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  • Virtual ships to sail from information factory

    Virtual vessels could be a means to better monitor assets and produce actionable knowledge from vast quantities of data. US classification society ABS talks about its research project and its implications for the oil and gas industry.

  • Danish quality shipping promoted by inspection campaigns abroad

    Every year, the Danish Maritime Authority performs flag State inspections of ships abroad that are flying the Danish flag. In 2017, the number of control inspections will be increased to 60.

  • ABS issues guide for LNG bunkering

    The ABS classification society recently issued  guide regarding the bunkering of liquefied natural gas. The application of this Guide is optional. However, compliance with requirements of the Guide is compulsory when seeking the optional LNG Bunkering notation.


Offshore - Oil & Gas

  • ADNOC plans to improve energy efficiency by 10% by 2020

    The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, said today it would implement a host of measures to increase energy efficiency by 10 percent by 2020. The energy efficiency strategy will reduce ADNOC’s gas consumption by 156 million cu. ft a day, thus saving a total of US$1 billion by that time.

  • World's first oil & gas AW169 unveiled in Abu Dhabi

    world's first offshore-configured new generation Leonardo AW169 helicopter was presented to the Oil & Gas community at an official ceremony held at the Marina Mall Helipad in Abu Dhabi today.

  • Inpex signs ADNOC deal to extend offshore oilfields...

    Japan’s major exploration and production company Inpex has signed a deal with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to extend its development of the Satah and Umm Al Dalkh offshore oilfields for another 25 years and increase its participating interest in the latter by 28 per cent.

  • Enoc chief executive installed as new head of Dragon Oil

    Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) on Tuesday said its chief executive would be the new chief executive of Dragon Oil, which Enoc acquired fully in 2015 as a key plank in its diversification strategy.

  • Morocco approves Eni farm-in deal with Chariot for Rabat...

    Moroccan authorities have approved Eni’s farm-in to the Rabat Deep Offshore exploration block from UK’s Chariot Oil and Gas, the Atlantic margins-focused oil and gas exploration company, the latter said in a statement.

  • Saudi Arabia to U.A.E. Complying With Oil Cuts

    Oil producers from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates are complying with production cuts promised last year to stabilize the market, Kuwait’s governor to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said.




  • DP World Starts Operating Saint John Canada...

    DP World Saint John has begun operating a multi-purpose container, bulk, and breakbulk terminal at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

  • British Safety Council awards Drydocks World a 5...

    Drydocks World Dubai has successfully secured a 5 star grading from the British Safety Council (BSC). The audit carried out by BSC recognises Drydocks World as a facility that goes further than the levels required to achieve compliance with legal standards and achieves the highest international best practice standards, the shipyard said.

  • Oman Shipping signs 3-year deal with Shell

    Oman Shipping Company (OSC) today announced that its subsidiary, Oman Charter Company (OCC), has entered into a contract of affreightment (COA) agreement with Shell International Eastern Trading Company (Shell) for three years.

  • Fincantieri secures contract worth $15,7 million...

    Fincantieri Marine Systems North America Inc., Chesapeake, Virginia, is being awarded a $15,746,539 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract to provide maintenance support for the Mine Countermeasure-1 class main propulsion diesel engine and ship service diesel generator.  

  • Australia and Japan Develop Liquid Hydrogen...

    Australia and Japan signed a memorandum at the headquarters of the Australian Maritime

Legal & Regulations

  • Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre hosts Abu Dhabi reception Join our daily...

    The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted the first of its series of 2017 events in the UAE Capital, Abu Dhabi to further promote its services to local maritime stakeholders. Taking place on Wednesday January 18 at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, the event featured a panel of key speakers from EMAC, including: Vice Chairman and Secretary General, Majid Bin Bashir; Captain Mohamed Juma al Shamisi, member of EMAC Board of Trustees and CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports; Richard Briggs, member of EMAC Board of Trustees and partner at Hadef & Partners; and Edward Newitt, member of EMAC Board of Trustees and partner at Stephenson Harwood LLP.

  • International Maritime Guidelines Agreed

    An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden has seen its scope significantly broadened to cover other illicit maritime activities, including human trafficking and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

  • Saudi Arabia calls for tougher policies to prevent maritime crimes

    Saudi Arabia’s efforts to promote regional and international cooperation to achieve security and maritime safety are the focus of a conference taking place here.



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