Archive for September, 2014

Half year results show Lloyd’s in ‘Strong Financial Position’

Half year results show Lloyd’s in ‘Strong Financial Position’
Thursday 25 September 2014 – Lloyd’s has today reported a profit of £1.67bn for the first six months of 2014, marking a 21% increase on the corresponding period last year. (source: Lloyd’s of London) While these results show an improvement over the equivalent period in 2013, market...
September 25th, 2014 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, Reports | Read More

Unions join global calls for climate change action

Unions join global calls for climate change action
Global unions including UNI, PSI, the ITF and their affiliates were among over 650, 000 people around the globe who took to the streets on 21 September to inspire world leaders to take ambitious action on climate change. The 2, 000 or so people’s climate events around the world preceded the historic...
September 25th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Two-year struggle ends in new agreement for Moroccan dockers

Two-year struggle ends in new agreement for Moroccan dockers
Dockers in the Port of Tangiers, Morocco are celebrating after a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) was signed with management following a two-year struggle. ‘Dynamic economic and social objectives’ are the aim of the CBA made between the ITF-affiliated Moroccan National Union of Port Workers...
September 25th, 2014 | ITF | Read More

Gibdock consolidates relationship with Grimaldi Group

Gibdock consolidates relationship with Grimaldi Group
Repubblica del Brasile The Grande Angola left Gibdock on Tuesday following the on-time completion of a scheduled package of repair works.  The project covered work on the second vessel in a two-vessel contract between Gibdock and Grimaldi Group, the multinational logistics group specialised in the operation...
September 25th, 2014 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

BIO-SEA reinforces its partnership with Damen

BIO-SEA reinforces its partnership with Damen
The sole and unique French ballast water treament specialist BIO-SEA by BIO-UV is pleased to announce the reinforcement of its partnership with the great Dutch Damen Shipyards Group. BIO-SEA is indeed one of the 3 great worldwide suppliers to be working with the Dutch group for their worldwide One Stop...
September 25th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Customs strike over September 25, 2014, Togo, all ports The Togo customs strike that started on 17 September was suspended yesterday (24 September). All operations are now back in order. For information about operations at Lome port, pls contact GAC-OMA Togo at gac-oma.togo@gac.com Updated port health...
September 25th, 2014 | Canals, Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

EXMAR NV Announces Filing of Registration Statement by Exmar Energy Partners LP

Antwerp, Belgium, September 24, 2014 – EXMAR NV announced today the filing of a registration statement on Form F-1 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for the initial public offering of common units in the United States of  America representing limited partner...
September 25th, 2014 | Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Evergreen Expands Asia – South Africa Network

Evergreen Expands Asia – South Africa Network
An Evergreen containerhsip In order to offer a more comprehensive service on the Asia-South Africa trade, Evergreen Line is to adjust its existing joint service with COSCO as well as contribute vessels to the service currently operated by K Line, MOL and PIL.  Both moves will take effect in October. Evergreen...
September 25th, 2014 | Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets | Read More

Shipping Finance Review 2014/15

Shipping Finance Review 2014/15
Shipping Finance Review 2014/15 Now in its 23rd year of publication, the Shipping Finance Review presents a global picture of the major issues at the forefront of the ship finance industry, including:  – Evolving legal and documentary trends in shipping finance – Improving market conditions...
September 25th, 2014 | Markets, Reports | Read More

ISS supports port infrastructure development project in Tanzania

ISS supports port infrastructure development project in Tanzania
Zen Hua 21berthing in Dar es Salaam Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) the world’s leading maritime services provider has recently managed heavy lift vessel project for Shanghai-based heavy-duty equipment manufacturer, ZPMC in Tanzania. Last month, ISS Tanzania acted as port and discharging agents for...
September 25th, 2014 | Containers, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Six new offshore support vessels to feature deck machinery packages from MacGregor

Six new offshore support vessels to feature deck machinery packages from MacGregor
MacGregor continues to strengthen its position in the offshore accommodation and support services market and is one of only a few companies that can deliver low-pressure hydraulic, high-pressure hydraulic and electrically-driven mooring systems CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 25 SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 9 AM (EEST) – MacGregor,...
September 25th, 2014 | Energy, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oil Industry, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Working together to provide support for maritime personnel

Working together to provide support for maritime personnel
Professor Neil Greenberg March on Stress and Human Rights at Sea have joined forces to provide expert psychological support options to personnel in the maritime industry. The collaboration will see both organisations working together in order to help build resilience and support the psychological wellbeing...
September 25th, 2014 | Associations, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Shipmanagement | Read More

World Maritime Day 2014: IMO conventions: effective implementation

World Maritime Day 2014: IMO conventions: effective implementation
The IMO’s HQ’s in London World Maritime Day 25th September 2014 Today (25 September 2014) IMO is celebrating World Maritime Day, with the theme “IMO conventions: effective implementation”. World Maritime Day is celebrated every year, providing an opportunity to focus attention...
September 25th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Events, HR, ILO, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers, Story of the Year, UN | Read More

