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NPA Management takes over Agura Hotels ownership

.Chief Michael Ajayi appointed interim General Manager, as NPA MD chairs the hotel (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has finally taken over the ownership of Agura Hotels, Abuja after a legal judgement was given in favour of the NPA against Fasel Services Limited, Omeire Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry Limited, Chief M.O. Kanu and Daniel Kanu, TRADE NEWSWIRE ...

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’I will stick to government regulations in the discharge of my duties’ –NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has asserted that she would continue to stick to laid down regulations and adhere to Government policies in the discharge of her duties, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Speaking, when she received the visiting President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Alhaji ...

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NPA charges HSOP on safety, security in Nigerian waters

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has reiterated Management concern over the safety and security of operations and activities on the nation’s territorial waters, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the General Manager, Corporate &Strategic Communications, NPA, Abdullahi Goje, NPA MD said this ...

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Policing: An integral part of maritime security- NIMASA DG

  .Assures Nigerian Police Force of continuous collaboration   (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that effective policing is an essential component of the Maritime security, with a multiplier effect on the development and growth of the Nigerian maritime sector, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by ...

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FG praises NIMASA for outstanding performance on revenue generation

.Finance Minister, AGF Acknowledges Agency’s Increased Contribution to CRF (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Federal Government through the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation has commended the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for its revenue performance in the past one year, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Head ...

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NPA prepares staff ahead for a stress free retirement

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has reaffirmed its position on preparing its workforce towards an appreciable and stress free retirement, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Addressing cross section of the upcoming set of retirees in a sensitization and awareness programme held recently in Lagos,  a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the NPA Ms Hadiza Bala ...

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‘NPA committed to improving access to Apapa Ports’

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Over the past couple of weeks, stakeholders have expressed concern over the state of access roads to the Lagos Port Complex in Apapa, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Asst. Gen. Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, Ibrahim Nasiru on behalf of the General Manager, the dilapidated state of the road, which ...

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Management promotion: NPA elevates Managers

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of Nigeria Ports Authority NPA has approved the elevation of some of its managers to the rank of Assistant General Manager (AGM), in line with its commitment towards operational efficiency, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Amongst those affected are Ibrahim Nasiru of the Public Affairs Division which has been rechristened Corporate and Strategic Communications under the new ...

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Amaechi, Sultan of Sokoto, NIMASA DG, Tambuwal others brainstorm at 15th NCT Meeting in Sokoto- Photos

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi; The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad SA’AD Abubakar; The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside; and the Governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, among others brainstormed the progress of Nigerian transport system at the 15th National Council on Transportation Meeting in Sokoto, ...

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‘Our goal is to have 100% compliance on ISPS Code implementation’- NIMASA DG

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that the Agency would not rest on its oars until 100% compliance of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code is achieved in all port facilities across the country, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The Director General who spoke ...

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NPA Management embarks on facility tour of Ports in Lagos Pilotage district-Photo

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NPA reshuffles Management team for operational efficiency, effectiveness

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): In a bid to re-jig its operations, the Nigerian Ports Authority managed by a Socio-Economic Reformer Hadiza Bala Usman, as approved by the Board of the Authority, has re-shuffled its management team with immediate effect for efficient and effective operations, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Principal Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, ...

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NPA Board approves new structure-Advertorial

    Scraps zonal structures Redeploys General Managers The Board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has approved a new organisational structure and the commencement of a Business Process Re-engineering initiative that will create synergies to improve efficiency. It has also approved the redistribution of all General Managers in its employment. The far reaching initiatives which are aimed at making ...

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Shippers express confidence in administration of NIMASA DG, as Peterside reiterates commitment to safe maritime domain

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE):The Shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN) has expressed confidence in the transformation strides in the maritime sector by the Dr. Dakuku Peterside led Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The Chairman of the Association, Mr. Val Usifoh who made this disclosure during a courtesy visit to the Agency with other members of the association, ...

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NPA strengthens business relationship with establishments, foreign firms – MD NPA Hadiza Usman

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman has announced the collaboration of the Authority with relevant establishments and foreign firms towards increased trade ties for mutual benefits, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Speaking at the tenth anniversary of NIMPORT annual maritime conference, holding at the Oriental Hotels, Lagos, the Managing Director who was ...

