Archive for April, 2012

ABP launches marine apprenticeship scheme

Associated British Ports (ABP) is launching a new marine apprenticeship training scheme at its Humber port of Grimsby, Immingham, Hull, and Goole.  The scheme will create exciting career opportunities for local young people interested in becoming part of the operational teams that control all the shipping...
April 24th, 2012 | Education and Training, Jobs, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Marsh presents Lloyd’s with the original slip for RMS Carpathia

l to r Dan Glaser and John Nelson Marsh has presented Lloyd’s with the original insurance slip for the Carpathia, the ship that rescued more than 700 survivors from the Titanic after she sank 100 years ago. The historic document will be kept on permanent loan from Marsh as part of the Lloyd’s Collection....
April 24th, 2012 | Marine Insurance, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

New UN initiative seeks private sector involvement to fight corruption

Yury Fedotov - UN-Photo by Evan Schneider A new United Nations initiative seeks to involve private businesses in helping developing countries tackle corruption and strengthen their ability to fight it. “Corruption has a disproportionate impact on poor communities and a corrosive effect on the fabric...
April 24th, 2012 | Organisations | 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, Delaware River – Oil spill exercise Qatar, Mesaieed – Vessels with weapons & armed security teams China, all ports – China allows import of Indian basmati rice Singapore, Singapore...
April 24th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

‘Youth Have Great Hopes for the Future – But They Cannot Survive on Hopes’; They Need Food, Jobs, Health Care, Secretary-General Tells Population Commission

Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Commission on Population and Development, yesterday, 23 April, in New York: Something is different about this year’s Commission on Population and Development.  I am not talking about my own attendance...
April 24th, 2012 | Organisations | Read More

A defining moment

A defining moment
Joe Corvelli (second from the left) and HRH The Princess Royal - photo courtesy of Beaumont Photography Joe Corvelli, Gibdock Chief Executive writes: For a ship repair facility, it is not often that the work going on in the yard at a particular time simultaneously embodies its heritage and identity,...
April 24th, 2012 | Events, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

“CUTTY SARK” – the great survivor

“CUTTY SARK” – the great survivor
The Cutty Sark during conversion Rhys Clift, Partner at Hill Dickinson on “CUTTY SARK” – the great survivor Captain Moodie, the first captain of “CUTTY SARK”, claimed she would “last forever”; and so far, even in the face of the ravages of time and misfortune, he seems to have been...
April 24th, 2012 | Charity, Events, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Legal Committee (LEG) – 99th session, 16 – 20 April 2012

Limits of liability for shipping raised with adoption of amendments to 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Amendments to increase the limits of liability in the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims by 51 per cent were...
April 24th, 2012 | IMO | Read More

Marine experts join Hill Dickinson’s London team

Ian McLean Hill Dickinson’s outstanding marine, trade and energy team has been further enhanced by the appointments of legal director, Ian MacLean, and solicitors, Georgina Leonidou, Peter McNamee, Yumin Kim, Sophie Cordonnier and partner Andrew Gray. Ian, a master mariner, joins Hill Dickinson from...
April 24th, 2012 | HR, Legal | Read More

Floatel books into Gibdock

Floatel books into Gibdock
Edda Fides The Norwegian-owned offshore accommodation vessel, “Edda Fides”, one of the most  advanced and sophisticated vessels of its type in the world,   has been dry-docked at Gibdock in Gibraltar for a week-long package of work at the yard. The ‘floatel’, owned by Østensjø Rederi,...
April 24th, 2012 | News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Cecon ASA – Agreement with Export Development Canada

Cecon ASA has received an acceptance from Export Development Canada (EDC)  for Cecon ASA’s proposal to acquire the rights in the USD 200 million EDC financing received by Cecon ASA February 2009.   Cecon ASA will proceed to negotiate a final purchase and sale agreement whereby EDC will sell their...
April 24th, 2012 | Markets, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance | Read More

More power for EU Maritime Safety Agency to combat offshore pollution and piracy

 23 April 2012 – The European Agency for Maritime Safety (EMSA) would get new powers to step up cooperation against piracy, prevent maritime pollution, improve training for seafarers and help establish an EU maritime space without barriers under an informal deal struck on Thursday by Parliament’s...
April 23rd, 2012 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

iCargo Launches EU-Funded Cargo and Logistics Framework Programme

23-Apr-2012  – iCargo, the pan-European cargo and logistics project part funded by the EU, has formally launched its three and a half year framework programme. The project, formally titled “Intelligent Cargo in Efficient and Sustainable Global Logistics Operations” includes research,...
April 23rd, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

