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POSTINGS FOR JANUARY-MARCH 2000

 

MARCH

Another entry in marine e-commerce race
European Commission finds Warnow Werft stuck to its capacity limitation in 1999.
SeaAmerica signs cruise ship agreement with Litton
Inmarsat to invest up to $70 million in e-commerce venture
FirstWave settles environmental case
McMoRan and Halliburton in strategic alliance
New top appointments at FGH
Newport News Shipbuilding makes a software buy
Tanker owner launches on-line chartering venture
Here comes EurOPA
A longer, larger Destiny
Korean ship dumping complaint headed for WTO
Kvaerner sells Russian yard
Record first quarter for Carnival
Norshipco plans layoffs
Two MHI companies file for Chapter 11
Pacificats for sale in BC Ferries bail out
Service links cruise ships with cell phone network
P&I club warns on "questionable" chartering practices
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Lumber giant poised to order ships
The World of ResidenSea to fit UNIC davits
ICO's first satellite fails to launch
Cunard picks Chantiers de l'Atlantique for Queen Mary 2
Crystal to order third cruise ship
Frontline acquires big pile of Golden Ocean senior notes
Harland & Wolff prepares for layoffs
Quincy seeks lien on MHI chief's home
First in a new "green" cruise ship series for Royal Caribbean International
Equilinx launches on-line marine marketplace
MacGregor wins major orders for cruise ships
Another cruise industry passenger record
Korean yards still piling up orders
Submarine cable joint venture

U.S. Supreme Court invalidates major Washington State oil spill prevention laws
Keppel FELS and PEM SETAL joint venture to sublease Brazilian yard
Royal Caribbean claims a lead in cyberspace
Norway picks Bazan and Lockheed Martin for frigate program

Fincantieri sells Wärtsilä NSD stake to Metra
EC approves Finnish aid scheme for ice classed domestic ships
Box ship order for Brazilian yard
Electric Boat gets $55 million Navy contracts


FEBRUARY

MarAd takes over Massachusetts yard
Kvaerner signs $ 1.1 billion letter of intent with Royal Caribbean for two more Eagles
P&O inks deal with MHI for Princess mega ships
$230 million LMSR contract for NASSCO
Sedco Express contract modified
First ICO satellite set for launch
Kvaerner Philadelphia chief resigns
Environmentalists sue to force EPA to regulate emissions from seagoing ships
U.K. detains tanker after RINA pulls certificates

FGH expects loss for quarter and for year
Financing for first Offshore Shuttle
Michigan bill would require sterilization of ballast water
ITIC warning on the perils of e-mail
West Venture delivered
Ship dismantlling and recycling joint venture (SDR) starts work
Marine operations contract for Bayu-Undan
Bill Gates buys a chunk of NNS
Yet more diesel consolidation
OSG has a profitable 1999
New concept for offshore platform decommissioning
Merger will create world's largest chemical tanker fleet
Destiny incident underscores cruise ship evacuation concerns
Carnival in massive flag switch
Warnow yard wins two newbuilding contracts worth $62 million
Navy awards LPD 19
France outlines its tanker safety proposals
Gard P&I plans management cooperation with hull and machinery insurer
Navy gives MacGregor "outstanding" contract performance rating
Wärtsilä NSD and John Crane Lips to offer total marine power systems
Korea continues inroads into FMS market
Kvaerner sells Fjellstrand shipyards in Norway
Bureau Veritas signs on to French Ship Safety Charter
RINA says "small structural failure or leak" likely caused Erika sinking
Holland America contracts for two more 84,000-ton cruise ships
Marine Transport Corporation buys Mormac Marine Group businesses
EU team in Korea for talks on dumping in shipbuilding
Britain unveils plan to protect its coastline
Now Bureau Veritas proposes tanker safety initiatives
INTERTANKO wants IACS to investigate the Erika accident
Ocean Rig signs Angola MOU
Seacor Smit plans to acquire North Sea standby vessel specialist
Carnival and Wärtsilä partner to develop environmentally friendly diesel
Liberian Senate suspends chairman of maritime committee
Daewoo Heavy Industries joins consolidated marine diesel manufacturer
TotalFina commissions ROV survey of Erika wreck
ABS seeks tougher classification standards for aging vessels
Star/Carnival gain control of NCL
P&O to demerge cruise operation
NCL board recommends acceptance of Star/Carnival bid
Stolt-Nielsen sees end to parcel tanker glut
Kvaerner says it won't have to repay Warnow yard subsidies
"No fine print" hull insurer signs up its first fleet
Carnival and Star in joint bid to acquire NCL
Star Cruises wins round in battle for NCL
Kvaerner completes sale of Mandal Shipyard
Inmarsat enters VSAT Market
Marine Transport completes new financing
Commodore seeks Oslo listing

JANUARY

Oslo Stock Exchange Board Chairman quits in NCL take-over row
Shake-up at loss-plagued Lloyd's Register
French officials study U.S. OPA
NCL moves to block Star
Ugland move
Navy contract for Moon Engineering
Repair pays off for Todd
BIMCO signs anti-drug smuggling agreement with Finland
Battle for NCL heats up
BT Shipping sheds old panamax tankers
Ugland to sell vehicle carrier interests
Litton Ingalls, Lucent announce agreement to develop high-tech apps for the US Navy
RCL earnings up 16% 
Marine drilling reports better utilization in fourth quarter 
Tankers International to start chartering operation 
Intergraph and Dassault in shipbuilding software alliance  
Tidewater announces $300 million newbuild program
Kværner makes an another provision for shipbuilding losses
"European OPA" looks likely
Siem exercises option to acquire NCL shares
Maersk and Smedvig enter in cooperation agreement
Brown & Root planning to build FPSO's in Brazil
New BIMCO software
FGH and Ocean Rig settle dispute
Korean shipbuilding orders outstrip Japanese
Superseacat Service to be launched between Estonia and Finland
RINA reacts to Erika report
France wants Erika manager's ISM certification withdrawn
France demands tougher tanker vetting
New Marad report shows size, scope of U.S.-Flag Fleet
Star Cruises begins offer for NCL Shares
Dane quits as FGH announces problems with rig contracts
Marshall Island slashes fees, taxes
Death sentences for pirates
Desktop support for NNS
Marad contract for North Florida
Gambling ship sold
Aker Finnyards to build ferry for Greece
Federal ferry grants awarded
Electric drive for new-generation destroyers
NASSCO awarded $2 million for first phase of $25 million conversion
Drew Marine to supply automated water treatment system for RCL newbuilding
Derecktor wins pilot boat contract
U.K. tonnage tax proposals "lack flexibility"
Navy contracts for Norshipco, Gibbs & Cox
Kvaerner sells more Norwegian yards
Wah Kwong shifts vesselsfrom Liberia to Hong Kong register
Exxon Mobil in Egyptian deepwater move
Carnival exercises option with Masa Yards
Friede Goldman Halter and Yantai Raffles win big order from China



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