Archive for May, 2014

WAVEWALKER – it’s a Ge Winner!

WAVEWALKER – it’s a Ge Winner!
l to r: Carl Sanders (GE Awards judge) Peter Richards (Fugro Seacore), Sam Whitaker (Fugro Seacore), Jelle Mens (WaveWalker BV), Mark Stevens (Fugro Seacore), Matt Ford (Fugro Seacore), Ian Moore (Comedian for the event) The innovative walking jack-up platform WaveWalker 1 was presented with the Product...
May 22nd, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Clubs, Construction, Events, HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Technical, Technology | Read More

Harmonising LNG Bunkering in a safe and efficient manner

Harmonising LNG Bunkering in a safe and efficient manner
M. Shahrin Osman, DNV GL Regional Manager, Maritime Advisory, Middle East & India 22.05.2014  – Doha, Qatar 22nd May 2014: DNV GL is launching a new Recommended Practice (RP) on LNG Bunkering in the Middle East & South Asia. The launch in Doha is in conjunction with Qatar’s announcement...
May 22nd, 2014 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, LNG | Read More

Investec strengthens shipping & marine business with senior appointment

Investec strengthens shipping & marine business with senior appointment
Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking (‘Investec’), part of Investec Bank plc, has appointed Patrick Caron-Delion to its Shipping and Marine Finance team, which is headed up by Jeremy Dean. He will work with Investec’s shipping clients to assist them with a broad range of financing requirements...
May 21st, 2014 | Finance, HR, Shipfinance | Read More

ITF launches new HIV/AIDS manual for affiliates

ITF launches new HIV/AIDS manual for affiliates
21 May 2014 – The ITF has launched a new handbook for transport unions to help them deal with HIV/AIDS in their policy, campaigning and organising work. This publication delivers further on the ITF’s Congress mandates in 2002 and 2006 to strengthen its work on HIV/AIDS and challenge the stigma...
May 21st, 2014 | Health and Safety, ITF | Read More

US workers demand investment in urban public transport

US workers demand investment in urban public transport
21 May 2014 – Around 1, 000 public transport workers from 40 states gathered in Washington DC, USA on 20 May to demand more investment in metros and buses in the country’s cities and towns. At the rally, leaders of two ITF affiliates – the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)and the Transport Workers’...
May 21st, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | 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: * India, Mumbai – Monsoon season: availability of anchorages * India, Mumbai – Cold moves during monsoon season * Singapore, Jurong Port – Jetty construction off Stolthaven Terminal * Thailand, all...
May 21st, 2014 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

RINA Services expands in Tunisia through a new laboratory in Tunis

RINA Services expands in Tunisia through a new laboratory in Tunis
The RINA Services international expansion strategy continues through the acquisition of an agri-food analysis laboratory in Tunis. The lab, called Lab21, covers 600 square metres and is known in the area of North Africa as a highly specialised laboratory for microbiological, chemical and physical analyses...
May 21st, 2014 | Classification Societies, Executive Travel, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, Holidays, Sports | Read More

BIFA welcomes IMO container weighing decision

BIFA welcomes IMO container weighing decision
Peter Quantrill London – May 21, 2014 – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) welcomes yesterday’s announcement by the International Maritime Organization that its Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has approved the draft amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), Chapter...
May 21st, 2014 | Associations, Containers, IMO, Regulatory | Read More

Onboard management is critical to improving vessel safety, says BSM CEO

Onboard management is critical to improving vessel safety, says BSM CEO
Attitude change is key to boosting shipping’s professional image, says Rajaish Bajpaee, Chief Executive Officer of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM). Ensuring a robust and dependable safety culture onboard ship is essential to reducing large scale accidents at sea, which is why BSM has placed seafarer...
May 21st, 2014 | Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Another Damen cutter suction dredger for Nigeria

Another Damen cutter suction dredger for Nigeria
A Damen CSD500 has been delivered to Nigeria. The stationary dredger has been assembled on the beach and pushed and tugged into the sea over a ramp. The cutter suction dredger will perform maintenance duties in and around the harbours of Port Harcourt. Modular transport – Easy assembly As all...
May 21st, 2014 | Construction, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Glander International Bunkering hires new Sales Manager

Glander International Bunkering hires new Sales Manager
Glander International Bunkering is pleased to announce that they have hired Morten Langthjem as their new Sales Manager. Morten will begin working in Glander International Bunkering’s Dubai office. Morten has previously worked as a Trading Manager in Gibraltar and has more than 17 years experience...
May 21st, 2014 | Bunkering, Company Profiles, HR | Read More

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Cxense for listing

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Cxense for listing
21/05/2014 – At its meeting on 21 May 2014, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to admit the shares in Cxense ASA to listing on Oslo Børs. The Board stipulated that the company prior to the first day of listing must satisfy the requirement for the market value and number of shareholders...
May 21st, 2014 | Markets, News, Press and Media, Stock Markets | Read More

Safety-Quality Systems: Drawbacks or Beneficial for the Shipping Industry and the Economy

