Archive for October, 2015

Bureau Veritas approves GTT pressure tank Bunkering Ship concept

Bureau Veritas approves GTT pressure tank Bunkering Ship concept
GTT pressurised LNG bunker barge concept Neuilly-sur-Seine, France,  27 October 2015 – Leading classification society Bureau Veritas has granted Approval in Principle to a 4, 000 cu m Bunkering Ship concept developed by France’s world-leading LNG containment manufacturer, GTT. The concept is for...
October 27th, 2015 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, LNG, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

I-TECH seals market acceptance for SELEKTOPE®

I-TECH seals market acceptance for SELEKTOPE®
Final sign-off of the antifouling active substance Selektope® by the European Commission coincides the first disclosure of a commercial application in Asia. The first publicly-disclosed commercial application for a marine coating featuring Selektope will start on November 1 in Singapore, swiftly...
October 27th, 2015 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

East beats West

East beats West
TOC Middle East Conference to analyze shifts in regional container trades and implications for ports London, 27.10.15 – Healthy container volume growth from Europe into the Middle East and South Asia will be debated at TOC Middle East, to be held on 8-9 December 2015at the Le Méridien Dubai Hotel...
October 27th, 2015 | Associations, Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Logistics, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

USD 1.0 billion Memorandum of Understanding between the Eximbank of China and ING Bank for shipping finance

USD 1.0 billion Memorandum of Understanding between the Eximbank of China and ING Bank for shipping finance
On 26 October 2015 in the presence of President Xi Jinping and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, ING Bank NV and The Export-Import Bank of China signed a three year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The objective of the MOU is to further strengthen the cooperation between the two parties in...
October 27th, 2015 | Banking, Shipfinance | Read More

9th Mare Forum USA 2015 FREE DOWNLOAD Presentations

9th Mare Forum USA 2015 FREE DOWNLOAD Presentations
Last Thursday October 22nd Mare Forum organized the 9th Mare Forum USA 2015 in Houston,  USA. The 9th Mare Forum USA conference has analyzed and discussed many new issues and questions concerning the energy independence in America, the impact on shipping, energy industry, regulatory development...
October 27th, 2015 | Energy, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Mobil SHC Aware™ Hydraulic Oils Gain Fincantieri Endorsement

Mobil SHC Aware™ Hydraulic Oils Gain Fincantieri Endorsement
Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants receive approval from Italian shipbuilder Leading OEM recognises synthetic hydraulic oils as low maintenance Mobil SHC Aware H Series formulated to help extend life of marine hydraulic equipment Lubricants meet Vessel General Permit (VGP) requirements for Environmentally...
October 27th, 2015 | Bunkering, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Diana charters m/v Triton with Glencore

Diana charters m/v Triton with Glencore
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V TRITON WITH GLENCORE  ATHENS, GREECE, October 27, 2015 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned...
October 27th, 2015 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Open to Export launches online Export Action Plan to boost SMEs exporting goals

Open to Export launches online Export Action Plan to boost SMEs exporting goals
Open to Export chief executive, Lesley Batchelor. Export Action Plan launch Government backed initiative Open to Export is further accelerating the ambitions of SMEs who are seeking to export via a new online service that produces a focused Export Action Plan to steer them in the right direction. The...
October 27th, 2015 | Associations, Markets | Read More

GAC Russia to provide ship agency services at the new Sabetta port in Yamal Peninsula

GAC Russia to provide ship agency services at the new Sabetta port in Yamal Peninsula
Russia,  27 October, 2015 – GAC Russia has opened an office to provide ship agency and support services for vessels calling at the newly built port of Sabetta. Sabetta sits on the Ob Bay in the Yamal Peninsula, strategically located within the Northern Sea Route. The region has a vast potential...
October 27th, 2015 | Ship Agencies | Read More

GE Marine Enables Efficient Training from World Renowned Maritime Center

GE Marine Enables Efficient Training from World Renowned Maritime Center
The new Class A offshore crane simulator, installed in the training center, is the first of its kind in the Arab world for local operators to obtain offshore crane training. AAST-GE Dynamic Positioning (DP) Center in northern Egypt is one of the twelve qualified maritime centers worldwide that offer...
October 27th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Technical, Technology | Read More

New study reveals insight on collaboration, data analysis and cultural change in oil and gas

New study reveals insight on collaboration, data analysis and cultural change in oil and gas
              Lloyd’s Register Energy launches new study revealing the need for greater collaboration, data analysis and cultural change to address the innovation challenges in oil and gas Lloyd’s Register Energy launches new study revealing the need for greater...
October 27th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Energy, Gas, Oil Industry, Shipmanagement | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (27 October, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (27 October, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their cue from the negative tone in the majority of Asian bourses, major European equity markets opened lower on Tuesdaypressured...
October 27th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

IUA appoints new market modernisation consultant

IUA appoints new market modernisation consultant
The International Underwriting Association has appointed Caroline Mullan as a project management consultant to assist with the implementation of various London Market modernisation initiatives. Caroline will be working on projects involving electronic placement, data integration and settlement as well...
October 27th, 2015 | Associations, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Person Profiles | Read More

