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: * United Kingdom, Immingham – Berth temporarily unavailable * United States, Delaware River – Ice Condition II set * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine site investigation West of Tai Mo To * Hong Kong,...
January 23rd, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Bolideck® Future Teak on deck for luxury support

Bolideck® Future Teak on deck for luxury support
Standards set by yacht owners for stylish decking that is also environmentally responsible are being matched in the yacht support vessel market. Dutch flooring and decking specialist Bolidt has secured a new contract to supply and install Bolideck® Future Teak for the deck onboard a Fast Yacht Support...
January 23rd, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services strengthens presence in the Niger Delta

Inchcape Shipping Services strengthens presence in the Niger Delta
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has strengthened its presence in the Niger Delta with the opening of an office on Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria.  The office, which complements the company’s existing presence in Lagos, Brass and close neighbour...
January 23rd, 2014 | LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Ship Agencies | Read More

World Powerboat speed record holder Pete Bethune of Earthrace calls for marine industry support…

World Powerboat speed record holder Pete Bethune of Earthrace calls for marine industry support…
Earthrace at the finish line In 2008, Pete Bethune and his boat, Earthrace, set a new world speed record for a powerboat circumnavigating the globe.  Sadly, ‘Earthrace’ itself is no more, sunk in January 2010 after being rammed by a Japanese whaling vessel. However, Bethune and Earthrace Conservation,...
January 23rd, 2014 | Charity, Clubs, Events, Rowing, Sports | Read More

NSSLGlobal opens teleport in Perth…

NSSLGlobal opens teleport in Perth…
NSSLGlobal opens teleport in Perth to extend VSAT Ku-Band network New teleport in Perth, Australia supports satellite beam in South Pacific  Surrey, UK,  23rd January 2014 – NSSLGlobal Ltd, the independent service provider of satellite communications, has opened a new teleport at the Perth International...
January 23rd, 2014 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

IMCA’s Middle East & India section meets in Dubai – all welcome

IMCA’s Middle East & India section meets in Dubai – all welcome
Chris Charman The Middle East & India Section of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold one of its regular section meetings in Dubai at the Jebel Ali Shooting Club, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa on Monday 3 February, members and non-members alike are welcome to the meeting...
January 23rd, 2014 | Associations | Read More

New container and cruise records as oil slump hits Marseilles Fos

New container and cruise records as oil slump hits Marseilles Fos
 Total 2013 throughput at Marseilles Fos confirmed containers, steel industry bulks, LNG and cruise traffic as the major growth drivers at the leading French port.  In contrast, a mounting decline in crude oil and petroleum volumes pegged overall cargo to 80 million tonnes for the year, down 7% on...
January 23rd, 2014 | Automobiles, Car trade, Company Profiles, Container shipping, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Logistics, Mediterranean Shipping, News, Oil Industry, Ports & Terminals, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Global Risks – the next ten years

Global Risks – the next ten years
Wednesday 22 Jan 2014 – Income disparity, extreme weather and the balkanisation of the internet are among the global risks on the agenda at Davos this year. (source: Lloyd’s of London ) The risk most likely to cause an impact on a global scale in the next decade is the widening gulf between...
January 22nd, 2014 | Civil Unrest, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Russian winter sports paintings win plaudits as Olympic flame makes its way to Sochi

Russian winter sports paintings win plaudits as Olympic flame makes its way to Sochi
The Start of the Race. Oil on canvas, 1962. By Konstantin Molteninov. Courtesy of John Barkes Russian winter sports paintings win plaudits as Olympic flame makes its way to Sochi,  By James Brewer Power, grace, determination – these are among the qualities certain to be displayed by competitors at...
January 22nd, 2014 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, Sports | Read More

IMCA’s South America section meets in Rio – all welcome

IMCA’s South America section meets in Rio – all welcome
Jane Bugler The South America Section of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold one of its regular section meetings in Rio de Janeiro at Novotel Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Hotel on Monday 27 January, members and non-members alike are welcome to the afternoon meeting which...
January 22nd, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | 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, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Laying of spoil pipeline * Indonesia, all ports – Security tariff * Thailand, Bangkok – Business as usual, despite State of Emergency * Australia,...
January 22nd, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

World’s best ready for ISAF world cup Miami

World’s best ready for ISAF world cup Miami
Wednesday 22 January 2014 – Issued on behalf of ISAF – Over 550 sailors from 50 nations will head to Miami, Florida, USA to race at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami from Monday 27 January to Saturday 1 February 2014. The third of five instalments of the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup will...
January 22nd, 2014 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

LSLC celebrates 20 years with a move to the capital’s legal heart and a vigorous 2014 programme

LSLC celebrates 20 years with a move to the capital’s legal heart and a vigorous 2014 programme
News brief The London Shipping Law Centre (Maritime Business Forum) is marking its twentieth anniversary with a move to the capital’s judicial hub, boosting its plans for 2014. Since the start of the year, it has been provided with office premises by Quadrant Chambers (one of its corporate members)...
January 22nd, 2014 | Books, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre | Read More

