Archive for January, 2014

A new era of disaster modelling

A new era of disaster modelling
The insurance industry’s ability to model the potential impact of natural disasters around the world has been advanced by the launch of an open source framework that’s backed by Lloyd’s and a community of well-known (re)insurers and brokers. (source: Lloyd’s of London ) Oasis Loss Modelling...
January 30th, 2014 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Insurance and Reinsurance, Weather | Read More

UKHO Launches Large-Scale Routeing Chart for Vietnam, Indonesia and the Malacca Strait

UKHO Launches Large-Scale Routeing Chart for Vietnam, Indonesia and the Malacca Strait
30 January 2014 – UKHO Launches Large-Scale Routeing Chart for Vietnam, Indonesia and the Malacca Strait. Routeing Chart 5141- ‘Malacca Strait to Marshall Islands’ – adds to UKHO’s upgraded suite of navigational products for Vietnam The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office...
January 30th, 2014 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

Damen Shiprepair Brest wins double order from Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers

Damen Shiprepair Brest wins double order from Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers
Damen Shiprepair Brest (France) received a booking for the dry-docking and repairs of two shuttle tankers managed by Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers A/S. The 88, 109 GRT sister vessels Karen Knutsen and Sallie Knutsen expect to arrive end February and Middle of March respectively. Damen Brest’s Managing...
January 30th, 2014 | News, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical | Read More

Let’s Cleanup Europe

Let’s Cleanup Europe
European Cleanup Day: Saturday 10 May 2014 “Let’s Cleanup Europe” Every year, millions of tons of litter pollute our seas, oceans, beaches, rivers, forests and other natural areas. This is primarily due to the lack of a heightened environmental awareness among the wider public, which continues...
January 30th, 2014 | Charity, Clubs, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Oil Spill, Pollution, Shipmanagement | Read More

RORO 2014 is heading to London

RORO 2014 is heading to London
A view from the conference RORO 2014,  the only exhibition dedicated to the roll-on/roll-off industry, will bring together senior level logistics professionals from across the globe between 24-26 June at ExCel in London. The show returns with a new look format, making it easier than ever for visitors...
January 30th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, Logistics, Markets, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

How will Singapore rise to the ballast water challenge?

How will Singapore rise to the ballast water challenge?
HOW WILL SINGAPORE RISE TO THE BALLAST WATER CHALLENGE? ASKS 1ST IMarEST BALLAST WATER TECHNOLOGY ASIA CONFERENCE   The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) will require all ships to implement a Ballast Water and Sediments...
January 30th, 2014 | Environment, Health and Safety, IMarEST, Politics and Government, Pollution, 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: * Russia, Primorsk – Ice Class restrictions * United States, New Orleans, Louisiana – Pilot operations resuming * United States, Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts – Extension of Cape Cod Canal closure *...
January 30th, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Civil aviation activists build structure to tackle HIV/AIDS in Francophone Africa

Civil aviation activists build structure to tackle HIV/AIDS in Francophone Africa
30 January 2014 – ITF-affiliated civil aviation unions in Francophone Africa came together in Senegal on 20 and 21 January, to develop their skills in tackling HIV/AIDS. Twenty-six workers from 11 nations, including 10 women workers, attended the seminar. It was the first time that workers from...
January 30th, 2014 | Health and Safety, HR, ITF | Read More

Victor Crespo’s father murdered

Victor Crespo’s father murdered
Victor Manuel Crespo Puerto pictured before the attack 30 January 2014 – The father of endangered Honduran dockers’ leader Victor Crespo has died following a deliberate hit and run attack. The driver was seen running from the stolen car wielding a pistol. Victor Crespo was moved to safety following...
January 30th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Joint statement: UNI and ITF turn page with DHL

Joint statement: UNI and ITF turn page with DHL
The ITF HQ’s in London 30 January 2014 – The German National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines (NCP) today issued a Joint Statement  (click here) agreed upon by UNI, the ITF and Deutsche Post-DHL. The Joint Statement addresses some key areas in dispute and aims to turns a page in UNI...
January 30th, 2014 | ITF, Organisations, Regulatory | Read More

ISS appoints Senior Vice President Remote and Government Services

ISS appoints Senior Vice President Remote and Government Services
Michael Durnan Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has announced the appointment of Captain Michael Durnan, US Navy (Retired) as Senior Vice President, Remote and Government Services. Reporting to Jan-Hein Dissel, COO of Supply Chain Solutions at ISS,...
January 30th, 2014 | HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies | Read More

Cargotec’s MacGregor completes acquisition of Aker Solutions’ mooring and loading systems unit

Cargotec’s MacGregor completes acquisition of Aker Solutions’ mooring and loading systems unit
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 30 JANUARY 2014 AT 3.00 PM EET Cargotec’s MacGregor has completed the acquisition of the mooring and loading systems unit from Aker Solutions. Cargotec announced the agreement to acquire the unit in October 2013 for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 180 million. The...
January 30th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Offshore wind: Fugro secures new contacts…

