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$1.8B Contract for Two Zumwalt-class DDG-1000 Destroyers

The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $1.8 billion contract for the construction of DDG 1001 and DDG 1002, the next two ships in the Zumwalt-class program.

ClassNK Opens First Russian Office

ClassNK opened its first exclusive surveyor office in St. Petersburg on September 14 with a lively reception hosted by ClassNK Chairman and President and Current IACS Vice-Chairman Noboru Ueda. The event

GSATTrack.com: Certified to Support Iridium Extreme

Global Satellite Engineering (GSE) announced that GSatTrack.com, its online satellite and GSM tracking and mapping portal, which has been certified to support the new Iridium Extreme phone. GSatTrack.

NOAA: Air Pollution Plummets when Ships Shift Fuels

New clean fuel regulations in California and voluntary slowdowns by shipping companies substantially reduce air pollution caused by near-shore ships, according to a new NOAA-led study published online today in Environmental Science & Technology.

Aircraft Carrier: Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Hits Contstruction Milestone

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) said that the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division placed an 825-ton superlift on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on Sept. 12, completing the ship's stern.

Marco Polo Seatrade Gets Bank Backing

Marco Polo Seatrade has received court approval to obtain fresh financing from Royal Bank of Scotland, one of its senior lenders. The New York Court supervising the reorganisation of  Marco Polo approved today new financing to be provided by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

REPORT: Luerssen Bids for ThyssenKrupp Ship Yards

Germany's Luerssen has reportedly made a bid for all of ThyssenKrupp's (TKAG.DE) shipbuilding unit Blohm + Voss, German daily Hamburger Abendblatt reported on Wednesday, according to Reuters. ThyssenKrupp in July scrapped a deal for Abu Dhabi MAR to buy Blohm + Voss. (Source: Reuters)

Noreq AS Creates Subsidiary in Dubai

Noreq AS continues to expand. The increasing demand for our products has resulted in a new company etablishment, NOREQ FZE, a subsidiary with an office in Dubai - the most important business and financial center in the Arab world.

Eckart Joins HS Marine Propulsion

John Eckart has joined HS Marine Propulsion, LLC as the Principal Engineer.  Eckart has worked in the marine industry for 25 years in the areas of hydrodynamics and ship propulsion.  He spent the past 15 years as a principal engineer with Rolls-Royce Naval Marine, Inc.

IHC Merwede Rents Out First IHC Beaver Dredger

IHC Merwede has entered the international rental market with its standard IHC Beaver dredgers and DMC work boats. The company has identified a demand in the market for vessels and equipment that may only be used for a relatively short period of time.

Intermanager: Freedom of Choice in Deploying Ship's Armed Guards

InterManager members have called for more proactive methods to be developed in the protection of ships transiting pirate-infested trade lanes by launching a campaign to allow owners and third party managers the freedom of choice in employing armed guards onboard ships they manage.

Lawal Reappointed to Port Authority Commission

Top Business Leader Starts Seventh Term as City of Houston Appointee.   The Houston City Council today unanimously reappointed businessman Kase Lawal to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority for a seventh term.