Willard Delivers SOLAS Rescue Boats
Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, has recently taken orders to build rescue boats for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Maersk Lines Ltd. The Willard Marine rescue boats meet all U.S. Coast Guard requirements under the international Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) treaty. AMHS has ordered two 670 rescue boats for the M/V Columbia, which is being refitted with new safety equipment. The boats are being supplied through Vigor Industrial Shipyard in Portland, Ore.
Maersk Line Awarded US$73-Million MSC Contract
In the latest listing of US Department of Defense, Navy, contracts, Maersk Line Ltd. has been awarded the long-term charter of a US-flagged support vessel. Maersk Line Ltd., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $73,677,038 firm-fixed-price contract for the time charter of a U.S.-flagged, twin-shaft vessel, which is to function as a maritime support vessel. The contract includes four 12-month option periods, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $143,149,058. The Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-14-C-2015).
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Vigor Industrial LLC, Moran Towing Corp., and Maersk Line, Ltd. Vigor Industrial LLC, Portland, Ore., is being awarded a $6,875,938 firm-fixed-price contract for a 68-calendar day mid-term shipyard availability of USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). Work will include 72,000-hour main engine maintenance; main engine turbocharger overhaul; port shaft brake overhaul; starboard power take-off clutch/coupling overhaul, deck non-skid preservation; roller door replacement; and gypsy winch overhauls. Guadalupe's primary mission is to provide fuel to U.S.
US Flagged Heavy Lift Ship Makes Inaugural Homeport Debut
Maersk Line's 'Maersk Illinois' makes her first homeport call in Norfolk, Virginia. The call in Norfolk affirmed the value of the Maersk-Rickmers heavy-lift service and brought together customers and constituents who rely on and support U.S. flag shipping. In May 2012, Congress reauthorized the Export-Import Banks charter to finance American exports and in doing so upheld U.S. cargo preference laws. The reauthorization helps maintain a stable business environment for capital investments, like the acquisition of Maersk Illinois and her sister ship, Maersk Texas.
Bahrain's ASRY Turns in a Profitable Q1
The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Co (ASRY) has turned in a profitable first quarter of 2012 despite the continued shipping recession and increased competition in the region. As of the beginning of May ASRY was running at close to capacity and had work in hand for the next 12 weeks. This, says CEO Chris Potter, is quite some achievement in a region which already has plenty of repair capacity, even before two major new repair facilities opened for business recently in Qatar and Oman.
Maersk Line Awarded Sealift Command Contract Modification
The U.S. Department of Defense informs that Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,103,568 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00033-13-C-2505) to exercise a 92-day option for the operation and maintenance of five U.S. Navy ocean surveillance ships and one U.S. Navy missile range instrumentation ship. Work will be performed worldwide and is expected to be completed by September 2014. Working capital funds in the amount of $7,103,568 are obligated for fiscal 2014 and will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. The U.S.
US DoD Navy Charter of Product Tankship Extended
Amongst the latest listing of US Department of Defense, Navy, contracts, the existing time charter of a U.S.-flagged, ice-class certified, double-hulled product tanker of Maersk Line Ltd. of Norfolk Va. is extended. The $14,223,440 modification is under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00033-11-C-5400) has been extended. The vessel provides worldwide bulk fuel support to the Department of Defense, including a delivery each year to Antarctica for the National Science Foundation and a delivery each year to Greenland for the Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency-Energy. Work will be performed worldwide, and is expected to be completed December 2014. If all option periods are exercised, work will continue through November 2016.
Three to be Honored at Maritime College
Alfred R. (Ted) Ruhly, retired chairman of Maersk Inc.; Michael J. Sacco, who heads the Seafarers International Union (SIU), and Distinguished Alumnus Commodore Leroy J. Alexanderson will all be honored by the Maritime College at Fort Schuyler Foundation on March 31, 2001 at the New York Hilton. Ruhly began his transportation career in the trucking industry in 1950. After 22 years he joined Maersk Inc. as vice president of Marketing and Sales. In 1974 he was named executive vice president and two years later, president. In 1993, Ruhly was named chairman of the Board of Maersk Inc., a position he held until 1999. He also served as chairman of the Board of Maersk Line Ltd. from 1983 to 1997.
