Archive for January, 2016

Jean Gould, formerly with ExxonMobil and American Bureau of Shipping, joins NAMEPA

Jean Gould, formerly with ExxonMobil and American Bureau of Shipping, joins NAMEPA
Jean Gould January 25, 2016 – Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced today that Jean Gould, most recently with ABS will join NAMEPA as the Gulf Coast Regional Director. Jean brings more than 25 years of experience...
January 25th, 2016 | Associations, Environment, Person Profiles | Read More

New 48 hour general strike in Greece from 27 January

New 48 hour general strike in Greece from 27 January
Port of Piraeus Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a new 48 hour strike in Greece on 27 January which is expected to affect the routes of domestic and local ferries and commercial vessels calling at Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi and Megara ports for cargo discharging.  The strike...
January 25th, 2016 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

TRAN vote opens the way for acceptable legislative framework for ports

TRAN vote opens the way for acceptable legislative framework for ports
Isabelle Ryckbost This afternoon, the Transport Committee of the European Parliament has expressed its support (29 in favour, 13 against, 3 abstentions) for the compromise reached by MEP Knut Fleckenstein (picture) and the TRAN shadow rapporteurs on the proposal for a port regulation adopted in May...
January 25th, 2016 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

PEMA releases global market surveys on 2014 port equipment deliveries

PEMA releases global market surveys on 2014 port equipment deliveries
The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has publically released its latest market surveys on global container port equipment deliveries. Prepared annually, the reports are key elements in the Association’s work of providing independent intelligence on handling equipment and technology...
January 25th, 2016 | Associations, Logistics, Marine Equipment, Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

BIO-SEA/BIO-UV on the way to USCG Approval

BIO-SEA/BIO-UV on the way to USCG Approval
BIO-UV/BIO-SEA company, with more than 15 years of experience in the UV water treatment (drinking water, waste water, industrial processes, …), masters perfectly the design of UV reactors to ensure to the requested performance according to the technical environment (sea water, wastewater treatment...
January 25th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement | Read More

Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam reaches milestone with successful completion of sea trials

Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam reaches milestone with successful completion of sea trials
Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam Ship sails the open ocean for the first time 25 January, 2016 – Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard Saturday, 16 January, after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the Italian coast. Koningsdam left...
January 25th, 2016 | Cruise Industry, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Modal Training invests in advanced suite of Kongsberg Maritime simulators

Modal Training invests in advanced suite of Kongsberg Maritime simulators
Modal Training invests in advanced suite of Kongsberg Maritime simulators Immingham-based Modal Training, the first organisation in the UK to offer integrated, multimodal logistics training, has invested in a full suite of advanced ship, offshore vessel, engine room and radar simulators from Kongsberg...
January 25th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Technical | Read More

OI 2016: unmanned vehicles and vessels in the spotlight

OI 2016: unmanned vehicles and vessels in the spotlight
Photograph taken at Oceanology International 2014. Credit to: Trevor Smeaton The Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Showcase has long been a feature at Oceanology International 2016 (OI 2016), the world’s largest marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference, (ExCeL London, UK 15-17 March)....
January 25th, 2016 | Climate, Construction, Drill ships, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 25, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 25, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of global equity markets kicked off the week on a firmer footing mainly supported by higher oil prices as severe winter weather...
January 25th, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Korean Register gains authorization to deliver statutory services in Germany and Togo

Korean Register gains authorization to deliver statutory services in Germany and Togo
Dr Park Bum-shik Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – is now authorized as a Recognized Organization (RO) by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to perform statutory services for flagged vessels. At the same time, KR has also been authorized...
January 25th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Flags, IACS, Regulatory | Read More

New Dock Master for ABP in Hull and Goole

New Dock Master for ABP in Hull and Goole
Mark Collier is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities presented by his new role (image courtesy of ABP / David Lee Photography) Associated British Ports (ABP) Humber has announced the appointment of Mark Collier to the role of Dock Master Hull & Goole. Mark, who has worked for ABP for...
January 25th, 2016 | Associations, Company Profiles, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

EURONAV to announce Q4 2015 results

EURONAV to announce Q4 2015 results
ANTWERP, Belgium, 25 January 2016 – Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN & Euronext: EURN) (“Euronav” or the “Company”) will release its fourth quarter 2015 earnings prior to market opening on Thursday 28 January 2016 and will host a conference call at 09.30 a.m. EST / 3.30 p.m. CET to discuss the results...
January 25th, 2016 | Accountancy, Markets, Shipmanagement, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Oil & Gas sector needs to commit to long-term thinking, says DNV GL

Oil & Gas sector needs to commit to long-term thinking, says DNV GL
Elisabeth Tørstad OIL & GAS SECTOR NEEDS TO COMMIT TO LONG-TERM THINKING TO ACHIEVE MEANINGFUL COST CUTS, SAYS DNV GL – New research shows that the industry believes past mistakes are being repeated – A majority of senior oil and gas professionals (56%) believe that the industry is repeating...
January 25th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, Energy, Environment, Gas, Markets, News, Oil Industry | Read More

