WHAT’S IN A NAME, STATOIL?

Statoil has announced plans to change the name of the company to Equinor. The name Equinor is formed by combining “equi”, the starting point for words like equal, equality and equilibrium, and “nor”, signalling a company proud of its Norwegian origin, and who wants to use this actively in its …

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COMPLIANCE CHALLENGES

New regulations and evolving technologies to meet them are giving ship owners a headache. Wastewater is ubiquitous on land and sea, and ships create multiple streams of effluent as they voyage from one port to the next. Their ballast systems discharge marine life. Their passengers and crew create sewage, and …

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UK AND EU REACH AGREEMENT ON BREXIT TRANSITION

European Commission headquarters 20TH MARCH 2018 The UK government has broadly accepted the EU’s conditions for a Brexit transition period, including a “backstop” plan that could see Northern Ireland continue to function under EU regulations. UK lead negotiator David Davis and his EU counterpart, Michel Barnier, reached a tentative agreement for a 21-month …

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THE CHALLENGE OF DEFENDING SUBSEA CABLES

For centuries, the sea has enabled trade between nations. Shipping continues to underpin international commerce today. But there is another unseen contribution that the oceans make to the current global order. Deep below the waters, travelling at millions of miles per hour, flickers of light relay incredible quantities of information …

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