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April 20, 2015
ABS names Howard Fireman Senior VP and CTO
APRIL 20, 2015 — Classification society ABS has appointed Howard Fireman to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Fireman, who will report to ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki, assumes this role...
April 20, 2015
New tanker designs with less ballast offer more savings
APRIL 20, 2015 — After developing a minimum ballast VLCC, a joint industry project involving Lloyd's Register and China's Dalian Shipbuilding Industry China (DSIC) and Dalian Ocean Shipping Co. has  continued to develop further detailed designs...
April 20, 2015
MSC Cruises cuts steel for first of two mega ships
APRIL 20, 2015 — MSC Cruises, the world's largest privately-owned cruise company, today marked a milestone in its $5.4 billion growth plan with the cutting of first steel for the first of two new Vista generation mega cruise ships on order at...
April 20, 2015
Vane takes delivery of another tug from Chesapeake...
APRIL 20, 2015 — Baltimore, MD, headquartered Vane Brothers Company has taken delivery Kings Point, the tenth of 14 Sassafras Class tugboats contracted by Vane Brothers at Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, MD. Constructed under the...
April 20, 2015
First of three towboats for Tidewater Transportation
APRIL 20, 2015—Tidewater Transportation and Terminals, headquartered in Vancouver, WA, recently took delivery of the Crown Point, the first in a series of three 102 ft x 38 ft towboats being built at Vigor Industrial in Portland, OR. The three...
April 20, 2015
Marshall Islands calls for IMO action on ship GHG emissions
APRIL 20, 2015 — There are no global warming skeptics in the Marshall Islands. Lying just two meters above sea level, the atoll island nation has already suffered unprecedented droughts, massive tides and the impact of increasing numbers of...
April 20, 2015
Gibbs & Cox names Hans VP Platform Solutions Group
APRIL 20, 2015 — Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Gibbs & Cox, Inc., has appointed Matthew P. Hans as Vice President of its Platform Solutions Group. In this role, Mr. Hans will be responsible for profit and loss, financial...
April 20, 2015
Mexico selects Kongsberg simulators for offshore training
APRIL 20, 2015 — Mexico has selected Kongsberg Maritime offshore simulators for the Marine Education Center in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche. The order was placed by FIDENA (Fideicomiso de Formación y Capacitación para el Personal de la Marina...
April 20, 2015
Ultra Deep Solutions orders DSCV trio at China Merchants
APRIL 20, 2015 — Singapore-based Ultra Deep Solutions has signed a contract with shipbuilder China Merchants Heavy Industries (CMHI) covering the constructon of three large Multipurpose Diving Support & Construction Vessels, with deliveries...
April 20, 2015
NASSCO launches world's first LNG fueled containership
APRIL 20, 2015 — Shipbuilder GD NASSCO hosted a milestone event, Saturday, April 18. The launch and christening of the Isla Bella, the world's first LNG-fueled containership, was also the 100th launch at Nassco's San Diego shipyard. More than...