Archive for July, 2018

Bureau Veritas issues new FSU notations and guidelines for the conversion of existing LNG carriers to FSRUs / FSUs

Bureau Veritas issues new FSU notations and guidelines for the conversion of existing LNG carriers to FSRUs / FSUs
Matthieu de Tugny, COO, Bureau Veritas, Marine & Offshore Bureau Veritas issues new FSU notations and guidelines for the conversion of existing LNG carriers to FSRUs / FSUs The notation FSU – LNG provides the specific classification requirements including structure and safety aspects for floating...
July 30th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Energy, LNG, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipmanagement | Read More

DAMEN lays keel for 77-metre DAMEN SeaXplorer expedition yacht

DAMEN lays keel for 77-metre DAMEN SeaXplorer expedition yacht
DAMEN SeaXplorer 77 On 27 July DAMEN SeaXplorer marked a milestone in the construction of the SeaXplorer 77 expedition yacht at a keel laying ceremony at Damen Shipyards Galati on the banks of the Danube. The owner attended the ceremony and welded the traditional coin on the keel. Following the hull...
July 30th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Yachting | Read More

GAC recognised in inaugural National Logistics and Transport Excellence Awards

GAC recognised in inaugural National Logistics and Transport Excellence Awards
GAC Sri Lanka is the only ship agent to be recognised in the first National Logistics and Transport Excellence Awards organised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Sri Lanka (CILT). As one of nine companies to be bestowed a merit award, GAC Sri Lanka was recognised for its contribution...
July 30th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Logistics, Ship Agencies, Shipmanagement | Read More

Last port of call of the Aegean Sailing Regatta

Last port of call of the Aegean Sailing Regatta
HORC’s HQ’s The island of Paros was the last port of call of the contesting sailing boats in the 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta, to which HORC (Hellenic Offshore Racing Club) and HELMEPA had given the motto “To Save the Seas”. Motivated by this motto, the crews of both the boats...
July 30th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Professional Divers help build a Bridge in the Port of Hamburg

Professional Divers help build a Bridge in the Port of Hamburg
.. Professional Divers at the Bottom of the Elbe River The construction of the new Kattwyk railway bridge has entered a new phase. The pillars are being constructed in the Elbe riverbed. To enable that the riverbed is being scooped out. Professional divers are working at the bottom of the Elbe in a diving...
July 30th, 2018 | Construction, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News  from GAC
28-Jul-2018 VESSEL CHECKLIST FOR TURKISH STRAITS PASSAGE Turkish Straits, Turkey OIL SPILL OFF PENANG ISLAND Penang, Malaysia WORLD HOLIDAYS: 29 JULY-11 AUGUST 2018 Worldwide Vessel checklist for Turkish Straits passage Friday, July 27, 2018, Turkish Straits, Turkey From 1 August, all vessels transiting...
July 28th, 2018 | Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

More losses for the BDI@1,676

More losses for the BDI@1,676
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 32 points earlier on today –  dropped below the 1,700 points threshold and proves how volatility is the name of the game… Geopolitics are turning sour in all fronts and Greece lives yet another tragedy thanks to the inability...
July 27th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

FUGRO’s David Millar to serve on IHO-IOC GEBCO Guiding Committee

FUGRO’s David Millar to serve on IHO-IOC GEBCO Guiding Committee
David Millar David Millar, Fugro’s government accounts director for the Americas region, has been appointed by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to serve on the Guiding Committee of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Project. GEBCO is a non-profit organisation operating...
July 27th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Person Profiles | Read More

Diana Containerships reports financial results for Q2 and six months ended 30 June 2018

Diana Containerships reports financial results for Q2 and six months ended 30 June 2018
.. DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS  FOR THE SECOND QUARTER AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2018 ATHENS, GREECE, July 27, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported...
July 27th, 2018 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Containers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipmanagement | Read More

Kallichoron’s Room2Give initiative to support the victims affected by the wildfires

Kallichoron’s Room2Give initiative to support the victims affected by the wildfires
Witnessing the massive destruction caused by the fires in Attica on July 23rd, this year we decided to stand next to the children and families tested by this untold tragedy, and try to relieve some of their pain via the Kallichoron Room2Give program. If you wish to support our efforts, please contact...
July 27th, 2018 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Food and Drink, Holidays, Story of the Week, Tourism | Read More

HRAS & University of Bristol publish ‘Flag States and Human Rights’ report

HRAS & University of Bristol publish ‘Flag States and Human Rights’ report
 HRAS & University of Bristol Publish ‘Flag States and Human Rights’ Report Tuesday 24 July 2018 London. UK. Human Rights at Sea in partnership with University of Bristol Human Rights Clinic and Human Rights Implementation Centre have published the first report on ‘Flag States and Human Rights’....
July 27th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Communication, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports | Read More

