Top News of the Week January 6 – 11, 2014

Meyer Werft Delivers ‘Norwegian Getaway’

Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 145,655 gross ton cruise ship Norwegian Getaway from MEYER WERFT on January 10, 2014 after a building period of only 15 months.

Bourbon Sells 12 Vessels for USD 378 Million

Bourbon announced the transfer of ownership of 12 vessels to the Chinese company ICBC Financial Leasing (“ICBCL”) for a total value of approximately US$ 378 million, as part of the sale and bareboat charter agreement for up to 51 vessels signed with ICBCL on April 9, 2013.

NYK Welcomes First Filipino Captain and Chief Engineer on Its LNG Vessel

NYK has welcomed the first Filipinos to take on the roles of captain and chief engineer on an NYK-operated LNG (liquefied natural gas) vessel. The two men received their promotions in July 2013 at NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd. and began serving in their new roles from December.

Samsung Heavy Bags Another Big Order

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has secured an order worth KRW 621 billion ($583.24 million) for the construction of five container ships, announced the company in an exchange filing yesterday.

Great Number of American Marine Fleets Consider Fueling with LNG

Consistent low-priced natural gas in North America has motivated dozens of marine fleets to consider fueling with LNG. A recent survey by Zeus Development Corporation has identified 42 vessels under development or evaluation.

 

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