Archive for January, 2016

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin – 31 Jan. 2016

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin   – 31 Jan. 2016
First Commercial Order For Flettner Rotor Tech Norsepower has installed a second rotor sail on Bore’s 9, 700 DWT Ro-Ro carrier MS Estraden. This order is a significant milestone for wind assisted propulsion as it represents the first commercial...
January 31st, 2016 | Associations, Energy, Environment, Reports | Read More

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago’s visit at the Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago’s visit at the Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona
l to r: Santiago Ordás, Antonio M. Padrón and Jaime Rodrigo Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife visited the Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona (Polytechnical University of Catalonia), being welcomed by the Dean, Prof. Santiago Ordás...
January 31st, 2016 | Academia, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Torben Grael presented with World Sailing Hall of Fame Trophy

Torben Grael presented with World Sailing Hall of Fame Trophy
Gary Jobson presenting Torben Grael with the Hall of Fame trophy Brazil’s Torben Grael has been presented with the World Sailing Hall of Fame trophy at Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella. Following his induction at the 2015 Annual Conference in Sanya, China, World Sailing Vice President...
January 31st, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Fully loaded tension, World Cup Miami wraps up

Fully loaded tension, World Cup Miami wraps up
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech 49erFX The tension on the water at Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella was fully loaded as Medal Races across the ten Olympic fleets drew the first big regatta of 2016, the Olympic year, to a close. Many podium finishers from six days of racing in Miami will feature...
January 30th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
                  30-Jan-2016 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 31 JANUARY-13 FEBRUARY 2016 Worldwide MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED DRAFT Freeport TX, USA World Holidays: 31 January-13 February 2016 Saturday, January 30, 2016, Worldwide Public holidays around the world...
January 30th, 2016 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Watch LIVE Racing from Sailing World Cup Miami Now

Watch LIVE Racing from Sailing World Cup Miami Now
The Medal Races at Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella are LIVE on the World Sailing TV YouTube channel as well as ESPN3 in the USA now. Follow the links to watch racing now. ESPN3 – http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/2754788/2016-world-sailing-cup World Sailing TV YouTube URL – https://youtu.be/_V2YQYar0IU World...
January 30th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

British and Canadian Sailors Seal Paralympic Medals

British and Canadian Sailors Seal Paralympic Medals
Great Britain’s 2.4mR sailor Helena Lucas and the Canadian Sonar team led by Paul Tingley snapped up gold in their respective fleets as Paralympic racing concluded at Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella. Tingley and his team of Logan Campbell and Scott Lutes wrapped up gold with a race...
January 29th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) at the Whitechapel Gallery…

Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) at the Whitechapel Gallery…
Technology captures technology during the press view. Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966): Whitechapel Gallery tracks transformation by computer technology of art and society,  By James Brewer Since our earliest days, men and women have created technology; today we are living inside a simulated world...
January 29th, 2016 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
    – 29-Jan-2016 TESTING OF AUV Singapore YACHT RACES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND MACAU Hong Kong 2016 LUNAR NEW YEAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY Hong Kong NATIONWIDE INCREASE OF PILOTAGE TARIFF Mexico WORKING ARRANGEMENTS DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS Hong Kong PIPELINE RENEWAL Izmit...
January 29th, 2016 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sports | Read More

Miami Embed Codes / ESPN3 Link

Miami Embed Codes / ESPN3 Link
From 11:00 (EST),  16:00 (UTC) on Saturday 30 January, the Medal Races from Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella will be broadcast live on the World Sailing TV YouTube channel as well as ESPN3 in the USA. The Embed code and links to follow the racing are available below: ESPN3 – http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/2754788/2016-world-sailing-cup World...
January 29th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

HELMEPA cuts its traditional“Pita”

HELMEPA cuts its traditional“Pita”
The lucky winner of the sovereign (flouri) Mrs. Christiana Prekezes, executive coordinator with Chairman Dr. John Coustas In the presence of the Board of Directors and the staff of HELMEPA’s Secretariat, the Chairman Dr. John Coustas cut the traditional New Year pie yesterday, Thursday 28 January at...
January 29th, 2016 | Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

OI 2016: monitoring structural integrity: understanding risk and reliability

OI 2016: monitoring structural integrity: understanding risk and reliability
Photograph taken at Oceanology International 2014. Credit to: Trevor Smeaton The contribution of the monitoring of offshore structures to reduce risk and improve reliability is key to achieving operational efficiencies in the offshore oil and gas industry and is a new topic to come under the conference...
January 29th, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions | Read More

UK marine industry highlighted during leading international Boat Show

UK marine industry highlighted during leading international Boat Show
A view of the London Boat Show 2016 During the recent 62nd London Boat Show, the positivity in the industry was put under the spotlight with hundreds of important meetings taking place. From five of the UK Government’s senior ministers visiting, to 48 suppliers meeting with international buyers, British...
January 29th, 2016 | Associations, Marinas, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Greece: Retail trade in November 2015 (Friday, January 29, 2016)

