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New Port Botany Container Terminal Operational

| Maritime News | 05/09/2014

Sydney International Container Terminals has said that the official opening of its new container terminal at Port Botany by New South Wales’ Premier Mike Baird marks the start of a major transformation of the State’s maritime international trade.

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What’s going on with the world’s canals

| Maritime News | 17/08/2014

AS THE 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal on August 15th approaches, the world can look forward to three historic developments:

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Carnival Stays at New Orleans

| Maritime News | 12/07/2014

The Port of New Orleans and Carnival Cruise Lines signed a new agreement that will keep the world’s largest cruise line sailing at least two ships year-round from New Orleans through 2019.

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Wärtsilä launches new Aframax tanker design at Posidonia 2014 exhibition

| Maritime News | 14/06/2014

3 June 2014

A new, highly efficient, Aframax tanker design offering practical and viable solutions that meet current and forthcoming emissions legislation is today launched by Wärtsilä at the Posidonia 2014 exhibition in Athens, Greece.

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Virtual buoys may stop ships from crashing in fog

| Maritime News | 05/06/2014

Coast Guard tests electronic navigation aids that could help mariners navigate even the lowest-visibility conditions.

His view obscured by thick morning fog, the pilot of a container ship called the Cosco Busan slammed into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge the morning of Nov. 7, 2007. The accident gouged a 212-foot hole in the vessel’s hull and spilled nearly 54 thousand gallons of toxic fuel into the water, soiling some 26 miles of shoreline and leaving at least 2,900 birds dead or injured.

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Celebrity Equinox Takes Part in Oceanographic Research

| Maritime News | 15/05/2014

Last week, as Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox completed its scheduled dry dock in Cadiz, Spain, it joined Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas in a program that tracks ocean circulation dynamics and measures atmospheric and oceanographic conditions, on repeated journeys.

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Impact of Large Vessels to Container Supply Chains

| Maritime News | 10/04/2014

The impact of big vessels on global and regional container supply chains dominated discussion on the opening day of the 18th TOC Container Supply Chain Asia Conference and Exhibition, at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore.

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‘Significant’ oil spill closes Houston Ship Channel

| Maritime News | 29/03/2014

No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat.

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Cruise wars: Britannia and Anthem ships fight to be crowned king of the seas

| Maritime News | 15/03/2014

A naval battle between Britain and the US will take place off the south coast next year – but instead of cannon balls or torpedoes, the ammunition will be bumper cars, skydiving machines and celebrity chefs and the victory will be counted in dollars, pounds… and passengers.

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DNV GL: We have reached 100 LNG fueled ships

| Maritime News | 15/03/2014

Congratulations LNG ship fuel industry! We have now passed the milestone of 100 confirmed LNG projects worldwide. Though still outnumbered by the number of conferences arranged to date on LNG as ship fuel, I think that this milestone is worth celebrating. We have witnessed a remarkable change of opinion in the industry during the last 2-3 years. DNV GL has actively advocated LNG as fuel since the start, and we are very happy to see that the industry has gone from polite interest to seriously considering LNG as a fuelling option for many newbuild projects.

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