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Valmet: Cruiseship challenge

August 13th, 20150 Espoo: Finnish firm Valmet will soon start the commissioning of a very extensive automation system for Harmony of the Seas, which is under construction at STX France. It...

How oil price volatility affects us all

August 13th, 20150 This is the fourth or fifth attempt at writing this article as the current market situation is not only volatile but also fluid. On a daily basis one gets bombarded with...

200 mark crossed on Splash Jobs

August 13th, 20150 Launched just three weeks ago, Splash Jobs now has more than 200 positions available from right across the globe. Unlike many other shipping jobs sites, Splash Jobs...

Maersk in $1bn share buyback plan

August 13th, 20150 Maersk Group is pushing through with a share buyback programme worth up to $1bn. The Danish firm, which announced its second quarter results today, said the buyback was...

Cheniere scores LNG supply deal from EDF

August 13th, 20150 Houston-based Cheniere Energy on Wednesday announced a deal with the world’s largest energy supplier Electricite de France (EDF) to supply it with up to 26 cargo ship...

Demographic debate

August 13th, 20151 Three shipmanagers discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Chinese seafarers.   What are the best characteristics of Chinese crews? The average age profile...

Bulker sinks off Zhoushan, one missing

August 13th, 20150 Bulk carrier Jia Ying 6 (960dwt) capsized yesterday after being hit by strong winds near Zhoushan. The vessel was carrying rock from Dinghai, Zhejiang to Shanghai...
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