Archive for November, 2016

First ever female Certified Marina Professional awarded

First ever female Certified Marina Professional awarded
l to r: Michelle Hitchcock, Head of Business Development at MDL Marinas Ltd, John Hogen, Chairman of the GMI, and Can Akaltan, General Manager at Cesme Marina The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Amsterdam (17-19 November 2016) provided the ideal backdrop for the presentation of the latest two Global...
November 23rd, 2016 | Associations, Marinas | Read More

Royal Marine ready to rule the waves in new round-the-world record attempt

Royal Marine ready to rule the waves in new round-the-world record attempt
Lee Spencer Plymouth’s Lee Spencer (47) is taking on his latest challenge and returning to the seas by stepping aboard the crew of Team Britannia, a new round-the-world powerboat record attempt. The veteran of more than 24 years’ service in the Royal Marines will join the record attempt, which hopes...
November 23rd, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

GFG Alliance companies to acquire iconic Scottish Highlands’ power plant and smelter

GFG Alliance companies to acquire iconic Scottish Highlands’ power plant and smelter
Lochaber Smelter International energy, metals and industrials group, the GFG Alliance, announced today (Wednesday 23rd November) that two of its member companies – SIMEC and Liberty House – have reached agreement with Rio Tinto Aluminium to buy the iconic hydro-power and aluminium smelting operation...
November 23rd, 2016 | Energy, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

North P&I Club reinforces position in Asia Pacific with new office in Shanghai

North P&I Club reinforces position in Asia Pacific with new office in Shanghai
North P&I Club joint managing director Paul Jennings speaking at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore last night North P&I Club has further strengthened its position in the Asia Pacific region by opening a new office in Shanghai today (23 November 2016). The new office, located in the Pudong district...
November 23rd, 2016 | Company Profiles, Events, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

Sovcomflot signs MOU with Sberbank on new USD 180 million credit facility

Sovcomflot signs MOU with Sberbank on new USD 180 million credit facility
Sergey Frank President & CEO of Sovcomflot On 23 November 2016, Sovcomflot and Sberbank signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) paving the way for a new USD 180 million long-term credit agreement with a term of up to 15 years. On behalf of the parties the MOU was signed by Sergey Frank, Chairman...
November 23rd, 2016 | Banking, News, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, November 23, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, November 23, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Wall Street advanced slightly overnight on better-than-expected US data. Taking their cue from the positive tone in Wall Street overnight,...
November 23rd, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Significant Ships & Significant Small Ships of 2016

Significant Ships & Significant Small Ships of 2016
The Newsletter of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects November 2016 Significant Ships & Significant Small Ships of 2016Pre-publication offer – saving 20% on the regular price (offer ends 31st January 2017)In February 2017, The Royal Institution...
November 23rd, 2016 | Books, Reports, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The Markets: controlled losses; the Geopolitics: uncontrollable…

The Markets: controlled losses; the Geopolitics: uncontrollable…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just eight points and now stands at 1,232; the Geopolitical front continues to create more mess and one wonders what’s next to come. John Faraclas’ assesses the current situation: The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 40 points and now reads 2,598; a bit of a “controllable”...
November 22nd, 2016 | Markets, News, Reports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  22-Nov-2016 ADJUSTMENT OF WATER SERVICE TARIFF Benoa, Indonesia TUGS TARIFF AMENDMENT Port Lincoln, Thevenard, Whyalla, Wallaroo & Port Pirie, Australia Adjustment of Water Service Tariff Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Benoa, Indonesia From 1 December, the Water Service...
November 22nd, 2016 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Subsea Industries opens UK office…

Subsea Industries opens UK office…
Boud van Rompay SUBSEA INDUSTRIES OPENS UK OFFICE AS PART OF WORLDWIDE EXPANSION AND RECRUITMENT DRIVE  Subsea Industries has strengthened its presence in the UK’s maritime and renewable energy sectors with the appointment of coatings specialist Mark Woods as its UK-based technical representative. The...
November 22nd, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Drive to promote hazard awareness delivers results: ICS & The Standard Club

Drive to promote hazard awareness delivers results: ICS & The Standard Club
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and The Standard Club have announced the successful conclusion of their ‘Spot the Hazard’ competition for seafarers – part of a major joint initiative to promote hazard awareness throughout the shipping industry. Seafarers across the world were invited...
November 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

LRQA considers ISO 45001 publication potentially extending into March 2018

LRQA considers ISO 45001 publication potentially extending into March 2018
Steve Williams, LRQA Systems and Governance Manager, Following a week of meetings in June 2016, during which ISO 45001 – the new occupational health and safety standard being developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) – moved to a second draft international standard...
November 22nd, 2016 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Reports | Read More

Indian sea captain receives 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

