Archive for June, 2018

Lloyd’s Register invests in the future performance of today’s seafarers

Lloyd’s Register invests in the future performance of today’s seafarers
LR has a long-standing partnership with Sailors’ Society, most recently investing in the future performance of today’s seafarers by donating £20,000 to the charity’s Wellness at Sea programme and Emergency Welfare Fund. Lloyd’s Register (LR) has committed to make a donation to Sailors’ Society...
June 4th, 2018 | Charity, Classification Societies, HR | Read More

Liberia honours Greek shipping partners as it celebrates 70th anniversary

Liberia honours Greek shipping partners as it celebrates 70th anniversary
Michalis Pantazopoulos LISCR Senior VP and Managing Director of LISCR Hellas, Liberian Commissioner James Kollie, George Procopiou, Scott Bergeron LISCR CEO The Liberian Registry has presented five of its Greek shipping partners with the Liberian Maritime Authority’s Commissioner’s Award for Excellence...
June 4th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Flags, People and Places | Read More

EU Commissioner for Transport, Ms Violeta Bulc, visits the Union of Greek Shipowners

EU Commissioner for Transport, Ms Violeta Bulc, visits the Union of Greek Shipowners
EU Commissioner for Transport, Ms Violeta Bulc with UGS president Theodore El. Veniamis The Union of Greek Shipowners warmly welcomed the EU Commissioner for Transport, Ms Violeta Bulc, to its premises in Piraeus today. The visit took place on the occasion of the Posidonia Exhibition 2018 and as Greek...
June 4th, 2018 | European Union, News | Read More

North P&I Club’s Tony Baker steps down after 14 Years at the helm of loss prevention

North P&I Club’s Tony Baker steps down after 14 Years at the helm of loss prevention
Tony Baker 4 June, 2018 – After almost 14 years of running North P&I Club’s loss prevention department, Tony Baker (Director, Loss Prevention), will step down from this role on 30 June 2018. Following 18 years at sea and other roles in the industry, including working as a lecturer in maritime...
June 4th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

Posidonia Games attract 2,500 athletes in four sporting events

Posidonia Games attract 2,500 athletes in four sporting events
from the Posidonia 2018 Cup The Posidonia Games concluded last night with the ShipSoccer tournament at the spectacular Star Sport Club, in Athens’ southern seafront suburb of Voula. A total of 28 teams comprising 280 players battled it out at the venue’s synthetic-turfed, five-a-side pitches during...
June 4th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Wärtsilä provides financial predictability and ensures the MARPOL compliance of vessels managed by Wilhelmsen Ship Management

Wärtsilä provides financial predictability and ensures the MARPOL compliance of vessels managed by Wilhelmsen Ship Management
Wilhelmsen Tarago is one of the three vessels with 25 MW Wärtsilä Hybrid Scrubber System using seawater to remove SOx from the exhaust gas. Wärtsilä Corporation, 4 June 2018 at 10 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä and Norwegian Wilhelmsen Ship Management, a Wilhelmsen group company,...
June 4th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

Oil-to-water conversion success for Great Lakes bulkers

Oil-to-water conversion success for Great Lakes bulkers
Interlake’s Herbert C Jackson The oil-to-water lubricated tailshaft conversion Thordon Bearings carried out last year to the 26,260dwt Great Lakes Fleet-managed bulk carrier SS John G. Munson has successfully completed its first season as a diesel-powered ship. The shaft conversion of the 1952-built...
June 4th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

Celebrate Christo!

Celebrate Christo!
The Mastaba being built on the Serpentine. Celebrate Christo! His ‘revolutionising art’ is saluted by Bulgarians in London By James Brewer Christo, Bulgarian-born and for much of his life a resident of New York, is a revolutioniser of visual art. That description was bestowed by Konstantin Dimitrov,...
June 4th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Film Industry, Story of the Month | Read More

