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  • DMCA launches new ‘Maritime Dubai’ initiative

    As part of the ongoing initiatives to cement Dubai’s leadership on the global maritime map, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched its new ‘Maritime Dubai’ initiative.

  • Gulf Navigation Holding expands its fleet in partnership with China’s Wuchang Ship Heavy Industry...

    Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC is expanding the company’s fleet through a strategic long-term partnership with Wuchang Group, China’s heavy industry giant. The decision was made at Gulf Navigation Holding’s latest board meeting. The move aims to meet the increasing demand for transferring chemicals from the UAE and other GCC countries to global markets. 

  • DP World signs ports agreement with Ukraine

    DP World has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Ukraine to develop ports and logistics capabilities in the country.

  • Global maritime creative leaders Lloyd's, Rolls Royce, DNV, Transas, gather in Dubai to review...

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority responsible for supervising, organizing and managing various areas of the maritime sector in Dubai, has revealed that preparations are underway for the hosting of some of the world's top international speakers of regional and local maritime experts and leaders, to discuss and review the most important developments and innovations in the global maritime industry during the first session of the UAE Maritime Leaders Seminar, an event organized by the Dubai Maritime Cluster Office, which will be held on October 30, 2016 at The Address Hotel in Dubai Marina

  • Abu Dhabi Ports exhibits its latest digital services and solutions at GITEX Tech Week 2016

    Abu Dhabi Ports is participating at GITEX Technology Week 2016 as part of the Abu Dhabi e-Government pavilion, along with other government entities to soft-launch its revolutionary Port Community System (PCS), Maqta Gateway, for the GITEX audience, and to showcase a few services of Maqta Gateway’s recently released Vessel Management System.



  • P&I Clubs Renew Coverage for Iranian Shipping

    Western insurers are slowly reaching deals with Iran as they seek to re-enter a multi-billion dollar market although the pace of business is hampered by banking restrictions ten months on from the lifting of international sanctions.

  • Raising awareness to recruit the best people for UK maritime employment at sea...

    At the 19th Maritime HR & Crew Management Conference in London on 19-20 October, Commodore Barry Bryant CVO RN, Director General of the Seafarers UK charity, will update delegates on the exciting opportunity provided by the UK Maritime Growth Study (MGS) to promote maritime employment opportunities.

  • How boat insurance can protect vessel owners

    Whether you’re a first-time buyer or adding to a growing fleet, the excitement of purchasing a new or usedscreen-shot-2016-10-07-at-11-11-36-am boat can be a lot to take in. Long before you fork over a significant amount of your hard-earned money and sign on the dotted line, you’ve already made a half-dozen plans for the near future; fishing trips, weekends at anchor, time on the water with your friends and family, and waterskiing or wakeboarding are all on the horizon.

Offshore - Oil & Gas

  • Gas tanker attacked near key shipping lane off Yemen

    Unknown assailants attacked a gas tanker off the coast of Yemen close to the Bab al-Mandab waterway in the latest flare up in an area through which much of the world’s oil passes, shipping and security officials said.

  • The UK’s Oil And Gas Ultimatum: Exploration Or Bust

    Here's something that most of you probably knew but didn't really want to see written in a report: the number of jobs in the UK's oil and gas sector has dropped more than 25 percent over the last two years. It brings into sharp relief the real and absolute need for hands to shake on a deal in Vienna on November 30.

  • The UK’s Oil And Gas Ultimatum: Exploration Or Bust

    Here's something that most of you probably knew but didn't really want to see written in a report: the number of jobs in the UK's oil and gas sector has dropped more than 25 percent over the last two years. It brings into sharp relief the real and absolute need for hands to shake on a deal in Vienna on November 30.

  • Celebrations premature: Obstacles remain in tapping Lebanon...

    The prospects of a large gas find off the Lebanese coast have led to some premature celebrations among political and business circles that hoped this untapped hidden wealth would be the ultimate answer to all of Lebanon’s economic and social problems. Although successive governments have failed to pass two crucial decrees that would herald the launch of the licensing round, many politicians and even oil experts have overestimated the potential size of this commodity in Lebanon and have even matched it with those of Israel and Cyprus.

  • Singapore's Ezra Oilfield Services Wants To Amend 2018...

