Archive for January, 2013

Evergreen Seafarer Training Center Achieves ClassNK Certification

The Evergreen Seafarer Training Center (ESTC) has been certified by leading class society ClassNK to provide training courses in Bridge Resource Management (BRM), Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS) and Engine-room Resource Management (ERM).  The official certificate was presented to...
January 31st, 2013 | Classification Societies, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

HUTTON’S achieves important international standards

Hutton’s quality processes Leading international ship supplier, Hutton’s, has achieved important international accreditations to benefit customers and its staff. UK-based Hutton’s has been awarded International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) quality management standard ISO9001, environmental...
January 31st, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

All change for GAC Pindar Extreme Sailing team as talented youth team is announced

All change for GAC Pindar Extreme Sailing team as talented youth team is announced
GAC Pindar EX40 Kiwi skipper Will Tiller to make his Extreme Sailing Series debut in Oman UK, 31 January 2013 – GAC Pindar has announced a new line-up for their 2013 Extreme Sailing Series (ESS). Kiwi sailor Will Tiller and a talented youth team will make their ESS debut in the 1st Act of the...
January 31st, 2013 | News, Ports & Terminals, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Jamaica Logistics: Leverage speed and connectivity

Jamaica Logistics: Leverage speed and connectivity
Birdview Kingston Port The Government of Jamaica has unveiled ambitious plans that will create the Caribbean island into a Global Logistics Hub for the Americas and position it as a regional trading rival to Singapore. High level discussions have already started with a number of overseas investors to...
January 31st, 2013 | Logistics, News, 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: * Germany, Kiel Canal – Restricted lock chamber capacity ahead of repairs * United States, Delaware River – Ice Condition II (Update 2) * India, Mundra – Maximum acceptable drafts for February 2013 *...
January 31st, 2013 | Bunkering, Canals, Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Oslo Børs and Burgundy to merge

31/01/2013  – Oslo Børs ASA signed an agreement in October 2012 to acquire all the shares in Burgundy AB. The shares were acquired on 24 January 2013, and the boards of Oslo Børs and Burgundy have now decided to merge the two companies. The merger will contribute to more efficient organization...
January 31st, 2013 | Stock Markets | Read More

ABB Turbocharging’s new A200-L a quantum leap in technology

Baden, Switzerland, 31 January 2013: ABB Turbocharging announced today that its new A200-L generation of single-stage turbochargers for low-speed two-stroke engines represents a quantum leap in the technological development of turbochargers. Significantly more volume flow The A200-L’s compressor stage...
January 31st, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

DMLC Preparation

Frank H. Marmol DMLC Preparation, By Frank H. Marmol (*)    A Maritime Labour Certificate (MLC), complemented by a Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance (DMLC), shall constitute prima facie evidence that the ship has been duly inspected by the Member whose flag it flies and that the requirements...
January 31st, 2013 | HR, Shipmanagement | Read More

Propeller Club’s 2013 New Year Vassilopitta

Propeller Club’s 2013 New Year Vassilopitta
  H.E.-Ambassador Daniel Bennett Smith along with Mr.Mousouroulis, Mr.Michaloliakos, the Board of Governors-and Past Presidents for theVasssilopitta Cutting Athens, Greece: Last Sunday the 27th January 2013, the traditional New Year Vassilopitta cutting ceremony was celebrated at the Grande Bretagne...
January 31st, 2013 | Awards, Charity, Clubs, Events | Read More

Seamen’s Union launches 48 hour strike action in Greece affecting key ports

Seamen’s Union launches 48 hour strike action in Greece affecting key ports
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS)*, the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of 48 hour strike action in Greece by the Seamen’s Union from 0600 on Thursday 31 January until 0600 on Saturday 2 February 2013. Piraeus Container Terminal ISS Greece has confirmed that the strike disruption...
January 31st, 2013 | Coastal Shipping, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Insuring big ideas

Patent insurance is enjoying a growing profile thanks in part to on-going wrangling between the global technology giants. The smartphone patent war continues to rumble on between Apple, Samsung, Google and other rivals, highlighting the high value attached to intellectual property rights in the technology...
January 31st, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications | Read More

Underwriters see opportunities in underground boom

As new UK high speed rail routes are unveiled, we look at opportunities for insurers underground. In 1863 the world’s first underground railway, the Metropolitan Railway, opened in London. 150 years on underground railways are proving as popular as ever.   There are now almost 190 metro systems...
January 31st, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Logistics, Rail | Read More

FLNG – the culmination of 34 years of LNG research

The first evidence of FLNG development is so old you actually have to review books to find it… FLNG – the culmination of 34 years of LNG research By Lars Petter Blikom, Segment Director for LNG at DNV They are massive monsters. They are stuffed with state-of-the-art technology. They cost billions...
January 30th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Energy, LNG | Read More

