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Union Fights Marine Offices Closure Plan

MCA LogoThe plan by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) to reduce the number of its marine offices to ten would “jeopardise the UK’s ability to operate a safe and secure ports network”, according to the shipping union RMT.

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First Shale Gas Cargo Due at Grangemouth This Year

JS Ineos IntrepidIn the second half of this year, the first shipment of the shale gas ethane imported into the UK from the United States will arrive at the Grangemouth refinery of INEOS as part of the Swiss company’s $1bn global project to import the gas to Scotland and Norway to replace declining North Sea gas.

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Defects in Fuel Consumption Measurement Tests

WartsilaThe Finnish engineering builder Wartsila said a recent inspection of test processes found some defects in certain fuel consumption measurement tests for marine engines in the Wartsila Delivery Centre at Trieste, Italy.

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Three Rescued from Old Russian Submarine

U-475 Black WidowIn the early hours of Mar 12, three men were rescued from an old Russian Navy submarine by the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat.

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The Trains Now Arriving at Newport

Happy DragonThe last Class 66 locomotives to be imported by GB Railfreight were discharged at Newport in February. This latest delivery took the number of locomotives handled by the port in the past 10 years up to 113.

The seven Class 66 locomotives arrived at Newport on the Dutch heavy lift vessel Happy Dragon, 14,784gt, of Big Lift Shipping BV, from the Electro-Motive Diesel factory in Indiana, US.

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First Shale Gas Cargo due at Grangemouth

JSIneosIntrepidIn the second half of this year, the first shipment of the shale gas ethane imported into the UK from the United States will arrive at the Grangemouth refinery of INEOS as part of the Swiss company’s $1bn global project to import the gas to Scotland and Norway to replace declining North Sea gas.

Read more: First Shale Gas Cargo due at Grangemouth

   

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