Archive for March, 2015

University of the Aegean at Chios: super lectures

University of the Aegean at Chios: super lectures
R.Adm (HCG) Stavros Michailidis, Prof. Maria Lekakou, Prof. Gelina Harlaftis, Captain Georgoulis, Captain Chrysa Tsalihi and Ilias Bisias We hear that last week with a full house at the University of the Aegean’s main amphitheatre in Chios, a forum took place on the “Image of Shipping: People, Institutions...
March 31st, 2015 | Academia, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals, Shipmanagement | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

AVIATION PARK STAGING GROUND & CHANGI EAST FINGER CONSTRUCTION WORKS Singapore, Singapore RECLAMATION, SAND RE-HANDLING & SOIL INVESTIGATION WORK Singapore, Singapore MASSIVE POWER CUT DISRUPTS PORT OPERATIONS Turkey, all ports Aviation park staging ground & Changi...
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, Construction, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ABS Chairman & CEO Lays Out Vision for a ‘New Generation of Technical Leadership’

ABS Chairman & CEO Lays Out Vision for a ‘New Generation of Technical Leadership’
  Christopher Wiernicki  (Houston) During the recent CMA Shipping 2015 conference in Stamford, Connecticut, ABS Chairman and CEOChristopher J. Wiernicki provided the conference’s keynote address to set the agenda for discussion over the following two days. CMA Shipping is an annual meeting of nearly...
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, Technical | Read More

Maritime jobs fair attracts 600-plus

Maritime jobs fair attracts 600-plus
HUNDREDS FLOCK TO ESSEX EVENT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MARITIME CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ON ONE OF THE UK’S BIGGEST ENGINEERING PROJECTS More than 620 people attended an event at the London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury keen to learn more about exciting career opportunities in the maritime industry linked to...
March 31st, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Communication, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Jobs, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

ITF wins government commitment to workers’ rights in Burkina Faso

ITF wins government commitment to workers’ rights in Burkina Faso
ITF Africa regional sectretary met with Burkina Faso PM ITF international and regional representatives won government commitments to address national transport unions’ concerns during a meeting on 24 March with Burkina Faso’s prime minister and minister for infrastructure and transport. 31/03/2015 ITF...
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, HR, ILO, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

IUMI’ Spring Statistics report a continued reduction in total losses

IUMI’ Spring Statistics report a continued reduction in total losses
The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has released its Spring Statistics which report on three key sectors: Hull Hull losses show a general downward trend in total loss frequency for most vessel types. The frequency of total loss since 1997, as a percentage of the world fleet, continues...
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, Marine Insurance, Reports, Statistics | Read More

Donors pledge $3.8 billion in aid to people affected by Syria crisis at UN-backed conference

Donors pledge $3.8 billion in aid to people affected by Syria crisis at UN-backed conference
Syrian refugee Shadi was living with a host family in North Lebanon and had returned briefly to Syria to visit family there. Upon returning via an unofficial border crossing, he was injured during an explosion. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0221/Kate Brooks 31 March 2015 – In an expression of solidarity with...
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, Charity, HR, Military, Organisations, Reports, UN | Read More

Bomin under New Flag in the Baltic

Bomin under New Flag in the Baltic
Jan Christensen Hamburg/Tallinn,  March 31, 2015 – The Bomin group today announced that it has re-branded its operation based in Tallinn to Bomin Baltic AS, previously known as AS Bominflot Estonia. The development comes as the company looks to further expand its presence in the Baltic Sea region. Belonging...
March 31st, 2015 | Bunkering, Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Shipping confidence hits two-and-a-half year low on fears about over-tonnaging and low oil prices

Shipping confidence hits two-and-a-half year low on fears about over-tonnaging and low oil prices
Richard Greiner Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell during the three months to February 2015 to their lowest level for two-and-a-half years, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. Respondents to the survey...
March 31st, 2015 | Accountancy, Banking, News, Shipfinance | Read More

Transaid’s programme showcased on BBC

Transaid’s programme showcased on BBC
Bicycle Ambulance project showcased on BBC A major Transaid project, the MORE MAMaZ programme (Mobilising Access to Maternal Health Services in Zambia) was showcased on national television for this year’s edition of Comic Relief. Implemented in association with Health Partners...
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR | Read More

Hurray Hurray the BDI sails to 602 points…

Hurray Hurray the BDI sails to 602 points…
After seven weeks and be precise from Wednsday the 18th of February when the BDI bottomed out at 509 points, today surpassed the 600 point barrier, thanks to the, as always volatile, Capers! The BCI 2005 closed up 15 points at 475, the BPI down 2 at 598, the BSI up one at 650 and the BHSI down one at...
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Shipowners Forum – make the right connections in Athens

Shipowners Forum – make the right connections in Athens
Engineering profit in a low growth worldThe TradeWinds Shipowners Forum will exceed your expectations. With a focus on people not powerpoint, the event is set apart by its lively format and mission to tackle real issues. Marking TradeWinds’ 25th anniversary, this year will be no...
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dialogs and Debates, Events | Read More

