Archive for June, 2013

Total Lubmarine’s triple S

Total Lubmarine’s triple S
    Serge Dal Farra POLL: 93% of Shipowners and managers using Universal cylinder oils cite Safety, savings and Simplicity as main benefits PARIS (20 June 2013): Over nine out of ten ship owners and managers using single oils believe that the main benefits are the assurance of safety in operations,...
June 20th, 2013 | Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

SBS Worldwide Appoints Terry Percival as Operations Manager – Ocean Freight Division

SBS Worldwide Appoints Terry Percival as Operations Manager – Ocean Freight Division
  Terry Percival SBS Worldwide has appointed Terry Percival as Operations Manager of its Ocean Freight Division, based in Dartford, UK. He has worked in the shipping industry for more than 35 years, most recently with Logistics Plus UK Ltd. He started as a messenger delivering documents by hand...
June 20th, 2013 | Ship Agencies | Read More

New ISIS software provides cost-saving solution for drilling operator

New ISIS software provides cost-saving solution for drilling operator
Lloyd’s Register launches its Integrated Software Intensive Systems (ISIS) notation to help prevent a range of safety and efficient issues which impact offshore drilling operators and can result in high non-productive downtime. Lloyd’s Register has used its technical expertise to launch its ISIS...
June 20th, 2013 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

UK Shipping Minister on the global maritime race and his views on London International Shipping Week

UK Shipping Minister on the global maritime race and his views on London International Shipping Week
Shipping Minister Stephen Hammond MP has just returned from a Greek-British Shipping Forum where he addressed Greek businesses. Here he writes, exclusively for Maritime UK, on the success of the event and the importance of Britain’s growing shipping industry. I was pleased to be invited to give the...
June 20th, 2013 | Politics and Government | Read More

Commission Refers Spain to Court in Port Labour Case

Commission Refers Spain to Court in Port Labour Case
The European Commission has today decided to refer Spain to the European Court of Justice over its rules on hiring port labour. Currently, cargo-handling companies in several Spanish ports are not allowed to resort to the market to employ their staff. The rules in place oblige cargo-handling companies...
June 20th, 2013 | Legal, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Energy from Waste: the Risks

Energy from Waste: the Risks
Energy from waste: The Risks (source: Lloyd’s of London 20 June 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. In the UK we recycle 43% of household waste and...
June 20th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More

All-Energy 2013 – post-show facts and figures

All-Energy 2013 – post-show facts and figures
Rt Hon Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State, DECC speaking at the All-Energy 2013 conference. With two Ministers both making powerful and highly significant statements, All-Energy got off to a flying start when the thirteenth in the annual series was held 22 and 23 May at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference...
June 20th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy | Read More

GSCC Annual Report 2012-2013

GSCC Annual Report 2012-2013
The Baltic Exchange which also houses the offices of the GSCC GSCC Annual Report 2012-2013 Our viewers can log on the attached pdf herebelow and read the Annual Report 2012-2013 of the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee (G .S.C.C.), which is prefaced by the Chairman, Mr. Haralambos J. Fafalios.   As...
June 20th, 2013 | Associations, Events, Reports | Read More

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Ocean Yield for listing on Oslo Børs

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Ocean Yield for listing on Oslo Børs
20/06/2013 – At its meeting on 20 June 2013, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to admit shares in the company Ocean Yield ASA to listing on Oslo Børs. The Board stipulated that, prior to the first day of listing the company must satisfy the requirement for the number of shareholders...
June 20th, 2013 | Stock Markets | Read More

DP World London Gateway Rides the Wave on the Gold Coast

DP World London Gateway Rides the Wave on the Gold Coast
Peter Ward at W Hotel in Hoboken, New JerseyDP World’s London Gateway Hoboken, New Jersey: DP World’s London Gateway, the UK’s new deep-sea port and Europe’s largest logistics park opening Q4 this year, was well received at a reception last night at the luxury W Hotel in Hoboken, New Jersey....
June 20th, 2013 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The G8 2013 summit

The G8 2013 summit
John N. Faraclas The G8 2013 summit, by John Faraclas Now then, what do you make, sea-wise, shipping-wise, or whatever you like to call it from the latest G8 summit in Lough Erne up in Northern Ireland? Good news for cracking down the dearest ransoms paid to release crew-members and ships in the piracy...
June 20th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Silhouettes at the Muse gallery

Silhouettes at the Muse gallery
Scarf in silk satin chiffon The Muse Gallery is delighted to present ‘Silhouettes’, a solo exhibition by contemporary artist Nariman Fadakar, brought to you by Wearable Art London. The collection will include paintings on canvas, digital prints, silk scarves and accessories. The event on Saturday...
June 20th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Fashion | Read More

