Archive for January, 2013

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – IMO and shipping industry bodies urge continued application of anti-piracy measures * United Arab Emirates, Khor Fakkan – Restricted anchoring * India, Kandla – Temporary reduction...
January 21st, 2013 | Bunkering, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New IMCA President for a New Year

Massimo Fontolan Biennial changes at the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) see Massimo Fontolan of Saipem taking on the role of President of IMCA, the association representing the interests of nearly 900 offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies in over 60 countries. Massimo...
January 21st, 2013 | Associations | Read More

Katharina Stanzel wins WISTA’s Global Personality of the Year!

WISTA-UK hosts IMO ceremony to honour choice of Intertanko managing director Katharina Stanzel* as WISTA International ‘Oscar winner’ Katharina Stanzel has likened her selection as WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) Global Personality of the Year to winning an Oscar....
January 21st, 2013 | Awards, WISTA - Women in Shipping | 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: 20 January-2 February 2013 * India, Mumbai – Revised status of non IG-class approved insurancE companies * Singapore, Pasir Panjang – Reclamation works DATE: January...
January 21st, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Limitation of liability: landmark decision in France

Timothy Clemens-Jones French court finally recognises shipowner’s right to limit liability – 22 years after the event January 2013 In an important decision pronounced on 14 January 2013, the Court of Appeal in Bordeaux has finally recognised the right of the owner of the German flagged vessel...
January 19th, 2013 | Legal | Read More

2013: the year cat modelling changes?

Fri 18 Jan 2013 -There’s a quiet revolution taking place in the catastrophe modelling world. Launched at the Monte Carlo Rendezvous in 2011, the Oasis Loss Modelling Framework is a not-for-profit company supported by Lloyd’s and funded by a community of well-known re/insurers and brokers in the UK,...
January 18th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

SHIPREC 2013 – Internatio​nal Conference on Ship Recycling

Like WMU on Facebook Follow WMU on Twitter Forward to a Friend Call for Papers Due 25 January Abstracts should be 500-700 words, in English, and submitted to shiprec2013@wmu.se. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings. For...
January 18th, 2013 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Nigeria, all ports – Approved Ship-to-Ship & Ship-to-Rig areas * Nigeria, all ports – Unauthorised designation of areas for vessel operations * Singapore, Pasir Panjang – Mooring buoys * Turkey,...
January 18th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

EU Ports Policy Review: No Convincing Case for New Legislation

EU Ports Policy Review: No Convincing Case for New Legislation
The European Commission held today a public hearing for port stakeholder organisations and Member State experts, which formally closes the review process on EU ports policy that Commissioner Kallas initiated in autumn 2011.   “The review was a good idea since the current EU framework for ports...
January 18th, 2013 | European Union, Legal, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Apply now for WTM Latin America Hosted Buyer Programme

World Travel Market Latin America has officially opened applications for the International Hosted Buyer Programme. The first edition of WTM Latin America will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, 23-25 April 2013 attracting visitors and exhibitors from around the world. As part of the event, there will...
January 18th, 2013 | Holidays | Read More

DNV launches global recommended practice for shale gas risk management

DNV has launched a recommended practice (RP) for the entire life cycle of shale gas extraction, based on risk management principles, industry best practices and standards. The objective is for the RP to form the foundation for future development of a globally recognized standard for safe and sustainable...
January 18th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment | Read More

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Indonesia, Jakarta – Serious flooding in Jakarta * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Slurry Pipe Tray Protection Works * Turkey, Turkish Straits – Straits traffic disrupted by bad weather * Chile, Antofagasta...
January 17th, 2013 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Marine Hazards: waiting for the flood – IMarEST lecture announced

Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and the recent major Indonesian and Japanese tsunami, have shown we can expect no mercy from marine flooding. The inaugural Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Marine Science Lecture, ‘Marine Hazards: Waiting for the Flood’ being given by...
January 17th, 2013 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment | Read More

