Archive for March, 2016

JFD wins £ 193m significant Indian Navy submarine rescue contract

JFD wins £ 193m significant Indian Navy submarine rescue contract
  DSAR (Deep Search and Rescue) submarine vehicle launch and recovery LARS. ·      JFD awarded contract to design, manufacture and support two submarine rescue systems for the Indian Navy ·      These will be the first Deep Search and Rescue Vehicles (DSRVs) operated by the Indian...
March 24th, 2016 | Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Waste dumping treaty celebrates 10th birthday Precautionary sea dumping treaty celebrates ten years since entry into force

Waste dumping treaty celebrates 10th birthday Precautionary sea dumping treaty celebrates ten years since entry into force
24/03/2016  – Precautionary sea dumping treaty celebrates ten years since entry into force The 1996 “London Protocol” covering the dumping of wastes at sea entered into force ten years ago today (24th March). The Protocol modernized the original “London Convention” dumping treaty,...
March 24th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Environment, HR, Pollution | Read More

Compliance, communication and contingency – Counting down to SOLAS VGM

Compliance, communication and contingency – Counting down to SOLAS VGM
      Following from ICHCA: As you know, ICHCA as an NGO to IMO was involved in drafting the new SOLAS VGM regulations and is now working alongside IMO and other key industry bodies to facilitate global implementation of this landmark container safety rule. If you have not already done...
March 24th, 2016 | Associations, Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets | Read More

Diana announces panamax acquisition m/v Selina and caper size period t/c m/v Norfolk

Diana announces panamax acquisition m/v Selina and caper size period t/c m/v Norfolk
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES DELIVERY OF THE PANAMAX DRY BULK VESSEL M/V SELINA TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V NORFOLK WITH SWISSMARINE  ATHENS, GREECE, March 24, 2016 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels,...
March 24th, 2016 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

GE Propels the US Navy with Increased Resilience and Decreased Operational Cost

GE Propels the US Navy with Increased Resilience and Decreased Operational Cost
Adam Kabulski GE’s Electrical Power and Propulsion System Enables ESB 4 to Operate at a Speed of 15 Knots with an Endurance of over 9, 500 Nautical Miles GE’s Electrical Solution Saves Long-Term Operational Cost Due to Decreased Reliance on Fuel Oil The Deal Highlights the Growing Trend in Electric...
March 24th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 24, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 24, 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 standing in negative territory in early trading on Thursday and the USD retained a firm tone following...
March 24th, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Failure to observe new container weight safety rules will be punishable by fine or imprisonment

Failure to observe new container weight safety rules will be punishable by fine or imprisonment
Giles Searby Failure to observe new container weight safety rules will be punishable by fine or imprisonment By Giles Searby – a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution team at hlw Keeble Hawson with experience of shipping Major new international rules will come into force on 1st July 2016 which...
March 24th, 2016 | Containers, Legal | Read More

R30m Repair Job Completed at Durban Dry Dock

R30m Repair Job Completed at Durban Dry Dock
[Durban Bay, South Africa, 24/03/2016]  The 35 metre long 900 ton outer caisson at the Port of Durban’s Prince Edward Graving Dock has now been commissioned after being refurbished at a cost of R30 million. This was the third and final phase of Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) comprehensive...
March 24th, 2016 | Ports & Terminals, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

RINA Services Classifies First Ships in Iran

RINA Services Classifies First Ships in Iran
RINA Services and the Asian Classification Society (ACS) recently classified the first two general cargo ships at 15, 000 GT owned by IRISL, a major shipping company in Iran. This dual classification is the result of a partnership signed with the Tehran-based ACS shortly after sanctions in Iran were...
March 24th, 2016 | Classification Societies | Read More

AAL opens-up Northern British Columbia multipurpose trade…

AAL opens-up Northern British Columbia multipurpose trade…
The “AAL Newcastle” at Stewart World Port (SWP) AAL opens-up Northern British Columbia Multipurpose Trade, by Adding Stewart World Port as an option on its Pacific service With its inaugural sailing into Stewart World Port (SWP) on Friday 12 February, AAL is set to enhance its multipurpose...
March 24th, 2016 | Company Profiles, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

INTERMANAGER places human element at top of the agenda at CMA

INTERMANAGER places human element at top of the agenda at CMA
l to r: Gerardo Borromeo and George Hoyt The international ship managers’ body, InterManager, has reaffirmed its support for the welfare of seafarers, described as the “heart and soul” of shipping, at The Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2016 Conference. Moderating the morning session on...
March 24th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Intermanager, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Wärtsilä propellers will drive new Greek Aframax tankers

Wärtsilä propellers will drive new Greek Aframax tankers
A Wärtsilä Fixed Pitch Propeller fitted with the EnergoProFin Wärtsilä Corporation, 24 March 2016 at 10 am EET – TMS Tankers Ltd, one of the largest Greece based shipping fleet operators, has selected Wärtsilä fixed pitch propellers (FPPs) for its new vessels under construction in China....
March 24th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Tankers, Technical, Technology | Read More

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago at the SANTACRUCEROS Festival

