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Evergreen Group to Order 100 Containerships

According to an April 19 report from the Taiwan News, after refraining from placing any order for new ships for the past two years, the head of the Evergreen Group now sees the opportune time to replenish his fleet with newbuildings.

First Ever LNG Project in the Black Sea

According to an April 18 report from the Georgian Daily Independent Voice, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Romanian are jointly launching a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, designated as the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Romania Interconnector (AGRI).

Last Operational WWII LST Ship at Port of Indiana

The last operational World War II tank-landing ship, the USS LST-325, was scheduled to refuel at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon during the weekend of April 16 on a visit to the city’s riverfront. This LST – which stands for Landing Ship, Tanks – is one of only two such ships preserved in the U.

Port of Detroit’s Shipping Season Opens

On April 17, the Port of Detroit welcomed the arrival of the ocean going vessel, Fairload. The ship's arrival begins the Port of Detroit's 2010 shipping season. "We are hopeful about this year's Great Lakes shipping season,

WEG Supplies New Fuel-Efficient PSV Petrel

WEG electric motors, generators, transformers, electrical switchboards and an automation system for energy management are all providing optimized operation on the first of a new generation of more fuel efficient cargo vessels built by Wilson Sons UltraTug Offshore,

Willingham Joins Tidewater’s Management Team

Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) announced that Deborah Willingham has joined Tidewater as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Willingham will report to Chairman, President and CEO Dean Taylor, and will be responsible for worldwide Human Resources for the company.

NSRI Reaches First Membership Target

The National Subsea Research Institute (NSRI) has achieved its initial target to recruit 20 companies to join in developing a vision for the long-term future of the subsea industry.  The organisation,

Developing Njord’s Northwest Flank

Statoil is developing Njord’s northwest flank. This development will increase the total recoverable reserves in the Njord field, secure continued gas exports and extend Njord’s lifetime by up to two years.

Diana Shipping Contract for Dry Bulk Carriers

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), a global shipping transportation company specializing in dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has signed, through its 100% owned subsidiaries, two shipbuilding contracts with China Shipbuilding Trading Company, Limited and Shanghai Jiangnan-Changxing Shipbuilding Co.

Intermoor Project for Noble Energy

InterMoor Inc., an Acteon company, has been awarded a preset mooring project for Noble Energy offshore Equatorial Guinea. InterMoor will be providing the design, engineering, procurement and installation services for preset moorings in the Aseng Field.

Calif. Prop.1B Notice of Funding Availability

The Air Resources Board staff has posted the Prop 1B Notice of Funding Availability.  This notice solicits applications from eligible local and State agencies to administer funding to reduce emissions and health impacts from diesel equipment used to move freight in California’s four trade corridors.

This Day in Coast Guard History – April 19

1813-A tremendous explosion aboard the cutter Gallatin, commanded by Master John H. Silliman (who was not aboard at the time) blew off her quarterdeck while the cutter was tied up in Charleston, South Carolina.