Archive for August, 2013

Korean Register leads project to build world’s first green-ship equipment certification centre

Korean Register leads project to build world’s first green-ship equipment certification centre
The Korean Register – an IACS member classification society – is leading a project to build and operate the world’s first green-ship equipment certification centre in Gunsan, Jeonbuk, Korea which is due to open in February 2014. Work is already underway and the new 300 billion won (US$269 million)...
August 28th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

Drivers for change in the Private Maritime Security Sector

Drivers for change in the Private Maritime Security Sector
In a Shipping Industry driven by standards and compliance, the private maritime security sector has rightly been taken to task on the quality, legality and efficiency of its product. As newcomers to the supply chain, Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) started on shaky foundations, operating on...
August 28th, 2013 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Wärtsilä receives major order to supply propulsion solutions for six new offshore Pipe Laying Vessels to operate in Brazilian waters

Wärtsilä receives major order to supply propulsion solutions for six new offshore Pipe Laying Vessels to operate in Brazilian waters
Type 550t pipe laying vessel Wärtsilä Corporation, 28 August 2013 at 12 noon EET –Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has received a significant order to supply the propulsion solutions for six new offshore pipe laying vessels being built by IHC Merwede,...
August 28th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Underwater Shipping | Read More

India needs a strategy of Marshall Plan proportions to aid its troubled northeast region, London meeting hears

India needs a strategy of Marshall Plan proportions to aid its troubled northeast region, London meeting hears
Brahmaputra River India needs a strategy of Marshall Plan proportions to aid its troubled northeast region, London meeting hears,  By James Brewer A master-plan to boost trade and improve highway and rail access to seaports is vital to bring new hope to the impoverished and strife-torn north-eastern...
August 28th, 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: * Worldwide – Victory Day in Turkey * Brazil, Sao Francisco do Sul – Surveyors not working at weekends DATE: August 27, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide Victory Day in Turkey Turkey will celebrate the 91st anniversary...
August 27th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IBIA: Ship refuelling offers South Africa major job creation and economic opportunities

IBIA: Ship refuelling offers South Africa major job creation and economic opportunities
27 August 2013 – The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has called on the South African government to realise the potential of the ship refuelling market in its ports and the impact this will have in supporting regeneration. Speaking at the African Ports Evolution conference in Cape...
August 27th, 2013 | Associations, Bunkering | Read More

Almaco modernizes public areas onboard Bimini Superfast

Almaco modernizes public areas onboard Bimini Superfast
ALMACO has delivered the Public Areas modernization project onboard Bimini SuperFast, formerly SuperFast VI, which is transporting passengers between Miami and Bimini. ALMACO’s scope involved refurbishing and converting current common areas into new public spaces on decks 7 through 10. The project...
August 27th, 2013 | Shiprepair | Read More

SeaRenergy Offshore installs Windpower Converter Platform HelWin1 for Siemens.

SeaRenergy Offshore installs Windpower Converter Platform HelWin1 for Siemens.
SeaRenergy Offshore successfully installed the first DC Converter Platform HelWin 1. The installation of the second platform BorWin 2 on behalf of Siemens is scheduled for later this year. In June the subsea structure of the HelWin 1 Platform was installed in a water depth of approx. 23 metres about...
August 27th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy | Read More

DNV assists the development of LNG as fuel in Germany

DNV assists the development of LNG as fuel in Germany
Hamburg: “Making technology-based decisions is complex for each individual company, as is finding the right way into the future. We fully support the overall political will and dedication to reduce harmful emissions from ship operations.” Said Jörg Langkabel, DNV Country Manager, on the occasion...
August 27th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies | Read More

Naming Ceremony for Ever Living

Naming Ceremony for Ever Living
The “Ever Living” August 28, 2013 -Evergreen Group today held the naming ceremony for its first L-type vessel built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan, the Ever Living. The ceremony held at CSBC’s Kaohsiung shipyard was officiated by Mr. S.S. Lin, First Vice Group Chairman of Evergreen Group....
August 27th, 2013 | Events, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Launching of the ship Ocean Osprey at Zamakona Yards Pasajes

Launching of the ship Ocean Osprey at Zamakona Yards Pasajes
Last august 21st, Zamakona yards group successfully completed the launching of the ship “Ocean Osprey” at its facilities in Pasajes (northern Spain). The ship is the first delivery of three that Zamakona has signed with the Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore AS. The ship’s...
August 27th, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

ECOSHIELD® durable, cavitation-damage-proof rudder protection launched

ECOSHIELD® durable, cavitation-damage-proof rudder protection launched
After more than 10 years of strenuous testing, Subsea Industries, a Hydrex company, has launched the ultimate rudder protection coating, Ecoshield, for permanent protection against cavitation damage for rudders. The glassflake reinforced coating protects the rudder for the service life of the ship without...
August 27th, 2013 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Hot port news from GAC – Bunker prices

