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Bills of Lading Internet Fraud Warning

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) warns against fraudulent cargo tracking websites. Such sites have been created and improved over the years to add legitimacy for fraudsters to entrap their would-be victims.

Offshore Platform 'Olympus' Hull Texas-bound

Shell Offshore's main body of the 'Olympus' Tension Leg Platform (TLP) leaves South Korea aboard Dockwise ship. The approximately 32,500 metric ton main body of the Olympus TLP begins its two month journey to the U.

Workboat Regulatory Compliance: Boatracs, MCI, Join Hands

Boatracs announces strategic partnership with Maritime Compliance Internationa (MCI)l to provide Subchapter M compliance solution. The two companies are collaborating in the development of a new electronic

Maersk Line's Sustainability Commitment Recognized

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) wins two awards for its continued efforts to improve the environmental sustainability of its operations. MLL received awards from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA).

Western GofM Oil/Gas Lease Bidding: NOIA Comments

National Ocean Industries Association President Randall Luthi encouraged by sales, urges further offshore developments. Tthe NOIA president's statement is as follows: "This sale is on-par with expectations

Scandlines Cancel P+S WERFTEN Ferry Contract

P+S WERFTEN's insolvency administrator unfazed by Scandlines' decision to cancel construction contract for two ferries. Berthold Brinkmann, insolvency administrator for P+S WERFTEN, issued the following statement in response: "I am unperturbed,

MAN G-type Engine Order Book Fattens Up

MAN Diesel & Turbo reports a healthy interest in its ultra-long- stroke G-type engine with orders steadily growing. Most recently, Piraeus-based Polembros and U-ming of Taiwan have placed orders for a further six engines,

Ecospeed Rudder Coating Protects for Life

Ecospeed gives a very thorough & lasting defense against cavitation & corrosion damage for a ship hull’s entire service life. The coating equally provides the rudder with an impenetrable protective layer while its flexibility enables absorption of the forces that are produced by cavitation.

EPCSA Policy Statement - November 2012

EPCSA recognizes the importance of simplification of port processes, and Port Community Systems (PCS) provide a user driven port community solution.   However, so that the impact on trade is limited

Floating Production Orderbook Picks Up Steam

29 FPUs Ordered over last 12 Months IMA has just completed an in-depth analysis of the floating production sector. The 175 page report Floating Production Systems: Assessment of the Outlook for FPSOs,

Inland Waterway Information System Installed by Transas

Transas install and commission a River Information System on the Dnieper and Danube rivers. The River Information Service was designed specifically to ensure safe navigation on inland waterways, to

Offshore Asset Safety System Launched by Raytheon

SMARTBLUE Container for offshore asset safety launched by Raytheon Anschütz, headquartered in Germany. A containerized version of the company's SMARTBLUE surveillance system was shown in Galveston, Texas, at an on-site demonstration.