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November 01, 2014
Vigor christens largest floating drydock in North America
NOVEMBER 1, 2014—Over a thousand attendees were on hand at Vigor Industrial’s Portland, OR, shipyard for the christening of Vigorous, the largest floating drydock in North America.  The 24,000-long ton Vigorous has a length of 960 feet,...
November 01, 2014
CSAV christens its biggest containerships yet
NOVEMBER 1, 2014—The first two of seven 9,300 TEU containerships for Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV) were recently christened at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in Geoje, South Korea. The ceremony was attended by CSAV Chairman Francisco...
October 31, 2014
Estonia orders four LNG-ready ferries
OCTOBER 31, 2014 — Estonian state-owned ports corporation Tallinna Sadam has placed orders for four ferries that two subsidiary companies will operate between the Estonian mainland and the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa. The 114 m ferries...
October 31, 2014
Schottel offers simulator training
OCTOBER 31, 2014 — Propulsion system specialist Schottel is now offering simulator training at its Spey/Rhine, Germany, headquarters where a new Transas simulator at the Schottel Academy enables customers to exercise their handling and...
October 31, 2014
Wärtsilä and Diesel United renew cooperation agreement
OCTOBER 31, 2014 — Wärtsilä and Japan's Diesel United Ltd. have signed a ten-year renewal of their cooperation agreement for the sale, manufacturing and servicing of Wärtsilä low-speed marine engines. Diesel United, which is part of the IHI...
October 31, 2014
Japan Drilling to get second KFELS Super B jack-up
OCTOBER 31, 2014 — Singapore's Keppel FELS shipyard has secured a contract for a KFELS Super B Class jack-up rig worth about US$240 million from BOT Lease Co., Ltd (BOTL), an affiliated company of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi...
October 31, 2014
Chevron 100 BN cylinder oil gets NOL nod from MAN
OCTOBER 31, 2014 — Chevron Marine Products LLC says that, following extensive sea trials, MAN Diesel & Turbo has upgraded its interim approval of a new 100 BN cylinder oil to a full "no objection" letter (NOL). Chevron Marine Products...
October 30, 2014
Ingalls Shipbuilding launches LPD 26
OCTOBER 30, 2014 —  Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has launched the company's tenth amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26). As has been done for all ships built at...
October 30, 2014
10 more CMA CGM ships to get nose jobs
OCTOBER 30, 2014 — Marseilles, France, headquartered CMA CGM is to retrofit ten more ships with bulbous bows optimized for current operating speeds. The container shipping giant has already carried out similar nose jobs on 15 ships and all...
October 30, 2014
Carnival Cruise's Cahill to retire
OCTOBER 30, 3014 – Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines, announced today that he is retiring, effective November 30, after 20 years of service. Carnival Corporation said today that no replacement for Mr. Cahill is being...

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