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: * United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – Sheikh Khalifa Bridge air draught limitations * India, Cochin – Lowering of port Security Level * Egypt, Suez Canal – Transit of VLCCs * Bunker Update –...
February 4th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ravis’ unique Winter BBQ!

Ravis’ unique Winter BBQ!
Ravi and Manju Mehrotra having just welcomed Jim Davis Ravi’s Winter BBQ, the established international January event in London, coincided with the real weather: snow at its best – I guess that this time the graphic designer who created the invitation hit the spot!  Nearly 400 international guests...
February 4th, 2013 | Events | Read More

Counter Piracy: Rules for the Use of Force – International Legal Conference

This is to remind you of this unique International Legal Conference and the Press Briefing on Friday 8th February 2013, from 08.30 – 09.45 on board HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 2PN   The briefing will be an opportunity for the media to find out more about the drafting of...
February 4th, 2013 | Legal, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

TOC CSC Asia – putting terminals at the heart of the supply chain

TOC CSC Asia – putting terminals at the heart of the supply chain
London, 04.02.2013 – The themes to be discussed at the upcoming TOC Container Supply Chain Asia conference – to be held in Hong Kong, 12-14 March 2013 – are many and varied. TOC, itself, has evolved over 40 years from its origins as a port and terminal operations event. Today, what makes the conference...
February 4th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Exhibitions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan and GL Renewables Certification at EWEA 2013:

GL Garrad Hassan and GL Renewables Certification at EWEA 2013:
a picture from the Bladed software system GL Garrad Hassan and GL Renewables Certification at EWEA 2013: Meet GL Garrad Hassan’s and GL Renewables Certification’s experts at presentations and poster sessions Vienna/Austria, 4 February 2013 – GL Garrad Hassan and GL Renewables Certification...
February 4th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy | Read More

Greek Shipping: First Among equals

Greek Shipping: First Among equals
John Faraclas Greek Shipping: First Among equals The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 1st  of February 2013: 1. On the Markets, Faraclas reiterated his view that with the BDI down to 750 points there is no sustainability...
February 4th, 2013 | Flags, Labour Disputes, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ICS protests at Suez Canal toll increases

ICS protests at Suez Canal toll increases
Peter Hinchliffe 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 – has voiced serious concerns about toll increases just announced by the Suez Canal Authority...
February 4th, 2013 | Canals, International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

Continuous monitoring has developed to enable more accurate fuel and emissions measurement

Leading software house asserts that noon reports don’t give the quantity or quality of data needed by owners in modern shipping HELSINKI – February 4, 2013: As fuel costs and emissions’ levels come under more scrutiny, paper logbooks and noon reports are no longer the most effective means of...
February 4th, 2013 | Environment, IT and Communications | Read More

Hyperbaric evacuation systems interface recommendations published by IMCA

Proposals published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) in ‘Hyperbaric Evacuation Systems (HES) Interface Recommendations’ (IMCA D 051) seek to address the interface issues encountered when a diving contractor needs to remove its divers from a stricken facility by use of a...
February 4th, 2013 | Associations | Read More

IMCA publishes Guidance on Safety in Shipyards

Safety lies at the heart of the vast majority of the guidelines published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). The latest ‘Guidance on Safety in Shipyards’ (IMCA SEL 032/M 221) is certainly no exception to the rule. Offshore vessels are the platform from which offshore project...
February 4th, 2013 | Books, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Davis Turner builds greener supply chain with Turkey

45 years after identifying the potential of the Turkish market, Davies Turner is set to further expand its multimodal presence in the trade between the UK and Turkey, developing more environmentally friendly supply chain solutions between the two countries. Davies Turner is offering a re-engineered supply...
February 4th, 2013 | Logistics | Read More

UK forwarders welcome news of tentative US port labour agreement

UK forwarders welcome news of tentative US port labour agreement
Peter Quantrill February 4 – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the news that the US Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association have reached a tentative agreement for a new six-year master labour contract. Federal Mediation and Conciliation...
February 4th, 2013 | Associations, HR, Markets, News | Read More

Strong support for inaugural Oceanology International China

Strong support for inaugural Oceanology International China
Chinese Society of Oceanography (CSO) confirms support and CSO’s Ocean Technology Observation branch is co-event manager 77% of exhibition space sold • Country pavilions from Atlantic Canada, Korea, UK and USA   The inaugural Oceanology International China 2013, the only event for marine science...
February 4th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Oceanology | Read More

