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Dubai: Why growth and expansion is very much par of the course

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Cyprus: Returning to a period of calm

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Round table debate: Crew travel

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Keel laying ceremony for Offshore Support Vessels

UAE-based Triangle Marine Services, which provides shipbuilding, ship repair and conversion services, has today achieved a significant milestone with the keel laying of two new Aluminium Fast Offshore Support Vessels, awarded in November 2014 by UAE-based client Marine Core & Charter. These new builds mark the company’s first shipbuilding project to signify their … Read More...


Right to strike upheld

Following a worldwide trade union campaign to defend it, the right to strike has been re-affirmed at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) General Secretary Steve Cotton explained: “Unions and employers meeting at the ILO have upheld the general right to strike. Two critical provisions are … Read More...


Seagull lands specialised training on deck

Seagull Maritime has extended its suite of computer-based training modules for the offshore sector, adding two courses focusing on deck safety onboard two specific vessel types that will be as useful for seasoned crew as they are for newcomers. The Deck Safety for Supply Vessels and Deck Safety for Anchor Handlers are part of an expanding library of offshore titles … Read More...

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Maersk Triple-E vessel becomes largest ship to sail on River Thames during London Gateway call

The Munkebo Maersk became the largest ship to ever sail up the River Thames as it called at DP World London Gateway, the UK’s newest deep-sea port hub today (Thursday). The 399-metre long, 60-metre wide, 195,000 ton Triple-E class vessel – equivalent in length to almost four football pitches – and capable of carrying more than 18,300teus is one of the largest … Read More...

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Crowley presents scholarships to four UAF students

Crowley Maritime Corporation has awarded four Thomas B Crowley Sr Memorial Scholarships to four students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). John Oulton, Shamariah Hale, William Kelly and Elizabeth Lindley were chosen for their outstanding academic records and having met other scholarship criteria. They each received $2,500 toward tuition. Preferences … Read More...

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Charles Taylor to acquire the management companies of The Strike Club

Charles Taylor has entered into an agreement to acquire three of the operating companies of SC Management, the independent, dedicated management companies of The Strike Club. In connection with this acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approvals, Charles Taylor will take over the management of The Strike Club.  This development is part of Charles Taylor’s … Read More...

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UK Defence Club announces strong 2015 renewal

The UK Defence Club, the provider of FD&D (legal costs) insurance to the maritime industry, has announced its renewal results for 2015 following its renewal closure on 20th February 2015. The Club enjoyed increased tonnage – owned gains amount to 4.8 million gross tons on a net basis and the total insured owned tonnage now stands at 137 million gross … Read More...


WSS updates Welding Handbook

Over the past 50 years, the maritime industry has changed so much it is almost unrecognisable. Ship owners and operators now have to deal with increased vessel size, the totality of the global fleet, ever-changing flag state requirements, internet connectivity at sea and the rapidly expanding offshore and cruise sectors. However; some things in shipping remain … Read More...

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Delivery of Blue Queen

Yesterday (Tuesday), Blue Queen, a platform supply vessel of the PX121 design, was delivered to Blue Ship Invest from Ulstein Verft. The vessel is the first of two for which Norway-based Golden Energy offshore is awarded the shipmanagement contract. In total, 30 vessels of this design have been contracted by different ship owners for construction at various … Read More...


Videotel launches heavy lifts and project cargoes programme

Videotel has produced a new training programme which tackles the often complex handling issues involved in the loading or discharge of project cargoes and heavy lifts. This is particularly relevant if ships’ personnel are involved as serious consequences could result if the correct loading and unloading techniques are not strictly followed. The programme covers the … Read More...

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General Maritime and Navig8 Crude to combine to create largest owner of modern eco VLCCs

General Maritime and Navig8 Crude have entered into a definitive agreement to create Gener8 Maritime, the largest owner of modern eco VLCCs. Gener8 Maritime will have a combined fully-delivered fleet of 46 vessels, comprised 21 VLCC newbuildings and 25 vessels in operation including seven VLCCs, 11 Suezmaxes, four Aframaxes, two Panamax tankers, and one Handymax … Read More...


Milaha reports net profit of QR1.049 billion for 2014

Ship owner Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. has announced its financial results for the year ended December 31st, 2014. Operating Revenues were QR2.63 billion, an increase of 14% on the previous year and net operating profit was 1.049billion, an increase of 10% on the previous year. The overall operating profit was up from QR644 million to QR648 million. The … Read More...

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