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  • 4 December 2020
    Business developments & projects, Operations & Maintenance

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the United States have remained flat over the past two weeks.

  • 3 December 2020
    Business & Finance, Environment, Innovation, Research & Development, Rules & Regulation, Safety, Transition, Vessels

    The Methanol Institute is urging the maritime community to mitigate pollution and emissions risk in Polar regions by adopting methanol as marine fuel, and applying bunkering guidelines developed by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN). The call is being issued on the back of IMO’s meeting in November which resulted in the adoption of amendments […]

  • 2 December 2020
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Exploration & Production, Regulation & policy, Rules & Regulation, Safety

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a ‘Record of Decision’ (ROD) establishing safeguards to reduce or eliminate impacts to marine life while setting a path forward for appropriate geological and geophysical survey activities on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf. Geological and geophysical (G&G) surveys help provide an increased understanding of […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Human Capital, Market outlooks, Safety

    Nearly 90% of British seafarers have been affected by the pandemic and one in two is now considering their future in the industry, research from Nautilus International shows. The seafarers have been directly impacted by the crew change crisis, with issues including being stranded at sea due to lack of crew change, stranded at home […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a Request for Information (RFI) process regarding the research needs for integration of large-scale offshore wind energy generation into the transmission grid. The purpose of the RFI, issued by DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), is to solicit input from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and the […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Business & Finance, Environment, Infrastructure, Innovation, Ports & Logistics, Rules & Regulation, Transition, Vessels

    Alternative fuels are gaining traction in the maritime industry amid growing regulatory pressure and currently, they account for 3.5% of the fleet, and 27% of the order book by tonnage, data from Clarksons Research shows.

  • 1 December 2020
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    Novatek’s unit, Novatek Green Energy, has launched its first carbon-neutral LNG fueling station in Rostock, Germany.

  • 1 December 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects

    Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill Partners has filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code to preserve value and to continue the operation and marketing its assets.

  • 30 November 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business developments & projects, Innovation, Outlook & strategy, Regulation & policy, Research & Development, Technology

    The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), together with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), have invited innovators to identify how marine geospatial data can be used to find suitable sites for offshore wind, and tidal and wave energy infrastructure.

  • 30 November 2020
    Human Capital, Safety, Vessels

    Four seafarers have been kidnapped in the latest piracy attack in the Gulf of Guinea involving a crude oil tanker. The boarding of MV Agisilaos was reported on November 29, according to Dryad Global, while the vessel was underway in Ghanaian waters, 5 nautical miles from the Western edge of the Gulf of Guinea HRA, […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Korea Fair Trade Commission has fined Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for unfair treatment of subcontractors by assigning low contract prices that were below labour cost. The Korean shipbuilding major has been hit with a KRW 15.3 billion ($13.8 million) fine. The fine relates to a period from 2015 to 2019 during which […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) has signed two contracts for the Changle Waihai offshore wind farm in China, under which the company will deliver its 10 MW wind turbines for the project’s Area A and Area C. In September, the wind turbine supplier won a tender issued by Fujian Energy Group for the Changle Waihai Area C. […]

  • 30 November 2020
    Project & Tenders, Vessels

    TenneT has launched a qualification process for tenders that will seek the provision of jack-up barges in Germany and the Netherlands. For each requirement of a jack-up barge, the company will issue an invitation to tender or request for quotation. The vessels will support scheduled and unscheduled maintenance campaigns at TenneT’s offshore assets in the […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Market outlooks, Outlook & strategy, Regulation & policy, Research & Development, Rules & Regulation, Transition, Vessels

    The new IMO measures addressing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) have been met with a lot of criticism from the industry as they are likely to slow down the demolition of older, less-efficient ships until they enter into force. To remind, the 75th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 75) approved, among other […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Business developments & projects, Equipment, Innovation, Technology, Vessels

    Piriou in France has developed a new cable laying vessel, designed to lay and repair both fiber-optic and power cables. The vessel will lay cables on windfarms as well as repair damaged cables on the continental shelf or deep sea. Piriou said that this new design fits its strategy to make maintenance operations easier, optimise […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Certification & Classification, Collaboration, Environment, Innovation, Research & Development, Transition, Vessels

    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed a joint development project with the Flettner Rotor developer Anemoi and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) to develop a series of energy-efficient vessel designs equipped with rotor sails. Rotor sails, also referred to as ‘Flettner rotors’, are comprised of vertical cylinders which, when driven to rotate, harness […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Authorities & Government, Market outlooks, Regulation & policy

    The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has decided to increase monitoring report requirements for the three major container shipping alliances.

  • 27 November 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Business developments & projects, Regulation & policy

    Classification society DNV GL has suspended work on Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project over fears of sanctions by the United States.

  • 27 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects

    A new chairperson of oil and gas company Cairn Energy would join the company with effect from 1 January 2021.

  • 26 November 2020
    Business developments & projects, Certification & Classification, Regulation & policy, Research & Development, Technology, Vessels

    US classification society ABS and South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have signed a joint development project (JDP) to use solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology to replace at least one of three diesel generators typically onboard a very large crude carrier (VLCC).

  • 26 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects, Exploration & Production

    BP and Ithaca Energy have started production from the Vorlich development, in the UK North Sea, which was the target of environmental protests back in 2019.

  • 26 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects, Exploration & Production, Project & Tenders

    Jersey Oil & Gas has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement to acquire CIECO V&C, which will give it full ownership of a North Sea licence.

  • 26 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects, Equipment, IT & Software, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Aker BP and Cognite have partnered to deploy Spot, the quadruped robotic dog, to pioneer the remote-controlled offshore mission on the Skarv installation.

  • 25 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects

    French LNG containment specialist GTT has been fined €9.5 million ($11.3 million) by the South Korean Fair Trade Commission (FTC).

  • 25 November 2020
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Equipment, Regulation & policy, Research & Development, Rules & Regulation, Vessels

    A study commissioned by the Canadian Government is recommending individual governments, including Canada, to take unilateral action to restrict or prohibit scrubber discharges from both open-loop and closed-loop systems. The report, released by the International Council on Clean Transportation, claims that ships, particularly cruise ships, fitted with scrubbers, were basically ‘cheating the global fuel standard’. […]