Fjord 1 battery ferries to have Siemens propulsion; South Africa suspects container shipping cartel

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September 29, 2016 — Vigor Marine, Portland, Oregon, has been awarded a $7,066,873 firm-fixed-price contract for an emergent dry-docking of USS Howard (DDG-83) to accomplish repairs to the port controllable pitch propeller system.

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Fjord 1 battery ferries to have Siemens propulsion
Each all-electric ferry will have a cargo capacity of 120 cars, 12 trailers and 349 passengers.

South Africa suspects container shipping cartel
South Africa’s Competition Commission conducted search and seizure operations at the premises of six container shipping companies operating in the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal provinces.

ITF slams treatment of Hanjin Shipping crew
The ITF described the refusal of shore leave to seafarers on board Hanjin ships as a denial of human rights.

MacGregor takes majority stake in Flintstone Technology
Flintstone is a small and dynamic company specializing in advanced technology and innovative products primarily within the mooring and fluid handling business.

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