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REGULATORY WATCH: The Global 0.50% Sulfur Cap: 30 months and counting down …

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Industry frets about the coming deadline. Shipping desperately wants to be ready, but will global shore-based infrastructure and refining capacity match the demand that is sure to come? And … are regulators

OP/ED: How Growth Can Benefit the Environment

Thomas A. Jelenić, Vice President for Pacific Merc

You might call 2017 a banner year for California ports. San Pedro Bay, home to the nation's leading twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach exceeded their pre-recession peaks. Collectively, San Pedro Bay was up 7.

Driving Efficiently Towards Zero Emissions

the Kalmar Ottawa Electric terminal tractor, T2E

As the Port of Long Beach Starts Year-long Freight and electric vehicle (EV) testing, Kalmar’s newest workhorse – the Kalmar Ottawa Electric terminal tractor, T2E – will be doing some of the heavy lifting.

Shipbuilding

Teekay Gets $450mln for Shuttle Tanker Fleet

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The midstream services provider to the offshore oil production industry Teekay Offshore Partners

Columbia Class Subs Take Shape in Virginia

A plasma-burning machine cuts the first steel plat

A plasma-burning machine cut the first steel plate that will be used to build Columbia (SSBN 826)

Shipowners See Increase in IMO-Compliant Fuels, But Doubts Persist

Shipowners, who are facing one of the biggest changes in the oil industry in decades, are seeing more fuels that will be compliant with new rules on sulphur emissions from ships

Contracts

Japanese LNG Carriers Pact with Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä’s long-term service agreements play an im

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has signed long-term service agreements for four Japanese-owned

Teekay Offshore Renews and Expands VSAT

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Teekay Offshore, one of the largest marine energy transportation, storage & production companies

Griffon Hoverwork Wins New Orders

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Southampton, UK-based hovercraft builder Griffon Hoverwork has won two new orders for its latest

Technology

CMA CGM Orders 50,000 Traxens Trackers

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French liner carrier CMA CGM has announced a new order for 50,000 Traxens trackers

Heerema Unveils World's Largest Offshore Crane Vessel

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Dutch firm Heerema Marine Contractors and Singapore's Sembcorp Marine, on Thursday

Svitzer Trials New Line Handling Tech

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Svitzer has begun sea trials of a new ‘industry-first’ remotely operated line catching technology

Legal

Pacific Radiance Wins Case Against Chinese Yard

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Singapore-based offshore vessel operator Pacific Radiance has won an arbitration award against a

Improper Crane Use Caused Crew Death -USCG

Inadequate training and improper shoreside crane operations were found to be the cause of a fatal accident earlier this year in the US Coast Guard buoy yard in Homer, Alaska.

Golar Spins Off TFDE LNG Biz

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Liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipper Golar announced that it has decided to proceed with a spin-off

People & Company News

MOL to Join TCFD Consortium

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Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that it will participate in the Task

GSL Acquires Three Boxships

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Marshall Islands-incorporated Global Ship Lease (GSL) announced that it has agreed to acquire

PSA, PFR, IFM Jointly Acquire DCT GDAŃSK

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PSA International Ptd Ltd (PSA), the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global

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