Archive for March, 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 States, Houston, Texas – Texas City Y incident update * United States, Houston, Texas – Emergency safety zone established * Australia, Port Kembla – Coal loader maintenance DATE: March 24,...
March 24th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

The Underwater Centre Scoops Prestigious Industry Award

The Underwater Centre Scoops Prestigious Industry Award
l to r: comedian Sean Lock; The Underwater Centre’s General Manager Steve Ham; and Professor Rita Marcella, Dean of Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University The Fort William-based business was shortlisted in the Working Together Award category. The awards celebrate outstanding successes within...
March 24th, 2014 | Awards, Maritime Education and Training, Oceanology | Read More

Minister commissions Dutch navy’s biggest ship

Minister commissions Dutch navy’s biggest ship
On Saturday, March 8th, Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert ceremonially named the Karel Doorman, the new Joint Support Ship for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ceremony took place in Vlissingen at the shipyard operated by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding. With a length of 204.7 metres,...
March 24th, 2014 | Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

Graduation Ceremony Held for 3rd Class in “3rd Year Program” for Filipino Seafarers

Graduation Ceremony Held for 3rd Class in “3rd Year Program” for Filipino Seafarers
TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the graduation of 126 students in the third class of the “Third Year Program, ” which MOL introduced with the goal of developing seafarers who will uphold strict safety standards in vessel operation. The Third Year Program...
March 24th, 2014 | Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Damen Song Cam Shipyard opened in Vietnam

Damen Song Cam Shipyard opened in Vietnam
New Joint Venture shipyard one of the largest in the Group On March 20, Vietnamese Minister of Transport Mr Nguyen Hong Truong, carried out the official Vietnamese ribbon-cutting ceremony for the latest addition to Damen Shipyard Group’s portfolio. Damen Song Cam, a brand new yard, is one of the largest...
March 24th, 2014 | Events, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Videotel supports managers with addition to drugs and alcohol portfolio of guides

Videotel supports managers with addition to drugs and alcohol portfolio of guides
Videotel has launched the anticipated new addition to its suite of programmes on the subjects of alcohol and drug abuse,  Drugs and Alcohol – A Manager’s Guide, which is aimed directly at supporting management ashore and on board. This new programme makes managers aware of their responsibilities...
March 24th, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Severe weather warning for the waters east of US & Canada

Severe weather warning for the waters east of US & Canada
Air pressure is forecast to drop abt 30 hPa in 12 hrs; from abt 998 hPa 26/00UTC to abt 968 hPa at 26/12UTC, after that the low deepens further on NE-ly track. Widespread STORM and high sea (9-14 max 20m) in connection with the low 26-27 as it moves NE-wards along US/Canada East Coast. Also vessels moving...
March 24th, 2014 | Weather | Read More

LNG sector now offering golden hellos to LNG seafarers

LNG sector now offering golden hellos to LNG seafarers
Mark Charman The LNG sector is for the first time offering inducements to experienced LNG seafaring officers to come ashore and manage their ships according to international recruitment agency Faststream. The move comes as the shipping industry seeks personnel to man and manage its growing fleet of LNG...
March 24th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, HR, Jobs, LNG | Read More

Bibby Line sponsors flagship maritime event

Bibby Line sponsors flagship maritime event
Sir Michael Bibby Bibby Line Group has been announced as a Lead Sponsor for the forthcoming Maritime, Logistics and Energy (MLE) thematic within the International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB) in Liverpool. The sponsorship deal will see the Bibby Line Group name displayed prominently across all the...
March 24th, 2014 | Energy, Logistics | Read More

How to be a (Lego) weekend shipbuilder

How to be a (Lego) weekend shipbuilder
So many bricks the daunting start How to be a (Lego) weekend shipbuilder by Jean Winfield, Jeanius Consulting. For those of us who love shipping, any excuse to find a shipping related hobby is a dream come true so imagine my delight to find that Maersk had teamed up with Lego to create a Lego model of...
March 24th, 2014 | Games and Puzzles, Maritime Art | Read More

essDOCS completes first operational use of electronic bill of lading…

essDOCS completes first operational use of electronic bill of lading…
*CC photo by hummelhummel, Wikimedia Commons essDOCS completes first operational use of electronic bill of lading (eB/L) solution in the container line market involving an NYK Line ocean eB/L London, United Kingdom, 24 March 2014: essDOCS has successfully completed the first operational use of essDOCS...
March 24th, 2014 | Chartering, Fixtures, IT and Communications | Read More

Metocean’s positive benefits to the offshore industry shared on four continents

Metocean’s positive benefits to the offshore industry shared on four continents
Ian Leggett Positive feedback from industry, coupled with knowledge of the benefit that metocean awareness brings to individuals and their organisations, has encouraged the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) to roll out five Metocean courses on four continents during 2014. The...
March 24th, 2014 | Climate, IMarEST, Oceanology, Weather | Read More

