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Is China Building a Naval Base in Africa?

 Recently, The Namibian reported the existence of a "confidential letter from Namibia's ambassador to China, Ringo Abed, to Namibia's foreign minister stating that

JV Wins $2bln Freeport LNG Contract in US

 A joint venture (JV) between CB&I, Chiyoda International and Zachry Industrial has won a contract worth over $2bn from FLNG Liquefaction 3 for a liquefied natural

Puerto Rico Readies for Largest Cruise Ships

 Thanks to a pier expansion and enhancement, Puerto Rico will welcome the two largest cruise ships in the world, Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, in 2016.

Carnival Sails to Profit

 The world's largest cruise company Miami-based Carnival Corp reported a net profit of $49 million, or 6 cents per share in the first quarter ended Feb. 28.   That

Smoke: Cruise Ship Evacuates Passengers

 A number of passengers and crew members were evacuated after smoke was spotted billowing from the front section of Carnival Liberty cruise ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean nation of St Maarten.

First Supramax Vessel for Japan-Italy Venture

 'DACC Tirreno' was delivered at the Oshima shipyard in Japan yesterday, the first of four Supramax bulk carriers for the dACC Maritime Limited fleet, the joint

Feds Delay LNG’s Port Ambrose Application

 The US Coast Guard and the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) have temporarily suspended their review of the proposed Port Ambrose deep-water LNG import terminal.

Ukraine Arrests Turkish Ship for Visiting Crimean Port

 Turkey owned merchant ship flying the flag of Tuvalu was arrested by Ukrainian authorities over a visit it made to a port in Crimea, reports Reuters. The ship's captain detained.

USCG Flush Ice down River Systems to Facilitate Shipping

  The Coast Guard cutter fleet is flushing ice through the Great Lakes river systems to prevent ice jams and facilitate commercial shipping as the shipping season

Fourth Productive Interval Identified at Wressle-1 Well, Onshore UK

  Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc, the AIM quoted oil and gas company with a combination of producing and exploration assets in Europe, has informed today’s about

Viking Bags Charter Deal for AHTS Brage Viking

  Viking Supply Ships has entered into a contract with an Oil major for the charter of “Brage Viking” commencing 1stof April 2015. The duration is for 2 years and 8 months firm,

Transit Waiting Times for Panama Canal

  Non-booked regular sized vessels wishing to transit the Panama Canal face a wait of approximately 5-6 days. There has been a dramatic increase in the transit

Austal Graduates 48 4-Yr Apprentices

  Austal USA combined two classes to graduate a total of 48 members of Austal’s cutting-edge four-year apprenticeship program yesterday at a formal ceremony held at the Arthur R.

ConocoPhillips puts Some Western Canada Assets up for Sale

  ConocoPhillips said on Friday it is looking to sell about 20 percent of its production in Western Canada, outside the oil sands, as tumbling oil prices have

Pemex's Crude Oil Production, Exports up in Feb

  Crude oil production and exports from Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex both rose slightly in February, the company said on Friday. Crude oil production in February averaged 2.

Chile Desert Rains Sign of Climate Change

  The heavy rainfall that battered Chile's usually arid north this week happened because of climate change, a senior meteorologist said, as the region gradually

BNDES Cuts Brazil Oil-sector Investment Outlook

  Brazil's state development bank BNDES said on Friday it cut its outlook for 2015-2018 oil and natural-gas sector investment by nearly 30 percent to 360 billion

Mexico Unveils National Strategy ahead of Paris Climate Talks

  Mexico on Friday said it will cap its greenhouse gas emissions by 2026, becoming one of the first countries to formally submit its national climate plan the

BAE Systems to Expand San Diego Shipyard

BAE Systems announced it will invest approximately $100 million to expand drydocking capabilities at its San Diego shipyard.   The investment, which will include

Washington State Ferry Tacoma Returns to Service

Washington State Ferry M/V Tacoma will return to work on the Seattle/Bainbridge Island route starting March 28 after suffering electrical damage last summer.   The

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