BREXIT benefits on horizon in Great Yarmouth

BREXIT benefits on horizon in Great Yarmouth
… Great Yarmouth’s prime position to provide supply chain solutions for post-Brexit challenges is set to be discussed at a roundtable event later today. Featuring local businesses and senior government ministers, and hosted at the Port of Great Yarmouth by Peel Ports, the debate will consider...
July 27th, 2018 | Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 27, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 27, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations following important policy decisions last month, the ECB monetary policy meeting yesterday proved to be a non-event for financial markets. At the post-meeting press conference, Mario Draghi reiterated...
July 27th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

IUA issues new Brexit contract continuity clause

IUA issues new Brexit contract continuity clause
Chris Jones A second Brexit contract continuity clause has been published by the International Underwriting Association. Last month the association issued a policy clause to help companies manage insurance contracts as the UK leaves the European Union and this has now been followed up with a supporting...
July 27th, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance | Read More

Dry Market’s twists and turns

Dry Market’s twists and turns
John Faraclas It was a bit odd yesterday to witness the figures of all the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) indices. Geopolitics still messy. John Faraclas’ brief market report: The BDI lost 64 points and now reads 1,708… The Capes’ BCI lost 159 points re-confirming once again how volatile this size is....
July 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

FUGRO wins best practices award for Red Sea Hydrographic Survey

FUGRO wins best practices award for Red Sea Hydrographic Survey
Fugro used three aircraft over around 650 days to acquire high res ALB data over 20,451km² of the Red Sea Fugro has been presented with the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) LCDR Peter Johnson Best Practices Award 2018, for its successful completion of a large,...
July 26th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Oceanology | Read More

Save the date: Bermuda Executive Forum Miami – October 18, 2018

Save the date: Bermuda Executive Forum Miami – October 18, 2018
BERMUDA EXECUTIVE FORUM  M I A M I  2 0 1 8 Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM EDT  Add to Calendar Intercontinental Miami 100 Chopin Plaza Main Sessions: Bayfront Room Breakout Sessions: Sevilla Ballroom Miami, FL 33131 Register today for our free event Learn about new opportunities...
July 26th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

ASA/ADCI announces Panama event agenda and developing attendee list

ASA/ADCI announces Panama event agenda and developing attendee list
The American Salvage Association(ASA) and the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) have announced the agenda for their first joint event to be held in Panama on the 1st and 2nd of August in tandem with the Conferencia Annual Marítima de Panamá.  This two-day event will feature productive...
July 26th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Insurance | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
26-Jul-2018 BREAKWATER REINSTATEMENT WORKS Hong Kong OIL SHIPMENTS THROUGH BAB EL-MANDEB HALTED Saudi Arabia LOW-THRESHOLD MONITORING SYSTEM FOR CONTAINER TRANSPORT Rotterdam, Netherlands Breakwater reinstatement works Thursday, July 26, 2018, Hong Kong For approximately 4 months, breakwater reinstatement...
July 26th, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Gibdock secures new ISO certification first

Gibdock secures new ISO certification first
Gibdock – Aerial view Gibdock has underlined its commitment to Occupational Health & Safety by becoming the first shipyard in the Mediterranean region, and one of the first companies worldwide, to achieve ISO 45001:2018 certification. An audit by LRQA completed on the 6th of July confirmed...
July 26th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Regulatory, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela comments on COSCO cyber-attack

Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela comments on COSCO cyber-attack
Itai Sela “Reports that cyber hackers have successfully attacked COSCO Shipping Line’s Long Beach customer service centre, is very worrying indeed. While COSCO shut down its connections as a precautionary measure, we have to emphasise that ships are not islands, they are not self-contained units....
July 26th, 2018 | Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security | Read More

Diana reports financial results for Q2 and six months ended 30 June 2018

Diana reports financial results for Q2 and six months ended 30 June 2018
DIANA SHIPPING INC. REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS  FOR THE second quarter AND six months ended June 30, 2018 ATHENS, GREECE, July 26, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today reported net income of...
July 26th, 2018 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, News, Reports, Shipmanagement, Stock Markets | Read More

Liberia the fastest growing flag in shipping and offshore

Liberia the fastest growing flag in shipping and offshore
Liberia is the fastest growing major open registry in 2018 in both the shipping and offshore sectors, according to leading shipping services provider Clarksons in its Clarksons World Fleet Monitor June 2018. Alfonso Castillero, CCO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR),...
July 26th, 2018 | Flags | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 26, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 26, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets were higher in early European trade on Thursday supported by easing worries over a full-blown global trade war after EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump reached a “major...
July 26th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

BELMAX 5 launching…

BELMAX 5 launching…
From the christening ceremony; tugboat captain Yuri Lazarev holding St. Nicholas’ icon keeping the tradition alive. To his right is the God mother Irina Mizikayeva OKSKAYA SUDOVERF LAUNCHES FIFTH OIL BARGE OF PROJECT ROB20 Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard (part of UCL Holding) on 25 July 2018 launched...
July 26th, 2018 | Events, People and Places, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More