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First Steel Cut for Karish and Tanin FPSO

Nov 27, 2018

Energean Oil and Gas announced that first steel was cut on the Karish and Tanin floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel at the COSCO yard in Zhoushan, China, on Monday. The FPSO is scheduled to be delivered to the Karish field offshore Israel in late 2020…

First Wärtsilä 31 Retrofit for Norwegian Fishing Vessel

Nov 25, 2018

Norwegian fishing vessel Gardar is about to become the first fishing vessel to be retrofitted with a Wärtsilä 31 main engine, with significant improvements promised in both emissions and fuel consumption.'Wärtsilä will deliver its first ever Wärtsilä 31 engine retrofit to Gardar…

MarTID 2019: The Global Survey of Maritime Training Practices is Open

Nov 25, 2018

The second annual global Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID) survey examines the impact of the autonomy trend in maritime operations on the training of future ‘seafarers,’ and as of November 26, 2018, the survey is officially ‘open’ for a period of approximately six weeks…

Pacific Region to Enhance Maritime Traffic

Nov 22, 2018

To help increase ratification of the FAL Convention and improve understanding of its requirements, two National Seminars on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic have been delivered by International Maritime Organization (IMO), in cooperation with the Pacific Community (SPC)…

Argentina to Export First LNG in 2019

Nov 21, 2018

Argentina is due to begin exports of liquefied natural gas from a part of its vast Vaca Muerta shale gas resource next year through a floating LNG liquefaction (FLNG) vessel provided by Exmar, the Belgian shipping company said on Wednesday.The operations…

Johan Castberg Topside Construction Begins

Nov 21, 2018

Norwegian minister of petroleum and energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg cut the first sheet for the topside of the Johan Castberg floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) at Kværner's yard at Stord on Wednesday as part of a large scale  project triggering ripple effects throughout Norway…

South Korea Dominates LNG Shipbuilding

Nov 20, 2018

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier orders received by South Korean shipbuilders have more than tripled from last year.According to Reuters, the three South Korean yards - Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Hyundai Heavy Industries…

MOL Tabletop Drill Focuses on LNG Carrier Safety

Nov 19, 2018

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced that it conducted a tabletop drill based on an incident simulation involving an LNG carrier managed by an MOL Group ship management company.MOL holds these drills periodically to confirm its emergency response system in preparation for serious marine incidents…

Teekay Expects Recovery in Tankers Market

Nov 15, 2018

Crude tanker rates have continued to strengthen during the early part of the fourth quarter of 2018, particularly in the Atlantic Basin with Aframax tanker rates in this region attaining levels not seen since December 2016 and Suezmax tanker rates averaging the highest since March 2017…

DynaGas LNG Partners in the Red in Q3

Nov 15, 2018

Monaco-based owner and operator of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, reported a third-quarter ended September 30, 2018 loss of $654,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.The gas shipping company said that the Q3 results included $2…

SBM Offshore: $45 Mln in Extra Impairments in Q3

Nov 15, 2018

SBM Offshore, the Netherlands-based maker of floating oil and gas production facilities, on Thursday said it expected $45 million in impairments in Brazil and the United States.In Brazil, SBM Offshore has decided to temporarily close the Brasa…

Petrobras Starts Production at P-75 Platform

Nov 12, 2018

The P-75 floating production, storage, and offloading unit (FPSO) has begun producing oil and natural gas in the Búzios 2 area of the pre-salt Santos Basin, Brazil's state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said.With a daily capacity to process up to 150…

HH Ferries Launches Battery-powered Passenger Vessels

Nov 09, 2018

Swedish HH Ferries Group has inaugurated the two ferries Aurora and Tycho Brahe as the world’s largest battery-powered passenger ferries on the route between Helsingborg, Sweden and Helsingör, Denmark.A press release from the owner of the ferry…

Second Turkish Drill Ship Will Operate in Black Sea

Nov 09, 2018

Turkey has completed the purchase of its second drilling ship, which will operate in the Black Sea at the north of the country, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Friday.Turkey is almost completely reliant on imports to meet its energy needs…

Higher US Export, Lower Fleet Growth Aid LPG Exports

Nov 08, 2018

The Middle East is the most active export market of LPG exports on very large gas carriers(VLGC), said Norway-based LPG shipping firm Avance Gas.Oslo-listed Avance Gas said in a statement that traditionally Saudi Arabia was the largest exporter…

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