Archive for October, 2014

The Shipping Markets: news is what they don’t tell you – hope you get the message….

The Shipping Markets: news is what they don’t tell you – hope you get the message….
John Faraclas Our forty-second weekly recapitulation of the markets, major changes in doing business, particularly shipfinance  and world geopolitics affecting same, tonight Friday the 31st of October 2014 with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in Chester, come at a very crucial and tensed period when...
October 31st, 2014 | Banking, Energy, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

European Shipowners Call for Free Transport of International Cargo between Chinese Ports

European Shipowners Call for Free Transport of International Cargo between Chinese Ports
Patrick Verhoeven The 11th Implementation Meeting of the China-EU Maritime Transport Agreement, hosted by the Water Transport Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Transport, was held in Haikou from 20 to 22 October. The agenda featured an exchange of views on shipping policy developments in China and the...
October 31st, 2014 | Associations, Regulatory, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Passenger Landing Charge October 31, 2014, Indonesia, Benoa With effect from 1 January 2015 the Passenger Landing Charge at PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero) Benoa Branch will be adjusted as below: FOREIGN PASSENGERS Old tariff: IDR 16, 000 New tariff: IDR 21, 600 DOMESTIC PASSENGERS (Using Terminal...
October 31st, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ClassNK Registered Al Kout Delivered to KOTC

ClassNK Registered Al Kout Delivered to KOTC
Kuwait – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced that it has completed work on the 165, 178GT VLCC Al Kout, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) as part of a series of vessels constructed for the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company...
October 31st, 2014 | Classification Societies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

New Wi-Fi network quay to seafarers keeping in touch with loved ones

New Wi-Fi network quay to seafarers keeping in touch with loved ones
Seafarers at ABP Port of Ipswich are now able to contact their loved ones back home after a free Wi-Fi internet service was launched covering the port estate. A joint project between charities the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB), Seafarers UK, the Felixstowe and Haven Ports Seafarers Service (FHPSS)...
October 31st, 2014 | Communication, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Technology | Read More

The fighting temeraire debarks at Perama

The fighting temeraire debarks at Perama
A genuine copy of The Fighting Temeraire of J. M. W. Turner was presented by Hellenic Lloyd’s SA to the Spanopoulos Group on the occasion of the inauguration of the new shipyard of the Group at Perama. The present was handed to Messrs. Ignatios and Michalis Spanopoulos during a press event organised...
October 31st, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

World’s largest sailing yachts get the GAC treatment

World’s largest sailing yachts get the GAC treatment
Southampton, UK – 31 October 2014: GAC has smoothed the transit of the world’s largest sailing yacht through the Suez Canal, and was at hand when she called at ports in Oman and Sri Lanka. The integrated package of support services at multiple ports for the 93-metre long three-masted Bermuda rigged...
October 31st, 2014 | Canals, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Yachting | Read More

Round table “ITF Campaign Black Sea of Shame: what shall ship owners expect” in Odessa, Ukraine

Round table “ITF Campaign Black Sea of Shame: what shall ship owners expect” in Odessa, Ukraine
On the 23rd of October 2014 in Odessa, the sea capital of Ukraine, Interlegal together with the Nautical Institute of Ukraine (branch of the Natical institute of UK) organized a Round Table called «ITF Campaign “Black Sea of Shame”: what shall ship owners expect». Chosen round table format obviously...
October 31st, 2014 | Classification Societies, ITF, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Technical | Read More

Thomas Cooper Partner Promotions

Thomas Cooper Partner Promotions
Thomas Cooper continues to boost its partnership with the announcement of four internal promotions across the business’ key sectors, including Shipping, International Trade & Commodities, Insurance and Reinsurance and Finance. The announcement highlights our commitment to expansion...
October 31st, 2014 | Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (31 October 2014)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (31 October 2014)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their cue from firmer Asian bourses earlier today, major European equity markets moved higher in early trade on Friday and the JPY weakened...
October 31st, 2014 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, HR, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

DNV GL bags Classification Society and Innovation Awards at Lloyd’s List Asia Awards 2014

DNV GL bags Classification Society and Innovation Awards at Lloyd’s List Asia Awards 2014
Sean Hutchings, Area Manager Singapore & Philippines, DNV GL Maritime receiving the Innovation Award from Wong Weng Sun, President & CEO, Sembcorp Marine Singapore,  31 October 2014 – DNV GL was recognized for its leadership and ability to innovate when it received both the “Classification...
October 31st, 2014 | Awards, Classification Societies, Company Profiles, Events, HR, People and Places | Read More

Industry dialogue on Scotland’s Marine Tourism Strategy

Industry dialogue on Scotland’s Marine Tourism Strategy
Scotland’s marine tourism is a significant contributor to the Scottish Economy but with little previous strategic input it is still one of Scotland’s sleeping giants, producing £101m from sailing tourism alone. Therefore BMF Scotland, a group association of the British Marine Federation, has come...
October 31st, 2014 | Associations, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Where next for the Offshore Marine Industry?

