Malaysia's Petronas to Buy its Own Newbuild LNG Ships
Petronas says that as part of its strategy to optimise the value of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) business, it has decided to directly procure newbuild LNG ships…
China Government to Upgrade & Restructure Shipyards
The State Council has issued a three-year plan, ending in 2015, to upgrade and restructure the mainland's troubled shipbuilding industry, a further move to stabilise economic growth…
General Dynamics Awarded 'Zumwalt-class' Superstructure Contract
US Defense Department, Navy, has awarded General Dynamics Corp. -- Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine, a $212,000,000 fixed-price incentive (firm target) contract for the design and construction of a steel superstructure (deckhouse and hangar) plus construction of an aft peripheral vertical launching system for the Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG 1002). Work will be performed in Bath, Maine (80.5 percent), Corona, Calif. (4.1 percent), Coatesville, Pa.
'National Marine Technology Week' Date Set
Congressmen Farr and Young introduce a bi-partisan Congressional Resolution designating September 22, 2013 through September 28, 2013, as “National Marine Technology Week”. Resolution coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Marine Technology Society and OCEANS 2013 in San Diego. The Marine Technology Society is an international community of ocean engineers, technologists, policy-makers and educators…
Crowley Video Explains LNG Benefits to Caribbean Industry
In this short video, Crowley's Greg Buffington, vice president of company subsidiary Carib Energy, explains the benefits of switching to reliable, safe, U.S.-exported…
LPD 27 Portland Keel Authenticated at Ingalls
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding has authenticated the keel of the company's 11th amphibious transport dock ship, Portland (LPD 27). U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and principal speaker for the ceremony, noted the first-in-class USS San Antonio (LPD 17) was presently off the coast of Yemen alongside another Ingalls-built ship, USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).
Cruise Liner Takes 103 Off Disabled Alaskan Vessel
While leaving from Margerie Glacier to depart Glacier Bay, Alaska, Holland America Line's 'Statendam' assisted 103 persons on a disabled sightseeing boat, having responded to a call to assist the 79-foot sightseeing vessel 'Baranof Wind', which was experiencing mechanical troubles and had lost power in the ice near John Hopkins Glacier. The ship lowered two tenders, which collected 102 tourists and one Glacier Bay National Park ranger and returned to Statendam.
President Obama's BD Message to the Coast Guard
Coincidentally the USCG and President Obama share August 4, as their joint birthdays: the President is 53 while the Coast Guard is 223 years old on this day. "I send greetings to all those celebrating the 223rd birthday of the United States Coast Guard on August 4. America's story is one that has been written during times of challenge and change, and dating back to the earliest days of our Union, members of the US Coat Guard have been some of its most revered authors.
Thai Navy Orders New Warship From DSME
The 3,700-ton frigate will be built in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. as a modernized version of the Kwanggaeto-class destroyer of the Korean Navy, reports Xinhua. Thailand has ordered the South Korean-built frigate which will cost some US$ 486-million, with a delivery date set for 2018. The Thai cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, approved the Thai navy's…
Triple-E Maiden Voyager Breasting Indian Ocean SW Monsoon
Container ship 'Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller' uniquely has two captains; one of them, Jes Meinertz, posts the following news on the blog 'Captains of the Triple-E'. "We are now facing the Southwest Monsoon in the Western part of the Indian Ocean. Presently we are 18 hours away from the island Sukutra close to the Horn of Africa. The wind force is 7 on the Beaufort scale, wind speeds of approximately 35 knots, and the swell is 4-5 meters. But the vessel remains relatively calm on the water.
Horizon Lines Continue to Improve Financial Performance in Q2 2013
Horizon Lines, Inc. reported financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended June 23, 2013 with an almost doubled EBITDA from the same period last year. "Horizon…
STX Pan Ocean CEO Resigns, Group Shipyards to be Sold
STX Pan Ocean Co., the country's leading bulk carrier, said that CEO Kang Duck-soo (who is also chairman of the STX Group) has resigned as the shipper has been under…
MOL Reports Containership KPI Performance to June 2013
MOL has updated On Time Arrival Performance quarterly results for April - June 2013 for the major trade lanes as part of its effort to upgrade and improve the quality of services offered.
Offshore Brazil Energy Output Climbing as FPSO's Come On-line
In June 2013, Petrobras’ total output (oil and natural gas) in Brazil averaged 2,378 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), 4.8% higher than May. Including the share operated by Petrobras for partner companies, total production in June was 2,489 thousand boed, 5.5% higher than the previous month. The increase in production was due to the startup of new wells connected to platforms FPSO Cidade de Itajaí…
Phoenix Products Moving to Advance International Presence
Phoenix Products Company has partnered with two internationally recognized organizations to serve ports and terminals. By joining with these new distributors in Europe…
MTS Houston Luncheon
The August MTS Houston Section luncheon will be held on August 22 and will feature a presentation by Carlos Mastrangelo, SBM Offshore’s Senior Vice-President on Floating Production Units.
NAVFAC Atlantic Cancels 2013 Industry Forum
Because of budget constraints due to the sequestration, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Atlantic has cancelled their annual Industry Forum conference for 2013.
ACP Touts Major Milestone - Arrival of New Gates for Canal Expansion
The first four new gates for the Panama Canal’s Third Set of Locks will be arriving to Panama from Italy on August 19th; one of the biggest milestones of the Expansion Program. The Third Set of Locks has a total of 16 rolling gates (eight for each new lock complex).The new gates weigh an average of 3,300 tons each. They were constructed in Italy by subcontractor Cimolai SpA. They will be unloaded in the Atlantic side of the Canal and rolled off the ship onto a special reception dock.
MariMatch Partnering Online Service Kicks Off
Online registration has opened for MariMatch, the brokerage event that gives visitors to Europort 2013 the opportunity to prearrange meetings with potential business partners in an informal setting.
Irving Shipbuilding Buys Dartmouth Waterfront Site
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has bought the former Maritime Steel and Foundries Ltd. steel fabrication site in Dartmouth as part of its plans to gear up for the $25…