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SHIPPINGInsight 2014 Agenda Announced

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Annual Conference, Exhibition and Networking Event Brings Together Shipowners and Technology Companies to Address Practical Solutions for Efficient Operations The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight 2014

VIDEO: HMS Queen Elizabeth Floats Out

HMS Queen Elizabeth floating out of her dock for the first time (Photo: QEClassCarriers)

A timelapse video of HMS Queen Elizabeth floating out of her dock for the first time is now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ZjQz9vEKw. The float out of the 65,000-metric-ton aircraft carrier took place last Thursday,

GE, LR Study Gas Turbines for Commercial Ships

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GE Marine and Lloyd’s Register Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Collaborate on Applying Gas Turbines to Power Commercial Ships GE Marine and Lloyd’s Register report they have signed a Memorandum

Shipbuilding

Navios Announces VLCC Delivery

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, has announced that the Nave Electron, a 2002-built VLCC of 305,178 dwt

Taylor Named GM at MPE Interiors

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A construction  industry specialist with more than 40 years’ experience has joined

Hyundai Heavy Industries Develops HiCASS

HHI’s engineers are testing the Hyundai Intelligent Collision Avoidance Support System

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) announced today that it developed Hyundai Intelligent

Contracts

Gazprom Neft Starts Production at Iraq Badra Oilfield

Russia's Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of state-run Gazprom, has started initial commercial oil production from its Badra oilfield in Iraq, the oil ministry said on Wednesday.

Bahrain US$35-M Land Reclamation Contract for GLDD

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Provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental &

Global Ocean Trade: Latest Shipbuilding Orders

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No tankship orders noted the past week by Clarkson Hellas in their latest S&P Weekly Bulletin

Technology

Hydroid Sponsors 2014 AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp

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Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of autonomous

Simrad Partners with Sportsman Boats

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Simrad Yachting has announced its exclusive partnership with Sportsman Boats Manufacturing.

Harnessing the Wind for Auxiliary Propulsion

The Norsepower R&D site in Naantali, Finland

Finnish marine engineering company Norsepower Oy Ltd. announced that it will bring to the

Legal

US Proposes New Rules for Crude Oil Rail Trasport

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced a comprehensive set of proposed rules for the safe rail transport of crude oil and certain other flammable materials

Oil Smuggling Finances Islamic State's New Caliphate

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Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month

Thai Resort Owners Sue State Owned Company for Oil Spill

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Business owners on Koh Samet island are suing a state-owned petroleum enterprise for the oil spill

People & Company News

Talisman Says Approached by Repsol about Deal

Talisman Energy Inc said on Wednesday it has been approached by Repsol , a day after a report that the Spanish oil producer was considering a bid for Canada's No. 5 oil company.

Kito Americas Acquires Peerless Industrial

Kito Americas, Inc. announced today that the company has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire Peerless Industrial Group from Westview Capital Partners II, L. P.

CDP Reti to Take on Debt Ahead of Stake Sale to China Grid

Italian energy grid holding company CDP Reti will take on around 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion) in new debt ahead of an expected sale of a minority stake to China's State Grid