Archive for October, 2013

Tundra MDS has successfully completed stage 1 of the ISO/PASS 28007:2012

Tundra MDS has successfully completed stage 1 of the ISO/PASS 28007:2012
Tundra Maritime Defense Services (MDS) is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed Stage 1 of the ISO/PAS 28007 process in collaboration with Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). Already SAMI Stage 1 and ISO 9001 certified, Tundra MDS have now incorporated a Security Management...
October 14th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Piracy and Terrorism | 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, Semarang – Pier upgrade works ahead of cruise season * Panama, Panama Canal – Scheduled locks maintenance * Brazil, all ports – New SISTRAM model for vessels calling Brazilian ports DATE: October...
October 14th, 2013 | Canals, Organisations, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hellenic Maritime Museum hosts the “HELMEPA Junior” Art Exhibition

Hellenic Maritime Museum hosts the “HELMEPA Junior” Art Exhibition
An art exhibition, immersed in the vibrant artistic touches and the imagination of the children-members of the “HELMEPA Junior” Program, is to be kindly hosted by the Hellenic Maritime Museum between 23rd October and 22nd November 2013. The title of this special exhibition is “Sailing in Clean...
October 14th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility and Volunteering for Clean Beaches

Corporate Social Responsibility and Volunteering for Clean Beaches
Anavyssos beach The participation of companies, stakeholders and environmentally-aware members of the public in HELMEPA’s Month of Positive Action for the Marine Environment continues until the end of October. As part of this campaign already so far, beach and underwater clean-ups have been held in...
October 14th, 2013 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution, Shipmanagement | Read More

Qingdao’s big wind welcome

Qingdao’s big wind welcome
Date: Monday 14 October 2013 – ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao threw out big breeze, strong gusts and wild waves as racing at the opening event of the 2013-14 ISAF Sailing World Cup began. A wind shift ahead of racing brought a strong northerly breeze that took the world’s finest Olympic...
October 14th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Intercargo finds UK Club best on PSC compliance

Intercargo finds UK Club best on PSC compliance
Karl Lumbers The UK P&I Club believes that its loss prevention efforts are paying off among mutual members owning and managing dry cargo ships. Intercargo’s just published report Benchmarking Bulk Carriers reports that UK Club entered vessels had the lowest number of deficiencies among those...
October 14th, 2013 | Books, Intercargo, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

‘ROV Mobilisation’ revised version publish by IMCA

‘ROV Mobilisation’ revised version publish by IMCA
Jane Bugler From award of a contract to the first in-water test of the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) there are a significant number of issues that need to be addressed by both the onshore and offshore ROV teams. Each mobilisation is unique and needs to be planned in a comprehensive and structured manner. To...
October 14th, 2013 | Books, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

IMCA annual seminar in Singapore – all component parts in place to make for highly successful event*

IMCA annual seminar in Singapore – all component parts in place to make for highly successful event*
Singapore Financial Centre – picture credits: S. Venardos With its theme ‘Addressing the Challenges of New Frontiers’ the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Annual Seminar returns to Singapore after nine years with a programme that features keynote addresses, including one...
October 14th, 2013 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Caution for the markets is the message

Caution for the markets is the message
John N. Faraclas John Faraclas’ weekly live interview to Lilian Margaritis of SBC TV last Friday the 11th of October 2013 focused on the falling BDI, The Intermodal Europe 2013 at Hamburg Messe, the BHCC annul event in London, the IMIF event with Torben Skaanild, BIMCO’s outgoing Secretary-General...
October 14th, 2013 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Exhibitions, Markets, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance | Read More

Cost control., higher regulation and Owner/Manager partnerships are the way forward

Cost control., higher regulation and Owner/Manager partnerships are the way forward
Chris Stone – Third party ship managers will become more in demand in the offshore vessel sector as the health and safety and regulatory environment toughens up, according to one of the UK’s leading ship owners and ship managers. “Like a lot of maritime sectors, it comes down to size and scale...
October 14th, 2013 | Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Rickmers-Linie appoints Marmedsa Noatum Shipping Agency as its sales agent in France.

Rickmers-Linie appoints Marmedsa Noatum Shipping Agency as its sales agent in France.
One of Rickmenrs Linie vessels the “Rickmers Chennai” Rickmers-Linie, the heavylift and project cargo liner service specialist, has appointed Marmedsa Noatum Shipping Agency as its sales agent in France with immediate effect. Marmedsa has offices in Paris, Le Havre and Marseilles and is...
October 14th, 2013 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ship Agencies | Read More

EU Commission blows opportunity to link state aid to shipping jobs and training

EU Commission blows opportunity to link state aid to shipping jobs and training
  Bob Crow UK maritime union RMT today slammed the European Union for missing a golden opportunity to link staid aid for the shipping industry to the creation of jobs and the improvement of training in what the union describes as a body blow for the industry which will allow shipping companies to continue...
October 14th, 2013 | Associations, European Union, ITF, Jobs, News, Politics and Government, Taxation | 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 – Temnporary lock gate repairs completed * Egypt, Suez Canal – Vessel grounded during transit DATE: October 13, 2013 COUNTRY: Germany PORT: Kiel Canal Temnporary lock gate repairs...
October 14th, 2013 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ISAF President Carlo Crose opens sailing World Cup Qingdao

