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Offshore - Oil & Gas

  • Iran and Saudi Arabia offer clashing accounts of offshore...

    Iran says Saudi navy opened fire on fishing boats as Saudi navy says it captured boat and detained three members of Revolutionary Guards

  • UTEC AUVs set to support Saipem at Zohr offshore project in...

    Italian oilfield contractor Saipem has contracted UTEC, a global survey company in subsea services group Acteon, to support Saipem’s operation for deepwater Zohr gas field development project in Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean sea

  • Italy's Eni to explore offshore block in Oman

    Italian major Eni has acquired rights over the only maritime block offered during Oman’s latest licensing round, launched late last year, according to a report by Your Oil and Gas News.

  • Aramco pushes for more Saudi localisation by signing world’...

    Saudi Aramco signed a shareholder agreement with Lamprell plc (“Lamprell”), the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (“Bahri”), and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (“HHI”) to enter into a joint venture (“JV”) partnership with respect to the establishment, development and operation of a world-class maritime yard, which is the anchor project within the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services located in Ras Al-Khair, near the Jubail Industrial City on the Kingdom’s east coast.

  • Bibby Offshore Nets TAQA Subsea Deal

    Bibby Offshore has secured a contract with TAQA for subsea construction works in the Eider field, located 184 km north-east of Shetland.

  • Bibby Offshore awarded significant contract with TAQA

    Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a significant contract with TAQA for subsea construction works in the Eider field, located 184km north-east of Shetland.


  • Indian Register of Shipping expands operations in India after strengthening...

    For India, it has drafted guidelines for operation of LNG vessels and is working out a number of programmes to support development of port-related facilities.

    Indian Register of Shipping, a Mumbai-based globally recognised ship classification society has started its next phase of expansion in India after strengthening its footprint in major maritime centres abroad.

  • Mohammad praises Abu Dhabi Ports’ achievements

    His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received a delegation from the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), headed by Dr Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADPC chairman, on Tuesday.

  • Sohar free Port opens doors for Sri Lankan exports

    One of the fastest growing free ports in the world and one of the biggest free-ports in the Gulf Cooperation Council, Sohar has opened its doors to Sri Lanka with unparallel incentives of entry hitherto not offered by other free ports in the world-and historic Ceylon Tea, and several other Lankan sectors, are the immediate beneficiaries in the proposed win-win situation.



  • More VLCCs tankers use for crude oil storage

    Yet another time in recent months, oil tankers are being used for oil storage. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Charles R.

  • Ethiopia eyes role in DP World-managed...

    Country is in talks to acquire a 19% stake in joint venture administering Berbera port


  • Saudi energy minister says no immediate need to...

    There is no evidence a pact by global oil producers to curb output needs to be adjusted, Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Saturday, describing the recent weakness in crude prices as an overreaction to statistical glitches.

  • US Paris exit may spur shipping emissions...

    US president Donald Trump’s decision to remove the US from the Paris climate accord, which aims to prevent temperatures from rising 2°C above pre-industrial levels by curbing carbon emissions, is going to have a “coordinating” effect on other countries to limit carbon emissions through the International Maritime Organization (IMO), secretary general of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Peter Hinchcliffe told Argus.

  • Shipping Shows Signs of Recovery

    The shipping industry, which has ailed for years, is finally showing signs of recovery.

Legal & Regulations

  • IMO Needs To Finalise Ballast Water Implementation Dates

    The global shipping industry – as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – has urged its global regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to back a carefully crafted proposal, from a broad coalition of governments, concerning the implementation dates for installing complicated new ballast water treatment systems.

  • EU ministers agree on good course for maritime transport policy

    EU Ministers of Transportation sent a strong signal of continued support for the European maritime sector at a meeting of the Council of Ministers, where the ministers adopted the priorities for the maritime transportation policy until 2020. Danish Shipping believes that the emphasis by Member States on the need for global regulation for a global industry is spot on. Climate change calls for global solutions.

  • KVH and ChartCo launch ‘timely and economical’ chart service for vessel owner

    KVH Industries Inc (Nasdaq: KVHI) is launching a new service called CHARTlinkTM for ChartCo, in association with leading digital chart distributor ChartCo, to transmit charts and a library of navigators’ publications to vessels at sea in a timely and affordable manner. The two companies will be unveiling the new solution at Nor-Shipping 2017 in Lillestrom, Norway, this week, in KVH booth B04-20 and ChartCo booth C03-02F.



  • Effective onboard training on the Ballast Water...

    Following the ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention in September 2016, Seagull Maritime has worked towards releasing a revised onboard course, as well as a completely redesigned e-learning module. Using the latest technologies and a combination of different media, these ensure your crew are fully prepared for compliance with the requirements.

  • WISTA International and Institute of Chartered...

    Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International) and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (The Institute) are partnering to increase the professional competence and enhance educational opportunities for women in the maritime industry.

  • Fremont Maritime merges with MITAGS-PMI

    Seattle-based Fremont Maritime Services has merged its wide range of Coast Guard-approved basic training and safety programs, including its India Tango Marine Firefighting Training Program, into the larger MITAGS-PMI educational organization.

  • USA officials talk future

    Utica Shale Academy officials are looking at ways to enhance the shale program so students can benefit even more — both in the classroom and eventually the workplace.

  • Shell renews partnership with Philippines...

    Shell Marine has renewed its technical partnership with the University of Cebu, Philippines, Maritime Education and Training Center (UC METC).

    The partnership has been extended for a further four years under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Shell Marine Executive Director Jan Toschka and University of Cebu President Atty. Augusto W. Go.

Women in Maritime

  • E.U. Ministers Agree Maritime Transport Policy

    E.U. Ministers of Transportation sent a strong signal of continued support for the European maritime sector at a meeting of the Council of Ministers this week and adopted their priorities for the maritime transportation policy until 2020. 

  • Tototheo Maritime’s CEO included in the 10 Women to Watch in the shipping industry List

    Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO of Tototheo Maritime has been included in the 10 Women to Watch in the shipping industry, during the NorShipping Exhibition, one of the leading shipping events globally, that is held in Oslo from 01-04 June 2017. The list was compiled by Nor-Shipping and Youngship International and includes 10 women under 40 years old who have shown commitment to the industry and its development, are engaging and sharing knowledge and showing leadership skills.

  • Hingham Maritime Center announces new president

    Hingham Maritime Center’s Board of Trustees recently announced that long time board member Nancy Clapp Kerber has been chosen to serve as President of the Board. Kerber succeeds Rick Pedone, who joins Peter Dolphin as co-chair of HMC’s Capital Campaign.