Archive for July, 2012

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United Kingdom, all ports – New drafts at Coryton and Vopak * Angola, Girassol FPSO – Force Majeure declaration at Girassol Terminal * United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah – Saqr Port working hours...
July 20th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Harris Pye & Harland and Woff repair FPSO “Searose”

At work on the “Searose” Harris Pye works with Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries (H&W) to repair the first FPSO to be UK-dry docked in 12 years  Global maritime and offshore oil and gas engineering company Harris Pye has completed planned maintenance and upgrades on Husky’s SeaRose...
July 20th, 2012 | Ship Conversions | Read More

Port news from Marseilles Fos

A view of the Port of Marseilles Firsthalf box volumes rise 14% at Marseilles Fos      First-half container traffic at leading French portMarseilles Fos reached 520, 132 teu – up 14% on the first six months last year– but total cargo throughput fell 4% to 42.7 million tonnes as oilvolumes...
July 20th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

We can still save our reefs –

We can still save our reefs –
“[Corals] have stood up to several episodes of global warming and high CO2 in the past – and bounced back, even from mass extinction events.” – Image: ultramarinfoto/iStockphotoJuly 2012 – ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies    John Pandolfi keeps his optimism alive...
July 20th, 2012 | Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Certification of HELMEPA’s “Marine Environmental Awareness” seminar

HELMEPA announces that Germanischer Lloyd has certified its latest course titled “Marine Environmental Awareness”, which the Association has been offering its members since the beginning of 2012. The module was designed by HELMEPA’s Maritime Training Centre according to the requirements of the...
July 20th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

Smit Lamnalco backs the Flying Angel

Smit Lamnalco backs the Flying Angel
Vivek Seth, Smit Lamnalco Managing Director, Middle East and Indian subcontinent, presents a cheque to The Angel Appeal’s Theresa Dommett, covering the company’s 2012-2013 contribution to the charity. Smit Lamnalco, a leading provider of towage and associated marine services to the oil and gas industries,...
July 19th, 2012 | Charity, Events | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: India, Dahej – Indemnity bond for Gujarat Chemical Port Terminal Company Limited (GCPTCL) India, New Mangalore – Decrease in draft at berths Australia, all ports – Port of Haypoint train derailment...
July 19th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMCA publishes updated ‘Guidance on the use of Simulators’

Hugh Williams The use of simulators for training and education purposes is common practice in certain areas of the oil and gas industry, particularly in equipment familiarisation and emergency response exercises, so it is vital that information on their use is regularly updated. The International Marine...
July 19th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Offshore Survey Personnel – Statistics for 2010

For many years the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published information on how many people were working offshore in ROV and diving roles, now for the first time they have published similar information on offshore survey personnel. “In early 2011 our Offshore Survey Division...
July 19th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

Competence – IMCA workshop update; and news of freelance materials

Hugh Williams The competence agenda is growing rapidly in both profile and pace around the globe. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has done much to promote competence and the adoption of its framework over the past 12 years. One method is by means of workshops – one earlier this...
July 19th, 2012 | Associations, HR | Read More

ABB acquires Amarcon to expand its marine software offering

Acquisition extends ABB’s capability for Marine Advisory Systems and supports Smart Marine initiative Zurich, Switzerland, July 19, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has agreed to acquire Amarcon BV, a Dutch company that develops and markets software solutions for the...
July 19th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

DIANA Containerships inc., announces pricing of public offering of common stock

ATHENS, Greece, July 19, 2012 — Diana Containerships Inc. (Nasdaq:DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, today announced that it has priced its public offering of 8, 100, 000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $6.25 per share. The proceeds...
July 19th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Wärtsilä to supply main engines for nine ships to be built for Kuwait Oil Tanker

Wärtsilä to supply main engines for nine ships to be built for Kuwait Oil Tanker
Wärtsilä RT-flex82T Wärtsilä Corporation, 19 July 2012 at 10 am EET – Wärtsilä’s RT-flex common rail engine technology provides environmental benefits including low fuel consumption and reductions in exhaust emissions. The engine waste heat is utilized to produce onboard electricity....
July 19th, 2012 | Marine Equipment, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The IUA’s summer splash!

