Archive for December, 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: * United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Safety zone for fireworks display * Australia, all ports – Cyclone Update – Dampier & Port Hedland * Australia, Newcastle – Revision to the Newcastle...
December 31st, 2013 | Anniversaries, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Supporting* the inland waterways and canal touring – a lovers world!

Supporting* the inland waterways and canal touring – a lovers world!
Contemplating from the sunny family house seaside veranda, sipping my home-made masticha liquor, on the places and events as well as experiences of 2013 – and before, my mind flew back to Amsterdam, a city rich in maritime culture and of course one of the cities of love to all… intents and purposes,...
December 31st, 2013 | Canals, Cruise Industry, Events, Inland Waterways, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | 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: * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 30/12/2013 DATE: December 30, 2013 Bunker Update: MARKET PRICE UPDATE 30/12/2013 GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert MARKET PRICE UPDATE 30/12/2013 ...
December 30th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Myanmar champions river cruising as it builds on shipping traditions

Myanmar champions river cruising as it builds on shipping traditions
One of the Paukan vessels of Ayravata Cruises Myanmar champions river cruising as it builds on shipping traditions,  By James Brewer River vessels with a Scottish pedigree are providing “boutique cruises” in Myanmar (known informally to many people as Burma), as the country takes advantage of its...
December 30th, 2013 | Canals, Cruise Industry, Inland Waterways, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Piraeus: world leader in shipping and naval grandeur

Piraeus: world leader in shipping and naval grandeur
At the municipal Kantharou street neoclassic mansion in the heart of Piraeus, a unique exhibition takes place since the 4th of December epitomising the Athenian Hegemony’s and beyond maritime and naval achievements. The exhibition spreads in both floors and includes traditional ships hulls, replicas...
December 30th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Charity, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, News | Read More

In Flanders fields, Great War commemorations will flow from 2014-2018

In Flanders fields, Great War commemorations will flow from 2014-2018
Belgian machine gunner guards trench. Source: August 1918 edition of The War Pictorial magazine In Flanders fields, Great War commemorations will flow from 2014-2018,  By James Brewer Visitors from near and far, including Commonwealth countries, will flock to northern Europe in 2014 to pay their respects...
December 29th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Events, Military | 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: 29 December 2013-11 January 2014 DATE: December 28, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 29 December 2013-11 January 2014 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks...
December 28th, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | 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 States, New Orleans, Louisiana – Malfutioning of the Huey P Long Bridge Air Gap sensor * United States, New Orleans, Louisiana – Safety zones for fireworks displays * United States, New Orleans,...
December 27th, 2013 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ClassNK Releases Amendments to Class Rules

ClassNK Releases Amendments to Class Rules
Noburu Ueda Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced today that it had released an updated edition of the Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK...
December 27th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Technical | Read More

Bureau Veritas becomes first classification society authorised by Greece for MLC 2006 tasks on Greek-flag ships

Bureau Veritas becomes first classification society authorised by Greece for MLC 2006 tasks on Greek-flag ships
Lambros A. Chahalis and Rear Admiral (HCG) (T) Dionyssios Giannoutsos. BUREAU VERITAS S.A. became the first classification society authorized by the Greek maritime authorities to render MLC 2006 related statutory tasks on board Greek flagged ships Lambros Chahalis, president of Bureau Veritas Hellas...
December 27th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Events, Regulatory | Read More

ClassNK Receives Authorization from Finnish Flag

ClassNK Receives Authorization from Finnish Flag
Noburu Ueda Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has earned authorization from the Finnish Transport Safety Agency to carry out surveys for Finnish flagged vessels. The agreement allows ClassNK to perform surveys for SOLAS, MARPOL, Load Line and other international...
December 27th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Flags | Read More

Uncovering the hidden visages of Venice…

Uncovering the hidden visages of Venice…
Al Ridotto. Oil on canvas. By Pietro Longhi Uncovering the hidden visages of Venice: Marie Ghisi’s new book ‘The Venetian Mask: the Bauta as a Political Asset’, Review by James Brewer  Amid the splendour and pomp of Venice at the height of its glory, political power lurked beneath… a stark...
December 26th, 2013 | Books, Insight, People and Places, Politics and Government | Read More

Damen to deliver a second 80 m Ice Class ferry to Newfoundland and Labrador Province

Damen to deliver a second 80 m Ice Class ferry to Newfoundland and Labrador Province
 The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government has awarded Damen Shipyards a contract for a second state-of-the-art, 80 m Ice Class ferry, just a few weeks after placing an order for its first vessel, which will serve the Fogo Island-Change Islands. This second order is for an identical vessel...
December 24th, 2013 | Coastal Shipping, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Caution as the year of upheavals is ante portas