Greece: Retail trade in November 2015 (Friday, January 29, 2016)
   Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, January 29, 2016) In November 2015 retail trade, as measured in both the turnover and volume indices, recorded a decrease both on an annual and...
January 29th, 2016 | Banking, Consumers Market, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The end is nigh with BDI’s 317…

The end is nigh with BDI’s 317…
John Faraclas Well well well. We are now entering the aggression period, well known to physiologists and strategists. All these situations and market conditions is simply a human aggression. Man is the sole creator of this as we are the cruellest and most ruthless business people in the Global Enterprise...
January 29th, 2016 | Markets, Shipping Indices | Read More

Performance monitoring and verification drives orders and investment for Norsepower –

Performance monitoring and verification drives  orders and investment for Norsepower –
Bore’s Ro-Ro vessel MS Estraden with two Norsepower Rotor Sails installed onboard NAPA data analysis and fuel-saving verification leads to €3 million investment and first commercial order for a Flettner rotor Helsinki, Finland – 29 January 2015 –Finnish engineering company, Norsepower today announced...
January 29th, 2016 | Energy, Environment, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. announces t/c Contract for m/v Houston with SwissMarine

Diana Shipping Inc. announces t/c Contract for m/v Houston with SwissMarine
ATHENS, GREECE, January 29, 2016 – 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 subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with SwissMarine Services...
January 29th, 2016 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Captain Mangouras scapegoated again

Captain Mangouras scapegoated again
Captain Apostolos Mangouras – photo credit;huffingtonpost.es Spain wins Prestige appeal, branding Capt Mangouras a reckless criminal Spain’s Supreme Court has overturned the 2013 verdict of the Spanish court of first instance in La Coruna which had acquitted Capt Apostolos Mangouras, Master of...
January 29th, 2016 | Claims, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Intertanko, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Maria Mavroudi’s success continues in academia!

Maria Mavroudi’s success continues in academia!
Maria Irine Mavroudi Maria Irini Mavroudi, Business Development and Claims Executive at The American Club Piraeus office and BoD member of WISTA-Hellas has recently completed her LLM course at City University London. The graduation ceremony took place yesterday afternoon (14:00hrs)  at The Barbican...
January 29th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, Claims, HR, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Lloyd’s Register Foundation seeks director for GBP10M resilience engineering programme

Lloyd’s Register Foundation seeks director for GBP10M resilience engineering programme
Lloyd’s Register’s HQ’s Lloyd’s Register Foundation seeks director and host institution for a £10M programme to build resilience in critical infrastructure Lloyd’s Register Foundation has today issued a global call for a director and a host institution for a programme to build...
January 29th, 2016 | Charity, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, HR, Jobs, News, Safety and Security | Read More

General strike in Greece extended by 48 hours

General strike in Greece extended by 48 hours
Port of Piraeus – The container terminal Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that a general strike in Greece has been extended by another 48 hours and is affecting the routes of domestic and local ferries and commercial vessels calling at Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi and Megara...
January 29th, 2016 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, News, Strikes | Read More

Research to help in understanding of marine invasive species to be carried out at Harwich Haven Port

Research to help in understanding of marine invasive species to be carried out at Harwich Haven Port
THOMSON UNICOMARINE TO RESEARCH MARINE INVASIVE SPECIES AT HARWICH HAVEN PORT Thomson Unicomarine has been appointed by the Harwich Haven Authority (HHA) in Essex to undertake research to identify gaps in the knowledge and understanding of marine invasive species. For this exciting project, the team...
January 29th, 2016 | Climate, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 29, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 29, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The BoJ surprised markets by introducing a negative interest rate of 0.1% at its policy meeting today while maintained unchanged its monetary...
January 29th, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Louis Dreyfus Travoecan order two SAAB SEAEYE Leopards

Louis Dreyfus Travoecan order two SAAB SEAEYE Leopards
The Leopard is ideal for touchdown monitoring operations. Specialist submarine cable installation company, Louis Dreyfus TravOcean, has ordered two Saab Seaeye Leopards for touchdown monitoring and support. Long established experts in laying and protecting submarine cable, Louis Dreyfus TravOcean provide...
January 29th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

ClassNK releases updates on HKC-compliant ship recycling facilities

ClassNK releases updates on HKC-compliant ship recycling facilities
Noboru Ueda Tokyo – ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has released the latest updates on ship recycling on its website. The updates include information on ship recycling facilities that ClassNK has issued Statements of Compliance (SoC) to so far in line with the Hong Kong International...
January 29th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Ship Demolitions | Read More