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Spains the largest exporter of LNG, but doesnt produce a drop of it

Utilities that contracted to buy LNG before the slump are now contending with a sixth consecutive year of diminishing domestic demand, spurring them to re-export cargoes. The trade is being underpinned by prices in Asia and South America that are about 30% higher than in Europe. Japan is importing more after shutting down its nuclear power plants following the Fukushima disaster in 2011.

BBC News - South Korea ferry: 'Could be survivors in air pockets'

Domestic ferries across some parts of Asia have a bad safety record, especially in countries such as the Philippines and Indonesia where ships can be overcrowded and poorly maintained but in recent years South Korea has been one of the exceptions. The ferry which sank on Wednesday carrying more than 470 people was built in Japan, which makes some of the best ships in the world.

Missing Flight MH370: Malaysia PM at search base; sub on hunt

Malaysia's prime minister visited the Australian search base for missing Flight MH370 on Thursday as a nuclear-powered submarine joined the near-four week hunt that has so far failed to find any sign of the missing airliner and the 239 people on board.Najib Razak joined his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at RAAF Base Pearce…

China to lead Asia-Pacific cruise industry

BEIJING--China will become the Asia-Pacific region's largest cruise market by 2020, the government said. Some domestic operators are already digging for the industry's gold. There will be 4.5 million cruise travelers in China by the end of the decade, representing 33 percent annual growth from 2013, according to a guidance of the Ministry of Transport on March 18. Bohai Ferry Co.

UTEC Clinches Pipelay Support Survey, Positioning Deal for Ichthys Project

UTEC Survey (Australia) Pty Ltd., a unit of customized offshore survey services company UTEC Survey Inc., announced Monday that it has been awarded the largest pipelay support survey and positioning contract in Australia.The contract was awarded to UTEC by Saipem and involves the provision of offshore survey and positioning services during the pre-lay…

Alfa Laval acquires Frank Mohn AS, a leader in marine and offshore pumping systems, and strengthens

offshore markets. offshore oil & gas markets. the Mohn family. had an order intake of NOK 6.1 billion in 2013. significantly above the Alfa Laval average. to be EPS accretive as from closing of the transaction. for several years. and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. unmatched service capabilities. be very attractive. providing submerged pumping systems, under the product brand Framo.

Japanese Shipbuilders Lead the World with Green Technologies -- HONG KONG, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire

HONG KONG, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New international regulations, such as those to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships, along with the demand for lower operational costs are forcing ship owners to look for new advanced vessel types and technologies. Japanese shipbuilders and marine equipment manufacturers are leading the world in so-called Eco-Ship technologies…
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DVIDS - News - USS Anchorage departs Pearl Harbor, leaves impression

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher LindahlPEARL HARBOR San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), along with the embarked Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, ASEAN, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), departed Pearl Harbor April 7, 2014.Anchorage will begin…

Is China taken over the world's cruise ship industry?

China will become the Asia-Pacific region's largest cruise market by 2020. Some Chinese domestic operators are already digging for the industry's gold.There will be 4.5 million cruise travelers in China by the end of the decade, representing 33 percent annual growth from 2013, according to a guidance of the Ministry of Transport on March 18.Bohai Ferry Co Ltd…

Japanese Shipbuilders Lead the World with Green Technologies -- HONG KONG, April 7, 2014 /PR Newswir

-- Latest eco-ship products on display at Sea Japan Exhibition HONG KONG, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New international regulations, such as those to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships, along with the demand for lower operational costs are forcing ship owners to look for new advanced vessel types and technologies.
Nautical maps no safeguard against subsea cable breakages.

