Archive for February, 2013

BIBBY Ship Management wins BP North Sea vessel management contract

BIBBY Ship Management wins BP North Sea vessel management contract
BP North Sea vessels Bibby Ship Management has won a prestigious contract with BP Exploration Operating Company to fully manage four Regional Support Vessels (RSV) and an additional two new-build Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) for operation in the North Sea. The award of the contract marks a key milestone...
February 6th, 2013 | Energy, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

Ultra-Long-Stroke Engine Passes First Test

Ultra-Long-Stroke Engine Passes First Test
7G80ME-C9.2 passes shop test successfully; new VLCC trend continues on course HHI-EMD, the engine and machinery division of Hyundai Heavy Industries, has reported that the world’s first MAN B&W 7G80ME-C9.2 passed its official shop test on 16 January 2013 in Korea. The MAN Diesel & Turbo licensee...
February 6th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Bladed celebrates its 20th Birthday

Bladed celebrates its 20th Birthday
Dr. Andrew Garrad celebrates Bladed birhday Vienna/Austria, 6 February 2013 – At the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Conference in Vienna, GL Garrad Hassan marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of Bladed, the wind turbine design software trusted and used by manufacturers and certification...
February 6th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy | Read More

Port news from Marseilles Fos

5 February 2013  – Record container year as Marseilles Fos sets vision for future    Container throughput at Marseilles Fos rose 13% in 2012– led by a 16% surge in deepsea volumes at Fos – for a record 1, 062, 408 teu as the leading French cargo port benefited from the first full year...
February 5th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hong Kong unions call for improved pay and conditions for outsourced dockers

HK dockers are calling on outsourcing companies to make improvements in terms and conditions Hong Kong unions call for improved pay and conditions for outsourced dockersDockers’ unions in Hong Kong have joined forces to demand improvements in pay and conditions for port workers working for outsourcing...
February 5th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Armed Guards on Board, A controversial policy of marine industry: The current status and the regulative perspective

Armed Guards on Board, A controversial policy of marine industry: The current status and the regulative perspective by Andreas Giakoumelos* Hearing the word “pirates” someone may bring in his mind the picture of Johnny Depp in the popular movie “The pirates of the Caribbean”, an illustration...
February 5th, 2013 | Featured, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

NORTH P&I Club publishes guidance on employing armed guards in West Africa

Shipowners considering employing armed guards to protect their ships from pirate attacks in west Africa need to be extremely careful, according to new guidance published today (5 February 2013) by the‘A’ rated 170 million GT North P&I club. According to the club’s new loss prevention briefing...
February 5th, 2013 | P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

GAC Bunker Fuels expands with new office in Norway

Christer Benjaminsen 05 February 2013 – GAC Bunker Fuels Limited has today announced the opening of its newest office – in Bergen, Norway – in a move to further strengthen its marine fuel and lubricant trading operation across the Nordic region.    The Bergen office will be responsible...
February 5th, 2013 | Bunkering | Read More

ICS Board meets in London

ICS Board meets in London
ICS Chairman Masamichi Morooka The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal international trade association for shipowners, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet – met in London today (5 February).  Issues considered...
February 5th, 2013 | Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, News, Ship Demolitions | 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 – Diver inspections and repairs * Singapore, Jurong Port – Construction of sea water intake structure * Australia, Newcastle – 24-hour rail strike set to affect coal supplies *...
February 5th, 2013 | Canals, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Navigator gathers steam with a successful second issue

5.2.13 – The Nautical Institute has built on the success of its new publication aimed at marine navigators and launched in October 2012 with the release of its second issue. The Navigator is a free 12-page magazine produced by The Nautical Institute three times a year. The second issue covers the...
February 5th, 2013 | Associations, Books, Maritime Education and Training, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

GL Systems Certification joins WindMade

Hamburg/Brussels/Vienna, 5 February 2013 – GL Systems Certification has joined WindMade as one of its accredited verifying partners. The certification body of classification society Germanischer Lloyd thereby commits itself to supporting the WindMade label by aiding in the development of the label. The...
February 5th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies | Read More

MOL Announces On Time Arrival Performance

MOL Announces On Time Arrival Performance  Results for October – December 2012 February 5, 2013, Tokyo – MOL today updated On Time Arrival Performance results for October – December 2012 for the major trade lanes for quarterly report as an effort of upgrading and improving the quality...
February 5th, 2013 | Company Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ports urge European leaders not to cut in Transport Infrastructure Budget

