Archive for May, 2012

Lloyd’s Register’s Energy business curates ‘Spotlight on Energy’ event

The UK Government Minister in charge of the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Charles Hendry, MP, supported by Energy’s newly appointed Director, John Wishart, provided the opening speeches to a packed agenda with a cross-section of media editors in attendance. Discussions centred on...
May 28th, 2012 | Energy, Environment | Read More

ICS meets in Australia

ICS meets in Australia
ICS Chairman Masamichi Morooka The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) held its Annual General Meeting in Port Douglas, Queensland, from 24 to 25 May, hosted by the Australian Shipowners’ Association.  The meeting was held back-to-back with the AGM of the Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF) which...
May 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

HELMEPA’s message for Clean Beaches materialised by Students and Professors of Merchant Marine Academy/Μacedonia

The...catch On the occasion of the “Marine Environment and Sciences Awareness Campaign”, currently implemented by HELMEPA and The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust – The LRET in Thessaloniki, the Merchant Marine Academy (Α.Ε.Ν.)of Macedonia in Nea Mihaniona took the initiative and organized...
May 28th, 2012 | Environment, Pollution | Read More

Search starts for new CEO for IMCA

Hugh Williams The search has started for a new Chief Executive for the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), following Hugh Williams’s decision to retire at the end of 2012 after ten years in post. “One of my roles as President is to chair the Overall Management Committee that the...
May 28th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

Art that heals, art that unites; art is truth!

Greek painters of Istanbul* The subject of this book** which has been painstakingly and loving prepared by Mayda Saris, is about Greek painters who were either born in Istanbul or raised there. A unique work which sets the example for more to be done and conquer the freedom and peace of reality; this...
May 27th, 2012 | Books, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums | 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: 27 May-9 June 2012 Chile, Quintero – Tsunami Drill DATE: May 26, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – World Holidays: 27 May-9 June 2012 Public holidays around the world...
May 26th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

SKANReg quality drive boosts PSC performance

Quality initiatives launched last year by the London-based St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) have prompted improvements of up to 62% in results from Port State Control inspections. The improvement comes as SKANReg – operational since 2005 – steps up its bid to attain...
May 26th, 2012 | Flags, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

New Zealand flags foreign-owned fishing vessels

Maritime unions have widely welcomed the decision by the New Zealand government to ban foreign-owned vessels from fishing in its waters. The move, based on concern about the exploitation of crew on foreign-flagged vessels, means that foreign charter vessels fishing in New Zealand waters will have to...
May 26th, 2012 | Flags, ITF, Politics and Government | Read More

UK dock contract dispute sparks international reaction

  Dockers at Tilbury took action over “follow the ship” contract A contract dispute in the UK port of Tilbury could escalate to an international level, after the repeated refusal of management to engage in genuine dialogue with the union.   Workers at the Enterprise Distribution...
May 26th, 2012 | ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hafslund Nett selects DNV KEMA

Kjell Eriksson DNV KEMA DNV KEMA has been selected by Hafslund Nett to provide independent quality assurance of a smart meter roll out project. Hafslund Nett is the Distribution System Operator (DSO) in the Oslo area and will install about 550 000 smart meters by 2017. The Norwegian authorities have...
May 26th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

The Hamburg School of Business Administration new educational fully accredited programmes in maritime management

The Hamburg School of Business Administration new educational fully accredited programmes in maritime management
Professor Orestis Schinas replying to questions Last Thursday Professor Orestis Schinas of the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) presented in the Piraeus Marine Club, a new fully accredited postgraduate programme in Shipping. HSBA is offering the MBA-Shipping, a part-time course aiming...
May 26th, 2012 | Events, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Guidance for private maritime security companies agreed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012 Briefing: 17, May 25, 2012 ​Interim guidance to private maritime security companies (PMSCs) was agreed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), when it met at the Organization’s London Headquarters for its 90th session from...
May 25th, 2012 | IMO, 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: Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Yacht Race from Hong Kong to Taiwan Australia, Brisbane – Port charges to increase Bunker Update – 25/05/12 DATE: May 25, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT:...
May 25th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Passenger ship safety recommendations agreed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee

