Archive for January, 2014

OW Bunker launches significant North American recruitment drive

OW Bunker launches significant North American recruitment drive
 Company looking for skilled employees with ability to think differently in order to meet customers’ increasing challenges in a changing industry   OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading resellers and physical distributors of marine fuels, today announced the launch of a large-scale recruitment...
January 27th, 2014 | Bunkering, HR | Read More

Merlog Foods joins the debate on trade protectionism at African perishable logistics forum

Merlog Foods joins the debate on trade protectionism at African perishable logistics forum
African food distributor joins other perishable importers and exporters set to voice concerns about trade barriers at Cool Logistics Africa 2014 forum in March London,  27.01.2014 – Trade barriers, non-tariff based trade impediments and other vested interests are threatening to destabilise the...
January 27th, 2014 | Food and Drink, Logistics, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships | Read More

Diana announces “Myrsini’s” direct T/C continuation with Clearlake

DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF THE TIME CHARTER AGREEMENT FOR M/V MYRSINI WITH CLEARLAKE  ATHENS, GREECE, January 27, 2014 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that...
January 27th, 2014 | Chartering, Fixtures, Markets | Read More

On her first day as Lloyd’s new CEO, Inga Beale talks to lloyds.com about the challenges and opportunities ahead

On her first day as Lloyd’s new CEO, Inga Beale talks to lloyds.com about the challenges and opportunities ahead
Inga Beale, Lloyd’s of London new CEO Fri day 24 Jan 2014 -On her first day as Lloyd’s new CEO, Inga Beale talks to lloyds.com about the challenges and opportunities ahead. (source: Lloyd’s of London) What attracted you to the role? Lloyd’s has an amazing franchise all around the...
January 27th, 2014 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

ABB is granted Approval in Principle for Onboard DC Grid concept by ABS

ABB is granted Approval in Principle for Onboard DC Grid concept by ABS
Approval in principle confirms Onboard DC Grid’s suitability for marine application.             The new system supports the growth of electrical propulsion systems onboard ships. Zurich, Switzerland, January 27, 2014 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, was granted Approval...
January 27th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

2014: the markets returning, the opportunity is now. London is as strong as ever

2014: the markets returning, the opportunity is now. London is as strong as ever
Doug Barrow (at the podium), Katharina Stanzel, Kathleen Haines, Peter Hichcliffe, Richard Fulford-Smith and Jamie Freeland 2014: the markets returning, the opportunity is now. London is as strong as ever. By Jean Winfield, Jeanius Consulting Almost 300 delegates from 15 countries recently attended...
January 27th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

Leiv Askvig resigns as chairman of Oslo Børs VPS

Leiv Askvig resigns as chairman of Oslo Børs VPS
27/01/2014 – Leiv Askvig has, on his own initiative, resigned from his positions as chairman of the boards of directors of Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA and Oslo Børs ASA. The reason for this is that in the late afternoon of 27 November 2013 the company Sundt AS exceeded the 20% limit for a notifiable...
January 27th, 2014 | HR, News, People and Places, Stock Markets | Read More

New professional partnership between Singapore Navy and IMarEST

New professional partnership between Singapore Navy and IMarEST
David Loosley The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) training pipeline has been accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) to establish a streamlined route for marine engineers and technologists which maps each individual’s professional qualifications against...
January 27th, 2014 | IMarEST, Military | Read More

Miami welcomes top international contenders

Miami welcomes top international contenders
Date: Sunday 26 January 2014 – Coconut Grove was bustling with anticipation on Sunday for the start of 25th annual ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. US Sailing’s premiere racing event gets underway this Monday with 580 of the best Olympic and Paralympic class sailors in the world representing...
January 26th, 2014 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Honouring Poland’s heroism: singer Katy Carr pilots outreach projects in praise of freedom

Honouring Poland’s heroism: singer Katy Carr pilots outreach projects in praise of freedom
Honouring Poland’s heroism: singer Katy Carr pilots outreach projects in praise of freedom,  By James Brewer Singer and musician Katy Carr typically dresses for her performances in 1940s vintage outfits, but this is more than a fashion passion: it underlines her profound purpose, to tell the story...
January 26th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Clubs, Military, Music, News, People and Places | Read More

Analysts are putting reinsurers’ new capital strategies under the microscope, Fitch Ratings tells London market

Analysts are putting reinsurers’ new capital strategies under the microscope, Fitch Ratings tells London market
Chris Waterman Analysts are putting reinsurers’ new capital strategies under the microscope, Fitch Ratings tells London market,  By James Brewer Big reinsurance companies are switching into alternative capital investments – already to the tune of $45bn – to counter stagnating returns from traditional...
January 25th, 2014 | Insurance and Reinsurance, News | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

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 – World Holidays: 26 January-8 February 2014 DATE: January 25, 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 26 January-8 February 2014 Public holidays around the world in the...
January 25th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Sanctions against Iran eased

