Archive for September, 2014

Daily Overview of Global markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, September 30, 2014)

Daily Overview of Global markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, September 30, 2014)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS Eurozone flash HICP resumed its downtrend in September hitting a new cycle low of 0.3%YoY, fuelling expectations that the ECB may eventually...
September 30th, 2014 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

ITF president slams Australian royal commission

ITF president slams Australian royal commission
Paddy Crumplin 30 September 2014 – The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) today slammed the anti-union intentions of an Australian royal commission into trade unions. ITF affiliate the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) appeared yesterday at the Conservative government’s royal commission...
September 30th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Screening of vessels & crew September 30, 2014, United States, Houston, Texas The US Coast Guard, Sector Houston-Galveston, has begun screening inbound vessels or crew members that have visited ports in Western Africa within their last five ports of call. This is in response to the recent outbreak...
September 30th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Strikes | Read More

Mandatory electronic information exchange on horizon following revised FAL Convention approval

Mandatory electronic information exchange on horizon following revised FAL Convention approval
The IMO’s HQ’s in London IMO -Briefing: 30, September 30, 2014 – The Facilitation Committee (FAL), meeting for its 39th session, approved a revised annex to the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL), 1965, as amended, following a comprehensive five-year...
September 30th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, IT and Communications, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

On the “Waverley” for a magical mystery tour…*

On the “Waverley” for a magical mystery tour…*
  The “Waverley” just about to pass The Tower Bridge The Classic Annual Evening Cruise onboard the last sea-going Paddle Steamer in the World, The “Waverley”,  took place last Friday the 26th of September, a bit earlier than last year’s cruise but in a very idyllic environment...
September 30th, 2014 | Charity, Clubs, Events, IMarEST, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Scanjet secures tank management orders covering 30 ships

Scanjet secures tank management orders covering 30 ships
SCANJET Group has followed up its breakthrough Tank Management order from Stolt-Nielsen with a series of contracts for its ITAMA Intelligent Tank Management concept including Tankcleaning, Tank monitoring, P/V valves and the Scanjet VRC (valve related control) system. New orders have been placed through...
September 30th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

9th Damen Cutter Suction dredger added to fleet of Nigerian customer

9th Damen Cutter Suction dredger added to fleet of Nigerian customer
Crane assistance was required in the difficult conditions A Nigerian customer has added its 9th Damen dredger to its fleet. The Cutter Suction Dredger, type CSD500 was chosen due to the excellent availability of Damen Field Services in Nigeria. This local presence was even more practical in view of the...
September 30th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Taxation, Technical | Read More

Europort launches new branding

Europort launches new branding
Europort, the leading international exhibition for maritime technology, launched a new corporate image in September and is continuing to receive positive feedback from the industry following its global roll-out.  The new branding visually encapsulates Europort’s position as the premier event in the...
September 30th, 2014 | Associations, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media | Read More

Steel-Cutting for Project Yamal LNG Lead Tanker Takes Place in South Korea

Steel-Cutting for Project Yamal LNG Lead Tanker Takes Place in South Korea
SCF Yamalmax steel cutting ceremony The steel-cutting ceremony, marking the formal start of a ship’s construction process, took place at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (South Korea) shipyard in the presence of representatives from OAO Sovcomflot, the Russian Maritime Register...
September 30th, 2014 | LNG, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Upturning the Cyprus Economy – The role of Shipping

Upturning the Cyprus Economy – The role of Shipping
  Shipping: clear skies, plain sailing – Photo credits AZF Few people, and in particular economists and politicians,  have ever got the message with respect to the multitude of advantages to the world economy, despite the…famous or infamous American presidential maxim: “it’s the economy...
September 30th, 2014 | Academia, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, EEZ, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, HR, Maritime Education and Training, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Reports, Scholarships, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

OW BUNKER strengthens North America operations with senior appointment

Georgia Kounalakis is appointed to boost business development and sales capabilities across North America    OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading resellers and physical suppliers of marine fuels, today announced the appointment of Georgia Kounalakis to its physical supply operation in North America....
September 30th, 2014 | Bunkering, Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Person Profiles | Read More

“ESTONIA” disaster anniversary – what have we learned?

