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  • Jebel Ali Port steps up productivity with expansion

    Global trade enabler DP World is stepping up container handling productivity at its flagship Jebel Ali Port by adding 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) to Container Terminal 3 (T3).

  • The 3rd Maritime Academic Conference & Expo “MARACAD 2017” announces “The UAE Award for...

    The 3rd Maritime Academic Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) launches “The UAE Award for Maritime Creativity and Innovation 2018”, to cope with the country’s strategy to be an international maritime hub that attracts creative and innovative initiatives. The conference has successfully turned into an integrated platform that will motivate vital sectors such as Maritime Training and Education, entrepreneurship and the maritime big data 

  • Abu Dhabi Ports buys three new tug boats

    Abu Dhabi Ports has announced the purchase of three new tug boats to join its fleets serving the Mussafah and Zayed Ports.

  • Dubai forms maritime council to address challenges

    Dubai has witnessed the launch of the Global Council of Maritime Clusters, the first of its kind in the world.

  • هيئة النقل العام ترفع العلم السعودي على ناقلة النفط العملاقة "رمثان"

    رفعت هيئة النقل العام العلم السعودي على ناقلة النفط العملاقة "رمثان"، صباح يوم الأحد 8 أكتوبر 2017م في ميناء رأس تنورة بالمنطقة الشرقية، وذلك بحضور مختلف الجهات المعنية من كبار مسؤولي هيئة النقل العام وممثلين رفيعي المستوى عن شركة البحري. وقد أعلنت "البحري"، الشركة السعودية الرائدة عالمياً في مجال النقل والخدمات اللوجستية، أن مراسم رفع العلم السعودي وتسجيل "رمثان" تمت بالكامل تحت إشراف هيئة النقل العام، وبهذا تصبح "رمثان" ناقلة نفط سعودية عملاقة، تحمل الرقم 40 ضمن الأسطول السعودي العملاق التابع للشركة.



  • Greener Ships Will Not Automatically Get a Discount in Insurance Premiums

    The second day of the “Maritime Cyprus 2017” Conference successfully kept the momentum that was experienced during the previous day. Hundreds of distinguished participants from around the world followed the proceedings of the second day of the Conference, solidifying its reputation as one of the most successful shipping conferences worldwide.

  • Integartion of Marine Insurance & Liability Mechanism

    Senior managers from Maritime Administrations and legislative draftspersons specialised in maritime and shipping related legislation from 11 Pacific Island countries gathered in Suva this week (26–29 September) for the Regional Workshop on International Maritime Organization Civil Liability Conventions.

  • Cargo still sailing on rough seas – but land ahoy!

    A year ago, the container shipping industry was in the doldrums with oversupply of capacity and lay-up of 7% of the global fleet in capacity terms. Predictions were that the market would only fully recover in 2018. One year on, we speak to some insurance players for their sentiments on the marine cargo market.

Offshore - Oil & Gas

  • US Policy On Iran Won't Harm Its Oil Industry

    President Donald Trump’s revised hardline policy towards Iran will have little impact on Tehran’s ambition to develop its vital oil industry and attract foreign investment, a senior Iranian official said on Oct. 17

  • Adnoc launches a unified brand identity across its group of...

    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) launched a unified brand identity across its group of companies bringing together its subsidiary companies under one common identity to highlight the scale of its business.

  • Thuraya joins hands with Gulfsat in new partnership

    DUBAI -- Thuraya Telecommunications Company announced today the signing of a partnership with satellite communications company, Gulfsat, at the ongoing OP, Offshore Patrol Vessels, event in Kuwait. This strategic alliance will enable Gulfsat to launch data services in Kuwait.

  • Kuwait oil revenues to hit $40.64bln for FY17/18

    By the end of September 2017, the first half of the current fiscal year 2017/2018 ended and the average Kuwaiti oil price for September scored US$ 52.3 per barrel, up by US$ 3.8 per barrel, 7.8%, from August’s average price of US$ 48.5 per barrel. It is also higher by US$ 7.3 per barrel, 16.2%, than the new budget hypothetical price of US$ 45 per barrel.

  • Oil & Gas Indonesia: Contractors Urge Gov't to...

    Again, oil and gas contractors in Indonesia urge the government to clean up bureaucracy (red tape) in this sector in order to make the investment climate more attractive, and hence trigger more (much-needed) investment in Indonesia's oil and gas industry.

  • National Oil and Gas Gateway consolidates well-level data...

    The National Oil and Gas Gateway is the first publicly available website with oil and natural gas well-level data from multiple states. The website was created as a collaborative initiative among the U.S. Energy Information Administration; the Groundwater Protection Council (GWPC) and its member states; and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Oil and Natural Gas, part of the Office of Fossil Energy.




  • Regulating ship speed could cut emissions by a...

    Greenhouse gas emissions from three ship types – containerships, bulkers and tankers – could be reduced by a third, on average, by reducing their speed, according to a new independent study that will be presented to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) next week. The cumulative savings 1. from reducing the speed of these ships alone could, by 2030, be as much as 12% of shipping’s total remaining carbon budget 2. if the world is to stay under the 1.5ºC global temperature rise, the CE Delft study for NGOs Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment, founding members of the Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC), found.

  • Dubai Maritime Cluster Office Signs MoU with...

    The Dubai Maritime Cluster Office of the Dubai Maritime City Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with both Germany’s Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland and Canada’s Vancouver International Maritime Cluster.

  • Shipping industry robust because ignored by...

    Shipping is the unsung hero of the Cyprus economy. The big success story that seeks no attention or publicity and demands no assistance from the state as it grows and flourishes. It is an object lesson of what could be achieved by capable and committed professionals when there is no interference in their work by politicians, state bureaucrats and trade unions as is the case in all other major sectors of the economy, the growth of which is stalled by these meddling, self-serving groups.

  • Norway’s 2017 high-yield bond volumes recover as...

    Companies raised 45 billion Norwegian crowns ($5.63 billion) via high-yield bonds in Norway from January to September, more than twice the full-year 2016 level, data from brokers DNB and financial service Stamdata showed.

  • Investment and Risk in Shipping: Finding your “...

    Despite the turbulent and challenging conditions currently experienced by many in the sector, shipping continue s to attract keen attention from investors new to the industry. Some inherent investment risks are common to all sectors, but many are peculiar to shipping.

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Women in Maritime


  • Researcher Uncovers Shipping Industry Security Flaws

    They may be a lot bigger than the average smartphone or desktop, but a researcher recently demonstrated a plethora of security gaps that could expose container ships to cyberthreats. In a blog post, Ken Munro of Pen Test Partners detailed shipping industry security vulnerabilities such as weak passwords, easily exploitable satellite antennae and other misconfigurations that can be identified by conducting a simple search on Shodan, a search engine for internet-connected devices.

  • DMCA hosts interactive workshop on maritime technology

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) today (October 11) held an interactive workshop on ‘Maritime Innovation and Digitization’ as part of its efforts to attract more investments in research, technology, and maritime innovation.

  • Smart ships set to revolutionise industry

    Far from being something out of science fiction, ships with no people on board could soon become a reality says John Ioannou