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 Kingdom, Campbeltown – Berth upgrade complete   United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Safety Zone for New Year  fireworks display   Singapore, Singapore – Revised working...
December 20th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Passenger Ship Liability: ICS urges EU Governments To Issue New Certificates by Year End

Peter Hinchliffe The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is calling upon EU maritime administrations to ensure that they are ready to issue passenger ships with the required insurance certificates in order that ships can comply with the EU Passenger Liability Regulation (PLR). If the necessary certificates...
December 20th, 2012 | International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Wärtsilä and Yuchai Marine Power establish joint venture for manufacturing medium-speed engines in China

Wärtsilä Corporation, Company Announcement, 20 December 2012 at 3.50 pm (EET) Wärtsilä and Yuchai Marine Power Co. Ltd. (YCMP), a subsidiary of Guangxi Yuchai Group, have signed an agreement in Zhuhai, China to establish a 50/50 joint venture for manufacturing medium-speed marine engines in Zhuhai...
December 20th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

GAC and Crystal Palace Football Club team up with the World Food Programme

20 December 2012 – GAC is helping to promote the fight against global hunger this Christmas by donating the space on Crystal Palace players’ shirts where its brand usually appears to the world’s largest humanitarian aid organisation, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP). As a result,...
December 20th, 2012 | Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sports | Read More

Wärtsilä wins ship design contract for new Subsea 7 diving support vessel

Wärtsilä wins ship design contract for new Subsea 7 diving support vessel
The Subsea 7 Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has signed a contract for the design of a new diving support vessel (DSV) to be built for Subsea 7, the seabed-to-surface engineering, construction, and services contractor to the offshore energy industry. The...
December 20th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

NORTEK delivers accoustic doppler current profilers to Universite Laval for Arcticnet programme

Nortek has just delivered five long-range Continental Profilers and fifteen deep-water Aquadopp Current Meters to the ArcticNet programme managed by Universite Laval in Quebec, Canada.  ArcticNet has been using Nortek acoustic Doppler current profilers and current meters successfully in the Arctic...
December 19th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology | 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 19th, 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:  * United States, all ports – Port strike looms as talks break down  * Canada, all ports – Designated Carrier Code  * United States, Delaware River – Mantua Creek Safety Zone cancelled  * Singapore,...
December 19th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Amarcon receives OCTOPUS-Onboard order for Dockwise Vanguard

Amarcon receives OCTOPUS-Onboard order for Dockwise Vanguard
Flooding dock Vanguard vrij te gebruiken Dalfsen, Netherlands 17 December 2012. Amarcon, a member of the ABB group, today announced that it has received an OCTOPUS-Onboard order for the new build Dockwise Vanguard. This vessel is the largest and most advanced heavy lift vessel ever built. The vessel...
December 19th, 2012 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The Tsavliris London Christmas Party

The Tsavliris London Christmas Party
The Tsavliris Salvage Group once again hosted their traditional  London Christmas cocktail Party at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge on the 11th December 2012.   Shipping’s Festive Season opens with this annual event which was once again  one of the most well received gatherings of...
December 19th, 2012 | Events, Featured, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Paris MoU launches Harmonised Verification Programme (HAVEP) on Passenger Ships

Category: Safety Date: 18/12/2012 Area: Europe & Middle East We would like to advise Members that the 27 Member States of the Paris MoU (Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control) will focus their attention on passenger ship safety in 2013. In May 2012 the Paris MoU Committee agreed...
December 19th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Regulatory | Read More

Global unions call for measures after Tazreen fire

Global unions call for measures after Tazreen fire
The ITF HQ’s in London 18 December 2012  Three powerful global union organisations, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), UNI Global Union and IndustriALL Global Union are demanding that Walmart act to prevent deadly working conditions. This call comes following the recent...
December 19th, 2012 | HR, ITF, News | Read More

More cargo loading flexibility for container lines

Hamburg/Germany, 19 December 2012 – Classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) is offering container carriers additional flexibility to load more containers on deck, while maintaining required safety levels. Withnew route specific loading calculations, GL can assist container lines to accelerate...
December 19th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Wärtsilä awarded a major contract to design six offshore oilfield ships for Chinese COSL

Wärtsilä awarded a major contract to design six offshore oilfield ships for Chinese COSL
Wärtsilä Corporation, 19 December 2012 at 10 am EET   – Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has signed a contract with China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL) to supply the designs for a total of six new ships. The two Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs)...
December 19th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The reform of insurance contract law:a Sisyphean task?

