Archive for June, 2013

Onboard the SA Agulhas to commemorate “Day of the Seafarer”

All in a day’s work: Today was the internationally recognised Day of the Seafarer when the South African Maritime Safety Authority paid tribute to the unsung heroes of the seas – marines and seafarers who face the odds at sea. Captain Shelton Samuels, Captain of the Agulhas gave a quick rundown...
June 25th, 2013 | Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Evergreen Strengthens Subcontinent and Gulf Service Network

Evergreen Strengthens Subcontinent and Gulf Service Network
With the launch of two new services – the ISC-Bangladesh Service and the Intra-Gulf Service,  Evergreen Line is now broader prepared to enhance its service network in the Indian-subcontinent and the Gulf. Evergreen, NYK and Simatech are joining to launch a new weekly service connecting West India...
June 25th, 2013 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda Honored at Seatrade Asia Awards

ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda Honored at Seatrade Asia Awards
Noboru Ueda (middle) receiving the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award Hong Kong – ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda was honored with the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award at the Seatrade Asia Awards on 21 June 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of...
June 25th, 2013 | Awards, News | 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: * Nigeria, Bonny Nigeria LNG Terminal – Terminal channel blocked * Singapore, all ports – Cancellation of bunkering service providers’ licenses * Indonesia, Balikpapan – Coal terminal resumes...
June 25th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Update (No.9): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort

Update (No.9): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort
The aft part of the broken vessel 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 24 , 2013. The vessel could not continue sailing under its own power from June 17 because the hull fractured...
June 25th, 2013 | Maritime Accidents, News | Read More

AKD expects creditors to pursue ARA vessel arrests as bankruptcies escalate

AKD expects creditors to pursue ARA vessel arrests as bankruptcies escalate
ROTTERDAM based law firm AKD says that creditors of ailing shipping groups such as STX Pan Ocean of South Korea, and TMT of Taiwan, could seek to take advantage of prevailing bankruptcy laws to enforce vessel arrests and other attachments in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region. Haco van der...
June 25th, 2013 | Legal | Read More

Sail first ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship

Sail first ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship
Pavlos Kontides on the left, Onisiforos Neofytou. The Cypriot Olympic medalist supports the Cyprus team. Pavlos Kontides supports the young Cypriot Sailors  The Cyprus squad is in rigorous training for the SAIL FIRST ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, taking place in Limassol between the 13th to...
June 25th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

OSBIT Power’s MaXccess‐T18 goes to work at Walney

OSBIT Power’s MaXccess‐T18 goes to work at Walney
Bayard Seawork UK based, OSBIT Power (OP) announced today that its latest MaXccess‐T18 offshore access system is to be deployed at DONG Energy and SSE’s Walney Offshore Wind Farm to provide safe high sea state access at the exposed west coast site. Exactly one year on from exhibiting its original...
June 25th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy | Read More

ITF/IndustriALL press release: Global unions put PWCS on notice

ITF/IndustriALL press release: Global unions put PWCS on notice
The ITF HQ in London London, overnight 24 to 25 June 2013 – Global union federations the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and IndustriALL Global Union have put Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) – a major coal exporter based in Australia’s Port of Newcastle – on notice...
June 25th, 2013 | HR, Labour Disputes | Read More

Day of the Seafarer 2013: Faces of the Sea

Day of the Seafarer 2013: Faces of the Sea
IMO Memorial Today the 25th of June  marks the third international Day of the Seafarer, an official United Nations observance day. This year, IMO is celebrating the occasion with a social media campaign calling on all supply chain partners, including those beyond the maritime sector, to help highlight...
June 25th, 2013 | Anniversaries, News | Read More

Updates nos.6, 7 and 8: incident involving the conatinership “MOL Comfort”

Updates nos.6, 7 and 8: incident involving the conatinership “MOL Comfort”
The aft part of the broken vessel Update (No. 6): Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort 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 21, 2013. The vessel could not continue sailing...
June 25th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents | Read More

DSV acquires Colombian company

DSV acquires Colombian company
We have acquired our exclusive agent in Colombia, Airmar Cargo S.A., strengthening our foothold in South America. Airmar Cargo S.A. is the leader in the sea freight forwarding export market from Colombia to the Central American and Caribbean countries. The company was founded in 1997 in Bogotá and...
June 25th, 2013 | Logistics | Read More

GAC USA awarded Customs Broker’s License

GAC USA awarded Customs Broker’s License
HOUSTON – GAC, the global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, continues to strengthen its presence and services in the U.S. by obtaining a Customs Broker’s License with a National Permit 13-047. This follows the Group’s recent C-TPAT certification, granted only...
June 25th, 2013 | Awards, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Story of the Week | Read More

