Archive for December, 2012

ISPS – Ten Years On

ISPS – Ten Years On
Steven Jones ISPS – Ten Years On, by Steven Jones* To misquote Shakespeare, when we think of maritime security, some industries are born secure, some achieve security, and others have security thrust upon them. Shipping is very much in the latter category, and it is now ten years since the International...
December 5th, 2012 | Books, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

ITF condemns “unprofessional conduct” of port employers in the US

Part of Long Beach Port The ITF has denounced the actions of employers in the US ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach after they abandoned negotiations with the union, leaving a dispute involving hundreds of striking clerical workers unresolved.   The six hundred workers, represented by the ITF-affiliated...
December 4th, 2012 | ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

African enterprise: Malawi boosts infrastructure to back mineral businesses

African enterprise: Malawi boosts infrastructure to back mineral businesses
Songwe Exploration Camp African enterprise: Malawi boosts infrastructure to back mineral businesses, By James Brewer UK-educated, much travelled businessman Will Dawes says of his latest country of operation: “Malawi is a great place to work. There is a favourable political backdrop, and improving...
December 4th, 2012 | Energy, News | Read More

Globecomm Maritime Provides Satellite Services to 3, 500 Ships Globally

Dave Hershberg HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., December 3, 2012 /BusinessWire/ — Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM), a leading communications solutions provider, announced today that it has reached a maritime industry milestone, providing connectivity services to 3, 500 ships globally.  Globecomm Maritime...
December 4th, 2012 | IT and Communications | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Philippines, all ports – Typhoon Pablo Singapore, Singapore – Construction of sea water intake structure off Tuas View Turkey, Turkish Straits – Bad weather sinks vessel and rescue boat DATE:...
December 4th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

SEAMARSHALS gains first licence as Cape Verde leads fight against West african piracy

In a move designed to thwart the escalating piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, the Government of Cape Verde has granted a licence to Cape Verde Maritime Security Services (CVMSS) allowing the company exclusive rights to vet Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) who want to use the island as a base for...
December 4th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Bolideck covers growing superyacht market

MY Octopus The company has been involved in eight major yacht projects this year, delivering solutions for both newbuildings and major refits at yards in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe. High profile projects for Bolidt in the Netherlands – home to some of the market’s leading yacht-building...
December 4th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Yachting | Read More

DONJON Marine’s Emergency Response to Sandy devastaton

John Witte Donjon Marine Co. Inc. of Hillside,  NJ, was mobilized from its base in Port Newark, New Jersey, to provide an emergency pumping capability in response to the devastation resulting from Hurricane Sandy. Donjon currently holds the US Navy Salvage and Related Services contract for theNorth...
December 4th, 2012 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Lloyd’s Register appointed as independent safety assessor for the new extension of Taiwan high-speed rail network

Lloyd’s Register appointed as independent safety assessor for the new extension of Taiwan high-speed rail network
Lloyd’s Register CEO Richard Sadler (left) presents the THSRC Chairman and CEO, Ou Chin-der, with a gift to commemorate the occasion Contract continues organisation’s role as the third-party assessor for the island’s state-of-the-art railway     The Taiwan High Speed Railway Corporation (THSRC)...
December 4th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, Safety and Security | Read More

HSH Nordbank refinances for AAE large fleet of railway carriages

HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank is providing AAE Ahaus Alstätter Eisenbahn AG, a long standing client, with a major part of a refinancing. With these funds the Swiss company operates a fleet of 4, 830 freight carriages, which serve as the principal collateral for the financiers. In total, the transaction...
December 4th, 2012 | Finance, Logistics | Read More

How a UK dealer helped artists left high and dry by the Soviet collapse return to fashion

How a UK dealer helped artists left high and dry by the Soviet collapse return to fashion
Drivers drying their diving suits, Sochi harbour 1977, oil on canvas, Evgeni Kazmin, Artists’ Union of St. Petersburg How a UK dealer helped artists left high and dry by the Soviet collapse return to fashion, By James Brewer Out of fashion – old hat! As the remnants of the Soviet system were...
December 4th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:  Worldwide – IMO agrees new rules for passenger safety  India, Cochin – Ballast Water management – electronic reporting  Singapore, all ports – Pyrotechnic displays  Bunker Update...
December 3rd, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Shipping Markets: Optimism, Reality and Caution – …and Greek politics

