Archive for July, 2013

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 – Traffic management procedures * Thailand, Map Ta Phut tank terminal – Hose leak causes oil spill off Rayong * Singapore, Singapore – Construction of...
July 29th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

2012 ROV statistics from IMCA

2012 ROV statistics from IMCA
Jane Bugler 2012 REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE STATISTICS FROM IMCA Newly released remotely operated vehicle (ROV) statistics from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) show there has been an increase of members’ ROV-based construction, drill support and cable laying activities since...
July 29th, 2013 | Associations, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Experts forge ahead in the global assessment of micro-plastics in the marine environment

Experts forge ahead in the global assessment of micro-plastics in the marine environment
International experts have met in London to review the growing problems in the marine environment caused by micro-plastics – tiny pieces of plastic or fibres which may act as a pathway for persistent, bio-accumulating and toxic substances entering the food chain.  The experts form a key working group...
July 29th, 2013 | Environment, IMO, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on propulsion and auxiliary machinery

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on propulsion and auxiliary machinery
Richard Schiferli 29 July 2013 – The Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the purpose to ensure compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-1. The scope of the CIC is the safety...
July 29th, 2013 | News, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Continuing strong demand for Strike Club covers

Continuing strong demand for Strike Club covers
Bill Milligan Marine Supply Chains Face Increasing Disruptions The Strike Club, the market leader for insuring shipowners and charterers seeking insurance protection against delays in the marine trades, is experiencing a stronger uptake of its covers, whether for mutual entries or for the fixed-premium...
July 29th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Shipowners face expensive new regime over ballast water management

Shipowners face expensive new regime over ballast water management
Shipowners face expensive new regime over ballast water management Jacqueline Tan Shipowners will soon be obliged to address new and expensive regulations to deal with ballast water. The Ballast Water Management Convention 2004 will require them to understand compliance standards, develop a ballast water...
July 29th, 2013 | Environment, News, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Shipmanagement | Read More

The 100 Series Rules: An international model set of maritime Rules for the Use of Force – An Update –

The 100 Series Rules: An international model set of maritime Rules for the Use of Force – An Update –
David Hammond The 100 Series Rules: An international model set of maritime Rules for the Use of Force – An Update www.100seriesrules.com The comments within this article comprise the personal opinion of the author and do not constitute any measure of formal legal advice whatsoever and howsoever read....
July 29th, 2013 | Legal, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

RightShip selects IBM to deliver next generation risk management system

RightShip selects IBM to deliver next generation risk management system
RightShip today announced the appointment of IBM (NYSE: IBM) to realise the potential of Big Data within its Ship Vetting Information System (SVIS™) to deliver the most sophisticated, enterprise-ready risk management system available to the maritime industry. IBM’s advanced predictive analytics and...
July 29th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | 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: * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Drainage outfall reconstruction works at Tseung Kwan O DATE: July 28, 2013 COUNTRY: Hong Kong PORT: Hong Kong Drainage outfall reconstruction works at...
July 28th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

See you next year!

See you next year!
>>> 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: – The final pro-am race has been cancelled because of strong winds –...
July 28th, 2013 | Port Conditions, 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: 28 July-10 August 2013 * Hong Kong, all ports – Navigation under restricted visibility DATE: July 27, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 28 July-10 August 2013 Public...
July 27th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

King Cammas

King Cammas
King Cammas >>> 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: – Three in-port races sailed today in Marseille – Courrier...
July 27th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Ver.di pledges its support for TÜMTIS workers

Ver.di pledges its support for TÜMTIS workers
The ITF HQ’s in London Ver.di pledges its support for TÜMTIS workers   Representatives of the German union ver.di travelled to Turkey last week to meet striking TÜMTIS workers.     Ver.di delegates also met with the German consulate in Turkey and the Turkish-German Chamber...
July 27th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | 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:  Benin, all ports – Security measures in Benin waters  Angola, Soyo – Dredging operations  India, Mormugao – Port charges to increase 30%  Singapore, Singapore – Prohibition of vessels...
July 26th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

A Taste for Blood

A Taste for Blood
@JM LIOT / TFV / ASO A Taste for Blood >>> 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: – Groupama 34 wins the last offshore...
July 26th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

HSH Nordbank and NORD/LB finance French wind farm portfolio

HSH Nordbank and NORD/LB finance French wind farm portfolio
HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank and NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank are provid-ing project financing for a portfolio of four wind farms with a total capacity of 72 Megawatts (MW) located in the Nord Pas-de-Calais and Picardie regions in northern France. HSH Nordbank and NORD/LB each committed 50% of the total...
July 26th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy | Read More

Dynagas takes delivery of two new ice-class LNG Carriers at HHI

Dynagas takes delivery of two new ice-class LNG Carriers at HHI
The lead ships classed by Lloyd’s Register incorporate advanced design, containment and operational features as well as the ability to cope with the harsh operating environment of the Arctic and cold places. Dynagas, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping arm of the George Prokopiou shipping enterprises,...
July 26th, 2013 | LNG, News | 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: * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Dredging at Reserved Dangerous Goods Anchorage * Brazil, Santos – Maximum draft ti inward/outward restricted * Brazil, all ports – Northern Brazil...
July 26th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Grabbing Points

Grabbing Points
Grabbing Points >>> 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: – Groupama 34 wins the offshore leg from Gruissan to La Seyne-sur-mer...
July 25th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

A-Design Assessment for aerodyn’s 3 MW SCD Wind Turbine

A-Design Assessment for aerodyn’s 3 MW SCD Wind Turbine
Andreas Schroeter, Managing Director of GL RC (3rd from left) hands the Statement of Compliance over to Soenke Siegfriedsen, Managing Director of aerodyn (in the middle) and Annette Schroeter, Project Coordinator at aerodyn engineering (3rd from right) Hamburg/Germany, 25 July 2013 – GL Renewables...
July 25th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies | Read More

Paul Seller appointed Transportation Director

Paul Seller appointed Transportation Director
Seller returns to take the helm as global rail market experiences unprecedented period of investment Paul Seller has returned to Lloyd’s Register as Transportation Director, with responsibility for overseeing the growth of its consultancy and assurance services for the rail industry. Seller re-joins...
July 25th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Rail | Read More

ITF expresses condolences over Spanish train crash

ITF expresses condolences over Spanish train crash
The ITF HQ’s in London 25 July 2013 -The ITF has expressed its deepest sympathy to all those affected by last night’s train derailment in Santiago de Compostela. ITF acting general secretary Steve Cotton said: “This horrific accident is a human tragedy. We send our condolences to all those...
July 25th, 2013 | Breaking News, ITF, Rail | Read More

ITF alleges law-breaking by Turkish Airlines and government

ITF alleges law-breaking by Turkish Airlines and government
The ITF HQ’s in London 25 July 2013 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its affiliated union Hava-Is today presented further evidence to the International Labour Organization (ILO) alleging unlawful behaviour by Turkish Airlines (THY) and the Turkish government. The...
July 25th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

S&P affirms NORTH P&I Club’s ‘A’ stable rating under revised insurance criteria

Leading ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed North P&I club’s ‘A’ credit rating and stable outlook following a review of marine mutuals based on the agency’s new ratings criteria for insurers. The review confirms North’s continued status both as the second largest...
July 25th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Seminar helps to strengthen maritime security in west and central Africa

Seminar helps to strengthen maritime security in west and central Africa
IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu More than 60 participants from the 20 coastal Member States[i] of the Port Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA)[1] joined international experts for a seminar on maritime and port security, held in Cotonou, Benin, from 22 to 25 July,...
July 25th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More