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ABS to focus on environmental issue
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) discussed its intention to focus on ship classification work related to environmental protection in the future at the seminars held in Imabari on Dec. 10 and at Yokohama on Dec. 12. In line with this, it will bui...
2008-12-16 09:19:37
HMC launches $327m ‘one-stop shop’ for maritime industry
Hamriyah Maritime City (HMC) in Sharjah free zone launched its $327m state-of-the-art integrated maritime industrial complex at the Seatrade Middle East Maritime trade fair on December 14. The privately-owned and developed complex, in the heart of th...
2008-12-16 08:32:38
Bulker scrapping up, rates down
The dry bulk collapse has resulted in a flurry of scrapping deals this month as owners rapidly shed old tonnage that holds little chance of ever making money again. Clarkson statistics reveal a number of handy-sized bulkers heading for demolition...
2008-12-16 08:25:42
Safety in Turkish shipyards becomes an issue
In the Tuzla industrial zone on the outskirts of Istanbul, some 48 shipyards are crammed around a small bay, the skyline dominated by massive cranes and the hulls of half-built tankers. Tuzla is the center of Turkey’s shipbuilding industry and in t...
2008-12-15 09:08:45
"SMM India 2009" to be held in Mumbai
The international maritime exhibition SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Machine Technology) India 2009 will be held at the Bombay Exhibition Center in India's Mumbai city from Nov. 12 through 14 next year. It will be hosted by the Hamburg Messe and Cong...
2008-12-15 08:32:00
Repair shipyard for CSSC
China State Shipbuilding Co (CCSC) is ploughing cash into a shiprepair joint venture in Jiangsu. The state-owned company said its subsidiary Chengxi Shipyard is teaming up with Hong Kong Huixiong Co and Jiangsu Changrong Steel Co to inject $50.8...
2008-12-15 08:18:18
Push to retrain workers in maritime industry
Singapore's shipping industry is making a big push to take advantage of the downturn by planning ambitious training programmes for workers. The aim is to encourage maritime firms, which until recently had been battling a staff shortage, to retain ...
2008-12-15 08:06:29
EU needs 55,000 more workers
European shipyards are falling behind China and other Asian rivals, according to a specially commissioned report on jobs. It says that more than 150,000 people are employed directly and it will be necessary to recruit 11,000 technical workers in e...
2008-12-12 15:28:02
Samsung wins the $7 billion Export Tower
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) won the USD 7 billion Export Tower on the 45th Trade Day, which was held at the Convention Hall at KOEX, Seoul, on December 2, 2008. SHI won the export tower thanks to its achievement of USD 7.1653 billion in exports of...
2008-12-12 11:52:43
India sets up two mega shipyards
The Union Minister of Shipping Road Transport and Highways Shri T.R. Baalu informed the Rajya Sabha recently that National Maritime Development Programme envisages setting up of two international size shipyards, one on the East Coast and another on t...
2008-12-12 08:41:06
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