Abojeb introduces 2009 batch of Marine Engineering scholarsJuly 20, 2009
Jebsens Maritime, Inc. (JMI), the crewing arm of Aboitiz Jebsen (Abojeb), together with the Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. announced Monday (July 20) their 2009 line-up of Marine Engineering (MarE) scholars. The awarding of eight new scholars and the contract signing with the benefactors and the scholars‘ parents were held at the University of Cebu Lapu-Lapu Mandaue Campus (UC-LM).
FBMA Marine Hull 1025 - Pentalina LaunchMay 12, 2008
In February 2007, FBMA Marine inc. won an order from Pentland Ferries in the UK to build a 70m car and passenger ferry for the north of Scotland linking the mainland with the islands of Orkney. The vessel will replace an older car ferry and provide a larger more efficient vessel for carrying passenger / cars and freight to and from the islands.
The vessel is catamaran hull form and has a steel hull with an aluminum superstructure. It has been specifically designed to meet the harsh conditions in the North of Scotland. This is also a very modern and highly technical vessel which meets all the current strict regulations of operation in UK waters.
FBMA Marine Shipbuilders Sign New 57m Fast Catamaran Ferry for New CaledoniaMay 17, 2007
FBMA Marine Inc (FBMA), the Aboitiz-owned shipbuilder based in Cebu, Philippines has signed another contract with SAS Sudiles of New Caledonia, in the South Pacific. This is for a vessel 57m fast aluminium catamaran passenger vehicle ferry designed by BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd. This success builds on the FBMA Marine new building contract for a catamaran ferry in Scotland, signed last month.
FBMA Marine to build ferry for Scottish companyMarch 9, 2007
FBMA Marine, Inc, the Aboitiz-owned shipbuilding company based in Balamban, Cebu recently signed a contract with Scottish firm Pentland Ferries to build a 70-meter catamaran ferry for operation from Scotland to the Orkney Isles in the United Kingdom.
Aboitiz Transport System launches 2GOOctober 24, 2005
Aboitiz Transport System unveiled its new brand 2GO for all of its freight businesses, which includes freight, express, logistics and solutions, in a colorful, energetic and roaring event last October 15 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Dancers suspended in air, racing motorbikes, and a Magenta-painted Formula 3 car, symbolizing its promise of action, precision, speed and passion, were the highlights of the presentation that entertained over 500 business luminaries and government officials.
British MPs visit FBMA shipyardMarch 23, 2005
Doug Border, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of FBMA Babcock Marine, Inc. recently gave a six-member delegation of the British Parliament a tour of the company's Balamban, Cebu shipyard. The visit, hosted by the Philippine Senate, was meant to give the British MPs a first-hand look at the successful operations of the shipyard, a modern fastcraft building facility in Asia. At left is FBMA production manager Steve Ashcroft. FBMA is a joint venture between Aboitiz and Great Britain's Babcock International Group.
PGMA inaugurates 2nd Tsuneishi slipwayJanuary 30, 2005
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo recently visited Balamban, Cebu to inaugurate the second slipway of Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc., (THICI) a joint venture between the Tsuneishi Group of Japan and Aboitiz & Company.
FBM Aboitiz gets new ship orderNovember 28, 2003
Rederij Doeksen a leading Dutch ferry operator, has ordered a 64-meter vehicle and passage catamaran fromFBM Aboitiz Babcock Marine.
Paul Melles, managing director of Rederij Doeksen said: "We had the vessel designed to our requirements by Sea Transport Solutions of Queensland, Australia, and which then allowed us the flexibility to select the best builder. After visiting a number of yards and viewing their work we are very pleased to place this order with FBMA Babcock Marine. The yard has exhibited an excellent quality of workmanship and, coupled with a competitive price, we expect to gain a first class vessel to add to our fleet.”
FBMA Marine launches biggest vesselFebruary 3, 2003
FBMA Marine, Inc. named and launched on January 28 the largest vessel constructed at its Balamban, Cebu shipyard. In a special ceremony attended by company executives and vessel owners, the 64-meter vehicle and passage catamaran was officially named Vlieland and launched at midnight as high tide hit the slipway.