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: * Yemen, all ports – New Weekend in Yemen * Australia, Melbourne – Swanson Dock Lead Lights Fixed Red (Front Light) Relocation * Egypt, all ports – Canal & port operations continuing despite...
August 15th, 2013 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Maritime Labour Convention comes into force

Maritime Labour Convention comes into force
Paul Dean Maritime Labour Convention comes into force- by Paul Dean, partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) comes into force next week on 20 August 2013. The UK has become the 41st International Labour Organisation (ILO) Member State to ratify the MLC, having done...
August 15th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Pensions | Read More

SBS Worldwide – 30 Years Old and Still Innovative

SBS Worldwide – 30 Years Old and Still Innovative
Steve Walker, SBS Group Chairman Today, award-winning logistics specialist SBS Worldwide celebrates its 30th anniversary. It is one of the largest freight forwarders still operating as a privately-owned and managed company in the UK. The secret of its success? Innovation. Company founder and Chairman...
August 15th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Logistics, People and Places | Read More

The markets: hold your steam, its only the Capers…

The markets: hold your steam, its only the Capers…
The Baltic Exchange With a 53 plus points closed the BDI earlier this afternoon at 1060 thanks to the Capers, which gained 175 points toping to 2021! All other sectors where pretty much the same with Panamaxes and their respective BPI at 928, down 5, the BSI at 910 up one, and the BHSI at 518 minus 2....
August 14th, 2013 | Markets | Read More

Fidel Castro Lauds North Korea as U.N. Inspects Ship’s Weapons Cargo

Fidel Castro Lauds North Korea as U.N. Inspects Ship’s Weapons Cargo
North Korea gave Cuba extensive military support in the 1980s, former President Fidel Castro said on Fidel Castro Wednesday as the United Nations investigated a cargo of hidden Cuban arms discovered last month in the hold of a North Korean ship. Castro, who turned 87 on Tuesday and is rarely...
August 14th, 2013 | Arrest of ships, Defense, Military, Politics and Government, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

ISS advises of new schedule of dock services & charges at Kinder Morgan Galena Park & Pasadena terminals

ISS advises of new schedule of dock services & charges at Kinder Morgan Galena Park & Pasadena terminals
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of a new schedule of dock services and charges at the Kinder Morgan Galena Park and Pasadena terminals, Houston, USA, from September 1 2013. The new schedule includes a Maritime Safety and Security Fee of...
August 14th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

NGM energy switches to Voyager

NGM energy switches to Voyager
It is announced today that NGM Energy, Greece, has selected Thomas Gunn’s Voyager Chart Management Service to manage paper and digital chart updating on all 16 vessels in its fleet. It is also taking advantage of Thomas Gunn’s outfit management service (OMS) for the automated supply of paper charts. The...
August 14th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Ardmore Shipping Corporation new orders

Ardmore Shipping Corporation new orders
Ardmore Shipping Corporation orders two 37, 000 dwt chemical tanker newbuildings CORK, Ireland – Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE: ASC) (“Ardmore” or the “Company”) today announced that it has executed contracts for the construction of two 37, 000 Dwt IMO 2 eco-design chemical tankers ordered...
August 14th, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

VIKING takes 360o safety servicing offshore

VIKING takes 360o safety servicing offshore
New, transparent multi-year service agreement concept from VIKING revolutionizes the way offshore owners and operators solve the difficulties of managing multiple brands, equipment types and regulatory approvals for safety equipment and servicing. Handling safety equipment servicing has always been a...
August 14th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | 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 – Locks strike update (14 August 2013) * United States, Pasadena, Texas – Maritime Safety and Security Fee * Canada, all ports – Phasing out of agent carrier codes * Egypt,...
August 14th, 2013 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Scanjet Group receives large orders

Scanjet Group receives large orders
m/t “Stolt Norland” Scanjet is has secured substantial orders for its Tank Management and Tank Cleaning products. Scanjet has received orders from Hudong Shipyard in China to equip 5+3 38, 000dwt chemical tankers being built for Stolt-Nielsen with the SCANJET “Surveyor” Tank Management...
August 14th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

The World Economy’s and Shipping’s missing ingredient is Transparency!

