A collision involving the three-year-old multipurpose general cargo/container vessel Ems, owned by Werse Schiffahrts of Muenster, Germany, recently brought a new customer to Gibdock, the Gibraltar-based ship repair yard.The 94 m long, 5,500 dwt Ems …
Detyens Shipyards, Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $6,426,434 firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul of Military Sealift Command's fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman. This regular overhaul will include cleaning…
Outraged by the recent incident in which Somali pirates reportdely shot and killed a member of the crew of the Beluga Nomination (see earlier report), the Round Table of international shipping associations and the ITF…
Todd Shipyards Corporation (NYSE:TOD) reports its Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation subsidiary has been awarded, a five-year U.S. Navy Multi-Ship/Multi-Option contract ("MS/MO") for the drydocking of surface combatants homeported at Naval Station Everett or visiting the…
February 02, 2011

WWL offers "green" grants

When it comes to being green, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), Lysaker, Norway, is putting its money where its mouth is. The Norwegian global shipping and logistics provider announced plans to award $100,000 in grants this…
Houston-headquartered Kirby Corporation  (NYSE:KEX) is to purchase the ship bunkering operations of Enterprise Marine Services LLC for approximately $53 million in cash.  The asset purchase will consist of 21 inland and offshore tank barges and…
Seattle, Wash., based Harley Marine Services is expanding its service to the Gulf Coast by acquiring the former MGI of Houston, Texas. This business will be operated as Harley Marine Gulf. Formed in 1976, MGI…
The U.S. Maritime Coalition has announced plans for its second annual Congressional "Sail-In," an effort to educate members of Congress on the importance of the American maritime industry. The event is scheduled to be conducted…
A proposal by Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire to hand the state's ferry system over to a regional ferry authority has died a quiet death in the state legislature. But what is getting some support…
Houston-based offshore drilling contractor Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) reports that, on January 29, 2011, due to the civil unrest in Egypt, its customer, RWE Dea Nile GmbH gave notice to Atwood subsidiary Alpha Offshore…

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