Archive for October, 2013

Navios Investor Day in New York City

Navios Investor Day in New York City
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, will host an Investor Day This Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 2:00 pm ET. Pre-registration is required to attend the event. The event will include a presentation from Navios Partners’ senior management and a Q&A...
October 30th, 2013 | News, Stock Markets | Read More

TT Club Presents Guidance to South Asian Ports on Avoidable Accidents

TT Club Presents Guidance to South Asian Ports on Avoidable Accidents
Phillip Emmanuel London 29th October* 2013 – 82% of insurance claims related to cargo handling at ports are the result of operational shortcomings or poor equipment maintenance.  This revealing statistic was presented by TT Club’s Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Phillip Emmanuel as he addressed...
October 30th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, P and I Clubs | Read More

IMCA’S technical director to speak at NUI diving seminar 2013

IMCA’S technical director to speak at NUI diving seminar 2013
  Jane Bugler Jane Bugler, Technical Director of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to speak on ‘Learning from diving statistics and incident reporting – an IMCA perspective’ in the ‘Global Picture of Diving’ opening session at the Bergen International Diving Seminar...
October 30th, 2013 | Associations, Technical | 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: * Germany, Kiel Canal – Canal still closed * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 28/10/2013 DATE: October 29, 2013 COUNTRY: Germany PORT: Kiel Canal Canal still closed The Kiel Canal remains closed until...
October 29th, 2013 | Bunkering, Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Delegates from 31 countries heading to Singapore for IMCA annual seminar

Delegates from 31 countries heading to Singapore for IMCA annual seminar
Jane Bugler  The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Annual Seminar with its theme ‘Addressing the Challenges of new Frontiers’ being held in Singapore next week (6-7 November) has attracted a record-breaking number of delegates from 31 countries. “We have an extremely strong programme...
October 29th, 2013 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Martek says MV Danio report shows BNWAS password protection is essential

Martek says MV Danio report shows BNWAS password protection is essential
Navgard panel The recent announcement that the grounding of MV Danio on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast on 16 March was due to the ship’s Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) being switched off has been highlighted by Martek as yet another example of the urgent need for password...
October 29th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

Russia’s LNG prospects

Russia’s LNG prospects
LNG terminals ships Russia’s LNG prospects,  by Vitaly Chernov, Editor-in-Chief, IAA PortNews As Europe accelerates preparations for transfer of vessels sailing in the Baltic and North Seas to LNG, Russia only speaks about construction of required infrastructure. However, market players believe...
October 29th, 2013 | Energy, LNG | Read More

Xantrex continues Freedom SW series momentum with the launch of New 24V inverter/chargers

Xantrex continues Freedom SW series momentum with the launch of New 24V inverter/chargers
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Oct. 29, 2013 – (Marine NewsWire) Originally launched 16 years ago in 12V configuration and then re-engineered in early 2010 with pure sine wave technology, the best-selling Xantrex Freedom SW series of inverters/chargers continues to thrive and evolve, enjoying strong...
October 29th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

ZAMAKONA Yards & Best Spanish Ship Built in 2012

ZAMAKONA Yards & Best Spanish Ship Built in 2012
l to r: Luis Vilches Collado, Dean – President of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in Spain, Pedro Garaygordóbil. President of Zamakona Yards Mr. José María Sánchez Carrión, VicePresident of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in Spain On Thursday October 24, the Association of Naval...
October 29th, 2013 | Associations, Awards, HR, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

VIDEOTEL gets serious – Computing gaming makes its debut into maritime training

VIDEOTEL gets serious – Computing gaming makes its debut into maritime training
Videotel is pioneering a radical new form of training delivery, designed to respond to the demands of the post internet age. It is moving to the ultimate in interactivity, by using gaming technology for serious purposes. Using serious games technology, Videotel is putting the learner into a real life...
October 29th, 2013 | HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

FESCO launches new regular container service FESCO St. Petersburg–North America

FESCO launches new regular container service FESCO St. Petersburg–North America
Russian Transportation Group FESCO has launched a new regular container service FESCO St. Petersburg – North America and started shipment of containers from the ports of the USA East Coast to Saint-Petersburg, the Group said on Monday. Shipments will be executed once a week from the ports of New...
October 29th, 2013 | Automobiles, Car trade, Dry Bulkcarriers, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Are you ready for the ILO MLC? ICS launches new web-based resource

Are you ready for the ILO MLC? ICS launches new web-based resource
Natalie Shaw In Manila today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is launching a new web-based information resource to assist shipping companies to implement the International Labour Organization (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). The ILO MLC entered into force worldwide in August although,...
October 29th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, ILO, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, IT and Communications | Read More

ITIC issues warning on forged documents

ITIC issues warning on forged documents
ITIC has warned shipping intermediaries to be on the look-out for cleverly forged documents which could result in them being held liable for substantial claims by cargo interests. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC refers to the case of a Belgian ship agent which released six containers...
October 29th, 2013 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

