Construction Milestone Achieved on Fourth Tanker in Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Series

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From Street Insider.com:

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Launches Eighth Product Tanker
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PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On Sunday, September 27th, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (Oslo: AKPS), a leading U.S. commercial shipyard, launched Ship 012. The eighth in a series of 12 product tankers to be completed by 2011, the 46,000 dwt vessel was floated off of its blocks and was transferred by tug from the Building Dock to the Outfitting Dock, where it will remain for the next few weeks as it undergoes continuous testing and commissioning in preparation for its upcoming sea trials.
More at http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Aker+Philadelphia+Shipyard+Launches+Eighth+Product+Tanker/4975060.html
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Marine-highway developments provide boost for Aker Philadelphia Shipyard
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Aker Philadelphia Shipyard has gotten an indirect boost with the selection by the U.S. Department of Transportation of a coastal freight service that wants Aker to build five container ships to be part of a marine-highway system The selection of American Feeder Lines Holdings L.P. of New York and its partners, the South Carolina State Ports Authority and the Port of Galveston, Texas, does not directly help Aker solve its current crisis - no new ship orders or financing - and stay in business.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=116216&Itemid=79
 
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From AkerPhilidelphia:

AKER PHILADELPHIA SHIPYARD DELIVERS TENTH PRODUCT TANKER (01.09.10)
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Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (Oslo: AKPS), a leading U.S. commercial shipyard, delivered to American Shipping Company (Oslo: AMSC) its tenth Veteran Class MT-46 product tanker. The 46,000 dwt vessel, named the Overseas Anacortes, will leave the shipyard in the coming days under the operation of OSG America to transport petroleum products for Tesoro. This vessel is the fourth vessel planned to be utilized by Tesoro.
Full press release at http://www.akerphiladelphia.com/news.cfm?path=215,229&id=3-1103
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard signs tentative agreement to help fund construction of two vessels
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As reported by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS) in its third quarter 2010 report issued on October 26, 2010, the future of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), is uncertain.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1332:aker-philadelphia-shipyard-signs-tentative-agreement-to-help-fun d-construction-of-two-vessels&catid=7:shipbuilding-news&Itemid=71
 
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From The Professional Mariner:

Pennsylvania agrees to aid Aker Philadelphia in building 2 tankers
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The following is the text of a press release issued by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard:

(PHILADELPHIA) -- Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the sole operating subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS), announced today that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has agreed to partner with the shipyard and to fund the purchase of certain fixed assets from APSI for a purchase price of USD 42 million.
More at http://www.professionalmariner.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=296CBFB9A52A4121A242054E EAEDE38D
 
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From Marine Link:

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard announces new CEO
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Kristian Røkke has been appointed President and CEO of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (AKPS). He replaces Jim Miller who has been appointed Executive Vice President of Aker Contractors’ US Onshore Engineering & Construction business and member of Aker Contractors’ new Executive Management Team.
More at http://www.marinelink.com/news/philadelphia-announces337746.aspx
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

New Aker Philadelphia Shipyard chief has high hopes
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He has the good looks of Britain's Prince William - and the smile to go with it.Though not royalty, Kristian Rokke, 28, hails from one of the wealthiest families in Norway.

He is the new chief executive officer of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, where he has worked for four years in various management roles.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25532:new-aker-philadelphia-shipyard-chief-has-high-hopes&catid=7:shi pbuilding-news&Itemid=71
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard secures funding from Caterpillar Financial
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Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc., the sole operating subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS), has entered into a loan agreement with Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (Cat Financial) for a construction loan facility and contingent floorplan loan facility totaling USD 80 million.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27850:aker-philadelphia-shipyard-secures-funding-from-caterpillar-fin ancial&catid=7:shipbuilding-news&Itemid=71
 
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From The World Maritime News:

USA: Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Signs LOI for Construction of Two Aframax Tankers
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Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA announced today that its sole operating subsidiary, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), has signed a Letter of Intent with SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. (SeaRiver), Exxon Mobil Corporation’s U.S. marine affiliate, for the construction of two aframax tankers.
More at http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/24827
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

ExxonMobil’s U.S. Marine Affiliate to Build Two New Crude Carriers in Philadelphia
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Exxon Mobil Corporation’s U.S. marine affiliate, SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., signed an agreement yesterday with Aker Philadelphia Shipyard for the construction of two new Liberty Class tankers valued at $400 million, which will create more than 1,000 direct jobs.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49715:exxonmobils-us-marine-affiliate-to-build-two-new-crude-carriers -in-philadelphia-&catid=7:shipbuilding-news&Itemid=71
 
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From Business Wire:

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Holds Ceremonial Keel Laying for 13th Product Tanker
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PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (Oslo: AKPS), a leading U.S. commercial shipyard, held a ceremonial keel laying this morning for Ship 017, the 13th product tanker being built at the yard.
More at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/201110250061 03/en
 
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From TickerTech.com:
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Traditional Coin Ceremony Part of Keel Laying in Yard's Dry Dock
PHILADELPHIA, April 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Work on the fourth tanker in Aker Philadelphia Shipyard's current build program reached a significant milestone yesterday with keel laying in the yard's Building Dock. The first section of the double-hulled product tanker scheduled for completion in 2008 was set in the dock adjacent to the third tanker in the series, also currently under construction.

As part of the ceremony, coins were placed under the keel block recreating a long-standing tradition whereby shipbuilders hide special coins in the keel section of a ship as a permanent symbol of good fortune and safe travels.
Story at http://www.tickertech.com/cgi/?a=news&ticker=a&w=&story=200704200704250821PR_NEWS_USPR_____DCW018

Comment: For anyone who's curious, this shipyard used to be the Philidelphia Naval Shipyard.