French Navy Frigate  FS LANGUEDOC D 653 visits Haifa, Israel The FREMM (“European multi-purpose frigate”; French: Frégate européenne multi-mission; Italian: Fregata europea multi-missione) is a class of multi-purpose frigates designed byDCNS/Armaris and Fincantieri for the French and Italian Navy. The lead ship of the class, AQUITAINE  was commissioned in November 2012 by the French Navy. In France the class is known as …

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Trump: Transgender People Barred from US Military President Donald Trump says the U.S. military will no longer let transgender people serve in any capacity, reversing a policy former President Barack Obama’s administration announced a year ago. In a string of Twitter comments, Trump said Wednesday that after consulting with generals and military experts, he was …

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New India connection for Freeport provides ‘unprecedented opportunities’ Service operated by three of the world’s largest shipping lines Malta Freeport Terminals has added a new weekly service to its thriving operations which links major ports in India, Pakistan, Eastern Mediterranean and the Arabian Gulf. The service, known as ‘IndaMed’, is operated by three of the …

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CMA CGM Signs Pact with Port of Kribi The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that on July 25, 2017, the official signing ceremony for the concession agreement of the new container terminal was held in Kribi, Cameroon, chaired by the Minister for Transport, Edgar Alain Mébé Ngo’o. Following an international call to tenders, …

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Transocean reactivates ultra-deepwater semi, secures work for idle rigs Transocean has issued an update on its offshore drilling rig fleet and as of July 25, 2017, the company’s contract backlog is $10.2 billion. Offshore Australia, Quadrant Energy has awarded the ultra-deepwater semi submersible GSF Development Driller I a three-well contract plus two one-well options. Following a cold-stacked …

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Germany’s Harren takes over ‘K’ Line heavy-lift unit SAL Bremen-based vessel owner Harren & Partner has reached a deal to acquire SAL Heavy Lift, the Hamburg-based heavy lift unit of Japanese shipping giant K Line.  The deal, with an undisclosed value, will see SAL become the new dominant player in the super heavy lift segment …

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Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos Launching Blog  At the approach of Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos 27th Anniversary together with her subsidiaries – Malta Maritime Services and Malta Shipping News decided to set up a Blog that includes anything related to Maritime & Aviation both local and foreign. A shop will also be …

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