Archive for December, 2013

Marseilles Fos renews UNCTAD training agreement

Marseilles Fos renews UNCTAD training agreement
From the signing ceremony The Marseilles Fos port authority has signed a five-year renewal of its agreement with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to provide management training for ports in French-speaking Africa. The collaboration dates from 1996 and runs within UNCTAD’s...
December 23rd, 2013 | Events, Ports & Terminals, UN | Read More

Fugro awarded five-year positioning contract by DOF ASA

Fugro awarded five-year positioning contract by DOF ASA
Fugro has won a contract from DOF ASA for the provision of precise satellite positioning for the entire DOF fleet of more than 70 vessels globally. The contract is valid for a firm five years with two optional years and also includes the new vessels in DOF’s continuously expanding fleet. DOF is one...
December 23rd, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Severe weather warning for the West European Waters

Severe weather warning for the West European Waters
An extensive low pressure system is centered near Iceland and will dominate on the North Atlantic Ocean coming 10 days. The low is expected to affect the Bay of Biscay and waters outside the Channel with severe conditions in the coming week. Periods with sign sea 8-11m and maximum wave height 17m is...
December 22nd, 2013 | Breaking News, Ports & Terminals, Weather | 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: 22 December 2013-4 January 2014 DATE: December 21, 2013 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 22 December 2013-4 January 2014 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks...
December 21st, 2013 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Camposol Holding to be delisted from Oslo Axess

20/12/2013 – Oslo Børs has decided to delist the shares of Camposol Holding Plc. The last day of listing will be be 20 December 2013. Oslo Børs has received an application from Morpol ASA for delisting of the company’s shares. Pursuant to Continuing Obligations section 15.1 (4) cf Stock...
December 20th, 2013 | Stock Markets | Read More

Right to Sue for Unpaid Deposit

Right to Sue for Unpaid Deposit
Miranda Karali The use of deposits is an ordinary incident of  commercial life and shipping is no exception.  Every buyer knows that, once he has entered into a  contract which provides for a deposit and does not perform it, he will be liable to pay that deposit (or lose it if already paid). The buyers...
December 20th, 2013 | BIMCO, Legal, Sales and Purchases | 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 – Canal waiting times update (12:50 on 20 December) * South Africa, Cape Town – Possible delays * United States, Houston, Texas – MARPOL Reception Facility Inadequacies * Panama,...
December 20th, 2013 | Canals, Environment, Holidays, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

A multi-billion dollar challenge…

A multi-billion dollar challenge…
Dr Tim Jones of Future Agenda, author Prof Ruth Taplin and Graham Morgan of Kingston Smith A multi-billion dollar challenge: global risks and opportunities investigated in new book ‘Intellectual Property Valuation and Innovation’,  By James Brewer What is it that is often invisible but may be worth...
December 20th, 2013 | Books | Read More

Port of the month: Port of Barcelona

Port of the month: Port of Barcelona
Port of Barcelona tcb Juanjo Martnez. Thursday, 19 December 2013 15:53 This month, ESPO is happy to present you the port of Barcelona, which is the port of the current ESPO Chairman Santiago Garcia-Milà. Can you present us the port of Barcelona? Barcelona is Spain’s main port for international traffic,...
December 20th, 2013 | Awards, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Interim Report on MOL COMFORT Casualty Released

Interim Report on MOL COMFORT Casualty Released
The fore part of the former “MOL Comfort” on fire and a fire fighting tug trying to put the fire off – photo credits The Indian Navy Tokyo – Following the loss of the container vessel MOL COMFORT on 17 June 2013, ClassNK established a special Casualty Investigation Team in order to...
December 20th, 2013 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships Notice of Race Published

Friday 20 December 2013 – With just over 260 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships the Notice of Race has been published. Santander will be a hive of sailing activity from 8-21 September 2014 with all ten Olympic events racing for World Championship...
December 20th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

ISAF Offshore Special Regulations 2014-15 Published

ISAF Offshore Special Regulations 2014-15 Published
Friday 20 December 2013 – The 2014-15 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations have been published on the ISAF website with an amendment sheet outlining changes in the new edition. The ISAF Offshore Special Regulations (www.sailing.org/specialregs) are used by race organisers to provide uniform minimum...
December 20th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Latest from Diana Containerships Inc.,

Latest from Diana Containerships Inc.,
The containership  M/V Sagitta Diana Containerships Inc Announces direct continuation of timecharter agreement for m/v “Sagitta” with A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S and completion of sale of a panamax container vessel with delivery to her new owners. ATHENS, GREECE, December 20, 2013 – Diana Containerships...
December 20th, 2013 | Container shipping, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