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Cabotage: NISA commends NIMASA NCCS initiative

  .Dakuku extols ship owners’ role in maritime sector (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The recent moves by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to ensure full implementation of the Cabotage Act, 2003 through the New Cabotage Compliance Strategy (NCCS) has continued to receive commendation from Stakeholders, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. This is coming on the heels of the visit to the ...

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NPA meets Lagos State Safety Commission on intermodal transportation model

[TRADE NEWSWIRE] The Management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) welcomed Executive members of Lagos State Safety Commission today in Marina, Lagos, TRADE NEWSIRE reports The dual organizations engaged in an interactive session over effective safety of lives and properties on the state roads, the implementation of this, as well as the sustenance of the implementation. The discussion prioritized intermodal transportation model. ...

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Disclaimer on fake employment exercise in NIMASA- Advertorial

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The attention of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has been drawn to the misinformation making the round in media, particularly online platforms, that there is an ongoing recruitment exercise in the Agency. It is imperative to state, in the interest of the unsuspecting public, that the Agency has not launched a recruitment campaign of any kind ...

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NIMASA DG commiserates with Nigerian Police over demise of AIG Maritime

  (TRADE NEWSIRE): The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, commiserates with the Inspector General of Police; Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the immediate family and the entire Police Force on the demise of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of maritime command, AIG Pius Imue, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside who expressed ...

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Liberation: NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman receives Nigerian Women Journalists- Photos

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (3rd right), the National President, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWJ), Ifeyinwa Omowole (4th right), and stakeholders during an interactive session between the two organizations at the Corporate Headquarters of the NPA, Marina, Lagos.

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Nigeria to benefit from deep sea mining- Peterside

  .Seeks support on capacity building   (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that Nigeria is set to benefit from the deep sea mining through effective harnessing of the opportunities by working with the International Seabed Authority (ISBA), TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The NIMASA DG who made this ...

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NPA partners Women Professional Group on manpower, canvasses for national development

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority [NPA] Hadiza Bala Usman, has reiterated management position concerning developmental programmes and goals initiated by credible Women Organizations across all spheres of national endeavour  especially in the area of manpower development,TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from I.S Nasir, on behalf of the ...

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NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman hosts Republic of Korea’s Ambassador

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Cabotage implementation: NIMASA Introduces new compliance strategy

.Seeks more opportunities for Nigerians   (TRADE NEWSWIRE):In continuation of its quest to ensure full implementation of the Cabotage Act, 2003 for the benefits of Nigerians, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has introduced New NIMASA Cabotage Compliance Strategy (NCCS) towards the actualization of a successful coastal and inland trade regime,TRADE NEWSWIRE, reports. Speaking with newsmen recently, Dr. ...

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Executive Order: NPA Commissions 24/7 Emergency Clinic

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): In order to ensure effective implementation of the Executive Order concerning the ease of doing Business at Ports, the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has commissioned a 24 hour emergency clinic to cater for health concerns, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, who declared open the clinic located ...

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Africa set to tackle piracy, other maritime crimes- Peterside

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that Maritime Administrations (MARADs) in Africa are set to tackle the twin issue of piracy, sea crime and illegal migration in the continent, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The AMAA Chairman who disclosed this to maritime journalists at the sidelines of the International Maritime Organisation ...

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Alleged 282 Missing vessels: ‘Vessels are not needles’- Advertorial

.Even needle can be sighted when it drops off hand if painstakingly looked for, not to talk of 282 vessels disappearing (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Following allegations that 282 Vessels got missing under the watch of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) between 2010 and 2016 by the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, the management of the NPA wishes to issue the ...

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Amaechi, NPA MD Hadiza Usman attend NIWA International Conference & Exhibition -Photos

   

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NIMASA DG graces African Day of the Seas and Oceans celebration- Photos

   

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African seas, oceans posses huge economic opportunities- NIMASA DG

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): At a well-attended event by stakeholders and experts in the maritime sector to commemorate this year’s “Africa Day of Seas and Oceans”, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that Africa seas and oceans possess huge economic opportunities that can take the continent to the next level, TRADE ...

