Archive for February, 2016

WISTA-Hellas Pitta Cutting 2016

WISTA-Hellas Pitta Cutting 2016
The lucky winner of the “flouri”, Mrs. Zefi Gritza Over 80 WISTA-Hellas members met for their traditional Vassilopitta cutting at the Life Gallery Hotel on 22 January.  It was a great event, where members enjoyed the warm atmosphere in the cozy environments of the hotel as well as the good food...
February 22nd, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

HFW Shipping Bulletin Feb. 2016

HFW Shipping Bulletin Feb. 2016
Welcome to the February edition of our Shipping Bulletin We start this edition by examining a judgment of the Singapore High Court dealing with the topical issue of whether a shipowner is obliged to...
February 22nd, 2016 | Legal, Reports | Read More

Results Concentrated Inspection Campaign Crew Familiarization Entry into Enclosed Spaces

Results Concentrated Inspection Campaign Crew Familiarization Entry into Enclosed Spaces
Richard Schiferli Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry in Paris MoU has raised awareness PSCO’s in the Tokyo MoU and Paris MoU regions have performed a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry from 1...
February 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Regulatory | Read More

Leading Latin American towage firm orders two Damen ASD Tugs 2411

Leading Latin American towage firm orders  two Damen ASD Tugs 2411
ASD 2411 Artist impressions SAAM S.A. has placed orders with the Damen Shipyards Group for two ASD Tugs 2411. SAAM is based in Chile from where it offers towage, logistics and port services in South, Central and North America. With a fleet of nearly 200 vessels it is the largest such operator in the...
February 22nd, 2016 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Cyber shipping – LR issues technical guidance for ship design in a digital age

Cyber shipping – LR issues technical guidance for ship design in a digital age
Luis Benito Deploying information and communications technology in shipping – Lloyd’s Register’s approach to assurance “This is about the potential for the industry to embrace the safety and performance benefits that technology now offers. This is about much more than cyber security” –...
February 22nd, 2016 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

Damen delivers its first hybrid tug boat to the Royal Netherlands Navy

Damen delivers its first hybrid tug boat to the Royal Netherlands Navy
Noordzee A 871 ASD 2810 Hybrid The first of a series of three ASD TUGs 2810 Hybrid was navigated into the Den Helder harbour by the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) on Saturday, February 20th. This hybrid tug that bears the name Noordzee is almost 29 meters long and is the first standard hybrid tug supplied...
February 22nd, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Blue Valley…

Blue Valley…
Suez Canal – Blue Valley Blue Valley – A new international maritime innovation city – on Sinai – to the benefit of ALL The Blue Valley initiative is launched to assist the entire maritime industry and its stakeholders to better meet (and take advantage of) the increased fast and complex...
February 22nd, 2016 | Canals, Construction, Inland Waterways, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Poseidon Med continues towards a new era for LNG bunkering

Poseidon Med continues towards a new era for LNG bunkering
Poseidon Med partners presenting, European Parliament, Brussels, 17/2/2016 * The successful completion of the first phase of the Poseidon Med project was confirmed and, at the same time, the next stage – Phase II was launched at an event at the European Parliament in Brussels. A ceremony held in the...
February 22nd, 2016 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology | Read More

The Northern Powerhouse: Momentum, funding and one voice

The Northern Powerhouse: Momentum, funding and one voice
Robert Smith The Northern Powerhouse: Momentum, funding and one voice Written by Robert Smith, Partner & Louise Huson, Senior Professional Support Lawyer at DLA Piper “These are the requirements for the Northern Powerhouse if it is to achieve the so-called “economic dynamism not seen in...
February 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Inmarsat, Global Marine Networks and Network Innovations deliver successful trial of Fleet Xpress in challenging Antarctic conditions

Inmarsat, Global Marine Networks and Network Innovations deliver successful trial of Fleet Xpress in challenging Antarctic conditions
  22 February 2016: Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, together with Global Marine Networks and Network Innovations, today announced the successful trial and subsequent commercial order for Fleet Xpress in Antarctic waters. Fleet Xpress,...
February 22nd, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Communication, IT and Communications | Read More

When does the level of deficiencies on ships cross the threshold…

When does the level of deficiencies on ships cross the threshold…
The Rev.Roger Stone and seafarer When does the level of deficiencies on ships cross the threshold from being a civil wrong to a criminal offence? This question is one that the shipping industry, port state authorities and law enforcement agencies must seriously consider when it comes to the welfare of...
February 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Religion | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, February 22, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, February 22, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The GBP moved sharply lower across the board on Monday amid heightened Brexit woes after London Mayor Boris Johnson announced that he...
February 22nd, 2016 | Banking, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Marfleet pupils to benefit from dedicated reading space thanks to ABP

Marfleet pupils to benefit from dedicated reading space thanks to ABP
L-r: Marfleet Primary School Business Manager Sue Walker with Chloe McCloud, Lewis Carrick, Oliver Wilson, Charlie Cameron-McClane, Olivia Nickerson, Head Teacher Rachael Butler and Lucy Silvester (image courtesy of ABP Pupils at Hull’s Marfleet Primary School will benefit from a dedicated space designed...
February 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ABB’s Azipod propulsion selected for a 100+ meter long luxury superyacht

