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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Impact Report

Executive Summary-Hurricane Harvey   There continues to be substantial progress in the Harvey recovery process. There is a sense of most things generally returning to ‘normal’ in all but the most seriously affected areas....

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World of Ports Video Now Available

We can write a lot about how World of Ports can make the Marine Assurance task easier for you and how it can be of direct benefit to the tanker community, but sometimes it’s easier to show you. To help really showcase the benefi...

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Use World of Ports on your Mobile Device

ISS World of Ports is now optimised for use on your mobile phone or tablet device without having to pinch and zoom around the main site. We appreciate that many of you will need to access the port information you need when away from your desk...

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Your New ISS World of Ports

We are delighted to unveil our new website which will make it easier than ever before to get to the terminal and berth information you need. Built on the foundation of Inchcape Shipping Services' global presence, our new site brings you unparall...

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New Port Maps Available

Eighteen new port maps are now available for subscribers providing full facility layout details, locating terminals, berths, and the surrounding port hinterland. Ports covered are  Mohammadia, Morocco San Francisc...

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17/08/2018 New Law Allows Patriotic American Superyacht Owners to Finally Fly U.S. Flag

superyachtPresident Trump this week signed a bill that will allow American owners of large yachts to finally register their vessels under the United States flag. Until now, U.S. law defined a yacht as a vessel whose volume was a maximum of 300 GT. The law was written in 1920, but never updated to reflect larger […]

17/08/2018 Maersk’s Offloading of Drilling Unit is Latest Move to Exit Energy

By Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) — A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S has decided to list its drilling unit separately, marking its latest step toward a complete exit from the energy industry. Copenhagen-based Maersk, which owns the world’s biggest shipping operations and is working on turning itself into a pure transport company, said on Friday that the decision will take effect […]

17/08/2018 U.S. Coast Guard Warns of LED Lighting Interfering with VHF-FM Radio and AIS Reception

ship bridge at nightThe U.S. Coast Guard is warning the maritime community regarding the potential interference of VHF-FM radio and AIS reception from LED lighting.  The Coast Guard said it has received reports from crews, ship owners, inspectors and other mariners regarding poor reception on VHF frequencies used for radiotelephone, digital selective calling (DSC) and automatic identification systems […]

17/08/2018 Boskalis Terminates Low-End Transport Activities Amid Heavy Losses

john s mccain heavy lift transportDutch marine services company Boskalis will be terminating its loss-making low-end transport activities. The announcement came this week as Boskalis revealed a lower operating result in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period last year. Boskalis reported a net operating profit of EUR 34.5 million in the first half of 2018, compared […]

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