OCTOBER 31, 2017 —Virgin Voyages today laid the keel of the first of the three ships it is building at Fincantieri's Genoa, Italy, shipyard. Hosting what they called a "ship tease," Virgin Group Founder Sir…
OCTOBER 31, 2017 — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD) has won a $213.3 million award for the Post 45 Charleston Entrance Channel Maintenance and New Work Dredging – Contract 2 Project base contract.…
OCTOBER 31, 2017—Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Alabama, Mobile Division. Travis Short, President,…
OCTOBER 31, 2017 — As we reported in September last year (see story), GD NASSCO's $511 million contract to build two 265 m LNG-capable ConRo vessels for Matson means that NASSCO's long time Korean partner…
OCTOBER 31, 2017 — Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has developed a mariner safety education system that uses virtual reality (VR) technology created by Tsumiki Seisaku Co., Ltd. It uses easily-portable VR goggles, enabling seafarers…
OCTOBER 31, 2017 — A research vessel being built at the MEST shipyard in the Faroe Islands is to have an ultra-silent Wärtsilä propulsion package. The 54 m vessel is being built for the Faroe…
OCTOBER 30, 2017 — Seaborne trade grew by 2.6% in 2016, to reach 10.3 billion tons, but the pace remained below the historical 3% average, and demand for shipping continued to lag supply, says the…
OCTOBER 30, 2017—The U.S. Navy in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard under its Integrated Program Office, recently took the next step and released a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Heavy Polar Icebreaker…
OCTOBER 30, 2017 — Mobile, AL, based Ivy Marine LLC, which operates two towboats, has become the third – and smallest —company in the U.S. to obtain certification of its Towing Safety Management System (TSMS)…
OCTOBER 30, 2017 — Algoma Central Corporation (TSX:ALC) said Friday that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Canadian Merchant Service Guild, the maritime union representing navigation and engineering officers in the Algoma product…

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