Hot port news from GAC – Bunker prices
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 26/08/2013 DATE: August 26, 2013 Bunker Update: MARKET PRICE UPDATE 26/08/2013 ————— GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert  MARKET PRICE UPDATE 26/08/2013 180...
August 26th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

DigiGone® Enables Live Video Streaming from High-Speed Boat During Bermuda Challenge

DigiGone® Enables Live Video Streaming from High-Speed Boat During Bermuda Challenge
Tampa, Fla. – Aug. 26, 2013 – (Marine NewsWire) As Chris Fertig and Tyson Garvin raced across the Atlantic Ocean setting a new Bermuda Challenge speed record last week, their families, friends, followers and ground support staff were able to watch them on the Internet, thanks to specialized video...
August 26th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

The Shipping Markets: still low with uncertainty being the name of the game…

The Shipping Markets: still low with uncertainty being the name of the game…
John N. Faraclas The latest John Faraclas live interview to Lilian Margaritis at the SBC TV studio last Friday the 23rd of August 2013, was primarily focused on the markets, maritime tourism and Greek coastal services. With the BDI closing  at 1.165 points, up 7  points from the previous day and 63 ...
August 26th, 2013 | Markets, News | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc., announces delivery of the panamax m/v Artemis and commencement of the time charter contract with Rio Tinto

Diana Shipping Inc., announces delivery of the panamax m/v Artemis and commencement of the time charter contract with Rio Tinto
ATHENS, GREECE, August 26, 2013 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that the Company, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, took delivery of the m/v “Artemis” (formerly “Shoyo”),...
August 26th, 2013 | Fixtures, Markets, Stock Markets | 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: * Turkey, Bosporus – M/T Besiktas GH [Black Out in Bosphorus] DATE: August 25, 2013 COUNTRY: Turkey PORT: Bosporus M/T Besiktas GH [Black Out in Bosphorus] Please be informed that M/T Besiktas GH had black out...
August 26th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Den lille havfrue centenary

Den lille havfrue centenary
Photo credit: Celesteh , Creative Commons Perched on a rock in the water just off the star-shaped Kastellet fortress near the city’s harbour, the small bronze-skinned sculpture has become a Danish icon on a par with Carlsberg, the brewery once owned by the man who financed it. Today, millions of...
August 25th, 2013 | Anniversaries, News | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Delivery of a Post-Panamax Container Vessel, the m/v Puelo

Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Delivery of a Post-Panamax Container Vessel, the m/v Puelo
ATHENS, GREECE – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, has announced that yesterday, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it took delivery of the m/v “Puelo”, a 2006-built Post-Panamax container vessel of...
August 25th, 2013 | Fixtures, Sales and Purchases, Stock Markets | 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: DATE: August 24, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 25 August-7 September 2013 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Mon 26 Aug – UK August Bank Holiday Mon 26 Aug –...
August 25th, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF Arab World regional conference goes digital

ITF Arab World regional conference goes digital
23 August 2013 –  The ITF launched its new Arab World regional conference site this week, representing a great opportunity for affiliates and activists alike to have their say in setting ITF global direction to 2018. Key questions for the region are up for debate, and include topics...
August 23rd, 2013 | ITF | Read More

Norwegian Trust in MAN Prime Movers

Norwegian Trust in MAN Prime Movers
  Graphic rendering of the Breakaway Plus vessel (courtesy Meyer Werft) Meyer Werft orders more power from MAN Diesel & Turbo MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the order from Meyer Werft for new cruise vessels for Norwegian Cruise Line to supply its V48/60CR engines with diesel-electric propulsion...
August 23rd, 2013 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Gastech Korea welcomes Shell as Diamond Sponsor

Gastech Korea welcomes Shell as Diamond Sponsor
Gastech is delighted to welcome Shell as Diamond Sponsor of the 27th edition of the ‘Gastech Conference & Exhibition’ – taking place in Seoul, Korea, between 24-27 March 2014.  This sponsorship aligns Shell as secondary ‘diamond’ supporters to the event hosts; Korean state gas company,...
August 23rd, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Markets | Read More

ITIC puts ship agents on alert over immigration crew scams

ITIC puts ship agents on alert over immigration crew scams
ITIC* has warned its members about a recent spate of crew scams which threaten to involve unwary ship agents in significant financial loss and exposure to fines and penalties by immigration authorities. ITIC has issued a number of warnings in the past about ship agents being used by unscrupulous migrant...
August 23rd, 2013 | HR, P and I Clubs | Read More

ISS appointed port agent for London Gateway

ISS appointed port agent for London Gateway
The M/V Pictor J at London Gateway Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, was recently appointed by DP World as port agent for the vessel M/V Pictor J which arrived at DP World’s London Gateway. Chartered by DP World, the M/V Pictor J berthed at London Gateway...
August 22nd, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies | Read More