Archive for July, 2012

House of Hellenes

House of Hellenes
  Haris Ikonomopoulos, father Pavlos, Archbishop Gregorios and Anastassia Zannis The blessing of the “House of Hellenes” by His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain took place last Monday the 30th of July. The “House of Hellenes” is …”within”...
July 31st, 2012 | News, Sports | Read More

Sea2sea

A map of the region where all four ports are mentioned Sea2Sea: Developing a multimodal freight corridor to connect the Aegean to the Black Sea The Green light was given for this linkage by the European Commission  to develop a multimodal freight corridor to connect the Aegean to the Black Sea. The...
July 31st, 2012 | European Union, Logistics, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Traffic advisory-Port Authority to begin overnight closing of Lincoln Tunnel Helix for major rehabilitation project

Date: Jul 31, 2012 – Beginning August 6, the New York-bound Lincoln Tunnel Helix will be closed during overnight hours for a major rehabilitation project. The $88 million project calls for repaving the road, rehabilitating the concrete deck and fixing the deteriorating steel under the more than...
July 31st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Cobelfret Ferries’ vessel : maiden call on the Thames

The Wilhelmine C.Ro Ports at Purfleet has welcomed the latest vessel to join Cobelfret Ferries fleet, Wilhemine, on her maiden call on the Thames.  Wilhemine is the third vessel in a series of four being built for the company by Kyokuyo in Japan.  The vessel will be a regular caller on the Thames...
July 31st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Theme For World Hydrography Day 2013: Blue Economy

The Directing Committee of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO, Monaco) proposes that the theme for the celebrations of WHD 2013 will be: “Hydrography – underpinning the blue economy”. This theme is intended to provide Member States with the opportunity to raise awareness of the importance...
July 31st, 2012 | Environment | Read More

Africa: London 2012 Will Leave a Lasting Legacy for the UK and the Olympic Movement – Unep Executive Director

London — Many of London 2012’s sustainability measures were given the thumbs up by UN Under-Secretary General and UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner as he toured final preparations for the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.   “Every Olympic Games represents unique...
July 31st, 2012 | Environment, Sports | Read More

Underwater Metal Detectors assist in recovery of shipwreck artifatcs

Underwater Metal Detectors assist in recovery of shipwreck artifatcs
In October 1619 the naval warship Warwick sailed into the King’s Castle Harbour in Bermuda with an important cargo from England; the colony’s new governor, Captain Nathaniel Butler. After taking on provisions the Warwick was to travel onto the struggling colony at Jamestown, Virginia, but it never...
July 31st, 2012 | Maritime History and Museums, 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: United Kingdom, Immingham – Maintenance shutdown at gas jetty United States, all ports – North America Emission Control Area United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – River closed to navigation...
July 31st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Proud to be backing David Florence to the 2012 Olympics

In the same way that LIFE MATTERS to Lloyd’s Register, winning matters to canoe slalom Olympic medallist, David Florence. David Florence In sports, as with business, performance and achievement are key to individual and group success. David’s drive and ambition to be the best in his sport...
July 31st, 2012 | Charity, Classification Societies, Sports | Read More

Cockroft demands release of arrested Swaziland trade unionist

The ITF HQ’s in London 31 July 2012 – Cockroft demands release of arrested Swaziland trade unionist Reacting to the arrest yesterday of Bazel Tfwala, legal officer of the ITF-affiliated Swaziland Transport & Allied Workers’ Union (STAWU), ITF general secretary David Cockroft has today...
July 31st, 2012 | ITF | Read More

GAC Pindar wins contract for Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

GAC Pindar wins contract for Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
From left to right: Torrey Dorsey (RHKYC Corporate and International Partnership Manager), Alwyn Mendonca (GAC South China & Hong Kong) Mark Bouvaird (RHKYC General Manager and Peter Orange (GAC Regional Manager, Asia Pacific) – Credit RHKYC Specialist appointed official shipping and logistics...
July 31st, 2012 | Logistics, News, Yachting | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services wins major UN contract in Somalia

Inchcape Shipping Services, a leading independent maritime and supply chain solution provider, has been awarded a major three year contract with the United Nations to supply food and bottled water to thousands of AMISOM troops in Somalia. The UN chose ISS as the preferred provider to deliver its food...
July 31st, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

North American emission control area comes into effect on 1 August 2012

The North American Emission Control Area (ECA), under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), comes into effect from 1 August 2012, bringing in stricter controls on emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter for ships trading...
July 31st, 2012 | IMO | Read More

