Archive for September, 2012

Top cruise executives gather to discuss the State of the Cruise Industry in Asia at the opening session of the 3rd Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention

Top cruise executives gather to discuss the State of the Cruise Industry in Asia at the opening session of the 3rd Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention
Lisa Bauer at the podium, Zinan Liu, Christopher Hayman, Ann Sherry and William Ng The 3rd Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention opened its doors last Thursday, bringing together cruise lines, destinations and industry suppliers to discuss the way forward for Asia’s developing cruise market.   Widespread...
September 30th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

Freight and logistics workers step up action in South Africa

Photo: Darrel Brandon Freight and logistics workers in South Africa have last announced plans to consolidate industrial action after employers refused to meet their pay demands. The workers, represented by the ITF-affiliated South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) failed to win...
September 30th, 2012 | ITF, Logistics | Read More

ITF Maritime Roundtable ‘a huge step forward’

The ITF is hailing its Maritime Roundtable, which ended late last Thursday the 27th of September in Casablanca, Morocco, as a real success and a major boost to its campaign to free unfairly jailed trade unionists Said Elhairech and Mohamed Chamchati. ITF maritime coordinator Steve Cotton said: “This...
September 30th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Virtual Arrival Clause completes slow steaming project

At a meeting in London on 20 September, the drafting team who developed BIMCO’s Slow Steaming Clauses for Voyage and Time Charter Parties completed the third and final clause in the series – this time a provision dealing with virtual arrival. Building on the provisions set out in the Slow Steaming...
September 30th, 2012 | BIMCO, Chartering | Read More

Lloyd’s records £1.53bn profit for first six months

Lloyd’s records £1.53bn profit for first six months
Lloyd’s has reported  last Wednsday an interim profit of £1.53bn for the first six months of the year, the highest interim profit posted for five years, and one which follows the second most expensive year on record for the insurance industry in 2011. In his statement, Lloyd’s Chairman John Nelson...
September 30th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, News | Read More

Election of ISAF Officers

28 September 2012* – Full details of the candidates for the elections of President and Vice-President of the International Sailing Federation, to be held in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland in November 2012, are now available on the ISAF website. The election for President and the seven Vice-Presidents,...
September 29th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

European Ports Policy Review Conference: The PortsEconomic Diary

Worskop on port performance & Horizon 2020:From left: Paul Verhoef (European Commission-DG MOVE); Theo Notteboom; Paul Kyprianou (Grimaldi Lines) Thanos Pallis; and Martijn van Dongen (APM Terminals) PortEconomics followed the high-level Conference on European Ports Policy Review: “Unlocking...
September 29th, 2012 | Environment, European Union, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

World’s first buoyant tower successfully set in Peru

World’s first buoyant tower successfully set in Peru
Hull upend’ Hull is taken through controlled upending to the desired vertical position The CX-15 buoyant tower designed by Horton Shallow Water Development (SWD) has been successfully set as planned for BPZ Energy off the coast of Peru.   The Buoyant Tower is located approximately one mile from the...
September 29th, 2012 | Energy, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Fathoming phrase and fable: a new edition of Brewer’s historic dictionary celebrates language and legend –

Fathoming phrase and fable: a new edition of Brewer’s historic dictionary celebrates language and legend –
Fathoming phrase and fable: a new edition of Brewer’s historic dictionary celebrates language and legend By James Brewer – A ready definition for a serving marine is a ‘sea soldier, ’ and these days the profession is generally revered for its members’ daring and devotion to duty. It was...
September 29th, 2012 | Books, Events, Food and Drink | 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: 30 September-13 October 2012 Angola, all ports – New oil/gas transportation & storage law Ecuador, all ports – New digit for mobile phones in Ecuador   DATE:...
September 29th, 2012 | Legal, Ports & Terminals | Read More

GSCC’s governing council meeting with Greek Minister of Mercantile Marine and the Aegean

GSCC’s governing council meeting with Greek Minister of Mercantile Marine and the Aegean
l to r: Stathes Kulukundis, Michalakis Pateras, Adm. Bantias,  Constantine I. Caroussis, Matheos T. Los, The Minister,  Charalambos J. Fafalios, John M. Lyras and Spyros Polemis Earlier this afternoon,   28th September 2012 the Chairman of the GSCC, Mr. Charalambos J. Fafalios, together with Vice...
September 28th, 2012 | News, Politics and Government | 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, Leith – Works to affect lock movements Hong Kong, Hong Kong – 2012 National Day Fireworks Display Chile, San Antonio – Stevedores’ strike continues Bunker Update –...
September 28th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Nautical Institute wins Lloyd’s List Training Award for vodcasts