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Nakilat concludes half year 2017 with net profit of QR 409 million

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Nakilat recorded its financial results for the first half of the year ended 30 June 2017 with a net profit of QR 409 million compared to QR 501 million of the same period last year in 2016,TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The lower profit was mainly attributed to the lower number of charter hire days in the current ...

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Executive Order: NIMASA commences 24-hour turnaround time for issuing Debit notes

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): In compliance with the Presidential directive on the resumption of 24 hour port operations in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has commenced a 24 hour turnaround time for analysing cargo manifests and issuing Debit Notes to Shipping Agents, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Head of ...

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Allegation: Nigerians should stop registering with nucdeng.top, its fraud-like – investigation

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Haven painstakingly followed the website http://nucdengi.top and http://ahadengi.club to actually unravel the authenticity of the e-commerce site, ordinarily, the investigation would have been carried out independently without informing the public, but it will be a hard task to do without getting the public involved in their activities because of the number of referrals demanded before payment could ...

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9mobile to Host Abuja SMEs at its Market Access Forum

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): In further demonstration of its commitment to the growth of start-up businesses, innovative and customer-friendly telecommunication company, 9mobile in partnership with the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan Atlantic University will host Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Abuja and environs at the 17th edition of its quarterly business networking and empowerment session, Market Access ...

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FSRU Project: Nakilat in strategic alliance with Höegh LNG for ‘flexible delivery’ of LNG to global market

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Nakilat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Höegh LNG to collaborate on the utilisation of Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) as part of its strategic solutions to diversify and explore opportunities for effective and efficient delivery of LNG product to the global market  on Tuesday in Qatar, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. (Floating Storage and ...

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Executive Order: NPA commences Single Interface Cargo Examination in ports

    .No more other cargo examinations outside single interface .Approved govt agencies to implement Single Interface Cargo Examination in their designated locations at ports . Single Interface Cargo Examination to be implemented at ports across Nigeria (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Following the commencement of 24-hour port operations born out of Executive order issued by the Federal Government of late, a Socio-Economic ...

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Environmental protection: Let’s conserve marine ecosystem to sustain ocean resources- Peterside

      (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has called on stakeholders to conserve marine ecosystem for the sustenance of ocean resources so as to engender environmental protection, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside, who made this appeal while speaking at a two-day Regional Conference on Marine Safety and Fisheries Protection ...

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Admirality law: No maritime sector without legal framework- NIMASA DG

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that there can be no maritime sector without admiralty law considering its strategic importance in the governance of every aspect of shipping, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside, who stated this when the Executive members of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association (NMLA), ...

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Symbol of Unity: Nakilat installs ‘Tamim Al-Majd’ portrait in solidarity with Qatar

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Nakilat has installed a mural board- (portrait) of the artwork ‘Tamim Al Majd’ on Monday at its Head Office in Shoumoukh Tower, as a symbol of Unity to all Qataris and those residing in the State of Qatar, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADENEWSWIRE from Nakilat, present during the installation of the mural ...

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Fire breaks out at London’s Camden Lock Market

LONDON: Firefighters have brought under control the blaze in a building in London’s Camden Market, the London Fire Brigade said on Monday (Jul 10). The cause of the fire was unknown and there were no immediate reports of any injuries or casualties. The London Fire Brigade said on Twitter the “fire is now under control but crews will be damping ...

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COSCO Shipping, Orient Overseas shares leap after lofty US$6.3 billion bid

SHANGHAI: COSCO Shipping’s and Hong Kong’s Orient Overseas International Ltd’s (OOIL) shares leapt on Monday after the Chinese shipping giant made a US$6.3 billion offer for its smaller rival on Sunday. Analysts said the pricing of the deal, at a 31.1 percent premium to OOIL’s previous close, was high given the global container shipping industry is only just beginning to ...

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NIMASA Executive Director, 23 others bag NSE Fellowship

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Executive Director in charge of Operations in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Engineer Rotimi Fashakin, has been conferred with the Fellowship of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), the umbrella body of the Engineering profession in Nigeria, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Head of Corporate ...

