Archive for November, 2015

The Bunkerspot Update 25/11/2015

The Bunkerspot Update 25/11/2015
EUROPE: Arkas Bunkering grows its fleet EUROPE: Port of Rotterdam faces threat of strike action The 4, 137 DWT M/T Çesme, which enters service this month, is the largest in the Turkish bunker market. Read more Members of the FNV Havens union have voted in favour of a series of strikes...
November 25th, 2015 | Bunkering, Reports | Read More

MacGregor wins several orders for Pusnes deck machinery in South Korea

MacGregor wins several orders for Pusnes deck machinery in South Korea
Pusnes deck machinery CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 25 NOVEMBER 2015 AT 9.30 AM EET – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured orders for a series of Pusnes deck machinery packages for various shipowners. The Pusnes equipment has been specified for different ship types that are going to be built by the...
November 25th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Port of Barcelona renovates Spain’s most oriental lighthouse

Port of Barcelona renovates Spain’s most oriental lighthouse
The Cap de Creus lighthouse Almarin, a Spanish manufacturer of Marine Aids to Navigation, carried out the design, supply and installation of three lantern rooms with its respective domes for Port of Barcelona. The first was to renovate the Cap de Creus lightroom together with two other for the lighthouses...
November 25th, 2015 | Maritime History and Museums, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Halul Offshore Services Company brings OSV Simulator to Qatar

Halul Offshore Services Company brings OSV Simulator to Qatar
VSTEP OSV Simulator delivered to leading offshore services provider in the Middle East. Doha,  November 25th 2015 – Halul Offshore Services Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Milaha, has recently procured a state-of-the-art Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) Ship Handling Simulator from VSTEP, which...
November 25th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

French Sonars out to make it three in a row at Para World Sailing Championships

French Sonars out to make it three in a row at Para World Sailing Championships
French Sonar Team More than 140 sailors from 31 nations will sail across the three Paralympic sailing events at the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships set to be held in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia from 27 Novemberthrough to 3 December. As the final qualification regatta for the Rio 2016 Paralympic...
November 25th, 2015 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply design for offshore vessel conversion

Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply design for offshore vessel conversion
The Seismic Survey Vessel will be rebuilt for use as a hotel vessel according to Wärtsilä Ship Design. Wärtsilä Corporation, 25 November 2015 at 10 am EET – Dutch ship owner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the ‘Viking...
November 25th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

Mobile technology users get enhanced access with latest GAC Mobile Directory app upgrade

Mobile technology users get enhanced access with latest GAC Mobile Directory app upgrade
Christer Sjodoff Dubai – GAC has unveiled a new version of its mobile phone application that gives users instant access to a directory of GAC contact details, wherever they are. The latest upgrade of the app, which was originally launched three years ago, offers enhanced integrated search capabilities...
November 25th, 2015 | Communication, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies | Read More

Danelec Marine Receives DNV GL Type Approval for DM800 ECDIS

Danelec Marine Receives DNV GL Type Approval for DM800 ECDIS
(Birkeroed, Denmark – Nov. 24, 2015) – (Marine NewsWire) Danelec Marine today announced that DNV GL has awarded a type approval certificate with EU Wheelmark designation for the new DM800 ECDIS G2 series Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS). The DNV GL approval certifies that...
November 24th, 2015 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

Crowley Opens New Government Services Office in Norfolk, Va.

Crowley Opens New Government Services Office in Norfolk, Va.
(NORFOLK, Va.; November 24, 2015) ­– To better serve government agencies such as the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD),  Crowley Maritime Corp. has opened a government services office in downtown Norfolk, Va. Additionally, this new location will be used...
November 24th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF demands Korea ends union onslaught

ITF demands Korea ends union onslaught
The ITF has demanded that the Korean president act to end the government and police onslaught against workers and unions over their right to organise. 24/11/2015 This follows an outcry by the ITF, global unions and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) over the attacks on the ITF-affiliated...
November 24th, 2015 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, November 24, 2015)

Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, November 24, 2015)
Greece: Balance of payments and balance of travel services September 2015 The current account surplus rose by €228 million in September 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Imports decreased significantly (-€996 million) mainly due to capital controls. Travel receipts fell, both in total and...
November 24th, 2015 | Banking, Consumers Market, Cruise Industry, Energy, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Reports, Tourism | Read More

Indonesia ratifies BWM

Indonesia ratifies BWM
Indonesia ratifies environment treaty 24/11/2015  – Indonesia today (24 November) became the latest country to ratify a key international measure for environmental protection, the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. Aimed at preventing the spread of harmful and invasive aquatic species...
November 24th, 2015 | Associations, Environment, IMO, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

Saudi ports in the spotlight

Saudi ports in the spotlight
TOC Middle East to examine progress in Saudi port developments  London,  24.11.15 – Ports in Saudi Arabia are well on the way to becoming world scale, world class facilities, delegates will hear at this year’s TOC Middle East conference to be held on 8-9 December 2015 at the Le Méridien Dubai...
November 24th, 2015 | Associations, Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

