Archive for July, 2015

Maritime charities unite to highlight seafarers’ rights during London International Shipping Week

Maritime charities unite to highlight seafarers’ rights during London International Shipping Week
Clay Maitland ‘Lip service is all very nice, but the industry must do much more to improve the quality of life, and physical well-being, of all seafarers.’ Four benefiting charities of London International Shipping Week (LISW15) have collaborated to put on an afternoon of debate on the latest issues...
July 22nd, 2015 | Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wedneday, July 22, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wedneday, July 22, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major Asian bourses edged lower on Wednesday and major European equity indices also lost ground in early trade, taking their cue from...
July 22nd, 2015 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

DNV GL- led standardization JIP with Korean yards could cut project costs by 15%

Variations in owner, operator and regulatory requirements during engineering and construction phases at South Korean shipyards present a huge challenge for operators and drive up costs. DNV GL has kicked off a joint industry project (JIP) with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine...
July 22nd, 2015 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Work gets underway on South Africa’s first Offshore Supply Base

Work gets underway on South Africa’s first Offshore Supply Base
Construction work has commenced on Transnet National Ports Authority’s new Off-Shore Supply Base (OSSB) at the Port of Saldanha SALDANHA, 22 July 2015 – Construction work has commenced on Transnet National Ports Authority’s new Off-Shore Supply Base (OSSB) at the Port of Saldanha – one of...
July 22nd, 2015 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port of Lowestoft Town Quay re-opened following £4.5 million investment

Port of Lowestoft Town Quay re-opened following £4.5 million investment
The Young Endeavour sailing back into the Port of Lowestoft 29 years after leaving for Australia.Her Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe re-opened Town Quay in a ceremony at the weekend. Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested £4.5 million in the reconstruction of Town Quay at the...
July 22nd, 2015 | Associations, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Iran preparing for crude exports

Iran preparing for crude exports
                    VesselsValue  has put together a little infographic looking at the laden VLCCs owned by Iran. As it stands Iran is the 5th largest owner of laden VLCCs in the world by value $M. Currently they have 25 vessels with a total value of...
July 22nd, 2015 | Markets, Oil Industry, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

South African Navy’s second Damen ATD 2909 Tug in production

South African Navy’s second Damen ATD 2909 Tug in production
Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) is currently building a Damen ATD2909 Tug named Inyathi – Buffalo in English – to be delivered to the South African Navy in January 2016. Now in the production phase, this is the second tug the SA Navy has ordered from DSCT. The first, named Imvubu – meaning...
July 22nd, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Donate a Heartbeat Campaign

Donate a Heartbeat Campaign
Just over five years ago, an 18-year-old girl, overflowing with enthusiasm and determination, joined the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) and undergo a very rigorous training programme to become a merchant marine officer. This was not an easy decision; being a seafarer was not a tradition...
July 22nd, 2015 | Academia, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

2015 Q2 IMB Piracy Report

Viewers can find herebelow the 2015 Q2 IMB Piracy Report. This e-Report is packaged in a secured Adobe Acrobat format. The free Adobe Acrobat reader can be downloaded from the Adobe website at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html We look forward to your comments. 2015 Q2 IMB Piracy Report MEDIA...
July 22nd, 2015 | Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

ShipNet to hold customer seminar at SHIPPINGInsight 2015

ShipNet to hold customer seminar at SHIPPINGInsight 2015
Terje Kristiansen NORFOLK, Va. – July 21, 2015 – (Marine NewsWire) The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight 2015 today announced that ShipNet will offer a dedicated educational seminar in conjunction with the annual Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, October 13-14, in Stamford, Connecticut. Now...
July 21st, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Great Britain gain slender advantage at Rutland

Great Britain gain slender advantage at Rutland
Tuesday 21 July 2015 – Issued on behalf of ISAF – The pace was kept high at Rutland Waters for day two of the 2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championships as the teams looked to secure their place in the Gold League. Heading toward the business end of the regatta, teams were now fighting for...
July 21st, 2015 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Marine Site Investigation in Hung Hom Fairway July 21, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong For approximately one month, marine site investigation works involving cone penetration tests will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to...
July 21st, 2015 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Cotton joins protest over Caltex treatment of Alexander Spirit crew

Cotton joins protest over Caltex treatment of Alexander Spirit crew
ITF general secretary Steve Cotton joined several Australian union leaders and over 200 union activists at a rally on 20 July to protest against the treatment of the Alexander Spirit crew by petroleum company Caltex. The rally at the Kurnell refinery was organised by the ITF-affiliated Maritime Union...
July 21st, 2015 | ITF | Read More

ITF young workers support AFA global action day

ITF young workers support AFA global action day
ITF youth leaders meeting in Washington DC, USA last week participated in the global action day by US cabin crew union AFA-CWA for a fair contract at United Airlines. Delegates at the ITF young transport workers global committee meeting unanimously decided to interrupt their meeting on 16 July to support...
July 21st, 2015 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Improving operations on deck systems in the United States Navy.

