Archive for June, 2012

ECOSOC to tackle global jobs crisis during next week’s high-level segment

ECOSOC to tackle global jobs crisis during next week’s high-level segment
Ambassador Miloš Koterec of the Slovak Republic. UN Photo/Evan Schneider “Our goal is to spotlight sustainable economic growth models which not only promise job creation but are also inclusive and equitable, tailored to the specific needs of individual countries and have sufficient levels of social...
June 30th, 2012 | European Union, Jobs | 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 – Marine Works in Central Harbour Singapore, all ports – Imposition of unilateral sanctions by foreign jurisdictions Singapore, Singapore – Construction of sea water intake...
June 30th, 2012 | Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port Authority to proceed with intallation of shorepower technology at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Board authorizes funds to pay unique first-of-its-kind environmental project Construction of the East Coast’s first shore power port facility will move forward toward a 2014 completion following today’s action by the Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners. The project will create...
June 29th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Shah Deniz Selects a Second Export Route Option to Europe

The Shah Deniz consortium has now concluded its evaluation of potential gas export routes towards South East and Central Europe. The Nabucco West project with a route running from the Turkish-Bulgarian border to Baumgarten has been selected as the single pipeline option for the potential export of Shah...
June 29th, 2012 | Energy | Read More

Mozambique gears up to host ITF regional conference

NCC met in Maputo to start planning the 2013 Africa regional conference Members of the NCC, including union general secretaries, women’s coordinators and young workers, met in Maputo as part of a three-year union strengthening project for Portuguese speaking regions, organised by the ITF and the trade...
June 29th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Katharina Stanzel MD of INTERTANKO from 1 July

Katharina Stanzel takes over as INTERTANKO’s new Managing Director on 1 July – the fifth Managing Director since the Association started out in 1970. She joined INTERTANKO in 2010 as Deputy Managing Director, coming from the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) where she was...
June 29th, 2012 | Intertanko | 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 – New recommended draft limitation Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation south of Pillar Point & north of The Brothers, Urmston Road Hong...
June 29th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

World’s first hybrid Car Carrier “Emerald Ace” completed

World’s first hybrid Car Carrier “Emerald Ace” completed
The “Emerald Ace” TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the completion of the hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace, designed to generate zero emissions while berthed, at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; President: Hideaki Omiya), Kobe shipyard.The...
June 29th, 2012 | News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Wärtsilä Qiyao Diesel Company passes important milestone with production of 1000th Wärtsilä Auxpac 20 genset

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade & Technical Press Release, 29 June 2012 at 1 pm EET Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has celebrated an important milestone with the production of the 1000th Wärtsilä Auxpac 20 generating set. This 8-cylinder Wärtsilä...
June 29th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

NUTEP plans for expansion as volumes soar and new customers arrive

NUTEP plans for expansion as volumes soar and new customers arrive
NUTEP is expanding its landside operations to cope with an expected increase in traffic. The relocation and expansion of its existing rail facility will enable NUTEP to expand its CY to accommodate 20, 000TEU, compared to 12, 000TEU at present. NUTEP, one of the leading container terminal operators in...
June 29th, 2012 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MOL, Kansai Electric Power Sign Deals to Build Charter 2 LNG Carriers

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the signing of a long-term contract for two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with Kansai Electric Power Inc. (President: Makoto Yagi). At the same time, MOL concluded contracts to build the ships Kawasaki Heavy Industries,...
June 29th, 2012 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Spectrum transfers listing to Oslo Børs Monday 2 July

Spectrum transfers listing to Oslo Børs Monday 2 July
29/06/2012 – Spectrum ASA will be listed on Oslo Børs Monday 2 July 2012. Spectrum ASA has been listed on Oslo Axess since July 2008 and will be the fifth company to transfer the listing of its shares from Oslo Axess to Oslo Børs. Representatives from the company will ring the bell at 09.00...
June 29th, 2012 | News, Stock Markets | Read More

ABB wins $80 million order from Samsung Heavy Industries

The ABB Seadrill West Polaris Energy-efficient, reliable electrical systems to be supplied for five drill ships and two liquefied natural gas carriers to be built by Samsung Heavy Industries Zurich, Switzerland, June 28, 2012 — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won...
June 29th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The Thread

