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DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) reports that Fritz Jakob Fredriksen has joined the company as a Principal Consultant. In his new role, he will be advising shipping companies on a wide range of issues, including fuel…
Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE:GEL) announced today that it has completed a previously announced acquisition of the black oil barge transportation business of Mandeville, La., headquartered Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. and its affiliates (FMT). The purchase…
Shipowners with vessels trading to China are going to have a relatively short time frame in which to enter into a pollution clean-up contract with a pollution response contractor approved by China's Maritime Safety Administration…
Costa Cruises has contracted  the San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genoa, Italy, for a major renovation of the 53,000-ton, 1,697 guest cruise ship Costa Romantica. The line, a Carnival Corporation brand, is investing approximately…
Citing sustained high fuel prices, downward rate pressure and overcapacity in the Transpacific trade, Matson reports that it is discontinuing in late August its expanded China – Long Beach Express containership service (CLX2), which includes…
Hillside, N.J., headquartered Donjon Marine Co. has added the 2,400 hp-class tug Caitlin Ann to its growing fleet to support the company's dredging, marine salvage, bulk material transportation and marine demolition services.The addition of the…
According to German press reports, the sale of the non-military operations of Hamburg shipbuilder and repairer Blohm + Voss to a British financial investor is getting closer. In July, parent ThyssenKrupp AG said that plans…
One of the ten largest megayachts in the world was recently delivered by Fincantieri's Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard in Italy.The 134-meter-long Serene is the first megayacht built by Fincantieri, marking the Italian shipbuilder's entry into…
Concordia Maritime (STO:CCORB) has now completed the upgrade of two of its P-MAX tankers to chemical class III, or "IMO III" classification. This means that the vessels are now also able to transport vegetable oils,…
North Atlantic Drilling Ltd., in which Seadrill has a 75 percent ownership, has taken delivery of the new harsh environment jack-up drilling rig, West Elara from Sembcorp Marine's Jurong Shipyard in Singapore. The rig is…
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