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Kongsberg to support RAN Bridge Simulator Expansion

Posted On: 25-11-2016

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is expanding its maritime simulator facility at HMAS Watson, Sydney with the addition of new KONGSBERG ship-handling and navigation simulators and the integration of a new visual display system for its existing bridge simulator. The expansion has been established under the current support contract between KONGSBERG and RAN, in order to provide capacity to meet curre..readmore

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Euroseas Acquires Panamax Bulker

Posted On: 25-11-2016

Greek owner and operator of dry bulk and container vessels Euroseas has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with its compatriot shipping company Tri-Marine Shipping to purchase the M/V Capetan Tassos, a Panamax dry bulk carrier for around USD 4.4 million. The 75,100 dwt vessel, built at Japanese Hitachi shipyard in 2000, is expected to be delivered to Euroseas in January 2017. The M/V Capetan..readmore

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Korea Rolls Out Indigenous Combat Operation System for Subs

Posted On: 23-11-2016

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has succeeded in producing the nation’s first integrated combat system, which serves as the brain of attack submarines. The integrated combat system detects, tracks and identifies targets and helps accurately evaluate tactical and operational situations. The South Korean defense contractor announced on November 21 that it has succeeded in lo..readmore

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CLIA, Cruise Europe to Develop European Cruise Sector

Posted On: 23-11-2016

Cruise industry trade organization Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe and Cruise Europe have signed a letter of intent to develop, grow and strengthen the European cruise sector. Under the agreement, the two organisations plan to cooperate in a series of initiatives to further drive the growth of the industry in Europe, including the creation of a working group to focus on Europ..readmore

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Indian Master Receives 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

Posted On: 23-11-2016

The Master of an oil tanker who says she was “just doing her job” has received the highest International Maritime Organization (IMO) bravery recognition for saving the lives of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat during a tumultuous storm in the Bay of Bengal in June 2015. “It is every seafarer’s and Master’s solemn duty and obligation to save souls in distress at sea. I just ..readmore

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Drydocks World wins “Safety & Quality Award” at Seatrade Maritime Awards

Posted On: 17-11-2016

Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors was successfully awarded the “Safety & Quality Award” at the Seatrade Maritime Awards 2016. Drydocks World embarked on ‘ZERO HARM’ pledge in 2012.. After 4 years of implementing the initiative with best in class methods tailored to suit the requirements of our industry, a systematic st..readmore

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DP WORLD WINS GCC GOVERNMENT HR AWARD

Posted On: 16-11-2016

DP WORLD WINS GCC GOVERNMENT HR AWARD Dubai Head Office Human Capital Department voted team of the year Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 November 2016: The Corporate Head Office Human Capital team of global trade enabler DP World has won the GCC Government HR Team of the Year Award at the 4th Annual GOV HR Summit 2016. The award recognises the department’s efforts for driving programmes..readmore

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IMO’s BWM Convention to Enter Into Force in September 2017

Posted On: 14-11-2016

With Finland’s accession of the International Ballast Water Management Convention, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said that the remaining condition for entry into force has been met and therefore the BWM Convention is scheduled to enter into force on September 8, 2017. IMO has approved draft amendments to the Convention’s implementation scheme and if adopted in October 2016, ..readmore

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Port of Salalah Sees Surge in Container Volume

Posted On: 14-11-2016

Container throughput at the Omani Port of Salalah, part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, reached 1.584 million TEU in the first half of 2016, representing a 29% increase over volume handled during the same period a year earlier. The surge was mainly attributed to an increase in capacity with the completion of a new deep-water General Cargo and Liquid Bulk Terminal in December 2015 ..readmore

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IMO Sets 2020 Date for 0.5% Global Sulphur Cap

Posted On: 14-11-2016

The implementation date for the 0.5% global sulphur cap is set for 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee decided at its 70th session in London this week. In 2008, the IMO unanimously adopted the global sulphur cap requiring all ships to use fuels with a maximum 0.5% sulphur content as of January 1, 2020. The 2020 implementation date was m..readmore

