Archive for July, 2012

Nat cat reminder to market

Rebecca Hopkirk 2011 saw an unprecedented sequence of natural catastrophes, including the Christchurch earthquake, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami and the floods in Thailand. In addition to the devastating loss of life and the impact on local communities, these events have also had a significant...
July 17th, 2012 | Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

Offshore industry wage pressure

Phil Parry Higher salaries paid in the expanding offshore sector are putting wage pressure on other industry segments like classification societies and port state administrations, employment consultant Spinnaker Consulting says. “With demand for personnel continuing to grow in the offshore sector,...
July 17th, 2012 | HR | Read More

PC Maritime issues its 100th ECDIS type training certificate

“PC Maritime has issued 100 ECDIS type training certificates to customers such as Wallem whose vessel HS Alcina is one of nine fitted with Navmaster ECDIS.” 100 navigating officers have successfully completed PC Maritime’s ECDIS Type Training course and passed the Assessment test required for formal...
July 17th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory | Read More

Lloyd’s Register introduces MLC 2006

Elena Kritikou Piraeus, Lloyd’s Register conducted at its premises in the heart of Piraeus, a  two-day training course/seminar early last week (10-12 July), with a view to introduce and fully analyze the new MLC 2006 convention that is estimated to be implemented within 2013; Elena Kritikou* attended...
July 17th, 2012 | Classification Societies, HR, Regulatory | Read More

John Harris appointed Managing Director of Braemar Technical Services (Adjusting) Pte, Ltd (Singapore)

John Harris Quentin Soanes, Chairman of Braemar Technical Services (BTS), is pleased to announce the appointment of John Harris as Managing Director of Braemar Technical Services (Adjusting) Pte. Ltd. (Braemar Adjusting – Singapore), effective from 4 July 2012. A qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor...
July 17th, 2012 | Marine Insurance | Read More

Kleven orders 400-tonne advanced offshoreMacGregor crane from Cargotec –

  400t active heave compensatedMacGregor offshore crane onboard North Sea Giant. – Kleven orders 400-tonne advanced offshoreMacGregor crane from Cargotec – 17 July 2012Cargotec has secured a substantial new contract from Norwegian company Kleven Maritime. Delivery includes a 400-tonne...
July 17th, 2012 | Marine Equipment | Read More

ICS writes to IMF

ICS writes to IMF
ICS Chairman Masamichi Morooka Dear viewers, The International Chamber of Shipping’s (ICS)  Chairman, Masamichi Mooroka, has written to Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), following her reported comments that fuel charges on shipping and aviation...
July 17th, 2012 | Breaking News, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

Cargotec’s new automatic MacGregor twistlock gains Germanischer Lloyd’s approval

  Hapag Lloyd has chosen to fit Cargotec’s MacGregor C8A fully-automatic twistlocks on its new series often 13, 200 TEU container vessels (Picture: Hapag-Lloyd) Cargotec’s newly-approved fully-automaticMacGregor twistlock offers significant safety advantages and time-savings in port;...
July 16th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Cargotec receives an order for MacGregorelectric cranes and hatch covers for six bulk carriers in China

Cargotec receives an order for MacGregorelectric cranes and hatch covers for six bulk carriers in China
Ariston Stallion A Chinese state-owned shipyard has ordered MacGregor variable frequency drive cranes and folding-type hatch covers for Greek bulk shipping operator Ariston Navigation’s six new generation 35, 000 dwt bulkers.  The contract is booked into Cargotec’s second quarter order intake....
July 16th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Daily updates and breaking news from GAC’s HOT PORT NEWS

Daily updates and breaking news from GAC’s HOT PORT NEWS
Global ports news available online and by daily email, RSS feed and SMS alerts Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC is encouraging industry professionals to sign up to its HOT PORT NEWS service for free daily updates on the latest port news from around the world. GAC has been providing...
July 16th, 2012 | News, 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: United States, New Orleans, Louisiana – Implementation of Safety Zone on the Lower Mississippi River Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 16/07/12 DATE: July 16, 2012 – COUNTRY: United States...
July 16th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Tricky Breeze Challenges Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds Fleet

Tricky Breeze Challenges Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds Fleet As of Sunday 15 July 2012 If conditions were challenging yesterday, they were even more so on day two of the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Dun Laoghaire. A westerly to southwesterly breeze, blowing off the picturesque...
July 16th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Touring Posidonia 2012 – some stands Touring Posidonia 2012 – some stands

