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April 21, 2015
Avondale's future won't include Kinder Morgan JV
APRIL 21, 2015 — One faint glimmer of hope for the Avondale shipyard has now sputtered out. Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) says it has completed discussions with Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE:KMI) to explore the redevelopment of HII's...
April 21, 2015
MAN Diesel & Turbo gets SCR Tier III Approval in...
APRIL 21, 2015 — MAN Diesel & Turbo has reached a historic IMO Tier III milestone for its entire four-stroke engine portfolio. At an awards ceremony held on 15 April, 2015 at the PrimeServ Academy in Shanghai, the China Classification...
April 21, 2015
Seaway navigation suspended after bulker grounding
APRIL 21, 2015 — The Coast Guard is responding to a 621-foot bulk carrier which ran aground in the vicinity of Wellesley Island, in the St. Lawrence River, New York, Monday. Vessel navigation has been suspended in the vicinity of the grounding,...
April 21, 2015
Wärtsilä launches new series of AHTS designs
APRIL 21, 2015 — Wärtsilä is using this week's Sea Asia event in Singapore to launch a new series of AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply) vessel designs that put the focus on simplicity, efficiency, low fuel consumption, and a reduced...
April 21, 2015
Big deal: Crowley, Svitzer merge salvage operations
APRIL 21, 2015—Starting May 1 there will be a new name in maritime salvage and emergency response—Ardent. The new company will be 50/50 owned by Crowley Maritime Corporation, Jacksonville, FL, and Svitzer, Ijmuiden, the Netherlands, after the...
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 10th tug from Chesapeake Shipbuilding
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...