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Chart Gets Order for Calcasieu Pass LNG

Map courtesy: Venture Global LNG

U.S. LNG equipment maker Chart Industries has received full notice to proceed (FNTP) regarding its production of cold boxes and brazed aluminium heat exchangers for Venture Global’s 10 million tpy Calcasieu Pass LNG export terminal project.The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved

First Major U.S. OWF Delayed

Image: BOEM

Massachusetts’ first offshore wind project has been delayed indefinitely by the federal government.The $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts had planned to break ground on the project by the end of this year, but progress has been halted pending a final environmental review by the U.

National Workboat Association Rebrands

Pic:  The Workboat Association

UK-based trade, skills and safety standards association National Workboat Association (NWA) has changed its name during its Silver Anniversary year to ‘The Workboat Association’ (WA) so it can correctly associate with its current form, scope and objectives.In its 25th year of providing to a growing industry’s needs,

UK Detains 3 Foreign Flagged Ships in July

Pic: Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that during July, there were three new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port.It also informed that  four foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.The UK is part of a regional

Workshop on Implementing IMO Treaties

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

International Maritime Organization (IMO) treaties need to be implemented into national law so that they can be applied on ships flying the flag of a particular country and so that those countries can implement effective port State control and comply with other obligations under the specified IMO instruments.

Canada Lifts Ship Speed Restrictions

Right whale "lobtails" as researchers watch from a distance. Photo taken by Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR).

Transport Canada,  the department within the Government of Canada,  says it’s lifting speed restrictions for cargo ships in the Gulf of St. Lawrence after recent surveillance failed to detect North Atlantic right whales in shipping lanes.There weren’t any whales in the shipping lanes where speed had been reduced,

Green Marine Certification for Stockton Port

Pic: © 2019 Port of Stockton

The Port of Stockton in San Joaquin Valley, in the extended San Francisco Bay Area, has achieved certification from Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry.Certification recognizes the Port of Stockton’s commitment to continuously reducing its environmental footprint.

Norway Updates Hormuz Security Warning

Map: Norwegian Maritime Authority

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) advised the country’s flagged vessels to minimize transit time in Iran’s territorial waters, due to the previous attacks in the Strait of Hormuz.The ISPS/MARSEC security level remained at level 2, NMA said, noting that boundaries have been slightly adjusted in the Fujairah-area.

South Africa Readies for Sulphur Cap

Dr John Calleya. Technical Officer: IMO Sub-division for Protection Measures Marine Environment Division. Photo: South African Maritime Safety Authority

South Africa will be ready to implement new global ships fuel regulations aimed at prevention of air pollution by ships at sea, but may have to pick up pace putting in place prerequisite legislation to legalise the process.The new regulations are in terms of the IMO’s MARPOL Convention (Annexture VI) whose goal,

ECSA Discusses on EU Shipping Issues

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The European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) informed that its Board met in Brussels on 26 June, to discuss the issues the European shipping industry is currently working on.A broad discussion was held about how the industry will work with the incoming European Parliament and European

Panama Canal, UN Join Forces on Climate Action

Photo: Panama Canal Authority.

The Panama Canal and UN Environment signed a cooperation agreement today to join efforts on sustainable development and combatting climate change.Signed by the Administrator of the Panama Canal Jorge L. Quijano and the Regional of UN Environment in Latin America and the Caribbean Leo Heileman, the agreement

American Shipbuilding Act Re-introduced

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Congressman John Garamendi and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker reintroduced the Energizing American Shipbuilding Act (H.R.3829), that seeks to revive domestic shipbuilding and maritime industries by requiring that increasing percentages of liquefied natural gas and crude oil exports be transported on U.S.

India Takes Steps to Check Marine Pollution

The Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge) Mansukh L. Mandaviya. Photo: Press Information Bureau, India

The government of India has taken various preventive steps taken by the Government of India to check marine pollution, said the Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya.The Minister informed that India is a signatory to MARPOL (International Convention on Prevention of Marine Pollution). In addition,

DNV GL Offers Free Sulfur SIP

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Global certification body, DNV GL offers a free web-based application of the Ship Implementation Plan (SIP) to prepare for 2020 0.5% sulfur cap.The ship owners and managers can use the SIP to prepare vessel-specific SIPs and maintain an overview of their fleet, said a press release.While not mandatory,

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