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Wolong Signs Agreement

Singapore-based Wolong International has announced the signing of a licensing agreement with Fr. Fassmer Gmbh of Germany for the production of Wolong (Fassmer Licensed) totally enclosed lifeboats. The agreement, signed on October 1, 2001, serves to synergize the West and East. Production of the Wolong lifeboats is to b e carried out in China and is expected to commence within the month. Fassmer with this agreement will be providing the technical support to Wolong International in upgrading and improving the quality of its lifeboats.


FastShip Signs Cargo Agreement

FastShip has signed agreements for wholesale cargo commitments with international freight forwarders AEI Circle International, GeoLogistics and MSAS Global Logistics. The agreements state that the shipping companies must commit to purchase future cargo space on the company's high-speed trans-Atlantic service on a "take-or-pay" basis upon service commencement in 2003. The agreements closely follow the commitment by the French government to establish Cherbourg as the European hub for FastShip's


Odfjell Orders Six Chem Tankers

Odfjell signed agreements with the Chuan Dong Shipyard to build a series of six plus four optional 9,000 dwt stainless steel chemical tankers for delivery in 2010-2012 at a total price of $180 million. These ships will operate in our regional trades in Asia and Europe, and will replace smaller vessels currently trading in these areas.


China Shipping to Pay $293M for Eight Tankers

According to a Nov. 29 report from Bloomberg, China Shipping Development Co., the dry-bulk arm of the nation’s second-biggest shipping group, signed agreements to purchase eight 48,000 dead weight ton tankers for a combined $293m. The tankers are expected to be delivered from July 31 through Dec. 31, 2012. (Source: Bloomberg)


Estonia signs agreement with Primar Stavanger

Estonia signs agreement with Primar Stavanger Primar Stavanger, the international Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) center operated by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service, has recently signed a cooperation agreement with Estonia. The center now covers more than 80 percent of all ENCs available in Europe, reports marketing manager Rune H. Johnsen at Primar Stavanger. Estonia has already made 31 ENCs available, which indicate that the whole coast of this Baltic state is covered


Australian Maritime Security Deal Signed

Reports indicate that Australian Attorney General, Philip Ruddock, today signed agreements to enhance maritime security and counter-terrorism. Ruddock, in London as part of a week-long visit to Europe to discuss security issues, signed the security protocols at a meeting with the secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Efthimios Mitropoulos. He said they would significantly strengthen international efforts to counter terrorist threats to maritime security and


Cummins Mid-South, Algae-X Sign Agreement

Algae-X International is pleased to announce its distribution agreement with Cummins Mid-South LLC. Cummins Mid-South is the Cummins Engine Distributor operating distribution centers throughout the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Western Tennessee. Calvin B. Klotz, vice president of the Marine Division plans to integrate Algae-X Fuel Conditioners into the fuel systems for new engine packages, and to retro-fit Algae-X units into existing engine installations for Marine


Maritime Administrator and SeaRiver Maritime Sign Agreement

Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton and Will Jenkins, president of SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., today signed an agreement that will open up international experience opportunities for American maritime academy cadets. The training and experience cadets receive will give them more employment opportunities worldwide after they graduate. The public-private partnership represents a formal agreement to provide sea tours for maritime academy cadets onboard vessels trading internationally


Hapag-Lloyd Chooses Nigeria, Ghana Partners GAC

Hapag Lloyd GAC Group: Photo courtesy of Hapag LLoyd

Liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has signed agreement for GAC Group to handle its vessels in Nigeria and Ghana Leading global liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has signed an agreement with the GAC Group to handle their vessels calling at ports in Nigeria and Ghana. Under the deal, GAC will act as full liner agents for Hapag-Lloyd, actively selling its liner services in the region, as well as providing a range of shipping agency and complementary services for its fleet.


