Archive for December, 2013

Hungary’s second city Debrecen wings onto the UK tourist radar…

Hungary’s second city Debrecen wings onto the UK tourist radar…
elegant Kossuth Square. Debrecen Hungary’s second city Debrecen wings onto the UK tourist radar, thanks to regular air-link from London,  By James Brewer Hungary’s second largest city, Debrecen, is flying into tourist prominence generated by direct air connections from London and the Netherlands. This...
December 17th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Country Profiles, Holidays, News, Reports, Sports, 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: * India, Cochin – Special dredging levy * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction & marine site investigation SW of airport * Australia, Darwin – East Arm Wharf container crane update * Australia,...
December 17th, 2013 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

APM Terminals joins ICHCA International as premium member

APM Terminals joins ICHCA International as premium member
London, 17.12.13 – ICHCA International Ltd, the NGO association dedicated to improving safety, security, sustainability and productivity across the global cargo handling chain, has announced that international container terminal operator APM Terminals has become a premium member. Headquartered in The...
December 17th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Safe port warranties and knock-for-knock

Safe port warranties and knock-for-knock
Paul Dean, partner Holman Fenwick Willan In the recent decision in the Ocean Victory1, the English Commercial Court held charterers liable for US$138 million for breach of a safe port warranty in their charterparty. Offshore charterparties typically also include such warranties, but to what extent can...
December 17th, 2013 | Chartering, Legal, Ports & Terminals | Read More

BIFA backs Airports Commission’s recommendations

BIFA backs Airports Commission’s recommendations
Following today’s interim report by the Airports Commission on airport capacity in the UK, the trade association for UK freight forwarders and logistics service providers has backed the report’s proposal that the UK must push ahead with expansion of capacity with new runways at Heathrow and Gatwick,...
December 17th, 2013 | Associations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

PTSD “twice as high” in private security workers than UK Military

PTSD “twice as high” in private security workers than UK Military
  Professor Greenberg Rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are much higher in private security contractors than in UK military personnel according to a new report – which also identified that private security workers are offered little psychological support. The RAND Corporation has...
December 17th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Military | Read More

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen new Maritime president in DNV GL

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen new Maritime president in DNV GL
  Knut Oerbeck Nilssen DNV GL Group – Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen is appointed president in DNV GL Maritime. Ørbeck-Nilssen will take on the role as president from 1 January 2014. He will be member of the Executive Committee and operate out of Hamburg. Tor E. Svensen, CEO DNV GL Maritime, says...
December 17th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, HR | Read More

The “HELMEPA Junior” program celebrates 20 years of operation

The “HELMEPA Junior” program celebrates 20 years of operation
Meeting of the HELMEPA Junior Board of Representatives for the 2012-2013 school year. Schoolchildren, parents, teachers and Coordinators for School Activities from all over Greece, together with HELMEPA’s Chairman, Board Members and staff celebrated the 20th anniversary of the “HELMEPA Junior”...
December 17th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Charity, Environment | Read More

Sovcomflot concludes USD 316 million, 10 year project non-recourse credit facility

Sovcomflot concludes USD 316 million, 10 year project non-recourse credit facility
From the signing ceremony OAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is pleased to announce that it has signed a new USD 316 million 10 year credit facility with a consortium of three leading international banks: ING Bank N.V. (ING) of the Netherlands; KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH (KfW) of Germany and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking...
December 17th, 2013 | Banking, Energy, LNG, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance | Read More

Specialist operator chooses MacGregor heavy-lift electric cranes for two multi-purpose vessels

Specialist operator chooses MacGregor heavy-lift electric cranes for two multi-purpose vessels
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 17 DECEMBER 2013 AT 10 AM (EET)     MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a contract to deliver four 250-tonne heavy-lift electric cranes to two 12, 000 dwt multi-purpose vessels for a Danish operator Nordana. As part of a fleet refurbishment plan, the long-established Danish...
December 17th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

theBRIDGE – Issue 3

theBRIDGE – Issue 3
SAMI advises: Welcome to this edition of theBRIDGE, the quarterly magazine from The Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI). This end of year issue finds us reflecting on the year passed and the security trends and analysis, but also to look ahead to 2014. One key element of maritime security...
December 17th, 2013 | Books, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

ESPO puts forward compromise proposal in view of the trialogue on Clean fuel Strategy

ESPO puts forward compromise proposal in view of the trialogue on Clean fuel Strategy
Isabelle Ryckbost On 17 December, the Council, European Parliament and Commission are coming together for a first trialogue meeting  in view of reaching a first reading agreement on the proposed directive for the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. Two of the issues under discussion are...
December 17th, 2013 | LNG, Ports & Terminals | Read More

DSV seeks higher levels of managing safely

DSV seeks higher levels of managing safely
Freight forwarding and logistics company DSV understands the importance of operational excellence and seven people from across the three DSV divisions have just completed an intensive health and safety course accredited by the Institute of Occupational Health & Safety (IOSH). The four day course,...
December 17th, 2013 | Health and Safety, Logistics | Read More

