Archive for February, 2016

“Maid of the Loch”: first contract in historic rebuild signed

“Maid of the Loch”: first contract in historic rebuild signed
the “Maid of the Loch” The first contract to be let in the £5.5 million project to rebuild the Maid of the Loch, Loch Lomond’s Paddle Steamer, was signed on Monday 22 February 2016. The contract has been awarded to OSD-IMT Ltd., of Dundee, and is for marine consultancy services. OSD will...
February 25th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Maritime History and Museums, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technology | Read More

LR and UK P&I Club launch Life-Saving Appliances pocket checklist app

LR and UK P&I Club launch Life-Saving Appliances pocket checklist app
New app completes the series of pocket checklists apps which have been downloaded more than 75, 000 times Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the UK P&I Club have released a Life-Saving Appliances pocket checklist app to help ensure that ship personnel are trained in how to inspect, maintain and operate...
February 25th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO: Sub-committee on PPR, 3rd session 15-19 Feb 2016

IMO: Sub-committee on PPR, 3rd session 15-19 Feb 2016
Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR), 3rd session, 15-19 February 2016 Draft bunker delivery note amendments agreed to address fuel supplied to ships with scrubbers Draft amendments to the MARPOL Annex VI bunker delivery note relating to the supply of marine fuel oil to ships which...
February 25th, 2016 | Associations, Bunkering, Environment, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

DVB achieved consolidated net income for 2015 which was still satisfactory overall

DVB achieved consolidated net income for 2015 which was still satisfactory overall
Ralf Bedranowsky Frankfurt/Main,  25 February 2016 – DVB Bank SE (ISIN DE0008045501) generated consolidated net income after taxes of EUR45.6 million (previous year: EUR79.1 million), providing financing solutions and advisory services to its clients in the international transport sector. Ralf...
February 25th, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, February 25, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, February 25, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Oil prices moved lower on Thursday amid ongoing oversupply woes and lingering concerns about the growth prospects of the global economy....
February 25th, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Religion, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Falck and VIKING Saatsea launch ‘blended learning’ STCW refresher training

Falck and VIKING Saatsea launch ‘blended learning’ STCW refresher training
VIKING Saatsea 1 Falck Safety Services and VIKING Saatsea have signed a preferred partnership agreement to offer unique blended learning STCW refresher training that combines onboard-online theoretical and practical exercises with practical onshore training. The unique training gives the maritime industry...
February 25th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Strong DP focus at Europe & Africa IMCA section meeting

Strong DP focus at Europe & Africa IMCA section meeting
Dynamic positioning (DP) figures prominently on the agenda for the next meeting of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA’s) Europe & Africa section meeting being held in Paris on 3 March. IMCA members, and non-members from organisations wishing to learn more about IMCA and its...
February 25th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

In search of a US Energy Strategy: the talk at ESCP

In search of a US Energy Strategy: the talk at ESCP
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos and David Koranyi Last night at the ESCP Campus in north London David Koranyi delivered and excellent speech on a very crucial issue given what takes place today in the energy front. Indeed an important as well as strategic speech which attracted with eleven questions the interest...
February 25th, 2016 | Communication, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Gas, LNG, Oil Industry, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Sempre La Grecia – Always Greece!

Sempre La Grecia – Always Greece!
The impressive Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti on Venice’s Grande Canale In the beautiful and historical Palazzo Cavalli – Franchetti on the west bank of Grande Canale in Venice, during the height of the famous Venetian Carnival, and Valentine’s Day, the Vernissage of the International OpenArtCode...
February 24th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
                  24-Feb-2016 MARINE WORKS OFF TSIM SHA TSUI Hong Kong Marine works off Tsim Sha Tsui Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Hong Kong For approximately 12 months, marine works involving demolition and reconstruction of deck structure...
February 24th, 2016 | Canals, Construction, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Blue MBA works with Danish maritime interests to launch new series of Blue Events

Blue MBA works with Danish maritime interests to launch new series of Blue Events
Irene Rosberg Blue Events are back on the maritime scene in Denmark. The series of talks by shipping industry experts which had a successful run a few years ago has been revived by the Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics (known as the Blue MBA) of Copenhagen Business School, in collaboration with...
February 24th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Are European ports moving fast enough?

