Libyan Rebel Refuses to Hand Over Oil Ports
A former Libyan rebel leader, who seized oil ports in the past to campaign for eastern autonomy, said he had turned down an offer to join an armed group challenging the internationally-recognized government. The loyalty of Ibrahim Jathran to the government is key to ensure that three oil ports accounting for at least 500,000 barrels of days of exports in eastern Libya will stay open. He had closed with thousands of supporters the ports in summer 2013 to press for regional autonomy…
Krishnapatnam Port Wins Seatrade CSR Award
Widely recognized for excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility, Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited was declared winner of 2014 Seatrade Maritime Awards in the category Corporate Social Responsibility. The award presentation took place during the Dubai Maritime Week wherein the annual Seatrade Maritime Awards was hosted on Monday 27 October 2014. In all 14 entrants vied for this prestigious award.
Brazil Setting-up Solar Parks
Brazil finally entered the solar power sector on Friday, granting contracts for the construction of 31 solar parks as it tries to diversify its sources of generation amid an energy crisis caused by the worst drought in eight decades. Brazil's energy regulator, Aneel, concluded its first exclusive solar power auction on Friday, clinching 20-year energy supply contracts with companies that will invest 4.14 billion reais ($1.67 billion) and start to feed the national grid in 2017.
U.S.& Iran Meet Ahead of Deadline for Atom Deal
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's foreign minister and the European Union foreign policy chief in Oman on Nov. 9-10 to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue ahead of a looming deadline for a final agreement, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. Kerry's talks in Muscat, Oman with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the EU's Catherine Ashton are due to take place two weeks before a Nov.
Tugboat Crew Missing After Collision
Five members of a tugboat crew are missing after a collision with a merchant ship about 9NM off Tanjung Gelang yesterday (30 October). One crew member was rescued by fishermen. A search and rescue operation found debris, an oil slick and a life buoy about 4.2NM from the scene of the collision. For information about operations in Malaysia contact GAC-Kudrat at firstname.lastname@example.org
ClassNK Registered Al Kout Delivered to KOTC
Leading classification society ClassNK announced that it has completed work on the 165,178GT VLCC Al Kout, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) as part of a series of vessels constructed for the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company S.A.K. (KOTC). The Al Kout was officially delivered to KOTC at a ceremony held at KOTC Head Office in Kuwait on 30 October 2014. The Al Kout is the final…
APM Terminals Organizes CSR Initiatives Under ‘I - Care’
APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia continues to rollout its “I- Care” CSR master plan to help local communities in India improve their quality of life. Eye and Vision Care camps were established to help improve the lives of people located next to APM Terminals Inland Services facilities– these included contract workers, truck drivers, custom house agents, customers, local communities and other stakeholders.
DNV GL bags Two Lloyd’s List Awards
DNV GL was recognized for its leadership and ability to innovate when it received both the “Classification Society” and the “Innovation Award” at the 2014 Lloyd’s List Asia Awards held on 30 October. This is the second year in a row that DNV GL has won the award for best Classification Society. “We are delighted and proud to receive these awards. They acknowledge the meaningful commitments DNV GL staff around the world have made over the past year.
Royal IHC Bags Dredging Package Order
Royal IHC (IHC) has secured a new contract with the Chinese shipyard, Jin Hai Heavy Industrial Group, for the delivery of a dredging installation package for a trailing suction hopper dredger. The package contains major parts of the dredging installation for the 7,000m³ hopper dredger. The agreement was signed by the two companies and the owner of the vessel (Shen Zhen Dachan Island Co. Ltd.). The General Manager of IHC Tianjin…
J.Poulsen Shipping & Harren & Partner Join Forces
After having established Combi Lift as one of the leading companies within ocean transportation of heavy lift and project cargoes the owners, J. Poulsen Shipping (JPS) and Harren & Partner (H&P) have agreed that in order to be stronger and adapt to the market it is time for a new strategy. Combi Lift will forthwith be based entirely in and operate from Bremen, where the technical/engineering of Combi Lift will be joined with the chartering and operations…