ABB’s Azipod propulsion selected for a 100+ meter long luxury superyacht
Azipod CO Lingang China Azipod C will play a major role in one of world’s most innovative and energy efficient superyachts.   Zurich, Switzerland,  22 February 2016 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will deliver electrical propulsion and power systems to a new luxury superyacht....
February 22nd, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

FUGRO provides offshore survey and positioning services at flagship Angolan project

FUGRO provides offshore survey and positioning services at flagship Angolan project
LBL acoustic positioning networks provide ultra-accurate subsea positioning at Kaombo development Fugro is to provide offshore survey and positioning services at the Kaombo oil development offshore Angola.   Under a contract awarded by Technip, Fugro will provide offshore deepwater survey and positioning...
February 22nd, 2016 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Container freight market hit by ‘exceptionally weak’ demand…

Container freight market hit by ‘exceptionally weak’ demand…
Container freight market hit by ‘exceptionally weak’ demand, as idle capacity undermines charter earnings Cautiously positive forward prospects for freight rates, vessel earnings and trade growth are small comfort to a market in distress London,  February 22, 2016. The latest Container Shipping...
February 22nd, 2016 | Containers, Markets, Reports | Read More

Middle East Bunkering Convention 2016: Speakers and Topics announced

Middle East Bunkering Convention 2016: Speakers and Topics announced
Middle East Bunkering Convention 2016 . Dubai . UAE  .  16-17 March The two-day conference will combine hard-hitting and absorbing intellectual content covering bunker quality, quantity, regulation and developments in supply, demand and infrastructure, including terminals and...
February 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

IMCA publishes revision to wire rope integrity management guidance

IMCA publishes revision to wire rope integrity management guidance
Richard Benzie The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a revised version of ‘Guidance on wire rope integrity management for vessels in the offshore industry’ (IMCA SEL 022 Rev. 2/IMCA M 194 Rev. 2). This is now available for downloading free of charge from the IMCA...
February 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Books, Drill ships, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Supply ships | Read More

Energy International Risk Assessment (EIRA) Newsletter Feb 2016

Energy International Risk Assessment (EIRA) Newsletter Feb 2016
George Hatziioannou The new EIRA Newsletter is out, Volume 4 Issue II – above all it is more than interesting this time to study its editors letter and sent us your comments; George Hatziioannou is more than accurate to his predictions on global energy markets. Here he goes: “The main problem...
February 21st, 2016 | Communication, Energy, Reports | Read More

An Economic and Legal Overview of the transition to the LNG Spot Market

An Economic and Legal Overview of the transition to the LNG Spot Market
Ioannis (Yanni) Mavrokefalos, Chartering broker An Economic and Legal Overview of the transition to the LNG Spot Market, is an abstract from Ioannis (Yanni) Mavrokefalos’ *thesis: Will additional cargo capacity by shipowners, additional regasification volume due to the Floating Storage and Regasification...
February 21st, 2016 | Chartering, Legal, LNG, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 21 Feb. 2016

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin 21 Feb. 2016
Eco Marine Power Finalises Range Of Solar Power Solutions Eco Marine Power (EMP) has announced that it has finalised its range of marine solar power solutions and related products for use on ships, offshore platforms and coastal applications. Read...
February 21st, 2016 | Energy, Environment, Reports | Read More

Partnering with NASDAQ

Partnering with NASDAQ
Over the last three weeks – as many of our followers will have noticed on this site – a great partnership has begun between two global leaders in their specialised fields of business on Planet Ocean: NASDAQ and Allaboutshipping.  Both entities and their respective platforms are more than well known...
February 21st, 2016 | Communication, Energy, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
               20-Feb-2016 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 21 FEBRUARY-5 MARCH 2016 Worldwide World Holidays: 21 February-5 March 2016 Saturday, February 20, 2016, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Sun 21-Mon...
February 20th, 2016 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Vancouver International Maritime Centre recognized in B.C. Budget 2016, Executive Director christens new vessel

The Vancouver International Maritime Centre recognized in B.C. Budget 2016, Executive Director christens new vessel
Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein, Exec. Dir. VIMC (L) Jewel Jacobs (R), Squamish First Nation (Credit Saam Smit) Vancouver, BC, Canada (February 19, 2016): The Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) welcomes the Provincial government’s $1-million commitment for the second year in a row. B.C. Finance...
February 20th, 2016 | Events, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Continuous uncertainty keeps the markets stranded

Continuous uncertainty keeps the markets stranded
John Faraclas Despite the plus three and the 24 points since last week (BDI@291) the Baltic Dry Index standing  today at 315 gives you the picture of the actual situation prevailing in the shipping markets. John Faraclas recaps the market: The two main drivers of the Dry Market, namely the Capers (BCI...
February 19th, 2016 | Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More