Archive for December, 2011

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – Marine Site Investigation and Deep Cement Mixing Trial * Worldwide – Notice of Temporary Deviation * Worldwide – Marcus Hook Range Dredging Operations * Hong Kong, all ports –...
December 30th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ClassNK Issues First Ever Statement of Fact for Tier III NOx Emissions for an SCR-equipped Diesel Engine

ClassNK Issues First Ever Statement of Fact for Tier III NOx Emissions for an SCR-equipped Diesel Engine
m/v Santa Vista Tokyo – ClassNK announced yesterday that it had awarded its first ever Statement of Fact for Tier III nitrogen oxide (NOx) reductions to a marine diesel engine incorporating a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. The document, issued on 1 November 2011, verifies that...
December 30th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

Germanischer Lloyd Names New SVP Global Sales

Christian Freiherr von Oldershausen (right) with GL COO Torsten Schramm Hamburg, Germany, 29 December 2011 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has appointed Mr Christian Freiherr von Oldershausen to the newly created position of Senior Vice President Global Sales. In his new position, Mr von Oldershausen...
December 30th, 2011 | Classification Societies | Read More

Chemical tanker hijacked

Chemical tanker hijacked – Maritime Security Alert: 29 December 2011 A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after Italian flagged chemical tanker “Enrico Levoli” was hijacked 215NM east-northeast of Salalah, approximately 35 NM off the southern Omani coast at...
December 29th, 2011 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

 Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Australia, Port Kembla – Coal Terminal – mid ship gangway concrete platform repairs update DATE: December 29, 2011-COUNTRY: Australia-PORT: Port Kembla-Coal Terminal – mid ship gangway concrete...
December 29th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?
WITHOUT PREJUDICE By John Faraclas I will start with Edmund Burke’s cliché: “for the evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good people to do nothing.” Time and again I have warned in writing, and in particular ever since the millennium summer, of the coming economic situation on all fronts,...
December 29th, 2011 | Banking, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, European Union, Featured, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Story of the Year, Taxation | Read More

HOT Port News from from GAC

 Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – TCDD Port of Iskenderun * Worldwide – AUSTRALIAN COAL AND IRON ORE PORT LINEUPS * United States, Corpus Christi, Texas – Pilot Tariff to increase DATE: December 28, 2011-COUNTRY:...
December 28th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

MOL News Highlights for 2011

MOL News Highlights for 2011
TOKYO, 28 December 2011 — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President Koichi Muto) today announced the company’s top news stories for 2011 as follows: Relief efforts after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (March 11 – ) . MOL set up a task force and support headquarters headed...
December 28th, 2011 | Events, News | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

 Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine outfall inspection off Lung Kwu Sheung Tan * Chile, all ports – Lighthouse Dues Chile – 2012 DATE: December 27, 2011-COUNTRY: Hong Kong-PORT: Hong Kong-Submarine...
December 27th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ICS reminds shipowners to comply with STCW in 2012

ICS reminds shipowners to comply with STCW in 2012
ICS is advising shipping companies to ensure they comply with the Manila amendments to STCW, particularly in relation to seafarers’ rest hours and the more stringent requirements for preventing drug and alcohol abuse that will apply worldwide from January 1st 2012. The International Chamber of...
December 26th, 2011 | Maritime Education and Training, Shipmanagement | Read More

Jubilee Sailing Trust charts its first voyage around the Globe with a little help from Thomas Gunn

Thomas Gunn Thomas Gunn has donated a complete set of world routing charts to enable the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) to voyage around the globe for the first time, creating an unprecedented opportunity for physically disabled people to explore the world from the decks of a square-rigged sailing ship. “We...
December 26th, 2011 | Yachting | Read More

Hot Ports news from GAC

 HOT PORT NEWS from GAC Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – World Holidays: 25 December 2011-7 January 2012 DATE: December 24, 2011 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 25 December 2011-7 January 2012 Public holidays around the world...
December 24th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

DNV and KEMA create a world-leading energy and sustainability company

DNV and KEMA create a world-leading energy and sustainability company
Henrik O. Madsen, DNV’s CEO Oslo/Arnhem: DNV has acquired 74.3% of KEMA’s shares, creating a world-leading consulting and certification company within the cleaner energy, sustainability, power generation, transmission and distribution sectors. DNV and KEMA will form a world-leading energy...
December 24th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment | Read More