Offshore wind: Fugro secures new contacts…
OFFSHORE WIND: FUGRO SECURES NEW CONTRACTS FOR TRENCHING OPERATIONS IN UK Leidschendam, The Netherlands: Fugro has been awarded two contracts to perform cable burial and survey operations at two offshore wind farm sites in the UK. At RWE Innogy’s flagship Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm in Liverpool...
January 30th, 2014 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Sailors’ Society and Clyde and Co host prestigious Drinks Reception

Sailors’ Society and Clyde and Co host prestigious Drinks Reception
Jan Webber Sailors’ Society and Clyde and Co host prestigious Drinks Reception,  By Amanda Roberts, Jeanius Consulting Ltd The Sailors’ Society, together with Clyde and Co, hosted a drinks reception this week attracting over 100 attendees. Held at Trinity House, one of London’s most distinguished...
January 30th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Gifts | Read More

Dutch Navy to buy tugboats in cooperation with FMV Sweden

Dutch Navy to buy tugboats in cooperation with FMV Sweden
  Damen ASD Tug 2810 Hybdrid (RNLN) The Defence Material Organisation of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has contracted Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of five Harbour and Seagoing tugs. The contract has been made in cooperation with its Swedish counterpart: Swedish Försvarets Materielverk...
January 30th, 2014 | Military, Organisations, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Opportunities & exposure in Marine Operations…

Opportunities & exposure in Marine Operations…
‘OPPORTUNITIES & EXPOSURE IN MARINE OPERATIONS’ – THEME FOR IMCA HOUSTON-BASED SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT SEMINAR 2014 What are the risks in marine operations and how can we minimise them? How do we manage when things go wrong? What are the tools and strategies we can use to motivate and train...
January 30th, 2014 | Associations, Environment, Pollution | Read More

What George Santayana has to say about Somali Piracy

What George Santayana has to say about Somali Piracy
George Kiourktsoglou What George Santayana has to say about Somali Piracy George Kiourktsoglou (Part Time Lecturer, PhD Candidate, University of Greenwich, London)[1] Dr. Alec Coutroubis (Principal Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London) with the kind contribution of CDR. Kentaro Furuya, (Associate...
January 30th, 2014 | Insight, International Chamber of Shipping, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Marine underwriters led by IUMI step up the pressure for a Polar Code for shipping

Marine underwriters led by IUMI step up the pressure for a Polar Code for shipping
Helle Hammer Marine underwriters led by IUMI step up the pressure for a Polar Code for shipping,  By James Brewer Globally agreed action to increase the safety of shipping on Polar routes must be a priority, the International Union of Marine Insurance has urged. Helle Hammer, who chairs IUMI’s political...
January 29th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, IMO, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

Galactic lift-off for new London gallery Tryon Street…

Galactic lift-off for new London gallery Tryon Street…
Rä di Martino   Galactic lift-off for new London gallery Tryon Street, with Rä di Martino‘s photography of the eerie ruins of Star Wars,  By James Brewer Star Wars raged “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, ” the movie recounts. In terms of the modern calendar, the first in...
January 29th, 2014 | Art and auctions | Read More

Sailors washed out of the bay at ISAF sailing world cup Miami

Sailors washed out of the bay at ISAF sailing world cup Miami
Wednesday 29 January 2014 –Sailors and their coaches made the most of their down time for the third consecutive day, as rain showers and little breeze put a dampen on the racing outlook on Wednesday. The light air theme so far this week has forced sailors to use their extended onshore hours to...
January 29th, 2014 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Diversification of fuels for shipping after LNG

Diversification of fuels for shipping after LNG
Diversification of fuels for shipping after LNG – By Wendy Laursen DNV GL has released a position paper on the future alternative fuel mix for global shipping towards 2050. While LNG is expected to be an early success, diversification will increase with hybrid alternatives. The main drivers...
January 29th, 2014 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies, 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: * United States, Baltimore, Maryland – Union ordered to pay damages for strike * United States, New Orleans, Louisiana – Freezing conditions shut down pilotage * United States, Delaware River – Ice...
January 29th, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

The Marshall Islands Registry – Celebrating 100 Million Gross Tons

The Marshall Islands Registry – Celebrating 100 Million Gross Tons
Marshall Islands team celebrating 100 million gross tons In 1990, when International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) began providing administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries only 39 vessels and a little over two million...
January 29th, 2014 | Events, Flags | Read More

NORTH P&I and SUNDERLAND Marine Insurance mutual members agree to merge

NORTH P&I and SUNDERLAND Marine Insurance mutual members agree to merge
The members of North of England P&I Association (North) and Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Company Limited (SMMI) have voted in favour of the clubs’ recent proposals to merge. A target date of 21 February 2014 has been set for the merger, which will create one of the largest marine insurance...
January 29th, 2014 | Marine Insurance | Read More

MOL Bulker C.S. Sunshine Rescues 24 Seafarers from Disabled Freighter West of Guam

MOL Bulker C.S. Sunshine Rescues 24 Seafarers from Disabled Freighter West of Guam
Koichi Muto TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that its operated coal carrierC. S. Sunshine,  while steaming some 700km west of Guam on January 20, rescued all 24 Chinese crew members of a disabled freighter. The rescue details are as follows: At 8:15 on...
January 29th, 2014 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More