Archive for October, 2013

20 MacGregor cranes ordered for multi-purpose vessels

20 MacGregor cranes ordered for multi-purpose vessels
MacGregor cranes are designed to provide high levels of cargo handling efficiency Four new 38, 000 dwt general cargo ships for Nanjing King Ship Management will benefit from the flexible load-handling capabilities of MacGregor cranes; the five cranes on each vessel will have a total lifting capability...
October 9th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

ALBA’s scholarships a reflection of true support on furthering Greece’s educational ugrading

ALBA’s scholarships a reflection of true support on furthering Greece’s educational ugrading
ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece offers Scholarships for Shipping studies to members of the Hellenic institute of Financial Management and participants of the 3rd Maritime Conference On the occasion of the 3rd Maritime Conference “Shipping as a leverage to the economic...
October 9th, 2013 | Academia, Awards, Maritime Education and Training, Scholarships | Read More

Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics, Sweden expands range of services after merger with Neptumar AB

Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics, Sweden expands range of services after merger with Neptumar AB
Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics AB, owned by the Swedish transport group Greencarrier AB, has merged with Neptumar AB, which is owned by the German transport group Menzell & Döhle. The new company will operate under the name of Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics AB with offices in Gothenburg...
October 9th, 2013 | Logistics | Read More

RINA launches MaRINA Excellence yacht marina quality certification scheme

RINA launches MaRINA Excellence yacht marina quality certification scheme
Leading international certification company RINA Services has launched a new certification scheme for yacht marinas. The MaRINA Excellence scheme focuses on the quality of the marina, sustainability and risk prevention. Marinas and dedicated yacht harbours are a key part of the tourist infrastructure....
October 9th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Marinas, Yachting | Read More

Navis completes contract for largest Netherlands superyacht

Navis Engineering has successfully concluded a contract from Alpahtron Marine to supply a dynamic positioning (DP) system  to the  largest superyacht to be constructed in The Netherlands, the 99m Madame Gu. Built at Feadship in steel and aluminium over the course of a four-year period, the superyacht...
October 9th, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Yachting | Read More

VIKING expands their global safety solution with onboard training

VIKING expands their global safety solution  with onboard training
VIKING CEO Henrik Uhd Christensen VIKING strengthens its global safety package to the marine and offshore industry by acquiring  a major stake in IT startup SAATSEA who offer unique, cloud-based onboard training and competence management systems. Esbjerg, Denmark, 8 October 2013 – A group of IT entrepreneurs...
October 9th, 2013 | IT and Communications, 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: * United States, all ports – Delayed implementation of water ballast regulations * Indonesia, Batam – Port labourers’ holiday DATE: October 08, 2013 COUNTRY: United States PORT: all ports Delayed...
October 8th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Turkey puts out the red carpet for foreign investment: array of attractions outlined at Institute of Export London meeting

Turkey puts out the red carpet for foreign investment: array of attractions outlined at Institute of Export London meeting
Speakers at Opportunity Turkey meeting with event compère Callum Morrison (right) Turkey puts out the red carpet for foreign investment: array of attractions outlined at Institute of Export London meeting,  By James Brewer A clear message has been sent out to the international business community from...
October 8th, 2013 | Associations, Country Profiles, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc., announces the acquisition of a capesize bulker

Diana Shipping Inc., announces the acquisition of a capesize bulker
ATHENS, GREECE, October 8, 2013 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, announced that yesterday it signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to purchase from...
October 8th, 2013 | News, Sales and Purchases | Read More

INTERMANAGER welcomes Hollywood’s focus on Seafarers

INTERMANAGER welcomes Hollywood’s focus on Seafarers
Capt Kuba Szymanski As the new Hollywood blockbuster Captain Phillips premiers around the globe, InterManager has welcomed the focus the movie brings to the role of the seafarer. Captain Phillips, which stars Tom Hanks in the title role, retells the story of the kidnapping by Somali pirates of the...
October 8th, 2013 | HR, Intermanager, Press and Media | Read More

INTERSCHALT unveils innovations for increasing efficiency and safety

INTERSCHALT unveils innovations for increasing efficiency and safety
Professor Rune Møller Jensen of the IT University of Copenhagen presents the new dimensions of the stowage planning software StowMan[s] at the MACS3 User Conference. INTERSCHALT is working in close development cooperation with the scientist. Already today, the software is saving hours in stowage planning;...
October 8th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technology | Read More

The state of the shipping markets: Volatility, Uncertainty, Opportunity et al…

The state of the shipping markets: Volatility, Uncertainty, Opportunity et al…
John N. Faraclas Faraclas’ weekly live interview to Lilian Margaritis of SBC TV last Friday the 4th of October 2013 concentrated in five main issues: The unstable freight markets, the shipbuilding industry, shipfinance markets, the container trade and maritime tourism. On the  freight markets and...
October 8th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Logistics, Marinas, News, Sailing, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Yachting | Read More

