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New Kongsberg’s Information Management System for World’s Largest Cruise Ship

| Maritime News | 25/02/2014

Dragutin Radobuljac, the Chief Electrical Engineer on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s mega cruise ship the Allure of the Seas, has described the new Kongsberg Information Management System (K-IMS) as a “Revolutionary upgrade,” with significant influence on vessel operations. K-IMS is a state-of-the-art, customised data management system that operates over a global, secure and highly scalable infrastructure.

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Panama Canal cost deadlock ‘bad news’ for world economy

| Maritime News | 07/02/2014

Negotiations over who should pay for extra costs for upgrading the Panama Canal have collapsed, putting the project and up to 10,000 jobs at risk, the Spanish company leading the works said.

In a quick response, the EU’s executive deplored the breakdown in talks as bad news for jobs and the global economy and urged the parties involved to reconsider “in the coming days.”

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Expanding Arctic ocean to get its own shipping rules

| Maritime News | 23/01/2014

New shipping rules are soon to be agreed for the Arctic, where summer sea ice has shrunk by about two-thirds over three decades, opening a new ocean with vast natural resources.

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How icebreakers work — and why they sometimes don’t work

| Maritime News | 08/01/2014

Icebreakers are indispensable for traffic through polar seas, but they’re not invincible — as the current plight of a stranded Russian ship illustrates.

For the past week, 74 scientists, tourists, journalists and crew members have been stuck aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy in the midst of an expedition to celebrate the centennial of Australian geologist Douglas Mawson’s polar odyssey. Thick ice and bad weather have foiled efforts to free the ship. The Shokalskiy’s passengers have ample supplies — but at some point, rescuers had to decide whether to keep trying to break the ship loose or use a helicopter to take them to safety.

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UAE: Khalifa Port Handles One Million Containers in First Year

| Maritime News | 21/12/2013

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) have recently celebrated a record number of containers handled through Khalifa Port in its first year of operation.

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Panama Canal Expansion – The Future of Maritime Commerce

| Maritime News | 09/12/2013

Last week, DOT’s Maritime Administration released the first of a comprehensive, multi-phase study forecasting the impact that the Panama Canal expansion will have on U.S. ports and our overall transportation system.

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Hong Kong ferry accident leaves 85 injured

| Maritime News | 01/12/2013

Eighty five people were injured on Friday when a high-speed ferry travelling from Hong Kong to Macau hit an unidentified object in the water, authorities said.

The crash, which took place on a popular tourist route, comes at a time of heightened public concern over the safety of maritime transport in Hong Kong’s harbour, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

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Bomin Linde Starts Implementation Process for Germany’s First LNG Bunkering Terminals

| Maritime News | 24/11/2013

After finalizing project preparations, Bomin Linde LNG has now decided to initiate the implementation process for both facilities in Hamburg and Bremerhaven. Subject to approval from the authorities, Germany’s first LNG bunkering terminals will be operational in 2015.

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Martime Industry Responds to Typhoon in the Philippines

| Maritime News | 14/11/2013

Shipowner groups, unions, and welfare organisations are pulling together in response to the devastating effects of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. One of the main concerns is for Filipino seafarers, who represent over 20% of the world’s seafarers, to be able to contact their families and loved ones back home. Already, the Mission to Seafarers and Sailors Society are providing free phone cards, sims, and wifi to Filipino seafarers who visit their centres all over the world. The Seafarers’ Emergency Fund, administered by ISWAN, is providing funds for seafarer centres around the world to facilitate free phone calls and wifi for Filipino seafarers to call back home.

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Now Open: Britain’s New Gateway to Global Trade DP World London Gateway Port

| Maritime News | 10/11/2013

Britain’s new global shipping port today welcomes its first scheduled vessel, the ‘MOL Caledon’ from South Africa. After more than a decade of planning and construction across three square miles of development, DP World London Gateway deep-sea port is now open, providing British exporters and importers with a more efficient way to ship globally, at less cost.

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