Big Day for Canadian Shipbuilding

Seaspan Marine today broke ground on a $200 million re-development and facilities upgrade at its Vancouver Shipyard facility that will help the yard fulfill a historic shipbuilding contract for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Today's groundbreaking ceremony was held on the one year anniversary from when Seaspan Marine Corp. won the $8 billion contract with … [Read more...]

Austal Lays Keel of 6th US Navy Littoral Combat Ship

Austal held a keel-laying ceremony today for the third Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – Jackson (LCS 6), one of five Austal-designed 127-meter US Navy Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships under contract with the US Navy. Dr. Katherine Holmes Cochran, the ship’s sponsor, was present to weld her initials onto the keel plate as the Keel … [Read more...]

Saipem Awarded $1.1 Billion in Offshore E&C Contracts

MILAN - Saipem announced today they have been awarded new offshore engineering and construction contracts worth $1.1 billion in Brazil, Angola and the Caspian Sea. In Brazil, Saipem has signed an Engineering, Procurement, Installation, and Commissioning (EPIC) contract with Petrobras for the projects Sapinhoa Norte and Cernambi Sul, within the development of the Pre-Salt … [Read more...]

Vale’s Latest Super Ore Carrier Makes Debut at Philippine Port [IMAGES]

The Valemax iron ore carrier Vale Minas Gerais docked at the port of Villanueva in the Philippines on Wednesday marking the first time a Valemax ore carrier had called on that port.  This arrival followed a month and a half-long voyage from the Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal, in Maranhão state, Brazil, where the cargo had been onloaded.  The cargo is destined for Japan's … [Read more...]

Iranian Tankers are Flying Tanzania-Zanzibar Flag, Officials Report “This Must be a Mistake”

(Bloomberg) -- Iranian oil tankers are mistakenly signaling their flag state as Tanzania-Zanzibar and no such registration took place, according to a government official from the east African nation. The 14 ships, previously registered in the Pacific island of Tuvalu, transmitted data from Sept. 24 to Oct. 13 to show they changed their names and were flying the … [Read more...]