Archive for November, 2011

ICS puts shipowners case at UN Climate Change Conference

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal international trade association for ship operators representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet – has called on delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 17) in Durban, to give...
November 30th, 2011 | Associations, Environment | Read More

Ballast water management dawns for the age of AQUARIUSTM

Ratification of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention is widely anticipated within the next 12 months. As a consequence, ship owners are evaluating as a matter of some urgency which ballast water treatment technology is best suited to both their existing and new ships. Recognising that no one...
November 30th, 2011 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

GL Updates Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels

GL Updates Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels
 To ensure the continuing safety and promote the efficiency of inland waterway transport, Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released an update to the GL Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels (INV). The update to the rules came into effect on 1 November 2011 and consists of rules for: classification and surveys;...
November 30th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Jamaica at centre of Maritime Industry and has strong development plans

Minister L. Michael Henry and Admiral peter Brady Jamaica has maintained its position at the heart of international maritime rule-making following its re-election to the International Maritime Organization’s Council. Jamaica is a Category C Council member and will serve until 2013. The Maritime...
November 30th, 2011 | Flags | Read More

Northern Lights redefines the engine room using hybrid propulsion

SEATTLE – Nov. 29, 2011 – Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI), an innovator in the marine-diesel market, is redefining the traditional engine room with an unmatched hybrid-marine solution. NLI combines its high-performance Lugger propulsion engines with BAE Systems’ HybriDrive® Propulsion System. In service...
November 30th, 2011 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

DNV signs contract to certify offshore transformer station

Hamburg: DNV has signed a contract to certify the high voltage direct current (HVDC) DolWin beta transformer station offshore Germany. This includes certifying the design phase, construction, fabrication, transport and commissioning of the station. ShareDolWin beta is a transformer station operated by...
November 30th, 2011 | Classification Societies | Read More

IMB Piracy Report (28 November 2011)

IMB Piracy Report (28 November 2011) 27.10.2011: 0530 LT: Posn: 01:24N-104:34E, Around 10nm NE of Horsburgh Light House. Off Bintan Islands, Indonesia. Twelve pirates armed with guns boarded the tanker underway. Pirates took control of the ship, tied up the crew and navigated the vessel to an unknown...
November 29th, 2011 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

TEN-T Days: ESPO Seeks to Increase Support for Port Hinterland Connections

The European Commission is organising the fourth edition of the ‘TEN-T Days’ in Antwerp today and tomorrow. Aim of the conference is to discuss the Commission’s new proposals on the guidelines and financial framework (so-called ‘Connecting Europe Facility’) for the Trans-European Transport...
November 29th, 2011 | European Union, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Challenges facing an independent shipowner

Challenges facing an independent shipowner
 An IMIF buffet luncheon was held on Wednesday 23 November 2011 hosted by Tom Boardley, Marine Director, Lloyd’s Register with the guest speaker’s presentation being made in the hallowed General Committee Room. There, in a surrounding of panelled walls inlaid with biblical nautical quotations...
November 28th, 2011 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, News | Read More

Cargotec wins a large contract for Siwertell ship unloaders from Morocco

  Cargotec has recently won a significant order for two Siwertell ship unloaders to handle coal at Jorf Lasfar, on Morocco’s Atlantic coast.  The contract comes from the Jorf Lasfar Energy Company (JLEC) and includes repositioning two existing unloaders as well as installing the two new Siwertell...
November 28th, 2011 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Royal Dutch Shell plc third quarter 2011 euro and GBP equivalent dividend payments

 The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“RDS”) announced last Friday that the pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments in respect of the third quarter 2011 interim dividend, which was announced on October 27, 2011 at US$0.42 per A ordinary share (“A Share”) and B ordinary share (“B...
November 27th, 2011 | Company Profiles | Read More

RYA Regional Young Sailor of the Year Award winners announced

 2011’s inspiring young sailors are recognised The RYA has turned the spotlight on some of this year’s most inspiring young sailors as the 2011 RYA Regional Young Sailor of the Year Award winners are announced. The 15 young sailors from the 13 RYA regions were nominated by sailing clubs and...
November 27th, 2011 | Yachting | Read More

Watchkeeper: How to avoid costly distractions

Some years ago, there was a notable incident which occurred when a supply ship Master conning his ship out of harbour in thick fog, was so distracted by two separate telephone calls which he was trying to deal with simultaneously that he failed to pick up a third, rather more vital message from the port...
November 27th, 2011 | BIMCO, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Regulatory | Read More

