Archive for May, 2015

– Ship Efficiency Weekly – The Essential News –

– Ship Efficiency Weekly – The Essential News –
In the News: Charterers Now Excluding The Most Inefficient Ships EU MRV Bringing Momentum For International Agreement? Wärtsilä Receive Further BWMS Orders Better Port Scheduling Would Reduce Fuel Consumption, Vessel Emissions EMSA: Spot Checks Show 94% Vessel Compliance with ECA Rules...
May 31st, 2015 | Associations, Environment, Reports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Bilateral short-stay visa waiver agreement May 31, 2015, United Arab Emirates, all ports The United Arab Emirates and the European Union have signed a reciprocal bilateral short-stay visa waiver agreement. UAE citizens who hold diplomatic, special, service and ordinary passports will be able to travel...
May 31st, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
WORLDWIDE – WORLD HOLIDAYS: 31 MAY-13 JUNE 2015 TEMPORARY OBSTRUCTION OF THE MOBILE RIVER United States, Mobile, Alabama World Holidays: 31 May-13 June 2015 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:Mon 1 Jun –...
May 30th, 2015 | Holidays, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Shipping Markets: enter the dire straits…and mind the gap, , .err the pipelines and…streams

The Shipping Markets: enter the dire straits…and mind the gap, , .err the pipelines and…streams
John Faraclas Our twenty-second weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, today Friday the 29th of May 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in Athens. The BDI was up just one point since yesterday standing...
May 29th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Finance, Markets, Military, News | Read More

In Conversation: a ‘Call and Response’ art exhibition by the NOHO collective of seven artists…

In Conversation: a ‘Call and Response’ art exhibition by the NOHO collective of seven artists…
Blandine Bardeau and Rod McIntosh In Conversation: a ‘Call and Response’ art exhibition by the NOHO collective of seven artists at Seven Dials Club, Covent Garden,  By James Brewer A group of artists who scarcely knew each other a year ago are now very much “in conversation” – producing outstanding...
May 29th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Crowley to manage four Jones Act ships for the Pasha Group

Crowley to manage four Jones Act ships for the Pasha Group
(Jacksonville, Fla.; May 29, 2015) – Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group has been awarded a new contract with Sunrise Operations LLC, a subsidiary of The Pasha Group, of San Rafael, Calif., for the operation, crewing and maintenance of four Jones Act ships operating between the...
May 29th, 2015 | Awards, Company Profiles, HR, Technical | Read More

Gibdock Rock News Spring 2015

Gibdock Rock News Spring 2015
Gibdock’s new Pad 1 facility opened for business   An eye on the future 2015 promises to be a year of action for Gibdock, with the business outlook positive and several exciting initiatives coming online. There are developments that will enhance the facilities, strengthen Gibdock’s...
May 29th, 2015 | Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Zero excess sees IRS move closer to Tokyo MOU’s high performers

Zero excess sees IRS move closer to Tokyo MOU’s high performers
The Tokyo Memorandum of Understanding has positioned the International Register of Shipping (IRS) closer to the higher ranking achievers on its performance list, following the classification society’s success during the 2012-2014 period. IRS achieved a zero excess factor, placing the society just seven...
May 29th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, IACS, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Reclamation at Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 & 4 May 29, 2015, Singapore, Pasir Panjang The working period has been extended for Phases 3 & 4 of reclamation at Pasir Panjang Terminal. The works will now be conducted from 31 May to 31 August. According to the Maritime and Port Authority of...
May 29th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

New Marine Technology Report available now

New Marine Technology Report available now
The latest issue of LR’s Marine Technology Report focuses on some of the technological developments that are changing the face of modern shipping. LR is highly active and is helping to lead the way in understanding technology and its application. In this issue, five important areas of research,...
May 29th, 2015 | Classification Societies, HR, Reports, Technical, Technology | Read More

HSH Nordbank continues positive trend – pre-tax profit of € 234 million in Q1

HSH Nordbank continues positive trend – pre-tax profit of € 234 million in Q1
Stefan Ermisch HSH Nordbank has had a successful start to the current financial year, generating a pre-tax profit of € 234 million in the first quarter of 2015 (pre-year period: € 355 million). The Bank thereby continued the positive trend following the earnings turnaround in the previous year and...
May 29th, 2015 | Banking | Read More

Wärtsilä completes acquisition of L-3 Marine Systems International

Wärtsilä completes acquisition of L-3 Marine Systems International
Wärtsilä Corporation announces that its acquisition of the Germany based L-3 Marine Systems International (MSI) has been finalised and control of the company will be transferred to Wärtsilä with effect from 1st June 2015. In December 2014, Wärtsilä announced that agreement had been reached to acquire...
May 29th, 2015 | Company Profiles, HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

ClassNK renews partnership with the IMarEST

ClassNK renews partnership with the IMarEST
Dr. Rahim ClassNK has announced an improved partnership with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) which is set to see the company benefit from a collaborative programme to support the professional development of staff, as well as raising profile within the marine sector. The...
May 29th, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, HR, IMarEST, Maritime Education and Training, Shipmanagement | Read More

