Archive for August, 2017

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  24-Aug-2017 PORT CONDITION X-RAY SET Freeport, United States TROPICAL STORM HARVEY INTENSIFYING Texas Coast, United States Port Condition X-Ray set Thursday, August 24, 2017, Freeport, United States The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has set condition X-ray for Port Freeport,...
August 24th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Women bring reality to London Shipping Week

Women bring reality to London Shipping Week
Sue Terpilowski OBE TECHNOLOGY – DON’T FIGHT IT, EMBRACE IT Women bring reality to London Shipping Week One of the few conferences taking place during LISW 2017 to focus on the big issues facing current global trading and the search for solutions including the human element and how it fits into...
August 24th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, IT and Communications, Shipmanagement, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

SHIPPINGInsight 2017 to Offer More Learning and Networking Opportunities

SHIPPINGInsight 2017 to Offer More Learning and Networking Opportunities
Carleen Lyden Walker NORFOLK, Va. – Aug. 24, 2017 – (Marine NewsWire) The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight report that the 2017 Fleet Optimization Conference and Exhibition is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever, with more top speakers, sponsored educational seminars, panels, roundtables,...
August 24th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Technical, Technology | Read More

Rt Hon Liam Fox MP,Secretary of State for International Trade to speak at the LISW17 flagship conference

Rt Hon Liam Fox MP,Secretary of State for International Trade to speak at the LISW17 flagship conference
Rt Hon Liam Fox UK Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, the Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, will deliver the Keynote Address at the flagship LISW17 conference to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, on Thursday 14th September. Dr Fox, who has...
August 24th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

We are back with Fleet Transformation: The Event 2017

We are back with Fleet Transformation: The Event 2017
We are excited to announce our seventh year of Fleet Transformation: The Event 2017 (formerly Ship Efficiency: The Event) for technical, ship, fleet and business efficiency transformation. THE BIG QUESTION: how to successfully transform operations within the new economic reality of the maritime industry...
August 24th, 2017 | Environment, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

STEALTHGAS INC. reports Q2 2017 financial and operating results

STEALTHGAS INC. reports Q2 2017 financial and operating results
Harry Vafias STEALTHGAS INC. (GASS), a ship-owning company primarily serving the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, announced today its unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Operational...
August 24th, 2017 | Accountancy, Shipmanagement, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Damen CEO René Berkvens receives CEMT award

Damen CEO René Berkvens receives CEMT award
Damen CEO René Berkvens (left) receives a CEMT award from CEMT Chairman Trevor Blakeley. Award reflects contribution to the success of the European maritime industry On Thursday 24th August, at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, the Council of the Confederation of European Maritime Technology Societies presented...
August 24th, 2017 | Awards, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

HFW – The Energy Regulation and Markets Review (sixth edition)

HFW – The Energy Regulation and Markets Review (sixth edition)
The Energy Regulation and Markets Review (sixth edition) published by the Law Reviews in July this year looks at key issues including climate change and energy infrastructure developments, issues surrounding...
August 24th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Energy, Legal, Reports | Read More

OOCL meets GHG Scopes 1 to 3 Inventory Verification Requirements

OOCL meets GHG Scopes 1 to 3 Inventory Verification Requirements
Mr. Stephen Ng, Director of Trades of OOCL received the verification certificates from John Rowley, Managing Director, Management Systems & Inspection Services at Lloyd’s Register 24 August 2017 – In the pursuit of reaching higher standards and transparency in OOCL’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting,...
August 24th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Environment, News | Read More

Deltamarin signs contract with Rauma Marine Constructions

Deltamarin signs contract with Rauma Marine Constructions
Deltamarin Ltd has signed contracts with Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for the basic design of deck outfitting and machinery for the vessels to be built in the Finnish Navy’s Squadron 2020 project. The work will be done on the client’s premises in Rauma and Turku and will last until spring 2018. “Deltamarin...
August 24th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Wärtsilä and ABB to push boundaries of engine performance together

Wärtsilä and ABB to push boundaries of engine performance together
Wärtsilä and ABB have signed a comprehensive agreement covering standard maintenance and performance optimisation of ABB turbochargers installed with Wärtsilä 4-stroke engines. Wärtsilä Corporation and ABB Turbocharging,  24 August 2017 at 10.00 am EET The technology group Wärtsilä and ABB,...
August 24th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,222: Volatility knocks again; Planet Ocean on fire…

The BDI@1,222: Volatility knocks again; Planet Ocean on fire…
John Faraclas It goes without saying that if the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continues with these ups and down it will rock whatever has remained from even an otherwise low  but “promising” dry market. The volatility of the Capers and to a lesser extent of the Panamaxes has never ever before been experienced....
August 23rd, 2017 | Canals, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

HFW Briefing – BREXIT: easier, cheaper and more efficient cross-border litigation

