Archive for April, 2013

Shipowners and Unions raise concerns at casualty reporting failures

Peter Hinchliffe Shipowners and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to express concern at flag states’ failure to submit maritime casualty reports as required under international Conventions. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80% of the world merchant fleet, and the...
April 23rd, 2013 | Associations | Read More

Twentieth Association Accredited to FONASBA Quality Standard

Twentieth Association Accredited to FONASBA Quality Standard
Marygrace Collins FONASBA’s Quality Standard for Ship Brokers and Ship Agents reached a significant milestone last week when APRAM, the Federation’s Moroccan member association, became the twentieth to be accredited to the programme. Welcoming APRAM to the Quality Standard, FONASBA President Marygrace...
April 23rd, 2013 | Associations, News | Read More

Payment of hire is a condition…

Payment of hire is a condition…
Paul Dean, partner Holman Fenwick Willan Payment of hire is a conditon – an end to a charterers ability to deduct from hire? High Court decision of Mr Justice Flaux in – Kuwait Rocks Co v AMN Bulkcarriers Inc  (The MV “Astra”) [2013] EWHC 865 (Comm) Mr Justice Flaux has held that the...
April 23rd, 2013 | Legal | 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: * Australia, Newcastle – Channel depth restored * Australia, Hay Point – Delivery delays to coal terminals * Brazil, Rio De Janeiro – Saint Jorge’s Day holiday * Bunker Update – MARKET...
April 22nd, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port news from Marseilles Fos

A view of the Port of Marseilles Container and cruise sectors cheer Marseilles Fos after Q1 oil dip     Despite growth in deepsea containers and other key trades, total cargo throughput at leading French port Marseilles Fos fell 9% to 20 million tonnes to the end of March – a 2MT drop on the first...
April 22nd, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc announces date for Q1 2013 financial results, conference and webcast

Diana Containerships Inc announces date for Q1 2013 financial results, conference and webcast
ATHENS, GREECE, April 22, 2013 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, today announced that its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 are scheduled to be released before the opening of the U.S....
April 22nd, 2013 | Shipping Indices | Read More

SMSLLC to assist ATRCO on TSMR

SMSLLC to assist ATRCO on TSMR
Noboru Ueda and Bill Mahoney SMSLLC to help leading tug and barge operator to prepare for new Towing Safety Management Regulation. Washington D.C. – Safety Management Systems LLC announced on April 18, 2013 that it has won a contract from American River Transportation Company (ARTCO) to assist the...
April 22nd, 2013 | Inland Waterways, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc., announces dte for Q1 2013 financial results, conference call and webcast

Diana Shipping Inc., announces dte for Q1 2013 financial results, conference call and webcast
ATHENS, GREECE, April 22, 2013 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 are scheduled to be released before the opening of the U.S....
April 22nd, 2013 | News, Stock Markets | Read More

Zodiac, Totempower and Lloyd’s Register conclude bulk carrier wind project

Zodiac, Totempower and Lloyd’s Register conclude bulk carrier wind project
Cape Flamingo Zodiac’s bulk carrier Cape Flamingo was the focus of a wind energy monitoring project, as the project partners investigated the potential to improve fuel efficiency     In 2012 Lloyd’s Register’s Strategic Research Group joined forces with Totempower Energy Systems to support...
April 22nd, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy | Read More

SSL goes live

SSL goes live
Michael Graham Lloyd’s marine insurance broker SSL steps up service as major software project goes live By James Brewer Independent marine, energy and war risks specialist SSL Insurance Brokers has gone live on a new software service which will step up its already noted efficiency. The system is managed...
April 22nd, 2013 | Marine Insurance, News | Read More

Russian billionaire’s daughter buys Greek island which belonged to Onassis

Russian billionaire’s daughter buys Greek island which belonged to Onassis
Oxana Andrienko Russian billionaire’s daughter buys Greek island which belonged to Onassis, By Oxana Andrienko The daughter of a Russian billionaire has bought the Greek island where shipping oligarch Aristotle Onassis married Jacqueline Kennedy in 1968. Ekaterina Rybolovleva, 24, who last year...
April 21st, 2013 | Jet set, Person Profiles | Read More

Unions look ahead at West Africa road transport seminars

Unions look ahead at West Africa road transport seminars
Seminar participants talking to truck drivers in Cotonou, Benin. Road transport workers from across West Africa recently came together in Cotonou, Benin to discuss common challenges and develop a strategy for change. From 8-10 April the first implementation seminar for the ITF/SASK road transport corridors...
April 21st, 2013 | ITF | 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: * Worldwide – World Holidays: 21 April-4 May 2013 * Oman, all ports – Change of weekend   DATE: April 20, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 21 April-4 May 2013 Public holidays around the world...
April 20th, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Wärtsilä Interim report January-March 2013

