2005 Maritime News

Gordon England Resigns as Navy Secretary

Dec 30, 2005

Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England has relinquished his post as secretary of the Navy, Defense Department officials announced Dec. 29. He will continue

Sea Containers Sells Remaining Properties in Newhaven Port

Dec 30, 2005

Sea Containers Ltd. has completed the sale of Newhaven Marina, West Quay and Railway Quay in Newhaven, East Sussex, England to Oakdene Homes PLC for $20.7 million (GBP11.

TBS International Limited to Acquire Vessel

Dec 30, 2005

TBS International Limited has reached an agreement to expand its fleet with the acquisition of the M.V. Kibishio Maru. The M.V. Kibishio Maru is a 19,777 dwt

CP Ships’ CEO and CFO to Step Down

Dec 30, 2005

Following the completion of the acquisition by TUI AG of CP Ships and its de-listing on 20th December from the Toronto and New York stock exchanges, CEO Ray Miles

Ambassadors International to Acquire American West Cruises

Dec 30, 2005

Ambassadors International, Inc. announced has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the membership interests of American West Steamboat Company LLC

BC Ferries’ Vessel to Undergo $13M Upgrade

Dec 30, 2005

The Spirit of Vancouver Island will be removed from service on the Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route for its annual refit and a major passenger services upgrade on Tuesday, January 3, 2006.

Green Reefers Sells Vessels for $30m

Dec 30, 2005

Green Reefers agreed to sell the M/V Green Tundra, Green Summer, Green Spring and Green Winter for $30 million. The vessels, built in 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1989 respectively are each of about 270,

Rotterdam Port Growth Continues

Dec 30, 2005

In 2005, 369 million tonnes of cargo passed through the port of Rotterdam, almost 5% more than in 2004 and a new record. The volume of cargo leaving the port grew faster than that of cargo coming in,

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 30

Dec 30, 2005

By Navy News Service 1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King assumes duty as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet. 1959 - Commissioning of first fleet ballistic missile submarine,

LeConte Reenters Service

Dec 30, 2005

The Alaska Marine Highway System's M/V LeConte was expected to depart Bellingham, WA last night, enroute to Ketchikan following emergency repairs to its propulsion

Evergreen Italy SpA to represent the Evergreen Group in Italy

Dec 30, 2005

The Evergreen Group has established a new liner agency company in Italy, Evergreen Italy SpA, as a joint venture with the company's long-standing partner and agent, Greensisam SpA.

Crowley Promotes Warner

Dec 29, 2005

Crowley Maritime’s board approved the appointment of Dan Warner to Senior Vice President and Treasurer effective January 1. In his new position, Warner is responsible

Mead Promoted at Crowley

Dec 29, 2005

Crowley Maritime promoted Art Mead to Senior Vice President and General Counsel effective January 1. He will remain in Jacksonville and will report to Bill Pennella,

Miles, Webber Step Down from CP Ships

Dec 29, 2005

Following the completion of the acquisition by TUI AG of CP Ships and its de-listing from the Toronto and New York stock exchanges, CEO Ray Miles will step down from his position on December 31,

Samudra to Build Two New Tankers

Dec 29, 2005

E.A. Technique (M) Sdn Bhd (EAT) has appointed Sumber Samudra Sdn Bhd (Samudra) to design and construct two new tankers as part of its fleet expansion exercise, according to a report on www.

China Shipbuilding: Good Business Speeds Privatization

Dec 29, 2005

The China Shipbuilding Corp said in a report that the company currently has orders totaling more than $2.68 billion, according to a report on TaipeiTimes.com The

China's first LNG Ship Sets Sails

Dec 29, 2005

China's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship sailed out of the shipyard in Shanghai, marking China's shipbuilding industry stepping into a new era, according to a report on www.

Hyundai Sets Output Record

Dec 29, 2005

Hyundai Heavy Industries reported that it set in December a new world record in the monthly output of large ship engines, according to a report on http://joongangdaily.

MISC Signs Charter with Yemen LNG

Dec 29, 2005

MISC Bhd has secured two long-term charters for its LNG carriers with Yemen LNG Company (YLNG) for the transportation of the commodity from Yemen to the US and Mexico, according to a report on www.

New Aluminum Catamaran Tech Introduced

Dec 29, 2005

New aluminum catamaran technology is being introduced into the U.S. Virgin Islands, where they are embracing the catamaran concept. The Virgin Island


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