Kevin Keegan on the ball for London Gateway at seventh Multimodal 2014

Kevin Keegan on the ball for London Gateway at  seventh Multimodal 2014
Kevin Keegan One of England’s finest footballers who played, captained and managed his country will be joining DP World London Gateway this year as their guest at the seventh Multimodal freight and logistics exhibition in Birmingham from 29 April – 1 May. Kevin Keegan will be the special guest at...
March 24th, 2014 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Sports | Read More

Wärtsilä takes dual-fuel technology to next level by introducing Wärtsilä 46DF engine

Wärtsilä takes dual-fuel technology to next level by introducing Wärtsilä 46DF engine
The Wärtsilä 46DF engine Wärtsilä Corporation, 24 March 2014 at 8.30 am EET – The introduction of the new Wärtsilä 46DF engine emphasises Wärtsilä’s leading position in dual-fuel engine technology. Compared to any other alternative currently available on the market its specific fuel...
March 24th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | 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, Houston, Texas – Ship Channel closure after collision DATE: March 23, 2014 COUNTRY: United States PORT: Houston, Texas Ship Channel closure after collision Part of the Houston Ship Channel...
March 23rd, 2014 | Canals, Maritime Accidents, 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: * Worldwide – World Holidays: 23 March-5 April 2014 DATE: March 22, 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 23 March-5 April 2014 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Sun...
March 22nd, 2014 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Markets and the World: Who’s afraid of virginia… err volatility woolf…?

The Markets and the World: Who’s afraid of virginia… err volatility woolf…?
John Faraclas Paraphrasing the title but not the theme of the classic film “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf”, here is the Allaboutshipping.co.uk’s eleventh overview and recap of the Shipping Markets and the World’s various “situations”  for 2014 with John Faraclas: With the BDI down 22...
March 21st, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Military, News, Sanctions, Seizures, Strikes, 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: * United Kingdom, Immingham – Jetty berth closure for works * Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber to close for dredging works * United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – River closed due to low visibility *...
March 21st, 2014 | Bunkering, Canals, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Critical Infrastructure: the value of long-term thinking

Critical Infrastructure: the value of long-term thinking
Friday 21 March 2014 – Well-built infrastructure underpins resilient economies, but the quality of construction practices vary across the globe. As an increasing number of emerging markets embark on ambitious infrastructure plans, insurers have a key role to play in safeguarding standards. (source:...
March 21st, 2014 | Construction, Insurance and Reinsurance, News | Read More

ITF wins death threats investigation promise

ITF wins death threats investigation promise
Victor Crespo, a Honduran trade unionist 21 March 2014 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has won a promise from the Honduran ambassador to the UK to investigate death threats and victimisation of trade unionists in the city of Puerto Cortés. A high-level delegation made...
March 21st, 2014 | ITF | Read More

IMO should focus on developing global CO2 reporting system before looking at ship indexing

IMO should focus on developing global CO2 reporting system before looking at ship indexing
The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), which starts on 31 March, will seek to make progress on the development of a global system of monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from ships. This is supported by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) which has made a detailed submission...
March 21st, 2014 | Associations, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

TT Club Strengthens its Commitment to the Middle East Market

TT Club Strengthens its Commitment to the Middle East Market
Julien Horn Dubai & London, 21st March 2014 – Specialist freight transport insurance provider, TT Club is reinforcing its presence in Dubai. The move, which aims to support the Club’s existing claims team in the UAE, underlines the insurer’s commitment to what is a dynamic region and provides...
March 21st, 2014 | P and I Clubs | Read More

NetConnect ASA to be delisted from Oslo Axess

NetConnect ASA to be delisted from Oslo Axess
21 March 2014  –  Oslo Børs has decided to delist the shares of NetConnect ASA from Oslo Axess. The Company has been taken over by Teki Solutions. The delisting of the shares is pursuant to Continuing Obligations section 15.1 (4) cf. Stock Exchange Act section 25 (1). On this basis Oslo Børs...
March 21st, 2014 | Stock Markets | Read More

Thome Ship Management introduces Competence Management System from Seagull

Thome Ship Management introduces Competence Management System from Seagull
Frank Pete Thome Ship Management has migrated its existing Thome Competence Management System (TCMS) into the Seagull Competence Manager online platform to manage its ever-growing demand for crew training and gap identification. Thome Ship Management is a dynamic provider of integrated ship management...
March 21st, 2014 | Academia, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

Workers fight for decent conditions

Workers fight for decent conditions
Vahed union 21 March 2014 – Transport workers in Iran continued the fight back against reported ongoing anti-union behaviour with a protest at Iranian government offices earlier this month. The cost of goods and services in the country has soared over the last few years. Wages have increased at...
March 21st, 2014 | HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More