Archive for May, 2012

It never rains, but it pours

It never rains, but it pours After two of the driest winters on record, farmers in the UK are learning how to cope with drought It’s hard to believe that drought is still a problem in the UK, especially considering recent localised flooding. But in parts of England, especially in the South East, water...
May 4th, 2012 | Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Monthly Intelligence Report – May 2012

Monthly Intelligence Report – May 2012
The Monthly Intelligence Report – May 2012        Attached please find the Monthly Piracy Report for May 2012 from GAC Protective Solutions. For more information about GAC Protective Solutions please contact ake@gac.com We feel that its contents can help you understand that we are entering...
May 4th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Hellenic Carriers Limited – Annual Report and AGM Notice

4 May 2012 – Hellenic Carriers Limited, (“Hellenic” or the “Company”) (AIM: HCL), an international provider of marine transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, today announces that the Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2011, along with the Notice and Proxy...
May 4th, 2012 | Stock Markets | 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 – Revision of Height Restricted Areas Turkey, Turkish Straits – Rudder failure prompts temporary traffic suspension DATE: May 04, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT:...
May 4th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ISAF Confirm Women’s Skiff Equipment For Rio 2016

ISAF Confirm Women’s Skiff Equipment For Rio 2016
Mackay FX Friday 4 May 2012 -The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has confirmed the Mackay FX has been selected for the Women’s Skiff event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. ISAF Council considered the recommendations of the Evaluation Panel, the Equipment Committee and the Events...
May 4th, 2012 | Events, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Posidonia 2012 – Golf Tournament

Posidonia 2012 – Golf Tournament
Posidonia Golf Tournament 3rd June 2012, Glyfada Golf course Golf has joined sailing and football as the third sporting event Posidonia exhibitors and visitors can participate in during the build-up to Posidonia 2012, bringing the international shipping community together in the idyllic environment...
May 4th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Sports | Read More

Lessons from Marine Accident Reports 1/2012

Lessons from Marine Accident Reports 1/2012
This Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issue 1/2012 in three parts with over 26 cases is a must-to-study and improve safety, research and development, needless to mention maritime education, training and mentorship! The MAIB examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on...
May 4th, 2012 | Books, Comment, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

WISTA-Hellas new BoD

WISTA-Hellas new BoD
l to r: Matina Dede, Eleftheria Magiafi, Rea Metropoulou, Angie Hartman, Dorothea Ioannou The 17th Annual General Assembly of WISTA Hellas took place on Wednesday 4th April 2012 at the Metropolitan Hotel during which General Elections were held to appoint the new Board of Directors and the new Auditing...
May 4th, 2012 | News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Shipping supports Greek Economic Growth

Shipping supports Greek Economic Growth
Athens set to host largest international business visitor contingent for 2012 At a time when Greece is facing the serious challenge of implementing the structural reforms necessary to re-energise its economy, Posidonia will highlight the contribution that Greek shipping already makes to the national...
May 3rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

INEC 2012 explores Engineering Naval Capability – and hold Careers Event

INEC 2012 explores Engineering Naval Capability – and hold Careers Event
Delegates from over 15 countries will be meeting in Edinburgh in under a fortnight for the 11th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC 2012), with its topical theme ‘Engineering Naval Capability’. Keynote addresses will be given by Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE ADC, First...
May 3rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., reports financial results for Q1 ended March 31, 2012

DIANA Shipping Inc., reports financial results for Q1 ended March 31, 2012
DIANA SHIPPING INC. Reports Financial results for Q1 ended March 31, 2012 and Announces delivery of teh Panamax dry bulker m/v “Melia” and commencement of timecharter contract ATHENS, GREECE, May 3, 2012 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership...
May 3rd, 2012 | Fixtures, Markets, News | 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, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Southwest Pass recommended draft limitation United States, Corpus Christi, Texas – Collision near Port Aransas India, Dahej – Disaster Management...
May 3rd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Africa needs better perishable supply chain costs, services and ‘farm-to-fork’ integration

Africa needs better perishable supply chain costs, services and ‘farm-to-fork’ integration
Mark Hassenkamp - Logistics costs in Africa are up to four times higher than elsewhere. African perishable shippers and logistics experts call for united efforts to tackle high supply chain costs and constraints at first Cool Logistics Africa conference London, 03.05.2012 – Logistics costs in Africa...
May 3rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Inauguration of HELMEPA’s Child Art Exhibition at the Museum of the City of Athens

