Matson’s sticky situation; Spain’s Navantia to build four Suezmax tankers

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Matson and Hawaii settle molasses claims
July 31, 2015—Matson, Inc. has reached a settlement with the State of Hawaii to resolve all civil, criminal and administrative claims that the State could have had arising from the discharge of molasses into Honolulu Harbor in September 2013. Matson will pay $5.9 million to the State as compensation.

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LR now certifying small Caribbean commercial ships
LR has been authorized by several Caribbean flag administrations to carry out surveys and issue certificates under new codes on their behalf.

Spain’s Navantia to build four Suezmax tankers
For the first time in some 20 years, Spain is getting back into the business of building large tankers—and it is taking a leaf from the page of U.S. Jones Act tanker builders to do so.

Verreault Navigation expands drydock
Following the expansion, the drydock will be 800 feet long by 184 feet wide making it one of the largest in Canada.
Fratelli Neri orders its first newbuild Damen tug
The ASD 3212 will be the first ASD tug in the Mediterranean region with a Damen Render Recovery Escort winch

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