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Transas Global Conference Aims at Practical Digital Solutions

By MarEx 2018-01-23 01:13:00

Moving from smart talk to practical solutions and learning from other industries will be the twin themes of an industry event scheduled for Vancouver in March. Technology will be an enabler, but the maritime industry will have to be prepared to...

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Second String of TurkStream Pipeline gets Go Ahead

By MarEx 2018-01-22 23:20:42

Gazprom has received approval from Turkey for the second string of the TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section stretching to the Turkish coast. TurkStream is a new export gas pipeline stretching from Russia to Turkey across the Black Sea. The project...

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Global Eagle Launches OceanPrime TV as First Live TV for Commercial Maritime Market

By MarEx 2018-01-22 22:20:00

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) recently announced that it has launched OceanPrime TV, the first ever live TV experience specifically designed for the Commercial Maritime market to enhance the quality of life for onboard crew. OceanPrime TV offers the...

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Damen Signs Contract with Canada’s Group Ocean for Two Modular Multi Cats

By MarEx 2018-01-22 22:15:00

Recently, at the International Workboat Show in the United States, Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Canada-based Group Ocean for the delivery of two Modular Multi Cats 1205. The vessels, which are made of standard, container sized units for...

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Hogia Signs with the Argentinian Operator Colonia Express 

By MarEx 2018-01-22 22:14:00

Hogia Ferry Systems have signed an agreement with Argentinian ferry operator Colonia Express, to deliver the reservation and ticketing system, BOOKIT. This is Hogia’s first client in the South American market, meaning that BOOKIT is now being used by ferry operators on every continent, with the exception of...

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Sharp Minds to Plot New Course for Industry at Transas Global Conference

By MarEx 2018-01-22 22:10:00

Moving from smart talk to practical solutions and learning from other industries will be the twin themes of an industry event scheduled for Vancouver in March. Technology will be an enabler, but the maritime industry will have to be prepared to...

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Dutch Shipowner Orders Electric Inland Barges

By MarEx 2018-01-22 21:55:00

Dutch electrical firm Werkina, Lloyd's Register, Asto Shipyard and inland barge operator Port-Liner are working on Europe's first electrically powered inland container vessel. The first five small ships in the series will be completed this year, and six larger vessels are...

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Tanzania Closes its Open Registry

By MarEx 2018-01-22 21:16:00

Tanzania has temporarily closed its maritime registry to foreign vessels while it reviews the status of all ships flying its flag. President John Magufuli announced the suspension on Friday in response to a string of arrests involving Tanzanian-flagged vessels for drug smuggling...

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Ordering Activity Shows Signs of Recovery

By MarEx 2018-01-22 20:12:00

Shipping consultancy Clarksons says that newbuild ordering activity remained quite low in 2017, though it improved over the rock-bottom levels seen at the bottom of the business cycle in 2016.  Total orders were up at 902, 50 percent better than...

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Court Rejects Eni's Attempt to End Drillship Contract

By MarEx 2018-01-22 19:25:00

Eni's multi-million-dollar suit against Transocean over the performance of the drillship Deepwater Pathfinder has ended in a $180 million judgement - against Eni.  In 2013, Eni filed suit against Transocean, alleging that the Pathfinder's downtime exceeded industry standards and that...

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