Archive for January, 2013

DNV to cooperate with Korea Gas Corportaion on a feasibiity study on LNG bunkering in Korea

DNV and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), Korea’s national gas company, have entered into an agreement to cooperate on a feasibility study on the establishment of an LNG bunkering infrastructure in Korea. This is one of the largest and most comprehensive feasibility studies ever initiated in the worldwide...
January 23rd, 2013 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Energy | Read More

MOL Wins Approval of Installation for Packaged Container Ballast Water Treatment System in Cargo Hold

MOL  Wins Approval of Installation for Packaged Container Ballast Water Treatment  System in Cargo Hold A loaded containership under way – Japan’s First Approval from ClassNK – TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL;  President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company acquired...
January 23rd, 2013 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

A great painter ahead of his time: Manet Portraying Life is Royal Academy’s new exhibition

A great painter ahead of his time: Manet Portraying Life is Royal Academy’s new exhibition
Manet, Music in the Tuileries Gardens, 1862, The National Gallery, London A great painter ahead of his time: Manet Portraying Life is Royal Academy’s new exhibition By James Brewer  When Édouard Manet faced hostility from hidebound critics, he was buoyed by the way other intellectual figures including...
January 23rd, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Malta ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

Malta becomes the 34th ILO member State and the 12th EU member State to ratify this landmark Convention. GENEVA (ILO News) – On 18 January 2013, the Government of Malta deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)....
January 23rd, 2013 | HR, Jobs, Politics and Government | Read More

Fifth Edition ESPO Award Focuses on Heritage

ESPO Award Ceremony at Brussels Town Hall: Santiago Garcia-Mila ESPO Chairman, Giambattista d’Aste Secretary General of the Port of Genoa and Luigi Merlo President of the Port of Genoa, Siim Kallas European Commission Vice-President The ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports is entering its...
January 23rd, 2013 | Awards, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New 49erFX Teams Ready For Lift Off At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami

Wednesday 23 January 2013 – In less than one week the second of four 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas will get going in Miami, USA. Whilst the Nacra 17 makes its debut on the international stage, the 49erFX makes its second appearance in the ISAF Sailing World Cup. For all competitors...
January 23rd, 2013 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Leena Mody sets up independent business to fly the flag for average adjusting and marine consultancy in India

Leena Mody sets up independent business to fly the flag for average adjusting and marine consultancy in India
Mrs. Leena Mody Leena Mody sets up independent business to fly the flag for average adjusting and marine consultancy in India By James Brewer Leena Mody, the world’s only actively practising female average adjuster, is thriving in her new role of running her own business. Her dream of becoming an entrepreneur...
January 23rd, 2013 | Marine Insurance, News | Read More

Diana’s ‘Maersk Malacca’ is the first Greek owned vessel to be issued with Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) certification by Lloyd’s Register

Diana’s ‘Maersk Malacca’ is the first Greek owned vessel to be issued with Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) certification by Lloyd’s Register
Apo Poulovassilis with Simon Palios Simon Palios, Director and President of Diana Shipping Services S.A., said: “We are proud to be amongst the pioneers in obtaining a Maritime Labour Certificate and in implementing the Convention’s requirements onboard our vessel ‘Maersk Malacca’. This achievement...
January 23rd, 2013 | Classification Societies, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Regulatory | Read More

MAN 35/44G Makes Successful Début

MAN Diesel & Turbo recently showcased its new range of gas engines and turbines at its Augsburg facility with the company’s 35/44G engine, the latest addition to its four-stroke power portfolio, featuring prominently. Martin Kalter – Vice President Sales Power Plants – MAN Diesel & Turbo,...
January 23rd, 2013 | 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: * Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber closed for urgent repairs * Nigeria, all ports – Public holiday declared for Eid-el-Maulud * United States, Delaware River – Anchor lost * Qatar, all ports –...
January 22nd, 2013 | Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Wärtsilä to power new Scottish RoPax ferry

The new CMAL RoPax ferry Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has been selected to supply the main engines and auxiliary generating sets for a new Scottish owned ferry. The RoPax vessel, meaning that it is designed for transporting both wheeled cargo and passengers,...
January 22nd, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Across Europe pilots and cabin crew walk out for passenger safety

22 January 2013 -Pilots and cabin crew across Europe will ring the alarm bell against the new European flight duty time rules. Under the motto ‘Walkout for Safety’ the action will include simultaneous demonstrations at major European airports, handing over of a Safety Petition with approximately...
January 22nd, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Standard & Poor’s extends upgrade to UK P&I’s Europe Club

  Hugo Wynn-Williams The UK P&I Club (the UK Club), one of the oldest shipping protection and indemnity insurance mutuals, is pleased to announce that ratings agency Standard and Poor’s has extended its ‘A – ‘ rating to The United Kingdom Mutual Steamship Assurance Association (Europe)...
January 22nd, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

INTERMANAGER welcomes new member from Ukraine

InterManager, the international trade association for the ship and crew management sector, has started the year by welcoming a new member. Ukrainian crew manager Alpha Navigation has been approved for Full Membership in what InterManager Secretary General Kuba Szymanski says is a significant move. “Ukraine...
January 22nd, 2013 | Intermanager | Read More

Shipping meets space as DLR and GL expand their strategic cooperation agreement.

