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: 27 October-9 November 2013 * Brazil, all ports – Change to cell phone numbers DATE: October 26, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 27 October-9 November 2013 Public...
October 26th, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Operation Unthinkable: historian Jonathan Walker unfolds the story of how Churchill was ready to start a Third World War in 1945

Operation Unthinkable: historian Jonathan Walker unfolds the story of how Churchill was ready to start a Third World War in 1945
Operation Unthinkable: historian Jonathan Walker unfolds the story of how Churchill was ready to start a Third World War in 1945,  By James Brewer Winston Churchill ordered his military chiefs in 1945 to draw up a top-secret plan for a massive quick-fire attack via key fronts including the Baltic aimed...
October 26th, 2013 | Books, Military, People and Places, Person Profiles, Politics and Government | Read More

A League of its own

A League of its own
Friday 25 Oct0ber* 2013 – The razzmatazz of American football is coming to London this Sunday, when the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the San Francisco 49ers. NFL regular season games have been played in London since 2007, but Lloyd’s underwriters have been insuring its top stars for much longer....
October 26th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Sports | Read More

Canada makes its third MLC detention

Canada makes its third MLC detention
The ITF HQ’s in London 25 October 2013* – The Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Kouyou was detained yesterday in the port of Quebec, Canada, after maritime labour officials determined that crew were owed more than USD51, 000 in backpay. It is the third detention in Canada of a vessel under...
October 26th, 2013 | HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Shipmanagement | Read More

Artipelag Konsthall features works from Alejandro Guijarro’s Momentum Series

Artipelag Konsthall features works from Alejandro Guijarro’s Momentum Series
Where the Thoughts come from, Rudolf Steiner (Blackboard drawing to the lecture on August 9th, 1922) Blackboard – Teaching and Learning from Art at Artipelag Konsthall in Sweden The exhibition includes works from Rudolf Steiner, Joseph Beuys, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marcel Broodthaers, Elis Eriksson...
October 26th, 2013 | Art and auctions | Read More

Shades of Blue!

Shades of Blue!
As a designer, stylist and fashion journalist myself, I thought that building up a Fall/Winter 2013/14 ‘mood board’ for all women working and excelling in the shipping industry, the amazing, golden WISTA girls, is a no-brainer; it just requires enormous amounts of blue! When ladies decide to dress...
October 26th, 2013 | Fashion, News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

CSR as a Competitive Advantage

CSR as a Competitive Advantage
The 3rd Annual Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum yesterday in London’s ICAEW, organised by Capital Link was more than a success! It is indeed the need and significance of CSR that continues to grow and evolve in an increasingly diversifying global economy, which is apparent  in the technological innovation...
October 25th, 2013 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Bunkering, Classification Societies, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dialogs and Debates, Energy, Environment, Flags, Health and Safety, HR, IMarEST, Intercargo, Intermanager, IT and Communications, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, People and Places, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Short-sea shipping, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets: the right to predict

The Markets: the right to predict
John N. Faraclas Today’s weekly live interview of John Faraclas to Lilian Margaritis of SBC TV reconfirmed once again his predictions and fears of the falling markets… With the BDI  now down to 1, 671 points – down 230 since last Friday (18/10), Faraclas reiterated his view that despite a...
October 25th, 2013 | Markets, News | Read More

Krylov Centre, Baltiysky Shipyard partner to supply electric propulsion for 22220-series icebreaker

Krylov Centre, Baltiysky Shipyard partner to supply electric propulsion for 22220-series icebreaker
Krylov Center and Baltiysky Zavod sign contract on supply of electric propulsion for icebreaker of Project 22220 (graph on the left) FSUE Krylov State Research Center and Baltiysky Zavod – Sudostroenije have signed a contract on supply of  the electric propulsion system for icebreaker of Project...
October 25th, 2013 | Arctic Shipping, Logistics, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

Qatar Airways inclusion ‘disgraces oneworld alliance’

Qatar Airways inclusion ‘disgraces oneworld alliance’
The ITF HQ’s in London Qatar Airways’ imminent membership of world aviation grouping the oneworld alliance – which includes global giants such as British Airways and American Airlines – was today branded “a disgrace” by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation). The global...
October 25th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | 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, Grangemouth – Petrochemical plant to remain open * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Dredging in Nim Wan, Deep Bay DATE: October 25, 2013 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PORT: Grangemouth Petrochemical...
October 25th, 2013 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMRF International Maritime Mass Rescue Conference 1-3 June 2014

IMRF International Maritime Mass Rescue Conference 1-3 June 2014
The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is delighted to announce our latest International Maritime Mass Rescue Conference, to be held on 1-3 June 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is the third of the IMRF’s international conferences on maritime mass rescue operations, popularly...
October 25th, 2013 | Associations, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Success of CINS Initiative Recognised with Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Success of CINS Initiative Recognised with Corporate Social Responsibility Award
l to r: Karl Lumbers (UKP&I), Peregrine Storrs-Fox (TT Club), Reinhard Schwede (Hapag-Lloyd), Hazel Irvine (Award Presenter), Dirk Vande Velde (MSC), Melvin Lin (Evergreen), Uffe Ernst-Fredricksen (Maersk Line).Not present Marc Lefebvre (CMA-CGM). London 25th October, 2013 – The TT Club is...
October 25th, 2013 | Awards, Container shipping, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, P and I Clubs | Read More

