Archive for December, 2016

American Club shares in shipowner joy over premiums stability

American Club shares in shipowner joy over premiums stability
Joe Hughes American Club shares in shipowner joy over premiums stability Having in line with other shipowner mutual insurers announced a zero “general increase” in premiums for the February 2017 renewal, the American P&I Club is in good heart. This was clear from the positive atmosphere at the...
December 26th, 2016 | Events, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  24-Dec-2016 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 25 DECEMBER 2016-7 JANUARY 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 25 December 2016-7 January 2017 Saturday, December 24, 2016, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Mon 26 dec – St Stephen’s Day/Boxing...
December 24th, 2016 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago supporting Maritime Tourism

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago supporting Maritime Tourism
l to r: Andrés Pérez, Capt. Antonio M. Padrón, Adolfo Alonso and Emérito Rodríguez Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife visited the CLUB NAUTICO PUERTO COLON, in Adeje (Tenerife), interested in the development of nautical tourism...
December 24th, 2016 | Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Markets and Geopolitics: volatility returns…

Markets and Geopolitics: volatility returns…
John Faraclas Markets and Geopolitics: volatility returns yet again; challenges at the low end… As said numerous times in the past, one size cannot dictate the Markets and one nation cannot anymore dominate the affairs on Planet Ocean; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly report: The BDI (Baltic Dry...
December 23rd, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Dec-2016 CONSTRUCTION OF FLOATING PONTOONS & GANGWAYS Singapore TEMPORARY ESTABLISHMENT OF ACOUSTIC MONITORS FOR DOLPHIN SURVEY EAST OF SOKO ISLANDS Hong Kong ESTABLISHMENT OF SILT CURTAINS AT WEST KOWLOON CULTURAL DISTRICT Hong Kong NEOPANAMAX VESSEL REQUIREMENTS REGARDING PILOT...
December 23rd, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Shanghai, Trinidad and Tobago to host maritime technology centres under ambitious IMO energy-efficiency project

Shanghai, Trinidad and Tobago to host maritime technology centres under ambitious IMO energy-efficiency project
IMO has announced the first two institutes selected to host regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) under an ambitious project, funded by the EU and implemented by IMO, to help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change. Under the Global MTTC Network (GMN) project, Shanghai Maritime...
December 23rd, 2016 | IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Daily Wealth Letter from The Wealth Forums 23 Dec. 2016

Daily Wealth Letter from The Wealth Forums 23 Dec. 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 363  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2016 We wish all our readers a peaceful and happy Christmas The Daily Wealth...
December 23rd, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, News, Reports | Read More

Korean Register elects a new Chairman & CEO

Korean Register elects a new Chairman & CEO
  KR Chairman and CEO, Mr JK Lee The Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – has announced that Mr. Lee Jeong-kie has been elected as its new Chairman and CEO. Mr Lee was elected at the extraordinary meeting of KR’s general assembly which oversees the running of KR...
December 23rd, 2016 | Classification Societies, News, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Three Saronic Breeze’s kidnapped crew members are finally freed

Three Saronic Breeze’s kidnapped crew members are finally freed
The “Saronic Breeze” Following from BALTMED REEFER SERVICES LTD. MONROVIA LIBERIA:  We are very happy to announce that our three crewmembers kidnapped from mv Saronic Breeze last 30 November 2016 have been released, are in good health and have safely returned home. We would like to thank...
December 23rd, 2016 | HR, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipmanagement | Read More

optiTruck – towards optimal fuel consumption with Innovative Predictive PowerTrain for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

optiTruck  – towards optimal fuel consumption with Innovative Predictive PowerTrain for Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Brussels, 23 December 2016 – optiTruck, a key European project focusing on reducing the impact of Heavy-Duty Vehicles (HDV) on greenhouse gas emission has kicked off its activities in September 2016. By using intelligent and predictive powertrain control and calibration methods, and  the state...
December 23rd, 2016 | Associations, Automobiles, Construction, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Markets and geopolitics: Brace for challenging times ahead…

Markets and geopolitics: Brace for challenging times ahead…
John Faraclas With a couple of points up the BDI brings in the knowingly unknown situation which coupled with extremely dangerous Geopolitics will trigger unwanted scenarios with unwanted results; John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained at the same levels as in yesterday’s...
December 22nd, 2016 | Breaking News, Comment, LNG, Markets, Military, Shipping Indices | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  22-Dec-2016 TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY AT HUNG HOM Hong Kong TROPICAL CYCLONE YVETTE UPDATE (22 DECEMBER) NW coast of Western Australia MARINE WORKS EAST OF RIVER TRADE TERMINAL Hong Kong OPENING OF CENTRAL MARINE OFFICE Hong Kong TRANSPORT OF SAND MATERIAL TO STOCKPILE AREA & SOIL...
December 22nd, 2016 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

MSc in international shipping, finance & management – call for applications – intake 2017

