Archive for February, 2013

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Kenya, all ports – National Holiday declared for elections * India, all ports – Indian charts to be kept on board * Australia, Port Hedland – Anchorage reopened as cyclone tracks inland * Australia,...
February 28th, 2013 | Bunkering, Canals, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Weather | Read More

PEMA – Agenda for the PEMA Equipment and Technology forum at TOC Asia 2013

Agenda for the PEMA Equipment and Technology forum at TOC Asia 2013 PEMA – Port Equipment Manufacturers Association – Feb 28, 2013 12:00 CET The agenda for the 7th PEMA Equipment and Technology Forum at the upcoming TOC Asia conference is now available for download as a PDF*.   The Forum...
February 28th, 2013 | Associations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

NORTH P&I Club consolidates its position at the 2013 renewal

The ‘A’ rated North P&I club achieved another successful renewal on 20 February 2013, consolidating the club’s position as one of the largest and most financially secure members of the International Group of P&I Clubs. Owned tonnage entered in North increased from 123 million GT at the...
February 28th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Major Industry Personalities to speak at the inaugural LISW Conference

Major Industry Personalities to speak at the inaugural LISW Conference
Shipping industry heavyweights as well as City of London financial services luminaries dominate the high quality speaker line-up so far confirmed for this year’s inaugural London International Shipping Week conference to be held at the Willis Building in the City of London on September 12. Speakers...
February 28th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

TOC Europe returns to Rotterdam with packed programme of conference content and site visits

TOC Europe returns to Rotterdam with packed programme of conference content and site visits
Port of Rotterdam 37th annual event to explore innovation in global container supply chains, shipping, inland transport, port clusters and container terminal operations London – Innovative approaches to cope with the challenges arising from a combination of continued global economic and financial fragility,...
February 28th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Ince & Co Hong Kong is proud to support the Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Ince & Co Hong Kong is proud to support the Hong Kong Maritime Museum
David Beaves The new Hong Kong Maritime Museum – opened February 2013  28 February 2013 – Ince & Co Hong Kong has acted as exclusive legal counsel to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum on its establishment and all operations since its inception as a concept in 2003 to the opening of the Museum...
February 28th, 2013 | Charity, Legal, Maritime History and Museums, News | Read More

The European UV water treatment specialist, BIO-UV, is now Type-approved for its BIO-SEA® Ballast Water Treatment System.

The European UV water treatment specialist, BIO-UV, is now  Type-approved for its BIO-SEA® Ballast Water Treatment System.
BIO SEA by BIO UV BIO-UV went well beyond the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements for Ballast Water Treatment (BWTS). Indeed both requirements were met: the land tests where various and numerous filtration cycles were required, as well as the on-board testing for 2 different vessels...
February 28th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory | Read More

KR launches “innovation” subsidiary

On 26 February 2013, in Seoul, the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) launched “Innovation KR” (iKR), a new subsidiary company established to manage all non-traditional work. iKR will undertake engineering, consulting and, in particular, a wide range of R&D activity aimed at new and renewable energies...
February 28th, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

Thomas Mirow takes over chairmanship of the HSH Nordbank Supervisory Board

Thomas Mirow takes over chairmanship of the HSH Nordbank Supervisory Board
  Dr.Thomas Mirow – copyright EU2009cz Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Losse-Müller appointed to Supervisory Board HAMBURG/KIEL As previously announced, at today’s Annual General Meeting the share-holders of HSH Nordbank appointed Dr. Thomas Mirow to its Supervisory Board. At the subsequent...
February 28th, 2013 | Banking, People and Places | Read More

297, 000-dwt Iron Ore Carrier “Ore Salvador” completed

297, 000-dwt Iron Ore Carrier “Ore Salvador” completed
– Will Sail under Long-term Transport Contract with Vale International S.A. –       TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced completion of the 297, 000-ton iron ore carrier Ore Salvador at Japan Marine United Corporation’s Ariake Shipyard. MOL...
February 28th, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

New high capacity Unitor plasma cutter launched – UPC1041 replaces UPC1040

The UPC-1041 WSS has launched the Unitor UPC1041 plasma cutter – a new high capacity portable machine specifically for marine use – which will replace the current product, UPC1040. Marine Products Director Danny Ingemann said; “The UPC1041 has been designed to help ship owners and operators...
February 28th, 2013 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

International Paint unveils global marine coatings headquarters in Singapore

International Paint unveils global marine coatings headquarters in Singapore
Pictured at International Paint’s unveiling of it new global marine coatings headquarters in Singapore, on an  l to r basis: Oscar Wezenbeek International Paint ltd, Leif Darner, AkzoNobel , His Excellency Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Johannes W G Jansing and Rob Molenaar, International...
February 28th, 2013 | Company Profiles, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Veteran Leader Heads to Cape Town from Antarctica

