Archive for March, 2014

Freight handlers strike for better conditions

Freight handlers strike for better conditions
FNV Bondgenoten 21 March 2014  – Some 200 freight handlers at Schiphol airport, the Netherlands, went on strike this week over deteriorating working conditions.  Workers at Aviapartner Cargo (APC) are facing longer hours and have little control over their schedule. Workers say they can end up...
March 21st, 2014 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Container shipping industry leaders at Intermodal Asia opening ceremony

Container shipping industry leaders at Intermodal Asia opening ceremony
Mai Bo Liang CEOs and VIPs from leading container and shipping companies will be in attendance for the official Opening Ceremony of the inaugural Intermodal Asia 2014, which takes place from 1-3 April at the Shanghai World Expo Center. The opening ceremony commences at 10am on Tuesday 1 April outside...
March 21st, 2014 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Rough diamond hints at vast quantities of water inside Earth

Rough diamond hints at vast quantities of water inside Earth
Battle-scarred diamond provides evidence of ‘wet zone’ 410km below the surface where water is locked up inside minerals,  Ian Sample, science correspondent from the Guardian writes: The diamond is pitted from its violent journey, which ended with the stone shooting up through the Earth’s...
March 21st, 2014 | Accessories, Jewelry, Oceanology | Read More

DNV GL opens new Vietnam office to support growth plans

DNV GL opens new Vietnam office to support growth plans
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 21 March 2014 – DNV GL, the world’s leading ship classification society and one of the world’s leading risk and sustainability service providers, has moved into a new office that was officially opened by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Henrik O. Madsen,...
March 21st, 2014 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles | Read More

ESPO welcomes first reading agreement on Clean Fuel Strategy

ESPO welcomes first reading agreement on Clean Fuel Strategy
EP Rapporteur, Carlo Fidanza Yesterday, the negotiators for the European Parliament and the Council reached an informal first reading agreement on the Clean Fuel Strategy. If confirmed by EP’s Transport Committee and Plenary, the Directive could still be adopted before the EU elections and finalised...
March 21st, 2014 | Bunkering, Environment, European Union, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Bad weather hampers Australia plane ‘debris’ search

Bad weather hampers Australia plane ‘debris’ search
The area searched by the Australian Government for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Credit: AMSA 20 March 2014 – Bad weather hampers Australia plane ‘debris’ search, Zoe Reynolds from IHS writes: Australian search and rescue teams have so far been unable to find debris that could be...
March 21st, 2014 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Safety and Security | Read More

UK freight forwarders welcome export boost in UK Budget

UK freight forwarders welcome export boost in UK Budget
Peter Quantrill Responding to yesterday’s UK Budget, Peter Quantrill, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said: “In the budget, the Chancellor placed the emphasis on getting more businesses exporting. “Of late, BIFA members have been reasonably confident...
March 20th, 2014 | Associations, Logistics, Politics and Government | Read More

Record Breaking Oceanology International

Record Breaking Oceanology International
Unaudited figures show that approximately 8, 400 attended Oceanology International 2014 (OI2014), an increase of 10% over 2012. Exhibitor figures at the world’s largest marine technology and ocean science show were higher than ever before with 528 exhibiting companies from 35 countries. Vessel movements...
March 20th, 2014 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Construction, Drill ships, EEZ, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Supply ships, Technology | Read More

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation opens the debate on the impact of big data on critical infrastructure

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation opens the debate on the impact of big data on critical infrastructure
The increasing velocity, variety and volume of data, coined as big data, is well recognised in government and business as having major and critical influences on the way in which society operates, both now and in the future. Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services...
March 20th, 2014 | Charity, Classification Societies | 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, Hull – Lock closure at King George Dock * Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber unattended * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction of Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok Link Northern Connection *...
March 20th, 2014 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MOL Exhibits at Breakbulk CHINA 2014

MOL Exhibits at Breakbulk CHINA 2014
In front of the MOL Group booth March 20, 2014 – TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that MOL had a booth for the first time at the project cargo, heavy lift & RO-RO logistics exhibition Breakbulk China 2014, which was held March 12-13 in Shanghai,...
March 20th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

COA report shows fall in use of waterborne coatings in the container industry

COA report shows fall in use of waterborne coatings in the container industry
A new report released by the Container Owners Association (COA) shows a drop in the use of waterborne coatings in the container industry, with production of containers using waterborne paint amounting to just 20, 000TEU in 2013, compared to 30, 000TEU in 2012. Most of the production of waterborne paint...
March 20th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Politics and Government | Read More

Spinnaker & V Ships guide the next generation

Spinnaker & V Ships guide the next generation
Phil Parry & Roberto Giorgi questions and answers Spinnaker & V Ships guide the next generation by Jean Winfield Jeanius Consulting CMA 2014 was the perfect backdrop for a “Jobs & the future” breakout session for young people lead by Phil Parry, Chairman, Spinnaker Consulting and Roberto...
March 20th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR | Read More

Korean Register releases ground-breaking hull structure analysis software.

