Archive for September, 2017

Mixed feelings

Mixed feelings
  To note: –         A change of atmosphere in the Bassin des Chalutiers –         Families and loved ones out in force on the pontoons –         A sense of ambivalence among the Mini sailors This Saturday, on the eve of the start, the atmosphere has...
September 30th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  30-Sep-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 1-14 OCTOBER 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 1-14 October 2017 Saturday, September 30, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 1 Oct (Sun) – Nigeria Independence Day 1 Oct (Sun) – Cyprus...
September 30th, 2017 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down earlier on today at 1,356 points – 35 points down since yesterday and 146 since last Friday’s closing when the general index stood at 1,502 points. Geopolitics might become a times two Armageddon.  John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: Whatever...
September 29th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

World Maritime Day 2017 VIMC

World Maritime Day 2017 VIMC
From the event World Maritime Day 2017 Celebration in Vancouver and Menon Economics Vancouver City Report 2017 Vancouver, BC, September 28, 2017  – The Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) in collaboration with Keesal Young & Logan (KYL) hosted a complimentary seminar and lunch...
September 29th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Crowley and FEMA accelerate relief aid from Terminal to Puerto Rico Communities

Crowley and FEMA accelerate relief aid from Terminal to Puerto Rico Communities
Crowley is transporting 100 fuel distribution trucks with 275,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 75,000 gallons of gasoline to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico. (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico; Sept. 29, 2017) Crowley Puerto Rico Services today announced that nearly all Federal Emergency Management Agency...
September 29th, 2017 | Charity, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Making headway into alternative fuels

Making headway into alternative fuels
The LPGreen concept design combines the best technologies available today. LPGreen, a joint development project between four leaders in the maritime industry, has been working on a concept design for an LPG carrier capable of operating on LPG fuel. The successful outcome of an innovative project depends...
September 29th, 2017 | Bunkering, Energy, Environment, LPG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  29-Sep-2017 PORT CHANNEL WIDENING PROJECT RECEIVES STATE APPROVAL Townsville, Australia SUNKEN VESSEL REMOVED FROM SHIPPING CHANNEL Cochin, India WAIVER OF COMPLIANCE WITH NAVIGATION LAWS United States Port channel widening project receives State approval Friday, September 29,...
September 29th, 2017 | Canals, Construction, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Tell me, is the Atlantic big?

Tell me, is the Atlantic big?
To note: – 66 novices out of 81 entries – A mixture of worry and excitement – Sound advice from the elders With two days to go until the start of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère, the pressure is mounting considerably on the pontoons that line the Bassin des Chalutiers in the port of...
September 29th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2017 Winners Unveiled

Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2017 Winners Unveiled
Group winners on the stage of the world! The maritime industry’ most influential awards honour the past year’s best in shipping  LONDON, September 29, 2017 – The winners of the 20th Anniversary Lloyd’s List Global Awards have been unveiled at the Lloyd’s List annual gala event.  “Congratulations...
September 29th, 2017 | Awards, Events, News, People and Places | Read More

HMD receives approval in principle for cargo handling system design for 6,600m³ LNG bunkering vessel

HMD receives approval in principle for cargo handling system design for 6,600m³ LNG bunkering vessel
29 September 2017 – Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a cargo handling system design for a 6,600 m³ LNG bunkering vessel. HMD and the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Corporate Research Centre jointly developed the cargo handling...
September 29th, 2017 | Classification Societies, LNG | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 29, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 29, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major currency pairs were little changed on the day with the DXY on track for weekly gains to the tune of 1.0%, the highest in a week...
September 29th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

MacGregor establishes its Head office in Singapore

MacGregor establishes its Head office in Singapore
MacGregor Head Office, External MacGregor, part of Cargotec, establishes its Head office in Singapore. This ends a period of more than three years where MacGregor has operated with a virtual head office. In line with MacGregor’s strategy execution the company wants to strengthen its local presence...
September 29th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Shipmanagement | Read More

QinetiQ to sponsor IMarEST’S MECSS 2017 Conference

QinetiQ to sponsor IMarEST’S MECSS 2017 Conference
Kevin Duffey QinetiQ is to be the Principal Sponsor of the Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS 2017). The third conference in the series, being held in Glasgow on 22 and 23 November 2017, continues the theme of ‘Delivering integrated, dependable, safe and reliable systems’...
September 29th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMarEST | Read More

