Archive for August, 2013

HSH Nordbank posts earnings uptrend in the first half

Total income nearly doubled to EUR 809 million Group net income of EUR 90 million – up 67 percent on previous year Core Bank‟s earnings contribution up sharply Core Tier 1 capital ratio raised to 12 percent by replenishment of the guarantee Outlook for 2013 unchanged: Group net loss expected Chairman...
August 31st, 2013 | Banking, Finance, Shipfinance | Read More

ClassNK: Release of CSR Structural Assessment Software Version 7.0.0

ClassNK: Release of CSR Structural Assessment Software Version 7.0.0
Noburu Ueda Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has announced the release of the latest versions of IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR) structural assessment software. The following software packages have been updated: PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)/CSR PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)/CSR...
August 31st, 2013 | Classification Societies, Corporate Social Responsibility, IT and Communications | Read More

EXMAR teams up with LNG Partners for BC LNG Project

EXMAR teams up with LNG Partners for BC LNG Project
EXMAR has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Term Sheet with LNG Partners, LLC and  LNG BargeCo BVBA in respect of providing a Floating Liquefaction & Storage Unit (FLSU) to  serve the BC LNG Project (www.bclng.com) to be located on the West Bank of the Douglas  Channel near Kitimat, British...
August 31st, 2013 | LNG, Shipfinance | Read More

GL Academy Responds to Growing Asian Needs

GL Academy Responds to Growing Asian Needs
Seminar on “Damages to the Hull Structure”: ST Marine participants with Mr Julio Guevara Quinteros (6th from left, back row). Singapore/Hamburg, 30* August 2013 – GL Academy, the maritime training arm of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has increased the number and scope...
August 31st, 2013 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Liberia storms ahead on MLC certification

Ninety-four per cent of qualifying Liberian-flag ships have achieved successful Maritime Labour Convention 2006 compliance, just one week after the convention entered force, putting Liberia far ahead of any other international ship registry. MLC 2006 certification is a multi-step process. The first step...
August 30th, 2013 | Flags, HR | Read More

MOL COMFORT Casualty Investigation Update (No. 5)

MOL COMFORT Casualty Investigation Update (No. 5)
– 30 August 2013 – Tokyo – ClassNK Executive Vice President Toshitomo Matsui announced today that the ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team’s analysis and investigation will take longer than initially expected, and will delay the release of its findings. The fore part of the former...
August 30th, 2013 | Maritime Accidents | Read More

Introducing the Centres of Technical Excellence (CoTEs) and the Contractors and Suppliers Exchange (CaSE) at Gastech 2014

Introducing the Centres of Technical Excellence (CoTEs) and the Contractors and Suppliers Exchange (CaSE) at Gastech 2014
Every 18 months, the Gastech Conference & Exhibition brings together thousands of gas players from all aspects of the international gas and LNG supply chain to do business, forge relationships, and keep abreast of the industry.  Gastech 2014, taking place 24-27 March 2014 in KINTEX1 Korea, promises...
August 30th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

The EU’s Effect on the UK’s Place in the World

The EU’s Effect on the UK’s Place in the World
New publication from The Hampden Trust and  The Freedom Association: The EU’s Effect on the UK’s Place in the World The EU’s Effect on the UK’s Place in the World reveals how the EU’s increased influence over the UK’s foreign and development policies has led to the...
August 30th, 2013 | Associations, Books, Reports | Read More

Canadian ice class ferry given lasting Ecospeed protection

Canadian ice class ferry given lasting Ecospeed protection
  L ast June, the 88-meter ice class passenger ferry Lomer-Gouin was coated with Ecospeed on the Isle-aux-Coudres in Québec, Canada. The 4, 233 gross tonnage vessel is owned by the Société des Traversiers du Québec and will be protected against damage from impact with ice while safely...
August 30th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Defibrillator orders rocket as shipowners look to meet MLC demands

Defibrillator orders rocket as shipowners look to meet MLC demands
Martek Marine is reporting a significant increase in marine defibrillator sales in 2013, up 475% on 2012, with over four months of the year remaining. These sales include an order of more than 100 AEDs to Swire’s entire China Navigation fleet, as Swire beat the new Maritime Labour Convention’s (MLC)...
August 30th, 2013 | HR, Marine Equipment | Read More

Underwater repairs in Poland allow ship to sail on after severe grounding damage

Underwater repairs in Poland allow ship to sail on after severe grounding damage
In June a fully loaded 229-meter bulker suffered a 14-meter gash and some smaller cracks during a collision just outside the port of Gdansk, Poland. The classification society did not allow the ship to sail on until a temporary repair was made. Because the ship had just been loaded in Gdansk, it was...
August 30th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical | Read More

PARAT Halvorsen to deliver a NEW steamboiler for American Triumph with special burner!

