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Maersk and Partners to Deploy Blockchain-Based Marine Insurance Platform in January

By Jemima Kelly LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Consultancy EY, data security firm Guardtime, Microsoft and ship operator Maersk have joined to build a blockchain-based marine insurance platform that will be the first real-world use of the nascent technology in the shipping industry. Show More Summary

First Ultra-Large Containership Visits U.S. East Coast Ports

The 14,414 TEU CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt has set a new record as the largest capacity containership to ever visit the U.S. east coast after calling at the ports of Virginia (Norfolk), Savannah, and Charleston in recent days. After setting...Show More Summary

Drewry: Shipping’s Recovery Not Enough to Lift Seafarer Wages

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HMM Confirms Order for Five VLCCs

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Visiting a Boat Show? Make a Game Plan

One of the best things you can do to stave off the winter doldrums and start getting psyched for spring is to visit a big boat show.

Texas Coast Crawls Back to Work as Shipping and Oil Industries Get Back On Track

By Gary McWilliams and Daniel Trotta HOUSTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Houston residents on Tuesday picked up the pace of their recovery from Hurricane Harvey, returning to schools and offices to help get the nation’s fourth largest city and its vital shipping and oil industries back on track. Show More Summary

Grounded Drillship Removed from Aransas Pass Near Corpus Christi, Texas

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday monitored the recovery and transit of a grounded drillship in Aransas Pass near Corpus Christi, Texas.  The Paragon Offshore drillship Paragon DPDS1 (formerly Noble Phoenix) ran aground in Aransas Pass as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Show More Summary

U.K. North Sea Oil Field Startups Surge to 10-Year High

The West Phoenix oil platform, operated by Seadrill Norge AS, center, stands in the Port of Cromarty Firth in Cromarty, U.K., on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. The pace of drilling in the North Sea, the center of U.K. oil production for the past 40 years, has sunk to a record as crashing energy prices force explorers to abandon costly projects. Show More Summary

Qatar Says New Port Will Help Circumvent Arab Sanctions

HAMAD PORT, Qatar, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Qatar inaugurated a new $7.4 billion port along its Gulf coast on Tuesday that officials said would become a regional transport hub and help shield its economy against sanctions enforced by neighbouring Arab states. Show More Summary

Inmarsat signs MoU with Samsung Heavy Industries to deliver applications for new build smart ships

Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) has signed a ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung Heavy Industries (“SHI”), establishing a relationship to leverage the ‘smart ship’ connectivity offered by Fleet Xpress at the vessel construction stage. Show More Summary

ABB to power Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection’s first vessel dubbed the “anti-cruise ship”

ABB will provide the power and propulsion for the first in a series of groundbreaking vessels that mark Ritz Carlton’s first foray into the maritime sector. The 190-meter long vessel has been dubbed the “anti-cruise ship” because itShow More Summary

MARAD Activates TS Empire State and TS Kennedy for Harvey Relief

The maritime academy training ships TS Empire State VI and TS Kennedy have been ordered to get underway to Gulf of Mexico to support ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime...Show More Summary

Texas Ports Update – Houston-Galveston, Corpus Christi, Port Arthur – Damage Photos and Video

The U.S. Coast Guard conducted several overflights Thursday to assess the damage to ports along the Texas Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey as many of the affected ports began opening. Hurricane Harvey has significantly...Show More Summary

VLCC Rates Continue to Sink On Tonnage Oversupply

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Chris-Craft Catalina 30 Pilothouse Review

Chris-Craft has paid a lot of attention to making the Catalina 30 Pilothouse an immensely capable entertaining and relaxation platform.

China Merchants Group Said to Be Exploring Offshore Rig Deals

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — State-owned conglomerate China Merchants Group is exploring acquisitions of offshore rig operators, which have struggled to recover from a collapse in oil-industry spending, people with knowledge of the matter said. Show More Summary

Military Sealift Command’s USNS William McClean Joins Harvey Relief Efforts

The Military Sealift Command’s dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) will join two U.S. Navy warships in the ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. USNS William McClean got underway on Thursday...Show More Summary

Corpus Christi’s Storm-Ravaged Energy Industry Begins Slow Recovery

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Oil refiners and port facilities in Corpus Christi, Texas, are making strides resuming operations but Houston and other Gulf Coast energy hubs are still flooded by Hurricane Harvey, officials said on Thursday. Show More Summary

Denmark Issues Investigation Report Into Loss of Maersk Supply Ships Off France

A Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board investigation into the 2016 loss of tow and foundering of two supply ships off the coast of France found that the incident was a ‘systematic accident’ not limited to any single factor or root cause. Show More Summary

Commentary: A Win for Trump’s Gas Diplomacy

By Agnia Grigas Aug 30 (Reuters) – Last week, American liquefied natural gas (LNG) made its way to the somewhat unlikely market of Lithuania. The former Soviet republic traditionally bought its gas from Russian state company Gazprom; this was its first shipment from the United States. Show More Summary

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