Happy World Maritime Day from the Sailors’ Society

Happy World Maritime Day from the Sailors’ Society
Sailors’ Society wishes you a very happy World Maritime Day!  Thank you to those of you who are dressing in the colours of your Ensign flag today as part of our Signal Your Support campaign. It’s not too late to get involved and make a donation in recognition of our reliance on the maritime...
September 25th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

HYUNDAI and SHELL Base Oil Company Ltd, begins production…

HYUNDAI and SHELL Base Oil Company Ltd, begins production…
  An image of the base oil unit constructed at the Hyundai OilBank refinery in Daesan, South Korea Hyundai and Shell Base Oil Company Ltd begins production at base oil manufacturing plant in South Korea HYUNDAI and SHELL Base Oil Co., Ltd. a joint venture company formed by Shell and Hyundai Oilbank,...
September 25th, 2014 | Energy, Events, Markets, Oil Industry | Read More

IUA highlights compliance burdens at Marine Insurance Conference

IUA highlights compliance burdens at Marine Insurance Conference
Dave Matcham Marine insurers face myriad local compliance regulations when providing cover for international cargo operations, Dave Matcham, chief executive of the International Underwriting Association has warned Speaking at the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) annual conference in Hong...
September 25th, 2014 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Organisations | Read More

YMP – Stone Chambers Quiz night

YMP – Stone Chambers Quiz night
Half way through… Earlier on this evening at the heart of the Square Mile, in one of the City’s most known shipping streets, The Minories, the YMP invited members to take part in the LSLC-YMP/Stone Chambers’ Annual Quiz night at the Abbey Bar’s basement. A full international house –...
September 24th, 2014 | Academia, Anniversaries, Events, Food and Drink, HR, London Shipping Law Centre, People and Places | Read More

Anticipation builds for ship efficiency: The event 2014

Anticipation builds for ship efficiency: The event 2014
LONDON – September 24 2014: The widely reputed ‘specialist efficiency’ event for the maritime industry ‘Ship Efficiency: The Event’ boldly promises to deliver an agenda for the 4th annual event that will catalyse an even greater volume of insight, debates and  examination of the core topic...
September 24th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Technical, Technology | Read More

Intra and inter port competition between port operators is a reality in EU ports

Intra and inter port competition between port operators is a reality in EU ports
When in 2013 the European Commission initially proposed a Regulation on Market access to port services and financial transparency of ports, FEPORT, the European organization which represents the interests of the terminal operators and stevedoring companies located out of the seaports of the European...
September 24th, 2014 | Associations, European Union, Labour Disputes, Legal, Logistics, Organisations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

WAM and Xirgo partner to develop M2M technology for global transport tracking

WAM and Xirgo partner to develop M2M technology for global transport tracking
Specialists in transport telematics and M2M hardware team up to provide wireless tracking solutions for refrigerated, intermodal and other transportation assets New Jersey, Sep 24, 2014 – WAM Technologies LLC, provider of wireless M2M solutions for remote management of cold chain, container and other...
September 24th, 2014 | IT and Communications, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Wharf fire update September 24, 2014, United States, Los Angeles, California With the wharf fire in Wilmington now more than 90 percent contained, terminals at the Port of Los Angeles plan to resume full operations Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Only the Pasha terminal at Berth 177, the location of the...
September 24th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Olympic and World Champions confirm ISAF World Cup Final attendance

Olympic and World Champions confirm ISAF World Cup Final attendance
24 September 2014 – Issued on behalf of ISAF – A string of Olympic, World and Continental Champions have confirmed attendance for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, scheduled for 26-30 November in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Following the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander,...
September 24th, 2014 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

ITF sounds warning after Rotterdam port verdict

ITF sounds warning after Rotterdam port verdict
The ITF HQ’s in London 24 September 2014 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has warned that today’s written decision by the Rechtbank Rotterdam court – which found in favour of the city’s Port Authority – should not lead to two terminals at the port’s new...
September 24th, 2014 | ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Sunrise

The Sunrise
Victoria Hislop signing one of the books Last night at a full house in London’s Hellenic Centre, the world acclaimed author and specialist on Hellenic novel/stories, Victoria Hislop talked about her new book “The Sunrise”! Over 260 people attended with the Great Hall bursting to its seams as well...
September 24th, 2014 | Associations, Awards, Books, Charity, Events, HR, News | Read More

Twentieth Anniversary – Cadwallader Debate & Gala Dinner

Twentieth Anniversary – Cadwallader Debate & Gala Dinner
Join the London Shipping Law Centre, its members and key shipping figures at the renowned Savoy  Hotel, London to celebrate our achievement Date: Tuesday 25th November 2014 from 5.45pm Champagne Reception, illustrious Debate and a superb three-course dinner Debate: “Regulatory Challenges: Shipping...
September 24th, 2014 | Academia, Anniversaries, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dialogs and Debates, Food and Drink, Legal, News, People and Places | Read More