Archive for August, 2017

Markets Friday syndrome; geopolitics in disarray

Markets Friday syndrome; geopolitics in disarray
John Faraclas The BDI ended up at 1,260 – that is with 13 points plus since yesterday and 228 since last week’s closing – 1,032. On both occasions the Market’s and in particular the driving force – the volatile Capers managed 32 and 25 points plus respectively, losing steam… The Geopolitical...
August 18th, 2017 | Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Containerships charters “Domingo” on period with CMA CGM

Diana Containerships charters “Domingo” on period with CMA CGM
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Domingo with CMA CGM ATHENS, GREECE, August 18, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that, through a separate...
August 18th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Markets | Read More

Don’t fight I.T – just be flexible

Don’t fight I.T – just be flexible
Sue Terpilowski OBE The human element in new technology will be just as important as IT developments in the shipping world but how will they come together to harmonise this increasingly complex world of automation. Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association UK (WISTA UK) is to host a...
August 18th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, IT and Communications, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

DNV GL applies data analytics techniques to reduce downtime

DNV GL applies data analytics techniques to reduce downtime
Kjell Einar Eriksson Opportunities for digitalization are currently being embraced by the oil and gas sector. However, there are few practical use cases of it yet. Lundin Norway and DNV GL have developed the first step in a solution for predicting unplanned shutdowns of Lundin Norway’s Edvard Grieg...
August 18th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Gas, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oil Industry, Technical, Technology | Read More

HRAS News: Fishing, safety and the Human Element

HRAS News: Fishing, safety and the Human Element
… The recent Nautical Institute Seaways article (June 2017) in co-ordination with the New Zealand based FISH Safety Foundation has looked in detail at the growing need and trend to openly discuss the issues of safety in the global fishing industry, including the protection of basic human rights....
August 18th, 2017 | Charity, Fisheries, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

What is a release call?

What is a release call?
Joining a mutual P&I Club means each Member shares in the fortunes of that Club and its membership. The continuity of Club membership, which is typical within the mutual P&I environment, permits longer term investment and planning to be undertaken. Estimating premiums doesn’t work as well in...
August 18th, 2017 | Communication, P and I Clubs | Read More

Partners win specialist Russian order

Partners win specialist Russian order
The MAN 21/31 engine MAN Diesel & Turbo and AKA to provide diesel-electric propulsion package for federal vessel MAN Diesel & Turbo and AKA have received an order in connection with the building of a multi-purpose supply vessel for a federal Russian agency. Delivery is scheduled for March 2018...
August 18th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Closure of the Rhine valley rail corridor: Swisstrain offers replacement schedule

Closure of the Rhine valley rail corridor: Swisstrain offers replacement schedule
… Frenkendorf, Switzerland, 18 August 2017: Following the closure of the railway line between the German cities of Rastatt and Baden-Baden, the Swisstrain has developed a replacement schedule for rail freight transport between the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp and the terminal in Frenkendorf/Basel. The...
August 18th, 2017 | Land Trasnport, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 40 points and now reads 1,247 – more or less 1,000 less from the end of December 2013 level. The Geopolitics following today’s atrocities in Barcelona, Spain, might take a big twist and turn. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers not only were on a …top up situ,...
August 17th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

How to follow the Laser Radial Worlds 2017

How to follow the Laser Radial Worlds 2017
From 21 – 26 August 2017, the world’s best Laser Radial sailors will participate in the first World Championships held in the Netherlands since the Laser Radial became an Olympic-class boat in 2008. The two fleets of 100 women and 64 men representing 45 countries will sail two races back-to-back...
August 17th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  17-Aug-2017 ROWING EVENT BETWEEN HONG KONG AND MACAU Hong Kong HIGH WINDS FORECAST FOR PORT KEMBLA & ILLAWARRA COAST New South Wales, Australia Rowing event between Hong Kong and Macau Thursday, August 17, 2017, Hong Kong A rowing event between Hong Kong and Macau will...
August 17th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Weather | Read More

Blue MBA graduation ceremony reminded of urgent industry need for high degree of talent

Blue MBA graduation ceremony reminded of urgent industry need for high degree of talent
The Graduates, Class of 2017 of the Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics Prominent maritime personalities, including a leader at the world’s largest container shipping company and a key figure in the marine insurance sector, were among those congratulating graduates from the Class of 2017 of the...
August 17th, 2017 | Academia, Events, HR, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training, News, People and Places, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Story of the Month | Read More

Nominations Open Through Sept. 16 for 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award

Nominations Open Through Sept. 16 for 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award
NORFOLK, Va. – Aug. 17, 2017 – (Marine NewsWire) The nominations deadline for the 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award is coming soon, but there’s still time to submit entries. The SHIPPINGInsight Award is given annually to a shipping company and its technology partners for the successful implementation...
August 17th, 2017 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IT and Communications | Read More