Where next for the Offshore Marine Industry?
Chris Charman   Including information from exhibitors on what they will be featuring  This year’s International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Annual Seminar (Landmark Hotel, London,  19-20 November) has as its theme ‘Where next for the offshore marine industry?’ and focuses on the...
October 31st, 2014 | Associations, Technical, Technology | Read More

The Board of Oslo Børs approves RAK Petroleum for listing on Oslo Børs

The Board of Oslo Børs approves RAK Petroleum for listing on Oslo Børs
31/10/2014 – RAK Petroleum plc submitted an application for listing on 28 October 2014. At its meeting on 31 October 2014, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to admit shares in RAK Petroleum plc to listing on Oslo Børs. The Board agreed to exempt the company from the requirement...
October 31st, 2014 | Energy, Markets, Oil Industry, Stock Markets | Read More

Wärtsilä and Diesel United renew co-operation agreement for low-speed marine engines

Wärtsilä and Diesel United renew co-operation agreement for low-speed marine engines
Martin Wernli, Vice President, 2-stroke, Wärtsilä Ship Power and Takashi Nakanishi, President of Diesel United Wärtsilä Corporation, 31 October 2014 at 8.00 am EET – Wärtsilä and Diesel United Ltd in Japan have signed a ten-year renewal of their co-operation agreement for the sale, manufacturing...
October 31st, 2014 | Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

Ambassador lauds the beautiful ceramics of London-based Elżbieta Stanhope

Ambassador lauds the beautiful ceramics of London-based Elżbieta Stanhope
Elżbieta Stanhope, Ambassador Sobków, and the Ambassador’s daughter Hania. Ambassador lauds the beautiful ceramics of London-based Elżbieta Stanhope,  By James Brewer Polish ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Witold Sobków, warmly praised the artistic contribution to London of Polish-born Elżbieta...
October 31st, 2014 | Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Exhibitions, HR, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

ClassNK launches feasibility study for marine renewable energy testing facility in Singapore

ClassNK launches feasibility study for marine renewable energy testing facility in Singapore
Singapore – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has announced the launch of a new feasibility study for a new marine renewable energy testing facility to be built in Singapore. The announcement was made at the 2014 Asian Clean Energy Summit held in Singapore...
October 30th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Technology | Read More

Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association) enlightens insurance experts

Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association) enlightens insurance experts
Damage encountered in marine losses came into sharp focus recently when Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association), referred to as Braemar SA, welcomed an invited group of marine insurance professionals onto its specialist port and shipyard familiarisation course in Falmouth designed to introduce...
October 30th, 2014 | Bunkering, Marine Insurance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Greater than expected growth at Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2014

Greater than expected growth at Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2014
The 7th annual Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) held on 28 & 29 October at Amsterdam RAI attracted 13, 452 visitors representing 81 nationalities, an increase of 47% compared to last year. OEEC 2014 featured 630 exhibitors on 21, 000 sq.m. floor space and 106 speakers in 22 sessions. Official...
October 30th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy | Read More

RightShip’s Warwick Norman named “2014 Australian Export Hero”

RightShip’s Warwick Norman named “2014 Australian Export Hero”
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has named RightShip CEO, Warwick Norman as one of just six “Australian Export Heroes” honored in 2014. This prestigious award acknowledges the efforts of individuals behind the companies that have achieved outstanding export results. It recognizes that Warwick...
October 30th, 2014 | Awards, HR | Read More

The Digital Asset and AVEVA E3D in the cloud take centre stage at the AVEVA World Summit 2014

The Digital Asset and AVEVA E3D in the cloud take centre stage at the AVEVA World Summit 2014
Strong customer case studies combine with advances in asset visualisation and cloud technologies to showcase a new era in the creation and management of complex Digital Assets Cambridge, UK, 30 October: AVEVA announced today the expansion of customer trials of their 3D design software in the cloud, after...
October 30th, 2014 | Events, Technology | Read More

Ebola infographic now available in six official languages

Ebola infographic now available in six official languages
The IMO’s HQ’s in London Ebola declared public health emergency On 8 August 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in accordance with the International Health Regulations...
October 30th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Medical, Safety and Security | Read More

Partners sign agreement to install a floating tidal energy platform near Texel

Partners sign agreement to install a floating tidal energy platform near Texel
providing clean electricity, in the future to remote locations worldwide Amsterdam, 29 October 2014 – A group of leading offshore companies including Bluewater, Damenand Van Oord have joined together to realize a unique floating tidal energy platform which will be moored near Texel in the Waddenzee...
October 30th, 2014 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Concern over small tanker attacks in SE Asia COUNTRY: Worldwide While pirate attacks on the world’s seas have fallen for the third consecutive year, small tanker hijacks by armed gangs are escalating in Southeast Asia, reveals the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime...
October 30th, 2014 | Canals, Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

WSS appoints new Ships Agency Manager for Singapore

WSS appoints new Ships Agency Manager for Singapore
Jason Chin Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has appointed Jason Chin as Ships Agency Service Manager, Singapore. With over 15 years’ experience in the maritime and shipping industry, Chin will lead a team carrying out over 3, 700 ships agency services every year. Chin says: “WSS is one of the largest...
October 30th, 2014 | Company Profiles, HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More