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To state materials must be asbestos-free is not enough when ordering materials. To comply with marine regulations on hazardous materials, ship owners and operators need to better protect themselves against the potential of parts, spares and other outsourced materials containing asbestos.

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To maintain and expand its container fleet, Hapag-Lloyd has purchased 3,700 Star Cool Integrated™ containers as part of their recent reefer investments from Maersk Container Industry (MCI). Of these, 1,000 Star Cool units will be chilled by the environmentally friendly R513A refrigerant system with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than 56% of the commonly used R134A refrigerant. 

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Addressing government trade negotiators in the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding, at a workshop on 'green growth' in Paris recently, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) asserted that the shipping industry could only be environmentally sustainable if it is economically sustainable too. 

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Almost two thirds (64%) of global marine industry executives believe there is uncertainty surrounding liability issues relating to unmanned ships should a vessel be involved in an incident because of a cyber-attack, according to a new report from global law firm Clyde & Co and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST).

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The maritime professionals’ union Nautilus International has made top-level calls for Budget action to improve the UK’s Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) scheme – pointing to shipowners’ promises to boost jobs if the assistance is increased.

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Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. ("Höegh LNG") has announced an agreement to transfer the remaining 49% ownership interest in Höegh LNG Colombia Holding Ltd. ("Grace Holding"), the sole owner of the entities that own and operate Höegh Grace, to Höegh LNG Partners LP ("HMLP") for a purchase price of $172.5 million, less $86.6 million in pro-rata indebtedness related to Höegh Grace expected to be outstanding at the closing date of the transaction.

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Leading global ship management company OSM Maritime Group has been awarded full crew management of Lauritzen Kosan’s entire fleet of advanced liquefied gas tankers. 

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India’s leading shipping association, The Maritime Association of Shipowners Shipmanagers and Agents (MASSA) has upgraded its maritime training infrastructure at its existing world-class academy based in Chennai.

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