Archive for March, 2016

Literary Lovestories…

Literary Lovestories…
Just published:Literary Lovestories. Literary Lovestories: an anthology of heart-warming, life-changing encounters By James Brewer Romance is always in the air, but often struggles to find expression in words. UK publisher and writer Natasha Collins set out through a company she formed named Literary...
March 31st, 2016 | Books, People and Places | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
              31-Mar-2016 MAINTENANCE WORK ON LOCK Kiel Canal, Germany Maintenance work on lock Thursday, March 31, 2016, Kiel Canal, Germany The Kiel Canal Authorities advise that the New Big South Lock at Holtenau will be out of service for maintenance...
March 31st, 2016 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum on Ballast Water Management highlights solutions

IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum on Ballast Water Management highlights solutions
Ballast water management experts, meeting at the recent IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum in Canada, have showcased the latest developments in ballast water management and highlighted the areas where further research is needed, in order to prevent the spread of potentially harmful species in ballast water. Some...
March 31st, 2016 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IACS, IMO, Organisations, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI @ 429 makes … “waves”

The BDI @ 429 makes … “waves”
John Faraclas A double digit, that is 15 points since yesterday, made the main index, the BDI climb to 429! John Faraclas assesses the situation, after the Ides of March in the shipping markets… The Capers, the most volatile of all sizes got an impressive 60 (you read correct, sixty) points plus and...
March 31st, 2016 | Canals, European Union, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, UN | Read More

Holland America Line takes delivery of ms Koningsdam from Fincantieri shipyard

Holland America Line takes delivery of ms Koningsdam from Fincantieri shipyard
The Holland America;s Line ms Koningsdam New Pinnacle-Class features innovative venues, new experiences 31 March, 2016 — Holland America Line took delivery of ms Koningsdam today,  31 March, 2016,  officially making it the first Pinnacle-Class ship in the fleet. The signing ceremony took place...
March 31st, 2016 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Tourism | Read More

Consistent Underwriting Performance in a Challenging Year for the Swedish Club

Consistent Underwriting Performance in a Challenging Year for the Swedish Club
Lars Rhodin Singapore,  31 March 2016: The Swedish Club reported a consistent 2015 underwriting performance to its board today with financial stability and cost-efficient quality services being the cornerstones of its offerings to its members. It delivered a balanced underwriting result, despite higher...
March 31st, 2016 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Damen and Bibby Marine Services celebrate keel laying of first Service Operations Vessel

Damen and Bibby Marine Services celebrate keel laying of first Service Operations Vessel
From the keel-lay ceremony Bibby WaveMaster 1 sees efficient construction schedule from experienced team at Damen Shipyards Galati On 31 March, the construction of the first Damen Service Operations Vessel progressed a step further with the official keel laying ceremony of the Bibby WaveMaster 1 taking...
March 31st, 2016 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

HEAVYLIFT@SEA and SeaRenergy Offshore present the all new OAV SR1

HEAVYLIFT@SEA and SeaRenergy Offshore present the all new OAV SR1
HEAVYLIFT@SEA and SeaRenergy Offshore present the all new OAV (Offshore Assistance Vessel) SR1 SMC, SeaRenergy and Con4Mare join forces and form a one‐stop‐shop cooperation for the offshore wind industry In order to combine experience and know how derived from offshore wind projects in Great Britain...
March 31st, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Supply ships | Read More

GAC appointed official logistics partner of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

GAC appointed official logistics partner of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
Second consecutive year supporting international cross-country rally Dubai, 31 March 2016 – Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC has been confirmed as the official logistics partner for the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (ADDC) international cross country rally for the second year...
March 31st, 2016 | Logistics, Ship Agencies, Sports | Read More

ESPO Monthly Overview – March 2016

ESPO Monthly Overview – March 2016
Port of Milford Haven 31 March 2016 NEWS Port of the Month: Milford (UK) This month we are taking you to the port of Milford Haven, situated at the west coast of the United Kingdom. The port of Milford Haven is the UK’s largest energy port and biggest port in Wales with world-class, deep-water port...
March 31st, 2016 | Energy, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Technology | Read More

Diana’s ships purchase latest activities

Diana’s ships purchase latest activities
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES SIGNING AND DRAWDOWN OF A US$25, 755, 000 TERM LOAN FACILITY WITH ABN AMRO – DEVELOPMENTS RELATED TO THE PURCHASE OF M/V MANZONI  ATHENS, GREECE, March 31, 2016 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the...
March 31st, 2016 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Sales and Purchases, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

Damen Anchor & Chain Factory receives quality certificate renewal

Damen Anchor & Chain Factory receives quality certificate renewal
Quality management certificates renewed Damen Anchor & Chain Factory (AKF) has shown it remains expert in welding following the renewal of its ISO certification. The certificates; ISO 9001 and ISO 3834 welding procedure show AKF follows stringent quality management systems and has strict procedures...
March 31st, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

