Archive for December, 2015

Sustainable Development Goals to kick in with start of new year

Sustainable Development Goals to kick in with start of new year
Source: UN in collaboration with Project Everyone 30 December 2015 – As 2015 comes to an end, and with it the 15-year cycle of the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations officially will usher in – on 1 January 2016 – an even more ambitious set of goals to banish a...
December 31st, 2015 | Associations, Reports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  31-Dec-2015 CESSATION OF EBOLA RELATED COMPULSORY MARITIME HEALTH DECLARATION Singapore Cessation of Ebola related compulsory maritime health declaration Thursday, December 31, 2015, Singapore The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has announced today the cessation of...
December 31st, 2015 | Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Crowley Scholarships Aid Four University of Washington Students

Crowley Scholarships Aid Four University of Washington Students
(SEATTLE, Wash.; Dec. 31, 2015) ­–Crowley Maritime Corporation recently awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to four seniors studying at the University of Washington’s (UW) Michael G. Foster School of Business. The students, Joshua Banks, Kainen Bell, Maninder Grewal and Xuan Liao,...
December 31st, 2015 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Education and Training, Maritime Education and Training, Scholarships | Read More

Top 5 Articles of 2015 from Gastech

Top 5 Articles of 2015 from Gastech
Best of 2015 – The most popular articles Interview with ExxonMobil: Future demand indicates that new LNG projects proceed   ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company President Rob S. Franklin sat down with Gastech News to explain...
December 31st, 2015 | Associations, Consumers Market, Corporate Social Responsibility, Gas, HR, Markets, Press and Media, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 31, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 31, 2015)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Following losses in Wall Street overnight led by falling technology shares and energy-related equity which tracked oil prices lower, Asian stock markets were mixed earlier on Thursday, the last day of the year, while European bourses...
December 31st, 2015 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Topsy turvy day at the Youth Worlds

Topsy turvy day at the Youth Worlds
Martin Servina Day 1, 2015 Youth Sailing World Championships, Langkawi, Malaysia In a break from the norm, winds and storms dropped in and out on day three of the 45th Youth Sailing World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia. On a day when the winds were predicted to drop below the 20 knots the record...
December 31st, 2015 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Refugees and migrants braving seas to flee to Europe in 2015 top one million – UN

Refugees and migrants braving seas to flee to Europe in 2015 top one million – UN
A refugee from Syria hugs her crying daughter moments after reaching the Greek Island of Lesvos from Turkey in an inflatable boat. Photo: UNHCR/Achilleas Zavallis 30 December 2015 – Refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe by sea this year have passed one million, according to figures just released...
December 30th, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Immigration, Reports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  30-Dec-2015 NEW SUEZ CANAL RULES OF NAVIGATION Egypt, Suez WORLD HOLIDAYS: NIGERIA,  1 JANUARY 2016 Nigeria WORLD HOLIDAYS: TURKEY,  31 DECEMBER 2015 TO 3 JANUARY 2016 INCLUSIVE Turkey WORLD HOLIDAYS: PANAMA,  31 DECEMBER – 2 JANUARY INCLUSIVE Panama MAT SINKING UNIT (MSU)...
December 30th, 2015 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Oslo Børs Benchmark Index defies the oil price article

The Oslo Børs Benchmark Index defies the oil price article
30/12/2015 – While energy shares fell in 2015, other sectors climbed and the Oslo Børs Benchmark Index gained 5.9%. The Benchmark Index has therefore now risen for four years in a row. The Oslo Børs Benchmark Index ended the year at 610.26. It has risen 510% in total over the last twenty years,...
December 30th, 2015 | Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Intermanager president’s New Year message

Intermanager president’s New Year message
  Gerardo Borromeo, Intermanager President INTERMANAGER PRESIDENT’S NEW YEAR MESSAGE: LOOKING BACK, STAYING THE COURSE, CHALLENGING THE NORMS As 2015 draws to a close, we pause to reflect on the past 12 months which have certainly been interesting, challenging and at times confusing in terms of...
December 30th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Holidays, Intermanager | Read More

Perfect Youth Worlds day for select few

Perfect Youth Worlds day for select few
AUS 420 girls Day two of the 45th Youth Sailing World Championships saw some perfect sailing for a chosen few as the big breeze was back in Langkawi, Malaysia.   The record numbers of 425 sailors from 76 nations had winds to mimic day one with 20 knots blowing which eased off later in the day which...
December 30th, 2015 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

ABS Releases New Guidance for Certifying Lifting Appliances

ABS Releases New Guidance for Certifying Lifting Appliances
James Gaughan Updated Guide includes latest industry standards. (Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industry, has published a new edition of the ABS Guide for Certification of Lifting Appliances that includes construction and...
December 30th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  29-Dec-2015 KIEL-HOLTENAU LOCKS OUT OF SERVICE FOR MAINTENANCE Kiel-Canal, Germany VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE HOUSTON-GALVESTON DIRECTIVES Houston, USA CONSTRUCTION OF THE TUEN MUN – CHEK LAP KOK LINK (SOUTHERN CONNECTION) Hong Kong Kiel-Holtenau locks out of service for maintenance Tuesday,...
December 29th, 2015 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Foresight Group appoints Richard Sadler as new CEO

