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December 18, 2014
Wärtsilä fresh water generators picked for cruise ships
DECEMBER 18, 2014 – The Meyer Werft Germany, Meyer Turku, STX France, and Fincantieri shipyards have placed orders with Wärtsilä for the supply of fresh water generators to a total of seven cruise ships. The orders were placed by the...
December 18, 2014
Nordic Yards has plans for new shipyard in Brazil
DECEMBER 18, 2014 – Russian newspaper Vedomosti reports that German shipbuilder Nordic Yards, together with an unnamed local partner, has set up a Brazilian company, Nordic Yards do Brasil. Nordic Yards — which is owned by the Russian investor...
December 18, 2014
Shell's Prelude FLNG: Project on a global scale
DECEMBER 18, 2014 – Longer than four soccer fields and displacing six times as much water as the largest aircraft carrier, Shell's Prelude FLNG  (floating liquefied natural gas) platform will be the largest floating structure ever constructed....
December 18, 2014
Titan raises bulker bow then scuttles it
DECEMBER 18, 2014 – Crowley Maritime Corp.'s Titan Salvage has successfully refloated the bow, the largest and most challenging section of the wrecked bulk carrier Smart, and then scuttled it in designated waters. The vessel was carrying a...
December 17, 2014
Kirby lowers earnings guidance
DECEMBER 17, 2014 — Tank barge specialist Kirby Corporation  (NYSE: KEX) says it expects 2014 fourth quarter net earnings to be in the $1.10 to $1.20 per share range, below its previously announced earnings guidance range of $1.30 to $1.40...
December 17, 2014
Chief Engineer found guilty in magic pipe case
DECEMBER 17, 2014 — A chief engineer from the M/V Trident Navigator was convicted by a federal jury in New Orleans late yesterday after a week-long trial, of knowingly falsifying the vessel's oil record book in violation of the Act to Prevent...
December 17, 2014
CLIA CEO Duffy to be Carnival Cruise Line president
DECEMBER 17, 2014 — Carnival Corporation & plc. has named Christine Duffy president of Carnival Cruise Line, which, with 24 ships, is the largest of Carnival Corporation's nine distinct cruise brands. Ms. Duffy, currently president and CEO...
December 17, 2014
Obama announces major change in Cuba policy
DECEMBER 17, 2014 — President Barack Obama today announced what look to be significant steps to normalize relations with Cuba. Although he unveiled a significant rolling back of restrictions, it is unclear to what extent Congressional action...
December 17, 2014
World's largest box ship has Becker TLKSRs rudder
DECEMBER 17, 2014 — The world's largest containership, the 19,000 TEU CSCL Globe, features a rudder from Becker Marine Systems, Hamburg, Germany. Built for China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Ulsan shipyard...
December 17, 2014
Tidewater crew/supply vessel finds European buyer
DECEMBER 17, 2014 — Shipbroker Marcon International, Inc., Coupeville, WA, reports that Tidewater Marine International Inc. has sold the 41.2 m x 8.2 m x 3.5 m  high-speed, aluminum crew/supply vessel Patrice Tide to private European operators....

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