Archive for December, 2012

Hot Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United States, New Orleans, Louisiana – Hotel accommodation during Super Bowl & Mardi Gras * Australia, all ports – Australian ports closures and maintenance * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE...
December 31st, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Wärtsilä to supply dual-fuel propulsion package for two new Dutch tankers

Wärtsilä Corporation, 31 December 2012 at 11 am EET   Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has been contracted to supply the complete dual-fuel propulsion package for two new Liquefied Ethylene Gas (LEG)/Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tankers being built...
December 31st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Increased civil unrest drives demand for political violence cover

Demand for political risk insurance has been rising as civil unrest and political violence continue to threaten businesses around the world. Unrest is being fuelled by several factors, including discontent over corruption and a lack of economic opportunities, as well as rising fuel and food prices, and...
December 31st, 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: * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Unloading of Precast Units DATE: December 30, 2012 COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong -Unloading of Precast Units From 2 January 2013 and for approximately 4 weeks, unloading...
December 30th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | 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: 30 December 2012-12 January 2013 * Russia, all ports – Official holidays * United States, all ports – Port strike averted as talks extended * Turkey, Turkish Straits...
December 30th, 2012 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – Hijacked crew freed * United States, all ports – Contingency plans for potential trade disruption * Singapore, all ports – Singapore’s first Port Operations Control Centre decommissioned *...
December 28th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

MHI announced on December its vessel construction figures for 2012

MHI announced on December its vessel construction figures for 2012 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced on  December 21, 2012 its vessel construction figures during the calendar year 2012, at its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works and Shimonoseki...
December 28th, 2012 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

2012 – Yet another turbulent year

2012 – Yet another turbulent year
2012 was yet another turbulent year for the stock market. Even though the Oslo market rose over the course of the year, with the OBX Index (which comprises the 25 most traded shares listed on Oslo Børs) up by 14.74% per cent by the end of the year, this was not enough to encourage investors to fully...
December 28th, 2012 | News, Stock Markets | Read More

WISTA Hellas tackles hot topic at Annual Forum 2012!

WISTA Hellas tackles hot topic at Annual Forum 2012!
Record attendance was noted at this year’s WISTA Hellas Annual Forum held at the Yacht Club of Greece on December 10th 2012.  The reason?  Besides the stellar panel, one of the hottest questions to be dared for discussion at an open forum in recent history, namely whether the Greek State and the...
December 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Six PSVs feature integrated MacGregor deck equipment packages

In October Cargotec secured a comprehensive MacGregor offshore equipment contract for six platform supply vessels (PSVs) from Fujian Southeast Shipyard in China. The vessels are being built for leading US offshore support vessel owner, Tidewater Marine LLC, and the equipment is scheduled for delivery...
December 28th, 2012 | Marine Equipment, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – New Year Countdown Celebration * Australia, Port Kembla – Port Kembla office closure * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 27/12/12 DATE: December 27, 2012 COUNTRY: Hong...
December 27th, 2012 | Bunkering, Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Caution for Greek Shipping, shipbroking issues, greek maritime policy and the freight markets

Caution for Greek Shipping, shipbroking issues, greek maritime policy and the freight markets
John Faraclas John Faraclas’ live pre-Christmas interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 21st of December 2012 tackled the following issues: 1. The further downward trend of the markets – the BDI dropping down to 700 point, reconfirming his short and long term predictions! Asked where...
December 27th, 2012 | News, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

MOL News Highlights for 2012

TOKYO — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL;  President Koichi Muto) today announced the company’s top news stories for 2012  as follows:          MOL  anticipated a loss for FY2012, which will be the second consecutive year of red  ink, at the announcement of the financial results for...
December 27th, 2012 | Company Profiles | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 26/12/12 DATE: December 26, 2012 – Bunker Update: MARKET PRICE UPDATE 26/12/12 GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert MARKET PRICE UPDATE 26/12/12 180 CST   380 CST  ...
December 26th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

GAC Sri Lanka wins Business Excellence Awards

Sri Lanka, 26 December 2012 – GAC Sri Lanka has scooped two top prizes in the National Business Excellence Awards. It won Gold Awards in the ‘Shipping & Shipping-related Services Sector’ and ‘Medium Category Companies – Sri Lanka’ categories of the annual award competition...
December 26th, 2012 | Awards, 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: * Australia, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – Pilotage rates to rise * Turkey, all ports – Customs declaration for spares for vessels in transit DATE: December 25, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Great...
December 26th, 2012 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
It’s Christmas today! On behalf of all at the site worldwide,  Merry Christmas and all the very  best to come your way! Good Health to all, Further Business Development, Joy and Love, Patience, Dignity, Discipline and whilst we celebrate one way or another, let our Seafarers, who are now at the Seven...
December 25th, 2012 | News | Read More

HOT Port News NEWS from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Angola, all ports – Terminals’ closure for holidays * Congo, Pointe-Noire – Port closure for holidays * Congo, Pointe-Noire – Dredging affecting port working hours * Hong Kong, Hong Kong...
December 24th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

International tribunal orders release of Argentine frigate

The Frigate ARA Libertad An international tribunal has ordered that an Argentine frigate, seized in Ghana following an injunction imposed at the behest of a US hedge fund creditor, be released.   The injunction gave US-based vulture fund NML Capital the right to sell the ship unless Argentina settled...
December 24th, 2012 | Legal | Read More

‘Tis the season to splash the cash

Winter festivals Diwali, Christmas and Chinese New Year provide a boost for high-value goods.    The Eurozone crisis rumbles on and in the UK there is talk of triple-dip recession. Yet around the world sales of gold, fine art, jewellery and other high-value goods are peaking as the festive season...
December 24th, 2012 | Trade and Commerce | Read More

MARPOL Annex V: Port Reception Facilities – Intercargo Warns of Potential Confusion and Enforcement Issues from 1 January 2013.

Intercargo, representing the interests of dry bulk shipowners and operators, has found a general lack of information and understanding concerning important changes to MARPOL Annex V for port reception facilities that enter into force on 1 January 2013. The new requirements, which will place additional...
December 24th, 2012 | Intercargo, Pollution | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:        * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Dredging Operations at Kellett Anchorage DATE: December 23, 2012 COUNTRY: Hong Kong PORT: Hong Kong – Dredging Operations at Kellett Anchorage From 27 December 2012...
December 24th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Lloyd’s Registrer continues the tradition of the Festive Season

Lloyd’s Registrer continues the tradition of the Festive Season
  A view from the reception – a full house! The Festive Season’s events continued this year down-town Akti Miaouli and on Wednesday the 19 December 2012 the Hellenic Lloyd’s held at its premises its Christmas Open Office Celebration and hosted clients and friends to exchange Seasons...
December 24th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More

Calliope enters the fashion arena

Calliope enters the fashion arena
  Chryanthi P. Lemos with Calliope in front of her creations The Greek mind, irrespective of the situation in Greece or in the world’s poor financial markets, is always innovative and productive, fashion being over the last thirty years a field Greeks thrive too – shipping and tourism though...
December 23rd, 2012 | Charity, Fashion, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

London Greek Lyceum’s annual Christmas lunch

London Greek Lyceum’s annual Christmas lunch
A group of the Lyceum’s dancers in action Off to the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge for the London Lyceum’s of Greek Women annual Christmas lunch, last Sunday the 16th of December. Once again the event attracted a great number of guests mostly from the London Greek Shipping Fraternity...
December 23rd, 2012 | Charity, Events | Read More