Archive for December, 2013

Commission adopts new measures to reduce air pollution

Commission adopts new measures to reduce air pollution
Ship air pollution Thursday, 19 December 2013 – Yesterday, the Commission adopted the Clean Air Policy Package that contains new measures to reduce air pollution. The package updates existing legislation and further reduces harmful emissions from industry, traffic, energy plants and agriculture,...
December 19th, 2013 | Environment, European Union, Pollution | Read More

ITF slams treatment of Honduran dockworkers

ITF slams treatment of Honduran dockworkers
19 December 2013 – The ITF protested against rights violations endured by ITF affiliates in Puerto Cortés in a letter to the President of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, on 4 December. Workers have suffered numerous assaults against their rights in recent months. Back in February, Internal Container...
December 19th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

NI CEO joins WMU for 30th anniversary

NI CEO joins WMU for 30th anniversary
Philip Wake (left) with WMU Associate Professor Dr Ilias Visvikis. In November, Nautical Institute chief executive Philip Wake was honoured to be a guest of the World Maritime University at its 30th Anniversary Dinner and Graduation of the Class of 2013. The Class consisted of 106 Master degree students...
December 19th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Maritime Education and Training, The Nautical Institute | Read More

NordiKmaritime delivers fortnightly European coastal service for project cargoes

NordiKmaritime delivers fortnightly European coastal service for project  cargoes
NordiKmaritime’s fortnightly shipping service between Bilbao and Esbjerg is  being enhanced to accommodate inducement calls at ports en route. The Bilbao-based shipping line says that calls to ports such as Nantes, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Tilbury, Bremen and Hamburg, as well as to other...
December 19th, 2013 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

DNV GL’s double splash

DNV GL’s double splash
Did I hear you talk about vibrant events in Piraeus this Christmas…? you are about to  know …err read of what happened at 5 Aetolikou Street with two class society groups; their celebrations exceeding any previous record! With easy access and no further parking problems following RINA’s event...
December 19th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More

RINA’s special festive menu lift the festive season’s spirits

RINA’s special festive menu lift the festive season’s spirits
At its new premises on the sixth floor at 5 Aetolikou Street at the heart of Piraeus Passenger’s Ship Terminal – so that all its surveyors can …overlook their clients ships given the great percentage RINA controls in the Greek market, Spyros Zolotas RINA’s area Manager for Greece and Cyprus...
December 19th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More

The Piraeus Marine Club’s Christmas Do…

The Piraeus Marine Club’s Christmas Do…
Andreas Callitsis …greeting or …being greeted by Kate Viena, Olga Micha and Vasso Sella as he enters the club … was the first one from the four attended today – a full program showing the world that Greece’s Shipping continues despite the various hick-ups…local and international…...
December 19th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Clubs, Events, People and Places | Read More

Otesat-Maritel adds ECDIS by MARIS AS to its products portfolio

Otesat-Maritel adds ECDIS by MARIS AS to its products portfolio
Otesat-Maritel, a member of the OTE Group, one of the largest telecommunications group in SE Europe, is pleased to announce its cooperation with MARIS AS and the addition of ECDIS from MARIS AS to the products and services in its Bridge Equipment portfolio. Installation of over 7, 500 ECDIS from MARIS...
December 19th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Trinity House 500th anniversary milestone

Trinity House 500th anniversary milestone
The Trinity House building at night THE CORPORATION OF TRINITY HOUSE CELEBRATES 500th ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE  On 20th May, 1514 , a young King Henry VIII granted a Royal Charter to a fraternity of mariners called the Guild of the Holy Trinity “so that they might regulate the pilotage of ships in the...
December 19th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Associations, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Optimised voyage planning in PC Maritime ECDIS

Optimised voyage planning in PC Maritime ECDIS
PC Maritime’s Navmaster ECDIS is able to combine with MeteoGroup’s SPOS weather routing service to provide optimised voyage planning.  Navigating officers can create a route in Navmaster and load it into SPOS for optimisation.  Weather limits, speed profile, bunker profile, voyage speed, fixed...
December 19th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Bureau Veritas’ magnificent 500…

Bureau Veritas’ magnificent 500…
A view of the main hall; a full house! In less than a month, following the successful Beaujolais event in London’s Trinity House, another full house, this time in Piraeus – home of the world’s biggest shipping fleet, was recorded at Bureau Veritas’ premises! In festive mood the 500 plus strong...
December 18th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, People and Places, Regulatory, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Shiprepair, Social Columns, Technical, Technology | 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: * Angola, Soyo – Speed limit within port * United States, Delaware Bay, Delaware – Operation Right Speed to reduce whale strikes * Australia, all ports – Holiday stoppages at Australian ports *...
December 18th, 2013 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Contract Makes First Commercial ME-LGI Engine Reality

Contract Makes First Commercial ME-LGI Engine Reality
Electronic LGI (Liquid Gas Injection), methanol-powered engine fills niche segment and delivers green emissions Vancouver-based Waterfront Shipping has confirmed its Methanol Carrier Project for a series of 50, 000-dwt methanol carriers, each powered by an MAN B&W ME-LGI main engine running on methanol....
December 18th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