Veteran Leader Heads to Cape Town from Antarctica
Sir Ranulph Fiennes Cape Town, South Africa, February 28, 2013 – British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes who journeyed to the Antarctica on the South Africa Maritime Safety Authority’s Agulhas vessel earlier this month, was on his way back to Cape Town last night after having suffered a case of...
February 28th, 2013 | Breaking News, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Deadfreight v Despatch

Deadfreight v Despatch by Lucinda Roberts On some occasions, charterparty disputes give rise to interlinked claims, such as deadfreight and despatch claims, for example, where a charterer loads less than the agreed amount of cargo; this may result in a reduction in the number of laydays used. A recent...
February 27th, 2013 | Chartering, Legal | Read More

Selected from 3, 000 contenders, winner Caroline Summerfield’s path among 20 finalists to television and art show glory

Selected from 3, 000 contenders, winner Caroline Summerfield’s path among 20 finalists to television and art show glory
“In the Eye of the Beholder” Editioned Giclée PrintBy Caroline Summerfield Selected from 3, 000 contenders, winner Caroline Summerfield’s path among 20 finalists to television and art show glory, By James Brewer Caroline Summerfield’s sculptures call to mind the tragedies of ancient...
February 27th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Awards, Exhibitions | 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 – Brunsbuttel lock out of service * Germany, Kiel Canal – Linesmen’s strike * United Arab Emirates, Sharjah – Unauthorised anchoring in restricted anchoring area * United...
February 27th, 2013 | Canals, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

ITF proposes Said Elhairech for international trade union rights award

Said Elhairech 27 February 2013 – The ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) today proposed embattled Moroccan trade unionist Said Elhairech for the Febe Elisabeth Velasquez prize, an international award that recognises those who take personal risks to defend trade union rights in their...
February 27th, 2013 | Awards, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Wärtsilä opens a new services workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Wärtsilä opens a new services workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wärtsilä Corporation,   27 February 2013 at 5 pm EET – The workshop will be the largest of its kind in the state of Rio de Janeiro. It will feature, among other things, a laboratory for automation and electronic fuel injection,...
February 27th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair | Read More

Another eight PIL container ships will feature MacGregor electric cranes

 27 FEBRUARY 2013 AT 2 PM (EET) – Another eight PIL container ships will feature MacGregor electric cranes MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a further order from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd, in China, for its variable frequency drive (VFD) electric cranes. The 32 MacGregor electric...
February 27th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Asetek for listing at Oslo Børs

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Asetek for listing at Oslo Børs
 27/02/2013  – At its meeting on 27 February 2013, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to admit the shares in Asetek AS to listing on Oslo Børs. The Board stipulated that, prior to the first day of listing, the company must satisfy the requirement for the number of shareholders as...
February 27th, 2013 | Company Profiles, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Salvage tug “Singapore” joins Tsavliris Salvage Group Fleet

Salvage tug “Singapore” joins Tsavliris Salvage Group Fleet
The Global Success i ex Singapore The “GLOBAL SUCCESS I” 189 Bollard Pull class ocean going tug, ex “SINGAPORE”, has joined the Tsavliris Salvage Group tug fleet. The 13, 500 BHP class salvage tug was taken over from Svitzer Ocean Towage at Galveston Texas, USA, by the new owners GMS (Global...
February 27th, 2013 | Breaking News, Sales and Purchases, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Trial by Tornado

Trial by Tornado
As the 2013 tornado season begins, a new report published by Lloyd’s highlights the growing vulnerability of Tornado Alley’s mobile home park communities. Every year, an average of 1, 200 tornadoes kill at least 60 people, injure 1500 more and cause over $400m in damage across the world. 2011 was...
February 27th, 2013 | Comment, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan: Policy and grid shape wave and tidal risk profile

GL Garrad Hassan: Policy and grid shape wave and tidal risk profile
London/UK, 27 February 2013 – GL Garrad Hassan has carried out new analysis questioning the perception that the risk profile of wave and tidal projects is primarily driven by technical challenges. The work was launched today as part of RenewableUK’s Annual marine energy report: “Conquering...
February 27th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Books, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – No port access during Traithlon * Australia, Port Hedland – Cyclone intensifying as it approaches coast DATE: February 26, 2013 COUNTRY: United Arab Emirates PORT:...
February 26th, 2013 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

African rail unions strongly united against industry fragmentation

African rail unions strongly united against industry fragmentation
ITF African railway conference 26 February 2013 – ITF African railway conference, 19-20 Feb 2013 Unions will continue fighting against the massive restructuring which has fragmented Africa’s rail industry over the past decades, a recent ITF conference revealed. Nineteen delegates from 11 countries...
February 26th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, ITF, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More