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Costa Rica welcomes environmentally friendly electric cranes

A formal ceremony was held at Terminal de Contenedores de Moín in Costa Rica, on February 23rd to commemorate the arrival of the facility’s first three Ship-to-Shore cranes and six Rubber-Tire Gantry Cranes. The new deep-water facility, on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, will open in February 2019, propelling Costa Rica into a new role as a key global logistics hub for the region.

Panama Canal plans to increase LNG vessels transit

The Panama Canal Authority hosted executives from US LNG exporter Cheniere Energy, with the aim to discuss the canal’s increasing LNG vessel segment and opportunities for future growth. The LNG transit days have become more, because of the optimization achieved by traffic scheduling.

Seven trends shaping the global energy market

Global demand for energy is set to continue to grow over the next two decades as prosperity increases and the world’s population rises. However, the mix of fuels used will change, driven by technological advances and environmental concerns, BP says.

Greece receives two offers for DESFA acquisition

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund received two binding offers for the acquisition of 66% of the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator S.A.’s share capital. HRADF currently owns 31% of the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator, while HELPE owns 35%.

EIB, ING to support green shipping

The European Investment Bank and ING signed an agreement to promote green investments for the European shipping market for a total value of EUR 300m, with each contributing EUR 150m to the facility. The agreement aims to ensure that green and sustainable projects in the maritime transport sector can benefit from advantageous financial terms.

Chemical shipping freight rates to weaken during 2018

Chemical shipping freight rates will be more weak during 2018, because of depressed outlook on overtonnaged long haul routes. The enter of new builds into service will weaken freight rates in 2018. It will also affect CPP, which will continue to be important for supply changes in the chemicals/vegoils sector.

Offshore wind industry growing in Taiwan

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy signed a MoU with Yeong Guan Energy Technology Group to collaborate on the development of an offshore wind supply chain in Taiwan. Currently, there are over 10 GW of projects under planning in Taiwan, which could make Taichung Harbor a regional hub for the offshore industry.

Ocean Installer to decommission FPSO in Chinguetti field

Norwegian Ocean Installer informed that it will assist BW Offshore in decommissioning the Berge Helene FPSO on the Chinguetti field, which is located 80 km west of Mauritania, after Petronas implementation of their Demobilization Plan. The operations will begin in March/April 2018.

DryShips to spin off its gas carrier business

DryShips announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Gas Ships Limited has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the US Securities & Exchange Commission, regarding the spin off of its gas carrier business from Dryships. DryShips can decide to abandon, modify or change the terms of the spin-off, at any time until its completion.

Alerts Casualties Loss Prevention Maritime Health Regulation Safety Seafarers Security
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Strong storm expected in Southern New England
maritime security strategy
Nigeria to improve its maritime security strategy
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
electric ferries canada
First fully electric ferries to operate in Canada
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first european imo tier tugboat
First European IMO Tier III tugboat to be built
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
IMO Sub-Committee commits to improve e-navigation
russian cyber threats
7 steps an organization’s cyber security becomes at-risk
blockchain in shipping
Shipping cryptocurrency sees first transaction
CIC Detentions PSC Focus Vetting
paris mou detentions
Ships detained in Paris MoU during February
safety of navigation cic
Tokyo MoU presents preliminary results of Safety of Navigation CIC
requirements for vessels
Requirements for vessels calling in Australia, China, Europe & USA
CSR Shipping Sustainability
marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds
Changes to Marine Casualty Reporting Property Damage Thresholds
indonesia new shipping rules
Indonesia’s new shipping rules worry the industry
MedCruise: Bigger ships an important factor in cruise calls decline
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
electric ferries canada
First fully electric ferries to operate in Canada
british ports
Likely Brexit deal looks like ‘no deal’ for ports, says BPA
dutch offshore wind
Netherlands gives the nod for a 700 MW non-subsidised wind farm