Archive for November, 2012

WSS AMB wins prestigious Seatrade Ship Agent Award for third consecutive year

WSS AMB wins prestigious Seatrade Ship Agent Award for third consecutive year
René Kofod-Olsen, CEO Topaz Energy and Marine, Nikolai Norman, WSS AMB and Andrew Callaghan, Asia & Global Sales Director, Seatrade Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) AMB took home the Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Award for Ships Agency services for the third year in a row at an awards...
November 27th, 2012 | Ship Agencies | Read More

Industry shows its support for London International Shipping week

Industry shows its support for London International Shipping week
Sean Maloney London International Shipping Week (LISW) 2013 is growing significantly as the shipping industry steams ahead to support September’s inaugural event. Within a week of this London milestone being announced, more than 17 international trade and maritime associations and shipping companies...
November 27th, 2012 | Shipping Centers | Read More

Important issues for world shipping including the greek shipping and economic saga… and Europe too

Important issues for world shipping including the greek shipping and economic saga… and Europe too
John Faraclas’ live interview to Panos Thomakos at SBC TV last Friday 23rd  of November tackled the following issues: The European Union budget and the UK’s disagreement which Faraclas says are understandable and justifiable due to unnecessary overspending on many issues. The usage of the Euro...
November 27th, 2012 | European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Not everything called green is eco

Not everything called green is eco
Michael Aasland Not everything called green is eco* ·       Tuesday 27 November 2012, 03:37 ·       by Jing Yang, Lloyds List Data vary and need further verification, says DNV Shipowners need to be careful when shopping for ships of new designs as not everything claimed “green”...
November 27th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, What Others Say | Read More

Newly established Rolls-Royce naval ship design team selects Paramarine ship design software

Portsmouth, UK, – 27th November 2012 – Paramarine software, developed by QinetiQ GRC, has been selected by Rolls-Royce who is broadening its ship design capabilities. Paramarine will be Rolls-Royce’s marine design software tool of choice in support of their newly formed team dedicated to...
November 27th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Newsalert from Oslo Børs: Listing of Bridge Energy ASA at Oslo Børs

Public listing of  Bridge Energy ASA at Oslo Børs         Applied date: 24/10/2012 Accepted date: 21/11/2012 Listing date: 27/11/2012 Ticker: BRIDGE   Bridge Energy ASA is a Norwegian registered independent oil and gas exploration and production company with business...
November 27th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

UN Climate Change conference Doha – ICS comments on shipowner contribution to UNFCCC Green Climate Fund

  Simon Bennett The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing global shipowners at the United Nations (UNFCCC) Climate Change Conference in Doha (COP 18). At an event in Doha (27 November) hosted by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), ICS will report on the further progress...
November 27th, 2012 | Environment, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

GAC Maritime Security to provide PirateFence™ vessel protection technology

Shipping Container with PirateFence Expands GAC’s portfolio of non-lethal sea defense solutions Dubai – November 26 2012 – GAC Maritime Security has entered into a strategic partnership with Mobile Defense Systems LLC to provide PirateFence™ anti-grapple razor wire to protect vessels from...
November 27th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily* news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Australia, Port Kembla – Negotations continue on pilots’ dispute Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 26/11/12  DATE: November 26, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Port Kembla Negotations continue...
November 27th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

WTM 2012 Sees 3% Visitor Increase

WTM 2012 Sees 3% Visitor Increase
World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced an overall accumulative 3% increase in visitors with each of the four days attracting more visitors than in 2011. Overall WTM 2012 attracted almost 29, 000 travel trade visitors, reveals unaudited figures. The first...
November 26th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

Paris MoU launches Harmonised Verification – Programme (HAVEP) on passenger ships

The 27 member States of the Paris MoU will focus their attention on passenger ship safety in 2013. In May 2012 the Paris MoU Port State Control Committee agreed to organise a Harmonized Verification Programme (HAVEP) on operational controls on passenger ships. The HAVEP will last for twelve months, commencing...
November 26th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

GL Exchange Forum – “3D Technology in Shipbuilding and Shipping”

GL Exchange Forum – “3D Technology in Shipbuilding and Shipping”
Dr Christian Cabos, from GL’s Department of Research and Rule Develoment, gave a detailed survey of lifecycle management in shipping and the use of ship models to improve communication. Hamburg/Germany, 26. November 2012 – Ships and offshore units are specialist structures with high requirements...
November 26th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Greek Government EUAs Auction by ATHEX on 26/11/2012

