Archive for February, 2013

Port Restrictions and high barge charges are causing ship supply costs to spiral warns Hutton’s

Port Restrictions and high barge charges are causing ship supply costs to spiral warns Hutton’s
Alex Taylor Hutton’s MD Port delivery restrictions to ships are forcing ship suppliers to use barges for the supply of ship stores – resulting in hundreds of pounds of increased logistic costs, warns the UK’s leading ships chandler Hutton’s. Restrictions are enforced for a number of reasons,...
February 26th, 2013 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Fire safety on board ships still serious concern

Fire safety on board ships still serious concern
Richard Schiferli Recent events have demonstrated that a fire on board a ship can be potentially devastating and can seriously affect the safety of those on board. Preliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Fire Safety Systems, carried out between 1 September 2012 and 30 November...
February 26th, 2013 | Flags, News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Wärtsilä wins repeat order from Messina for exhaust gas cleaning systems

Wärtsilä Corporation,   26 February 2013 at 12 noon EET Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has been contracted by the Korean yard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for four new Container Ro/Ro (ConRo) vessels being...
February 26th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Revmar Dynamics Appointed Exclusive Distributor of Maritime Broadband’s C-Bird™ VSAT in Greece and Cyprus

NEW YORK – Feb. 25*, 2013 – (Marine NewsWire) Maritime Broadband Inc. announced today that Revmar Dynamics has been named the exclusive distributor of Maritime Broadband’s C-Bird™ VSAT in Greece and Cyprus and a non-exclusive distributor for the global maritime market. The agreement establishes...
February 26th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

ITF blames Walsh for Iberia strike

ITF blames Walsh for Iberia strike
  An Iberia Airline’s jet 25 February 2013 – The ITF has put the blame on Willie Walsh for the start of a series of strikes by Iberia workers in defence of their jobs.  Willie Walsh is CEO of IAG, the parent group of Iberia and British Airways.   ITF civil aviation secretary Gabriel Mocho...
February 26th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Breaking News, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Ship owners left floundering as the big banks shrink from financing new projects, and IMIF hears that the market is struggling for answers

Ship owners left floundering as the big banks shrink from financing new projects, and IMIF hears that the market is struggling for answers
Alan McCarthy, Jim Davis, Jean Richards and Shreyas Chipalkatty Ship owners left floundering as the big banks shrink from financing new projects, and IMIF hears that the market is struggling for answers  Hopes remain desperately slim for any early easing of the credit squeeze on ship owners, it became...
February 25th, 2013 | Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Shipfinance | Read More

World Shipping: Divefall? – Greek Shipping and Politics: Still in a mess!

World Shipping: Divefall? – Greek Shipping and Politics: Still in a mess!
John Faraclas World Shipping: Divefall? – Greek Shipping and Politics: Still in a mess! The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 22nd of February 2013: 1. On the Markets, Faraclas, following Moundreas’ weekly video...
February 25th, 2013 | Banking, Coastal Shipping, European Union, Finance, Holidays, Logistics, Marinas, News, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | 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, Sharjah – Unmarked sunken wreck * Australia, Port Hedland – Ports closed as Tropical Cyclone Rusty approaches * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 25/02/13 DATE: February...
February 25th, 2013 | Bunkering, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Weather | Read More

SAMSA on Standby to Assist Fiennes in Antarctica

SAMSA on Standby to Assist Fiennes in Antarctica
Sir Ranulph Fiennes London, United Kingdom, 25 February 2013 – The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) are working round the clock with maritime experts to assist international expedition leader Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who has withdrawn from the Coldest Journey Expedition after developing...
February 25th, 2013 | Breaking News, Safety and Security | Read More

London Boat Show 2013 highlights marine industry resilience

London Boat Show 2013 highlights marine industry resilience
TULLETT PREBON LONDON BOAT SHOW 2013 HIGHLIGHTS MARINE INDUSTRY RESILIANCE   The 2013 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, Europe’s first boat show of the year, drew to a close on Sunday 20 January*. The showcase of the leisure marine industry has been an example of the resilience of the marine industry...
February 25th, 2013 | Exhibitions, Marinas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Sports, Yachting | Read More

RINA Group wins Greek LNG terminal expansion contract

RINA Group wins Greek LNG terminal expansion contract
Angelo Lo Nigro The expansion of the LNG Revithoussa Terminal Cryogenic Facilities will boost the maximum sustainable gas send-out rate to 1400 Nm3/h (with a peak send-out rate of 1650 Nm3/h). The existing terminal consists of an import jetty, two full containment storage tanks, plus one under construction,...
February 25th, 2013 | Breaking News, Classification Societies, Energy, LNG | Read More

