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US Lifts Some Venezuela-related Sanctions

The United States on Thursday lifted sanctions on Marshall Islands-based Delos Voyager Shipping Ltd and Greece-based Romina Maritime Co Inc that had been imposed last month over accusations the companies operated in the Venezuelan oil sector.The U.S.
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Grant Awards Target Safer Shipbreaking

Engineering X – an international collaboration founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Lloyd’s Register Foundation – has awarded nearly £1 million ($1.2 million) in grants to six projects in the U.K. and overseas aimed at tackling the complex s...
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Will Container Shipping Woes of the 2010s Repeat?

Reduced volumes are currently posing a major challenge to container shipping due to the COVID-19 crisis. So far, freight rates have been held up by the massive blanking of sailings that carriers have put in place.However, even before this crisis…
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Coast Guard Discontinues Differential GPS Broadcast

On June 30, 2020 the Coast Guard switched off the last Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) signals after more than 25 years of service.With the improved accuracy and integrity of un-augmented GPS over the last several years, and with the intr...
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Obituary: Detyens Shipyard Chairman Loy Stewart

David Loy Stewart Sr, former owner and Chairman of the Board at ship repair yard Detyens Shipyards, Inc. in North Charleston, S.C. passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the age of 72.Loy, husband of the late Judy Ann Detyens Stewart, was born Septe...
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MN100 Application Deadline Extended

The deadline to apply for inclusion in Marine News magazine's annual MN100 awards edition has been extended to July 10.Each year, the publication's August issue profiles 100 of the top firms in the shallow-draft, brown water, workboat space. Is your co...
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GTT Inks Licensing Deal with Zvezda Shipbuilding

French engineering firm GTT announced Thursday it has signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) with the Russian shipyard Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex for the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers using GTT membrane…
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LNG-fueled RoPax Ferry Completes Sea Trials

The first of two new 70-meter liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled RoPax ferries for Dutch operator Rederij Doeksen has completed sea trials in the Netherlands.The BMT-designed Willem Barentsz, and sister vessel Willem de Vlamingh, were built…
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