The Thread
Miltos Logiades, Victoria Hislop and Christos Zerbinos Following our 9th of November reporting on Victoria Hislop’s book “The Island” here we go again for yet another masterpiece; John Faraclas reports: It took me a week to read it twice; indeed I had two sleepless nights but alas, I can have my...
June 28th, 2012 | Books, Events | Read More

Navis showcases new STCS 4000 at SMM in Hamburg

  The new STCS 4000 Leading dynamic positioning and vessel motion control systems supplier, Navis Engineering Oy, is showcasing STCS 4000, its new multipurpose integrated steering and thruster control system, at SMM in Hamburg from September 4 -7.STCS4000, based on digital technology, has already...
June 28th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Smit Lamnalco signed up for PNG LNG

Smit Lamnalco has secured a 10-year marine support and towage contract covering ExxonMobil-led LNG export terminal operations in Papua New Guinea, representing the  first formal service agreement to be won under the service company’s new name and identity. The contract, to provide tugboats and crews...
June 28th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Norway, all ports – Threatened strike called off India, all ports – Merchant Shipping Rules implementation extended Hong Kong, all ports – Tropical Cyclone Warning: 28 June 2012 Hong Kong,...
June 28th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

WISTA-MED 2012 Conference in Cyprus

WISTA-MED 2012 Conference in Cyprus
  WISTA-Cyprus Executive Committee: Jane Melas – ExCo Member, Martina Meinders – Secretary General, Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou – President, Sonia Ajini – Vice President, Victoria Kostic Nola – ExCo Member Only days away from the beginning of the Cypriot EU Presidency,   WISTA Cyprus...
June 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Open letter to the European Council: 32 billion EURO the best “MOVE” towards economic growth

Open letter to the European Council: 32 billion EURO the best “MOVE” towards economic growth
Isabelle Ryckbost This letter was send to us by  Isabelle Ryckbost, the Director of the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP)         We quote same to you in full: We, European transport organisations, representing European maritime and inland port authorities, airport operators,...
June 28th, 2012 | European Union, Inland Waterways, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

PD Ports CEO appointed regional Ambassador for HRH The Prince of Wales at business in the community awards

PD Ports CEO appointed regional Ambassador for HRH The Prince of Wales at business in the community awards
ITV’s newsreader Nicholas Owen, David Robinson Chief Executive of PD Ports, Karen Wilkinson-Bell Regional Director of BITC and Ken McMeikan CEO of Greggs and former Regional Ambassador of HRH Prince of Wales. David Robinson, chief executive officer of PD Ports, has been appointed Regional Ambassador...
June 28th, 2012 | Events, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Cargo Security International

Cargo Security International
 Cargo Security International is a unique source of intelligence covering all modes of transportation – air, rail, road and maritime – always with a sharp focus on security. The magazine and website are used by thousands of transport, shipping, cargo and security professionals, governments, legislators...
June 28th, 2012 | Books, Logistics, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan releases update of wind farm design software – WindFarmer 5.0

“WindFarmer 5.0 includes wind flow modelling and data visualisation”, Image copyright – GL Group Hamburg/Germany, 28 June 2012 – Taking another step in the development of its wind farm design software, GL Garrad Hassan has released version 5.0 of WindFarmer. The software aids...
June 28th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Oslo Børs lists bond loans intended for Swedish investors

Bente Landsnes 28/06/2012 – Oslo Børs is today listing two bond loans that are intended for Swedish investors and are registered with Euroclear Sweden. The bonds are issued by Hafslund ASA. This is the first time that Oslo Børs has listed bond loans that are registered with a foreign central...
June 28th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Favourites End Opening Day Of ISAF Women’s Match Racing Worlds Undefeated

Lucy Macgregor (GBR) Leading Silke Hahlbrock (GER) ©Dan Ljungsvik ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship Gothenburg, Sweden After the opening day of the 2012 ISAF Women’s Match Racing Worlds in Gothenburg, Sweden the early favourites have proven their worth and taken control. With...
June 27th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Saab announces commercial availability of fifth-generation maritime Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)

The defence and security company Saab announces that the company’s advanced fifth-generation R5 family of AIS products are now commercially available. June 27, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) “The new R5 AIS products from Saab are the first to incorporate software-defined radio (SDR) transceivers together...
June 27th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Safety and Security | Read More