Indian sea captain receives 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea
Captain Radhika Menon, Master of the oil products tanker Sampurna Swarajya receiving the award from the Secretary-General of the IMO Kitack Lim in the presence of India’s acting High Commissioner Dinesh Patnalk The Master of an oil tanker who says she was “just doing her job” has received the...
November 22nd, 2016 | Awards, Events, IMO, News, People and Places, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Daily Wealth Letter from The Wealth Forums 22 Nov. 2016

Daily Wealth Letter from The Wealth Forums 22 Nov. 2016
Ian Brodie Daily Wealth Letter a daily synopsis of the wealth news that’s most relevant, timely and dependable Compiled and edited by Ian Brodie of The Wealth Forums (www.thewealthforums.com) NUMBER 340  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016 UK ‘loses’ 400,000 millionaires The UK saw $1.5tn (£1.2tn) wiped...
November 22nd, 2016 | Reports | Read More

Crew Health: Maintaining dental hygiene

Crew Health: Maintaining dental hygiene
Following from the Shipowners’ Club: As seafarers can spend weeks at sea on a voyage it is not unusual that tooth pain or dental related illness will strike far from land. The risk of dental problems is increased for seafarers because of their limited access to regular and advanced dental care...
November 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

Strategic Cooperation between Cruise Europe and CLIA

Strategic Cooperation between Cruise Europe and CLIA
New strategic Cooperation announced between Cruise Europe and CLIA MADRID, 22 November 2016 – Yesterday, CLIA Europe and Cruise Europe signed a letter of intent to develop, grow and strengthen the European Cruise sector, during the CLIA Europe Annual Dinner at the Palacio Neptuno in Madrid. The two...
November 22nd, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

EIRA Newsletter – Vol 4 Issue 11

EIRA Newsletter – Vol 4 Issue 11
George Hatziioannou, EIRA’s editor It is hard to dismiss outrightly the comments from mainly non mainstream political groups that the result of the 2016 US elections is a triumph of the people over a failed establishment and that America will not be the same again. However, this assumption could...
November 22nd, 2016 | Energy, Reports | Read More

AoS helps stranded seafarers in Baltimore

AoS helps stranded seafarers in Baltimore
Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is providing support for a group of seafarers who have been stranded on board their ship since the 20th September in Baltimore harbour.  According to media reports the ship’s owner is behind on payments for the operation of the vessel meaning that...
November 22nd, 2016 | Charity, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 22, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 22, 2016)
  Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Brent crude oil price moved higher amid increased expectations for a final agreement over an oil production cut at next week’s OPEC...
November 22nd, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Fugro’s cable lay spread completes phase 1 at Rampion offshore wind farm

Fugro’s cable lay spread completes phase 1 at Rampion offshore wind farm
Fugro track base unit compr Fugro has completed phase one of cable laying operations on schedule at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, as the programme takes a break over winter. The installation of 60 cables was completed at the end of October – three more than the 57 cables originally planned. Subsea...
November 22nd, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The benefits of working with a strong counter party

The benefits of working with a strong counter party
Bunker buyers could be at a loss if further bunker collapses happen in the future, without the proper business strategy in place, World Fuel Services warn. A key moment for the bunkering industry was the London High Court’s judgment on the Res Cogitans – one of the ships that was affected by the...
November 22nd, 2016 | Bunkering | Read More

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services orders second Damen Shoalbuster 3512 in twelve months

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services orders second Damen Shoalbuster 3512 in twelve months
Damen Shoalbuster 3512 NOORDSTROOM The contract has been signed between Van Wijngaarden Marine Services and Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld for the build and delivery of a Damen Shoalbuster 3512, to be named the LINGESTROOM. This will bring the total number of Shoalbusters in the Van Wijngaarden fleet to...
November 22nd, 2016 | Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Tianjin multi-billion dollar cargo loss

Tianjin multi-billion dollar cargo loss
Peter Ulrich of RMS. Tianjin multi-billion dollar cargo loss: an aberration or the new normal? By James Brewer Containerisation has greatly increased cargo catastrophe risk. This challenges the insurance industry to change the way it captures data to solve the problem of how to manage port-based accumulations...
November 22nd, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Marine Insurance, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Glander International Bunkering Mumbai moves office

Glander International Bunkering Mumbai moves office
Christoffer Berg Lassen Glander International Bunkering Mumbai has moved to a brand new office in Mumbai’s booming business district, Bandra Kurla Complex. The move is in line with the group’s quest to be closer to its customers and to this end the new office is centrally located in a business hub.  Bandra...
November 22nd, 2016 | Bunkering, Company Profiles, Person Profiles | Read More

ABS Releases Industry-leading Guidance for Drones

ABS Releases Industry-leading Guidance for Drones
ABS surveyor witnessing a UAV demonstration New comprehensive guidance provides best practices for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. (Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, announces the publication of the ABS Guidance Notes...
November 21st, 2016 | Aviation, Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More