ITF conference puts women’s leadership in the spotlight

Women trade unionists from around the world came together at the leadership conference Women trade unionists from around the world gathered in Esher, UK, this week to develop their leadership skills and to plan their next moves in the campaign to increase women’s participation in the trade union...
April 23rd, 2012 | ITF | Read More

New Leadership for ABS Europe-Africa Operations / Appointment focused on developing client relationships

New Leadership for ABS Europe-Africa Operations / Appointment focused on developing client relationships
Kirsi Tikka (Houston, TX—) ABS President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has announced that ABS Vice President and current Chief Engineer Dr. Kirsi Tikka will transfer to London to assume the role of President and COO of the ABS Europe Division. The division is responsible for the day-to-day operations...
April 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – Piracy increasing in West Africa, latest IMB report shows  Singapore, Singapore – Construction of floating sea barrier at Sentosa Bay DATE: April 23, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – Piracy...
April 23rd, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMarEST set to play key role at GASTECH 2012 London

IMarEST set to play key role at GASTECH 2012 London
David Loosley The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is set to play a key role at the Gastech Conference & Exhibition being held at London’s ExCeL in early October this year. The Institute, a Gastech supporting organisation, will be presenting a day-long Floating...
April 23rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy | Read More

Cruising Through the Perfect Storm

Cruising Through the Perfect Storm
New report to analyse potential impact of IMO fuel emission regulations  Limits set out by the Marine Environment Protection Committee will reduce the maximum levels of sulphur in marine fuels to 0.1% and will come in to force in 2015.  This regulation is a positive step towards improving the environmental...
April 23rd, 2012 | Books, Cruise Industry, Environment | Read More

GAC Bunker Fuels appoints new US Bunker Manager

Maurice Lara Addition to trading team supports continued US expansion GAC Bunker Fuels, part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC, has announced the appointment of Maurice Lara as its Bunker Manager for East Coast USA. He is based in Norwalk, Connecticut and accountable...
April 23rd, 2012 | Bunkering | Read More

TEN-T Review Sand Castle Without 32 Billion Euro Budget

TEN-T Review Sand Castle Without 32 Billion Euro Budget
Isabelle Ryckbost ESPO calls for transparent methodology to justify allocation of TEN-T funding to projects of common interest. In a unique common appeal, more than 25 European transport organisations, covering all modes and nodal points, urged EU policy makers to safeguard the 32 billion Euro budget...
April 23rd, 2012 | European Union, News, Organisations | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., announcess the filing of its 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F

DIANA Shipping Inc., announcess the filing of its 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F
ATHENS, GREECE, April 23, 2012 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has filed its 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on April 20, 2012. The...
April 23rd, 2012 | Markets, News | Read More

New “energize renewables​” magazine out now!

GL Group presents this year’s first edition of “energize renewables”, the customer magazine for the Renewables business segment of GL Group, available now as electronic version. Read “energize renewables” 1/2012 with articles on emerging wind energy markets such as Brazil and South Africa,...
April 23rd, 2012 | Books, Classification Societies, Energy | Read More

Sinovel Receives GL Renewables Certification Statement of Compliance for Design Assessment

Hamburg/Germany, 23 April 2012 – GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has issued a Statement of Compliance for the A-Design Assessment of the Sinovel SL 3000/90 50 Hz offshore wind turbine. The Statement of Compliance confirms that SL 3000/90 meets the requirements of GL RC’s “Guideline...
April 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Regulatory | Read More

EU Regulation 392/2009 – Athens Protocol 2002

Maria Pittordis*, – pictured,   Business Group Leader  Marine, Trade and Energy at Hill Dickinson  explains one of the most important issues. In brief EU Regulation 392/2009 implements the Athens Protocol 2002 directly into the 27 EU Member States from 31 December 2012. The Regulation ensures...
April 23rd, 2012 | Legal, Regulatory | Read More

The Antikythera Mechanism – ancient Greek inventions still at its best!

The Antikythera Mechanism – ancient Greek inventions still at its best!
Adm. (HN-rt) John J. Theofanides delivering his slides speech; on his right seated is the Centre's Director Adm. (HCG-rt) Stavros Michailides A two day event presentations in mid-March at the Island of Chios in Greece; the first day held at the amphitheatre of Homerion Cultural Centre* – Xylas’...
April 22nd, 2012 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Art, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums | Read More