Archive for August, 2012

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: * Worldwide – Hurricane Kirk moves over open Atlantic * Angola, all ports – Caution urged for elections * United States, all ports – Tropical Storm Isaac update (31 August)...
August 31st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

HARRIS PYE features BWT 360 degree 3D laser scanner results at SMM

HARRIS PYE features BWT 360 degree 3D laser scanner results at SMM
HP Engineer Scanning Global maritime and offshore oil & gas engineering company Harris Pye is highlighting its 3600 3D laser scanner for ballast water treatment system installation on its stand at SMM in Hamburg (Hall A1 / Stand 501). “Since we announced earlier this year that we had successfully...
August 31st, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

First Smit Lamnalco branded tug launched

First Smit Lamnalco branded tug launched
The launching of SL Gabon On 24 August Smit Lamnalco launched SL Gabon, the first tug branded under its new corporate identity, following the integration of Smit’s terminal handling activities with Lamnalco in July 2011. Built by Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, SL Gabon is also the first of two...
August 31st, 2012 | News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

BLESMA aims for gold

Thursday 30 Aug 2012 – As London’s summer of sport continues the British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association (BLESMA) will be following the fortunes of its elite athletes closely. Supported by the Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund, BLESMA is a charity that directly supports all service men and women...
August 30th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Sports | Read More

S&P affirms Lloyd’s A+ rating

Lloyd’s of London Standard & Poor’s yesterday affirmed Lloyd’s A+ rating and revised its outlook to positive from stable. They believe that Lloyd’s competitive position has improved relative to its peers – leading to an upward revision of Lloyd’s outlook to positive from stable. The...
August 30th, 2012 | 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: Nigeria, all ports – Marine Environment (Sea Protection) Levy United States, all ports – Tropical Storm Isaac update (30 August) Chile, all ports – Change of local time zone DATE: August 30,...
August 30th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Management Changes at GAC for Group and Local Management

Management Changes at GAC for Group and Local Management
The GAC Group has announced key management appointments for its head office and local operations in Oman and the United Kingdom, effective from 1 September. Group Vice President for Human Resources Jan Farnelid will retire on 31 August and take on a consulting role with the Group until the end of the...
August 30th, 2012 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Taras coming to London

The “Tara” After Dublin and before Paris, the French scientific research vessel Tara will arrive in London on September 17th for a ten-day stay. The schooner has just completed a two-and-a-half year, 70, 000-milevoyage across the Atlantic, Pacific, Antarctic and Indian Oceans, investigating...
August 30th, 2012 | Oceanology | Read More

Port news from Marseilles Fos

Port news from Marseilles Fos
Arnaud Ranjard 30 August 2012 – MarseillesFos appoints head ofdevelopment         Intermodal logistics specialist Arnaud Ranjard has joined leading French port Marseilles Fos as director of development in succession to Dirk Becquart.  The 59-year-old French national has spent most of his...
August 30th, 2012 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New Report Shows Wind Power is Reliable and Reduces Emissions

Hamburg/Germany, Bristol/UK, 30 August 2012 – A new report published by renewable energy consultancy GL Garrad Hassan and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows how wind power can provide reliable, economic and secure energy generation capacity for the United Kingdom. The report,...
August 30th, 2012 | Energy | Read More

ClassNK Awarded Authorization from Portugal

Tokyo – ClassNK (Chairman and President Noboru Ueda) has announced that the Portuguese Flag Adminstration (Instituto Portuário e dos Transportes Marítimos, I.P) and ClassNK entered into an agreement on 29 August 2012. Under the agreement, the Society is now able to perform surveys and issue certificates...
August 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Flags, Politics and Government | Read More

Liberia approves Seagull security training package

Maritime Training specialist, Seagull, has secured Liberia’s approval for its unique Security training package. Liberian approval comes little more than a month after Seagull announced that it had been awarded Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) approval for the new security training package, which...
August 30th, 2012 | Flags, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

HELMEPA Scholarship in memory of Captain Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos

This year’s scholarship of HELMEPA in memory of the Association’s late Chairman, Captain Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos, amounting to € 15.000 is awarded to Ms Helen Tsolkas, graduate student of the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Crete. Ms. Tsolkas has...
August 30th, 2012 | Charity, Environment | Read More

P & I Club identifies dangerous onboard practice

P & I Club identifies dangerous onboard practice
The American Club has issued an urgent alert to its members about the operation of oxy-acetylene equipment without flashback arrestors. This results from a recent casualty leading to a claim and through recent survey inspections, and the club’s managers describe the use of such equipment without fitment...
August 30th, 2012 | Breaking News, P and I Clubs | Read More

