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Does Chinas offshore oil and gas industry still need Western technology?

Chinas oil and gas demand outstrips all other nations as its GDP and energy usage continues to grow. It wants to meet this demand from its own reserves as much as possible, but its European and North American service providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) that have traditionally held the keys to commercial…

Container ship almost twice as long as Titanic and larger ships to come

TweetThe Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV) will take over shipping routes between Asia and Europe, as smaller containerships are no longer seen as competitive when it comes to unit costs, compared to behemoth Maersk Line Triple-E 18,000 TEU ULCV, says industry analyst Alphaliner. The Triple-E container ship is almost twice as long as the Titanic.

Offshore Seismic Survey Contracts for... -- LONDON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

LONDON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- just published a new market research report:The Marine Seismic Equipment and Acquisition Markets 2013-2023: Offshore Seismic Survey Contracts for Oil & Gas E&P; 2D, 3D & 4C Vessels & EquipmentReport DetailsSpending on marine seismic equipment and acquisition will enjoy positive growth over the next five years.

Carnival Corporation delivers hybrid WiFi for cruise ships

Keeping in touch while on holiday is no longer a case of sending SMS messages or hoping that roaming charges will not be too bad when you makes calls on your mobile phone. Holidaying consumers now demand access to the Internet to check news, post to social media and share their experiences in real-time not only with family…
SPILL FEARS: The drifting ship has raised fears of a repeat of the devastating  Exxon Valdez disaster.

Drifting ship threatens massive oil spill

SPILL FEARS: The drifting ship has raised fears of a repeat of the devastating Exxon Valdez disaster. Canadian coast guard officials have secured a towline to a Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel as it drifted without power in rough seas off British Columbia's pristine northern coast.The move lessened the threat of the ship running aground…

Yakima Herald Republic | Martinac shipyard facing foreclosure

JOHN GILLIEThe (Tacoma) News TribuneTACOMA At nearly 90 years old, one of Tacomas last major shipyards may be closing down for good next month. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. faces a foreclosure auction of its Thea Foss Waterway shipyard July 18 on the County City Building entry plaza unless it finds new business or an angel investor to pay some $415…

Ukraine rebels bolster frontline as shelling rocks stronghold

Intense artillery fire in Ukraine's rebel bastion DonetskArmoured convoys headed to bolster rebel positions in east Ukraine as shelling rocked separatist stronghold Donetsk and fears mounted of a return to full-scale fighting.Reflecting growing concerns, the European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said…

Container ship once again being towed away from Canadian coast

PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia — A large tug boat was pulling a disabled Russian cargo ship along British Columbia's coast, ending fears that the vessel carrying hundreds of tons of fuel would drift ashore, hit rocks and spill.Lt. Paul Pendergast of the Canadian Forces' Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre said the Barbara…

South Asia dominates third quarter ship demolition activity

In this quarterly publication, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Providing an overview of vessels broken on the beaches of South Asia, accidents, recent on-the-ground, legislative and political developments including our activities in South Asia we aim…

Tropical depression outside PHL intensifies into storm

InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5MANILA - (UPDATE 6:51P.M.) The tropical depression outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has intensified into a tropical storm, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday afternoon.In an interview, PAGASA…

McDermott Awarded Second Contract for PETRONAS Bukit Tua Development in East Java, Indonesia

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McDermott International, Inc. East Java, Indonesia. fourth quarter backlog. President and General Manager, Asia Pacific. we have received related to the Bukit Tua Development this year. track and expected to complete in November 2014. BTJT-A jacket, its related topsides and subsea pipeline tie-in spools. related export and infield pipelines.

IS turned back in Kobani; Turkey opens bases to U.S. troops; At least 85 killed in Iraq over the wee

By David Francis with Nathaniel SobelThanks to the Kurds and U.S. has been turned back in Kobani. verge of falling. from the Kurdish peshmerga, IS has been turned back. on the battle for Kobani can be found here). involved. However... U.S. troops get the green light to use bases in Turkey. Sunday. parts of Iraq and Syria and driven refugees into Turkey. administration officials said. John R.

Adelman Vacations Among First To Preview Royal Caribbean International's Quantum of the Seas

MILWAUKEE and MIAMI, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking one of many Quantum-class firsts, Adelman Vacations joined Royal Caribbean International for an exclusive onboard preview of Quantum of the Seas, the most highly anticipated cruise ship in the industry to launch in November 2014. In an exclusive group of travel partners and news media…

Enping 24-2 Oilfield Commences Production

HONG KONG, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company", NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 00883, TSX: CNU) announced today that its Enping 24-2 oilfield has commenced production.Enping 24-2 oilfield is located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin of the South China Sea with an average water depth of approximately 86~96 meters.
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3 Cruise Lines That Are Growing The Cruise Industry

The cruise industry is always growing but there are those cruise lines that are growing a lot faster than others which are really helping grow the industry. With new cruise regions opening up like Asia there are new possibilities for new ship orders and even totally new cruise line companies!In this article we’ll look at…

IMDEX 2015 To Focus On Submarine Safety And Naval Engineering

Questions and AnswersQ : After the success of previous IMDEX Asia shows, what will be the highlight of 2015? Leck Chet Lam : As we enter the final phase of preparations for IMDEX Asia 2015, we are pleased to announce that more than 80 per cent of exhibition space has been booked to date, with more than six months to the show.

Xodus Group, Saipem and Chiyoda join forces to set up new subsea engineering company — Pipelines In

International energy consultancy Xodus Group has launched a global subsea engineering company in partnership with major oil and gas contractor Saipem and mid and downstream oil and gas giant Chiyoda Corporation.The new organisation plans to challenge the largest tier one subsea engineering companies for a share of the global market.

St. Maarten Improves its Place in Cruise Deployment

PHOTO: Philipsburg’s boardwalk was developed following the cruise port expansion. (Photo by Brian Major)In many ways the relationship between cruise lines and Caribbean destinations has never been better. Despite the cruise industry’s high-profile European deployment and Asia’s growing prominence as a cruise homeport region and itinerary staple…

Intelsat serves the Americas from its Gables office

Intelsat, the worlds largest provider of commercial satellite services, has an important regional office in Coral Gables. Operating 50-plus communications satellites that cover more than 99 percent of the worlds populated regions, Intelsat, marking its 50th anniversary this year, has 14 satellites that provide people, businesses…

Fuel Smugglers Line Up Every Day to Drain Indonesias Economy

service station on the island of Belitung, Indonesia. cans to sell at a profit. lopsided fuel distribution system. hundreds of thousands of Indonesians into breaking the law. Habibie Center, a research institute in Jakarta. incidents. dictator Suharto and has eluded four presidents since. stations run dry. name because what he is about to do is illegal.