Passenger ship safety recommendations agreed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee
Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012 Briefing: 18, May 25, 2012 Recommended interim measures aimed at enhancing the safety of passenger ships, in the wake of the Costa Concordia incident in January, were agreed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), when it met at...
May 25th, 2012 | Cruise Industry, IMO | Read More

Norsafe AS NLH-70 lifeboat on-load release system

We would like to recommend Members with vessels fitted with Norsafe AS NLH-70 lifeboat on-load release systems to verify their systems are in good operational condition. Following a recent incident involving a Norsafe AS NLH-70 lifeboat on-load release system, the Isle of Man has issued Shipping Notice...
May 25th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Children envisage our Planet in vibrant colors!

Children envisage our Planet in vibrant colors!
1st prize The young volunteers of the “HELMEPA Junior” environmental program showed us that they wish to live on a planet whose colors far surpass just those of grey and black. This is the conclusion that ensues from the artworks submitted as part of the 2011-2012 Panhellenic Drawing Competition...
May 25th, 2012 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Maritime Art, News | Read More

Panama Canal Toll Rises Are Unacceptable, Say Shipowners

Peter Hinchliffe Plans to increase toll charges for the Panama Canal are ‘rushed, excessive and likely to cause further problems for shipping companies’ given the fragile state of economic recovery, say shipowners. The International Chamber of Shipping has sent a strongly worded letter to the Panama...
May 25th, 2012 | Canals | Read More

On Biodiversity Day, UN Chief Calls for Greater Protection of World’s Oceans

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Marking the International Day for Biological Diversity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the fragile state of the world’s oceans, urging greater protection for marine biodiversity.   “Oceans cover almost three-quarters of the surface area of the globe. They...
May 25th, 2012 | Environment, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations | Read More

ICS elects new Chairman

ICS elects new Chairman
The ICS Chairman Masamishi Morooka At its Annual General Meeting in Port Douglas, Queensland, today (25 May), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) elected a new Chairman, Mr Masamichi Morooka* (Japan). ICS is the principal international trade association for shipowners, with a membership comprising...
May 25th, 2012 | International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

ICS publishes Annual Review

To coincide with its Annual General Meeting, in Queensland Australia, on 24-25 May, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy and regulatory developments. Copies are being distributed free of charge via ICS’s 36 member national shipowners’...
May 25th, 2012 | International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

On the way for Posidonia 2012!

On the way for Posidonia 2012!
Theodore N. Vokos speaking to his guests Get ready, get tuned, be there: Posidonia are on as of today! Earlier this afternoon – Thursday 24 May, Themis Vokos and his entire team at Posidonia Exhibitions, on the occasion for the start of Posidonia 2012,  hosted a launch for over fifty journalists...
May 25th, 2012 | Events | Read More

HSH Nordbank off to a solid start to financial year 2012

Dr. Paul Lerbinger Group net income accounts to EUR 128 million in the first quarter Positive result before restructuring influenced by special items Robust performance in the Core Bank’s client business, new business doubled Tier 1 capital ratio strengthened further to 14.5 percent Chairman of...
May 24th, 2012 | Banking, Finance | Read More

Asian shipowners form human SOS over Somali piracy

Asian shipowners form human SOS over Somali piracy
Shipowners from all over Asia gathered to form a massive human SOS as a demonstration of their support for the international SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign. The gesture was photographed during the meetings this week in Australia of the 21st Asian Shipowners Forum (ASF) which had piracy at the top of their...
May 24th, 2012 | News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Oslo Stock Exchange Appeals Committee – Cecon ASA

At a meeting on 23 May 2012, The Stock Exchange Appeals Committee considered an appeal by Cecon ASA against the resolution passed by Oslo Børs on 29 February 2012 that imposed a fine for breach of Continuing obligations of stock exchange listed companies section 11.4, first paragraph (duty to list new...
May 24th, 2012 | Shipping Indices | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Norway, Kristiansand – Pilots on strike United States, Delaware River – Safety Zone for Memorial Day fireworks United States, New York, NewYork – Fleet Week Singapore, Singapore – Construction...
May 24th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More