Archive for February, 2016

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
              01-Feb-2016 CHANNEL CLOSURES DUE TO FOG USA Channel closures due to fog Monday, February 1, 2016, USA Channels at several USA ports have been closed due to fog this morning (1 February).HOUSTON, GALVESTON, TEXAS CITY The Houston Pilot...
February 1st, 2016 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Environment Commissioner Vella’s scrubber visit in Ghent

Environment Commissioner Vella’s scrubber visit in Ghent
The European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella seen here on hte left on board the DFDS vessel “Magnolia Seaways” in the port of Ghent. European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella visited last Friday the DFDS vessel “Magnolia Seaways” in the port of Ghent. The purpose of the ECSA-organised...
February 1st, 2016 | Associations, Environment, News | Read More

Monthly Global Economic & Market Monitor (Monday, February 01, 2016)

Monthly Global Economic & Market Monitor (Monday, February 01, 2016)
Monthly Global Economic & Market Monitor (Monday, February 01, 2016) Viewers can read the preamble and at the end the entire report in the link that follows: Global growth is expected to move broadly sideways, hovering around 3.3% in 2016 from 3.1% in 2015, the slowest pace in the post-crisis period....
February 1st, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Energy, Environment, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Regional Economics and Market Strategy Monthly (January, 2016)

Regional economies well positioned to withstand increased EM headwinds in 2016 REGIONAL MACROECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS & OUTLOOK Region well positioned to withstand increased headwinds in the EM space this year Sustained low world energy prices provide a positive, albeit probably smaller than last...
February 1st, 2016 | Banking, Markets, Reports | Read More

IMarEST launches campaign to support seafarers

IMarEST launches campaign to support seafarers
The Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST) has launched a campaign aimed at supporting seafarers in developing their skills and demonstrating their competencies. The campaign raises awareness of options available to seafarers to grow their knowledge whilst continuing their...
February 1st, 2016 | Academia, Associations, HR, IMarEST, Jobs, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

GE Extends RCN Contract for Maintenance/Logistics Support of LM2500 Gas Turbine Fleet

GE Extends RCN Contract for Maintenance/Logistics Support of LM2500 Gas Turbine Fleet
RCN Halifax class Winnepeg GE Extends Royal Canadian Navy Contract for Maintenance and Logistic Support of LM2500 Gas Turbine-Based Frigates; Outstanding Fleet Availability Over 14 Years EVENDALE, Ohio (February 1, 2016) — GE Canada announced it recently extended a contract with Public Services...
February 1st, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shiprepair | Read More

Stena Line reports a year of very strong passenger growth in 2015

Stena Line reports a year of very strong passenger growth in 2015
~ 16% year-on-year growth in North Sea (Harwich-Hook of Holland) passenger numbers and 20% increase in cars ~ 2015 saw continued growth of Stena Line’s passenger numbers and car volumes on its popular Harwich – Hook of Holland route, building on the figures recorded in previous years. The ferry...
February 1st, 2016 | Cruise Ferry, Markets, Reports | Read More

Prowess of The Small Paintings Group on display…

Prowess of The Small Paintings Group on display…
Linda Sutton with her paintings Il Matto and The Fairy Queen Prowess of The Small Paintings Group on display at Piers Feetham Gallery, Chelsea By James Brewer From the high notes of the opera house to the polar High North, the subject matter singled out by individual artists for the January-February...
February 1st, 2016 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, HR, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Underwater propeller blade cropping in Uruguay restores efficiency

Underwater propeller blade cropping in Uruguay restores efficiency
In November one of our diver/technician teams performed a successful propeller blade cropping operation on a 229-meter bulker under difficult weather circumstances while the vessel was at anchorage in Punta Del Este. Because of the high swell, cropping was the only option. When the propeller blades of...
February 1st, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Damen TSHD 1000 Sommers for Rosmorport launched

Damen TSHD 1000 Sommers for Rosmorport launched
The Sommers Damen TSHD 1000 Sommers launched at Krasnoye Sormove Shipyard First of a three vessel order for Rosmorport A Damen Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 1000 was launched at the Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard on 29 January. The TSHD, named Sommers, is the lead vessel of a series of three TSHDs...
February 1st, 2016 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, February 01, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, February 01, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of European bourses were weaker in early trade on Monday pressured by lingering worries over the growth prospects of China....
February 1st, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

STCW 2010 – Employers need to be ready, says ICS

STCW 2010 –  Employers need to be ready, says ICS
Peter Hinchliffe The transitional period for the 2010 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010) comes to an end on 1 January 2017.  To prevent last minute certification ‘logjams’, and potential difficulties during...
February 1st, 2016 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Education and Training, News, Regulatory | Read More

Posidonia 2016 on course to be the biggest ever

Posidonia 2016 on course to be the biggest ever
Against all odds, world’s leading shipping exhibition shows strong resilience Posidonia 2016 is on course to be the biggest ever despite unfavourable market conditions such as plummeting oil prices and slowing economic growth in key economies and especially China. With floor space demand at unprecedented...
February 1st, 2016 | Associations, Aviation, Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, HR, News, Shipfinance | Read More

ABB technology to help vessels operate safely 5 kilometers below sea level

ABB technology to help vessels operate safely 5 kilometers below sea level
The MT6027 Ultra Deep Sea Marine software and hardware to assist multi-purpose diving support vessels in complex deep-water projects  Zurich, Switzerland,  February 01, 2016 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will provide the technology that will help three vessels safely...
February 1st, 2016 | Energy, Environment, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Discover the future of asset values, freight rates and operating costs with MSI FMV

Leading independent research and consultancy firm launches unique online tool providing forward assessments for all major ship types London,  February 1, 2016. Maritime Strategies International (MSI), a leading independent research and consultancy firm, has launched MSI Forecast Marine eValuator (FMV),...
February 1st, 2016 | Markets, Shipmanagement | Read More