Archive for January, 2014

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 – Tug and Tow Operations DATE: January 04, 2014 COUNTRY: Angola PORT: Soyo Tug and Tow Operations This notice serves to advise Owners, Operators, Agents and Masters of any ‘Tug and Tow’...
January 4th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF statement on the end of the Korea rail strike

ITF statement on the end of the Korea rail strike
The ITF HQ’s in London 3 January 2014 – The ITF has welcomed a settlement that has resulted in an end to indefinite strike action by its affiliate the Korean Railway Workers’ Union (KRWU), but has warned of the need for continued vigilance. The strikers returned to work on 31 December...
January 3rd, 2014 | HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Rail, Strikes | Read More

Market dips

Market dips
John Faraclas We did said it: 2014 will be the year of the upheavals… Again live from the studios of SBC TV in Athens earlier on this afternoon Friday the 3rd of January 2014 John Faraclas expressed his fears about the world shipping markets in its entirety. The year opened with the markets diving...
January 3rd, 2014 | Airline Industry, Chartering, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Maritime Tourism, News, Oil Industry, Ports & Terminals, Sales and Purchases, Ship Conversions, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Shiprepair, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Taxation, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | 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 – Pilotage within port * Angola, Soyo – Vessel Notice of Arrival * Singapore, Pasir Panjang – Revised details for underwater drilling & blasting DATE: January 03, 2014 COUNTRY:...
January 3rd, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

VIKING refits four NGSCO vessels with the unique Nadiro LRRS system

VIKING refits four NGSCO vessels with the unique Nadiro LRRS system
Anders Noergaard Lauridsen The National Gas Shipping Company (NGSCO) of Abu Dhabi makes no compromises on safety. New Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems (LRRS) are being installed well in advance of new IMO regulations coming into force this year. Dubai, UAE, January 2014 – The combination of the...
January 3rd, 2014 | IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

Goal-Based Standards (GBS) verification process is underway

Goal-Based Standards (GBS) verification process is underway
IMO audit teams will shortly be established to verify construction rules for bulk carriers and oil tankers of classification societies which act as recognized organizations (ROs), following the receipt of requests for verification by the 31 December 2013 deadline. A new SOLAS regulation II-1/3-10 on...
January 3rd, 2014 | Classification Societies, IACS | Read More

QinetiQ’s Paramarine ship & submersible design software supports University of British Columbia’s academic programme

QinetiQ’s Paramarine ship & submersible design software supports University of British Columbia’s academic programme
Portsmouth, UK – 3rd January 2014 – QinetiQ Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software has been selected by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) to support their academic programme. Paramarine will be used by students on a recently introduced Naval...
January 3rd, 2014 | Academia, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Alternative sources of debt finance for shipping…

Alternative sources of debt finance for shipping…
Jeremy Penn, Jim Davis and Simon Lew Alternative sources of debt finance for shipping: potential ways forward outlined in IMIF talk by Simon Lew of Norton Rose Fulbright Shipping may be able to adopt financing methods favoured in the aircraft sector, in its search for new routes to fund newbuilding projects. Among...
January 2nd, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMIF, Shipfinance | 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 – SOLAS, MARPOL amendments entered into force * Singapore, Singapore – Mooring/unmooring at mooring buoys at Tuas View * Australia, Newcastle – Notified Arrival Time * Australia, Port...
January 2nd, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The best shipping homework is done on the plane

The best shipping homework is done on the plane
WISTA-Cyprus president Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou “The best shipping homework is done on the plane” Despina Panayiotou Theodossiou of Cyprus has chosen – in addition to her job as CFOO in the shipping industry – to pursue a Blue MBA at CBS in Copenhagen. The large load of homework...
January 2nd, 2014 | Maritime Education and Training, People and Places, What Others Say, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

MOL News Highlights for 2013

MOL News Highlights for 2013
Koichi Muto TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the company’s top news stories for 2013 as follows: Business Structural Reforms (BSR) executed (January – March); Single-year management plan “RISE 2013” started (April) Transferred sales and vessel operations...
January 2nd, 2014 | Company Profiles, LNG, News | Read More

SOLAS, MARPOL amendments entered into force on 1 January 2014

SOLAS, MARPOL amendments entered into force on 1 January 2014
A number of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS),  the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)  and the 1988 Load Lines Protocol  entered into force or took effect from 1 January 2014.  The amendments cover passenger...
January 2nd, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, IMO, Pollution | 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: * Australia, Dampier – Tropical Cyclone Christine update (1 Jan 2014) DATE: January 01, 2014 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Dampier Tropical Cyclone Christine update (1 Jan 2014) Tropical Cyclone Christine has now...
January 1st, 2014 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Ports & Terminals | Read More