Archive for October, 2012

Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year: ‘And the winner is…….’

(l-r) Ivan Liptuga, FIATA Vice Presidents, Daniel Terbille, Winner of the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award, and Andrew Kemp, EMEA Regional Director, TT Club The Award, sponsored by TT Club, the leading provider of international freight transport insurance, has been won this year...
October 22nd, 2012 | P and I Clubs | 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, Newport (Gwent) – Petroleum berth maintenance closure Qatar, Doha – Port working hours during Eid AlAdha Dhul Haja Egypt, Suez Canal – Container ships transit fees Panama, Colon...
October 22nd, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Bureau Veritas recent management changes with regards the Hellenic and Black Sea Region

Bureau Veritas recent management changes with regards the Hellenic and Black Sea Region
  George Procopiou, Lambros Chahalis and Bernard Anne On October 10th, 2012 Bureau Veritas Piraeus organized a reception in the Athenian Hotel “Grand Bretagne” on the occasion of the recent management changes effected to the Organization, starting from October 1st, regarding the Hellenic and...
October 22nd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More

Greek Shipping pays more tax in cash and kind than any other shipping group in the world!

Greek Shipping pays more tax in cash and kind than any other shipping group in the world!
John Faraclas John Faraclas’ latest interview with SBC TV’s Panos Thomakos last Friday 19 October 2012, focused  80 centum on the tax contribution of the Greek Shipping companies towards Greece’s national tax coffers, offshore investments of any kind, social and sports donations et al! Greece...
October 22nd, 2012 | Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Maritime Tourism, News, Taxation | Read More

GCS adds new feeder and short-sea links

GCS adds new feeder and short-sea links
“X-Press has added the 1139TEU CS Star to its Black Sea service that now includes Novorossiysk. She is seen here working containers at the NUTEP terminal.” The Global Container Service Group (GCS) has added new feeder and short-sea links to the list of services calling at the NUTEP terminal in Novorossiysk....
October 22nd, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

WTM Global Trends Report 2011 Correctly Predicts the Future

The WTM Global Trends Report, in association with Euromonitor International, has successfully predicted global travel trends for eight years running. The launch of the WTM Global Trends Report 2012, taking place on Monday November 5 at the World Travel Market, will be no exception when the next key industry...
October 22nd, 2012 | Books, Holidays | Read More

Persistence pays off for shipbroker in recovering charter party commission

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has illustrated how persistence can pay off for shipping intermediaries looking to pursue legitimate claims in today’s difficult financial climate. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC recounts the case of a shipbroker owed outstanding commission...
October 22nd, 2012 | Chartering, Legal, Sales and Purchases | Read More

Reminder – GREEK EUAs Primary Allocation Auction by ATHEX on 24/10/2012

We would like to remind you that on Wednesday, 24th of October 2012, auction of European Union Emission Allowances (EUAs) by the Greek Government’s New Entrants’ Reserve will take place. A quantity of  500.000 EUAs will be auctioned through the OASIS trading platform of Athens Exchange (ATHEX). We...
October 22nd, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

ABB provides energy efficient Azipod® propulsion for wind turbine installation vessels in Singapore

ABB provides energy efficient Azipod® propulsion for wind turbine installation vessels in Singapore
Two of the Azipod C units Energy-efficient, reliable Azipod C propulsion system from new regional ABB factory for two Wind Turbine Installation Vessels built by Samsung Heavy Industries. Zurich, Switzerland, October 19, 2012 — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently delivered...
October 22nd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

IUA publishes New London Company Market Statistics Report

Dave Matcham Survey shows overall premium total of more than £22 billion More than £17bn of premium income was written by the company market in London during 2011, a new statistical analysis by the International Underwriting Association has revealed. And a further £5bn was written elsewhere, but controlled...
October 22nd, 2012 | Books, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Thruster Intergrity Management Guidance from IMCA

Hugh Williams The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Guidance on thruster integrity management’ (IMCA M 216) describing integrity management systems and their application to marine thruster units installed in both new build and existing vessels. “Our new guidance...
October 22nd, 2012 | Associations, Books, Regulatory | Read More

Oslo Børs launches pre-market trade in the OBX

Oslo Børs today launched trading in the OBX Future from 08.30 CET, i.e. half an hour before the market in Oslo opened. The pre-market trade in the OBX Future will give a good indication of how the market will open, in addition to being an instrument for investors who want to hedge their equity positions...
October 22nd, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