GL certifies Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Service Providers

Photo (L-R): Jebsens Maritime Inc. (JMI) Quality Representative (QR) Romyde Asis, Selandia Crew Management Philippines, Inc. (Selandia) AVP Capt. Robert Bandivas, Aboitiz Jebsen Managing Director Ole Stene, GL Philippines Country Manager Holger Manzke, Selandia QR Capt. Terence Uytingban. GL certifies...
December 23rd, 2011 | Classification Societies, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC- Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – New Year Countdown Celebration * Australia, Withnell Bay – Increase of towage fee * Trinidad & Tobago, all ports – Christmas holiday in Trinidad...
December 23rd, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

STCW Manila seafarer training amendments enter into force on 1 January 2012

STCW Manila seafarer training amendments enter into force on 1 January 2012 – Major revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention), and its associated Code enter into force on 1 January 2012, with a five-year...
December 23rd, 2011 | IMO | Read More

Germanischer Lloyd accredited for Energy Management Systems certification

Hamburg, Germany, 22 December 2011 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has been accredited by DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle), the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany, to provide worldwide certification of energy management systems according to  DIN EN ISO 50001:2011....
December 22nd, 2011 | Classification Societies, Energy | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Nigeria, all ports – Nigerian holidays for Christmas & New Year * Australia, Melbourne – ORCV Ocean Races to Tasmania * Turkey, all ports – Amendments to tariffs DATE:...
December 22nd, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ShipConstructor Executive Re-Elected NSRP Panel Vice Chairman

Patrick Roberts  – ShipConstructor Executive Re-Elected NSRP Panel Vice Chairman – Patrick Roberts, Director of Operations for ShipConstructor USA, has once again been re-elected Vice Chairman of the Business Process Technologies Panel for the United States National Shipbuilding Research...
December 22nd, 2011 | IT and Communications | Read More

Are you ready for the ECDIS regulations?

The Admiralty team recently returned from Marintec China 2011 in Shanghai, where over 100 maritime professionals attended our Digital Integration Workshops. Entitled ‘Are you ready for the ECDIS regulations?’, the Workshops are designed to help ship managers effectively plan for the integration...
December 22nd, 2011 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

+ShipConstructor Part of $1.4 Million NSRP Research Project

 ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) continues to expand its involvement in the US National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), created to advance technology and help shipbuilders increase efficiency. Alongside six other industry partners, SSI USA will participate in a $1.4 million project entitled...
December 22nd, 2011 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Exmar’s payment agreement with LLOG for the sale of the OPTI-EX.

Exmar’s payment agreement with LLOG for the sale of the OPTI-EX.
EXMAR is pleased to announce that following the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement, LLOG and EXMAR have reached an agreement in principle whereby LLOG will accelerate the payments due on the sale of the OPTI-EX®. EXMAR will receive a lump sum consideration for the sale of the OPTI-EX® of USD 250...
December 22nd, 2011 | News | Read More

RINA – Italy sails for 2012

RINA – Italy sails for 2012
Kalliopi Lyrintzis with Spyros Zolotas General Manager for Africa, Greece and Middle EastRINA’s Christmas do was more than a success; Elena Kritikou writes: Following the mood of Christmas, RINA Hellas –one of the most respected classification societies- celebrated the end of the year 2011...
December 22nd, 2011 | Events | Read More

Wartsila to supply new design for state-of-art pipe laying vessels opearating in Brazil

An artist's impression of the pipe-Laying vessels Wärtsilä to supply new design for state-of-the-art pipe laying vessels operating in Brazil. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, is to supply the design and propulsors/positioning system for a series of two new flexible...
December 22nd, 2011 | Energy, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Lloyd’s Register Christmas party in Piraeus

Lloyd’s Register Christmas party in Piraeus
Vassilis Papageorgiou, Captain Panagiotis Tsakos and Apo Poulovassilis Lloyd’s Register Christmas open house-party down town Akti  Miaouli  was a great success this year! More than 400 guests attended! From the shipping companies we spotted some masters of the industry, Captain Panagiotis Tsakos,...
December 21st, 2011 | Events | Read More