Archive for January, 2016

Jensen Maritime Providing Design and Production Engineering for Cruise Ships

Jensen Maritime Providing Design and Production Engineering for Cruise Ships
Jensen Maritime Providing Detailed Design and Production Engineering for Two U.S. Flagged Cruise Ships (SEATTLE,  January 26, 2016) ­– Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, was recently selected to provide detailed design and...
January 26th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

At 345 the BDI opens a new chapter in Shipping’s History

At 345 the BDI opens a new chapter in Shipping’s History
John Faraclas Not even the volatile Capers can stop the Dry Markets from a total collapse creating yet another all time low BDI at 345! Something unimaginable for the hoi polloi, but not for those well understanding geopolitics and financial crisis issues, affecting shipping too…Not to mention...
January 26th, 2016 | At the end of the day..., Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Gas, Gas Carriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Adoption of the Ports Regulation compromise text in TRAN Committee…

Adoption of the Ports Regulation compromise text in TRAN Committee…
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid Brussels,  January 23rd, 2016 – Adoption of the Ports Regulation compromise text in TRAN Committee:  A step forward but in need of a clear mandate Yesterday afternoon, the Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted the compromise amendments which resulted...
January 26th, 2016 | Associations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Willard Marine Delivers SOLAS 670 to the U.S. Army

Willard Marine Delivers SOLAS 670 to the U.S. Army
The SOLAS 670 rescue boat Anaheim, Calif. – Jan. 26, 2016 – (Marine NewsWire) Willard Marine, Inc., recently delivered a SOLAS 670 rescue boat to the U.S. Army to serve aboard the USACE Dredge McFarland in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Outfitted with a Volvo Penta D3 220hp inboard engine paired...
January 26th, 2016 | Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

North and Shipowners’ P&I clubs warn of potentially lethal refrigeration gas risks on fishing vessels

North and Shipowners’ P&I clubs warn of potentially lethal refrigeration gas risks on fishing vessels
Craig McBurnie The 175 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club has joined forces with the Shipowners’ Club to publish a technical loss prevention briefing on how to minimise potentially lethal gas risks arising from poor operation and maintenance of refrigeration systems on fishing vessels. Both...
January 26th, 2016 | Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

MAERSK LINE’S Samba Service to begin calling at DP World London Gateway Port

MAERSK LINE’S Samba Service to begin calling at DP World London Gateway Port
A Maersk Line vessel alongside at DP World London Gateway Port [Credit: Andrew Bowen] World’s largest container shipping line switches UK port of call on its South America service to DP World London Gateway London, UK, 26th February 2016:– Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping...
January 26th, 2016 | News | Read More

Euronav Share buyback

Euronav Share buyback
ANTWERP, Belgium, 26 January 2016 – Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN & Euronext: EURN) (“Euronav” or the “Company”) today confirms that since the trading update of 15 January 2016, the Company has purchased 500, 000 of its own shares on Euronext Brussels at an aggregate cost of EUR 4, 762, 784.20. Following...
January 26th, 2016 | Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Key changes position LR as an organisation for the challenges of the future

Key changes position LR as an organisation for the challenges of the future
Tom Boardley Tom Boardley steps up to a new role as Executive VP and Global Head of Corporate & External Affairs Nick Brown promoted to Marine Director The appointments reflect Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) ambition to increase its impact for the benefit of business, society and the environment “The...
January 26th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Communication, Company Profiles, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

IUA outlines business priorities for 2016

IUA outlines business priorities for 2016
Dave Matcham New objectives established after 10% membership increase Market modernisation projects and an increase in the international services offered to the London company market are among the top priorities for the International Underwriting Association (IUA) in 2016. The association’s new business...
January 26th, 2016 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance | Read More

Viking River Cruises turns to Damen for multiple vessel winter modifications In

Viking River Cruises turns to Damen for multiple vessel winter modifications In
Viking River Cruises turns to Damen for multiple vessel winter modifications Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, is currently undertaking a substantial modification and maintenance contract for six inland cruise vessels owned by Viking River Cruises. With this...
January 26th, 2016 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 26, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 26, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from the negative tone in Asian bourses, European equity markets opened lower on Tuesday weighed down by a renewed...
January 26th, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Stimulating creative thinking with next generation robotics & automation

Stimulating creative thinking with next generation robotics & automation
Gwyn Griffiths, Founder of Autonomous Analytics speaking at Catch the Next Wave 2014. He will open Catch the Next Wave 2016 with a keynote address, ‘Rise of the Robots’ STIMULATING CREATIVE THINKING WITH NEXT GENERATION ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION Stimulating creative thinking by business leaders,...
January 26th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Innovative conveyor wear strip design makes maintenance easy

Innovative conveyor wear strip design makes maintenance easy
FB Chain wear strip New two-colour wear strips from FB Chain show at a glance when it’s time for their replacement – promoting safe operation while dramatically reducing conveyor downtime due to wear strip checks. Polyethylene wear strips are a common sight in many conveyor applications, protecting...
January 26th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Namura Shipbuilding introduces ClassNK-NAPA GREEN

