Monday, February 20, 2017

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 […]

UK Ports Conference Starts This Month

May 16, 2016 by  
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The 8th Annual UK Ports Conference 2016 will take place on Tuesday, 24th and Wednesday, 25th May 2016 in London. Now in its 8th year, the conference has been expanded for 2016 into a two-day program, with day one providing the latest updates on policy issues, exploring the current trends and outlook, examining the “big” […]

Migrants Target UK Bound Road Haulage Trucks from a Variety of European Ports

May 16, 2016 by  
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As Brexit Vote Looms Concerns Voiced Over Possible Entry Points UK – EUROPE – As the referendum as to Britain’s status in Europe approaches, and arguments for and against ‘Brexit’ become more animated, with threats and assurance in equal numbers from either side, the concern over the migrant situation continues. This week, as road haulage representatives […]

Tailoring Their Activities

May 16, 2016 by  
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The taskforce – set up by Prime Minister David Cameron last June – is said by the NCA to be the biggest of its kind in Europe. It has a staff of 90, which is expected to grow to more than 100 this year, and includes police officers, officials from the Crown Prosecution Service and […]

People smugglers ‘using less busy UK Ports

May 16, 2016 by  
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The port of Tilbury in Essex has become a more attractive destination for people smugglers Crime gangs are attempting to smuggle migrants into the UK at “less busy” ports after a clampdown at major ports, the National Crime Agency has warned. Ports such as Hull and Tilbury are being used following tighter security through routes […]

Gener8 Maritime Enters Tanker Scene

August 11, 2015 by  
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Crude oil tanker operator General Maritime Corporation and Navig8 Crude Tankers Inc have completed their merger to create Gener8 Maritime, a U.S.-based provider of international seaborne oil transportation services. Under the deal, Navig8 Crude merged with a newly-formed subsidiary of General Maritime and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Maritime. General Maritime was renamed Gener8 […]

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