Archive for February, 2014

The Ukrainian saga continues…

The Ukrainian saga continues…
Crimea looks blurred with problems since antiquity; now what next? The latest developments in Ukraine, particularly the occupation of the parliament in Crimea, the raising of the Russian Flag there, the high state of alert of the Russian Forces, the corruption within the top brass of successive political...
February 27th, 2014 | Breaking News, Canals, Inland Waterways, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, UN | Read More

2014 ISAF world Cup Mallorca

2014 ISAF world Cup Mallorca
Thursday 27 February 2014 – ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca brings together the world’s top Olympic and Paralympic class competitors campaigning for the Rio 2016 and Paralympic Sailing Competitions. It’s the fourth regatta in the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Series and will see...
February 27th, 2014 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Bureau Veritas 22nd meeting of the Hellenic Marine Technical Committee

Bureau Veritas 22nd meeting of the Hellenic Marine Technical Committee
l to r: Christos Christoforou, Anastasios Angelopoulos, Paillette Palaiologou, Lambros Chahalis, George Sarris, Antonis Faraklas, George Vranakis, John  Kokarakis The Marine Technical Committee meeting of Bureau Veritas for 2014 took place on February 19th at the Yacht Club of Greece. The well attended...
February 27th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Technical | Read More

Aigua Sea School expands Maritime Simulator Capacity

Aigua Sea School expands Maritime Simulator Capacity
Palma de Mallorca – February 27, 2014 – Six months after the initial installation of a classroom of NAUTIS Desktop Trainers, the Aigua Sea School in Mallorca has placed a follow-up order to further expand its simulator training capacity. The follow-up order for NAUTIS simulators was placed after...
February 27th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Technology | Read More

WISTA-UK last Wednesday vibrant shipping drinks…

WISTA-UK last Wednesday vibrant shipping drinks…
WISTA-UK President Maria Dixon with Ecoreflect’s Dr. Anne-Marie Warris Over 75 WISTA-UK members, associate members  and their guests attended one of the most vibrant Last Wednesday Shipping Drinks networking event at Ball Brothers’ St. Mary Axe premises –  adjacent to the Baltic Exchange,...
February 26th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Clubs, Communication, Events, HR, WISTA - Women in Shipping | 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 – Guidance on seafarers’ security certification agreed * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation at Tai O DATE: February 26, 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide Guidance on seafarers’...
February 26th, 2014 | Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Engine Room Fires

Engine Room Fires
Graeme Temple, Regional Director – Far East, Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association) ENGINE ROOM FIRES – OLD LESSONS NOT LEARNT SAYS BRAEMAR SA “Lessons are still not being learned when it comes to preventing engine room fires.” This is the message from Graeme Temple, Regional Director...
February 26th, 2014 | Classification Societies, IACS, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

GASTECH 2014 speakers to discuss LNG fuel innovations

GASTECH 2014 speakers to discuss LNG fuel innovations
February 2014 – London, UK: A select group of influential speakers will offer insights on the future of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a transport fuel for ships at the upcoming Gastech , the world’s leading LNG and natural gas conference and exhibition. Gastech 2014 will host a day-long seminar...
February 26th, 2014 | Energy, LNG | Read More

WISTA India acclaims launch of its Delhi Sub-Chapter during India Maritime Week

WISTA India acclaims launch of its Delhi Sub-Chapter during India Maritime Week
Sanjam Sahi Gupta, president of WISTA India. WISTA India, part of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, has officially launched a chapter serving the north of the vast nation. Marking rapid progress since the inauguration of WISTA India itself in 2012, the creation of a New...
February 26th, 2014 | HR, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Sure Wind takes delivery of second Damen Twin Axe FCS 2610

Sure Wind takes delivery of second Damen Twin Axe FCS 2610
British company Sure Wind Marine Ltd. has taken delivery of its second Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier – the Sure Swift – in a little over a month after the first joined the company’s fleet. Established in 2009, Sure Wind is a specialist in the German offshore wind market and now has 10 dedicated...
February 26th, 2014 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Conference to explore e-navigation solutions to keep North Sea shipping safe

Conference to explore e-navigation solutions to keep North Sea shipping safe
Shipping industry convenes for ACCSEAS Conference Conference to explore e-navigation solutions to keep North Sea shipping safe –Free to attend The ACCSEAS Second Annual Conference takes place next week in Edinburgh, Scotland, with an array of maritime organisations from around the globe convening...
February 26th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Shipmanagement | Read More

American Club reports strong renewal

American Club reports strong renewal
  Joe Hughes Healthy Increases in Tonnage and Premium NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 26, 2014: The American Club, the only mutual protection and indemnity insurer domiciled in the Americas, has today revealed very positive overall results for the February 20 renewal season. Tonnage entered for owners’ P&I...
February 26th, 2014 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Capital Link’s 8th International Shipping Forum in New York

