Archive for August, 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: * Brazil, Vila Do Conde – Vessel sunk near the port of Vila do Conde-Brazil * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 22/08/2013 DATE: August 22, 2013 COUNTRY: Brazil PORT: Vila Do Conde Vessel sunk near...
August 22nd, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hail to Amerigo Vespucci – the great navigator whose name is borne by two continents and by one of the world’s most beautiful ships

Hail to Amerigo Vespucci – the great navigator whose name is borne by two continents and by one of the world’s most beautiful ships
Training ship Amerigo Vespucci under sail Hail to Amerigo Vespucci – the great navigator whose name is borne by two continents and by one of the world’s most beautiful ships,  By James Brewer It could hardly have been a more fitting visit. The Italian navy’s magnificent sail training ship Amerigo...
August 22nd, 2013 | Anniversaries, Maritime History and Museums, News | Read More

ITF statement on Egypt

ITF statement on Egypt
The ITF HQ’s in London ITF statement on Egypt The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is deeply shocked and appalled at the continuing violence and killings taking place during the current political unrest in Egypt, including attacks made on workers in their workplaces and the burnings...
August 22nd, 2013 | ITF, News, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

When complaints go viral

Aug 2013 -Brands must face social media challenge proactively if they want to strengthen their reputation. (source: Lloyds of London) Millions of people have read the witty passenger complaint letter emailed to Virgin to complain about the food on the airline’s Indian routes. In a clever PR move Sir...
August 22nd, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

ISAF Athletes’ Commission Confirmed

ISAF Athletes’ Commission Confirmed
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is pleased to announce the sailors who will serve on the ISAF Athletes’ Commission for 2013-2016. Five sailors have been elected to join three who remain on the Commission to complete their second term. The three members who remain on the Commission are:...
August 22nd, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

LR EU MRV Proposed Legislation Report

LR EU MRV Proposed Legislation Report
Viewer can see attached a Lloyd’s Register Summary on the European Union Proposal for Regulation on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Co2 The summary has been produced by Paul McStay in the environment team in order to explain a significant forthcoming piece of legislation, which will have...
August 22nd, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

ITF welcomes dismissal of charges against Australian activist

ITF welcomes dismissal of charges against Australian activist
Charges against Bob Carnegie have been dropped The ITF is welcoming the dismissal of charges against Australian trade union and community activist Bob Carnegie. Carnegie was facing 18 charges brought against him by construction firm Abigroup relating to his involvement in a nine week strike by 600 workers...
August 22nd, 2013 | ITF | Read More

Discovery Offshore delisting from Oslo Axess

Discovery Offshore delisting from Oslo Axess
Discovery Offshore delisting from Oslo Axess- 22/08/2013 Discovery Offshore S.A. will be delisted from Oslo Axess. The last day of listing will be Friday 23 August 2013. Oslo Børs has received an application from Discovery Offshore S.A. for delisting of the company’s shares from Oslo Axess....
August 22nd, 2013 | News | Read More

TU Varna Simulation Centre receives European Maritime Administration Certification

TU Varna Simulation Centre receives European Maritime Administration Certification
Varna/Rotterdam, August 22nd 2013 – Following a compliance audit, the simulation centre of the TU Varna was officially certified by the European Maritime Administration in Bulgaria to provide maritime training in full compliance with the latest STCW and IMO regulations. All simulators at the TU...
August 22nd, 2013 | IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory | Read More

ZAMAKONA YARDS with the assistance by MMC promotes the RONJA POLARIS at AQUANOR 13

ZAMAKONA YARDS with the assistance by MMC promotes the RONJA POLARIS at AQUANOR 13
Last week, Zamakona Yards participated in the AQUANOR 2013 fair. It is an event organized by the Nor-Fishing Foundation, created in 1992 by the Fishing Ministry in Norway. It is held every two years in the Norwegian city of Trondheim. This event brings together the leading companies from Europe and...
August 22nd, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry appoints new vice-president

Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry appoints new vice-president
  Christian Mollitor The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), a member of the YCF Group of companies and exclusive administrator of the world’s largest quality ship register, has appointed Christian Mollitor to the position of vice-president. This newly created role represents...
August 22nd, 2013 | Flags | Read More

Tributes flow for veteran marine insurance broker Antony Delderfield who has died aged 88

Tributes flow for veteran marine insurance broker Antony Delderfield who has died aged 88
The late Antony Delderfield (left) and Lloyd’s barber Leon Tributes flow for veteran marine insurance broker Antony Delderfield who has died aged 88 Indefatigable marine broker Antony Delderfield, who first set foot in the Lloyd’s market 72 years ago and became a stalwart of international broking...
August 22nd, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News, Obituaries | Read More

