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Maritime university: To meet what end? | VIEWS & REVIEWS

The first maritime university in the country  has been established under the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University Act of 2013. The government has already appointed Rear Admiral ASMA Baten, Commodore Khandakar Toufikujjaman and Commodore ANA Rejaul Haque as the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar and Treasurer respectively…

Double christening for Travelmarvel's newest vessels

Travelmarvel had double reason to celebrate last week as it christened it’s two latest European river cruise ships, the ms Travelmarvel Jewel and the ms Travelmarvel Diamond, in Köln, Germany. With the sun shining down on proceedings, a party of some 100 VIPs led by Travelmarvel general manager, David Cox, enjoyed an on-deck reception prior to the ceremonies.

Seaway, shippers, ports investing heavily on anticipation of growing demand

The St. Lawrence Seaway, shippers and Canadian ports are investing heavily to upgrade their operations on the anticipation that an improving North American economy will continue to propel demand, despite the the vagaries of Mother Nature that delayed this year's start to the shipping season.The seaway plans to spend $500 million through 2018 in Canada and the United States…

Death and Extinction of the Bees

Scientists have recently reported that mass extinctions of marine animals may soon be occurring at alarmingly rapid rates than previously projected due to pollution, rising water temperatures and loss of habitat. Many land species also face a similar fate for the same reasons. But perhaps the biggest foreboding danger of all facing humans is the loss of the global honeybee population.

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.

Connecting Southeast Asia Europe Through a Submarine Cable Network Project

Connecting Southeast Asia Europe through a Submarine Cable Network ProjectIn a bid to develop a more connected Asia and Europe, 12 Asian telecommunications companies and two European companies incorporated in the Southeast Asia consortium Middle East Western Europe 5 signed on March 7, 2014 a joint work contract for…

Chevron, Polish Firm Jointly Explore for Shale Gas

Poland's gas giant PGNiG and Chevron on Monday agreed to jointly hunt for shale gas in southwestern Poland in a move to speed up the exploration amid tension with major gas supplier, Russia. Dependent on Russian imports, Poland wants to diversify its energy sources and is placing hopes in its reportedly sizeable shale gas deposits.
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Prospects for Energy Independence in Romania: Shale Gas and beyond

Written by Ariz HuseynovRomania, historically one of the worlds main energy producers, became a net importer of oil and gas in the 1970s when production started to declined. However, Romania is still luckier than other Central and Eastern European countries in terms of energy dependence. With regards to natural gas supplies, about 75 per cent are produced domestically, and the rest is imported.

Gibraltar: Spain Envoy Summoned Over 'Incursion'

Britain has summoned the Spanish ambassador after Spain sent a ship into Gibraltar's waters in a move that has reignited tensions over the territory. In what is being seen as a clearly inflammatory move Spain sent a state research vessel accompanied by a police boat to the waters off the British territory on Tuesday. Europe…

U.K., Spain in Dispute Over Spanish Ship's Entry Into Gibraltar Waters

The British and Spanish governments summoned each other's ambassadors after a Spanish research vessel entered contested Gibraltar waters without permission from Britain, the latest incident in one of Europe's longest-running territorial disputes.Spanish state research ship Ángeles Albariño entered waters off the coast of…

Italian navy picks up 730 migrants in overcrowded boats off Sicily

The Italian navy rescued 730 people aboard two overcrowded boats today as the numbers of migrant boats crossing from North Africa surges in the mild spring weather.The migrants, including 124 women and 29 children, were taken aboard the amphibious assault ship San Giorgio and another vessel late last night and early today, a navy statement said.

Yachts and companies continue to sign up at Singapore Yacht Show - Yacht Shows

Award winners and industry leaders are flocking to be on display at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show, both in the water and by it. With well over 80 vessels already booked into slips, including 29 yachts over 20m, the Show is expected to be even bigger and more glamorous than in 2013.Those with a taste for larger motoring superyachts should look out for Cloud 9 (60m…

Va. utility top bidder for offshore wind leases

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Dominion Power submitted a successful $1.6 million bid Wednesday to lease nearly 113,000 offshore acres for the development of wind turbines that could power 700,000 homes. Virginia's largest utility beat out one other bidder, Apex Virginia Offshore Wind LLC of Charlottesville, in the nation's…

India launches 24-hour wedding channel - World News

Sep 1, 2013 / 7:39 pmPhoto: Contributed - luxury-insider.comA Cleveland Heights dad was getting worried about the costs of his eldest daughter's upcoming wedding. Then, Spider-Man to the rescue!The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reports that Richard Schaen remembered that he had stored away his comic books decades ago. He dug out the box, and the first comic he saw was "Amazing Spider-Man" No.

Level 3, Emcali build new undersea cable connection for Colombia

| 19-03-2014 Level 3 has announced the construction of a new undersea cable, connecting Colombia to its international network.Level 3 will be in charge of the maritime segment, while the terrestrial work will be shared with Emcali, the municipal company of the city of Cali.The new cable route through the Pacific will remove Colombia's reliance on traditional connectivity via the Caribbean Coast.

Level 3 announces submarine cable investment to Colombia

Optical network services provider Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) says it will build a Pacific Ocean submarine cable network that will connect Colombia to the rest of Level 3s worldwide network. Empresas Municipales de Cali (EMCALI), a state-owned utilities services company in Cali, Colombia, will partner with…

Abu Dhabi steams ahead on shipyards

Abu Dhabi Mar, one of the leading shipbuilders in the Arabian Gulf region, has acquired significant boat building capacities in Europe in recent years.Among them is the German yard Nobiskrug, based in the northern town of Rendsburg, which makes naval and commercial vessels as well as yachts.Nobiskrug, acquired in 2009, has more than 100 years of shipbuilding experience and a workforce of 420…

Asian refiners fret over Iraq crude supply uncertainty

(Repeats story from late Monday with no change to text) * Port, field maintenance may affect Basra Light exports * August exports hit 2.6 mln bpd despite initial allocation cut * Preliminary loading data shows Sept exports at 1.8 mln bpd By Florence Tan and Manash Goswami SINGAPORE, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Asian refiners are…

TOP Oil Market News: Brent Crude Fluctuates on Syria Uncertainty

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Shipbuilding Software will be a SENER Focus at

The engineering and technology group SENER will attend as an exhibitor the DSEI exhibition, the world’s largest defense and security event, which is held from September 10-13 at the ExCeL convention center in London.SENER’s Engineering and Construction division will present at the exhibition new developments and projects…