Archive for March, 2014

The Arctic challenge – breaking the ice to open up mining in the High North

The Arctic challenge – breaking the ice to open up mining in the High North
The icebreaker Arctic, pictured in 2005 The Arctic challenge – breaking the ice to open up mining in the High North,  James Brewer Transport infrastructure will continue to play a critical role in establishing new mining ventures in the Arctic region, it was made clear at a day-long conference in...
March 31st, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Energy, Markets, Mining, News | Read More

And then Posidon created woman…

And then Posidon created woman…
l to r: Eleni Polychronopoulou, Danae Bezantakou, Eleonora Baha, Natalia Margioli-Komninou, Athina Veziri and Rea Metropoulou In contradiction to the past perceptions that shipping industry was exclusively the domain of men, nowadays more and more women are getting involved in all shipping sectors. They...
March 31st, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Education and Training, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

UN backs equality of women

UN backs equality of women
The ITF HQ’s in London 31 March 2014 – New United Nations (UN) recommendations should help grassroots organisers to improve the status of women transport workers, an ITF representative said this week. Brigitta Paas of FNV Bondgenoten attended the 58th United Nations Committee on the Status...
March 31st, 2014 | ITF, Organisations, UN | Read More

Swazi union wins air strike charges battle

Swazi union wins air strike charges battle
STAWU civil aviation workers striking against the Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) 31 March 2014 – ITF affiliate the Swaziland Transport & Allied Workers’ Union (STAWU) has followed up a cost of living increase win from employers Swaziland Airlink with a double victory in its...
March 31st, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Course in Continuing Obligations – shares

Course in Continuing Obligations – shares
Oslo Børs has the pleasure of inviting you to a course in Continuing obligations – shares 5 May 2014. The course is an offer to new employees in listed companies or other employees wishing to refresh competence about relevant legislation. The course is also open to advisors and others wishing...
March 31st, 2014 | Education and Training, Legal, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

EURONAV: Consolidated Financial Information Full Year 2013

EURONAV: Consolidated Financial Information Full Year 2013
ANTWERP, Belgium, 31 March 2014 –The company today releases its audited consolidated financial information regarding the full year ended 31 December 2013 which consist of: – Statement of financial position (Balance Sheet); – Income statement; – Statement of comprehensive income; –...
March 31st, 2014 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Stock Markets | Read More

Conservative Racing Key In Light Mallorca Breeze

Conservative Racing Key In Light Mallorca Breeze
Light breeze on the opening day of racing at the fourth of five 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas in Mallorca, Spain meant conservative racing for the 1, 130 sailors from 55 nations. Sailors in one Paralympic and ten Olympic events competing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa...
March 31st, 2014 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | 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 – Incident approaching the Strait of Hormuz * United Arab Emirates, Dubai – Tourism dirham fee starts today * India, Mundra – Draft at berth & channel depths for April 2014 * Singapore,...
March 31st, 2014 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Shipowners support Commission in extension of liner consortia block exemption

Shipowners support Commission in extension of liner consortia block exemption
Patrick Verhoeven The European Community Shipowners Associations (ECSA), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the World Shipping Council (WSC) replied on Friday 28 March to a public consultation launched by the Commission on its proposal to extend the period of application of the so-called...
March 31st, 2014 | Associations, Legal, Liner Shipping and Trade, Regulatory | Read More

Diana announces filling of its 2013 annual report on Form 20-F

Diana announces filling of its 2013 annual report on Form 20-F
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES THE FILING OF ITS 2013 ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 20-F  ATHENS, GREECE, March 31, 2014 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that on March 27, 2014, it filed its...
March 31st, 2014 | Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Stock Markets | Read More

SAMI slams criminalisation of maritime security operatives

SAMI slams criminalisation of maritime security operatives
Peter Cook Concerns have been raised over a worrying trend which has seen various government authorities criminalising maritime security operatives. These developments have been condemned in the strongest possible terms by the industry’s trade body, The Security Association for the Maritime Industry...
March 31st, 2014 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

IMarEST promotes excellence and inspires at Guildhall Annual Dinner

IMarEST promotes excellence and inspires at Guildhall Annual Dinner
Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE giving his after dinner speech IMarEST promotes excellence and inspires at Guildhall Annual Dinner,  By Jean Winfield, Jeanius Consulting Guests old and new recently joined IMarEST for a fabulous 111th Annual Dinner at the Guildhall, City of London to celebrate another successful...
March 31st, 2014 | Events, HR, IMarEST, People and Places | Read More

MOL Group Introduces New Midterm Management Plan “STEER FOR 2020”