Greece, stock markets et al: Leadership in all aspects is the name of the game…

Greece, stock markets et al: Leadership in all aspects is the name of the game…
The Athens Stock Exchange SBC TV’s Vassilis Tsekouras questions John Faraclas on the current  Shipping Financial Markets, the Stock Markets and Exchanges and what has to be done for Greece’s ailing economy and stalemate. A great deal of the interview centred on the future capabilities of the Athens...
August 30th, 2012 | Holidays, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Tourism, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Stock Markets, Taxation | Read More

World’s Largest Maritime Job Board

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Aug. 28, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) JOB2SEA has grown to become the world’s largest job board for the maritime sector and can, 24/7-360˚, establish contact to thousands of competent people with maritime expertise – expertise that will be scarce in the coming decades. The...
August 30th, 2012 | Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Smart solution for cruise ship balconies

Bolidt has extended its range of composite decking for cruise ship balconies to offer a new option for owners and shipyards looking to replace conventional teaks where cost is the key constraint. The Dutch specialist in synthetic products and systems has patented the ‘Smart Balcony’, formed of a...
August 30th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Nagoya, Japan joins Rickmers’ Round-the-World Pearl String Service

Nagoya, Japan joins Rickmers’ Round-the-World Pearl String Service
The “Rickmers Hamburg” As from September 2012, the port of Nagoya will be added to Rickmers-Linie’s Round-The-World Pearl String Service schedule on a monthly basis. Shippers will now be able to ship directly to Houston, New Orleans, Savannah, Philadelphia, Antwerp and Hamburg.  The service...
August 30th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

SEAFARERS’ Rights International welcomes Ravi Mehrotra to its advisory board

Seafarers’ Rights International has underlined its commitment to representing the needs of the world’s seafarers by appointing a new member to its influential Advisory Board. Ravi K Mehrotra CBE, Founder and Executive Chairman of Foresight Ltd, London, is a major owner and manager of a variety of...
August 29th, 2012 | Associations, HR | Read More

Globe Wireless Names Alex Van Knotsenborg Senior VP of Sales

Globe Wireless Names Alex Van Knotsenborg Senior VP of Sales
Alex Van Knotsenborg Palm Bay, Florida, USA (29th Aug. 2012): Globe Wireless, a leading provider of communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry, today announced that Alex Van Knotsenborg has been promoted to Senior VP of Sales. Mr. Van Knotsenborg will take on the overall management...
August 29th, 2012 | IT and Communications, People and Places | Read More

Nordic Aurora Installs the Maritime Broadband C-Bird™ Antenna

Nordic Aurora NEW YORK – Aug. 29, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE: NAT), through the vessel’s technical manager,   Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG, has installed the Maritime Broadband Inc. C-Bird™ solution aboard the MT “Nordic Aurora” on Aug....
August 29th, 2012 | IT and Communications | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Togo, all ports – Tanker hijacked off coast of Togo United States, all ports – Hurricane Isaac update (29 August) Indonesia, all ports – Indonesia ratifies IMO instruments Chile, Antofagasta...
August 29th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Klimt Change! Gustav’s resplendent Kiss is more than just a kiss, as London joins Vienna to celebrate the artist’s 150th anniversary

Klimt Change! Gustav’s resplendent Kiss is more than just a kiss, as London joins Vienna to celebrate the artist’s 150th anniversary
Colombian artist “Bastardilla” prepares work in Grosvenor Gardens forKlimt Illustrated exhibition Klimt Change! Gustav’s resplendent Kiss is more than just a kiss, as London joins Vienna to celebrate the artist’s 150th anniversary, By James Brewer Urban change and its speed never ceases...
August 28th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

ISAF Invites Bids To Host The 2016 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship

Tuesday 28 August 2012 – ISAF is now inviting bids to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is ISAFs longest running event, having taken place every year since the first championships hosted by Sweden in 1971. The event has been held in 25...
August 28th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

NORTH P&I Club reports a ‘Stable and Positive’ result in a challenging market

The ‘A’ rated, 170 million GT North of England P&Iclub has achieved a ‘stable and positive’ result for the 2011/12financial year despite challenging market conditions, according to chairman Pratap Shirke of Australian shipmanagement group ASP. The club’s Management Report 2012 has just...
August 28th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More