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Asian Maritime Sector Ready for More VSAT

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Market survey shows Asian shipping companies ready to move to “always on” maritime broadband for both operational and crew welfare purposes     A Marlink commissioned survey of Asian ship owners has

VLCC Rates to Stabilise as Owners' Resolve Stiffens

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VLCC's likely to struggle to break even for next two months; three-tier VLCC market weighs on sentiment.   Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) are likely to become steady around the

Noble Drillship Gets a DP Upgrade

Noble Globetrotter I (Photo: Sonardyne)

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation plc has selected acoustically-aided inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Inc., Houston, for its ultra-deep water drillship Noble Globetrotter I.

Shipbuilding

South Korean Shipyards: Silver Lining for the Biggies

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Though South Korea’s big three shipbuilders -Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding &

Essar Acquires Panamax Vessel

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The Ruia brothers-led Essar Shipping Limited (ESL) of India has added a Panamax vessel of 74

Sungdong Wins Tanker Order

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South Korea's Sungdong Shipbuilding  won an order for seven mid-sized tankers, including two as

Contracts

Energean Signs First Deal to Supply Gas to Israel

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Greek developer Energean Oil & Gas has secured its first gas supply deals for Israel's Karish and

ICTSI Terminates Nigeria Port Project

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International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) subsidiary Lekki International Container

Flex LNG signs deals to buy six new vessels

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Oslo-listed Flex LNG has signed contracts to buy six new liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels for

Technology

DNV GL Launches LNG Fuel Finder

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Just in time for Nor-Shipping, DNV GL will launch the LNG Fuel Finder - a new tool on its LNG

MOL Introduces Autonomous Ocean Transport System

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that its joint project with Mitsui Engineering &

Tech File: Kongsberg’s Compact Survey Vessel

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Kongsberg GeoAcoustics has recently launched its new Compact Survey Vessel (CSV) which has been

Legal

SeaBird in Debt Restructuring Proposal

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SeaBird Exploration will propose to its bondholders and certain of its other creditors a debt

StealthGas Achieves High Revenue

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StealthGas, ship-owning company primarily serving the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the

Global Shipping Regulations for a Level Playing Field

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim (left) with EMSA Executive Director, Markku Mylly (right). Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

The relationship between global shipping regulation, through  International Maritime Organization

People & Company News

Global Maritime Makes Two Hires in Asia Pacific

Mei Ling Chan (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to

Port of Hamburg Volumes Up 1.7% in Q1

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In the first quarter of 2017, the Port of Hamburg’s total throughput was up by 1.7 percent at 35.

Speedcast, COMSAT Partner in Maritime Market

Speedcast International Limited provider of fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, announced it has signed an agreement with government satellite connectivity

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