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Maersk Line Gets New Head in China

Mike Fang. Photo from LinkedIn profile

 Maersk Line on May 21 announced that Mike Fang become the company's new chief of east - and central China. He joins with effect from 1 July 2015.    Fang has been head of Maersk Line North China since 2012.

USS Freedom (LCS 1) Completes Rough Water Trials

USS Freedom (LCS 1) in the Southern California operating area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) completed Seakeeping and Structural Loads Trials, commonly referred to as Rough Water Trials (RWT) in late March the Navy reported May 21. The U.S. Navy must

New Flag Program Honors US Merchant Marines

Image: MARAD

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the launch of the United States Merchant Marine Flag Program, which will provide U.S. Merchant Marine Flags for display nationwide,


Hyundai to build 5 Oil Tankers for Bahri

Courtesy Bahri

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), the exclusive oil-shipper for Saudi Aramco

Alaska, Washington to build Arctic Icebreakers

Arctic icebreaker

Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, and Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington, have introduced a bill

Launch of First Future Destroyer, Hobart

First Future Destroyer, Hobart

Speech delivered by the Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews during the launch of Hobart - the


Solarworld Wants Duties on Chinese Solar Goods in U.S. Extended

German solar manufacturer SolarWorld will apply to the United States for an extension of duties on Chinese panel imports that are due to end this year, weekly Euro am Sonntag

Viking Orders 2 Liebherr Cranes

The owner of Viking Cranes, Erich Reimets, together with the financial director of Viking Cranes, Reet Reimets, and representatives of Liebherr

An LR 1300 with super lift equipment and an LR 1160 crawler crane will strengthen the fleet of

KPCT Launches New Gulf Service


Containerized volumes are steadily increasing on the East Coast of India. Keeping pace with the


U.S. Senators Urge Obama to Block Arctic Oil Drilling

The Arctic is estimated to hold the world's largest remaining untapped gas reserves  Photo WWF

A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to stop

Seaway to Receive Prestigious OECD Award

World’s first Hands-Free Mooring (HFM) system for ships transiting its locks Photo St Lawrence Seaways Mngment Corp

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced today that it will receive a

Viper Subsea JIP Partner Commits to V-LIM

V-IR System (Image: Viper Subsea)

One of the sponsors of Viper Subsea’s Join Industry Project (JIP) to develop the company’s V-IR


Algeria's Sonatrach appoints new chief executive

Algeria's state energy firm Sonatrach has named Amine Mazouzi as its new chief executive to replace interim head Said Sahnoun, who had been appointed less than a year ago

Iran says OPEC Unlikely to Change Output Ceiling

Oil Field - Courtesy National Oil Corp

OPEC is unlikely to change its production ceiling when the group meets in June, Iran's Oil

Sea Urchin Haven Disturbed by Oil Spill

Santa Barbara Photo Wikipedia

Stephanie Mutz makes a living plucking sea urchins from the Santa Barbara coast and selling the

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5 Tunisian Migrants Die in Shipwreck

A member of Tunisia's national guard aboard a fishing trawler off the coast near the border with Libya (AFP) Photo MEE

At least five Tunisian migrants died on Saturday when their boat sailing to Italy capsized off

Eskom Implements Rolling Power Cuts on Sunday

Courtesy Eskom

South African power utility Eskom will cut as much as 1,000 megawatts from the national grid on

USCG Assists Sinking Vessel East of Nantucket

Coast Guard Cutter-Sanibel1

The Coast Guard is responding to a fishing boat taking on water 130 miles east of Nantucket