Exploring the hidden cost of marine failures

Exploring the hidden cost of marine failures
The expensive business of marine failures comes under the conference spotlight next month when the 3rd IMarEST Prevention of Marine Failures Conference.   Held in the City of London on 25 and 26 February, the conference will see keynote speaker, Richard Vie FIMarEST, Vice President Technical Development...
January 22nd, 2014 | IMarEST, Technical, Technology | Read More

“Embrace the Logistics Hub” minister urges businesses

“Embrace the Logistics Hub” minister urges businesses
The Minister the Hon Anthony Hylton Development of Jamaica into a global logistics hub will prove a massive boost for micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSME) wishing to invest in, or grow their existing operations on the island, according to Anthony Hylton, Minister of Industry, Investment &...
January 22nd, 2014 | Logistics, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Free on line registration opens for All-Energy 2014

Free on line registration opens for All-Energy 2014
Ed Davey on walkabout ate AE2013 The countdown to All-Energy 2014 (Aberdeen 21-22 May), the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, has begun in earnest; with online registration now open at www.all-energy.co.uk allowing free-of-charge entry to the major exhibition, world-class multi-stream...
January 22nd, 2014 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, LNG, LPG, Mining, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Supply ships, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Is it time for a holistic approach to crew insurance?

Is it time for a holistic approach to crew insurance?
Robert Johnston “In 2014, does it still make sense for P&I Clubs to underwrite routine health and accident claims?” asks Robert Johnston, head of the crew medical and personal accident insurance specialist Crewsure. “We are advised that this year, a number of Owners and their brokers are exploring...
January 22nd, 2014 | HR, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Zamakona Yards delivers the Ro-Ro ramp to the Tenerife Container Terminal (TCT)

Zamakona Yards delivers the Ro-Ro ramp to the Tenerife Container Terminal (TCT)
On Wednesday, 15 January, Zamakona Yards carried out the load testing and delivery of the movable ramp for the Roll on-Roll off dock built for the Container Terminal of Tenerife (OHL Group). This innovative elevating structure is the only of its kind in the Canary Islands, permitting a more versatile...
January 22nd, 2014 | Container shipping, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Evergreen’s EVER SUMMIT Rescues Indian Seafarers in South China Sea

Evergreen’s EVER SUMMIT Rescues Indian Seafarers in South China Sea
EVER SUMMIT’s Captain Horng, Tsong-Been (middle) together with the rescued Indian seafarers January 22, 2014 – The officers and crew of Evergreen Line’s 7, 024-TEU containership EVER SUMMIT successfully rescued sixteen Indian seafarers in the South China Sea on January 20. At 14:00 that...
January 22nd, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

New course from Videotel helps cut cost in ECAS

New course from Videotel helps cut cost in ECAS
With high profile carriers agreeing to continue a voluntary low-sulphur fuel switch while at berth in Hong Kong, the issue of emission controls is once again in the headlines. Stepping into this arena, Videotel has launched a new training course, The Practical Management and Switching of Fuels, designed...
January 22nd, 2014 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Pollution | Read More

Golden Energy Offshore orders a new PARAT MEL-C Boiler plant

Golden Energy Offshore orders a new PARAT MEL-C Boiler plant
Golden Energy Offshore has decided to expand their fleet to meet the increasing demand of ORO vessels and NOFO class requirements and will within the end of March reclassify and update the ship Energy Swan according to the 2009 regulations. Energy Swan is a PSV/ROV of ST-216 L design, built at Brattvaag...
January 22nd, 2014 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

IMO Secretary-General launches 2014 World Maritime Day theme

IMO Secretary-General launches 2014 World Maritime Day theme
IMO Secretary-General launches 2014 World Maritime Day theme: “IMO conventions: effective implementation”  IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has launched this year’s World Maritime Day theme,   “IMO conventions: effective implementation”, expressing the hope that the year would see genuine...
January 21st, 2014 | IMO, News, Regulatory | Read More

Euronav Fourth Quarter Results 2013

Euronav Fourth Quarter Results 2013
ANTWERP, Belgium, 21st January 2014 – The executive committee of Euronav NV (NYSE EURONEXT BRUSSELS: EURN) reported today its preliminary non-audited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013; viewer can log on he right and view the results: Q4 results 2013
January 21st, 2014 | Stock Markets | Read More

Seaports and Inland ports discuss common infrastructure needs

Seaports and Inland ports discuss common infrastructure needs
Kathrin Obst Today, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) organised a joint seminar on EU Funding for transport projects. Interest in the seminar was lively, with participants coming from ports and inland ports located on eight TEN-T core network...
January 21st, 2014 | European Union, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | 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 – Uncertainty over dispute with dockworkers * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine cable repairs * Indonesia, Widuri Marine Terminal – Port closed due to high winds...
January 21st, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More