Archive for July, 2014

Evergreen Announces Improvements to UK and Ireland Services

Evergreen Announces Improvements to UK and Ireland Services
An Evergreen containerhsip July 28, 2014 – The global container carrier, Evergreen Line has announced enhancements to its services to/from Dublin (Ireland) and Liverpool (Northwest England). From its hub in Rotterdam the line will offer a twice-weekly service to Dublin and dedicated slots on a...
July 28th, 2014 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets | Read More

Joachim Aschenbrenner Takes Gold At ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds

Joachim Aschenbrenner Takes Gold At ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds
Monday 28 July 2014  – Denmark takes the gold medal in the first ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship, Australia gets silver, and bronze goes to the USA. Everybody was nervous in the morning as they waited for the wind to fill in. The wind was too light to start racing the important final...
July 28th, 2014 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Container growth cheers mixed first-half at Marseilles Fos

Container growth cheers mixed first-half at Marseilles Fos
Port of Marseille 28 July 2014   Port news from Marseilles Fos   –  First-half container traffic at leading French port Marseilles Fos totalled 583, 287 teu – up 7% on the first six months last year – marked by a 10% increase at the deepsea Fos terminals.    Dry bulk and cruise passenger...
July 28th, 2014 | Associations, Car trade, Containers, Gas, Gas Carriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Logistics, LPG, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Reefer ships, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc., announces equity investment in Diana Containerships Inc.

Diana Shipping Inc., announces equity investment in Diana Containerships Inc.
ATHENS, GREECE, July 28, 2014 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase shares of the common stock of Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX)...
July 28th, 2014 | Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

Industry veteran appointed Managing Director of GAC North America Logistics

Industry veteran appointed Managing Director of GAC North America Logistics
Houston – July 28 2014: GAC has moved Claus Schensema to Houston, Texas,  to take the helm of GAC North America Logistics. Claus Schensema, Managing DirectorSchensema brings 25 years’ experience in shipping and logistics to his new role as GAC North America Logistics’ Managing Director,...
July 28th, 2014 | Company Profiles, HR, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Person Profiles | Read More

Panama’s Alfonso Castillero joins Liberian Registry

Panama’s Alfonso Castillero joins Liberian Registry
Alfonso Castillero Alfonso Castillero, former Director-General of the Panama Registry, has joined the Liberian Registry as Vice-President. Castillero worked for sixteen years in the Panamanian maritime sector, rising through the ranks to become head of the registry and director-general of the merchant...
July 28th, 2014 | Associations, Flags, Legal | Read More

Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration- Shanghai Arbitration Commission

Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration- Shanghai Arbitration Commission
Aiming to strengthen the relations and to develop the mutual cooperation in the field of commercial arbitration, the Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration and the Shanghai Arbitration Commission agreed to implement the provisions according to a signed protocol during their recent meeting at the...
July 28th, 2014 | Arbiitration, Associations, Claims, Disputes, Events, Legal, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

My Eurasian Dream Garden

My Eurasian Dream Garden
Kathleen Dutton at Skylark 1 Gallery My Eurasian Dream Garden – London artist Kathleen Dutton’s new works at Skylark galleries by the Thames,  By James Brewer Creating her ethereal paintings in deceptively simple style, Kathleen Dutton radiates energy from an “inner garden of light and space.”...
July 27th, 2014 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Reflecting on the proceedings of the 3rd Mare Forum in Cyprus

Reflecting on the proceedings of the 3rd Mare Forum in Cyprus
A view of the conference hall The 3rd Mare Forum, hosted in the Republic of Cyprus on 24th June 2014 at the Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel in Kouklia, Paphos, turned out to be a very well attended, inspiring and constructive event. The choice for Cyprus to act as the hosting place for...
July 27th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, EEZ, Energy, Gas, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

Almiriki’s summer events

Almiriki’s summer events
Fide Koksal performing with Nassos Sopilis at piano As we have mentioned in previous reports and articles, this summer’s first tip for your holidays is that of Chios and in particular at south west where the fishing port and tourist resort of Lithi beach stands. One of the focal points is the Almiriki...
July 27th, 2014 | Associations, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, HR, Music | Read More

Russian insurers face premium and reserving risks…

Russian insurers face premium and reserving risks…
Chris Waterman and Anastasia Litvinova of Fitch Ratings Russian insurers face premium and reserving risks, Fitch Ratings warns,  By James Brewer The Russian insurance sector remains over-reliant on loss-making motor business, where new rules have made it even more difficult to turn a profit, according...
July 26th, 2014 | Associations, Marine Insurance, Markets, News | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
World Holidays: 27 July-9 August 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Mon 28, Tue 29 & Wed 30 Jul – Ramadan Holiday (Sheker Bayrami) Mon 28-Tue 29 Jul – Hari Raya Puasa Wed 30 Jul-Fri Aug – Shared Holiday (Indonesia) Fri...
July 26th, 2014 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Shipping markets still low… caution!