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Nakilat assumes management of LNG Al Sheehaniya

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Flex LNG carrier Al Sheehaniya from STASCo (Shell Trading and Shipping Company Ltd.) with effect from 6 July 2017, as part of the planned and phased transition announced on 19th October 2016, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. According to a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from Nakilat Shipping Qatar ...

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Performance review: NPA MD Hadiza Usman receives report on implementation of 24-hours Port operation

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE):  A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, has received a Joint Stakeholders Committee report on the 24-hours port operation so far implemented for performance review, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Upon receipt of the submitted Joint Stakeholders Committee report, NPA MD had consequently put in place effective machinery to comprehensively review the ...

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France takes guns from people on list of might-be militants – minister

PARIS: France is confiscating weapons from roughly 100 people on a watchlist of potential Islamist militants, the interior minister said on Thursday, two weeks after state prosecutors said an assailant inspired by Islamic State had been a gun-club member. Minister Gerard Collomb was speaking ahead of a parliamentary vote to extend emergency search-and-arrest powers given to police after Islamist gunmen ...

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Transparency of operations: NPA welcomes Senate’s investigation of its JV Enterprises

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): As part of her supports for transparent operations, a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman, has welcomed the decision of the Nigerian Senate to look into the activities of the Joint Venture Enterprises of the NPA with contracting companies, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The contracting companies in this regard are ...

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GE closes Baker Hughes deal, becomes No. 2 oilfield service provider

HOUSTON: General Electric Co on Monday completed its buyout of Baker Hughes Inc, merging it with its own oil and gas equipment and services operations to create the world’s second-largest oilfield service provider by revenue. The new company, to be called “Baker Hughes, a GE company,” will begin trading on Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock ...

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Total signs major Iran gas deal, defying US pressure

TEHRAN: French energy giant Total was set to defy US pressure on Monday (Jul 3), signing a multi-billion-dollar gas deal with Iran, the first by a European firm in more than a decade. Total is to invest an initial US$1 billion (€880 million) in the South Pars offshore gas field as part of a consortium with Chinese and Iranian firms. ...

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China opens up US$10 trillion bond market in liberalisation step

SHANGHAI: China on Monday (Jul 3) widened access to its US$10 trillion bond market, which analysts said will boost Beijing’s drive to internationalise the yuan and more deeply integrate its markets with the world financial system. The new window for foreign investors was opened via Hong Kong, where “qualified investors” such as central banks, sovereign wealth funds and major financial ...

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Qatar responds to demands after deadline extended

KUWAIT: Qatar on Monday (Jul 3) responded to a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies after they agreed to give a defiant Doha another 48 hours to address their grievances. Details of the response were not immediately available, but a Gulf official told AFP that Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani had delivered it during ...

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Trump talks North Korea threat in calls with China, Japan leaders

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.: The threat posed by North Korea was a key topic in phone calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders of China and Japan, along with trade issues, the White House said on Sunday. Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of expected meetings with the leaders of Asia’s two ...

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U.S. Warship Claims Freedom of Navigation

  The U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam on Sunday. The freedom-of-navigation operation was designed to challenge the competing claims of all three nations, a U.S. Defense Department official said. The vessel sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, part of the Paracel Islands. ...

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Japanese Carriers Forge Ahead with Alliance

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K-Line), Mitsui O.S.K. (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) have formally established a joint holding company for their container business alliance. The new company, named Ocean Network Express, includes terminal operation businesses outside Japan. The three companies have received all the necessary approvals with local competition laws, except for South Africa. In South Africa, the new ...

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CMA CGM Sells Stake in Los Angeles Terminal

  CMA CGM has signed a binding agreement for the sale of a 90 percent equity interest in the Global Gateway South terminal in Los Angeles for $817 million. CMA CGM is selling the share to EQT Infrastructure III and its partner P5 Infrastructure but will retain a minority 10 percent share of the terminal, which it acquired last year ...

