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Davie Building LNG-powered Ferries

Canadian shipbuilder Davie held a keel laying ceremony for MV Armand-Imbeau II, marking the beginning of the hull assembly for this first of two sisterships under construction at Davie for the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ).The two ferries for the TadoussacBaie-Sainte-Catherine route are to built at a total cost of $125 million for year-round navigation on the Saguenay Fjord.

Large Outflow of Money Witnessed in Willis Group Holdings PLC

Shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE:WSH) advanced slightly to $47.72. The price had gained 0.21% or 0.1 points intraday. The latest trading session witnessed $2.85 million in upticks and $7.03 million in downticks, resulting in net money flow of (-4.18) million. The up/down ratio for the day stood at 0.41. On a weekly scale, the price has seen a change of -0.06%.

Conrad Shipyard Bags LNG Order

Energy infrastructure and LNG solutions provider WesPac Midstream and its subsidiary Clean Marine Energy (CME) have awarded a contract to Conrad Orange Shipyard for the construction of a dedicated LNG bunker barge for the marine market in North America.The bunker barge, which is scheduled to be delivered in early 2016, will service ship owner Totem Ocean’s Orca Class roro vessel in Tacoma…

Conrad Shipyard to build first US LNG bunker barge

WesPac Midstream and Clean Marine Energy (CME) have inked a contract with Conrad Shipyard to build the first LNG bunker barge for the North American market.The 2,200 cu m vessel scheduled for delivery in early 2016, is set for deployment in Tacoma, Washington, to service Totem Ocean Trailer Expresss (Totem Ocean) ro-ro vessels…
The seizure of Roger Mortimer (1287-1330) at Nottingham Castle, October 19, 1330.

Remember Roger Mortimer - The New Yorker

The seizure of Roger Mortimer (1287-1330) at Nottingham Castle, October 19, 1330.Credit The Print Collector via Getty This essay originally appeared in the Canadian magazine The Montrealler in 1962, several years before Munros first book was published. It was never reprinted. In it, Munro describes the first real book she ever read: Charles Dickenss A Childs History of England…

MN 100: All American Marine, Inc.

200 Harris Ave.Bellingham, WA 98225Telephone: 360 647 7602E-mail: jh[email protected]: www.allamericanmarine.comCEO/President: Matt MullettNumber of Employees: 48The Company:All American Marine Inc., located on the shores of Bellingham Bay in Washington State, was founded in 1987 and specializes in the construction of custom tailored aluminum boats from 30’ to 150’.

First Ship with Fire Safety Adapted to

The world’s first ship to run on methanol will soon sail international waters after the fire risk assessment by SP Fire Research was approved. Methanol has long been handled with traditional fire protection in cargo pump-rooms on tankers, but a deeper understanding of the fuel called for a new approach to design fire safety.

Discover the Middle East yacht industry 2015

The Middle East is the most important superyacht (40 metres and above) market globally. The area has the highest propensity to buy a superyacht at approximately 48%, which means that close to 50% of the wealthy residents are exploring the acquisition of this status symbol. - Advertisement - This propensity to buy is greater than any other place worldwide.

Teekay Offshore Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual 2014 Results

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. of 2014. unit. Corporation to be upgraded for the project. its charter contract. and anchor handling vessels for approximately $220 million. Brazil, through the Partnership's 50/50 joint venture with Odebrecht. -- Liquidity of approximately $352 million as at December 31, 2014. L.P. the Partnership's results for the quarter ended December 31, 2014.

We Need Better Oil-Carrying Train Cars Now

On Monday, a train hauling 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in West Virginia. The violent crash punctured several of the tankers. Eventually 19 were engulfed in flames. Now, more questions are swirling about whether these tankers are safe enough to carry crude.Old cars, new crudeInitially, the crash had many pointing to a seemingly similar accident in Lac-Mégantic…

New ships load up with amenities

NEW YORK Snow rooms, better Wi-Fi and a continued emphasis on specialty food and drink are some of the trends for cruising in the next year or two.Here are some details.Built to impressThe industry that put skating rinks and waterslides on ships keeps coming up with funky, cool things that wow factor, said Fran Golden…

Honda to resume normal production in Ohio for a week

in Indiana and Canada.Yesterdays announcement covers production from Tuesday until March 2. Coast docks. shutdowns. That has delayed shipments, affecting a variety of industries.As the dispute continues, Honda is relying on air shipments for needed parts. continent. continue to do so.The shift reductions in Ohio have affected many of the 158 parts suppliers that serve Honda. directly to workers.

Which Are Strongest Parts of the Economy?

While Alaska’s economy is supported by numerous industries, it is three primary sectors that provide the bulk of the economy’s strength, according to the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska. Here is a look at the top five industries affecting the Alaskan economy:VOTE NOW: Is Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan Doing a Good Job?

5 Reasons Norwegian Cruise Stock Is Up 11% This Week NCLH CCL RCL

Weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings reported late Tuesday didn't keep Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings (NASDAQ:NCLH) down. Its shares jumped nearly 12% over the next two trading days, through Thursday.For investors looking behind the earnings numbers, positives apparently outweighed negatives, including revenue that beat estimates, growing 31.4% vs.

Ship Operations - Cox honoured at Lloyd's List North America Maritime Awards

All the winners at this years Lloyds List North America Maritime Awards.Cox: Involved in shipping for nearly 50 years.Lifetime achievement award for retiring chief of Chamber of Shipping of AmericaJOE Cox, the retiring chief executive of the Chamber of Shipping of America, has been honoured with with a lifetime achievement award at this years Lloyds List North America Maritime Awards…

To fight extremism, Obama calls on US to embrace its Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in the Mideast and Africa, Obama…

Are Credit Suisse, RBS, Standard Chartered, HSBC, and Barclays Terrorist Banks?

Steven Vincent had just left a money exchange in the southern Iraqi city of Basra when a group of men in police uniforms drove up in a white truck and grabbed him and his translator. It was Aug. 2, 2005. Vincent, a freelance American journalist, had reported on the war for two-and-a-half years. British troops occupied Basra, but he operated without an embed arrangement.

A Diary of the Planet

Earthweek: A Diary of the Planet(Photo: Courtesy of Earthweek.com)Birds vs. FishTwo sets of conservationists in the western United States are at odds over plans to kill 11,000 double-crested cormorants on Oregons East Sand Island to protect endangered juvenile salmon and steelhead trout from the Columbia River.The Army…

OSU study: Ocean changes may help - or hurt - fisheries | News

A report to be published Thursday in the journal Nature suggests that global warming may increase upwelling in several ocean current systems around the world by the end of this century, especially at high latitudes, and will cause major changes in marine biodiversity.Since upwelling of colder, nutrient-rich water is a driving force behind marine productivity…

Fiery oil train derailment forces evacuations

A CSX train hauling 3 million gallons of crude oil from the Bakken fields in North Dakota and Montana to refineries in Virginia derailed in West Virginia on Feb. 16, filling the sky with spectacular fire balls after several tank cars burst and caught fire.Hundreds of families were evacuated and nearby water treatment plants…