Archive for July, 2012

A nation’s trauma: new book “Mental Health Care in Japan” emphasizes the urgency of tackling the level of disorders and suicides

A nation’s trauma: new book Mental Health Care in Japan emphasizes the urgency of tackling the level of disorders and suicides By James Brewer One of Japan’s leading actors, famed for his roles in blockbusters like King Kong versus Godzilla, in the summer of 1998 suddenly cancelled all his commitments...
July 29th, 2012 | Books, Health and Safety | Read More

London 2012 Olympics opening – the made in Great Britain factor in its entirety!

London 2012 Olympics opening – the made in Great Britain factor in its entirety!
Obviously nobody expected such a synchronised combination of grandeur, tradition, science and technology coupled with fiction and non-fiction acts to produce such an excellent result watched by over 4 billion people- more than half of the world’s population; John Faraclas’ “recap”...
July 28th, 2012 | Events, Sports | Read More

Latest news from ISAF

Strength Spread Across The Men’s RS:X Fleet The Men’s RS:X competition will be a fascinating competition with several strong contenders spread across the fleet. A large number of the sailors in the fleet have what it takes to win the competition but it will be a case of who kicks it up when it...
July 28th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

MATHITIADA: “From Athens to London: Shape Your Future”

MATHITIADA: “From Athens to London: Shape Your Future”
In view of 2012 Olympic Games here is a proposal to join-in an initiative that originates in Greece and is addressing young people around the world: The Program “From Athens to London: Shape Your Future”! Are you young and want your voice to be heard? Do you want to speak out loud and let the world...
July 28th, 2012 | Education and Training, Events, HR | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services opens new office in Mauritius

Inchcape Shipping Services opens new office in Mauritius
ISS CEO Capt. Claus Hyldager and Acting President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mrs Monique Oshan Bellepeau Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has expanded its operations into Mauritius, with the acquisition of Belship Co Ltd.  Renamed ISS Belship, this...
July 28th, 2012 | Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies | 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: 29 July-11 August 2012 DATE: July 28, 2012  – COUNTRY: Worldwide  – World Holidays: 29 July-11 August 2012  Public holidays around the world in the coming two...
July 28th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

RINA’s ecofriendly annual report!

RINA’s ecofriendly annual report!
RINA’s Great News: for the fisrt time in its history the annual Report of the RINA Group with the results achieved in 2011, comes in digital form, in line with the environmental policy adopted by the Group! This is an initiative not oly appreciated, by admired by most; excellent! Credits to Ugo...
July 28th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Angola, all ports – Ballast Water Management Requirements Angola, Girassol FPSO – Production resumed at Girassol Terminal United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Safety Zone cancelled United...
July 27th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

A.M. Best affirms Lloyd’s ‘A’ rating

Fri 27 Jul 2012 – A.M. Best has reaffirmed Lloyd’s financial strength rating of A (Excellent) with a stable outlook. The affirmation confirms that Lloyd’s capitalisation is expected to remain strong into 2013, with a stable central capital base, close monitoring of syndicate performance, excellent...
July 27th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

New Engine Marks Generational Change in Container Shipping

The S90ME First S90ME-C9.2 unit successfully tested at Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division in Korea MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced that its first super-long-stroke, 90-cm bore Mk 9 engine has successfully completed test bed trials at Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery...
July 27th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

The Olympic Flame

The Olympic Torch Relay with the Crown Prince of Denmark getting the Flame Oh! Well, given my* bad back and knee pain, it was impossible to apply and carry the Olympic Torch, but managed to attend in my neighbourhood the event, at the corner of Holland Park Avenue and Ladbroke Grove, off the Mitre, close...
July 27th, 2012 | Sports | Read More

Anchoring in undesignated and prohibited areas

Category: Safety Date: 26/07/2012 Area: Asia We would like to remind our Members of the importance of anchoring in designated anchorages, and the dangers and consequences of anchoring in undesignated and prohibited areas. A designated anchorage is a water area which is suitable and of depth neither...
July 27th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

New Lilaas lever takes centre-stage at SMM

LO1 lever Lilaas, a leading global manufacturer of control levers and joysticks for the maritime and offshore  industries, is launching its new electronically-controlled LO1 lever range at SMM in Hamburg. The LO1 range marks a major technological step forward for the company and for the industry itself....
July 27th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Mount Moco reforestation boosted by GAC support

Representatives from GAC including GAC Angola’s former General Manager Gerrit Laubscher, his son Herman, and new GM Michael Sturesson help Angola’s Mount Moco Project build a sapling nursery for vital reforestation work on the country’s tallest peak, restoring the important wildlife...
July 27th, 2012 | Environment, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Immortals unite!