CYMEPA gala dinner

CYMEPA gala dinner
  Sir Stelios receives the commemorative plaquette from the Presidential Commissioner George Iacovou (centre) and CYMEPA President George Tsavliris. The 20th Anniversary of the establishment of CYMEPA was commemorated by a Gala Dinner organized on the 15th of October 2012 at Apollonia Hotel in Limassol...
October 22nd, 2012 | Environment, Events, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Wärtsilä launches efficient new Aframax tanker design

Wärtsilä launches efficient new Aframax tanker design
Wärtsila’s efficient new Aframax tanker design – impression Wärtsilä Corporation,   22 October 2012 10 am EET  – Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has launched a new, highly efficient Aframax tanker design that offers solutions for...
October 22nd, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ocean Shipping, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Taking the Challenge Of WTM Speakers’ Corner

Taking the Challenge Of WTM Speakers’ Corner
Thirteen industry professionals have taken the challenge at WTM Speakers’ Corner to speak out on responsible tourism. Over Tuesday and Wednesday 6 and 7 November, as part of the WTM World Responsible Tourism Day program, sponsored by BBC World News, they will speak on the exhibition floor about their...
October 21st, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: India, Mormugao – Increase in draft DATE: October 21, 2012 COUNTRY: India PORT: Mormugao Increase in draft As the maintenance dredging in Mormugao Port has been completed except mole and break water berth,...
October 21st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

In wake of Beirut bombing, UN chief expresses solidarity with people of Lebanon

Ban Ki-moon – UN Photo/Mark Garten 20 October 2012 – In a telephone discussion with Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Friday’s deadly bomb blast in Beirut, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his solidarity with the country’s people and commended...
October 21st, 2012 | Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

At United Nations Biodiversity Conference, Countries Agree to Double Resources for Biodiversity Protection by 2015

At United Nations Biodiversity Conference, Countries Agree to Double Resources for Biodiversity Protection by 2015
Photo Credit: Willyam Bradberry/ ShutterStock Biodiversity-Rich Marine Areas in Focus as Countries Renew Efforts to Curb Species Loss   Hyderabad (India), 20 October 2012 – The world’s governments have agreed to increase funding in support of actions to halt the rate of loss of biodiversity...
October 21st, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Oceanology, Organisations, Underwater Shipping | 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: 21 October-3 November 2012 Singapore, all ports – Joint Oil Spill Exercise 2012 (JOSE 2012)  DATE: October 20, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 21 October-3 November...
October 20th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

OW Bunker launches physical operations in US

Jan Christensen Adrian Tolson and Keith Richardson join company to drive Physical growth in North America    OW Bunker, one of the world’s largest suppliers of marine fuel and lubricants, today announced the launch of a Physical Division in its US operation to complement the company’s existing...
October 19th, 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 Kingdom, Milford Haven – Planned port dues and pilotage charge increase Kuwait, all ports – Eid-Al-Adha holiday in Kuwait * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Yacht races Indonesia, Adang Bay –...
October 19th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Action needed on places of refuge and casualty investigations

Action needed on places of refuge and casualty investigations
Peter Hinchliffe IMO rules should be subject to impact and sustainability assessment says ICS There are some clearly identifiable steps which need to be taken to enhance shipping’s already very impressive record of maritime safety, according to International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Secretary...
October 19th, 2012 | Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Clyde & Co’s winter extravaganza!

Clyde & Co’s winter extravaganza!
Senior Partner Michael Payton delivering his annual speech Clyde & Co’s  Annual Shipping Party, once gain at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in the heart of the Square Mile, was attended  by over 600 guests, including partners and associates of the well known legal entity,  from all over the world!...
October 19th, 2012 | Events, Legal | Read More

Bahrain hosts World Maritime Day Parallel Event

Bahrain hosts World Maritime Day Parallel Event
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu (left) receives a donation of US$50, 000 from the Arab Ship Repair Yard (ASRY) Chairman Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, for IMO’s continuing work on maritime security, during his visit to Bahrain for the World Maritime Day parallel event. The Kingdom of Bahrain has...
October 19th, 2012 | Events, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

HELMEPA at CYMEPA’s 20th Birthday

HELMEPA at CYMEPA’s 20th Birthday
Sir Stelios presents Mr. Dimitris C. Mitsatsos with a commemorative plaque On Monday, 15th October, in Limassol, Cyprus, the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association – CYMEPA celebrated 20 years of voluntary, non-governmental, not-for-profit action for the protection of both the marine environment...
October 19th, 2012 | Associations, Environment, Events | Read More