FONASBA Publishes Lima Declaration

FONASBA Publishes Lima Declaration
FONASBA officially launched its “Lima Declaration” at the 2013 Annual Meeting held in Lima, Peru. This document is an appeal to governments, regulators and the maritime industry to recognise the value of education, professional standards and quality service in the fields of ship agency and shipbroking...
December 18th, 2013 | Associations, Regulatory, Sales and Purchases, Ship Agencies, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Acts of man make unhappy reading in 2013

Acts of man make unhappy reading in 2013
Wednesday  18 Dec 2013 – Manmade catastrophes can devastate communities, cause widespread economic losses and break businesses’ reputations (source: Lloyd’s of London).- After the human and economic loss wrought by SuperTyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines and also the tornadoes in the American...
December 18th, 2013 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Ethiopian aviation union takes another giant step in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Ethiopian aviation union takes another giant step in the fight against HIV/AIDS
18 December 2013 – The ITF-affiliated Ethiopian Transport and Communication Workers Federation (ETWCF) announced the launch of a joint HIV/AIDS fund this week at the ITF Africa regional HIV seminar for civil aviation unions. Ten aviation union leaders from seven countries attended the seminar,...
December 18th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

ICS calls for understanding from port state control on seafarer security training certification

ICS calls for understanding from  port state control on seafarer security training certification
Peter Hinchliffe The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has raised concerns with governments about preparations worldwide for issuing tens of thousands of seafarers with new certificates for security-related training by 1 January, as required by the 2010 amendments to the IMO Convention on Standards...
December 18th, 2013 | International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

MODEC, Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation to Proceed with the Ultra-Deepwater FPSO Chartering Project

MODEC, Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation to Proceed with the Ultra-Deepwater FPSO Chartering Project for Carioca Area of Brazilian Offshore Pre-Salt Oil Field  MODEC, Inc. (“MODEC, ” head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; president: Toshiro Miyazaki), Mitsui...
December 18th, 2013 | Energy | Read More

Shipping confidence hits three-year high

Shipping confidence hits three-year high
  Richard Greiner Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry rose to their highest level for more than three years over the three-month period to November 2013, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. There was...
December 18th, 2013 | Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Rickmers-Linie carries Linde coldboxes to Saudi Arabia

Rickmers-Linie carries Linde coldboxes to Saudi Arabia
“Rickmers Chennai seen in Bremen when loading the two coldboxes for Jubail in November.” Photo: Hero Lang Components for industrial plants are regularly shipped on board Rickmers-Linie’s heavy lift multi-purpose vessels, supporting supply chains for a wide range of industries. In November, Rickmers-Linie...
December 18th, 2013 | Container shipping, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Ecospeed agent appointed in Denmark

Ecospeed agent appointed in Denmark
NIELSEN MARINE APS, based in Hirtshals, has been appointed as the Danish agent for the ECOSPEED and ECOSHIELD underwater hull coating manufacturer Hydrex. As an official ECOSPEED and ECOSHIELD representative, NIELSEN MARINE APS will support Hydrex sales in mainly the Danish shipping, shipbuilding and...
December 18th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

ClassNK Issues Ship Recycling Certification to Jiangsu Changrong Steel Co. Ltd.

ClassNK Issues Ship Recycling Certification to Jiangsu Changrong Steel Co. Ltd.
Jiangsu – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has issued a Statement of Compliance (SOC) to Jiangsu Changrong Steel Co. Ltd. (CEO: Yung Wai Ching) in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships,...
December 18th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Ship Demolitions | Read More

HSH Nordbank strengthens its position in USD business with USD 700 million funding

HAMBURG/KIEL With a wholesale secured financing transaction jointly arranged and executed with Citigroup, HSH Nordbank strengthens its position in the important USD-based lending business. OCEAN FUNDING 2013 raises up to USD 700 million for HSH Nordbank. The transaction is collateralized with a portfolio...
December 18th, 2013 | Banking, Shipfinance | Read More

PEMA makes appointments to its environment and technology committees

PEMA makes appointments to its environment and technology committees
PEMA – Port Equipment Manufacturers Association – Dec 18, 2013 09:10 GMT The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has appointed a new Chair and Vice Chairs to its environment and technology committees, two of the three PEMA bodies that drive the association’s work in providing...
December 18th, 2013 | Associations, Company Profiles, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Lloyd’s Register’s Christmas and New Year open house celebration…

Lloyd’s Register’s Christmas and New Year open house celebration…
Captain Panagiotis N. Tsakos with Apostolos Poulovassilis Down Town Piraeus earlier this afternoon, at its Akti Miaouli premises, Apostolos Poulovassilis, EMEA regional manager, together with the management and staff of Lloyd’s Register Piraeus and members from the society’s UK head quarters,...
December 17th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Charity, Classification Societies, Clubs, Company Profiles, Events, People and Places, Technical, Technology | Read More