Archive for March, 2013

Cats that stop ships’ engines from purring: IUA/AAA experts outline a strategy for the fight back against corrosive fuel particles

James Brewer Cats that stop ships’ engines from purring: IUA/AAA experts outline a strategy for the fight back against corrosive fuel particles, By James Brewer Tiny particles, often much finer than human hair, are causing damage in more and more marine engines, resulting in insurance claims...
March 31st, 2013 | Bunkering, Environment, Marine Insurance | Read More

Special Edition ESPO 2013 Conference – Varna, 30-31 May 2013

Special Edition ESPO 2013 Conference – Varna, 30-31 May 2013
Siim Kallas Special Edition ESPO 2013 Conference – Varna, 30-31 May 2013 Co-operative Synergies at the Heart of ESPO 2013 Conference Ports compete, but they also co-operate. The ESPO 2013 Conference will explore the various synergies that ports can develop together. Dedicated sessions will look at...
March 31st, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Ports & Terminals | Read More

A magnificent mural by artist Bernice Tackley lauds the engineering wonder that is the historic Anderton Boat Lift on the River Weaver in northern England

A magnificent mural by artist Bernice Tackley lauds the engineering wonder that is the historic Anderton Boat Lift on the River Weaver in northern England
Nightshift -Winnington Works, by Bernice Tackley A magnificent mural by artist Bernice Tackley lauds the engineering wonder that is the historic Anderton Boat Lift on the River Weaver in northern England, By James Brewer One of the greatest maritime engineering feats along England’s extensive inland...
March 31st, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

CAPITAL LINK’S 7th Annual “Invest in Shipping Forum” a resounding success; achieves record attendance of 975+ delegates

CAPITAL LINK’S 7th Annual “Invest in Shipping Forum” a resounding success; achieves record attendance of 975+ delegates
Nicholas Bornozis NEW YORK, NY, March 28, 2013*— Capital Link held its 7th Annual Invest in International Shipping Forum in New York City Thursday, March 21, 2013, and with record attendance, the Forum was a resounding success. The Forum, organized in cooperation with NYSE Euronext and ASDAQ OMX, attracted...
March 31st, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets | 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: 31 March-13 April 2013 DATE: March 30, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 31 March-13 April 2013 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Sun...
March 30th, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Let’s Make Fashion Unique!

Let’s Make Fashion Unique!
by Elena Sendona It seems that nowadays women act as new-age cosmopolitan creatures, hybrids of globalization and an increasingly intimate connection to the fashion world. This is one of the reasons I call my blog Fashionality and that was the initial thought behind my evolving relationship with fashion...
March 30th, 2013 | Fashion, News | Read More

Lloyd’s Register provides first ISO 50001 certification in the Middle East

Lloyd’s Register provides first ISO 50001 certification in the Middle East
Zahid Rahman, Waleed Al Dawood, Jorn Hinge and Apo Poulovassilis. Lloyd’s Register provides first ISO 50001 certification in the Middle East United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) Dubai has become the first shipping company to achieve ISO 50001 certification from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA)...
March 30th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Technical | 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: * Benin, Cotonou – Port operations to cease for Easter * Ghana, Tema – Ports closed for Easter holiday * Singapore, Singapore – Shell Bukom SBM subsea pipeline repair * Panama,...
March 29th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ClassNK Earns Authorization from Romanian Flag

ClassNK Executive Vice President Dr. Yoneya (left) with RNA General Director Andrian Mihei (right) Constantza – World’s leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has announced that it earned authorization from the Romanian Naval Authority (RNA) to carry out surveys...
March 29th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Flags | Read More

MacGregor cement handling systems serve Precious duo

Two new 20, 000 dwt cement carriers on order in China will feature advanced MacGregor cement handling systems for autonomous, flexible, environmentally-friendly cargo operations at high handling rates MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured an order with Shanhaiguan New Shipbuilding Industry in China...
March 28th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Singapore, Singapore – Subsea rock installation off Shell Bukom SBM   DATE: March 28, 2013 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Subsea rock installation off Shell Bukom SBM From 1 to 15 April, work will...
March 28th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

KPI project gains momentum

KPI project gains momentum
Captain Kuba Szymanski The international KPI Project, started by InterManager but now an industry-led initiative, is going from strength to strength. So far, 120 companies have registered with the Project, now managed by the independent KPI Association, and KPI data is being uploaded from more than 1,...
March 28th, 2013 | Intermanager, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Programme published for inaugural INC@IMDEX Asia 2013

The programme for the first ever INEC@IMDEX Asia, being held at the International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (IMDEX) in Singapore between 14-16 May 2013, has been announced. INEC@IMDEX Asia will get off to a flying start on 14 May 2013, bringing together navy leaders and industry players...
March 28th, 2013 | Defense | Read More

