Archive for April, 2013

Sailing World Cup Hyeres / TV ALERT

L’étape française de la coupe du monde se déroule actuellement à Hyères. L’épreuve se termine aujourd’hui pour les deux séries paralympiques. Pour les 10 séries olympiques, l’épreuve se terminera demain par les medal races. Des images de la Sailing World Cup sont disponibles...
April 26th, 2013 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Emergency Relief for Earthquake afflicted people in China’s Sichuan Province

Emergency Relief for Earthquake afflicted people in China’s Sichuan Province
Koichi Muto TOKYO – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Koichi Muto) today announced that MOL will donate the equivalent of 2 million yen to The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China to the afflicted people of the massive earthquake that hit China’s Sichuan province this April. Also...
April 26th, 2013 | Charity | Read More

US offshore exploration safer three years after Macondo: ex-commission members

US offshore exploration safer three years after Macondo: ex-commission members
The Macondo – oil spray US offshore hydrocarbons exploration is safer nearly three years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the US Gulf of Mexico, members of the federal commission that had investigated the spill said Wednesday. But while both industry and the US government deserve credit...
April 26th, 2013 | Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

ClassNK Signs Authorization Agreement with the Government of Myanmar

ClassNK Signs Authorization Agreement with the Government of Myanmar
Maung Maung Oo (left) & Noboru Ueda (right) Yangon – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Government of Myanmar granting ClassNK authorization to carry out statutory surveys on its behalf. The signing...
April 26th, 2013 | Politics and Government | Read More

Hill Dickinson’s face in Monaco -a conversation with David Reardon

David Reardon David Reardon, the partner who will be heading Hill Dickinson’s new Monaco office, took time out from his busy schedule shuttling between the yacht team’s Mayfair office in London and the principality, to talk to Margaret Pinder about the firm’s latest venture. This article first...
April 26th, 2013 | Company Profiles | Read More

Energy Advice Line Quarterly Price Review

Energy Advice Line Quarterly Price Review
BUSINESS electricity prices have spiraled by more than 11% on average in the past 12 months, according to figures released by the Energy Advice Line.   Firms that signed up to 1, 2 and 3-year energy contracts in the first quarter of 2012 paid an average 9.98p/kWh for electricity, compared to 11.12p/kWh...
April 26th, 2013 | Energy | Read More

The use of LNG as a fuel

The use of LNG as a fuel
A view from the seminar Lloyd’s Register and Wärtsilä, two of the main players in the LNG-as-fuel space, held a joint industry seminar in Shanghai last week to provide the Chinese shipping industry with key insights. Lloyd’s Register’s Joseph Morelos, together with Wärtsilä’s gas experts...
April 26th, 2013 | News | Read More

Shylock’s Lament or ‘when is a guarantee not a guarantee?’

Shylock’s Lament or ‘when is a guarantee not a guarantee?’
Nicholas Phillips Shylock’s Lament or ‘when is a guarantee not a guarantee?’ by Nicholas Phillips, Hill Dickinson Wuhan Guoyu Logistics Group Co Ltd & Others -v- Emporiki Bank of Greece SA [2012] EWCA Civ 1629 The whole denouement of Shakespeare’s most controversial comedy – The Merchant...
April 26th, 2013 | Legal | Read More

ClassNK Issues ECDIS Training Course Certification to Iino Marine Service Busan Co., Ltd.

ClassNK Issues ECDIS Training Course Certification to Iino Marine Service Busan Co., Ltd.
Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara (left) with President of Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd Capt. Shigeru Nemoto (right) Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced that it has certified the Type Specific ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information...
April 26th, 2013 | Events | Read More

Contract victory for Swedish transport workers after 45 minute strike

Contract victory for Swedish transport workers after 45 minute strike
25 April 2013 -Road haulage and port workers in Sweden secured a new three year contract this week after staging industrial action which lasted just 45 minutes. Members of the Swedish Transport Workers’ Union (STWU) walked out at noon on Wednesday following the breakdown of negotiations with the Swedish...
April 26th, 2013 | Labour Disputes | Read More

Risk and international growth

Risk and international growth
  Singapore Financial Centre Businesses are being urged to consider changing exposures in a more volatile world.(source: Lloyd’s 0f London) Swiss Re’s head of economic research and consultancy Dr Kurt Karl has predicted that in the year 2025 eight of the world’s ten megacities will be...
April 25th, 2013 | News | Read More

Hot Port New from GAC

Hot Port New from GAC
 Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – Passenger ship liability & compensation treaty * Nigeria, all ports – Vessel attacked off Nigerian coast * Benin, Cotonou – Port closure for Labour Day holiday * United States,...
April 25th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ojeikere in West London’s Tristan Hoare Gallery

Ojeikere in West London’s Tristan Hoare Gallery
Ojeikere Shangalti Currently on show at Tristan Hoare Gallery in West London is Nigerian photographer Ojeikere. Born in 1930, Ojeikere’s formative years were spent as a photographer for the Ministry of Education in Lagos and later in the West African Publicity Agency. In 1975 he opened his own...
April 25th, 2013 | Art and auctions | Read More

HELMEPA’s environmental campaign the city of Alexandroupolis comes to a close

HELMEPA’s environmental campaign the city of Alexandroupolis comes to a close
Cleanup and recording of litter at Antheia beach HELMEPA’s awareness-raising activities in the northern border’s-edge city of Alexandroupolis,   Thrace in northrn Greece, the seventh stop of the Association’s “Marine Environment and Sciences Awareness Campaign”, have been successfully completed....
April 25th, 2013 | Environment | Read More

The Shipping Industry and World Politics / Economy on caution!

