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 * United States, Baltimore, Maryland – Longshoremen strike shuts down port operations * Singapore, Pasir Panjang – Underwater drilling and...
October 16th, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Best Practice shared to good effect at inaugural marine electrical and control systems safety conference

Best Practice shared to good effect at inaugural marine electrical and control systems safety conference
The inaugural Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS 2013) organised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and held in Amsterdam earlier this month (October) attracted delegates from Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway and...
October 16th, 2013 | IMarEST | Read More

Arab world global delivery unions will strengthen and build

Arab world global delivery unions will strengthen and build
16 October 2013 – The first meeting of ITF-affiliated global delivery unions in the Arab World has ended with a vow to continue organising and building union strength throughout the region.  Activists at the meeting on 6 and 7 October, organised by ITF and funded by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)...
October 16th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

Moore Stephens welcomes EC decision to maintain maritime state aid guidelines

Moore Stephens welcomes EC decision to maintain maritime state aid guidelines
Sue Bill International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has welcomed a decision by the European Commission to keep in place in their current form the guidelines relating to state aid to maritime transport, which include EU tonnage tax regimes. The decision follows an EC review of the guidelines...
October 16th, 2013 | Accountancy, Associations, European Union, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers, Taxation | Read More

GMC wins Tendon connector award for Moho Nord TLP project

GMC wins Tendon connector award for Moho Nord TLP project
GMC Inc. has been awarded a contract to deliver its high strength fatigue resistant mechanical connector product as part of Total’s Republic of Congo Moho Nord TLP project.  GMC will supply over a hundred sets of its concentric thread, pin and box type connectors under contract to Hutchinson Offshore’s...
October 16th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Load unit securement at record speed

Load unit securement at record speed
Cologne, October 17th 2013 – The development of new systems for the protection of products on a pallet for many companies is still very difficult and expensive. Rainer GmbH has developed a new system for securing load units of drums on a pallet. The so named LES system allows the securement of large...
October 16th, 2013 | Container shipping, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical | Read More

Evergreen’s Bronson Hsieh Bullish on US Export Growth

Evergreen’s Bronson Hsieh Bullish on US Export Growth
Bronson Hsieh Expresses viewpoint at TPM Asia Conference in Shenzhen Shenzhen, China,  October 16, 2013 – Bronson Hsieh,  Second Vice Group Chairman of the Evergreen Group, which operates global carrier Evergreen Line, said that “American manufacturing and exports will be greatly restored,...
October 16th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Transport workers fight back during action week

Transport workers fight back during action week
16 October 2013 – ITF unions stood up for workers’ rights during the ITF road and rail action week, which ran from 7-13 October. This year’s campaign theme, Transport workers fighting back: organising globally, provided an international spotlight for unions worldwide to highlight issues of...
October 16th, 2013 | ITF, News, Rail | Read More

Back in business at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao

Back in business at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao
Wednesday 16 October 2013 – Exciting close knit racing was the dish of the day in Qingdao, China as racing ramped up on the third day of ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao. The cool front that brought strong winds the day prior passed through enabling racing to commence at 11:00 local time. Northerly...
October 16th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems selected for three more Color Line ships

Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems selected for three more Color Line ships
Wärtsilä Corporation, 16 October 2013 at 1.30 pm EET – Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has been contracted to retrofit its Open Loop Scrubber systems on three additional vessels owned by Color Line, Norway’s largest cruise and ferry operator....
October 16th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Conroute helps sharks fly through Swedish customs

Conroute helps sharks fly through Swedish customs
October 16 – Stockholm-based Conroute Air & Sea has handled the customs clearance and documentation for an unusual shipment of 15 Black Tip Reef Sharks. The sharks were shipped by airfreight from Ngurah Rai International Airport on Bali Island, Indonesia and were destined for Haga Ocean, a...
October 16th, 2013 | Aviation, Food and Drink, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Regulatory | Read More

Silencing the Sceptics

Silencing the Sceptics
Scientists are 95% certain that humans are the “dominant cause” of global warming. (source: Lloyd’s of  London) Human influence on the climate system is clear, according to a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The findings fly in the face of climate change...
October 15th, 2013 | Climate, Environment, Oceanology | Read More

ALBA Executive Development goes International

ALBA Executive Development goes International
ALBA  Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece, continues its successful cooperation with Novo Nordisk, the world leader in diabetes and hemophilia treatment,  with the organization and delivery of the “ALBA-Novo Nordisk Executive Management Program in Business Studies”, offered...
October 15th, 2013 | Education and Training | 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: * Brazil, all ports – New maritime system start date postponed DATE: October 15, 2013 COUNTRY: Brazil PORT: all ports New maritime system start date postponed The Brazilian Maritime Authority has advised that...
October 15th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Western Bulk for listing on Oslo Børs