Improving operations on deck systems in the United States Navy.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – July 21, 2015 – (Marine NewsWire) As its mission centers around ships going to sea, the United States Navy (U.S. Navy) relies heavily on the execution of evolutions on weather decks where equipment and personnel are often exposed to the sea and its dangers. It is no surprise...
July 21st, 2015 | Education and Training, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military | Read More

ABP gives Grimsby school children a taste of life on the port

ABP gives Grimsby school children a taste of life on the port
Year 5 Pupils from the Strand Primary Academy (image courtesy of ABP/David Lee Photography Ltd Associated British Ports (ABP) recently hosted a port visit to a group of 17 Year 5 pupils from Strand Primary Academy in Grimsby who are learning about where their food comes from and how it starts on the...
July 21st, 2015 | Academia, Charity, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Last break before the Tour’s outcome

Last break before the Tour’s outcome
Let’s see how much progress the teams have made so far The boats are being delivered in Marseille today for Act 8, second last stage of the 2015 Tour de France à la Voile. After nearly three weeks of competition, the crew and the boats are feeling signs of fatigue, and this last day-off is a much...
July 21st, 2015 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

EURONAV to announce Q2 results on Thursday 30 July 2015

EURONAV to announce Q2 results on Thursday 30 July 2015
ANTWERP, Belgium, 20 July 2015 – Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN & Euronext: EURN) (“Euronav” or the “Company”) will release its second quarter 2015 earnings prior to market opening on Thursday 30 July 2015 and will host a conference call at 9:30 a.m. EST / 3:30 p.m. CET on Thursday 30 July...
July 21st, 2015 | Accountancy, Markets, News, Reports, Shipmanagement, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Clyde & Co latest Newsletter – Shipping

Clyde & Co latest Newsletter – Shipping
To access the PDF version of the newsletter, please click here. Written by legal experts, Clyde & Co’s Shipping Newsletter is a regular publication which reports on recent legal developments and issues of general interest to the marine sector. In this issue: Ballast Water...
July 21st, 2015 | Legal, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 21, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 21, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTSRomn WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In the absence of major data releases yesterday, market participants’ focus shifted on comments by St. Louis Fed President James...
July 21st, 2015 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Seafarers’ charity brings shipping to the classroom

Seafarers’ charity brings shipping to the classroom
Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is doing its bit to introduce shipping to the younger generation and promote a career at sea. The organisation played host to work experience student Max Charlton from the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in London. AoS also gave several presentations...
July 21st, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Events, Religion | Read More

Thome Ship Management signs Safety Service Agreement with WSS

Thome Ship Management signs Safety Service Agreement with WSS
Harald Lundestad Singapore-based Thome have signed a Safety Service agreement with Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS)  Ryan Dalgado, Procurement & Supply Chain Manager from Thome said: “Partnering with WSS on our safety service management gives us the assurance that our safety equipment is managed...
July 21st, 2015 | Associations, Marine Insurance, News, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

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DO YOU LIKE A BARGAIN BOOK? This summer Fathom is launching special package deals across all of our publications The Operating In Emission Control Areas Package 2 x Guides 1 x Onboard Manual SAVE £100 For a limited time only, purchase the...
July 20th, 2015 | Books, Environment | Read More

Great Britain and USA fight it out at the 2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championship

Great Britain and USA fight it out at the 2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championship
Monday 20 July 2015 – Issued on behalf of ISAF – On day one of the 2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championship, it was the teams of Great Britain and USA who were fighting it out at the top of the leaderboard at Rutland Waters. With the wind picking up throughout the day, a total of 108 races...
July 20th, 2015 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

First victory for Corinthian young guns Vannes Agglo – Golfe du Morbihan

First victory for Corinthian young guns Vannes Agglo – Golfe du Morbihan
Tight at the top on the Tour’s rankings between CombiWest, Groupama and Spindrift Two more Acts to go and the rankings have never been so disputed. The first three boats are standing within 13 points and they are almost assured to finish on the podium, as the gap over Grandeur Nature in fourth...
July 20th, 2015 | Sailing, Sports | Read More