AKD hails landmark European Court of Justice ruling

AKD hails landmark European Court of Justice ruling
ROTTERDAM-based law firm AKD says a recent landmark decision of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg definitively puts its weight behind forum shopping to limit liability under the CMR Convention in carrier-friendly countries. This is a boon to the Dutch jurisdiction and specifically comes at...
December 20th, 2013 | Legal | Read More

A time of celebration and reflection

A time of celebration and reflection
Ian Millen and David Randell A time of celebration and reflection,  By Martine Frost, Jeanius Consulting This year, the London Chapter of the Propeller Club of the United States held its Christmas Lunch at the Naval Club in London. Over 30 members and guests came together for drinks, good food and lively...
December 20th, 2013 | Charity, Clubs, Events, People and Places | Read More

IACS Council adopts new harmonised Common Structural Rules

IACS Council adopts new harmonised Common Structural Rules
Roberto P. Cazzulo At its 68th session of the IACS Council meeting, held on 18-19 December in London: IACS has unanimously adopted new harmonised Common Structural Rules (CSR) for oil tankers and bulk carriers. The new rules will apply to all oil tankers over 150 m and bulk carriers over 90 m in length...
December 20th, 2013 | Classification Societies, IACS | Read More

Navis builds on Singapore success

Navis builds on Singapore success
The “Resolution” berthed during the ceremony Navis Engineering has completed work on its latest project involving fast-growing Singaporean offshore specialist Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO), following the commissioning of the DP2 system on board the 70m ROV and diving support vessel Resolution....
December 20th, 2013 | Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

At a UK wartime airfield, heroism of Special Operations Executive women finally is honoured

At a UK wartime airfield, heroism of Special Operations Executive women finally is honoured
Prince Charles is invited to unveil the memorial At a UK wartime airfield, heroism of Special Operations Executive women finally is honoured,  By James Brewer Seventy years after risking their lives behind enemy lines, the memory of 75 female agents who spied for Britain during World War II has been...
December 20th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Books, Events, Military, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

WISTA-Hellas paves the way

WISTA-Hellas paves the way
Rea Metropoulou introducing the event It is the fourth event of the day – following the Piraeus Marine Club, RINA and DNV GL receptions earlier on,  and it was a must attend given, not just that we are one of the media supporters of WISTA Hellas, nor that we are visiting Greece this season, but...
December 19th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

A warming welcome takes the chill off the evening at Russian insurer Rosgosstrakh’s fifth London reception

A warming welcome takes the chill off the evening at Russian insurer Rosgosstrakh’s fifth London reception
Rosgosstrakh team: Igor Kulikov, Dina Dominova, Liubov Balakireva, Olga Lazovskaya, Konstantin Rogach, Natalia Gromova, Egor Kanunnikov Executives of leading Russian insurance group Rosgosstrakh (known as RGS for short) thawed the evening chill as they welcomed 100 guests from all branches of the marine...
December 19th, 2013 | Events, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Mexico-based reinsurer Patria Re opens marketing office in London

Mexico-based reinsurer Patria Re opens marketing office in London
Danny Maleary, chief executive of Ambant Underwriting Services Mexico-based reinsurer Patria Re opens marketing office in London, supported by Ambant Underwriting Services,  By James Brewer Mexico City-headquartered reinsurance specialist Patria Re has launched a presence in the Lloyd’s and London...
December 19th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Globecomm Maritime keeps seafarers in touch with Access Chat Crew

Globecomm Maritime keeps seafarers in touch with Access Chat Crew
Free trials of high quality, low bandwidth video, voice chat and instant messaging solution available to mariners over holiday season. Cedar Knolls, NJ. Globecomm Maritime, a leading provider of maritime communications solutions, is bringing crew closer to their friends and families with the launch of...
December 19th, 2013 | IT and Communications | Read More

Maritime Authority of Jamaica conducts island-wide survey

Maritime Authority of Jamaica conducts island-wide survey
Admiral Peter Brady Jamaica is embarking on a country-wide survey of all the commercial and domestic vessels in its waters to ensure it has accurate data on its maritime community. The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), as Jamaica’s marine administration, has among its roles, obligations to provide...
December 19th, 2013 | Flags, Regulatory | 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 – Canal transit waiting times update (1800 on 19 Dec) * Singapore, Pasir Panjang – Dredging off Pasir Panjang Terminal * Egypt, Suez Canal – Presentation of oil tanker documents DATE:...
December 19th, 2013 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

LRQA Greece approves first private maritime security company

LRQA Greece approves first private maritime security company
Lloyd’s Register Panayiotis Kamarados, John Kalafatis and Apostolos Poulovassilis and from Diaplous Maritime Services Anthony Papaioannou, Constantinos Karlis and Manolis Lazaridis LRQA Greece approves first private maritime security company – Diaplous Maritime Services – to ISO/PAS 28007 LRQA...
December 19th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Events, Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory | Read More