ITF acting general secretary backs workers’ rights in Sweden

ITF acting general secretary backs workers’ rights in Sweden
David Cotton at Arlanda airport 7 October 2013 – ITF acting general secretary Steve Cotton last week heard directly from workers in Sweden on issues that matter to them on a short fact finding trip to the country. Visiting Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Cotton spoke with Scandinavian airline workers...
October 7th, 2013 | ITF, News | Read More

WRIST ship supply North America delivers 30% growth following regional development

WRIST ship supply North America delivers 30% growth following regional development
World’s largest ship supplier announces success following OneSource acquisition Wrist Ship Supply has announced growth of more than 30% in its North American-based operation, in what it describes as a milestone for ship supply in the United States. The growth follows Wrist’s acquisition of World...
October 7th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Stores and Provisions | 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, all ports – Classification as shipyard/offshore marine facility for port dues * Brazil, all ports – Changes to SISTRAM system * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 07/09/2013 DATE: October...
October 7th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Clarity and Focus are Key to Comprehensive Liability Cover in the OSV Sector

Clarity and Focus are Key to Comprehensive Liability Cover in the OSV Sector
7th October 2013  The Shipowners’ P&I Club, experts in the provision of liability insurance for specialist vessels, is on a mission to bring clarity to policy wordings; the in-depth knowledge accrued from its particular focus on certain sectors of the global fleet assists the Club in making insurance...
October 7th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

DSV Air & Sea inUK launches DSV Fresh

DSV Air & Sea inUK launches DSV Fresh
DSV Air & Sea in the UK has launched DSV Fresh, an international distribution service dedicated to perishable products. “Globally, DSV has great experience in temperature controlled air and sea freight services, but traditionally this has not been promoted in the UK, ” says Michael Hansen,...
October 7th, 2013 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

More creature comforts as EFL International joins IPATA

Just a year after Dublin-based EFL International Distribution launched a pet shipping operation, the forwarder has joined an international pet shipping trade body to further guarantee the quality of its service offering. One of Ireland’s foremost independent logistics companies and the long-time exclusive...
October 7th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

World champions to charge a ISAF sailing world cup Qingdao

World champions to charge a ISAF sailing world cup Qingdao
Date: Monday 7 October 2013 – Racing at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao commences in one week with the 2013 World Champions in the Laser Radial and Women’s 470 ready to lead the charge. The inaugural event gets going on Monday 14 October through to the Medal Races on Saturday 19...
October 7th, 2013 | Sailing, Yachting | Read More

Zeeland Refinery is first ARA location to go live on CargoDocs™ for Barges

Zeeland Refinery is first ARA location to go live on CargoDocs™ for Barges
Zeeland, Netherlands, October 3:  Zeeland Refinery has launched CargoDocs for Barges, a system developed by Electronic Shipping Solutions (ESS) allowing for the electronic nomination of barges between counterparties and issuance of electronic sailing advices and barge documents by terminals in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp...
October 7th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

IMO head expresses deep sympathy over Lampedusa tragedy

IMO head expresses deep sympathy over Lampedusa tragedy
IMO Memorial Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, has expressed his deep shock at the heavy loss of life in the incident off the Italian island of Lampedusa last week. Mr Sekimizu said “Any loss of life at sea is a matter for regret and concern; but for so many...
October 7th, 2013 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Story of the Week | Read More

Action week unites workers worldwide

Action week unites workers worldwide
The ITF HQ’s in London 6 October 2013 – Road, rail and other workers will be raising local and national issues that concern them this week as part of a worldwide ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) action week running from 7 to 13 October. The action week gives workers and...
October 6th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

Atlantic Marine Fleet expands and adds impressive technology to the subsea charter market (ROGE-ROV)

Atlantic Marine Fleet expands and adds impressive technology to the subsea charter market (ROGE-ROV)
The “Atlantic Explorer” Atlantic Marine is proud to announce the purchase of a new specialised subsea o
October 6th, 2013 | News, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The Walls of Byzantium

The Walls of Byzantium
Last Monday, at a full house in London’s Hellenic Centre Great  Hall, James Heneage* presented his book “The Walls of Byzantium”.  This book is the first of the Mystra Chronicles series in which the author tells the story of the last decade before the fall of the Byzantine Empire in the mid-fifteen...
October 6th, 2013 | Books, Clubs, Events, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Press Service opens for SPE Intelligent Energy

Press Service opens for SPE Intelligent Energy
        Members of the Press can now register free to attend SPE Intelligent Energy (October 28-30 2013), to be held in Dubai.  With momentum building for the Middle East debut of the global event, editors and journalists can register free at www.intelligentenergy-me.com to...
October 6th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Events | Read More