Eastern Shipbuilding Bags Four Z-drive Tugs Order
Bay-Houston Towing Co. announced it has contracted with Eastern Shipbuilding in Panama City, Florida to build four new z-drive tractor/ASD tugs. The new tugs will utilize the popular and proven Z-Tech 2400 series designed by naval architect Robert Allen. The new builds are currently under construction with the delivery of the first tug scheduled in December of this year. The four new Z-Tech 2400’s will join their sister tug…
RFAI Key to Monitoring West Coast Agreement - FMC
Following is the statement of FMC Commissioner William P. We do not take our hands off the wheel just because an agreement is allowed to go into effect without the Commission taking any further action to delay the implementation of the agreement. FMC staff has requested certain information from the parties to the Pacific Ports Operational Improvements Agreement (PPOIA). To date, the response by the PPOIA parties has been incomplete.
2 STS Cranes Commissioned at Flinders ACT
Two new ship-to-shore container cranes have been fully commissioned at Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, Outer Harbor. The new cranes, which cost $24 million, are essential for South Australia to secure the direct shipping services needed for the State's exports to remain competitive on the world stage. Weighing in at 950 tonnes each, the cranes stand 65 metres high and are capable of reaching heights of 105 metres with the boom raised.
Keel Laying Ceremony of Princess Cruises Vessel Held
The keel laying ceremony of the new unit for Princess Cruises was held today at Fincantieri Monfalcone Shipyard. The new vessel, which has been ordered by the Carnival Group for the shipowner Princess Cruises, will go to sea in 2017 and it will be the first vessel to be designed and built specifically for the Chinese market. With its 145,000 gross tonnage, the ship will host 3,560 passengers and will…
Viking Supply Ships, Eni Norge, Extend Contract
Viking Supply Ships A/S has extended the contract with Eni Norge for the Ice-classed AHTS “Njord Viking”. The vessel is now firm with Eni Norge till 31st December 2016. Further, the charterer has the option to extend the charter period with 2 x 6 months. The initial firm period lasted till 29th July 2015. Njord Viking is supporting the Goliat project in the Norwegian Barents Sea, where production is scheduled to commence later this year.
Halliburton, Baker Hughes Extend DoJ Review Date for Deal
Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc have agreed with the U.S. Department of Justice to extend the date of the department's review of Halliburton's acquisition of Baker Hughes, a deal that would create an oilfield services behemoth. Halliburton has also proposed to "divest additional businesses of the companies" to get regulatory nod for the deal globally, the companies said on Friday. Several big deals…
Second Major California Beach to Reopen after May Oil Spill
The second of two major California beaches that were closed after a ruptured pipeline spewed some 2,400 barrels of crude oil will be reopened next week, state parks officials said on Friday.