Inauguration of HELMEPA’s Child Art Exhibition at the Museum of the City of Athens
The Chairman of the Museum of the City of Athens - Vouros-Eutaxias Foundation Anthony Vogiatzis, painter Achilleas Drougas, with Irene S. Daifas and HELMEPA's Managining Director Dimitris Mitsatsos The Inauguration of the Exhibition titled “The Seas, Forests and Mountains are our Treasure” took...
May 3rd, 2012 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Maritime Art | Read More

Joint HELMEPA – US Embassy initiative for Clean Beaches

Joint HELMEPA – US Embassy initiative for Clean Beaches
US Ambassador Daniel Smith and Helmepa's Chairman Dr. John Coustas in the centre Volunteers from the U.S. Embassy in Greece and the American Community School (ACS) of Athens gathered on Friday 27 April at Kavouri beach in Vouliagmeni to participate in a beach cleanup coordinated by the Hellenic Marine...
May 3rd, 2012 | Charity, Environment, Events, Politics and Government | Read More

GL Group presents: Latest edition of “energize oil & gas“ magazine out now!

GL Group presents: Latest edition of “energize oil & gas“ magazine out now!
This year’s first edition of “energize oil & gas”, the customer magazine for GL Noble Denton, the Oil & Gas business segment of the GL Group, is now available in an electronic version. Published to coincide with OTC 2012 in Houston, this latest edition of “energize oil & gas”...
May 3rd, 2012 | Books, Classification Societies, Energy, News | Read More

GL Issues New Rules for Crew Boats

Hamburg, Germany, 03 May 2012 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) announces the release of the first comprehensive set of classification rules for Crew Boats and Offshore Wind Farm Service Craft. As the energy industry expands and installations are pushed ever further offshore and into more challenging environments,...
May 3rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Safety and Security | Read More

Update to GL Rules for Seagoing and Naval Ships

Hamburg/Germany, 03 May 2012 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released updates to its Rules for Seagoing Ships and Naval Vessels. The updated Rules came into effect on 1 May 2012. Changes have been made to the following GL Rules for Seagoing Ships: Classification and Surveys, Hull Structures, Machinery...
May 3rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Middle East hoteliers engaging with social media to boost tourism in, finds WTM Vision Conference – Dubai

Middle East hoteliers engaging with social media to boost tourism in, finds WTM Vision Conference – Dubai
The prospects for growth in tourist arrivals in the Middle East and the success of some hotels in the region inusing social media were the key topics revealed at the WTM Vision Conference– Dubai. WTM Vision Conference – Dubai was organised by World Travel Market and took place at fellow Reed Travel...
May 3rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Tourism | Read More

DIANA Containership Inc. reports financial results for Q1 ended 31 March 2012

Diana Containerships Inc declares cash dividend of US$ 0.25 per share for Q1 ATHENS, GREECE, May 2, 2012 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, today reported net income of $1.9 million for the first quarter of 2012,...
May 2nd, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Regulation is greatest challenge for insurance industry in year ahead, according to Lloyd’s survey

76 percent of respondents feel that insurance regulation is unlikely to advance with upcoming election According to a survey of insurance executives conducted by Lloyd’s at last week’s annual Risk and Insurance Management (RIMS) conference in Philadelphia, increased regulation is the top challenge...
May 2nd, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

foodcareplus™ andNova Fresh Logistics announce all-in-one international logistics service for seafood industry

Brussels, Belgium – May 02, 2012 –foodcareplus™ and Nova Fresh Logistics announced an all-in-one logistics service for the seafood industry today at the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, Belgium. Combining their expertise in the shipping, handling and distribution of perishable goods, the...
May 2nd, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

NORTH P&I Club lends support to International Campaign to cut liquefaction losses

The ‘A’ rated, 170 million GT North P&I club is playing a major role in continuing international efforts to prevent further loss of life caused by nickel ore cargoes that liquefy at sea. The latest developments in the campaign are reported in the club’s loss-prevention newsletter Signals. Most...
May 2nd, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

NORTH P&I Club updates definitive Guide to P&I industry

The ‘A’ rated, 170 million GT North P&I club has published a second edition of its comprehensive introduction to the critically important topic of maritime liability cover – otherwise known as ‘protection and indemnity’ (P&I) – which recent international casualties, pirate...
May 2nd, 2012 | Books, P and I Clubs | 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, Houston, Texas – Expansion of I-418 Manifest Pilot Program United States, all ports – Navigation restrictions after right whale season ends Qatar, all ports – Drilling operations...
May 2nd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More