The RAN's Anzac-class frigate HMAS Warramunga. File photo: Creative Commons

Thousands of Australian Shipbuilding Jobs Safe Under New Naval Frigates Program

  By Jason Scott (Bloomberg) — Australia will build a new fleet of navy ships locally, safeguarding thousands of jobs and ensuring the future viability of the industry, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday. The Future Frigates program, which will replace aging ANZAC Class ships, will mean about 2,500 jobs in South Australia are safe, […]




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One of CMA CGM's largest ships, MV CMA CGM Kerguelen. Photo: CMA CGM Group

Containership Giant CMA CGM to Resume Iran Service

  PARIS/LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The world’s third-largest container shipping group, France’s CMA CGM, said on Monday it would resume operations to Iran following the deal between Tehran and world powers over the Middle Eastern country’s nuclear programme. “Following the recent positive developments involving Iran and the P5+1 Group – comprising the U.S., China, […]

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The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC20) is tugged in to the staging area to begin the dry dock process in the Viktor Lenac Shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia, January 19, 2015. U.S. Navy Photo

U.S. Navy Ship Catches Fire at Croatian Shipyard

  The U.S. Navy has confirmed that a fire broke out on board USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) while the ship was in Viktor Lenac Shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia this past Friday, with the extent of damage still unknown. The Navy said the fire occurred July 31 and lasted about 45 minutes before it was extinguished by […]

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FPSO OSX-3 pictured at her May 31, 2013 naming ceremony in Singapore. Photo credit: OSX

Deadbeat Ex-Billionaire Batista Tempts Bondholders to Seize Once-Prized Ship

  By Juan Pablo Spinetto (Bloomberg) — Out in the Atlantic Ocean, 130 miles off the coast of Brazil, an oil ship the length of New York City’s Chrysler building is at the center of an escalating legal war. This battle pits the crude producer founded by Eike Batista, Brazil’s most notorious ex-billionaire, against bondholders […]

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WATCH: Mighty ‘Evelyn Maersk’ Departs Hamburg

The massive 15,500 TEU E-class containership EVELYN MAERSK caught on video departing the Port of Hamburg on the Elbe River bound for Bremerhaven, Germany, June 15, 2015. Maersk’s ‘E-class’ containerships, beginning with the Emma Maersk, were once considered the world’s largest from 2006 until late 2012 when the CMA CGM Marco Polo took over the title.