New offices in new York, Shanghai and Athens signal Newport Shipping expansion

New offices in new York, Shanghai and Athens signal Newport Shipping expansion
Newport Shipping Group CEO Erol Sarikaya Newport Shipping Group announced today that it has opened new offices in New York City, Shanghai, and Athens as part of the company’s “near customer, near market” efforts, expanding its presence in key shipowning and ship repair communities around the world. The...
June 4th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Person Profiles, Shipmanagement | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
02-Jun-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 3-16 JUNE 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 3-16 June 2018 Saturday, June 2, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 4 Jun (Mon) – June Bank Holiday (Ireland) 6 Jun (Wed) – Swedish National Day 6 Jun (Tue) – South...
June 2nd, 2018 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@1,156 – manipulation or…

The BDI@1,156 – manipulation or…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 66 points earlier on and now reads 1,156; on a weekly basis same was up 79 points – from 1,077. That’s good news but… Geopolitics continue to be perplexed and we advise CAUTION as the economics are totally in a mess. John...
June 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
01-Jun-2018 SEAWALL REINSTATEMENT WORKS AT AP LEI CHAU Hong Kong DREDGING OFF NIM WAN, DEEP BAY Hong Kong PORT STATUS UPDATE Yemen SHIPPING CHANNEL WIDENING PLAN APPROVED Port Adelaide, Australia Seawall reinstatement works at Ap Lei Chau Friday, June 1, 2018, Hong Kong For approximately 3 months, seawall...
June 1st, 2018 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Byron Vassiliades live on Antipollution’s growth and success

Byron Vassiliades live on Antipollution’s growth and success
Byron Vassiliades – picture credits: Anny Zade Following last year’s interview with Antipollution’s head Byron Vassilades and given whatever has happened ever since in the field of maritime accidents and the environmental sector mainly in Greece, we are honoured to have him live on the occasion...
June 1st, 2018 | Environment, Groundings, Health and Safety, Interviews, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Okskaya Sudoverf delivers Belmax 2, second non-self-propelled barge of Project ROB20

Okskaya Sudoverf delivers Belmax 2, second non-self-propelled barge of Project ROB20
The Belmax 2 On 31 May 2018, Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard (Shipyard OKA, part of UCL Holding) has delivered second non-self-propelled tank barge of Project ROB20, the Belmax 2, to the Customer PAO STLC. Non-self-propelled tank barges of Project ROB20 are intended for transportation of petroleum products...
June 1st, 2018 | News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Technava and VIKING keep boosting efficiency for Greek shipowners

Technava and VIKING keep boosting efficiency for Greek shipowners
Shipowner Agreement This year, Greek maritime company Technava celebrates 50 years of playing a key role in the supply of equipment and technical support to the Greek shipping industry. A hallmark of that success has been a long-standing alliance with global maritime safety equipment manufacturer and...
June 1st, 2018 | Anniversaries, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

New rules drive essential work in Gibdock’s direction

New rules drive essential work in Gibdock’s direction
Gibdock, Gibraltar, seen from the air The need for ship owners to comply with new rules on environmental responsibility should not disguise the fact that choosing the right repair facility is a critical commercial decision, according to Gibraltar-based Gibdock. With owners required to respond to new...
June 1st, 2018 | Environment, News, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Coldharbour targets Greek market as BW demand picks up

Coldharbour targets Greek market as BW demand picks up
Andrew Marshall, CEO, Coldharbour Marine Ltd June 2018 – “Posidonia could not have come at a better time for us,” said Andrew Marshall, Coldharbour Marine Chief Executive, a few days before Posidonia opened its doors to the global shipping community in Athens. “We are in the final stages of a...
June 1st, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oceanology, Pollution, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

ESPO congratulates Port of Rotterdam, Port of Le Havre and Port of Piraeus for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental standard (PERS)

ESPO congratulates Port of Rotterdam, Port of Le Havre and Port of Piraeus for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental standard (PERS)
Isabelle Ryckbost ESPO congratulates Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands), Port of Le Havre (France) and Port of Piraeus (Greece) for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, Eamonn O’Reilly, ESPO’s Chairman, and Sotiris Raptis, EcoPorts...
June 1st, 2018 | Environment, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

PEMA publishes health and safety recommendations for RTG and container cranes

PEMA publishes health and safety recommendations for RTG and container cranes
.. The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association has published a report on crane operator health and safety that includes 20 recommendations for crane manufacturers and terminal operators on how to improve RTG and container crane cabin ergonomics and safety. “This paper and its recommendations provide...
June 1st, 2018 | Books, Containers, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More