Archive for September, 2013

ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 30 September 2013

ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 30 September 2013
Monday 30 September 2013 – The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 30 September 2013 have been released. Laser Radial shuffle after 100-point European and Central and South American Championships Top 25 remain the same in 470, Finn, Nacra 17 and RS:X Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) remain 49erFX...
September 30th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

How the autobiography of Mary the Lady Soames found an eager new audience in Hungary

How the autobiography of Mary the Lady Soames found an eager new audience in Hungary
Winston and Mary: photo used for cover of A Daughter’s Tale How the autobiography of Mary the Lady Soames found an eager new audience in Hungary,  By Veronika Bánki, translator of A Daughter’s Tale, by Mary Soames At the launch of in Budapest in November 2011 of The Churchills by Celia and...
September 30th, 2013 | Books, People and Places | Read More

Government and industry look to the strength in Singapore and Asean Shipping

Government and industry look to the strength in Singapore and Asean Shipping
Patrick Phoon SSA President The strength and robustness of shipping both in Singapore and the South East Asian region was put into sharp focus at the Singapore Shipping Association’s 28th Anniversary Gala Dinner, held in the splendour of the West & Central Compass Ballroom at the Resorts World...
September 30th, 2013 | Events, People and Places | Read More

Volvo Ocean Race names GAC Pindar official logistics provider

Volvo Ocean Race names GAC Pindar official logistics provider
VOR signing – Knut Frostad CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race with Lars Safverstrom Yachting logistics specialist to handle transportation of all support equipment for round-the-world sailing challenge Southampton, UK,  30 September 2013 – GAC Pindar has been appointed the official logistics...
September 30th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Nicola Eyles joins TradeWinds Events

Nicola Eyles joins TradeWinds Events
Nicola Eyles The Events division of London based shipping news organization TradeWinds has appointed Nicola Eyles as Senior Conference Producer to help grow the company’s expanding maritime and offshore conference portfolio. Ms Eyles joins the business with over 5 years experience in the maritime...
September 30th, 2013 | Press and Media | Read More

Europort reaches beyond technology frontiers with Advanced Technology Conferences

Europort reaches beyond technology frontiers with Advanced Technology Conferences
Europort reaches beyond technology frontiers with Advanced Technology Conferences Shipping’s need to squeeze maximum value out of available assets is finding sharp focus, as the global maritime and offshore industries gather at Europort 2013, Rotterdam (Ahoy Rotterdam, November 5-8). In line with its...
September 30th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

CP-DESK® Launched to provide charter party services to the maritime industries

CP-DESK® Launched to provide charter party services to the maritime industries
Captain Errol Gonsalves Olam International Newest Client to Benefit from CP-Desk’s Sole Focus On Charter Parties  DUBAI, UAE – SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 – The Marcura Group, parent of sister company, DA-Desk® today formally launched CP-Desk® an independent service provider that sets a new standard...
September 30th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Ports need a policy that empowers them to meet tomorrow’s challenges, not one that burdens them

Ports need a policy that empowers them to meet tomorrow’s challenges, not one that burdens them
Port of Rotterdam Today, the Transport Committee of the European Parliament will have a first exchange of view on the Commission Proposal for a Port Regulation, which  was published on 23 May. The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) acknowledges that the Commission proposal addresses some important...
September 30th, 2013 | European Union, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Grabbing society by the balls: Sarah Lucas exposes the sexualised body in new Whitechapel exhibition

Grabbing society by the balls: Sarah Lucas exposes the sexualised body in new Whitechapel exhibition
Nice Tits Concrete, wire mesh, tights, fluff, By Sarah Lucas, Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London Grabbing society by the balls: Sarah Lucas exposes the sexualised body in new Whitechapel exhibition,  By James Brewer British artist Sarah Lucas wields the protuberances of the body as...
September 30th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | 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: * United Kingdom, Portland – Commercial diving during bunkering * United Kingdom, Fawley – Slop facilities unavailable * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation at Northern Fairway * Hong...
September 30th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

A short lived BDI rise…?

A short lived BDI rise…?
John N. Faraclas We said that we must be on guard. Despite the BDI rising above the 2, 000 points, due to the adverse shipfinance situation faced by many companies – add shipyards closing down, global recession,  and the overcapacity coupled with volatility,  the markets are turning sour. Faraclas’...
September 30th, 2013 | Markets, News | Read More

Large Turnout at WISTA meeting with VTTI and Sapienda Economics

Large Turnout at WISTA meeting with VTTI and Sapienda Economics
  l to r: Despina Panayiotou Theodossiou, George Papanastasiou, Fiona Mullen, Victoria Kostic-Nola, Martina Meinders, Stella Kazamias The September Member’s Meeting of the Cyprus Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) had a large number of participants. During...
September 30th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

