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New Abu Dhabi Container Terminal Receives First Ship

Khalifa Port commences commercial operations on schedule in support of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. Khalifa Port formally received its first ship from a commercial customer on target time set in the original 100 steps construction plan.

Technip Acquires Stone & Webster

Technip acquires Stone & Webster process technologies & associated oil & gas engineering capabilities from the Shaw Group. Technip paid cash consideration of around €225 million from existing cash resources, which will be subject to customary price adjustments.

US Containerized Imports Up 9.7 Percent in July 2012

Faster container import growth forecasted for remainer of 2012 in Journal of Commerce/PIERS market survey. U.S. containerized imports surged 9.7 percent in July from a year earlier, to 1,562,235 twenty-foot-equivalent units, on strong growth in auto parts and furniture.

LNG Carrier for Drydock in Damen's Brest, France, Yard

Damen Shiprepair Brest (France) gets its first order to drydock large LNG carrier for repairs. The Bonny Gas Transport-owned, 79,822 DWT ‘LNG SOKOTO’ has arrived at the yard for maintenance work, including drydocking.

Counter-Piracy Force Boosted by New High-speed Patrol Craft

Specialised Spanish counter-piracy patrol vessel joins EU Naval Force in Gulf of Aden. The EU’s counter piracy task force (EUNAVFOR) has been augmented by the addition of the offshore patrol vessel ESPS RELAMPAGO of the Spanish Navy.

US Gulf Offshore Energy Tap Being Turned On Again

BSEE Hurricane Response Team monitors offshore oil & gas operators' activities in Gulf of Mexico, post TS 'Isaac'. From operator reports, it is estimated that approximately 71.50 percent of the current daily oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut-in.

Container Ship 'MSC Flaminia' Homeward Bound

'MSC Flaminia' has left its holding position 20 miles south of Lands End and is now being towed towards German territorial waters.
 The tow has been handed over from tugboat Carlo Magno to Fairmount Expedition.

Maritime Global News App Launch at SMM

New Maritime Global News App launch at the Maritime Reporter and Engineering News at SMM in Hall B7, Stand 603. Maritime Reporter is changing the way our industry gets its news with the all new Maritime Global News App.

LR: LNG's Global Viability Hinges on Price

Global acceptance of LNG as a marine fuel will depend on pricing, according to a comprehensive study conducted by Lloyd’s Register; Study on LNG bunkering infrastructure also suggests some owners would be wise to consider fuel flexibility.

MTU and Navantia Open Training Center

Tognum Group company MTU Friedrichshafen is a primary partner for Navantia’s ship propulsion systems and Training center for service staff .   MTU Ibérica, a subsidiary of the German propulsion solution

Dual-fuel PSV Chartered Before It's On the Stocks

Siem Offshore Rederi contracts with TOTAL for the long-term charter of its newbuild PSV from delivery in 2014. The contract with TOTAL E&P NORGE AS is for a new dual fuelled large platform supply vessel (PSV).

Salvage Update on Rena Wreck Removal

Salvors, Resolve Salvage & Fire report a highly productive past week. The past seven days has been highly productive for Resolve Salvage & Fire - wreck reduction has progressed through the removal of 85 individual pieces of steel, with the total steel weight removed now 300 tonnes.