Naming Ceremony for Ever Linking

Naming Ceremony for Ever Linking
l to r: Mr. Bronson Hsieh, Second Vice Group Chairman of Evergreen Group, Mrs. Datin Saisunee Ong, wife of the Chairman of Evergreen Marine Corp. (Malaysia), Mr. Dato Dr. Kenny Ong, Chairman of Evergreen Marine Corp. (Malaysia), Mr. Lai Sun-Quae, Chairman of CSBC Corporation, Taiwan October 25, 2013...
October 25th, 2013 | Container shipping, Events, Liner Shipping and Trade, News, People and Places, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Ecoshield keeps on protecting rudders for their entire service life

In September the rudders of six container ships were coated at shipyards in China and the United Kingdom with Ecoshield, the new special rudder coating. The vessels belong to different owners, both returning customers and new ones. More and more shipowners, operators and technical superintendents are...
October 25th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

PRISCO’s tanker Zaliv Amurskiy completes her first Arctic voyage

PRISCO’s tanker Zaliv Amurskiy completes her first Arctic voyage
The “Zaliv Amurskiy” The Zaliv Amurskiy, a tanker of Primorsk Shipping Corporation (PRISCO), completed her first Arctic voyage on October 22, 2013. The vessel arrived at Antwerp for unloading of diesel fuel delivered via the Northern Sea Route, PRISCO said Thursday in a media release. This...
October 25th, 2013 | Arctic Shipping, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Tankers, Technology | Read More

GL’s Route Specific Container Stowage Wins Innovation Award

GL’s Route Specific Container Stowage Wins Innovation Award
Containerisation Award Hamburg/Germany,  25 October 2013 – GL’s Route Specific Container Stowage class notation has been recognised as the technological innovation of the year at the prestigious Containerisation International 2013 Awards ceremony in London. The awards are given in recognition...
October 25th, 2013 | Awards, Classification Societies, Technology | Read More

A GAC SMHI weather warning

A GAC SMHI weather warning
This message comes form GAC SMHI: A very intense low is moving NE-wards over British Isles on October 28 and causing severe weather conditions in the area between Cape Finisterre and Ireland. Expect STORM (perhaps VIOLENT STORM) and sign sea 7-10 meters, maximum wave height around 15 meters on October...
October 25th, 2013 | Breaking News, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Oceanology, Weather | Read More

A third of seafarers are burdened by admin tasks, survey finds

A third of seafarers are burdened by admin tasks, survey finds
Captain Kuba Szymnski Seafarers feel they spend too much time on tasks they consider to be an administrative burden according to the findings of a study by the Danish Maritime Authority, supported by InterManager, the international trade association for ship and crew managers. A comprehensive survey...
October 25th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Intermanager, Maritime Education and Training, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

LISW boosts charity coffers

LISW boosts charity coffers
Charity Golf Day Darren Gough and team London International Shipping week boosts charity coffers Charities supporting seafarers and their families have benefited from the inaugural London International Shipping Week (LISW) to the tune of £5, 358. Apostleship Of The Sea, Mission To Seafarers, Sailors’...
October 25th, 2013 | Charity, Shipping Centers, Sports | Read More

OW Bunker expands North American operation with further appointments

OW Bunker expands North American operation with further appointments
Senior Account Manager and Junior Trader bolster teams in Connecticut and Houston OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading suppliers and traders of marine fuels and lubricants, today announced the appointment of two additional personnel to its expanding operations in North America.      Phillip Sissener...
October 25th, 2013 | Bunkering, Company Profiles | Read More

NORTH P&I Club directors decide on 7, 5% general increase with deferred payment

NORTH P&I Club directors decide on 7, 5% general increase with deferred payment
Directors of the 170 million GT North P&I Club have decided on a 7.5% general premium increase for protection and indemnity (P&I) cover next year and will continue with a moderated payment plan similar to last year. The increase reflects the board’s commitment to maintaining the financial strength...
October 25th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Public listing of Western Bulk ASA at Oslo Børs

Public listing of Western Bulk ASA at Oslo Børs Applied date: 10/10/2013 Accepted date: 15/10/2013 Listing date: 25/10/2013 Ticker: WBULK   Western Bulk ASA is headquartered in Oslo, with offices in Singapore, Seattle, Santiago and Monaco. Western Bulk consists of two divisions....
October 25th, 2013 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Stock Markets | Read More

Exmar Results third quarter 2013

Exmar Results third quarter 2013
Viewers can  find here below the link to the latest release issued by Exmar relating to third quarter results 2013. An interesting picture! 3Q resultaten 2013-3Q results 2013
October 25th, 2013 | Company Profiles, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Multraship’s Muller appointed president of ISU

Multraship’s Muller appointed president of ISU
Leendert Muller LEENDERT Muller, managing director of leading towage and salvage specialist Multraship, has been appointed the new president of the International Salvage Union (ISU). The appointment was confirmed at the annual general meeting of the ISU in Hong Kong on 24 October, 2013. Muller, who has...
October 25th, 2013 | Associations, Marine Insurance, People and Places, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More