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Western Bulk for listing on Oslo Børs
15/10/2013 – At its meeting on 15 October 2013, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to admit shares in Western Bulk ASA to listing on Oslo Børs. The Board stipulated that, prior to the first day of listing, the company must satisfy the requirement for the number of shareholders as...
October 15th, 2013 | Stock Markets | Read More

ESPO to-do list for the new TEN-T

ESPO to-do list for the new TEN-T
Port of Helsinki This week, the European Commission is gathering with all transport stakeholders in Helsinki and Tallinn for the 2013 TEN-T days. This event comes at a very timely moment for a discussion on the way forward for the new TEN-T policy as well as its funding mechanism, the “Connecting Europe...
October 15th, 2013 | European Union, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Bureau Veritas launches pipeline damage assessment tool

Bureau Veritas launches pipeline damage assessment tool
Empreinte pipeline damage model Tecnitas, the marine advisory arm of leading international classification and verification group Bureau Veritas, has launched a major new technology simulation system for pipeline damage assessment, in collaboration with Total. This new technology system, called EMPREINTE,...
October 15th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Pollution, Safety and Security, Technical, Underwater Shipping | Read More

MacGregor receives an order for two subsea cranes for new Norwegian-owned Arctic construction vessel

MacGregor receives an order for two subsea cranes for new Norwegian-owned Arctic construction vessel
  A 400-tonne MacGregor subsea crane on board North Sea Shipping’s North Sea Giant has a similar design with the main AHC winch installed under deckIMR MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order for two MacGregor active heave-compensated (AHC) offshore cranes from a Turkish shipyard...
October 15th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao starts the Santander journey

ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao starts the Santander journey
Date: Tuesday 15 October 2013 – ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao marks the start of the journey to the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships for the 131 sailors from 24 nations. Santander 2014 is the first qualification regatta for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition and hopeful sailors...
October 15th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Fourth issue of The Navigator magazine helps navigators reach pole position

Fourth issue of The Navigator magazine helps navigators reach pole position
15.10.13 – Positioning at sea has come under the spotlight this autumn, thanks to the latest edition of The Navigator – a 12-page magazine produced three times a year by The Nautical Institute and aimed at marine navigational officers.The fourth issue was launched on 1 October and led with...
October 15th, 2013 | Books, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Maritime Education and Training, The Nautical Institute | Read More

The LNG shipping fleet could have been halved

The LNG shipping fleet could have been halved
Another day at the trading desk Ever heard about LNG cargoes changing hands several times across the Atlantic because traders are… eh, trading? Or LNG carriers meeting each other on the oceans with full cargoes in opposite directions? I have heard those stories for a long time, so I wanted to find...
October 15th, 2013 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technology | Read More

DNV GL recommends ways to make LNG bunkering safe and efficient

DNV GL recommends ways to make LNG bunkering safe and efficient
Lars Peter Bilkom One of the key hurdles to the increased global use of ships fuelled by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is the lack of harmonisation of bunkering operations. “DNV GL is therefore today launching a Recommended Practice for authorities, LNG bunker suppliers and ship operators which provides...
October 15th, 2013 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Environment, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

MCI’s Star Cool Controlled Atmosphere

MCI’s Star Cool Controlled Atmosphere
With a four-year track record, Star Cool Controlled Atmosphere offers customers leap potential in a number of new reefer segments Until a few years ago, it was not possible to transport bananas from growers in Ecuador to consumers in Azerbaijan except by air. Then came a reefer trade game changer, MCI’s...
October 15th, 2013 | Container shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Reefer Containers, Stores and Provisions, Technical, Technology | Read More

Major industry award for Blow-Out Preventer highlights importance of independent assurance authority in safer offshore drilling

Major industry award for Blow-Out Preventer highlights importance of independent assurance authority in safer offshore drilling
Xuhong He, Principal Consultant, Software Sales and Marketing, Lloyd’s Register Energy – Consulting (pictured left), Meindert Sturm, Global Business Development Manager, Lloyd’s Register Energy – Drilling Lloyd’s Register wins The EIC Award for Supply Chain Excellence 2013 for its work...
October 15th, 2013 | Awards, Classification Societies, Energy, Events | Read More

Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines and propulsion systems chosen for two Chinese LNG carrier vessels

Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines and propulsion systems chosen for two Chinese LNG carrier vessels
The Wärtsilä 50DF engine Wärtsilä Corporation, 15 October 2013 at 9.30 EET – This latest order further strengthens Wärtsilä’s leading position as a supplier of engines for LNG carriers. Since the first Wärtsilä 50DF engines were fitted onboard LNG carriers some ten years ago,...
October 15th, 2013 | LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More