Archive for February, 2013

CIRM’s AGM and Technical Conference in Cyprus 22-24 April 2013

CIRM’s AGM and Technical Conference in Cyprus 22-24 April 2013
CIRM’s AGM and technical Conference will take place at the Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Hotel in Cyprus between 22 and 24 April 20131ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & TECHNICAL CONFERENCE CIRM is a not for profit International Association that works in consultative status to the IMO. Companies can...
February 20th, 2013 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IT and Communications | Read More

Ground-breaking “perceptions” survey reveals what maritime employees really think

The latest Maritime Employment Report from international specialist recruiter, Faststream, places a sharp focus on the gap that exists between perception and reality across the industry. Not surprisingly, seafarers seeking a shore career tend to focus on the traditional and more accessible  roles such...
February 20th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Jobs | Read More

VIDEOTEL responds to changing piracy patterns with new piracy and armed robbery programme

VIDEOTEL responds to changing piracy patterns with new piracy and armed robbery programme
As yet more crew are kidnapped in another raid on a vessel off the coast of Nigeria, ship owners, ship managers and operators are once again forcibly reminded of the need to take steps to protect the safety of their crew, their cargo and their vessels. Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, is well aware of...
February 20th, 2013 | Maritime Education and Training, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

GAC named Outstanding Logistics Service Provider

GAC named Outstanding Logistics Service Provider
The team at GAC India with the award presented by Navin Fluorine GAC named “Outstanding Logistics Service Provider” by key customer India, 20 February 2013 – GAC India has been presented with the “Outstanding Logistics Service Provider” award by key customer, Navin Fluorine International...
February 20th, 2013 | Awards, Events, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Numerical Weather Prediction – a practical guide for mariners

Numerical Weather Prediction – a practical guide for mariners
Launch of Numerical Weather Prediction – a practical guide for mariners by The Nautical Institute 20.02.13 – The Nautical Institute has today  launched Numerical Weather Prediction – a practical guide for mariners aimed at explaining the benefits and limitations of numerical weather prediction...
February 20th, 2013 | Books, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Weather | Read More

New West African Security Service to protect Commercial Shipping in the Gulf of Guinea

Eos Risk Management Ltd is launching a new maritime security service on the 20 February that is unlike any other provided by a western security company. Their West Africa service will protect commercial ships on their way through the notoriously unstable region of the Gulf of Guinea which has been designated...
February 20th, 2013 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Itochu builds insurance business at Lloyd’s with Antares

Stephen Redmond Tue 19 Feb 2013 –  In January Antares Managing Agency entered a partnership with Itochu Corporation, the first Japanese non-insurance group to invest in the Lloyd’s market in London. Stephen Redmond, Managing Director of Antares explains why the deal is good for Itochu and the...
February 19th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Greece, all ports – 24-hour general strike called * Egypt, Suez Canal – Canal operating as normal, despite trials DATE: February 19, 2013 COUNTRY: Greece PORT: all ports 24-hour general strike called Greece’s...
February 19th, 2013 | Canals, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

UKHO warns of dangers posed by counterfeit nautical charts

Counterfit product left, official product on the right The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office has issued a warning over the dangers posed to the safety of vessels, crews and cargoes by counterfeit nautical charts and publications and has produced a simple guide to help identify genuine Admiralty products. The...
February 19th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Regulatory | Read More

TOKYO MOU will introduce a new inspection regime (NIR) from 1st January 2014

At the 23rd meeting of the Port State Control Committee in Singapore last month, the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region (Tokyo MOU) decided to introduce a New Inspection Regime (NIR) for selection of ships from 1 January 2014. Bearing in mind the request by the...
February 19th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Ministerial Visit to North East Logistics Hubs

Ministerial Visit to North East  Logistics Hubs
  Dave Robinson PD Ports left and the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin right The Secretary of State  for Transport of the United Kingdom, the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin, has visited two major businesses  in the North East to learn more about the region’s port and logistics  capabilities. The senior...
February 19th, 2013 | Logistics, News, People and Places, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Did I hear you say MRV…?

Did I hear you say MRV…?
How are we doing on the issue of CO2 emission’s monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV)? How the IMO is progressing? And what about the EU with its initiative and value for the environment vis-à-vis a contribution in finding this appropriate global solution for CO2 monitoring from international...
February 19th, 2013 | Climate, Comment, Environment, Health and Safety, Pollution, Stock Markets | Read More

ISS warns of impact on crew logistics services following major strike by Iberia airlines

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is warning of a likely impact on crew logistics services in all Spanish ports after the main unions for Iberia airlines called a five day national strike in Spain from 18th February to 22nd February. It is anticipated...
February 19th, 2013 | Aviation, Labour Disputes, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies, Strikes | Read More

OW BUNKER launches second vessel for physical supply operation in the Gulf of Mexico

