Archive for May, 2012

Prohibition of use of satellite phones in Indian waters

We would like to bring to our Members’ attention that the use of satellite phones such as Thuraya, Iridium and other such satellite communication systems in Indian waters is prohibited as per the DGS Order No. 02 of 2012. Any vessel in possession of the above satellite communication equipment and calling...
May 31st, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Greener Ship Recycling: GL signs MOU with CNSA

Greener Ship Recycling: GL signs MOU with CNSA
GL- CNSA Ship recycling MOU signing ceremony Hamburg/Germany, Beijing/China, 31 May 2012 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and the China National Ship Recycling Association (CNSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to promote green ship recycling in China. GL and CNSA will collaborate...
May 31st, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, News, Ship Demolitions | Read More

GL Container Ship Forum: Container Transportation – Trends and Challenges

Hamburg, Germany, 31 May 2012 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) gathered a group of clients together in Hamburg for a Forum to examine the latest developments in container stowage and transport. The Forum, one of many held by GL on a regular basis around the world, looked at how, in a time where the market...
May 31st, 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: Norway, all ports – Norwegian pilots on strike Singapore, Singapore – Repairs to existing revetment off Sembawang Park Singapore, Singapore – Repairs to existing revetment off Labrador Park Singapore,...
May 31st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Wärtsilä dual-fuel technology now the choice of 100 LNG Carriers

Wärtsilä dual-fuel technology now the choice of 100 LNG Carriers
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade and Technical Press release, 31 May 2012 at 12 noon EET Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has now been contracted to supply Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel propulsion engines to 100 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carrier vessels. This notable milestone...
May 31st, 2012 | Breaking News, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Panos Laskaridis’ unique presentation on the importance of Greek Shipping

Panos Laskaridis’ unique presentation on the importance of Greek Shipping
General (rt) Lambros Kazakos, Anastassia Anagnostopoulou-Paloumbi and Panos Laskaridis Last Monday evening at the Auditorium of the War Museum in central Athens, due to the forthcoming Posidonia 2012, the Association of National Defence Staff and the Maritime Museum of Greece organised a forum under...
May 31st, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

IUA working group to debate development of new regime for UK insurance supervision

Nick Lowe More information is needed on how the UK’s two new insurance regulators are going to cooperate, a new International Underwriting Association market group has stated. The Regulatory Reform Working Party was established by the IUA to debate and comment on the development of a new regime for...
May 30th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

In aid of Greek Action in Africa

Mrs. Mero Kececioglou at the podium Last Thursday at the Yacht Club of Greece, the Consulate of Ivory Coast organised a charity dinner event in support of the Foundation Greek Action in Africa. Many members of the shipping fraternity as well as from other sectors of business life whole-heartily participated...
May 30th, 2012 | Charity | Read More

Microinsurance and increased rainfall variability

Extreme variability in rainfall is making life harder for some of the world’s poorest people, but microinsurance products are supporting farmers’ own efforts to cope with the worst effects of drought and flooding.        Water resource risks are of increasing concern to decision makers and...
May 30th, 2012 | Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

NORTH P&I Club ‘on track’ despite office revaluation and modest investment return

Directors of North of England P&I club confirm the club raised its free reserve to US$314.0 million at the annual renewal in February 2012 despite revaluation of its UK head office and a modest investment return. Chairman Pratap Shirke and fellow board members approved the club’s 2011/12 accounts...
May 30th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

HSH Nordbank places further benchmark mortgage pfandbrief

HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank today placed a benchmark mortgage pfandbrief in the amount of EUR 500 million and with a term of 4 years. HSH Nordbank has thus successfully placed its second mortgage pfandbrief in benchmark size this year; the first issue took place in late March 2012. The coupon of the pfandbrief...
May 30th, 2012 | Banking | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – Passenger ship safety recommendations agreed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee United States, Delaware River – Hurricane Contingency Plan appendices & checklists Hong Kong, all ports...
May 30th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

PD Ports achieves environmental management system recognition

PD Ports Environmental Accreditation PD Ports has recently been awarded the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) certification, one of the first UK ports businesses to achieve this qualification. The award winning UK ports business achieved the ISO 14001 accreditation, guided and advised...
May 30th, 2012 | Environment, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Women’s Match Racing Dress Rehearsal As World Cup Touches Down In Weymouth

