Largest U.S.-Built Containership Arrives in Hawaii for the First Time

The largest containership ship ever constructed in the United States arrived in Honolulu for the first time this week as part of its regular service connecting the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. The ship, named Daniel K. Inouye in honor of Hawaii's late senior U.S. Senator, is owned and operated by Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), the leading U.S. carriers in the Pacific. It is the … [Read more...]

Daniel Babin Appointed President of Conley Marine Services

By Rocky Marchiano - Conley Marine Services has announced Daniel Babin has been appointed President of Conley Marine Services following the completion of its acquisition of Kody Marine, including the Drydock and Maintenance & Repair Yard situated on the Harvey Canal in metro-New Orleans. Mr James Conley, Chairman of Conley Marine Services, lauded both … [Read more...]

American Inland Shipyard Jeffboat to Close After 180 Years

American inland shipyard Jeffboat will be shutting its doors after more than 180 years in the ship and barge building industry, the shipbuilder confirmed Monday.  Located on the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Jeffboat is the nation’s largest and longest continually operated inland shipyard, but its business has been hit by a decline in orders over the last … [Read more...]

NASSCO Launches Final ECO Class Tanker

General Dynamics NASSCO has christened and launched the Palmetto State, the final ship in an eight-ship ECO Class tanker program to be constructed at NASSCO. “What began nearly five years ago as a concept to design and build the Palmetto State and her sister ships involved nearly 4,000 individuals coming together for one common purpose,” said Kevin Graney, president of … [Read more...]

U.S. Shipbuilders Ready to Build Trump’s 350-Ship Navy

The U.S. shipbuilding industry is ready to work with Donald Trump to help realize his goal of a 350-ship Navy, the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) said Monday in a statement congratulating the President-elect and members of the 115th Congress. “We congratulate President-elect Trump, his nominees and the new and returning members of the 115th Congress and look … [Read more...]