Maersk, IBM to Launch Blockchain Joint Venture
The world’s largest container shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk is teaming up with IBM to create an industry-wide trading platform it says can speed up trade and save billions of dollars. The global shipping industry has seen little innovation since the container was invented in the 1950s, and cross-border trade still leaves an enormous trail of paperwork and bureaucracy. Success of the platform, which will be made available to the ocean shipping industry around mid-2018, depends on whether Maersk and IBM can convince shippers…
Maersk Line Completes Recapitalization
Maersk Line, Ltd has completed a recapitalization of its U.S. flag container fleet. The effort involved an investment of nearly $400m for the purchase and reflagging of nine ships into the U.S. registry. In keeping with its commitment to provide world-class U.S. flag transportation services, MLL's recapitalization plan called for the company to remove nine older, smaller ships from its U.S. fleet and replace them with larger, faster and more modern U.S. flag tonnage. All nine of the reflagged ships are enrolled in the Maritime Security Program. "This additional capacity and capability, paired with the optimization and expansion of our U.S.
Maersk Enters Bid to Build Ships for Navy
Maersk Line Ltd. has submitted a bid to the Navy in hopes of winning a Defense Department contract to design and construct the Pentagon's proposed Joint High Speed Vessel, or JHSV. The Navy and Army plan to order at least eight of the ships for rapid transport of troops, supplies and equipment through shallow waters to small or damaged ports - for both military and humanitarian-relief missions. Maersk has tapped New York-based Derecktor Shipyards, one of the largest U.S. builders of commercial vessels, as its shipbuilding partner. The JHSVs would be built at the shipbuilder's Bridgeport, Conn., yard. Bowers said the team's bid design is a hybrid that marries the speed and fuel efficiency of a twin-hulled catamaran with the stability and comfort of a SWATH…
Maersk Awarded Three MSC Contracts
In the first contract, Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $31,817,327 modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise the third 12-month option period for the operation and maintenance of five government-owned Maritime Prepositioning Force ships: USNS 2ND LT John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008), USNS SGT William R. Button (T-AK 3012), USNS 1ST LT Baldomero Lopez (T-AK 3010), USNS 1ST LT Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011) and USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK 3009). These…
'Maersk Alabama' Crew File for Financial Compensation
The five-day saga off the coast of Somalia ended when Navy SEALs killed three of the ship's masters' captors in a volley of rifle fire and a fourth pirate had previously surrendered to the Navy. Though the master of Maersk Alabama, Captain Richard Phillips, was hailed as a hero, 11 former crew members allege in lawsuits filed in Norfolk Circuit Court and in Mobile, Ala., that his employers, through Phillips' actions, put them in grave danger when the ship sailed within about 250 miles of the Somalian coast despite warnings to stay at least 600 miles out because of pirate activity, according to 'The Virginia Pilot'. Together…
US Dept of Defense Awards Transportation Contracts
Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $2,100,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity fixed-price contract for international ocean and intermodal distribution services. American President Lines, Ltd., Inc., Washington, D.C., is being awarded a $1,700,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity fixed-price contract for international ocean and intermodal distribution services. American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier, L.L.C., Park Ridge, N.J., is being awarded a $553,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity fixed-price contract for international ocean and intermodal distribution services. Farrell Lines, Inc., Norfolk…
Maersk Supply Service Wins Contract With Quadrant Energy
Maersk Master and Maersk Mariner, Maersk Supply Service’s two first Starfish-class anchor handling vessels built in 2017, will be on contract with Quadrant Energy in Western Australia, commencing March 2018. Both vessels will support Quadrant Energy’s Phoenix South and Van Gogh drilling campaign which will initially cover three wells for a duration of 150 to 200 days. The highly modern and efficient vessels will be supporting Transocean’s semi-submersible rig DD1 with supply and anchor handling duties throughout the campaign. “Quadrant Energy is an important customer.
