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U.S. DOT Honors Service of Merchant Mariners on 9/11

The heroism of merchant mariners who evacuated hundreds of thousands of people from Lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is featured in a new video released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration.

LR Wins Deal with Maersk Oil

Lloyd's Register (LR) won a contract to provide Maersk Oil with a comprehensive suite of risk-management services to support the offshore operator’s commitment to meet global demand for energy in an efficient, safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Initiative Launched to Reduce Costs of Offshore Wind Parks

Achieving the Finnish windpower target by 2020 (6 TWh, approx. 2500 MW installed capacity) requires the implementation of several major offshore wind parks. The recently approved production tariff is not sufficient for implementation of offshore wind parks at the present cost level,

Report: Ship Scrapping Growth Could be Good News

Braemar Seascope’s demolition brokers are working extra hard this year, which may be good news for everyone. Dry cargo demand growth is running at strong levels due to the twin processes of industrialization and urbanization in emerging markets.

Paltzo Named MD at Atlas Elektronik

Volker Paltzo has been appointed to the Management Board of Atlas Elektronik. Effective October 1, Paltzo will succeed Kai Horten, who leaves after five years as Managing Director of ATLAS to become CEO and President of the aircraft manufacturing supplier Premium Aerotec GmbH.

Kiel Port Opens New Viewing Terrace

The new panoramic viewing terrace at Kiel’s new Schwedenkai Terminal has been officially opened to visitors and the public. Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director of the Port of Kiel (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co.

KOGT, IDS Team on Rig Data System

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies (KOGT) is cooperating closely with Independent Data Services (IDS) to provide Oil and Gas operators with the first reporting platform that merges real-time and offline data for delivery via the web to a common interface.

Rolls-Royce Wins PSV Contract

Rolls-Royce won an order from Norwegian ship builder Simek AS to design and equip a UT755 LC platform supply vessel. The contract includes a fully integrated Rolls-Royce power and propulsion system including main engines, propellers and tunnel thrusters.

HB Rentals Launches New Range of Safety Modules for North Sea

HB Rentals, the global provider of temporary offshore living quarters and well service cabins to the oil and gas industry, announces the introduction of the first ATEX Zone one pressurised A60 rental cabins to the UK Continental Shelf.

Oil and Gas Professionals Upbeat About North Sea Ops

Oil and gas professionals are upbeat about the future of North Sea operations, Offshore Europe poll reveals. 57% of delegates at Offshore Europe expect investment in the North Sea oil and gas industry to increase in 2012,

This Day in Navy History

1775 - The first prize, the British supply ship, Unity, was captured by the Continental schoonerHannah. 1776 - David Bushnell attempts to destroy a British Ship of the Line, HMS Asia, in New York harbor with his submarine Turtle.

Surge in Traffic Between Hamburg and Poland

In the first half of 2011, seaborne container traffic between Hamburg and Poland experienced a particular surge by 38 per cent, to 114,000 TEU.   In this context, imports and exports from/to Poland are very well balanced at 56,000 TEU and 58,000 TEU, respectively.