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Norovirus Outbreak on Fred. Olsen Cruise Ship

Balmoral (Photo: Fred. Olsen Cruise)

An outbreak of the norovirus stomach bug has sickened 160 people aboard a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ship docked at Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. health officials and the company said on Friday.   The norovirus

China COSCO to be First through the Expanded Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge L. Quijano, with Zhang Guodong, General Manager, China COSCO Shipping Panama (right) and Paul XU, General Manager, China COSCO Shipping Panama (left). (Photo: Panama Canal Authority)

China COSCO Shipping has won the draw for its container vessel Andronikos to make the ceremonial first transit through the Expanded Panama Canal during the waterway’s inauguration on Sunday, June 26.  The vessel,

Pacific Nations Take a Stand on Shipping Emissions

Photo: IMO

On Earth Day, Pacific leaders queued among 175 countries to sign the Paris Agreement in New York. Earlier that day in London, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations Framework

Shipbuilding

Symphony Sun’ Launched in Leer

Launching Symphony Sun’ Photo Symphony Shipping

On Friday the 29th of April, Nb. 420 was launched in Leer. She was christened ‘Symphony Sun’ and

SCHOTTEL Debuts EcoPeller with High-torque Gears

Propulsion and steering systems manufacturer SCHOTTEL has unveiled its new EcoPeller (SRE), which it said offers improved efficiency and robustness. Playing a key role here is

Fincantieri Delivers Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista is the largest ship ever built for the Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet Photo Fincantieri

Carnival Vista, the new flagship of the fleet of Carnival Cruise Line, brand of the Carnival Group

Contracts

Great Lakes Inks M.E., N.C. Coastal Protection Project Deals

President of Dredging Operations David Simonelli Photo Great Lakes

Great Lakes Announces $55 Million in Subcontract Work in the Middle East and Award of $38 Million

Olympic Subsea Vessel Bags Contract

Olympic Delta. Photo by Olympic Shipping AS

Olympic Shipping has secured a contract for Olympic Delta, an inspection, maintenance and repair

Asia Tankers-VLCCs Rates Ease as Tanker Jams Fade

file image: A VLCC transits the Suez Canal (Suez Canal Authority)

Port congestion eases at Basra and Chinese ports; tanker demand set to expand on lower oil prices.

Technology

ACR to Debut Pathfinder PRO SART at OTC

ACR Pathfinder PRO  Photo ACR

An important addition to any commercial vessel’s survival gear kit, the Pathfinder PRO SART is

Deep Ocean Launches Phantom FlyImager

Phantom FlyImager (Image: Deep Ocean Engineering)

Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc. will introduce its newest underwater vehicle, the Deep Ocean Phantom

FCBF Honors Palm Beach Port Director

Manuel Almira Photo Port of Palm Beach

Port of Palm Beach Executive Director Manuel Almira was inducted into the Florida Custom Brokers &

Legal

Det Norske hit by Revenue Drop

FPSO Petrojarl Varg Varg Field PL038 Photo Det norske'

Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA slumped to an operating loss in the first quarter on significantly

Norway's Wealth Fund to Shun More Coal Users

Norway's $868-billion wealth fund is looking at excluding some 40 companies from its investments due to their use of coal, with these companies being mostly power producers and

Royal Caribbean's Revenue up 5.6%

Ovation of the Seas (Photo: Royal Caribbean)

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd reported a 5.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher

People & Company News

Chevron Suffers Loss, Plans Job Cuts

Photo: Chevron Corp

Chevron Corp. reported a first-quarter loss as slumping oil prices continued to drag down revenue.

Golar and Schlumberger Reaffirm Partnership

Schlumberger's withdrawal from the Fortuna/Ophir development will not influence its framework agreement with Golar LNG to develop integrated solutions for stranded gas assets

Sellick Equipment to Open New Facility

Image: Sellick Equipment

On April, 20, 2016, at the young age of 97 years, Walter Sellick along with sons Howard Sellick -

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