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News from gCaptain - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 05:29
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Marathon to Become Top U.S. Refiner with $23 Billion Acquisition of Andeavor

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 16:53
By John Benny – April 30 (Reuters) – Marathon Petroleum Corp agreed to buy rival Andeavor for more than $23 billion in a deal creating one of the largest global refiners that will benefit from access to booming U.S. shale fields and growing U.S. fuel export markets. The United States has become the world’s top fuel […]
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‘First of Many’: Ship Carrying LNG from U.S. East Coast to Japan Transits the Panama Canal

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 16:17
The first shipment of liquefied natural gas from Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG export terminal on the U.S. East Coast has completed its transit of the Expanded Panama Canal as it heads for Japan. The Dominion Cove Point terminal in Maryland is the second U.S. LNG export terminal to come online after Cheniere’s Sabine Pass […]
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The Guy Who Raised the Costa Concordia Wants to Wrangle Icebergs to Help Cape Town’s Water Crisis

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 13:15
By Tanisha Heiberg JOHANNESBURG, April 30 (Reuters) – Marine salvage experts are floating a plan to tug icebergs from Antarctica to South Africa’s drought-hit Cape Town to help solve the region’s worst water shortage in a century. Salvage master Nick Sloane told Reuters he was looking for government and private investors for a scheme to […]
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WATCH: Surfer Rides 80-Foot Wave, Setting New World Record

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:49
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has set a new world record for the biggest wave ever surfed. The record-setting ride took place last November when Koxa was towed into wave measuring a massive 80 feet tall during an enormous swell at Praia de Norte in Nazaré, Portugal. The record-setting ride has been confirmed by the Guinness […]
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ONE Unveils Strategy for Billion-Dollar Cost Savings and Million-Dollar Profits

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 08:13
By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Japanese shipping groups K Line, MOL and NYK, now operating as the Ocean Network Express (ONE) joint-venture, have unveiled their business plan, identifying more than $1bn a year in expected synergy cost savings. The three carriers have signed off their final annual accounts covering the period before the transfer […]
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Biggest Indian Cargo Company Wants to Build an Uber for Shipping

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 07:51
By P R Sanjai (Bloomberg) — Allcargo Logistics Ltd. is emulating Uber Technologies Inc. to boost its business of sharing marine containers. A unit of the Mumbai-based Allcargo, ECU Worldwide, which aggregates orders from clients, plans to use Uber’s model to make it easier for clients to book marine freight. Allcargo, which reported a drop […]
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Scientists Study Antarctic Glacier, Hoping to Crack Sea Level Risks

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 07:44
OSLO, April 30 (Reuters) – Britain and the United States launched a $25 million project on Monday to study the risks of a collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica that is already shrinking and nudging up global sea levels. The five-year research, involving 100 scientists, would be the two nations’ biggest joint scientific project […]
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Taiwan Emerging as Battleground to Expand Offshore Wind in Asia

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 07:37
By Stine Jacobsen COPENHAGEN, April 30 (Reuters) – Taiwan is becoming the next battleground for the world’s top offshore wind developers as they seek a foothold in Asia for a technology that has been expanding fast in Europe. Taiwan announced results on Monday of its first major offshore wind farm auction that aims to add 3.8 […]
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All New Electric Pilot Boat Design by Robert Allan Ltd.

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 05:00
Press Release – Robert Allan Ltd. – Pilotage services vary throughout the world, some requiring considerable time at sea and others involving short trips, between which the boat is tied up at the dock. Robert Allan Ltd. has developed a new all electric pilot boat aimed at the latter type of service where the run […]
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Drilling Mud Spills from Transocean Barents Off Newfoundland and Labrador

News from gCaptain - Sun, 04/29/2018 - 11:13
Drilling has been halted on the semi-subermisible drilling rig Transocean Barents after drilling fluid was spilled during operations off Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Transocean Barents is currently located in the Suncor Energy-operated Terra Nova Field located approximately 350 km southeast of St. John’s. Suncor Energy reported that on April 27, 2018 approximately 28,000 liters […]
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Australia And Canada To Monitor North Korean Ships

News from gCaptain - Sat, 04/28/2018 - 07:43
By Alison Bevege SYDNEY, April 28 (Reuters) – Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Saturday the country will send a military patrol aircraft to monitor North Korean vessels suspected of transferring prohibited goods in defiance of United Nations sanctions. Canada also plans to deploy patrol aircraft for such activities, and surveillance planes from both […]
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Trump Administration Moving to Relax Some Offshore Drilling Rules Put in Place After Deepwater Horizon

News from gCaptain - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 14:14
By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration is moving to relax some offshore drilling requirements imposed in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster but is rebuffing the oil industry’s plea for bigger changes. Proposed rule changes unveiled Friday include easing mandates for real-time monitoring of offshore operations and some other measures safety advocates and environmentalists […]
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MAIB: Pilots’ ‘Very Limited Local Knowledge’ Led to Bulker’s Groundings in UAE

News from gCaptain - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:57
The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its report into the groundings of the UK registered bulk carrier Umm Al Qaywayn, United Arab Emirates. The 189-meter bulk carrier grounded on two separate occasions while approaching the Ahmed Bin Rashid Port on June 10 and June 11, 2017. In the first grounding, the vessel was […]
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Maersk Supply Service AHTS Embarks on Deep Sea Mining Study in Pacific

News from gCaptain - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:29
A Maersk Supply Service AHTS has departed San Diego on its first deep sea mineral study in the ultra-deep waters of the Pacific Ocean. The departure marks Maersk Supply Service’s first mineral mining voyage on behalf of the deep sea metal company, DeepGreen. The two companies began working together in 2017 to develop a method […]
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NGO Shipbreaking Platform: 152 Ships Broken Up on South Asia’s Beaches in First Quarter of 2018

News from gCaptain - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 08:14
Of the 206 ships dismantled worldwide up in in the first quarter of 2018, a total 152 ships ended up on beaches in South Asia, according to a quarterly report from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. So far this year, 10 workers have lost their lives and 2 workers have been severely injured when breaking ships […]
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PHOTOS: Texas City Hosts First Supertanker

News from gCaptain - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 07:41
By Alaric Nightingale (Bloomberg) — A 2 million barrel-carrying supertanker arrived for the first time at a jetty in Texas City as surging U.S. oil output drives up incentives to export. The Nave Quasar, a Very Large Crude Carrier, signaled from the jetty at the Gulf of Mexico terminal on Friday morning, according to vessel-tracking […]
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Singapore Extends Compulsory Use of Flow Meters to Distillate Barges

News from gCaptain - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 07:35
By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, April 27 (Reuters) – Singapore will extend the mandatory use of mass-flow-meters to bunker barges delivering distillate fuels to large ships, the port authority said on Friday, ahead of an expected pick-up in the use of distillates to meet caps on sulphur content. Singapore, the world’s largest marine refuelling hub, became the […]
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