BSM launches new lay-up and green recycling services

BSM launches new lay-up and green recycling services
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) is further expanding the scope of ship management services it offers with the addition of two new service offerings – Lay-up Services and Green Recycling. Both services have been developed to meet changing needs amid the tough economic environment that the shipping...
March 31st, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement | Read More

ETI seeks partners for High Efficiency Propulsion System…

ETI seeks partners for High Efficiency Propulsion System…
 ETI seeks partners for High Efficiency Propulsion System project to increase fuel efficiency of ships ETI to invest up to £3m in project which could cut emissions and increase fuel efficiency by 8% The ETI project is part of the marine element of its Heavy Duty Vehicles efficiency programme The request...
March 31st, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

DNV GL enables tailor-made safety reporting with latest ShipManager release

DNV GL enables tailor-made safety reporting with latest ShipManager release
Rune Lyngaas, Head of Product Management, Maritime Software, DNV GL – Software Shipping companies are increasingly gathering information from the fleet in order to improve their operations and safety performance. Without easy–to-use and data smart systems potential insights and improvements...
March 31st, 2016 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement, Technology | Read More

Clyde & Co Shipping Newsletter – March 2016

Written by legal experts, Clyde & Co’s Shipping Newsletter is a regular publication which reports on recent legal developments and issues of general interest to the marine sector. In this issue,  Andrew Gray reviews the unusual collision case of NORDLAKE/ SEAEAGLE where liability for the collision...
March 31st, 2016 | Communication, Company Profiles, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (March 31, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (March 31, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: With Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s recent dovish comments still in investors’ ears, US Treasuries retained a firm tone in European trade on...
March 31st, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

By and large, the 1996 Arbitration Act has done a good job

By and large, the 1996 Arbitration Act has done a good job
Sesion 1, the panel with Duncan Matthews QC at the podium delivering his speech   A review of the 1996 Arbitration Act over the past 20 years, set in a predominantly maritime context, saw Queen’s Counsel and senior barristers carry out a searching examination of the Act and its sections in London...
March 31st, 2016 | Arbiitration, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Make a date with the ‘oldest city in Europe

Make a date with the ‘oldest city in Europe
Prehistoric ‘Orion’ calendar. Photo Darko Puharic. Make a date with the ‘oldest city in Europe, ’ the calendar cradle of eastern Croatia By James Brewer Vinkovci, an attractive city in the easternmost part of Croatia, is a locality that has been inhabited for more than 8, 000 years. This...
March 30th, 2016 | Tourism | Read More

Lisnave doubles profit…

Lisnave doubles profit…
Aerial view of Lisnave. Photo Syncview. Lisnave doubles profit, announcing payout to shareholders and bonuses for workers By James Brewer Europe’s largest shiprepair yard, Lisnave, met the challenge of a tough shipping market to make 2015 one of its best years to date. The Portuguese enterprise turned...
March 30th, 2016 | News, Reports, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
                  30-Mar-2016 TIN HAU FESTIVAL – TAI MIU WAN (JOSS HOUSE BAY) Hong Kong DRY DOCK BACK IN BUSINESS Durban, South Africa Tin Hau Festival – Tai Miu Wan (Joss House Bay) Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Hong Kong The Tin Hau Festival...
March 30th, 2016 | Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Launch of Fleet Xpress marks start of new era…

Launch of Fleet Xpress marks start of new era…
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ...
March 30th, 2016 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Gold of Croatia…

Gold of Croatia…
Continental Croatia stand at Destinations travel show. Gold of Croatia: engaging inland regions of the Republic proclaim their tourism appeal By James Brewer Croatia is urging tourists to turn their attention to the country’s Danube and eastern inland localities in addition to enjoying the popular...
March 30th, 2016 | Associations, Food and Drink, Inland Waterways, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

Joint union organising wins safe rates for Polish drivers

Joint union organising wins safe rates for Polish drivers
Polish drivers proudly hold the Dutch collective bargaining agreement book A cross-border campaign by ITF member union the FNV against the exploitation of drivers and social dumping in transport linked to the potato industry has won safe rates in two trucking companies and is now focusing on a third.30/03/2016 The...
March 30th, 2016 | Associations, ITF, Land Trasnport, Logistics | Read More

Difficult days, months and possible years ahead for the BDI…

Difficult days, months and possible years ahead for the BDI…
John Faraclas With five points plus since yesterday the BDI at 414 freezes everything for until 2020! This is a very extreme, but orthologistic projection, given the current state of global affairs, be it financial chaos and uncertainty to all levels in shipping, or wars which  coupled with uncertain...
March 30th, 2016 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More