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Green Groups Sue Port of Seattle

 A coalition of environmental groups has sued the Port of Seattle over a leasing agreement to host Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling fleet, claiming the deal

Lomar Adds Seven Container Ships to its Fleet

 Lomar Corporation, a Libra Group company, has again added to its fleet of container ships with the purchase of three vessels plus an order for up to four new buildings from the Yangzijiang Shipyard,

Canadian Navy Delays Opening of Arctic facility

Canada's military has again delayed the opening of a major new Arctic port, a sign the government is struggling to assert sovereignty over a remote resource-rich region.

Nabors Posts Quarterly Loss as Drilling Activity Slows

Offshore driller Nabors Industries Ltd reported a quarterly loss, hurt by lower drilling activity amid a slump in global crude prices.   The company posted a net loss of $891.

Mariner Medevaced in Alaska

An ailing mariner was medevaced from a fishing vessel in Beaver Inlet, approximately 13 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor, Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.   The

Crowley Ships Massive Electrical Equipment

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group recently transported two massive electrical equipment enclosures with a combined weight of 196,000 pounds to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Petrobras Plans to Sell $13.7bln in Assets

State-controlled Petróleo Brasileiro SA plans to sell $13.7 billion in assets for this and next year, as part of efforts to reduce debt and protect cash, the company said in a statement on Monday.

Maersk Drilling Secures Contract for Newest Drillship

Maersk Drilling was awarded a contract from eni Ghana Exploration and Production Ltd. for employment of the newbuild drillship Maersk Voyager.   The contract

Floater Orders 2014

25 Units Orders in 2014:  10 FPSOs, 1 Barge, 4 FLNGs, 7 FSRUs & 3 FSOs The overall number of orders is similar to the average ordering pace over the past 10 years,

Seafarers ... Get Some Rest!

With global focus on the mariner courtesy of MLC2006, reinforced by a number of high profile catastrophic maritime casualties that are directly linked to “the human factor,

Zeroing in on Zukunft

The U.S. Coast Guard Commandant addresses a packed Passenger Vessel Association meeting and outlines both the challenges and opportunities facing his organization.

Editorial: Gettin’ Crabby with Deadliest Catch

As February is our traditional cruise shipping edition, naturally we’ve selected a fishing boat and two crabs for the cover. But as many of you may already know,

Oil Tumbles on Selling Ahead of Close, Brent Down 5%

Brent oil was on track for its sharpest loss in a month, falling 5 percent in Monday's afternoon trade, and U.S. crude futures gave back early gains to turn negative

Apprentices Graduate to Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) hosted commencement exercises Saturday to graduate 157 apprentices from the company's Apprentice School located at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Petronas to Decide on Canada LNG Project by June

Malaysia's Petronas expects to make a final investment decision on an $11 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in British Columbia by the end of June,

Venezuela Uses 'F Word' to Discredit Fracking

Venezuela is not mincing words with a new exhibition titled "F---ing Fracking" that denounces the environmental toll of hydraulic fracturing in the United States.

Elcome Enters Sales, Service Deal with JRC

Elcome International has signed a distribution agreement with Japan Radio Company (JRC) and its technology partner Alphatron Marine.   Under the agreement, the

VEB Could Lend Novatek's Yamal LNG $1 Bln

Russian state development bank VEB could lend Novatek-led Yamal LNG project around $1 billion, Russian news agencies quoted VEB Chairman Vladimir Dmitriev as saying.

HYPACK Appoints Orlinsky as President

Harold Orlinsky has been named president of HYPACK, Inc.    Orlinsky began his hydrographic career as a NOAA field officer in 1989. He joined HYPACK in 2005 as

Dutch Govt. Apologizes for Gas Field Causing Quakes

The Dutch government apologised on Monday for ignoring risks posed by earthquakes caused by production of natural gas in the northern province of Groningen.   The

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