Archive for August, 2013

Greece, Propeller Club: George Xyradakis takes over from Antonis Faraklas

Greece, Propeller Club: George Xyradakis takes over from Antonis Faraklas
George Xyradakis The elections for the New Board of Governors of the International Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus, took place at its General Assembly on Wednesday, July 16th, 2013 at the Metropolitan Hotel. George Xyradakis of XRTC Ltd, took over from Antonis-Stamos...
August 4th, 2013 | Charity, Clubs | 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: 4-17 August 2013 * Brazil, Santos – ISPS Level II maintained until 9 August DATE: August 03, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 4-17 August 2013 Public holidays around...
August 3rd, 2013 | Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

ITF condemns Philippines killings

ITF condemns Philippines killings
The ITF HQ’s in London 2 August 2013 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’Federation) has expressed its outrage to the Philippines government over the second murder of a transport trade union leader in less than three weeks. Kagi Lucman, president of the Notre Dame Village Operators...
August 3rd, 2013 | Corruption, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF slams latest Philippines outrage

ITF slams latest Philippines outrage
The late Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin 2 August 2013 – The ITF has expressed its outrage to the Philippines government over the second murder of a transport trade union leader in less than three weeks. At the beginning of July Antonio ‘Dodong’ Petalcorin, president of the Network...
August 3rd, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, News, Shipmanagement | 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: * Thailand, Map Ta Phut tank terminal – OIl spill update (2 August 2013) * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation off Tit Cham Chau * Australia, Port Kembla – Pilot availability * Turkey,...
August 2nd, 2013 | Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Airport strikes possible as Belgian state pushes ahead with privatisation

Airport strikes possible as Belgian state pushes ahead with privatisation
2 August 2013 – ITF-affiliated union ACV/CSC TRANSCOM declared strike action may go ahead if Belgian airport privatisation ignores workers’ demands. When French company Egis takes over Ostend and Antwerp airports at the beginning of 2014, over 200 airport workers stand to lose out directly....
August 2nd, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

ABS Releases Guidance Notes on Accidental Load Analysis and Design for Offshore Structures

ABS Releases Guidance Notes on Accidental Load Analysis  and Design for Offshore Structures
Standards address structural integrity for offshore assets. – (Houston, TX –)  ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, announces the release of the ABS Guidance Notes on Accidental Load Analysis and Design for Offshore Structures. ABS has developed...
August 2nd, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

Earthquakes releasing methane from ocean floor

Earthquakes releasing methane from ocean floor
Earthquakes Contribute to Global Warming by Releasing Methane from Ocean Floor (Photo : Reuters) Earthquakes contribute to global warming by releasing the highly potent greenhouse gas, methane, from the ocean floor. A study conducted by Swiss and German scientists has uncovered a natural source of greenhouse...
August 2nd, 2013 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Busy Autumn ahead for IMCA’s DP specialist

Busy Autumn ahead for IMCA’s DP specialist
Ian Giddings Providing guidance on all aspects of dynamic positioning; technical reports and annual incident reports and analysis plays an important role in the work programme of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). Speaking at conferences, communicating valuable messages that lead...
August 2nd, 2013 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

GL Shares Best Practice in Ship Management Study Results

GL Shares Best Practice in Ship Management Study Results
The new report will be presented at a series of events around the world. Hong Kong,  2 August 2013 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) will introduce the results of a joint global study on ‘Best Practice in Ship Management’, conducted with the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services...
August 2nd, 2013 | Books, Classification Societies, Insight, Shipmanagement | Read More

Europort 2013 invites prospective partners to MariMatch

Europort 2013 invites prospective partners to MariMatch
Online registration has opened for MariMatch, the unique brokerage event that gives visitors to Europort 2013 the opportunity to prearrange meetings with potential business partners in an informal setting. Europort 2013, the main event for pioneers in maritime technology, takes place at the world-renowned...
August 2nd, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Ports & Terminals, Technology | Read More

Luxembourg unions celebrate dispute victory

Luxembourg unions celebrate dispute victory
Cargolox protest 1 August 2013 – Unions in Luxembourg finally reached an agreement with management last week in a long-running dispute around collective working agreements for aviation workers. The ITF and ETF-affiliated Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Luxembourg (OGBL) and the ETF-affiliated...
August 2nd, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