Wärtsilä Interim report January-March 2013
Wärtsilä Corporation INTERIM REPORT 18 April 2013* at 8.30 a.m. local time STRONG GROWTH IN ORDER INTAKE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REVIEW PERIOD JANUARY-MARCH 2013 – Order intake increased 22% to EUR 1, 352 million (1, 109) – Net sales decreased 12% to EUR 882 million (1, 005) – Book-to-bill...
April 20th, 2013 | Company Profiles, Markets | 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: * United Kingdom, Immingham – IGJ berth outage postponed * United States, Boston, Massachusetts – Decrease of MARSEC Level * India, all ports – Introduction of VTS fee * Singapore, Singapore...
April 19th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Standard Club Hull Facility

Standard Club Hull Facility
Alistair Groom Charles Taylor as managers of the Standard Club have arranged a hull and machinery facility exclusively for the benefit of Standard Club members.  Insurance cover is provided by Swiss Re and certain Lloyd’s of London Syndicates. The facility, known as the Standard Club Hull facility,...
April 19th, 2013 | News | Read More

“Women at the helm” film launched at maritime women conference

“Women at the helm” film launched at maritime women conference
A new International Maritime Organization (IMO) film promoting the role of women in the maritime sector has been launched during a conference on the Development of a Global Stategy for Women Seafarers. The conference, held in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 16 to 19 April 2013, organized and funded by...
April 19th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Greek shipping and its fleet at the highest point!

Greek shipping and its fleet at the highest point!
The latest annual survey on the Greek fleet  produced by the Greek Shipping co-operation Committee in London based on data by Lloyd’s Register – Fairplay, give 3, 667 ships of a total 265, 336, 520 deadweight; a new record! Viewers can log here to read the overview: Greek Controlled Shipping...
April 19th, 2013 | News | Read More

Multraship confirms order for two new Damen ASD 2810 tugs

Multraship confirms order for two new Damen ASD 2810 tugs
From the signing ceremony LEADING towage and salvage specialist Multraship has continued its fleet renewal programme with confirmation that it has bought two new Damen ASD 2810-type tugs with state-of-the-art FiFi 1 firefighting capabilities. The tugs, to be named Multratug 26 and Multratug 27, are building...
April 19th, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

ITF statement on Venezuelan elections

ITF statement on Venezuelan elections
  David Cockroft  18 April 2013 – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), representing around 700 unions with over 4.5 million members insome 150 countries, today called for the democratic electoral processes in Venezuela to be respected. The ITF welcomed the election on...
April 18th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

Green energy risks take centre stage at Lloyd’s event

Green energy risks take centre stage at Lloyd’s event
Thursday 18 April 2013 – Insurers will play an important role in sustaining the growth of the renewable sector across the UK and Ireland (source: Lloyds of London) Green energy is set for big growth across the United Kingdom and Ireland, prompting Lloyd’s to hold its All Island Renewable Energy...
April 18th, 2013 | Environment | Read More

Parliament Rejects Controversial Ship Recycling Levy

Parliament Rejects Controversial Ship Recycling Levy
The European Parliament rejected today the proposal to introduce a levy on all ships calling at EU ports that would finance a fund to support sustainable recycling of ships. The proposal had been introduced earlier by Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)....
April 18th, 2013 | Ship Demolitions | Read More

Evergreen Names Newest Vessels

Evergreen Names Newest Vessels
S.S. Lin and Mrs Tsai Su-Hua at the naming ceremony of the Ever Liven April 18, 2013–Ever Liven, the tenth in a series of L-type containership to be operated by Evergreen Line, was christened by S.S. Lin, the Evergreen Group’s First Vice Group Chairman, at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard...
April 18th, 2013 | Events, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

NORTH P&I Club flags up break-bulk cargo stowage problems

NORTH P&I Club flags up break-bulk cargo stowage problems
The ‘A’ rated 170 million GT North P&I club has experienced an increase in claims arising from poor stowage and securing of break bulk cargoes, particularly on ships departing from China. Such cargoes – typically of bags and timber as well as construction components and plant – can...
April 18th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

LISW appoints official Board of Advisors

LISW appoints official Board of Advisors
Doug Barrow LONDON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WEEK APPOINTS  OFFICIAL BOARD OF ADVISORS The industry-led Steering Group running the inaugural London International Shipping Week (LISW) has established an official Board of Advisors which will act as guardians of the event to ensure it maintains objectivity...
April 18th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Trade and Commerce | Read More