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Höegh LNG Wins FSRU Deal with Cheniere

Norway-based floating LNG giant Höegh LNG has signed a time charter contract for a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Höegh Galleon with Cheniere Marketing International.The time charter commences in September 2019 after the delivery of the unit…
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2020 Bulkers Fixes 3 Bulkers with Koch

Norwegian shipowner 2020 Bulkers has reached time charter agreements for three of its newbuildings with Koch Supply & Trading, a subsidiary of Koch Industries.Bulk Sandefjord has secured a new 36 months time-charter at an index-linked rate,…
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S'hail Adds 2 Ships to Klaveness Pool

Qatar based  S'hail Shipping and Maritime Services has added two panamax dry bulk carrier into the Baumarine pool, a specialized panamax, kamsarmax and post-panamax pool run by Torvald Klaveness.The Norwegian shipping company said in a press…
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LR Approves DSME Smart Ship Solution

South Korean shipbuilders Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME) has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd's Register (LR) for its Smart Ship Solution (DS4).The fleet monitoring smart ECDIS and surveillance system…
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MOL to Renovate Nippon Maru

Japanese transport company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that its group company Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, Ltd. (MOPAS) has scheduled a major renovation of its operated cruise ship, the Nippon Maru.According to a press release from MOL Group…
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Pieridae Mulls Extensions with Uniper

Canadian energy company has negotiated extensions of the key deadlines under its 20-year agreement with German energy trader Uniper.These include expected commercial deliveries of  LNG gas to Uniper to start between November 30, 2024 and May 31…
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Shipping Majors Join CargoSmart Digital Initiative

The provider of software-as-a-service based shipping and logistics solutions, CargoSmart has announced the official execution of the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) Services Agreement with shipping majors.According to a statement from the shipment management software company…
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South Asia Fights Marine Pollution

The benefits and implications of acceding to the 1996 London Protocol on the prevention of marine pollution by dumping of wastes and other matter in the South Asian Seas Region were discussed at a regional workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh (10-11…
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Rhine water levels hit 2-month low

Water levels along the Rhine river, a key waterway for transporting commodities and other products from coastal areas to inland locations in France, Germany and Switzerland, fell to their lowest since May 21, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.Levels at the Kaub location in Germany hit 201 centim
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Baltic Index hits Highest Level since 2014

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index hit a five-and-a-half-year high on Friday, boosted by stronger demand and tight spot tonnage in the Atlantic region.The Baltic index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, rose 2.7%…
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DNA analysis reveals cryptic underwater ecosystem engineers

They look like smears of pink bubblegum on the rocks off British Columbia's coast, indistinguishable from one another. But a new DNA analysis of coralline algae has revealed a wealth of different species -- a diversity that could hold the key to protecting critical underwater habitats like kelp forests.
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Coral skeleton crystals record ocean acidification

The acidification of the oceans is recorded in the crystals of the coral skeleton. This is a new tool for studying past environmental changes and combating climate change. Such is the main conclusion of a study led by the Spanish scientist Ismael Coronado Vila, from the Institute of Paleobiology in Warsaw (Poland).
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Turning trailblazing science into agenda-setting TV

NERC science helps to shape BBC nature documentaries that drive public policy and change the way people choose to live their lives - extraordinary, award-winning programmes watched by millions and exported worldwide.

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Researchers discover ice is sliding toward edges off Greenland Ice Sheet

Ice on the Greenland Ice Sheet doesn't just melt. The ice actually slides rapidly across its bed toward the ice sheet's edges. As a result, because ice motion is from sliding as opposed to ice deformation, ice is being moved to the high-melt marginal zones more rapidly than previously thought.
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Marine scientists discover an important, overlooked role sea urchins play in the kelp forest ecosystem

Marine scientists discover an important, overlooked role sea urchins play in the kelp forest ecosystem.
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New research helps predict locations of blue whales so ships can avoid them

A new model based on daily oceanographic data and the movements of tagged whales has opened the potential for stakeholders to see where in the ocean endangered blue whales are most likely to be so that ships can avoid hitting them.
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Third Hukkelberg for Techno Dive

Techno Dive AS, a diving company located in Haugesund, Norway, was handed its new diving vessel Katrine from Hukkelberg Boats in July.
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Submersible GPS receiver now more flexible

Applied Acoustics’ sister company Modulus Technology has introduced further options to extend the flexibility of its 101G MiniPod submersible GPS receiver that transmits positioning data back to a vessel or the shoreline.
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Autonomous feat for Saab Seaeye

Saab Seaeye has achieved a world first by successfully docking an autonomous vehicle to an Equinor open-standard subsea docking station (SDS) to recharge its batteries and download data.
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Coral reefs shifting away from equator

Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research. The researchers found that the number of young corals on tropical reefs has declined by 85 percent -- and doubled on subtropical reefs -- during the last four decades.
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