Archive for June, 2013

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: * Kuwait, all ports – Working hours during Ramadan DATE: June 30, 2013 COUNTRY: Kuwait PORT: all ports Working hours during Ramadan The Holy month of Ramadan 2013 will start from 9 July and end on 7 August (subject...
June 30th, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Offensive

The Offensive
The Offensive TV ALERT: Please find below our FTP details for free rights footages <<< WEB ALERT: Please find below our FTP details and our youtube link for free rights daily 90’Clip Key points: Tour de France a la Voile 2013 – photo credits @JM LIOT / TFV / ASO – Groupama...
June 29th, 2013 | News, Sailing, Sports | 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: 30 June-13 July 2013 * India, Paradip – Temporary berths draft enhancement DATE: June 29, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 30 June-13 July 2013 Public holidays around...
June 29th, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

A Tale of Two Tours

A Tale of Two Tours
A Tale of Two Tours Key points: – Each July there are two editions of the Tour de France – Amaury Sport Organisation is organizing both races: the cycling Tour de France and the sailing Tour de France à la Voile – Although one is cycling, the other sailing, they share a great deal The...
June 29th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Sail first ISAF Youth Sailing Championship

Sail first ISAF Youth Sailing Championship
The Cypriot Youth teams – boys and girls Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship a unique experience of young sailors This is the final countdown for the Cyprus squad taking part in the SAIL FIRST ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship), to be held between 13-20th July 2013 in  Limassol. The...
June 28th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

The Spirit of a Race

The Spirit of a Race
Tour de France a la Voile 2013 – photo credits @JM LIOT / TFV / ASO The Spirit of a Race Key points: – Franck Cammas’ Groupama 34 wins Dunkirk practice race – Race veteran Courrier Dunkerque take second and OmanSail take third – Three inshore races tomorrow (9am departure time...
June 28th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports | 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: * South Africa, all ports – Approved fire service stations * United States, Baltimore, Maryland – Safety zones for fireworks displays * United States, Boston, Massachusetts – USS Constitution to...
June 28th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Second East Asia maritime action week begins Monday

Second East Asia maritime action week begins Monday
The ITF HQ in London 28 June 2013 – Seafarers, dockers and ITF inspectors will launch the year’s second East Asia maritime action week at major ports in Japan, Korea, Russia and Taiwan from 1 to 5 July. The week is intended to ensure the welfare and safety of seafarers. With the Maritime Labour...
June 28th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

GAC creates new role to optimise Group marketing activities

GAC creates new role to optimise Group marketing activities
Sean Bradley GAC Focus on effective strategy to help deliver promise of performance Dubai,  28 June 2013 – GAC has appointed industry veteran Sean Bradley as its new Group Marketing Director to help deliver on its ‘Vision Z: Global Performance’ strategic promise. He brings to the...
June 28th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies | Read More

Salvage to Wreck Removal

Salvage to Wreck Removal
A look at how the SCOPIC Clause has changed casualty response,   By John Noble, Managing Director DONJON UK Following the House of Lords decision in the Nagasaki Spirit case the salvage and marine insurance industries decided to try and deal with the resulting discouragement to the salvage industry...
June 28th, 2013 | Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Hundred percent compliance must be MLC aim

Hundred percent compliance must be MLC aim
Steve Cotton Hundred percent compliance must be MLC aim, By Steve Cotton, ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) acting general secretary This is the year the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) finally comes into force. It has taken over a decade to reach this point, but this...
June 28th, 2013 | HR, ITF, News | Read More

CSCL Equips More of its Fleet with ECO-Assistant

CSCL Equips More of its Fleet with ECO-Assistant
Screenshot of the ECO-Assistant tool. Shanghai/Hamburg,  28 June 2013 – To enhance the operational efficiency of its fleet,  China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd. (CSCL) has rolled out ECO-Assistant onto its entire fleet of eight 14, 000TEU container vessels, following a successful test...
June 28th, 2013 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

Commission Proposes New Regulation on Monitoring CO2 Emissions from Shipping

Commission Proposes New Regulation on Monitoring CO2 Emissions from Shipping
The European Commission has today adopted a Communication setting out a strategy for progressively including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from maritime transport in the EU’s policy for reducing its overall GHG emissions. As a first step, the Commission proposed a Regulation which would establish...
June 28th, 2013 | Environment, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Calipso with Cargill

