Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Construction Begins on World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm in the UK

United Kingdom

The installation could power 4.5 million homes.Energy firm SSE announced on Friday that construction for the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farms project had begun. The huge offshore wind farm is located...

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Bangladesh: Floating island ready for Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh

By Julhas Alam, Associated PressDHAKA, Bangladesh — A Bangladeshi island regularly submerged by monsoon rains is ready to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, officials say, but no date has...

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One died while 19 Kidnapped crew released from MT DUKE, by the criminal gang

20 Crew members from a tanker, MT Duke along with the 19,100 dwt cargo of fuel oil, was attacked and boarded by six pirates while sailing from Luanda, Angola, to Lome, Togo last monthUnion Maritime...

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Panama Canal Unveils New Measures to Sustain Water Levels

Panama

The Panama Canal has decided to implement a series of new measures beginning February 15 to sustain an operational level of water and provide reliability to users while it implements a long-term...

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Hydrogen fuel cells gain momentum in maritime sector

A presentation at Riviera’s Maritime Hybrid and Electric Conference details the challenges of developing zero-emissions coastal container shipsWithin five years, vessels using hydrogen-powered fuel...

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iContainers: Shipping Industry Needs to Tackle Misdeclared Cargo in 2020

Onboard fires caused by misdeclared cargo is a growing issue that needs to be addressed this year, according to digital freight forwarder iContainers.Klaus Lysdal, vice president of operations at...

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Congressional panel gets a lesson on marine electrification

In its hearing yesterday on “The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Investments and Innovation” (see earlier story), the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation panel heard testimony from...

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The Technological Evolution of Dredging

From its inception in the late 1800's, the hydraulic, or pipeline, dredge has been the dominant machine used for near-shore and in-shore sediment transportation in the United States. These dredges...

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Storage for Elbe dredged sediment completed

Germany

Two underwater deposit areas to store sediment dredged from the Elbe River, Germany, as part of a deepening project to make it navigable for larger ships,were completed in November 2019.Permanent...

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Is House starting on path to carbon-free U.S. maritime industry?

United States

The House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation today held a hearing on “The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Investments and Innovation.” And, while much of the focus was...

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Delays put River Parrett dredging scheme funding in doubt

United Kingdom

A key stretch of river in Somerset may not be dredged in the near-future due to funding constraints. The Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) is planning to dredge the River Parrett between the M5...

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Singapore’s 1st LNG-Powered Bunker Tanker Delivered

Singapore

Marine Vicky, Singapore’s first LNG-fueled bunker tanker, has been delivered to its owner, Sinanju Tankers Holdings, the shipping company said. The 8,000 dwt newbuild, which was named in September...

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People raise concerns over move to dredge Sal

India

Margao: The 14-km stretch of the Sal river will be dredged in seven phases, even as the state government awaits funds from the Centre to begin the work, which has triggered concerns among the people...

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Dredger still on Surathkal coast; auction plan gets nod

India

Environmentalists fear vessel’s long presence will damage the coastline Dredging vessel Bhagwati Prem that was beached at Surathkal on October 28 night by the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) still...

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2 Ships Fail to Comply with IMO 2020 in Chinese Waters

China

Since the beginning of January 2020, the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has found two ships in Chinese waters to be in breach of new sulphur regulations as they were using...