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Obama halts new offshore oil drilling for six months

May 28 - As a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, US president Obama has extended a moratorium on new offshore oil drilling by six months.

This has dashed hopes of heavy lift operators in the oil and gas industry that opening up off-shore oil exploration in US waters could provide new business opportunities. 

Telling a White House news conference that the "oil spill is an unprecedented disaster," Obama denied accusations that the federal US government had been too slow in response to the accident.

The move to allow offshore oil drilling had been a major plank in the Obama government's efforts to reduce the country's reliance on imported oil yet observers are now suggesting this policy will have to be re-thought in light of what has happened in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bilbao gains Norwegian connection

October 22 - Finnlines, part of the Grimaldi Group, has added a port call in Norway to its Biscay service between Bilbao, Spain and St. Petersburg, Russia. 
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Scot Explorer launched in Hoogezand

October 22 - Scotline Marine Holdings’ 4,800 dwt vessel Scot Explorer has been christened and launched at the Royal Bodewes Shipyard in Hoogezand, the Netherlands.
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Wangfoong rescue on track

October 22 - Wangfoong Transportation has been involved in a complex salvage operation in Hong Kong, where it helped to recover three derailed trains.
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ZPMC delivers for Hutchison Port Sohar

October 22 - ZPMC’s heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 19 has delivered two remote-controlled quay cranes and six rubber-tyred gantry cranes to Hutchison Port Sohar’s terminal in Oman.
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