WatchStander Non-Lethal Antipiracy System Ready for Market

WatchStander LLC, a maritime security systems company, announced today that it has completed development of a fully automated system designed to prevent gangs of pirates and other unwanted individuals or groups from boarding ships.  The object of the system is to make it more physically intolerable...
October 28th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

New sales for BIO-SEA

New sales for BIO-SEA
BIO-SEA, the ballast water treatment systems French maker, won 3 great new projects ofBIO-SEA 2000 on skids, dedicated to three of the greatest CMA-CGM ships (16000 TEU), for a Chinese shipyard. For more information, viewers can  visit http://www.ballast-water-treatment.com Or contact M. Xavier...
October 28th, 2013 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technology | Read More

North P & I warns shipowners to be “above suspicion” regarding oily discharges

North P & I warns shipowners to be “above suspicion” regarding oily discharges
The 170 million GT North P&I club has warned its members of the importance of being ‘above suspicion’ when port authorities allege an oily water discharge due to the risk of multi-million dollar penalties. The warning comes in the latest issue of the club’s loss prevention newsletter ‘Signals’. North’s...
October 28th, 2013 | Legal, Oceanology, Oil Spill, P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

The “ATHENA” – Court of Appeal upholds charterers’ claim for off hire

The “ATHENA” – Court of Appeal upholds charterers’  claim for off hire
Miranda Karali The Court of Appeal just delivered its judgement in the “ATHENA”1, Simon Jackson overturning the first instance judgement of Mr Justice Walker. Although a blow for owners, this outcome was largely expected following a paper written for the LMAA by the authors of Time Charters criticising...
October 28th, 2013 | Chartering, Legal, Markets | Read More

Braemar brings LNG expertise to China

Braemar brings LNG expertise to China
As the demand for LNG grows, the Chinese Government has recognised that in expanding its LNG capabilities, it must build-up the skill set of its maritime professionals in this vital sector. A new course created by Braemar Engineering aims to support this growing demand for LNG expertise in China and...
October 28th, 2013 | LNG, Technical, Technology | 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: * Germany, Kiel Canal – Kiel-Canal closed due to collision * United States, Houston, Texas – Port of Houston to seek 3% tariff increases * Australia, all ports –  Australian port closures for maintenance *...
October 28th, 2013 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Twenty years in research and consultancy recognised by the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

Twenty years in research and consultancy recognised by the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors
Dr. Jason Devereux Dr. Jason Devereux, Principal Consultant from Lloyd’s Register, has been elected as Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, formerly the Ergonomics Society, for demonstrating outstanding achievement over the past 20 years in consultancy, research and post-graduate...
October 28th, 2013 | Associations, Classification Societies, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

Stormy Shipping Stories…

Stormy Shipping Stories…
John N. Faraclas Stormy Shipping Stories…err News The second Autumn www.allaboutshipping.co.uk live presentation of  week 43 by John Faraclas covered: The stormy weather in England and Wales; the equally stormy shipping/chartering markets with the BDI ending down to 1671 points (18/10) and today down...
October 28th, 2013 | Chartering, Comment, Markets, News, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Story of the Day | Read More

Ardmore Shipping Announces Acquisition of MR Product Tanker

Ardmore Shipping Announces Acquisition of MR Product Tanker
Paul-Tivnan-CFO, Anthony Gurnee, CEO and Mark Cameron COO Ardmore Shipping CORK, Ireland – Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE: ASC) (“Ardmore” or the “Company”) today announced the acquisition of a 45, 726 Dwt MR product tanker built in October 2006 at Minami Nippon Shipbuilding...
October 28th, 2013 | News, Sales and Purchases, Stock Markets | Read More

A special Opera gala evening

A special Opera gala evening
As you all know shipping is interwoven with arts; be it paintings, sculptures, books, exhibitions, auctions, fashion, museums or even music and Allaboutshipping.co.uk fully supports the Arts in its entirety, as you can see the many references in our site. Last night the Armenian Church Trust presented...
October 28th, 2013 | Charity, Events, Music | Read More

“Pakistan Shipbreaking Outlook” report launch today at 11:00am CET

“Pakistan Shipbreaking Outlook” report launch today at 11:00am CET
Brussels/Islamabad,  28 October 2013 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) will jointly present today a new report titled “Pakistan Shipbreaking Outlook – The Way Forward for a Green Ship Recycling Industry” at the Best Western...
October 28th, 2013 | Organisations, Ship Demolitions | 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: * Panama, Panama Canal – Date change for scheduled maintenance DATE: October 27, 2013 COUNTRY: Panama PORT: Panama Canal Date change for scheduled maintenance Due to operational reasons, the lane outages at...
October 27th, 2013 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More