Archive for November, 2012

ITF’s latest: Moroccan union leader Chamchati is freed

30 November 2012 – Mohamed Chamchati, the wrongly detained general secretary of the Moroccan merchant seafarers’ union, has been released from jail. He had been held for five months and asserted his innocence throughout. Like his colleague Said Elhairech, who was freed in October, Chamchati had...
November 30th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Flood researchers win Lloyd’s prize

The winners Prof. Richard Dawson and Prof. Paul Bates There were two categories in this year’s Science of Risk competition on the theme of the “Natural World.” Scientists were asked to submit research on Climate Change and Natural Hazards. The winning reports have far-reaching implications for...
November 30th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

A very different Otello!

A very different Otello!
  Desdemona and Othello Following the successful whimsical concert at  the elegant Home House in central London earlier this month, Life Action Trust in collaboration with Skull of Yorick Productions presented us G. Verdi’s “Otello” at the unique for the occasion venue, the St. Peter’s...
November 30th, 2012 | Charity, Events | Read More

Bureau Veritas Trinity House special Beaujolais Nouveau Party

Bureau Veritas Trinity House special Beaujolais Nouveau Party
Cheers to all from Bernard Anne – on his left his successor Philippe Donche-Gay Off to Trinity House in mid November for this special Bureau Veritas Beaujolais Party where over 300 guests – including at least fifty journalists, representing all sectors of the Shipping, Energy and Offshore industries,...
November 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More

Committee: Meeting with the Greek Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean, Mr. Kostis Moussouroulis

Committee: Meeting with the Greek Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean, Mr. Kostis Moussouroulis
Last Wednesday the 28th November 2012, at their offices at the Baltic Exchange (pictured on the right), the Chairman, Mr. Haralambos J. Fafalios, and the Members of the Council of the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee, hosted a working luncheon in honour of the Greek Minister of Shipping, Maritime...
November 30th, 2012 | Associations, 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: Worldwide – Military activity near Bab-el-Mandeb Strait. United States, Paulsboro, New Jersey – Train derailment & chemical spill Singapore, Singapore – Mooring/unmooring at mooring buoys...
November 30th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

MCA approves ECDIS training from VIDEOTEL

ECDIS Screen Videotel Marine International is delighted to announce that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has given its formal approval to the Videotel CBT ECDIS blended learning package. Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, welcomed the news. “As ECDIS becomes part of the navigational landscape,...
November 30th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Jamaica looks at bunkering future

Eric Deans Developing Jamaica’s bunkering capabilities will be the subject of a day-long workshop in Kingston on November 30 when stakeholders from throughout Jamaica will discuss its future development. The Nanyang Technological University of Singapore has been engaged to carry out a bunkering study,...
November 30th, 2012 | Bunkering | Read More

New content added to WTM Latin America Event Programme

Two theatres will focus on current topics, trends, target sectors and much more World Travel Market Latin America, taking place in São Paulo on 23 – 25 April 2013, will incorporate a three day Event Programme highlighting different topics impacting Brazil, Latin America and the global travel industry. The...
November 30th, 2012 | Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ClassNK Recognized by Republic of Palau

Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has been named the newest Recognized Organization (RO) of the Palauan Flag administration. A new agreement signed between ClassNK and the Palauan International Ship Registry delegates ClassNK authority to certify Palauan...
November 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Politics and Government | Read More

ClassNK Issues ECDIS Certification to Philippine Standard Shipmanagement Inc. (PSSI)

ClassNK Issues ECDIS Certification to Philippine Standard Shipmanagement Inc. (PSSI)
Koichi Fujiwara on the left presenting the certificate to PSSI Yasukazu Sakata Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced that it has certified the type specific ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) training course provided by Philippine...
November 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Issuers of securities listed on Oslo Børs, Oslo Axess or Oslo ABM

Oslo 30/11/2012  – Please find link below to circular No. 10/2012 setting out the changes to the fees for bonds and certificates listed on Oslo Børs and Oslo ABM, and for shares, equity certificates, subscription rights and ETFs listed on Oslo Børs and Oslo Axess. The changes will come into...
November 30th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Energy Solutions Provides Shipping and Logistics Insight for New Offshore Wind Report

