Archive for July, 2013

Xantrex launches new “My X-Perience” program

Xantrex launches new “My X-Perience” program
Xantrex Technology is proud to launch an innovative, customer-focused initiative called “My X-Perience” which enables the users of Xantrex products to share their story and brand experience. The program is not just about the Xantrex brand, it’s about peoples’ lives, their adventures and the special...
July 19th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Largest electricity utility in Malaysia achieves leading asset management certification

Largest electricity utility in Malaysia achieves leading asset management certification
Lloyd’s Register has certified Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to the Publicly Available Specification PAS 55-1:2008 (PAS 55). TNB is the first company in South East Asia to be certified to PAS 55 for good asset management across Malaysia’s electricity grid. “In these modern and challenging times,...
July 19th, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

RMT rejects Orkney Ferries pay offer in long-running dispute

RMT rejects Orkney Ferries pay offer in long-running dispute
Shipping Union RMT today announced that it has rejected a derisory pay offer and slammed managements complete contempt for the workforce in a long-running dispute over pay justice on Orkney Ferries. The union has  warned that that arrogant and bullying attitude of the company could force an escalation...
July 19th, 2013 | Coastal Shipping, Labour Disputes | Read More

Witherbys to manage the distribution of INTERTANKO publications

Witherbys to manage the distribution of INTERTANKO publications
INTERTANKO and Witherby Publishing Group (Witherbys), the specialist publisher of marine training, reference and regulatory materials, are delighted to announce that they have reached an agreement whereby Witherbys will manage the sales and distribution of INTERTANKO’s publications. From 1st July...
July 19th, 2013 | Books | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Clio with Cargill

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Clio with Cargill
ATHENS, GREECE, July 18*, 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 entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary,...
July 19th, 2013 | Fixtures, News, Stock Markets | Read More

ITF acting general secretary takes action on members’ concerns

ITF acting general secretary takes action on members’ concerns
Stephen Cotton (centre) listens to Bulgarian workers 18 July 2013 – Stephen Cotton, ITF acting general secretary, met with Bulgarian workers earlier this week to get an understanding of the issues they face. Cotton is visiting the country’s capital, Sofia – which will host the ITF’s...
July 18th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Perishable shippers back new intermodal service concepts at 5th Cool Logistics Global conference

Perishable shippers back new intermodal service concepts at 5th Cool Logistics Global conference
AgroFair, Aviko and FloraHolland throw their weight behind innovative maritime, rail and barge transport, while Univeg explores demands of emerging market trades London,  18.07.2013 – Three pillars of the global perishable industry – bananas, frozen chips and fresh flowers – all stand to gain...
July 18th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | 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: * Singapore, Singapore – Acoustic research at St. John Island * Brazil, Sao Francisco do Sul – Pilotage charges to rise * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 18/07/2013 DATE: July 18, 2013 ...
July 18th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Gaussin extends ATT Automotive Terminal Trailer range

Gaussin extends ATT Automotive Terminal Trailer range
French manufacturer announces all-electric and hybrid power packs plus robotic unit as part of continued development for its Automotive Terminal Trailer system Gaussin Manugistique® SA, designer and manufacturer of industrial and port transport vehicles, has announced extensive additions to its container-handling...
July 18th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Ecospeed offers lasting underwater hull protection to vessels trading in ice

Ecospeed offers lasting underwater hull protection to vessels trading in ice
When it comes to protecting the hulls of ice-going vessels, the glassflake reinforced surface treated composite (STC) Ecospeed® has proven to be remarkably durable, typically outperforming many specialized ice class paints. The fact that the coating is non-toxic is also particularly important for ice...
July 18th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Underwater bow thruster reinstallation in Tacoma, U.S.A.

Underwater bow thruster reinstallation in Tacoma, U.S.A.
Three months after Hydrex diver/technicians removed the bow thruster of a 294-meter container vessel in Tacoma, a Hydrex team once again mobilized to this location to reinstall the overhauled unit underwater with the use of the Hydrex flexible mobdock. The superintendent of the ship was very satisfied...
July 18th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Training matters to the bottom line

Training matters to the bottom line
Shipowners considering their future training needs would be well advised to ensure they view Videotel’s very latest video – Training Matters.  Demonstrating that good training makes sense to the bottom line, it details how ship operators can receive a tangible return on investment with more...
July 18th, 2013 | News | Read More

The Dry Sail

The Dry Sail
  @JM LIOT / TFV / ASO 17 JULY 2013 Overnight >>> 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: – First transition day...
July 18th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

