Archive for May, 2015

Civil society calls on Greece to address poor environmental performance of Greek shipping

Civil society calls on Greece to address poor environmental performance of Greek shipping
Athens,  28 May 2015 – Several key environmental NGOs working on sustainable shipping have met with Greek and European policy makers to discuss concerns related to the shipping industry’s high emissions, marine pollution and poor shipbreaking practices. As one of the largest shipping nations,...
May 28th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, European Union, Health and Safety, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

LR to class 3600 teu container ships for Maersk Line – first boxships to be built at COSCO Zhoushan

LR to class 3600 teu container ships for Maersk Line – first boxships to be built at COSCO Zhoushan
CGI of the container ship design, courtesy of OMT Lloyd’s Register (LR) recently signed a significant contract with COSCO Zhoushan Shipyard in China for the classification of seven new 3, 600 teu container ships. Owned by Maersk Line, the vessels will be built to Danish Flag and have a length of 200...
May 28th, 2015 | Classification Societies, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

John Wiik stepping down as CEO of Norwegian Hull Club

John Wiik stepping down as CEO of Norwegian Hull Club
John Wiik Architect of the Modern Norwegian Hull Club. Bergen, Norway – May 28, 2015 – The Norwegian Hull Club announced that John Wiik will step down as CEO on 1 January 2016, at the age of 66. Mr. Wiik successfully steered the Club through years of growth and prosperity to create one...
May 28th, 2015 | Company Profiles, HR, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Remi Eriksen appointed new Group CEO at DNV GL

Remi Eriksen appointed new Group CEO at DNV GL
Remi Eriksen The Board of Directors of DNV GL Group has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new Group President & CEO. He is succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who is retiring on 1 August. Since October 2014, the Board of Directors has undertaken an extensive executive search and selection process...
May 28th, 2015 | Classification Societies, News, People and Places | Read More

RORO to be incorporated within Intermodal Europe 2015 in Hamburg this November

RORO to be incorporated within Intermodal Europe 2015 in Hamburg this November
RORO heads to Hamburg! NEW for 2015 – RORO will be incorporated within Intermodal Europe to create an enhanced exhibition experience. By bringing RORO within Intermodal Europe, the event will not only benefit from more content and speakers,...
May 28th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Events, Exhibitions, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Short-sea shipping | Read More

HFW Briefing: Supreme Court makes landmark ruling on insurers’ liability for mesothelioma

HFW Briefing: Supreme Court makes landmark ruling on insurers’ liability for mesothelioma
Supreme Court makes landmark ruling on insurers’ liability for mesothelioma Zurich Insurance PLC UK Branch v International Energy Group Limited In this landmark case, a seven-strong Supreme Court considered...
May 28th, 2015 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Press and Media, Reports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
River approaching Flood Stage May 28, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas The San Jacinto River near Sheldon is predicted to reach Flood Stage of 10 ft at approximately 1900 hours today (Thursday 28 May). The river is predicted to continue rising, reaching 11.3 ft on Saturday (30 May). These predictions...
May 28th, 2015 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Have you booked your place at global shipping’s biggest event?

Have you booked your place at global shipping’s biggest event?
May 28th, 2015 | Associations, Organisations, Shipping Centers | Read More

GE LM2500 gas turbine to power U.S. Coast Guard‘s eighth national security cutter

GE LM2500 gas turbine to power U.S. Coast Guard‘s eighth national security cutter
EVENDALE, Ohio (May 28, 2015) – GE Marine reports that its LM2500 gas turbine will power the United States Coast Guard’s eighth National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757). The ship will be powered by one GE LM2500 gas turbine and two diesel engines in a Combined Diesel And Gas turbine (CODAG) propulsion...
May 28th, 2015 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Now Launching Pathfinder Trade Mission to Mongolia

Now Launching Pathfinder Trade Mission to Mongolia
Mongolia is expected to be the fastest growing economy in the world over the next two decades and this bespoke multi-sector Trade Mission to Ulaanbaatar, led by Michael Thomas Chairman of Pathfinder Trade & Invest, will feature a detailed programme of meetings and events designed...
May 28th, 2015 | Associations, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Remi Eriksen appointed new Group CEO at DNV GL

Remi Eriksen appointed new Group CEO at DNV GL
Remi Eriksen The Board of Directors of DNV GL Group has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new Group President & CEO. He is succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who is retiring on 1 August. Since October 2014, the Board of Directors has undertaken an extensive executive search and selection process...
May 28th, 2015 | Company Profiles, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

ISS teams up with Brightwell Payments to offer innovative payment system for ‘cash free vessels’