The World Economy’s and Shipping’s missing ingredient is Transparency!
John N. Faraclas The World Economy’s and Shipping’s missing ingredient is Transparency! (Part 1) By John Faraclas Transparency to all markets; transparency to all exchanges, transparency, regulation, and crash tests to all intents and purposes! Transparency includes regulation! We have numerous...
August 14th, 2013 | Associations, Energy, Environment, HR, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime Fraud, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Goldenport Holdings Inc. Hires Alexis Stephanou as Chief Investment Office

Goldenport Holdings Inc. Hires Alexis Stephanou as Chief Investment Office
John Dragnis Goldenport Holdings Inc. (“Goldenport” or “the Company”), (LSE: GPRT) the international shipping company that owns and operates a fleet of container and dry bulk vessels announces today that it appointed Alexis Stephanou as Chief Investment Officer and Head...
August 14th, 2013 | Stock Markets | Read More

DSV Road targets smaller consignments with special 5 for 5 insurance offer

DSV Road targets smaller consignments with special 5 for 5 insurance offer
DSV Road in the UK has launched a new insurance product aimed at customers who send relatively low value shipments across Europe. “The ‘5 for 5’ all-risk product offers up to £5, 000 of cover for just £5, ” explains Steve Hamer, Insurance & Claims Manager. “It is aimed at our groupage...
August 14th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Logistics | Read More

Timblo Drydocks secures five-vessel order from Mongla Port Authority of Bangladesh

Timblo Drydocks secures five-vessel order from Mongla Port Authority of Bangladesh
The Executive Director of Timblo Drydocks Sarvesh Pramod Timblo and Chairman of Mongla Port Authority, Commodore MH Bhuiyan during he signing ceremony Indian shipyard will supply dredging equipment that will play a key role in development plan for Bangladesh’s second largest port August 14, 2013, Margao,...
August 14th, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Latest from Hellenic Carriers

Latest from Hellenic Carriers
Newbuilding Delivery Notice Following the press release of 15th July 2013, Hellenic Carriers Limited, (“Hellenic” or the “Company”) (AIM: HCL), an international provider of marine transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, announces that delivery of the M/V ULYSSES 1, a 81,...
August 14th, 2013 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Stock Markets | Read More

Ian Williams extends lead in 2013 ALPARI World Match Racing Tour

Ian Williams extends lead in 2013 ALPARI World Match Racing Tour
Ian Williams, GAC Pindar, Chicago Match Cup, Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2013. Photo credit Brian Carlin, AWMRT Fourth place in Chicago Match Cup for GAC Pindar  UK – 14 August 2013 – Ian Williams,  reigning Match Racing World Champion,  has extended his advantage at the top of the leaderboard...
August 14th, 2013 | Events, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Derek Prentis’ views on the industry in black and white!

Derek Prentis’ views on the industry in black and white!
Derek Prentis, MBE, The Father of the Baltic Both the world economy and world politics are in a bad state and things should change, otherwise we fear of unprecedented social repercussions with detrimental effects; the following questions address our fears and also one has to prioritise the wants and...
August 14th, 2013 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Lloyd’s celebrates 325 years

Lloyd’s celebrates 325 years
Tuesday 13 Aug 2013 – On a cold February morning in 1688, merchants flicking through the London Gazette while relaxing in one of the numerous coffee shops around the City would have noticed a familiar name – Lloyd’s.(source: Lloyd’s of London) An article in the respected newspaper...
August 14th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Insurance and Reinsurance, News | Read More

MOL Comfort Casualty Investigation Update –

MOL Comfort Casualty Investigation Update –
– 14 August 2013 – Tokyo – Under the leadership of ClassNK Executive Vice President Toshitomo Matsui, the ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team is carrying out a rigorous and exhaustive investigation of the causes of the MOL Comfort casualty. This analysis work is proceeding rapidly,...
August 14th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

The BDI: Classic British reaction with the bond closing at 007 …err 1, 007

The BDI: Classic British reaction with the bond closing at 007 …err 1, 007
The Baltic Exchange We are living in interesting times!  With the BDI closing earlier this afternoon at 1, 007, up 11 from yesterday’s under one thousand points mark at 996, the interest is growing of what is next to come! All categories except the capers (BCI + 41), where down – the BPI  at 993...
August 13th, 2013 | At the end of the day..., Markets | Read More

ILO’s guide to “seafarers’ bill of rights”

With the Maritime Labour Convention due to come into force on 20 August, the ILO has compiled a guide to this historic ‘seafarers’ bill of rights.’ GENEVA — Global support for the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention continues to increase, as the date it enters into...
August 13th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Flags, ILO | Read More

Isle of Man Ship Registry Completes Pilot Project with Korean Register

Isle of Man Ship Registry Completes Pilot Project with Korean Register
13th August, 2013 -The Isle of Man Ship Registry has just completed a pilot project with the Korean Register (KR) as a first step towards full recognition of the Korean classification society. The move could mean more Korean owned and classed vessels coming onto the Isle of Man flag in future. The recent...
August 13th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Flags | 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: * South Africa, Cape Town – Possible delays due to adverse weather * Hong Kong, all ports – Severe Typhoon Utor DATE: August 13, 2013 COUNTRY: South Africa PORT: Cape Town Possible delays due to adverse...
August 13th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

ISAF Invites Bids To Host The 2017 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship

ISAF Invites Bids To Host The 2017 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship
ISAF is now inviting all Member National Authorities to bid for the 2017 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is ISAFs longest running event, having taken place every year since the first championships hosted by Sweden in 1971. The event has been held in 26...
August 13th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More