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago at the SANTACRUCEROS Festival
Stand of Correíllo “LA PALMA” with a group of members of the Foundation; Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago is third from the left Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife visited the stand of the “Correíllo LA PALMA Foundation”...
March 24th, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions | Read More

Despite the BDI going above the 400 points, the crisis remains…

Despite the BDI going above the 400 points, the crisis remains…
John Faraclas With 111 points plus, since the historic rock bottom of the 10th of February – nearly 42 days ago, the dry markets are far worse than expected, far worse than the reports… These 401 BDI points today (plus three since yesterday) and the chaotic world economy and geopolitics are a...
March 23rd, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Civil Unrest, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Religion, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

DNV GL at CMA Shipping – What’s next for LNG

DNV GL at CMA Shipping – What’s next for LNG
Dr. Gerd-Michael Würsig, Business Director LNG fuelled ships at DNV GL – Maritime Connecticut,  23 March 2016: In a presentation at CMA Shipping 2016 in Connecticut Dr. Gerd-Michael Würsig, Business Director LNG fuelled ships at DNV GL – Maritime, looked at some of the current issues in the LNG...
March 23rd, 2016 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Technical, Technology | Read More

Moore Stephens reports new low in shipping confidence

Moore Stephens reports new low in shipping confidence
Richard Greiner Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to a record low in the three months to February 2016, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. The average confidence level expressed by respondents in...
March 23rd, 2016 | Associations, Reports, Special Surveys | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
    LETTER OF GUARANTEE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Turkey   Letter of Guarantee for environmental issues Wednesday, March 23, 2016, Turkey The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, General Directorate of Environmental Impact Assessment Permit and Audit,...
March 23rd, 2016 | Canals, Emissions, Environment, Inland Waterways, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Island chefs serve up “Taste of Bermuda” at RIMS 2016

Island chefs serve up “Taste of Bermuda” at RIMS 2016
Bermuda cuisine on show at insurance conference networking event Hamilton, Bermuda,  March 23, 2016: Industry executives will get a “Taste of Bermuda” next month when the island hosts its annual networking reception at the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) annual conference and...
March 23rd, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Food and Drink, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

BDA galvanizing island’s shipping and aviation sectors

BDA galvanizing island’s shipping and aviation sectors
BDA’s Kevin Richards at this week’s 31st annual Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) conference in Stamford with Chief Marine Surveyor Pat Nawaratne and Edward Robinson, of Bermuda’s Department of Maritime Administration Hamilton, Bermuda,  March 23, 2016: The Bermuda Business...
March 23rd, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Flags, News | Read More

HSH Nordbank AG: Supervisory Board reappoints Torsten Temp to the Management Board

HSH Nordbank AG: Supervisory Board reappoints Torsten Temp to the Management Board
Torsten temp HAMBURG/KIEL At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of HSH Nordbank AG renewed Torsten Temp’s tenure as the member of the Management Board responsible for the market to 30 April 2019. Mr. Temp has been a member of HSH Nordbank’s Management Board since 1 May 2010 and is...
March 23rd, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

Crowley Maritime testing Caterpillar technology for vessel monitoring and diagnostics

Crowley Maritime testing Caterpillar technology for vessel monitoring and diagnostics
Crowley Maritime tugboat Guide Houston, TX – Calling it “the next logical step in marine technology, ” Crowley Maritime Corporation is installing Cat®Asset Intelligence software on one of its vessels. The tugboat Guide, a ship-assist vessel operating out of Seattle, is being fitted with a custom...
March 23rd, 2016 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement, Technology | Read More

Selektope® shortlisted for European Marine Engineering Award

Selektope® shortlisted for European Marine Engineering Award
Gothenburg-based I-Tech’s Selektope antifouling system has been shortlisted in the Environmental Performance category by the judging panel for the European Marine Engineering Awards. The winner of this prestigious Award will be announced at the European Marine Engineering Conference and Awards gala...
March 23rd, 2016 | Associations, Awards, Environment, IT and Communications | Read More

Seven Oceans heads into 2016 with new offering

Seven Oceans heads into 2016 with new offering
Capt Himanshu Joshi CEO Seven Oceans Consulting. Following some large deals secured and delivered during 2015, Seven Oceans now looks ahead to a further exciting year of market share growth, and the further roll out of its quality software offering.  The most recent project is the implementation of...
March 23rd, 2016 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement, Technology | Read More

LISCR chief says integrity is essential to success and safety in shipping

LISCR chief says integrity is essential to success and safety in shipping
Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) Scott Bergeron, chief executive of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), says companies need integrity, regard for the value of people, a commitment to technological innovation and an understanding...
March 23rd, 2016 | Flags, Shipmanagement | Read More

Shipping industry to benefit from Intercept® 8500 LPP, AkzoNobel’s revolutionary antifouling

Shipping industry to benefit from Intercept® 8500 LPP, AkzoNobel’s revolutionary antifouling
Ship owners and operators can now benefit from improvements in operational, cost and environmental efficiencies thanks to the latest antifouling developed by AkzoNobel, which is set to revolutionize the biocidal coatings market. Intercept 8500 LPP is the highest-performing biocidal antifouling in the...
March 23rd, 2016 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More