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Volumes Continue Growing at Florida Seaports

Cargo volumes and cruise activity continue increasing at Florida Seaports as the waterborne international and domestic cargo in fiscal year 2015/2016 experienced a rise of 4.2 percent, from 103 to 107.4 million tons. While Florida’s container cargo tonnage grew 4 percent and 20 TEUs grew by 0.9 percent, dry bulk grew by 1.8 percent, and liquid...
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BC Ferries’ Salish Orca Starts Service

Canada-based ferry owner and operator BC Ferries has officially welcomed Salish Orca, the first of three new Salish Class vessels, into service. The vessel’s inaugural sailings on the Comox-Powell River route started in the morning hours of May 16. Salish Orca is one of the three new ships that are dual-fuel and capable of operating...
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US navy chief says fleet needs to expand as maritime competition rises

ReutersUS navy chief says fleet needs to expand as maritime competition risesReutersSINGAPORE The U.S. navy needs to expand its fleet and maritime capability to remain competitive as other nations such as China and Russia seek to strengthen their naval power, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said on Tuesday....
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Report: Fire Erupts at SHI Geoje Yard

A fire erupted at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, on May 17, Yonhap News Agency reports. The fire was brought under control and there were no casualties, Yonhap cited firefighters as saying. The blaze reportedly started in air condition equipment at the shipyard at around 10:00 a.m. local time. As informed,...
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Marine comes home, surprises his kids at Buena Park 'Pirates' show

OCRegisterMarine comes home, surprises his kids at Buena Park 'Pirates' showOCRegisterMarine Sgt. AJ Williams, an explosive ordnance disposal tech stationed at Camp Pendleton, surprised his two kids by showing up at the Pirates Dinner Adventure show in Buena Park. Sgt. Williams last served in Syria and had not seen his daughter, 11, and ......
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Euronav, International Seaways in Five-Year FSO Contracts

Antwerp-based tanker owner and operator Euronav has, through a joint venture with International Seaways, signed a contract for five years for the FSO Africa and FSO Asia in direct continuation of the current contractual service. The contract was signed with North Oil Company (NOC), the future operator of the Al-Shaheen oil field, whose shareholders are...
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Report: Fire Erupts at SHI Geoye Yard

A fire erupted at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, on May 17, Yonhap News Agency reports. The fire was brought under control and there were no casualties, Yonhap cited firefighters as saying. The blaze reportedly started in air condition equipment at the shipyard at around 10:00 a.m. local time. As informed,...
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Thoresen Shipping acquires secondhand supramax bulker

Splash 247Thoresen Shipping acquires secondhand supramax bulkerSplash 247Thoresen Thai Agencies has announced that subsidiary Thoresen Shipping Singapore has acquired secondhand dry bulk vessel Karaweik from an undisclosed seller for $7.9m. According to VesselsValue, the 54,000dwt vessel was built by Japan's Oshima ......
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Ships Without Sailors? It Can’t Happen Soon Enough -Opinion

By Adam Minter (Bloomberg View) — It sounds like a ghost story: A huge cargo vessel sails up and down the Norwegian coast, silently going about its business, without a captain or crew in sight. But if all goes as planned, it’s actually the future of shipping. Last week, Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, a Norwegian maritime-technology...
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Norwalk's Maritime Garage Art Gallery Seeks Curator

HamletHubNorwalk's Maritime Garage Art Gallery Seeks CuratorHamletHubNorwalk, CT -- Over the past five years the Maritime Garage Gallery has evolved into a popular, visible public art exhibit space, creating a buzz throughout the region. The Gallery is located on the ground floor main office of the Norwalk Parking ......
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SpaceX Rocket Launches Inmarsat High-Speed Communications Satellite into Orbit

Satellite communications company Inmarsat (LON: ISAT) has confirmed the successful launch of the fourth and final high-speed broadband communications satellite making up its Global Xpress (GX) constellation. Inmarsat GX is the world’s first service offering worldwide high-speed broadband connectivity for land, sea, and air uses. The fourth Inmarsat-5 satellite, known as I-5 F4, was launched...
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Italian Commission Says More Controls Needed on NGO Rescue Boats in Mediterranean

By Crispian Balmer ROME, May 16 (Reuters) – An Italian parliamentary commission said on Tuesday more controls needed to be imposed on humanitarian organizations that are taking an increasingly significant role in rescuing migrants from the Mediterranean. In a series of non-binding recommendations, the commission also said that Malta and Tunisia should do more to...
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Fatal crash shuts down NE Marine Drive in Portland - kgw.com

kgw.comFatal crash shuts down NE Marine Drive in Portlandkgw.comIn additional to the fatality, there were multiple injuries in the crash, though none are immediately life-threatening, according to Portland police. The crash happened at Northeast Marine Drive and 122nd Avenue. The public has been asked to avoid the ......
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Foss Maritime names Grant Johnson VP HSQE

Marine LogFoss Maritime names Grant Johnson VP HSQEMarine LogMAY 17, 2017 — Grant Johnson has joined Foss Maritime as Vice President of Health, Safety, Quality and Environment (HSQE). He will be responsible for overseeing, growing and strengthening HSQE performance in support of Foss' culture of safety and ......
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium releases lucky seahorse 'Cheeto' back into water

WFLAClearwater Marine Aquarium releases lucky seahorse 'Cheeto' back into waterWFLACLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – “Cheeto” the lucky seahorse returned to her home in the Intracoastal Waterway on Tuesday. Cheeto was released by staff at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium after being rehabilitated. The aquarium has been providing care for ......
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Inmarsat launched fourth high-speed broadband communication satellite

Maritime HeraldInmarsat launched fourth high-speed broadband communication satelliteMaritime HeraldInmarsat network Inmarsat successfully launched new high-speed broadband communication satellite by the SpaceX Falcon 9 spacecraft. The provider of global mobile satellite communications put into geostationary orbit its fourth satellite Inmarsat-5 F4, ......
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Dutch Consortium to Develop Class Approved 3D Printed Ship Propeller

Marking a major step forward in the application of 3D printing in the maritime sector, Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group has entered a cooperative consortium with the goal of developing the world’s first class-approved 3D printed ship propeller. The consortium was established by Damen with Rotterdam-based RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk, and class society Bureau Veritas. Damen says...
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IDC Demands Release of Arrested Benin Dockworkers

The International Dockworkers Council (IDC) has called for the unconditional freeing of the twenty sacked, fined and arrested dockworkers at the Port of Cotonou (PAC), Benin before and on May 11. On Friday, May 5, SYNFOMAP-BENIN, a movement of dissatisfaction paralyzed all activities at the Autonomous Port of Cotonou from 3 pm to midnight, as informed by IDC....
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Petronas, Gas4Sea Partners Team Up on LNG Bunkering

Malaysian oil company Petronas has signed a non-binding agreement with Gas4Sea partners, comprising Engie SA, Mitsubishi Corp and Nippon Yusen KK to explore collaboration in promoting LNG as marine fuel, Reuters reports citing Petronas. Gas4Sea is a partnership created to jointly promote liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a cleaner maritime fuel, by providing LNG bunkering...
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Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four SUNY Maritime Cadets

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four SUNY Maritime CadetsBenzingaCrowley Maritime Corp. awarded four State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College cadets with Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarships to help further their educational opportunities. Recipients Jacob Ennerfelt, John Szczecinski, Gabrielle ......
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