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Thordon Bearings  has appointed George Morrison as Area Sales Manager for Western Europe replacing retiring Campbell Cunningham.According to Thordon's Commercial Director, Jan Willem de Jong, Mr, Morrison's experience and energy will be a catalyst for…
BMT Group member BMT Argoss has formed a partnership with International Paint to deliver demonstrable and transparent improvements in performance, efficiency and environmental emissions for the global shipping fleet.They say that shipowners and ship operators…
German multipurpose and heavy lift ship operator BBC Chartering has added a 9,821 dwt multipurpose ship to its fleet fitted with an auxiliary wind propulsion system by Hamburg-based SkySails GmbH.The recently acquired BBC SkySails is…
Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL) reports that it will discontinue its Five Star Express (FSX) trans-Pacific container shipping service between the U.S. West Coast, Guam and China. The U.S.-flag containership operator says it is implementing…
The U.K.-headquartered Harris Pye Group has successfully completed a $4.3 million contract for work on Seadrill's West Pegasus ultra-deepwater semi-submersible. Undertaken on the rig in Curacao, the six week contract – including five actually on…
A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led industry team has completed builder's sea trials for Fort Worth, the  third littoral combat ship.The trials – a coordinated effort between the U.S. Navy and the Lockheed Martin team including…
A high speed catamaran ferry that sliced through a fishing vessel while en route to the Channel Islands from France did so as the ferry's bridge team was chatting about the 2004 movie Cat Woman…
Maritime Services Corporation (MSC), marine interior specialist in turnkey installations, currently has a backlog of contracts exceeding $10.5 million in value for assignments to be completed this November through March. A $6 million contract with…
Finland's Arctia Offshore is making a significant reduction in the flue gas emissions of the multi-function icebreakers Fennica and Nordica. The main engines – eight in all – of the two vessels will be equipped…
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved a supplemental Exploration Plan (EP) submitted by BP for deepwater oil and gas activities. BOEM conducted a site-specific Environmental Assessment (EA) of the activities described in…
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