MOL Group Introduces New Midterm Management Plan “STEER FOR 2020”
Koichi Muto TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the new three-year midterm management plan that will take effect in April 2014. MOL Group has been carrying out all plans in single-year plan “RISE 2013” with goals of restoring profitability and laying...
March 31st, 2014 | Company Profiles, HR | Read More

An exellent analysis of the market by vesselsvalue.com

This month’s Red Report* theme from  vesselsvalue is volatility, momentum and correlation in the dry bulk, tanker and container sectors. Viewers can log herebelow and have an interesting read! * Red Report march 2014
March 31st, 2014 | Chartering, Markets, Reports, Sales and Purchases | Read More

Greece’s current account drivers and forecasts

Greece’s current account drivers and forecasts
Platon Monokroussos   Greece Macro Monitor (31 March 2014) Greece’s current account drivers and forecasts An empirical study* The present study employs cointegration techniques and a vector correction model (VECM) to identify and analyze the main drivers of Greece’s current account in recent...
March 31st, 2014 | Banking, Insight, Reports | Read More

Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems selected for ten new vessels being built by HHI

Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems selected for ten new vessels being built by HHI
Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning System being lifted onboard Wilh.Wilhelmsen’s MV TaragoExc Wärtsilä Corporation, 31 March 2014 at 12 noon EET – Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading provider of innovative products, solutions and services, has received a number of new orders for...
March 31st, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Wrist Ship Supply announces solid growth

Wrist Ship Supply announces solid growth
Ship supply Wrist Ship Supply has increased net sales to more than DKK 3 billion and managed to increase net profit with 25 percent. These are some of the results in the Annual Report, which has just been published. The positive results are due to more efficiency and solid growth in the shipping and offshore...
March 31st, 2014 | Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies, Stores and Provisions | Read More

Large Numbers Ready For ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca

Large Numbers Ready For ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca
A total of 1, 130 sailors from 55 nations have registered at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa Sofia with racing set to commence at 11:00 on Monday 31 March through to Saturday 5 April. Olympic medallists, World Champions, Rio aspirants and new contenders are among the entrants with...
March 30th, 2014 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | 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: 30 March-12 April 2014 DATE: March 29, 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 30 March-12 April 2014 Public holidays around the world in the coming two...
March 29th, 2014 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Absolute Power for British and Greek Shipping

Absolute Power for British and Greek Shipping
John Faraclas Here is the Allaboutshipping.co.uk’s twelfth overview and recapitulation of the Shipping Markets, Events and the World’s various “situations”  for 2014 with John Faraclas: With the BDI down 39 points since yesterday (27 March 2014)  at 1, 375 and a weekly drop of 226 points since...
March 28th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Events, HR, IMIF, London Shipping Law Centre, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance | Read More

Maritime Craft Services benefits from Damen’s fast delivery

Maritime Craft Services benefits from Damen’s fast delivery
In March, Maritime Craft Services (MCS) took delivery of a new Damen Shoalbuster 2609. Damen has delivered numerous Crew Transfer Vessels, Multicats, and Shoalbusters to MCS – the two companies have a long-standing relationship. What is notable, however, about this latest delivery is the incredibly...
March 28th, 2014 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | 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 – Strike action ended * United States, Houston, Texas – Pilot services suspended due to fog * United States, Houston, Texas – Texas City Y response continues: port open to traffic *...
March 28th, 2014 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Maritime unions gather to strengthen South Pacific trade unionism

Maritime unions gather to strengthen South Pacific trade unionism
The ITF HQ’s in London 28 March 2014 – Maritime Unions have met in Auckland, New Zealand, to work towards a Regional Maritime Federation to build union strength throughout the South Pacific. The meeting brought together the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), the Maritime Union of New Zealand...
March 28th, 2014 | ITF | Read More

Growth across the board for the Swedish Club

Growth across the board for the Swedish Club
Lars Rhodin BEIJING, 27 MARCH 2014: The Swedish Club announced to its Board today a significant increase in financial strength, with a positive underwriting outcome and investment earnings leading to a surplus of USD 17 million overall – a testament to the strategy of diversification and focused...
March 28th, 2014 | Company Profiles, P and I Clubs | Read More

Exclusive look at RORO 2014 conference topics

Exclusive look at RORO 2014 conference topics
Roll-on/roll-off shipping event, RORO 2014, in London, will include conference sessions that address alternative fuels, the global outlook for the RORO market and the outlook for the North Sea and Baltic region. The RORO conference takes place within the exhibition hall and will feature high level and...
March 28th, 2014 | Associations, Automobiles, Car trade, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More