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Aberdeen Pupils Peek into Subsea Oil & Gas Technology

  Pupils at an Aberdeen primary school were given a rare insight into the depths of the oil and gas industry’s subsea sector after getting to sit in the driving

AVEVA, DNV GL's Sesam Integration Cuts Cost

  Integration of Aveva and DNV GL's Sesam Reduces Costs in Maritime and Offshore Engineering. Engineers designing ship hulls and offshore floaters can now save

FORAN for Pertamina's Future Ships

  FORAN has been chosen by state-owned company PERTAMINA to review the design of their future oil product carrier ships, under construction in a shipyard with the FORAN System.

Bestobell Bags HHI's Valve Order

  Bestobell Marine, a world leading supplier of cryogenic valves for ships, has won a major new order from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea to supply valves for two new vessels.

CNOOC Acquires Asia's 1st LNG Powered Tug

  China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has taken delivery of Asia’s first tugboat Hai Yang Shi You 525, designed to operate solely on liquefied natural gas as ship’s fuel.

3D Printing in Rotterdam Port

  Is 3D printing just a hype? Or is it really possible to print spare parts for ships that can actually withstand the requirements set for the often "rough" working

Total's Largest Lubricant Plant Opens in Singapore

  Total said on Friday it had started operations at a new lubricant oil plant in Singapore, the French energy company's largest such facility in the world, as

U.S. Draft Recovery Plan for Threatened Polar Bears

  U.S. wildlife managers released on Thursday a draft plan for stemming the decline of polar bears threatened by melting Arctic sea ice linked to global warming,

Search for Missing after Philippine Ferry Sinks, 38 dead

  Divers will search waters in the central Philippines on Friday for 15 people still missing after a ferry carrying 187 passengers and crew sank a day earlier,

Brazil Govt. Expects Petrobras to Lose Key Oil Rights

  Brazil's government expects a bill ending state-run Petrobras' dominant role in key offshore oil areas to pass Congress, reversing one of President Dilma Rousseff's signature policies,

Solar-powered Plane Breaks Solo Flight Record

  A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun's energy has broken a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight, the pilots said on Thursday.

Police Arrest Another Former Petrobras Exec in Probe

  Brazilian police arrested Jorge Zelada, former director of Petrobras'  international division, as part of an ongoing investigation into bribery and corruption at the state-run oil producer,

MSC Geneva Gets Fatter

 A revolutionary new option to scrapping for younger panamax containerships deemed too small for a tradelane involves widening the vessel rather than adding length.

Grimaldi Orders Three PCTCs

 After signing an order for the construction of five new ships two weeks ago, the Italian shipowner  Grimaldi Group has signed another contract for the construction

Fincantieri to Supply Four OPVs to the Bangladesh Coast Guard

 Fincantieri has been awarded the contract with the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) for the supply of four Italian Navy “Minerva” class corvettes to be upgraded and

Caltex Replaces Australian Crew

 The 36 Australian crew members of an Caltex tanker refusing to set sail after they were told their jobs would be gone after the next run. MR tanker Alexander Spirit (40,

Record Bulk Shipping Demolition Rates in 1H15

 Monthly demolition rates in the dry bulk shipping sector averaged 3.3 million DWT for 1H15, according to new figures from BIMCO, compared to 1.3 million DWT last year.

Is It Too Late To Tangle With Spike in Shipping Market

 A series of interesting and extreme price spikes is going on in the shipping market today, says Clarksons, provider of global shipping and offshore market intelligence.

NITC Claims World's Largest Supertanker Fleet

 According to the head of the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), Iran has 42 very large crude carriers or VLCCs, each able to carry 2 million barrels of oil, reports Press TV.

Mombasa Port Workers End Strike

 Mombasa, Kenya port workers end strike and returned to work on Friday after being warned they could lose their jobs, reports Reuters.   However the members of

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