We would like to inform you that the today’s offered quantity of 500.000 Greek Government EUAs , hosted by the ATHEX trading platform, was not auctioned due tonot crossingprices between seller and buyers. Four (4) ATHEX members in total participated in the auction. In the following link you will find...
November 26th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Bridge Energy transfers listing to Oslo Børs Tuesday 27 November

Bridge Energy ASA will be listed on Oslo Børs Tuesday 27 November 2012. Bridge Energy has been listed on Oslo Axess since May 2010 and will be the sixth company to transfer the listing of its shares from Oslo Axess to Oslo Børs. Representatives from the company will ring the bell at 09.00 AM and will...
November 26th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

HSH Nordbank refinances Newcastle Airport

HSH Nordbank closes second European airport finance deal within four weeks HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank is acting as one of the mandated lead arranger to pro-vide Newcastle Airport with approximately EUR 62 million to refinance existing bank liabili-ties. Ahead of this HSH Nordbank supported the airport’s...
November 26th, 2012 | Aviation, Finance | Read More

ClassNK Announces PrimeManagement Seminars in Turkey and Greece

Tokyo – ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has announced that it will be bringing its highly regarded PrimeManagement series of seminars to Turkey and Greece for the first time on November 28 and 29th respectively. The seminars, which are offered free of charge, have drawn large audiences...
November 26th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services supports PGS on European marine survey

Inchcape Shipping Services supports PGS on European marine survey
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has been appointed by Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) to support a key marine seismic survey project in Greece. Under the three month research project, ISS Greece will provide marine services to the survey vessel ‘Nordic...
November 26th, 2012 | News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

Firing the imagination: ceramicist Shanti Venkatesh goes with the flow

Firing the imagination: ceramicist Shanti Venkatesh goes with the flow
  Ceramics inspired by the Grand Canyon, by Shanti Venkatesh Firing the imagination: ceramicist Shanti Venkatesh goes with the flow By James Brewer As a maker of ceramics, Shanti Venkatesh loves flowing lines – anything but strict geometric form. So when she joined some of the 4.7m tourists who...
November 25th, 2012 | Exhibitions | Read More

The must MAST hand book

The must MAST hand book This well prepared pocket guide for ship security officer produced by MAST Ltd is a must for all. Within 50 pages you get everything you want, meticulously prepared by Maritime Asset Security & Training Ltd; the best gift I got at the Transport Security Conference and Exhibition...
November 25th, 2012 | Books, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Lloyd’s learns local lessons

Lloyd’s learns local lessons
Local insurance markets are growing in importance, but each is unique. Kent Chaplin, Head of Lloyd’s Asia Pacific, explains how Lloyd’s is adapting to embrace emerging Asian markets. Emerging countries in Asia are being transformed by rapid economic and social development – and so too are their...
November 25th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, News | Read More

Royal Institutio​n of Naval Architects – 2012 President’​s Invitation Lecture

Royal Institutio​n of Naval Architects – 2012 President’​s Invitation Lecture
Eduardo Autran, Kirsi Tikka and Peter French Over 150 representatives of the global maritime industry heard an information packed lecture in which Mr Autran outlined spending plans for both the upstream and downstream spending from 2012 to 2016, including a fleet expansion programme that will see the...
November 25th, 2012 | Associations, Energy, Events, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

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: Oman, Muscat – Revised Port charges at Qalht, applicable Oman for LNG vessels with effect from 01 Jan 2013 DATE: November 25, 2012 COUNTRY: Oman PORT: Muscat Revised Port charges at...
November 25th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Notes on a scandal

A dramatic fall from grace can be expensive for brands that align themselves to celebrities It is one of the biggest sports doping scandals in history and the fallout continues. Lance Armstrong received a lifetime ban from taking part in competitive cycling and was stripped of his seven Tour de France...
November 25th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Maritime Fraud | Read More

FUGRO awarded Woodside’s three year rig positioning contract

Leidschendam, The Netherlands: Fugro Survey Pty Ltd based in Perth, Western Australia, has been awarded Woodside Energy’s three year rig positioning contract. This award continues Fugro’s strong relationship with Woodside, the largest operator of oil and gas production in Australia, and demonstrates...
November 25th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

The John D. Criticos International Prize

The John D. Criticos International Prize
“Orpheus: The Song of Life” – Ann Wroe’s triumphant achievement! Following the Adjudicating Committee’s meeting of the Criticos Prize which met last June at London’s Hellenic Centre, and after many hours of deliberation on an eminently worthy Short List, it was decided that...
November 24th, 2012 | Books, Charity, Events | Read More