Are European ports moving fast enough?
ESPO Conference 2016, 2 and 3 June 2016, Dublin: Registrations now open! The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) is inviting its members, policy makers and stakeholders to join the 13th edition of its annual conference, which is being organised in co-operation with the Port of Dublin, Ireland’s...
February 24th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The attractive low BDI now makes waves…

The attractive low BDI now makes waves…
John Faraclas Amidst the economic and geopolitical turmoil one should not lose the appetite for gains; John Faraclas explains: With plus four points, the BDI at 322 is more than an attractive component to invest if you are capable these turbulent days the world of trade and transport lives! The Capers...
February 24th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, Canals, Comment, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Featured, Holidays, HR, Immigration, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Markets, Military, Mining, News, Oil Industry, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Fugro deploys new-build Fugro Aquarius for Petrobras contract

Fugro deploys new-build Fugro Aquarius for Petrobras contract
The “Fugro Aquarius”  Fugro has been awarded an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract by Petrobras in Brazil.   Under the contract Fugro will deploy its new 83-metre ROV support vessel,  Fugro Aquarius, for the IRM activities. The contract duration is one year with an option...
February 24th, 2016 | Energy | Read More

The HELMEPA – Lloyd’s Register Foundation Campaign opens in Chios

The HELMEPA – Lloyd’s Register Foundation Campaign opens in Chios
The audience at the opening event HELMEPA’s Exhibition titled “Marine Environment – Shipping – Sciences” was officially inaugurated on the island of Chios on Monday 22 February 2016 in cooperation with the “Maria Tsakos Foundation” – International Center for Maritime Research...
February 24th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Events, HR | Read More

They did it…

They did it…
Wednesday 24 February 2016              ...
February 24th, 2016 | Markets, Reports | Read More

HFW Briefing – Iran sanctions: guidance for insurers, reinsurers and brokers

HFW Briefing – Iran sanctions: guidance for insurers, reinsurers and brokers
Iran sanctions: guidance for insurers, reinsurers and brokers Insurers, reinsurers and brokers will be looking carefully at the latest Iran sanctions developments to see whether the sanctions relief presents...
February 24th, 2016 | Communication, Energy, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Reports, Sanctions | Read More

AkzoNobel announces first issue of carbon credits from Intersleek technology

AkzoNobel announces first issue of carbon credits from Intersleek technology
AkzoNobel has announced the issue of more than 126, 000 carbon credits worth more than $500, 000 – the first to be awarded under the company’s landmark scheme for the shipping industry – which was developed in conjunction with the Gold Standard Foundation and the Fremco Group. Launched in 2014,...
February 24th, 2016 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Stores and Provisions, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 24, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 24, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Risk off sentiment prevailed on Wednesday following a renewed decline in oil prices after comments by the Saudi Oil Minister casted doubts...
February 24th, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Energy, Finance, Markets, Oil Industry, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ClassNK updates its Guidelines on the Installation of BWT Systems

ClassNK updates its Guidelines on the Installation of BWT Systems
Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK has just released amendments to its Guidelines on the Installation of Ballast Water Treatment Systems. The latest Guidelines include alterations to the application date of the ballast water performance standard, additions and modifications of definitions,...
February 24th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Stay ahead of the curve – Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management

Stay ahead of the curve – Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management
Our viewers can read herebelow the announcement from DNV GL’s Maritime Academy Hellas with respect in staying ahead by obtaining a Postgraduate Dimploma in Executive Maritime Management: Dear Sir or Madame, You are already a maritime professional but you wish to enhance your experience and expertise...
February 24th, 2016 | Academia, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Education and Training, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Standardization Key Enabler For Safe and Cost-Effective Pipeline Innovation, DNV GL

Standardization Key Enabler For Safe and Cost-Effective Pipeline Innovation, DNV GL
Asle Venås -40 years of standardization paves way for cost efficient offshore pipeline systems – Growing global energy demand and requirements for additional pipeline capacity are driving the pipeline segment.  However, pipeline related innovation is prioritized by only 4% of senior oil &...
February 24th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Energy, Events, Oil Industry, Reports | Read More

Solid renewal for London P&I Club

Solid renewal for London P&I Club
Ian Gooch Moving into the new P&I policy year, the London P&I Club has seen further growth in its owners’ tonnage, in addition to strong growth in its charterers’ book of business.  Ian Gooch, chief executive of the club’s management team says, “The recent renewal was particularly challenging...
February 24th, 2016 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Captain Horacio Vázquez obtains his PhD

Captain Horacio Vázquez obtains his PhD
(Court members seated) from l to r: Dr. Dolores del Mar Sanchez González (UNED, Madrid); Dr. José Soengas (University of Santiago de Compostela, President of the Court), Dr. Mercedes Roman Portas (University of Vigo, Secretary of the Court). Standing (the man with beard), Dr. Fernando Ramos Fernandez...
February 24th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Person Profiles | Read More

GMS calls on industry to support not lambast recycling businesses striving to improve in developing regions

GMS calls on industry to support not lambast recycling businesses striving to improve in developing regions
Dr. Anil Sharma Proposed bans and naming and shaming undermine progress made on beaching, says leading cash buyer of ships FEBRUARY 24, 2016 – Dr Anil Sharma, President and CEO of GMS, the world’s largest cash buyer of ships, today called on owners and brokers to support sustainable recycling practices...
February 24th, 2016 | Ship Demolitions | Read More