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China Says Arbitration Court Has No Jurisdiction in S.China Sea Case

China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday an arbitration court hearing the dispute between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea has no jurisdiction

Hybrid RoPax Ferry Delivered to Royal TESO

Hybrid RoPax ferry Texelstroom has been delivered to Koninklijke N.V. Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming (Royal TESO).   This latest generation symmetrical ferry is powered by efficient,

Grant to Help Alaska Students Develop Maritime Careers

Three-year grant will help Alaskan students develop skills to establish careers in the maritime industry.   Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC), with the

Fugro Gauss Joins Largest Seep Hunting Survey

Fugro has deployed multipurpose offshore survey vessel Fugro Gauss to join the Fugro Brasilis offshore Mexico, to help complete the world’s largest seep-hunting

ClassNK to Perform AWO Responsible Carrier Audits

The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and ClassNK have signed an agreement under which ClassNK will be authorized to conduct audits of AWO's Responsible Carrier Program,

Williamson Named GM of Donjon-Smit

Donjon-Smit, LLC, an OPA-90 Alliance, announced that after a recent Board of Directors meeting Tim Williamson has been promoted to General Manager of Donjon-Smit,

Coastal Cargo Names Metheny General Mamager

Coastal Cargo Company, LLC, part of the Coastal Cargo Group, has appointed Scott Metheny as General Manager, effectiive June 27, 2016. Methany will be located in New Orleans, La.

Sea Installer Receives Crane Upgrade

 A2SEA-owned jack-up leaves Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam able to handle bigger offshore wind installation projects   Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm) has concluded

Waterway Reopened after Barge Grounding

The U.S. Coast Guard has opened the Red River from mile marker 40 to mile marker 42 for vessel traffic, Monday.   The Red River had been closed due to a barge that had run aground at mile marker 41,

Radio Holland Wins Contracts for Canadian Coast Guard Vessels

Radio Holland Canada has won two major contracts to support the Canadian Coast Guard. Public Works and Government Services Canada, which is responsible for government procurement,

Baltic Index Rises on Greater Vessel Demand

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Wednesday, boosted by demand that is driving rates up across vessel segments.

MacGregor to Equip China’s New Polar Research Ship

The Polar Research Institute of China has ordered a new 14,300gt polar research vessel. Designed by Aker Arctic Finland, it will be the first vessel of its type to be built in China,

SPS Used for Pipe-Layer Upgrade

The 127,500dwt Solitaire has completed some of the most challenging projects in which heavy pipe has been laid in very deep waters.   Originally built in Japan as a mini-Capesize bulk carrier,

Pertamina picks Shell to process Iraqi Crude

Indonesia's Pertamina has selected Shell to process a million barrels per month of Iraqi crude at a Singapore refinery, a senior official at the state-owned company said on Wednesday.

Climate Policies Won't Strand Oil & Gas: Kemp

Fossil fuel-producing companies have been thrown onto the defensive over the last two years by the argument that many of their reserves will be "stranded" as the

Energy Transfer Ends Williams Merger Deal

Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) said on Wednesday that it has terminated its merger agreement with Williams Cos Inc after ETE's counsel were unable to declare the deal as tax-free.

Egypt's Launches Tender for Another FSRU

Egypt has launched a tender to hire a third floating and storage regasification unit (FSRU) to import liquefied natural gas (LNG), an official from state-run energy firm EGAS told Reuters.

Rasgas inks New LNG Deal with EDF

Qatar's RasGas said on Wednesday it signed a new agreement with French energy company EDF to deliver up to 2 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) starting from next year.

Traders Charter VLCC's for Crude Storage

Glencore, Gunvor charter 4 tankers to store oil for a few months; traders eye higher prices in Q4 on winter demand. Two trading houses, including commodities group Glencore,

Oil Rises after Brexit Shock; Norway Strike Threatens Output

Falling crude output in Venezuela; U.S. crude stocks down by 3.9 mln barrels. Oil rose on Wednesday as traders poured money back into markets hit by the initial

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