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Spanish Longshore Strikes May Extend Abroad

By MarEx 2017-03-07 20:53:03 The International Dockworkers Council called Tuesday for longshore strikes throughout Europe in support of Spanish dockers, who have threatened walkouts in response to a government decree that would allow ports to use non-union labor. The IDC warns that the Spanish government’s plan could eliminate up to 6,00 longshore jobs.  Currently, Spanish port employers […]

World's Oldest Aircraft Carrier Decommissioned

By Aiswarya Lakshmi INS Viraat, the world’s oldest aircraft carrier and the flag ship of the Indian Navy, was decommissioned on Monday after serving for 30 years in the Indian Navy. INS Viraat holds the world record as mentioned in the Guinness Book of records for being the longest serving warship of the world. INS […]

Global Ship Lease Reports 4Q Loss

By Aiswarya Lakshmi UK-based containership owner Global Ship Lease (GSL) has reported a fourth-quarter loss of $54.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. It posted revenue of $41.4 million in the period. Operating revenues for the year ended December 31, 2016 were $166.5 million. For the year, the company […]

Rep. Hunter: Coast Guard Cuts are "Off in La-la-Land"

By MarEx 2017-03-07 19:58:28 The Trump administration’s draft budget for 2018 includes a $54 billion increase in defense spending, paid for by reducing other federal government expenditures. Among other sources of savings, it would reduce the Coast Guard’s budget by $1.3 billion – an amount nearly equal to a proposed $1.4 billion appropriation for Trump’s promised […]

U.S., China Feature in Arctic Maritime Security Publication

By MarEx 2017-03-07 19:36:00 The Proceedings of the 2016 Kiel Conference “Maritime Security Challenges: Focus High North” has just been published. The volume contains papers on the Arctic Coast Guard Forum, commercial shipping considerations, East-West Relations, Arctic marine governance, a U.S. Navy’s perspective, and two essays on China’s maritime and naval interests in the Arctic. […]

Israel Tests Missile-Launching Drone Boat

By MarEx 2017-03-07 18:18:04 Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has released video of a test firing of its small surface-to-surface missile system from an unmanned patrol boat. The Israel Defense Forces use the drone boat, called the Protector, alongside the manned patrol vessels that guard the nation’s 100-mile coastline. The newly developed SSM variant of the Protector carries […]

CSSC, Wärtsilä Form Electrical & Automation Joint Venture

Posted by Eric Haun Technology group Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed a new joint venture company agreement. The new joint venture, to be known as CSSC Wärtsilä Electrical & Automation Co Ltd (CWE&A), will focus on the growing Chinese electrical and automation (E&A) market, especially for high-tech ship applications. The joint […]

Hamburg Makes More Space for Big Ships

Posted by Eric Haun Port of Hamburg project to redesign the Vorhafen harbor basin entrance completed, meaning more maneuvering space for big ships, faster berth assignment and improved safety of navigation. The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) said it has officially completed the project “Redesigning the Entrance to the Vorhafen Harbor Basin”, within the schedule, both […]

PT-305 Ready for New Educational Mission

By MarEx 2017-03-07 17:07:42 The U.S. National WWII Museum’s fully restored PT-305 is ready to sail again – as she did during World War II. She has now gained U.S. Coast Guard approval to carry passengers, with public rides at Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, beginning on April 1. PT-305 is the only operational combat-veteran PT boat […]