Project Updates & Industry Developments
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North Sea firms reduce offshore crews in bid to prevent coronavirus spread

United Kingdom

Several North Sea operators are reducing offshore crews on their UK platforms in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Repsol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK), CNOOC, Taqa and...

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Global Dredging Equipment Market 2020-2026 Royal IHC, DSC Dredge, Largersmit, IMS Dredges, Dredge America

An exclusive research report on the Dredging Equipment Market 2020-2026 has been fabricated through the detailed analysis of the Dredging Equipment market dynamics along with some significant...

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Projects Gather Pace As Kiel Canal Traffic Dips

Germany

German authorities are ploughing some €2 billion into long-term improvements on the Kiel Canal as the waterway records its lowest ship traffic and cargo figures for years, reports Tom...

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Sea Trials Begin for Mayflower Autonomous Ship's "AI Captain"

United Kingdom

Promare and IBM engineers develop new class of marine AI to advance $90BN autonomous shipping marketIBM Edge, AI technologies and over a million images at core of ship's ability to sense, think and...

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Coronavirus-Hit Cruise Ship Still Stranded off Bahamas

Bahamas

A cruise ship operated by British Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines with more than 600 passengers onboard is still searching for a port where it could dock after being turned away by a number of Caribbean...

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Suction dredge begins work in harbour

New Zealand

Up to 25,000cu m of sediment will be removed from Oamaru Harbour during the second and final stage of planned dredging work.Dredging was initially scheduled for August last year, but was delayed when...

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Kaliganga river on deathbed

Bangladesh

International Day of Action for Rivers: The Kaliganga river has almost dried up in Tora Bridge area of Manikganj’s Ghior upazila. The level of water in the river remains very low throughout the year,...

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Coronavirus Nightmare for Cruise Operators Continues as Ports Ban Cruise Ship Calls

Port authorities are starting to suspend cruise ship calls as part of new restrictions aimed at preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19, which has been declared a global pandemic by the...

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Container Lines May Lose 17 Mn TEU in 2020 due to Coronavirus

It can no longer be ruled out that the container shipping industry might be looking at developments similar to the financial crisis of 2008, SeaIntelligence said, referring to the impact of the...

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Russia lacks new dredging fleet

Russian Federation

The average age of dredging fleet in Russia is 36 years and the country urgently needs to put new dredgers into operation, Gennady Egorov, director of the St. Petersburg-based Marine Engineering...

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India bars entry of cruise ships with travel history to COVID-19 hit nations till Mar 31

India

Shreya NandiShipping ministry says only those international cruise ships which had planned and intimated their call to an Indian port not later than Jan 1, 2020 will be allowed to call on such...

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Hakim urges people not to throw garbage into river Hooghly

India

Kolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim urged people not to throw garbage in river Hooghly and stop rampant use of ground water."Posterity will not forgive us for our folly. I request you to respect river...

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Kaladumur River dying; immediate dredging needed

Bangladesh

The Kaladumur River, a branch of the Gomti River, is gradually turning into a dead river due to siltation, severely affecting the irrigation of 50,000 bighas of land in four upazilas of Cumilla and...

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USACE Submits Iliuliuk Bay Dredging Project Proposal to Congress

AK, United States

A dredging project in Iliuliuk Bay is inching forward through national legislative channels. The Unalaska dredging project would remove a large bar to open the Port of Dutch Harbor to deeper-draft...

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PODCAST: Why LNG-as-fuel is making waves

In Marine Log’s latest Listen Up! podcast, Tim Hermann, President of Pivotal LNG, and Tim Casey, President and CEO of Polaris New Energy, talk about why so many vessel operators are switching to...