Greek shipping matters – the shipyards saga, maritime tourism, the new Greek minister’s manifest and other issues live

Greek shipping matters – the shipyards saga, maritime tourism, the new Greek minister’s manifest and other issues live
Allaboutshipping’s international editor John Faraclas shares his views on the shipyards saga, maritime tourism, the new greek minister’s  of Mercantile Marine manifest and others matters with Sofia Rodopoulos of SBC TV. A translation into English will follow. This interview took place last Friday,...
July 30th, 2012 | Dialogs and Debates | Read More

Time for NYPE 93 charter revision

The BIMCO House A revision of the current edition of the industry’s most widely used dry cargo time charter form, the NYPE 93, is underway. The charter party is being scrutinised by a team of chartering experts from BIMCO and the Association of Shipbrokers and Agents (ASBA), who are the copyright holders....
July 30th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

Supporting sporting dreams

Mon 30 Jul 2012 – As the world watches London’s spectacular summer of sport, Lloyd’s looks back at its own history of supporting sporting dreams. The Lloyd’s market has certainly played its part. In the run up to the Beijing Games four years ago, Lloyd’s insurer Sportscover was thrilled...
July 30th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Sports | Read More

Cyprus’ president Christofias inaugurates sports exhibition

Cyprus’ president Christofias inaugurates sports exhibition
President Christofias at the podium delivering his speech We bring you herebelow verbatim the remarks by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, H.E Mr. Demetris Christofias at the Inauguration of the Exhibition “Sports in Cyprus-A History of Centuries”. the event took place last night at the Great...
July 30th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Sports | Read More

ICS seeks crucial changes to IMO Ballast Water regime in effort to avoid chaos

ICS seeks crucial changes to IMO Ballast Water regime in effort to avoid chaos
David Tongue The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, has called on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to address some critical issues concerning the imminent implementation of the IMO Ballast Water Management...
July 30th, 2012 | Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

GAC names acclaimed guitarist Preston Reed as Brand Ambassador

GAC names acclaimed guitarist Preston Reed as Brand Ambassador
Preston Reed 30 July 2012 – Acclaimed American guitarist Preston Reed has today been announced as the newest ‘Brand Ambassador’ of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC. The New York born guitarist and composer is renowned for his innovative percussive guitar...
July 30th, 2012 | Events, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Philippines, all ports – Tropical Storm Gener update (30 July 2012) * Singapore, Singapore – Dredging works off Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal * Australia, Port Kembla – Privatisation of ports...
July 30th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Moore Stephens envisages increased pressure for incipient impairment in shipping

Moore Stephens envisages increased pressure for incipient impairment in shipping
David Chopping Leading accountant and shipping industry adviser Moore Stephens* says it expects to see an increase in the sort of pressure recently exerted on shipping companies by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to make disclosure when the market value of their vessels is less than their...
July 30th, 2012 | Breaking News | Read More

GL conducts first onboard test of GL MachineryManager prototype

GL MachineryManager screenshot from the CSAV Rio Blanco. Copyright GL Group Hamburg/Germany, 30 July 2012 – GL Maritime Software, the software and systems integration unit of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL), in cooperation with SKF, has installed the first prototype of its GL MachineryManager...
July 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

American Club’s Eagle Ocean Marine facility showing strong growth

American Club’s Eagle Ocean Marine facility showing strong growth
Joe Hughes First Year’s  Excellent Operating ResultsNEW YORK, JULY 30, 2012:  Eagle Ocean Marine (EOM) – a specialist fixed-premium P&I and FD&D facility underwritten by the American Club – has reported an excellent first year of operation, and a strong start to its second year following...
July 30th, 2012 | News, P and I Clubs | Read More

Piracy pact supports SKANReg quality strides

Piracy pact supports SKANReg quality strides
St Kitts & Nevis has become the latest of five flag state signatories to the Washington declaration condemning acts of violence against seafarers – joining Bahamas, Liberia, Marshall Islands and Panama. The move underpins major quality initiatives by the London-based St Kitts & Nevis International...
July 30th, 2012 | Flags, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

50 years of International Olympic Academy

This unique anniversary album  for the 50 years of the International Olympic Academy – Inspirations & Memories for the period 1961 – 2011 comes at no better time! The International Olympic Academy  offers to the wider international community a rich mosaic of autobiograhical reminiscences...
July 29th, 2012 | Books | Read More