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Pitbull Named Godfather of Norwegian’s New Cruise Ship

Pitbull (Photo: NCL)

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that musician Pitbull will serve as godfather for its newest ship, Norwegian Escape, slated to be christened next month in Miami.   On Monday, November 9, Armando Christian Perez,

Dry Bulk Shipping Turmoil Set to Extend into 2016

Photo: Star Bulk

Dry bulk shipping faces more earnings pain as a slowdown in commodities demand and a glut of ships are expected to pile on the pressure well into 2016, ship industry players said on Wednesday.   The

Search for El Faro Crew Continues, Hopes Fading

Lifeboat wreckage discovered by search crews Sunday (Image: USCG)

Responders continue the hunt for possible survivors from the missing cargo ship El Faro, which is believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin.   As of Tuesday night, crews have searched some 172,


Incat Crowther Designs Ferry for Malaysia

Image: Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther has been commissioned to design a passenger transport ferry to be operated by

GTT Inks Framework Partnership Deal with CERN

GTT, a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has signed a Framework Partnership Agreement with CERN

Two RAscal 1500 Tugs Delivered

RAscal 1500 tugs for Jordanian owners

Sanmar Shipyard of Turkey has recently completed two RAscal 1500 tugs for Jordanian owners.


NOV Awards Contract to Pulse for Mooring Line Monitoring

Pulse Structural Monitoring, an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Arendal in Norway to provide an acoustic mooring line subsea

SBM Offshore Says Petrobras Discussions Ongoing

Floating production services provider SBM Offshore responded to media reports of a potential settlement with Petrobras regarding tenders in Brazil, stating the discussions are

Gazprom, Global Gas Address Energy Sector Issues

Alexey Miller, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom

As part of the 5th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum, a working meeting took place today


India Extends Tax Benefits on Bunker Fuel

India has extended the benefit of nil custom and production tax on bunker fuels to domestic coastal movement of containers, in a move to decongest its roads and reduce carbon

NMEA Award for Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar

NMEA 2015 Technology Award

Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar has been awarded the Technology Award at the 2015 National

Xerox, MHI Ink ITS Project Deal

Signing ceremony

Today, at the ITS World Congress and Exhibition, Xerox and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)


Beach Energy Update on Cooper, Eromanga

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Beach Energy gives its monthly Drilling Report for September 2015 as follows: South Australian Gas

HMAS Melbourne Intercepts 427kg Heroin

HMAS Melbourne keeps watch over an intercepted dhow in the Indian Ocean. HMAS Melbourne's crew boarded the vessel and discovered 427kg of heroin that was confiscated and subsequently destroyed.

HMAS Melbourne’s crew has seized 427 kilograms of heroin hidden in a fishing dhow carrying the

ICTSI Colombia Gears for 2016 Launch

SPIA staff and officials welcome the arrival of the terminal’s first four quay crane

Sociedad Puerto Industrial de Aguadulce S.A. (SPIA), a unit of International Container Terminal

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FMC's William P. Doyle Issues Statement on EL FARO Tragedy

FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle

On Thursday evening, October 1, 2016, the ship EL FARO went missing. The ship was en route from

Abu Dhabi Ports Achieve Pilot Certification

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports

Khalifa Port and Zayed Port become first commercial ports in Middle East to achieve certification

FleetWeather Opens New Office in Greece

FleetWeather Business Intelligence, a provider of maritime business intelligence solutions and consulting services for global shippers, announced the opening of a new office this