Archive for June, 2017

Visas of Life…

Visas of Life…
Seafarer heroes. Visas of Life: how Japanese diplomats and seafarers saved Jewish refugees By James Brewer Chiune Sugihara, a diplomat at the Japanese consulate in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1940, is greatly honoured in Japan. Flouting his government’s instructions and its alliance with Nazi Germany, he...
June 27th, 2017 | Featured, Military, Politics and Government, Religion | Read More

The BDI@903; nothing spectacular…

The BDI@903; nothing spectacular…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day with 19 points plus surpassing the 900-point threshold and now stands at 903. The Geops (Geopolitics) might produce unexpected, undesired and asymmetrical situations. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lead the uncertainty with a volatile lift-off...
June 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
27-Jun-2017 SEA PARADE ON 1 JULY 2017 Hong Kong FIREWORKS DISPLAY TO CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION Hong Kong BOSPHORUS SAILING CUP Turkish Straits, Turkey Sea Parade on 1 July 2017 Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Hong Kong A flag raising ceremony...
June 27th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Canals, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sports | Read More

Sea Cadets visit RFA Argus to mark Seafarers awareness week

Sea Cadets visit RFA Argus to mark Seafarers awareness week
RFA Argus firefighting demo. Sea Cadets from London, Kent and Essex had an amazing opportunity to tour casualty ship RFA Argus at the start of Seafarers Awareness Week (24-30 June), the annual campaign coordinated by maritime charity Seafarers UK. 100 young people and volunteers from Sea Cadets units...
June 27th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Communication, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

SHIPSERV awarded ISO 270001 certification

SHIPSERV awarded ISO 270001 certification
Kim Skaarup, Chief Operating Officer, ShipServ QMS International certification recognises ShipServ’s robust information security management system and ability to combat cyber security threats LONDON – 6 June 2017: ShipServ, the world’s leading maritime e-procurement platform, today announced that...
June 27th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

CESG celebrates 10th anniversary in style

CESG celebrates 10th anniversary in style
CESG’s Neil Carrington and Donna Reid Celebrating ten successful years in business, CESG recently hosted its official 10th birthday party in the stunning location of the 13th century Castle Cornet, Guernsey. The Castle, that has guarded Guernsey for some 800 years, played host to valued guests...
June 27th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Events, People and Places, Social Columns | Read More

North P&I Club strengthens Underwriting Department with appointment of Andrew Hearne

North P&I Club strengthens Underwriting Department with appointment of Andrew Hearne
Andrew Hearne June 27, 2017 – North P&I Club has appointed Andrew Hearne as Deputy Director (Underwriting), based at the club’s head office in Newcastle upon Tyne. The appointment is part of the club’s commitment to strengthening service delivery for members and expanding its underwriting...
June 27th, 2017 | Company Profiles, HR, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

Electrifying Brazil’s Port Transportation; GE Delivered Turnkey Project to Upgrade the Tiplam at the Port of Santos

Electrifying Brazil’s Port Transportation; GE Delivered Turnkey Project to Upgrade the Tiplam at the Port of Santos
One of GE’s e-houses that provides power generation and control to the Tiplam terminal at the port. GE Successfully Delivered the Full Turnkey Project to VLI The Santos Port Terminal Tiplam has Been in Reliable Operation Since the Commissioning The Future of Transport is to Become More Efficient,...
June 27th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Australian Navy MATV arrives in home port of Sydney, Australia

Australian Navy MATV arrives in home port of Sydney, Australia
Australian Navy MATV arrives in Sydney 26 June 2017: Completing her maiden voyage, the Damen Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore arrived in Sydney harbour early on Monday morning. The 94-metre long vessel is now less than a month away from deployment as a versatile multi-role vessel...
June 27th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Brexit Boosts Shipping Industry

Brexit Boosts Shipping Industry
Grace Garland Data released this week from one of the world’s leading international relocations shipping container comparison sites MoveHub.com shows that uncertainty around Brexit has triggered an huge increase in people wanting to relocate – bringing a surprise boost to the shipping industry...
June 27th, 2017 | Containers, HR, Logistics, News | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 27, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 27, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: German Bund yields held near recent lows in European trade ahead of a speech by ECB President Mario Draghi at the fourth annual ECB Forum on Central Banking...
June 27th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Marine Catering trainees join shipowners and managers globally Day of the Seafarer

Marine Catering trainees join shipowners and managers globally Day of the Seafarer
The final cakes ready to be judged Trainees currently participating in a catering training programme in The Philippines marked Day of the Seafarer with a baking competition. Marine Catering Training Consultancy (MCTC) marked the special occasion by encouraging students to bake and decorate their own...
June 27th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Food and Drink, HR | Read More

United Wind Logistics develops and realises transport concept for MHI Vestas’ V164 wind turbines

