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IMO Adopts Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil Use by Ships in Arctic

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The United Nations shipping agency on Thursday adopted a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic region while green groups said the regulations contained loopholes which will allow many vessels

IMO Adopts New Measures to Cut Ship Emissions

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The U.N. shipping agency approved further measures on Thursday to boost the energy efficiency of commercial vessels although critics said the move fell short of what was needed to cut the industry's carbon footprint.

US CDC Eases Warning for Cruises

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eased its warnings for cruise ships from level 4, the highest, to 3 as operators prepare for summer trips from U.S. ports.The CDC also recommended

Shipbuilding

Fincantieri Begins Building First Ship for MSC's Explora Journeys

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Italian shipbuilding group Fincantieri has begun building the first of four new ships on order for

Callan Marine Building New Cutter Suction Dredge

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Callan Marine announced the construction of its newest dredge, an 18” cutter suction dredge named

Neoline Chooses Yard to Build Sailing Cargo Ship

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French shipping startup NEOLINE confirmed it has chosen NEOPOLIA Mobility and signed an LOI for

Contracts

UK Ministry of Defense Police Orders 18 High-speed Patrol Boats

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Marine Specialized Technology (MST) Group has been announced as the winner in a competitive tender

GTT to Design Tanks for Four New LNG Carriers

French engineering firm GTT announced on Wednesday that it has received an order from Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the tank design of four new liquefied

Austal USA Wins Contract for Autonomous EPF

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The U.S. Navy has awarded shipbuilder Austal USA a $44 million contract to establish the

Technology

New Banking Payment Platform for Seafarers Launched

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A new touch-free payment platform for the maritime industry has been launched by Secure Seas.

Diamond Bulk Taps Inmarsat's Fleet Data Premium Solution

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Inmarsat's Fleet Data provides data acquisition, processing, uploading, and interface links

Integrated Cable Protection and Stability Systems Offers Life-of-Field Benefits

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Balmoral Comtec’s integrated cable protection stability system offers up to 75% reduction in

Legal

Spain Detains Tanker for Dumping Oil off Canary Islands

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Spain has detained a tanker ship for illegally dumping fuel in waters off the Canary Islands and

Hong Kong Ends Quarantine Curbs on Port Calls by Non-cargo Vessels

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Hong Kong providers of shipping services are breathing a sigh of relief after authorities

Brexit Bureaucracy Creates Nightmare for Dutch Boat Captain

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When Dutch boat captain and engineer Ernst-Jan de Groot applied to continue working in Britain

People & Company News

Elcome Opens Algeciras Office

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Elcome International, provider of maritime systems integration, technical support and shipboard

Huntington Ingalls Industries Names Gokhale Technical Solutions VP

Ashutosh Gokhale has been appointed vice president

America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that

Odyssey Marine Exploration Appoints Jones as CFO

U.S.-based subsea mining company Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. announced it has expanded its executive and legal teams. On Monday, the firm's Board of Directors appointed

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