The Shipping Industry and World Politics / Economy on caution!
John N. Faraclas This is our third live continuation on breaking news with John Faraclas from London. The Freight Markets, The Unemployment in Europe, the overcapacity in the shipping industry, the Far East stagnation, and other geopolitical and social events are covered in this briefing.     We...
April 25th, 2013 | Breaking News | Read More

New partner for Ince & Co in Piraeus

New partner for Ince & Co in Piraeus
Evangelos Catsambas Ince & Co’s Piraeus office has been boosted with the promotion of Evangelos Catsambas to the partnership. Evangelos is a shipping specialist whose practice embraces both contentious and non-contentious matters. He specialises in charterparty and contract of carriage work, as...
April 25th, 2013 | Legal | Read More

MAN 48/60 Engines Clock up 500th Sale

MAN 48/60 Engines Clock up 500th Sale
A panorama view of the ICE Garabito power plant in Costa Rica where eleven 18V48/60B engines feed 200 MW of electrical power into the national grid MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced the 500th sale of its MAN 48/60 medium-speed engine. The milestone was reached with the order of two common-rail variants...
April 25th, 2013 | News | Read More

CREWSURE Appoints G2 Crew Services as its global correspondent

CREWSURE Appoints G2 Crew Services as its global correspondent
Crewsure is delighted to announce it has appointed G2 Crew Services, the recently formed partnership between Griffin Global Group Limited and Gulf Agency Company Limited to act as its global Correspondent. Crewsure provides medical and personal accident insurance directly to crew and is underwritten...
April 25th, 2013 | Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents | Read More

ClassNK Releases 2013 Edition of Class Rules

Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships Tokyo – ClassNK announced today that it had released the 2013 edition of the Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK continuously reviews, updates, and amends its technical rules and guidance...
April 25th, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

Oslo Børs has discovered shortcomings in the reporting of bond trading

Oslo Børs has discovered shortcomings in the reporting of bond trading
25/04/2013  – Oslo Børs has carried out investigations of reporting by exchange member firms of trades in bonds listed on Oslo Børs and Nordic ABM (formerly Oslo ABM). These investigations have identified discrepancies, in some cases significant discrepancies, between the transactions that...
April 25th, 2013 | News | Read More

Sustained eco-friendly culture wins GAC Group Chairman’s Environment Award

Sustained eco-friendly culture wins GAC Group Chairman’s Environment Award
25 Apr 13 – GAC Hong Kong’s multiple eco-friendly efforts have been rewarded with the First Prize in the GAC Group Chairman’s Award for Environmental Excellence for 2012. Since 2009, the company has been recycling paper, aluminum, plastic, toner cartridges, electronic equipment and...
April 25th, 2013 | News | Read More

2002 Passenger ship liability and compensation treaty set to enter into force in 2014

2002 Passenger ship liability and compensation treaty set to enter into force in 2014
The Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 2002, which substantially raises the limits of liability for the death of, or personal injury to, a passenger on a ship, is set to enter into force on 23 April 2014, after the required 10 ratifications were reached...
April 25th, 2013 | News | Read More

Lack of due progress breeds fear of criminalisation among seafarers

Lack of due progress breeds fear of criminalisation among seafarers
Seafarers’ suggestions on how to improve their situation when facing criminal charges were presented at the landmark 100th session of the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which met in London on 15 – 19 April, 2013.   The suggestions, which emanated from a comprehensive...
April 25th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Tara Oceans Polar Circle: a new scientific expedition in the Arctic

Tara Oceans Polar Circle: a new scientific expedition in the Arctic
The “Tara” The polar schooner Tara will depart from Lorient on May 19, 2013 for a new expedition: Tara Oceans Polar Circle. A scientific adventure lasting seven months and traveling 25, 000kms around the Arctic Ocean via the Northeast and Northwest passages. Supported by the CNRS, CEA, EMBL...
April 24th, 2013 | News | Read More

International federation sounds US airspace warning

International federation sounds US airspace warning
David Cockroft The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today warned that the operation of the USA’s National Airspace System is being put in danger by compulsory furloughing (being put on involuntary leave) of Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control staff. The furloughs...
April 24th, 2013 | Aviation | Read More