Safety-Quality Systems: Drawbacks or Beneficial for the Shipping Industry and the Economy
Prof. Costas Chlomoudis, Vassilis Illiopoulos, Constantine Karaindros, Andreas Skamalos, Marios Meletiou and IoannisPapagiannopoulos. Earlier today at the University of Piraeus, a seminar took place on ‘Safety-Quality Systems: Drawbacks or Beneficial for the Shipping Industry and the Economy ’ organized...
May 20th, 2014 | Academia, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Lloyd’s writes surplus lines in all US states

Lloyd’s writes surplus lines in all US states
Tuesday 20 May 2014 – Lloyd’s will have surplus lines eligibility in all 50 US states when legislation passed in Kentucky comes into effect in July. The move paves the way for Kentucky policyholders to access the Lloyd’s market for surplus lines products. It also means Lloyd’s underwriters...
May 20th, 2014 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Global transport workers step up support efforts for NZ tanker drivers

Global transport workers step up support efforts for NZ tanker drivers
  The ITF HQ’s in London 20 May 2014 – Global transport unions are stepping up their support of a small group of petroleum tanker drivers in New Zealand who are battling two oil and logistics giants for a fair wage. Tanker drivers at Toll Carriers in Whangarei, New Zealand, have been...
May 20th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Entries Now Being Accepted for Inaugural 2014 SHIPPINGInsight Award

Entries Now Being Accepted for Inaugural 2014 SHIPPINGInsight Award
NORFOLK, Va. – May 20, 2014 – Entries are now being accepted for the inaugural SHIPPINGInsight Award, to be presented during the SHIPPINGInsight 2014 Fleet Optimization Conference, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 2014 in Stamford, Conn. The award will honor a ship operating company and its technology...
May 20th, 2014 | Awards | 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 – Temporary lock chamber closure at Kiel-Holtenau Canal * India, Jaigarh – Monsoon draft 2014 * Australia, Port Hedland – Port charges to rise DATE: May 20, 2014 COUNTRY: Germany PORT:...
May 20th, 2014 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

500 years of the Corporation of Trinity House

500 years of the Corporation of  Trinity House
Trinity House 500 years of the Corporation of  Trinity House* – Today, 20 May 2014, is the 500th anniversary of the Corporation of Trinity House. 500 years ago today Henry VIII awarded a Royal Charter that established our organisation and set in train five centuries of Serving the Mariner. Over...
May 20th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, HR, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Carrier Transicold Introduces Anti-Tamper Refrigerant Seal System

Carrier Transicold Introduces Anti-Tamper Refrigerant Seal System
Carrier Transicold’s optional new anti-tamper seal system for container refrigeration units. SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 20, 2014 — Carrier Transicold’s new anti-tamper refrigerant seal system will help ensure a higher level of refrigerant integrity and traceability for container refrigeration systems....
May 20th, 2014 | Claims, Containers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Safety and Security | Read More

INVESTEC Strengthens Shipping & Marine Business…

Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking (‘Investec’), part of Investec Bank plc, has appointed Patrick Caron-Delion to its Shipping and Marine Finance team, which is headed up by Jeremy Dean. He will work with Investec’s shipping clients to assist them with a broad range of financing requirements...
May 20th, 2014 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, HR, Shipfinance | Read More

UK Shipping Minister to speak at MLE conference

UK Shipping Minister to speak at MLE conference
Stephen Hammond MP Harnessing the Strength of Shipping Innovation Conference 17 June Stephen Hammond MP, UK Shipping Minister, to deliver keynote. As a major component of the 250, 000-visitor International Festival for Business in Liverpool this summer, this one-day CEO-level conference will focus on...
May 20th, 2014 | Associations, Politics and Government | Read More

Bowline Defence Ltd is awarded ISO PAS 28007 Certification

Bowline Defence Ltd is awarded ISO PAS 28007 Certification
Richard Tickle of Bowline Defence receives the ISO PAS 28007 certificate from Steve Cameron, RTI Forensics London: 20th May 2014 – Bowline Defence Ltd formally received its ISO 28000 certification scoped to ISO/PAS 28007:2012 from RTI Forensics at an awards presentation in London recently. ISO/PAS...
May 20th, 2014 | Associations, Events, HR, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Thome manages its first DIS vessel

Thome manages its first DIS vessel
The “JS Greenstone” Thome Ship Management has reached a new milestone by taking over the full management of its first vessel to be flagged under the Danish International Ship Register. The technical and crew management deal, signed with leading Danish ship owner Evergas, involves the 12,...
May 20th, 2014 | Environment, Events, Flags, People and Places | Read More

HullWiper comes to Fujairah – GAC EnvironHull’s eco-friendly…

HullWiper comes to Fujairah – GAC EnvironHull’s eco-friendly…
HullWiper performs cleaning in the darkness HullWiper comes to Fujairah – GAC EnvironHull’s eco-friendly, risk reduced hull cleaning solution now available at 2nd UAE port Dubai,  20 May 2014: GAC EnvironHull, part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group, has...
May 20th, 2014 | Environment, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ship Agencies, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Marine & Offshore Business Review Published by Bureau Veritas

Marine & Offshore Business Review Published by Bureau Veritas
19/05/14 – Bureau Verita’s  Marine & Offshore Business Review has just been released, the annual booklet that presents the business activities and the teams that make it happen of this major Classification Society:  “The purpose of the Marine & Offshore Business Review is...
May 20th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Reports | Read More