Archive for January, 2014

Extreme weather alert for British Isles

A very intense low (940 hPa) approaches the British Isles on Jan 31-Feb 1 with STORM and VERY HIGH SEA.  On Feb 1 expected to cause W-ly storm and sign sea 10-14m, max 20m in the waters W off the Channel and in Bay of Biscay. The low weakens and conds gradually improve on 2 Feb. You are receiving...
January 29th, 2014 | Weather | Read More

Globalstar introduces SAT-FI™, a groundbreaking MSS solution

Globalstar introduces  SAT-FI™, a groundbreaking MSS solution
GLOBALSTAR copyright Thales Sat-Fi instantly turns any smartphone, tablet or computer into a satellite phone or data device Covington, LA (January 29, 2014) – Today,  Globalstar, Inc. (OTCQB: GSAT) unveiled Sat-Fi, a revolutionary voice and data solution that provides seamless integration between...
January 29th, 2014 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Tight tactical racing the name of the game

Tight tactical racing the name of the game
Date: Wednesday 29 January 2014 – Issued on behalf of ISAFTight tactical racing was the name of the game on the second day of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami as light breeze tested the patience and nerves of the 580 sailors from 50 nations. Sailors and their coaches made the most of morning down...
January 29th, 2014 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Wärtsilä’s financial statements bulletin January-December 2013

Wärtsilä’s financial statements bulletin January-December 2013
Wärtsilä Corporation FINANCIAL STATEMENTS BULLETIN 29 January 2014 at 8.30 local time  RESILIENT PROFITABILITY AND STRONG CASH FLOW IN CHALLENGING MARKETS  This release is a summary of Wärtsilä’s financial statements bulletin 2013. The complete report is attached to this release as a pdf-file....
January 29th, 2014 | Stock Markets | Read More

Can you meet the Seafarers UK 24 peaks challenge?

Can you meet the Seafarers UK 24 peaks challenge?
Teekay’s team reaches the finish line in 2013 Shipping companies and seafarers overcome challenging situations every day. Now the UK’s leading charity for seafarers in need is asking the maritime industry to meet a different type of challenge – and help raise thousands of pounds for struggling...
January 28th, 2014 | Charity, Clubs, Sports | Read More

Father of threatened dockers’ leader murdered

Father of threatened dockers’ leader murdered
The ITF HQ’s in London 28 January 2014 – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is sad to announce that the father of Victor Crespo – the Honduran trade union leader threatened with death for his work in Puerto Cortés – has died following an attack on him and other family...
January 28th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes, News | Read More

DNV GL to class new methanol-fuelled tankers

DNV GL to class new methanol-fuelled tankers
A booster fuel injection valve is designed for methanol injection Oslo: The first four vessels to use DNV GL’s rules for low flashpoint fuels will be a series of 50, 000 dwt tankers ordered by the owners Marinvest and Westfal-Larsen. The vessels are the very first to be fuelled by methanol – a fuel...
January 28th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, 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, Houston, Texas – Winter Storm Warning * Indonesia, Palembang – Extreme weather halts sailing * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction of seawater intake & outfall * Hong Kong, Hong...
January 28th, 2014 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Weather | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Date for the 2013 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results, Conference Call and Webcast

Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Date for the 2013 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results, Conference Call and Webcast
ATHENS, GREECE, January 28, 2014 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 are scheduled to be released...
January 28th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Statistics | Read More

RINA acquires materials technology centre

RINA acquires materials technology centre
Mauro Pontremoli, Ugo Salerno, Murgia, Crapanzo, Zocchi, Growing Italian engineering, testing, inspection, certification and ship classification group RINA has bought the major shareholding in Italy’s leading centre for innovation in materials technology, CSM. The move strengthens RINA’s expertise...
January 28th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Technical, Technology | Read More

ISS advises of severe disruption in North Queensland ports as forecast cyclone approaches

ISS advises of severe disruption in North Queensland ports as forecast cyclone approaches
Inchcape Shipping Services, (ISS), is advising that the adverse weather around the coast of North Queensland, Australia, is causing port disruptions, closures and evacuations.  The current monsoon low lies over the north of the Coral Sea, but is expected to strengthen as it moves towards the coast. ...
January 28th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Weather | Read More

DSV launches an intermodal service between Turkey and UK

DSV launches an intermodal service between Turkey and UK
DSV has launched an intermodal service between Turkey and the UK to add to its portfolio of road, air and short-sea services between the two countries. “We have seen an increasing interest in intermodal services as shippers seek more cost effective ways of sending their goods, ” says Morten Joergensen,...
January 28th, 2014 | Land Trasnport, Logistics | Read More

What will the alternative fuel mix for global shipping be?

