Archive for December, 2012

IFLN members to benefit from CargoWise expertise

IFLN members to benefit from CargoWise  expertise
Michel Vanlerberghe December  23rd 2012 – IFLN, the Texas-headquartered worldwide network of independent  freight forwarders, has confirmed a global partnership deal with CargoWise,   international logistics software provider, that will enable all the group’s  members to boost productivity,...
December 23rd, 2012 | Associations, IT and Communications, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New Safety Features for Container Yard Equipment

Three leading exponents of improved risk management in ports and container handling facilities have published recommended safety standards for container yard equipment.  TT Club, PEMA and ICHCA International have identified additional safety devices that can be implemented on yard equipment, along with...
December 23rd, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | 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: 23 December 2012-5 January 2013   United Kingdom, Hunterston – Closure of terminal for festive period   DATE: December 22, 2012  COUNTRY: Worldwide  World Holidays:...
December 22nd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Diana’s Kamsarmax new acquisition

Diana’s Kamsarmax new acquisition
 DIANA SHIPPING INC.  announces the acquisition of a new-building Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier – Signing and drawdown of  a US$ 20 million term loan facility with Nordea Bank ATHENS, GREECE, December 21, 2012 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership...
December 22nd, 2012 | Ocean Shipping, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

DVB closed USD358.6 million sale and lease back transaction for China Shipping and CDB Leasing

DVB closed USD358.6 million sale and lease back transaction for China Shipping and CDB Leasing
DVB Bank SE (“DVB”), the Frankfurt-based bank which specialises in transport finance, closed the USD358.6 million sale and lease back transaction of a portfolio of maritime containers for China Shipping Container Lines (“CSCL”) and CDB Leasing (“CDBL”). The portfolio...
December 22nd, 2012 | News, Shipfinance | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan aids Pattern in securing Ocotillo Construction Financing

Independent Engineering services help enable first renewable energy project to deliver energy via Sunrise Powerlink transmission line San Diego/California, Hamburg/Germany, 21 December 2012 – Independent Engineering (IE) services provided by GL Garrad Hassan have helped Pattern Energy to realize...
December 22nd, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Shipping confidence on the up again as scrapping increases

Richard Greiner Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry recovered slightly from their lowest level for over four years in the three months ended November 2012, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. The small uptick...
December 21st, 2012 | Markets | Read More

OECD analyses Marseilles-Fos competitiveness

OECD analyses Marseilles-Fos competitiveness      The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a case study on Marseilles-Fos as part of its research programme on the competitiveness of city ports. Previous studies have covered the Seine axis in France as well...
December 21st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Wärtsilä AQUARIUS®UV Ballast Water Management System receives type approval

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 21 December 2012 at 12 noon EET   Milestone confirms Wärtsilä’s commitment to environmental compliance and ensures that system-manufacturing processes meet growing market demands. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider,...
December 21st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | 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 – Repair works interrupted – Brunsbuttel lock back in  operation   * United Kingdom, Leith – Holiday period lock closure   * India, Paradip – SPM permissible...
December 21st, 2012 | Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals | Read More

EU Commission Approves € 100 Million Aid for the Port of Augusta

EU Commission Approves € 100 Million Aid for the Port of Augusta On 20 December, the European Commission approved €100 million financial support for the Port of Augusta, in Sicily under EU state aid rules. The aid will be granted by Italy for an infrastructure investment project of €145, 33 million,...
December 21st, 2012 | European Union, Finance, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Wärtsilä extends licence agreements with long-term Chinese partners

l to r: Mr Liu Shuangzhi, Deputy GM, Purchasing Dept., CSTC, Mr Guo Yabin, VP, GMD, Mr Zhang Haisen, Chairman of the Board & President, CME, Mr Kimihiko Sugiura, President, CMD, Mr Gu Jitong, VP, HHM, Mr Martin Wernli, Managing Director Wärtsilä Switzerland and VP Wärtsilä Ship Power 2-stroke,...
December 21st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Deep-Sea Mining Is Closer Than You Think

Deep-Sea Mining Is Closer Than You Think
Yeti crabs crowd the newly discovered hydrothermal vent ecosystem near Antarctica. (Image: NERC ChEsSo Consortium) Deep-Sea Mining Is Closer Than You Think By Jeffrey Marlow Late last year, hydrothermal vents were discovered around Antarctica, carpeted with thousands of ghost-white yeti crabs.  In...
December 21st, 2012 | Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