Caution as the year of upheavals is ante portas
John N. Faraclas Caution as the year of upheavals is ante portas Live from the studios of SBC TV in Athens last Friday the 20th of December 2013, John Faraclas concluded the year’s recap on a positive but cautious note, insisting that there will be happier days for shipping and in particular Greek...
December 24th, 2013 | Markets, News, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Stock Markets | Read More

Maritime Law Evolving

Maritime Law Evolving
Now this book, a recapitulation of the evolution of this fascinating area of law has been my bed fellow since the 5th of November just after the Donald O’ May lecture at the Merchants Taylor’s Hall in the City. It was on the occasion of celebrating the 30 years of the Institute of Maritime Law, University...
December 24th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Books, Legal | Read More

Turkish airlines reinstate its 305 sacked workers

Turkish airlines reinstate its 305 sacked workers
Hava-Is members protesting against Turkish Airways 24 December 2013 – A consensus accord between Turkish Airlines (THY) and the ITF-affiliated Turkish civil aviation union (Hava-Is) on 19th December will ensure the reinstatement of 305 sacked workers and end a 20-month dispute at the airline. A...
December 24th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | 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 – Port Kembla announces new pilotage tariff * Germany, Kiel Canal – Canal waiting times update (19:59 on 23 December) * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 23/12/2013 DATE: December...
December 23rd, 2013 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Chesapeake Gold Corp’s Mexico gold and silver project could make it into top ten mines in the world

Chesapeake Gold Corp’s Mexico gold and silver project could make it into top ten mines in the world
Metates, world-class gold, silver, zinc deposit. Photo courtesy Chesapeake Gold Corp Chesapeake Gold Corp’s Mexico gold and silver project could make it into top ten mines in the world,  By James Brewer A gigantic new gold and silver mining project is taking shape in Mexico. Listed on the TSX-Venture...
December 23rd, 2013 | Mining, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Dockworkers urged to support 13 January action week for Port of Lisbon

Dockworkers urged to support 13 January action week for Port of Lisbon
23 December 2013 – The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and International Dockworkers’ Council (IDC) have pledged their support in a meeting on 17 December, for dockworkers in Lisbon who have been under prolonged attack from their government and employers. Working conditions for...
December 23rd, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

InterManager president highlights “interesting times” in his new year message

InterManager president highlights “interesting times” in his new year message
Gerardo Borromeo, Intermanager President The shipping industry has shown great resilience in battling through the recent economic downturn, according to InterManager President Gerardo Borromeo. But he urged caution following a recent jump in new build tanker orders, stating: “We live in interesting...
December 23rd, 2013 | Anniversaries, Intermanager | Read More

Euronav Transparency legislation

Euronav Transparency legislation
In accordance with the Law of 2 May 2007 relating to the disclosure of important shareholdings in listed companies, Euronav NV announces that it received the following notification on 20 December 2013: Victrix NV disclosed a passive crossing below the 10% threshold due to the capital increase of 19 December...
December 23rd, 2013 | Company Profiles, Corruption, News, Stock Markets | Read More

IMarEST’s 2014 events programme – a stimulating year lies ahead

IMarEST’s 2014 events programme – a stimulating year lies ahead
David Loosley With sixteen major Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) events tabled for 2014 encompassing highly topical conferences, courses and special events, a stimulating year, and fruitful networking, lies ahead for a wide range of interests within the world of marine...
December 23rd, 2013 | IMarEST | Read More

Avoiding the cost of failure…

Avoiding the cost of failure…
Prof. John Carlton Avoiding the cost of failure – 3rd prevention of marine failures conference programme launched  Marine failures are an ongoing, serious problem for the maritime industry. The consequences of failure can have a serious operational and bottom line impact – as well as potentially...
December 23rd, 2013 | HR, IMarEST, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Fugro signs joint venture foundation agreement with SOCAR in Azerbaijan

Fugro signs joint venture foundation agreement with SOCAR in Azerbaijan
Fugro has reached agreement with The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) to form a new Joint Venture for the performance of bathymetric, geophysical and geotechnical surveys, the provision of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), diving services...
December 23rd, 2013 | Energy | Read More

MOL Responds to Interim Report of Committee on Large Container Ship Safety

MOL Responds to Interim Report of Committee on Large Container Ship Safety
Koichi Muto MOL Responds to Interim Report of Committee on Large Container Ship Safety — MOL’s Safety Measures for Large Container Ships —  TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced its response to the interim report (*) of the Committee on Large Container...
December 23rd, 2013 | Classification Societies, IACS, Maritime Accidents, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More