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Ezra Holdings buys Houston fabrication facility

Singapore’s Ezra Holdings is expanding its capabilities in the Gulf of Mexico. It has just announced the purchase of a fabrication yard in Houston. Ezra says the move complements its proposed $250

Seadrill and Transocean order jack-up rigs

Two offshore drillers are showing enough faith in prospects for jack-ups to take out their check books. Seadrill is following up its recent drillship splurge at Samsung by ordering two newbuild two

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World’s largest cruise ships meet

Just two days after Allure of the Seas completed its delivery voyage from STX Europe, the giant ship met up with its equally spectacular sister, Oasis of the Seas. This Royal Caribbean

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Crowley Maritime promotes Ayala

Crowley Maritime Corporation has promoted former San Juan Teamsters president Jose “Pache” Ayala to general manager of operations for its liner services group in Puerto Rico. In this role, he will direct

Consortium explores nuclear power for ships

Nuclear powered merchant ships could be sailing again sooner than many might suppose. That’s the view of Lloyd’s Register CEO Richard Sadler. The classification society is a member of a newly formed

Petrobras on $3.46 billion FPSO hull spree

Petrobras and its partners have signed contracts worth $3.46 billion with Brazil’s Engevix Engenharia S.A. They cover the construction of eight FPSO hulls at the Rio Grande Naval Hub, which is based

Northrop Grumman cuts jobs at Newport News

Tough news from Matt Mulherin, VP and GM of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding – Newport News. Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding has cut around 380 salaried employee jobs at the shipyard. The cuts were effective