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Keppel Readies World’s First FLNG Conversion

    Keppel Offshore & Marine’s subsidiary, Keppel Shipyard will soon deliver the world’s first converted floating LNG (FLNG) to Golar LNG. The vessel was named Hilli Episeyo at a ceremony in Keppel Shipyard on Sunday. Upon completion, the FLNG will be put in operation offshore Kribi, Cameroon, for Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures and Perenco Cameroon, and will be the ...

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‘Govt working to commence academic activities in Nigeria Maritime University next session’

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigeria Maritime University (NMU), academic activities will possibly commence by next academic session owing to efforts of governments at both Federal and State levels to that effect, a Strategic Management Professional and Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from ...

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Day of the Seafarer: Shipowners should engage Nigerian Seafarers to aid cabotage trade – Peterside

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): As part of events commemorating Day of the Seafarer, a Strategic Management Professional and Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has tasked indigenous shipowners to employ Nigerian seafarers as against the practice of engaging foreign seafarers to facilitate cabotage trade, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside, who is also the Chairman of ...

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NPA MD Hadiza Usman reiterates support for export of non-oil products as Nigeria kick-starts yam export to UK

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has reiterated her commitment to the export of non-oil products through the nation’s ports, as Nigeria commenced exportation of yam produce to the United Kingdom through Lily Pond Container Terminal Apapa, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. She made this pledge at the official flag off ...

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International businesses caught in Qatar crossfire

DUBAI/DOHA: International businesses are being caught in the crossfire of Qatar’s dispute with its Arab neighbours as it delays shipments, lengthens travel times and prompts contingency plans in case the crisis deepens. The feud between Arab powers threatens to undermine the region’s progress in positioning itself as business friendly and raises concerns that some firms may be forced to pick ...

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Saudi Aramco unit buys into Irish wastewater company

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), the corporate venturing subsidiary of global oil giant Saudi Aramco, has acquired a major stake in Irish wastewater treatment technology company OxyMem. The Saudi group’s funding will help OxyMem to boost investment in product development and expansion of its manufacturing capacity and increase its sales force. OxyMem said its ground-breaking membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) ...

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Sanctions on Qatar Could Become Permanent

  A UAE government spokesperson warned on Wednesday that Qatar’s diplomatic and economic isolation from its Arab neighbors could become a permanent state of affairs. The Saudi-led sanctions regimes include a ban on Qatari-flagged ships in Bahraini, Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian ports. “Qatar is not responding positively to [the demands] we’ve sent,” said UAE spokesman Omar Ghobash, speaking to BBC. ...

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Search Effort Continues for Missing Argentine Fishermen

  An Argentine Navy salvage vessel is working with a remotely operated vehicle to inspect the hull of the shrimp trawler Repunte, which sank in a storm about 35 nm off of the port of Rawson, Argentina on June 17. Seven men remain missing ten days after the vessel went down, and the SAR effort continues. Three crew members were ...

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WWL Executives Indicted for Price Fixing

  Shipping executives Anders Boman, Arild Iversen and Kai Kraass have been indicted with participating in a long-running price fixing conspiracy. The indictments were unsealed in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore and relate to price fixing on international ro-ro cargo shipments to and from the U.S. and elsewhere, including the Port of Baltimore. A federal grand jury returned the ...

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Meat processor cuts deal with ABC in ‘pink slime’ defamation case

REUTERS: Beef Products Inc has settled its defamation and libel lawsuit against American Broadcasting Co and its reporter Jim Avila, the meat processor said on Wednesday. BPI had claimed ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co , and Avila defamed the company by using the term “pink slime” and making errors and omissions in its 2012 reporting on what the ...

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Opec, non-Opec conformity level hits 106pc

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and the participating non-Opec countries have recorded the highest conformity ever with their voluntary adjustments in production, achieving a level of 106 per cent, reported AzerNews. The overall conformity levels by Opec and participating non-Opec producing countries have steadily increased from January to May 2017, exceeding 100 per cent in both April and ...

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Gulf Air celebrates debut flight to Georgia

Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air on (June 22) celebrated the launch of its direct thrice-a-week service to the Georgian capital Tbilisi. A celebratory event took place at Bahrain International Airport with The Georgian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and  Oman George Janjgava joining the officials of Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs, Bahrain International Airport and Gulf Air. Commenting on the launch, Gulf ...