IN COOPERATION WITH GLOBAL LEAD SPONSORS Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:00 AM – 6:15 PM Followed by a Networking Cocktail Reception The Metropolitan Club – One East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022                 Capital Link will host its 8th Annual...
February 26th, 2014 | Markets | Read More

ICS chairman praises IMO efficiency at world ocean summit

ICS chairman praises IMO efficiency at world ocean summit
ICS Chairman Masamichi Morooka ICS Chairman, Masamichi Morooka, addressed delegates at the World Ocean Summit organised by The Economist magazine in San Francisco yesterday (25 February), following a key note speech by US Secretary of State, John Kerry, and a video presentation by HRH Prince Charles...
February 26th, 2014 | Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Shipmanagement | Read More

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office launches ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publications

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office launches ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publications
ADMIRALTY Sailing Directions – contains detailed information on port entry and coastal navigation worldwide, showing related NMs added to the page The world’s leading ADMIRALTY Nautical Publications available as e-books The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has launched a number of its leading...
February 26th, 2014 | Books, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

ClassNK Releases Amendments to Class Rules

ClassNK Releases Amendments to Class Rules
Noburu Ueda, Chairman and President of ClassNK Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru  Ueda) announced today that it had released an updated edition of the Rules and  Guidance for the Survey...
February 26th, 2014 | Classification Societies, IACS, Regulatory, Technical | Read More

New and existing members boost London P&I Club tonnage entry

New and existing members boost London P&I Club tonnage entry
Ian Gooch, Chief Executive of A Bilbrough, London Club managers The London P&I Club has increased its membership by almost two million gross tons over the past year. This increase reflects the entry of further tonnage with the club by existing members, and the addition of new members from China,...
February 26th, 2014 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Horizon. No more vertical videos

Horizon. No more vertical videos
Stelios Petrakis and Petros Douvantzis Record horizontal videos no matter how you hold your device. THESSALONIKI, Available since the  14th of January,  on the App Store, Horizon lets users record horizontal videos regardless of the device’s orientation. Users can hold their devices upright, sideways...
February 26th, 2014 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technology | Read More

Grecovery at its best!

Grecovery at its best!
Theodoros Kalambokis introducing the event The 2nd Hellenic Forum, GRECOVERY, with the LSEus Hellenic Society on Positive Greece earlier on at Tower 1 GO1 at the London School of Economics was more than a success and a positive sign, sending the message that Greece’s new generation in all fronts indeed...
February 25th, 2014 | Academia, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR | Read More

Guidance on security certification for seafarers agreed

Guidance on security certification for seafarers agreed
Guidance on training and certification requirements for ship security officers and seafarers with designated security duties has been agreed by IMO, to address practical difficulties seafarers have reportedly experienced in obtaining the necessary security certification under the 2010 Manila amendments...
February 25th, 2014 | IMO, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Severe disruption anticipated at Port Metro Vancouver…

Severe disruption anticipated at Port Metro Vancouver…
Severe disruption anticipated at Port Metro Vancouver following trucker industrial action announcement Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) warns that this week’s industrial action by truck drivers serving Port Metro Vancouver is expected to severely impact Canada’s largest and most diverse port. A...
February 25th, 2014 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Conversion of convertible bonds

Conversion of convertible bonds
ANTWERP, Belgium, 25 February 2014 – Euronav NV announces that on 25 February 2014 its share capital was increased following the exercise on 10 February 2014 of the conversion option of 8 convertible bonds issued in 2013. That resulted in the issuance of 134, 808 new ordinary shares. In respect...
February 25th, 2014 | Banking, Finance, Stock Markets | 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 – Lock chamber to be taken out of service for repairs * United States, Houston, Texas – Fog affecting boarding * United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Oil spill update...
February 25th, 2014 | Canals, Holidays, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Press conference Wednesday: ITF mission to Swaziland reports

Press conference Wednesday: ITF mission to Swaziland reports
The ITF HQ’s in London 25 February 2014 – Swaziland- and South Africa-based media are invited to a press conference in Mbabane, Swaziland, on Wednesday to hear the results of a two day fact-finding mission to investigate labour conditions and allegations of severe anti-trade union actions...
February 25th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government, Press and Media | Read More

MacGregor secures new subsea crane contract for advanced heavy construction vessel from South Korea

MacGregor secures new subsea crane contract for advanced heavy construction vessel from South Korea
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 25 FEBRUARY 2014 AT 1.00 PM (EET) – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order for two subsea cranes from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd. The active heave-compensated cranes will have an SWL of 100-tonnes and 25-tonnes respectively. They will be...
February 25th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry | Read More