New agreement strengthens GAC’s West African presence

21 December 2012 – GAC has signed a Global Network Agency (GNA) agreement for ports in Ghana, Togo and Benin with Oil and Marine Agencies (OMA) Ltd, effective from 1 January 2013, as part of the Group’s strategic expansion in West Africa. The two companies have been working together to provide...
December 21st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies | Read More

Ship Waste Agency – launches SWANET

Ship Waste Agency – launches SWANET the first collaborative platform to comply with MARPOL I, II, III, IV, V; Directive  2000/59/EU and as part of your Garbage Management Plan! SWANET is the only ship waste management software platform that meets current and future regulations and     ...
December 20th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

Second drive to improve pay and conditions on board flag of convenience vessels

Unionists in Colombo during the week of action 20 December 2012 – Union activists in India and Sri Lanka last week inspected flag of convenience vessels at several ports across South Asia to help drive up seafarers’ pay and conditions.   Riding on the success of the first staggered week of...
December 20th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Sound Navigational Practices for Vessels Trading in Australian – Waters and Australian Registered Vessels Trading Worldwide

Category: Navigation Date: 19/12/2012 Area: Worldwide Sound Navigational Practices for Vessels Trading in Australian Waters and Australian Registered Vessels Trading Worldwide We would like to advise our Members that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a Marine Notice (No.18/2012)...
December 20th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

The ISS Lighthouse Relay Voyage baton arrives down under for Christmas – raising additional funds for local charities around the globe

ISS Taiwan General Manager, Joeson Wei presenting the company’s donation to representatives of the Child Welfare League Foundation The ISS Lighthouse Relay Voyage baton, which is raising money for local charities supporting sick and disadvantaged people, has arrived in Sydney, Australia, on the...
December 20th, 2012 | Charity | Read More

IMDEX Asia to host inaugural Asian edition of International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition in 2013

IMDEX Asia to host inaugural Asian edition of International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition in 2013
First ever INEC@IMDEX Asia to feature greater focus on Asia, bringing together navy leaders and industry players to discuss naval technology challenges and innovations in the region SINGAPORE, 20 December 2012 – The International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX Asia), Asia Pacific’s...
December 20th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

ALBA was awarded with the Silver Effie Award for the campaign FEE or FREE, designed by LOWE Athens

l to r: Antonina Kalkavoura, Corporate Affairs Director, Maria-Vassiliki Doukaki, Marketing & Communications Director, Nicholas Travlos, Dean, Nike Theodorou, Marketing & Communications Manager, Evangelia Pantazopoulou Marketing & Communications Assistant – ALBA Graduate Business School...
December 20th, 2012 | Education and Training, HR | Read More

New CEO of IMCA now in post

New CEO of IMCA now in post
Chris Chapman Chris Charman has now taken over from Hugh Williams as Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). He joined the association on 3 December working with outgoing CEO Hugh Williams, who is retiring at the end of the year. With two weeks in post under his belt,...
December 20th, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

DNV and GL to merge

DNV and GL to merge
Hinrich Stahl, Maryland GmbH, Erik van der Noordaa, CEO GL Group, Henrik O. Madsen, CEO DNV. Hamburg/Oslo, 20 December 2012 – An agreement has been signed to merge DNV and GL. The new entity will be called DNV GL Group. It will be one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and...
December 20th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Story of the Day | Read More

LNG fuelled bulk carrier design developed by COSCO Shipyard Group, Golden Union and Lloyd’s Register

LNG fuelled bulk carrier design developed by COSCO Shipyard Group, Golden Union and Lloyd’s Register
LNG fuelled bulk carrier design developed by COSCO Shipyard Group, Golden Union and Lloyd’s Register ‘Clean Sky’ design Kamsarmax project moves industry far beyond the concept stage for gas powered bulk carriers Lloyd’s Register has provided approval in principle (AIP) for the new ‘Clean Sky’...
December 20th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

ME-GI Scores Further Success; Forward-Looking Customers Acknowledge ME-GI Benefits

Prominent shipping company orders four dual-fuel, ultra-long-stroke engines with option for further six. MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced another order for the MAN B&W ME-GI dual-fuel, two-stroke, gas-injection engine. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG), an offshoot of Teekay Corporation,...
December 20th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association, TT Club and ICHCA International publish recommendations on container yard equipment safety

December 20, 2012 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association, TT Club and ICHCA International have jointly published recommended minimum safety features for container yard equipment, identifying features and functional requirements to improve the safety of people, equipment and cargo. The impetus...
December 20th, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More