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ABB and Ballard Power Systems to jointly develop zero-emission fuel cell power plant for shipping industry

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 06:28
Press Release – ABB, the pioneering technology leader, and Ballard Power Systems, the leading global provider of innovative clean energy fuel cell solutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on developing the next-generation fuel cell power system for sustainable marine e-mobility. The fuel cell power system, to be jointly designed, developed and validated by […]
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Newport News Shipbuilding Launches Major Hiring Initiative

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 15:36
Newport News Shipbuilding has announced a major hiring initiative in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Virginia that will seek to train and hire for thousands of shipbuilding jobs over the next five years. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that as part of the hiring initiative, various state agencies and regional community colleges will work […]
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Pioneering Spirit Returns to Black Sea for Round Two of the TurkStream Pipeline Installation

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 14:15
The record-breaking Pioneering Spirit has returned to Black Sea to resume pipe-laying of the second string of pipe for the TurkStream offshore gas pipeline project between Russia and Turkey. After entering the Black Sea on June 20, Pioneering Spirit completed preparing for Line 2 work which has included lowing the “stinger” and re-testing pipelay equipment […]
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Big Oil Turns on Trump as Trade Threats Weigh On Business

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 13:22
By Kevin Crowley (Bloomberg) — Big Oil sang the Trump administration’s praises when the U.S. president slashed corporate taxes at the end of last year. Now, with trade wars looming, senior oil executives aren’t quite so supportive. Steel tariffs and a reduction in free trade are a major risk to oil and gas demand and […]
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Report: Digital Connectivity Beneficial to Seafarers’ Well-Being

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 11:43
A new report looking at crew connectivity on ships has revealed the emotional and operational impact on professional seafarers who are often away for up to six months at a time with limited opportunities to interact digitally with friends and family. International maritime charity Sailors’ Society, which helps seafarers and their families with welfare and […]
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Solving the Ocean Plastic Crisis Starts With Asia -Opinion

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 11:33
By Adam Minter (Bloomberg Opinion) — Since Jan. 1, when China stopped accepting the rich world’s recyclable plastic waste, it’s gotten a ton of criticism for worsening the already deep crisis of ocean plastic pollution. But China isn’t the only culprit here. This is a crisis made — and growing worse — throughout developing Asia. […]
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Total and Pavilion Energy Agreement Seeks to Set Up LNG Bunkering in Singapore

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:47
Total and Singapore-based Pavilion Energy have signed a Heads of Agreement to jointly develop a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker fuel supply chain in the port of Singapore. The agreement covers the shared long-term time charter of a new generation LNG bunker vessel (LNGBV) to be commissioned by Pavilion Gas by 2020. It also includes […]
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Shell Greenlights Another Project in the North Sea After Lowering Costs

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 09:00
By Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc approved its second North Sea project in six months, greenlighting a natural gas field that it considered uneconomical to produce from six years ago. The Anglo-Dutch major, along with partner Exxon Mobil Corp., plans to produce from two wells in the Fram field in the central […]
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Chinese Firm Pays $584 Million to Secure 99-Year Lease of Sri Lanka Port

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 08:42
COLOMBO, June 20 (Reuters) – China Merchants Port Holdings has made a $584 million payment as part of a $1.12 billion deal to operate Sri Lanka’s deep sea Hambantota port, a state-run agency said on Wednesday. Under the deal, signed in July 2017, China Merchants Port (CM Port) will run the $1.5 billion Chinese-built port […]
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EchoStar’s Pursuit of Inmarsat Gets a Boost After France’s Eutelsat Backs Out

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 08:08
By Thomas Seal and Angelina Rascouet (Bloomberg) — France’s Eutelsat Communications SA said it won’t make a takeover offer for Inmarsat Plc, a sudden reversal that strengthens EchoStar Corp.’s hand in its pursuit of the British satellite operator. Eutelsat had said on Monday it might bid for Inmarsat, confirming a report by Bloomberg News. The […]
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Maersk Ship That Picked Up Migrants Allowed to Dock in Sicily

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 07:59
ROME, June 26 (Reuters) – More than 100 rescued migrants from private cargo ship Alexander Maersk, picked up off the coast of southern Italy on Friday, arrived in the southern port of Pozzallo in Sicily on Tuesday. The new Italian government has closed its ports to ships operated by charities in the Mediterranean, saying the […]
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Israel Asks Cyprus to Consider Shipping Route for Gaza, Official Says

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 06:48
ATHENS/JERUSALEM, June 26 (Reuters) – Israel has asked Cyprus to examine the possibility of establishing a shipping point on the island for sending goods to the Gaza Strip, a Cypriot government spokesman said on Tuesday. Goods shipped by sea usually come to an Israeli port and are transferred to Gaza over land. Israel enforces a […]
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Mexican Navy and Damen cooperating in most technologically advanced naval ship in Latin America

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 05:35
Press Release – Damen Shipyards Group and the Mexican Navy, via the Directorate General of Shipbuilding, are currently working together to build the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA (from its initials in Spanish)), the most technologically advanced vessel in Latin America. With this, the Mexican Navy will join the long list of navies around the […]
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Mattis: ‘America’s Got to Up Its Game in the Arctic’

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 15:46
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska, June 25 (Reuters) – The United States needs to “up its game” in the Arctic and deal with an increasingly important and developing part of the world, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday, as a warming Arctic opens up new sea lanes and oil and minerals reserves. “Certainly […]
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Shipping Groups Call for Cooperation on Migrant Rescues at Sea

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 14:25
International shipping groups are calling for greater cooperation on a policy for migrants rescued at sea following Italy’s move to refuse ships carrying migrants from entering its ports. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) on Monday issued a press release saying the shipping industry is growing increasingly concerned about the new policy of the Italian […]
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General Cargo Ship ‘Thorco Lineage’ Hard Aground in French Polynesia

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:48
The 131-meter general cargo ship Thorco Lineage ran hard aground on an atoll in French Polynesia on Saturday during its voyage across the South Pacific.  The Philippines-flagged ship was underway from Baltimore, Maryland in the United States to Hobart, Australia when it ran aground on the northern end of Raroia Atoll, part of the Tuamotus […]
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HFO Spill at Port of Rotterdam Could Take Several Days, Maybe Weeks to Cleanup

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:00
The initial clean up of a large heavy fuel oil spill at the port of Rotterdam after a tanker struck a jetty over the weekend is expected to last several more days, the Port of Rotterdam Authority said Monday. The oil has already impacted dozens of ships and closed portions of the port to ship […]
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Jack-Up Specialist Shelf Drilling Falls in Oslo Debut, But Optimistic on Rising Rig Rates

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 11:06
By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) – A fall in equities and oil markets knocked shares in Shelf Drilling on their Oslo market debut on Monday, although the world’s largest owner of shallow water rigs was optimistic rig rates are set to rise. The Dubai-based company’s shares were trading at 63.64 Norwegian crowns at […]
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IMO Highlights Seafarers’ Well-being and Mental Health on Today’s International Day of the Seafarer

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:13
Happy International Day of the Seafarer! Each year on June 25 the International Maritime Organization marks the Day of the Seafarer as a way to recognize the global seafaring community, as well as seafarers’ contributions to the overall global economy. Each year, the IMO designates a theme which it highlights through social media campaigns. The […]
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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Sudan’s Appeal in USS Cole Bombing Case

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 09:10
By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear Sudan’s appeal of $314.7 million in damages awarded in a lawsuit seeking compensation for American sailors injured in 2000 in the deadly al Qaeda bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole in Yemen. The damages were levied by […]
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