Archive for May, 2012

HRH Princess Anne visited the collection of Admiral Nelson

HRH The Princess Royal with Panos Laskaridis and his wife Marilena Laskaridis Last Thursday, the 17th of May,   HRH Princess Anne  visited the “Aekatherini Laskaridis Foundation” in Piraeus. The Princess Royal was welcomed by the President of the Foundation Panos Laskaridis, Vice-president...
May 20th, 2012 | Charity, Maritime History and Museums, Sports | 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: 20 May-2 June 2012 DATE: May 19, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – World Holidays: 20 May-2 June 2012 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include...
May 19th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Get on board the Good Ship OSCAR

On Thursday 24th May the shipping industry will hold its first industry wide trading day, when companies and individuals from across the shipping community will raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital by chartering, insuring and filling a virtual ship, The M/V OSCAR. The money raised will...
May 19th, 2012 | Charity | Read More

SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference Now Accepting Advance Registrations Online

Agenda to Feature Speakers from Top International Maritime Industry Companies and Organizations NORFOLK, Va. (Marine NewsWire) The organizers of the SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference  announced last Thursday that discounted Early Bird registration is now available online at www.shippinginsight.com. The...
May 19th, 2012 | Shipmanagement | Read More

Warsaw ready to step in to save heritage building for London’s Polish community

Warsaw ready to step in to save heritage building for London’s Polish community
Author Celia Lee at the launch of one of her books in Budapest Warsaw ready to step in to save heritage building for London’s Polish community Campaign to maintain historic Polish Hearth Club reaches critical phase. By James Brewer Poland’s government has responded to an SOS over the fate of...
May 19th, 2012 | Books, Charity, Clubs | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc., takes delivery of 206, 040 dwt m/v Philadelphia

Diana Shipping Inc., takes delivery of 206, 040 dwt m/v Philadelphia
DIANA Shipping Inc., announces delivery of the Newcastlemax dry bulk carrier m/v ” Philadelphia” and commencement of time charter contrct with EDF Drawdown of an additional US$ 36.65 million from a loan facility with China Eximbank ATHENS, GREECE  Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global...
May 19th, 2012 | News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Stock Markets | Read More

MAIB’S Report 10/2012 on the accident of “Karin Schepers”

  The Karin Schepers Earlier this month, on the 4th of May we published MAIB’s Safety Digest issue 1/2012; today we bring you MAIB’s 10/2012 report on the “Karin Schepers” accident, so click herebelow to read same in full: KarinSchepersReportWeb We look forward your comments.
May 19th, 2012 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | 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, Baltimore, Maryland – Safety Zone, War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorations, Chesapeake Bay and Port of Baltimore, MD Singapore, Singapore – Repair works to existing revetment off Tuas...
May 19th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Guidance for private maritime security companies to be developed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee

IMO's Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu A special high-level segment of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), convened by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu to discuss policy matters related to arms on board ships in the piracy high risk area, has requested a working group of the MSC to develop...
May 18th, 2012 | IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Revised Match Race Rankings

The ISAF Women’s Match Race Rankings 16 May 2012 have been re-released following an administrative error. Women’s Rankings Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) retains top spot in the Women’s Rankings following her victory at the ISAF Grade 1 Semaine Olympique Francaise in Hyeres, France. The American has dominated...
May 18th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

ABB wins $18 million order for subsea pipeline construction vessels

ABB wins $18 million order for subsea pipeline construction vessels
Pipe Laying vessels Energy efficient electric propulsion, reliable power distribution systems for two deepwater pipeline installation vessels to be built by Daewoo in South Korea Zurich, Switzerland, May 16, 2012 — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won an order worth...
May 18th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Great interest in “Survival through Innovation” conference

Goh Chock Tong A significant element of BIMCO’s Perspectives in Shipping Programme, and a major contribution to Singapore Maritime Week was the well-attended BIMCO conference on the theme of “Survival through Innovation”. Officially opened by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, this was a positive...
May 18th, 2012 | BIMCO | Read More

Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region 2011.

