Autonomous Port Operations to Support Yara Birkeland

By MarEx 2018-05-24 02:23:02

Kalmar will deliver autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalized container handling solution at the Porsgrunn quayside in Norway for fertilizer company and shipowner Yara. This will mean that all the necessary operations related to the world's...

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Georgia Ports Posts Record Volumes in April

By MarEx 2018-05-24 13:37:00

Last month, the Georgia Ports Authority set a new cargo record for April at 3.3 million tons, exceeding last year's amount by 11 percent. The volume increase included a seven percent increase in containerized cargo, with traffic reaching a total of 356,000...

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Navy Drops Homicide Charge Against USS McCain's CO

By MarEx 2018-05-23 20:53:00

The U.S. Navy's prosecutors have dropped a charge of negligent homicide against Commander Alfredo Sanchez, the former commanding officer of the USS John S. McCain, for his role in the vessel's collision with a merchant tanker last year. The accident, which...

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U.S. Disinvites China's Navy from RIMPAC Exercise

By MarEx 2018-05-23 19:46:00

The United States has revoked China's invitation to participate in this year's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval exercise, the largest naval drill in the world. China had been slated to bring several ships to the drills, which will be...

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Watch: Russian Submarine Fires Ballistic Missiles

By MarEx 2018-05-23 19:28:53

The Russian Defense Ministry has released video of nuclear-powered submarine Yuri Dolgorukiy test firing four intercontinental ballistic missiles from below the surface. The Borei-class submarine tested the missiles on May 22 in the White Sea during combat training. It was...

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Malaysia to End MH370 Search

By MarEx 2018-05-23 19:13:08

Malaysia's new Transport Minister has announced that the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will end on May 29.  U.S.-based exploration firm Ocean Infinity has nearly completed its search of the target area and not found it. Ocean Infinity had...

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Report: Piracy Threat Continues off East and West Africa

By MarEx 2018-05-23 18:41:00

On Wednesday, Oceans Beyond Piracy released its review for 2017, and the numbers show that pirate attacks remain a serious threat off the Horn of Africa, the coast of Latin America and in the Gulf of Guinea. Off the coast...

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New York City Welcomes Carnival Horizon

By Allan E. Jordan 2018-05-23 18:39:13

Carnival Cruise Line completed the introduction of its new ship, the 133,500 gross ton Carnival Horizon with a VIP event in New York City on May 23. The second ship in the Vista class, the Carnival Horizon is currently Carnival’s...

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Inmarsat Boosts GMDSS Service

By MarEx 2018-05-23 18:23:23

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has formally approved Inmarsat’s Fleet Safety solution as a new service to support the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS). The service combines maritime safety and broadband data services in a single FleetBroadband...

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