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Exxon Mobil must allow climate change vote: SEC1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 24, 2016 07:34
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) must include a climate change resolution on its annual shareholder proxy, a defeat for the world's largest publicly traded oil producer, which had argued it already provides adequate carbon disclosures. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal Announces Draft Restrictions Due to Drought1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 23, 2016 07:55
The measures have been planned due to drought caused by El Niño. During an El Niño year, the pattern of rainfall changes in many areas; in Panama, it has triggered a drought in the Canal's watershed, causing the water levels of Gatun and Alhajuela Lakes to fall substantially below their average for this time of year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DP World Eyes Piece of Russian Novorossiysk Container Terminal1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 23, 2016 07:52
Dubai-headquartered port and terminal operator DP World and Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have reached an agreement with Russian transportation company Delo Group to buy a 49% stake in the country’s Novorossiysk container terminal NUTEP, according to Russian RIA Federal Press. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Robot boat takes itself to sea1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 23, 2016 07:49
A new 'intelligent' robotic boat designed by Exeter researchers made its maiden voyage this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Grounded Bulker in Oregon Has "Significant" Damage1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 23, 2016 07:24
The U.S. Coast Guard's Thirteenth District has released results of a damage assessment for the grounded bulker Sparna, showing significant damage to the vessel's hull. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ship carrying 331kg of weapons-grade plutonium, enough to make 50 atomic bombs, leaves Japan for US1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 22, 2016 07:47
A ship carrying up to 331kg of weapons-grade plutonium has left the port in Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan for the US, where the material will be downgraded. The amount of plutonium carried by the vessel is enough to produce up to 50 nuclear bombs. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fourfold Profit Jump for SCF1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 22, 2016 07:29
Russia’s largest shipping company SCF Group (PAO Sovcomflot) saw a major upswing in its full-year results recording a net profit of USD 354.5 million against USD 83.9 million reported in 2014. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
LNG terminal, Norway link could help Poland become gas trading hub1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 22, 2016 07:23
A new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and a planned pipeline to Norway will help Poland to reduce its reliance on Russian supplies and boost its goal of becoming a regional gas trading hub, government and utility officials said this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
The 6th Offshore Mariculture Conference is just over a fortnight away1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 21, 2016 09:55
In 2014, the Conference attracted delegates from 28 countries from a plethora of sectors that make up the offshore mariculture and aquaculture industry. 51% of attendees came from Europe, whilst the majority of the remainder came, most noticeably, from the Americas. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Most Powerful Seismic Ship Named1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 21, 2016 07:57
The third of four Ramform Titan-class vessels, the Ramform Tethys, was celebrated in a naming ceremony at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding yard in Nagasaki, Japan last week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
OMV Signs Abu Dhabi Deal1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 21, 2016 07:36
OMV has signed a four-year program to evaluate offshore oil and gas fields northwest of Abu Dhabi with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and U.S. firm Occidental Petroleum, the Austrian company said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First Chevron Gorgon LNG Cargo Departs for Japan1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 21, 2016 07:32
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) announced that its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Gorgon Project has departed Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western Australia. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
A New Agenda for the Maritime Supply Chain1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 21, 2016 07:25
Sustainability expectations are growing in the shipping industry, and a new agenda is emerging. Dr Henrik Sornn-Friese is working to unify what have been, until now, fragmented attempts to bring best environmental practices to the maritime supply chain. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Six Rescued after Cargo Ship Sinks in Taiwan Strait1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 18, 2016 09:18
After it developed a heavy list, the general cargo vessel Shen Zhou 33 sank in the Taiwan Strait, according to a report from China Maritime Safety Administration. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
d’Amico Tankers Lands USD 250M Loan1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 18, 2016 08:55
d’Amico Tankers Limited (Ireland), a product tanker subsidiary of d’Amico International, has secured a new USD 250 million term loan facility with a pool of nine primary financial institutions, the company said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Gibdock Gets Strategic with HMS Scott1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 18, 2016 08:48
Gibdock’s strategic location has been brought into sharp focus with the docking of HMS Scott, the largest vessel in the Royal Navy's Hydrographic Squadron, for a recent 19-day maintenance period at the Gibraltar yard. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shipping industry signs up to pilot XVELA platform1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 18, 2016 08:25
US-based XVELA, creators of a cloud-based vessel stowage and collaboration platform for ocean carriers and terminal operators, has announced that a wave of new terminal operators and shipping lines have signed on for pilot programs to put the XVELA platform to the test. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Rotterdam The Shipping News1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 18, 2016 08:09
Europe’s biggest port is a barometer of the world economy Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
US Eases Security On Ocean Travel To Cuba1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 18, 2016 08:01
The Obama administration has removed Cuba from a list of countries considered security risks - a move that will ease restrictions on ocean travel to and from the island nation. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Hoegh Osaka Grounding Blamed on Shortcuts1 year 1 month ago
Added: Mar 18, 2016 07:49
The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Board’s investigation of the listing, flooding and grounding of pure car and truck carrier Hoegh Osaka on January 3, 2015, is now published. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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