Archive for April, 2013

Leadership the name of the game!

Leadership the name of the game!
The following are the main points – in brief – from the latest John Faraclas live interview from the Camelot Castle Hotel in Tintagel, Cornwall, to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 29th of March 2013: Faraclas started with a cultural and touristic note supporting also the Anglo-Saxon’s...
April 2nd, 2013 | Banking, Bribery and Corruption, European Union, Finance, Holidays, Jobs, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Taxation | Read More

My-Villages Announces Corporate Relocation to South Florida

Company Chooses New Headquarters Due to Marine Industry and Partner Proximity Palm Beach, Fla. – April 2, 2013 – (Marine NewsWire)My-Villages, the company facilitating an online marine industry collaborative, announced today that it has moved from its former Alexandria, Va. headquarters to the Jupiter...
April 2nd, 2013 | IT and Communications, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

GAC seals deal to serve Bibby Offshore UK fleet

GAC seals deal to serve Bibby Offshore UK fleet
GAC staff attending the first Bibby port call in Aberdeen Agreement covers ship agency and complementary services Aberdeen, UK, 2 April 2013 – Bibby Offshore UK Ltd has signed a non-exclusive ship agency services contract with GAC covering all ports in the UK and making the Group their first choice...
April 2nd, 2013 | Logistics, News, Ship Agencies | Read More

Wilhelmsen grows safety services in Australia

(l-r) Bijoy Babu Ships Agency Operator, Geoff Brown General Manager Northern Territory & S Australia, Kaarlo Perala Ships Agency Operator, Abdur Razzaque Liferaft Specialist, Wesley De Kruijf Ships Agency Operator. Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has expanded and upgraded its premises and service...
April 2nd, 2013 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Ship Agencies | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Brazil, Rio De Janeiro – Increase of pilot tariff * Mexico, Coatzacoalcos – Third stage of tunnel installation works  DATE: April 02, 2013 COUNTRY: Brazil PORT: Rio De Janeiro Increase of pilot...
April 2nd, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

WISTA India kindles an invigorating flame within the global shipping industry: new association gets off to a shining start

WISTA India kindles an invigorating flame within the global shipping industry: new association gets off to a shining start
WISTA India members visit heavy lift ship Trina with Ms Sanjam Sahi Gupta in the top row at the centre   WISTA India kindles an invigorating flame within the global shipping industry: new association gets off to a shining start, By James Brewer A traditional lamp-lighting ceremony has launched the...
April 2nd, 2013 | Breaking News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance verifies South Asia’s first certified emission reductions under the United Nation’s PoA framework

Stoves ‘Improved Cooking Stoves in Bangladesh’ provides 57, 000 energy-efficient stoves to Bangladeshi families” Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) has verified South Asia’s first certified emissions reductions (CERs) under the UN’s Programme of Activities (PoA) framework. The...
April 2nd, 2013 | Classification Societies, Food and Drink, Regulatory | Read More

Balcan Emergency Life Line Celebrates 40th Birthday

Throwing Bell yellow A life saving device, which has helped to rescue hundreds of yachtsmen, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The Balcan Emergency Life Line (BELL) was launched in September 1973 and has since that day remained the fastest, easiest to deploy and most accurate life saving device on...
April 2nd, 2013 | Anniversaries, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Evergreen Extends Service Network in the Indian Ocean

Evergreen Line is teaming up with United Africa Feeder Line (UAFL) to extend its service network in the Indian Ocean.  The new ISC–Mauritius–Mozambique–Africa (IMMA) Service linking the Indian sub-continent, Indian Ocean Islands and Mozambique will be launched in late April. Employing three 2,...
April 2nd, 2013 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies | Read More

Message from President on MOL Founding Anniversary

Message from President on MOL Founding Anniversary
Koichi Muto On  the occasion of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) 129th anniversary, we are  pleased to bring you a message from our President, Koichi  Muto. “Signaling a Strong Recovery by Ensuring a Return to  Profitability” Today, I am pleased to join all of my MOL Group colleagues in  celebrating...
April 2nd, 2013 | Anniversaries, Events, Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

BOURBON chooses PC Maritime ECDIS

BOURBON chooses PC Maritime ECDIS
The MPSV Bourbon Evolution 802 PC Maritime’s Navmaster ECDIS has been ordered for BOURBON’s latest generation IMR (Inspection, Maintenance & Repair) vessels being built in Zheijiang shipyard, China. Four dual Navmaster ECDIS have been supplied, with a further five Bourbon Evolution 800 to be...
April 2nd, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oil Industry, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

U-FREIGHT on the moove in Xiamen

The U-Freight Group – (www.ufreight.com) – the Hong Kong-headquartered international freight services and logistics group – has  enhanced its coverage of China’s coastal manufacturing regions with the  opening of a  new airport office in Xiamen, Fujian province, one of the country’s...
April 2nd, 2013 | Logistics, Markets | Read More

BIFA says “leave the rules of general average alone”

BIFA says “leave the rules of general average alone”
Peter Quantrill In response to a review of the rules of General Average, which is being undertaken by Comite Maritime International (CMI), the trade association for UK freight forwarders says that it sees little need for change. The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org...
April 2nd, 2013 | Marine Insurance, Markets, News | Read More

The HELMEPA Junior Artwork Exhibition draws to a close at the Municipality of Paleo Faliro

The Artwork Exhibition showcasing pieces completed by “HELMEPA Junior” Program members and titled “The seas, forests and mountains are our treasure”, has successfully concluded. It was hosted by the Municipality of Paleo  Faliro (Athens) at the “Flisvos” Cultural Centre between the 11th...
April 1st, 2013 | Art and auctions, Environment | 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 – Further increase of channel depth * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 01/04/13 DATE: April 01, 2013 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Newcastle Further increase of channel depth Dredging...
April 1st, 2013 | Bunkering, Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More