Archive for May, 2012

SEEMP – Ahrenkiel Shipmanagement receives energy-efficiency certificate

SEEMP – Ahrenkiel Shipmanagement receives energy-efficiency certificate
The presentation of the certificate (l to r): Kai Fock (GL), Christian Suhr (Ahrenkiel), Wolfgang Kempke (Ahrenkiel), Dr. Fabian Kock (GL) Hamburg, 14 May 2012 – The container ship AS Scotia already meets the requirements of the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), which will become...
May 14th, 2012 | Energy, Events, Pollution, Shipmanagement | Read More

Marine Insurance: Utmost Good Faith, the Law reform and today’s commercial realities

A contract of marine insurance, like other contracts, is a result of the will of the parties. However, an Insurance Law doctrine tempers the negotiation freedom for an insurance policy, that of utmost good faith. Marine insurance contracts are uberrimae fidei; Aglaia Politou explains* The duty of utmost...
May 14th, 2012 | Featured, Marine Insurance | 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 – Seawall Reinstatement Works DATE: May 13, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong  -Seawall Reinstatement Works For approximately 3 months, seawall reinstatement works...
May 13th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

WISTA China ready to play its part on the global maritime stage

WISTA China ready to play its part on the global maritime stage
Kejia Yao New association reaches out from its Shanghai base China is set to become a major new force in the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. By James Brewer. WISTA China is little more than six months old, but its enthusiastic supporters are laying the groundwork for early expansion,...
May 13th, 2012 | Comment, Story of the Month, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The Legal Status of Joint Operating Agreements in oil production

The Legal Status of Joint Operating Agreements in oil production
This medium, has devoted a number of news and views on Energy. Aglaia Politou’s article comes at no better time, given the energy-spree-oriented period we live in. Legal energy issues are always of high importance not only at an international level in general, but also in Europe, especially in relation...
May 12th, 2012 | Energy, Featured, Legal, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Underwater Shipping | 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: 13-26 May 2012 Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction of concrete landing trough DATE: May 12, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – World Holidays: 13-26 May 2012 Public...
May 12th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Henriquez’s visit in the United Kingdom

Henriquez’s visit in the United Kingdom
The handshake with William Hague and Roberto C. Henríquez Minister Henriquez visits the United Kingdom and the Bristish Business sector congratulates the good economic development of Panama H.E., Roberto C. Henríquez. Chancellor of the Republic of Panama, held meetings with his counterpart William...
May 12th, 2012 | Canals, Flags, IMO, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

Ports Policy Review Will not Result in One Size Fits All Approach

ESPO Presents Manifesto at 9th Annual Conference, Advocating A Renaissance of Port Management and Policy   Today and yesterday, ESPO held the 9th edition of its annual Conference in Sopot, the elegant Polish seaside resort town located in between the ports of Gdansk and Gdynia, who were hosting the...
May 11th, 2012 | European Union, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Cruise industry report highlights the China phenomenon

Cruise industry report highlights the China phenomenon
The ‘unprecedented speed of the demographic change in China’ provides a ‘huge opportunity’ for cruise companies in that country, according to the latest Seatrade Research Report, “Cruising through the Perfect Storm”, authored by industry analyst Tony Peisley.   China’s outbound...
May 11th, 2012 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism | Read More

Castrol goes further on cylinder lubricnt choice

  Castrol marine barrel in shipyard Drawing on OEM reports and its own engine performance tests, Castrol Marine has strengthened its conviction that optimum performance, when slow steaming, can only be achieved by having a range of cylinder oils available for the customer. The company says...
May 11th, 2012 | Bunkering | Read More

Ships could provide earlier tsunami warnings

Researchers hope to make use of GPS technology on vast commercial fleet traveling seas. By Crystal Gammon As the research vessel Kilo Moana made its way from Hawaii to Guam in February 2010, Maule, Chile, was being struck by a magnitude-8.8 earthquake. Minutes later, a tsunami generated by that quake...
May 11th, 2012 | Oceanology | Read More

Commission sinks to new depths

Commission sinks to new depths
In at the deep end - Maria Damanaki gets the sea mapping project started - Reuters Damanaki wants to map the seas. Maria Damanaki, the European commissioner for maritime affairs and fisheries, is an old-fashioned socialist and she demonstrated as much last week (23 April), when she went to Monaco...
May 11th, 2012 | European Union, Underwater Shipping | Read More

MOL Announces Launch of New Asia-USEC Service

Tokyo, May 11, 2012 – MOL Liner Ltd. (MOL) today announced a new service to expedite cargo moving from major Asian ports to key destinations on the U.S. East Coast, via the Suez Canal. From 2 June, the “SVS” (South China/Vietnam – the US South East Coast) service will be jointly operated by MOL...
May 11th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Environmental campaign of HELMEPA under the auspices of the Municipality of Thessaloniki

