Archive for February, 2014

The World is on fire and uncertainty the name of the game

The World is on fire and uncertainty the name of the game
John Faraclas The Allaboutshipping.co.uk’s eighth overview of the Shipping Markets and the World’s various situations  for 2014 with John Faraclas: The BDI still down 969 points from the 2, 227 – the last closing of 2013, which is nearly 43, 5 centum down; the percentage speaks of itself in...
February 28th, 2014 | Breaking News, Canals, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Crumlin blasts Aurizon lockout

Crumlin blasts Aurizon lockout
The ITF HQ’s in London 28 February 2014 – ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) president Paddy Crumlin today described Australian rail freight operator Aurizon’s lockout of 200 freight train drivers in New South Wales as “totally unacceptable”. Crumlin, who is also national...
February 28th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Rail | 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 – MARLO issues alert after incident * Germany, Kiel Canal – Vessel waiting times for Canal transit * United States, Houston, Texas – Fog conditions expected to return * United States,...
February 28th, 2014 | Canals, Holidays, Inland Waterways, Military, Oil Spill, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ESPO conference at Gothenburg

ESPO conference at Gothenburg
Five good reasons to attend ESPO’s Annual Conference in Gothenburg, 15-16 May 2014 On 15 and 16 May, ESPO is holding its Annual Conference in Gothenburg. For those who never found their way to an ESPO Conference or for those who are still making up their minds, we will help you in your decision. Here...
February 28th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Agreement reached to increase ILO minimum wage for the Able Seafarer

Agreement reached to increase ILO minimum wage for the Able Seafarer
Arthur Bowring Maritime Employer representatives, coordinated by the International Shipping Federation (ISF), met with International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) counterparts this week at the International Labour Organization to review the ILO recommended minimum wage for the Able Seafarer. ...
February 28th, 2014 | ILO, International Shipping Federation, ITF | Read More

ITIC says hold-harmless clauses may not be so harmless

Robert Hodge ITIC has warned that the so-called ‘hold harmless’ clauses in many of the contracts entered into by its members may contain pitfalls which could prejudice their rights. A mutual hold-harmless indemnity clause should provide that each party to the contract agrees to take responsibility...
February 28th, 2014 | Marine Insurance | Read More

Euronav – Transparency Legislation

Euronav – Transparency Legislation
In accordance with the Law of 2 May 2007 relating to the disclosure of important  shareholdings in listed companies, Euronav NV announces that it received several  transparency notifications from different shareholders in the course of the month of  February 2014, resulting in the following: Please...
February 28th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Stock Markets | Read More

DNV GL and MPA collaborate in maritime research & development

DNV GL and MPA collaborate in maritime research & development
The signing ceremony took place at the DNV GL 150th anniversary celebrations, in the presence of Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Singapore’s Minister for Transport and Mr Borge Brende, Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Innovation in spotlight as DNV GL and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore sign maritime...
February 28th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Classification Societies, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Technology | Read More

MOL, Tokyo Gas Subsidiary Sign Deal to Build, Charter New LNG Carrier

MOL, Tokyo Gas Subsidiary Sign Deal to Build, Charter New LNG Carrier
28 February 2014 – TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has signed a Head of Agreement on joint ownership and 20-year charter contract for a newbuilding LNG carrier with Tokyo LNG Tanker Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President:...
February 28th, 2014 | Chartering, LNG, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

IMCA’s “Design for surface oriented (air) diving systems” revised

IMCA’s “Design for surface oriented (air) diving systems” revised
  Jane Bugler ‘DESIGN for Surface Orientated (Air) Diving Systems’ has been revised and updated by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) to incorporate equipment improvements and changed operating practices since its first publication in 2000. The format has also been changed slightly...
February 28th, 2014 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Reports, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Wire rope integrity management for vessels in the offshore industry

Wire rope integrity management for vessels in the offshore industry
Current state-of-the-art wire ropes, updated regulation references, and flow diagrams to assist with the wire rope integrity management process have been included in the revised ‘Guidance on Wire Rope Integrity Management for Vessels in the Offshore Industry’ just published by the International Marine...
February 28th, 2014 | Associations, Books, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory, Reports, Technology | Read More

IMCA publishes revised inter-vessel survey data standard telemetry protocol

IMCA publishes revised inter-vessel survey data standard telemetry protocol
Jane Bugler Small changes have been made to the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Inter-Vessel Survey Data Standard Telemetry Protocol (IMCA S 006 Rev.2) “Our publications are constantly reviewed and revised and reissued where necessary, it is important that they are ‘living documents’,...
February 28th, 2014 | Associations, Books, Regulatory, Reports, Technical | Read More

Seagull AS acquires MindIT Solutions AS

Seagull AS acquires MindIT Solutions AS
Horten, Norway 28 February, 2014: The world leader in computer based training systems for shipping companies, Seagull AS has acquired all the shares in e-learning specialist MindIT Solutions AS, Kristiansand, Norway, specialist provider of web based learning to the offshore industry. “The MindIT team...
February 28th, 2014 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Capital Link’s fifth annual Greek Forum

