Princess Anne presents IOE Director General with OBE for services to business

Princess Anne presents IOE Director General with OBE for services to business

Outstanding achievement: Lesley Batchelor OBE. IOE Director General Lesley Batchelor has received her...
Maersk triple-E vessel breaks record for largest ship to sail on Thames during DP world London GAteway call

Maersk triple-E vessel breaks record for largest ship to sail on Thames during DP world London GAteway call

18,300 TEU Munkebo Maersk calls just months after Edith Maersk London, UK, 26th February 2015:- The...
STEALTH GAS INC., reports Q4 and 12 months ended Dec.31, 2014 Financial and Operating results

STEALTH GAS INC., reports Q4 and 12 months ended Dec.31, 2014 Financial and Operating results

Harry Vafias STEALTH GAS INC. REPORTS TWELVE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2014 FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS ATHENS,GREECE,...
Million-selling South African band Mango Groove in London to celebrate launch of Africa-based global conservation NGO

Million-selling South African band Mango Groove in London to celebrate launch of Africa-based global conservation NGO

Mango Groove with lead vocalist Claire Johnston. Million-selling South African band Mango Groove in London...

World Wide Supply lists its first bond issue on Nordic ABM

Associations, Stock Markets — February 27, 2015 at 7:41 AM
27/02/2015 – World Wide Supply lists its first bond issue on Nordic ABM today. World Wide Supply is an offshore service vessel company. The bond loan that is admitted to listing today –  World Wide Supply AS 13/17 7,75% USD C – is an issue of USD 150 million with an interest rate of 7.75 %, with maturity in May 2017. Swedbank Norway is the manager for the issue.

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Marine Insurance

Working while kneeling without discomfort

Working while kneeling without discomfort
Are you one of those people who occasionally works while kneeling? If so, additional protection for the knees is absolutely...
Feb 27, 2015 7:34

Shipmanagement

Working while kneeling without discomfort

Working while kneeling without discomfort
Are you one of those people who occasionally works while kneeling? If so, additional protection for the knees is absolutely...
Feb 27, 2015 7:34

Organisations

NATO Maritime Commander visits IMO training in Greece

NATO Maritime Commander visits IMO training in Greece
26/02/2015 Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CBE Royal Navy, NATO Maritime Commander, visited the two-week Advanced Maritime Law...
Feb 26, 2015 17:33

Markets

BDI “recovery”, temporary market gains or what…

BDI “recovery”,  temporary market gains or what…
Another plus day in the Shipping Markets where except the capers all other indices were looking a bit better. The BDI at...
Feb 26, 2015 19:37

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Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
River levels decreasing February 26, 2015, Argentina, all ports River levels in Argentina are currently decreasing and they are expected to continue over the coming week. The bottleneck remains in the River Plate access channel, where the maximum recommended sailing draft us 10.51 metres fw. Shippers...
February 26th, 2015 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Fathom announce official opening of nominations for the Ship Efficiency Awards

Fathom announce official opening of nominations for the Ship Efficiency Awards
LONDON: February 26, 2015: Fathom, the specialist provider of market intelligence publications and events for the maritime industry have today announced that nominations for the 2nd annual Ship Efficiency Awards are officially open. The Ship Efficiency Awards were launched by Fathom to give recognition...
February 26th, 2015 | Awards, Energy, Environment, Technology | Read More

BDI “recovery”, temporary market gains or what…

BDI “recovery”,  temporary market gains or what…
Another plus day in the Shipping Markets where except the capers all other indices were looking a bit better. The BDI at 9 points plus closed at 533, the BCI just four points down at 525, the Panamaxes and their respective BPI up 12 points at 531, the BSI up 10 at 506 and finally the BHSI up 11 at 300...
February 26th, 2015 | Chartering, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Lloyd’s Register and TSAKOS COLUMBIA SHIPMANAGEMENT SA join forces in an enhanced, all-encompassing Fuel Management Plan

Lloyd’s Register and TSAKOS COLUMBIA SHIPMANAGEMENT SA join forces in an enhanced, all-encompassing Fuel Management Plan
Well established ship manager, TSAKOS COLUMBIA SHIPMANAGEMENT (TCM) SA chose Lloyd’s Register to support the development of an enhanced Fuel Management Plan. TCM’s aim has been to develop an “A to Z” Fuel Management Plan which will incorporate all aspects of fuel management from the point of...
February 26th, 2015 | Bunkering, Company Profiles, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

North P&I club publishes quick reference guide to Iranian sanctions

North P&I club publishes quick reference guide to Iranian sanctions
The ‘A’ rated 167 million GT North P&I club has produced a quick reference guide which aims to simplify European Union and United States sanctions legislation governing what can and cannot be shipped in and out of Iran. ‘Current EU and US sanctions against Iran are incredibly complex and change...
February 26th, 2015 | Associations, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Equipment Products and Services, P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

