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OTC Names Technology Award Winners

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which takes place May 4-7 in Houston, has announced 17 technologies that will receive the Spotlight on New Technology SM Award.

HII’s Beckstoffer Named Virginia Peninsula Engineer of the Year

Suzanne Beckstoffer, engineering director of process and tools at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, was named the Virginia

O&G Sector Tarnishes Strong US Jobs Report

The U.S. oil and gas sector bled away more jobs last month as sustained low oil prices forced energy producers to reduce spending, suggesting that further pain

Jack W. Fisher Passes Away at 73

Jack W Fisher, president of JW Fishers Mfg. passed away at home after a brief illness on February 20, 2015. He was 73 years old.   The JW Fishers business was started because Fisher,

Piracy Still a Big Threat in the Indian Ocean

Underestimating the security risk in the Indian Ocean could put ships in danger once again, says maritime security company MAST Ltd.   “Whilst recent reports

Pemex Tula Oil Refinery Back to Normal After Fire

Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex said on Friday that it had contained a fire at its Miguel Hidalgo refinery and that the facility was back to normal operations.

St. Lawrence Seaway Opening Date Pushed Back

Tthe opening date for the St. Lawrence Seaway 2015 navigation season has been delayed following review and consideration of factors and conditions affecting safe

IACS Comments on MOL Comfort Report

The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) informs it will study the final report issued in Japan by the Committee on Large Container Ship Safety (CLCSS),

EU to Deliver Climate Pledge to UN

EU ministers agreed on Friday to send their formal promise on how much they will cut greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations ahead of climate change talks starting in November.

NV Charts Relocates US Headquarters

NV Charts has moved its offices and warehousing facilities to centrally-located Deale, Maryland, U.S. In announcing the move, Hasko Scheidt, CEO, said, “As we’ve grown and need room for expansion,

Hella Marine Names Bartley Project Manager

Hella marine has appointed Paul Bartley to the position of product manager, marine.   Based at Hella New Zealand, Bartley is responsible for the global marine program,

Five Bidders for Tamoil's Collombey Refinery

Five potential buyers have made bids to purchase Tamoil's 55,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Collombey oil refinery in Switzerland in a government-organised attempt to

Tanzania Gas Plan Gives Priority to Domestic Use Over Exports

Tanzania will give priority to domestic use of its natural gas resources over exports under energy policy draft measures seen by Reuters on Friday. The measures

Tor Svensen: Europe Must Drive Maritime Sector

Europe has a major role to play in driving the maritime industry forward, said Tor Svensen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, in his keynote speech on innovation at the European Shipping Week in Brussels.

Royal IHC Merges Four Units into IHC IQIP

Royal IHC (IHC) has integrated four of its business units – IHC Hydrohammer, IHC Handling Systems, IHC Sea Steel and IHC Fundex Equipment – into one new organization,

China: Reduce Coal Use, Pollution

China will reduce coal consumption and boost energy efficiency as part of efforts to lessen air pollution, according to an action plan released by the government on Friday.

Brent Retreats on Strong Dollar, U.S. Job Data

Benchmark Brent oil gave back some of its early gains while U.S. crude turned negative on Friday after the dollar jumped on strong U.S. jobs data for February,

U.S. Investor sues OAS

U.S. investment firm Huxley Capital Corp filed a lawsuit on Thursday in a New York court against Brazilian construction group OAS SA, alleging the debt-laden company

Canada Port Reopens After Fire

Port Metro Vancouver said on Thursday that operations had resumed at most port facilities shut by a shipping container fire the day before, but its Centerm container terminal was still closed.

BHP, Leighton Bribery Inquiry Possible

An Australian senator called for an inquiry into suspected foreign bribery at top companies including miner BHP Billiton and contractor Leighton Holdings, saying

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