The Tokyo MOU maintains a good trend of development and achievement of PSC activities. The following comes from Hua Siong Ong Mitsutoyo Okada, Chairman Secretary, Port State Control Committee Tokyo MOU Secretariat: In 2011, member Authorities of the Tokyo MOU carried out a total of 28, 627 inspections,...
May 17th, 2012 | Regulatory, Safety and Security | 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 – Submarine Outfall Inspection Works off Cheung Chau Typhoon Shelter Singapore, Singapore – Repairs to revetment off Woodlands Checkpoint DATE: May 17, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong...
May 17th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Engagement of China’s banks with shipping industry discussed at key conference

Engagement of China’s banks with shipping industry discussed at key conference
H.E. Liu Xaioming, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland delivering his welcome speech Last Tueday 15th May 2012, the finance and shipping industry came together for the China Money & Ships conference held at Haberdashers’ Hall,...
May 17th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Shipfinance | Read More

Qingdao Named As Asian Venue For ISAF Sailing World Cup

Qingdao Named As Asian Venue For ISAF Sailing World Cup
Qingdao, China has been named as the fourth venue of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. With two confirmed regattas from 12-19 October 2013 and 11-18 October 2014, the announcement marks a huge step forward for the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The sailors in the six confirmed events, Men’s and Women’s RS:X,...
May 17th, 2012 | News, Sports, Yachting | Read More

ISAF Match Race Rankings

ISAF Match Race Rankings as of Wednesday 16 May 2012 After seven months on top of the ISAF Women’s Match Racing Rankings Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) has been knocked off the top by Lucy Macgregor (GBR). Making it an all British affair in the ISAF Match Race Rankings is Iain Williams who remains on top in...
May 17th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Maritime Anti-Piracy Seminar

Maritime Anti-Piracy Seminar
Unfortunately Piracy has landed in our lives and in particular in our shipping business lives and need to tackle same with the utmost professionalism. Few know out of the 7 billion on the planet about the sufferings of seafarers – sometimes resulting in loss of their lives with incalculable repercussions...
May 17th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

RINA Hellenic Technical Committee bulk carrier safety focus

RINA Hellenic Technical Committee bulk carrier safety focus
Stefano Bertilone at the podium explaining RINA's recent global re-organisation The Hellenic Technical Committee of international classification society RINA focused on innovations in bulk carrier safety at its recent meeting on Wednesday 9 of May 2012 at the Golf Club of Glyfada. Biagio Pugliese,...
May 17th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Cecon ASA presents its Consolidated Interim Financial Report for First Quarter 2012.

Cecon ASA presents its Consolidated Interim Financial Report for First Quarter 2012. Highlights of Q1 2012: •             Successful completion of installation offshore Nigeria •             Revenues Q1: NOK 93.4 million •             EBITDA: for Q1 NOK 22.9...
May 16th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Proven MacGregor equipment benefits 15 Asian OSVs of all types

Proven MacGregor equipment benefits 15 Asian OSVs of all types
100m 300men accommodation / work barge In April, Cargotec secured new contracts  to deliver MacGregor anchor-handling, mooring and towing solutions for 15 offshore support vessels (OSV) of various types being built in China for Asian customers. The ships are being built in several shipyards in China...
May 16th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services expands Asia-Pacific footprint with Global Marine Travel office in Singapore

Michael Page Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is expanding its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region with the opening of a new Global Marine Travel (ISS GMT) office in Singapore. ISS GMT Singapore has been opened to look after marine clients based in...
May 16th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Singapore, Singapore – Maintenance work on sea barrier off West Johor Straits Bunker Update – 16/05/12 DATE: May 16, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: Singapore – Maintenance work...
May 16th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

DeLorme inReach™ to Provide Two-Way Tracking, Locating, Texting and SOS Communications for Greatest Loop Expedition

YARMOUTH, Maine – May 16, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) DeLorme, the innovation leader in personal satellite tracking, messaging and navigation technology, today announced that it is contributing an inReach™ two-way personal satellite communicator and airtime to support Beneteau Powerboats’ Greatest...
May 16th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Changes to the composition of the Oslo Børs Benchmark Index (OSEBX)

Oslo Børs has revised the composition of the Benchmark Index (OSEBX). The number of companies included in the index will be 58. The Benchmark Index is intended to be an investable index that comprises a representative selection of all the shares listed on Oslo Børs. Since the index is meant to be investable,...
May 16th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More