USCG issues Guidance on MLC implementation

USCG issues Guidance on MLC implementation
USCG Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular No.02-13 The US Coast Guard has issued a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) No.02-13 providing guidance for Coast Guard marine inspectors, recognized classification societies (RCSs), and US vessel owners/operators on the US laws and regulations...
August 2nd, 2013 | HR, Regulatory | Read More

SINTRAJAP dockworkers’ union in the Port of Limon, Costa Rica *

SINTRAJAP dockworkers’ union in the Port of Limon, Costa Rica *
August 2013 SINTRAJAP dockworkers’ union in the Port of Limon, Costa Rica * ITF affiliate Sindicato de Trabajadores de JAPDEVA y Afines Portuarios (SINTRAJAP) signed a collective bargaining agreement with a Puerto Limon port security company on 18 July in Costa Rica, following extensive negotiations. The...
August 2nd, 2013 | ITF | Read More

London International Shipping Week

London International Shipping Week
Norman Baker London’s crucial central role in the global shipping industry was highlighted when members of the international maritime community and representatives of the UK Government gathered to officially launch the first ever London International Shipping Week (LISW) last night. Norman Baker MP,...
August 2nd, 2013 | Shipping Centers | Read More

Big hitters out in force for ICS conference

Big hitters out in force for ICS conference
Masamichi Morooka Shipping industry “big hitters” will be out in force for this year’s ICS Shipping Conference, being held by the International Chamber of Shipping at the British Library, London, onWednesday September 11. Proceedings will be overseen by ICS Chairman, Masamichi Morooka. This year’s...
August 2nd, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Gibdock brings in first Technip ship

Gibdock brings in first Technip ship
The “Wellservicer” at Gibdock Gibdock has underlined its growing reputation in the offshore vessel sector by securing its first dry docking contract from Technip, a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry. Wellservicer, a multi-role diving...
August 2nd, 2013 | Shiprepair | Read More

A new coral reef species from the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia

A new coral reef species from the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
The schooner Tara. Copyright: F.Latreille / Tara Expéditions The new species Echinophyllia tarae is described from the remote and poorly studied Gambier Islands, French Polynesia. Although the new species is common in the lagoon of Gambier Islands, its occurrence elsewhere is unknown. Echinophyllia...
August 1st, 2013 | Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Sailing, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Artemis with Rio Tinto

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Artemis with Rio Tinto
ATHENS, GREECE, August 1, 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 Rio Tinto Shipping Pty Ltd., Melbourne, Australia, through a separate wholly-owned...
August 1st, 2013 | Fixtures, Stock Markets | Read More

Nexus Floating Production delisting from Oslo Axess

Nexus Floating Production delisting from Oslo Axess
01/08/2013 – The shares in Nexus Floating Production Ltd will be delisted from Oslo Axess. The last day of listing will be on 30 August 2013. Oslo Børs has decided to delist the shares of Nexus Floating Production Ltd. The delisting of the shares is pursuant to Continuing Obligations section...
August 1st, 2013 | Stock Markets | Read More

Bolidt targets mega yachts with new decking colours

Bolidt targets mega yachts with new decking colours
Bolidt decks Dutch deck and flooring specialist Bolidt has introduced a new series of decking colours in its innovative Bolideck® Future Teak range to address the global mega yacht market’s growing appetite for the alternative to hardwood. Bolidt’s range of products has been fitted extensively throughout...
August 1st, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Yachting | 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: * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction of seawater intake culvert * Turkey, Turkish Straits – Grounded vessel sailed * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 01/08/2013 DATE: August 01, 2013 COUNTRY:...
August 1st, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Golden Age of Sail Returns: Peruvian Navy Tall Ship to be built with GL class

Golden Age of Sail Returns: Peruvian Navy Tall Ship to be built with GL class
“La Unión” – digital rendition of the new vessel. Hamburg/Germany,  1 August 2013 – “La Unión” the new Peruvian Navy tall ship sail training vessel, will be constructed under the supervision of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL). Tall ships are used...
August 1st, 2013 | Classification Societies, Maritime Education and Training, Sailing | Read More