The Costamare-owned 3,032 TEU containership Rena, which  grounded on Astrolabe Reef off Tauranga on October 5, 2011, now appears to be in danger of breaking up. Maritime New Zealand is "racing to remove as much…
China's COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co. Ltd. has secured a contract valued over $220 million from an Asian company to build two Self Propelled Pipelay Heavylift Offshore Construction Vessels.The vessels are scheduled for delivery from the…
ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) says it has awarded type approval under PSPC (Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) to the world's first alternative coating system for ballast tanks. The approval, the first of its type to…
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has emerged as an increasingly important clean energy source, particularly following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan and triggered one of the world's worst nuclear disasters. With the increasing…
Signal International L.L.C. says it has received news of "a complete victory" in a case against the company pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana that alleges human trafficking, slave labor and fraud, among other…
The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, N.Y.,  today began work on a comprehensive strategic plan that will develop long-term objectives and institutional goals, says the U.S.Maritime Administration.  The USMMA will undergo its…
In its recently published annual analysis Reflections 2012, The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) examines the critical issues facing the shipping industry now and in the coming year. In the analysis, BIMCO emphasizes the…
Kona Catamaran, LLC, Fort Lauderdale, FL, has reportedly signed a deal with CubaKat, Inc. to build three high speed catamarans that will operate between Marathon, Florida and Havana, Cuba. The ferries will be designed to…
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division, Newport News, VA, has assumed responsibility for maintenance services at the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site in West Milton, NY.NNS was awarded the contract…
After taking office January  1, new IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu is making a number of changes in the structure of the IMO Secretariat.Sekimizu said: "The biggest challenge I see in the coming years, in terms…
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