Archive for February, 2013

Use of rehabilitation in personal injury claims continues to rise

Use of rehabilitation in personal injury claims continues to rise
Mark Baylis Survey finds Rehabilitation Code to be a fully established part of the process  Thirteen years after its launch, the Rehabilitation Code is now “a fully established part of the claims process”, according to a report by the IUA-ABI Rehabilitation Working Party. 97% of the claims handlers...
February 11th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

The World, Europe and Greece – a political, economic comment from a shipping perspective – part 2.

The World, Europe and Greece – a political, economic comment from a shipping perspective – part 2.
John Faraclas The World, Europe and Greece – a political, economic comment from a shipping perspective – part 2. By John Faraclas Firstly, I repeat, reiterate and quote in full the first para of last year’s comment (20 Oct.2012) that “All our previous analysis and views on the Shipping Markets...
February 10th, 2013 | Academia, Accountancy, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, European Union, Health and Safety, IMO, Marinas, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

AGULHAS on its way home

AGULHAS on its way home
Atlantic Ocean, February 10, 2012 – South African Maritime Safety Authority’s own polar training ship Agulhas has set sail from one of the remotest places in the world, Crown Bay, which lies on the edge of Antarctica, and is heading home to Cape Town where it will arrive on Tuesday, February 12. The...
February 10th, 2013 | Maritime Education and Training, News | 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: 10-23 February 2013 * United States, Boston, Massachusetts – Port Condition X-Ray set * India, Paradip – Enhancement of berth drafts DATE: February 09, 2013 COUNTRY:...
February 10th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

On the road, off the walls and into the gallery: artist José Parlá explores the psycho-geography of cities

On the road, off the walls and into the gallery: artist José Parlá explores the psycho-geography of cities
Rajasthan Night Drive José Parlá, 2012, Acrylic, gesso, oil, plaster, collage, ink on canvas, © Artist Rights Society, New York. DACS UK On the road, off the walls and into the gallery: artist José Parlá explores the psycho-geography of cities, By James Brewer Whenever he is on the road – be it...
February 9th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Greece urged to halt attempts to break seafarers’ strike

The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF has written to the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, and the Minister of Shipping and Aegean, Kostas Mousouroulis, urging the government to withdraw the civil mobilisation order implemented on 5 February to order striking seamen back to work or face arrest.  The...
February 8th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

After Sandy – joint industry forum looks ahead

Dr. Robert Hartwig Dr Robert P. Hartwig talks to lloyds.com about lessons learned from superstorm Sandy. With the clean-up along the US north-eastern seaboard still underway, super storm Sandy was central to discussions at the 2013 Property/Casualty Insurance Joint Industry Forum, held in New York City...
February 8th, 2013 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, 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: * Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber outage * Nigeria, Bonny Nigeria LNG Terminal – Force Majeure declared due to supply problems * United States, New York, NewYork – ‘Business as usual’...
February 8th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

GAC appointed official logistics provider for EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2013

GAC appointed official logistics provider for EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2013
Regional offshore sailing race will bring action to Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Oman Dubai, February 7th, 2013 – Global logistics and shipping company GAC have been named the official logistics partner by Oman Sail, for EFG Bank Sailing Arabia The Tour 2013, which kicks off in Bahrain this weekend....
February 8th, 2013 | Charity, News, Sports, Yachting | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily* news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Australia, Gladstone – Port status update (7 February 2013) * Australia, Newcastle – Rail union calls two back-to-back 24-hour strikes * Ecuador, Guayaquil – Change to maximum LOA * Bunker Update...
February 8th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Industry view: Ralph Rayner, Conference Chairman of Catch the Next Wave, on the Revolution of Robotics

Industry view: Ralph Rayner, Conference Chairman of Catch the Next Wave, on the Revolution of Robotics
Ralf Reyner At the ‘Catch the Next Wave’ conference held prior to the last Oceanology International, delegates were given a fascinating insight into how emerging and disruptive technologies might change the way in which to go about understanding our oceans and working upon and within them. The...
February 8th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Oceanology | Read More

ABB wins $160 million in orders to provide electrical systems for drill ships in Brazil

Energy-efficient and reliable powersystems for seven new oil and gas ultradeepwaterdrilling vessels to be built and operated in Brazil Zurich, Switzerland, February 07, 2013– ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth $160 million from Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd. for...
February 8th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Maghioros Kaminis