BIMCO and the World Customs Organisation sign MoU

BIMCO and the World Customs Organisation sign MoU
BIMCO and the WCO have today renewed their close relationship through the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to enhance and strengthen their co-operation to adopt mutually relevant and useful guidance and advice within the shipping industry. It will be used as the overarching...
July 17th, 2013 | BIMCO | 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 – IMB report highlights West African violence, drop in Somali piracy * Somalia, all ports – Sunken vessel – possible hazard to shipping * Singapore, Singapore – Dumping of excavated...
July 17th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

EU Court of Auditors believes Marco Polo Programmes have failed

EU Court of Auditors believes Marco Polo Programmes have failed
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has criticised the Marco Polo programmes, which aim at shifting freight away from the road towards other modes of transport, using EU funds. According to a new report, published on 16 July by ECA, Marco Polo programmes have been ineffective and should be discontinued...
July 17th, 2013 | News | Read More

3M launches new Cubitron II grinding wheels for shipbuilding industry

3M launches new Cubitron II grinding wheels for shipbuilding industry
Diversified technology company 3M has introduced a range of bonded abrasive grinding wheels into the European market which are set to offer an innovative new approach to the grinding process. Employing the highly advanced abrasive grain technology, precision shaped grain, introduced with the Cubitron...
July 17th, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Wärtsilä retrofits German ferry with environment-friendly dual-fuel engines

Wärtsilä retrofits German ferry with environment-friendly dual-fuel engines
Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has been awarded an important retrofitting contract by the German shipyard, BVT – Brenn – und Verformungstechnik Bremen GmbH. The project entails converting the m/v Ostfriesland, a car and passenger ferry owned...
July 17th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

New Voyager 4 makes sense for Korea Lines

New Voyager 4 makes sense for Korea Lines
Thomas Gunn is delighted to announce that Korea Lines, the marine transportation services company, is the latest ship owner to choose new Voyager 4 for its navigation requirements. It will be upgrading four LNG gas carriers from Voyager 3 to the new Voyager 4 digital chart management system with immediate...
July 17th, 2013 | News | Read More

Braemar SA strengthens its yacht services capability with strategic appointment

Braemar SA strengthens its yacht services capability with strategic appointment
Braemar SA, the multi-disiplinary Marine Surveying and Technical Consultancy arm of Braemar Technical Services (BTS) has announced a key appointment to further strengthen its yacht services capability. The Company’s latest recruit, Stefano Scarpa, joins Braemar SA’s well established team of marine...
July 17th, 2013 | Yachting | Read More

Chinese Ship Owners See Advantage of Fuel-Sharing Mode

Chinese Ship Owners See Advantage of Fuel-Sharing Mode
More LNG Carriers employing 51/60DF engines MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the contract to supply the engines for six Chinese LNG carriers (LNGCs). The order for the 30 × MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel engines is a significant development for both Chinese shipyards as well as the LNGC market. The configuration...
July 17th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Norway is first to sign Cape Town fishing vessel safety agreement

Norway is first to sign Cape Town fishing vessel safety agreement
The Kingdom of Norway has become the first State to sign the Cape Town Agreement of 2012 on the Implementation of the Provisions of the 1993 Protocol relating to the Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, 1977. Ms. Ida Skard, Director General, Maritime Department,...
July 17th, 2013 | IMO, News | Read More

HELMEPA’s Scholarship in memory of George P. Livanos

HELMEPA’s Scholarship in memory of George P. Livanos
HELMEPA announces that following the decision of the Association’s Board of Directors,   this year’s Scholarship in memory of George P. Livanos,   valued at €15, 000, is awarded to Mr. Aristeidis Kontogiannis, a graduate of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the...
July 17th, 2013 | 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: * Singapore, Singapore – Mooring/unmooring of vessels at mooring buoys * Hong Kong, all ports – Fatigue at work affecting safe navigation DATE: July 16, 2013 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore ...
July 17th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Cargotec strengthens MacGregor portfolio by acquiring Hatlapa Group

Cargotec strengthens MacGregor portfolio by acquiring Hatlapa Group
  CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 16 JULY 2013 AT 9.30 AM (EEST)   Cargotec’s MacGregor has entered into an agreement to acquire privately owned Hatlapa Group, merchant ship and offshore deck equipment provider, for an enterprise value of EUR 160 million. Hatlapa’s main products are a wide range...
July 16th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More