Archive for May, 2012

On site seal repairs around the world keep ships out of drydock

Hydrex has carried out repairs and replacements on all types of seals on-site, and in most cases underwater,   for a number of years now. This helps owners to extend their vessel’s drydock interval and eliminates the loss of time and production brought about by drydocking. Using the Hydrex flexible...
May 9th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – Piracy & passenger ship safety on IMO Maritime Safety Committee agenda DATE: May 09, 2012 –  COUNTRY: Worldwide – Piracy & passenger ship safety on IMO Maritime Safety Committee...
May 9th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

IMO – Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012

IMO – Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012
Piracy and passenger ship safety high on agenda of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee Piracy and armed robbery against ships off the coast of Somalia, in the Gulf of Aden and the wider Indian Ocean will be high on the agenda when IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets at the Organization’s...
May 9th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO | Read More

The American Club’s charitable initiation

The American Club’s charitable initiation
• AMERICAN CLUB TO HELP THE NEEDY IN GREECE • Initiative Linked with Three Charities • Campaign Launch on the Eve of Posidonia 2012 The American P&I Club is this month launching an ambitious initiative aimed at feeding 100 needy families for 100 days in embattled Greece, as well as supporting...
May 9th, 2012 | Charity, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, P and I Clubs, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

ITIC says ship managers must beware increase in claims by owners

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says it has seen a noticeable increase in claims against ship managers by shipowners who are going through difficult financial times. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC notes that, as result of their financial difficulties, owners resist...
May 9th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

GL Noble Denton Appoints John Walker to Lead Americas Marine Casualty Investigation Practice

GL Noble Denton Appoints John Walker to Lead Americas Marine Casualty Investigation Practice
John Walker New York, 09 May 2012: Mr John Walker has been appointed as head of GL Noble Denton’s growing Marine Casualty Investigation practice for the Americas region. Based in the New York office, John leads a team of expert marine engineers, master mariners and naval architects. His team play...
May 9th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Maritime Accidents, News | Read More

Supply vessels attacked off Nigeria

Supply vessels attacked off Nigeria
Maritime Security Alert (9 May 2012)        A maritime security alert has been issued for the Gulf of Guinea after two supply vessels were attacked off Nigeria within 24 hours of each other. On 7 May a supply vessel carrying 17 crew was hijacked in position 04:26.19N – 004:58.44E approximately...
May 9th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Seven people reportedly perish trying to reach Europe from North Africa – UN

an aerial view from he past shows an overcrowed boat off the coast of Malta - UN pic ANSA 8 May 2012 – At least seven people are reported to have died recently while sailing from Libya to Malta, bringing the number of reported or confirmed dead among people attempting to reach Europe from the North...
May 8th, 2012 | Immigration | Read More

BIMCO – ISO join forces to establish PMSC standards

In a joint submission to the 90th session of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, BIMCO and ISO explain that work is underway to establish an ISO standard for the accreditation and certification of PMSCs (private maritime security companies) providing contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board...
May 8th, 2012 | BIMCO, 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: * Australia, Hay Point – Revised berth depths DATE: May 08, 2012 –  COUNTRY: Australia – PORT: Hay Point – Revised berth depths  The Harbour Master’s office at Hay Point has advised...
May 8th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

CMB dividend 2011 and fleet extention

The annual general meeting of shareholders of today has approved the distribution of a gross dividend over the financial year 2011 of EUR 1, 08 per share (EUR 0, 81 net per share). In September 2011 an interim dividend amounting to EUR 0, 28 gross (EUR 0, 21 net) per share was already paid. The sale...
May 8th, 2012 | Markets | Read More

Navis opens in Singapore Gateway

Leading dynamic positioning and vessel motion control systems supplier, Navis Engineering Oy, has deepened its commitment to Asia by establishing Singapore as its regional sales hub to cover South East Asia and Oceania. Its new Singapore office, headed by South East Asia Area Sales Manager Yuri Krivtsov,...
May 8th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Renewable energies unstoppable