Korean Register releases ground-breaking hull structure analysis software.
 The Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – announces the release of SeaTrust-HullScan, its ground-breaking software solution to analyze and appraise a vessel’s hull structure in accordance with the new harmonized common structural rules (CSR-H). SeaTrust–HullScan is...
March 20th, 2014 | Classification Societies, IACS, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

Glander International Bunkering appoints a new Bunker and Lubricant Trader to Singapore office

Glander International Bunkering appoints a new Bunker and Lubricant Trader to Singapore office
Sing Euwyn Tan Glander International Bunkering, a leading global bunkering and lubricant trading & brokering company, is pleased to announce that Euwyn Tan has joined their Singapore team. Euwyn begins his career in Glander International Bunkering as a Bunker and Lubricant Trader. This well-timed...
March 20th, 2014 | Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Chinese artist Zhuang Hong Yi makes thousands of flowers bloom

Chinese artist Zhuang Hong Yi  makes thousands of  flowers bloom
Untitled 8 (2013). Rice paper, ink and acrylic on canvas. By Zhuang Hongyi Blossom: Chinese artist Zhuang Hong Yi  makes thousands of  flowers bloom at London’s Hua Gallery,  By James Brewer With a series of glorious collages of resplendent rice-paper flowers, Chinese artist Zhuang Hong Yi has embarked...
March 20th, 2014 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Marie Ghisi lecture on la Bauta in London’s Academia Italiana Club

Marie Ghisi lecture on la Bauta in London’s Academia Italiana Club
Countess Marie Ghisi holding the “Moretta” Following her December launching of her book La Bauta, The Venetian Mask as a Political Asset at Daunt’s in Marylebone High Street, Countess Marie Ghisi delivered and excellent slides presentation in London’s Academia Italiana Club at...
March 19th, 2014 | Academia, Associations, Books, Charity, Clubs, Events | Read More

Moore Stephens says Budget 2014 continues stable tax regime for UK shipping

Moore Stephens says Budget 2014 continues stable tax regime for UK shipping
Sue Bill International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens say the UK government’s Budget 2014, issued on 19 March 2014, is good news for UK shipping as it ensures the continuation of a stable UK tax regime for shipping, as has been the case for the past few years.  Moore Stephens tax...
March 19th, 2014 | Accountancy, Shipmanagement, Taxation | Read More

RoRo equipment contract for Damen…

RoRo equipment contract for Damen…
Each of the new ice-class ferries will be equipped with MacGregor bow doors, a bow ramp/door, a stern ramp, shell doors and a hoistable car deck system RoRo equipment contract for Damen is supported by MacGregor’s extensive experience with Canadian ferry services CARGOTEC CORPORATION,  19 MARCH...
March 19th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Singapore to host pioneering LNG Marine fuel gathering

Singapore to host pioneering LNG Marine fuel gathering
TradeWinds Events – Mar 19, 2014 10:06 GMT – Singapore, the world’s top bunkering port, is moving forward at a pace with its government’s intentions to develop an LNG storage, trans-shipment and bunkering hub to meet anticipated demand in the region. With the recent official opening of...
March 19th, 2014 | Associations, LNG, Shipping Centers | Read More

Calls for Honduran embassy action worldwide over abuses in Puerto Cortés

Calls for Honduran embassy action worldwide over abuses in Puerto Cortés
ITF affiliates are being called on to organise action at Honduran embassies in their countries in coming days to highlight concern over the ongoing intimidation and victimisation of dockers’ union members at Puerto Cortės. A demonstration is planned at the London embassy on Thursday (20 March). An...
March 19th, 2014 | ITF, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

Maritime Broadband’s C-Bird™ Solution Sets the New Industry Standard for VSAT Communications at Sea

Maritime Broadband’s C-Bird™ Solution Sets the New Industry Standard for VSAT Communications at Sea
NEW YORK – March 19, 2014 – (Marine NewsWire) Maritime Broadband’s C-Bird™, the most reliable, affordable and efficient VSAT communications solution available for continuous connectivity at sea, is gaining wide acceptance among major companies in the shipping industry. The company recently added...
March 19th, 2014 | Communication, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Liner ‘Cargo Incident Notification System’ growing up

Liner ‘Cargo Incident Notification System’ growing up
  CINS Board (L-R): Marc LeFebvre, CMA CGM; Uffe Ernst-Frederiksen, Maersk Line, (Chairman); Dirk Vande Velde, MSC (Deputy Chairman); Lin Shyh-Horng, Evergreen Line; Ken Rohlmann, Hapag-Lloyd Records captured in the specialist CINS (Cargo Incident Notification System) database have increased by...
March 19th, 2014 | Associations, Container shipping, News, Reports | Read More

Sovcomflot 2013 audited financial results

Sovcomflot 2013 audited financial results
2013 Audited Financial Results (Year to 31 December) Despite another challenging year for the international tanker industry Sovcomflot maintains operational profitability and makes good progress with strategy implementation to develop and grow in key gas and offshore sectors. 2013 Highlights Gross revenue:...
March 19th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Reports | Read More

Ban to large cruise ship traffic in Venice lifted.

Ban to large cruise ship traffic in Venice lifted.
Italy’s new rules limiting marine traffic in Venice’s Giudecca Canal are illegitimate, a court says. The successful lawsuit against the decision taken by the Italian Government last November to limit large cruise ship traffic in the Venice lagoon was filed by Venezia Terminal Passeggeri,...
March 19th, 2014 | Canals, Cruise Industry, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Tourism | Read More