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Colombia Hydropower System Prepared for El Nino

Colombia's electrical system is prepared for the El Nino weather phenomena, which may lead to drought and low reserves at hydro-electric facilities, mines and energy

That’s Not Coming on Board!

There’s hardly anything that can’t be shipped in a container. However, for ethical reasons, Hapag-Lloyd refuses to transport certain goods.   Anyone who regularly transports goods for third parties,

US Navy Awards $22mln Waterfront Inspection Deal

The U.S. Navy has awarded a five-year, $22 million contract to Appledore Marine Engineering, a specialist focusing exclusively on the inspection and design of marine infrastructure,

Historic Steamship Towed to Buffalo for Restoration

A 113-year-old “Boblo Boat” SS Columbia is being towed from Toledo, Ohio to Buffalo, N.Y., where the historic vessel will be docked for the next year for restoration.

Offshore Operators Can Simplify Safety Equipment Logistics

Safety equipment manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment said its Offshore Safety Agreements are providing relief for offshore operators seeking to ensure compliance

No Breakthrough Seen at Russia-Venezuela Oil Meeting

A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, during which they will discuss stabilising oil prices, is unlikely to yield any concrete results,

Dry Bulk Recovery Still a Long Way Off

The dry bulk shipping market will remain in recession due to contracting demand for iron ore and coal, and any recovery is not expected until 2017, according to

Brazil Requests More Information from Maersk in Petrobras Probe

Denmark's shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk said one of its employees in Brazil received a request from authorities last month to provide additional information

New Cutter Suction Dredge: Modern and Efficient

Ellicott Dredges, LLC has debuted a new design 20” (500 mm) cutter suction dredge, the Series 2070 Dragon dredge.    Aiming to take advantage of modern, up-to-date

Romania, China to Start Building 600 MW Power Plant

A new coal-fired power plant built by Romanian state-owned power holding Oltenia in partnership with a Chinese firm is expected to cost 847.6 million euros ($956.

Boat with 40 African Migrants Arrives on Spanish Island

A boat containing around 40 African migrants including a toddler girl landed on a beach on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, sea rescue services said on Wednesday.

New Course Launched at The Underwater Center

Subsea training and trials facility, The Underwater Centre, is working in collaboration with Stork, a global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity services focused on the oil and gas,

EU Regulators Clear Shell's Takeover of BG Group

Royal Dutch Shell gained EU approval on Wednesday for its $70 billion acquisition of Britain's BG Group, the second of four key markets needed to clear the deal.

From Cabin Boy to Captain

Erwin Redeker has sailed the world’s oceans for more than 40 years. We spoke with the captain of the Dublin Express as he was about to leave Hamburg for the Caribbean.

Germany Deals Blow to E.ON Spin-off with Draft Law

The German government plans to close a legal loophole to prevent utility companies from evading a 40 billion euro ($45 bln) payment to fund the country's nuclear exit,

National Emissions Plans too Weak to Limit Climate Change

National plans for limiting greenhouse gas emissions fall short of tough action needed to slow climate change under a United Nations agreement due in Paris in December,

Drax, Infinis Take UK Government to Court

Power producers Drax and Infinis Energy have started legal proceedings against the British government for not providing enough notice when it announced the removal

Rolls-Royce to Design, Equip Canadian Stern Trawler

The shipbuilding company VARD Group AS in Norway has received an order from a Canadian company for a shrimp stern trawler to be designed and equipped by Rolls-Royce,

Rapid Oil Spill Response Vessel Launched

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) launched their newest oil spill response vessel in Burrard Inlet. The boat, named after former employee George Penman,

Irving Begins Building Canada's First Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship

Hundreds of employees gathered in Irving Shipbuilding’s new Assembly Hall at the Halifax Shipyard to celebrate the start of production of Canada’s first Arctic Offshore Patrol ship (AOPS).

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