Nautical maps no safeguard against subsea cable breakages

International maritime law and nautical maps have failed to prevent instances of ship captains dropping anchors on key undersea broadband cables.This is according to Didier Mainguy (pictured), who is chief mission for Cape Town docked cable repair ship CS Leon Thevenin.The CS Leon Thevenin consists of a sixtyman team and…

The Perini Navi Group Debuts at the Singapore Yacht Show 2014 with their 50m Motor Yacht Exuma - Sup

The Perini Navi Group, world leader in the design and construction of large motor and sailing yachts, will be present for the first time at the Singapore Yacht Show with their 50m MY Exuma, the first Picchiotti motor yacht from the Vitruvius® series. The Yacht Show, this year in its fourth edition, will be held from April 10th to 13th at the ONE 15 Marina Club…

After dropping anchor in Portland, Iceland’s Eimskip looks to hunker down, expand

In the year since Eimskip, the 100-year-old, Reykjavik-based shipping company, moved its U.S. port of call for its own vessels to Portland from Norfolk, Va., the company already is handling 5,000 containers, has signed 20 export/import business customers and is growing roots in the community through charity and other events.
Emotions were high as relatives and loved ones awaited news of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing jet, carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, at the Beijing Airport. Photo: Mark Ralston / Getty Images / AFP

Possible signals from lost jet's black boxes heard

FILE - In this Sunday, March 30, 2014 file photo, Royal Australian Navy Commodore Peter Leavy, center, commander of joint task force 658, accompanied by U.S. Navy Captain Mark Matthews, right, and Chief of the Royal Australian Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, speak at a press conference at naval base HMAS Stirling about the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield…

Will we find Malaysian flight MH370 today? Ship detects new signals 'consistent' with black box

Latest Update: An Australian navy ship has detected new signals "consistent" with aircraft black boxes, a senior official said Monday, describing it as the "most promising lead" so far in the search for MH370.Search chief Angus Houston said the team now had an underwater search area which was narrowly focused and that the…
A Vietnamese air force plane found traces of oil that authorities had suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, the Vietnamese government online newspaper reported March 8. However, a sample from the slick showed it was bunker oil, typically used to power large cargo ships, Malaysia's state news agency, Bernama, reported on March 10.

Malaysia Flight 370: Mystery deepens as searchers race to trace sounds

STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: The British HMS Echo is trying to home in on audio signalsA Chinese search ship picked up signals in the Indian Ocean, authorities sayAn Australian naval vessel is pursuing another noise in a different areaThe plane flew around Indonesian airspace, a Malaysian source confirmsKuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN)…

A massive German container ship just ran aground in Hong Kong (VIDEO)

Today Hong Kong residents were treated to the insane spectacle of a 633-foot container ship headed straight for shore.Around 3:21 p.m. local time, the massive vessel collided with a sea wall near the Stanley Ho Sports Center in the residential area of Pok Fu Lam. But thankfully no one was hurt, as the captain had dropped…
This aerial picture taken from aboard a flying Soviet-made AN-26 used as a search aircraft by Vietnamese Air Force to look for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, shows boats searching the surface of the waters off the southern seas of Vietnam on March 9, 2014. Malaysia on March 9 launched a terror probe into the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet carrying 239 people the day before, investigating suspect passengers who boarded with stolen passports, as relatives begged for news of their loved ones. The United States sent the FBI to investigate after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished from radar early on March 8 somewhere at sea between Malaysia and Vietnam, but stressed there was no evidence of terrorism yet. Photo: Hoang Dinh Nam, AFP/Getty Images

Ships race to investigate signals in jet search

People offer prayers during a mass prayer for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 6, 2014. The head of the multinational search for the missing Malaysia airlines jet says that electronic pulses reportedly picked up by a Chinese ship are an encouraging sign but stresses they are not yet verified.

Hellas controls the biggest shipping fleet in Europe

At the start of 2014, the EU controlled fleet (which comprises ships whose ultimate ownership or control lies in an EU country, but which may be flagged in a different country) comprised of 660 million deadweight tonnes, 450 million gross tonnes, and 23,000 vessels. For the purposes of this report, the EU includes the 28 EU countries plus Norway.

The world has a new piracy hotspot

Please support our site by enabling javascript to view ads.BANGKOK Maybe God has a soft spot for pirates. That would explain the Strait of Malacca, a natural paradise for seafaring bandits.Imagine an aquatic highway flowing between two marshy coasts. One shoreline belongs to Malaysia, the other to Indonesia. Each offers…