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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
OCIMF: Update to dynamic torsion load tests for offshore hoses
 
OCIMF issued an information paper providing an update to section 3.4.10.3: Dynamic Test – Torsion Load in OCIMF’s Guide to Manufacturing and Purchasing Hoses for Offshore Moorings. The dynamic torsion test in that guide does not take into consideration the large differences in torsional stiffness of hoses from different manufacturers that have different hose constructions.
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Slufterdam wind farm to produce double power under new partnership
 
Eneco and Vattenfall will place an enhanced version of the Slufterdam wind farm into service. The 17 wind turbines in the farm that have been supplying energy since 2002, have been replaced by 14 more efficient wind turbines. Consequently, the power has almost doubled from 25.5 MW to 50.4 MW. The 14 wind turbines generate 180 GWh of electricity every year, enough to cover the annual consumption of around 60,000 households.
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
IWSA: Wind propulsion is an attractive solution toward decarbonization
 
IWSA has been nominated in the ‘Initiative’ category for its pioneering projects which can deliver 5-20% and with potential up to 30% savings, picking up speed on the road to decarbonization. As explained, key industry stakeholders are planning to test and install wind propulsion systems.
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Watch: Cruise ship crashes at pier of San Juan
 
The Norwegian Epic cruise vessel sustained power loss during its current cruise to the Caribbean on February 12, requiring the NCL cruise ship to divert to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The cruise vessel was planned to voyage to Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and later on sail to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas on February 15th before returning to Port Canaveral on February 16th.
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Costa Rica ratifies FAL Convention
 
Costa Rica is the latest country to ratify the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL Convention). The IMO treaty enhances communication between ships and ports to help shipments move more quickly, more easily and more efficiently.
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Probunkers: LNG is the most “green” marine fuel for compliance with IMO 2020 and beyond
 
While the voting procedure for the 2019 GREEN4SEA Awards is open, Mr. Panos Yannoulis, President, probunkers, explains why LNG is the best available alternative for complying with environmental regulations and achieving sustainability. Although a startup, probunkers has succeed at early stages in conveying the message that LNG is an attractive solution, revealing an ambitious plan for supporting  LNG as a marine fuel and turning challenges into opportunities. For all these actions, probunkers has been nominated in the ‘Initiative’ category among other distinguished nominees.
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
CMA CGM launches public tender offer on CEVA
 
French container ship company CMA CGM announced a public tender offer for all publicly held registered shares of Swiss freight company CEVA Logistics. CMA CGM’s public tender will offer other shareholders 30 Swiss francs per share, valuing CEVA at 1.67 billion francs, a price agreed after Ceva rejected a takeover bid in October from Danish freight firm DSV.
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Court in Malta decides that ship’s mortgage overrides foreign auction
 
A ship was arrested in Malta after a creditor obtained a Maltese court order claiming a judicial sale by auction of the ship in Jamaica was ignored. Jebmed SRL were first ranking creditors of the 22,988-tonne bulk carrier Bright Star, which at the time was called Trading Fabrizia, by virtue of a mortgage registered in Malta, where the ship was registered, in 2017. As the vessel went into financial distress while in Haiti and Jamaica, it was arrested by many creditors, such as Jebmed.
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Port of Amsterdam: Collaboration is the key for a sustainable future
 
While the voting procedure for the 2019 GREEN4SEA Awards is open, Mr. Henri van der Weide,  Advisor Harbour Master Department, Port of Amsterdam, highlights that all stakeholders need to work together toward a more sustainable future for the maritime industry and refers to port’s strategic actions for these couple years.
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Neptune Energy wins oil exploration license in Egypt
 
Neptune Energy was presented with an oil exploration license in the North West El Amal Offshore Concession in Egypt by the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation. The concession covers 365 square kilometres and is placed in the central part of Gulf of Suez. The block is 42 kilometres far from Ras Gharib and 105 kilometers north to Hurghada.
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