London P&I Club issues warning on bagged rice cargoes

THE London P&I Club has advised shipowners to seek advice before loading bagged rice cargoes in view of the inherent risks associated with the trade and an increase in the severity of claims in recent years. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club notes that poor freight markets have...
March 28th, 2013 | Chartering, Disputes, P and I Clubs, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The bigger the ship, the bigger the challenge for risk management

The bigger the ship, the bigger the challenge for risk management
The panel on a l to r basis, with Tim Howse, Steve Cameron, Chairman John Mc Phail, Andrew Webster and Peregrine Storrs-Fox The bigger the ship, the bigger the challenge for risk management In recent years, massive incidents involving large container ships have proved extremely difficult to manage and...
March 28th, 2013 | Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Show me the money. Hidden cash bailouts.

Show me the money. Hidden cash bailouts.
Andreas Koutras Show me the money. Hidden cash bailouts, by Dr. Andreas Koutras The Euro debt crisis took another nasty turn in Cyprus. It is worrisome that Cyprus would be the first Eurozone country to impose capital controls, which is supposed to be against the fundamental tenets of the EU. Cyprus...
March 28th, 2013 | Banking, Breaking News, European Union, Finance, Markets, Politics and Government | Read More

Malaysian shipbuilding group chooses two more MacGregor offshore cranes

MacGregor has secured a further order for two 100-tonne AHC offshore MacGregor cranes from a shipbuilding group in Malaysia A leading Malaysian shipbuilding and chartering group has taken up its option for two more 100-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) offshore cranes from MacGregor, part of Cargotec....
March 28th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

ClassNK Approves First Application of Lean Duplex Stainless Steel NSSC®2120 to Tankers in Japan

Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK announced today that it has approved the first application of duplex stainless steel (NSSC®2120) on vessels in Japan. Tankers built by the Japanese shipyards Sasaki Shipbuilding Co., Ltd and Hakata Shipbuilding Co., Ltd were applied with the duplex stainless...
March 27th, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

BRAEMAR SA recruits for the future

John Walker In a move which reinforces its commitment to future growth, Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association), (Braemar SA), announces important new additions to its worldwide team of marine surveyors and consultants, as well as the opening of two new locations.  In the growing New York office,...
March 27th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Korean Register elects a new Chairman & CEO

Today (27 March), in Seoul, at an extraordinary meeting of the general assembly, the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) elected Dr Chon Young-kee as its new Chairman & CEO.  The general assembly oversees the running of KR and comprises 86 voting members. Prior to election, Dr Chon served as executive...
March 27th, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

Sølvtrans expands the fleet and prepares for further growth with Zamakona Yards

Sølvtrans has signed a new contract with the Spanish shipyard Zamakona Yards for the construction of a new 3.200 m3 well-boat. Delivery is scheduled to early 2014. The vessel is a sister ship of Rojna Polaris, currently under construction at Zamakona Yards. Further, the company has entered an option...
March 27th, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Martek declares “ECDIS leasing option essential for shipowners and industry to benefit from early adoption”

In the depths of a longer-than-expected shipping market downturn and with many shipowners struggling with cash flow, Martek Marine, leading manufacturer of maritime safety equipment, believes that its comprehensive leasing package offers the best option for shipowners to adopt ECDIS early and benefit...
March 27th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Australia, Newcastle – Harbour Channel depth increased DATE: March 27, 2013 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Newcastle Harbour Channel depth increased The Port of Newcastle has today (27 March) advised that the Harbour...
March 27th, 2013 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Lloyd’s weathers superstorm and reports profit of £2.8bn

Wed 27 Mar 2013 –  Lloyd’s has announced a profit of £2.77bn for 2012, marking a return to profit following last year’s loss of £516m, which was the costliest year on record for natural catastrophes. Speaking about the result, Lloyd’s CEO, Richard Ward said: “The Lloyd’s market has...
March 27th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Massive illegal outflows of oil are hitting Nigeria as abject poverty wracks the masses – how far can shipping and oil companies address the crisis through corporate social responsibility, asks London meeting of Afrimari network

Massive illegal outflows of oil are hitting Nigeria as abject poverty wracks the masses – how far can shipping and oil companies address the  crisis through corporate social responsibility, asks London meeting of Afrimari network
Captain Eddie Agbakoba, Joseph Croft and Jonathan Bearman Massive illegal outflows of oil are hitting Nigeria as abject poverty wracks the masses – how far can shipping and oil companies address the  crisis through corporate social responsibility, asks London meeting of Afrimari network, By James...
March 27th, 2013 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Defense, Energy, Environment, Finance, Health and Safety, IMO, Inland Waterways, Jobs, Military, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Oil Spill, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More