The thing with catfines

The thing with catfines
Olivier d’Olne, General Manager at Aderco Marine and Group Technical Director Earlier this year the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a revised edition of its ISO 8217 specifications for marine fuels, which still maintains a 60 mg/kg limit for catfines (catalytic fines)....
August 17th, 2017 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment | Read More

Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz takes part in a symbolic coin ceremony at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding

Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz takes part in a symbolic coin ceremony at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
Damen CEO Rene Berkvens with Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz presenting the coin during the keel-laying ceremony of the Mexican Navy’s Damen Sigma 10514 Damen Sigma 10514 integral part of Mexican Navy fleet modernisation project On Thursday 17th August, the Secretary of the Mexican Navy,...
August 17th, 2017 | Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Australian salmon farming gets new Falcon technology

Australian salmon farming gets new Falcon technology
Falcon is at the leading edge of Huon’s developments in advancing the use of technology in aquaculture. The largest majority privately owned producer of fresh salmon in Australia, Huon Aquaculture, has ordered a second Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater e-robotic vehicle. Their newest Falcon is now enhanced...
August 17th, 2017 | Fisheries, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Cloud-technology revolutionises fleet and crew management at Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt

Cloud-technology revolutionises fleet and crew management at Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt
… Cloud-technology is transforming the business and management processes at leading shipping company,Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt, who has been using Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM), developed by Hanseaticsoft, a leading provider of maritime software, since 2015. Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt...
August 17th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

LR joins project to build world’s biggest sailing cargo ship

LR joins project to build world’s biggest sailing cargo ship
An image of Quadriga project ship model 17 August 2017 – Lloyd’s Register (LR) has joined the Quadriga sustainable shipping project – an initiative from Hamburg-based Sailing Cargo, which aims to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship. The project outlines a plan to build a 170-meter...
August 17th, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Automobiles, Car trade, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Maersk Supply Service: Q2 interim results: Solid performance in a tough market

Maersk Supply Service: Q2 interim results: Solid performance in a tough market
… Maersk Supply Service reported a loss of USD 10m (loss of USD 106m) in Q2 2017. The underlying loss was USD 11m (loss of USD 8m), driven by lower utilisation in a challenging market with oversupply of offshore support vessels. For more information on the quarterly result, please see the attached...
August 17th, 2017 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,207 with uncertain forthcoming trade rules

The BDI@1,207 with uncertain forthcoming trade rules
John Faraclas The BDI was up 38 points and now reads 1,207 thanks to the volatile Capers with yet another triple digit spike… The geopolitics will engage new trade rules for a multiple of reasons to benefit only the state and the very few; John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers’ BCI gained 169...
August 16th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  16-Aug-2017 FLOATING OF LOCAL CURRENCY Yemen SHOALING IN SAN JOAQUIN RIVER Stockton, United States TEMPORARY DIVERSION OF TUNG CHUNG BUOYED CHANNEL Hong Kong CLOSURE OF BOSPHORUS Turkish Straits, Turkey Floating of local currency Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Yemen On Monday (14...
August 16th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Container Owners Association – August 2017 Members Newsletter

Container Owners Association – August 2017 Members Newsletter
… In this issue: 20th COA Members Meeting, Amsterdam – Monday 27 November 2017: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Hotel Room Booking: Special Rate for Participants Non-Operating Reefers – COA Guidelines published 2017 COA Flexitank Meeting to take place in Amsterdam COA Container Pavilion at Intermodal...
August 16th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMCA Asia-Pacific regional meeting taking place in Kuala Lumpur

IMCA Asia-Pacific regional meeting taking place in Kuala Lumpur
Allen Leatt The next International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Asia-Pacific regional meeting for members and invited guests will take place on Tuesday 29 August from 09:00 in Kuala Lumpur at the Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The meeting will be attended by IMCA’s Chief Executive,...
August 16th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

LISW17 welcomes Joshua Rozenberg and Microsoft to its flagship conference

LISW17 welcomes Joshua Rozenberg and Microsoft to its flagship conference
Joshua Rozenberg As part of its pledge to deliver debate of the highest quality, London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17) is delighted to announce two world class speakers destined to crank up the thought leadership stakes at the flagship LISW17 conference to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel...
August 16th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Markets | Read More

Ground-breaking Wärtsilä design…

Ground-breaking Wärtsilä design…
The new salmon processing and transportation vessel for Hav Line AS, Norway, is the world’s first vessel of its kind with a hybrid/battery solution. Ground-breaking Wärtsilä design features the world’s first hybrid propulsion solution for fish farming industry The technology group Wärtsilä...
August 16th, 2017 | Fisheries, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More