Archive for February, 2012

Sifting a green future: upstream service experts tell of deal with energy trading and tanker group Astra –

– Sifting a green future: upstream service experts tell of deal with energy trading and tanker group Astra,  By James Brewer – Around 5% of the crude oil produced in the world goes to waste.  Anyone who could capture all that output would be the second largest oil producer on the planet,...
February 12th, 2012 | Energy, Environment, Oil Industry | 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 – Fender repair & replacement works DATE: February 12, 2012-COUNTRY: Hong Kong-PORT: Hong Kong – Fender repair & replacement works From 13 February 2012 and for approximately...
February 12th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Theodore E. Veniamis re-elected president of the Union of Greek Shipowners

Theodore E. Veniamis re-elected president of the Union of Greek Shipowners
Veniamis re-elected! Theodore E. Veniamis Following the Annual Ordinary General Meeting of the UGS members, which took place last Wednesday the 8th of February at the Eugenides Foundation Mansion, the President Theodore E. Veniamis took the podium and reported on the activities of 2011, as well as ...
February 12th, 2012 | Associations, Headlines, News, People and Places, Politics and Government | Read More

Blue economy needed to protect Mediterranean Sea and world’s oceans – UN official

Countries call for blue economy to protect the Mediterranean – photo UNEP The Mediterranean Sea is a “key pillar” for the deve-lopment of the countries in the region, a senior United Nations official said yes-terday warning that continued degradation of the aquatic environment could put...
February 11th, 2012 | Environment, Organisations | Read More

Sevan Drilling transfers listing to Oslo Børs Monday 13 February

Sevan Drilling will be listed on Oslo Børs Monday 13 February 2012. Sevan Drilling has been listed on Oslo Axess since May 2011 and will be the third company to transfer the listing of its shares from Oslo Axess to Oslo Børs. Representatives from the company will ring the bell at 09.00AM and...
February 11th, 2012 | Markets | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – World Holidays: 12-25 February 2012 Singapore, Singapore – Construction of sea water intake structure off Jurong Island DATE: February 11, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide -W orld Holidays:...
February 11th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Maritime Security Alert – Reported tanker hijack: 11 February 2012

Maritime Security Alert – Reported tanker hijack: 11 February 2012
Update: A maritime security alert has been issued for the Gulf of Guinea after a drifting product tanker was reportedly hijacked around 82NM south of Cotonou at 1402 local time on 9 February. The vessel’s last reported position was 04:57.7N – 002:16.7E; contact has been lost and its current...
February 11th, 2012 | Breaking News, 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: South Africa, all ports – Container tariffs increase from April 2012 Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Temporary relocation of Light Buoy Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Laying of Cross Harbour Water Pipeline Laying...
February 10th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Somali piracy: the quest for a solution continues

Somali piracy: the quest for a solution continues
 – James Brewer reports from last Wednesday’s WISTA-UK Piracy lecture – George Kiourktsoglou It will soon be two years since the cargoship “Iceberg I” was hijacked off Somalia with 24 crew members. The ship is watched over by 50 pirates, and some say has been abandoned...
February 10th, 2012 | Events, Piracy and Terrorism, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Apostolos Poulovassilis awarded “Manager of the Year” 2011

Apostolos Poulovassilis awarded “Manager of the Year” 2011
  Apostolos Poulovassilis receiving the award from Prof. Dimitris Lyridis; at the centre Prof. Andreas Merikas Apostolos Poulovassilis, Lloyd’s Register Regional Marine Manager for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), was awarded yesterday with the “Manager of the Year” award at the...
February 10th, 2012 | Events, News | Read More

Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel & Turbo enter next phase of HERCULES research project

World-leading low- and medium-speed engine manufacturers, Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel & Turbo, announce the kick off of the next phase of the extensive, long-term HERCULES research programme. The overall vision of the programme is to achieve sustainable and safe energy production from marine power...
February 10th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Interferry wins long-term backing for growing role

Johan Roos Len Roueche       Recognition of Interferry’s growing role as a voice for the ferry industry has prompted classification society DNV and bookings/check-in systems specialist Carus to pledge long-term financial support for the trade association and its annual conference.  Interferry...
February 10th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Russia, Novorossiysk – Port operations resumed Singapore, Singapore – Dredging off Keppel Fel shipyard Turkey, Turkish Straits – Poor visibility closes Strait DATE: February 09, 2012 – COUNTRY:...
February 9th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Dutch decks for German-built passenger ships