Wärtsilä and Cavotec to develop world’s first marine wireless charging and mooring concept

Wärtsilä and Cavotec to develop world’s first marine wireless charging and mooring concept
The charging station eliminates cable connections. Wärtsilä Corporation, 25 January 2016 at 10 am EET – An agreement has been signed between Wärtsilä and Cavotec to jointly develop the world’s first combined induction charging and automatic mooring concept. Wärtsilä has developed...
January 25th, 2016 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Gippsland Ports orders Damen TSHD 650

Gippsland Ports orders Damen TSHD 650
TSHD 650 An artist impression First Damen dredger in Australia The Damen Shipyards Group is constructing a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 650 for Australian client Gippsland Ports. The TSHD will be the first Damen dredger to operate in the country. The client will use the dredger to maintain...
January 25th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Olympic Dreams on the Line at Sailing World Cup Miami

Olympic Dreams on the Line at Sailing World Cup Miami
With the calendar switched to an Olympic year, the intensity on the water at the 2016 Sailing World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella is a match for the famously bright South Florida sun. In less than 200 days, many of the nearly 800 sailors gathered in Coconut Grove this week will walk in the Opening...
January 25th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Captain Orlando Allard elected President of COSPAE

Captain Orlando Allard elected President of COSPAE
The Trustees of COSPAE with Captain Orlando Allard fourth from the left Captain Orlando Allard elected President of the new Board of Directors of Panama´s Private Sector Council for Educational Assistance, COSPAE On 20 January 2016, the new Board of Directors of the Private Sector Council for Educational...
January 24th, 2016 | Academia, Education and Training, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Long Life to SCIOFEST…

Long Life to SCIOFEST…
From the Chian Federation Vassilopitta and donors meeting in New York Long Life to SCIOFEST and thanks offered to the Chian Federation in Astoria, New York  On January 17, it was feast day at the Chian Federation, in the New York neighbourhood of Astoria,   with the cutting of Vassilopitta cake, the...
January 24th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, People and Places | Read More

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 24 Jan. 2016

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 24 Jan. 2016
Fathom Launches NOx Reduction And Abatement Technology Guide Fathom Maritime Intelligence has published an independent, technical guide that seeks to equip ship operators with all-encompassing NOx reduction and abatement resources to future proof...
January 24th, 2016 | Associations, Communication, Consulting, Energy, Environment, Press and Media, Reports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
 23-Jan-2016    WORLD HOLIDAYS: 24 JANUARY-6 FEBRUARY 2016 Worldwide World Holidays: 24 January-6 February 2016 Saturday, January 23, 2016, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Mon 25 Jan – Egypt Revolution Tue...
January 23rd, 2016 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Damen Shipyards Sharjah celebrates its anniversary

Damen Shipyards Sharjah celebrates its anniversary
Damen Shipyards Sharjah 2 conversions, 8 vessels and 165 drydockings in 2015  Damen Shipyards Sharjah (DSS) was officially opened in January 2014. Now, two years later, the yard celebrates its anniversary with a total of 13 vessels being dry-docked simultaneously. The vessels include pilot boats, landing...
January 22nd, 2016 | Anniversaries, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

A great yarn at London Art Fair…

A great yarn at London Art Fair…
DP 5. By Zak Ové. Vigo Gallery. A great yarn at London Art Fair: artist Zak Ové crafts a masterpiece from disused doilies  By James Brewer Visitors to the London Art Fair 2016 could hardly miss it: a huge canvas at the top of a short, open flight of stairs in front of them as they entered the capacious...
January 22nd, 2016 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

GSCC’s 2016 Vassilopitta

GSCC’s 2016 Vassilopitta
Archbishop Gregorius, second from the  left, blessing the Vassilopittas. To his right, GSCC chairman Harry J. Fafalios, IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim, the Ambassador of Greece, the Cyprus High Commisioner, the GSCC director Costas Amarantides and other guests Once again more than 200 members...
January 22nd, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, People and Places | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  22-Jan-2016 SVITZER TOWAGE REACH AGREEMENT WITH THREE UNIONS Australia PORT PREPARES FOR ARRIVAL OF SEVERE WINTER STORM Delaware Bay, USA Svitzer Towage reach agreement with three unions Friday, January 22, 2016, Australia Svitzer Towage and the tug crew three unions have...
January 22nd, 2016 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

The BDI at 354: “thanks” for the capers; it could have been worse…

The BDI at 354: “thanks” for the capers; it could have been worse…
What a finale that was this Friday ending a nine days plus continuous skyfall of the indices! John Faraclas comments on the third ALLABOUTSHIPPING wekly reporting tonight the 22nd of January 2016: The BDI closed down just one point, “thanks” as the title “implies”  for the Capes’ two days...
January 22nd, 2016 | Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More