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Mitsubishi, Sumitomo seal Tunisia power project deal

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Sumitomo Corporation signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz (STEG) for a gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Tunisia. The project, which boasts a 450 MW generation capacity, will come up at Rades in Ben Arous Governorate. The power plant construction site is located about ...

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Airbus wins $40bn of commercial jet orders at Paris

Airbus announced $39.7 billion worth of new business during the 2017 Paris Air Show, providing strong evidence that the commercial aircraft market remains healthy. The company won commitments for a total of 326 aircraft, including firm orders for 144 aircraft worth $18.5 billion and MoUs for 182 aircraft worth $21.2 billion. A320 Family aircraft sales and commitments were robust, with ...

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Keel Laid for Hapag-Lloyd’s First Expedition Cruise Ship

A keel-laying ceremony was held on June 20 for Hanseatic nature, the first of two expedition cruise ships being built for Hapag-Lloyd. Hanseatic nature‘s maiden voyage is planned for April 2019. The second ship, Hanseatic inspiration, will launch six months later in October 2019. The vessels are being built by the Vard shipyard in Tulcea, Romania. The ships’ hulls will ...

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Shipping Confidence Hits Three-Year High

  Shipping confidence reached its equal highest rating in the past three years during March to May this year, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from shipping adviser Moore Stephens. The average confidence level expressed by respondents to the survey was up to 6.1 out of 10.0 from the 5.6 recorded in the previous survey in February 2017. Increased ...

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Evergreen Links Up With Alibaba

  Taiwan’s Evergreen Line has teamed up with the Chinese wholesale marketplace Alibaba to offer Alibaba.com members the option of booking sea freight services online with guaranteed space and prices. The growth of e-commerce has resulted in small, fragmented orders from global buyers. Taking note of the need for user-friendly logistics services of smaller volume shippers, Evergreen Line is collaborating ...

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Amnesty: EU Should Cut Ties with Libyan Coast Guard

  In advance of an upcoming European Council session, Amnesty International called on the European Union to stop working with the Libyan Coast Guard, which is receiving EU assistance in its counter-human trafficking mission. “The EU is allowing the Libyan coastguard to return refugees and migrants to a country where unlawful detention, torture and rape are the norm. They are ...

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Commercial flying cars ‘a possibility by 2035’

The arrival of Airbus, Google, and Uber into the flying cars market is expected to infuse the much needed momentum to make limited commercial applications of flying cars a possibility by 2035, said an industry expert. “The flying cars industry is at a nascent stage where a number of companies are developing different models of flying cars, many of which ...

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Amazon launches ‘try-before-you-buy’ fashion service

REUTERS: Amazon.com Inc wants to turn your living room into a fitting room. The e-commerce giant, already one of the biggest apparel sellers in the United States, on Tuesday unveiled a test programme called Prime Wardrobe. Part of the Amazon Prime shopping club, the new feature will allow members to order three or more items without paying for them up ...

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Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO: Report

NEW YORK: Founder of ride-hailing company Uber Travis Kalanick resigned as CEO on Wednesday (Jun 21) after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay, the New York Times (NYT) reported. Kalanick had earlier taken a leave of absence following a months-long investigation led former US Attorney General Eric Holder, who was hired by Uber to look into ...

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Chinese and Russians aim to end Airbus-Boeing duopoly

PARIS: China’s C919 and Russia’s MC-21 may be absent from the tarmac at the Paris Air Show, but their makers don’t hide their ambition to nose into the biggest part of the civil aviation market – single-aisle medium-haul aircraft – which is dominated by Airbus and Boeing. “For decades there were just two families of competing aircraft in the single-aisle ...

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Maritime development: NIMASA seeks IMO input in drafting of MTP to complement NTP

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): In recognition of Nigeria’s need for Maritime Transport Policy (MTP)  to complement the existing National Transport Policy (NTP) the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) under the leadership of a Strategic Management Professional and Director-General of the Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has moved to have the input of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in the draft ...

