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  • US brings forward 7 GW New York Bight offshore wind lease sale June 11, 2021
    The US government has announced a proposed sale for offshore wind development on the Outer Continental Shelf in the New York Bight, making it the first competitive offshore wind lease sale for the Biden-Harris administration. The proposed lease areas, located in the shallow waters between Long Island and the New Jersey coast, have the potential […]
  • Saipem and DSME land $2.3bn FPSO contract with Petrobras June 11, 2021
    Brazilian oil major Petrobras has signed a $2.3bn contract with joint venture partners Saipem and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the supply of P-79, the eighth floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit to be installed in the BĂşzios field, in the pre-salt of the Santos Basin.  The P-79 floater is scheduled to […]
  • MOL signs up to advance carbon capture technology June 11, 2021
    Hot on the heels of local rival NYK, Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has joined the Global CCS Institute, an Australia-based international think-tank established to promote the use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. Through its participation in the Global CCS Institute, MOL said it aims to expand both upstream and downstream in carbon […]
  • Norwegian offshore rig workers warn of strike from June 17 if demands not met June 11, 2021
    More than 1,000 Norwegian offshore rig workers could go on strike on June 17 if wage negotiations with the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) fail. Norway’s Industri Energi labour union said on Friday that around 605 members would be involved, while the Safe union reportedly planned to take some 460 members out on a possible strike. […]
  • Seabed Geosolutions awarded Americas OBN survey June 11, 2021
    Seabed Geosolutions, a seismic division of Fugro which is set to be sold to Peter Zickerman’s PXGEO, has received a conditional letter of award from an undisclosed company for an ocean bottom node project (OBN) in the Americas region. The project is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2021 after completion of the […]
  • Wood wins contract extension off Canada June 11, 2021
    UK engineering firm Wood has secured a contract extension for the provision of engineering, procurement, and construction solutions and maintenance for the Hibernia platform off the coast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. A five-year extension agreement will continue to employ up to 300 people on the contract, which it has been supporting as the […]
  • More than 300 liners waiting for berth space, container congestion mapped globally June 11, 2021
    From Shekou to Seattle, Amsterdam to Auckland, containerships are backing up like never before in the 65-year history of the industry as the liner industry grapples with the enormous strain brought by Covid-19 and exceptional consumer behaviour. Data provided to Splash today from Seaexplorer, a container shipping platform created by logistics giant Kuehne+Nagel, shows the […]
  • MEPC delegates warned about growing threat of regional regulations June 11, 2021
    The first day of the 76th gathering of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) proceeded relatively smoothly on Thursday despite constraints made by the virtual nature of the summit. The draft amendments to MARPOL Annex VI were discussed and forwarded to the drafting group. It was agreed the entry […]
  • Shipping has a new association, the M7 June 11, 2021
    Leaders of many of the world’s largest economies have descended upon Cornwall in southwest England this week for the annual G7 summit. Inspired by the gathering, shipping has created a brand new association, the M7. Delegates from the shipowner associations of the G7, plus those from Australia, India, South Africa and South Korea, were joined […]
  • Chief mate gets seven years in jail for smuggling $1.3bn worth of cocaine on MSC ship June 11, 2021
    The chief mate, Bosko Markovic, on the when it was arrested in Philadelphia in 2019 with a record haul of cocaine worth $1.3bn has been sentenced to seven years in US prison. Markovic was promised $1m to lead the smuggling effort onboard. He was responsible for recruiting some of the seven crew members who have […]
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