Bolidt Helipad deck German shipbuilder Meyer Werft and Dutch deck specialist Bolidt Kunststoftoepassing BV have extended their close relationship. This includes work on the latest cruise ship to be built at Meyer Werft’s Papenburg shipyard. The 130, 000gt vessel, delivered this month, is fitted...
February 9th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

IRIDIUM PILOT™ raises the bar for affordable broadband maritime communications

Powered by the Iridium OpenPort® Service, Iridium Pilot Broadband Platform Offers Reliable, High-Quality Communications Via the World’s Furthest-Reaching Network MCLEAN, Va. – February 9, 2012 – Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) announces the launch of its second-generation maritime broadband...
February 9th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

IMO Secretary-General pledges support for Philippines maritime development

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has pledged IMO’s support for the Philippines in all facets of the country’s maritime development.  In wide-ranging talks in Manila with Philippines’ President Benigno S. Aquino III, as well as the country’s Secretaries for Foreign Affairs, Transport and Communication,...
February 9th, 2012 | IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Shipping Centers | Read More

Maritime Security Alert – Suspected hijacking: 9 February 2012

Maritime Security Alert – Suspected hijacking: 9 February 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued after international reporting centres advised of a ‘suspected hijacking’ of a merchant vessel in position 13 32 N 058 36 E at 1438 local time on 8 February. No further information was available at the time of writing. Operators are advised to remain...
February 9th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

WISTA-Hellas 2012 Vassilopitta

WISTA-Hellas 2012 Vassilopitta
Jenny Pournara, Anna-Maria Monogioudi, Eleftheria Magiafi, Maria Alexandraki and Eugenia Saridou On January 26th, WISTA-Hellas members gathered for an evening of celebration at the Dionysos Restaurant below the night-lit Acropolis for the traditional cutting of the New Year’s Vassilopitta. On cutting...
February 9th, 2012 | News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Germany, Kiel Canal – All locks back ins ervice Australia, Port Kembla – Upload on Coal Terminal dispute DATE: February 08, 2012 – COUNTRY: Germany – PORT: Kiel Canal – All locks back...
February 8th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ISAF Match Race Rankings

Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) and Ian Williams (GBR) have retained their place at the top of the Women’s and Open Match Racing Rankings. Update Wednesday 8 February 2012 Open Rankings The top 25 rankings places remain unchanged since the last release with World Match Racing Tour Champion Ian Williams remaining...
February 8th, 2012 | Sports | Read More

The position of the European Federation of Inland Ports on the Proposals of the European Commission for the review of the TEN-T –

 – The position of the European Federation of Inland Ports on the Proposals of the European Commission for the review of the TEN-T – Provided by Mrs.Isabelle Ryckbost, Director European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP). EFIP acknowledges that it is the first time that Europe’s infrastructure...
February 8th, 2012 | European Union, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals | Read More

G6 Alliance moves launch of Asia-Europe service up to March

MOL Advantage Tokyo, 8 FEBRUARY 2012 – Members of the G6 Alliance announced today that their groundbreaking cooperation in Asia-Europe container shipping will begin operation in the first week of March – one month ahead of schedule. “We are eager to roll out our competitive products to...
February 8th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

FutureShip appoints head of new Singapore office

Singapore, 8 February 2012 – FutureShip, the maritime consultancy subsidiary of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL), has appointed Khorshed Alam to head its newly established office in Singapore. “We are seeing greatly increasing demand for our energy efficiency enhancing solutions,...
February 8th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

GL’s FutureShip cooperates with Marorka

Singapore, 8 February 2012 – A cooperation between two leading energy efficiency improvers yields new potential to reduce emissions for shipowners around the world. At a press conference in Singapore, FutureShip announced its cooperation with Iceland-based Marorka. Together, the two companies will...
February 8th, 2012 | Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

First Emissions management programme for ports launched amid growing calls to implement CSR policy

The growing emphasis on port-led CSR has prompted Carbon Positive, the carbon management consultancy for the maritime sector, to launch the first emissions management programme specifically to help ports to adopt a single, long-term strategy to manage their energy and natural resource requirements and...
February 8th, 2012 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Ports & Terminals | Read More