Isabelle Ryckbost On 7 and 8 February 2013,   European Heads of State and Government are coming together in another attempt to make a deal on the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), the overall European budget for the years 2014-2020 and the budgets to be allocated to the different policies.   European...
February 5th, 2013 | European Union, Ports & Terminals | Read More

P&I club correspondents under pressure to take out indemnity insurance

ITIC says P&I correspondents are coming under increasing pressure from clubs and from third parties to ensure that they have taken out professional indemnity insurance. In the latest issue of its newsletter, The Wire, ITIC says it is aware that at least one International Group P&I club is considering...
February 5th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Royally recognised: former maritime executive Capt Raj Mohindra’s educational consultancy work has been endorsed by Queen Noor of Jordan and by Prince Charles

Royally recognised: former maritime executive Capt Raj Mohindra’s educational consultancy work has been endorsed by Queen Noor of Jordan and by Prince Charles
Capt Mohindra is congratulated by Queen Noor of Jordan on his educationalwork Royally recognised: former maritime executive Capt Raj Mohindra’s educational consultancy work has been endorsed by Queen Noor of Jordan and by Prince Charles By James Brewer Capt Raj Mohindra, whose career contribution to...
February 5th, 2013 | Awards, Charity, Events | Read More

In great taste! Anna Barlow fashions ice cream fantasies into scrumptious-seeming ceramics

In great taste! Anna Barlow fashions ice cream fantasies into scrumptious-seeming ceramics
The Queens Ice Cream By Anna Barlow. Copyright the artist. In great taste! Anna Barlow fashions ice cream fantasies into scrumptious-seeming ceramics By James Brewer Great landscapes and seascapes usually feature in the fine art diet – but today we shall savour some scrumptious plate-scapes. Yes, you...
February 5th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

ISS Palumbo opens new UK offices as first step in global expansion

John Walker ISS Palumbo has opened new offices in the UK marking the first step in its global expansion plans following its formation as a strategic partnership between Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and offshore project logistics and freight forwarding specialists, Palumbo S.P.A. Based in London,...
February 5th, 2013 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

U-Freight delivers the fine art of shipping

A view of the building February 5, 2013- U-Freight Singapore has recently set up a new division, ArtSafe to promote its logistics hub as a fine arts storage facility; as well as an exhibit space for the showcasing of artwork by local artists. A large area of the company’s modern logistics centre...
February 5th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Logistics | Read More

Clipper vessels certified to ISO 50001 by Lloyd’s Register

Clipper vessels certified to ISO 50001 by Lloyd’s Register
Kristian Morch and Ian Revell Danish shipping company joins vanguard of ship operators using the 50001 energy management standard On Friday in Copenhagen, Lloyd’s Register presented Clipper Fleet Management with ISO 50001 certification issued by LRQA, Lloyd’s Register’s provider of independent...
February 5th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Events, Regulatory | Read More

G6 Alliance expands cooperation to Trans-Pacific trade

Tokyo, 5 February,   2013 – A year after the G6 Alliance was  formed, creating one of the largest vessel networks in the Asia-to-Europe trade  lane, the six member lines have agreed to expand their cooperation to the  Asia-to-North America East Coast  trade. The G6 Alliance will deploy more ...
February 5th, 2013 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

European Shipowners dumped 365 Toxic Ships on South Asian Beaches Last Year

European Shipowners dumped 365 Toxic Ships on South Asian Beaches Last Year
European Shipowners dumped 365 Toxic Ships on South Asian Beaches Last Year   European Shipowners dumped 365 Toxic Ships on South Asian Beaches Last Year Need for financial mechanism to hold shipowners accountable and prevent reflagging is urgent   Read the press release in German  >>Read...
February 5th, 2013 | Environment, Flags, News, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Lloyd’s trade specialists: credit where it is due

Mon 04 Feb 2013 – As familiar high street chains go insolvent more businesses are turning to Lloyd’s for trade credit insurance. The recent string of insolvencies on the UK’s high streets is the latest sign that economic recovery faces strong headwinds. However businesses across the leading...
February 5th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

“Time for growth is now” says Area Director on opening of Mumbai safety centre

“Time for growth is now” says Area Director on opening of Mumbai safety centre
“Time for growth is now” says Area Director on opening of Mumbai safety centre Members of the team at the new facility in Mumbai.   Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has announced the opening of a new ISO-approved safety service station in India. With the addition of this station – one of...
February 4th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

GAC USA expansion continues with ground breaking of new Houston warehouse

Construction to start on LEED registered building in Central Green Business Park  HOUSTON – February 4, 2013 – GAC, the world’s leading provider of integrated services to the shipping, logistics and marine industry, has announced the official start of construction of its new office...
February 4th, 2013 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More