Archive for August, 2013

MLC 2006: Ship Suppliers have a key role to play

MLC 2006: Ship Suppliers have a key role to play
  Robert Steen Kledal World’s largest ship supplier highlights role of chandlers in ensuring MLC compliance August 20, 2013 – Today sees the landmark Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 regulation enter into force, and Wrist Ship Supply, the world’s largest ship supplier, is calling for...
August 19th, 2013 | HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services | 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 19/08/2013 DATE: August 19, 2013 Bunker Update: MARKET PRICE UPDATE 19/08/2013 ————— GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert  MARKET PRICE UPDATE 19/08/2013 180...
August 19th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

YCF Group expands management team in Germany

YCF Group expands management team in Germany
Suwarie Topaz The YCF Group has appointed Carsten Gierga as managing director responsible for its activities in Germany. Suwarie Topaz, general manager, has also been promoted to vice-president, global marketing and business development with worldwide responsibilities. The YCF Group of companies includes...
August 19th, 2013 | Flags, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

You need at least half of the sizes to be up by 30 centum to think of a possible good market

You need at least half of the sizes to be up by 30 centum to think of  a possible good market
  John N. Faraclas The latest John Faraclas live interview to Lilian Margaritis of SBC TV last Friday, the 16th of August 2013, proved once again our prediction of the market’s level as well as the uncertainty, given that only one category cannot create a healthy, conversely good and sustainable...
August 19th, 2013 | Canals, News, Tourism | Read More

ITF gives warm welcome to MLC 2006

ITF gives warm welcome to MLC 2006
  The ITF HQ’s in London 19 August 2013 – As the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) comes into the force the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has promised to dedicate all its resources to helping it make real changes to the lives of all seafarers. The ITF recognises...
August 19th, 2013 | HR, ITF | Read More

Antarctic Islands named after UKHO

Antarctic Islands named after UKHO
A view of the Aitcho Islands taken from HMS Endurance courtesy of Royal Navy 19 August 2013 – The latest islands to be named within British Antarctic Territory include titles which are linked to the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office’s (UKHO) location and personnel. Amongst the six newly-named...
August 19th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Waiting for something to turn up…

Waiting for something to turn up…
We live in interesting times; the world economy in a mess, the political and geopolitical environment too. The shipping industry on a downfall, but promising for those disciplined and bold to make the next major successful step through! We fear of  unprecedented events taking place and already some...
August 19th, 2013 | Energy, Environment, News, Shipfinance, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Another milestone for Laskaridis

Another milestone for Laskaridis
M/V Atmoda (ARC4) completes the most challenging Northern Sea Route (NSR) transit so far. M/V Atmoda an ice classed ARC 4  refrigerated vessel , transited the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in ballast from the Far East to the North Atlantic successfully in the most challenging ice condition we have experienced...
August 19th, 2013 | News | Read More

RMT welcomes Maritime Labour Convention

RMT welcomes Maritime Labour Convention
Bob Crow Maritime union RMT today welcomed the coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) tomorrow the 20th of August. The union believes that this new legislation has the potential to make a genuine difference to the lives of seafarers. Among the advantages that the MLC offers are: •...
August 19th, 2013 | Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Safety and Security | Read More

WISTA Forum highlights personal cost of piracy

WISTA Forum highlights personal cost of piracy
A Chief Engineer who was held by Somali pirates for eight months will be the main speaker at a session on piracy at the WISTA UK Forum, running as part of London International Shipping Week, 9-13 September 2013. Chirag Bahri, now the India and South Asia regional representative for the Maritime Piracy...
August 19th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, Piracy and Terrorism, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

More success for Keep Rowing Greece

More success for Keep Rowing Greece
Alexandra Tsiavou on the right seen here with Christina Giazitzidou during the event at LHC last year Alexandra Tsiavou won the gold medal in the women’s solo CW1x during the World Rowing Coastal Championship at Helsinborg in Sweden. It was the first time that the Greek  – London Olympic Medallist...
August 17th, 2013 | Rowing, Sports | Read More

The Markets: tricky days ahead…

The Markets: tricky days ahead…
John N. Faraclas With the BDI closing yesterday Friday 16th  at 1.102 points, up 11 points from the previous day and 101 points from  the 9th of August – thanks to the 299 plus points “obtain” from the Capers and with all other  indices (BPI, BSI and BHSI) on a downward trend – meaning the...
August 17th, 2013 | Canals, Civil Unrest, Holidays, Markets, 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: * Worldwide – World Holidays: 18-31 August 2013 DATE: August 17, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 18-31 August 2013 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Tue...
August 17th, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Panama Canal countdown to Centenary Celebration