Foresight Group appoints Richard Sadler as new CEO
Richard Sadler Following the resignation of Mr Anil Deshpande as CEO of Foresight, London, the Group is pleased to announce that Mr Richard Sadler FREng has agreed to a consultancy agreement fulfilling the functions of Chief Executive Officer from 1st January 2016. Richard Sadler comes to the Group with...
December 29th, 2015 | Banking, Breaking News, Company Profiles, Headlines, People and Places, Person Profiles, Shipmanagement | Read More

Freight forwarders will continue to face big challenges in 2016

Freight forwarders will continue to face big challenges in 2016
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarders, says that 2016 will see its members continuing to face numerous challenges, with some the result of legislative changes and government policy, rather than economic issues. Director General...
December 29th, 2015 | Associations, Canals, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Strong wind opens Youth Worlds

Strong wind opens Youth Worlds
29er Women Fleet Day 1 2015 Youth Sailing World Championships, Langkawi, Malaysia Day one of the 45th Youth Sailing World Championships was full on with big breeze and plenty of waves greeting the sailors for the first races. Langkawi, Malaysia offered the record numbers of 425 sailors from 76 nations...
December 29th, 2015 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

U-FREIGHT addresses cross-border E-Commerce import business in China

U-FREIGHT addresses cross-border E-Commerce import business in China
The U-Freight Group (UFL) has jointly hosted a seminar with the Hong Kong Shippers Council to examine the logistics, customs and fiscal issues associated with the huge growth in demand from mainland Chinese consumers for imported goods bought via overseas online shopping or overseas agents. Joey Cheung,...
December 29th, 2015 | Consumers Market, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IT and Communications, Logistics, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 29, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 29, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Shrugging off the negative tone in Wall Street overnight, Asian stock markets returned into a positive territory on Tuesdayreversing part...
December 29th, 2015 | News | Read More

North P&I Club rewards best students on leading marine technology course

North P&I Club rewards best students on leading marine technology course
L to r: senior lecturer Paul Stott, top MSc graduate Cvetan Belchev and professor John Mangan North P&I Club has presented awards and scholarships to the best students on one of the world’s leading marine technology courses. The presentations were made at the prize-giving ceremony for the Marine...
December 29th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Awards, HR, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Scholarships | Read More

‘Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Braemar in dramatic Christmas mid-Atlantic yacht rescue’

‘Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Braemar in dramatic Christmas mid-Atlantic yacht rescue’
Braemar’s rescue of ‘Nicollet’ – 27.12.15 29th December 2015 – On 27th December 2015, Fred.  Olsen Cruise Lines ship Braemar came to the aid of a sailing yacht marooned in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, with the dramatic rescue of the 14-metre Nicollet and her four...
December 29th, 2015 | Maritime Accidents, Yachting | Read More

Construction work progressing well on Alexandra Dock site

Construction work progressing well on Alexandra Dock site
Excess sand from the dock infill is now being moved to the 7.5Ha reclaim and the marine piling is almost complete (image courtesy of ABP/David Lee Photography Construction work on the Green Port Hull Alexandra Dock site is progressing well and is on schedule for an early 2017 completion, Associated British...
December 29th, 2015 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

AAL makes light work of 410mt ACC unit!

AAL makes light work of 410mt ACC unit!
the “AAL Nanjing” Last month,  global multipurpose shipping operator, AAL, loaded this mammoth ACC unit (410MT)  in Changshu aboard its versatile S-Class vessel, AAL Nanjing – a shipment booked by Panalpina Worldwide Transport (Energy Solutions) and destined for Port Hedland via the operator’s...
December 29th, 2015 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The American Club – 8 December 2015 – Greek Market Presentation

The American Club – 8 December 2015 – Greek Market Presentation
  The American Club’s Pireaus offie team with Vincent Solarino and Joe Hughes from the American Club’s New York offices and Ilias Tsakiris from the Hellenic Hull Management The American Club hosts exclusive gathering at the Piraeus Marine Club for its 2015 Greek Market presentation  The...
December 28th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

An aerial view of Rio-Antirio bridge

An aerial view of Rio-Antirio bridge
Following the unique videos with ships, particularly ro-ro/ferries and passenger ones calling and berthing at the Port of Chios, Chios, Greece, showing the good seamanship capabilities of the respective ship-masters, officers and crew members, in the Eastern Aegean Sea, we now bring you another successful...
December 28th, 2015 | Film Industry | Read More

Records broken as Youth Worlds opens in Langkawi

Records broken as Youth Worlds opens in Langkawi
World Sailing VP Chris Atkins The 45th edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships has been declared open by World Sailing Vice President Chris Atkins at the opening ceremony in Langkawi, Malaysia. During the ceremony, 425 sailors, 125 coaches and officials from a record 76 countries paraded towards...
December 28th, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More