The IUA’s summer splash!
MGAA’s Jane Comerford with Mark Geoghegan from the Insurance Insider and IUA’s CEO David Matcham Last Thursday over 200 guests ignoring the “seasonal” showers – something of the “norm” lately in the United Kingdom,  gathered at the purpose-decorated  Square Mile Bar at the basement...
July 19th, 2012 | News | Read More

Spanish Team Mates Share Success

Wednesday 18 July 2012* – As the 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship moved into its second phase on Dublin Bay in Ireland, after a well-earned layday, the mounting pressure clearly had an effect today in several classes. With two races sailed in very different conditions,...
July 19th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Tom Boardley, Lloyd’s Register’s Marine Director, is the new Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

Tom Boardley, Lloyd’s Register’s Marine Director, is the new Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).
Tom Boardley London, 18 July-Tom Boardley, Lloyd’s Register’s Marine Director, is the new Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). His chairmanship commenced on July 1. Today he spoke to the press in London. Mr. Boardley presented and discussed his ambitions...
July 18th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IACS, 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 Arab Emirates, all ports – Working hours for ports in UAE Oman, Port Sultan Qaboos – Working hours during the month of Ramadan Hong Kong, all ports – Marine works for laying of gas pipes...
July 18th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

DIANA Containerhips Inc. announces proposed public offering of common stock

ATHENS, Greece, July 18, 2012 — Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ:DCIX) today announced that it intends to offer and sell 8, 100, 000 of its common shares in an underwritten public offering.  The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to a total of 1, 215, 000 additional...
July 18th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

GL certifies vibration monitoring service supplier Nico International

GL MachineryManager system enables shipping companies to view inspection procedures and results for components Hamburg/Germany, Dubai/UAE, 17 July 2012* – Nico International has been certified by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for offering vibration monitoring and diagnostics services applied to machinery...
July 18th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Trans Ocean leads the way in flexitank safety initiative

Trans Ocean flexitank Trans Ocean, global leader in bulk liquid logistics, has become the first company to fully comply with the Container Owners Association (COA) recommended Code of Practice for flexitanks.The Code of Practice consists of five parts including; material testing, container selection,...
July 18th, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

New defaults?

Damian Honey Commodity prices are falling or stagnating, and stockpiles, including of iron ore and coal in China, are rising. In commodity trading, there seems to be an increasing number of defaults, similar to those which occurred in 2008, where counterparties in long-term contracts refuse to perform...
July 18th, 2012 | Legal, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Graig and GMI team up to deliver safe havens for shipping lenders

Hugh Williams The Cardiff-based Graig Group has teamed up with Global Maritime Investments to provide shipping lenders with tailor-made solutions for problematic shipping exposures. Working together the two groups will provide lenders with workout solutions, safe havens and exit routes for distressed...
July 18th, 2012 | Ship Finance, Shipmanagement | Read More

Finns To Open London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition

At midday on 29 July 24 Finn boats will line up on the Nothe Course, thousands of spectators will look down, the starting gun will fire and the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition at Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain will be underway. Eyes will beam down on the course with the host nation’s...
July 18th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Open Ocean provides integrated ship security services

  Mile Powell, Murray Hammick, Carleen Lyden-Kluss and Kenneth “Mike” Buggs Last Wednesday one of the biggest luncheon-buffet gatherings took place onboard the “HQS Wellington” off Temple on Thames in London as Chenega Federal Ltd announced the launch of the Open Ocean, its intelligence...
July 17th, 2012 | 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: Canada, all ports – ECA implementation update United Arab Emirates, Jebel Ali – USNS Rappahannock Fires After Vessel Ignores Warnings United Arab Emirates, Mussafah – Permanent closure of old...
July 17th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More