MSc in international shipping, finance & management – call for applications – intake 2017
The MSc program aims to offer postgraduate education and training to graduate students and executives that wish to work or are currently employed in the sectors of Shipping, Finance and Management, and aim to advance to the highest levels of the international market via an English-speaking graduate training...
December 22nd, 2016 | Academia, Communication, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

René Berkvens receives KIVI Honorary Medal for outstanding work as a shipbuilder

René Berkvens receives KIVI Honorary Medal for outstanding work as a shipbuilder
  Micaela dos Ramos (Director Koninklijk Instituut Van Ingenieurs (KIVI)), René Berkvens (CEO of Damen Shipyards Group), Edward Heerema (CEO Allseas). On December 21, René Berkvens, CEO of Damen Shipyards Group, received the KIVI Honorary Medal for Marine Technology. KIVI (est. 1847) is the professional...
December 22nd, 2016 | Awards, Events, People and Places, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Ince & Co advises GasLog on Greek FSRU project

Ince & Co advises GasLog on Greek FSRU project
International law firm Ince & Co LLP has provided cross-border legal advice to longstanding client GasLog Ltd. (“GasLog”), an international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) carriers, on a sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) to acquire a twenty percent shareholding...
December 22nd, 2016 | Legal, LNG, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Daily Wealth Letter from The Wealth Forums 22 Dec. 2016

Daily Wealth Letter from The Wealth Forums 22 Dec. 2016
Richard Moir, The Wealth Forums CEO 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 362  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016 Register would not be public The Cayman...
December 22nd, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Reports | Read More

Diana announces receipt of full refund under shipbuilding contarct

Diana announces receipt of full refund under shipbuilding contarct
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF FULL REFUND UNDER SHIPBUILDING CONTRACT ATHENS, GREECE, December 22, 2016 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that in connection with the previously...
December 22nd, 2016 | News, Sales and Purchases, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Stock Markets | Read More

Hill Dickinson secures second Norovirus class action victory

Hill Dickinson secures second Norovirus class action victory
David Scott International law firm Hill Dickinson has successfully defended its client, Bourne Leisure, in a 219-claimant class action involving a Norovirus outbreak which occurred at a Butlin’s site in 2011. Over 4,000 guests and an additional 1,200 team members were onsite at the time of the outbreak...
December 22nd, 2016 | Food and Drink, Health and Safety | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 22, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 22, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD was modesty weaker in European trade on Thursday on profit taking ahead of a flurry of US data later in the day including the...
December 22nd, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Insight, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Seafarers Charity seeks fit Fundraisers to conquer 24 peaks in 24 hours

Seafarers Charity seeks fit Fundraisers to conquer 24 peaks in 24 hours
Seafarers UK is calling on maritime and marine businesses to enter the 24 Peaks Centenary Challenge in 2017 and raise funds to support seafarers in need. On 8-9 July the charity’s biggest annual fundraising event will see more than 30 teams of four-six people take on two dozen summits across the...
December 22nd, 2016 | Charity, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Remember the Seafarers, says ICS

Remember the Seafarers,  says ICS
Peter Hinchliffe As we sit down with family and friends to enjoy the good things that the festive season will bring, Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) asks us to spare a thought for those men and women who make it possible.  “I am talking specifically...
December 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Communication, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Shipmanagement | Read More

Tsavliris Q4 Activities

Tsavliris Q4 Activities
The “Elka Glory” Viewers can find herebelow the latest activities and relevant photos from the Tsavliris’ Q4 activities and events Chemical /Products Tanker “ELKA GLORY” On 28 September 2016, the salvage tug “TSAVLIRIS HELLAS” (BHP 9,600 –TBP 121) was dispatched from her permanent...
December 22nd, 2016 | News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Norsafe has signed a new contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV)

Norsafe has signed a new contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV)
Norsafe Magnum 750 MKII for KBV On Wednesday 21st December, Norsafe signed yet another new contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV) to deliver nine new Magnum 750 MKII boats. The boats are specially developed in close cooperation with KBV and are a continuation of seven boats already delivered between...
December 22nd, 2016 | Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Burgess Marine improves service offering and partners in a framework agreement with Houlder

Burgess Marine improves service offering and partners in a framework agreement with Houlder
Burgess Marine CEO Nick Warren Britain’s largest independent ship repairer and marine engineering services provider Burgess Marine has improved its service offering by obtaining third party accreditation to CE Mark structural steel and aluminium fabrications, and by signing a framework agreement with...
December 22nd, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

ON THE WAVE 2016 – Maritime pilotage – New rules on liability and its insurance

ON THE WAVE 2016 – Maritime pilotage – New rules on liability and its insurance
The law 230/2016 “Amendments to the Navigation Code on liability of port pilots and provisions relating to technical-nautical services” has been published under the Official Journal of the Italian Republic n° 295 of 19th December 2016. With reference to the subject matter of this newsletter, the...
December 22nd, 2016 | Marine Insurance, Ports & Terminals | Read More