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Coastguardsmen Honored for Heroic Rescue Near Port of Virginia

By MarEx 2019-05-23 14:00:43

On Wednesday, four U.S. Coast Guard boat crew members received awards for their actions during a search and rescue case and reunited with two of the four boat crash survivors during a ceremony at Coast Guard Station Little Creek in Virginia Beach, just outside the Port of Virginia.  Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Reynolds, a coxswain at the station, Petty Officer 3rd Class Parker Bohannon, a machinery technician at the station, and Seamen Daniel Brennes and Loren Greenlund received Coast Guard...

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McKnight Elected New Chairman at Georgia Ports Authority

By MarEx 2019-05-23 00:27:49

William D. McKnight has been elected the new Chairman of Georgia Ports Authority (GPA).  McKnight, who has served as vice chairman since 2018, will assume his new responsibilities July 1.   "I'm excited to help lead the GPA at a time when Gov. Kemp has made the success of small business a major priority," McKnight said. "Our ports' role in helping Georgia companies connect with buyers across the globe can mean a world of difference to small...

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Disney Cruise Line to Homeport Two New Ships at Canaveral

By MarEx 2019-05-23 00:04:15

The Canaveral Port Authority and Disney Cruise Line have reached a new 20-year agreement to expand operations and make Port Canaveral home for two of Disney Cruise Line’s three new ships.   The new operating agreement will begin June 1, 2019, and replaces an existing Marine Terminal Agreement set to expire on December 31, 2027. It provides a 20-year primary term with two additional five-year renewals. Initially, the call guarantee remains at 150 calls, but increases to 180 calls in...

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More Cranes for West Africa Container Terminal

By MarEx 2019-05-22 23:55:26

In response to continued volume growth in the Eastern Nigerian market, the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) located in Onne Port, has invested in two new mobile harbor cranes. The two Liebherr LHM 550 cranes are due for deployment in July this year.  This year, WACT has already invested around $2.5 million in 10 purpose-built terminal trucks, three reach stackers and an empty container handler, as well as terminal infrastructure and manpower development. Earlier this year, the first delivery of...

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Sempra - Saudi Aramco Sale Deal Agreed for Port Arthur LNG

By MarEx 2019-05-22 22:10:19

Sempra Energy and Saudi Aramco have announced their respective subsidiaries, Sempra LNG and Aramco Services Company, have signed a deal for a definitive 20-year LNG sale-and-purchase agreement for five million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG offtake from Phase 1 of the Port Arthur LNG export-project, currently under development. The deal also includes finalization of a 25 percent equity investment in Phase 1 of Port Arthur LNG.  The proposed Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 project is expected to include two...

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Wreck of Last American Slave Ship Confirmed

By MarEx 2019-05-22 21:33:03

The wreck of the last slave ship ever to reach American shores has been found in a river delta near Mobile, Alabama, according to the state's historical commission.  In 1860, on the eve of the American Civil War, the schooner Clotilda took aboard 110 individuals in West Africa and sailed across the Atlantic to deliver them to slaveowners in Mobile. After they were unloaded, the ship was burned outside of the port.  The transatlantic slave trade had already been banned in...

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Canada Funds Coast Guard Fleet Renewal Program

By MarEx 2019-05-22 21:18:00

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced plans for the construction of up to 18 new Coast Guard ships. Total funding for the 18 large ships is $15.7 billion, which represents early estimates of project budgets including construction, logistics and support, contingency, project management and infrastructure costs. The costs of each ship will be announced following contract negotiations. Irving Shipbuilding will build two new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships, which will be adapted for the Coast Guard to perform a...

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Vertical Turbine Developed for Onboard Renewable Energy

By MarEx 2019-05-22 18:19:06

Two European companies are collaborating to introduce vertical wind turbines as a renewable energy source for ships. The Swiss company Bonum Engineering and Consultancy and the Finnish shipping company Bore, part of the Spliethoff group, are collaborating on the project. Bonum Engineering and Consultancy will supply vertical wind mills for a Bore vessel to validate the technology. After initially testing a two square meter turbine with a nominal electrical production of about 2,380 kWh...

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Watch: World’s First Diver-Less Remote Hyperbaric Tie-In Completed

By MarEx 2019-05-22 17:45:49

DeepOcean has conducted the world's first offshore diver-less remote hyperbaric tie-in operation with the successful completion of the 36-inch oil export pipe spool tie in project on the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea for Equinor. In 2017, DeepOcean was awarded a contract for the project management, engineering, procurement and installation of the 36 inch oil export spool and remote hyperbaric tie-in of the oil export pipeline to the Johan Sverdrup riser platform.  A record lift was undertaken...

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Blue Orange Wave Turnkey Solution for New Training Center

By MarEx 2019-05-22 17:25:27

Market leader in professional maritime training and simulation solutions Blue Orange Wave has been selected to provide a turnkey solution for a new training facility of SACS Group, located in Columbia.  With this recently signed five-years contract, Blue Orange Wave is to supply and configure the XVR Simulation Platform for a new purpose-built training center being constructed in Bogóta, Columbia. The solution has been ordered by the SACS Group, a leading provider of HSEQ training services.  Scheduled to complete in...

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