GDF SUEZ to Construct an on-shore LNG Storage

GDF SUEZ is to further consolidate its position in Chile through the construction of an on-shore LNG storage tank in the North of Chile. The tank is part of the GNL Mejillones terminal, which GDF SUEZ jointly owns with Codelco, the world’s main copper producer.

MOL Adopts Low-friction Ship Bottom Paint

(MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the adoption of the low-friction ship bottom paint named “LF-Sea” developed by Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Kobe City, Hyogo; President: Nobuhiro Sasaki) on a new building PCTC(Pure Car and Truck Carrier.

Tangshan Iron Receives Certification for Shipbuilding

Chinese steelmaker Tangshan Iron and Steel HRP Co. Ltd has received certification from classification society DNV (Det Norske Veritas) for its shipbuilding plate – as announced on November 4 by major Chinese steel producer Hebei Iron and Steel Group. To date, seven shipbuilding steel plate grades – A, B, D, AH32, DH32, AH36 and DH36…

Lloyd´s Register to Reintroduce Rules for Nuclear Propulsion

Lloyd’s Register’s Technical Committee agrees rule and procedural changes to further support the introduction of new technology and new approaches to marine safety and environmental protection. The Technical Committee addressed the challenges of goal and performance-based standards; it heard that Lloyd’s Register is ready to reintroduce rules for nuclear propulsion and new rules for ‘stern…

Excel Maritime Reports Change in Organization

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd (NYSE:EXM – News), an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a leading international provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, today announced that Mr. Charalampos Mazarakis, COO will be leaving the Company to pursue his career interests outside the shipping industry, joining National Bank of Greece, the leading Greek banking institution at a senior management role.

K-Line Introduces Asia – Honolulu Route

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) is pleased to start offering a service connecting Asia and Honolulu. “K” Line will further enhance its service coverage by this inauguration and provide a high quality package to its customers.

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. Acquires Seven Parcel Tankers

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Oslo Børs: SNI) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Stolt Tankers B.V. has agreed to acquire seven stainless steel parcel tankers in a series of separate transactions for a total consideration of $255 million, including takeover and upgrade costs.