Archive for May, 2012

Disrupting Somali pirate activity on shore and at sea avoids dire consequences of piracy escalation

Alastair Evitt The SaveOurSeafarers campaign applauds yesterday’s EUNAVFOR airborne operation to destroy pirate equipment on the Somali coastline. This disruptive action against known pirate supply bases on the shore will disrupt Somali pirates’ efforts to launch attacks on merchant ships, dhows...
May 16th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Launch of “The Work of the Harbour Master”…

Launch of The Work of the Harbour Master – third edition – by The Nautical Institute in collaboration with The International Harbour Masters’ Association The Nautical Institute today launched the third edition of its book The Work of the Harbour Master, which will act as a ‘bridge’ for those...
May 16th, 2012 | Books, Education and Training, Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Employees get their kicks with ‘team of 66’

Some members of the PD Ports ‘Team of 66’ Employees from Middlesbrough based PD Ports will be putting on their running shoes and taking part in the Great North Run for Butterwick Hospice this year. 66 employees from across the business have signed up for the run which takes place on Sunday 16...
May 16th, 2012 | Charity, Ports & Terminals, Sports | Read More

New Lloyd’s Register appointments strengthen technology and service delivery for shipowners and shipbuilding clients

Singapore and Korea roles support organisation’s global growth strategy for marine sector Luis BenitoLloyd’s Register has made two new senior appointments in Asia which will benefit global shipowners, operators and builders.Luis Benito has been appointed Strategic Marketing Manager, Lloyd’s Register....
May 16th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012 (High-level segment on arms on board)

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012 (High-level segment on arms on board)
IMO's Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu Opening address by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu MSC 90 Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu’s opening address to the High-level segment on arms on board Please read this address which was delivered earlier on today the 16 May 2012: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Excellencies,...
May 16th, 2012 | Events, IMO | Read More

Fossil fuel realities in focus at contemporary art exhibition at La Scatola Gallery in the City

Fossil fuel realities in focus at contemporary art exhibition at La Scatola Gallery in the City
Steven Morgana and his work It was all Ephemeral as a Rainbow - picture by Lee Lin, courtesy of La Scatola Gallery Dinosaur debacle reworked by artist Steven Morgana in his show The Future Feels Like A Phantom Limb Review by James Brewer A cartoon-strip dinosaur dreamed up by a leading energy company,...
May 16th, 2012 | Maritime Art | Read More

Asian Gypsy Moth certification for marine vessels entering Canadian ports

Asian Gypsy Moth certification for marine vessels entering Canadian ports This news comes from the Shipwowners Club: Category: Regulation Date: 15/05/2012 Area: Worldwide We would like to advise Members that from 1st March 2012 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) commenced full enforcement of...
May 16th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

A privileged peek inside South Africa House: maritime history and a trove of a nation’s finest art

Township street by Gerard Sekoto A privileged peek inside South Africa House: maritime history and a trove of a nation’s finest art By James Brewer A nation of significant maritime standing: that conclusion is inescapable on any visit to South Africa House, the High Commission building in London’s...
May 15th, 2012 | Maritime Art | Read More

Richard Fain honoured with the Seatrade Personality Award 2012

Richard Fain honoured with the Seatrade Personality Award 2012
  The Winners and Runners up Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, was presented with the Seatrade Personality Award for 2012 (sponsored by ClassNK) at the Seatrade Awards Ceremony Dinner on Monday 14 May 2012. The award was in recognition of his major contribution to the...
May 15th, 2012 | Events, News | Read More

Smit Lamnalco launch signals growth agenda

Smit Lamnalco launch signals growth agenda
Daan Koomneef The official launch of Smit Lamnalco as a distinct entity has coincided with the global marine services group’s first commitment to new growth-driven investments, following the 2011 acquisition of Smit’s terminal and anchor handling tug supply activities by Lamnalco. Daan Koornneef,...
May 15th, 2012 | News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

South Africa signs IMO anti-piracy Code

His Excellency Dr. Zola Skweyiya signing the IMO anti-piracy code in front of IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu The Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden (Djibouti Code of Conduct) was today signed...
May 15th, 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: United Kingdom, Lerwick – Quay extension completed South Africa, all ports – South Africa signs IMO anti-piracy Code Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Works off Wan Chai Singapore, Singapore –...
May 15th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