ISS teams up with Brightwell Payments to offer innovative payment  system for ‘cash free vessels’
New payments platform simplifies crew payments and cuts onboard cash for enhanced crew and vessel safety Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world-leading marine, cargo and supply chain solutions provider, has teamed up with Brightwell Payments, Inc. to introduce an innovative payment system for ship...
May 28th, 2015 | Banking, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies | Read More

IRS introduces goal-based standards for new ship construction

IRS introduces goal-based standards for new ship construction
The International Register of Shipping has submitted goal-based new ship construction standards for verification audit by the International Maritime Organisation. IRS is the only Recognised Organisation outside the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to have developed and submitted...
May 28th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

Korean Register opens world’s first Green-ship Certification Center

Korean Register opens world’s first Green-ship Certification Center
Today (28 May), the Korean Register – an IACS member classification society -formally opened the world’s first Green-ship Equipment Test Certification Center in Gunsan, Jeonbuk, Korea. This large-scale facility will be operated by KR and has been built with the full support of Korea’s Ministry...
May 28th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Shell expands marine app availability, lubricants delivery

Shell expands marine app availability, lubricants delivery
Happy group of call centre employees at work Shell Marine Products (SMP) has expanded the availability of its Shell Marine Products app to 40 markets, more than double its original footprint when it was launched in October 2014. The app is now available to customers on both iOS and Android mobile platforms...
May 28th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Technical | Read More

Bureau Veritas publishes Current and Tidal Turbines guidelines

Bureau Veritas publishes Current and Tidal Turbines guidelines
International classification society and certification group Bureau Veritas has published a set of guidelines, NI 603, intended to help the development of current and tidal turbines. The guidelines are backed by a separate guide to certification for marine renewable energy devices including tidal turbines,...
May 28th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Energy, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (28 May 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (28 May 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of European bourses opened lower on Thursday after a recent bulk of firmer-than-expected US data and last week’s modestly...
May 28th, 2015 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

RINA launches major ferry safety initiative

RINA launches major ferry safety initiative
Italy-based classification society RINA has launched a major ferry safety initiative. The Asset Integrity Management scheme for ro-pax ferries covers fire risk mitigation, single-failure risk assessment, enhanced planned maintenance and condition-based monitoring and also food and bacteriological risk...
May 28th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Education and Training, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

First ‘Dragon’ class liquid gas transport vessel featuring Wärtsilä integrated systems and engines is delivered

First ‘Dragon’ class liquid gas transport vessel featuring Wärtsilä integrated systems and engines is delivered
The first in a series of 27, 500 cbm ‘Dragon’ class vessels ordered by Evergas, a world renowned owner and operator of seaborne petrochemical and liquid gas transport vessels, is being delivered from the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in China today. The vessel features...
May 28th, 2015 | Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, 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 28th, 2015 | Energy, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Protesting DP-DHL workers receive worldwide support

Protesting DP-DHL workers receive worldwide support
The scene outside today’s AGM Six thousand Deutsche Post-DHL workers who put the company on trial today at its annual general meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, were buoyed up by support from DHL unions around the world. The protesting workers, members of the ITF-affiliated ver.di union, were calling...
May 27th, 2015 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Construction Begins on Crowley’s Second LNG Ship for the Puerto Rico Trade

Construction Begins on Crowley’s Second LNG Ship for the Puerto Rico Trade
(PASCAGOULA, Miss.; May, 27, 2015) – Another landmark moment has taken place in Crowley Maritime Corp.’s history today as VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc., officially began construction on Taíno,  the second of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered, combination container...
May 27th, 2015 | Construction, Energy, LNG | Read More

Alexia S3’s offer smooth transition to ECAs

Alexia S3’s offer smooth transition to ECAs
Jan Toschka, General Manager, Shell Marine Products Shipowners switching to low sulphur content fuels in line with their obligations in Emissions Control Areas have demanded confidence in the cylinder oils specified to lubricate their engines The shipping world has been settling down to new restrictions...
May 27th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Supply ships | Read More

VIKING parades top safety offerings at Nor-Shipping 2015

VIKING parades top safety offerings at Nor-Shipping 2015
VIKING offers complete service support – including lifeboat and marine fire service – to shipowners Marine safety equipment leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment will appear in force at Nor-Shipping 2015, displaying both innovative products and services that are proving popular with shipowners...
May 27th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Bumper car flooring proves a big hit on Quantum series

Bumper car flooring proves a big hit on Quantum series
Anthem of the Seas ‘Seaplex’ The super-strong bumper car floor for the ‘Seaplex’ sports facilities onboard the new generation of Quantum-class vessels for Royal Caribbean International has been described by Dutch flooring & decking specialist Bolidt as among its toughest ever assignments...
May 27th, 2015 | Environment, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More