Archive for October, 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: * Worldwide – World Holidays: 6-19 October 2013 DATE: October 05, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 6-19 October 2013 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Sun...
October 5th, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Ports News from GAC

Hot Ports News from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Angola, Soyo – Harbour Radar temporarily unavailable * United States, all ports – Tropical Storm Karen expected near Central Gulf Coast tomorrow * Indonesia, all ports – Security measures for...
October 4th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

The world of Marine Engineering Science and Technology – get snapping to win a Nexus tablet!

The world of Marine Engineering Science and Technology – get snapping to win a Nexus tablet!
What does the world of marine engineering, science and technology mean to you? Travel? A world that still awaits exploration? An intriguing eco system?  An exciting career? The ability to solve problems using sophisticated technology or know-how? Never a dull day? Being part of a team? Literally being...
October 4th, 2013 | IMarEST, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Kappel Agreement Secures Access to Major Market

Kappel Agreement Secures Access to Major Market
MAN Alpha propeller (FPP scale 1:28 model shown) with four-bladed conventional blade design Dalian propeller deal coincides with order involving the world’s largest car carriers On 30 August 2013 MAN Diesel & Turbo signed an agreement regarding the production of its Kappel propeller portfolio with...
October 4th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

For New Super-Efficient Container Ships, UASC teams up with HHI and FutureShip

For New Super-Efficient Container Ships, UASC teams up with HHI and FutureShip
Tank testing the optimised design. Dubai/Hamburg,  04 October 2013 – United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) have recently announced they will expand their fleet with new super-efficient container vessels. Constructed to DNV class, the designs have been optimised through a productive co-operation between...
October 4th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Container shipping, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Day | Read More

The Swedish Club makes its biggest investment in safety

The Swedish Club makes its biggest investment in safety
Lars Rhodin The Swedish Club has underlined its commitment to improving the safety culture in the maritime industry by allowing all member companies, whether lead hull or P&I, to sign up to its Maritime Resource Management (MRM) course free for a period of two years. The move, which will take effect...
October 4th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Sarjak Container Lines appoints GAC SRI LANKA as exclusive agent

Sarjak Container Lines appoints GAC SRI LANKA as exclusive agent
Preethilal Fernando, Director/CEO of GAC Sri Lanka, and Capt. Rumi Engineer, Senior President of Sarjak Container Lines Pvt (Ltd), shake hands on the deal that made GAC Sarjak’s exclusive agent in Sri Lanka. GAC to handle all shipping and NVOCC activities nationwide for ODC carrier   Sri Lanka,...
October 4th, 2013 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

FUGRO commences multidisciplinary project to support development of significant presalt block

FUGRO commences multidisciplinary project to support development of significant presalt block
Under a contract recently awarded by Repsol Sinopec Brasil, Fugro is to provide geophysical, geotechnical and metocean services to support the development of Block BM-C-33 offshore Brasil and its associated export route(s). The multidisciplinary project includes a marine survey campaign which involves...
October 3rd, 2013 | Drill ships, Energy, Oceanology | Read More

Hot Pot News from GAC

Hot Pot News from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United States, New Orleans, Louisiana – Tropical Storm Karen gaining strength * Yemen, Mukalla – Dhow experiencing engine trouble * Hong Kong, all ports – Sinking of fishing vessel * Australia,...
October 3rd, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMarEST publications are going digital

IMarEST publications are going digital
Following received from IMarEST: The IMarEST Publications, which include Marine Engineers Review,  Shipping World & Shipbuilder,  Offshore Technology,  Maritime IT & Electronics and Marine Scientist, will now be available as Digital Editions to our over 12, 000 IMarEST members and international...
October 3rd, 2013 | Communication, IMarEST, Press and Media | Read More

HELMEPA’s Environmental Awareness Campaign heads to the city of Thiva

HELMEPA’s Environmental Awareness Campaign heads to the city of Thiva
A photo of children visiting the Exhibit from HELMEPAs last Campaign stop, the island of Rhodes, Aligning with the opening of the new school year, the activities of HELMEPA’s “Marine Environment and Sciences Awareness” Campaign resume this month in the city of Thiva.  The fundamental aim of the...
October 3rd, 2013 | Charity, Education and Training, Environment, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

3M cuts the mustard with new Cubitron II bonded abrasive cut-off wheels

3M cuts the mustard with new Cubitron II bonded abrasive cut-off wheels
The launch of a new range of bonded abrasive cut-off wheels from diversified technology company 3M is set to revolutionise the metal processing industry. Offering a significant increase in productivity as well as a significantly longer life compared to alternatives, the new range utilises the highly...
October 3rd, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair | Read More

NGOs call on South Asian countries to halt import of the damaged toxic vessel “Hansa Brandenburg”

NGOs call on South Asian countries to halt import of the damaged toxic vessel “Hansa Brandenburg”
  Fire onboard Hansa Brandenburg Brussels, 3 October 2013 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform and its 18 member organisations are calling on India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh to halt the import of the damaged, presumably toxic ship Hansa Brandenburg. It is suspected that the German owner, the Leonhardt...
October 3rd, 2013 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Nickel ore Shipments – lessons learned from losses