Environmental campaign of HELMEPA under the auspices of the Municipality of Thessaloniki
part of one of Thessaaloniki's shores The activities of HELMEPA’s “Environment and Science Awareness Campaign”, which is being implemented in 12 cities and towns of Greece with the support of the UK-based independent charity, The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust (The LRET) are now moving...
May 11th, 2012 | Environment, Events, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Onassis Prizes honour world leading academics

Onassis Prizes honour world leading academics
The 2012 Onassis Prizes honour world leading academics The winners of the 2012 Onassis Prizes, awarded to the world’s foremost academics in the fields of finance, international trade and shipping, were announced at Mansion House in London last Tuesday. The prestigious prizes, each worth $200,...
May 11th, 2012 | Charity, Events, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Katharina Stanzel steps up as INTERTANKO’s Managing Director

Katharina Stanzel steps up as INTERTANKO’s Managing Director
New MD and five years strategic plan herald new era for INTERTANKO INTERTANKO’s Council unanimously confirmed the appointment of its current Deputy Managing Director, Katharina Stanzel, as Managing Director of INTERTANKO effective 1st July 2012.  The Council noted with pleasure that Joe Angelo will...
May 11th, 2012 | Intertanko, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Strong underwriting result underpins UK P&I Club finances in 2012

Dino Caroussis The UK P&I Club (the Club), one of the oldest shipping protection and indemnity insurance mutuals, announces its results for the year ended 20 February 2012. Highlights Combined ratio 97% for 2012 financial year Surplus of $11m for 2012 financial year Free reserves and capital increased...
May 10th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

MOL contributes to debate on pricing fluctuations

London, 10 May 2012 – There are usually very good reasons for shippers receiving significant variations in price quotes from different shipping lines, says Adrian Jones, MOL’s UK Managing Director. Speaking at the ‘Saving logistics costs’ seminar at the Multimodal Exhibition in Birmingham,...
May 10th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New davit regulation​s drive offshore market step change

New regulations on davits used in the offshore industry on both sides of the Atlantic are driving a step change in safe davit design, says Norwegian boat handling specialist Vestdavit. Writing in its newsletter, attached, Vestdavit says that in the USA API 2 and in Norway NORSOK R002 regulations will...
May 10th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

Pirates attack tanker in Arabian Sea

Pirates attack tanker in Arabian Sea
Maritime Security Alert (10 May 2012)        A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after Liberia-flagged product tanker “Smyrni” was confirmed as pirated on 10 May. The vessel was reportedly attacked around 285NM south east of Masirah Island, Oman, at around...
May 10th, 2012 | Breaking News, 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: India, New Mangalore – Channel draft restriction DATE: May 10, 2012 – COUNTRY: India – PORT: New Mangalore – Channel draft restriction New Mangalore Port Trust has imposed a draft restriction...
May 10th, 2012 | Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Antikythera Mechanism under the x-ray test…

The Antikythera Mechanism under the x-ray test…
Part view of the Antikythera Mechanism Probing the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism, is the title of BBC’s news bit today and following our reporting from the event on Chios Island,  Greece on the 22 April – please log on to read same again on:    http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2012/04/22/the-antikythera-mechanism-ancient-greek-inventions-still-at-its-best/ ...
May 10th, 2012 | Breaking News, Maritime History and Museums, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Underwater Shipping, What Others Say | Read More

Judges, Classes and more sponsors in place for European International Submarine Races

Judges, Classes and more sponsors in place for European International Submarine Races
The elSR submarine In seven weeks’ time up to six teams of University engineering students from both sides of the Atlantic, will be taking part in the five-day long European International Submarine Races at Europe’s largest freshwater tank – QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin at Gosport, England....
May 9th, 2012 | Charity, Sports, Underwater Shipping | Read More

PD Ports and DSV Road Limited back apprentice and graduate schemes

London, 9 May 2012 – Two of the UK’s leading logistics companies have backed apprentice, graduate and back to work schemes to help solve the expected shortfall in future logistics employees.   David Wilson, HR Development Manager, PD Ports, and Chris Malyon, Director of Sales and Marketing,...
May 9th, 2012 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Education and Training, HR | Read More

Bahri orders new bulkers

Saleh Al-Jasser 09 May, 2012 Bahri, formerly the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, has inked a multi-ship deal with an undisclosed shipyard for five 82 000dwt Kamsarmax bulk carriers. These next generation 229m long vessels, each  of which will be equipped with the latest equipment in energy...
May 9th, 2012 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More