Archive for November, 2012

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: Worldwide – World Holidays: 25 November-8 December 2012 Chile, all ports – Change to land line phone numbers  DATE: November 24, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 25...
November 24th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

There is no shortcut to experience

75 years ago the MacGregor brothers identified a problem with ships’ hatch covers, and produced an innovative solution. Life at sea was safer, ships became more profitable. This has proved to be an extremely effective way of building a sustainable business. It is hardly surprising that shipowners and...
November 24th, 2012 | 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: Vietnam, all ports – Vietnamese authorities recapture hijacked tanker Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Laying of water pipeline from Convention & Exhibition Centre to Tsim Sha Tsui Australia, Port Kembla...
November 23rd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

North P & I directors decide on 15% general increase and deferred payment terms

North P & I directors decide on 15% general increase and deferred payment terms
  Pratap Skirke Directors of the 170 million GT North P&I club have decided on a 15% general premium increase for protection and indemnity (P&I) cover next year together with moderated payment terms. The increase reflects the board’s commitment to maintaining the financial health and stability...
November 23rd, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

MOL Presents Long Service Awards to Filipino Seafarers, Hosts Gathering for Families

MOL Presents Long Service Awards to Filipino Seafarers, Hosts Gathering for Families
MOL Filipino Seafarers and family members receive Long Service award TOKYO – Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL Group seafarer manning company Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc. (MMM) held a long-service commendation ceremony for Filipino seafarers on November...
November 23rd, 2012 | Events, HR, Jobs | Read More

Opening Ceremony Held for Daycare Center in the Philippines – Backed by MOL Donations

  MOL Day Care Centre, Philippines —  From 2011 donations to the International NGO Habitat for Humanity Philippines TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the opening of a daycare center in Tanza, Navotos City, the Philippines, that was built with the support...
November 23rd, 2012 | Charity | Read More

The UK Club’s Loss Prevention team takes a close look at tug and barge operations

The UK Club’s Loss Prevention team takes a close look at tug and barge operations
The latest Loss Prevention publication from the UK P&I Club is entitled ‘Tug and Barge Matters’ and is described as a focus on some of the issues surrounding tug and barge fleets in the P&I world. Running to 18 pages and heavily illustrated, it compares examples of bad and good practice. As...
November 23rd, 2012 | Books, News, P and I Clubs, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

In the presence of young and old, HELMEPA’s Awareness Campaign began in the city of Kavala

In the presence of young and old, HELMEPA’s Awareness Campaign began in the city of Kavala
l to r: The Deputy Mayor of Kavala, Christodoulos Michalakis with the General Secretary of HELMEPA’s Board of Directors, Dimitris Lemonidis Yesterday the 21st November 2012, the extensive participation of the citizens and the evident support of local stakeholders of the beautiful city of Kavala, crowned...
November 23rd, 2012 | Environment, News | Read More

SAMI meets Middle East Shipping

Gianna Molica-Franco, Steven Jones and Peter Cook at the SAMI’s stand during teh Transport Security EXPO and Conference event at Olympia last week The Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI), the global organisation representing the maritime security industry, is pleased to announce...
November 23rd, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Research comes home to roost: six years later, Revelle returns

After a six-year voyage on the high seas, braving crashing waves and typhoon-force winds around the world in the name of science, research vessel (R/V) Roger Revelle is coming home to San Diego today*.  Revelle, owned by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and operated by the Scripps Institution of...
November 23rd, 2012 | Oceanology | Read More

GAC supports search for oil in Burundi

Tanganyika Explorer, the vesel for which GAC’s shipments are destined 22 November 2012 – GAC UK & GAC Seaforth have overcome challenges to complete the successful delivery of a complex collection of cargo to Lake Tanganyika, Burundi, to support Surestream Petroleum (UK)’s explorations...
November 22nd, 2012 | Energy | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber closure United States, Cold Bay, Alaska – Coast Guard repsonse to Alaskan tug & barge grounding United States, New York, NewYork – Spire sets sail for One...
November 22nd, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

EFNAV presentation marks 1, 000th SEEMP for GL’s FutureShip

EFNAV presentation marks 1, 000th SEEMP for GL’s FutureShip
Presentation of the 1, 000th certificate (from left to right): MrAristidis Efstathiou, GL Business Development Manager Area Southern Europe, Mr Athanasios Reisopoulos, GL Area Manager for Southern Europe, Mr Philippos Efstathiou, Owner of EFNAV, Mr Pantelis Chondros, TechnicalManager of EFNAV, Mr. Stefanos...
November 22nd, 2012 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan to provide Celtic Array Met Mast

