Archive for March, 2012

Italian Ambassador in London hosts sparkling super-show by contemporary artists –

Italian Ambassador in London hosts sparkling super-show by contemporary artists –
Madonna, Digital C-type print by Lorenzo Agius, Courtesy of Alon Zakaim Fine Art – Italian Ambassador in London hosts sparkling super-show by contemporary artists, By James Brewer – London has been celebrating the extraordinary achievements of a large group of contemporary artists with Italian...
March 31st, 2012 | Exhibitions, Social Columns | 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: 1-14 April 2012 Chile, all ports – Change of local time zone DATE: March 31, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – World Holidays: 1-14 April 2012 Public holidays around...
March 31st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Crystal-clear Adriatic waters infuse passion into the oeuvre of Polish-born ceramicist Elżbieta Stanhope

Crystal-clear Adriatic waters infuse passion into the oeuvre of Polish-born ceramicist Elżbieta Stanhope
Elzbieta Stanhope with two jardinières (fired terracotta 1, 200 degrees) Crystal-clear Adriatic waters infuse passion into the oeuvre of Polish-born ceramicist Elżbieta Stanhope, By James Brewer Much-travelled artist Elżbieta Marylska-Łuszczewska Stanhope has imported the spirit of the sea into some...
March 30th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

Africa is ripe for more investment deals, fund chief tells London meeting of Afrimari network

Africa is ripe for more investment deals, fund chief tells London meeting of Afrimari network
Henry Obi, chief operating officer of Helios Investment Partners Africa is ripe for more investment deals, fund chief tells London meeting of Afrimari network – By James Brewer An upbeat assessment of business prospects in Africa has come from one of the most successful private equity firms in...
March 30th, 2012 | Events, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute a ‘catalyst for research and economic growth’

Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute a ‘catalyst for research and economic growth’
The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton University of Southampton and Lloyd’s Register launch collaborative centre for research and development Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has hailed the new Southampton Martine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) as exemplary of the relationships...
March 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, Shipping Centers | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: United Kingdom, Aberdeen – Elgin Platform incident update South Africa, all ports – Amendments to Terminal Operating Guidelines United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Carollton Guage at...
March 30th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port news from Marseilles Fos

Port news from Marseilles Fos
Part of the Fos container terminal Growth boom for Fos logistics parks Logistics facilities at leading French port Marseilles Fos are set for further major expansion with a new 200, 000m2 multimodal park from specialist property developer the IDEC/LIFE group. Due to be fully operational within five years,...
March 30th, 2012 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Looking back on INTERSPILL 2012

Looking back on INTERSPILL 2012
Interspill 2012, the European oil spill conference and exhibition, took place over 3 hectic days, after opening in London, on 13 March 2012.  The event saw over 1300 delegates, visitors and exhibitors attend, from over 70 countries, it was the most successful event so far in the Interspill series since...
March 30th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Exhibitions, Pollution | Read More

360 degree 3D laser scanner tests for BWT system instalation

Engine Room Harris Pye successfully tests its 3600 3D laser scanner on LNG carrier for ballast water treatment system installation Global maritime and offshore oil & gas engineering company Harris Pye revealed today (30 March) that it has successfully used its innovative 3600 3D scanner to survey...
March 30th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Lloyd’s maintains strength in year of unprecedented catastrophe

Richard Ward 2011 demonstrated the true ferocity of nature. It was a year that saw Queensland devastated by Cyclone Yasi, Christchurch by further earthquakes and Japan by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami. 1, 600 tornadoes battered US states in the South and Midwest and Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc...
March 30th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Markets | Read More

New terrorism consortium to protect under-insured

New terrorism consortium to protect under-insured
Lloyd's of London A new insurance consortium, Xin, has been launched by Lloyd’s syndicates, specialising in helping businesses protect against the on-going threat of a terrorist attack in Asia. Four Lloyd’s syndicates – Amlin, Markel, Canopius and Argenta – set up the Singapore-based consortium...
March 30th, 2012 | Events, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

ACP announces prequalified proponents for the building of new bridge over the Canal on the Atlantic Side

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced yesterday that two consortiums and a company have pre-qualified to participate in a public bid for the construction of a bridge over the Atlantic end on the  Panama Canal. The proposed prequalified are: Consorcio Acciona Infraestructuras-Tradeco -(Spain and...
March 30th, 2012 | Canals | Read More

EXMAR is pleased to announce the order at Hyundai Mipo of up to 8 LPG-vessels of 38, 000 m³ capacity.

