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Thursday, January 17, 2013
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Engineering News

Drydocks World to Convert QE2 Ocean Liner to 5 Star Luxury Hotel

The Queen Elizabeth 2, the ocean liner known as the QE2 that plied the Atlantic for almost 40 years, will be moored in Asia as a 400-room luxury hotel

January 17, 2013
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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News

Daily Earnings for VLCCs Drop as Charterers “Drip-Feed the Market”

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) — Costs to ship Middle East oil to Asia, the tanker industry’s busiest trade route, fell for a third day as completion of cargo

January 16, 2013
Total Views: 16

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Finance

Greece to Tax Foreign-Flagged Merchant Ships

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) — Greece will tax merchant ships managed by companies based in the country and sailing under foreign flags for the first time ever as

January 16, 2013
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Finance

Icahn’s Transocean Buy Pushes Offshore Driller Toward Partnership

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) — Carl Icahn’s new stake in Transocean Ltd. may raise pressure on the world’s largest offshore driller to split off some

January 15, 2013
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News

Capesize Rates Advance for 3rd Day in a Row, But Don’t Get too Excited [REPORT]

Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) — Rates for Capesize ships carrying iron ore, which advanced for a third day, may curb gains as accelerating fleet growth this

January 15, 2013
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News

Maersk Line: Asia-Europe Container Shipping Unprofitable at Current Rates

Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) — A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, owner of the world’s largest container line, said the industry needs to raise prices by as much as

January 15, 2013
Total Views: 55

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News

VLCC Rates Fall as Ships Compete for Fewer Available Cargos

The surplus of the largest oil tankers available for loading in the Middle East rebounded from a six-week low, according to a Bloomberg News survey. There are

January 15, 2013
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Monday, January 14, 2013
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News

South Korea-Bound Shipments of LNG Drop 9.5% as Prices Rise

Imports of liquefied natural gas into South Korea, the world’s second-largest buyer of the fuel, dropped 9.5 percent in December as prices rose.

January 14, 2013
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News

Wells Fargo: LNG Carrier Spot Market May Soften in 2013 as Global Fleet Grows

Rates to ship liquefied natural gas will decline this year as new vessels join the fleet more quickly than global output of the fuel expands, according to

January 14, 2013
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Engineering News

UAE Ship Inspector Hires RINA Group to Help Develop Capabilities

Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Classification – Tasneef, a classification society specializing in the maritime sector, hired RINA Group to help develop its

January 14, 2013
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Finance

Icahn Could be a Game-Changer for Transocean

Transocean Ltd., the world’s largest offshore rig operator, climbed to the highest in 10 months after billionaire investor Carl Icahn said he’s

January 14, 2013
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Finance

After Gaining 73% in the Past 12 Months, Wilh. Wilhelmsen is Still a “Buy”

Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA, the world’s largest vehicle transporter, extended gains in Oslo as Pareto Securities recommended investors buy the stock as limited

January 14, 2013
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Saturday, January 12, 2013
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News

BP Seeks $3.4 Billion Reduction in Fines Related to Macondo Disaster

BP Plc is seeking a reduction of as much as $3.4 billion in the fine it may have to pay for pollution caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico

January 12, 2013
Total Views: 48

Friday, January 11, 2013
Offshore

Shell Says Kulluk Tow Was Motivated by Alaska Tax Bill [UPDATE]

By Jim Snyder Avoiding a state tax played a role in Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s decision to move a drilling rig from Alaska waters, though the company said

January 11, 2013
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
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Uncategorized

No Response from Reverse Thrust Says Captain of Busted Up Ferry

The captain of a ferry that crashed in Manhattan’s Financial District yesterday told investigators the ship didn’t respond when he put the thrust

January 10, 2013
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Uncategorized

VLCC Rates Lower for 10th Straight Session, Middle East is “Sufficiently Supplied”

Returns for the biggest oil tankers hauling Middle East crude to Asia, the industry’s busiest trade route, fell for a 10th session amid speculation

January 10, 2013
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News

Baltic Dry Index Gains for 6th Day in a Row, Led by Panamaxes

The index climbed 1.1 percent to 751, according to the London-based Baltic Exchange, an assessor of freight costs. Average hire costs for Panamax ships, which

January 10, 2013
Total Views: 60

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News

Jan Mayen Island is Likely Too Remote and Risky For Offshore Drilling Says Norway

Oil and gas exploration off Norway’s Jan Mayen Island, due to be opened up to drillers this year, poses “significant environmental

January 10, 2013
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News

Day Rates for LNG Carriers Are on the Rise

Rates to ship liquefied natural gas are gaining as the gap between prices in Europe and Asia is set to widen throughout the winter. A vessel was booked for

January 10, 2013
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Interesting

‘Hard Landing’ Leaves Dozens Injured on NYC Ferry

Chris Dolmetsch, Michelle Kaske and Phil Kuntz A commuter ferry carrying passengers to New York City from New Jersey crashed into a pier near the financial

January 9, 2013
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