Archive for May, 2013

New clause tackles hull fouling dilemma

New clause tackles hull fouling dilemma
Under most standard forms of time charter party an owner is obliged to maintain his vessel throughout the charter period. Such maintenance includes keeping the vessel’s hull and other underwater parts free of fouling. If the owners fail to maintain the vessel and, as a result, the vessel’s...
May 31st, 2013 | BIMCO | Read More

Jebel Ali Port meets UN security standards

Jebel Ali Port meets UN security standards
Dubai hub is first port in the Middle East to receive benchmark United Nations Department of Safety and Security certificate Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2013:- Global marine terminal operator DP World announced today (27 May) that its flagship Jebel Ali Port has become the first port in the...
May 31st, 2013 | Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

ABP’s Grimsby River Terminal reaches milestone with delivery of custom-built pontoon

ABP’s Grimsby River Terminal reaches milestone with delivery of custom-built pontoon
May 28, 2013 – Following the successful delivery of the specially designed linkspan bridge in January, Associated British Ports’ (ABP) £26m Grimsby River Terminal development reached another milestone with the arrival of a large reinforced concrete floating pontoon designed and built by GRAHAM...
May 31st, 2013 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ian Williams storms through to Korea Match Cup quarter finals

Ian Williams storms through to Korea Match Cup quarter finals
Ian Williams and the GAC Pindar crew, Mal Parker, Bill Hardesty, Graeme Spence and Willem Van Waay, winners of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour in Germany. Near-flawless qualifying performance from Team GAC Pindar UK – 31 May 2013 – Ian Williams, Skipper of Team GAC Pindar, has...
May 31st, 2013 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Shipping report warns of credit risks

Shipping report warns of credit risks
Shipping report warns of credit risks – posted on*: 31 May, 2013 Three emerging trends: falling US oil imports, the return of some manufacturing capacity to rich industrialised nations and advances in vessel design, could significantly change the competitive landscape for global shipping companies...
May 31st, 2013 | What Others Say | Read More

ITF complains to Mitsui over ongoing Vancouver lockout

ITF complains to Mitsui over ongoing Vancouver lockout
31 May 2013 -The ITF has made a formal complaint over the continued lockout of dockers at the Port of Vancouver in Washington, USA. The aggressive tactic, affecting around 200 members of ITF affiliate the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, has been taken by United Grain, which is owned by Japanese...
May 31st, 2013 | Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | 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 – Jetty available due to repairs * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction of Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities * Singapore, Singapore – Repairs at OIltanking Terminal...
May 31st, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Life is getting tougher for Bulker masters

Life is getting tougher for Bulker masters
m/v Salt Lake City Life is getting tougher for Bulker masters A testing time lies ahead for bulk carrier operations as increasing layers of regulation impinge more heavily on commercial viability. Safety and environmental regulations had a major role in principle and often in practice but were becoming...
May 31st, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Port Regulation Meets with Mixed Feelings

Port Regulation Meets with Mixed Feelings
Today and yesterday, ESPO held the 10th edition of its annual conference in Varna. The main highlight was a debate on the new ports policy regulation and communication of the European Commission, which were issued last week. Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas was present in Varna to introduce the...
May 31st, 2013 | European Union, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Safebridge Releases Online Training Course for JRC

Safebridge Releases Online Training Course for JRC
Ulf Steden, managing director of Safebridge Training for the JRC ECDIS is available NOW  HAMBURG, 31 May, 2013 – (Marine NewsWire) Safebridge, the Internet-based simulation training specialist, has brought its latest E-learning courseware online for training and certification on the JRC ECDIS models...
May 31st, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Tax tribunal rules that security deposit interest is ring-fenced under tonnage tax

Tax tribunal rules that security deposit interest is ring-fenced under tonnage tax
Sue Bill International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens* has welcomed a decision by the UK First Tax Tribunal that interest received on security deposits relating to loans taken out to buy ships within tonnage tax is not taxable. HMRC had argued that the interest income was outside tonnage...
May 31st, 2013 | Headlines, Taxation | Read More

ETF congress discusses work priorities

ETF congress discusses work priorities
31 May 2013 – Affiliates at the ETF 2013 congress on 29-31 May in Berlin, Germany assessed ETF activities over the past four years and set the organisation’s work priorities for the next four years. ETF President Lars Lindgren addressed more than 400 participants from over 30 European countries...
May 31st, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Public Notification of Amendments to the Rules and Guidance

Public Notification of Amendments to the Rules and Guidance
Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has announced the release of the latest version of its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. These versions include all amendments dated 30 May 2013. ClassNK is constantly revising...
May 31st, 2013 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

Second Edition of Ship Efficiency: The Guide officially released

Second Edition of Ship Efficiency: The Guide officially released
LONDON, MAY 2013: Fathom, the information specialists on maritime eco-efficiency, has now officially released the fully revised, updated and extended second edition of key industry reference source, Ship Efficiency: The Guide, in response to the ever evolving technology and efficiency solutions on the...
May 31st, 2013 | Books, Environment, Shipmanagement | Read More

