Japan Shipbuilding Orders Drop
Japanese export ship orders fell 8.5 percent in June from a year earlier, reveal figures by the Japan Ship Exporters’ Association (JSEA). Japanese export ship orders…
U.S. Warship LPD 25 Christened USS 'Somerset'
Nearly 1,800 guests attended the christening today of Huntington Ingalls Industries' ninth amphibious transport dock, Somerset (LPD 25), at the company's Avondale shipyard. LPD 25 is named to honor the courage of the passengers and crew members of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pa. Mrs. Mary Jo Myers, wife of Gen. Richard Myers, U.S.
Ballast Water Management – Angola, Africa, Rules
All vessels coming from outside Angola must follow Angolan Executive Decree 12-05, article 10 regarding ballast water management. It appears to the Angolan authority…
British Fleet Auxiliary for Falmouth Refit
Lyme Bay returned to Falmouth after three years in the Persian Gulf supporting coalition naval operations and as 'mothership' to the UK Mine Countermeasure Fleet. The major refits, carried out every five years, have been completed on the RFA Argus, RFA Mounts Bay, RFA Largs Bay and RFA Cardigan Bay between 2009 and earlier this year. The grey ships, which have become a familiar part of the Falmouth skyline over the past four years…
Mutiny on the 'Deutschland' Over Re-flagging
Captain Andreas Jungblut, 59, had captained the luxury cruise ship - made famous as the setting for the long-running Traumschiff television soap opera – for 13 years. But after he wrote a letter to German President Joachim Gauck on behalf of his crew protesting plans by the German Deilmann shipping company to hoist the Maltese flag in place of the German one, he was told to leave by the owner, Bild newspaper reported.
China Launches Large Fast Patrol Boat
China launches its largest & most advanced patrol vessel 'Haixun 01' in Wuhan, Hubei province. Haixun 01 is the first Chinese patrol vessel to simultaneously incorporate marine inspection and rescue functions. It will carry out missions regarding maritime inspection, safety monitoring, rescue, oil spill detection and handling, said Xu Guoyi, head of the Shanghai Maritime Bureau, which will manage the ship, which is expected to come into service in late 2012.
U.S.Barge Traffic Left High & Dry in River Mississippi
The Lake Providence Port is high and dry through drought after U.S. Army Corps of Engineers abandoned efforts to dredge its access channel. Louisiana farmers scramble…
Port-Evo Proposes Hefty Bangladesh Port Development Investment
British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Northern Ireland William Hague made the proposal when he met the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her hotel suite.
MAIB Reports Zero UK-flag Ship Losses in 2011, Fishing Boats More Prone
There was a wide variety of accidents to merchant vessels investigated during 2011. For the second year in succession there were no UK registered ship losses and the number of accidents…
Tugboat Ordered for Service in Port of Riga, Latvia
The vessel is due to be delivered to PKL Flote in the summer of 2013. It is planned to operate the new tugboat in Riga port, where PKL Flote already employs a vessel…
Ship Building Supply Glut Bites China's Shipyards
Chinese shipyards register a 49% plunge in first half 2012 orders. 'Gulf News' informs that China has 1,536 shipyards with annual sales of more than five million yuan ($780…
Ballast Water Regulations Uniformity Plea to US Senate
A coalition of maritime related interests writes to US Senate pledging support for uniform national standard for regulation of ballast water & other vessel discharges.
Vietnam Maintenance Base Granted to Russian Navy
Sang, speaking to the Voice of Russia radio station ahead of a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, stressed that the port would not be a Russian military base.
MAN Diesel & Turbo Makes Executive Board Appointment
The Supervisory Board of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE has appointed Arnd Löttgen to the Executive Board with effect from 1 September 2012. Arnd Löttgen will be responsible…
Odfjell Terminals, Rotterdam, to Step Up Tank Storage Safety
Background: Odfjell is one of the largest terminal operators in the Port of Rotterdam. Over the past years many complaints, mostly relating to safety issues, were made against the company.
Brazil's OSX Group Q2 2012 Financial Report
EBITDA of R$36,5 million in 1H12 and R$2,7 billion financing are highlights for the second quarter of 2012. OSX, an EBX Group Company which provides solutions for…
Ingalls Shipbuilding Contracted to Build Eleventh LPD
The U.S. Navy awards Huntington Ingalls Industries a US$1.5-billion fixed-price incentive contract for amphibious transport dock LPD 27. The contract is for the detail design and construction of the amphibious transport dock LPD 27 and it will be built at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Ingalls is building the entire San Antonio (LPD 17) class of ships, the newest addition to the Navy's 21st century amphibious assault force. LPDs are built to be survivable and flexible.
Tsakos Announces Time Charter Extension
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN or the “Company")(NYSE: TNP) announced a two-year time charter extension for the 2008 built, 105,392 dwt, double hull aframax tanker…
Inchcape Shipping Services Opens Mauritius Office
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has expanded its operations into Mauritius, with the acquisition of Belship Co Ltd. Renamed ISS Belship, this opening marks ISS’…
Stolt-Nielsen Limited to Acquire Storage Terminal
Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) announced today that it reached an agreement to acquire a bulk-liquid storage terminal at Dagenham, Port of London, UK, from Norbert Dentressangle SA.