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Leadership by example: NPA MD Hadiza Usman inspects 24-hour port operation from Saturday midnight till dawn on Sunday

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): As part of efforts to ensure total compliance to the Presidential order on 24-hour port operation , a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, has ‘led by example’ by inspecting operations at the Lagos Ports Complex, Apapa from Saturday  midnight till dawn on Sunday, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Following her ...

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A deserving honour: ‘Maritime Security Architecture & Infrastructure’ scheme influences TELL Award -NIMASA DG

  Peterside dedicates award to Board and Management staff of NIMASA NIMASA operational processes fully automated NIMASA operation now decentralised NIMASA ensures strict compliance with International Ships and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code   (TRADE NEWSWIRE): ……..and the winner of TELL Award of Excellence for the 2016 Public Organization of the year 2016 is the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety ...

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GE signs $575m railway contract with Egypt

GE has signed an agreement worth $575 million with Egyptian authorities to supply 100 locomotives that can be used for passengers or freight rail, as well as a 15-year contract for parts and technical support for GE locomotives. The Letter of Intent for the supply of GE ES30ACi Light Evolution Series as well as the service contract was signed with ...

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Boeing sees strong interest in potential new 737 model

PARIS: Boeing has received strong interest in a potential new member of its best-selling 737 aircraft range, the planemaker’s new commercial chief said on Sunday. Boeing is widely expected to launch the 190-230-seat 737 MAX 10 at the opening of the Paris Airshow on Monday, adding a larger new variant to its narrowbody medium-haul family. Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive ...

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With Whole Foods, Amazon on collision course with Wal-Mart

  CHICAGO/SAN FRANCISCO: When Wal-Mart Stores Inc bought online retailer Jet.com for US$3 billion last year, it marked a crucial moment: the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer, after years of ceding e-commerce leadership to arch rival Amazon, intended to compete. On Friday, Amazon.com Inc countered. With its US$14 billion purchase of grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc, the largest e-commerce company ...

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Your car could become your virtual personal assistant

We are now used to cars that understand what we say. Experts predict that in future they may also know how we feel – sometimes without us having to say a word. Nearly 90 per cent of all new cars are expected to offer voice recognition capability by 2022. The next step for the cars of tomorrow could be to ...

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DP World, Kazakhstan to build port community system

Dubai-based DP World, a leading enabler of global trade and the Kazakhstan government have signed two agreements for the development of a Port Community System (PCS) and to integrate customs processes ahead of the Astana Economic Forum. PCS is a one stop electronic platform developed by DP World company Dubai Trade that enables the exchange of information between organisations involved ...

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Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market for US$13.7b

    NEW YORK: Amazon will acquire upscale US grocer Whole Foods Market, known for its pricey organic options, for US$13.7 billion, the companies announced Friday (Jun 16), in a deal that underscores the online retailer’s growing influence. Under the all-cash deal, Amazon will acquire the Texas-based champion of organic and specialty food for $42 a share. Whole Foods traded ...

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Pilots of missing Malaysian air force plane found dead

KUALA LUMPUR: The pilots of a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) jet that went missing north of Kuantan near the Pahang-Terengganu border have been found dead, Malaysian state media reported on Thursday (Jun 15). The two pilots of the Hawk 108 fighter jet were found in a swamp near Chukai in Terengganu at 2.30pm on Thursday, according to the Bernama ...

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Safety of Navigation: NPA courts Hydrographic Society to make Nigerian waters more navigable

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), made up of upwardly mobile professionals has moved swiftly to partner the Nigerian Hydrographic Society (NHS) in order to make Nigerian waters safe for navigation of ships, a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, has said, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The NPA MD expressed the Authority’s readiness ...

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IEA: Qatar Sanctions May Affect Tanker Loadings

In its latest oil market report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that the ongoing embargo on Qatari shipping was causing “logistical headaches” for crude oil transportation.“Qatar pumps just over 600,000 barrels a day of crude and exports some 500,000 barrels a day, almost exclusively to Asia. Buyers often co-load cargoes from elsewhere in the Gulf, typically sold as 500,000 ...

