Top News


  • DNV GL introduces first classification guideline for 3D printing

    DNV GL is a quality assurance and risk management company that helps businesses obtain safety and sustainability through classification, certification, and other services to a wide range of industries, including the maritime, oil and gas, power, and renewables industries.

  • Adding a new layer to shipping: DNV GL launches first class guideline for additive manufacturing

    DNV GL has published the first classification guideline for the use of additive manufacturing (AM) in the maritime and oil & gas industries. The guideline is designed to help manufacturers and sub-suppliers of materials, parts and components, service suppliers and end users adopting AM technologies, by ensuring that the parts or components created by an AM process and the materials from which they are created have the same level of quality assurance as traditionally manufactured products.

  • Ethical Hacking

    Cyber attacks are of increasing concern in a wide range of industries including the maritime, oil and gas, and energy sectors. Information warfare is gathering intensity, and sometimes the best defence is to subject your organization to a simulated attack.


Offshore - Oil & Gas

  • Forgemasters wins major offshore contract with Shell

    Sheffield Forgemasters has won a major contract with Shell for offshore castings for use in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

  • U.S. Dept. of Energy Invests in Offshore Wind Research

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced an $18.5 million investment in an R&D consortium that will investigate technical issues related to the installation of wind turbines on the U.S. continental shelf. Industry members of the research group will contribute funding and will benefit from the study’s technological developments. In addition, $2 million will be allocated to DOE’s national laboratories to support the consortium’s activities. 

  • Equatorial Guinea, ExxonMobil announce new offshore oil find

    Officials in Equatorial Guinea say ExxonMobil has struck oil with the Avestruz-1 well drilled by the company in October. It’s now being assessed for its commercial potential.

  • Keppel Offshore & Marine secures $130m contracts

    Two units of Keppel Offshore & Marine (O&M) have won contracts worth a combined value of about $130 million from repeat customers for work on production units that will extract oil and gas from offshore fields.

  • Oil and gas innovators encouraged to seize funding...

    Oil & Gas UK today welcomed a new initiative to spur innovation in the UK's offshore oil and gas sector.

  • Off-shore gas pipeline deal to be signed between Pakistan,...

    Pakistan and Russia have reached an understanding to sign a multi-billion dollar offshore gas pipeline deal in a couple of weeks, ignoring pressure from the United States that has fiercely opposed the building of Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline for years.




  • Cosco Shipping selects Shell marine lubricants...

    China-based Cosco Shipping Lines has awarded a contract to Shell Marine for the supply of marine lubricants and technical services for seven new-generation ultra large container carriers (ULCCs).

  • Tanker Market on Stable Mode During November

    In November, tanker spot freight rates for dirty vessels mostly maintained the gains achieved in the previous month, as seasonal tonnage demand strengthened. Nevertheless, dirty spot freight rates showed a decline of WS8 points on average from the previous month. 

  • Port of New Orleans works with construction...

    Second of five heavy-lift project cargo pieces shipped to Trinidad

  • Tanker charters: Indian Ship owners to seek...

    Indian ship owners will lobby the Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum Corporation seeking relaxation in the 10-year age limit stipulated by the State-run oil refiners on hiring oil super tankers and suezmax carriers for as much as five years, in the first such long-term contract to support local carriers.

  • New test-bed for autonomous shipping opens in...

    Norway has officially opened a new autonomous shipping test-bed situated in the coastal town of Horten.

Legal & Regulations



  • DG Shipping pushes for reforms to improve...

    Director General of Shipping (DGS) Malini V Shankar is cracking the whip on maritime training institutes to improve the quality of training of thousands of cadets churned out every year and boost their ‘employability’.

  • Middle East PSC Inspectors Given Training In...

    Inspectors from Saudi Aramco’s Environmental Protection Department have been given guidance on how to verify that ships entering the Kingdom’s ports are discharging ballast waters in accordance with the D1 and D2 ballast water discharge standards.

  • 275 professionals graduated from Dubai Trade’s...

    Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has graduated 254 professionals in the 6th batch of its Certified Trade & Logistics Professional (CTLP) programme. It has also graduated 21 professionals in the 1st batch of the Certified Customs Expert (CCE) programme. The graduation ceremony was attended by Eng Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, DP World officials, and graduates’ families.

  • BP Internship Program presented at Baku Higher...

    Representatives of BP company in Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Region (AGT) including Completion Engineering Manager AGT Ann Davies; Human Resources (HR) and Recruitment Advisor Mehriban Shikhzamanova; Completion Engineer, Central Azeri, Samir Veliyev; and HR/Recruitment Coordinator Sabina Valiyeva made a presentation of the company internship program at Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS). It was conducted for third, fourth and fifth-year students.

  • India establishes centre of maritime excellence

    A new Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building (CEMS) is being set up by India’s Ministry of Shipping in collaboration with Siemens and the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS). CEMS will have campuses at Vishakhapatnam and Mumbai, and will provide industry-relevant skill development, equipping students with employable engineering and technical capabilities.

Women in Maritime

  • Cayman Islands delegation attends WISTA conference

    WISTA Cayman Islands President Dorisley Jackson and board director Robynette Hera attended the annual general meeting and conference of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association in Rotterdam.

  • ADSB invests in the UAE young calibre for shaping better maritime future

    The company aims through this program to encourage the Emiratis to join the maritime and shipbuilding fields through providing appropriate training and by spreading the culture and policy of quality amongst them to ensure the delivery of valuable‭  ‬services‭.‬

  • Laura Moelker dreams to be an international champion

    Nothing can be more passionate than being passionate with the sea during early childhood‭. ‬Moelker’s partners discovered her early talent at age of five‭. ‬Later‭, ‬her skills enabled her to become one of the youngest certified sailing coaches in Dubai‭. ‬She began her training in Netherlands and China until she becomes an expert in sailing‭. ‬Marasi Yachts had‭ ‬the opportunity to join Moelker for one of her coaching sessions to the youngster members at Dubai Offshore Sailing Club‭.‬