North Group increases projected free reserve for year end

North Group increases projected free reserve for year end
Pratap Shirke Directors of the 175 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club and Sunderland Marine Insurance Company (North Group) have revised their projection for the group’s year-end free reserve up to US$380 million, an increase of 12% on last year and US$20 million more than estimated at the...
November 24th, 2015 | Company Profiles, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Nevelskoy Maritime University celebrates 125th anniversary with veteran tribute

Nevelskoy Maritime University celebrates 125th anniversary with veteran tribute
Monument to the heroic deeds of seafarers from the Soviet merchant fleet that lost their lives in the Arctic convoys of the Great Patriotic War (Second World War), by the Zolotoy Rog Bay Bridge in Vladivostok, Russia* Russia’s Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University in Vladivostok held a series...
November 24th, 2015 | Academia, Anniversaries, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

MAN Diesel & Turbo – PrimeServ Clinches Large Retrofit Contract

MAN Diesel & Turbo – PrimeServ Clinches Large Retrofit Contract
Pictured at the signing of the turbocharger contract * PrimeServ Clinches Large Retrofit Contract Major cruise line signs up for new turbochargers MAN PrimeServ has won the contract from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) to retrofit the turbochargers aboard four cruise liners from its fleet. The contract...
November 24th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

MacGregor receives order for cargo access systems on world’s largest commercial RoRo carriers

MacGregor receives order for cargo access systems on world’s largest commercial RoRo carriers
CARGOTEC CORPORATION,  24 NOVEMBER 2015 AT 2 PM EET – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been contracted by the South Korean shipbuilding group Hyundai Heavy Industries to deliver comprehensive RoRo access equipment packages for a series of two post-Panamax 8, 000 lane metre’s RoRo carriers....
November 24th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

BIFA’s Steve Parker is the new President of CLECAT

BIFA’s Steve Parker is the new President of CLECAT
  Steve Parker The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org –  welcomes the appointment of BIFA Board Member Steve Parker as President  of CLECAT, the Brussels-based European Association for forwarding,  transport, logistics and customs services. CLECAT’s...
November 24th, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, HR, Markets, Person Profiles | Read More

Australians to spearhead SKUD18 pack at Para World Sailing Championships

Australians to spearhead SKUD18 pack at Para World Sailing Championships
Fitzgibbon and Tesch at the 2014 World Cup Melbourne The 2015 Para World Sailing Championships will see 142 sailors from 31 nations compete across three Paralympic events in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia from 27 November to 3 December. World Championship titles and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games places...
November 24th, 2015 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

ClassNK releases draft amendments to container ship rules

ClassNK releases draft amendments to container ship rules
Noboru Ueda Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has released draft amendments to its rules and guidance for container carriers. The amendments were approved by the ClassNK Technical Committee in Tokyo on 19 November.   The ClassNK Technical Committee...
November 24th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, IACS, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Nippon Foundation’s Sasakawa receives International Maritime Prize

Nippon Foundation’s Sasakawa receives International Maritime Prize
Mr. Sekimizu highlighted Mr. Sasakawa’s long-standing dedication to maritime education and training through the initiatives of the Nippon Foundation and its unstinting support to the World Maritime University (WMU), based in Malmö, Sweden and the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in...
November 24th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Awards, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, HR, IMO, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations, People and Places, Person Profiles, Safety and Security | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (24 November, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (24 November, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Amid persisting expectations for further ECB monetary policy stimulus at the next policy meeting on December 3rd, the EUR remained under...
November 24th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Poseidon Med raises the stakes of LNG in the Eastern Med Area

Poseidon Med raises the stakes of LNG in the Eastern Med Area
Jose Anselmo, Principal Administrator Motorways of the Sea (MoS) The roll out of the Poseidon Med project signifies developments in three axes: sustainability for short sea and coastal shipping, revival of the shipbuilding and manufacturing sector and development of small scale LNG supply. As getting...
November 24th, 2015 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Banking, Classification Societies, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Consumers Market, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Finance, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, LNG, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Sharjah Ports Authority took delivery of ASD Tug 2411

Sharjah Ports Authority took delivery of ASD Tug 2411
From the handover ceremony Built in Sharjah – built for Sharjah  Delivery of Damen ASD 2411 to Sharjah Ports Authority   Sharjah Ports Authority, has taken delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2411, named Al Luolo’ Aya. His Excellency Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the...
November 24th, 2015 | Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Ecoslops produces first marine fuel products at Port of Sinès refinery

Ecoslops produces first marine fuel products at Port of Sinès refinery
Ecoslops¹ refinery in the Port of Sinès, Portugal First marine fuels produced from slops as company accelerates industrial production, and develops infrastructure, including key appointments, to facilitate ambitious growth plans Ecoslops, the first company to develop technology to produce recycled...
November 24th, 2015 | Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Supplies, Technical, Technology | Read More