Shipping markets still low… caution!
John Faraclas With a low market, close to 700 points the BDI brings havoc and the wets in mixed levels might add to a major market grounding with incalculable repercussions…  This is our twenty-eighth overview today Friday the 25th of July 2014 of www.allaboutshipping.co.uk with John Faraclas...
July 25th, 2014 | Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Shipmanagement, Stock Markets, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Globus Maritime announces annual meeting of shareholders

Globus Maritime announces annual meeting of shareholders
(NASDAQ: GLBS), a dry bulk shipping company, announced today that the annual meeting of  shareholders will be held at the offices of Globus Shipmanagement Corp. at 128 Vouliagmenis Avenue in Glyfada, Greece, on  August 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Shareholders of record at the close of business...
July 25th, 2014 | Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Rock removal & sheet piling work July 25, 2014, Singapore, Singapore The working period and working area for rock removal and sheet piling work of a cofferdam for the proposed construction of dock at Tuas New Shipyard, Tuas View Extension (West) have been revised. According to the Maritime and...
July 25th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MOL’s LNG Carriers are Commended for ‘FY2013 Best Quality Ship Award’

MOL’s LNG Carriers are Commended for ‘FY2013 Best Quality Ship Award’
Captain Gaku Hinata (left) receives the certificate of commendation from MOL Managing Executive Officer Takaaki Inoue – President Muto Meets with Captain and Chief Engineer, Exchanging Views and Working to Establish a More Solid Safe Operation System – TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL;...
July 25th, 2014 | Associations, Awards, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

ClassNK Holds LNG-Fuelled Vessel Technologies Seminars

ClassNK Holds LNG-Fuelled Vessel Technologies Seminars
Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) held LNG-Fuelled Vessel Technologies seminars in Shanghai and Singapore on 22 July and 24 July 2014 respectively. With the industry looking to adopt cleaner fuels to meet new environmental regulations as well as future...
July 25th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

ISS launches innovative series of new travel apps for cruise industry

ISS launches innovative series of new travel apps for cruise industry
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) the world’s leading maritime services provider, has launched an innovative series of travel apps for the cruise industry in Greece, covering the major ports and islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Kefalonia, Corfu and Syros. Further apps will also follow to cover the entire...
July 25th, 2014 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, News, Tourism | Read More

ABS & MPA Ink MOU to Collaborate on Maritime Research & Development

ABS & MPA Ink MOU to Collaborate on Maritime Research & Development
Derek Novak and Andrew Tan 24 July 2014 – (Singapore) ABS, a leading provider of global marine and offshore classification services, and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to promote maritime research and development (R&D) and...
July 24th, 2014 | Classification Societies, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds Action Heats Up In Helsinki

ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds Action Heats Up In Helsinki
 Thursday 24 July 2014 – The ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship on water action matched the warm climate as the competition heated up on the second day in Helsinki, Finland. Temperatures in Helsinki reached a new summer high but that not did stop the on-water action with 12 more flights...
July 24th, 2014 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in SE Asian waters: IMB COUNTRY: Worldwide The Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) raises concerns over a worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in its 2014 half yearly report. Globally,...
July 24th, 2014 | Bunkering, Canals, Holidays, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The ICS London International Shipping Conference 10 September 2014

The ICS London International Shipping Conference 10 September 2014
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which is the principal international trade association for shipowners, is holding a one day conference. The exciting and comprehensive programme will include the following topics: • Enforcement of new IMO rules • Industrial relations • Environmental...
July 24th, 2014 | Associations, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Maersk Successfully Demonstrates BELCO Marine Scrubber Technology

Maersk Successfully Demonstrates BELCO Marine Scrubber Technology
PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 24, 2014 – (Marine NewsWire) Belco Technologies Corporation (BELCO®), a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont, has partnered with the Maersk Group to successfully demonstrate BELCO® Marine Scrubber technology aboard the Maersk Tukang, a container ship with max TEU Capacity of 8,...
July 24th, 2014 | Containers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair | Read More

CMB results first half 2014

CMB results first half 2014
Viewers can find attached  CMB’s results for the first half of 2014: resultaten 30.06.2014 ENG
July 24th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Statistics | Read More

The growing threat of cyber risk in the US

The growing threat of cyber risk in the US
Dr. Robert P. Hartwig Thursday 24 July 2014 – The vast majority of property-casualty (nonlife) premium in the US is written by members of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I), an insurance industry supported trade association. We speak to its President, Dr Robert P. Hartwig about the growing...
July 24th, 2014 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications | Read More