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Maritime Traffic Up Fourfold in Two Decades

December 2, 2014 by  
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Maritime traffic on the world’s oceans has increased 300 per cent over the past 20 years, according to a new study by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) aimed at quantifying global ship traffic. The research used satellite data to estimate the number of vessels on the ocean every year between 1992 and 2012. The number […]

Image of the Day: Chasing the Sun

December 2, 2014 by  
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The image shows the U.K. Navy’s HMS Atherstone which has spent the last two weeks working in close company with the ships and staff of the Japanese 51st Mine Division in the waters of the Gulf. The two Japanese ships Bungo and Yaeyama and their battle staff led by Captain Yoshida, had deployed to the […]

Interview: Antwerp Sets the Course for Future Growth

December 2, 2014 by  
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Luc Arnouts, the Port of Antwerp ‘s Chief Commercial Officer Belgium’s Port of Antwerp is the biggest port area in the world, covering 13,057 hectares, the equivalent of 20,000 football fields. The Port of Antwerp is situated some 80 kilometers inland at the upper end of the tidal estuary of the Scheldt river, which thanks to the latest […]

IoD Boss slams BG for ‘excessive’ CEO salary

December 2, 2014 by  
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Helge Lund, new BG Group CEO, has been offered a £25 million pay deal Institute of Directors (IoD), a UK-based body that represents and set standards for company directors, has slammed BG Group’s decision to award a £25 million ($39.36 million) pay deal to incoming Chief Executive, Helge Lund. Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute […]

Huntington field ready to resume production

December 1, 2014 by  
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Huntington oil field, located in the UK North Sea, is slated to get back in production this weekend.                       According to Premier Oil, a partner in the field with 40 percent interest, Huntington will return to producing oil ahead of schedule, as the planned maintenance […]

Calais mayor in UK Immigration Threat

September 9, 2014 by  
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P&O is demanding urgent action by the French authorities to improve security in the port of Calais and prevent a repeat of the break-in which saw the authorities evict hundreds of migrants from trying to board ferries bound for Britain.                         Ships in the […]

RenewableUK 2014

September 9, 2014 by  
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Our 36th Annual Conference and Exhibition The UK’s Premier Renewable Energy Event.  Widely recognised as the renewables event to attend in the UK – this is our flagship event covering onshore and offshore wind, wave & tidal energy and small & medium wind systems. It will be attended by over 4,500 delegates, 200+ exhibitors and […]

Felixstowe port dredging for larger container ships

September 9, 2014 by  
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The Port of Felixstowe has begun dredging one million cubic metres of sea bed as it prepares for more expansion. Hutchison Ports, which owns the freight terminal in Suffolk, is extending berths eight and nine by 200yds (190m). The quay and approaches are being dredged to a depth of 59ft (18m) to allow larger container […]

Kalmar Crosses Continents

September 9, 2014 by  
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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a significant contract to deliver container handling equipment and related automation technology worth around US$52 million to the Port of Melbourne’s new container terminal, operated by Victoria International Container Terminal (VICTL) in Australia. The order includes 12 automated stacking cranes and 11 automated shuttle carriers.         […]

NATO calls for piracy crackdown

September 9, 2014 by  
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NATO is currently congregated in Wales and is brainstorming ideas to pioneer a definitive long-term plan to ensure the security of cargo-carrying vessels in a turbulent global arena.                   Reuters reported that a petroleum tanker was attacked by pirates on September 3, 2014, a day before the […]

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