Archive for October, 2012

Vessel operating costs expected to rise over the next two years

Vessel operating costs expected to rise over the next two years
Richard Greiner Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by 3.0 per cent in both 2012 and 2013 according to a new survey by international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens*. Lube expenditure and crew costs are the categories most likely to produce the highest levels of increase. The...
October 29th, 2012 | Accountancy, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Seagull steps up to High Voltage demands

Roger Ringstad MD Seagull As Maritime training specialist Seagull has plugged a growing gap in shipboard expertise by launching new CBT titles targeted at High Voltage electrical systems operation and maintenance. The wider adoption of electrical propulsion, variable speed drives and cold ironing have...
October 29th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

OW BUNKER appoints new regional manager for OWBUNKER Asia

Götz Lehsten Paul Bradshaw joins to drive further growth and expansion  OW Bunker, one of the world’s largest suppliers of marine fuels and lubricants, today announced the appointment of Paul Bradshaw as its new Regional Manager for OW Bunker Asia. Paul Bradshaw has more than 20 years of experience...
October 29th, 2012 | Bunkering | 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 York, NewYork – Suspension of subway, bus & commuter rail transport United States, Chesapeake, Maryland – Maritime Port Condition ZULU set for Chesapeake Bay Entrance United...
October 29th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

“New Liferaft Station vital to efficient passage through Suez Canal” says GM for WSS Egypt

Work taking place inside the new Service Station Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has opened a new liferaft service station in Suez, Egypt, which will service vessels transiting the Suez Canal and Egypt’s main ports. Russell Dinwoodie; General Manager WSS Egypt said: “With over 17, 000 vessel transits...
October 29th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Glasgow: new UK base for GL Renewables Certification

Glasgow, UK, 29 October 2012 – GL Renewables Certification (GL RC), a standard setting certification body for renewables, has opened its fifth international office in Glasgow. The office and staff members will deal with Type and Component Certification for clients in the United Kingdom and Ireland....
October 29th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

GL Renewables Certification Certifies Wind-Turbine Gearbox Design by Chongqing Wangjiang Industrial

GL Renewables Certification Certifies Wind-Turbine Gearbox Design by Chongqing Wangjiang Industrial
Mike Woebbeking, GL RC Vice President and Head of Certification Body, presents a Statement of Compliance to Mr. Tang Shiming, Deputy General Manager of CQWJ. Chongqing/China, Hamburg/Germany, 29 October 2012 – A growing number of manufactures are realising that the certification of individual wind...
October 29th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory | 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: 28 October-10 November 2012 United States, all ports – Hurricane Sandy update: 27 October 2012 Singapore, Singapore – Dredging off Pasir Panjang Terminal  DATE:...
October 27th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

MAN Diesel & Turbo Engine Clinches World Emissions First

MAN Diesel & Turbo Engine Clinches World Emissions First
  The MAN B&W 6S80ME-C9 engine with integrated EGR pictured at Hyundai Exhaust Gas Recirculation technique makes marine diesel engine IMO Tier III NOx-compliant MAN Diesel & Turbo, together with HHI-EMD, the engine and machinery division of Hyundai Heavy Industries, has presented the first...
October 26th, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Dr. Kirsi Tikka Awarded Prestigious David W. Taylor Medal

Dr. Kirsi Tikka Awarded Prestigious David W. Taylor Medal
DR. Kirsi Tikka SNAME recognizes ABS executive for contributions to naval architecture 26 October 2012 -(Providence, RI—) The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has awarded its highest technical honor, the David W. Taylor Medal for notable achievement in naval architecture...
October 26th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – 40 years of marine environment protection convention United States, all ports – U.S. East Coast ports prepare for Hurricane Sandy Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Fender repairs and dolphin...
October 26th, 2012 | Environment, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Special ships lift Europort momentum

Special ships lift Europort momentum
Forging relationships at Europort 2011 Focus on the specialised ships and innovative technologies that are proving resilient in difficult economic times in the maritime and offshore industries is ensuring that exhibition space at Europort 2013 (5-8 November 2013, Ahoy Rotterdam) is fast selling out. Increasingly,...
October 26th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Transas Marine joins IMarEST Marine Partner Scheme

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Marine Partner scheme continues to attract highly relevant organisations as members. The latest to join as a Marine Affiliate is Transas Marine International, whose personnel will be able to draw on the numerous advantages of corporate...
October 26th, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