New ITF Seafarers app available now

New ITF Seafarers app available now
ITF Seafarers app Following on from the success of earlier seafarer apps, the new ITF Seafarers app launched for IOS and Android last week. In March, the ITF launched two separate apps – Look up a ship and Find an inspector. These apps enabled seafarers to find out ship particulars, and to make contact...
September 30th, 2013 | Associations, IT and Communications, ITF | Read More

The blue MBA visits Triple-E

The blue MBA visits Triple-E
Blue MBA executives pay a an admiring visit to the new Triple-E ship Majestic Maersk – and size up the economics of mega-ships Among the first visitors to marvel at one of the world’s largest ships when she docked at the Langelinie Quay for a seven-day stay in Copenhagen were businessmen and women...
September 30th, 2013 | Events, Maritime Education and Training, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | 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: * Singapore, Singapore – Repairs at Labrador Park Jetty DATE: September 29, 2013 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Repairs at Labrador Park Jetty Repair work will be carried out at Labrador Park Jetty from...
September 29th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Johnsons Island: a historic Thames trading hub becomes a haven for artists

Johnsons Island: a historic Thames trading hub becomes a haven for artists
Hope, watercolour, by Tara Winona Johnsons Island: a historic Thames trading hub becomes a haven for artists,  By James Brewer From a cargo wharf in the trading heyday of the British Empire to a 21st century  assortment of studios for more than a dozen artists – that has been the course of Johnsons...
September 29th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Strong WISTA presence in the latest Blue MBA course

Strong WISTA presence in the latest Blue MBA course
Picture by Jeppe Carlsen; the caption is at the end of the article A practical example of the value of diversity in the maritime industry has come to the fore in Denmark, all the more significant because of that country’s prominence in global shipping. The Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics...
September 29th, 2013 | Events, Maritime Education and Training | 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: 29 September-12 October 2013 * Singapore, all ports – Annual Shipping Survey (2013) of shore-based operators DATE: September 28, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 29...
September 28th, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Cutting-edge technology at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013: the RINA Group sustainability awards

Cutting-edge technology at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013: the RINA Group sustainability awards
Green sailing and cutting-edge technology at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013: the RINA Group sustainability awards. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation chooses the RINA Group as partner for the promotion of environmental sustainability in the yachting industry through the synergy between Wood Forever...
September 27th, 2013 | Awards, Environment, Yachting | Read More

A happy birthday: Oakeshott Insurance celebrates its 20th anniversary, its Lloyd’s accreditation, and a new book by George Grishin

A happy birthday: Oakeshott Insurance celebrates its 20th anniversary, its Lloyd’s accreditation, and a new book by George Grishin
Hanging on George Grishin’s words A happy birthday: Oakeshott Insurance celebrates its 20th anniversary, its Lloyd’s accreditation, and a new book by George Grishin,  By James Brewer A remarkable City marine insurance success story has its origins at the kitchen table of a house in Highgate,...
September 27th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Events, Insurance and Reinsurance | 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: * Nigeria, all ports – Independence Day holiday * Singapore, Singapore – Dredging at Pioneer Shipyard * Singapore, Singapore – Kusu Pilgrimage Season (05 Oct-02 Nov 2013) * Singapore, Singapore –...
September 27th, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Super Yachts take luxury to the limits

Super Yachts take luxury to the limits
Sep 2013 -Over 100 of the world’s most luxurious yachts will be showcased over the next four days at this year’s Monte Carlo Boat Show, a key event in the super yacht calendar(source: Lloyd’s of London). And despite recent turbulent economic times, demand for super yachts has remained steady....
September 27th, 2013 | Yachting | Read More

WSS opens European Academy to foster a new generation of safety service personnel

WSS opens European Academy to foster a new generation of safety service personnel
Andrew SheriffFRS Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) opens a new FRS (fire, rescue & service) Centre and Safety Training Academy in Antwerp, Belgium, today. Andrew Sheriff, Business Director Safety said: “The opening of new safety service training facilities around the world will play a vital role...
September 27th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies | Read More

Willard Marine provides high-speed umpire boat for America’s Cup

Willard Marine provides high-speed umpire boat for America’s Cup
America’s Cup Umpire Boat-300. Anaheim, Calif., – Sept. 26, 2013 – (Marine NewsWire) If you’ve been watching the America’s Cup races in San Francisco Bay, you may have noticed the impressive high-speed umpire boat racing alongside the sailboats. The 43-ft. interceptor craft was provided...
September 27th, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

DigiGone® Approved for Use on the Thuraya Satellite Network

DigiGone® Approved for Use on the Thuraya Satellite Network
Largo, Fla. – Sept. 26, 2013 – (Marine NewsWire) DigiGone® today announced that its innovative video communications system and software platform has been approved for use with Thuraya’s IP terminals. A leading mobile satellite services operator,  Thuraya is actively rolling out the DigiGone...
September 27th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More