BIBBY Ship Management expands into key locations worldwide

Fast-growing Bibby Ship Management has relocated its Far Eastern and Indian operations to new, larger premises in key strategic locations, ensuring the company is ideally placed to service the needs of its customers worldwide. Bibby Ship Management’s new office in India is situated in Mumbai, the heart...
January 17th, 2013 | Company Profiles, Shipmanagement | Read More

ITF calls on Panama to help Iceberg 1 crew

The ITF HQ’s in London 16 January 2013 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is calling on Panama to join the effort to help the recently released crew of the Iceberg 1 to recover from their hostage ordeal. The crew of the Panama-flagged vessel were held for nearly three...
January 17th, 2013 | ITF, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Getting over the finish line

Thu 17 Jan 2013 – Specialist mergers and acquisitions (M&A) insurance is increasingly being used as a strategic tool by companies. Global M&A activity has been somewhat reduced since the financial crisis reached its peak in 2008. However, there were a few positive signs of life in 2011...
January 17th, 2013 | Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Worldwide – SOLAS Amendments on Lifeboat Safety Now in Force CRM:022501​2

Worldwide – SOLAS Amendments on Lifeboat Safety Now in Force CRM:022501​2 Category: Regulation – Date: 17/01/2013 – Area: Worldwide Worldwide – SOLAS Amendments on Lifeboat Safety Now in Force We would like to advise our Members of amendments to the International Convention for the...
January 17th, 2013 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

G6 Alliance to maintain current 5-loop product structure for Asia-North Europe service in 2013

TOKYO, 17 Jan 2013 The G6 Alliance announced today that it will maintain the current  5-loop product structure for its Asia-North Europe service in  2013. “We  anticipate the current supply and demand balance will continue and we will not  be reinstating the Loop 3 Asia-Europe service, ” members...
January 17th, 2013 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

IMO and shipping industry bodies urge continued application of anti-piracy measures

The International Maritime Organization, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO), the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO), the International...
January 17th, 2013 | IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

IBIA appoints board members

Nigel Draffin International bunker industry association (IBIA) has appointed Mustafa Muhtaroglu (Energy Petrol, Istanbul) as a new board member and re-elected Dilip Mody (Global Fuels & Lubricants, India) and Jens Maul Jorgensen (Oldendorff Carriers, Germany) to its board. Mustafa Muhtaroglu replaces...
January 17th, 2013 | Associations, Bunkering | Read More

Safebridge Fourth Online ECDIS Familiarisation Course Released for the Transas Navi-Sailor 4000

Ulf Steden, Managing Director Hamburg, Germany – 16 Jan. 2013 – (Marine NewsWire) Following the release of the third online course, Hamburg-based online training specialist, Safebridge, has now released its ECDIS familiarisation training package for the Transas Navi-Sailor 4000. Using the Navi-Sailor...
January 17th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Casting off: a close-knit comment from artist Bettina Schroeder on peak oil and the struggle for world resources

Casting off: a close-knit comment from artist Bettina Schroeder on peak oil and the struggle for world resources
The end of the American Dream, by Bettina Schroeder Casting off: a close-knit comment from artist Bettina Schroeder on peak oil and the struggle for world resources By James Brewer Branded as one of the wasteful symbols of the age, plastic bags are still insistently around. How much longer their begetter,...
January 17th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

UKHO launches 2013 Digital Integration Workshop Programme in Limassol

UKHO launches 2013 Digital Integration Workshop Programme in Limassol Free-to-attend workshops to assist with transition to ECDIS The UK Hydrographic Office has unveiled the first dates of 2013 for its renowned Digital Integration Workshops, the first of which will take place in Limassol, Cyprus on...
January 17th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, 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 – Piracy falls in 2012, but seas off East and West Africa remain dangerous, says IMB * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine site investigation at Reserved Dangerous Goods Anchorage * Hong Kong, Hong...
January 17th, 2013 | Bunkering, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HSH Nordbank finances real estate portfolio for Deutsche Wohnen AG

HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank is financing a real estate portfolio covering several German regions for Deutsche Wohnen AG. The size of the finance deal is a good € 161 million. The portfolio includes around 5, 100 residential units on more than 311, 000 square metres. Accounting for a good 40 percent...
January 16th, 2013 | Finance | Read More