Nickel ore Shipments – lessons learned from losses
Joe Hughes American Club’s Briefings One of the most pressing problems for the bulk shipping industry is the safe carriage of nickel ore. The increasing demand for this commodity is fuelled by China’s thirst for nickel ore as it is the principal alloy component for stainless steel. Chinese nickel...
October 3rd, 2013 | Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Port State Control results 1 month after introduction MLC 2006

Port State Control results 1 month after introduction MLC 2006
Richard W.J. Schiferli, the Paris MoU Secretary General Results first month Maritime Labour Convention: 8 ships detained for MLC-related deficiencies On 20 August 2013 the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) entered into force and became a relevant instrument for the Paris MoU. Thus making the MLC...
October 3rd, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, News, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Statistics | Read More

HILL DICKINSON announces expansion into HONG KONG

HILL DICKINSON announces expansion into HONG KONG
International law firm Hill Dickinson LLP is pleased to announce the enhancement of its Asian practice with the opening of a new office in Hong Kong to work in partnership with its well-established Singapore team. This expansion, the firm’s second new international location to open this year...
October 3rd, 2013 | Company Profiles, HR, Legal | Read More

Peru hosts World Maritime Day Parallel Event

Peru hosts World Maritime Day Parallel Event
Peru has hosted the 2013 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event, on 2 and 3 October 2013, with a seminar and other activities, focusing on this year’s World Maritime Day theme:  “Sustainable Development: IMO’s contribution beyond Rio+20″”  The parallel event was attended by...
October 3rd, 2013 | IMO | Read More

RightShip appoints Anuj Chopra as Vice President, Americas

RightShip appoints Anuj Chopra as Vice President, Americas
Anuj Chopra RightShip – the global ship vetting specialist – announces that Mr Anuj Chopra has been appointed Vice President, Americas. In this key role he will enhance customer relations, lead the vetting team and build on RightShip’s reputation and expertise in the region. Anuj has over 30 years...
October 3rd, 2013 | Company Profiles, HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Evergreen Receives Lloyd’s List Environmental Award

Evergreen Receives Lloyd’s List Environmental Award
Reverend Richard Coles presented the Environment Award to Evergreen Line’s Davis Lian October 03, 2013 – At the 2013 Lloyd’s List Global Awards Ceremony held in the Lancaster Hotel London on Tuesday 1st October, global ocean carrier Evergreen Line was presented with the Environment Award. The...
October 3rd, 2013 | Awards, Events | Read More

A 100% non-toxic underwater hull coating for an ecofriendly newbuild research vessel

A 100% non-toxic underwater hull coating for an ecofriendly newbuild research vessel
Earlier this year the underwater hull of the newbuild research vessel MYA II was given a lasting Ecospeed protection. The application was carried out at the Fassmer shipyard in Berne, Germany, where the vessel was launched on August 12. The vessel was handed over to the coastal researchers at the Alfred...
October 3rd, 2013 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

No drydocking needed thanks to quick underwater stern tube seal repair in Port Gentil

No drydocking needed thanks to quick underwater stern tube seal repair in Port Gentil
I n August, the stern tube seals of a 67-meter, 2223 grt anchor handling vessel were replaced in Port Gentil by a Hydrex team of diver/technicians. The old seals were damaged and a fast repair was therefore necessary. The team carried out the entire operation on-site and underwater with one...
October 3rd, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair | Read More

Two new “eco-design” VLCCs for AET

Two new “eco-design” VLCCs for AET
The” Eagle Verona” Today (2 October 2013) global petroleum owner-operator, AET, named two VLCC newbuildings at the DSME shipyard in Korea. One vessel (Eagle Verona) will be delivered immediately with the other (Eagle Versailles) following in December Both 320, 000dwt vessels are built to...
October 3rd, 2013 | Events, 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: * United Arab Emirates, Port of Fujairah – Restrictions to STS operations at offshore anchorage. * Indonesia, Jakarta – Signal light improvement works * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 02/09/2013 DATE: October...
October 2nd, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MOL, Kansai Electric Power Reach Agreement on Joint Ownership of 2 New LNG Carriers

MOL, Kansai Electric Power Reach Agreement on Joint Ownership of 2 New LNG Carriers
TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced an agreement with Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (President: Makoto Yagi), for joint ownership of two newbuilding liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers (*) that will sail under long-term charter contracts signed in June 2012....
October 2nd, 2013 | LNG, Trade and Commerce | Read More

MOL to Launch Biannual Vessel Safety Campaign

MOL to Launch Biannual Vessel Safety Campaign
Koichi Muto MOL to Launch Biannual Vessel Safety Campaign – Forging ahead to become the world leader in safe operation – TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the launch of its biannual safety campaign targeting all MOL-operated vessels, starting on...
October 2nd, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More