Archive for December, 2013

AWT’s BVS Onboard System is Now Integrated with UKHO’s ADMIRALTY e-Navigator

BVS Integrated with e-Navigator Simplifies Passage Planning SUNNYVALE, CALIF.,  December 12, 2013 – Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT), a leading provider of fleet optimization services and BVS onboard voyage management software, in conjunction with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office...
December 12th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Weather | Read More

Seahorse Club celebrates its 50th Anniversary: Annual Journalist Awards Winners Announced

Seahorse Club celebrates its 50th Anniversary:  Annual Journalist Awards Winners Announced
2013 is a very special year for the Seahorse Club as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary.  To mark the occasion a very special Christmas Party was held in London on Tuesday, 10th December which attracted many Seahorse supporters both old and new. In addition, two new Journalist Awards were launched;...
December 12th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Awards, Clubs, Press and Media | Read More

BALT Military EXPO 2014

BALT Military EXPO 2014
 13TH BALTIC MILITARY TRADE FAIR IN GDANSK, POLAND 24 – 26 June 2014 Gdansk | Poland BALT MILITARY EXPO 2014, the 13th dedicated trade fair in close co-operation with the Ministry of National Defence and the Command of the Polish Navy will take place from 24th to 26th June 2014 at Amberexpo...
December 12th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, 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: * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Relocation of Light Buoy “TC4” * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Repairs to private pier * Singapore, Singapore – Mooring/unmooring at Tuas View, off Temasek  Fairway *...
December 12th, 2013 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Wärtsilä to supply complete dual-fuel propulsion and LNG equipment for new German ferry

Wärtsilä to supply complete dual-fuel propulsion and LNG equipment for new German ferry
9-cylinder Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines each with an output of 1665 kW Wärtsilä Corporation, 12 December 2013 at 10 am EET – Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, will provide a full propulsion package for a new passenger ferry being built for...
December 12th, 2013 | News | Read More

Public listing of Atlantic Petroleum P/F at Oslo Børs

Public listing of Atlantic Petroleum P/F at Oslo Børs
Public listing of Atlantic Petroleum P/F at Oslo Børs Applied date: 25/11/2013 Accepted date: 04/12/2013 Listing date: 12/12/2013 Ticker: ATLA   Atlantic Petroleum is a North West Europe focused exploration and production (E&P) company with offshore oil and gas interests...
December 12th, 2013 | Energy, Oil Industry, Stock Markets | Read More

Greece Macro Monitor (11 Dec 2013): An Empirical Study on the Bank Lending Channel in Greece & the Euro area

Greece Macro Monitor (11 Dec 2013):  An Empirical Study on the Bank Lending Channel in Greece & the Euro area
Bank credit supply in Greece: determinants, recent developments and outlook This paper constitutes an update on our earlier study on the functionality on the monetary policy transmission mechanism and the bank lending channel in Greece and the euro area (see Monokroussos, M. and D. Thomakos, 2013a,...
December 12th, 2013 | Banking, Finance | Read More

Changes to the composition of the OBX Index from 20 December

Changes to the composition of the OBX Index from 20 December
12/12/2013 – Oslo Børs has performed the semi-annually revision of the composition of the OBX Index, which consist of the 25 most traded shares at Oslo Børs. From 20 December 2013 Golden Ocean Group (GOGL) and Opera Software (OPERA) will be added to the index, while Polarcus (PLCS) and Electromagnetic...
December 12th, 2013 | News, Stock Markets | Read More

ClassNK Releases Guidelines for Gas Fuelled Ships Ver.2

ClassNK Releases Guidelines for Gas Fuelled Ships Ver.2
ClassNK Releases Guidelines for Gas Fuelled Ships Ver.2 Safety Measures for the Use of Natural Gas as Ship Fuel Tokyo –Leading classification society (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has released its second version of the Guidelines for Gas Fuelled Ships. This updated version reflects the requirements...
December 12th, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

Bestobell targets China for international expansion

Bestobell targets China for international expansion
 Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), had a great response from delegates at Marintec (3-6 December), the largest marine trade show in Asia, where the company demonstrated its expertise in supplying cryogenic valves to the international shipbuilding industry. The company...
December 12th, 2013 | LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Public listing of Link Mobility Group ASA at Oslo Axess

Public listing of Link Mobility Group ASA at Oslo Axess
Public listing of Link Mobility Group ASA at Oslo Axess Applied date: 23/10/2013 Accepted date: 20/11/2013 Listing date: 12/12/2013 Ticker: LINK   LINK Mobility is a leading provider of mobile solutions and mobile services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, with 19 years...
December 12th, 2013 | Stock Markets | Read More

Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 recognises PVI as the UK’s 5th fastest growing private company

Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 recognises PVI as the UK’s 5th fastest growing private company
Protection Group International subsidiary and leading provider of private maritime security named as the UK’s 5th highest level of sales growth over past three years LONDON,  12 DECEMBER, 2013: Protection Vessels International (PVI), part of Protection Group International (PGI) and the world’s...
December 12th, 2013 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

