Archive for April, 2012

OSIL introduce new oil in water monitoring buoy

OSIL’s environmental monitor OSIL are delighted to introduce their new Oil in Water Monitoring buoy, a rapid deployment option for localised spill events and preventative monitoring.  The compact and rugged buoy system is designed for short term monitoring (up to 24 months) and emergency...
April 30th, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

DNV Arctic focus and dangers

Exercise arranged by NPS DNV increases its Arctic focus and acquires the oil spill preparedness company NPS, writes Svein Inge Leirgulen 30 April 2012  – The Arctic has large oil and gas resources and operations in this sensitive and harsh area will require efficient oil-spill preparedness solutions....
April 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

ABS: 150th Annual Meeting of the Classification Society

ABS: 150th Annual Meeting of the Classification Society
Robert Somerville 30 April 2012  – ABS Reports another milestone in fleet siz as it positions for Class of the Future (New York, NY—) Speaking at the 150th Annual Members Meeting of the classification society on 24 April 2012, in New York, ABS Chairman Robert D. Somerville reported...
April 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More

BIMCO news

Prayer Day holiday The Secretariat will be closed from Friday 4 May until Sunday 6 May 2012 for Prayer Day holiday. The Secretariat will re-open on Monday 7 May 2012 at 08:30 Danish time.
April 30th, 2012 | BIMCO | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: India, Sikka(Jamnagar – Reliance Terminal) – Terminal monsoon restrictions India, Mormugao – Monsoon season restrictions Singapore, Singapore – Dredging works at Gul Basin Australia, Port...
April 30th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Teams Named For 2012 ISAF Women’s Match Racing Worlds

Monday 30 April 2012 -The 16 entrants for the 2012 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship, set to be held from 20-25 June in Gothenburg, Sweden, have been named. The regatta will be one of the last opportunities for the Women’s Match Racing teams to test themselves against each other ahead...
April 30th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

CTAS platform for real-time container terminal intelligence and control to interface as standard with Navis SPARCS N4 and 3.7 and terminal operating systems

April 30, 2012 – Lustenau, AUSTRIA – IDENTEC SOLUTIONS, a global provider of real-time visibility and control solutions for improving safety, productivity and efficiency in ports and terminals, has become a NavisReady partner. This NavisReady certification means that IDENTEC SOLUTIONS’ CTAS...
April 30th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals | Read More

North American Emission Control Area (ECA) – Pollution

Following from the Shipowners’ Club: We would like to advise Members that from 1st August 2012 the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) will come into effect. Under this new regulation, all ships sailing within 200 nautical miles of the North American coastline, including Canada, will be required...
April 30th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

Moore Stephens welcomes change of heart on tonnage tax trap

Moore Stephens welcomes change of heart on tonnage tax trap
Sue Bill International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has welcomed the UK government’s decision to minimise the effect of new rules in Finance Bill 2012 which resulted in a potentially serious trap for existing UK shipowners entering tonnage tax. Finance Bill 2012 originally extended...
April 30th, 2012 | Comment, Politics and Government, Taxation | Read More

Lloyds Register’s Technical Investigation engineers analyse a wide range of failures, both marine and land-based.

Lloyds Register’s Technical Investigation engineers analyse a wide range of failures, both marine and land-based.
Peter Filcek delivering his paper Medium speed diesel engines are the most common power source in the marine industry and since the formation of Lloyd’s Registers  Technical Investigation Department in 1947, LR has have accumulated a wealth of data which can be used to improve the design, materialsand...
April 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Equipment, Technical | Read More

TOC Container Supply Chain Asia 2012

TOC Container Supply Chain  Asia 2012
l to r: Greg Knowler, Editor & Publisher, Cargonews Asia, Tim Wickmann, CEO, MCC Transport, Lars Jensen, CEO & Partner, SeaIntel, Frank Hercksen, Global Head of Ocean Freight, Executive Vice President, Panalpina, Juan Manuel Gonzalez, Managing Director, Asia Region, Hapag-Lloyd Asia box shippers...
April 30th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Incident in Bab el Mandeb Strait

Incident in Bab el Mandeb Strait
Maritime Security Alert (30 April 2012)        A maritime security alert has been issued for the Bab el Mandeb Strait after 10 skiffs approached a Panama-flagged oil tanker in position 12:35.19N – 043:25.09E at 1452 local time on 29 April. Four skiffs initially approached, followed by a group...
April 30th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Bunker Quality Issues

