Archive for October, 2013

TOC Americas – Conference Review

TOC Americas – Conference Review
Private sector holds the key to closing the transport infrastructure gap in North and Latin America Private capital is the only realistic option to address a huge deficit in freight transport infrastructure funding and the public sector need to adapt to this new reality, heard delegates at the recent...
October 22nd, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Exhibitions | Read More

ESPO welcomes vote of ship recycling deal in Parliament

ESPO welcomes vote of ship recycling deal in Parliament
The European Parliament adopted today in Strasbourg the new Ship Recycling Regulation by a large majority. The final text is the result of a compromise reached last June between the Council under the Irish Presidency, the Parliament (Schlyter report) and the Commission. esponewsmarch2012 ship breakingThe...
October 22nd, 2013 | European Union, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Europort captures global industry mood

Europort captures global industry mood
Two weeks before the doors open at Europort, Rotterdam, organiser Ahoy is finalising arrangements for the event that promises to provide a benchmark for the ‘state of the global maritime and offshore industry’ in late 2013. Alongside attendees at its Advanced Technology Conferences industry seminars...
October 22nd, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

Navis completes contract for largest Netherlands superyacht

Navis completes contract for largest Netherlands superyacht
The “Madame Gu” Navis Engineering has successfully concluded a contract 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 22nd, 2013 | Jet set, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, News, Yachting | Read More

EU Bans Breaking of Ships on Beaches

EU Bans Breaking of Ships on Beaches
NGOs Call on a Financial Incentive to Ensure Effective Implementation of New EU Ship Recycling Regulation Brussels,  22 October 2013 – Today the European Parliament voted in favour of the new EU Ship Recycling Regulation that bans the breaking of EU ships on beaches [1]. The new Regulation only...
October 22nd, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, European Union, Health and Safety, Oceanology, Pollution, Ship Demolitions | Read More

GL RC releases new Technical Note for the Certification of Wind Turbines for Tropical Cyclones

GL RC releases new Technical Note for the Certification of Wind Turbines for Tropical Cyclones
GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has published its new “Technical Note for the Certification of Wind Turbines for Tropical Cyclones”. The Technical Note is a supplement to GL RC’s Guidelines for the Certification of Wind Turbines and addresses the question how cyclones are influencing wind...
October 22nd, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies, Energy | Read More

Cargo ship sinks off S. Korea, 9 died-Panamanian-flagged CHENGLU 15 carrying 19 people

Cargo ship sinks off S. Korea, 9 died-Panamanian-flagged CHENGLU 15 carrying 19 people
A Panamanian-registered cargo ship is seen in surging waves near Pohang harbor, South Korea, Oct. 15, 2013. (Image Credit: Xinhua) A Panamanian-registered cargo ship carrying 19 people sank in South Korea’s southeast Pohang harbor amid a storm at around 21:30 local time on 15 October, leaving 9...
October 22nd, 2013 | Maritime Accidents | Read More

TT Club Pinpoints Operating Risks for Forwarders in Dubai

TT Club Pinpoints Operating Risks for Forwarders in Dubai
David Phillips (middle), Chairman of the NAFL and CEO of Freight Systems LLC presents Julien Horn (left) and Andrew Kemp (right) from TT Club with an award in recognition of their expertise 22nd October 2013  -In early October the UAE’s National Association of Forwarding and Logistics (NAFL) hosted...
October 22nd, 2013 | Awards, Insurance and Reinsurance, Logistics, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Ballast water treatment system test organizations launch GloBal TestNet group

Ballast water treatment system test organizations launch GloBal TestNet group
The IMO HQ’s at Albert Embankment A new formal group of organizations involved in testing for the certification ofballast water treatment systems has been set up, known as the “GloBal TestNet”, to facilitate increased standardization and harmonization of test procedures and information exchange. The...
October 22nd, 2013 | Environment, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Bureau Veritas classes Brazil’s largest FPU

Bureau Veritas classes Brazil’s largest FPU
The P5-55 in Rio Grande Petrobras’ P5- 55 Floating Production Unit (FPU), the largest and the first of this kind entirely built in Brazil, is on its way to the Roncador Field, Campos Basin, where it will be installed in a water depth of 1, 790 metres.  The column stabilized semi-submersible has a...
October 22nd, 2013 | Classification Societies, Energy, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Securing our energy future highlighted at Offshore Energy 2013

Securing our energy future highlighted at Offshore Energy 2013
On 15 & 16 October 2013 the 6th Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference was held Amsterdam RAI. The two-day event was attended by 9, 123 international visitors, an increase of 20% compared to last year. Official opening: The state of the world By the push on the button of Ko Colijn, Sander Vergroesen,...
October 22nd, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Drill ships, Energy, Environment | Read More

ABS Forms Asset Performance Management Group

ABS Forms Asset Performance Management Group
Christopher Wiernicki Group integrates Operational and Environmental Performance, ABS Nautical Systems & Asset Integrity Management 21 October 2013 – (Houston) ABS, a leading provider of global maritime classification services, today announced the formation of the Asset Performance Management...
October 21st, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

