• 2019 September 18 16:39

    Vigor hosts keel-laying ceremony for the U.S. landing craft MSV(L)

    Vigor says that representatives from the U.S. Army and federal and local elected officials joined Vigor employees for a keel laying ceremony, celebrating the first milestone in the construction of the Army’s next generation landing craft, the Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) or MSV(L).

    The nearly billion dollar contract to build MSV(L) was awarded to Vigor in October, 2017. The new design, developed in partnership with BMT, dramatically improves the capabilities of the current LCM-8 and provides the optimal combination of performance, operational flexibility and life-cycle cost while maintaining the reliability and versatility of the Army’s current craft.

    The event began with a warm welcome from Vigor CEO Frank Foti. Remarks were delivered by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler from Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Mayor of Vancouver, Timothy Goddette, U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Combat Support & Combat Service Support and COL (P) Jered P. Helwig, U.S. Army Chief of Transportation. COL (P) Helwig also gave the dedication honoring the service of SSG Elroy F. Wells.

    The ceremonial weld marked not only the start of the MSV(L) program but also the beginning of a new era in shipbuilding at Vigor’s recently acquired state-of-the-art all Aluminum Fabrication facility in Vancouver. Vigor expects the site to employ up to 400 workers by 2023 building high performance military craft, workboats and aluminum fast ferries in addition to MSV(L).

    Once the SSG Elroy F. Wells is completed and testing and refinements have occurred, the schedule calls for four vessels in the Low Rate Production phase, followed by up to 32 vessels once Full Rate Production is underway. Vigor’s MSV(L) team consists of a number of key partners including BMT, Gladding-Hearn and Northrop Grumman.




2020 July 15

18:04 CMA CGM announces Peak Season Surcharge from Asia to North Europe
17:54 Damen contracted to deliver full option cutter suction dredger to Servimagnus in Argentina
17:53 Container handling capacity increases in the Humber
17:29 Reconstruction completed in Tushinsky District of Moscow Canal’s HES
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
16:28 Reconstruction of POT’s “old” part to continue despite coronavirus crises
16:05 “K”Line selected for FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index
15:50 Color Line’s infection prevention program verified by DNV GL
15:37 7th International LNG Congress releases its business program
15:11 RPAS drones continue monitoring ship emissions in Danish waters
14:25 Wärtsilä’s experience with wind farm vessels leads to major order
14:02 WinGD works with oil majors bringing greater transparency to cylinder oil decisions
13:44 11th Dredging & Land Reclamation Summit to be held live online in September
13:23 More States need to act on crew changes, says IMO Secretary-General
13:02 APM Terminals Gothenburg grows four times faster than the market
12:23 Keppel secures FPSO contracts worth about S$73 million from MODEC
12:01 Newly-built berthing area in the Elbe River is powered by nineteen solar panels
11:17 SMM offers a market overview
10:55 All Tallink Grupp vessels are on the sea together in one day, for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus
10:33 Albert Likholet appointed as CEO of Global Ports
10:10 Bunker prices started decreasing at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:48 Webinar dedicated to modern fishing ships slated for 22 July 2020
09:29 Baltic Dry Index as of July 14
09:12 Oil prices show upward dynamics
08:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 15, 2020

2020 July 14

18:11 Wärtsilä contracted to deliver a scope of integrated solutions for CDWE's MIV
17:57 More States need to act on crew changes, says IMO Secretary-General
17:33 Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M’2020 climbed by 0.1% (detalization)
17:11 Alewijnse completes electrical installation TSHD Anchorage
16:46 Vladimir Putin signs the package of federal laws on the system of privileges in the Arctic
16:21 Mark Sickles named Interim CEO & Executive Director of DCA
15:55 Reconstruction of hydraulic facility No 9 of Tushinsky District’s HES obtains state expert approval
15:32 Green Yard Group takes over Kleven Verft business
15:04 Engineering and geological survey began for construction of Port Dalny terminal in Khabarovsk Territory
14:39 LISCR hires former USCG LNG expert to boost its global team
14:20 Young Russian sturgeon released to Volga as compensatory measure for dredging on Volga Caspian Canal
13:57 Rosmorport releases young keta salmon as compensatory measure for dredging in Shakhtersk
13:36 Straatman BV built solar-powered mooring systems for Port of Hamburg
13:12 ABB to power the world’s largest diamond recovery vessel for De Beers
12:48 Bunker prices are stable at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:23 COMSAT bolsters Inmarsat network with increased C-band and L-band capabilities
11:55 IMO's informal discussions focus on cutting shipping’s carbon intensity
11:31 G3 Terminal Vancouver opens on Canada’s West Coast and transforms Canada’s grain supply chain
11:13 Further progress towards greener and safer ship recycling in Bangladesh reported at SENSREC meeting
10:50 Polish Ministry of Climate signs letter of intent on cooperation in the development of offshore wind energy
10:32 USCG investigates uninspected passenger vessel allision
10:07 Gdynia to be the installation port of Polish wind farms on the Baltic Sea
09:42 More information needed on the impacts of emissions trading in maritime transport
09:26 Oil prices decrease amid demand concerns
09:21 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 14
09:08 Baltic Dry Index as of July 13

2020 July 13

18:24 Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance
18:00 Interim report and independent audit of KS1437 Multipass Port project approved by related authority
16:59 Port of Ventspils (Latvia) handled 6.8 million tonnes of cargo in 6M’2020
15:32 Oboronlogistics ensures Northern delivery
15:04 Ørsted and Van Oord have successfully installed all array cables of the Borssele I & II offshore wind farm
14:21 Dublin Port throughput declines by 10.9% in the six months to June
13:53 FSUE Rosmorport’s revenue in HI’2020 grew by 6% YoY
13:30 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO grew to RUB 10,425 in RF spot market
13:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean