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  1. Speaking at Newport News, Trump Calls for Navy BuildupRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 3 | Marine News

    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants a U.S. military buildup of more ships and planes to "project American power in distant lands," making his case for a proposed $54 billion increase in defense spending that has U.S. lawmakers squabbling. Wearing an olive military jacket and hat aboard a new aircraft carrier , the Gerald R. Ford, in Newport News, Virginia, Trump said he wanted the U.S. military to have the finest equipment in the world.


  2. HII Graduates 184 Shipbuilders from Apprentice SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 28 | Marine News

    Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted commencement exercises on Saturday for 184 graduates of the company's Apprentice School located at Newport News Shipbuilding. The ceremony was held at Liberty Baptist Church Worship Center in Hampton.


  3. Rep. Granger Visits Newport News ShipbuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | Marine News

    Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, visited Newport News Shipbuilding on Thursday. Granger serves as chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee's Defense Subcommittee.


  4. Shipbuilder HII Declares Quarterly DividendRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | Marine News

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.60 per share, payable on March 10, 2017, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 3, 2017. Huntington Ingalls Industries is America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry.


  5. Virginia's FTZ 20 Expansion ApprovedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | Marine News

    Expansion of Virginia's Foreign-Trade Zone into northeast North Carolina was approved by the US Department of Commerce and the decision provides another means of attracting cargo to The Port of Virginia, the port's CEO says. "This is an incentive that can be used to attract business to the port and investment and jobs to locations within the FTZ," said John F. Reinhart, CEO an executive director of the Virginia Port Authority .


  6. Navy to Christen Submarine ColoradoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2016 | Marine News

    Boat's logo for the future USS Colorado . This is the 15th Virginia-class fast attack submarine and the fifth Virginia-class Block III submarine.


  7. WWL Setting Trend in Breakbulk Shipments to USRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2016 | Marine News

    WWL recently became the first RoRo shipping company to transport heavy breakbulk cargo weighing more than 92 tonnes from Japan to the United States. Until recently, Japanese ports only allowed a maximum cargo weight of 92 tonnes including roll trailer.


  8. US Navy to Commission Submarine IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | Marine News

    Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit Illinois salute after bringing the ship to life during a rehearsal for the submarine's commissioning ceremony. Illinois is the U.S. Navy's 13th Virginia-Class attack submarine and the fourth U.S. Navy ship named for the state of Illinois.


  9. Lifeboat Crew Exchange Hits Fifth YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2016 | Marine News

    For the fifth consecutive year, rescue volunteers from European nations are to participate next week in a seven day Lifeboat Crew Exchange Program organized by the International Maritime Rescue Federation . The well-established program will include representatives from 13 countries and nine will host a full exchange seven days in their respective locations with each country able to send seven crew members each going to a different country.


  10. Fourth LNG-ready Product Tanker Delivered to CrowleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2016 | Marine News

    Crowley Maritime Corp. took delivery Friday of MT West Virginia, the fourth new Jones Act product tanker built for the company by Philly Shipyard, Inc. . Crowley will christen the West Virginia on Tuesday at a ceremony at Philly Shipyard.


  11. Submarine Indiana Pressure Hull CompleteRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | Marine News

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has reached a milestone in the construction of the submarine Indiana . The 16th Virginia-class submarine has reached "pressure hull complete," signifying that all of its hull sections are joined to form a single, watertight unit.


  12. Expansion Planned for Newport News IndustrialRead the original story

    Jun 27, 2016 | Marine News

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Industrial subsidiary will undergo a 52,000-square-foot expansion at its headquarters facility in Newport News. The facility, located at 182 Enterprise Drive, will be expanded to house production areas, heavy cranes and plate-forming equipment.


  13. Virginia Port Sees 2% Volume GrowthRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2016 | Marine News

    The Port of Virginia processed 219,398 twenty-foot equivalent units in May, bringing the port to 2 percent growth in TEU volume for the calendar year and 2.6 percent growth in the fiscal year, which ends July 1. "Volume for May was not as high when compared with last year, but that was anticipated," said John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. "We are still tracking for a very modest gain for the fiscal year and our volume expectations for the balance of the calendar year are realistic.


  14. U.S. Navy To Name Attack Submarine USS ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Marine News

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that SSN 800, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Arkansas. "As we sail deeper into the 21st century it is time for another USS Arkansas; time to keep that storied name alive in our Navy," said Mabus.


  15. Ford Achieves Important MilestoneRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2016 | Marine News

    The sun rises over Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford , marking the beginning of the second day of Fast Cruise. Ford is conducting a three-day Fast Cruise to familiarize the crew with the ship's systems for an extended period of time.


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