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Calipso with Cargill
ATHENS, GREECE, June 28, 2013 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary,...
June 28th, 2013 | Fixtures, News | Read More

GL Exchange Forum – Report on MEPC’s 65th session

GL Exchange Forum – Report on MEPC’s 65th session
GL’s Torsten Mundt at the Exchange Forum. Hamburg/Germany,  28 June 2013 – Germanischer Lloyd’s traditional recap of the latest session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of International Maritime Organization (IMO), focused on the surprising developments at the...
June 28th, 2013 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Update (No. 13): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort

Update (No. 13): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort
The aft part of the broken vessel which sunk TOKYO- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) updates the status of the containership MOL Comfort as of 23:00 JST (18:00 Dubai time) on June 27, 2013. The vessel could not continue sailing under its own power from June 17 because the hull...
June 28th, 2013 | News | Read More

Wärtsilä to supply propulsion packages for 24 new vessels for Singaporean owner

Wärtsilä to supply propulsion packages for 24 new vessels for Singaporean owner
M/V Shansi Wärtsilä Corporation, 28 June 2013 at 11 am EET Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has been contracted to supply propulsion packages for 24 new vessels being built for the Singapore based China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd (CNCo). The ships are being...
June 28th, 2013 | Breaking News, Container shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | 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, Port Kembla – Breakdown at coal terminal * Brazil, Santos – Partial interdiction of navigation channel * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 27/06/13 DATE: June 27, 2013 COUNTRY: Australia PORT:...
June 27th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Reservoir Exploration Technology to be delisted from Oslo Børs

Reservoir Exploration Technology to be delisted from Oslo Børs
27/06/2013 – Oslo Børs has decided to delist the shares of Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA (ticker: RXT). The bond issued by Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA with ISIN NO0010477763 and ticker RXT03 will also be delisted from its listing on Oslo Børs. The reason for the delisting is that...
June 27th, 2013 | Stock Markets | Read More

Dynamic Oil Trading announces plans for Dubai expansion

Dynamic Oil Trading announces plans for Dubai expansion
Lars Moller Company instigates recruitment drive to meet customer demand in the Middle East  Singapore,  27 June 2013 – Dynamic Oil Trading, the global trading company for marine fuels and lubricants, has unveiled plans to launch a new operation in Dubai later this year to meet growing customer...
June 27th, 2013 | Bunkering | Read More

Jumping Fish by COSMOTE and ALBA offer Scholarships for the MSc in Marketing program through the competition “Let Me Introduce Me”

Jumping Fish by COSMOTE and ALBA offer Scholarships for the MSc in Marketing program through the competition “Let Me Introduce Me”
Jumping Fish by COSMOTE and ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece encourage and reward creativity through the competition “Let Me Introduce ME” offering a full and two partial scholarships of 50% for the program MSc in Marketing. Participants are challenged to present...
June 27th, 2013 | Academia, Scholarships | Read More

Welsh Secretary says ports are vital for economy

Welsh Secretary says ports are vital for economy
The Welsh Secretary has announced his intention to host a reception during September’s London International Shipping Week to highlight the importance of the Welsh maritime sector. And he has highlighted the economic importance of Welsh ports, stating: “Welsh ports, their industry and the passengers...
June 27th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

NGOs Do Not Support Newly Approved EU Ship Recycling Regulation

NGOs Do Not Support Newly Approved EU Ship Recycling Regulation
EU Council and Parliament cave in to Shipping Industry lobby Brussels, 27 June 2013 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform and European Environmental Bureau (EEB), and the more than 160 environmental, human and labour rights organisations they represent, denounce the new EU Regulation on ship recycling voted...
June 27th, 2013 | Ship Demolitions | Read More

Urgent Update (No. 12): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort

Urgent Update (No. 12): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort
The aft part of the broken vessel which sunk TOKYO- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) reports the aft part of the containership MOL Comfort sank in the open sea near 14’26”N 66’26”E (water depth about 4, 000m) at 16:48 JST (11:48 Dubai time) on June 27. The vessel had been...
June 27th, 2013 | Breaking News, Maritime Accidents | Read More

LR China supporting first dual fuel LNG carriers to be built in China

LR China supporting first dual fuel LNG carriers to be built in China
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed the classification contract for six 174, 000 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers to be built by Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. The project is a key milestone in Chinese shipbuilding and a key indicator in the development of China’s LNG ambitions....
June 27th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More