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  • 2 May 2007

    The latest addition to the Caledonian MacBrayne fleet, MV Argyle, the sister ship of MV Bute, will be named at Rothesay on Friday (May 4). The new ship, which arrived on the Clyde on Sunday from the Gdansk shipyard where she was built, is currently undergoing final preparatory work prior to the naming. The formal […]

  • 10 April 2007

    Pennsylvania Congressman Jack Murtha, chairman of the House subcommittee that writes the defense spending bill, visited Electric Boat Monday to see for himself whether the company was capable of handling an increase in submarine construction from one per year to two per year.

  • 7 April 2007

    Port of London Authority chairman, Simon Sherrard, has called for Government to approve without further delay the long awaited London Gateway, a container port and business park development that DP World plans for the north bank of the Thames in Essex.

  • 2 April 2007

    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. orders another Genesis class cruise vessel from Aker Yards. The contract price is approximately EUR 900 million. The contract is subject to final confirmation of buyers financing.

  • 29 March 2007

    Angola’s Petroleum Minister, Desiderio Costa, officially inaugurated the deep offshore Dalia field at a ceremony also attended by Manuel Vicente, Chairman of Sonangol (Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola), and Christophe de Margerie, Chief Executive Officer of Total.

  • 19 March 2007

    The Executive Chairman of Austal Limited, Mr John Rothwell AO, today announced the appointment of Mr Bob Browning as Chief Executive Officer of Austal USA, effective mid August this year.

  • 15 March 2007

    BAE Systems and VT Group have provisionally agreed the ownership structure of their shipbuilding joint venture and are believed to have asked Sir John Parker, the chairman of National Grid Transco, to head the new company.

  • 14 March 2007

    Following a contract in the summer of 2006, Qatar Shipping Co. has just taken delivery of the new pilot boat SHAQRA. At a ceremony in Doha the president of the Damen Shipyards Group, Mr. Kommer Damen, personally handed over the vessel to the chairman of Qatar Shipping Co, H.E. Salem Bin Butti Al-Naimi.

  • 9 March 2007

    A united shipbuilding corporation will be established to combine all state financial assets in this sphere, First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said Friday. Ivanov, who is also chairman of the board of the United Aircraft Building Corporation, said the decision was made at President Vladimir Putin’s conference on shipbuilding reform.

  • 5 March 2007

    EVER SUMMIT, the eighth in a series of ten 7024 TEU S-class vessels being built for Evergreen in Japan, was launched on 2 March at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Kobe shipyard. She was named by Evergreen Group second Vice Group Chairman S S Lin while the ceremonial rope cutting, sending the ship down the slipway, was […]

  • 5 February 2007

    The first luxury yacht has arrived at Port Louis Grenada. The 128 ft mega yacht called Savvy is owned by Port Louis developer and Chairman Peter De Savary. Savvy is the first yacht to be berthed at the new Port Louis site. Port Louis developers say when the Port Louis Marina is completed the area […]

  • 30 January 2007

    The £6bn takeover of Corus by Indian firm Tata Steel has been given a mixed reception in Wales, with concern about jobs in the long term the main issue. Welsh Secretary Peter Hain said Tata’s chairman had given him an “absolute assurance” over the firm’s future.

  • 24 January 2007

    Norberto Ferretti, Ferretti Group Chairman and founder, and his seasoned, unified management team have increased the stake in Ferretti S.p.A. capital to 40%. Ferretti S.p.a. is parent company of the Ferretti Group, one of the top companies in the world within the sphere of designing and manufacturing luxury motor yachts. Candover, an English private equity […]

  • 17 January 2007

    The first luxury yacht has arrived at Port Louis Grenada. The 128 ft mega yacht called Savvy is owned by Port Louis developer and Chairman Peter De Savary. Savvy arrived in Grenada late last week and is the first yacht to be berthed at the new Port Louis site.

  • 7 January 2007

    A modern domestic shipbuilding facility will soon rise in this premier Freeport zone. Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman Feliciano Salonga, in a meeting with National Maritime Leasing Corp. president Agustin Bengzon, said the facility would create a synergy aimed at supplying the needs of the domestic shipping industry.

  • 28 December 2006

    The marine and maritime industry is set to grow further as Singapore expands its offshore, marine and maritime interests as an International Maritime Centre (IMC). The industry accounts for about 7% of Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product in 2005. “With Asia’s increased dominance in world shipping and Singapore’s strategic location at the crossroad of global trade, […]

  • 21 December 2006

    The Port of Tauranga and Ports of Auckland are still talking about a merger, but they haven’t agreed on the terms. Port of Tauranga chairman John Parker said the continuing discussions were constructive and positive.

  • 14 December 2006

    The Port of Albany is on track to handle more than 780,000 tons of cargo this year, the most in five years, Albany Port District Commission Chairman Robert Cross said Wednesday. Shipments of sugar, grain, steel and scrap iron have boosted tonnage and are expected to provide more than 80,000 man-hours of work, up from […]

  • 27 November 2006

    MISC Bhd will spend about RM20 billion on new vessels in the coming years up to 2010 as it moves to expand its fleet to meet the increased demand for shipping, particularly from the oil and gas sector. The group is capitalising on its expertise in energy transportation to meet the demand, but it remained […]

  • 27 November 2006

    Jade Yachts Shipbuilding Corp is to deliver the first made-in-Taiwan steel super yacht, a technology breakthrough and milestone in the nation’s shipbuilding sector. “We hope to take the shipbuilding industry in Taiwan to a higher level in terms of quantity and quality,” Jade Yachts chairman Han Pi-hsiang said while scrutinizing the yacht Bandido during its […]

  • 22 November 2006

    Larsen & Toubro Ltd. plans to set up a large shipyard at a cost of about 20 billion rupees to capitalise on expected demand for vessels as international trade grows, its chairman said on Wednesday.

  • 20 November 2006

    Fairplay reports that the takeover offer for German classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) by its larger French rival Bureau Veritas (BV) is likely to face strong opposition from GL’s employees’ council. Speaking soon after news of the bid had been confirmed, the council’s deputy chairman Ingo Klauke said his members regarded the move as “hostile”, […]

  • 20 November 2006

    A cruise ship with nearly 700 sick passengers and crew members aboard pulled into Port Everglades near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Sunday. Fourteen guests and five crew remained ill and in isolation when the ship arrived at Port Everglades. More than 530 guests and 140 crew had reported to the ship’s infirmary with similar symptoms […]

  • 15 November 2006

    Some 33 shipyards grouped in the Batam Shipyard Offshore Association (BSOA) have started turning to Karimun islands for their new investment as Batam has already become too full of business activities. “Look, Batam is already full (of business activities),” BSOA chairman Chandra Dahlan said here on Thursday after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with […]

  • 13 November 2006

    Lloyd’s Register held its most recent Hellenic Advisory Committee on November 2, 2006 in Mikrolimano, Piraeus. Some 30 key figures from the Greek shipping community attended, representing more than 34.5 million gross tons and 650 vessels. The Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Advisory Committee is chaired by Captain Panayiotis Tsakos of Tsakos Shipping & Trading. Representatives from […]