Greece: Taxation of Vessels – Shipping Companies

Greece: Taxation of Vessels – Shipping Companies
Despina Doxaki An interesting recapitulation on Greece’s latest taxation issues on Vessels and Shipping Companies comes from the KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS Law Firm, worth having in mind. Taxation of Vessels – Shipping Companies (a)       What Changes? Taxation Ships Under Foreign Flag...
February 25th, 2013 | Insight, Legal, Taxation | Read More

Braemar Adjusting boosts its global teams

Braemar Adjusting continues its development and expansion, with the recruitment of experienced loss adjusters and new young talent across the globe. New staff have boosted the adjusting teams in the firm’s London, Singapore and Calgary offices as the company continues to enhance its onshore and offshore...
February 25th, 2013 | Marine Insurance | Read More

ICS to publish EBooks

Simon Bennett The International Chamber of Shipping has announced that it will be making its publications on best practices for shipping companies available as eBooks.  ICS will be using the eReader technology developed by Witherby Seamanship Group (WPG), which is now being widely used by many other...
February 25th, 2013 | Books, International Chamber of Shipping, IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Oil Pollution Risk at Pointe Noire, Congo

LOOKOUT Category: Pollution Date: 25/02/2013 Area: Africa We would like to inform Members of the continuing problem of oil pollution in the port of Pointe Noire, Congo, and the subsequent risk of hull contamination. In September 2012 an oil pipeline in the port was struck during dredging operations....
February 25th, 2013 | P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

Shipowners commit to UK Club in tough market

Hugo Wynn-Williams The UK P&I Club (the UK Club) announces that it has attracted over three million gross tons of new tonnage, following the closure of the renewal season on Wednesday, 20 February, 2013.    At conclusion of renewal the Club’s tonnage stands at around 120 million gross tons. ...
February 25th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Work begins on updating inventory of GHG from international shipping

Work begins on updating inventory of GHG from international shipping
International experts are meeting at IMO Headquarters this week, in the form of an Expert Workshop, to begin work on updating the inventory of greenhouse gases (GHG) from international shipping, with a view to providing reliable and up-to-date information on which IMO, through its Marine Environment...
February 25th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

IBIA’s nineteenth annual dinner

IBIA’s nineteenth annual dinner
Over 1, 000 members and guests of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) attended IBIA’s19th annual dinner last Monday at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane.   Two drinks receptions, before and after, where the impetus for intense networking – that much needed business...
February 24th, 2013 | Associations, Bunkering, Charity, Events, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Pollution, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Transparency International calls on Latin American and African leaders to address corruption at ASA Summit

Transparency International calls on Latin American and African leaders to address corruption at ASA Summit        Filed under: Posted 22 February 2013 by Transparency International Secretariat Transparency International, the global organisation leading the fight against corruption, calls for the...
February 23rd, 2013 | Bribery and Corruption, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

HOT Port News from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – World Holidays: 24 February-9 March 2013 * Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock out of service during daytime * Australia, Port Kembla – Port closure * Australia, all ports – Tropical low...
February 23rd, 2013 | Breaking News, Canals, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

The BankServe Guide 2013

The BankServe Guide 2013
The Insurance Aspects of Shipping and Offshore Financing, by Graham Barnes and edited by Peter Mellett This 200 plus page guide is one of the very few that can greatly minimise your shipping and offshore financing risks to all intents and purposes. This is the second edition of the Bankserve Guide to...
February 23rd, 2013 | Banking, Books, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

CIA-funded Harvard study outlines climate change threats

‘We are not prepared’   SUMMIT COUNTY — A new Harvard report finds that the early ramifications of climate extremes resulting from climate change are already a reality and will continue to be felt over the next decade, directly impacting U.S. national security interests.   “Lessons from the...
February 23rd, 2013 | Climate, Health and Safety, Oceanology, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Weather | Read More

The high seas are too precious to be left to plunderers and polluters

The high seas are too precious to be left to plunderers and polluters
The ‘endangered’ bluefin tuna: ‘Many high seas fisheries have little or no protection.’ Photograph: Brian J. Skerry/Getty Images/National Geographic Only now with the launch of the Global Ocean Commission are we finally addressing the ravages of the oceans written by Callum Roberts...
February 23rd, 2013 | Fisheries, Oceanology | Read More

The Insurance Challenge

Fri 22 Feb 2013 – The London market reveals its altruistic side as runners and fundraisers prepare for the second-ever Sierra Leone marathon. Sending 200 insurance professionals to Sierra Leone to race side by side under the African sun? It is a feat that could really only be dreamt up by the London...
February 22nd, 2013 | Charity, Insurance and Reinsurance, Sports | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world.   In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:   South Africa, all ports – Approved marine fire service stations   Philippines, Palawan – Offshore drilling operations   Singapore, all ports – Waterborne fee for supply of PUB water to...
February 22nd, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More