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  • 24 August 2007

    Robert Ballard said he has discovered a potential bonanza in the Black Sea, thanks in part to a natural phenomenon that has preserved ancient cargo sunken at a global underwater hub. “This is a crossroads of civilization,” Ballard said Friday.

  • 2 July 2007

    The first thing you notice about her is the grace of her silhouette. Low to the water, with the masts raked back, the boat simply looks fast, graceful, and elegant. Step aboard on a windy day, sheet in the sails, and she more than delivers on that promise of speed. Swiftly pushing through the water, […]

  • 26 June 2007

    Historically, it is very rare for the America’s Cup Match to be a close series. But with Alinghi and Emirates Team New Zealand each earning one win apiece and spending much of the first two races sailing around the course separated by less than 20 seconds, this 32nd America’s Cup Match has the potential to […]

  • 23 May 2011
    Business & Finance

    Alewijnse Noord BV, a subsidiary of Alewijnse Marine Systems based in Drachten, the Netherlands, has recently secured the largest order in its history. The contract is for the installation of the electrical systems on board three new Pilot Station Vessels (PSVs) for the Dutch Pilotage Services. The vessels will be constructed by Barkmeijer Shipyards at […]

  • 31 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Ushering in a new era in Caribbean ports, APM Terminals has signed a USD $992 million 33-year concession contract with the Costa Rican Government to design, finance, construct, operate and maintain the new Moin Container Terminal (TCM) on the Caribbean coast. 80% of the country’s commerce is handled in the current port complex of Puerto […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Next to the staircase on the second floor of Building 1 in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, is a 1-inch = 1-foot scale model of the trailing suction ocean-going hopper dredge (TSHD) “Markham”. Many Buffalo District employees pass by this model every day, perhaps not even giving it a thought. Today, sadly, […]

  • 25 June 2010

    Offshore drilling typically refers to the discovery and development of oil and gas resources which lie underwater. Most commonly, the term is used to describe oil extraction off the coasts of continents, though the term can also apply to drilling in lakes and inland seas. Offshore drilling presents environmental challenges, especially in the Arctic or […]

  • 5 November 2018

    Drewry: the history of this year indicates that the success of this tactic is questionable.

  • 8 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Years in the planning and now execution of what will be the world’s first FLNG facility represents quite a challege for an expert team from Shell, in charge of  managing the multi-year construction of the FLNG facility. How is this being done is presented in the folowing video taking you behind the scenes at this […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    As part of a combined effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Civil Works Directorate, USACE Office of History, and the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat, a joint history of water resources development by the USACE and Rijkswaterstaat has just been published.  In recognition of the book’s release, Ms Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army […]

  • 27 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Exploration & Production

    Springfield Energy “on course to make history”

  • 17 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Forth Ports Limited announced today (17 February, 2016) plans to make the largest investment in the history of the Port of Dundee. The port owner is to invest more than £10 million to create a new quayside with an industry-leading “heavy lift” capability, coupled with a significant onshore operational area. The privately funded investment will […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Entitled Building Trust: the History of DNV 1864-2014, this volume describes how the organisation has developed from a minor Norwegian classification society into the world’s largest enterprise of its kind with the formation of DNV GL in 2013. The book has been written by Norwegian historians Gard Paulsen, Håkon With Andersen, John Peter Collett and […]

  • 16 April 2015

    A Rolls-Royce pure-gas engine has propelled Nor Lines’ Kvitbjørn into the history books by becoming the world’s first vessel to operate between Asia and Europe solely on LNG as the ship’s bunker fuel.

  • 27 April 2006

    Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) is poised to make a landmark event in the Indian shipbuilding history with the launching of two vessels and commissioning of one vessel on April 28. A11 these vessels have been designed and built by GSL for the Indian Coast Guard. The two vessels to be launched include one extra fast […]

  • 29 March 2007

    A five-strong Swiss crew have sailed into history by completing the first solar-powered transatlantic crossing. The Sun21 catamaran arrived in Miami late on Thursday, 117 days after leaving Seville in southern Spain.

  • 27 August 2010

    Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that the GPA moved more than a quarter million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in July 2010, marking the best month ever in GPA’s history and continuing eight consecutive months of double-digit growth. “We have set a new benchmark for monthly volume at the Port of […]

  • 23 June 2010

    The Suez Canal, located in Egypt, is a 101 mile (163 km) long canal that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez, a northern…   [mappress] Source: Suez Canal, June 23, 2010

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The international conference “Arctic Shipping and Offshore Activities: Responding to Safety and Environmental Challenges” hosted by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) took place in St Petersburg on 17 October 2013. Among the participants to the conference were Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Mr Koji Sekimizu, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The City of Gold Coast just announced that the biggest offshore dredging program in the city’s history will start today, shifting millions of cubic meters of sand onto the beaches. The 111-meter Balder R hopper dredger, owned by Danish company Rohde Nielsen, will spend 16 weeks working along Palm Beach and the coastal strip from Miami […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Swiber Holdings has secured its second largest contract win in the Group’s corporate history – an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning (“EPCIC”) contract worth approximately US$310 million from a national oil company in South Asia. The project involves a full suite of EPCIC services for 8 new platforms and associated pipelines required for the development of a new […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Neopanamax container vessel COSCO Shipping Panama has set sail from the Greek Port of Piraeus on its way to Panama where it will make the inaugural transit of the Expanded Panama Canal on June 26, after a 14-day journey. Constructed and launched in January 2016, Cosco Shipping Panama is 299.98 meters in length and 48.25 meters in […]