ClassNK introduces new Environmental Awareness Notation
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, also known as ClassNK, has introduced a new notation for ships that meet the standards described in the Society’s just recently published “Environmental Guideline”. With awareness of the importance of Corporate Social Re...
World class advisory panel for marine engineering conference
‘The Annual Marine Propulsion Conference’ has established itself as the foremost yearly event dedicated to addressing the marine engineering operational challenges facing today's shipowners. The 2009 event attracted almost 200 registered dele...
US barge builder Trinity to cut jobs
Trinity Marine Products is cutting 190 jobs after suffering a plunge in new barge demand. The US barge builder plans to cut both hourly and administrative employees on 17 July, the Associated Press reports Thursday. The job cuts will take place at...
Indian shipbreaking yards boom
The number of ships demolished at Indian ship scrapping yards climbed to about 170 ships of approximately 1.45 million LDT (light displacement ton) from the start of this year until mid-May. The figure also incorporates vessels that are on standb...
Bender to repair two Ro-Ro vessels
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. has won a $2.5 million contract to work on a pair of 632-foot cargo vessels for the Department of Transportation Maritime Administration. The 70-day contract is expected to keep about 65 workers on the job through ...
Bangladesh benefits from new UN shipbreaking treaty
Bangladesh will be the main beneficiary of the new United Nations ship recycling treaty signed late last week, as it would cement the country's position as the world's leading ship-breaker and create thousands of new jobs, the local Financial Express...
Severodvinsk seeks gasification of shipyards by Gazprom
The Severodvinsk city administration has addressed Gazprom leader Aleksey Miller with a request to fund the gasification of the closed military city, including the two huge shipyards Sevmash and Zvezdochka. In a letter, Severodvinsk mayor Mikhail...
Odense leases space for Fredericia in 25-year deal
Odense shipyard, owned by AP Moller Maersk, is to let a Danish repair facility move onto its site. The Fredericia Shipyard, based in the Danish town of the same name and less that 50 km from Odense, will begin moving later this year with a view t...
Samsung enters wind turbine market
Samsung Heavy Industries, the world’s second-largest shipyard, plans to enter the wind turbine market in 2010. The move is further evidence of a burgeoning trend by South Korea’s major shipyards to diversify revenue streams amid a dearth in n...
Samsung-Cielo LOI: Wind power generators
Samsung Heavy Industries of South Korea on May 21st signs a Letter of Intent (LOI) with an energy firm Cielo of the US for the installation of three 2.5MW wind power generators in Texas by 2011. Samsung Heavy had developed 2.5MW wind power electri...
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