Sanctions against Iran eased
The first stage of the Geneva Joint Plan of Action (JPOA),  agreed by Iran and the P5+1 on 24 November 2013, came  into effect on 20 January 2014 following co-ordinated  action by the EU and US. The first stage is to last 6 months, renewable for a further 6 months by mutual consent, and is intended...
January 25th, 2014 | European Union, Legal, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

Market blues…

Market blues…
John N. Faraclas Allaboutshipping.co.uk’s second live overview of the Shipping Markets and the World Economy for 2014 was presented earlier this Friday evening the 24th of January 2014 by John Faraclas who was once again more than provocative… The Shipping Markets skyfall… The BDI closed earlier...
January 24th, 2014 | Canals, Insight, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

The GSCC’s 2014 Vassilopita worth to remember

The GSCC’s 2014 Vassilopita worth to remember
  The Chairman of GSCC Harry J. Fafalios delivers his message with Archbishop Gregorius on the left and Captain (Rt.HCG) Costas Amarantidis, H.E. The Greek Ambassador Constantinos Bikas and Emeritus Secretary-General of the IMO Adm (Rt.HCG) Efthymios Mitropoulos Following the Greek Shipping Co-operation...
January 24th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, HR, Shipmanagement | 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, Novorossiysk – Security level reduced * United States, Savannah, Georgia – Dynamic Management Area to protect whales * Hong Kong, all ports – Submarine telecomm cable repair works * Hong...
January 24th, 2014 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Euronav Conversion of convertible bonds

Euronav Conversion of convertible bonds
ANTWERP, Belgium, 24 January 2014 – Euronav NV announces that on 23 January 2014 its share capital was increased following the exercise of the conversion option of 97 convertible bonds issued in 2013 and maturing in 2018. That resulted in the issuance of 1, 679, 010 new ordinary shares. The impact...
January 24th, 2014 | Banking, Company Profiles, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

ITF moves to arrest vessel Isis at Tilbury

ITF moves to arrest vessel Isis at Tilbury
The m/v Isis – photo by Pedro Amaral shipbroker.eu 23 January 2014 – The ITF has initiated arrest proceedings on behalf of the crew of the Marshall Islands-flagged M/S Isis, which is moored at Tilbury, England and whose crew are owed at least USD130, 000 in pay. The decision to arrest the...
January 24th, 2014 | Arrest of ships, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Women gather in New Delhi to set rights agenda

Women gather in New Delhi to set rights agenda
The ITF HQ’s in London 23 January 2014 – Over 220 women from 80 countries across the world will gather in New Delhi, India, on 27-28 January for a conference organised by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). During the two day event, they will examine the issues facing...
January 24th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, ITF | Read More

Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC)

Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC)
Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC): 1st session, 20 to 24 January 2014 Draft mandatory Polar Code and amendments agreed in principle The draft text of the mandatory international code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) and proposed draft amendments to IMO’s safety and...
January 24th, 2014 | IMO, Regulatory, Technical | Read More

GAC Laser boosts marine leisure logistics credentials

GAC Laser boosts marine leisure logistics credentials
Gary Neill at the winch and Ken Venn with his back to the camera GAC Laser boosts marine leisure logistics credentials with sponsorship of first South African crew to complete the 2014 Cape-to-Rio Race   ‘Explora’ finished the 3, 300 NM course in third place overall Cape Town,  24 January...
January 24th, 2014 | Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

IMSO’s twenty-third session assembly…

IMSO’s twenty-third session assembly…
Twenty-third session of the IMSO Assembly and nominations for the post of IMSO Director General The IMSO Director General, Captain Esteban Pacha-Vicente, is pleased to inform that the Twenty-Third Session of the Assembly of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (the IMSO Assembly) has been...
January 24th, 2014 | IT and Communications, News, Organisations | Read More

World shipping markets et al: mind the gaps…

World shipping markets et al: mind the gaps…
John N. Faraclas Allaboutshipping.co.uk’s second live overview of the Shipping Markets and the World Economy for 2014 was presented earlier this Friday evening the 24th of January 2014 by John Faraclas who was once again more than provocative… The Shipping Markets skyfall… The BDI closed earlier...
January 24th, 2014 | Insight, Markets | Read More

Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined.

Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined.
Installation (Blue Pavilion) by Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Photo Copyright Royal Academy, 2014. Photography: James Harris. Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined. New show transforms the stately ambience of the Royal Academy,  By James Brewer Lao Zi, the ancient Chinese philosopher, said: “What is...
January 23rd, 2014 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

London P&I Club issues renewed warning on cargo liquefaction

London P&I Club issues renewed warning on cargo liquefaction
23 January, 2014 – The London P&I Club says the lifting of an iron ore ban in India, together with the recent total loss of two ships, has put the spotlight once again on the problem of cargo liquefaction. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club says, “There are specific challenges...
January 23rd, 2014 | P and I Clubs | Read More