Seacurus says seafarers should be protected now against risk of unpaid wages

Seacurus says seafarers should be protected now against risk of unpaid wages
Tom Brown Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus says that reported doubts about the insurance industry’s ability to insure the liability for unpaid wages of abandoned seafarers under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 are inaccurate and ill-founded. It is already an agreed principle under...
December 17th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, ILO, Labour Disputes, Legal, Shipmanagement | Read More

Gibdock prepares five-star floating hotel

Gibdock prepares five-star floating hotel
The “Sunborn Gibraltar” The 189-room five-star floating hotel Sunborn Gibraltar is due to welcome its first guests in February 2014, after Gibraltar shipyard Gibdock drew on its extensive cruise ship expertise to undertake hull blasting and coating work.   Despite its role as a tourist...
December 17th, 2013 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, News, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | 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: * Singapore, Pasir Panjang – Drilling/blasting at Pasir Panjang Terminal,  Phase 3&4 * Indonesia, Merak Petroleum Base – Terminal holidays over Christmas/New Year * Egypt, Suez Canal – Vessels...
December 16th, 2013 | Bunkering, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

December Statistics Brief – Global Transport Trends in Perspective

The International Transport Forum is pleased to present a special issue of the ITF’s Statistics Brief. As the year draws to a close, this latest edition throws a data-based spotlight on some of the annual trends for passenger and freight transport across the different modes. Viewers can download the...
December 16th, 2013 | Trade and Commerce | Read More

ITF delegation in South Korea finds union repression leads to safety problems

ITF delegation in South Korea finds union repression leads to safety problems
The ITF HQ’s in London 16 December 2013 – A high-level International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) delegation is in South Korea to support the national rail strike organised by its affiliate, the Korean Railway Workers Union (KRWU). The delegation believes that the current rail strike...
December 16th, 2013 | News | Read More

Global affiliates unite to support Korean unions

Global affiliates unite to support Korean unions
Filipino workers show solidarity with those on strike in South Korea 16 December 2013 – ITF activists have mobilised in support of striking Korean rail workers, who are experiencing severe government retaliation during their strike, which started on 9 December . Reportedly, charges have already...
December 16th, 2013 | HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Rail, Strikes | Read More

Seismic Vessel Polarcus Naila to be refitted at Shipdock Amsterdam

Seismic Vessel Polarcus Naila to be refitted at  Shipdock Amsterdam
Polarcus Naila – Seismic Vessel to be refitted at Shipdock Amsterdam Ship repair and conversion yard Shipdock Amsterdam, part of Damen Shipyards Group, received a contract for the propulsion upgrade of the 3D Seismic Vessel ‘Polarcus Naila’. The ultra-modern vessel will arrive at Shipdock in...
December 16th, 2013 | Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

PPG plans for future environmental standards with range of high performance copper-free antifouling coatings

PPG plans for future environmental standards with range of high performance copper-free antifouling coatings
Latest addition to the SIGMA NEXEON™ range is designed to provide superior fouling protection and meet future environmental standards Amsterdam, The Netherlands,  16 December 2013. PPG Protective & Marine Coatings (PPG) is taking the lead in future proof marine coatings with a range of copper-free...
December 16th, 2013 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Norwegian Player to Power LNGCs with ME-GI

Norwegian Player to Power LNGCs with ME-GI
Adoption of dual-fuel, low-speed engine type by market grows apace Knutsen OAS Shipping, the Norwegian shipping company, has placed an order for 2 × 2 7G70ME-GI engines in connection with the building of two 176, 300 m3 capacity LNG carriers. The specified engines are also based on MAN Diesel &...
December 16th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The Shipping Industry must continue to take reasonable security measures through the Suez Canal

The Shipping Industry must continue to take reasonable security measures through the Suez Canal
Manchester UK – Shipowners and Charterers should continue to take normal precautionary security measures when transiting through the Suez Canal, said Andrew Varney, Managing Director Port2Port Maritime Security in a recent webcast discussion: “Is the Suez Canal Safe for Shipping?” (http://goo.gl/GIpcYp)...
December 16th, 2013 | Canals, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

ARI Simulation unveils world’s most advanced immersive simulation suite for NUSI Offshore Training Institute

ARI Simulation unveils world’s most advanced immersive simulation suite for NUSI Offshore Training Institute
360 deg offshore bridge simulator Leading provider of simulation training systems delivers unique solution for new Mumbai integrated offshore education facility Delhi, December 16, 2013. ARI Simulation has delivered a complete suite of integrated offshore simulators to the NUSI Offshore Training Institute...
December 16th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Technical, Technology | Read More

Wärtsilä AQUARIUS®EC Ballast Water Management System granted Type Approval

Wärtsilä AQUARIUS®EC Ballast Water Management System granted Type Approval
Image of Wärtsilä AQUARIUS®EC Ballast Water Management System Wärtsilä Corporation, December 2013 at 10 am EET – Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading provider of innovative products, solutions and services, has today announced that itsWärtsilä AQUARIUS®EC (Electro-Chlorination)...
December 16th, 2013 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More