Immortals unite!
The hosts, Ambassador and Mrs. Aristides Sandis with Marika Lemos the President of GOCO H.E. Aristides Sandis, Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic in the United Kingdom and his wife, honouring the Greek Olympic Team hosted a reception at the Ambassadorial  residence – the historic mansion of Elena...
July 26th, 2012 | Events, Sports | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – Health Authorities strike affecting port operations United Kingdom, Teesport – Jetty modification work DATE: July 26, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – Health Authorities strike...
July 26th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Panama’s president flies to London to salute the maritime nation’s Olympic heroes

Panama’s president flies to London to salute the maritime nation’s Olympic heroes
Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli and Ambassadress Ana Irene Delgdo amongst the Panamanian Olympic athletes – Panama’s president flies to London to salute the maritime nation’s Olympic heroes – By James Brewer – Ricardo Martinelli, president of Panama, saluted what he called...
July 26th, 2012 | Events, Sports | Read More

Intercargo Publishes Report Benchmarking Bulk Carriers 2011-12

On 26 July 2012, the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) launched the latest edition of their annual publication, Benchmarking Bulk Carriers 2011-12. The sixth edition contains a wealth of statistical information relating to the world bulk carrier fleet, including Port State...
July 26th, 2012 | Books, Intercargo | Read More

IMCA’s new Guidance on Mooring Practice

Ships enter and leave ports regularly. Tying up a ship when alongside a berth or another vessel is potentially a very hazardous operation, unless simple and effective safety procedures are followed. ‘Mooring Practice Safety Guidance for Offshore Vessels when Alongside in Ports and Harbours’ (IMCA...
July 26th, 2012 | Books, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Tackling inefficiencies and food transport safety standards high on the Cool Logistics agenda

London, 25.07.2012. Brent Larson, standards officer of the International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat (IPPC) and Vicky Lefevre, director of the Food Center are two of the latest additions to the growing speaker list at the 4th annual Cool Logistics Global conference, taking place 24-26 September...
July 25th, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

Ince & Co opens office in Beijing

Ince & Co opens office in Beijing
  James Wilson Ince & Co expands Greater China capability by opening new office in BeijingInce & Co announced today that it has opened an office in Beijing. Ince is one of the first English maritime law firms to open a third Greater China office, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong...
July 25th, 2012 | Legal, People and Places | Read More

Vanderbilt grads: There’s nowhere like Lloyd’s

The 2011-2012 Walter C. Wattles Fellows at Lloyd’s; (l-r) Lauren Solomon, Courtney Anigian and Channing Cochran. Three graduates from a top US university have spoken of their ‘incredible’ experience after spending a year learning about Lloyd’s and the London insurance market. Three graduates...
July 25th, 2012 | Education and Training, Insurance and Reinsurance | 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 site investigation for construction of Hong Kong Link Road Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Temporary establishment of lighted buoys Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE...
July 25th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New Face at LMAA

New Face at LMAA
Ken Mclean In every contract and charter party agreement; one of the most important clauses is the dispute resolution or arbitration clause. Currently the the clause mentions that parties should first seek to resolve their dispute by mediation firstly then if that fails by arbitration. Mediation is a...
July 25th, 2012 | Associations, Legal, Marine Insurance, People and Places | Read More

Anyone’s Game In The Women’s 470

Wednesday 25 July 2012 – Unlike the Men’s 470, the Women’s fleet has not seen any crew take the bull by the horns and dominate regatta after regatta.  Come race time on Friday 3 August, 20 boats featuring 40 sailors will line up aiming to get a good start in their quest for an elusive Olympic...
July 25th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More