OW BUNKER launches second vessel for physical supply operation in the Gulf of Mexico
The “Wappen von Hamburg” WAPPEN von HAMBURG provides bunker buyers from all types of vessels in the offshore Gulf of Mexico market with a highly versatile fuel supply service and the region’s most experienced team. OW Bunker, one of the world’s largest suppliers and traders of...
February 19th, 2013 | Bunkering, Events, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Bahrain joins growing band of GAC TRACE-certified companies

Manama, Feb 19, 2013 – GAC Bahrain has become the latest GAC company to have its commitment to ethical business practices confirmed with certification by TRACE International. TRACE International Inc. is a non-profit membership association that offers practical and cost-effective anti-bribery and...
February 19th, 2013 | Bribery and Corruption, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc., reports…

Diana Containerships Inc., reports…
DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012  DECLARES CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.30 PER SHARE  FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER  ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE A PANAMAX CONTAINER VESSEL ANNOUNCES ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW MANAGEMENT COMPANY ATHENS,...
February 19th, 2013 | Container shipping, Markets, Shipmanagement | Read More

S. Riaz Khan takes new direction after twelve years at DVB Bank

S. Riaz Khan takes new direction after twelve years at DVB Bank
S.Riaz Khan S. Riaz Khan, Managing Director of Research & Strategic Planning for DVB SE, will leave the shipping expertise bank at the end of March 2013. Riaz’ mission when he joined the Bank in Rotterdam twelve years ago was to set up and establish a shipping research department, which has been...
February 19th, 2013 | Banking, Finance, People and Places, Shipfinance | Read More

American Club adds new talent to management line-up

Colin Snell Key appointments in underwriting and survey & technical departments New York, February 18, 2013*: Shipowners Claims Bureau Inc., managers of the American P&I Club, has made new appointments in its underwriting and survey & technical departments. Colin Snell has been recruited...
February 19th, 2013 | HR, P and I Clubs | Read More

Atlantic Marine Associates introduces new surveying and consultancy arm

John Poulson John Poulson heads AMA Consulting Services as market reach is extended New York, February 18, 2013*: Atlantic Marine Associates Inc. (AMA), a member of the Eagle Ocean Group, which includes Shipowners Claims Bureau Inc., managers of the American P&I Club, has extended its business reach...
February 19th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, P and I Clubs, Technical | Read More

Birth of a giant: Nissaki is Vietnam’s biggest ship

Mark Darley, Lloyd’s Register’s South Asia Area Manager, at the tape cutting ceremony on the bridge. 18/02/2013 -Last month saw the naming ceremony for the 82, 000 DWT Kamsamax bulk carrier Nissaki, owned by St Michael Shipping of Greece. This vessel marked a significant milestone in the development...
February 18th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Global week of action puts spotlight on Mexico

18 February 2013 – An international week of action spearheaded by IndustriALL Global Union to support workers in Mexico and demand an end to the violation of their rights kicks off on 18 February.   From 18-24 February, IndustriALL, the ITF, UNI Global Union, the ITUC and the Trade Union Confederation...
February 18th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

Let’s do it Greece 2013

Our country is participating for the second consecutive time in the world cleanup campaign – Let’s do it Greece 2013 – Let’s Clean up Greece in one day! On Sunday, April 14, 2013 «Let’s Do It World», as a nonprofit movement first evolved in 2008 in Estonia and then spread...
February 18th, 2013 | Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Visions of Vietnam: the nation’s artists fuse eastern and western elements in lyrical compositions to be shown in London by Raquelle Azran gallery

Lightness of Being, Watercolour on silk, By Vu Dinh Tuan Visions of Vietnam: the nation’s artists fuse eastern and western elements in lyrical compositions to be shown in London by Raquelle Azran gallery, By James Brewer Vietnamese art, says Raquelle Azran, is defined by its brimming vitality, lush...
February 18th, 2013 | Art and auctions | Read More

ISF calls on governments to facilitate shore leave by proposing new pragmatic approach to visa requirements

ISF calls on governments to facilitate shore leave by proposing new pragmatic approach to visa requirements
Natalie Shaw The International Shipping Federation (ISF), which represents maritime employers globally, is calling on port states to facilitate the right of seafarers to shore leave, in line with governments’ international treaty obligations, by proposing a new pragmatic approach to visa requirements. ISF...
February 18th, 2013 | HR, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

IMO Secretary-General to visit Jamaica

IMO Secretary-General to visit Jamaica
Koji Sekimizu, IMO’s Secretary-General Secretary General of the UN specialised agency responsible for shipping, International Maritime Organization, Mr Koji Sekimizu, will spearhead a delegation of IMO representatives to Jamaica at the end of this month. Mr Sekimizu assumed the position of the...
February 18th, 2013 | IMO, People and Places, Politics and Government | Read More