Archive for July, 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: * Angola, all ports – Pre-Shipment Inspection * United States, Delaware Bay, Delaware – Delaware Bay Swim * Singapore, all ports – Dressing & lighting up of ships for National Day * Australia,...
July 31st, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Seafarers’ Trust announces 100th WMU scholarship award

Seafarers’ Trust announces 100th WMU scholarship award
The ITF HQ’s in London 31 July 2013 – The ITF Seafarers’ Trust has announced that it is awarding its hundredth scholarship to study at the World Maritime University (WMU) to Rani Unnab Aziz Khan, an education officer at the Pakistan Marine Academy (PMA). The Seafarers’ Trust is the charity...
July 31st, 2013 | Academia, ITF, News, Scholarships | Read More

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Notice of Race published

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Notice of Race published
Date: Wednesday 31 July 2013 Issued on behalf of ISAF The Notice of Race is online and entries are now being accepted for ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, the second regatta of the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. The regatta will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne...
July 31st, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Highly successful Engine as a Weapon Symposium

Highly successful Engine as a Weapon Symposium
Cdr Matt Bolton Symposium Chairman opening the two day event Over 125 delegates and speakers from Germany, Greece, The Netherlands and the UK gathered recently (16-17 July) in Bristol for the Engine As A Weapon International Symposium (EAAW V), the fifth in the biennial series organised by the Institute...
July 31st, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMarEST | Read More

ECSA calls for extension of the EU NAVFOR ATALANTA mandate and concrete EU action in West Africa

ECSA calls for extension of the EU NAVFOR ATALANTA mandate and concrete EU action in West Africa
The ECSA Piracy Task Force met in June and agreed on the need for continued efforts to address the problem of piracy along the coasts of East and West Africa. The latest position of ECSA on piracy off Somalia and in West Africa has now been finalised and can be found below. East Africa Shipowners are...
July 31st, 2013 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan continues to help unlock new capital for offshore wind

GL Garrad Hassan continues to help unlock new capital for offshore wind
Bristol, UK,  31 July 2013 – With the support of technical due diligence advice from GL Garrad Hassan, Sumitomo Corporation and its subsidiary Sumitomo Corporation Europe last week agreed to invest significant amount of equity in two Belgian offshore projects. The Belwind 1 operational wind farm...
July 31st, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

Gibdock brings in first Technip ship

Gibdock brings in first Technip ship
Gibdock has underlined its growing reputation in the offshore vessel sector by securing its first dry docking contract from Technip, a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry. Wellservicer, a multi-role diving support vessel with subsea lift capability,...
July 31st, 2013 | Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

U.S. President Barack Obama, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Visit TraPac Jacksonville

U.S. President Barack Obama, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Visit TraPac Jacksonville
President Barack Obama tours the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), in Jacksonville, Fla., July 25, 2013. President Obama is accompanied by, from left: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx; Dennis Kelly, TraPac Regional VP & General Manager; Roy Schleicher, CEO, Jacksonville Port Authority;...
July 31st, 2013 | News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Cortland Company’s Quick Turnaround Ensures Safety of Battleship TEXAS

Cortland Company’s Quick Turnaround Ensures Safety of Battleship TEXAS
Cortland Company’s Quick Turnaround Ensures Safety of Battleship TEXAS From enquiry to delivery in under one week Houston, TX,  31 July, 2013:  Cortland, the global designer and manufacturer of engineered synthetic ropes, heavy lift slings, electro-optical-mechanical cables, and umbilicals has...
July 31st, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Updating programme for IMCA diver medic scheme

Updating programme for IMCA diver medic scheme
Jane Bugler Work is under way on reviewing the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA)  Diver Medic Scheme which is widely used and taught by IMCA recognized schools around the world.  The scheme has changed little since its development in 1999, although there have been some significant...
July 31st, 2013 | Associations, Health and Safety | Read More

Skills gap in the marine engineering sector to be explored

Skills gap in the marine engineering sector to be explored
The highly topical issue of the skills gap in the marine sector is to come under the spotlight as part of London International Shipping Week 2013 when the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and specialist engineering recruitment agency Matchtech will hold an ‘invitation...
July 31st, 2013 | Academia, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Institute of Export expands its Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in International Trade, in drive to boost export skills

Institute of Export expands its Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in International Trade, in drive to boost export skills
Institute of Export expands its Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in International Trade, in drive to boost export skills Serving more than 2, 000 members in commerce, finance and banking, the Institute of Export & International Trade has announced the latest move in its drive to enhance...
July 31st, 2013 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Education and Training, Events, Markets | Read More