Challenging Times in the Coastal Trade – The story so far for “Revitalising Australian Shipping”

Challenging Times in the Coastal Trade – The story so far for “Revitalising Australian Shipping”
Challenging Times in the Coastal Trade – The story so far for “Revitalising Australian Shipping” by Hazel Brasington, Partner* This article first appeared in the Autumn 2013 issue of Shipping Australia Limited and is reproduced with their kind permission. www.shippingaustralia.com.au. The year...
May 31st, 2013 | Legal | Read More

Twenty Sailors To Receive Athlete Participation Programme Funding At 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds

Twenty Sailors To Receive Athlete Participation Programme Funding At 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds
Thursday 30 May 2013 -The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is pleased to announce that 20 competitors from 11 nations have been approved to receive funding from the Athlete Participation Programme (APP) for the 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. From the 20 competitors chosen...
May 30th, 2013 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News form GAC

Hot Port News form GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Singapore, Singapore – Dumping of excavated materials off Tuas View * Singapore, Singapore – Jetty construction off Temasek Fairway * Indonesia, Merak – Pipeline repairs underway * Australia, Melbourne...
May 30th, 2013 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Despite tight budgets and uncertain economic forecasts, demand for WSS services in Japan remains solid

Despite tight budgets and uncertain economic forecasts, demand for WSS services in Japan remains solid
Speaking after last week’s Bariship Japan event in Imabari, General Manager WSS Japan Yoshihiro Iizuka said that for ship-owners and vessel operators, a combination of increased regulation and continued pressure on budgets means that the cost of products and services is more crucial than ever. However,...
May 30th, 2013 | Ship Agencies | Read More

ICS launches its annual review of Shipping developments

ICS launches its annual review of Shipping developments
Masamichi Morooka The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy and regulatory developments, in advance of its Annual General Meeting, which is being hosted by the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association in Oslo from 5-7 June.  The 2013 Annual Review,...
May 30th, 2013 | International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Mrs Thatcher’s dramatic descent on a Westminster book launch – and her sense of humour that confounded her critics

Mrs Thatcher’s dramatic descent on a Westminster book launch – and her sense of humour that confounded her critics
Mrs Thatcher’s dramatic descent on a Westminster book launch – and her sense of humour that confounded her critics By Celia Lee My first encounter with Mrs Thatcher was on Monday 2nd November 1987, when the Prime Minister was a guest of Macmillan Publishing at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre,...
May 30th, 2013 | Books | Read More

Two stories about being ‘hand-bagged’ by Mrs Thatcher; and a unique record of the former PM sitting for her portrait

Two stories about being ‘hand-bagged’ by Mrs Thatcher; and a unique record of the former PM sitting for her portrait
My severe ‘hand-bagging’ at the hands of Mrs Thatcher Dr Tony Heathcote writes: I met Mrs Thatcher when I was Curator of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Collection, and she was making one of her triumphal tours of the various national institutions that had recently fallen under her sway. As...
May 30th, 2013 | Art and auctions, People and Places | Read More

Loyal and perceptive, Lady Thatcher astutely managed the art of the possible

Loyal and perceptive, Lady Thatcher astutely managed the art of the possible
Georgina Natzio, a writer specialising in defence matters, pays tribute to the former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher, who died at the age of 87 on April 8 2013. Margaret Thatcher, “Mrs Thatcher, ” as she was known during her long political career, had a disadvantage, in that she was regarded...
May 30th, 2013 | Defense, Military | Read More

ABB systems onboard three Nor-Shipping Energy Efficiency Award nominees

ABB systems onboard three Nor-Shipping Energy Efficiency Award nominees
ABB systems onboard three Nor-Shipping Energy Efficiency Award nominees Energy management system and Onboard DC Grid bring energy efficiency to the next level Oslo, Norway, May 30, 2013 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has systems onboard three out of the four ships shortlisted...
May 30th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

VIKING spotlights in-demand products and new servicing efficiencies

VIKING spotlights in-demand products and new servicing efficiencies
Marine safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment will take advantage of Nor-Shipping 2013 to help shipowners make safety equipment and servicing a smooth and problem-free experience. Optimizing in-port efficiency Having revolutionized the safety equipment servicing world with far-reaching,...
May 30th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum – Award of ISO 9001 & 14001

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum – Award of ISO 9001 & 14001
Within the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum & Exhibition, which took place in Megaron Athens International Conference Centre on May 28 & 29, the Certificates of ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 for Quality & Environment respectively were handed out by Mr. Lambros A. Chahalis, Vice President Regional Chief...
May 30th, 2013 | Awards, Classification Societies, Events, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More