What will the alternative fuel mix for global shipping be?
LNG Arctic Discovery London: DNV GL has released a position paper on the future alternative fuel mix for global shipping. While LNG is expected to be an early success, the picture becomes more diversified with time, as more than 20 per cent of shipping could adopt hybrid propulsion solutions, featuring...
January 28th, 2014 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

Propeller Club and TSS join forces for networking lunch

Propeller Club and TSS join forces for networking lunch
Ian Millen with speaker Bud Darr at Propeller Club TSS joint event. Propeller Club and TSS join forces for networking lunch,  by Jean Winfield, Jeanius Consulting The Naval Club was recently the prestigious venue for a joint networking lunch for over sixty members of the Propeller Club and the TSS. ...
January 28th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Events | Read More

Wärtsilä topside power modules chosen for North Sea FPSO

Wärtsilä topside power modules chosen for North Sea FPSO
Wärtsilä Corporation, 28 January 2014 at 10 am EET – Wärtsilä will supply a 62 MW topside power module solution for a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to be deployed at the Kraken oilfield located in the U.K. sector of the North Sea. This EPC (engineering, procurement...
January 28th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

Light Wind Specialists Hold Early Advantage At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami

Light Wind Specialists Hold Early Advantage At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami
Little to no breeze created mirror-like conditions on the calm waters of Biscayne Bay Monday morning. This was not ideal for the 580 sailors representing 50 countries, who were raring and ready to go for the start of this six-day international regatta. This 25th edition of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami...
January 28th, 2014 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Hands off the Hellenic Coast Guard!

Hands off the Hellenic Coast Guard!
Without Prejudice Hands off the Hellenic Coast Guard,  by John Faraclas Taking advantage of an incident to serve partisan purposes, particularly when human life is involved as are the competent authorities responsible for prohibiting illegal entry into any country’s waters, and people are risking...
January 27th, 2014 | News, Organisations | 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 – Transit delays through Canal * United States, Delaware River – Ice Condition II: Update to Steel Hull Restrictions * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine cable fault detection...
January 27th, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

South Korean-born Song-Nyeo Lyoo is chosen from hundreds of hopefuls to win first ArtGemini Prize in London for painting

South Korean-born Song-Nyeo Lyoo is chosen from hundreds of hopefuls to win first ArtGemini Prize in London for painting
From left: Jimmy Lek, prize-winner Song-Nyeo Lyoo, Sajid Rizvi, Vanessa Champion South Korean-born Song-Nyeo Lyoo is chosen from hundreds of hopefuls to win first ArtGemini Prize in London for painting,  By James Brewer An artist born in the South Korean seaport city of Busan, and now resident in Germany,...
January 27th, 2014 | Art and auctions, Awards, Events, People and Places | Read More

Canadian Ports First to Offer Financial Incentives using A-G Ratings

Canadian Ports First to Offer Financial Incentives using A-G Ratings
SHIP OWNERS BENEFIT FROM REDUCED HARBOUR DUES PRINCE RUPERT (January 27, 2013) Canada’s two largest west coast ports are now both offering financial incentives to ship owners based on the ‘A to G’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) rating, which benchmarks the energy efficiency of the international shipping...
January 27th, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Willard Marine Boats supplies fast rescue boats…

Willard Marine Boats supplies fast rescue boats…
WILLARD MARINE SUPPLIES FAST RESCUE BOATS FOR ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM FERRY Anaheim, Calif., – Jan. 27, 2014 – (Marine NewsWire) Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, has delivered two rescue boats for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). Under the contract,...
January 27th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Ship owners benefit from reduced harbour dues

PRINCE RUPERT (January 27, 2013) Canada’s two largest west coast ports are now both offering financial incentives to ship owners based on the ‘A to G’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) rating, which benchmarks the energy efficiency of the international shipping fleet. Port Metro Vancouver’s ‘Eco-Action’...
January 27th, 2014 | Environment, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Raising standards and cutting costs

Raising standards and cutting costs
Cooking School Raising standards and cutting costs by Amanda Roberts, Jeanius Consulting The introduction of the ILO and MLC regulations has not only resulted in a higher standard of requirements for accommodation, cleanliness and hygiene, but highlighted the importance of food quality and the qualifications...
January 27th, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, News | Read More

Global union movement condemns Turkish anti-union attacks

Global union movement condemns Turkish anti-union attacks
KESK members gather outside a courthouse following the arrests in 2012 On the eve of the trial of 502 trade union members in Turkey, the ITF’s acting general secretary Steve Cotton has written to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to condemn rights abuses in the country. In the letter, sent...
January 27th, 2014 | HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government | Read More

Reefer Focus at Intermodal Asia 2014

Reefer Focus at Intermodal Asia 2014
The use of refrigerated or ‘reefer’ containers is increasing each year, according to reports, and reefer containers will be a focus during the inaugural Intermodal Asia 2014 exhibition and conference from 1-3 April at the Shanghai World Expo Center. A Container Forum will take place on day two...
January 27th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships | Read More