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Marintec China 2015 puts the spotlight on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

This week sees the a good portion of the shipping world descending on Shanghai for Asia’s largest maritime event Marintec China 2015.The two years since the last Marintec China event have not been the easiest for the Chinese maritime industries or the world of shipping in general. But this has not diminished the interest…

NTT Communications Extends its Leadership as the Top Wholesale IP Provider in Asia

December. industry in the region. This Smart News Release features multimedia. Consumer on Tuesday 1 December at 12:10 p.m. local time. models to meet customer demands. throughout the world, can be mutually beneficial. capacity and global footprint their customers demand, said Mr. Wheeler. needs and challenges in the region. here to watch a video with Mr. players on the global telecom industry.

Ban on oil tanker traffic not based on evidence

VANCOUVER, B.C. During the recent election campaign, the new federal government committed to pursuing evidence-based public policy. In the mandate letters delivered to each minister at the end of last week, there's a sentence that states: "our work will be informed by performance measurement, evidence, and feedback from…

Gazprom is looking to expand its holdings in LNG as Putin plans to triple its sales on the global ma

Russia’s Gazprom evidently believes there’s no such thing as too much gas.Already the world’s leader in gas production, Gazprom is looking to expand its holdings to liquid natural gas (LNG), which is becoming a major factor in the worldwide gas trade. Yet Gazprom has only one LNG production plant, situated on Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East.The Sakhalin facility…

The Day - New Navy destroyer's seaworthiness questioned

BATH, Maine (AP) — The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable.The Navy…

U.S. navigation moves in South China Sea will continue: Carter

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - The United States will conduct freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea again, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a speech on Saturday, although he gave no timeline for any such actions.Carter's comments, delivered at a defense forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, came at the close of a trip to Asia, where he cruised on a U.S.

RS at Marintec China 2015

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is a participant to Marintec China 2015, the All China Maritime Conference and Exhibition, to be held on 1 4 December 2015 in Shanghai New International Expo Centre.An authoritative Maritime Forum in Asia-Pacific region, Marintec China biennale attracts the leading experts from different countries to discuss challenging issues in shipbuilding…

Oceaneering International Trading Down 2.8% (OII)

Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) was down 2.8% during trading on Friday , Marketbeat reports. The stock traded as low as $42.90 and last traded at $43.09, with a volume of 330,979 shares. The stock had previously closed at $44.33.Several equities research analysts have commented on OII shares. Societe Generale boosted…

Report: Overworked Navy at a tipping point

The Navy faces a crisis on the near horizon with too few ships, tired sailors and emerging global threats, leaving the Pentagon with no easy choices, a new study concludes.The main problem facing the Navy and Marine Corps is "that demand for naval forces exceeds the supply they can sustainably deliver," according to the…
McGuffick has crisscrossed the globe many times on board cargo ships.

How to be a passenger on a cargo ship

They may not be luxurious, but John McGuffick thinks cargo ships are the only way to travel (on a budget). Photo: iStockFrom tumultuous oceans to raw steak dinners, John McGuffick has had a few hairy moments at sea. But the retired Australian farmer says there's no better way to see the world than from a budget berth on a cargo ship.McGuffick…
Mark Clintworth, Head of Shipping, European Investment Bank

The 4th Green Technologies Seminar Discusses the Green Shipping Financial Tools amidst other Green T

Noboru Ueda, Chairman and President, ClassNKMark Clintworth, Head of Shipping, European Investment BankSeatrade logoClass NK logoUBM LogoSINGAPORE, Nov. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 4th Green Technologies Seminar co-hosted by leading classification society, ClassNK, and Seatrade was successfully held on Monday, 16 November 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Cruise ship bonanza could be on the horizon for Hong Kong in the future|HongKong Comment|chinadaily.

Updated: 2015-11-26 09:17By Wang Shengwei(HK Edition)Hong Kong is actively exploring opportunities presented by the breathtaking Belt and Road Initiative to leverage on developments with the Maritime Silk Road, especially in regard to our nascent pleasure-cruise industry. The signs are promising. Cruise lines are primarily in the business of leisure entertainment…

A flurry of kicks and slaps that would make Bruce Lee proud: Learning to fight the Japan Coast Guard

KITA-KYUSHU--The thud of bodies landing on tatami mats echoed with shouts of "Don't move, freeze!" and "Hands in the air!" This, clearly, was no ordinary martial arts session.Coast guard officers from two Southeast Asian nations were visiting this southern city to learn hand-to-hand combat techniques from the Japan Coast…

How the Arab world grapples with the cultural legacy of Lawrence of Arabia

As shock of the Paris lifts and the fightback starts, all eyes are now the prime minister and, at last, the 'full spectrum response' we were promised months ago. But what's needed now is not just another plan to bomb the ground -  but a plan to hold the ground we win. Four days in Northern Iraq has made me deeply sceptical about air strikes alone.

Oil supply glut creating traffic jams at sea : Regions : Venture Capital Post

The skyrocketing oil inventories are paving the way for more traffic jams on the seashores as oil tankers are queuing up along the US Gulf Coast.The uncompromised Opec's decision to continue its production level coupled with shale production in the US is adding to huge volumes of inventories. The piling up of oil tankers is increasing as there's nowhere to offload oil.

Wild Well Enhances Advanced Well Control Engineering Capabilities In Asia-Pacific Region

Wild Well Control Inc., a Superior Energy Services company and a global leader in well control, greatly enhances its presence in the Asia-Pacific Region this month with the addition of vital, permanent personnel to offer advanced well control engineering capabilities at an unprecedented pace.Steve Nas, regional manager of Well Control Engineering – Asia-Pacific Region…

Traveling Back through the archives: Nov. 25

Vol. 1, No. 1(Photo: File/Door County Advocate)Buy Photo10 Years AgoNov. 29 Dec. 4, 2005Just one week after inking a deal to build an 80,000-barrel hot-oil barge for Harley Marine Services Inc. of Seattle, the Sturgeon Bay shipyard, owned by The Manitowoc Co. Inc., signed a contract to build a much larger barge for Vane Line Bunkering Inc.

Shipping firms recovery stymied by drop in dry-cargo transport prices

The sharp fall of the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) to a record low has caused serious concerns among Vietnamese shipping firms. The BDI, issued daily by the London-based Baltic Exchange, provides an assessment of the price of moving major raw materials, including coal, iron ore and grain, by sea.It is considered the meter that measures the freight costs of dry cargo around the globe.
The 7 Best Stargazing Spots in the Southern Hemisphere

10 Best Islands to Visit in Europe

Choosing where to retire in the US can be very overwhelming so many great options and factors to consider! Regardless of whether youre seeking an action-packed retirement or lookingDestination Traveling for business or pleasure can easily derail your health and fitness regime.Travel Tips The beautiful country of Thailand is a backpackers dream…

Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) More Arctic sea ice melting each summer from global warming is making it easier for ships to plot routes through the environmentally sensitive Bering Strait, and is prompting concerns among U.S. Coast Guard officials about the potential dangers of a vessel crashing and leaking oil.The Coast Guard…