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Spain’s Ports Shuttered as 48-Hour Strike Begins

  Spanish dockers intensified a series of strikes Wednesday with a 48-hour full stoppage, the first of its kind in their ongoing dispute with port employers’ association Anesco over job guarantees and labor reforms. Negotiations late Tuesday that were intended to head off the strike were not successful. The unions, led by Coordinadora Estatal de Trabajadores del Mar (CETM), had ...

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China Aircraft Leasing buys 50 Boeing aircraft for US$5.8 billion

HONG KONG: China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Ltd said it would buy 50 Boeing 737MAX series aircraft from Boeing for an aggregate list price of US$5.8 billion, to meet demand for more efficient aircraft while expanding its fleet portfolio. The aircraft lessor’s unit had agreed to buy the Boeing aircraft, in a deal to be settled from internal resources and ...

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Bank of America to lay off more workers

REUTERS: Bank of America Corp has begun laying off employees in its operations and technology division, part of the second-largest U.S. bank’s plan to cut costs. On Wednesday the bank cut jobs across that division, many of which came from its Charlotte, N.C., headquarters, a spokesman said. He would not specify the number of jobs lost. The cuts come as ...

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China censures Emirates airline after two safety incidents: Report

SHANGHAI/DUBAI: China’s civil aviation authority has fined Dubai-based carrier Emirates and barred it from adding new destinations and aircraft in China for six months after two incidents of “unsafe operations”, the state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday (Jun 15). According to the report the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said that the pilots were responsible for an incident ...

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Tigerair to operate under Scoot brand from July

SINGAPORE: Tigerair will officially come under Scoot – its sister budget airline under the Singapore Airlines Group – on Jul 25, the two airlines said in a news release on Thursday (Jun 15). This marks the completion of the two carriers’ integration, a process which began in May last year, when they were brought under a common holding company, Budget ...

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Maritime safety: Much-awaited Egina FPSO‘ll arrive August to up ship inspection, classification – NIMASA DG

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has said that the multi-billion dollar Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) project, undergoing construction in South Korea will further aid NIMASA knowledge in ship inspection and classification upon arrival in August, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside, who made this known during a ...

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COSCO and MSC Recognized for Whale Protection

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS) have released a report card on shipping company efforts to help protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.Collisions between endangered North Atlantic right whales and large shipping vessels are one of the leading causes of death for these rare whales and hinder the recovery of their entire ...

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Another Japanese Shipbuilding Alliance Announced

  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has reached an agreement with Oshima Shipbuilding to form a commercial shipbuilding alliance. The agreement will establish a technical alliance that focuses on development of new ship designs and technologies, standardization of design and construction and efficient shared use of tools and equipment. The alliance follows on from a previous agreement reached at the end of ...

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Israeli minister backs closing Al-Jazeera bureau

    JERUSALEM: Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday that he was in favour of closing the offices of Qatari channel Al-Jazeera, after several Arab states did so. “There is no reason for Al-Jazeera to continue to transmit from Israel,” he told public radio. “It is not media, it is a propaganda outfit in the style of the Soviets ...

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Big Ships Account for 80 Percent of Shipping’s CO2

At Nor-Shipping 2017, researchers with DNV GL released a study that points to the difficulty of reducing the industry’s CO2 output below current levels. The problem is structural: big cargo vessels emit 80 percent of shipping’s greenhouse gases, but they’re also the industry’s most efficient ships, and squeezing out additional improvements may be a challenge. Just 35 percent of the fleet – mostly large ...

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Rolls Royce under fire after engine leaves gaping hole in Chinese carrier

British engineering company Rolls-Royce is under fire after its faulty engine unit left a gaping hole in the left engine covering of a China Eastern flight, said a report. Flight 736, which was heading to Shanghai from Sydney, was forced to make a return just minutes after takeoff. “The moment that we took off the wing to my left just ...

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Petrofac wins big Kuwait Oil Company contract

British oilfield services firm Petrofac said it has been awarded a five-year contract to provide specialist technical training and competency development services for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). Petrofac clinched the $35 million contract following a competitive tendering process. The work will be undertaken within Kuwait by the training services team who form part of Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division. ...

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