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  • 13 May 2013

    ST Engineering today unveiled a suite of total naval solutions offered by its Electronics and Marine arms at IMDEX Asia 2013, designed to provide users with comprehensive maritime awareness, command and control, and advanced communications systems. From 14 to 16 May 2013, at the ST Engineering Booth (N01) in the Changi Exhibition Centre, ST Electronics […]

  • 7 May 2013

    The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council hosted a dinner on Sunday in Houston honoring visiting senior Emirati delegations, which included many representatives from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its subsidiaries as well as the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ADCCI). The event took place on the eve of the launch of the […]

  • 6 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Panama Canal has been nominated for the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award under the International Cooperation category in recognition of its service to the maritime industry, international trade and being a symbol of peaceful understanding between countries. “This nomination makes all Panamanians proud because of the significance of the Canal to the world and […]

  • 3 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Federal Government said on Saturday that it would soon dredge River Benue up to Yola frenzies in Adamawa. Information Minister Labaran Maku announced this at a town-hall meeting in Gusau as part of the on-going Good Governance Tour to Zamfara. Maku said the government had concluded arrangement for dredging that would pass through Benue and terminate in Yola. He explained that apart […]

  • 1 May 2013

    The Newman Government’s plans to privatise ports and to weaken environmental impact assessment, revealed today, will put more pressure on the Great Barrier Reef than ever before, say the Australian Greens. With coal ports in private hands and a lax process for assessing their environmental impacts, the Great Barrier Reef will be under more pressure […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens congratulate the bravery of Greenpeace activists, who boarded a loaded coal ship in the Great Barrier Reef to raise awareness of the damage coal exports are doing to the Reef through climate change and shipping. “The Great Barrier Reef is too precious to be treated as a coal and gas highway for […]

  • 23 April 2013

    In the first quarter of 2013 Encana achieved significant milestones in a number of its oil and liquids-rich natural gas plays including strong well results from the Duvernay and Peace River Arch plays and confirmation of the commerciality of its San Juan play. Solid operational performance resulted in a 48 percent increase in oil and […]

  • 23 April 2013

    The booming natural gas industry is strengthening British Columbia’s economy and securing tomorrow by creating jobs, returning benefits to communities, and generating revenue for a Debt-Free B.C. During a stop at Dawson Creek Reclaimed Water Project, a partnership between Shell and the City of Dawson Creek, Premier Christy Clark saw the progress, momentum and growth […]

  • 18 April 2013

    In 2020, some leading EU energy and climate policies will expire. At present, the EU and its Member States are discussing the design of a post-2020 policy portfolio. In a discussion paper commissioned by the European Copper Institute, Ecofys shows that an EU-wide renewable energy target is a necessary part of a 2030 portfolio. The […]

  • 17 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7220/5-2, cf in the Barents Sea. Well 7220/5-2 will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility at position 72° 33′ 40.29″ north and 20° 23′ 54.84″ east. The drilling program for well 7220/5-2 relates to drilling of a wildcat […]

  • 14 April 2013

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  • 12 April 2013

    Oil is the principal source of energy and therefore the most important resource in modern civilisation. However, oil is toxic for most biological systems and considered to be one of the greatest environmental pollutants. Pollution by crude oil or petroleum products has far-reaching effects. According to estimates of the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), around […]

  • 12 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Oil is the principal source of energy and therefore the most important resource in modern civilisation. However, oil is toxic for most biological systems and considered to be one of the greatest environmental pollutants. Pollution by crude oil or petroleum products has far-reaching effects. According to estimates of the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), around […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    While campaigning to protect the Great Barrier Reef, Greenpeace activists have condemned the Abbot Point Coal Terminal expansion plans, reports sunshinecoastdaily.com. Regarding the Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s announcement on this topic, the Greenpeace spokeswoman Louise Matthiesson stated that the government was “rubbing salt into the wounds” of environmentalists, fishermen, residents and tourism groups. “The current […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Over 600 people have used text messages to express their dismay and outrage and many others have pledged to stop a new coal terminal going ahead in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The messages were delivered by Greenpeace to the office of marine engineering firm, Smithbridge Group, in Brisbane’s Murarrie suburb this morning. […]

  • 4 April 2013

    In an era of global economic uncertainty, changing trade patterns, evolving ship size demands and ever-tightening government budgets, the financial viability of port capital investments is a topic of much discussion, particularly among the world’s top port financial managers. At the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) upcoming 28th World Port Conference in Los […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    While debate in the media rages on whether the UK’s green energy policies will raise electricity bills or not, Ed Davey, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has said that onshore and offshore wind power together cost householders only £10 a year in total, according to a Guardian article. Moreover, Davey said […]

  • 28 March 2013

    Greenland’s recently elected government will be cautious about issuing new offshore oil and gas exploration licences, Reuters has reported, citing the country’s new energy minister who will take his position in April. Jens Erik Kirkegaard, the next mining and oil minister at the newly chosen government, told Reuters that the current number of licences is […]

  • 26 March 2013

    OOCL announced the naming of the OOCL Memphis in Shanghai today, the newest 8,888 TEU vessel to join its fleet for the Super Shuttle Express (SSX) service on the Trans-Pacific trade, connecting Asian and North American markets. By incorporating the latest state-of-the-art technologies, improved sailing performance at sea can be realized to enhance OOCL’s competitive […]

  • 26 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    OOCL announced the naming of the OOCL Memphis in Shanghai today, the newest 8,888 TEU vessel to join its fleet for the Super Shuttle Express (SSX) service on the Trans-Pacific trade, connecting Asian and North American markets. By incorporating the latest state-of-the-art technologies, improved sailing performance at sea can be realized to enhance OOCL’s competitive […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    On 15 March, the German Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD), deployed with the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta, transferred the responsibility for the protection of the World Food Programme (WFP) ship MV Caroline Scan to an AVPD from Finland. The German AVPD returns home after successfully protecting the WFP chartered vessel for […]

  • 19 March 2013

    A new medical evacuation helicopter has been officially launched by Queensland’s four Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) proponents in Gladstone on Tuesday. The helicopter will provide a dedicated response to on-site incidents for workers on Curtis Island, off Gladstone, and on mainland LNG project construction. The joint $30 million funding commitment by Australia Pacific LNG, QGC, […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Britain’s Royal Meteorological Society has awarded Tim Barnett, an emeritus research marine geophysicist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, its Symons Gold Medal, the society’s premier award. It is the first time in the history of the award that a Scripps scientist has received the honor. The society, founded in 1850, will formally […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Meeting during a time when some are calling for sharp cuts in government spending despite the obvious needs to the nation’s infrastructure, members of the MTD Executive Board pledged to work to gain proper funding of vitally important maritime programs. As the board noted in several statements during its 2013 winter meeting in Buena Vista, […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Legislation to provide funding for emergency dredging projects in Michigan waterways was approved yesterday by the House Appropriations Committee, announced committee Chair Joe Haveman. Senate Bill 233 provides $21 million for public harbor dredging at 49 locations statewide. The funding was added to an annual supplemental appropriation from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) […]