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Norway’s Farstad, Solstad, and Deep Sea Supply will merge

By Gwladys Fouche and Jonathan Saul OSLO/LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) – The pace of consolidation in the crisis-hit shipping industry accelerated on Monday after three of Norway’s biggest offshore oil industry service vessel (OSV) operators...

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Van Oord nabs port of Santos dredging contract

The Dutch contractor Van Oord has won the Port of Santos dredging contract, Mauricio Quintella Lessa, the Brazilian Minister of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation, announced last week. The contract for this capital development project will be sig...

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Panama Canal breaks monthly tonnage record

In January 2017, the Panama Canal set a new monthly tonnage record of 36.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), with the transit of 1,260 ships through both the expanded and original locks, the canal authority announced. The previous record was set...

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Maersk Drilling rig no longer named after Azeri president

Maersk Drilling’s semi-submersible drilling rig Heydar Aliyev, working for BP in Azerbaijan, has been renamed back to its original name, the Maersk Explorer. Maersk Drilling told Offshore Energy Today that the rig name was changed back to it...

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Masters fined for caused by ‘catalogue of failures’

A UK judge has handed down steep fines to the experienced Masters of two vessels that collided in thick fog on Humber estuary in Northern England in May 2016 due to a “catalogue of failures”. David Carlin, the master of the WWII-e...

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