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Signet Maritime Promotes Captain Cliff Porter

Signet Maritime Corporation, vessel services & logistics providers, promote 31-year veteran  as General Manager, Traffic & Business Development. Previously Senior Manager of Traffic and Business Development for Signet’s Pascagoula Division,

WISTA UAE Group DP World Event

WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) UAE Chapter announce forthcoming meeting, port tour. WISTA is an international organisation for women in management positions involved in maritime transportation business and related trades.

Conrad Profits Up in Q3 2012

US-based shipyard Conrad Industries Inc. announce third quarter and 9 months ended 30, Sept. 2012 financial results and backlog. For the quarter ended September 30, 2012, Conrad had net income of $4.

USDOJ: BP Guilty in Deepwater Horizon Case

BP Exploration and Production Inc. Agrees to Plead Guilty to Felony Manslaughter, Environmental Crimes and Obstruction of Congress Surrounding Deepwater Horizon Incident; BP Agrees to Pay a Record $4

Crowley Mariners Recieve Heroism Award

Crew of Crowley-Managed Ocean Titan Awarded for Heroism at Sea with 2012 AOTOS Mariners’ Plaque.   Officers and crewmembers of the Crowley Maritime Corp.-managed M/V Ocean Titan were recently honored

First Nuclear-Powered Carrier Completes Last Deployment

“Nearly everything that can be said about this ship must be done in superlatives or in terms of the first, the largest, the fastest, greatest striking capability and highest operational flexibility.” - Secretary of the Navy John Connally, USS Enterprise commissioning ceremony, Nov.

BAE Sytems Agrees to Acquire Marine Hydraulics Intl.

BAE Systems  entered into a definitive agreement with American Maritime Holdings, Inc. to acquire Marine Hydraulics International, Inc. (“MHI”), a privately held company that operates a shipyard, pier and waterfront facilities in Norfolk, Va.

ISF Disappointment at Slow Implementation of ILO 185

The International Shipping Federation (ISF), which represents maritime employers globally, says that the low level of implementation of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 185, concerning the facilitation of shore leave and crew transits, is a continuing source of disappointment.

Kritzman Joins Fowler White Burnett

Corporate Attorney Kritzman Joins Firm as Shareholder.   Fowler White Burnett, P.A. said that Mr. Robert Kritzman has joined the firm as a Shareholder at the Fowler White Burnett downtown Miami office working in their general practice group.

British Navy Names New Fleet Support Ships

'Tide-class' the name given to four new Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) tankers to serve as part of the RN's fleet replenshment programme. The 37,000-tonne ships will come into service from 2016 to replace the RFA's single-hulled tankers,

Tankship Owners OSG File Chapter 11 Process

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. starts Chapter 11 process to reduce debt & other financial obligations to create more solid financial foundation. The Chapter 11 petition for itself and certain operating subsidiaries was filed in the U.

Maersk Line Tops the Idlers League Table

Among container Carriers, Maersk Line currently has the largest number of vessels idle. A report by shipping analyst Alphaliner (Vol. 2012, Issue 46) reveals Maersk Line as the carrier with most vessels idled, currently 14 units with an aggregate capacity of 94,000 TEU.