United Wind Logistics develops and realises transport concept for MHI Vestas’ V164 wind turbines
VestVind sailing through Kiel Canal, loaded with eight nacelles and eight towers Customized logistics solutions for the offshore wind industry: United Wind Logistics develops and realises transport concept for MHI Vestas’ V164 wind turbines The collaboration includes the long-term charter of the deck...
June 27th, 2017 | Logistics, Technical, Technology | Read More

IACS Council 75

IACS Council 75
Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen QUALITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND MODERNISING CLASS TO BE THE FOCUS OF NEW IACS CHAIRMAN The 75th session of the IACS Council (C75) held in Beijing last week once again made substantial progress on a range of issues.  These included initiating a review to ensure that IACS Resolutions are...
June 27th, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, IACS, Person Profiles | Read More

Focus on GHG emissions

Focus on GHG emissions
27 June 2017 – Nearly 300 delegates from IMO Member States, international NGOs and intergovernmental organizations have gathered at IMO Headquarters in London for the first meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ships (26-30 June). The group,...
June 27th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

God Blessed Calabria…

God Blessed Calabria…
Antonietta Santacroce (left), Erminio Pedrocco, and Rosa Maria Letts. God Blessed Calabria – documentary film wows London By James Brewer Calabria, the rugged peninsula forming the “toe” of southern Italy, is Latin with a Greek soul. The region has always been a meeting ground for Greek and Latin...
June 26th, 2017 | Events, Film Industry, News, People and Places | Read More

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points earlier on today and now stands at 884. The Wets still low and Geops (Geopolitics) unpredictably predictable…lead to an all-out war!  John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers managed to clinch 18 points and the BCI 2014 managed to go over and...
June 26th, 2017 | Comment, Energy, Environment, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Call to end ‘one in, three out’ deregulation gains wide support

Call to end ‘one in, three out’ deregulation gains wide support
More than 700 organisations and individuals have now signed an open letter to UK Prime Minister Theresa May which challenges arbitrary deregulation of health and safety. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze, global health and safety professionals, leading academics and some MPs have joined leading...
June 26th, 2017 | Associations, Construction, Health and Safety, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
26-Jun-2017 SPEED IN RESTRICTED ZONES Hong Kong SEABED STUDIES FOR GREAT ISTANBUL TUNNEL Bosphorus, Turkey Speed in Restricted Zones Monday, June 26, 2017, Hong Kong The attention of owners, coxswains and masters of pleasure vessels and all other vessels are drawn to section...
June 26th, 2017 | Canals, Construction, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ports ready to facilitate pathway to zero-emission Shipping

Ports ready to facilitate pathway to zero-emission Shipping
TOKYO, 26 June 2017 – Ports worldwide are at the crossroads of land-based and maritime industries and are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, such as sea level rise and extreme weather conditions. That is why the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) actively supports the development...
June 26th, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies…

Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies…
Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies comply with new EU MRV regulation Ahead of the new EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation which comes into force on 1st January 2018, Hanseaticsoft, a leading provider of maritime software, has launched Cloud MRV, a new...
June 26th, 2017 | European Union, IT and Communications, Organisations, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

The role of the Hellenic shipbuilding sector in the LNG era

The role of the Hellenic shipbuilding sector in the LNG era
… The present and the future of the shipbuilding industry in Greece towards LNG as fuel era, was the focus of the discussion organised by Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) within the framework of the European co-funded project Poseidon Med II. The event, which took place today at the Conference Hall...
June 26th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, LNG, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

UGS: Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting of 26 June 2017

UGS: Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting of 26 June 2017
l to r: Theodore E. Veniamis, Michael D. Chandris, Antonis P.N. Lemos, Dr. Mattheos D. Los, Melina Travlos and Yiannis Platsidakis Piraeus, 26.6.2017 The members of the Union of Greek Shipowners at its Extraordinary General Assembly meeting held on 26 June 2017 unanimously approved the proposal of the...
June 26th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Events, News | Read More

Tsavliris Q2 2017 activities

Tsavliris Q2 2017 activities
the “Scandinavian Reefer” Viewers can find hereunder the Tsavliris’ Salvage Group latest activities with relevant photos for the Q2 2017:  Motor Reefer “SCANDINAVIAN REEFER” On 25 March 2017, Tsavliris dispatched the AHT “DUTCH POWER” (3,200 BHP – 45 TBP) from Rotterdam to...
June 26th, 2017 | Environment, Events, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Shipping in Changing Climates international conference to gather industry experts and academia in London

Shipping in Changing Climates international conference to gather industry experts and academia in London
Timetabled to take place on the 4th and 5th September 2017, a week before the London International Shipping Week 2017, the Shipping in Changing Climates consortium’s fourth international conference will present new research from academia and industry on the latest perspectives on shipping efficiency...
June 26th, 2017 | Academia, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More