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  • 18 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    At the urging of Florida Congressman Brian Mast, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a critical increase in funding for Everglades restoration. The appropriations package will nearly triple funding for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration, which funds the Everglades Agricultural Area Southern Storage Reservoir Project, from $67.5 million in FY 2019 to $200 million for […]

  • 8 January 2007

    One of world’s largest vessels of its type makes first N.S. call. About 1,500 high-end vehicles hitched a ride to Halifax on Monday, arriving on one of the world’s largest car/truck-carrying vessels. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics’ MV Toronto made its inaugural call at Autoport in Eastern Passage, arriving from Southampton, England, as part of the line’s […]

  • 11 January 2007

    The “Performance Luxury Yacht 2007” award based on the “Best of the Best” opinion poll. Pershing, the Ferretti Group brand and famous Italian shipyard specialised in the production of luxury yachts, was yesterday (January 11 2007) in Shanghai to receive the prestigious Performance Luxury Yacht 2007 prize. This award, based on the Chinese market, was […]

  • 16 August 2006

    A major shipbuilding contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars could be heading to Whangarei. The Whangarei District Council will meet behind closed doors tomorrow to discuss an offer from Culham Engineering to buy a block of ratepayer-owned land at the end of Fraser St, in the port area, known as the Kaituna Block. The […]

  • 24 October 2009

    TWO big coal ventures, rail line development and a liquefied natural gas project are set to prompt massive expansion of the Abbot Point port, an economic development conference in Townsville was told yesterday… Read more: Townsville Bulletin

  • 3 February 2015
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    Renewables continue to receive high levels of support from the UK public, according to the most recent survey conducted by DECC. The data collected between December 10, 2014 and January 8, 2015 show that 76% (over three quarters of UK adults) of population support the use of renewables to generate electricity, fuel and heat in […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    At the TEN-T days event in Riga (June 22 and 23), the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) called on the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to give priority to transport and especially port projects, when assessing investment projects. Europe’s sea and inland ports have […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Vessels

    Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), one of the largest shipping companies in the world, said it aims to invest JPY530bn (approximately $5.13bn) in LNG and the offshore business over the next five years. NYK said in the company’s new medium-term management plan that it “realizes strong business portfolio against changing market conditions by utilizing business […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The UK Chamber of Shipping has welcomed yesterday’s announcement – as part of National Apprenticeship Week – that ship ratings, including engineering, navigation and catering roles, will be included as one of the Department for Business ‘Trailblazer’ apprenticeships. UK Chamber CEO and former seafarer, Guy Platten said: “The UK is known the world over for […]

  • 25 October 2010

    GPSChemoil has finalised the financing of the construction of phase four of its storage terminal at Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, which is set to be one of the largest bunker terminals in the Middle East.

  • 23 August 2007

    The remaining section of the ill-fated MSC Napoli, stranded off the East Devon coast, will be taken away in one piece. The Dutch team who have overseen the salvage operation so far have now been awarded the contract to lift the stern.

  • 2 October 2014
    Project & Tenders

    First steel was cut for two self-propelled jack-up units at Eversendai Offshore’s UAE yard, the company today announced. The two liftboats ‘Aryan’ and ‘Arjun’, being built at the company’s yard in RAK Maritime City, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, are scheduled to be delivered in 2016. The units have been designed for Vahana Offshore (S) Private Limited, based in […]

  • 26 December 2010

    Qatargas Golf Open golf tournament which was held recently at the Doha Golf Club attracted as many as 400 players, up by 130 per cent from last year’s figure, making it a huge success. Homar Ramirez won the two-day championship held on 3rd and 4th December in which players from Qatar Golf Association, Qatargas, its […]

  • 9 April 2014

    The Kara-Winter-2014 Expedition organized by the Arctic Research and Design Center (a joint venture of Rosneft and ExxonMobil) with expert support from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute Federal State Budget Institution left the Port of Murmansk on board the Yamal Ice-Breaker. This is going to be the largest ice expedition by the sea area […]

  • 7 October 2013

    Petronas of Malaysia is planning to invest up to $35 billion to develop the Pacific Northwest LNG project in Canada. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said at a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday that: “this is a very significant landmark decision by Petronas, done in the wake of our friendly […]

  • 18 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday overwhelmingly passed a sweeping FY 2020 budget (297 in favor and 120 opposed). If the U.S. Senate passes the Bill on Thursday, and President Trump signs the legislation, then there will not be a government shutdown. In the House approved domestic appropriations bill there is a section titled the […]

  • 26 May 2005

    Shipbuilding enterprises in east China’s Shandong province are presently holding orders for building 120 ships with a contract volume totaling 4.7 billion yuan (566 million US dollars), said sources with the provincial economic and trade commission. About 430 million US dollars of the shipbuilding orders are for the purpose of exports, the source said, adding […]

  • 5 February 2010

    The arrival of more than 4500 cruise passengers in Dunedin today will herald the start of a veritable cruise ship armada arriving during February. Sixteen cruise ships with an estimated combined capacity of more than 25,000 passengers are expected to arrive during February in what is believed to be the busiest cruise ship month on […]

  • 11 January 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Storage

    Following a record final month, 2015 proved to be a “huge year” for wind power in Scotland, with wind turbines providing enough electricity to meet the electrical needs of 97% of Scottish households, according to the data gathered by WeatherEnergy and analyzed by WWF Scotland. Wind turbines generated a record 10,392,439MWh of electricity in 2015, an increase of 16% […]

  • 20 October 2009

    One of the biggest passenger ships ever built – the Queen Mary 2 – is making its maiden visit to Liverpool. The Cunard vessel, the 15th liner to call at the cruise liner terminal in 2009, is the largest liner ever to sail up the Mersey. The ship is in the city as part of […]

  • 6 June 2008

    Wavefield Inseis has won a deal from BP Libya for one of the world`s largest 3D seismic acquisition and onboard processing contracts ever to be awarded. The survey, which will take place in Libya`s offshore Sirt basin, will be acquired with Wavefield`s latest 3D vessel Geowave Endeavour and is expected to take approximately 1 year […]

  • 28 November 2007

    China has said US navy ships were not turned away from Hong Kong because of a misunderstanding, but because the US had “harmed” relations with China. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said US arms sales to Taiwan and Washington’s award of a medal to the Dalai Lama had damaged relations.