2015 Tripartite Meeting Discussions

2015 Tripartite Meeting Discussions
      The annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 16 and 17 October 2015. The meeting was attended by 100 high level representatives of the industry, including chairmen and executives of the Round...
October 27th, 2015 | Associations, BIMCO, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IACS, Intercargo, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko | Read More

Bureau Veritas publishes LNG Bunkering notation

Bureau Veritas publishes LNG Bunkering notation
Jean-Francois Segretain Leading classification society Bureau Veritas has published requirements for LNG Bunkering tankers. The requirements, set out in Rule Note NR 620 LNG Bunkering Ship, cover special arrangements for ships carrying LNG which will transfer that LNG to ships using LNG as fuel. Jean-Francois...
October 27th, 2015 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

PPG HI-TEMP™ spray-on insulation coating: improved safety, energy efficiency & corrosion control

PPG HI-TEMP™ spray-on insulation coating: improved safety, energy efficiency & corrosion control
Spray-on insulation for petrochemical and process industries is up to 33% more cost effective than mechanical insulation and 9% more energy efficient than similar coatings Pittsburgh, USA,  27 October 2015. PPG Protective and Marine Coatings has unveiled worldwide PPG HI-TEMP 707 HB, a spray-on insulation...
October 27th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Ship Supplies, Technical, Technology | Read More

Wärtsilä Mobile LNG to enable small and medium scale LNG power generation

Wärtsilä Mobile LNG to enable small and medium scale LNG power generation
The Wärtsilä Mobile LNG can easily be combined with a barge-mounted power plant having an output capacity of up to 250 MW. Wärtsilä Corporation, 27 October 2015 at 9 am EET – A new LNG (liquefied natural gas) storage and regasification barge concept is introduced by Wärtsilä. This innovative...
October 27th, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

IUMI receives China boost…

IUMI receives China boost…
IUMI president Dieter Berg (third from left) and secretary general Lars Lange welcome China delegates. IUMI receives China boost as Shanghai Institute of Marine Insurance becomes new member association By James Brewer In a strengthening of links with the Chinese insurance market, the International Union...
October 26th, 2015 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Insurance | Read More

Qatar Airways protesters target FC Barcelona members meeting

Qatar Airways protesters target FC Barcelona members meeting
The cabin crew were masked and gagged because QR staff are denied the right to speak out A group of airline cabin crew gathered outside the FC Barcelona members’ meeting on Sunday to ask the football giant to reject further sponsorship by Qatar Airways (QR). In the protest, at the Palau de Congressos...
October 26th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Sports | Read More

A Royal pioneer in promoting trade with modern China…

A Royal pioneer in promoting trade with modern China…
Duke of Kent arrives in China for British Energy Exhibition in Beijing, June 1979. A Royal pioneer in promoting trade with modern China: new biography ‘HRH The Duke of Kent: A Life Of Service’ is published By James Brewer When the Queen termed the four-day state visit to Britain by Chinese President...
October 26th, 2015 | Associations, Books, Insight, Markets, People and Places, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

SHIPPINGInsight 2015 a Big Success

SHIPPINGInsight 2015 a Big Success
Conference Producers Report Record Number of Registered Delegates, Sponsors and Exhibitors  NORFOLK, Va. – Oct. 26, 2015 – (Marine NewsWire) The SHIPPINGInsight 2015 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition set new records for registrations, sponsors and exhibitors, according to the producers...
October 26th, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Shipmanagement, Technical | Read More

Free ‘MAGALOGUE’ download is bigger and better than ever

Free ‘MAGALOGUE’ download is bigger and better than ever
WORKPLACE equipment supplier Slingsby has unveiled its latest edition of Work-It, which is a free download that combines the best features of a magazine with those of a catalogue, and continually proves popular with the transport industry. This year’s Work-It, which aptly known as a ‘magalogue’,...
October 26th, 2015 | Books, Company Profiles, IT and Communications | Read More

Damen RoPax ferry MV VETERAN for Canadian lifeline vessel replacement

Damen RoPax ferry MV VETERAN for Canadian lifeline vessel replacement
Premier Paul Davis of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador with Damen Sales Manager Americas Jan van Hogerwou at the handover ceremony of the MV Veteran. The Damen 80-metre ice class RoPax ferry MV VETERAN handover to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (GNL) took place in St. John’s,...
October 26th, 2015 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Chatham – the place not to miss in 2015: a place worth studying and to be a shipping student!

Chatham – the place not to miss in 2015: a place worth studying and to be a shipping student!
Chatham Marina – entrance to the old graving dock with an unusual customer… This year is the 250th anniversary of the launch of HMS Victory at Chatham and we were lucky enough to be in the region for a couple of days as part of our visit to the University of Greenwich Medway Campus. After...
October 26th, 2015 | Academia, Anniversaries, Associations, Education and Training, Energy, Events, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  26-Oct-2015 FLOATING BARRIERS ACROSS STARLING INLET Hong Kong DREDGING OPERATIONS AT TAI O Hong Kong MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION AT DISCOVERY BAY Hong Kong PORT SERVICES TARIFF ADJUSTMENT Dumai, Indonesia Floating barriers across Starling Inlet Monday, October 26, 2015, Hong...
October 26th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More