London P&I Club warns on unsafe Sierra Leone iron ore cargoes

The London P&I Club has warned that ships are being offered iron ore cargoes for loading in Sierra Leone which are unsafe, and that limited local expertise and technology, together with poor communications, are exacerbating the problems. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club notes...
October 26th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Deep sea scientists call for ocean version of Nasa

Image: Shutterstock Deep sea scientists have called for the establishment of an ocean version of Nasa to combat historic lows in marine science funding. By Philippa Warr Marine biologists Craig McClain and Alistair Dove made the argument on the Deep Sea News website, explaining that the organisation...
October 26th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

NGOs call on progressive EU governments to protect developing countries against hazardous shipbreaking waste

EU Environment Council taking dangerous steps regarding ship recycling, could legalize export of toxic waste to developing countries Brussels, 25 October 2012 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of human rights, labour rights and environmental organisations, is applauding progressive...
October 25th, 2012 | Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

My-Villages Launches First Online Digital Collaborative for Boaters and the Marine Industry – My Boat Village

My-Villages Launches First Online Digital Collaborative for Boaters and the Marine Industry – My Boat Village My Boat Village Sets Sail with Dozens of Marine Industry Leaders Onboard Including Hinckley, Kadey-Krogen, Dometic, and Westerbeke and a Boatload of Content FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Oct. 25,...
October 25th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

DeLorme to Showcase inReach™ at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

2012 DAME Award-Nominated inReach™ is First Affordable Satellite Communication Solution Providing Two-Way Text Messaging, Remote GPS Navigation and SOS Alerting for Boaters YARMOUTH, Maine – Oct. 25, 2012 – DeLorme, the innovation leader in personal satellite messaging, tracking and navigation...
October 25th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

GAC Launches Mobile Directory App for iPhone and Blackberry

The free GAC Mobile Directory Application gives iPhone and Blackberry users instant access to key contact details across GAC’s global network, searchable by service category, location or name Free mobile phone application gives instant access to GAC contact details Dubai, 25 October 2012 –...
October 25th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Cuba, all ports – Hurricane Sandy to move off NE Cuban coast * United States, Miami, Florida – Hurricane Condition Modified YANKEE set * Philippines, all ports – Tropical Storm Ofel * Singapore,...
October 25th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

AMVER Awards Athens 2012

AMVER Awards Athens 2012
l to r: Irene Ralli, H.E. the American Ambassador Daniel Smith and the President of the propeller Club Antonis D. Faraklas Once more the International Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus in cooperation with the United States Embassy to the Hellenic Republic and the United...
October 25th, 2012 | Charity, Events, Safety and Security | Read More

GL Noble Denton Expert Receives Distinguished Achievement Award for Contribution to Dynamic Positioning Industry

GL Noble Denton Expert Receives Distinguished Achievement Award for Contribution to Dynamic Positioning Industry
  Dr. Steven Cargill Aberdeen, UK – 25 October 2012 – The Marine Technology Society Dynamic Positioning Committee has honoured Dr Steven Cargill, one of GL Noble Denton’s leading technical authorities, with its 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award. The prize recognises Steven’s...
October 25th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More

Shipping risk – knowing the odds

Shipping risk – knowing the odds
Richard Sadler We bring you herebelow the Keynote speech delivered by Richard Sadler, CEO Lloyd’s Register, at the annual Donaldson Lecture to the Lloyd’s Market Association, in London, October 25, 2012 I currently sit as the co-chairman of the Marine Industries Leadership Council and CEO of Lloyd’s...
October 25th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

IMarEST 2012 President’s Day Lecture

IMarEST 2012 President’s Day Lecture
  Professor John Carlton, former IMarEST president with the speaker Malcolm Vincent, IMarEST’s current president One of the best ever events of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Techology was this year’s President’s Day Lecture at Trinity House on the 9th of October.We are...
October 25th, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Severe floods in Argentina affect port terminals at San Lorenzo

Severe floods in Argentina affect port terminals at San Lorenzo ISS Argentina is advising that severe floods are affecting shore-based logistical support at a number of port terminals in San Lorenzo – San Martin Port.  Terminals disrupted include Vincentin, Nidera, Toepfer and LD-Timbues-Noble. Latest...
October 25th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More