Bunker Quality Issues
Timothy Wilson, Principal Specialist Engineer, Product Manager FOBAS Services, Fuels, Lubes, Exhaust emissions, Lloyd's Register EMEA Members continue to report problems with bunker deliveries and two excellent presentations at the IPTA/Navigate conference highlighted the issue further. One of the...
April 30th, 2012 | Associations, Bunkering, News | Read More

Strong performance in key markets

Henrik O. Madsen, CEO of the DNV Group Oslo: DNV last year continued to perform strongly in all its key markets worldwide through its range of services for managing risk. The company managed to secure a good share of the newbuilding classification market in a contracting shipping market, while matching...
April 28th, 2012 | Classification Societies | 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: 29 April-12 May 2012 Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Parade and Rescue Demonstration at Repulse Bay DATE: April 28, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 29 April-12 May...
April 28th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Singapore Seafarers International Sports Week

Norifumi Yamamoto Sports is one of the most well known activties and over the years the international seafaring community, together with many sponsors within and outside the shipping industry, participated in many different events bringing the world’s seafarers together. Sports of any kind...
April 28th, 2012 | Sports | 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 – Repairs to Brunsbuettel locks Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock Chamber back in service Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Underwater inspection & submarine cable laying Singapore, Jurong...
April 27th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

EU plans to boost East Africa’s Capacity to deal with Pirates

The European Union will begin a program to help East African nations improve maritime security as pirate attacks in the region decline, EU Ambassador to Tanzania Filiberto Ceriani Sebregondi said. The so-called Regional Maritime Capacity Building program will cover Somalia, Kenya Tanzania, Djibouti,...
April 27th, 2012 | European Union, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Petroleum exploration shifts to unstable areas

New estimates for undiscovered world oil and gas resources underline the growing operational and political challenges facing the industry as the exploration frontier moves into much more difficult countries and environments in Africa, Latin America and the Arctic. Undiscovered but technically recoverable...
April 27th, 2012 | Energy | Read More

China’s Lijia Xu Hits The Right Note At Semaine Olympique Francaise

China’s Lijia Xu is starting to peak at the right time following her third 2011-2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup gold medal at the Semaine Olympique Francaise, in Hyères, France, which moves her to the top of the Laser Radial Standings. As the big wind specialists came to the forefront in Hyères, Xu has...
April 27th, 2012 | Yachting | Read More

Samskip acquires the 909TEU container vessels “Arnarfell” and “Helgafell”

Samskip acquires the 909TEU container vessels “Arnarfell” and “Helgafell”
Samskip’s “Arnafell”  Samskip has acquired the container vessels “Arnarfell” and “Helgafell”, both of which have been employed by the company on the route between Iceland and Europe since early 2005. Samskip has been chartering the vessels since they were...
April 27th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

GCS expands its fleet of container flat-cars

A Ruscon block train is unloaded at the GCS-owned MANP terminal in Moscow The Global Container Service Group (GCS) has recently taken delivery of the first batch of what will be a total of 224 rail flat-cars, each 80ft long, which have been built by Transmash in Engels, a city in the Saratov region of...
April 27th, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

The Nelson Collection of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation in Piraeus Greece

The Nelson Collection of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation in Piraeus Greece
The Aikaterni Laskaridis Foundation Mansion in Piraeus The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation is proud to announce that it has recently completed the exhibition of its important Nelson Collection at its premises on 2as Merarchias and Akti Moutsoupoulou Street in Piraeus. Housed in one of the city’s...
April 27th, 2012 | Charity, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Next Generation Container Port Challenge statement unveiled

Next Generation Container Port Challenge statement unveiled
Heng Chiang Gnee (left) and Captain M. Segar at the launch of the Next Generation Container Port Challenge Performance, productivity, sustainability – achieve these three targets in order to win the Next Generation Container Port (NGCP) Challenge’s top prize of USD1 million.   Jointly...
April 27th, 2012 | Events, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Rickmers-Linie calls Myanmar

Rickmers-Linie calls Myanmar
Rickmers' m/v Baltic Winter With the lifting of trade sanctions, Rickmers-Linie is once again able to offer calls at Myanmar. Initially, the country’s main port, Yangon, will be served on inducement as part of the company’s Indian service and will cater for heavy lift cargo up to 800 tonnes in...
April 27th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More