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Russian Pipelayer Arrives at Staging Point for Nord Stream 2 Project

After a long journey, the Russian pipelayer Akademik Cherskiy has arrived at the Baltic Sea port of Mukran. The Cherskiy is a potential replacement for the mega-pipelayers Solitaire and Pioneering Spirit, which were forced to depart Gazprom’s landmark Nord Stream 2 pipeline project due to American sanctions. Cherskiy’s movements have been closely watched by commodities analysts […]

Construction of Yara Birkeland Paused

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the changed global outlook, the agricultural products company Yara has decided to pause further development of its autonomous vessel Yara Birkeland and will assess next steps together with its partners.  The hull of the Yara Birkeland was launched to sea in Romania in February 2020 and is expected to […]

Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council Responds to Article

“New findings show Australian sheep face dangerous heat stress on export ships” by Clive Phillips, was published in The Conversation and subsequent publications last week. I do not wish to draw unnecessary attention to the article; however, I strongly believe a response is necessary. The scientific field that considers the impacts of heat stress on […]

Vestdavit Secures Boat Handling Performance for HMS Protector

Leading boat launch and recovery systems supplier Vestdavit is bringing new fast craft handling capability to HMS Protector, the only Royal Navy ship dedicated to Antarctic Patrol & Survey duties. The advanced icebreaker, which provides a UK presence in the Antarctic and meets treaty obligations on inspections, hydrographical charting and in support of scientific research, […]

Oceanis Flies the Flag for Maritime Startups

Oceanis, the Hamburg-based digital ship finance platform, has been selected as one of only 10 international startups to join Plug and Play’s ‘Fintech Europe’ program. After screening applications from all over the world and intensive weeks of reviewing preselected startups with the partners, the final group of ten companies have been accepted into Fintech Europe. […]

Carola Puusteli Appointed Halton Group Board Member

Halton Group, a leading global technology provider of indoor climate solutions for demanding spaces, announces the appointment of Carola Puusteli as its board member as of 1 April 2020. Carola Puusteli has held several leadership positions in major international businesses over the years. She is currently Power Generation segment VP at Schneider Electric, based in […]

Penguin Selects SCHOTTEL for Flex-42X Executive Fast Crew Boats

Following a successful testing and evaluation program, Singapore-based Penguin International Ltd. has selected SCHOTTEL’s Tunnel Thruster STT 51 FP for its flagship Flex-42X series of eight executive fast crew boats. Penguin is an integrated designer, builder, owner and operator of high-speed crafts as well as a prolific builder of mid-sized crew boats and armored security […]

Four Non-COVID Fatalities in Two Weeks Aboard Cruise Ships

On Saturday, the body of a crewmember from the cruise ship Regal Princess was found in the water, according to Ukraine’s ministry of foreign affairs. The death marks the fourth non-COVID fatality reported aboard a large cruise ship within the past two weeks.  The ministry’s consular services director, Sergey Pogoreltsev, said that local police in […]

AEI to provide Aviation Holdings with up to three B737-800SF

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has entered an agreement to provide Aviation Holdings III with up to three  B737-800SF freighter conversions. The first aircraft (MSN 29916) will commence modification in June 2020 and will be performed by China-based STAECO, an authorised AEI Conversion Center. This will be the first AEI B737-800SF modified by STAECO. The scheduling […]

Deutsche Post DHL Group happy as resilient business model pays off

Deutsche Post DHL Group maintained its profitable growth trajectory in Q1 2020 despite the noticeable impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Revenue improved by 0.9% to €15.5 billion, and operating profit (EBIT) came in at €592 million. Adjusted for a pandemic-related negative earnings impact of €210 million as well as negative effects of €234 million incurred […]

CSafe Global launches hub operations in São Paulo

CSafe Global, the innovation leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, has once again expanded their global reach and local presence with the opening of a new hub operation in São Paulo, Brazil. This is the latest addition to CSafe’s worldwide container operations facilities and the first in Brazil. “Pharmaceutical manufacturing […]

Premier Global Logistics handles urgent shipment to France

Indian forwarder Premier Global Logistics recently completed an air shipment totalling 7.6 tonnes from Mumbai Airport to France via Turkish Airlines. Managing director of Premier Global Logistics, Rajesh Gupta, explains: “The shipment was extremely time critical and we micromanaged everything from the airline booking to Custom clearance and delivery to the site in France, all within […]

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