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  • DP World signs ports agreement with Ukraine

    DP World has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Ukraine to develop ports and logistics capabilities in the country.

  • Global maritime creative leaders Lloyd's, Rolls Royce, DNV, Transas, gather in Dubai to review...

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority responsible for supervising, organizing and managing various areas of the maritime sector in Dubai, has revealed that preparations are underway for the hosting of some of the world's top international speakers of regional and local maritime experts and leaders, to discuss and review the most important developments and innovations in the global maritime industry during the first session of the UAE Maritime Leaders Seminar, an event organized by the Dubai Maritime Cluster Office, which will be held on October 30, 2016 at The Address Hotel in Dubai Marina

  • Abu Dhabi Ports exhibits its latest digital services and solutions at GITEX Tech Week 2016

    Abu Dhabi Ports is participating at GITEX Technology Week 2016 as part of the Abu Dhabi e-Government pavilion, along with other government entities to soft-launch its revolutionary Port Community System (PCS), Maqta Gateway, for the GITEX audience, and to showcase a few services of Maqta Gateway’s recently released Vessel Management System.

  • Damen in partnership agreement with TeamTec for innovative Ballast Water Treatment System

    Damen Green Solutions has signed a letter of intent with Norwegian company TeamTec to supply and service the innovative AVITALISTM ballast water treatment system. The system combines filtration and a proven, eco-friendly chemical treatment solution optimised for medium-sized to large vessels. The system is highly effective in water of any salinity, turbidity or temperature.

  • ADNOC to Create World Class Shipping, Marine and Services Company

    ADNOC announced today its intention to consolidate the operations of three of its shipping, marine and services companies to create a single world-class entity. The Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company (ADNATCO), Petroleum Services Company (ESNAAD), and Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Company (IRSHAD) will be integrated to drive efficiency, optimize resources and assets across their various operations to maximize value. 



  • P&I Clubs Renew Coverage for Iranian Shipping

    Western insurers are slowly reaching deals with Iran as they seek to re-enter a multi-billion dollar market although the pace of business is hampered by banking restrictions ten months on from the lifting of international sanctions.

  • Raising awareness to recruit the best people for UK maritime employment at sea...

    At the 19th Maritime HR & Crew Management Conference in London on 19-20 October, Commodore Barry Bryant CVO RN, Director General of the Seafarers UK charity, will update delegates on the exciting opportunity provided by the UK Maritime Growth Study (MGS) to promote maritime employment opportunities.

  • How boat insurance can protect vessel owners

    Whether you’re a first-time buyer or adding to a growing fleet, the excitement of purchasing a new or usedscreen-shot-2016-10-07-at-11-11-36-am boat can be a lot to take in. Long before you fork over a significant amount of your hard-earned money and sign on the dotted line, you’ve already made a half-dozen plans for the near future; fishing trips, weekends at anchor, time on the water with your friends and family, and waterskiing or wakeboarding are all on the horizon.

Offshore - Oil & Gas

  • The UK’s Oil And Gas Ultimatum: Exploration Or Bust

    Here's something that most of you probably knew but didn't really want to see written in a report: the number of jobs in the UK's oil and gas sector has dropped more than 25 percent over the last two years. It brings into sharp relief the real and absolute need for hands to shake on a deal in Vienna on November 30.

  • The UK’s Oil And Gas Ultimatum: Exploration Or Bust

    Here's something that most of you probably knew but didn't really want to see written in a report: the number of jobs in the UK's oil and gas sector has dropped more than 25 percent over the last two years. It brings into sharp relief the real and absolute need for hands to shake on a deal in Vienna on November 30.

  • Celebrations premature: Obstacles remain in tapping Lebanon...

    The prospects of a large gas find off the Lebanese coast have led to some premature celebrations among political and business circles that hoped this untapped hidden wealth would be the ultimate answer to all of Lebanon’s economic and social problems. Although successive governments have failed to pass two crucial decrees that would herald the launch of the licensing round, many politicians and even oil experts have overestimated the potential size of this commodity in Lebanon and have even matched it with those of Israel and Cyprus.

  • Singapore's Ezra Oilfield Services Wants To Amend 2018...

    Singapore's Ezra Holdings Ltd., one of the country's many oilfield service firms hit by a downturn in oil markets, said it was seeking bondholders' consent to amend the terms of $150 million (US$109 million) worth of 2018 notes.

