Classification Societies

BV Certifies Production of Slabs for Shipbuilding

Recertification audit was successfully completed at NLMK by Bureau Veritas (France) for the combine's production of slabs for shipbuilding. The auditors

Container Terminal Standard Officially Launched

Port logistics are more and more challenged: More and bigger containerships than ever before are in operation. For both ships and ports, speed, safety and

CDP Gets Six Shipbuilding Orders

According to www.dailynews.lk, Colombo Dockyards Plc (CDP) was able to secure six shipbuilding orders Greatship (India) Limited worth over US $110 million following

DeepOcean Awarded LOI for a 5 Year

DeepOcean awarded LOI for a 5 year contract for Arbol Grande worth MNOK 500 DeepOcean ASA has received a confirmation that the subsea construction company Constructora

GL Presents Award to Hapag-Lloyd

As the first liner shipping company worldwide Hapag-Lloyd has today been awarded the GL Excellence – 5 Stars newly introduced by Germanischer Lloyd. The award

Tidewater to Invest in Aging Fleet

New Orleans-based Tidewater Inc., operator of the world’s largest fleet of offshore supply vessels, plans to invest between $300m and $500m annually through 2011 to renew its vessels.

GL Receives Russian Flag Authorization

Alexander Klyavin (left), Assistant Secretary Deputy Minister of Transportation of the Russian Federation, and Dr Hermann J. Klein, Executive Board Member of Germanischer Lloyd signing the agreement.

GL Opens New Office in Vladivostok

Pushed by strong shipping investments and a world-wide shortage in yard capacity, Russia’s shipping industry is back in business. Accordingly, the demand for classificatory services increases.

ACL Names VP of Investor Relations

American Commercial Lines Inc. has appointed David T. Parker to the position of Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Parker is

Sperry Marine Upgrades Repair Capabilities

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that its Sperry Marine North American Support Center in Harvey, La., is now authorized to perform Level III repair and

Fishing Vessel Spills Diesel Near Gloucester Harbor

A fishing vessel spills 300 gallons of diesel near the Gloucester Harbor and its owner immediately calls in a private contractor to begin clean up operations.

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Deploys

More than 7,300 Sailors from 17 commands and three staffs left their homeports Nov. 5 as Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) deployed to the Central

ITIC Helps Thwart Attempted Crew Scam

The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has uncovered what appears to have been an attempt by an individual to gain illegal entry into the UK by using the services of a ship agent.

Port Approves Nearly $15M in New Contracts

Houston port commissioners approved about $15m in new contracts for the Bayport container terminal, mostly for dredging to accommodate larger vessels. That $12.

China Shipping Devt Unit Enters $360.64M Shipbuilding Deal

China Shipping Development Co. Ltd. (1138.HK) said its wholly-owned unit, China Shipping Development (Hong Kong) Marine Co. Ltd., has entered into an agreement

This Day in Navy History

October 26, 1921 - In first successful test, a compressed air, turntable catapult, launches an N-9 seaplane. 1922 - LCDR Godfrey deC. Chevalier makes first landing

Delta Western Awarded $63.7M Contract

Delta Western, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded a $63.7m fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for fuel products and delivery services.

Griffon's Telephonics Unit Awarded Two Contracts

According to an AP report, Griffon Corp. said the company's electronic information and communication systems unit won a $42m spare parts contract from Lockheed Martin and an $11.

ClassNK Register Surpasses 150 mgt Mark

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, also known as ClassNK, announced that the total tonnage of the ships on its register surpassed the 150 million gross ton mark for the first time ever this month.

NTSB Investigating Tanker Collision

A February tanker accident, in which a 798-foot oil tanker struck the I-10 Bridge in Baton Rouge, La., is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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