SPE Intelligent Energy sets agenda for industry change

SPE Intelligent Energy sets agenda for industry change
ORGANISERS have released the full conference programme for SPE Intelligent Energy International 2013, offering an agenda for profound change in the oil and gas industry’s resource management. The global gathering this year makes its Middle East debut at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition...
August 21st, 2013 | Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers’ bill of rights goes live today

20 August 2013 – Today, 20 August, the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) – the seafarers’ bill of rights – comes into force. The MLC is a far-reaching, groundbreaking international convention which establishes an international minimum standard that has the potential to make a real difference...
August 21st, 2013 | HR, ITF | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 21/08/2013 DATE: August 21, 2013 Bunker Update: MARKET PRICE UPDATE 21/08/2013 GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert  MARKET PRICE UPDATE 21/08/2013 180 CST   380 CST...
August 21st, 2013 | Bunkering | Read More

Ardmore shipping signs contracts for four 25, 000 dwt…

Ardmore shipping signs contracts for four 25, 000 dwt…
CORK, Ireland – Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE: ASC) (“Ardmore” or the “Company”) today announced that it has executed contracts for the construction of four 25, 000 Dwt IMO 2 eco-design product & chemical tankers ordered from Fukuoka Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Japan (“Fukuoka”) for a...
August 21st, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Enclosed spaces: promoting education, awareness and training

Enclosed spaces: promoting education, awareness and training
21.08.13 -More people die or are injured in enclosed spaces than through any other related onboard work activity – this despite numerous guidelines, safety regimes, operational procedures manuals and assurance surveys. The Nautical Institute will take advantage of the opportunity presented by the inaugural...
August 21st, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, The Nautical Institute | Read More

IMO Secretary-General welcomes entry into force of Maritime Labour Convention

IMO Secretary-General welcomes entry into force of Maritime Labour Convention
IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu yesterday* (20 August) welcomed the entry into force of the  Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a sister UN agency to IMO. “The entry into force of the MLC convention...
August 21st, 2013 | HR, IMO | Read More

MOL LNG Carrier Rescues a Fisherman from Disabled Boat — Near Mindanao Island of the Republic of the Philippines—

MOL LNG Carrier Rescues a Fisherman from Disabled Boat — Near Mindanao Island of the Republic of the Philippines—
  Koichi Muto TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that on August 17, the MOL-managed LNG carrier Energy Advance found and rescued one fisherman on a fishing boat that had been drifting without sufficient fuel about 300km east of the Mindanao Island.. The...
August 21st, 2013 | Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

HD move to Broadgate Tower

HD move to Broadgate Tower
The Boadgate Tower Hill Dickinson is pleased to announce the relocation of its London City office to the prestigious premises of The Broadgate Tower at 20 Primrose Street. After over thirty years in familiar, but now outdated premises at Irongate House, Hill Dickinson has bid a fond farewell to Aldgate...
August 21st, 2013 | Legal, People and Places | Read More

Wärtsilä delivers dual-fuel engines to Danish environmentally sound ferry

Wärtsilä delivers dual-fuel engines to Danish environmentally sound ferry
6-cylinder Wärtsilä 20DFdual-fuel engine engine Wärtsilä Corporation,  21 August 2013 at 10 am EET – This order is for the first Danish ferry to be operated on LNG fuel. The ferry project sets an environmental benchmark for inland ferries, and is being closely followed by other municipalities...
August 21st, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Lock gates for the Panama Canal arrived…

Lock gates for the Panama Canal arrived…
Lock gates for the Panama Canal arrived  yestraday (August 20, 2013) Advances of the gates for the Panama Canal The first four gates of the new locks of the Panama Canal expansion, which are being built in Italy, arrived today in Panama. At the end of 2013,  all 16 doors should be in Panama. The steel...
August 21st, 2013 | Canals, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ALMACO’s Food Handling Solutions onboard AIDA Hyperion ships in Japan

ALMACO’s Food Handling Solutions onboard AIDA Hyperion ships in Japan
ALMACO was awarded the contract to supply a comprehensive Food Handling package for the Galleys onboard AIDA Cruises’ two new ships to be built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Nagasaki/ Japan,  with an expected delivery of March 2015 and 2016. The two 124, 500-tons, 3, 300 passenger vessels...
August 20th, 2013 | Food and Drink, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Green Route highlights Europort strength

Green Route highlights Europort strength
An independent jury from the Platform Clean Shipping initiative has identified the companies that will merit ‘Green Route’ status at Europort 2013, to be staged November 5-8 at the Ahoy Rotterdam exhibition and conference centre. Europort 2013, the premier event for pioneers in maritime technology,...
August 20th, 2013 | Exhibitions, Ports & Terminals | 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: * Angola, Soyo – Safety Notice – Sunken Rig Accompanied Visits * Singapore, Singapore Strait – Reduced visibility reported in the Singapore Strait & Port waters * Brazil, Santos – Alamoa...
August 20th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More