Northrop Grumman Signs Agreement With IZAR

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Integrated Systems sector has signed a technical assistance agreement with IZAR of Spain, Europe's second largest shipbuilder, to promote the U.S. Navy's Fire Scout vertical unmanned system for integration on the country's F-100 frigate. The Spanish Navy established a requirement for a precision weapon targeting system for new and existing frigates produced or upgraded by IZAR. As defined in this requirement


Keppel Extends Strategy into China

Company signs agreement to manage a shipyard in Quanzhou, China.   Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its wholly owned subsidiary, FELS Offshore Pte Ltd, has signed a management services agreement with Titan Petrochemicals Group Limited (Titan) - a company in which


Aage Hempel to Equip 10 New PSVs

Photo courtesy of Aage Hempel

Aage Hempel, a company in worldwide merchant marine electronic service and focused on 24/7 maritime sales and service, signs agreement for the delivery of navigation and communication equipment included Integrated Bridge System from Kelvin Hughes with Shipyard De Hoop in Lobith


Scorpio Bulkers Continue to Think Big with New Orders, Charters

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Monaco-based Scorpio Bulkers Inc. says it has signed agreements to purchase 5 Capesize dry bulkships from South Korea shipyards for a total of US $306 million, and has entered into charter party contracts as set out below: Newbuildings Yard         &n


Kirby Corp. Order Additional 29 Large Tank Barges

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Kirby Corporation, based in Houston, Texas, the nation's largest domestic tank barge operator, informs it has signed agreements for the construction of 29 additional 30,000 barrel inland tank barges with a total capacity of 830,000 barrels for delivery throughout 2014


Siem Offshore in New Offshore Well Intervention Vessels Deal

MODU vessel rendering courtesy of Siem Offshore

Siem Offshore Inc. say they have signed agreements with Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. to provide 2 well-intervention vessels which will be owned by Siem Offshore and chartered by Helix for an initial period of 7 years, with options that can extend the charter periods up to 22 years.


Multilateral Institutions Visit Panama Canal Expansion

Representatives from the multilateral institutions financing the Panama Canal Expansion Program visited today the new locks project construction in the Pacific side as part of their regularly scheduled visits. Experts from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)


Dryships Report Q3 2013 Net Loss Despite EBITDA Growth

Drybulk and petroleum cargo transportation company, DryShips, & through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig, of offshore deepwater drilling services, announce its unaudited financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.


ADPC Ink Long-term EMAL Export Agreement

Signing the agreement: Photo credit ADPC

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has signed a ten year agreement with Emirates Aluminium (EMAL), to handle the export logistics of finished aluminium products from EMAL’s production site. The volume of exported metal will grow gradually from 600,000 metric tonnes in 2014 to 750


Former Navy Sailor Convicted of Attempted Espionage

Robert Patrick Hoffman, II, 40, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been convicted by a federal jury of attempting to provide classified information to individuals whom he believed to be representatives of the Russian Federation. Hoffman faces a maximum penalty of life in prison when he is


Sea Wave Power Stations Contract for SDE Energy

Israel-based SDE Energy Ltd  has signed an agreement with the Conakry government for the development of a 100MW sea wave power plant along the coastline of Guinea Conakry, West Africa. This project is intended to help Conakry become more independent and with a stable power supply that can


ANV Divests its NYC Marine & Energy Insurance Business

ANV Holdings BV (ANV), a Dutch-headquartered specialty insurance business, signs agreement with Tower Group International, Ltd. (Tower) for the transfer of the unearned premium reserves on its marine and energy business previously written from its New York, NY office.


Korea Yards to Build Scorpio LPG Tankships

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Scorpio Tankers signs agreements with two S. Korea shipyards to construct a minimum of 5 & up to 10 LPG tankships, Scorpio's first venture into this specialised market. Emanuele Lauro, chief executive officer and chairman of the board, commented


China Oilfield Services Order 15 Offshore Vessels

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) has signed agreements with 5 different shipbuilders for the construction of 15 vessels of various types to serve China's offshore industry. The vessels, due for delivery between January and August 2015, include: one output enhancement vessel, four 6


Agreement Promotes LNG Carrier Construction

Pictured (from left to right): Sergey Frank, CEO, OAO Sovcomflot; Dmitry Mironenkov, Vice President, JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation; Nikolai Grigoriev, Director of Global Shipping & Logistics, Gazprom Marketing & Trading and Mikhail Ayvazov, CEO, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping

On June 21, 2013 under the auspices of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum a number of agreements were signed between Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T), Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation and ОАО Sovcomflot (SCF) to promote Russian


MARIS & Orange Agree to Combine ECDIS Services

MARIS and Orange Business Servicesa sign agreement to facilitate integrated and digital maritime navigation services. Maritime technology specialist MARIS and Orange Business Services have formalized an agreement to deliver Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS) and maritime digital


 
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