ISAF President Carlo Crose opens sailing World Cup Qingdao
ISAF president Carlo Croce Date: Sunday 13 October 2013 –  ISAF President Carlo Croce officially welcomed the 131 sailors from 24 nations at the opening ceremony of ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao. In an evening of celebration of the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao dignitaries, sailors,...
October 14th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Cammas wins clash of the titans in La Rochelle

Cammas wins clash of the titans in La Rochelle
Sunday, October 13 – Day 5: Final Semaine Olympique Française, La Rochelle Supermum leads Poland to complete clean sweep in the RS:X windsurfing Iker Martinez says Spanish money problems might stop campaign Five golds for France Dutch make it 1-2 in the Laser Giles Scott wins Finn from the front Nacra...
October 14th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

More success stories from Intermodal Europe 2013 in Hamburg Messe

More success stories from Intermodal Europe 2013 in Hamburg Messe
We continue with two more live interviews from this unique’s event second day, which is a must to be attended every year not just in Europe, but also in other places around the globe. Our first one covers the well known Carrier – one of the world’s best known brand names on board and ashore...
October 12th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Exhibitions, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Reefer ships | Read More

SOF La Rochelle : Cammas goes for gold as Supermum starts the La Rochelle party early

SOF La Rochelle : Cammas goes for gold as Supermum starts the La Rochelle party early
Saturday, October 12 – Day 4: Semaine Olympique Française, La Rochelle Cammas goes for gold as Supermum starts the La Rochelle party early Franck Cammas is cherishing his first bullet and looking forward to a big fight on Sunday, some have their calculators out or are acting casual, returning...
October 12th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | 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: 13-26 October 2013 * Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock gate severely damaged in collision * Yemen, all ports – Eid Holiday in Yemen * Singapore, all ports – Persons...
October 12th, 2013 | Canals, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Do we have a deal? Contract formation in oil trading*

Do we have a deal? Contract formation in oil trading*
The recent High Court decision in Proton Energy Group  SA v Orlen Lietuva [2013] EWHC 2872 (Comm) considers  a number of issues surrounding contract formation in  the oil trade. The dispute centred upon negotiations  between the sellers, Proton, a Swiss-based oil trading company and buyers, Orlen,...
October 12th, 2013 | Chartering, Fixtures, Legal, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Urban transport workers battle privatisation

Urban transport workers battle privatisation
Eighty trade union leaders representing urban transport workers from twenty seven countries met last week in Tokyo for the ITF’s first urban transport committee meeting in the Asia/Pacific region. They vowed to develop transport policy, tackle the anti-union behaviour of global multinationals, oppose...
October 11th, 2013 | HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Hill Dickinson: Hong Kong office launch

Hill Dickinson: Hong Kong office launch
Following from Hill Dickinson: Announcing our expansion into Hong Kong We are pleased to announce the enhancement of our Asian practice with the opening of a new office in Hong Kong to work in partnership with our well-established Singapore team. This expansion, our second new international location...
October 11th, 2013 | HR, Legal | Read More

Poland’s Supermum proves she is the comeback queen as light airs

Poland’s Supermum proves she is the comeback queen as light airs
Friday, October 11 Day 3: Semaine Olympique Française, La Rochelle Poland’s Supermum proves she is the comeback queen as light airs If Britain’s Giles Scott has made a strong comeback in the Finn after a year out with the America’s Cup and others are powering back from broken sacrums (Sophie...
October 11th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Willard Marine names new director of sales

Willard Marine names new director of sales
  Taylor HunterWillard marine Anaheim, Calif., – October, 2013 – Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, today announced the appointment of Taylor Hunter as director of sales. Hunter, an experienced senior-level sales executive, will assume overall responsibility...
October 11th, 2013 | HR, Person Profiles, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Willard marine to supply aluminium RIB for Hawaiian tour operator

Willard marine to supply aluminium RIB for Hawaiian tour operator
Anaheim, Calif., – October 2013 – (Marine NewsWire) Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, is supplying a 7-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB) for Na Pali Coast Hanalei Tours in Hawaii. The aluminum-hull boat, which is being customized to meet the requirements...
October 11th, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology, Tourism | Read More

AER Supply Ltd., to higlight Hela Marine led lighting products at WorkBoat Show

AER Supply Ltd., to higlight Hela Marine led lighting products at WorkBoat Show
SEABROOK, Texas – October 2013 – (Marine NewsWire) AER Supply, an international distributor of marine products, is showcasing a full range of LED lighting products for the commercial marine industry at the 2013 WorkBoat Show. AER was recently named as a distributor for the Hella line of commercial...
October 11th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More