Namura Shipbuilding introduces ClassNK-NAPA GREEN
Noboru Ueda Tokyo – The fleet performance management and optimization system ClassNK-NAPA GREEN jointly developed by leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) and maritime-software, services and data analysis company NAPA has been introduced to a newbuilding by Namura...
January 26th, 2016 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

ABB powered LNG ice-going carrier launched

ABB powered LNG ice-going carrier launched
Zurich, Switzerland, 25 January 2016 – The first of a series of Azipod powered LNG ice-going carriers, set to transport its cargo from Siberia to Europe and Asia, has been launched.  Constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea, it is the most powerful LNG carrier...
January 26th, 2016 | Bunkering, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Bureau Veritas to class luxury Polar expedition cruise vessel

Bureau Veritas to class luxury Polar expedition cruise vessel
The 165 m expedition cruise vessel Scenic Eclipse to be built to BV class Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas is to class a new concept luxury expedition cruise vessel to be built for Australia’s Scenic group. The 165 m LOA vessel will be built at Croatia’s Uljanik shipyard...
January 26th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Classification Societies, Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Tourism, Weather | Read More

Giant shiprepair yard Lisnave maintains brisk pace of activity

Giant shiprepair yard Lisnave maintains brisk pace of activity
Lisnave reflects on a busy year. Giant shiprepair yard Lisnave maintains brisk pace of activity,  By James Brewer Europe’s largest shiprepair facility, Lisnave, has reported an increase in 2015 in the number of vessels it repaired. During the year, the yard said in a statement, it carried out work...
January 26th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

International Paint’s Jim Brown retirement announcement

International Paint’s Jim Brown retirement announcement
Jim Brown Following is the retirement announcement of Jim Brown from International Paint; we wish him all the very best, Good Health and Luck: Hello, It is with some sadness, but also a great sense of excitement, that I am announcing my retirement as Market Development Manager of AkzoNobel’s Marine...
January 26th, 2016 | Company Profiles, HR, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

100th Wärtsilä 34DF engine for marine applications emphasises leadership in fuel flexibility

100th Wärtsilä 34DF engine for marine applications emphasises leadership in fuel flexibility
A 6-cylinder in-line version of the Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engine. Wärtsilä Corporation, 26 January 2016 at 10 am EET – The 100th Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel marine engine will be delivered from the factory in early 2016. This delivery will represent part of an order for three new large escort...
January 26th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Presenting the Atlantic Odyssey Regatta

Presenting the Atlantic Odyssey Regatta
l to r: Antonio M. Padrón, José M. Conejo, José R. Díaz, Jimmy Cornell y Airam Díaz Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife attended the presentation of the Regatta ATLANTIC ODYSSEY,  with 2, 810 nautical miles between Santa Cruz...
January 26th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Maritime Tourism, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Sailors tried and tested in light World Cup Miami breeze

Sailors tried and tested in light World Cup Miami breeze
Rutger van Schaardenburg The first big hit out of Olympic and Paralympic sailing in 2016, Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella, opened up with the 711 sailors being tried and tested in a light Miami breeze. It was a ‘head out the boat’ kind of day with sailors looking to play the...
January 26th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Stranded at 354 points the BDI does have a future…

Stranded at 354 points the BDI does have a future…
John Faraclas When last Friday I used the expression, “ ‘Thanks’ to the Capers …” you might have thought that I live in another word; no, not at all. The entire team here anticipates the gravity of the words as well as the situation in global shipping markets hence the wording, and same proved...
January 25th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
                25-Jan-2016 TEMPORARY ESTABLISHMENT OF ACOUSTIC MONITORS FOR DOLPHIN SURVEY Hong Kong CAUTION URGED AHEAD OF CHINESE NEW YEAR Singapore BOSPHORUS CLOSURE FOR BRIDGE WORKS Bosphorus, Turkey Temporary establishment of acoustic monitors...
January 25th, 2016 | Canals, Holidays, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Launching of a New Guidance on eliminating harrasment and bullying

Launching of a New Guidance on eliminating harrasment and bullying
SHIPOWNERS AND SEAFARERS’ UNIONS TEAM UP TO LAUNCH NEW GUIDANCE ON THE ELIMINATION OF HARASSMENT AND BULLYING Maritime employers and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to publish new international ‘Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying’. The new Guidelines, developed by...
January 25th, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, ITF, Safety and Security | Read More

Mersey Maritime announces drinks sponsor for annual awards ceremony

Mersey Maritime announces drinks sponsor for annual awards ceremony
Chris Shirling-Rooke Law firm Hill Dickinson has been announced as the reception drinks sponsor for the annual Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIA)s for the second consecutive year. The MMIAs are organised by sector representative body Mersey Maritime, and the awards recognise the excellence and diversity...
January 25th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Legal, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More