Archive for January, 2012

Caterpillar Delivering the Power Solutions for United States Navy Missile Vessel MaK Engines Selected for the U.S.N.S. “Howard O. Lorenzen”

Caterpillar Delivering the Power Solutions for United States Navy Missile Vessel MaK Engines Selected for the U.S.N.S. “Howard O. Lorenzen”
Caterpillar Delivering the Power Solutions for United States Navy Missile Vessel The USNS “Howard O. Lorenzen” departing for Sea Trials MaK Engines Selected for the U.S.N.S. “Howard O. Lorenzen” Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is pleased to announce MaK and Cat® power solutions...
January 31st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:  Australia, Broome – Strike announced  Australia, Port Kembla – Industrial dispute at coal terminal  Chile, all ports – New port rates for 2012 DATE: January 31, 2012- COUNTRY: Australia-...
January 31st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

BRAEMAR Technical Services announces Business Unit Rebranding –

BRAEMAR Technical Services announces Business Unit Rebranding –
Quentin Soanes, Executive Director of Braemar Shipping Services plc – Braemar Technical Services (BTS), the marine and offshore technical services arm of the Braemar Shipping Services Group, is pleased to announce a name rebranding of its business units with effect from the end of January. The...
January 31st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus Vassilopitta Ceremony

International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus Vassilopitta Ceremony
Front row fom the left: H.E. The US Ambassador in Greece Daniel Bennett Smith, The President of the Propeller Club Mr. Antonis-Stamos Faraklas and t the back row the Board of Governors with Theo Kontes at the Pondium during the traditional Vassilopita Cutting ceremony The 2012 New Year Vassilopitta...
January 31st, 2012 | Events, News | Read More

Pollution Control Service launched in China to steer owners through new rules

Pollution Control Service launched in China to steer owners through new rules
GAC China has launched a new specialist service to help ship owners comply with stringent new anti-pollution regulations that come into force at the country’s ports on 1 March 2012. Under the China Maritime Safety Agency (MSA) rules, owners and operators of vessels carrying any cargo deemed to...
January 31st, 2012 | News, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MAJ officer returns with Doctorate in Marine Policy

Dr. Eric Deans The Maritime Authority of Jamaica is delighted to announce the return of its Director of Shipping Policy Eric Deans who has completed a Ph.D in Marine Policy at the University of Delaware. Dr. Deans is well known throughout the shipping industry and has worked for the Maritime Authority...
January 30th, 2012 | Flags, Politics and Government | Read More

Radiation experts begin assessment of effects of Fukushima nuclear accident

Radiation experts begin assessment of effects of Fukushima nuclear accident
IAEA fact finding team examines devastation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in May 2011- photo b IAEA y Greg Webb Latest on Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant 30 January 2012 – Sixty international experts assessing the radiation exposures and health effects resulting from the accident...
January 30th, 2012 | Environment, News, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Singapore, Singapore – Dredging off Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine Outfall Inspection and Repair Works * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Establishment of a Silt Curtain...
January 30th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Perfect Start For Xu As World Cup Standings Take Shape

The 2011-2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings are starting to take shape after Sail Melbourne and US SAILING’s Rolex Miami OCR, the opening two regattas in the seven series World Cup. China’s Lijia Xu has had the perfect start to her World Cup campaign winning Laser Radial gold at Sail Melbourne...
January 30th, 2012 | Yachting | Read More

IMO Secretary-General says that IMO is right body to deal with safety debate after “Costa Concordia”

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu, speaking at the opening of the Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG) today (30 January 2012), stated that IMO is the right international body to deal with safety of passenger ships and, in particular, a safety review after the Costa Concordia accident. He...
January 30th, 2012 | IMO, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Who pays the Piracy Bill? –

Iro Theophanides – Piracy:who pays the bill? By Iro Theophanides – Global shipping performs some 80% of the world’s trade, with 93, 000 merchant vessels, 1.25m seafarers, and roughly 7bn tons of cargo. Since the Second World War, the volume of sea trade has doubled every 10 years. However,...
January 30th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

ClassNK Issues Certification for ECDIS Training Course and Manning Services Provided by the “K” LINE Group –

– ClassNK Issues Certification for ECDIS Training Course and Manning Services Provided by the “K” LINE Group – ClassNK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara (left) presents Kawasaki Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha, Ltd. Managing Executive Officer Masami Sasaki (right) with an official certificate...
January 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