Energy Solutions Provides Shipping and Logistics Insight for New Offshore Wind Report
Thomas Poulsen receiving his diploma from the President of CBS. Copenhagen, London, November 29, 2012: Renewable Energy Solutions is pleased to have provided technical expertise and support for the ’Shipping and Logistics’ chapter included in the most recent offshore wind report published by Navigant’s...
November 30th, 2012 | Energy, Logistics, News | Read More

Energy Efficiency focus at Lloyd’s Register’s Hellenic Advisory Committee (HAC)

Energy Efficiency focus at Lloyd’s Register’s Hellenic Advisory Committee (HAC)
  Theodore E. Veniamis, Richard Sadler, Captain Panagiotis N. Tsakos and Alistair Marsh Committee member Dr. John Coustas of Danaos Shipping presented the committee with an overview of ‘Eco-Ships’ and investment returns.  Dr. Coustas described the current situation in terms of technological development...
November 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, News | Read More

“Maria Tsakos” Foundation – inaugural meeting of the Scientific Council –

“Maria Tsakos” Foundation – inaugural meeting of the Scientific Council –
The order of appearance from left to right; in the first row: Dr.Stamatis Krimigis, His Eminence the Metropolitan Bishop of Chios, Psara and Oinousses Mr. Markos, Captain Panagiotis Tsakos; second row: Mrs. Evi Chatziandreou, Mr. Dimitris Abatzoglou and Mr. Fotis Karamitsos; third row: Admiral Stavros...
November 30th, 2012 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

ShipNet announces additions to senior management team

 Solutions and software specialist, ShipNet, a subsidiary of Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has announced the appointment of Jon Bumstead as Managing Director and Suren Thadani as Chief Operational Officer as senior additions to its management team. In...
November 30th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

IMB warns against fake cargo tracking websites

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:45 The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is warning against fraudulent cargo tracking websites.   Such sites have been created and improved over the years to add legitimacy for fraudsters to entrap their would-be victims. This is particularly true for containerised...
November 29th, 2012 | Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

ITF docker and seafarer leaders take up LA port strike case

29 November 2012 – Dockers’ and seafarers’ union leaders meeting in Cyprus have announced their support for members of the Office Clerical Unit of Local 63 of the ITF-affiliated ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) who have begun strike action at the Port of Los Angeles, USA....
November 29th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Solidarity action for DHL workers in Turkey

  Scandinavian transport unionists express their support for the DHL workers in Turkey 29 November 2012 – Transport unionists around the world will be standing by sacked DHL workers in Turkey when they take part in an international day of action on 12 December.   The activists will be organising...
November 29th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

ABS Awards $3 Million to Stevens Institute of Technology

Class society donation will fund a new maritime engineering laboratory complex. –(Hoboken, NJ—) ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has awarded Stevens Institute of Technology US $3 million. The donation will be used to create a new civil,...
November 29th, 2012 | Charity, Classification Societies, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Flood researchers win Lloyd’s prize

Thursday 29 November 2012 – Congratulations to the 2012 Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize Awards winners There were two categories in this year’s Science of Risk competition on the theme of the “Natural World.” Scientists were asked to submit research on Climate Change and Natural Hazards....
November 29th, 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: United Kingdom, all ports – Expected rise in pilotage tariffs United States, Los Angeles, California – Clerical workers’ strike shuts terminals Australia, Port Kembla – Mine supervisors’...
November 29th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Relationaships and Trust key to managing counterparty risk – says Dynamic Oil Trading

Lars Moller, CEO at Dynamic Oil Trading Quality relationships between customers and fuel suppliers breed financial transparency and trust; industry must find balance and be wary of developing a too scientific approach, which may stifle deals and progression Singapore, 29 November 2012 – Dynamic...
November 29th, 2012 | Energy, Oil Industry | Read More

Competence key for maritime safety success says WSS Director about appointment of new Technical Sales Manager Americas

John Sandford Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has announced the appointment of John Sanford as Technical Sales Manager for Safety covering the Americas. Andrew Sheriff, Business Director Safety said: “Getting the right people and competence in place is critical in the changing market place today....
November 29th, 2012 | Safety and Security | Read More

Launch of “Maritime Security – a practical guide” by The Nautical Institute

Steven Jones 29.11.2012 – The Nautical Institute has today (Thursday) launched Maritime Security – a practical guide aimed at providing a comprehensive and practical guide to making vessels truly secure and creating a real security culture that works both onboard and ashore. Since the International...
November 29th, 2012 | Associations, Safety and Security | Read More