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Archive for International Issues

Royal Caribbean Chooses Southampton as Its UK Home

Royal Caribbean Chooses Southampton as Its UK Home

Posted On: May 22, 2016

  Royal Caribbean International cruise line has unveiled a seven-year deal with the port of Southampton under which its City Cruise [...]

Singapore Yard Explores Iran Offshore Partnership

Singapore Yard Explores Iran Offshore Partnership

Posted On: May 14, 2016

Iran’s IRNA news service reported this week that Singapore’s Kim Heng Holdings signed a non-binding agreement with the [...]

Saudi Arabia Names New Energy Minister

Saudi Arabia Names New Energy Minister

Posted On: May 08, 2016

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude oil exporter, appointed Khalid al-Falih, chairman of the state oil [...]

Contracts Awarded for U.S. National Defense Reserve Fleet

Contracts Awarded for U.S. National Defense Reserve Fleet

Posted On: January 23, 2016

On Friday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the award of contracts worth $1.96 billion over eight years [...]

South Korea Sets Up $1.2 Billion Shipping Fund

South Korea Sets Up $1.2 Billion Shipping Fund

Posted On: January 04, 2016

The South Korean government has announced a $1.2 billion ship investment fund to support the nation’s struggling shipping [...]

FMC Approves Seattle-Tacoma Port Alliance

FMC Approves Seattle-Tacoma Port Alliance

Posted On: July 26, 2015

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) unanimously approved a port alliance between Seattle and Tacoma. Formerly rival Washington State [...]

Insurers Cautious about Prospects in Iran

Insurers Cautious about Prospects in Iran

Posted On: July 26, 2015

Western and Middle East insurance specialists see Iran as an appealing $8 billion market in the wake of [...]

New Spill Cleanup Device Doesn’t Require Booms

New Spill Cleanup Device Doesn’t Require Booms

Posted On: June 23, 2015

Marine oil spills can be extremely difficult to deal with, requiring a lot of time and effort by [...]

India and Korea Boost Shipbuilding Ties

India and Korea Boost Shipbuilding Ties

Posted On: May 24, 2015

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) during his visit to South Korea this week. [...]

Asia VLCCs Face Pressure of Low Rates

Asia VLCCs Face Pressure of Low Rates

Posted On: March 23, 2015

Rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) on key Asian routes will face further pressure next week even [...]