Snowflake Software to provide GML encoding for UKHO S-100 based product

Southampton, UK. 30 January 2013: Snowflake Software, specialist in data exchange solutions via Open Standards, has been awarded a contract by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to provide an open standard Geography Markup Language (GML) encoding and profile for a basic route specification...
January 30th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

MAN B&W Engines Achieve EEDI Compliancy

Bulkers receive energy efficiency approval ahead of time Chinese shipowner Centrans (Tianjing) Ocean Shipping has received EEDI compliance certificates for two 180, 000 dwt newbuildings, an achievement it reports as being a first in the Capesize segment globally. The bulk carriers are each powered by...
January 30th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

WSS honoured at Dubai Trade Awards WSS Dubai awarded Freight Forwarder of the Year 2012

WSS honoured at Dubai Trade Awards  WSS Dubai awarded Freight Forwarder of the Year 2012
The WSS Dubai Team with the award, centre; Flemming Andersen. The team from WSS Dubai picked up the award for Freight Forwarder of the Year 2012 on Monday night at the Dubai Trade Awards in Dubai.  The awards recognise the achievements of the region’s most active online performers and were attended...
January 30th, 2013 | Awards, Events | 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 – Urgent lock chamber repairs * United States, New Orleans, Louisiana – Hotel accommodation during Superbowl/Mardi Gras * United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Safety...
January 30th, 2013 | Bunkering, Canals, Ports & Terminals, Sports, Yachting | Read More

GL’s ASEAN Committee Meets in Singapore.

GL’s ASEAN Committee Meets in Singapore.
Singapore, 30 January 2013 – Classification society Germanischer Lloyd’s ASEAN Committee meeting took place in Singapore, with more than thirty participants from all of the ASEAN member countries. Over the quarter that has passed since the first meeting a revolution has taken place in the...
January 30th, 2013 | Events | Read More

European Union Measures against Iran – Council Regulation 1263/2012

European Union Measures against Iran – Council Regulation 1263/2012 – Frequently Asked Questions – 29 January 2013 Background 1. On 15 October 2012 the European Union Foreign Affairs Council agreed further measures restricting trade activities with Iran. The Council Decision 2012/635/CFSP...
January 30th, 2013 | P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

Sea tourism growth: potential major asset for Greek economy say sector experts

Sea tourism growth: potential major asset for Greek economy say sector experts
2nd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum attracts strong international interest The Greek cruising and yachting sectors have the combined potential to create more than 40, 000 new jobs, according to a recent study undertaken by the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping. The full roll out of the home-porting policy for...
January 30th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Tourism | Read More

Piccadilly Circus welcomes UP Greek Tourism

Piccadilly Circus welcomes UP Greek Tourism
From January 31st and for two weeks, UP Greek Tourism’s Billboard will be on display in the heart of London London; First stop was New York, second Washington and now London! Up Greek Tourism’s billboard in a journey around the world, will be arriving at Piccadilly Circus on 31 of January, following...
January 30th, 2013 | Exhibitions | Read More

Busy conference year lies ahead for IMarEST

Busy conference year lies ahead for IMarEST
David Loosley With a dozen conferences programmed, 2013 promises to be a busy year for the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). Embracing civil and defence topics, marine engineering, marine science, offshore oil and gas and LNG, environmental issues, and the Arctic, the...
January 30th, 2013 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Diary of Events | Read More

Secretary-General of IMO visits IMSO

Secretary-General of IMO visits IMSO
Capt Esteban Pacha, Director General of IMSO and Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General of IMOduring his visit to IMSO Headquarters on 28 January 2013 Secretary-general of the International Maritime organisation visits IMSO The IMSO Director General, Captain Esteban Pacha-Vicente, today announced that...
January 30th, 2013 | IMO, IT and Communications, News, Organisations | Read More

Time for openness on ship registries, says Liberia

Scott Bergeron THE Liberian Registry says it is time to put an end to the outdated thinking which results in all open registers, irrespective of their safety record, being referred to pejoratively as ‘flags of convenience.’ Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry...
January 30th, 2013 | Flags | Read More

Insurance Premium Taxes rising across Europe, IUA research reveals

Insurance Premium Taxes rising across Europe, IUA research reveals
Nick Lowe Finance deficits and a worsening economic outlook have led several governments across Europe to ramp up insurance premium tax rates, new research from the International Underwriting Association has shown. Many higher tax rates have been implemented from 1st January 2013 and will serve to fund...
January 30th, 2013 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, News | Read More