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NASSCO Cuts Steel on APT "ECO Tanker"

Kevin Graney, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics NASSCO. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

General Dynamics NASSCO started construction of another ship in its commercial shipbuilding backlog, starting construction of a second “ECO” tanker to be built for American Petroleum Tankers at a steel cutting ceremony in its San Diego shipyard.

Multraship Buys Three More Tugboats from Damen

(Photo: Multraship/Damen)

Multraship and Damen Shipyards Group agreed on three new ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive) Tugs, all for delivery to Multraship in 2015. After delivery in Vietnam, scheduled for the end of first-quarter 2015,

Waterjet-propelled Crewboat Delivered to Petrobras

Photo: Thrustmaster

BS Camburi, a 36-meter Monohull Crewboat built in Brazil by Arpoador Engenharia to the Petrobras type P2 specification has been launched and delivered.   Designed by Incat Crowther, the 118-foot (36-meter)

Shipbuilding

Damen Shipyards Galati wins Dutch Romanian Award

Dutch Romanian Business Award 2014 lowres

Damen Shipyards Galati has been presented with the Dutch Romanian Business Award for its

HII to Open Family Health Center at Ingalls

HII will open a family health center for Ingalls Shipbuilding employees and their covered dependents next year at 2105 Old Spanish Trail in Gautier. (Image: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced the location of the new family health center

Cecon Secures Finances to Complete Newbuild

Cecon ASA has petitioned for a debt restructuring agreement (in Norwegian: gjeldsforhandling). Certain funds managed by York Capital Management Global Advisors, LLC

Contracts

Wärtsilä to Proceed with first LNG Terminal

Wärtsilä has been given full notice to proceed (NTP) from Manga LNG Oy for the supply of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Tornio, Northern Finland.

QGEP to Acquire FPSO from Teekay

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. has entered into an agreement with a consortium led by Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção SA (QGEP) to provide a floating production

Wärtsilä Bags Seawater Desalination System Orders

The Wärtsilä Serck Como fresh water generators produce high quality fresh water needed onboard cruise ships (Image: Wärtsilä)

The Meyer Werft Germany, Meyer Turku, STX France and Fincantieri shipyards have all placed orders

Technology

Lowrance Renews Insight Genesis College Cup

Lowrance Renews Insight Genesis College Cup

Lowrance®, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957— announced today the renewal

Nordic Yards Delivers 'Wind Server'

Wind Turbine Service Jack Up Vessel

Nordic Yards officially handed over the offshore service vessel to the Danish company DBB

Gatto Industrial Starts Electroplating in North America

Gatto Large Parts Plating Line 2

Gatto Industrial Platers, Inc. has launched its new Large Parts Zinc Electroplating Line

Legal

Brazilian Lawmakers Urge Indictments in Petrobras Scandal

A congressional committee investigating a mushrooming corruption scandal at Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA recommended on Thursday that prosecutors bring

US Shippers, West Coast Dockworkers Union Resume Contract Talks

Photo: Port of Long Beach

Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports resumed contract

Report: Dire Conditions in Indian Shipbreaking Yards

Photo: NGO Shipbreaking Platform

Report by Indian research institute reveals poor enforcement of occupational health and safety

People & Company News

EGAS Tenders for as many as 48 LNG Cargoes

Egypt's state-owned gas company EGAS has tendered to buy at least 48 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for delivery in 2015/16, three traders said.

Duffy Named President of Carnival Cruise

Christine Duffy

Carnival Corporation & plc., the world’s largest travel and leisure company, today announced

Cheniere to Sell LNG from Corpus Christi to Portugal

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Cheniere Energy, Inc announced today that its subsidiary, Corpus Christi Liquefaction