Archive for September, 2014

£5 million investment to strengthen Port of Grimsby’s position as hub for offshore wind

£5 million investment to strengthen Port of Grimsby’s position as hub for offshore wind
l-r Dave Good, ABP Supervising Engineer_ Mike Sellers ABP Port Manager Grimsby & Immingham_ Jason Ledden, DONG energy_ Richard Simpson, Ravestein A £5 million investment in a new lock system at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Grimsby will make its Royal Dock more attractive to energy companies...
September 29th, 2014 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Energy, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Fire at Sicily’s Milazzo Oil Refinery Hampers Vessels’ Operations

Fire at Sicily’s Milazzo Oil Refinery Hampers Vessels’ Operations
Inchcape Shipping Services, the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of extensive disruption after a fire broke out Friday afternoon (27 September) at Italy’s energy giant Eni and Kuwait Petroleum’s jointly owned Milazzo oil refinery, near the northeast coast of Sicily. The...
September 29th, 2014 | Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Jamie Thompson appointed LRQA Global Sales Director

Jamie Thompson appointed LRQA Global Sales Director
  Jamie Thompson Thompson takes on new role to help LR Management Systems (LRQA) achieve continued growth by improving performance and strengthening key account management programme LR Management Systems (LRQA) has appointed Jamie Thompson to the newly created role of Global Sales Director with...
September 29th, 2014 | Classification Societies | Read More

Test Frame ‘Pieter Schelte’ at BOW Terminal Vlissingen

Test Frame ‘Pieter Schelte’ at BOW Terminal VlissingenAllseas MSF-Platform Conversion – Heavy roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) operation Vlissingen/Flushing, 29 September 2014 – BOW Terminal is awarded by Volker Staal en Funderingen to store the MSF (Module Support Frame). At the BOW Terminal...
September 29th, 2014 | Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Ship Conversions | Read More

Intellian FB500 approved for Inmarsat XpressLink

Inmarsat and Intellian strengthen partnership to deliver future services 29 September 2014 – Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced that Intellian, a leading global provider of stabilised satellite antenna systems, has been selected...
September 29th, 2014 | Associations, IT and Communications | Read More

Davies Turner takes on fifth wave of apprentices

Davies Turner takes on fifth wave of apprentices
Philip Stephenson Following the success of the first four groups and for the fifth year in succession, Davies Turner & Co Ltd has recruited youngsters for its national apprenticeship and trainee programme which has been running since 2010. The new intake of 10 recruits will be based at the company’s...
September 29th, 2014 | Associations, HR, Jobs, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (29 September 2014)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (29 September 2014)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The ECB monetary policy meeting and Eurozone’s September inflation, both scheduled for Thursday, as well as the US August non-farm payrolls...
September 29th, 2014 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Vancouver conference set to showcase Interferry’s UN and EU input

Vancouver conference set to showcase Interferry’s UN and EU input
Len Roueche Two major examples of Interferry’s growing influence will be highlighted next week at the global trade association’s 39th annual conference in Vancouver.    CEO Len Roueche will report on his nomination to a new UN high level advisory group on sustainable transport, while executive...
September 29th, 2014 | Associations, Automobiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Holidays, HR, IMO, Markets, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipfinance | Read More

First Damen Crane Barge for Uruguay

First Damen Crane Barge for Uruguay
Damen Shipyard Group’s new transshipment Crane Barge (CBa) 6324 has got off to a strong start, with an order for the first unit from a client in Uruguay. The barge features the proven Liebherr CBG 350 crane as standard and on this occasion has been outfitted with a unique mooring spread from Vryhof...
September 28th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

British ocean racing legend launches round the world record bid in revolutionary torpedo Eco-boat

British ocean racing legend launches round the world record bid in revolutionary torpedo Eco-boat
·         Attempt to beat current powerboat record by more than a week ·         Team Britannia will showcase best of UK’s marine industry ·         Boat will be powered by fuel emulsion that will significantly cut pollution British ocean racing legend, Alan Priddy, will...
September 28th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Sports, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
World Holidays: 28 September-11 October 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Wed 1 Oct – Hong Kong National Day Wed 1 Oct – Nigeria National Day Wed 1 Oct-Tue 7 Oct – China National Day Thu 2 Oct – Gandhi Jayanthi (India) Thu...
September 27th, 2014 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Shipping Markets in a downturn…

Shipping Markets in a downturn…
John Faraclas It is now seven weeks that the dry market maintains its 1, 000 plus points on the BDI, but only just! The wets too are low… In this thirty-seven weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same, tonight Friday the 26th of September 2014 John Faraclas and AllAboutShipping...
September 26th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Stock Markets, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION AT JUNK BAY Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2014 NATIONAL DAY FIREWORKS DISPLAY Hong Kong, all ports SOIL INVESTIGATION AT CHANGI CREEK Singapore, Singapore BUNKER UPDATE – MARKET PRICE UPDATE26/09/14 Marine Site Investigation at Junk...
September 26th, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

