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March 30, 2015
Grimaldi orders five more Promas Light retrofits
MARCH 30, 2015 — Just seven months after signing a contract to retrofit the Rolls-Royce Promas Light integrated rudder propeller system to ten Finnlines Ro-Ro vessels, Grimaldi Lines is to upgrade five Grande-class Pure Care Truck Carriers...
March 30, 2015
Viking Ocean Cruises takes delivery of first ship
MARCH 30, 2015 — Viking Ocean Cruises took delivery Saturday of Viking Star, the first of the three 48,000 grt, 930 passenger cruise ships on order for the line at Fincantieri's Marghera, Italy, shipyard. The ceremony was attended by Torstein...
March 27, 2015
BAE San Diego shipyard to get additional dry dock
MARCH 27, 2015 — BAE Systems is to significantly expand drydocking capabilities at its San Diego, CA, shipyard. It is investing $100 million in a new floating dry dock and a range of infrastructure improvements at the yard. The new dry dock...
March 27, 2015
AMSEC LLC promotes Cathy Cope
MARCH 27, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has promoted Cathy Cope to director of contracts, pricing, procurement and material management. She reports directly to Harris Leonard, vice...
March 27, 2015
Rolls-Royce propulsion package picked for Polar ship
MARCH 27, 2015 — Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder Fincantieri to supply a fully integrated propulsion system for Norway's new Polar Research Vessel, which will carry out significant environmental research at the North and...
March 27, 2015
Conrad overall net sapped by repair and conversion result
MARCH 27, 2015 — Morgan City, LA, headquartered shipbuilder Conrad Industries, Inc. (OTC Pink: CNRD) yesterday reported its fourth quarter and twelve months 2014 results and backlog. For the quarter ended December 31, 2014, Conrad had net...
March 26, 2015
Carnival splits nine new ships between Fincantieri and Meyer
MARCH 26, 2015 —  Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has signed two strategic memorandums of agreement that will add a total of nine new cruise ships to its fleet over a four-year period from 2019 - 2022. The...
March 26, 2015
Third K-Line exec cops plea, gets prison sentence
MARCH 26, 2015 — An executive of Japan's Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line) pleaded guilty today and was sentenced to 18 months in a U.S. prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices, allocate customers and rig bids of...
March 26, 2015
Plan for giant Trinidad ship repair yard moves ahead
MARCH 26, 2015 — An ambitious plan that would see the Caribbean get two of the largest graving dock facilities in the world has taken a step forward. The Trinidad Dry Dock Company Limited (TDDCL) is inviting companies to submit proposals to...
March 26, 2015
Carisbrooke Shipping selects Wake Media for public relations
MARCH 26, 2015—One of the U.K.’s largest privately owned shipping companies, Carisbrooke Shipping has selected maritime and offshore marketing consultancy Wake Media Ltd., London, U.K. as its new public relations agency.   Headquartered in...