Panama Canal countdown to Centenary Celebration
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) begins today the countdown for the centennial celebration as it commemorates its 99th anniversary. The countdown’s events will highlight the waterway’s contribution during the past 100 years and the efforts underway to face the challenges of the upcoming decades. The...
August 17th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Canals, Events | Read More

DSEC engineers bulbous bow for refitting

DSEC engineers bulbous bow for refitting
“Careful planning and adherence to deadlines are essential to pull off a major hull part re-fit during regular drydocking, ” says Young Man Lee, President& CEO, DSEC. The DSME subsidiary DSEC (Daewoo Ship Engineering Company Co. Ltd.) was awarded the detailed design and engineering work related...
August 17th, 2013 | Container shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | 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: * Germany, Kiel Canal – Kiel Canal strike update (16 August) * United States, all ports – Hurricane Condition Report from Gulf of Mexico * Singapore, Pasir Panjang – Underwater drilling and blasting...
August 16th, 2013 | Canals, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Manned submersible circles globe to pursue mysteries of deep-sea life

Manned submersible circles globe to pursue mysteries of deep-sea life
  The Shinkai 6500 Manned submersible circles globe to pursue mysteries of deep-sea life By HIROHIKO NAKAMURA/ Staff Writer The water darkens and becomes pitch black as three men in a cramped submersible descend near the British Cayman Islands in the Caribbean Sea. Then the real stars of the show...
August 16th, 2013 | Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Thetis with EDF

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Thetis with EDF
ATHENS, GREECE, August 16, 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 EDF Trading Limited, UK, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, for...
August 16th, 2013 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, News | Read More

Life in the fast lane

Life in the fast lane
  Friday 16 August 2013 -In its 150 years, English football has been transformed into big business, and so is the insurance that protects the incomes and asset values of top players, as well as the fast cars, houses and bling. (source: Lloyd’s of London) Setting new records Just over fifty...
August 16th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Sports | Read More

The Dire straits of shipping must bridge the gap… part 1

The Dire straits of shipping must bridge the gap… part 1
John N. Faraclas The Dire straits of shipping must bridge the gap… part 1 By John Faraclas The latest situation over the last three months in Turkey (Istanbul), Egypt and now Gibraltar, three important passages linking the world’s seas and oceans and affecting us all – particularly in the shipping...
August 16th, 2013 | Canals, European Union, Military, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, UN | Read More

ABB to provide power distribution and automation solution for Sevan offshore accommodation vessels

ABB to provide power distribution and automation solution for Sevan offshore accommodation vessels
A breakthrough of integrated power, propulsion and automation systems for better energy efficiency Zurich, Switzerland, August 16, 2013 — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order to provide integrated solutions that include the electrical propulsion system, Azipod®...
August 16th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Shipping Markets: be on guard!

Shipping Markets: be on guard!
John N. Faraclas The latest John Faraclas live interview to Lilian Margaritis of SBC TV last Friday, the 9th of August 2013, proved once again our prediction on the market’s unreliability with the BDI dropping to 1001 points; please click below, listen* and comment: Ms Margaritis begun in mentioning...
August 16th, 2013 | Markets, News | Read More

The Markets: still the Capes make…waves

The Markets: still the Capes make…waves
The Baltic Exchange Another day for the Capers but not like yesterday! The BCI close at 2099, up 78 points, which is 60 percent less than yesterday. Wonder when this Capes “euphoria” stops. On thing is for sure: the rest of the market remains as it was, with _/+  2/3 points respectively (BPI 926...
August 15th, 2013 | LNG, Markets | Read More

UN rights chief urges talks to save Egypt from further disastrous violence

UN rights chief urges talks to save Egypt from further disastrous violence
Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsy of Egypt demonstrating in Rabaa Al Adaeia Square, Cairo. Photo: IRIN/Saeed Shahat 15 August 2013 – The United Nations human rights chief today appealed to all parties in Egypt to act with restraint and initiate talks, following a day of bloody violence...
August 15th, 2013 | Breaking News, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

UN Secretary-General’s Statement on International Youth Day

UN Secretary-General’s Statement on International Youth Day
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – photo UN by Paulo Filgueiras This year’s observance of International Youth Day focuses on the issue of youth migration. Of the annual total of some 214 million international migrants, young people constitute more than 10 per cent, yet too little is known...
August 15th, 2013 | HR, UN | Read More