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Ballast water technology systems provider Optimarin, Stavanger, Norway, recently signed a framework agreement with offshore vessel owner DOF for high-efficiency BWT systems to be retrofit in existing ships (with options for newbuilds) over a period…
Germany's ThyssenKrupp AG reports that it signed a purchase and sale agreement with U.K.-based Star Capital Partners on December 11, 2011. The sale concerns the companies Blohm + Voss Shipyards, Blohm + Voss Repair (including…
Exports of U.S. LNG could be headed for India. Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE Amex: CQP) announced today that its subsidiary, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC has entered into an agreement that will see GAIL (India)…
Renee Marazon, CEO of the Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation, has announced that Daniel Kleiboemer has been named the Director of the foundation and is expected to oversee course development and curriculum for several maritime…
Rolls-Royce has secured an order to design and equip two offshore supply vessels for Aberdeen, Scotland, based Gulf Offshore North Sea Ltd. The value of the contract to Rolls-Royce is approximately GBP 10 million. The…
Singapore-based Otto Marine Ltd. is making its first foray into the Indian market. Last month it set up a 50:50 joint venture partnership with strategic partner Limin Marine Private Limited. Today, Otto Marine reported the…
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has released a shipyard safety music video featuring a song written by one of its shipbuilders. Shipfitter Alfred Flythe wrote "Safety First" for…
Singapore's Keppel FELS shipyard is on course to deliver ENSCO 8505, the sixth of seven ENSCO 8500 Series ultra-deepwater semisubmersible (semi) drilling rigs to Ensco (NYSE: ESV) safely, on time and within budget.  The rig…
The U.S. Navy has successfully concluded its final alternative fuel demonstration for the year with the operational tests of the 50/50 algae-derived, hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum F-76 blend in a Landing Craft, Air Cushion…
The U.S. Maritime Administration has announced that $9.98 million in federal funding is now available through its Small Shipyard Grant Program to help enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of qualified small U.S. shipyards.  The grants…
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