European dockers’ unions in solidarity over Rotterdam dispute

European dockers’ unions in solidarity over Rotterdam dispute
21 October 2013 – European dockers’ unions have pledged their support for workers in the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, who face an ongoing dispute with management over negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). During a meeting in Antwerp last week, unions affiliated to the...
October 21st, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Suppliers continue to weather the economic storm

Suppliers continue to weather the economic storm
Jens Olsen Ship suppliers are managing to weather the economic storm by putting solid and vetted business partnerships ahead of any major move towards online procurement, according to the industry’s leading trade body. The International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) said that while...
October 21st, 2013 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Thomas Gunn makes digital transportation a reality

Thomas Gunn makes digital transportation a reality
The Voyager 3 With the news that the Russian Federation is the latest Flag State to approve the use of ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP) on board its vessels, over two thirds of the world’s Flag States have now signed up to receive digital updates from the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO)....
October 21st, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao video alert

ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao video alert
A strong week from Shahar Zubari (ISR) saw him take gold in the Men’s RS:X. Ricardo Santos (BRA) sealed silver whilst Hong Kong’s Michael Cheng picked up his first ISAF Sailing World Cup podium finish. photo by ISAF media Library Date: Monday 21 October 2013 – ISAF Sailing World Cup...
October 21st, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu: “In the forthcoming five years, the Northern Sea Route will be the main shipping lane for navigation in the Arctic”

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu: “In the forthcoming five years, the Northern Sea Route will be the main shipping lane for navigation in the Arctic”
IAA PortNews Chief Editor Vitaly Chernov, IMO Sec-Gen Koji Sekimizu and Deputy Director of the Russian Ministry of Transport’s Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport Vitaly Klyuev  – Mr. Secretary-General, what do you think about the development prospects of the Northern...
October 21st, 2013 | Arctic Shipping, IMO, Markets | 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: * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine Outfall Inspection Works * Singapore, Singapore – Sensor deployment & testing off Pulau Seringat * Turkey, all ports – Four-day holiday for Republic Day * Brazil,...
October 21st, 2013 | Bunkering, Health and Safety, Military, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Maritime cyber attacks will get more sophisticated

Maritime cyber attacks will get more sophisticated
Damian-McCormack-Special-Projects-Manager-at-GoAGT-supervising-the-City-Guild-MSO-instruction-course-at-the-training-centre-in-Galle-Sri-Lanka Cyber attacks on container ships and port infrastructure will get more sophisticated as time goes on and companies should be doing more to protect their supply...
October 21st, 2013 | Corruption, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The Shipping Industry and the markets: Discipline to all intents and purposes…

The Shipping Industry and the markets: Discipline to all intents and purposes…
View of the Port of Piraeus – the Cruise and Ferry basin, picture by Anny Zade John Faraclas’ weekly live interview to Lilian Margaritis of SBC TV last Friday the 18th of October 2013 confirmed once again his predictions and fears of the falling markets… With the BDI  down to 1901 points...
October 21st, 2013 | Markets, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The State of the Shipping Markets: In dire straights – Watch out!

The State of the Shipping Markets: In dire straights – Watch out!
  John N. Faraclas With the BDI down to 1901 points last Friday 18 October 2013 it’s more than evident that we are heading for yet another collapse. Shipping is in a big mess and only few will go through! Tramp Shipping will become “shipping for the few” and Liner shipping entering a new phase...
October 21st, 2013 | Markets | Read More

Watch out for the shipping markets as they drop again

Watch out for the shipping markets as they drop again
John N. Faraclas With the BDI down to 1901 points last Friday 18 October 2013 it’s more than evident that we are heading for yet another collapse. Shipping is in a big mess and only few will go through! Tramp Shipping will become “shipping for the few” and Liner shipping entering a new phase and...
October 19th, 2013 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | 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: * Worldwide – World Holidays: 20 October-2 November 2013 * United States, Baltimore, Maryland – ILA Strike Update (19 October) * United States, all ports – Right whale migration & calving season DATE: October...
October 19th, 2013 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Fascinating finale played out at ISAF sailing World Cup Qingdao

Fascinating finale played out at ISAF sailing World Cup Qingdao
Qindgao opening ceremony Date: Saturday 19 October 2013 – ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao offered a fascinating finale as the inaugural event in China and the first World Cup regatta of the 2013-14 series concluded. A range of conditions were thrown at the sailors across the week and on the final...
October 19th, 2013 | Events, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

A pool of talent

A pool of talent
Fri 18* Oct 2013 – Lloyd’s welcomes its first cohort of apprentices, who will undertake a number of placements within the Corporation and the market over the next 18 months. (source: Lloyd’s of London) The Lloyd’s apprenticeship programme kicked off in September with a four week induction,...
October 19th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Education and Training, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More