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RS Turns to Baku Shipyard for Newbuilds

RS Turns to Baku Shipyard for Newbuilds

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has signed a contract with Baku Shipyard LLC for the construction of three 38М high speed crew boats (designer – SHIPTECH, Singapore) for Azerbaijan State Caspian Sea Shipping Company. Construction is set to begin in August 2014 and the boats should be delivered to the customer by May 2016. […]

“Nuisance Flooding” on Increase in US

“Nuisance Flooding” on Increase in US

Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding”–which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure–are on the East Coast, according to a new NOAA technical report.   This nuisance flooding, caused by rising sea levels, has increased on all three […]

Port of Hamburg Responds to Recent Bad Press

Port of Hamburg Responds to Recent Bad Press

The online market survey implemented by an unnamed German trade paper for transport and logistics reported that 84 percent of respondents stated that they were already routing imports and exports in container traffic via other ports due to handling problems.   The newspaper presented the findings of its online market survey of customers of the Port of […]

Evergreen Improves Ireland and UK Services

Evergreen Improves Ireland and UK Services

Taiwanese-based Evergreen Line has revealed enhancements to its services to/from Dublin (Ireland) and Liverpool (Northwest England). From its hub in Rotterdam the line will offer a twice-weekly service to Dublin and dedicated slots on a weekly basis to Liverpool.   The move is designed to more effectively integrate the line’s services to/from the North of England and Ireland […]

Hundreds Stranded off Nahant, Massachusetts

Hundreds Stranded off Nahant, Massachusetts

Coast Guard crews are assisting a disabled passenger vessel approximately 13 miles east of Nahant, Massachusetts.   Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received notification at approximately 4:30 p.m., that the 83-foot passenger vessel Cetacea had a line entangled in its propeller and was disabled with 163 people aboard. The Coast Guard Cutter Tybee, Coast […]

Gail and Sumitomo Jointly Tackling LNG Market

Gail and Sumitomo Jointly Tackling LNG Market

GAIL (India) Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sumitomo Corporation, Japan (Sumitomo). Under the MOU, GAIL and Sumitomo will pursue business opportunities in natural gas and LNG value chain business globally, specifically covering cooperation in petrochemicals, natural gas procurement, pipelines and LNG.   GAIL and Sumitomo hold half of the capacity in the […]

Georgia Ports Authority Sets New Highs

Georgia Ports Authority Sets New Highs

  The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in Fiscal Year 2014.   “The board and staff of the Georgia Ports Authority are to be commended for their outstanding achievements this year,” said Georgia Governor […]

Freeport-McMoRan Stays in Indonesia

Freeport-McMoRan Stays in Indonesia

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has disclosed that its Indonesian subsidiary PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) received approval from the Government of Indonesia to resume exports of copper concentrates. PT-FI will resume full operations immediately and concentrate exports are expected to commence in August 2014.   PT-FI has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Indonesia […]

First Ever CNG Carrier to Be Classed by ABS

First Ever CNG Carrier to Be Classed by ABS

ABS, a provider of global marine classification services, has been chosen to class the world’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN).   The precedent-setting ship is to be built at Qingdao Wuchuan Heavy Industry’s shipyard in northern China. “As society’s […]

Bathymetric Mapping in Atlantic Completed

Bathymetric Mapping in Atlantic Completed

In the latter half of 2013 the British Royal Research Ship, RRS James Cook, set sail for the Atlantic to conduct the field work component of a European Research Council funded project, Reconstructing abrupt changes in chemistry and circulation of the equatorial Atlantic Ocean: Implications for global climate and deep-water habitats (CACH).   The expedition […]

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