King of Tanker, Haji-Ioannou dies, aged 81
Loucas Haji-Ioannou, self styled ‘king of tankers’ in the 1980s and early 1990s, has died in hospital in Athens after a long illness. At one point in the late 1980s the largest independent tanker owner in the world, Mr Haji-Ioannou will also b...
SMM Istanbul-Shipbuilding Fair
The European shipbuilding and marine equipment industry, and also the Turkish government, look forward to the start of the new shipbuilding fair SMM Istanbul to be held from 21 to 23 January 2009. This international maritime trade fair will be he...
Shipyard workers protest fatal accidents, layoffs
A group of workers from the Tuzla Workers’ Union (TİB-DER) held a demonstration recently over the dangerous work conditions and a recent rash of layoffs at the Tuzla shipyards, where approximately 40,000 workers are employed. The protest ca...
Ship exports at Jiangsu jumped
According to Nanjing Customs’ statistics, vessel exports at Jiangsu port for the first ten months in 2008 aggregated 527 units for USD 4.55bn, a 61.7% and 100% year-on-year increase respectively. The global financial crisis resulted in descendin...
China set up shipbuilding revitalization plan
Chinese shipbuilding industry revitalization plan which was formulated by ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry and China State Shipbuilding Corpor...
Hanjin up & running joint repair yard in China
Phase 1 of Dongbang Shipyard, a joint ship repair yard currently being built at China's Zhejiang province by South Korean operator Hanjin Shipping, has been completed, according to local Chinese newspapers. It seems that the construction of two ...
Navy christens sixth Virginia Class submarine
The Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779) was christened Dec. 13 during a ceremony at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. The Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779) is ...
STX lays down new tanker for PRISCO
STX Shipbuilding (South Korea) has laid down the keel of a new tanker for PRISCO, PRISCO press center reports. M/t “PRISCO Elizaveta” is the forth of 7 vessels of 51 000 tons deadweight each. The head vessel of the series - “PRISCO Aleksandr...
Croatia Shipbuilding: Not Time For Protests
It is not time for union actions, but for making responsible moves, said the vice-president of the Cabinet and Minister of the Economy, Employment and Entrepreneurship Damir Polancec. He evaluated that generally speaking, unions cannot be unhappy wit...
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...
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