DeepGreen Responds to Greenpeace Seabed Mining Report

We appreciate the recent Greenpeace report, In Deep Water: The emerging threat of deep sea mining, issued July 3, 2019, as a well-intentioned effort to protect the deep sea. We agree with its recommendations to (1) establish a comprehensive network of marine reserves covering at least 30 percent of the ocean by 2030; and (2) establish a strong Global Ocean Treaty in 2020 that promotes sanctuaries across the global ocean, protects marine life from multiple extraction activities and delivers...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/deepgreen-responds-to-greenpeace-seabed-mining-report

Sen. Inhofe: Problems With USS Ford "Ought to be Criminal"

During the confirmation hearing for the U.S. Navy's next top officer, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee appeared less concerned with the qualifications of the nominee than with the status of the Navy's new aircraft carrier, the first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford. 

"The ship was accepted by the Navy incomplete, nearly two years late, two and a half billion dollars over budget, and nine out of eleven weapons elevators still don't work, with costs continuing to grow," said Senator...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/sen-inhofe-problems-with-uss-ford-ought-to-be-criminal

Meyer begins construction on second LNG-powered ship for Costa Cruises

Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland has begun construction on Costa Toscana, the second ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), for Costa Cruises.

Costa Toscana is the second of two ships ordered by Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of leisure travel company Carnival Corporation.

The ships can be powered in port and at sea by LNG. The first ship, Costa Smeralda, is nearing completion and will enter service in October. Costa Toscana is expected to be delivered in 2021.

After the launch of the...

https://www.ship-technology.com/news/meyer-lng-powered-ship-costa-cruises/

Πλακιωτάκης-ΟΛΠ: Στο τραπέζι το νέο επικαιροποιημένο master plan

Το νέο επικαιροποιημένο master plan του ΟΛΠ παρουσίασε την Τετάρτη στον υπουργό Ναυτιλίας και Νησιωτικής Πολιτικής, Γιάννη Πλακιωτάκη, η διοίκηση της ΟΛΠ Α.Ε., με επικεφαλής τον διευθύνοντα σύμβουλό της, Captain Fu, που ανέφερε ότι στις προθέσεις της κινεζικής πλευράς είναι η άμεση έναρξη των...

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/finance/story/1502951/plakiotakis-olp-sto-trapezi-to-neo-epikairopoiimeno-master-plan

Enterprise Products Makes FID on Texas Offshore Oil Terminal

Enterprise Products Partners and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. have announced long-term agreements supporting the development of Enterprise’s Sea Port Oil Terminal in the Gulf of Mexico.

The long-term agreements with Chevron support Enterprise’s final investment decision. Construction of the terminal is subject to obtaining the required approvals from the federal Maritime Administration, which is currently reviewing the application.

The project consists of onshore and offshore facilities, including a fixed...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/enterprise-products-makes-fid-on-texas-offshore-oil-terminal