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SAExploration Completes Ocean-Bottom Project

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The geophysical services provider SAExploration Holdings successfully completed the largest shallow water ocean-bottom marine project in its history.Contracted to SAExploration by a major national oil company, the project, located in the Arabian Sea off the coast of India, utilized over 20 vessels,

Ban on HFO in Iceland Waters Hailed

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The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes Iceland’s plan to ban the use of fuel oils with more than 0.1% sulphur content from use as shipping fuel from its waters.The proposal from Iceland’s Ministry of the Environment and Natural for a new regulation on the use of fuel oil with more than 0.1%

Africa’s Blue Economy in Focus

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A wide-ranging discussion during the "Africa@Nor-Shipping" event in Oslo, Norway (5 June) explored a host of topics related to unlocking the full potential of Africa’s blue economy.Three separate expert panels addressed competition among different maritime sectors, ocean governance and

NAVTOR and Weathernews Join Forces

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An e-navigation company from inception, NAVTOR started life as a challenger to traditional navigation methods. Now their freshly signed collaboration agreement with Weathernews of Japan keeps them on course to redefine navigation, moving beyond charts and chores and into the very heart of vessel operations.

StormGeo Upgrades Route Optimization System

StormGeo has announced new versions of the best-selling route optimization system, BVS, through the launch of NaviPlanner BVS and NaviUpdate.NaviPlanner BVS simplifies the process of planning and optimizing a route, obtaining the appropriate charts and creating a voyage plan—without switching between different products.

AAMA Seeks Support for Ocean Economy

L - R: Sheindu Juvenal of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), with Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Chairman of Association of African Maritime administrations (AAMA) / Director General Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Bjorn K. Haugland, Dey Norse Veritas - Germanische Lloyd’s (DNV GL) Group, Chief Sustainability Officer and the CEO of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact Ms Lise Kingo. Photo: Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)

Chairman of Association of African Maritime administrations (AAMA), Dr Dakuku Peterside has called on developed nations and corporate bodies to support Africa and other developing nations to build capacity and regulatory enforcement needed to maximize benefits of ocean economy.Dakuku who made the call in Oslo,

IMO Outlines Blueprint for Blue Growth

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International Maritime Organization (IMO)  Secretary-General Kitack Lim delivered a strong reminder about the vital importance of balanced and sustainable development to delegates at the Ocean Leadership conference at the Nor-Shipping 2019 conference in Oslo yesterday (4 June).In a keynote address,

Oil Spill Conference Held in Adriatic

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International Maritime Organization (IMO)-supported 4th edition of the Adriatic Oil Spill Conference (ADRIASPILLCON 2019), was held in Opatija, Croatia (28-30 May)."Planning for any marine pollution incident requires ongoing communication, collaboration and cooperation. Regional and sub-regional

30% of Sea Needs Protection by 2030

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To keep the planet flourishing, 30 percent of Earth needs protection by 2030. Today about eight percent of the ocean and 15 percent of land is protected."We’re on track to reach a global goal of protecting 10 percent of the ocean and 17 percent of the land by 2020, but world leaders need

DryLog Joins Rapid Ocean Response Emergency

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North American marine emergency response service provider Rapid Ocean Response Corporation (RORC) said that the dry bulk shipping company DryLog has joined its network.DryLog,  a subsidiary of international Ceres Shipping Ltd,  will now have access to an always-available, contractually-obligated

IMO Concludes Growing Blue Conference

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What is maritime development and why is it important? Isn’t one of the biggest challenges the failure to appreciate the value of the maritime sector? These are the questions being raised by International Maritime Organization (IMO) at the Growing Blue Conference in Maputo, Mozambique (23-24 May).

MOL to Join TCFD Consortium

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Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that it will participate in the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Consortium, which was established to provide a forum for discussions among corporations and financial institutions that agree with "TCFD recommendations".

EC Launches Blue Economy Report

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European Commission launches the second edition of its Blue Economy Report during the 2019 European Maritime Day conference in Lisbon.Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella said: “Coastal regions are home to 214 million people and generate 43% of EU GDP. Today’s

MSC Joins NAMEPA

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The provider of container shipping services MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is a new member of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), which works to preserve the marine environment by promoting sustainable maritime industry best practices and educating the public."MSC

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