GL Garrad Hassan to provide Celtic Array Met Mast
Fino 2 reserch platform Hamburg/Germany, 22 November 2012 – Centrica has awarded a contract to GL Garrad Hassan, the renewable energy consulting business of the GL Group, for the design, supply, installation and operation of an offshore meteorological mast system for their Celtic Array project...
November 22nd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Bolidt flooring is selected for Norwegian Breakaway

Bolidt flooring is selected for Norwegian Breakaway
The Aqua Park main pool Bolidt announced today that well-known creative forces at Tillberg Design and SMC Design have selected the company to supply flooring for Norwegian Cruise Line’s (Norwegian) newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway. Many of the ship’s main public areas will be enhanced by Bolidt’s...
November 22nd, 2012 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Consolidated Marine Management takes delivery of King Gregory, the first of two fuel-efficient medium-range tankers from Hyundai Mipo

Consolidated Marine Management takes delivery of King Gregory, the first of two fuel-efficient medium-range tankers from Hyundai Mipo
From the naming ceremony, CMM’s Kostas Vlachos stands third from right Classed by Lloyd’s Register, the oil-and-chemical carrier has latest environmental and efficiency features Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has delivered King Gregory, a 52, 000-dwt tanker, to Consolidated Marine Management...
November 22nd, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | 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, Freeport, Texas – Port returns to project depth * United States, Delaware River – Marcus Hook Anchorage opening * Panama, all ports – Local Independence Day Holiday * Bunker...
November 21st, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Insuring the IVF boom

Wed 21 Nov 2012 –  Twins insurance covers the costs associated with multiple births. A new insurance product underwritten by a Lloyd’s coverholder in the US gives parents a financial payout in the event they give birth to twins. New Life Agency’s Newborn Twins Insurance provides coverage for...
November 21st, 2012 | Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

GAC golfers seek a strong showing at DP World Championship 2012

Chris Wood Wood, Sterne and Coetzee to represent global shipping, marine and  logistics company Dubai, November 21st 2012 – Global shipping, marine and logistics company GAC is looking forward to an exciting show from its team of world-class professional golfers at the upcoming DP World Championship...
November 21st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies, Sports | Read More

The American Club sets the bar for 2013/4…

AMERICAN CLUB’s 10% GENERAL INCREASE FOR 2013 Directors review club’s steady progress and good results Growing concern over rising Pool claims Balanced view of the business landscape ahead NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 21, 2012: The American Club has set the bar for 2013/14 renewals at a 10% general increase...
November 21st, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

The Board of Oslo Børs imposes violation charge on Norse Energy

At its meeting on 21 November 2012, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to impose a violation charge on Norse Energy Corporation ASA for breach of the duty to publish an information document and a detailed stock exchange announcement within the stipulated deadlines, and a breach of the duty...
November 21st, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Latest from the Strike Club

STRONG DEMAND FOR STRIKE CLUB’S PROTECTIVE COVERS Bill Milligan General Increases of 10% and 5% are Maintained for 2013/14 Mutual Entries The Strike Club, the market leader in the niche area of delay insurance for the marine trades, reports continuing strong demand for its mutual and fixed-premium...
November 21st, 2012 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Greek Government EUAs Auction by ATHEX on 21/11/2012

We would like to inform you that the Greek Government sold today, 21November 2012, half million spot EU Allowances for 6.76 euros each, during the eleventh auction of 2012, hosted by the ATHEX trading platform. Four (4) ATHEX members in total participated in the auction and submitted guarantees that...
November 21st, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions acquires Novenco Fire Fighting A/S

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions acquires Novenco Fire  Fighting A/S
Petter Traaholt Oslo, 21 November, 2012. Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions  has acquired Novenco Fire Fighting A/S (NFF) in a move that will strengthen its  portfolio of marine and offshore fire fighting products and  services. Petter Traaholt, President Wilhelmsen Technical  Solutions (WTS), said:...
November 21st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Latest from The Nautical Institute on ECDIS

Latest from The Nautical Institute on ECDIS
Philip Wake, The Nautical Institute’s CEO 21.11.12 – Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Familiarisation   The Nautical Institute announced today  the publication of Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Familiarisation to promote clarity around Generic Training and Familiarisation regarding...
November 21st, 2012 | IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More