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Drydocks World to Build a 700MW HVAC Offshore Platform Topside

Drydocks World, the service provider to the marine, offshore, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, has signed a contract with Petrofac and end-client TenneT to carry-out the construction of a High Voltage Alternating Current, HVAC, Transformer Station Topside, named...

The UAE is Among Top 20 Countries in the World of Marine Insurance

Marine Insurance Conference on Offshore Energy 2019 With the success of this conference in 2018, Dubai Marine Insurance Conference (DMIC) has returned to hold a second conference in 2019, expected to be bigger and better. Under the patronage of...

Why are There so Few Women in Shipping? Hong Kong’s Female Sailors Talk About...

Women are discouraged from careers in merchant shipping, although the small number of female sailors in Hong Kong is growing We talk to some of the women who are breaking the industry’s glass ceiling A seagoing ship remains one...

US Sanctions Leave Four Iranian Cargo Ships Stranded Without Fuel in Brazil

State oil firm Petrobras refuses to provide them with bunker fuel due to US sanctions Two more Iranian bulk carriers that came to Brazil carrying urea and were expected to return home with corn could be left stranded as...

Emirates Shipping Line Revises Down its War Risk Surcharge

Dubai-based Emirates Shipping Line has climbed down from its original, punchy war risk surcharge. The carrier was one of the first to implement war risk surcharges in the wake of rising insurance costs after six tankers were attacked in the...

Japan Runs First IMO-Compliant Bunker Fuel Trials on Coastal Vessels

First tests of new bunker fuels that will comply with the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 sulphur cap regulations revealed no problems in operation, Japan’s Ministry of Transport said in a release on July 8 The trials took place in late...

Complex Salvage Operation Underway in Southern Chile

A delicate salvage operation is underway in the pristine waters of southern Chile where a 1983-built roro ran aground five days ago after the ship’s master committed suicide. The Coyhaique, owned by local line Navimag Carga, is listing to port and...

Oil Tankers Avoid Fujairah In Wake Of Attacks

Tankers are shunning the port of Fujairah in the UAE, the main refueling hub of the Middle East, following the two attacks involving tankers in the area in the past six weeks. Bloomberg quotes traders as saying tanker owners were worried about...

UAE Government Seeks to Encourage Growth of Maritime Sector

Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority-Land and Maritime, FTA, highlighted the keenness of the UAE Government to provide incentives and adopt appropriate laws to encourage the growth...

Oman Oil Minister to Inaugurate 14th Annual GPCA Forum

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf, is proud to announce that His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas, Oman, will deliver the...
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