Two prominent figures in the Greek Shipping have teamed up! Two old time friends Sotiris Kaminis of KAMINCO and George Maghioros of SHIPCARE MARINE CONSULTANTS have formed a new strategic partnership in an effort to pursue jointly new opportunities for their companies for the benefit of their customers....
February 8th, 2013 | Energy, Environment, LNG, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Current trading hours to be continued

08/02/2013  – After having analyzed the possible impact of the reduced trading hours for the past six months, both in looking at the quality of the order book and in speaking with our members, Oslo Børs has decided to extend the trial period and maintain the current trading hours for a new six...
February 8th, 2013 | Stock Markets | Read More

Medicine Chest and Equipment Requirements in Panamanian Waters

Marine Notice issued by the Panama Maritime Authority (January-2013) The Panama Maritime Authority has issued Merchant Marine Notice regarding Medicine Chest and Equipment Requirements in Panamanian Waters. The purpose of this Notice is to inform users that the Flag and Port State Control (PSC) surveyors...
February 7th, 2013 | Health and Safety | Read More

Cool Logistics and The Loadstar launch online information hub for the perishable supply chain

The Coolstar website to carry breaking news, analysis, comment and research for perishable supply chain, logistics and transport professionals London, 07.02.2013 – A new online information resource providing news, analysis and research for the perishable supply chain, logistics and transport industries...
February 7th, 2013 | Logistics | Read More

Christos Avraam “Social Contract” –

Christos Avraam “Social Contract”  –
Christos Avraam “Social Contract” The artist with Eleni Nikodimou who opened the exhibition Christos Avraam’s reflections on the role of art in today’s society  guide him in his output neither to some kind of reconstruction of reality , nor to the perception of reality as a work of art.  His...
February 7th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Bob Carnegie case: ITF statement

The ITF HQ’s in London 7 February 2013 – ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) president Paddy Crumlin today spoke out in defence of trade unionist Bob Carnegie and in strong condemnation of legal actions taken against him by the Lend Lease company of Australia. Bob Carnegie,...
February 7th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

NORTH P&I CLUB warns of Liquefaction risk for bauxite cargoes

The ‘A’ rated 170 million GT North P&I club has warned shipowners carrying bauxite aluminium ore cargoes that they have the potential to liquefy at sea despite being listed in the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code as a low-risk ‘group C’ cargo. According to North’s...
February 7th, 2013 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarer Statistics Report 2012

The UK Department for Transport has issued Seafarers Statistics for 2012. This statistical release provides estimates for the number of UK seafarers active at sea, including demographic analysis. The release covers some statistics on non-UK seafarers who are qualified to work on UK registered vessels....
February 7th, 2013 | HR, Politics and Government | Read More

Greencarrier sets sail with the Swedish East India Company

Greencarrier sets sail with the Swedish East India Company
Götheborg will be used as a marketing platform to strengthen Greencarrier’s brand. This morning an agreement was signed between the Swedish East India Company and the Swedish transportation company Greencarrier. The Swedish East India Company is the owner of the 18th-century East Indiaman sailing...
February 7th, 2013 | Company Profiles, Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

MOL Announces Launch of New China – Middle East Express (“CMX”)

MOL Announces Launch of New  China – Middle East Express (“CMX”)
HONG KONG 7 Feb,   2013  – MOL Liner Ltd. (MOL) today announces its new  China – Middle East Express, departing Ningbo on 11th March 2013. MOL will offer an  additional weekly service by joining the existing service operated by APL  (American President Lines). The service will be operated...
February 7th, 2013 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

BTEC Accreditation for March on Strees trauma training courses

BTEC Accreditation for March on Strees trauma training courses
Roy Scott MBE March on Stress is the first and only Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) training provider to be accredited as providing nationally-recognised BTEC qualifications linked to its TRiM training courses. TRiM by March on Stress is a trauma-focussed peer support system that trains peers to spot the...
February 7th, 2013 | Health and Safety, News | 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 repairs at Kiel-Holtenau * Greece, all ports – Striking seamen return to work * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 06/02/13 DATE: February 06, 2013 COUNTRY:...
February 6th, 2013 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New Board for the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association

Diogenis Venetopoulos. Christos Afroudakis, Nicos Christodoulopoulos, Nicos Demestichas, Antonis Stelliatos, Michael Speis, Apostolos Papadopoulos, Maria Zacharitsa and George Vernicos. The Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association (EPEST) in its General meeting on the 27th of January elected a...
February 6th, 2013 | Sports, Yachting | Read More