Prospects are high for coastline surveys to strike gold in Cornwall

Prospects are high for coastline surveys to strike gold in Cornwall
The coast of Tintagel, Cornwall A new and exciting project has been launched that will build on Cornwall’s proud mining heritage with an ambitious proposal to recover tin deposits from the waters off the North Coast of Cornwall.  Marine Minerals Ltd (MML) is a Cornish company created to investigate...
July 31st, 2013 | Mining, News | Read More

New IFRS for consolidated accounts could raise issues for shipping

New IFRS for consolidated accounts could raise issues for shipping
Michael Simms International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says shipping companies and their financiers could be among those affected by the introduction of the new International Financial Reporting Standard for consolidated financial statements. The new standard, IFRS 10, which deals...
July 30th, 2013 | Accountancy, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement | Read More

On 1st August 2013 at 0000 UTC, extensive changes to the ship routeing systems in the Dutch sector of the North Sea will enter into effect.

On 1st August 2013 at 0000 UTC, extensive changes to the ship routeing systems in the Dutch sector of the North Sea will enter into effect.
Amended shipping routes, prior Amended Shipping Routes – 1st August 2013 On 1st August 2013 at 0000 UTC, extensive changes to the ship routeing systems in the Dutch sector of the North Sea entered into effect, modifying approaches to the Hook of Holland, North Hinder Junction and IJmuiden. The amendments...
July 30th, 2013 | News, Safety and Security | Read More

The calm before the storm

The calm before the storm
Tuesday 30 July 2013 – With severe hurricane acitivty predicted for 2013, we explore the makings of the perfect storm, the risk factors at play and what insurers can do to mitigate the impact of extreme hurricane events (source: Lloyd’s of London) Professor Mark Saunders and Dr Adam Lea of...
July 30th, 2013 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Near-sourcing and shorter supply chains boost Davies Turner’s Turkish Services

Near-sourcing and shorter supply chains boost Davies Turner’s Turkish Services
An increasing trend by UK retailers to place more frequent and smaller orders with suppliers based closer to home, is giving a major boost to  Davies Turner’s overland services from North Africa, the southern  Mediterranean and the Balkans, but above all with Turkey.“Volumes on our inbound trailer...
July 30th, 2013 | Logistics | Read More

Caution: World shipping markets are down!

Caution: World shipping markets are down!
John N. Faraclas The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live over the phone from Milos island interview to Niki Lymperakis of SBC TV last Friday, the 26th of July 2013; please click below, listen and comment: Niki Lymperakis entered the interview with the shipping markets saga...
July 30th, 2013 | Arrest of ships, Maritime Fraud, Markets, News, Safety and Security, Shipfinance | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

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: * Angola, Soyo – Revised harbour rules & general directions * Angola, Soyo – Special mark buoys not for navigation * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Archaeological Survey ...
July 30th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

LNG propulsion to be major focus at the 2013 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference

LNG propulsion to be major focus at the 2013 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference
Second Annual Conference will Feature Dedicated LNG Workshop NORFOLK, Va. – July 30, 2013 – (Marine NewsWire) The practical challenges of using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel will be a major theme of the 2013 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference, Oct. 22-24 at the Sheraton...
July 30th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

New reefership design to be unveiled at 5th Cool Logistics Global conference

New reefership design to be unveiled at 5th Cool Logistics Global conference
London, 30.07.2013 –  As container carriers continue to struggle with shippers to gain acceptance for rate increases, the conventional reefer shipping and logistics sector is about to witness the launch of a radically new reefer ship design at the Cool Logistics Global 2013 conference in Rotterdam,...
July 30th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2013

Diana Shipping Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2013
ATHENS, GREECE, July 30, 2013 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today reported a net loss of $5.2 million for the second quarter of 2013, compared to net income of $17.4 million reported in the second quarter...
July 30th, 2013 | News, Stock Markets | Read More

Marine life gets drowned out as oceans get noisier

Marine life gets drowned out as oceans get noisier
Marine life gets drowned out as oceans get noisier A PhD student from the University of Bath who recently returned from a trip to lay microphones on the ocean floor off the west coast of Canada is warning of the dangers to marine life from increased ocean noise. Human-generated noise, predominately caused...
July 30th, 2013 | Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc., financial results for Q2 and six months ending 30 June 2013

Diana Containerships Inc., financial results for Q2 and six months ending 30 June 2013
DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013  DECLARES CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.15 PER SHARE FOR THE SECOND QUARTER  ATHENS, GREECE, July 29, 2013 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning...
July 30th, 2013 | News, Stock Markets | Read More

All that glistens

All that glistens
Tuesday 30 July 2013 – The value of diamonds stolen in an armed robbery in Cannes at the weekend has been estimated at nearly £90m, making it one of the world’s biggest jewellery thefts, and highlighting the risks of exhibiting precious gems. (source:Lloyd’s of London) The gems were...
July 30th, 2013 | Accessories, Fashion, Jet set, Social Columns | Read More