Saturday, October 21, 2017

Scotland Looks Into Impacts of Brexit on Cruise Industry

March 9, 2017 by  
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Cruise industry operators and representatives are gathering at a summit in Edinburgh today to discuss the potential impact of Brexit on Scotland’s cruise industry, among other issues. The summit comes as Cruise Scotland announced that an estimated 520,000 passengers disembarked at ports across Scotland in 2016, representing a 14.7% increase on last year. Following an increase […]

BPA Wants Special Post-Brexit Treatment for UK Ports

March 9, 2017 by  
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The British Ports Association (BPA) has called on the Transport and Environment Ministers to introduce ‘port zoning’ in and around UK harbour areas to support jobs and trade post-Brexit. BPA Chairman Rodney Lunn wrote to the ministers outlining the new concept that would see both marine and land areas within ports being classified as special […]

Brexit Could Have Severe Impact on Gibraltar’s Bunkering

March 9, 2017 by  
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Gibraltar’s bunkering and other port activity could be “severely affected” by any additional border restrictions resulting from Brexit, according to Commodore Bob Sanguinetti, CEO and Captain of the Gibraltar Port Authority. The British overseas territory is one of the Mediterranean’s major bunker ports, underpinned by its status within the EU but outside the EU’s VAT jurisdiction, which […]

3 ways that UK ports can support laid-up ships and vessels with cost-effective services

The downturn in the oil and gas market has seen many ships and vessels being laid-up in UK ports. Aggreko is increasingly working with port authorities to provide rental power and temperature control services. These help to support customers whilst assets are laying idle, so they can be quickly re-mobilised when the time comes.   […]

OTC Houston: Damen, GustoMSC Unveil DG JACK

September 5, 2016 by  
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The Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group and its compatriot GustoMSC are joining forces in order to produce a range of self-propelled and non-self-propelled jack-up platforms for the offshore industries – the DG JACK range, the companies said at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. The Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group and its compatriot GustoMSC are joining […]

In Depth: SeaDarQ: Chasing Oil Spills with the Latest Technology

September 5, 2016 by  
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A lot of green technologies revolve around efficiency. Normally it is about making more with the same amount of energy. Sicco Kamminga of the company Nortek BV does the same, only he makes data more efficient. With a technique called SeaDarQ, a radar-based tool, it is easy to spot oil spills from a large distance, […]

Navig8 Group Extends Services to Offshore Market

September 5, 2016 by  
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Maritime services provider Navig8 Group has decided to enter the offshore energy market with an agreements to purchase offshore marine services company RKOffshore Management (RKOM). Navig8 said that the completion of the acquisitions is subject to a number of conditions which should be agreed upon by the end of April. “We believe current dynamics within the energy […]

New Shipping Giant Enters the Scene

September 5, 2016 by  
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China Cosco Shipping Corporation Ltd was formally launched in Shanghai yesterday, a company created through the merger between China’s two shipping giants China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company and China Shipping Group. The new corporation enters the stage at a very tough period for the shipping industry suffering from overcapacity and low rates. However, China believes […]

Braemar Shipping Services Eyes More Mergers and Acquisitions

September 5, 2016 by  
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After it delivered stronger earnings through its merger with ACM Shipping which formed Braemar ACM Shipbroking, the UK-based Braemar Shipping Services plc secured new financing arrangements of up to GBP 30 million (USD 43.5 million) with British bank company HSBC for future merger and acquisition activities. The company’s Shipbroking division performance was driven by a strong […]

VesselsValue Launches VV Offshore

September 5, 2016 by  
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UK-based vessel valuation provider VesselsValue has introduced a new division, VV Offshore, with the aim of providing instant valuations and geographical information system (GIS) database of the offshore structures to the industry.  The introduction of the offshore division has been prompted by the market need for offshore vessel valuation in particular having in mind the […]

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