PARAT Halvorsen to deliver a NEW steamboiler for American Triumph with special burner!
The American Triumph is American Seafoods most powerful at-sea processor. She also boasts the largest frozen hold capacity of any of their two-level processing vessels. PARAT Halvorsen AS has again signed a contract with the company American Seafoods Company in Seattle to deliver a new steam boiler,...
August 29th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

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 – Marine Site Investigation off Tai Ho Wan, Lantau Island * Hong Kong, all ports – Codes of Practice issued * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 29/08/2013 DATE: August 29,...
August 29th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Extension of FSO financing

Extension of FSO financing
ANTWERP, Belgium, 29 August 2013 – Euronav is pleased to announce that it has, jointly with Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc., signed a two-year extension of the tranche related to the FSO Africa (the “Africa Tranche”), part of the USD 500 million senior secured credit facility originally signed...
August 29th, 2013 | News, Shipfinance | Read More

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art showcases the life’s work of Yoko Ono – while the permanent collection thrives thanks to donors including the Møller Foundation

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art showcases the life’s work of Yoko Ono – while the permanent collection thrives thanks to donors including the Møller Foundation
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art showcases the life’s work of Yoko Ono – while the permanent collection thrives thanks to donors including the Møller Foundation,  By James Brewer Untitled (Catamaran) Plywood, plaster and paint. By Poul Gernes. In the background: Untitled work in wood and cloth,...
August 29th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

US all-water shipping services after Panama expansion: the direct versus transhipment debate

US all-water shipping services after Panama expansion: the direct versus transhipment debate
In advance of debate at the upcoming TOC Americas 2013 conference in Miami, Dr. Asaf Ashar argues that dredging may turn out to be the key factor driving long-term US container port call strategies on both Suez and Panama all-water services 29 August 2013. How will Panama Canal expansion impact...
August 29th, 2013 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Board of Oslo Børs imposes violation charges on IGE Resources

The Board of Oslo Børs imposes violation charges on IGE Resources
The Board of Oslo Børs imposes violation charges on IGE Resources 29/08/2013 – At its meeting on 28 August, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to impose violation charges on IGE Resources AB totalling NOK 865, 200 for a breach of the duty to disclose inside information to the market...
August 29th, 2013 | News, Stock Markets | Read More

Wärtsilä appoints Roger Holm to lead new 4-stroke organisation

Wärtsilä appoints Roger Holm to lead new 4-stroke organisation
Roger Holm Wärtsilä Corporation, Company announcement, 29 August 2013 at 1.00 pm EET – Mr Roger Holm (41), M.Sc. (Econ.), has been appointed Senior Vice President, 4-stroke, and member of the Ship Power management team as of 1 September 2013. In this position, he is responsible for Wärtsilä’s...
August 29th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, People and Places | Read More

Nominations For 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year – One Week Left To Nominate

Nominations For 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year – One Week Left To Nominate
Just one week remains for nominations for the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Nominations can be made by anyone and the only criterion is “outstanding achievement in the sport of sailing” during the qualifying...
August 29th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions celebrates order success in Brazil offshore sector

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions celebrates order success in Brazil offshore sector
Contract with and Petrobras will see eight inert gas generator systems delivered for FPSOs serving deepwater oil fields Oslo, Norway, August 29. Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions has secured multiple orders to supply its Maritime Protection Inert Gas Generator  (IGG) systems for installation on vessels...
August 29th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | 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, Pasir Panjang – Underwater drilling and blasting works at Pasir Panjang Terminal, Phase 3 & 4-Update * Turkey, Turkish Straits – Transits to halt for swimming races * Bunker Update –...
August 28th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Union wins access assurances after fatal helicopter crash

Union wins access assurances after fatal helicopter crash
28 August 2013 – The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) rallied today in Scotland in support of improved safety in the offshore oil and gas industry following a helicopter crash that claimed four lives. Members of the ITF-affiliated union were joined by the families of...
August 28th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

Swazi union signs recognition agreement with regulators

Swazi union signs recognition agreement with regulators
28 August 2013 The ITF-affiliated Swaziland Transport and Allied Workers Union (STAWU) signed a recognition and procedural agreement with Swaziland’s Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) on Monday August 19. The historic agreement between the union and aviation authority will give workers in the country...
August 28th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

GCS adds two more automotive customers to its Novorossiysk operation

GCS adds two more automotive customers to its Novorossiysk operation
GCS adds two more automotive customers to its Novorossiysk operation Global Container Services (GCS), a key logistics provider for the automotive industry, has won two more customers for the fully tailored supply chain services it operates via the Russian port of Novorossiysk. The company is now carrying...
August 28th, 2013 | Logistics | Read More

Shipowners’ Club publishes guidance on – ‘Tides’ and ‘Towards effective navigation”

Shipowners’ Club publishes guidance on – ‘Tides’ and ‘Towards effective navigation”
The Shipowners’ P&I Club has added two new booklets to its extensive and well-respected range of loss prevention publications for the guidance of vessel owners and their crews  28 August, 2013  – The Club’s publications highlight best practice, good seamanship and sensible practical...
August 28th, 2013 | HR, P and I Clubs | Read More