Somalia: Security Council urges comprehensive global response to maritime piracy

On 22 November, the United Nations Security Council reiterated its condemnation of maritime piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, noting that the crimes continue to pose a threat to peace and security in the region, and called for a comprehensive international response to the scourge. In...
November 27th, 2011 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

IMO’s elections for member states of its Council

 The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2012-2013 biennium: Category (a) 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Panama, Republic of Korea,...
November 27th, 2011 | IMO | Read More

IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011 goes to hijacked ship Master Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea

IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011 goes to hijacked ship Master Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea
 The event commenced with an excellent “Rescue at sea” video (courtesy of China Rescue and Salvage, International Salvage Union, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and others) and followed the address by IMO Secretary- General Adm. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos.  Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic...
November 27th, 2011 | IMO, Story of the Month | Read More

CASTROL’S Directory of Marine Services launched online

A powerful new online version of  Castrol Marine’s comprehensive Directory of Marine Services (DMS) will be going live in December. The new publication will allow customers to get the complete and most up to date information on all ports and product availability offered by the Lubricant supplier...
November 26th, 2011 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

EU requirements weigh on HSH Nordbank result

EU requirements weigh on HSH Nordbank result
Operating performance successfully strengthened Net income before restructuring increased by more than fivefold in the first three quarters of 2011 – Positive Net income before tax Special payment of EUR 500 million due to EU-requirements to Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein causes consolidated loss after...
November 26th, 2011 | News | Read More

DNV upbeat on Africa

DNV upbeat on Africa
 Africa offers significant opportunities but there is a need to stimulate more private investment by reducing investment risks according to Bjørn K. Haugland, Chief Operating Officer, DNV Sustainability and Innovation. With developed economies still struggling to cope with the financial crisis, Africa...
November 26th, 2011 | Classification Societies | Read More

Seagull launches environmentally aware CBT modules

Seagull launches environmentally aware CBT modules
Computer-based training (CBT) specialist Seagull A/S has added two more modules to the extensive portfolio of courses it offers to the shipping industry. Both have a strong environmental protection dimension. The Marine Environmental Awareness CBT unit is a basic training programme, designed for seafarers...
November 24th, 2011 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Cargotec’s Siwertell technology wins IBJ’s safety in bulk handling award

Cargotec’s Siwertell technology wins IBJ’s safety in bulk handling award
 For a third year running Cargotec has won an International Bulk Journal (IBJ) award for the technology that it offers the bulk-handling market; this year its new Siwertell sulphur safety system has taken top prize in IBJ’s safety in bulk handling awards Cargotec has developed a system, known...
November 24th, 2011 | People and Places | Read More

MOL Presents Long Service Awards to Filipino Seafarers

Hosts Gathering for Filipino Seafarers’ Family, Donates P600, 000 to international NGO in the Philippines TMitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) just announced that the company held a commendation ceremony for long-serving Filipino seafarers at the MOL Group seafarer manning company...
November 24th, 2011 | Corporate Social Responsibility | Read More

Pole Star contributes 1500 ships to Amver search and rescue plot

 Today over fifteen hundred vessels are contributing position reports to the Amver search and rescue plot via the Pole Star automatic Amver link. In close collaboration with Amver, Pole Star developed the automatic link in 2008, allowing ship owners and operators to automatically send position reports...
November 24th, 2011 | IT and Communications | Read More

Cargotec appoints Tom Svennevig Vice President for MacGregor advanced load-handling business

Cargotec appoints Tom Svennevig Vice President for MacGregor advanced load-handling business
 Cargotec has appointed Tom Svennevig as Vice President responsible for the company’s advanced load-handling business line as of 24 October 2011. Mr Svennevig is experienced in the offshore business, and he joins Cargotec from Aker Pusnes in Norway where he was Vice President, Deck Machinery....
November 24th, 2011 | People and Places | Read More

ABB Onboard DC Grid

 ABB Onboard DC Grid breakthrough Offshore owner first o opt for energy saving power distribution system ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has secured a pioneering first order for its innovative Onboard DC Grid concept, which was launched in May 2011. The company is to equip a...
November 24th, 2011 | Marine Equipment | Read More