Accepting the award on behalf of The Nautical Institute was the editor of the Institute’s Alert! Bulletin Cdre David Squire CBE FNI, pictured here with Jayne Erskine, Head of Corporate Services, UKHO and Awards Host Miles Jupp. 28.09.12 – The Nautical Institute is delighted to have won the Training...
September 28th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Wrist Group Launches New Trading House for Marine Fuels Market

 Dynamic Oil Trading launched to meet the fast paced demands of the shipping industry – without limitations Singapore, 28th September 2012 – Wrist Group, one of the world’s leading ship services companies, today announced the launch of Dynamic Oil Trading, a new global trading company for marine...
September 28th, 2012 | Bunkering | Read More

“Graduates we need you!” – says HARRIS PYE

When times are good, companies need to invest, and that is just what the Harris Pye Group, the global maritime, offshore oil and gas and associated onshore industrial engineering company, is doing – investing in people, and thus strengthening the company. They are looking for ten engineering graduates...
September 28th, 2012 | Jobs, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry | Read More

MOL Again Earns Listing on SRI Indices: FTSE4Good Global Index Series and Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

TOKYO—Mitsui  O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the  company has once again been selected for inclusion in the world’s major socially  responsible investing (SRI) indices — the FTSE4Good Global Index Series and the  Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). This...
September 28th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Lord Adonis Speaks at WTM 2012

Lord Adonis Speaks at WTM 2012
Former UK Transport Secretary Lord Adonis (centre), pictured with WTM Head of Marketing Micaela Juarez and Institute of Travel and Tourism Chairman Steven Freudmann to promote the Face to Face With Lord Andrew Adonis session at WTM (2pm on Tuesday 6 November Platinum suites 3 & 4). World Travel...
September 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan: Leadership Changes

Dr. Andrew Garrad Andrew Garrad becomes Non-Executive Chairman of GL Group’s renewables division. RV Ahilan appointed President of the business segment. Hamburg/Germany, September 2012 – Dr Andrew Garrad will hand day-to-day leadership responsibility for the GL Group’s renewable energy...
September 28th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Speed of Ocean acidification concers scientists

Speed of ocean acidification concerns scientists Speaking at the Third International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World this week in Monterey, California, Dr Daniela Schmidt, a geologist from the University of Bristol, warned that current rates of ocean acidification are unparalleled in Earth...
September 28th, 2012 | Environment, Oceanology | Read More

Implementation of energy-efficiency, ballast water management and ship-recycling rules on busy agenda for IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee

The IMO HQ’s in London The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meets for its 64th session from 1 to 5 October 2012, at IMO Headquarters in London. As well as discussing matters relating to the implementation of energy-efficiency, ballast...
September 28th, 2012 | Environment, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Education and Training, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Structural Changes in Shipping today

Structural Changes in Shipping today
Professor Elias Karakitsos The following by Professor Elias Karakitsos* is his presentation (with excellent sides) from the successful Capital Link’s 5th International Shipping & Marine Services Forum** held yestreday in London’s Stock Exchange. The traditional model of shipping based...
September 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Commission Sends Reasoned Opinion on Spanish Recruitment of Dockers

Today, the  European Commission has sent a reasoned opinion to Spain, in which it finds the regime organising the recruitment of port workers in breach of EU Treaty rules.   A Spanish law is obliging cargo-handling companies in several Spanish ports to financially participate in the capital of entities...
September 27th, 2012 | European Union, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Cargotec reinforces offshore presence in Asia

  The partnership agreement between Cargotec and DMC will now cover the manufacture of MacGregor offshore cranes The partnership agreement between Cargotec and Dongnam Marine Crane Co Ltd (DMC) has now been expanded to cover the manufacture of MacGregor offshore cranes. Signed at the end of last...
September 27th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

MAJ highlights shipping’s safety mission

Shipping is on a mission to ensure the safety of lives at sea. That’s the message from the Maritime Authority of Jamaica today as the global shipping industry marks World Maritime Day. The lives of seafarers, passengers and the protection of property and the marine environment are all important components...
September 27th, 2012 | Flags, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

ClassNK Earns Top Honors for Contribution to Safety at Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2012

ClassNK Earns Top Honors for Contribution to Safety at Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2012
  ClassNK chairman and President Noboru Ueda (centre) holding the award London – World leading classification society ClassNK was awarded the Safety Award at for its efforts to ensure the safe carriage of nickel ore cargoes at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards on 26 September 2012. The Lloyd’s...
September 27th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More