    Singapore's Ezra Holdings Ltd., one of the country's many oilfield service firms hit by a downturn in oil markets, said it was seeking bondholders' consent to amend the terms of $150 million (US$109 million) worth of 2018 notes.

  • The Biggest Opportunity Right Now In Oil And Gas

    Offshore exploration has been a rare bright spot for the global oil and gas industry lately.




  • Container shipping firms may earn $143b this year

    Notwithstanding the concerns of weak trade growth and fleet oversupply in the container shipping market, the firms’ revenue may clinch about $143 billion, going by the projections of a global shipping consultancy firm, Drewry.

  • Damen delivers stock CSD450 within 3 working days...

    Damen CSD450 started winning sand at the Frisian motorway project contractor Van der Lee is working on. The ink on the sales contract was not even dry yet – it being signed on Thursday only. The stock dredger was prepared for transport on Friday and towed to the north of the Netherlands over the weekend, so that it could make a flying start on the Monday.

  • Hanjin Shipping to Close European Operations

    Assets from the company’s Asia-U. S. route are already up for sale. Separately, the company is in talks with Swiss shipping giant Mediterranean Shipping Co. to sell its stake in the Long Beach Terminal in California.

  • Damen wins 13-tug order from Edison Chouest...

    Leading marine transportation provider and the USA’s largest operator of OSVs, Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), has teamed up with Damen to build a total of 13 heavy duty mooring assistance and escort tugs. These will be deployed on two major maritime projects for which ECO has recently won contracts, based in part on the use of well-proven Damen tug designs. The vessels will be built using ECO’s highly regarded network of five shipyards and Damen’s support and expertise.

  • Shipping 'progressives' call for...

    Many of the world’s biggest shipowners and charterers have called on heads of state to take swift action to force carbon emission cuts on their industry which is the only sector in the world not now bound by climate change targets.

Legal & Regulations


  • Marine environment and climate to be considered by the IMO

    How can the shipping industry contribute to the Paris Agreement’s goals of reduced global greenhouse gas emissions? This as well as other important issues of the industry are on the agenda as the MEPC meets in London this week.

  • Three tonnes of waste collected from Yas Island

    In a clean-up campaign, workers of the Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) and the Abu Dhabi Centre for Waste Management (Tadweer) collected three metric tonnes of waste from residential neighbourhoods and beaches in and around Yas Island.

  • Ports support designation North Sea and Baltic Sea as Nitrogen Emission Control Areas

    The port(authorities) of Antwerp, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Le Havre and Bremen/Bremerhaven strongly support the submissions of the North sea and the Baltic countries to designate the North Sea and the Baltic Sea as Nitrogen Emission Control Areas (NECA) by 2021. We therefore call upon the Maritime Environmental Protection Committee members to support these submissions during their 70th Session to be held on the 24-28th October 2016 in London.


  • Mersey Maritime and UK’s LJMU introduce new...

    UK-based maritime industry body Mersey Maritime and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) have launched a new maritime graduate programme.

  • NYK Welcomes Japanese Teachers to its Maritime...

    The NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA)* welcomed a visiting study group comprising three teachers from Japanese technical colleges and technical high schools, accompanied by three staff members from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The three teachers were attending a global human resources development course offered by JICA in the Philippines as part of the organization’s overseas teacher training program.

  • Fichte Legal Consultants partners with Middlesex...

    Fichte Legal Consultants and Middlesex University Dubai have partnered to establish a common platform in order to cultivate law students for their transition from academia to the professional industry. The partnership was sealed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, where both parties committed to a mutually beneficial long-term agreement.

  • HMC and ICS Greek Branch welcome Erasmus...

    With the vision of contributing in making Piraeus an international maritime education hub, HMC and ICS Greek Branch co-operated with Erasmus University Rotterdam and in particular its Faculty of Law (Department of Commercial Law and Department of Labor Law), by participating in an educational trip organized by the University, entitled: «The Human Factor in Shipping».

  • Annapolis Maritime Museum Raises Over $80K For...

    The Annapolis Maritime Museum raised over $80,000 for its award-winning education programs at the recent 12th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash on September 17th, 2016. Founding Sponsor, Boatyard Bar & Grill, Title Sponsor, Annapolis Subaru, and the event’s Carbon Neutral Sponsor, Hannon Armstrong, were instrumental in a highly successful event that has become a much-anticipated yearly tradition in the Annapolis community and at the Museum’s waterfront property in Eastport.

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