Shipping Markets: Optimism, Reality and Caution  – …and Greek politics
John Faraclas’ live interview to Panos Thomakos at SBC TV last Friday 30th of November 2012 tackled the following issues: The downward markets – wet and dry,  and the  continuous stagnation of China still affecting the chartering, and sales and purchase markets; the biggest problem being that...
December 3rd, 2012 | IMO, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Greek Government EUAs Auction by ATHEX on 03/12/2012

We would like to inform you that the Greek Government sold today, 3  December2012, half million spot EU Allowances for 6.07 euros each, during the fourteenth auction of 2012, hosted by the ATHEX trading platform. Five (5) ATHEX members in total participated in the auction and submitted guarantees that...
December 3rd, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Wärtsilä gets propulsion order for the first LNG powered ferry in North America

Wärtsilä Corporation,   3 December 2012 at 12 noon EET   Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the gas powered propulsion machinery and corresponding gas storage and handling systems for a new passenger ferry. The vessel...
December 3rd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Romanian truck drivers take legal action over social dumping

Truckers from Romania are taking legal action over exploitative wages and working conditions while they were working in the Belgian port of Antwerp.   The drivers are suing their former employer because they claim they were being paid less than their Belgian counterparts, were working excessive hours...
December 3rd, 2012 | ITF | Read More

FONASBA highlights complexity of ship agents’ role in new Port Procedures Survey

FONASBA highlights complexity of ship agents’ role in new Port Procedures Survey
Marygrace Collins Shipowners, port users and regulators have been provided with a comprehensive and detailed overview of the many activities undertaken by port agents by The Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents (FONASBA). The international association today (Monday 3 December)...
December 3rd, 2012 | Associations, News, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

Rickmers Group and Oaktree form strategic partnership for investments in newbuild container vessels

Hamburg, 3 December 2012 – Funds advised by Oaktree Capital Management, LP and the global shipping major Rickmers Group are joining forces to invest in eight plus eight eco designed newbuild container vessels. Oaktree Capital Management LP is a leading global investment management firm focused on alternative...
December 3rd, 2012 | Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Oslo Børs enters into agreement to acquire Fish Pool

Oslo Børs enters into agreement to acquire Fish Pool
03/12/2012 – Oslo Børs has reached agreement with the shareholders of the fish and seafood derivatives exchange Fish Pool ASA to acquire approximately 71% of the shares in the company. The acquisition represents a further step in strengthening Oslo Børs’ commitment to the seafood sector in...
December 3rd, 2012 | Breaking News, Stock Markets | Read More

IMO Secretary-General to highlight key issues during visit to Chile

IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu is to visit Chile this week and will take the opportunity to highlight a number of important issues on the Organization’s current agenda.        On 5 December, Mr Sekimizu will speak about IMO’s commitment to sustainable...
December 3rd, 2012 | IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

New rules for passenger safety agreed by IMO

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 91st session, 26 to 30 November 2012 Briefing: 54, December 3, 2012 – IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), meeting at the Organization’s London Headquarters for its 91st session from 26 to 30 November 2012, agreed that rules to require passenger safety...
December 3rd, 2012 | IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

From Titanic to Costa Concordia: What is the Achilles Heel of Passenger Shipping? –

From Titanic to Costa Concordia: What is the Achilles Heel of Passenger Shipping? –
Dr. Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard introducing the event. From Titanic to Costa Concordia: What is the Achilles Heel of Passenger Shipping? By James Brewer Too many serious maritime accidents are never investigated, or are looked at but never result in any recommendations being made. Many inquiries fail to...
December 2nd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Events, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Informa’s law and finance latest reports and magazines

At the latest Cadwallader’s symposium and dinner I was tempted from the available publications on …show; all for November 2012 – except for the Lloyds Maritime and Commercil Law quartely and LLOYD’S MARITIME LAW, which is for August and October 2012 respectively- here we go: The Lloyd’s...
December 1st, 2012 | Books | Read More

John Lang’s “Titanic”: simply different!

John Lang’s “Titanic”: simply different!
It is not just the plethora of books and the reasons for writing about the “Titanic”, whose name only encompasses the gigantic, the immense, conversely the effort was titanic so to speak for John Lang to bring forward another side until now totally ignored and or avoided (?) and help us understand...
December 1st, 2012 | Books, Maritime Accidents, News | 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: 2-15 December 2012   DATE: December 01, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 2-15 December 2012 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:...
December 1st, 2012 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More