Archive for June, 2013

Cecil Francis Harmsworth King, scion of a newspaper family who campaigned strongly on healthcare issues

Francis King Cecil Francis Harmsworth King, scion of a newspaper family who campaigned strongly on healthcare issues,  By James Brewer Francis King, a member of one of the great British press dynasties, spent much of his life in the publishing business, even after he was dismayed to discover that he...
June 22nd, 2013 | Obituaries, Press and Media | 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: 23 June-6 July 2013 * Singapore, Pasir Panjang – Underwater drilling & blasting at Pasir Panjang Terminal, phase 3 & 4 DATE: June 22, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World...
June 22nd, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Picture yourself in a boat on a river….

Picture yourself in a boat on a river….
Greek folk dancing… Picture yourself in a boat on a river…. …with tangerine trees and marmalade skies.… is the song of the sixties by the fabulous four matching the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain (HESGB) summer event last Sunday. Remember that HESGB  always engineers fun and...
June 22nd, 2013 | Charity, Events | Read More

Energy from waste: the risks

Energy from waste: the risks
Energy from waste: the risks Thu 20 Jun 2013 – Increasingly waste is being used to generate power, which is creating new risks for the developers and operators of energy from waste plants, and a growing market for insurers. (source: Lloyd’s of London) In the UK we recycle 43% of household...
June 21st, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More

World response to Turkey solidarity call

World response to Turkey solidarity call
21 June 2013 – Trade unionists around the world are mobilising today and tomorrow to call for an end to the savage violence unleashed against peaceful protesters by the Turkish government. Demonstrations outside Turkish embassies have taken place in a score of countries today, with more coming...
June 21st, 2013 | Politics and Government, Strikes | Read More

MAN Turbocharger Kicks Off TCR Turbocharger Production in China

MAN Turbocharger Kicks Off TCR Turbocharger Production in China
Ralf Großhauser – Senior Vice President MAN Diesel & Turbo, Head of Turbocharger Business Unit, Stjepan Kucifer – Managing Director, MAN Diesel & Turbo Changzhou, and Dai Jun – Head of Turbocharger Production China, unveil the first TCR12 turbocharger assembled at MAN Turbocharger Changzhou First...
June 21st, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

SSA appeals to Indonesia to stop the forest fires

SSA appeals to Indonesia to stop the forest fires
Singapore Financial Centre – picture credits: S. Venardos SSA appeals to Indonesia to stop the forest fires Grave concerns on safe navigation through Straits of Malacca and Singapore The Malacca and Singapore Straits is a strategic gateway in world trade and one of the world’s busiest waterways....
June 21st, 2013 | Breaking News, Health and Safety | 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 – Maritime security operation * Singapore, all ports – Revision to Pre-arrival Notification of Security (PANS) * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Yacht races between Hong Kong and Macau DATE: June...
June 21st, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

London Gateway will add value to supply chain, Chicago 3PL summit told —

London Gateway will add value to supply chain, Chicago 3PL summit told —
Peter Ward Chicago USA: DP World’s London Gateway, the UK’s new deep-sea port and Europe’s largest logistics park opening in Q4 this year, will prove that ports add value to the supply chain, delegates to the 11th annual 3PL Summit and Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum in Chicago were told yesterday. Peter...
June 21st, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces signing and drawdown of a US$ 18 mio term loan facility with Deutsche Bank

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces signing and drawdown of a US$ 18 mio term loan facility with Deutsche Bank
 ATHENS, GREECE, June 21, 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 signed, through two separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, a term loan facility for up to US$18 million with Deutsche...
June 21st, 2013 | News, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

Wartsila advice confirms Castrol concerns on single oils

Wartsila advice confirms Castrol concerns on single oils
Castrol Marine has welcomed new guidance from Wärtsilä that undermines claims that mid-range base number (BN) oils represent a single cylinder oil solution for marine 2-stroke engines. The advice confi rms Castrol’s long-held concerns that using mid-range BN cylinder oils with higher sulphur fuels when...
June 21st, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Environmental loss scenarios

Environmental loss scenarios
New IUA report reveals gaps in traditional coverage Insurance cover for environmental losses is often incomplete or even non-existent without a dedicated environmental policy in place. That is the conclusion of a new research paper, published by the IUA, examining potential environmental claims scenarios. The...
June 21st, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA | Read More

ISS warns of USCG vessel reporting requirements

ISS warns of USCG vessel reporting requirements
ISS warns of foreign vessel reporting requirements as US Coast Guard assesses $75, 000 penalty for late reporting Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of foreign vessel casualty reporting requirements following a $75, 000 penalty assessment by...
June 21st, 2013 | Regulatory | Read More