Over 700 sailors from 60 nations will compete at the host venue of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition from 3-9 June as the ISAF Sailing World Cup heads to Weymouth. Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, will feature many of the Olympic sailors as they enter...
May 30th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Recommended interim measures for passenger ship companies

We would like to advise Members of the issuance of draft MSC Circular on ‘Recommended Interim Measures for Passenger Ship Companies to Enhance the Safety of Passenger Ships’. The circular invites member states to recommend to passenger ship companies to conduct a review of operational safety measures...
May 30th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

New DSME gas tank technology approved by Lloyd’s Register

New DSME gas tank technology approved by Lloyd’s Register
Louis Benito ACTIB tanks, prismatic, large, independent cargo tanks, will reduce sloshing and are suitable for wide spread use for LNG containment Lloyd’s Register has approved new prismatic IMO Type B independent cargo tanks, so called ACTIB (Aluminium Cargo Tank Independent Type B). The initial approval...
May 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory | Read More

Plan to sell London’s Polish Hearth Club is quashed by members

Plan to sell London’s Polish Hearth Club is quashed by members
Basia Hamilton Overwhelming vote foreshadows new leadership for Kensington-based institution By James Brewer An extraordinary situation faces the Polish Hearth Club in London, following its extraordinary general meeting when a convincing vote overturned a decision of a few weeks ago to put the club premises...
May 30th, 2012 | Charity, Clubs, News | Read More

GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions upgrades Fleetweb to include sea crimes alerts

GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions upgrades Fleetweb to include sea crimes alerts
Fleetweb 1 Online application now includes sea crime data from GAC Protective Solutions GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions, the world-leading alliance between the GAC Group and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), has unveiled a new feature of its Fleetweb online application to alert...
May 30th, 2012 | Environment, News, Oceanology, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

European Maritime Day 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden

European Maritime Day 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden
As associate in the Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/ Mediterranean Environment Program (H2020CB/MEP), HELMEPA was invited to participate in the events of European Maritime Day 2012 which took place in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden on 21st and 22nd May. This year’s Conference was themed “Sustainable...
May 30th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

First in Class to Hit 200 Million Gross Ton Record ClassNK Marks Historic World Milestone

Noburu Ueda London – Leading classification society ClassNK officially announced that its register had surged past the 200 million gross ton mark on 28 May 2012. ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda announced the historic achievement at a party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment...
May 30th, 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 – IMO Maritime Safety Committee interim guidance for private maritime security companies * Norway, all ports – Pilots’ strike update * Singapore, Singapore – Working period extended...
May 29th, 2012 | Bunkering, IMO, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Mineral development company mulls building $302m US Gulf plant to process rare earths

Mineral development company mulls building $302m US Gulf plant to process rare earths
  Avalon's Thor Lake mining camp makes use of solar panels Mineral development company mulls building $302m US Gulf plant to process rare earths Early mover Avalon Rare Metals prepares to meet demand for non-China resources. By James Brewer Rare earths are a class of metals vital to everyday...
May 29th, 2012 | News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

‘My ship is coming in’ – steaming slowly

‘My ship is coming in’ – steaming slowly
James Brewer ‘My ship is coming in’ – steaming slowly. And the industry is taking up the new virtual arrival system slowly, too. By James Brewer Shipping as a whole is moving only gingerly towards wider adoption of the so-called ‘virtual arrival clause’ – the latest endeavour to tackle high...
May 28th, 2012 | Bunkering, Legal, 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 Arab Emirates, Port of Fujairah – Restricted anchorage adjacent to Fujairah territorial waters United Arab Emirates, Port of Fujairah – New Marine Operational Manual India, Mumbai – Naval...
May 28th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Renting an iPad at Posidonia

Renting an iPad at Posidonia
Coming to Posidonia? You can leave your laptop or tablet back home! An innovative travel service has started in Athens, offering travelers and visitors the option to rent Apple’s best selling gadget, the iPad. TravelPad Guides will be offering  travelers an Apple iPad with unlimited 3G Internet...
May 28th, 2012 | Executive Travel, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More