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  • 27 March 2007

    Fitch Ratings said Monday it affirmed cruise operator Carnival Corp.’s issuer default rating, bank credit facility and senior unsecured debt at an investment grade of ‘A-,’ due to its strong liquidity position.

  • 22 February 2007

    LERWICK Port Authority is to lobby the Scottish Executive to speedily issue a harbour revision order, which would allow the port to create new land for development.

  • 15 February 2007

    The Dutch government and the publicly owned Mozambican Ports and Railways company (CFM) are investing 18 million US dollars in two emergency dredging projects for the access channel and the manoeuvering basins in the central port of Beira. The chairperson of the CFM board of directors, Rui Fonseca, cited in Monday’s issue of the Maputo […]

  • 13 February 2007

    A new Navy report ambitiously predicts that in the distant future the service will buy many more surface combatants, plus other warships, without boosting the 30-year shipbuilding plan’s average annual funding. At issue is the production schedule for a notional destroyer called DDG(X), which the department wants to buy about two decades from now to […]

  • 11 February 2007

    An anti-whaling group’s boat collided twice with a Japanese whale-spotting vessel in Antarctic waters today, tearing a three-foot gash in the protest ship, the Sea Shepherd conservation group said. The Japanese ship Kaiko Maru issued a distress signal after the clash, but had not responded to Sea Shepherd’s offer of help, said the group’s founder, […]

  • 4 February 2007

    THE dredging contract for the Calabar River Channel that has been going on for the past three months may be heading for the rocks if issues raised by members of the Calabar Youths Congress are not amicably resolved. The stakeholders include the Obong of Calabar, Edidem (Professor) Nta Elijah Henshaw, whose company, “Eladonai Nigeria Ltd”, […]

  • 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.

  • 19 December 2006

    EU ministers are meeting to discuss annual fish catch limits against a backdrop of warnings of falling stocks. Among those discussing the issue will be UK Fisheries Minister Ben Bradshaw. Cutbacks including a 25% reduction in the cod quota and reductions in plaice, sole and hake allowances have been recommended by the European Commission.

  • 18 December 2006

    Koninklijke Vopak N.V. (Royal Vopak) has announced that it will begin constructing the new Vopak Terminal Linkeroever for the storage and transhipment of liquid chemicals in Antwerp (Belgium) in February 2007. After the environmental permit was issued recently, Vopak made a start on the preparatory groundwork. Phase 1 of the new terminal, with a storage […]

  • 18 December 2006

    ABG Shipyard has secured an order for construction of a vessel at a price of euro 16.54 million (about Rs 100 crore) from Vroon Offshore, The Netherlands. According to an official release issued by the company to the BSE today, the order is for a 78mts long LOA diving support vessel.

  • 29 November 2006

    A Rolls-Royce and Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) team has signed a contract with the Australian Department of Defence worth more than A$50m. The contract covers four Royal Australian Navy amphibious and afloat support ships for seven years with options for a further five. The Rolls-Royce and KBR team will reduce DoD ship costs through […]

  • 26 November 2006

    The proposed Chicalim shipyard issue rocked the extraordinary general body meeting of Chicalim Village Panchayat on Sunday, which was held following directives from the Block Development Officer (BDO).

  • 16 November 2006

    More than 700 passengers and crew members aboard a trans-Atlantic cruise have fallen ill with flu-like symptoms, cruise line officials said. The outbreak, believed to be norovirus, struck people aboard the Carnival Cruise Lines’ Liberty, one of the world’s largest cruise ships, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the Miami-based company.

  • 14 November 2006

    MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY News Release (Press Notice No: 410_06) issued by The Government News Network on 14 November 2006 This Wednesday at 0930 the MCA will present amendments to the Large Yacht Code at the first Global Super yacht Forum at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Centre.

  • 12 November 2006

    The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre on a writ petition seeking a probe into the disappearance of ship `Jupiter 6,’ its crew and other members in mysterious circumstances since September 2005. A Bench of Justice H.K. Sema and Justice P.K. Balasubramanyan has also issued notice to the Director-General of Shipping; Pelmar Shipping […]

  • 15 October 2006

    EMIRATES Shipping Line will launch a new service linking China, South-East Asia and India to the Middle East on November 11 2006. Dubbed Hyper Galex, it will be served by six vessels with a capacity of 3,100 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) each and a speed of 22.5 knots. Emirates Shipping Line will provide four out […]

  • 22 September 2006

    MACKENZIE’S Tug Service has welcomed an addition to its fleet with the arrival of a new tugboat from China. Designed by Dutch company Damen, the $6.5million vessel arrived at the Esperance Port Authority last week after a brief stopover in Broome. MacKenzie’s Tug Service Owner Fud MacKenzie said the new tug was put into operation […]

  • 20 September 2006

    SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento-based U.S. District Court has ordered a halt to all dredging at the Port of Stockton, dealing a blow to a massive expansion plan. Environmental groups sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of Stockton last month to stop the dredging of the San Joaquin River, claiming the Corps […]

  • 14 September 2006

    A United Nations human rights investigator on Thursday called for Ivory Coast to fully probe toxic waste unloaded by a ship, saying it should lead to prosecutions of those responsible and compensation for victims. The statement was issued by Okechkwu Ibeanu, U.N. special rapporteur on adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic […]

  • 11 September 2006

    Dredging of the Missouri River southeast of Springfield is scheduled to begin this week according to the foreman of the contracting company. Last week the crew continued to connect 3,600 feet of pipe which will take sand from the river and relocate it to form three sandbars. The pipeline is being connected at Navratils. The […]

  • 10 September 2006

    LRQA (Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance), a member of the Lloyd’s Register Group, has issued its first ISO/PAS 28000 certificate of approval for international supply chain security to one of the world’s major global container port terminal operators – DP World. ISO/PAS 28000 is the management system specification which underpins the operational requirements now being implemented […]

  • 5 September 2006

    Following a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Greek and Bulgarian counterparts, the three countries announced that they have agreed to begin construction of a long-delayed oil pipeline that will link the Black Sea to the Aegean. An official agreement on the issue will be signed by the end of the year. The […]

  • 28 August 2006

    An action plan to assist the authorities in Lebanon with the clean-up of coastal oil pollution and to prevent any spread to neighbouring countries was agreed on August 17 at a meeting in Athens convened by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). A joint statement issued on behalf of […]

  • 17 August 2006

    Bharati Shipyard has bagged a contract from Reliance Industries for the construction of six vessels, including one diving support vessel, for its offshore terminal at Jamnagar. According to a release issued by Bharati to the BSE today, the contract value of the order is approximately Rs 120 crore.

  • 14 August 2006

    On August 16, the Korean representatives will arrive in Baku to hold talks on the creation of a new shipbuilding and ship-repair enterprise in Azerbaijan, the chief of Azerbaijan State Caspian Shipping Company (SCSC) Aydin Bashirov told Trend. It is expected that the talks on this issue will also be held with the representatives from […]