Archive for September, 2017

Swissterminal AG increases capacity in greater Zurich

Swissterminal AG increases capacity in greater Zurich
Frenkendorf, Switzerland, 20 September 2017: The Swissterminal AG has decided to resume operations at the container terminal Niederglatt, located in the municipal district of Niederhasli close to Zurich, with effect from 1.11.2017. This move is in line with an increased customer demand for rail freight...
September 20th, 2017 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

CSSF grows by two further members and prepares for the next meeting in Asia

CSSF grows by two further members and prepares for the next meeting in Asia
Hamburg, 20 September 2017. Piraeus (Greece) based shipping company Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd. joined the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) in July 2017 and Nav-Tech B.V., the newly formed in-house ship management entity of Samskip from Rotterdam (The Netherlands), has been welcomed in the forum as...
September 20th, 2017 | Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Fast track Electrical Steam Boiler module for Lancaster FPSO

Fast track Electrical Steam Boiler module for Lancaster FPSO
PARAT Halvorsen AS will fabricate a complete, turnkey electrical steam boiler module for the Aoka Mizu FPSO. (Photo: PARAT Halvorsen AS) Parat Halvorsen AS is proud to announce that we recently secured a contract to design and fabricate a complete, turnkey steam boiler module for the Aoka Mizu FPSO owned...
September 20th, 2017 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

New maritime growth at Lowestoft

New maritime growth at Lowestoft
…a vessel docking at Burgess Marine’s shipyard at Lowestoft in East Anglia Britain’s largest independent ship repairer and marine engineering services provider Burgess Marine is pleased to announce further growth in East Anglia as the Lowestoft maritime sector booms. The firm acquired...
September 20th, 2017 | News, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Markets upwards trend should be countered with caution

Markets upwards trend should be countered with caution
John Faraclas The BDI gained another 17 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,415 points. Geopolitics continue to be more than messy, enigmatic and soon will surprise all. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers clinched 42 points and now the BDI reads 2,723 points. The Panamaxes slow down with...
September 19th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  19-Sep-2017 “EXERCISE OVERLOAD” Melbourne, Australia HURRICANE MARIA HEADED FOR VIRGIN ISLANDS & PUERTO RICO Caribbean Sea “Exercise Overload” Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Melbourne, Australia Port Users are advised that the whole of port all hazards field exercise...
September 19th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

IFSTS 2017 – An overview of the forum

IFSTS 2017 – An overview of the forum
On 13th September 2017 another IFSTS Forum was held at the sponsored premises of Clyde & Co at London. Although the content of the forum was the “Quality Criteria on STS Service Providers – The Tanker owners’ Perspective”, the delegates grabbed the opportunity to challenge the implementation...
September 19th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

ICS Appoints New Marine Committee Chairman

ICS Appoints New Marine Committee Chairman
Martin Cresswell The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has appointed Mr Martin Cresswell, Technical Director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, as the new Chairman of the ICS Marine Committee.    He succeeds Peter Bond (Cyprus Shipping Chamber) who recently stood...
September 19th, 2017 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, Person Profiles, Technical | Read More

GAC Australia launches logistics service with opening of consolidation warehouse

GAC Australia launches logistics service with opening of consolidation warehouse
GAC Australia’s consolidation warehouse at Canning Vale. Australia, 19 September 2017 – GAC Australia has opened a new consolidation warehouse in Perth, marking its first foray into the logistics business in parallel to its well-established shipping services at all the country’s ports since 2007.   The...
September 19th, 2017 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, September 19, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, September 19, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US and German government bonds remained under pressure in European trade on Tuesday on the back of last week’s higher than expected...
September 19th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Thermo King Professor Kool best practice videos unveil expert insights on the refrigeration units’ operations

Thermo King Professor Kool best practice videos unveil expert insights on the refrigeration units’ operations
Videos help fleet operators and drivers gain better understanding of refrigeration units and effective transport operations Brussels, September 19, 2017 –Thermo King®, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, launched...
September 19th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Technical, Technology | Read More

Industry-Led Summit to take action on Shipping’s Decarbonisation Opportunity at UNFCCC COP23

Industry-Led Summit to take action on Shipping’s Decarbonisation Opportunity at UNFCCC COP23
LONDON – SEPTEMBER 19, 2017: A group of international shipping industry leaders will join forces at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in November to drive industry ambition and action on exploiting opportunities presented...
September 19th, 2017 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum bridge systems selected for two new mega yachts

Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum bridge systems selected for two new mega yachts
State-of-the-art navigation consoles are included in the complete bridge system. Wärtsilä Corporation,  19 September 2017 at 10 am EEST – The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply its Nacos Platinum integrated bridge system for two new mega yachts; one an 85 metre long vessel...
September 19th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Yachting | Read More

Offshore energy insurance market is “sinking”, warns IUMI

Offshore energy insurance market is “sinking”, warns IUMI
At today’s annual IUMI (International Union of Marine Insurance) conference in Tokyo, James McDonald, chairman of IUMI’s Offshore Energy Committee warned that the sector was “sinking”. His warning was based on declining total premium income set alongside upstream energy large...
September 19th, 2017 | Energy, Marine Insurance | Read More

IUMI calls for improved firefighting systems on board container vessels

IUMI calls for improved firefighting systems on board container vessels
Helle Hammer. With the growing size of container vessels, and a recent spate of fires on board these ships, IUMI is concerned that current firefighting provisions are insufficient.  The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has published today – Tuesday 19 September – a position...
September 19th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Supras and Handies “surge” …

Supras and Handies “surge” …
John Faraclas “13 for Luck” was one of Agatha Cristie’s best novels with a unique plot  and for those who have read and studied same they can understand the significance of the book and its plot with what takes place in the Dry and Wet markets since 2004 to to date, add the 13 points plus the...
September 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Feliks Topolski’s dramatic depiction of Arctic convoy that relieved Arkhangelsk

Feliks Topolski’s dramatic depiction of Arctic convoy that relieved Arkhangelsk
Archangel. By Feliks Topolski. Feliks Topolski’s dramatic depiction of Arctic convoy that relieved Arkhangelsk By James Brewer A magnificent depiction by the renowned artist Feliks Topolski of the first World War II Arctic aid convoy arriving at Archangelsk has drawn admiration on going on display...
September 18th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  18-Sep-2017 SEA PARADE ON 1 OCTOBER 2017 Hong Kong NEW BOLLARD INSTALLATION Melbourne, Australia Sea Parade on 1 October 2017 Monday, September 18, 2017, Hong Kong A flag raising ceremony will be held at 0800 hours on 1 October 2017 at the Golden Bauhinia Square outside...
September 18th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

CYPRUS – S&P sovereign review: outlook changed to positive

CYPRUS – S&P sovereign review: outlook changed to positive
Regional Economics & Market Strategy Focus Note CYPRUS – S&P sovereign review: outlook changed to positive (Monday, September 18, 2017) On September 15th , in line with expectations, S&P affirmed the long-term sovereign rating of Cyprus at BB+ but at the same time it changed the outlook...
September 18th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News | Read More

LISW2017 comes of age and is hailed as the best yet

LISW2017 comes of age and is hailed as the  best yet
LISW17 opening the London Stock Exchange Monday September 11th, 2017 LONDON: SEPT 18TH, 2017: London International Shipping Week 2017 has been hailed a resounding success with thousands of global shipping industry leaders attending more than 160 official events throughout the week. Initial estimates...
September 18th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, People and Places, Story of the Month | Read More

Diana fixes panamax “Maera” on period to Unico

Diana fixes panamax “Maera” on period to Unico
ATHENS, GREECE, September 18, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Unico Logistics...
September 18th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

essDOCS acquires TradeCert

essDOCS acquires TradeCert
Alexander Goulandris, essDOCS CEO Addition of TradeCert, a leading provider of electronic Certificates of Origin, enhances essDOCS’ expertise and solution capabilities in eCertification Valletta, Malta, 18 September 2017: essDOCS today announced its acquisition of TradeCert Limited, the Galway,...
September 18th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 18, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 18, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Asian equity indices surged to decade highs on Monday and major European shares followed suit hitting 6-week highs in early trade,...
September 18th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

IUMI President predicts shake-up in marine underwriting

IUMI President predicts shake-up in marine underwriting
Dieter Berg Opening today’s annual IUMI conference in Tokyo, President Dieter Berg predicted an impending shake-up in the marine insurance sector driven by the current environment of disruption. Disruption, according to Berg, is the raft of technology and business innovation that is destroying...
September 18th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance | Read More

Global marine underwriting premiums continue to fall, reports IUMI.

Global marine underwriting premiums continue to fall, reports IUMI.
Astrid Seltmann IUMI debates the growing challenge of reconciling dropping income levels with the risk of having to cover even larger single claims in an environment of ever increasing accumulation of values. IUMI – the International Union of Marine Insurance – presented its annual statistical report...
September 18th, 2017 | Associations, Marine Insurance, Reports | Read More