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JULY 16, 2014—No more Acting for Paul "Chip" Jaenichen. The Senate yesterday confirmed him as U.S. Maritime Administrator. Administrator Jaenichen, who joined MARAD in July 2012 when he was appointed Deputy Maritime Administrator by President…
JULY 15, 2014 — The wreck of the Costa Concordia today remained stable and securely moored following yesterday's refloating operation. After operations continued overnight, technicians worked to connect the last four chains and six cables…
JULY 15, 2014—Another milestone was marked in the construction of the world’s first LNG-powered containerships with the delivery of the world’s first dual-fuel slow-speed engine to General Dynamics’ NASSCO’s shipyard in San Diego, CA. Korea’s…
JULY 15, 2014 — Wärtsilä has signed technical management agreements with four Greek owners of liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships, Maran Gas Maritime Inc, Dynagas Ltd, TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd and Thenamaris LNG Inc. The…
JULY 15, 2014 — ClassNK has acquired Victoria, B.C., Canada-based maritime software company Helm Operations, a leading provider of manning, maintenance, dispatch, and HSQE software to the workboat and offshore industries. Helm software is currently…
JULY 15, 2014 — Vard Holdings Limited has secured a contract for the design and construction of a VARD 1 08 design platform supply vessel for E.R. Offshore, Hamburg, Germany, which has also taken over…
JULY 14, 2014 — Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ: NCLH) announced today that it has reached an agreement with shipbuilder Meyer Werft GmbH of Germany to build two new Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships for delivery in…
JULY 14, 2014 — Port Neches, Texas, barge builder Sterling Shipyard LP has been cited for 16 serious, repeat and failure-to-abate violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for continuing…
JULY 14, 2014 — It may be low in the water and supported by sponsons, but the Costa Concordia is afloat again. The first day of the refloating project was successfully concluded more than two…
JULY 14, 2014 —The Greenstone II, a U.S. Department of Interior fuel barge, was recently relaunched at Port Calcite, Rogers City, MI, on completion of drydocking, repair work, and inspections. The barge was hauled out…
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