Touring Posidonia 2012 – some stands                                                                                                                                                   Touring Posidonia 2012 – some stands
As we have numerous times reported during last month’s coverage, the 2012 Posidonia Exhibition took place at the Metropolitan Expo Centre in Spata, near the Eleftherios Venizelos new Athens airport. Around 1, 870 exhibitors from 87 countries attended this biennial event with over 20, 000 visitors from...
July 16th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

Double Delight For Saskia Sills

The Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships got off to a tricky start today Saturday the 14th of July for the 350 crews of 14-19 year olds from 61 nations. Dublin Bay threw up a surprising mix of light to moderate winds, 4-15 knots, with shifts and gusts as clouds passed over, allowing...
July 14th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Tomorrow’s Olympic Contenders In Dun Laoghaire Today*

Four years of hard graft by the Dublin Bay 2012 organisers comes to a head tomorrow with the start of the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship.  350 sailors, aged 14-19 years old from 63 nations, plus their coaches and team leaders, have descended on Dun Laoghaire for the annual highlight...
July 14th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | 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: 15-28 July 2012 Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction of Submarine Outfall DATE: July 14, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – World Holidays: 15-28 July 2012 Public holidays...
July 14th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Choice of law? Not if Chartering for shipments to or from Australia July 2012 Foreign law and jurisdiction clauses in voyage charters are now void and unenforceable in Australia

Hazel Brewer In a very recent decision of domestic and international significance (Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S v Beach Building & Civil Group Pty Ltd [2012] FCA 696), the Federal Court of Australia has determined that London arbitration awards obtained by vessel owners against an Australian charterer...
July 14th, 2012 | Legal | Read More

Cyprus Presidency to Focus on Sustainable and Efficient Transport Systems

On 1 July, Cyprus succeeded Denmark as President of the Council of the European Union for a six-month period. During the presentation of its work programme at the Transport Council meeting of 7 June, the Cyprus Presidency pledged to continue efforts to achieve sustainable growth and resource efficiency....
July 13th, 2012 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

Is Running a Port Authority a Non-Economic Activity ?

Is Running a Port Authority a Non-Economic Activity ?
Prof. Hercules Haralambides In Italy, the debate about the nature of port authorities has resurged, following the decision of a regional administrative court to annul the government’s decision to appoint Professor Hercules Haralambides of Erasmus University Rotterdam as President of the Port Authority...
July 13th, 2012 | People and Places, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Liberty to invoke CONWARTIME Clause not necessarily subject to change of risk test; “PRODUCT STAR” Judgment confined to its specific facts

James MacKay On 11 July 2012, Teare J handed down a judgment that is significant for shipowners, time charterers and their legal advisors when dealing with the liberty in the CONWARTIME Clause to reject a voyage order because of the exposure to war risks, including the risk of piracy. Since the Court...
July 13th, 2012 | Legal, Marine Insurance, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

ITF welcomes Frances O’Grady as first woman president of UK Trades Union Congress

Frances O’ Grady 13 July 2012  – The ITF has welcomed the election of Frances O’Grady as the next general secretary of the UK Trades Union Congress (TUC). O’Grady, who is the current TUC deputy general secretary, will be the first woman to head the organisation when she takes over from...
July 13th, 2012 | ITF, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Angola, Luanda – Planned march Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Dredging in Kwai Tsing Container Terminals Basin Panama, Panama Canal – Pre-Arrival information required for transit...
July 13th, 2012 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

International Chamber of Shipping comments on proposal to modify Panama Canal tolls

Peter Hinchliffe The International Chamber of Shipping has submitted comments to the Panama Canal Authority in response to its public consultation on revised proposals to modify Panama Canal tolls. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal international trade association for shipowners,...
July 13th, 2012 | Canals, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Shipping’s Environmental impact is well regulated by IMO, and UNCLOS should be left alone says ICS

Shipping’s Environmental impact is well regulated by IMO, and UNCLOS should be left alone says ICS
Peter Hinchliffe There is no shortfall in governance so far as the international regulation of shipping is concerned, which responsibly utilises the excellent facility that the sea provides for international transport – about 90% of world trade is carried by sea.  This is the view of the International...
July 13th, 2012 | International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

MOL Announces Opening of New Branches in China

Hong Kong – July 12, 2012 – MOL (Asia) Ltd. announced today the opening of Fuzhou and Zhongshan Branch of MOL (China) Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shanghai), MOL’s wholly owned subsidiary. The branches will start operations from July 16, promoting MOL services to customers and responding timely to our...
July 13th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More