Listing of Infront ASA at Oslo Børs

Listing of Infront ASA at Oslo Børs
Oslo Børs Public listing of Infront ASA at Oslo Børs Applied date: 20/09/2017 Accepted date: 25/09/2017 Listing date: 29/09/2017 Ticker: INFRNT Infront provides a unique combination of global market data, news, analytics and trading tools. With proven solutions developed over 20...
September 29th, 2017 | Communication, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Whatever happened to the BDI…

John Faraclas The BDI’s (Baltic Dry Index) fall continuous amid BREXIT’s mayhem and Geopolitical uncertainty… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With minus 38 points the BDI went under the 1,400 points and now reads 1,391… The Capers’ dive of 118 points must worry us or keep us “indifferent”;...
September 28th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  28-Sep-2017 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT Long Beach, United States MODIFICATIONS TO BOOKING CANCELLATION FEES Panama Canal, Panama PUBLIC HOLIDAY DECLARED Nigeria AMENDMENT TO DRAFT RESTRICTION Calcasieu Ship Channel, United States Bridge replacement project Thursday, September...
September 28th, 2017 | Canals, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

40 years of naval architecture

40 years of naval architecture
– From the Serpentaire to the ‘scow bow’, perpetual revolution – A steady stream of inventiveness from the very first edition – Knowing how to dare in order to evolve It’s part of the Mini-Transat’s DNA that it has always been at the cutting edge of naval architecture. From...
September 28th, 2017 | Sailing, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Sovcomflot named Class NK Tanker Operator of the Year at the 2017 Lloyd’s List Global Awards

Sovcomflot named Class NK Tanker Operator of the Year at the 2017 Lloyd’s List Global Awards
l to r: Mr Jeremy Vine (Host)/Centre: Mr Nikolai Kolesnikov, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PAO Sovcomflot/Right: Mr. Tetsuya Kinoshita, Senior Executive Vice President, Executive Director, ClassNK. Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has won the award for Class NK Tanker Operator of the...
September 28th, 2017 | Awards, Events, People and Places, Shipmanagement | Read More

“K” Line Donate to help restore the World’s Oldest Railway Station

“K” Line Donate to help restore the World’s Oldest Railway Station
Daisuke Arai and Ross Nagle, Heighngton Railway Station Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) recently gave a donation to Newton Aycliff plant of Hitachi Rail Europe, Ltd (HRE) for the restoration work of Heighington Station, County Durham in the UK – the world’s oldest railway station....
September 28th, 2017 | Charity, Liner Shipping and Trade, Rail | Read More

Moore Stephens reports fifth successive year of decline in operating costs

Moore Stephens reports fifth successive year of decline in operating costs
Richard Greiner International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 1.1% in 2016. This compares with the 2.4% average fall in costs recorded for 2015. For the second successive year, all categories of expenditure...
September 28th, 2017 | Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

HFW: All change – are you ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation? Special update

HFW: All change – are you ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation? Special update
Anthony Woolich, partner Businesses (including many outside the EEA) now have less than nine months to prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which overhauls a data protection regime dating from 1995 The GDPR becomes effective across the European Economic Area (EEA), including...
September 28th, 2017 | European Union, IT and Communications, Legal, Organisations, Technology | Read More

Happy World Maritime Day!

Happy World Maritime Day!
The maritime sector, which includes shipping, ports and the people that operate them, can and should play a significant role helping Member States to create conditions for increased employment, prosperity and stability ashore through promoting trade by sea; enhancing the port and maritime sector as wealth...
September 28th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Environment, Events, HR, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

IMO Feature – A maritime treaty is adopted or amended – what happens next?

IMO Feature – A maritime treaty is adopted or amended – what happens next?
From the legal workshop Throughout the maritime world, the technical regulations developed and adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are well known. Shipmasters and officers, as well as expert trainers and educators, spend many hours getting to grips with the knowledge needed to implement...
September 28th, 2017 | IMO, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Seafarers’ House Lesley Warrick Named ICMA Trustee

Seafarers’ House Lesley Warrick Named ICMA Trustee
Lesley Warrick September 28, 2017 – FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades is pleased to announce that Executive Director Lesley Warrick was appointed a trustee of the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA). Warrick, who also is vice president of the board of...
September 28th, 2017 | Associations, Charity | Read More

Stena Line to strengthen freight network on the North Sea…

Stena Line to strengthen freight network on the North Sea…
Stena Line to strengthen freight network on the North Sea between Rotterdam and the UK by adding further capacity London, 28 September 2017 – Earlier this year Stena Line announced the increase to their freight capacity on the route Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich January 2018 by replacing the current...
September 28th, 2017 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More