Barbican acquires specialist marine insurance broker

Barbican acquires specialist marine insurance broker
London, June 24, 2013 – Barbican Group Holdings Limited (Barbican) has today announced that it has acquired Seacurus Ltd (Seacurus), a UK-based specialist marine insurance broker. Established in 2004, Seacurus focuses specifically on revenue protection in the marine insurance market. A leading...
June 25th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

INTERMANAGER puts seafarers at the heart of its activities

INTERMANAGER puts seafarers at the heart of its activities
Captain Kuba Szymanski As the annual Day Of The Seafarer dawns, InterManager, whose members manage more than 250, 000 of the world’s seafarers, has reaffirmed its commitment to crewmembers with a comprehensive package of activities aimed at addressing crew-related issues. The Association, whose members...
June 25th, 2013 | Anniversaries, HR, Intermanager, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Jamaica urges seafarers to pay keen attention to MLC

Jamaica urges seafarers to pay keen attention to MLC
Amdmiral Peter Brady As the world celebrates the Day of the Seafarer today (June 25), the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) urges seafarers to pay keen attention to the provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006. With just a few weeks to go before the International Labour Organization’s...
June 25th, 2013 | Flags, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | 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: * India, Paradip – Circular: Crew Sign on/Sign off at SPM at Paradip Port * Australia, Port Kembla – Severe weather report from Port Kembla * Australia, Darwin – Increase to harbour towage tariff *...
June 25th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Euronav US$ 300 million facility

Euronav US$ 300 million facility
ANTWERP, Belgium, 24 June 2013 – The executive committee of Euronav NV (NYSE EURONEXT: EURN) today announced that it has signed an extension of 4 years on its USD 300 million senior secured credit facility originally signed in April 2009 and which at the time of the extension had an outstanding of...
June 24th, 2013 | Company Profiles, Stock Markets | Read More

SAMSA salutes heroic seafarers

SAMSA salutes heroic seafarers
Pretoria, South Africa, June 24, 2013 – The South African Maritime Safety Authority – SAMSA – would like to honour, acknowledge and give a heartfelt ‘Thank you’ to all seafarers as part of its commemoration and celebration of the International Day of the Seafarer which will take place...
June 24th, 2013 | Safety and Security | Read More

Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific

Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific
Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific Offers Exhibitors Entry into the Staggering Growth in Ship Refurbishment and Repair Sector Singapore-based show is the only event covering the entire Asia-Pacific region NEW YORK (June 24, 2013) —The third annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference and trade show,...
June 24th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry | Read More

Pushing Ahead with Security Standards

Pushing Ahead with Security Standards
HQS The Wellington The Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) and its certification partner, RTI held an event on board HQS The Welligton to announce the launch of their pilot scheme assessing companies against the ISO/PAS 28007:2012 Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC)...
June 24th, 2013 | Events, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Top of the class: Blue MBA wins ACE accreditation to add to its roster of honours

Top of the class: Blue MBA wins ACE accreditation to add to its roster of honours
  Irene Rosberg A further jewel has been added to the list of glittering accreditations gracing the Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics, known as the Blue MBA, at the Copenhagen Business School. The latest accolade is the select Danish university accreditation, ACE. The ACE seal of quality...
June 24th, 2013 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Learn from suffering…

Learn from suffering…
Without prejudice  By John Faraclas The Greeks had a phrase for it: “pathei mathein, ” meaning “to  learn from suffering.”  The latest of the many  episodes to come in this modern political tragedy that Greece’s politicians created together with their accomplices in Europe and the rest...
June 24th, 2013 | Comment, European Union, IMO, Jobs, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Cartographic craftsmanship from the Age of Discovery

Cartographic craftsmanship from the Age of Discovery
Cartographic craftsmanship from the Age of Discovery: modern map and maritime experts celebrate at Greenwich the superb contribution of Ottoman Admiral Piri Reis By James Brewer In an age when nations trusted to sea power to expand their conquests as never before, the brilliant Ottoman map-maker, sailor...
June 23rd, 2013 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Where are we in the Shipping Cycle?

Where are we in the Shipping Cycle?
Jim Davis with Peter Stokes Where are we in the Shipping Cycle? Peter Stokes of Lazard speaks at IMIF meeting of a precarious scenario facing shipowners and banks A huge shake-up is in store for the shipping industry, as efforts by the banks to keep indebted businesses afloat teeter towards failure. One...
June 23rd, 2013 | Markets, News | Read More