Archive for October, 2013

Southbank Centre celebrates contemporary Greek Culture with day-long festival: Greece is the word!

Southbank Centre celebrates contemporary Greek Culture with day-long festival: Greece is the word!
Mani, Greece – photo by Anny Zade On 19 October, Southbank Centre hosts a pantheon of Greek and ‘grecophile’ writers, poets and performers, to showcase the contemporary culture of Greece. Greece Is The Word! is an exploration of the country behind the headlines, and the culture behind the...
October 2nd, 2013 | Art and auctions, Music | Read More

Reefer Containers a hot topic at Intermodal Europe 2013

Reefer Containers a hot topic at Intermodal Europe 2013
  Reefer containers a hot topic at Intermodal Europe 2013 Reefer container use around the world is reported to be increasing by 30% each year and will be a hot topic for a number of exhibitors at Intermodal Europe 2013 from 8-10 October at the Hamburg Messe in Germany. Intermodal Europe 2013 exhibitor,...
October 2nd, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Events, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers | Read More

Legal expert Dr Thomas Mensah stresses at Afrimari meeting that nations need the back-up to implement maritime conventions

Legal expert Dr Thomas Mensah stresses at Afrimari meeting that nations need the back-up to implement maritime conventions
Dr. Thomas Mensah Legal expert Dr Thomas Mensah stresses at Afrimari meeting that nations need the back-up to implement maritime conventions,  By James Brewer Countries are signing maritime conventions even though they might be short of the means to implement them, the distinguished jurist Dr Thomas...
October 2nd, 2013 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Legal, Regulatory | Read More

Industry stakeholders blame each other for the lack of safe and green ship recycling at 8th Annual Ship Recycling Conference

On 26th and 27th September, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform participated in the “8th Annual Ship Recycling Conference”, an industry event held in London every year. An array of speakers shared their expertise on clean and safe ship recycling, and presented solutions for ensuring,   for instance,...
October 2nd, 2013 | Ship Demolitions | Read More

DSV Road launches on-line Quote & Book portal

DSV Road launches on-line Quote & Book portal
DSV Road has launched an online Quote & Book portal to deliver an instant response to UK customers seeking a spot price. “The portal covers export, import and domestic road shipments and speeds up the spot quote process for our customers, ” explains Chris Malyon, Director Sales & Marketing,...
October 2nd, 2013 | IT and Communications, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

ISAF And Rolex Announce World Sailor Nominees

 October 2013 – The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex  proudly  announced yesterday the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2013. ISAF received nominations for the 2013 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. The...
October 2nd, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Wärtsilä announces the introduction of next generation thruster portfolio

Wärtsilä announces the introduction of next generation thruster portfolio
Wärtsilä Transverse Thruster WTT-11 Wärtsilä Steerable Thruster WST-14 This major product development project was launched by Wärtsilä’s Propulsion R&D already in 2011. The latest insights in thruster design were implemented using state-of-the-art numerical simulation tools. The first...
October 2nd, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Threatened Honduran union leader moved to safe country

Threatened Honduran union leader moved to safe country
The ITF HQ’s in London 1 October 2013 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today confirmed that Honduran Victor Crespo has been moved out of Honduras to assure his safety, and that it has secured promises of action from the country’s Minister of Labour. On 14 September...
October 2nd, 2013 | ITF | 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: * Indonesia, Gresik – Caution urged following recent attacks * Turkey, all ports – Kurban Bayrami holiday DATE: October 01, 2013 COUNTRY: Indonesia PORT: Gresik Caution urged following recent attacks Port...
October 1st, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The challenges facing the P&I clubs – Standard Club chief tells IMIF that they must strive for more value

The challenges facing the P&I clubs – Standard Club chief tells IMIF that they must strive for more value
Alistair Groom with Jim Davis The challenges facing the P&I clubs – Standard Club chief tells IMIF that they must strive for more value Huge costs of major casualties and their causes, reinsurance costs and their allocation, the shipping recession, insurance pricing, and regulation – these are...
October 1st, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, P and I Clubs | Read More

Reinsurance: engaging a new audience

Reinsurance: engaging a new audience
Tue 01 Oct 2013 – The approval of Lloyd’s syndicate 2357 reflects the continuing and increasing convergence of traditional (re)insurance products and the broader capital markets (source: Lloyd’s of London) Syndicate 2357 has been established by Nephila Capital, a prominent player in the...
October 1st, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Priebe and Lehnert join Railpool management team

Priebe and Lehnert join Railpool management team
HAMBURG/KIEL/FRANKFURT/MUNICH The Munich-based Railpool GmbH is expanding its management team. The two shareholders of the company, HSH Nordbank and KfW IPEX-Bank, have appointed Torsten Lehnert and Thorsten Priebe to the management team as at 1 October 2013. Both were already instrumental in founding...
October 1st, 2013 | Banking, Finance, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Wood Forever Pact – new criteria for RINA Green Plus Yacht

Wood Forever Pact – new criteria for RINA Green Plus Yacht
From the signing ceremony A Monaco yacht show dedicated to the Green philosophy through numerous initiatives aimed at boosting environmental awareness in the world of pleasure craft. On Saturday 28 September, aboard the 55-metre Ocean Paradise built by Benetti shipyards, an event was held which left...
October 1st, 2013 | Exhibitions, Yachting | Read More

Offshore momentum continues to build at Gibdock

Offshore momentum continues to build at Gibdock
The Viking Vanquish Strategically located Gibraltar shipyard Gibdock has continued its run of technically advanced offshore support vessel repair and maintenance projects, securing a contract involving a returning customer. The Viking Vanquish,  a high capacity 3D seismic survey vessel operated for...
October 1st, 2013 | Energy, Oil Industry, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Deadline looms for public input to IMO on shipping’s administrative requirements

Deadline looms for public input to IMO on shipping’s administrative requirements
Deadline looms for public input on shipping’s administrative requirements Maritime stakeholders and other interested parties are reminded that they have just one month in which to provide input to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on the administrative burdens that may result from compliance...
October 1st, 2013 | IMO | Read More

Vestdavit appoints UK Director of Operations

Vestdavit appoints UK Director of Operations
NORWAY-based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has appointed Andy James as Director of Operations for the UK. Rolf Andreas Wigand, Managing Director, Vestdavit, says, “The UK is an increasingly important market for the high quality boat handling systems we provide, both...
October 1st, 2013 | Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

London P&I Club warns on need for ECDIS training

London P&I Club warns on need for ECDIS training
 THE London P&I Club says the timetable for the mandatory implementation of ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) is advancing and that owners must take account of the potential risks involved in replacing more traditional means of voyage planning and monitoring with advanced...
October 1st, 2013 | IT and Communications, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More