Nine Share in US$6-B DoD Contract Modifications
The US Department of Defense informs that nine companies have each been awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity fixed-price option-year two modifications for international ocean and intermodal distribution services (Universal Services Contract-7). Matson Navigation Company Inc., Oakland, California, estimated $9,645,286 (P00034 to HTC711-12-D-W014). The modifications bring the total cumulative face value of the program to $5,932,834,105. Work will be performed worldwide as specified on each individual order, with an expected completion date of Aug. 31, 2015.
Coast Guard Recognizes Industry's Environmental Excellence
The U.S. Coast Guard announced the award recipients for the 2012 Biennial Rear Admiral William M. Benkert, Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence at the American Petroleum Institute Tanker Conference in Orlando, Fla. The winner of the Osprey award went to APL Co. Pte. Ltd. based out of Singapore in the large vessel category. The winners for the Gold award went to AEP River Operations based out of St. Louis and Holland America based out of Seattle in the foreign vessel category. Ingram Marine Group based out of Nashville, Tenn., Matson Navigation based out of Oakland, Calif., and Marathon Petroleum Co. based out of Tampa, Fla., were winners in the large vessel category. Winners for the Silver award in the large vessel category went to Maersk Line Ltd. based out of Baltimore.
Maersk Line, Tote Services, Awarded MSC Contract Modifications
1. Maersk Line Ltd., Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,495,775 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00033-10-C-3220) to exercise a one-year option period for the time charter of one self-sustaining ship, MV SSG Edward A. Carter Jr., to support the U.S. Army's ammunition prepositioning program. Work will take place at sea in the Far East for this option period is expected to be completed by September 2015. Transportation working capital contract funds in the amount of $12…
Maersk Line, Keystone, Awarded MSC Contract Modifications
The US Department of Defense informs that Maersk Line and Keystone Prepositioning Services, have each been awarded vessel operation & maintenance contracts. 1. Maersk Line Ltd., Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $33,016,247 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price award fee contract (N00033-11-C-3110) to exercise the fourth option period of this contract for the operation and maintenance of five USNS Bobo-class ships, which support the U. S. Marine Corps Maritime Prepositioning Force worldwide.
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General Dynamics Electric Boat, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Maersk Line, and Offshore Vessels Inc. General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $25,668,778 firm-fixed-priced contract for the USS Providence (SSN 719) fiscal year 2013 dry-docking continuous maintenance availability. This scope of work encompasses required maintenance activities necessary to maintain full unrestricted operation of the submarine, as well as upgrades and modernization efforts required to ensure the submarine is operating at full technical capacity. Work will be performed in Groton, Conn., and is expected to be completed by April 2014.
Imabari to Acquire Minaminippon Shipbuilding
Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has reached an initial agreement to acquire compatriot Japanese shipbuilder Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The takeover, which remains subject to further discussions before the deal is concluded, would take effect April 1, 2018. Minaminippon’s present shareholders include Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (25 percent) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (24 percent).
Derecktor Eyes Military Deal
Derecktor Shipyards could be building high-speed ferries for the U.S. military in Bridgeport if it and its partners can edge out some tough competition for what could be a $234m defense contract. Exactly how many consortiums have bid on the Joint High Speed Vessel for the Army and Navy is unclear. Only two groups have verified they are going after the contract to develop a completely new vessel for the Navy. Derecktor and its partners, Maersk Line Ltd., which is the U.S. subsidiary of Dutch A.P. Moller Maersk Group, and naval architects Gibbs & Cox confirmed they're in the contest this month. Louisiana-based Bollinger Shipyards Inc.
Myanmar Scrambles to Clear Port Jam
The weeks-long traffic jam of cargo ships at the Myanmar’sbiggest port threatens to scare potential investors away and choke off nascent economic growth, says a report in Reuters. The bottleneck at the dilapidated port was caused by a spike in demand for goods as the opening up of the economy accelerates following a historic election win by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in November. “Because of the general growth of the economy we are packed. The ships have nowhere to go…