Capital Link’s fifth annual Greek Forum
networking at its best… CAPITAL LINK’S 5TH ANNUAL GREEK SHIPPING FORUM DRAWS 1100 DELEGATES More than 1100 delegates attended Capital Link’s 5th Annual Greek Shipping Forum “Positioning for the Rebound” which took place on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Athens, Greece. Capital...
February 28th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Shipfinance | Read More

Lloyd’s Register presented the MARIA TSAKOS TCM ACADEMY with a unique dual certification milestone

Lloyd’s Register presented the MARIA TSAKOS TCM ACADEMY with a unique dual certification milestone
(l-r) Ioannis Iakovou, Harry Hajimichael, Nikolaos Tsakos, Apostolos Poulovassilis, Vassilis Papageorgiou, George Vassiliades, Thomas Thune Andersen, Cpt. P.N. Tsakos, Nikolas Themelaros MARIA TSAKOS TCM ACADEMY of TSAKOS COLUMBIA SHIPMANAGEMENT (“TCM”) S.A. has recently been accredited as an Approved...
February 28th, 2014 | Awards, Charity, Classification Societies, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, HR, News, Story of the Month | Read More

Innovative engineering solutions to global trends lie at the heart of INEC 2014

Innovative engineering solutions to global trends lie at the heart of INEC 2014
Cdre John Newell The newly launched programme for the 12th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition – INEC 2014, being held at the Marine Establishment Amsterdam in the Netherlands (Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 May 2014) features an incomparable line-up drawn from over a dozen countries...
February 28th, 2014 | Associations, Defense, HR, Military, Safety and Security | Read More

Busan Port, implementing ESI discount

February, 2014, Busan, Korea – Busan Port Authority(BPA) announced that it will use the Environment Ship Index(ESI) to reward clean ocean going vessels from January, 2014. The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) measures a ship’s emissions based on the amount of nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulphur oxide (SOx),...
February 28th, 2014 | Environment, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HELMEPA’s Environmental Awareness Campaign…

HELMEPA’s Environmental Awareness Campaign…
HELMEPA’s Environmental Awareness Campaign Moves to Heraklion in Crete Τhe city of Heraklion in Crete is the next stop of the Marine Environment and Sciences Awareness Campaign, which HELMEPA is implementing across   12 Greek cities with the financial support of Lloyd’s Register Foundation (the...
February 28th, 2014 | Charity, Environment | Read More

MCS KENNY invests in professional development of their engineers

MCS KENNY invests in professional development of their engineers
Dr. Paul Jukes Investing in staff not only demonstrates the high calibre of commitment from a company for their employees to excel in their personal and career goals; but this in turn offers key benefits to an organisation’s clients, which is one of the principle reasons behind MCS Kenny joining the...
February 28th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Education and Training, HR, IMarEST, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Technical | Read More

Victron Energy opens new warehousing facility in Spain

Almere-Haven, Netherlands,  27 February 2014 – Victron Energy is pleased to announce the opening of a new warehouse, close to Madrid. The first shipments, from this new facility, will commence on Monday, 3 March 2014. This enhanced service will ensure even faster delivery, of Victron products,...
February 27th, 2014 | Energy, Logistics, Stores and Provisions | 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: * Italy, Priolo Gargallo – Explosion and fire at refinery * Brazil, Santos – Navigation Channel interdiction * Brazil, all ports – Carnival Holidays * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 27/02/2014 DATE:...
February 27th, 2014 | Bunkering, Holidays, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

LRQA Turkey certifies Aliaga Ship Recycling Company

LRQA Turkey certifies Aliaga Ship Recycling Company
LRQA Turkey certifies Aliaga Ship Recycling Company to Ship Recycling Management System ISO 30000:2009 Aliaga Ship Recycling has become the first ship recycling company in Turkey to successfully implement the Ship Recycling Management System standard and achieve ISO 30000:2009 certification from leading...
February 27th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Ship Demolitions | Read More

MacGregor acquires Deep Water Solutions AS

MacGregor acquires Deep Water Solutions AS
MacGregor acquires Deep Water Solutions AS to further strengthen offering for environmentally friendly solutions in the offshore load handling applications CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 27 FEBRUARY 2014 AT 10.00 AM (EET) MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has acquired Norwegian privately owned Deep Water Solutions...
February 27th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

Collapse of time in Chios…

Collapse of time in Chios…
Dr. Nicolas Argenti Collapse of time in Chios: the Greek financial crisis is conflating the island’s historic tragedies, says Nicolas Argenti of Brunel University,  By James Brewer Sections of the Greek people have been plunged into a time maelstrom by the savage austerity measures imposed since the...
February 27th, 2014 | Academia, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More

Authorities demolish two illegal shipbreaking yards in Bangladesh

Authorities demolish two illegal shipbreaking yards in Bangladesh
Brussels,  27 February 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform and its 18 member organisations around the world applaud the Forest Department and the District Administration for removing two shipbreaking yards that had been operating illegally on protected forest land for several years in Chittagong,...
February 27th, 2014 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Ship Demolitions | Read More