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Port Authority Board Approves Strategic Action Plan

Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority's Stepped up Mission to Foster Job Creation and Economic Vitality. The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority’s Board of Directors approved a new Strategic

Apply Now for Maritime Reporter’s Great Ships of 2011

In its December 2011 edition, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News will once again publish its “Great Ships” feature, focused on notable vessels delivered during the calendar year, filled with photos, technical specifications and insights, and exclusive view from designers, builders and owners.

UK P&I Club’s PEME Program Completes 250,000 Mariners

The UK P&I Club’s Pre-Employment Medical Examination (PEME) Programme is proving extremely successful with shipowners and managers and recently completed its 250,000th seafarer examination. Garry Jose G Ramos,

Meet the Wider 42 - Commercial

A planning boat that is light, fast and economical, yet has the usable deck area of a boat twice it’s size and the stability of a trimaran! Sounds too good to be true, well that was my initial reaction until I attended the Press launch in Italy of the “transformer” Wider 42.

Stretching the Bounds of State Sovereignty

The operation of vessels in international commerce has never been more complicated than it is today, particularly from the standpoint of regulatory compliance.  A vessel operator must be cognizant of international, national, state and local regulatory requirements.

OSX: On the Pole Position

The business of building ships has largely been tumultuous since the economic collapse of 2008 and lingering global malaise. When the talk turns to shipbuilding of late, the topic is more than likely cancelled orders,

RADAR vs MOBILE PHONE

2% (or $1.3 trillion)* of World GDP is accounted for by the mobile telecommunications industry. By comparison, the minute fraction of this that the marine radar industry accounts for has probably not been discovered yet.

Steep Increase in Global CO2 Emissions

Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) – the main cause of global warming – increased by 45% between 1990 and 2010, and reached an all-time high of 33 billion tonnes in 2010. Increased energy efficiency,

Rosneft Marine Deploys New Bunker Tanker

Rosneft Marine UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Russian state-owned oil company OJSC Rosneft, has introduced a new bunker delivery tanker to service the Port of Murmansk in Russia. The Russian-flagged RN Magellan is a 4622 deadweight tonne (dwt) bunker tanker built in 2007.

MOL (LNG) Selects KVH TracPhone V7 for LNG Tankers

Following a successful trial on its liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers, MOL LNG Transport Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, is adding the award-winning TracPhone(R) V7 satellite communications system from KVH Industries, Inc.

This Day in Navy History

September 21 1858 - Sloop Niagara departs Charleston, SC, for Liberia with African slaves rescued from slave ship. 1923 - Asiatic Fleet completes mission of aiding earthquake victims in Japan. 1939 - President Franklin D.

NOAA Releases Study on Deepwater Horizon Controlled Burns

During the 2010 BP/Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill, an estimated one of every 20 barrels of spilled oil was deliberately burned off to reduce the size of surface oil slicks and minimize impacts of oil on sensitive shoreline ecosystems and marine life.