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Norovirus Outbreak on Fred. Olsen Cruise Ship

Balmoral (Photo: Fred. Olsen Cruise)

An outbreak of the norovirus stomach bug has sickened 160 people aboard a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ship docked at Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. health officials and the company said on Friday.   The norovirus

China COSCO to be First through the Expanded Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge L. Quijano, with Zhang Guodong, General Manager, China COSCO Shipping Panama (right) and Paul XU, General Manager, China COSCO Shipping Panama (left). (Photo: Panama Canal Authority)

China COSCO Shipping has won the draw for its container vessel Andronikos to make the ceremonial first transit through the Expanded Panama Canal during the waterway’s inauguration on Sunday, June 26.  The vessel,

Pacific Nations Take a Stand on Shipping Emissions

Photo: IMO

On Earth Day, Pacific leaders queued among 175 countries to sign the Paris Agreement in New York. Earlier that day in London, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations Framework

Shipbuilding

Symphony Sun’ Launched in Leer

Launching Symphony Sun’ Photo Symphony Shipping

On Friday the 29th of April, Nb. 420 was launched in Leer. She was christened ‘Symphony Sun’ and

SCHOTTEL Debuts EcoPeller with High-torque Gears

Propulsion and steering systems manufacturer SCHOTTEL has unveiled its new EcoPeller (SRE), which it said offers improved efficiency and robustness. Playing a key role here is

Fincantieri Delivers Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista is the largest ship ever built for the Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet Photo Fincantieri

Carnival Vista, the new flagship of the fleet of Carnival Cruise Line, brand of the Carnival Group

Contracts

Great Lakes Inks M.E., N.C. Coastal Protection Project Deals

President of Dredging Operations David Simonelli Photo Great Lakes

Great Lakes Announces $55 Million in Subcontract Work in the Middle East and Award of $38 Million

Olympic Subsea Vessel Bags Contract

Olympic Delta. Photo by Olympic Shipping AS

Olympic Shipping has secured a contract for Olympic Delta, an inspection, maintenance and repair

Asia Tankers-VLCCs Rates Ease as Tanker Jams Fade

file image: A VLCC transits the Suez Canal (Suez Canal Authority)

Port congestion eases at Basra and Chinese ports; tanker demand set to expand on lower oil prices.

Technology

Lerwick Harbor sees Seasonal Boost

Offshore vessels Bibby Polaris and Viking Neptun at Greenhead Base, currently supporting projects West of Shetland. Photo by Alexander Simpson

The opening of the offshore season in northern waters has seen specialist oil industry vessels

ExxonMobil 1Q Profits Plunge 63%

Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive office ExxonMobil

Highlights   * Earnings of $1.8 billion decreased 63 percent from the first quarter of 2015.

KICT Welcomes MSC MEL 1 Service First Call

KICT Welcomes First Call of the New MSC Middle East Loop 1 Service Photo KICT

MSC Lana Voy-JA618R made its inaugural call at Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT)

Legal

Blacklisted Tanker Returns to Libya's Zawiya Port

Distya Ameya tanker Photo National Oil Corporation

A tanker that Libya's rival eastern government had been using to try to export oil in defiance of

Gazprom, Shell Mull Strategic Cooperation

LNG plant in Sakhalin Photo Gazprom

At a meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Ben van

Technip Declares Dividend for 2015

Courtesy Technip

Technip General Meeting held 28 April 2016 approved the proposed dividend for 2015 of EUR 2.

People & Company News

Three Fishermen Rescued off Huatulco, Mexico

USCG to the rescue of the fishermen Pic courtesy USCG

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast and the Mexican navy conducted a joint operation to save three

Chevron Suffers Loss, Plans Job Cuts

Photo: Chevron Corp

Chevron Corp. reported a first-quarter loss as slumping oil prices continued to drag down revenue.

Golar and Schlumberger Reaffirm Partnership

Schlumberger's withdrawal from the Fortuna/Ophir development will not influence its framework agreement with Golar LNG to develop integrated solutions for stranded gas assets

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