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Navy Cruiser Modernization Contract For Ingalls Shipbuilding

Ingalls Shipbuilding division gets an US$83.3-million cost-plus-award-fee contract to modernize USS Ticonderoga-class (CG 47) Aegis guided missile cruisers. The contract, for continued life-cycle engineering,

Labor Union Summit Focuses on Automation Issue

The ILWU and ILA recently met in Washington, D.C.: first item on agenda was report on progress of East Coast USA contract negotiations. The meeting was attended also by ITF President and Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) National Secretary Paddy Crumlin and ITF Maritime Coordinator Steve Cotton.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers LPD 23 'Anchorage' to USN

Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivers the seventh ship of the 'San Antonio' (LPD 17) class to be built at Ingalls. The ship recently completed U.S. Navy acceptance trials, with shipbuilders successfully accomplishing more than 200 tests on the ship during the sea trial period.

Marine Diesel Engine Crankshaft Annealing GL Approved

Dubai-based Goltens Worldwide secures Germanischer Lloyd approval for In-situ crankshaft annealing for medium speed 4-stroke diesel engines. This certification follows a formal review by Germanischer Lloyd of the crankshaft annealing process and related governing documents and procedures.

Cruise Conference Notes Asia Port Infrastructure Shortfall

Second annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference opens in Singapore with State of Asia Cruise Industry panel discussions. Gianni Onorato, president of Costa Crociere, noted that port infrastructure in Asia is still lacking, along with consumer education.

Korean Shipbuilder Contracts IBM For Data Storage Solution

IBM contracted by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to revamp its IT infrastructure. DSME), one of the world's largest shipbuilding and offshore companies, has engaged IBM to build a

Show of Naval Force Near Straits of Hormuz

Navies of 20 nations from four continents exercise to preserve freedom of navigation in international waterways of the Middle East and promote regional stability. The on-water exercise will be conducted in multiple locations.

Offshore Vessel Simulator Orders For Kongsberg

Mexico's Oceanografia S.A. de C.V. signs  multi-million dollar contract with Kongsberg Maritime Simulation’s Mystic, CT, USA office for supply of maritme simulators. The contract is for the supply of a suite of offshore anchor handling,

Yacht Crew Agency Launched by NGY

Neptune Group Yachting (NGY), a luxury yacht charter agency, launches Neptune Crew Placement Division. Julia Haines-LaPenta has been named Director of Crew Placement for Neptune Crew. The agency is accepting applications from all professional yacht crew,

Car Carrier Long-term Charters by Höegh Autoliners

Höegh Autoliners enters into 12 year bare boat charters for two 6, 500 car capacity Pure Car Truck Carriers (PCTC) to be delivered by DSME in 2014. The vessels will be owned by Ocean Yield AS and will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering's (DSME) shipyard in Mangalia, Romania.

Russian Navy to Expand Logistic Support Fleet

The Russian Navy plans over 100 new auxiliary ships by 2020 to satisfy the need for logistics support of its expanding combat fleet. Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov said: “We have already signed a contract to buy five new auxiliary ships,

US Merchant Ship With Anti-piracy Weaponry on Board Released

Nexus Consulting, says an 'administrative mistake' led to the Venezuala detention of a US-flagged ship. Background: Venezuelan authorites arrested a U.S. ship captain early Thursday after three assault rifles were found on board.