HSH Nordbank aims to almost double its new business in renewables Entry into hydro and geothermal energies being examined Large solar projects involving private purchase commitment contracts for electricity will once again become profitable from 2014 at the latest Consolidation among photovoltaic producers...
May 8th, 2012 | Banking, Energy | Read More

Braemar Shipping Services – results

8 May 2012 – Preliminary results for the year ended 29 February 2012 Braemar Shipping Services plc (“Braemar”, “the Company” or “the Group”), a leading international provider of broking, consultancy, technical and other services to the shipping and energy industries, today announces...
May 8th, 2012 | Markets | Read More

Opening Day Draws Close for Janneby Wind Testing Site

l to r: Stefan Alexander (Executive Board BWP Janneby e.G), Oke Timmsen (Deputy Mayor Community Janneby), Arndt Folkerts (Verw. GmbH Windpark Janneby), Bernd Hansen (Executive Board BWP Janneby e.G), Jörg Thordsen (Executive Board BWP Janneby e.G), Reinhard Thomsen (Executive Board BWP Janneby e.G),...
May 8th, 2012 | Energy, Environment | Read More

Wärtsilä to power future inland waterway vessel

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading total solutions provider, has been contracted to supply a complete power system, including two of its 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel medium-speed engines, for a new dry cargo inland waterway vessel. This order extends the benefits of gas fuelled operation...
May 8th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

GAC forms new partnerships to counter piracy

  Christer Sjödoff GAC Protective Solutions, Powered by AKE, has entered into two new strategic partnerships with the innovators of anti-piracy technologies to help protect vessels, cargoes and seafarers: Unifire’s SEASERPENT Anti-Pirate Water Cannon System and Intelligent Engineering’s...
May 8th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Come and Meet BIMCO at Posidonia 2012

Come and Meet BIMCO at Posidonia 2012
07 May 2012 – Posidonia is again coming up in Greece in summer 2012 and with it a unique opportunity to connect with the Greek shipping environment and beyond. BIMCO will again be represented during the whole week with its own stand at the new venue at to the exciting Metropolitan Expo Centre....
May 7th, 2012 | BIMCO, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

ISAF Selects Kiteboarding For Rio 2016

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has confirmed the final event and equipment selections for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. The ISAF Council voted that Kiteboarding will replace Windsurfing for the men’s and women’s board events and confirmed the equipment that will be used for...
May 7th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

AER Supply Forms New Subsidiary and Opens New Facility in South Florida to Support National Accounts

SEABROOK, Texas – May 7, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) AER Supply Ltd. (AER), a marine wholesale distribution company, has formed a new subsidiary company called AER Marine Supply (AER Marine) to support the company’s growing national accounts. Based in Davie, Fla., AER Marine’s new facility houses...
May 7th, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber closure for repairs India, Kandla – Restriction on handling coal & mill scale cargo China, Dongwan – CIQ inspection of chemical...
May 7th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Greek Elections

Greek Elections
Greek Elections: nothing matters  much and very little matters at all* by John Faraclas  The European Union and the world at large are faced with oxymoron dilemmas following the French election, and the inconclusive Greek one on the course and state of events in Greece, affecting them too to a large...
May 7th, 2012 | Breaking News, Politics and Government | 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: 6-19 May 2012 DATE: May 05*, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – World Holidays: 6-19 May 2012 – Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the...
May 6th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Corporate Look: A Woman’s Basics

Corporate Look: A Woman’s Basics
by Elena Sendona Growing up in a world less dominated by men but still driven by their ambition and will, women are usually told to dress like the opposite sex, in an effort to fit more into a leader’s costume. The so-called ‘power suit’ caries with it all these qualities required when somebody...
May 5th, 2012 | Breaking News, Fashion, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Troubled Waters

Troubled Waters
Simon Stonehouse, Jim Davis and Mark Hankey The International Maritime Industries Forum has tackled the subject of piracy – and how to deal with it – at several IMIF luncheons over the years – and sadly the problem remains. This time at the offices of Brit Insurance in London’s Bishopgate...
May 5th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More