  • The Biggest Opportunity Right Now In Oil And Gas

    Offshore exploration has been a rare bright spot for the global oil and gas industry lately.

  • Oil companies experiment with technology to weather crisis

    Oil majors including Statoil, Shell and Chevron are experimenting with various technologies, from drones and drill design to data management, to drive down costs and weather a deep downturn.




  • Hanjin Shipping to Close European Operations

    Assets from the company’s Asia-U. S. route are already up for sale. Separately, the company is in talks with Swiss shipping giant Mediterranean Shipping Co. to sell its stake in the Long Beach Terminal in California.

  • Damen wins 13-tug order from Edison Chouest...

    Leading marine transportation provider and the USA’s largest operator of OSVs, Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), has teamed up with Damen to build a total of 13 heavy duty mooring assistance and escort tugs. These will be deployed on two major maritime projects for which ECO has recently won contracts, based in part on the use of well-proven Damen tug designs. The vessels will be built using ECO’s highly regarded network of five shipyards and Damen’s support and expertise.

  • Shipping 'progressives' call for...

    Many of the world’s biggest shipowners and charterers have called on heads of state to take swift action to force carbon emission cuts on their industry which is the only sector in the world not now bound by climate change targets.

  • Turkey's first maritime techno city a new...

    The Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ) will soon house Turkey's debut marine techno-city to be established near the university's faculty of maritime studies. Planned to be exclusively designed for marine technologies, the techno-city will be the university's second techno-city after the İTÜ Arı Teknokent.

  • Here's Who Might Bid for Hanjin Shipping...

    The shipping giant put up operations used in its Asia-to-U.S. routes last week.

Legal & Regulations


  • Three tonnes of waste collected from Yas Island

    In a clean-up campaign, workers of the Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) and the Abu Dhabi Centre for Waste Management (Tadweer) collected three metric tonnes of waste from residential neighbourhoods and beaches in and around Yas Island.

  • Ports support designation North Sea and Baltic Sea as Nitrogen Emission Control Areas

    The port(authorities) of Antwerp, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Le Havre and Bremen/Bremerhaven strongly support the submissions of the North sea and the Baltic countries to designate the North Sea and the Baltic Sea as Nitrogen Emission Control Areas (NECA) by 2021. We therefore call upon the Maritime Environmental Protection Committee members to support these submissions during their 70th Session to be held on the 24-28th October 2016 in London.

  • CMA CGM works to develop LNG-powered container ships

    French shipping company CMA CGM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier Engie to promote LNG as marine fuel for future container vessels.


  • NYK Welcomes Japanese Teachers to its Maritime...

    The NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA)* welcomed a visiting study group comprising three teachers from Japanese technical colleges and technical high schools, accompanied by three staff members from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The three teachers were attending a global human resources development course offered by JICA in the Philippines as part of the organization’s overseas teacher training program.

  • Fichte Legal Consultants partners with Middlesex...

    Fichte Legal Consultants and Middlesex University Dubai have partnered to establish a common platform in order to cultivate law students for their transition from academia to the professional industry. The partnership was sealed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, where both parties committed to a mutually beneficial long-term agreement.

  • HMC and ICS Greek Branch welcome Erasmus...

    With the vision of contributing in making Piraeus an international maritime education hub, HMC and ICS Greek Branch co-operated with Erasmus University Rotterdam and in particular its Faculty of Law (Department of Commercial Law and Department of Labor Law), by participating in an educational trip organized by the University, entitled: «The Human Factor in Shipping».

  • Annapolis Maritime Museum Raises Over $80K For...

    The Annapolis Maritime Museum raised over $80,000 for its award-winning education programs at the recent 12th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash on September 17th, 2016. Founding Sponsor, Boatyard Bar & Grill, Title Sponsor, Annapolis Subaru, and the event’s Carbon Neutral Sponsor, Hannon Armstrong, were instrumental in a highly successful event that has become a much-anticipated yearly tradition in the Annapolis community and at the Museum’s waterfront property in Eastport.

  • NMP, Immaj tie up to help improve maritime...

    The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), the sole government-operated maritime training and research institution, recently partnered with the International Mariners Management Association of Japan–Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council (Immaj-PJMCC) to conduct a nationwide study to identify the training-development needs of faculty in maritime educational institutions.

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