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2010-11-16 12:20:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line, a leader in defining the premium cruise experience, recently was awarded nine 2010 Readers' Choice Awards including Best Eco-Friendly Cruise Line and Best Private Island for Half Moon Cay, its exclusive paradise in the Bahamas, from Porthole Cruise Magazine, one of the world's leading cruise travel publications. Porthole Cruise Magazine's Readers Choice Awards are determined by thousands of the publication's readers who vote...

2010-07-26 14:02:00

SEATTLE, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line is offering exceptional Early Advantage savings of up to 50 percent off on a wide selection of 2011 cruises and CruiseTours when booked by September 15, 2010. The premium cruise line is also reducing deposits by half for all Caribbean cruises in fall of 2010, meaning as little as $175 per person guarantees a cruise vacation booking. Many of these sailings are featuring Early Advantage savings of up to 50% off. "Holland America Line's...

2010-07-26 12:14:00

SEATTLE, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Aconex, the world's largest provider of project collaboration solutions to the construction and engineering industries, has been selected to service the US$3.2 billion Panama Canal Third Set of Locks Project. The web-based Aconex system will provide all the organizations engaged on the program with a central platform for managing information and project communication. The new set of locks, at the heart of the $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal,...

2010-05-26 15:56:00

SEATTLE, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2011 and 2012, three Holland America Line ships -- ms Veendam, ms Rotterdam and ms Prinsendam -- will explore South America's rugged natural beauty, indigenous cultures and contrasting cities during unforgettable cruising expeditions. The itineraries range from 12 to 37 days and include two extended, port-intensive Collectors' Voyages aboard Veendam. A 66- and 68-day Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage aboard the Prinsendam is also part of the line's...

2010-04-28 05:55:00

PIRAEUS, Greece, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NewLead Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NEWL) ("NewLead") announced today that it has completed the first phase of its turnaround with the sale of three additional non-core vessels and the agreement to purchase one newbuild Post-Panamax vessel. Since the recapitalization of NewLead in October 2009, management has focused on a new strategy including the disposition of inefficient vessels, exit from the container industry, acquisition of vessels...

2010-02-02 12:41:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line highlights warm tropical destinations from October 2010 through April 2011 with an exceptional variety of Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico and Hawaii cruises. Among the most popular cruise choices, warm water itineraries provide a sunny getaway with the relaxing ambiance of a premium cruise ship. "The Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico and Hawaii all offer extraordinary cruise experiences that include exotic ports, warm water beaches and...

2009-11-19 14:35:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Among the nine 2009 Readers' Choice Awards that Holland America Line has received from Porthole Cruise Magazine are five that recognize the line's varied and port-intensive cruise itineraries. Readers of Porthole conferred awards for Best Central America/Panama Canal, Best Northern Europe, Best Alaska, Best Australia/New Zealand Itineraries and Best Private Island for Half Moon Cay, the line's exclusive Bahamian port call that appears on most Caribbean...

2009-11-04 15:58:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line's ms Amsterdam and the line's Elegant Explorer, ms Prinsendam, will each sail two spectacular Grand Voyages in 2011. When combined, the four extensive itineraries feature a total of 308 cruising days, 121 ports of call and 65 countries. Built for world cruising, Amsterdam will sail a 110-day Grand World Voyage in January and a 70-day Grand Asia & Australia Voyage in the fall. Simultaneously, ms Prinsendam will sail a 66-day Grand...

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2009-10-05 13:50:45

A high-speed chase across the Panama Canal in a Boston Whaler may sound like the beginning of another James Bond film"”but the protagonist of this story brandishes a butterfly net and studies the effects of climate change on insect migrations at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. "Our long-term study shows that El Niño, a global climate pattern, drives Sulfur butterfly migrations," said Robert Srygley, former Smithsonian post doctoral fellow who is now a...

2009-09-18 08:25:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA has been awarded a $20.5 million contract to supply Gerdau Ameristeel sheet piling to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) for use in the construction of the Panama Canal Expansion. The successful bidder for the PAC-4 contract opening later this year will install the piling for the excavation of the Pacific Access Channel and the construction of the Borinquen Dam. Gerdau Ameristeel's PS 31 flat...


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