News alert from IHS on Petrobas scandal, Piraeus, Yemen…

News alert from IHS on Petrobas scandal, Piraeus, Yemen…
HOME SAFETY PORTS OFFSHORE COMPANIES MARKETS Piraeus privatisation back on as COSCO China bids COSCO China is to bid for a majority stake in Greece’s port of Piraeus following an apparent change of heart regarding...
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, Corruption, HR, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Reports | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc., annual shareholders meeting

Diana Containerships Inc., annual shareholders meeting
DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES DATE FOR ITS 2015 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS  ATHENS, GREECE, March 31, 2015 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that its Board of Directors...
March 31st, 2015 | Company Profiles, Containers, Markets, News | Read More

Diana’s term loan facility with ABN AMRO Bank NV

Diana’s term loan facility with ABN AMRO Bank NV
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF A TERM LOAN FACILITY WITH ABN AMRO BANK AND SUBSEQUENT DRAWDOWN OF US$50.16 MILLION  ATHENS, GREECE, March 31, 2015 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced...
March 31st, 2015 | Banking, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipfinance | Read More

RINA to certify major Caspian port and logistics hub development

RINA to certify major Caspian port and logistics hub development
RINA Services has been awarded a contract to provide design review and third party certification services for a major port and logistics hub development at Turkmenbashi, on the Caspian Sea coast of Turkmenistan. The $1.5bn Turkmenbashi International Port is being built by one of the leading Turkish...
March 31st, 2015 | Classification Societies, Construction, Logistics, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port of Dover Race Festival triggers the starting pistol for the race to regeneration

Port of Dover Race Festival triggers the starting pistol for the race to regeneration
Tim Waggott, Chief Executive, Port of Dover, The Port of Dover Race Festival saw runners from across the country achieve incredible personal goals for charity within a welcoming community atmosphere at the weekend. The weekend of races began with the first ever Port of Dover Kids Mile on Friday afternoon....
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, Ports & Terminals, Sports | Read More

HSH Nordbank participated in the refinancing of Alpha Trains

HSH Nordbank participated in the refinancing of Alpha Trains
Dr. Marcus Kleiner HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank participated as MLA in the senior bank facilities in the Alpha Trains refinancing. The €1.25bn of new drawn debt facilities are split between €1.125bn senior debt and €125m junior debt. The senior debt is rated Baa2 by Moody’s and BBB by Fitch and...
March 31st, 2015 | Banking, Finance, Logistics, Rail | Read More

MacGregor appoints Høye Høyesen as Vice President, Offshore Mooring and Loading Division

MacGregor appoints Høye Høyesen as Vice President, Offshore Mooring and Loading Division
Høye Høyesen MACGREGOR, 31 MARCH 2015 AT 9.30 AM EEST – MacGregor reorganised into seven operative divisions in the beginning of 2015 to improve customer focus. Offshore Mooring and Loading Division drives the development of Systems and Equipment for Offshore Floating Units. MacGregor appoints...
March 31st, 2015 | Company Profiles, HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Person Profiles, Technical, Technology | Read More

Asia Cruise Industry: More cruise ships, passengers and ports than ever before

Asia Cruise Industry: More cruise ships, passengers and ports than ever before
STATE OF THE ASIA CRUISE INDUSTRY: MORE CRUISE SHIPS, PASSENGERS AND PORTS THAN EVER BEFORE Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Releases Comprehensive Report on Asia Cruise Trends (WASHINGTON, D.C.,  March 17, 2015) – Today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released the findings...
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 31, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 31, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: With the FOMC Chairman’s recent mildly hawkish remarks still in investors’ ears, the USD retained a positive tone with the EUR/USD...
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, HR, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

GAC Sri Lanka wins Best Shipping Agent award

GAC Sri Lanka wins Best Shipping Agent award
  GAC Sri Lanka’s liner arm, McLarens Shipping wins Best Shipping Agent, Customer Service award for its high service standards for Wan Hai Lines in the Intra-Asia sector. Sri Lanka,  30 March 2015 –GAC Sri Lanka’s liner arm, McLarens Shipping has been named “Best Shipping Agent, Customer Service”...
March 30th, 2015 | Associations, Awards, HR, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

Athens, 21 – 22 May 2015 – ESPO Conference? What else.

Athens, 21 – 22 May 2015 – ESPO Conference? What else.
On 21 and 22 May, ESPO is holding its Annual Conference in Athens, hosted by the Port of Piraeus. For those who have never attended this not to-be-missed annual gathering of over 220 representatives of port industry and EU policy makers, or for those who are still making up their minds, we have lined...
March 30th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance | Read More

VIKING LifeCraft™ concept welcomed at IMO

VIKING LifeCraft™ concept welcomed at IMO
Viking Lifecraft This week, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment took an important step on the road to gaining approval for the VIKING LifeCraft™, its innovative alternative life-saving appliance (LSA) for passenger ships. The concept was presented to the International Maritime Organization’s Sub-Committee...
March 30th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Greece: True reformists spell it out

Greece: True reformists spell it out
Last Sunday, an enthusiastic audience filled the Athinais Auditorium in central Athens to listen to real pragmatist reformists who, anticipating the need for immediate rescuing their nation, delivered some down to earth papers. Over 400 attended this gathering which provided the necessary momentum for...
March 30th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Organisations, People and Places, Politics and Government | Read More