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Is China Building a Naval Base in Africa?

Image: The China Africa Project

 Recently, The Namibian reported the existence of a "confidential letter from Namibia's ambassador to China, Ringo Abed, to Namibia's foreign minister stating that 'a Chinese delegation will visit Namibia .

Carnival Sails to Profit

Image:  Carnival Corporation & plc

 The world's largest cruise company Miami-based Carnival Corp reported a net profit of $49 million, or 6 cents per share in the first quarter ended Feb. 28.   That compared with a loss of $20 million, or 3 cents per share, in the 2014 quarter.

First Supramax Vessel for Japan-Italy Venture

Image by d’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA

 'DACC Tirreno' was delivered at the Oshima shipyard in Japan yesterday, the first of four Supramax bulk carriers for the dACC Maritime Limited fleet, the joint venture established by the Coeclerici and d’Amico Groups.

Shipbuilding

Austal Graduates 48 4-Yr Apprentices

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Austal USA combined two classes to graduate a total of 48 members of Austal’s cutting-edge

BAE Systems to Expand San Diego Shipyard

As part of the San Diego Ship Repair expansion, BAE Systems will purchase a new, additional dry dock, shown here as a rendering of where it would be positioned at the shipyard. It will be the company’s largest dry dock in the United States, measuring 950-feet long and 205-feet wide, with a design lifting capacity of 55,000 tons. (Image courtesy of BAE Systems)

BAE Systems announced it will invest approximately $100 million to expand drydocking capabilities

Schmiedag and Wildauer Schmiedewerke: 'We Forge Partnerships'

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Olaf Wiertz, Sales Director at Schmiedag GmbH (SDG) and Wildauer Schmiedewerke GmbH & Co.

Contracts

Greek Energy Minister to Meet Gazprom CEO in Moscow

Greek Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis. Courtesy Wikipedia

Greek Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis will meet his Russian counterpart and the chief

USA Urged Not to Delay Arctic Drilling

Arctic drilling: Pic by Greenpeace

The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic

JV Wins $2bln Freeport LNG Contract in US

Photo: Freeport LNG Development, L.P. (Freeport LNG)

A joint venture (JV) between CB&I, Chiyoda International and Zachry Industrial has won a contract

Technology

US Navy to Roll out Underwater Spy Satellites

Image: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

The robotic series that remade crusade in skies will shortly extend to a low sea, with underwater

India May Add Japanese Soryu-Class Submarines to its Fleet

Japanese Submarines:  The Council of the City of Sydney

India is reportedly considering a project to incorporate six Japanese Soryu-class diesel-electric

Fourth Productive Interval Identified at Wressle-1 Well, Onshore UK

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc, the AIM quoted oil and gas company with a combination of producing and exploration assets in Europe, has informed today’s about the

Legal

Columbus Transit: the Sum of Experience & Professionalism

Columbus Transit is a leader in oversized loads and complex logistics operations at the Port of Barcelona

Columbus Transit is a forwarding company that has been growing for 21 years at the Port of

Scandlines Ferry Back in Service by End June

the Remontowa yard in Gdansk, Poland, together with Scandlines’ on-site team has now started repairs of the Scandlines ferry MV Prinsesse Benedikte

The damaged Scandlines ferry M/V Prinsesse Benedikte is being repaired at the Polish shipyard

Saudi Kayan Olefins Plant Resumes Production

Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co has restarted production at its olefins plant following a near two-month shutdown for maintenance work, the company said on Sunday.

People & Company News

USCG Commissions Key West's 6th Fast Response Cutter

Audie N. Dodson, sponsor of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo, receives a plaque with the cutter's coin from Lt. Ginny R. Nadolny, commanding officer of the Isaac Mayo, during the cutter's commissioning ceremony at Coa

The Coast Guard commissioned the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo at Coast Guard Sector Key West

Concentrated Solar PV Power Tower Unveiled

First of a kind concentrated solar PV power tower

A unique concentrated solar photovoltaic (CSPV) power tower was unveiled in Newbridge

Obangame Express 2015 Concludes in the Gulf of Guinea

Biekro speaks during the closing ceremony of Exercise Obangame Express March 27, 2015. Obangame Express is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored multinational maritime exercise designed to increase maritime safety and security in

Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, South America, and the United States and