GAC Bunker Fuels launches customised web-based pricing platform

Nicholas Browne LONDON, 15 May 2012 – GAC Bunker Fuels Limited has launched a new website-based pricing and market information platform that enables customers to access the daily data required to make fast and informed fuel procurement decisions. This new interactive service, which allows ship...
May 15th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Top maritime award for SaveOurSeafarers

Top maritime award for SaveOurSeafarers
l to r: Seatrade Chairman Chris Hayman; Award Sponsor Flemming Dalgaard, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe & Russia, DP World; Chairman SOS Alastair Evitt; IMO Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu; Guest speaker Michael Portillo. The SaveOurSeafarers (SOS) campaign has been honoured...
May 15th, 2012 | Charity, Events, HR, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Focus on Greece and the Cruise Industry

Focus on Greece and the Cruise Industry
A Cruise Update at Posidonia 2012 Wednesday 6 June 2012, Metropolitan Expo Following rapid developments as Greece enters the post-cabotage era, a Cruise Update Seminar will take place within the framework of Posidonia 2012. Sponsored by the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP), the Cruise Update at Posidonia...
May 15th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry | Read More

DVB’s consolidated net income before IAS 39 and taxes as at 31 March 2012 only down slightly year-on-year

DVB’s consolidated net income before IAS 39 and taxes as at 31 March 2012 only down slightly year-on-year
Wolfgang F. Driese Consolidated net income before IAS 39 and taxes declined slightly to €37.1 million for the first quarter of 2012, down 6.3% year-on-year (Q1 2011: €39.6 million). Wolfgang F. Driese, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors, commented on DVB’s quarterly results: “As...
May 15th, 2012 | Banking, Shipfinance | Read More

Four More Nations For London 2012 After 49er, Laser And Star Worlds

Monday 14 May 2012 -Bermuda, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago and Tunisia have become the latest nations to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition after the 49er, Laser and Star Worlds. With four qualification regattas remaining, 54 countries have now guaranteed their spot in the boat park...
May 14th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

UN Pavilion Opens its Doors at Expo 2012

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The United Nations Pavilion at Expo 2012 in Yeosu, Republic of Korea,  opened its doors on 12 May 2012 to an estimated 11 million visitors who are expected to visit the event over the next three months. The UN pavilion – the second largest at Expo 2012 –...
May 14th, 2012 | Environment, Oceanology, Organisations | Read More

ABS Launches ‘ABS Connect’ New mobile apps provide easy and immediate access to useful information

  Christopher Wiernicki 14 May 2012   (London, UK—) ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industry, has launched a suite of products that will improve information transfer between the classification society and its clients around the world. ABS...
May 14th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

Wärtsilä Hamworthy lands Petrobras flare gas recovery contract

Wärtsilä Hamworthy, the global leader in environmental and liquid cargo handling solutions for the marine and oil & gas markets, has won a contract to supply its Flare Gas Recovery packages to four floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units under construction for Petrobras. The units,...
May 14th, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | 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 – Construction of solid handling pier & protection bund Singapore, Singapore – Dredging at St Marine Waterfront off Tuas Bay DATE: May 14, 2012 -COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore...
May 14th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Kverneland delisting from Oslo Børs

The shares in Kverneland ASA will be delisted from Oslo Børs. Last day of listing will be Tuesday 15 May 2012. Kverneland ASA has in a letter dated 11 May 2012 pursuant to Continuing Obligations section 15.1 (4) cf  Stock Exchange Act section 25 (1), applied for a delisting of the company’s shares...
May 14th, 2012 | Markets | Read More

Zodiac, Totempower and Lloyd’s Register embark on project to monitor wind energy as marine industry looks to improve its fuel efficiency

Onboard trials to measure potential for wind power to help shipping burn less fuel and reduce emissions Lloyd’s Register’s Strategic Research Group has joined forces with Totempower Energy Systems and Zodiac Maritime Agencies to assess the potential of wind-generation devices onboard commercial ships...
May 14th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

HillDickinson to re-publish ‘must-read’ mediation books in light of Government pledge

Rhys Clift On Monday last week Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly invited business leaders and in-house lawyers from 40 top UK and international companies to a breakfast meeting in the House of Commons to seek their support for a Dispute Resolution Commitment for Business. This commitment mirrors in...
May 14th, 2012 | Books, Legal | Read More

focus on passenger ship safety in 2013

Richard Schiferli The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 45th Committee meeting in Riga, Latvia, from 7 – 11 May 2012. The Committee agreed that the first year of the new inspection regime (NIR) has been largely successful. An important goal of the NIR...
May 14th, 2012 | Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More