Dr Pierre C. Sames, Senior Vice President Research and Rule Development of GL and Dr. Dietmar Heyland, Deputy Head of DLR Technology Marketing , DLR sign the agreement. Hamburg/Germany, 22 January 2013 – The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL) have renewed and expanded their...
January 22nd, 2013 | Aviation, Classification Societies | Read More

Green Ship Recycling: growing support in EU Parliament for financial mechanism

New study argues an incentive for shipowners is legal, enforceable, and effective 22 January 2013 – Just as the European Parliament is starting to grapple with how a financial mechanism can ensure that green ship recycling takes place globally and in particular with ships controlled by the European...
January 22nd, 2013 | Ship Demolitions | Read More

DA-Desk join the Maritime Anti-Corruption network (MACN) as associate member

Domenico Carlucci Continues its Ongoing Commitment to Furthering Compliance Within the Maritime Industry SHARJAH, UAE – JANUARY 22, 2013 – In 2011, when the UK Bribery Act took effect, it had an immediate impact on the maritime industry– and was an underlying stimulus for the formation of the Maritime...
January 22nd, 2013 | Maritime Fraud | Read More

Respect for Shipping!

Respect for Shipping!
John Faraclas The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas  live interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 18th of January 2013: 1. Following a video from  Moundreas Shipbrokers on the latest market situ, Thomakos asked how challenging is the advancement of the Greeks...
January 22nd, 2013 | Markets, News | Read More

Streamlined Straits Solution for Gibraltar proves successful in 2012

Streamlined Straits Solution for Gibraltar proves successful in 2012
Just a year since its launch, Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) reports positive uptake of the ‘Your Strait Solution’ initiative – an integrated service solution for vessels passing through the Straits of Gibraltar. According to Nicholai Bado, Ships Agency Service Manager, 2012 was an ‘intensive...
January 22nd, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Conducting Annual DP trials programmes for DP vessels

‘Guidance for developing and conducting annual DP trials programmes for DP vessels: Executive Summary’ is the latest publication from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). The full guidance document was developed because there were widely differing approaches to annual dynamic...
January 21st, 2013 | Associations, Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Brittany Ferries first for Bureau Veritas energy-saving notation

Brittany Ferries first for Bureau Veritas energy-saving notation
The Cap Finistere LEADING international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued the first of its new voluntary SEEMP notations to the 1, 500-passenger and 500-car cruise ferry Cap Finistère, operated by France’s Brittany Ferries. Higher efficiency, lower costs and less environmental impact...
January 21st, 2013 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Cruise Industry, Energy | Read More

NORTH P&I Club publishes new bridge guide on How to avoid Collisions

The ‘A’ rated 170 million GT North P&I club has just published a new loss-prevention guide for watchkeepers on how to avoid collisions at sea. Designed specifically for use on ship’s bridges, it focuses on what the club considers to be the most important ‘rules of the road’ in the International...
January 21st, 2013 | Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

AET takes the lead on ballast water management

AET takes the lead on ballast water management Last week, leading petroleum tanker operator, AET, took delivery of a new 320, 000 dwt VLCC from Korean yard, Daewoo. Named Eagle Vancouver, this vessel is one of the world’s first newbuilds to comply with the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. Although...
January 21st, 2013 | Environment, Pollution, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd awarded ISO 9001:2008 management quality certification

21 January, 2013 – GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd, part of global shipping, marine and logistics services provider GAC, has become one of an elite group of global bunkering companies to be awarded the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2008 Management System Standard certification. The ISO 9001:2008 certificate...
January 21st, 2013 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

Confidence for oil and gas sector growth masks rising concerns over global talent cliff

Confidence for oil and gas sector growth masks rising concerns over global talent cliff
Seismic Shifts New research reveals the industry’s outlook for 2013The global oil and gas industry remains confident for significant growth in 2013, despite concerns over a mounting shortage of skilled professionals and wider economic uncertainty, according to research findings released today by GL...
January 21st, 2013 | Energy, News, Oil Industry, Reports | Read More