“ESTONIA” disaster anniversary – what have we learned?
London, Tuesday, September 30. Twenty years ago the MS Estonia turned on her side and sank in the Baltic sea with 803 passengers and 186 crew aboard – 989 people in all – who needed to be rescued quickly in dangerous and dark conditions. The end of this month marks the anniversary of the tragedy...
September 30th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

WAM Technologies and AT&T collaborate on asset tracking solutions for shipments

WAM Technologies and AT&T collaborate on asset tracking solutions for shipments
  Collaboration aligns expertise in wireless transport telematics with global data capabilities to provide M2M connectivity for refrigerated, intermodal and other transportation assets New Jersey,  Sep 30, 2014 – WAM Technologies LLC, (WAM) and AT&T* announced today at the 6th Cool Logistics...
September 30th, 2014 | Associations, IT and Communications, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Technical, Technology | Read More

ClassNK Investigative Panel Publishes Report on MOL COMFORT Incident

ClassNK Investigative Panel Publishes Report on MOL COMFORT Incident
The fore part of the former “MOL Comfort” on fire and a fire fighting tug trying to put the fire off – photo credits The Indian Navy Tokyo – In response to the casualty of “MOL COMFORT” which occurred on 17 June 2013, ClassNK established the Investigative Panel on Large Container...
September 30th, 2014 | Associations, Classification Societies, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Maritime Accidents, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Reports, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Sunset+Vine|APP Smashes Live Broadcaster Records For The Santander 2014…

Sunset+Vine|APP Smashes Live Broadcaster Records For The Santander 2014…
Sunset+Vine|APP Smashes Live Broadcaster Records For The Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships Tuesday 30 September 2014 – 24 broadcasters, 46 territories and a household reach of over 182 million cements championships as sporting event with global appeal; – Sixfold increase...
September 30th, 2014 | Associations, Photography, Press and Media, Reports, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Budapest Airport: HSH Nordbank refinancing EUR 100 million

Budapest Airport: HSH Nordbank refinancing EUR 100 million
HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank is participating in the refinancing of Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest.for EUR 100 million. HSH Nordbank is thus taking on a significant share of the transaction involving a total of around EUR 1.35 billion as part of a syndicate of 14 banks. The refinancing...
September 30th, 2014 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Banking, Construction, Finance | Read More

First impressions of the underwriting room

First impressions of the underwriting room
Monday 29 September 2014 – Deandra Major is the first female broker from the Bahamas to work in the Lloyd’s market. We discuss her career, walking into the underwriting room for the first time and living with London weather. (source: Lloyd’s of London) What attracted you to a career in...
September 29th, 2014 | HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Person Profiles | Read More

UKMPG launches Ports4Prosperity Manifesto

UKMPG launches Ports4Prosperity Manifesto
Rt Hon John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Transport with responsibility for Ports, welcomes the manifesto with ABP Chief Executive James Cooper at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham                                 United...
September 29th, 2014 | Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping type approves Danelec Marine DM100 Voyage Data Recorder

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping type approves Danelec Marine DM100 Voyage Data Recorder
(Birkeroed, Denmark – Sept. 29, 2014) – (Marine NewsWire) Danelec Marine, a leading supplier of Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs), today announced that its new-generation DM100 VDR has been type approved by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) under the new IMO standard, which came into force...
September 29th, 2014 | Company Profiles, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Indian rail unions protest against foreign investment moves

Indian rail unions protest against foreign investment moves
An estimated 500, 000 rail workers in India took part in a country-wide protest against government privatisation plans on 19 September. The All-India Protest Day was organised by the ITF-affiliated All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF), one of the country’s biggest railway employees’ unions....
September 29th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government | Read More

London taxi drivers protest against unregulated competition

London taxi drivers protest against unregulated competition
Over 1, 000 London taxi drivers took part in a demonstration on 24 September to protest against the London mayor’s failure to protect the iconic black cab from unregulated competition. Several organisations and unions took part, including ITF affiliates Unite and the RMT. Taxi drivers say that the...
September 29th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds bid guidelines published

2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds bid guidelines published
29 September 2014 – Issued on behalf of ISAF – The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published guidelines for candidates bidding to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship. Click here to view the bid guidelines. Bids to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds...
September 29th, 2014 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

NSSLGlobal adds new satellite beams to extend global coverage

NSSLGlobal adds new satellite beams to extend global coverage
The additional beams will improve NSSLGlobal’s coverage of Europe and the Far East Surrey, UK, 26th September 2014 – NSSLGlobal, the independent service provider of satellite communications, has added two new satellite beams to improve the quality and geographical reach of its global VSAT network....
September 29th, 2014 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Port ops unaffected by protests September 29, 2014, Hong Kong, all ports Sea traffic, vessel movements and port operations in Hong Kong remain unaffected by the ongoing protests which have blocked major roads in Central, Admiralty, Wanchai, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok since yesterday (28 September). So...
September 29th, 2014 | Bunkering, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Tupras deploys AVEVA Integrated Engineering and Design solutions across national refineries

Tupras deploys AVEVA Integrated Engineering and Design solutions across national refineries
Turkey’s primary oil & gas operator makes a strategic investment in AVEVA E3D, schematic, and laser data software Instanbul,  Turkey – 29 September 2014: Today AVEVA announced that Tupras,  Turkey’s largest Owner Operator in the oil & gas industry, is investing extensively in AVEVA...
September 29th, 2014 | Energy, Gas, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry | Read More