Archive for February, 2012

Greece is Open for Business: Posidonia and Greek Shipping Send Confident Message to the World

Greece is Open for Business: Posidonia and Greek Shipping Send Confident Message to the World
The presence of thousands of participants from some 80 countries, the move to a state-of-the-art venue offering exhibitors excellent facilities and many opportunities to promote their business and the staging for the first time of a series of top level conferences and seminars concurrently with the exhibition,...
February 29th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

Rickmers-Linie expands its China coverage

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based operator of heavy lift and project liner services,   is expanding its market coverage in China and is enhancing its sales and marketing activities into central China and in Southern China. According to Wolfgang Harms, Rickmers-Linie’s Chief Representative Greater...
February 29th, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

Wärtsilä extends license agreement with long-term partner Hyundai Heavy Industries

Wärtsilä extends license agreement with long-term partner Hyundai Heavy Industries
Image from the signing ceremony Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade and Technical  news Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, and its South Korean partner Hyundai Heavy Industries, Engine and Machinery Division, have signed a ten year extension to their license agreement...
February 29th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United States, Baltimore, Maryland – Star-spangled Sailabration 2012 DATE: February 29, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT: Baltimore, Maryland Star-spangled Sailabration 2012 Mariners are advised the Port...
February 29th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Vessel attacked in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert: 29 February 2012 –

– Vessel attacked in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert: 29 February 2012 –          A maritime security alert has been issued for the Gulf of Guinea after a cargo vessel at anchor was attacked in position 04:12N – 006:56, approximately 3NM from the Fairway Buoy...
February 29th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Understand​ing the African framework for maritime business –

– Understanding the African framework for maritime business: a top Nigerian lawyer explains the essentials in her new book. By James Brewer – Africa’s fast growing role in global shipping, energy and trading makes it essential for practitioners around the world to immerse themselves in...
February 28th, 2012 | Books, Legal, Maritime Education and Training, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Youth Olympic Games One Person Dinghy Bids

ISAF has issued an open invitation for manufacturers to put forward bids for the supply of Equipment to the 2014 Youth Olympic Games for the One person Dinghy events. The 2014 YOG, the second of its kind following the success of Singapore 2010, will be held in Nanjing, China from 16-28 August with a...
February 28th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | 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, all ports – Access to ships for inspection Australia, Port Kembla – A$500m Coal Terminal expansion DATE: February 28, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: all ports – Access...
February 28th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Vessel reported hijacked in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 28 February 2012

A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a merchant vessel was reported hijacked in position 15:01N – 054:56E at 1206 local time on 28 February. The attack occurred roughly 120NM south of Salalah, Oman and 145NM north east of Socotra. Further details were unavailable...
February 28th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

VIDEOTEL and Maritime Training Services work together to simplify US Port State Control

Despite the crucial importance of Port State Control to the wellbeing of the seafarer, the vessel and the environment, it is often viewed as a necessary evil by many seafarers. Yet a knowledge of policies and procedures, and a properly prepared ship and crew, can ensure a satisfactory outcome for all...
February 28th, 2012 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory | Read More

EXPAT Allowances

  Phil Parry WHILE it needs to be said that not all ex-pats are getting housing allowances these days, and a lot of companies have been phasing them out, they remain common in the Middle East, far more so than in, say, Singapore. Recent research carried out by the 55 members of the Maritime...
February 28th, 2012 | HR, Jobs | Read More

Derek Prentis: the harsh reality of the Shipping Market

Derek Prentis: the harsh reality of the Shipping Market
Have you ever imagine the owners paying the Charterers…, if not, just read on! Experience is obviously what counts and everyday by any means and time available, I* contact and ask people’s views, people from the industry which have seen and experienced at least five to seven “cycles”,...
February 28th, 2012 | Markets, News | Read More

Issues of Insolvency Law

on a l to r basis: Nicholas Woo, Phillip Sykes, Stephen Robins, Alan van Praag, Julian Wilkinson and Vasanti Selvaratnam This London Shipping Law Centre event come at no better time, as with the current worse global economic crisis in all fronts – shipping being no exemption, the need to know...
February 28th, 2012 | Legal | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services opens new office in Timor-Leste

