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August 30, 2015
NASSCO launches second LNG fueled TOTE containership
AUGUST 30, 2015 — General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, San Diego, CA, yesterday launched  and christened the second of what will be the world's first two LNG-fueled  containerships. The ship, the Perla del Caribe, is the second of two 3,100 TEU,...
August 30, 2015
Chouest wins MSC tug contract worth potential $35.9 million
AUGUST 30, 2015 — The Department of Defense reported Friday that Edison Chouest's Alpha Marine Services LLC, Galliano, LA, was awarded a $6,965,712 firm-fixed-priced contract April 22 for the time charter of six tractor tugs in support of Navy...
August 30, 2015
MARAD announces new edition of exhaust gas scrubber guide
AUGUST 30, 2015 — The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the availability of the fourth edition of the “Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Selection Guide." MARAD says the new edition provides shipowners and operators the latest...
August 28, 2015
Aircraft carrier overhaul at NNS marks another milestone
AUGUST 28, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division continues to make progress with the mid-life refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)....
August 28, 2015
R/V Neil Armstrong completes acceptance trials
AUGUST 28, 2015 — The first-of-class oceanographic research vessel R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), successfully completed acceptance trials Aug. 7 the Navy reported Aug. 27. Built by shipbuilder Dakota Creek Industries at its Anacortes, WA,...
August 28, 2015
Finnlines orders Wartsila scrubbers for three more vessels
AUGUST 28, 2015 — Grimaldi Group member Finnlines has contracted Wärtsilä to supply three of its vessels with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems. The equipment is scheduled for delivery in early 2016. The system selected for the three vessels...
August 28, 2015
Cyprus owner loses EUR 565,000 to hackers
AUGUST 28, 2015 — Cyprus police said Wednesday that hackers presenting themselves as a company in Africa have stolen EUR 565,000 euros from a Limassol based shipping company, according to Cyprus media reports. The shipping company told the...
August 28, 2015
LR finds cargo stowing answers for box giants
AUGUST 28, 2015 — Classification society Lloyd's Register (LR), which is classing the world’s largest-ever containerships, has produced a series of proposals and guidelines on the safest, most cost-effective methods of stowing and lashing...
August 28, 2015
Elcano LNG carriers to be largest to transit Panama Canal
AUGUST 28, 2015—Two 178,000m³ LNG carriers for Spanish owner Elcano will be the largest of their kind to navigate the Panama Canal when they are delivered in 2017—ushering in a new pattern of global trade in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Being...
August 27, 2015
Great Lakes shipyard to build tug for Guatamalan customer
AUGUST 27, 2015 —Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, OH, has signed a construction contract to build one its Handy Size Class, 3,400 HP twin-screw tugboats for harbor towing operations in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. Puerto Quetzal, on Guatemala's...