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Ebola & the Shipping Industry: Latest McQuilling Analysis

Although the Ebola epidemic has remained predominantly in West Africa, fears about the virus have spread globally and it is becoming a cause for concern in the transportation industry.

Brazil Says Won't Schedule Regular Oil Rights Auctions

Brazil does not intend to schedule regular oil exploration and production rights auctions, the top petroleum official at the country's energy ministry said on Wednesday.

Tidal Project Could Provide Cheaper, Greener Energy

A £10-billion tidal range lagoon power project in the Severn Estuary would provide clean, renewable power to more than two million homes – at a lower cost and with

Prime Minister Solberg Visits DNV GL

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited DNV GL Høvik yesterday, September 16. Group President & CEO Henrik Madsen was host. “The Prime Minister was both

MARAD to Mark the Return of MV Cape Ray

Maritime (MARAD) Administrator Paul N. Jaenichen will host a ceremony on Friday, September 19, 2014 in Portsmouth, Va. to honor the civilian crew who helped to

Chandler Celebrates 25 Years with Bay Diesel

With more than 40 years experience in the engine business, Lynn Chandler, Bay Diesel's Executive Vice President for Chesapeake Service, celebrates his 25th anniversary with the company.

Houston Shipping and Offshore Conference Program Announced

The fourth Houston Shipping and Offshore Conference has announced the final program for its Friday, October 10 conference at the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, 111 N.

Gallagher Returns to Foss Maritime

Foss Maritime announced that Paul Gallagher will be rejoining the Foss team to work in the commercial services group on major transportation project opportunities.

World’s Largest Iceberg Continues to Break Apart

The United States National Ice Center (NIC) named three new icebergs after a previous iceberg B15T broke into four pieces. B15T remains, while the resultant icebergs are named B15Z, B15AA and B15AB.

Arctic Wreck Found after 169 Years

After more than 169 years, Canadian researchers discovered one of the two ships from the doomed Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin, cracking one of the largest mysteries in sea exploration.

Kongsberg’s Jalving Wins MTS Achievement Award

Bjørn Jalving, Executive Vice President Subsea at maritime, offshore and subsea technology developer Kongsberg Maritime has been given the Compass Distinguished

Sulzer In Deal Talks with US-based Dresser-Rand

Sulzer said on Wednesday that is is in talks over a potential tie-up with U.S.-based compressor and turbine maker Dresser-Rand. "Sulzer has confirmed that it

Scottish 'Yes' Would Boost Chances for Norway Power Cable

A win for the Scottish independence movement in Thursday's referendum would boost the chances of building a power interconnection to Scotland from Norway, a project partner said.

US Ethanol Stocks Surge on Easing Demand

U.S. ethanol stocks rose 4.3 percent to their highest in 1-1/2 years, government data showed on Wednesday, as fuel demand declined following the end of the summer driving season.

URAG Orders Two ASD Tugs from Damen

URAG, a German port and offshore towage provider based in Bremerhaven, has placed an order for two Damen ASD 2411 tugs. The contract was signed at the SMM exhibition in Hamburg.

Brazil Suspends Auction to Dam Tapajos River

Brazil has canceled an auction to sell rights to build a hydroelectric dam on the Sao Luiz do Tapajos River in the lower Amazon Basin, a 30 billion real ($13 billion)

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Delivers Fourth PSV

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) delivered the fourth high value platform supply vessel (PSV) for BP Shipping at its main shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. HMD won

MTN Delivers Ultra-High Speed Satellite Solution

Skytech BB75 Antenna Will Enable Service through Both Bands Simultaneously to Meet Expanding Customer Requirements. In a yacht industry first, for delivery of

EMS Seven Seas Announces New CEO

EMS Seven Seas announces new CEO; enters into agreement to acquire Wave Shipping, a Singapore-based maritime and port agency services company. EMS Seven Seas,

Argentina Agrees Draft Energy Law to Boost Foreign Investment

Argentina's federal government said on Wednesday it had reached a preliminary agreement with provinces to reform energy regulations and improve incentives to lure

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