Teekay Enters LNG With Tapias Acquisition

Teekay Shipping Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Naviera F. Tapias S.A.. a leading independent owner and operator of LNG carriers and crude oil tankers in Spain. Teekay has also entered into an agreement with the shareholders


Stolt-Nielsen Adds Two Inland Tankers; Acquires Comex Services

Purchase Forms World's Largest Subsea Contracting Group For Oil & Gas Industries The third and fourth in a series of five 2,100-dwt stainless steel chemical tanker for the transport of bulk liquids along the Rhine River and its tributaries have been delivered to Stolt Stinnes.

Dockyard Doubles Its Prosperity

In January 2003, Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD) was awarded eight vessel repair contracts awarded in succession — doubling the amount of jobs the yard was awarded just one year previous. Measuring 614 x 93 ft. (187.3 x 28.4 m) M /V Sheila Macdevitt of U.

MTS Rosette: State of the Art Inland Tank Ship

Jaap van de Guchte Senior stands on the port side half way up the ship's 110- m length. With hand signals, two fingers pointing aft. he directs the helmsman to move the precise two meters for alignment of the tanker's cargo manifolds and those on the BP refinery dock.

The German Maritime Industry

Although the overall market share is small (four percent based on gt; seven percent based on cgt worldwide), the German shipbuilding industry is number one in Europe and number three in the world. German shipyards are specialists in building high-tech

SMT: Safe and Cost Effective Mooring

Tandem offloading from a spread moored FPSO is a high-risk operation that involves significant challenges with respect to safety and regularity. Based on extensive operational experience with shuttle tankers, combined with state-of-the art knowledge on mooring systems,

Olympic Engine Selection Evokes Thoughts Of "Green"

When Olympic Tug & Barge was founded in 1987, owner Harley Franco had environmental responsibility on his mind. Early major oil tanker disasters southeast of Nantucket, Mass., near Galveston, Texas, and off the coasts of England and Mexico were influencing the

Coast Guard Proposes Maneuvering Standards For U.S.-Flag Vessels

The Coast Guard has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding maneuvering performance standards for new U.S.-flag vessels — oceangoing tankers and product carriers, passenger ships, c a r g o s h i p s, miscellaneous vessels, and Great Lakes bulk carriers.

Global Ocean Carriers Considers U.S. Yards, Title XI For Fleet Expansion

Global Ocean Carriers Ltd. announced two fleet expansion projects are currently being considered, and that the company is evaluating the possibility of taking advantage of the Title XI financing available. The company reports it is contemplating ordering new container feeder vessels,

Meyer Werft Delivers Eighth Passenger Ship For Indonesia

Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, recently delivered the 6,000- grt passenger ship Tatamailau to the Directorate General of Sea Communication, Jakarta, Indonesia. The 969-passenger newbuilding is the eighth passenger ship and, at the same time,

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