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has opened an office in Timor-Leste. The new venture will enable ISS to provide a wide range of services and work alongside the Timorese Government and NGOs to make vital logistical improvements within the emerging state. Services...
February 28th, 2012 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)

Vince Jenkins Vince Jenkins, Global Marine Risk Advisor of Lloyd’s Register, delivered one of the best papers of its kind at the Augustin F.B. Creuze Room of Lloyd’s Register at the London Meeting of IMarEST – Rina’s London Branch  lunch-time event last week. Low As Reasonably...
February 28th, 2012 | Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Stonetrans lines up with Rickmers-Linie, Antwerp Breakbulk Agencies and DP World Breakbulk to ship rough blocks of granite and sandstone from India to Antwerp

The “Rickmers Yokohama” one of the Rickmers fleet vessels A new service has been launched by four companies, Stonetrans, Rickmers-Linie,   Antwerp Breakbulk Agencies and DP World Breakbulk, to ship rough blocks of granite and sandstone from India to Antwerp. The four partners, who are...
February 27th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Falling steel plates caused leg injury

The following case study comes from the Shipowners’ Club: Category: Personal injury Vessel type: All Issue date: 27th February 2012 Case number: 201211 The incident In heavy weather, in the course of routine rounds in his watch, the 4th engineer noticed that steel plates stowed in a storage rack...
February 27th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

CMB divests its stake in Clarksons

After the earlier announced sale of 720.000 Clarksons shares early January, CMB has completely divested its participating interest in Clarksons over the course of recent weeks. A total of 3.239.650 Clarksons shares were sold this year, representing a total amount of USD 58.500.000. The capital gain –...
February 27th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade | 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 – Marine Site Investigation at Castle Peak Power Station, Tap Shek Kok Singapore, Singapore – Pyrotechnics display at Vivocity Waterfront Singapore, Jurong Port – Soil investigation...
February 27th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Alert issued for Bab el Mandeb Straits – Maritime Security Alert: 27 February 2012

Alert issued for Bab el Mandeb Straits – Maritime Security Alert: 27 February 2012   A maritime security alert has been issued for the Bab el Mandeb Straits after a bulk carrier was reportedly approached by a group of ten skiffs at 0430 local time on 27 February in position 12:29N – 043:41E. Reports...
February 27th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Arabian Sea alert – Maritime Security Alert: 27 February 2012 –

Arabian Sea alert – Maritime Security Alert: 27 February 2012   –
Arabian Sea alert – Maritime Security Alert: 27 February 2012         A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a container vessel was approached by three skiffs in position 26:08.9N – 056:42.1E at the northern approaches to the Strait of Hormuz on 25 February. The...
February 27th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Opening address by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu at the 63rd session of the MEPC

A view of the panel with the Secretary-general at the centre and the Chairman Andreas Chrysostomou on his right Opening address by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu at the 63rd session of the MEPC  (27 Februarury to 2 March 2012) I wish to take the opportunity of my opening address to provide an update...
February 27th, 2012 | Environment, IMO | Read More

Shipping Industry has mixed reaction towards outcome of UK Somalia Conference…

...The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal international trade association for shipowners representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet – has responded to the outcome of the intergovernmental conference on Somalia hosted by the United Kingdom on...
February 27th, 2012 | International Chamber of Shipping, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Shipping’s impact on World Oceans is well regulated says ICS

Shipping’s impact on World Oceans is well regulated says ICS
When it comes to governing the oceans, shipping largely has its house in order – that is the view of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) whose Chairman, Spyros M Polemis, took part in a major debate about oceans governance, in Singapore (Feb 23rd and 24th). Discussing ‘Who Should Rule The...
February 27th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

647, good heavens – the market deeps down to…Hades!

647, good  heavens – the market deeps down to…Hades!
John Faraclas 647, yes you read correct! The 25 plus years low of the BDI on the 3rd of February is yet another milestone of an otherwise predictable market by the writer, …err John Faraclas, and the continuation of erroneous market predictions, assessments and failures by the hoi polloi of the...
February 27th, 2012 | Markets, News, Politics and Government | Read More