MOL to Scrap 5 Double Hull Tankers –

– Aims at Rejuvenation of the Fleet, Higher-quality Services – TOKYO, 30th January 2012 —Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced a decision to scrap five double-hull tankers (four VLCCs, one Suezmax) by the end of March. Scrapping of two vessels is already completed,...
January 30th, 2012 | Ship Demolitions, Shipmanagement | Read More

RichLand-LSP strengthens chemical logistics business unit with appointment of Graham Wall as Managing Director

Graham Wall Singapore-based logistics solutions provider looks to expand in South-East Asia region under new leadership SINGAPORE, 30th January 2012 – Leading chemical logistics solutions provider RichLand-LSP has appointed Graham Wall as Managing Director as it looks to expand its bulk liquid...
January 30th, 2012 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals | 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 Hedland – Cyclone Iggy update DATE: January 29, 2012-COUNTRY: Australia-PORT: Port Hedland- Cyclone Iggy update Good Day Please see our cyclone update for Dampier & Port Walcot. Please...
January 29th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Countries adopt UN-backed declaration to enhance protection of marine environment –

– Delegates from 65 countries attending a United Nations-backed conference in the Philippines have agreed to step up efforts to protect the world’s oceans from land-based activities, stressing the marine environment’s central role in the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient...
January 29th, 2012 | Environment, Organisations | Read More

Transparency International’s Huguette Labelle*: can people fight corruption?

Transparency International’s Huguette Labelle*: can people fight corruption?
11 sports cars worth US$ 5 mio being seized by French Police as part of corruption We have brought you in the past some views and points on corruption; herebelow is what Huguette Labelle says on fighting corruption; let wak up and start fighting against this business pandemic! We are often asked...
January 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Japan’s Prime Minister Calls European Debt Crisis the Greatest Risk to the World Economy

Japan’s Prime Minister Calls European Debt Crisis the Greatest Risk to the World Economy
Yoshihiko Noda, the Japanese Prime Minister  – The following comes from the WEF info page and we find same very interesting as the Far East has grave concerns that the Eurozone must stay “intact”,    and we invite your comments for a second World crisis debate: Japan expresses...
January 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Eurozone Must Show “Colour of Money” before World Helps with Financial Rescue

Eurozone Must Show “Colour of Money” before World Helps with Financial Rescue
WEF’s logo by Remy Steinegger The following comes from the WEF info page and we find same very appropriate under the current world’s financial turmoil, so please comment to create a debate on the issues mentioned: .No country is immune from the Eurozone crisis •Other countries will...
January 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Dockers’ unionist suspension at Malaysia port must be withdrawn, says ITF

The ITF has demanded that a trade unionist in Malaysia, who was suspended for his participation in the ITF’s south-east Asia flag of convenience (FOC) campaign week of action earlier this month, be reinstated. Megat Zamri Megat Abdul Aziz, president of the West Ports Staff Union, established to represent...
January 28th, 2012 | ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

ABB to provide energy management system for new Viking Line ferry

–  Smart energy tool to provide substantial fuel savings for environmentally friendly cruise ferry, helping it reach a target of zero marine emissions  – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order to provide an energy management system for one of the world’s...
January 27th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Disruption due to Belgian port closures –

 – Disruption due to Belgian port closures – Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, advises that a nationwide strike in Belgium on 30 January 2012 will close all ports in the country, with knock-on effects likely during the whole week. ISS anticipates...
January 27th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals | 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: * Russia, Novorossiysk – Hurricane-force winds close port * Singapore, Singapore – Repair works along Changi Point Western  Boardwalk *  Australia, Dampier – Conditions...
January 27th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Marseilles Fos set to build on 2011 growth

Port news from Marseilles Fos                In a year marked by the implementation of French port reforms, cargo through put at Marseilles Fos topped 88 million tonnes in 2011 -a 3% increase on the previous 12 months – while cruise and ferry passenger numbers rose 13% to a record of...
January 27th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

American Club’s new Principal Surveyor

John Poulson Rejoins Management Team John Poulson Well-known surveyor John Poulson, a highly-experienced former mariner, is rejoining the American P&I Club’s management team on February 1 as vice president, principal surveyor and head of the survey and technical department. He worked with...
January 27th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More