof Nansen received an emergency call form the Italian m/v Southern Cross that she was under attack from pirates.
Ballard ABS Asst. Chief Surveyor, Naval Programs
ABS veteran surveyor Robert (Bob) Ballard has been named to the position of Assistant Chief Surveyor (ACS) for Naval Programs, a position created last year by the…
CENTA authorized for In-House Testing
CENTA is the first company worldwide to which Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has conferred the responsibility for alternative product certification of type-approved couplings.
Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System
Recently, International Maritime Security Network, LLC conducted their first phase testing of the originally designed, non-lethal Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System (APS).
Bristol Designs Two 14k BBL Tank Barges
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI), has been contracted by Metal Trades, Inc. of Hollywood, South Carolina to design two 14,000 BBL Double Hull Oil Tank Barges to carry ‘D’ and ‘E’ grade fuels for the U.S. Navy. Metal Trades is building the new barges as a sub-contractor to Maybank Industries, LLC based in Charleston, SC. The 200.f ft x 52 ft x 16.5 ft sister vessels are fully compliant with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and are classed ABS Maltese Cross A1 Oil Tank Barge Unmanned Ocean Service.
ODIM to Develop Navy Towed Array Handling System
ODIM Spectrum Ltd., a leading undersea sensor handling system provider for naval air and shipboard applications, announced it has been awarded an initial phase $5.1m contract for the design…
Redwise Delivers the Long Way to Avoid Piracy
The piracy threat around the Gulf of Aden has been in the news for quite some time, and continues to make headlines with every next incident that occurs. Besides the dozens of pirate encounters, there are also many cases where ship owners and maritime service providers, or their officers and crew, do all they can to prevent hijackings. Preventive measures include alternative routes thousands of miles longer…
Reid Joins Kvichak
Carol Reid has joined Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. as their Marketing Services Manager. In her position she is responsible for all company related marketing, promotional and advertising functions. Prior to accepting the position she was in sales and marketing at Swiftsure Yachts, a premier full service yacht brokerage in Seattle, Wa. In addition to a lifelong involvement in boating, Carol brings to Kvichak over eight years of direct experience in the marine industry.