Archive for December, 2013

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment and MOL Techno-Trade announce strategic alliance

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment and MOL Techno-Trade announce strategic alliance
VIKING CEO Henrik Uhd Christensen VIKING Life-Saving Equipment and MOL Techno-Trade announce strategic alliance, sole agency agreement in Japan. As a result of the agreement, MOLTECH is granted rights and responsibilities as VIKING’s sole agent and distributor in Japan for the sales of VIKING’s marine...
December 2nd, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Ship Agencies | Read More

Castrol Cyltech CL 100 offers Advanced Corrosion Control answer

Castrol Cyltech CL 100 offers Advanced Corrosion Control answer
2nd December 2013 – Castrol Marine announced today it will launch Castrol Cyltech CL 100 ACC in May 2014. The Next Generation cylinder oil represents Castrol’s considered technical response tothe corrosion issues that can arise in modern two stroke marine engines, especially when ships are slow...
December 2nd, 2013 | Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

Russian President Putin inks LNG exports liberalization law

Russian President Putin inks LNG exports liberalization law
President of the Russian Federation has signed into law the amendments to the federal laws on state regulation of foreign trade and gas exports, the Kremlin press office reports. The Federal law “On Amendments to Articles 13 and 24 of the Federal Law “On state regulation of foreign trade”...
December 2nd, 2013 | Energy, LNG | Read More

Increasing cyber risks through the supply chain

Increasing cyber risks through the supply chain
Peregrine Storrs-Fox Whilst technological advances undoubtedly provide greater operational efficiencies and opportunities for carriers and operators to mitigate their exposure to theft and fraud, unfortunately they equally benefit organised criminal organisations. As invasive cyber-technology becomes...
December 2nd, 2013 | Corruption, Insight, IT and Communications, Safety and Security | Read More

Jamaica re-elected to the IMO Council

Jamaica re-elected to the IMO Council
In a fiercely contested election during the 28th IMO Assembly, Jamaica was successful in securing a seat in the most sought-after Category ‘C’ of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the 2014-2015 biennium. The Jamaican delegation was led by The Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, Minister...
December 2nd, 2013 | Flags, IMO, Politics and Government | 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, Delaware Bay, Delaware – Seasonal ice alert * Thailand, Bangkok – State offices still working despite protests * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 02/12/2013   DATE: December...
December 2nd, 2013 | Climate, Environment, Oceanology, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Weather | Read More

Summer Blast in Melbourne

Summer Blast in Melbourne
2 December 2013 – Summer arrived for the first day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne as a hot northerly wind from Australia’s outback blasted across the city and onto Port Phillip Bay. In the early morning the breeze driven by temperatures in the mid to high 30’s, gusted...
December 2nd, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Seagull launches JRC ECDIS training module

Seagull launches JRC ECDIS training module
Roger Ringstad – MD Seagull AS Leading maritime training provider, Seagull, is proud to announce the release of an equipment specific training module for Japan Radio Co Ltd (JRC)’s ECDIS systems. Developed in close cooperation with JRC, one of the world’s leading ECDIS manufacturers, this latest...
December 2nd, 2013 | IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training, Shipmanagement | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc., takes delivery of caper “P.S.Palios “

Diana Shipping Inc., takes delivery of caper “P.S.Palios “
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES DELIVERY OF THE CAPESIZE DRY BULK CARRIER M/V P. S. PALIOS ATHENS, GREECE, December 2, 2013 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary,...
December 2nd, 2013 | Chartering, Fixtures, News, Ocean Shipping | Read More

Lax & Co welcomes Supreme Court victory over Sovcomflot

Lax & Co welcomes Supreme Court victory over Sovcomflot
MIKE Lax, senior partner of London shipping law firm Lax & Co LLP, has welcomed the decision of the English Supreme Court to refuse Russian state-owned shipping monolith Sovcomflot permission to appeal in the Fiona Trust case, thus bringing to an end litigation which has been rumbling on for eight...
December 2nd, 2013 | Bribery and Corruption, Legal | Read More

TASNEEF-RINA class first vessel

TASNEEF-RINA class first vessel
The “Energena” in dry dock Emirates classification society TASNEEF has classed its first commercial vessel. The 96, 214 dwt oil tanker Energena is jointly-classed with Italian classification society RINA. Yesterday His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of...
December 2nd, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

New Terntank tankers will feature the first Wärtsilä 2-stroke, low pressure, dual-fuel engines

Wärtsilä RT-flex50DF Wärtsilä Corporation, 2 December 2013 at 9 am EET Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading provider of innovative products, solutions and services, has announced that its new 2-stroke, low pressure, dual-fuel engine has been selected by Terntank Rederi A/S, the Denmark...
December 2nd, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

ClassNK and the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation Team Up to Support Maritime Research

ClassNK and the  “Maria Tsakos” Foundation Team Up to Support Maritime Research
Chairman Mitropoulos with Chairman and President Ueda exchange agreements – (Left) Mr. Efthymios Mitropoulos, Chairman of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation, Secretary General Emeritus of the IMO; (Right) Mr Noboru Ueda, Chairman and President of ClassNK The “Maria Tsakos”...
December 2nd, 2013 | Academia, Charity, Classification Societies, Climate, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Events, News, Oceanology, Pollution, Technology | Read More

Anne Carson wins the 2012 Criticos Prize for Antigonick

Anne Carson wins the 2012 Criticos Prize for Antigonick
The Athenaeum in London’s Pall Mall The award ceremony took place on Friday the 29th of November like last year at the magnificent Athenaeum’s Garden Room at Pall Mall.- George Rodopoulos, president of the London Hellenic Society welcomed the guest and introduced the event. Dr. Caroline Vout,...
December 2nd, 2013 | Awards, Books, Charity | Read More

Wärtsilä expands its portfolio with two new auxiliary engines

Wärtsilä expands its portfolio with two new auxiliary engines
Wärtsilä Auxpac 16 Wärtsilä Corporation,  2 December 2013 at 3 am EET – Wärtsilä,  the marine industry’s leading provider of innovative products, solutions and services, is expanding its engine portfolio with the introduction of two additional auxiliary engines, the Wärtsilä Auxpac...
December 2nd, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The Lure of the Indian Miniature: exquisite paintings from Rajasthan shown in London by curator Anita Kapur

The Lure of the Indian Miniature: exquisite paintings from Rajasthan shown in London by curator Anita Kapur
Riot of Colour. by Navneet Parekh. The Lure of the Indian Miniature: exquisite paintings from Rajasthan shown in London by curator Anita Kapur,  By James Brewer  Catch it while you can – the superb artistry of traditional painting in India is little practised these days, a victim of changes in village...
December 1st, 2013 | Art and auctions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More