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WorldNews.com | 13 Feb 2017

[VIDEO]: Rolls-Royce Seeks 20 Percent Cost Cut Using Automated Cargo Ships

Using a fleet of automated vessels across Northern Europe, Rolls-Royce is hoping to cut the cost of sea travel by up to 20 percent, Yahoo News reported Monday. The car manufacturer plans to team up...

The Washington Post | 25 Jan 2017

What do pirates want? To steal riches at sea so they can pay for wars ...

There were fewer than 200 maritime pirate attacks in 2016, the lowest level in more than 20 years. Total global incidents declined nearly 22 percent from 2015 — and nearly 60 percent from 2010, when...

The National | 25 Jan 2017

Appetite could grow for Beijing's Maritime Silk Road

When he unveiled a grand plan called the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road during a speech in the Indonesian parliament on a visit in 2013, the Chinese president XI Jinping could hardly have imagined a...

Maritime News

Amaechi Seeks Lawmakers’ Support on Amendment of Moribund Maritime Laws

By Eromosele Abiodun Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has urged the House of Representatives to support the ministry’s efforts to review and amend moribund laws and regulations guiding the management and operations of the maritime sector....

This Day 2017-02-20

Amaechi to chair town hall on cargo handling charges

Against the backdrop of a recent audit report revealing that private terminal operators in Nigerian ports lost about N58.9 billion to the rising foreign exchange scarcity, Consumer Price Index (CPI), stakeholders are organising a day town hall...

Business Day Online (NewsDB Live) 2017-02-20

US deploys warships to patrol SChina Sea, heating up tensions with Beijing

MOSCOW: US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, along with the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer began to patrol the South China Sea amid possible escalation of a conflict between the US and China over the region’s disputed territories....

The Manila Times (NewsDB Live) 2017-02-20

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas...

The Miami Herald 2017-02-20

New Boats Will Revamp Water Police Fleet (Premier of Victoria)

(Source: Premier of Victoria) Victoria's water police fleet is set for an overhaul under a $7 million plan to replace ageing vessels with modern boats. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced 11 vessels in the squad's 35-strong fleet would...

Public Technologies 2017-02-20

3 vessels grounded after mishap in Cebu

CEBU CITY---The Maritime Industry Authority in Central Visayas (Marina-7) has grounded the three vessels involved in the mishap that left 58 passengers wounded on Saturday. READ: 58 injured as ship collides with barge MV St. Braquiel of 2Go Shipping,...

Inquirer (NewsDB Live) 2017-02-20

United States deploys aircraft carrier in South China Sea, calls it 'routine' patrol

The United States deployed the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday as part of maritime "routine operations." ......

Zeenews 2017-02-20

Indonesia's tough stance causes headache for tuna exporters

Despite their support for the government’s efforts in the fight against illegal fishing, Indonesia’s tuna exporters have urged the authorities to loosen their stance on requirements for tuna ships, which they claim have hampered the...

The Jakarta Post 2017-02-20

Welsh company wins £82M contract on global stage (UK Wales Office)

(Source: UK Wales Office) The deal with Qioptiq in St Asaph, North Wales, will see battle-winning handheld equipment - including night-vision goggles and day and night weapon sights - maintained over the next six years, to ensure they are available...

Public Technologies 2017-02-20

Welsh company wins £82M contract on global stage (MoD - UK Ministry of Defence)

(Source: MoD - UK Ministry of Defence) The deal with Qioptiq in St Asaph, North Wales, will see battle-winning handheld equipment - including night-vision goggles and day and night weapon sights - maintained over the next six years, to ensure they...

Public Technologies 2017-02-20

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