Ballet big business: Swan Lake sails into a new dimension, initiating 3D broadcasts across the globe

Ballet big business: Swan Lake sails into a new dimension, initiating 3D broadcasts across the globe
  Ekaterina Kondourova. Photo credit N Razina Ballet big business: Swan Lake sails into a new dimension, initiating 3D broadcasts across the globe,  By James Brewer We say in Russia that talking about ballet is like dancing architecture, states Natalia Vodianova, supermodel, actress, philanthropist...
June 19th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Events, IT and Communications | Read More

ISAF World Match Race Rankings

ISAF World Match Race Rankings
Wednesday 19 June 2013 – Ian Williams (GBR) holds onto World #1 in the Open Match Race Rankings whilst ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship silver medallist Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) moves to the World #1 position on the women’s rankings. Open Rankings Ian Williams (GBR) makes...
June 19th, 2013 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

MOL Comfort an “Incident of Great Concern” – IACS Chairman

MOL Comfort an “Incident of Great Concern” – IACS Chairman
Tom Boardley MOL Comfort an “Incident of Great Concern” – IACS Chairman, By Rob Almeida  – on June 19, 2013 “We can’t prejudge, and we’re not directly involved, ”commented Tom Boardley, Marine Director at Lloyd’s Register and Chairman of the International Association of Classification...
June 19th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents | 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 – Transitional arrangements for competence certificates * Oman, Port of Sohar – Revised port tariffs to come into effect * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Sea Parade to mark Hong...
June 19th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF seafarers’ chair: ‘Time to put fairness at heart of maritime world’

The ex “Swanland” 19 June 2013 – ITF seafarers’section chair Dave Heindel has echoed the Global Unions’ call to the G8 meeting to put fairness at the heart of their economies and added a plea for the same principles to be applied to the maritime world. He stated: “The Global Unions’...
June 19th, 2013 | ITF, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Riding on Ascot

Riding on Ascot
Wednesday –  19 Jun 2013 – The wealth on display at this year’s Royal Ascot reflects a recovering bloodstock market for the owners, but for insurers it is still a very challenging class of business. (source: Lloyd’s of London) No other event in the racing calendar is as big a draw...
June 19th, 2013 | Events, Sports | Read More

GAC moves Shetland base to strengthen operations

19 Jun 13: Lerwick, Scotland – GAC UK has relocated its Shetland operations to larger facilities at Greenhead Base in the Shetland Islands’ capital and main port, Lerwick. The move places the company’s specialist offshore and tanker agency teams together, halfway between GAC’s...
June 19th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service now available on one DVD

ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service now available on one DVD
Ian Moncrieff 12, 000 digital charts on a single disc The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has unveiled plans to supply the ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) on one DVD from summer 2013, providing customers with a range of benefits, including faster loading speeds, reduced data handling...
June 19th, 2013 | IT and Communications | Read More

3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum Confirmed for May 2015

3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum Confirmed for May 2015
New Conference and Exhibition event catches tailwind  with prestigious speakers and strong industry stakeholder presence The third Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will be held in May 2015 in Athens, the event’s organisers confirmed today, adding that the biennial event has managed to quickly establish...
June 19th, 2013 | Tourism | Read More

Lloyd’s Register issues Guide to New Construction in South Asia

Lloyd’s Register issues Guide to New Construction in South Asia
Lloyd’s Register issues Guide to New Construction in South Asia As shipbuilding nations in South Asia mature, Lloyd’s Register’s new guide provides an overview of over 80 shipyards and 18 ship designers in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand...
June 19th, 2013 | Books, Classification Societies, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

European Social Dialogue for Ports Started

European Social Dialogue for Ports Started
Patrick Verhoeven Representatives of European port employers and trade union organisations are meeting in Brussels today for the official inauguration of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Port Sector. The committee will act as a platform to discuss issues of European social reference for...
June 19th, 2013 | European Union, Ports & Terminals | Read More

TT Club Championing Cargo Safety at Rotterdam Conference

TT Club Championing Cargo Safety at Rotterdam Conference
Peregrine Storrs-Fox Specialist liability insurer for the international transport and logistics industry, TT Club is keen to focus industry attention on the risks associated with the incorrect packing and securing of cargo in containers and the debate over the accurate weighing of containers.  London...
June 19th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Intermanager calls for restrain following the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention

Intermanager calls for restrain following the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention
Gerardo Borromeo, Intermanager President InterManager, the international association of in-house and third party ship managers, is calling on flag States to exercise tolerance and flexibility in the weeks and months following the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention. A poll of its member...
June 19th, 2013 | HR, Intermanager, Regulatory | Read More