The Marine Insurance Act, 1906 is an astonishing piece of Victorian intellectual capital, the overwhelming bulk of the work being undertaken towards the end of Victoria’s reign. It took 12 years to find its way into the statute book, however, and is, in that sense, strictly Edwardian. The Act has arguably...
December 18th, 2012 | Marine Insurance | Read More

60 seconds with… Hugh Shaw

Tuesday 18 Dec. 2012 –  lloyds.com talks to Hugh Shaw*, the UK’s Secretary of States Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention (SOSREP) about keeping our seas safe and clean, and the complexities of removing ship wrecks from our waters. Briefly describe your responsibilities?   The...
December 18th, 2012 | Marine Insurance | Read More

New US$ 300 million revolving credit facility for CMB/Bocimar

CMB has signed a USD 300 million senior secured reducing revolving   credit facility with DNB Bank ASA and Nordea Bank Norge ASA as lead   arrangers and bookrunners, Belfius Bank nv/sa, Fortis Bank sa/nv, KFW   IPEX-Bank GmbH and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) as lead   arrangers and ABN...
December 18th, 2012 | Shipfinance | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:     *Singapore, Singapore – Autonomous System Experiments off Tuas Bay     *Australia, all ports – AMSA & CSIRO join forces to improve maritime incident response. DATE: December 18, 2012 COUNTRY:...
December 18th, 2012 | Oil Spill, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Parliament Maintains European Perspective on TEN-T

Parliament Maintains European Perspective on TEN-T
Patrick Verhoeven Today, the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) of the European Parliament voted on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) guidelines and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) proposals. ESPO welcomes the fact that Members of Parliament gave their support to a TEN-T policy...
December 18th, 2012 | European Union, Politics and Government, Tourism | Read More

Major Incident Prevention at heart of IMCA safety seminar

Major Incident Prevention at heart of IMCA safety seminar
Jane Bugler The offshore oil industry has focused its safety efforts over the past 20 to 30 years on preventing incidents and injuries to people, basically preventing slips, trips and falls – the occupational health and safety aspects. In parallel there have been efforts to prevent major incidents...
December 18th, 2012 | Associations, Energy, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Laying the groundwork for LNG: GL GasPax Forum

Laying the groundwork for LNG: GL GasPax Forum
GL’s Dr Pierre C Sames presents the GasPax project partners with approval in principle certificates. From left to right: Dr Pierre C Sames, Head of Research and Rule Development GL, Rolf Nagel, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, Dr. Bernhard Urban, Lürssen, Gerhard Untiedt, Meyer Werft, Hans-Christian...
December 18th, 2012 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Energy, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Fara delisting from Oslo Børs

18/12/2012  The shares in Fara ASA will be delisted from Oslo Børs. Last day of listing will be Friday 1 March 2013. Fara ASA has in letter dated 9 November 2012 pursuant to Continuing Obligations section 15.1 (4) cf. Stock Exchange Act section 25 (1), applied for delisting of the company’s shares...
December 18th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

SEEMP Software sea trial delivers fuel cost savings of US$ 210, 000 per annum

SEEMP Software sea trial delivers fuel cost savings of US$ 210, 000 per annum
  m/v Bore Sea at sea loaded Electronic SEEMP solution from NAPA proves almost 6% annual reduction in fuel consumption for the 2860 lane meter Bore RoFlex vessel HELSINKI, 18 DECEMBER 2012 – In advance of International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) ship energy efficiency management plan (SEEMP)...
December 18th, 2012 | Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory | Read More

IUA sets out plans for 2013

Dave Matcham Two key regulatory developments are high on the International Underwriting Association’s list of priorities for 2013. The association will be tracking various initiatives aimed at converging international regimes for the supervision of re/insurance. It will also be seeking to ensure the...
December 18th, 2012 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

ClassNK Tops 210 Million Gross Tons

Noboru Ueda speaking at the last Greek Shipping Awards earlier this month World Leading Class Society Adds 10 Million GT in 6 months Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK continues its remarkable growth in 2012, announcing today that its register topped 210 million gross tons for the first...
December 18th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More