ITIC says broker follow-up is vital in fluctuating markets

ITIC says broker follow-up is vital in fluctuating markets
ITIC says that the failure of shipbrokers to follow up on time-sensitive messages can have serious financial consequences, particularly in fluctuating spot markets. In its latest Claims Review, ITIC cites the case of a ship fixed for a trip time charter for two voyages, with an option for a third. The...
December 12th, 2013 | Chartering, Disputes, Fixtures, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

The second Arctic Shipping Conference…

The second Arctic Shipping Conference…
John Carlton PROGRAMME AND THEME ANNOUNCED FOR 2ND ARCTIC SHIPPING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE The Arctic is the new and challenging frontier with its opportunities for both general shipping and offshore support vessels servicing the emerging and growing energy sector. Speakers from Finland, France, Germany,...
December 11th, 2013 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, IMarEST | Read More

Follow settlements to the rescue

Andrew Bandurka The Thai floods of 2011 have, by virtue of their widespread impact over time and area, thrown up many apparent tensions between, for example, aggregation principles embodied in 72-hour clauses, on the one hand, and occurrence definitions on the other. Typically, these tensions have arisen...
December 11th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

HELMEPA’s marine environment campaign closes successfully in the city of Nafplio

HELMEPA’s marine environment campaign closes successfully in the city of Nafplio
Students are guided through the Exhibition HELMEPA’s environmental activities undertaken in the City of Nafplio and under the auspices of the Municipality were completed yesterday, Tuesday 10 December. In what was an especially pleasing result, the local educational community warmly embraced the activities...
December 11th, 2013 | Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Paintings and Sculpture | 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 – Kiel Canal waiting times update (11 Dec 13) * United States, New York, NewYork – Vessel transits beneath Bayonne Bridge * India, Pirpau – Priority berthing for LPG carriers *...
December 11th, 2013 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ISAF Match Race Rankings – 11 December 2013

Wednesday 11 December 2013 Taylor Canfield (ISV) holds top spot in the Open Rankings for the fourth consecutive release whilst Lucy Macgregor (GBR) holds World #1 in the Women’s Rankings. Open Rankings Taylor Canfield (ISV) showed why he is World #1 in the Open Ranking after taking the |ISAF Match...
December 11th, 2013 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Japanese unions win decade-long battle for public transport

Japanese unions win decade-long battle for public transport
Diet of Japan   Transport unions in Japan won a long-fought battle to implement better public transport legislation – after more than ten years of struggle. Thanks to the struggle of the Japanese Council of Transport Workers’ Unions (KOUN-ROKYO), to which many ITF affiliates belong, the Basic...
December 11th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings Greece holds successful customer training session

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings Greece holds successful customer training session
  Course attendees with Mr George Petkovski (3rd from left) and Mr Tassos Kaklamanis (2nd from right) ACHARNAI, Greece, 11 December 2013 – PPG Greece has reported huge success with its first ever customer training initiative, with 55 customers from 25 Greek shipping companies attending the...
December 11th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

BMT Defence Services applies NAPA Softaware in the design of new logistics and support vessel

“NAPA for Design” solution applied as part of US$ 220 million Norwegian Defense Logistics Organisation contract HELSINKI – December 11, 2013: Naval design and engineering company BMT Defence Services Ltd today announced that it has applied a software package created by leading maritime...
December 11th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Atlantic Petroleum and Link Mobility Group to be listed on Thursday 12 December

Atlantic Petroleum and Link Mobility Group to be listed on Thursday 12 December
11/12/2013 – The listings of Atlantic Petroleum and Link Mobility Group bring the number of companies admitted to listing on the Oslo Børs marketplaces in 2013 to 12. Representatives from the Atlantic Petroleum will ring the bell at 09:00 AM and will then give a short presentation of the...
December 11th, 2013 | Energy, IT and Communications, Stock Markets | Read More

Specialised Fishing Vessel Chooses MAN 32/44CR Power Solution

Specialised Fishing Vessel Chooses MAN 32/44CR Power Solution
Graphic rendering of the Kvannøy (courtesy Hansen Dahl) Norwegian shipping company, Nyholmen AS, has chosen MAN main and auxiliary four-stroke engines to power the ‘Kvannøy’, an advanced, 77.25-m purse seiner/trawler. The vessel will be constructed at the Karstensens shipyard in Skagen, Denmark...
December 11th, 2013 | Fisheries, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

ClassNK Tanker Expert Appointed Chairman of Tanker Structure Co-operative Forum

ClassNK Tanker Expert Appointed Chairman of Tanker Structure Co-operative Forum
Tokyo – The Tanker Structure Co-operative Forum (TSCF) has elected Hayato Suga as its next Chairman at a recent Steering Committee Meeting. Hayato Suga is the General Manager of ClassNK’s Natural Resources and Energy Department and one of ClassNK’s foremost experts on tanker vessels. The TSCF was...
December 11th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Tankers | Read More

HSH Nordbank finances Karstadt department store for Meyer Bergman

HSH Nordbank finances Karstadt department store for Meyer Bergman
HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank finances the acquisition of the Karstadt department store at Hermannplatz in Berlin-Neukölln (Germany) for Meyer Bergman. The building has been pur-chased by the London-based manager’s second value-add fund, Meyer Bergman European Retail Partners II (MBERP II). The 90, 000...
December 11th, 2013 | Banking, Finance | Read More