Tropical Forests Destruction in S. America is Sin of Modern Times - Pope
Pope Francisco called for more respect for nature on Saturday, calling the destruction of tropical forests in South America and other forms of environmental exploitation as sins of modern times. In a speech at the University of Molise, an agricultural and industrial region in southern Italy, Francisco said he should be allowed to offer off the Earth without being exploited. "This is one of the greatest challenges of our time: go to a type of development that respects creation…
Sinwa Establishes First Subsidiary in Thailand
Listed on the SGX Mainboard and Asia Pacific’s leading marine, offshore supply and logistics player, Sinwa Limited (“Sinwa” or “the Group”), announced that the Group received confirmation yesterday that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sinwa Offshore Pte. Ltd. (“SOPL”) has incorporated Sinwa (Thailand) Ltd. (“STL”) in Thailand on 18 June 2014. Commenting on the Group’s successful venture into Thailand, Mr. “We are excited to announce our entry into Thailand’s promising offshore sector.
China Arrests Vietnamese Fishermen for Territorial Breach
Six Vietnamese fishermen have been detained by the crew of a Chinese vessel in the South China Sea, officials of both countries said on Friday, the latest in a two…
China & S. Korea Restate Opposition to Nuclear Weapon Development
Chinese President Xi Jinping with South Korean President Park Geun-hye Thursday reiterated firmly opposed to the development of nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, while undertaking efforts to complete FTA negotiations before the end. Xi Jinping's visit aimed at strengthening trade and diplomatic relations between the two countries, but also intended to South Korea that China will continue to put pressure on North Korea for its nuclear program.
CMA CGM to partner Adani Ports for 4th Container Terminal
CMA CGM Group has announced that it has signed with Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer and part of Adani Group, an agreement…
Tata Steel is crowning glory of HMS Queen Elizabeth
Today’s naming ceremony of the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth marks a major milestone in Tata Steel’s 12-year involvement in the project. In that time the company has supplied 40,000 tonnes of steel and developed three entirely new grades of lighter and stronger steel specifically for the future flagship of the Royal Navy. Tata Steel will also supply steel for the second carrier, HMS Prince of Wales.
KENC Expanding Presence in oil & Gas Sector
KENC Oil & Gas, specialists in the design, fabrication and supply of custom engineered equipment, will move to new, larger premises to meet growing demand from the on and offshore industries. From mid-July, KENC’s new headquarters will be at a 450m2 facility nearby the company’s existing address in Oldenzaal, the Netherlands. “This expansion is necessary thanks to the increasing number and size of engineering projects we are completing,” notes company founder Eric Buining.
Damen Delivers 1st 'Fugro Proteus' to Fugro
Fugro has taken delivery today of the first of three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels (FOCSV) being built by Damen. The first of a new class, the Fugro Proteusis a compact, surveyship capable of undertaking a wide range of survey, monitoring and inspection operations. The vessel is designed for a variety of survey and inspections duties including light geotechnical work, environmental baseline surveys, monitoring and inspection, and moonpool deployments.
SMART Institute Conference Focuses on Skilled Professionals
After 20 days offshore, Colton Hendrick and Blake Snapp are back on land, preparing for their next journey out on the water as new maritime interns with Higman Marine Services. And they love it. "It can be tough work at times, but the beauty is seeing the sun rise and set each day," said Snapp. Plus, the money and job security are incentives as well. Both Snapp and Hendrick stand to earn approximately $100,000 by the fifth year of their first maritime job.
Chariot Oil & Gas Investments & Woodside Sign Agreement
Chariot Oil & Gas Limited (AIM: CHAR), the Atlantic margins focused oil and gas exploration company, informed that its wholly owned subsidiary, Chariot Oil & Gas Investments (Morocco) Ltd., has signed a farm-out agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Woodside, Australia's largest independent exploration & production company. Following completion of this agreement, which is subject to the approval of the Moroccan authorities…