London Company Market embraces Electronic Claims

London Company Market embraces Electronic Claims
IUA statistics show nine out of ten new claims now processed electronically The use of electronic claims files (ECF) in the London company market is much more extensive than previously stated, an improved analysis by the International Underwriting Association has revealed. New data shows that the percentage...
February 4th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications | Read More

USCG Chief Sounds Alarm On U.S. Flag Ship Detentions

USCG Chief Sounds Alarm On U.S. Flag Ship Detentions
USCG Chief Sounds Alarm On U.S. Flag Ship Detentions by John Konrad* What do the United States, Kazakhstan, Belize and Egypt have in common? They are all on the Paris MOU’s gray list of countries with too many port state detentions. And this is not news. It’s been three years now since the US Merchant...
February 3rd, 2013 | Flags, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, What Others Say | 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: 3-16 February 2013 DATE: February 02, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 3-16 February 2013 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Mon...
February 2nd, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF gives guarded thumbs up to MLC preparation

ITF gives guarded thumbs up to MLC preparation
  The ITF HQ’s in London 1 February 2013 – As Malta became the 34th International Labour Organization member state to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 on 23 January, the ITF has cautiously approved the progress made across the shipping world to prepare for the convention’s...
February 1st, 2013 | HR, ITF, News | Read More

More syndicates to benefit from Lloyd’s China

More syndicates to benefit from Lloyd’s China
Friday 01 Feb 2013 A growing number of syndicates are using Lloyd’s platform by placing their own underwriters in China. This along with a licence granted in 2012 to underwrite direct business, are encouraging developments which should bring real benefits in the long term, says Eric Gao, Chairman and...
February 1st, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, 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 out of service * United States, Delaware River – Ice Condition III set * Singapore, Singapore – Pulau Ubin shoreline restoration work * Egypt, Suez – Curfew...
February 1st, 2013 | Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Baltic Exchange moves Capesize reporting times forward

Baltic Exchange moves Capesize reporting times forward
The Baltic Exchange The Baltic Exchange is moving the time of the publication of its nine capesize routes and index (BCI) forward by two hours to 1100 (London) from today (1 February 2013). The move underlines the increased levels of chartering authority in the Asia-Pacific region and follows a period...
February 1st, 2013 | Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

HELMEPA looks forward to the year ahead at its Cutting of the New Year’s Cake

HELMEPA looks forward to the year ahead at its Cutting of the New Year’s Cake
Helmepa Board Member, Ms Irini Daifa, the lucky winner Ms Natalia Tsantsaridi and Dr. John Coustas During a special reception hosted by its Chairman, Dr. John Coustas, at the Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd building in Piraeus, HELMEPA yesterday celebrated the traditional cutting of its New Year’s cake. During...
February 1st, 2013 | Charity, Environment, Events | Read More

ESPO 2013 Conference to Focus on Cooperation and Ports Policy

On 30 and 31 May, ESPO will be holding the tenth edition of its annual conference. The conference will take place in Varna and is being organised in cooperation with the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company. As from today, participants can register online via the conference website. With ‘cooperation’...
February 1st, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Evergreen Seafarer Training Center Earns ClassNK Certification for Training Courses 

 Taiwan – Leading class society ClassNK announced that it has certified the Bridge Resource Management (BRM), Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS) and Engine-room Resource Management (ERM) training courses offered by the Evergreen Seafarer Training Center (ESTC). The new certification...
February 1st, 2013 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Navis Engineering wins DP2 systems orders for Bourbon’s innovative crew boats

Navis Engineering is supplying six DP2 systems for the new series of Fast Support Intervention Vessels (FSIVs) being built at the Piriou SEAS shipyard in Vietnam for Paris-based Bourbon, the offshore marine services provider. The first vessel in the six-ship series, the Bourbon Sirocco was delivered...
February 1st, 2013 | Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

EURONAV Launches offer to exchange outstanding 6.50% convertible bonds for new convertible bonds with extended maturity

Antwerp, Belgium, 31 January 2013 – Euronav NV (“Euronav”) announced  today the launch of an invitation to current bondholders to exchange (the “Exchange Offer”) any and all outstanding 6.50% convertible bonds due in January  2015 (the ”Existing Convertible Bonds”) for new 6.50% convertible...
February 1st, 2013 | Finance, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More