HFW Briefing – BREXIT: easier, cheaper and more efficient cross-border litigation
Rick Brown The UK Government’s most recent position paper shows a clear desire to continue civil judicial co-operation with EU member states post-Brexit. The Government’s drive to maximise security and continuity despite uncertain times ahead is therefore positive news for businesses, but...
August 23rd, 2017 | European Union, Legal | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Aug-2017 FEAST OF SACRIFICE HOLIDAY Turkey CANAL WELCOMES LARGEST CAPACITY CONTAINER VESSEL TO-DATE THROUGH EXPANDED LOCKS Panama Canal, Panama PORT READINESS LEVEL RAISED Corpus Christi, United States Feast of Sacrifice Holiday Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Turkey All...
August 23rd, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

Liverpool in limelight at global shipping event

Liverpool in limelight at global shipping event
Chris Shirling-Rooke, Mersey Maritime’s CEO Liverpool’s potential for inward investment will be showcased at a conference next month being held as part of London International Shipping Week. The city region is one of the fastest growing in England and the UK’s second largest regional economy worth,...
August 23rd, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Ports & Terminals | Read More

UK Rail Industry Forum, 20th Sept 2017

UK Rail Industry Forum, 20th Sept 2017
In just under a month, senior professionals across the rail sector will gather in London for the UK Rail Industry Forum; secure one of the few remaining tickets for this important event today. Do not miss the opportunity to receive insight to new models of delivery and technology, hear solutions for...
August 23rd, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Rail | Read More

DIANA Containerships announces one-for-seven reverse stock split

DIANA Containerships announces one-for-seven reverse stock split
ATHENS, GREECE, August 23, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has determined to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s...
August 23rd, 2017 | Company Profiles, Containers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Sovcomflot’s unique LNG carrier sets new record with Northern Sea Route transit of just 6.5 days

Sovcomflot’s unique LNG carrier sets new record with Northern Sea Route transit of just 6.5 days
The “Cristophe de “Margerie On 17 August 2017, the Sovcomflot-owned icebreaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie successfully completed her first commercial voyage, transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the Northern Sea Route (NSR) from Norway to South Korea. During this voyage,...
August 23rd, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Icebreakers, LNG, News, Technical, Technology, Weather | Read More

Making the world safer and healthier

Making the world safer and healthier
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of British Safety Council Chief Executive of the British Safety Council and its Chairman designate will explore the nature of wellbeing at work and the practical management of workplace risks at the 21stWorld Congress on Safety & Health at Work in Singapore The 21st World...
August 23rd, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

Prelude officially enters into Lloyd’s Register class

Prelude officially enters into Lloyd’s Register class
Prelude being towed to Australia 23 August 2017 – Shell’s floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility Prelude has officially entered into Lloyd’s Register (LR) class. At 488 metres long, 74 metres wide and displacing about 600,000 tonnes of water, Prelude is the largest floating offshore...
August 23rd, 2017 | Gas, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Instant access to IMO Dynamic Positioning Guidelines from the IMCA Website

Instant access to IMO Dynamic Positioning Guidelines from the IMCA Website
Richard Benzie It was in March 2015 that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to use the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) proposals as the basis for the review of the IMO Guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning (DP) systems (MSC/Circ.645). Now that IMO has...
August 23rd, 2017 | Associations, Communication, IMO, Organisations, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

From the Royal Navy to the Catwalks!

From the Royal Navy to the Catwalks!
They are part of a standard naval officer uniform or of today’s nautical look often seen on runway models walking for Balmain, Ralph Lauren, and the likes. The peacoat and the nautical blazer, respectively, are deeply rooted in the British Royal Navy uniforms which gradually served as the template...
August 22nd, 2017 | Fashion, News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

GIWA update – applications and nominations open until 31 August

GIWA update – applications and nominations open until 31 August
Sofia Konstantopolou- Papadopoulos during her greetings speech form hte London eventwith members of the GIWA secretariat 22 August 2017, London   – The Greek International Women Awards (GIWA) have been created to recognize and reward the internationally distinguished professional achievements and...
August 22nd, 2017 | Awards | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  22-Aug-2017 TROPICAL STORM HATO Hong Kong DEEPENING OF NAVIGATIONAL CHANNEL Delaware River, USA Tropical Storm Hato Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Hong Kong Hong Kong Observatory has issued a Tropical Cyclone Warning advising that at 9am HKT today (22 August), Tropical Storm...
August 22nd, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Crowley to deploy powerful tug Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles / Long Beach

Crowley to deploy powerful tug Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles / Long Beach
The “Veteran” Newly Upgraded Goliah Will Relocate to San Francisco  (SAN PEDRO, Calif.; Aug. 22, 2017) ­– Crowley Marine Services is deploying the tugboat Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach to provide enhanced docking safety for all vessels, including large petroleum...
August 22nd, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More