Harbour expansion will boost growth potential of Port of Esbjerg

Harbour expansion will boost growth potential of Port of Esbjerg
The Mayor of Esbjerg Johnny Søtrup – at the new Østhavn The largest harbour in Denmark expands when the Port of Esbjerg’s new Østhavn (“East Harbour”) opens Friday 21 June. The 650, 000 square metre expansion of the harbour will consolidate Esbjerg’s position as the leading North...
June 21st, 2013 | Company Profiles, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Industry View: Peter Tyler on High Volume recovery of oil spills offshore

Industry View: Peter Tyler on High Volume recovery of oil spills offshore
Peter Tyler 20 Jun 2013 17:16 -Whilst the occurrence of major oil spills may be becoming more infrequent due to the combination of drilling technology and more safety and environmentally conscious operations, in reality significant environmental disasters will never be completely eradicated with wide-ranging...
June 21st, 2013 | Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

American Club report progress in 2012 despite challenging business climate

American Club report progress in 2012 despite challenging business climate
Joe Hughes Highlights from the annual meeting Effect of tonnage and premium ‘churn’ together with high International Group pool exposures balanced by superior investment returns Membership and free reserves grow and operating results strengthen in first half of 2013 2010 policy year formally...
June 21st, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Marital problems… Greek Politicians… an update!

Marital problems… Greek Politicians… an update!
Andreas Koutras Marital problems, by Dr. Andreas Koutras Don’t you just love Greece. It used to be the three S’s. Sun, Sea and Sex, were the reasons most people visited Greece but now there is a new attraction called Greek politicians. Ever since they figured out, that by screwing the country they...
June 21st, 2013 | Banking, Comment, Finance, News, Politics and Government, Stock Markets | Read More

Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort – 5th update

Incident Involving the Containership MOL Comfort  – 5th update
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 20, 2013. The vessel could not continue sailing under its own power from June 17 because the hull fractured in...
June 21st, 2013 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Specialist Partner joins Hill Dickinson’s Commodities and Energy Group

Specialist Partner joins Hill Dickinson’s Commodities and Energy Group
Mark Evans International law firm Hill Dickinson has enhanced its market-leading Commodities and Energy Group with the appointment of Mark Evans from Watson, Farley & Williams. Mark has extensive experience as a transactional lawyer. He is an expert in regulatory issues, project development and financing,...
June 21st, 2013 | Company Profiles, HR, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Panama Canal Reinforces Tug Fleet for Expansion

Panama Canal Reinforces Tug Fleet for Expansion
The stern of Cerro Itamur Panama City, Panama, June 19, 2013 – The Panama Canal has increased its tugboat fleet with the arrival of the first two of 14 tugboats that will improve the waterway’s resources to offer a safer and more efficient service to the global shipping industry. These tugboats...
June 20th, 2013 | Canals | Read More

Secrets of a society painter: Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton tells of portrait sittings with the royals

Secrets of a society painter: Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton tells of portrait sittings with the royals
HRH The Queen Mother. Pastel. By Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton. Secrets of a society painter: Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton tells of portrait sittings with the royals,  By James Brewer Her Majesty the Queen Mother, the Princess Royal,  Princess Tatiana Metternich, Prince George of Greece – the list...
June 20th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Paintings and Sculpture | 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 States, all ports – Termination of 2 MHz distress watchkeeping service * Oman, Salalah Port – Section of distressed vessel sited * Singapore, Singapore – Dumping of excavated materials *...
June 20th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

WISTA Hellas Hosts 5th WISTA MED and Celebrates 20 Years!

WISTA Hellas Hosts 5th WISTA MED and Celebrates 20 Years!
Welcome Cocktail of Friday at the Historic Archieves Museum of Hydra (IAMY) area Further to our last on the 10th of May (see at the end the respective link*), the island of Hydra was the place to be from the 7th to 9th of June 2013, where over 80 representatives from all sectors of the shipping industry...
June 20th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

HELMEPA Scholarship in memory of Captain Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos

HELMEPA Scholarship in memory of Captain Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos
The late Captain Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos Following the decision of the Association’s Board of Directors at its most recent convening, HELMEPA is pleased to announce that this year’s scholarship in memory of the late Captain Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos, valued at €15, 000, has been awarded...
June 20th, 2013 | Charity, Environment | Read More

Wild Surfaces

Wild Surfaces
Interior Arched Summer “These photographs are images of birds such as we have rarely seen.” (Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum) Tristan Hoare and Jean-Michel Wilmotte are delighted to announce the first UK solo exhibition of Edith Marie Pasquier, Wild Surfaces...
June 20th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More