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Portuguese Ports Hit by Strike Action

Portuguese ports hit by strike action as workers protest against austerity cuts Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is warning of a series of strikes

Greene's Energy Group Names New Manager

Greene's Energy Group Names Boutwell Manager, Technology and Business Development -Rental & Products.   Greene’s Energy Group (GEG), a provider of integrated testing, rentals and specialty services,

Shipping Confidence Falls to Four-Year Low

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell in the three months ended August 2012 to their lowest level for a year, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.

US-flag OSV Sold, to Refit for Alaskan Waters

Twenty Grand Marine Service, L.L.C. of New Orleans, Louisiana sells U.S. flag supply vessel “Toby Tide” to Ocean Marine Services, Inc. of Kirkland, Washington. The vessel is being renamed “Sovereign” and upon the vessel's arrival from Port Hueneme to Seattle,

Iron-Ore Ship Rates Rise as China Spends

Iron-Ore carrier daily rates rebound as China spends US$158-billion. Iron-ore ships are poised to earn more than operating costs for the first time this year as rates rally on speculation Chinese steel mills will accelerate imports because of a 1 trillion-yuan ($158 billion) building program,

Technic Wins Another Ichthys LNG Contract

Technip wins INPEX CORPORATION commissioning contract worth approximately €210 million, for the Ichthys LNG Project in the Browse Basin, Western Australia. An integrated team will work on all activities related to the preparation and execution of the offshore commissioning for the floating,

Tidal Energy System Contract For OceanWorks

OceanWorks International contracted by the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) to establish project cable termination in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. The project contract includes the design, manufacture and integration of the subsea instrumentation, shore station, and commissioning.

Maritime TV Gets Development Funding

TV worldwide internet TV Channel –  Maritime TV –  receives strategic investment for new program development and expansion. TV Worldwide, (www.TVWorldwide.com ), a pioneering web-based global TV network since 1999, announces that one of its subsidiary Internet TV Channels, Maritime TV, (www.

New FSU for Statoil in Norwegian Sea

Statoil, on behalf of the licence owners, issued a Letter of Intent (LOI) to Samsung Heavy Industries for a permanent floating oil storage unit (FSU). The contract is worth an estimated US$ 230-million and includes options to buy two additional units.

Chinese Shipyards Get Boost From Patrol Boat Orders

China's State Oceanic Administration has placed 8 orders with Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Co., & altogether 36 are to be built within two years. As the global shipbuilding industry endures one of its toughest spells in years,

Offshore Newfoundland Geophysical Survey Contract Awarded

PGS in cooperation with TGS begins data acquistion on  a new 20,000 km MultiClient 2D survey over the Northeast Newfoundland Shelf. The M/V Sanco Spirit has returned to Newfoundland and Labrador once again utilizing PGS GeoStreamer® broadband technology.

UK Shipyard Delivers Windfarm Support Vessel

Alicat Workboats, of Great Yarmouth,  delivers its latest catamaran workboat 'Dalby Trent' to Dalby Offshore. Continuing the long history of shipbuilding in Great Yarmouth, Alicat Workboats based on Southtown Road and part of the Gardline group,