ESPO News Monthly Overview – May 2015

ESPO News Monthly Overview – May 2015
Port of the Month: Port of Tallinn 29-05-2015 The Port of this Month is Port of Tallinn. At the 17th ESPO general assembly on 4 November 2014, Ellen Kaasik, the Head of Quality and Environmental Management Department of Port of Tallinn, was elected Chairman of ESPO’s Sustainable Development Committee...
May 29th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Events, Exhibitions, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Centers, Technical, Technology | Read More

Fugro awarded three-year positioning contract by DeepOcean Group

Fugro awarded three-year positioning contract by DeepOcean Group
Fugro has been awarded a contract by DeepOcean for the provision of precise satellite positioning for their entire fleet. The contract is valid for three years and also includes the new vessels in DeepOcean’s continuously expanding fleet. DeepOcean is one of the world’s leading providers of safe,...
May 29th, 2015 | Awards, IT and Communications | Read More

Panalpina acquires its long-time Egyptian agent Afifi

Panalpina acquires its long-time Egyptian agent Afifi
A container ship passes under the Suez Canal Bridge. Panalpina is set to acquire its Egyptian agent Afifi, a family-owned company specializing in freight forwarding, customs clearance and logistics The move is an important step in Panalpina’s continued strategic expansion in growth economies, in particular...
May 29th, 2015 | Aviation, Canals, Company Profiles, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 29, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 29, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: In their teleconference y-day, Euro Working Group (EWG) members reportedly warned Greece’s representatives that a comprehensive agreement with...
May 29th, 2015 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, HR, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

“Our key objectives for ensuring Government support of Britain’s thriving marine industry” by Howard Pridding

“Our key objectives for ensuring Government support of Britain’s thriving marine industry” by Howard Pridding
Howard Pridding, Chief Executive of the British Marine Federation A message from Howard Pridding, Chief Executive of the British Marine Federation: “Our key objectives for ensuring Government support of Britain’s thriving marine industry”    Apart from one lucky Scot, who placed a £30, 000 bet...
May 29th, 2015 | Associations, News, Organisations, People and Places | Read More

Thome Ship Management strengthens its presence in Norway

Thome Ship Management strengthens its presence in Norway
Oslo office Sverre Ditlev Simonsen front and Sverre Eikestøl. Thome Group, one of the world’s leading ship management companies, is pleased to announce that it has established a local presence in Norway by opening a new office in the premier shipping and ship-finance district of the nation’s capital,...
May 29th, 2015 | News, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers | Read More

IMCA celebrates 20th Anniversary

IMCA celebrates 20th Anniversary
Jane Bugler with one of the many panels of pictures of IMCA over the past two decades behind her Over 120 members and guests from home and overseas attended the reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) last week (19 May). The reception followed...
May 29th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Company Profiles, Consulting, Events, News, People and Places | Read More

LIFE LINE Newsletter June 2015

LIFE LINE Newsletter June 2015
June 2015 Quick Links… Our Website Latest Newsletter Newsletter ArchiveEvents Places to Go  LIFE LINE Newsletter June 2015 The latest edition of the International Maritime Federation (IMRF) newsletter,  LIFE...
May 29th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Call for Entries: 2015 SHIPPINGInsight Award

Call for Entries: 2015 SHIPPINGInsight Award
 NORFOLK, Va. – May 28, 2015 – (Marine NewsWire) Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 SHIPPINGInsight Award, which will be presented at the SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition,  Oct. 13 in Stamford, Conn.  The annual award honors a ship operating company and...
May 28th, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

MarineTraffic presses for open data to increase competitiveness of shipping industry

MarineTraffic presses for open data to increase competitiveness of shipping industry
MarineTraffic,  the world’s most trusted AIS vessel tracking service believes that open data can positively increase the competitiveness and efficiency of the shipping industry. Speaking yesterday (27 May) at the Union for the Mediterranean stakeholder conference, “Towards a Roadmap for Blue...
May 28th, 2015 | Associations, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Tendering process for construction of Arctic icebreaker for Novy Port Terminal kicks off

Tendering process for construction of Arctic icebreaker for Novy Port Terminal kicks off
aker arc 130 Seven companies submit bids for designing of icebreakers to support operations at Novy Port terminal (Yamal)   7 companies have submitted bids for the contract for designing and construction of an icebreaker of Project AARC130A: Spetssudoproekt CJSC (RUB 67, 162, 475.04), Nordic Yards...
May 28th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

V.Group inaugurates new centre in Manila

V.Group inaugurates new centre in Manila
V.Group Manila – Bridge simulation room 1000 new seafarers register on first day of V.Group’s new Manila Training Centre. V.Group the world’s leading provider of maritime services, together with its market leading third party ship management arm, V.Ships, are celebrating the inauguration...
May 28th, 2015 | Academia, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More