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ADSB Gets First Floating Dock

Posted On: 14-11-2016

The Newly opened floating dock, located in Mina Zayed, UAE, and owned by Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels. The floating dock was commissioned in mid-July and received its first customer that has undergone routine drydocking, electrical and mechanical works at the port, according to ADSB. The..readmore

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DP World container volumes up 2.2% in first 9 months of 2016

Posted On: 14-11-2016

DP World handled 47.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals during the first nine months of 2016, it said in a statement on Tuesday. Gross container volumes grew by 2.2 per cent on a reported basis, and up 1 per cent on a like-for-like basis. European and Indian subcontinent terminals delivered robust performance, while conditions in Austra..readmore

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Maritime arbitration centre launches

Posted On: 14-11-2016

The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) — the first of its kind in the region — was launched at the Dubai Maritime Summit on Wednesday. The centre will enable disputes previously heard in arbitration centres in London, New York, or one of a handful of other specialist centres to be heard locally, executive committee member Edward Newitt, a partner at lawyers Stephenson Harwood, said i..readmore

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Libya’s largest oil port may be ready next week for shipments

Posted On: 14-11-2016

Libya’s largest oil export terminal may reopen as early as next week in a move that would provide relief for the cash-strapped country holding Africa’s largest crude reserves. Tankers may be able to load at Es Sider port by next week as maintenance work at the terminal is almost complete.Es Sider hasn’t exported crude since force majeure, a legal status protecting a party from liability if ..readmore

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GulfNav’s Quarterly Income Surges

Posted On: 14-11-2016

Dubai-based owner and operator of chemical tankers Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (GulfNav) has seen its net income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 surge to AUD 116.8 million (USD 89.6 million) from AUD 5.6 million (USD 4.2 million) seen in the third quarter of 2015. The company’s net income for the nine-month period stood at AUD 131.1 million, up from AUD 15.6 million, “We a..readmore

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20TH GULF ENGINEERING FORUM IN COLLABORATION WITH 4th ARABIAN TUNNELLING CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN DUBAI 21-22 February 2017 at the Ritz Carlton –DIFC. Dubai

Posted On: 07-11-2016

Dubai, UAE – 8 November, 2016: Rapid industrialization, population growth, urbanization are the driving forces for design and construction demands in the GCC. These forces have pushed stakeholders to discuss strategies to meet the rising demands and support continued economic growth. Over 700 participants from government, municipalities, consultants, contractors and suppliers will once again gat..readmore

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Symbol of national pride raised to the highest point in the Drydocks World yard.

Posted On: 03-11-2016

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 3rd, November, 2016: Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, celebrated UAE Flag Day with a ceremony to mark the importance of celebrating national unity and UAE values. The yard raised the flag to the highest point in the yard—the 2,000 tonne crane, and played the national anthem whi..readmore

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Drydocks World wins The Shipyard of the Year Award

Posted On: 03-11-2016

Drydocks World wins The Shipyard of the Year Award United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 3rd, November, 2016: Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors was successfully awarded “The Shipyard of the Year” award at the Maritime Standard Awards. This recognition was awarded to our company for providing excellent services to our clie..readmore

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New IMO clean fuel regulations could push prices up by 70%

Posted On: 03-11-2016

New IMO clean fuel regulations could push prices up by 70% Maritime industry professionals warned at Seatrade Conference in Dubai that new IMO regulations could increase operating costs ‘overnight’ – experts are confident increases can be shared between owners and operators Maritime professionals attending Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2016 (SMME), have been discussing the ramifications o..readmore

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Abu Dhabi Ports announces winners of MAFNOOD 2016

Posted On: 03-11-2016

Abu Dhabi Ports announces winners of MAFNOOD 2016 Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 1, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, announced the winners of the second cycle of its internal excellence award, MAFNOOD (Arabic for “distinguished”). Launched under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Z..readmore


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