World Maritime Day 2014 – the IMO reception

World Maritime Day 2014 – the IMO reception
The Secretary-general Koji Sekimizu and Andrew Winbow ready to greet us The World Maritime Day*,  for which we have extensively reported in other sectors of this medium, due to the fact that many maritime bodies and organisations, as well as associations celebrate same for their members, is always “accompanied”...
September 26th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Environment, Events, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko, ITF, News, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Deepening Lloyd’s footprint in Italy

Deepening Lloyd’s footprint in Italy
Based in Milan, Vittorio Scala was appointed Country Manager for Lloyd’s in Italy last month. He tells us how he hopes his diverse experiences in the Italian insurance industry can help Lloyd’s deepen its footprint in his native country.(source: Lloyd’s of  London) What have your career highlights...
September 26th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Person Profiles | Read More

Lloyd’s Register End of Summer Drinks…

Lloyd’s Register End of Summer Drinks…
GSCC dierctor Radm (Rt.HCG) Costas Amarantidis, with Lloyd’s Register Jennifer Clarke, Stephanie Moffat from Zodiac Maritime and Kostas Pappadakis from Lloyd’s Register The end of the summer approaches (?) and Lloyd’s Register annual drinks gathering serves as a reminder, although the summer...
September 26th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Events, Food and Drink, Press and Media | Read More

ISAF Invites Bids For 2016 Women’s Match Racing World Championship

ISAF Invites Bids For 2016 Women’s Match Racing World Championship
Friday 26 September 2014 – The International Sailing Federations is now inviting all Member National Authorities to bid for the 2016 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship. The ISAF Women’s Match Racing Worlds has been held every year since 1999 with the most recent event in...
September 26th, 2014 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

New Recommendations to avoid jacking system failure

New Recommendations to avoid jacking system failure
Oil Rig at sunrise Scotland A joint industry project on jacking system maintenance and inspection has resulted in a new DNV GL Recommended Practice. This provides guidance to ensure the correct and safe functioning of rack and pinion style jacking systems. The objective is to reduce the risk of gear...
September 26th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (26 September 2014)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (26 September 2014)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD retained a firm tone in European trade on Friday supported by a new string of positive US economic data released in the prior...
September 26th, 2014 | News | Read More

Public listing of Aurora LPG Holding ASA at Oslo Axess

Public listing of Aurora LPG Holding ASA at Oslo Axess
Public listing of Aurora LPG Holding ASA at Oslo Axess Applied date: 22/08/2014 Accepted date: 24/09/2014 Listing date: 26/09/2014 Ticker: AURLPG     Aurora LPG Holding ASA is a owner and operator of VGLC tonnage. The Company is domiciled in Norway and trades on the...
September 26th, 2014 | LPG, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Apostleship of the Sea celebrates WMD with thanksgiving masses for seafarers

Apostleship of the Sea celebrates WMD with thanksgiving masses for seafarers
Apostleship of the Sea celebrates World Maritime Day with thanksgiving masses for seafarers Seafarers’ welfare charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has joined in this year’s World Maritime Day celebrations by saying ‘thank you’ to seafarers for their contributions. The organisation held masses...
September 26th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, HR, Religion | Read More

Shipping: a Double Whammy or just an enter the Dragon issue…

Shipping: a Double Whammy or just an enter the Dragon issue…
ICAEW, the Capital Link’s Forum venue This 7th Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Capital Link Forum in the Square Mile’s One Moorgate Place, will be remembered for ever not only because it surpassed any previous attendance record – something in the tune of 500+, not because more...
September 25th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Drill ships, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Fixtures, Gas, Gas Carriers, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Ocean Shipping, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Oil Spill, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Sanctions, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Supply ships, Tankers, Taxation, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Minamata Convention on Mercury…

The Minamata Convention on Mercury…
The Minamata Convention aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Towards Its Early Entry Into Force and Effective Implementation do, sep 25, 2014 An additional 18 countries sign the...
September 25th, 2014 | Climate, Environment, Organisations, Pollution, UN | Read More

Deferred Tax Assets falls on Greek tax payer

Deferred Tax Assets falls on Greek tax payer
Dr. Andreas Koutras Deferred Tax Assets falls on Greek tax payer, by Dr. Andreas Koutras, ITC Markets  If you are missing few hundred Euro most probably the Greek tax authorities would come after you. If on the other hand you are missing few billions the best thing to do is to hire a good accountant...
September 25th, 2014 | Banking, Consumers Market, Finance, News, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Stock Markets, Strikes, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Oil spill at Quintero Bay, Chile

Oil spill at Quintero Bay, Chile
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) Chile is advising of an oil spill at Quintero Bay, Nr Valparaiso, Chile, following an incident on Thursday 24th September at the Monobuoy Terminal when the MT Mimosa cut off hoses and cargo connection, resulting in a spill of around three cubic metres at sea. Following...
September 25th, 2014 | Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More