Busan port on track to handle 20 million containers in 2015

Busan port on track to handle 20 million containers in 2015
Record breaking number of containers handled in 2014; significant enhancements and improvements planned for 2015 Despite the challenges faced by the global shipping markets coupled with intense competition among ports in Northeast Asia, the Busan Port Authority (BPA) – responsible for port operation...
February 26th, 2015 | Associations, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Environment, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

East Med Yacht Show – Poros 2015

East Med Yacht Show – Poros 2015
The Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association, The Hellenic Yacht Brokers Associations, and the municipality of Poros are co-organizing the 14th East Med Yacht Show in Poros in collaboration with the Hellenic Associations of Travel & Tourist Agencies and with the aegis of the Greek National...
February 26th, 2015 | Maritime Tourism, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Union action protects right to strike

Union action protects right to strike
Worldwide action organised by the ITF and Public Services International (PSI), in concert with other global unions, the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) and trade unions worldwide, has helped thwart an attempt to remove the right to strike at the International Labour Organization (ILO). 26/02/2015 Union...
February 26th, 2015 | Associations, ILO, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Organisations, Strikes | Read More

Weekly Top 10 Emerging Trends in ‘Dry Cargo’

Weekly Top 10 Emerging Trends in ‘Dry Cargo’
Each week we provide 10 stats about Dry Cargo Trade to keep you informed about important trends: 1) Tradeviews estimate dry cargo growth of 5.2% in 2014, compared to 6.4% in 2013. 2) Our data shows there was no growth in dry cargo trade during Q4 2014. This is normally a...
February 26th, 2015 | Associations, HR, Reports | Read More

SEAGULL lands specialised training on deck

SEAGULL lands specialised training on deck
Seagull Maritime has extended suite of computer-based training modules for the offshore sector, adding two courses focusing on deck safety onboard two specific vessel types that will be as useful for seasoned crew as they are for newcomers. CBT#0334 Deck Safety for Supply Vessels and CBT #0335 Deck Safety...
February 26th, 2015 | Associations, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory | Read More

WSS updates Welding Handbook

WSS updates Welding Handbook
Over the past 50 years, the maritime industry has changed so much that it is almost unrecognisable. Ship owners and operators now have to deal with increased vessel size, the totality of the Global Fleet, ever-changing Flag State requirements, internet connectivity at sea and the rapidly expanding offshore...
February 26th, 2015 | Books, HR, Technical, Technology | Read More

GAC Trinidad & Tobago awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification

GAC Trinidad & Tobago awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification
All GAC Trinidad staff worked to make the site’s ISO certification possible, completing the certification process for all GAC companies in the Americas. Group now fully certified throughout the Americas Trinidad & Tobago, 25 February 2015 – GAC Energy and Marine Services Limited in Trinidad &...
February 25th, 2015 | Awards, Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

TT Club warns of concentration of causes of claims in the transport industry

TT Club warns of concentration of causes of claims in the transport industry
The TT Club is alerting the supply chain industry globally to the stark fact that there is a persistence of claims in a handful of loss types. The leading international transport, freight and logistics insurance provider found that 66% of its claims by number and 62% by value over a five year period...
February 25th, 2015 | Logistics, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Singapore Standard for Bunkering February 25, 2015, Singapore, all ports At the 18th Singapore International Bunkering Conference (SIBCON) in Oct 2014, MPA announced that SPRING Singapore and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have launched 2 revised standards, the Singapore Standard...
February 25th, 2015 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

It’s good to see the BDI …sized up at 524 !

It’s good to see the BDI …sized up at 524 !
John Faraclas; making his points more than clear… Now what do you make of this unexpected rise of the BDI even at plus 8 points? Has it anything to do with yesterday’s FTSE record at 6,949.63? That was great, a great record given that the last one was in the previous millennium on 30 December...
February 25th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Consumers Market, Corruption, Defense, Energy, Environment, HR, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

VIDEOTEL launches heavy lifts and project cargoes programme

VIDEOTEL launches heavy lifts and project cargoes programme
 London, U.K. – 25th February 2015 – Videotel™ has produced a new training programme which tackles the often complex handling issues involved in the loading or discharge of project cargoes and heavy lifts. This is particularly relevant if ships’ personnel are involved as serious consequences...
February 25th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

British MPs on US mission over National Express bus services

British MPs on US mission over National Express bus services
  British MPs meet the Mephis strike veternas. Picture credit:Fred Nye/Teamsters British members of parliament (MPs) Ian Lavery and Jim Sheridan took part in a series of events during their fact-finding mission to the United States concerning school bus services owned by UK-based multinational transportation...
February 25th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO: Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction SDC 2 summary – now online

IMO: Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction SDC 2 summary – now online
The IMO’s HQ’s in London Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC), 2nd session, 16-20 February 2015 February 20, 2015 Revised subdivision and stability amendments agreed Proposed amendments to SOLAS chapter II-1 on subdivision and damage stability were agreed by the Sub-Committee...
February 25th, 2015 | Associations, IMO, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More