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Drop in Container Trades

Port of HamburgThe economic situations in China and in Russia have been reflected in the amount of container trade handled at the port of Hamburg in the first six months of this year.

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First Oil from Brazilian FPSO

Cidade de ItaguaiThe BG Group, of Reading, has obtained the first oil from the floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Cidade de Itaguaí, the sixth to start production across the group’s significant discoveries in the Santos Basin, off the coast of Brazil.

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New Suez Canal Cuts Transit Time to Just 11 Hours

Suez CanalThe New Suez Canal was officially inaugurated by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in the port city of Ismailia on the early afternoon of Aug 6.

The $8bn project involved the widening and deepening of 35km of the existing Canal and the digging and creating of a 37km second lane running parallel to the existing Canal. The new 72km section is expected to cut transit times from 18-20 hours to around 11 hours.

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Lifeboat Building Centre Opens

Poole Lifeboat CentreThe RNLI’s new All-Weather Lifeboat Centre at its headquarters in Poole was officially opened on Aug 21 with the ringing of its bell eight times by two young lifeboatmen, Arranmore crew member John McDermid, from Donegal, and Caryl Jones, from Porthdinallaen, as the doors rose.

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Civilian Helicopters Take Over SAR Operations

Sikorsky S92The search and rescue helicopter operation in North Wales was moved from RAF Valley, on Anglesey to Caernarfon Airport on July 1 as part of the Government’s plan to privatise the service.

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Thomson Cruises Benefit From New Orders

Silver MuseThree cruise companies unveiled orders for six ships during July.

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