The vessels will be delivered from the First Quarter of 2014 onwards. These vessels will be dedicated to strengthen EXMAR’s already substantial commercial portfolio in the Midsize segment and designed to stay ahead of the upcoming amendments in environmental legislation. Hull lines optimization to...
March 29th, 2012 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: India, Kakinada – Revised port tariff India, Mumbai – Naval firing practice Singapore, Singapore – Sensor deployment & testing at Selat Paul Anchorage Singapore, Singapore – Construction...
March 29th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Benchmark mortgage pfandbrief of HSH Nordbank successfully placed

EUR 500 million issue almost three times oversubscribed Strong demand from institutional investors Hamburg/Kiel, 29 March 2012 – HSH Nordbank today placed a benchmark mortgage pfandbrief in the amount of EUR 500 million and a term of 5 years. The coupon is 1, 875 percent. The issue price was set...
March 29th, 2012 | Banking | Read More

“Piracy, the curse of maritime transport” – “Coordination and co-operation: activities of IMO and the way forward”

“Piracy, the curse of maritime transport” – “Coordination and co-operation: activities of IMO and the way forward”
Piracy has its days (yesterday and today), at least in a peacefull manner. At a Seminar on Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea yestreday in Brussels, Koji Sekimizu IMO’s Secretary-General’s delivered just prior to session 1 the following keynote speech, which we bring you in full: “Coordination...
March 29th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

SEA MARSHALS is first to gain new Armed Guard Insurance

International maritime security specialist Sea Marshals Limited is pleased to announce it is the first company to gain insurance which complies with BIMCO’s new Guardcon standards. Launched this week, BIMCO’s Guardcon* provides an industry standard contract for the employment of security guards on...
March 29th, 2012 | Legal, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

GAC renews long-standing sponsorship deal with racing driver Alex Brundle

Young star to compete in Le Mans 24 hour race with racing legend father 29 March 2012 – GAC has renewed its sponsorship of rising motor racing star Alex Brundle, the 21-year-old son of Formula One™  legend Martin Brundle, for a fifth consecutive year. Alex was a schoolboy competing in junior single-seater...
March 29th, 2012 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Sports | Read More

In defence of Seafaring –

In defence of Seafaring –
- John Faraclas - In defence of Seafaring – by John Faraclas. Time and again I have stressed the importance of freedom and in particular, freedom to do business and more specifically freedom of employment – and its consequences if things go wrong… and worse, when people become victims of...
March 29th, 2012 | Comment, HR | Read More

ISAF Sailing World Cup Heads To Europe

The third of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas, the Trofeo S.A.R. Princess Sofia MAPFRE, kicks off on 31 March running until 7 April in Palma, Spain. As teams begin to step up their preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition the regatta will be key for sailors preparing for the...
March 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: United Kingdom, Aberdeen – Update on gas leak incident at Elgin platform in North Sea Singapore, Singapore – Repairs at Wharf 6, Shell Terminal, Pulau Bukom Australia, Melbourne – Easter working...
March 28th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Holman Fenwick Willan advises on new industry standard contract for maritime armed guards

Holman Fenwick Willan advises on new industry standard contract for maritime armed guards
Elinor Dautlich Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has been influential in the development of the Baltic and International Maritime Council’s (BIMCO’s) latest maritime standard contract – GUARDCON – tailored for the employment of private military security...
March 28th, 2012 | Legal, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Launch of Casualty Management Guidelines by The Nautical Institute and the International Salvage Union

Launch of Casualty Management Guidelines by The Nautical Institute and the International Salvage Union
The Nautical Institute and the International Salvage Union (ISU) earlier today (Wednesday March 28) launched Casualty Management Guidelines aimed at providing comprehensive practical guidelines to help seafarers during a casualty when demands can be confusing, contradictory, unclear or a combination...
March 28th, 2012 | Books, Events, Organisations | Read More

Shipping confidence up on expectation of rate increases

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry increased slightly in the three months ended February 2012, to reach their highest level since May 2011, according to the latest shipping confidence survey by leading accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. This is the third successive quarter...
March 28th, 2012 | Markets | Read More

BIMCO publishes much anticipated GUARDCON Contract

BIMCO publishes much anticipated GUARDCON Contract
BIMCO publishes much anticipated GUARDCON Contract BIMCO is pleased to announce the publication of the GUARDCON standard contract for the employment of security guards on vessels. This brand new contract has been developed to provide ship owners and private maritime security companies (PMSC) with a clearly...
March 28th, 2012 | BIMCO, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More