Archive for August, 2018

Locked on the Scoreboard – Separated on the Water

Locked on the Scoreboard – Separated on the Water
Daniel NYBORG – Sebastian WRIGHT OLSEN – DEN 277 Today was another fierce test for the 49erFX  and 49er Gold fleets which were first up on the schedule. With the mistral forecast, everyone knew the tough conditions were coming, it was just a matter of when. One race was completed in tough...
August 31st, 2018 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
31-Aug-2018 KIEL-CANAL WAITING TIMES Kiel-Canal, Germany TEMPORARY WITHDRAWAL OF WEATHER BUOYS TO THE SOUTH OF CHEUNG CHAU, AND SOUTHEAST OF SHA CHAU Hong Kong YACHT RACES BETWEEN DISCOVERY BAY AND MIDDLE ISLAND Hong Kong SUBMARINE CABLE REPAIR WORKS NEAR MAN KOK TSUI, LANTAU ISLAND Hong Kong DREDGED...
August 31st, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

The BDI losses another base; at 1,579 uncertainty coupled with messy Geopolitics builds up again

The BDI losses another base; at 1,579 uncertainty coupled with messy Geopolitics builds up again
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 35 points since yesterday  and  118 since last Friday the 24th of August  – down from 1,697! The Geopolitical chaos needs more than effective leadership and business acumen for Planet Ocean to avoid another massacre. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly...
August 31st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

ESPO Monthly Overview – August 2018

… 31 August 2018 This year, we saw the creation of North Sea Port, the result of a merger of Zeeland Seaports (NL) and the Port of Ghent (B). Given that the new port authority is led by the two CEOs of the two previous port authorities, we thought it was a good idea to have an interview with both...
August 31st, 2018 | Awards, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Alfa Laval is optimizing the entire fuel line to address 2020 fuel challenges

Alfa Laval is optimizing the entire fuel line to address 2020 fuel challenges
Alfa Laval Adaptive Fuel Line Alfa Laval has a unique depth of expertise in marine fuel treatment, encompassing not just fuel separators but the whole chain from bunker tank to engine. As onboard operations change in response to fuel sulphur regulations, the company is optimizing and updating the technologies...
August 31st, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

HFW Briefing – Iran Sanctions: Steering a course through difficult waters

HFW Briefing – Iran Sanctions: Steering a course through difficult waters
Daniel Martin, partner HFW Iran Sanctions: Steering a course through difficult waters President Trump’s announcement on 8 May 2018 that the US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action set the EU and US on divergent paths with respect to Iran. At the same time as the US indicated...
August 31st, 2018 | Legal, News, Sanctions | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 31, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 31, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of global equity markets were under renewed pressure in early trade on Friday and core government bonds retained a positive tone amid heightened fears over a further deterioration in the trade dispute between the US and...
August 31st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Oslo Børs to list derivatives on Schibsted og Norwegian Finans Holding

Oslo Børs to list derivatives on Schibsted og Norwegian Finans Holding
31/08/2018 – From 3 September options, forwards and futures will be listed on Norwegian Finans Holding and Schibsted Ser. A . Schibsted and Norwegian Finans Holding are among the most traded securities on Oslo Børs, and the possibility to trade derivatives on these shares has been in demand from...
August 31st, 2018 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ABS: New Director for GSSC

ABS: New Director for GSSC
When the ABS Operating Model launched last spring, Dr. Elias Kariambas was recruited from his duties with the Global Ship Systems Center (GSSC) to join the newly formed Business Development team.  Elias was a successful first director, having supported the GSSC from its inception in June 2017 through...
August 31st, 2018 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, Maritime Education and Training, News, Person Profiles, Technical, Technology | Read More

Berlin strains to flare again, Cities as drivers of global growth

Berlin strains to flare again, Cities as drivers of global growth
Chancellor Angela Merkel Commentary: Berlin strains to flare again By David Marsh in Berlin Strains in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s three-party coalition, which appear to have died down during the summer, seem ready to flare again. This will significantly influence German policy-making in fields...
August 31st, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

Falling BDI@1,614 sends alarming bells…

Falling BDI@1,614 sends alarming bells…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 47 points earlier on today and now reads 1,614 – about to go under the 1,600 points mark. Geopolitics continue to be perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 168 points and now reads 2,826… what a triple-digit loss that was… The...
August 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

m/y “Lucky Me” provides yacht reference for Naval Dome Cyber Protection

m/y “Lucky Me” provides yacht reference for Naval Dome Cyber Protection
M.Y LUCKY ME provides a reference for Naval Dome in the luxury yacht market  Israel-based Naval Dome has successfully completed the installation of its multi-award-winning maritime cyber defence system to M.Y LUCKY ME, the 46m fast luxury yacht designed by Francesco Paszkowski and delivered from the...
August 30th, 2018 | Books, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Yachting | Read More

Racing on the Limit, Sometimes Over It in JWC

Racing on the Limit, Sometimes Over It in JWC
Marseille France is hosting more than 200 sailors from 28 nations for the 2018 Junior Worl Championship of 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17. Held from 28 august to 1st september 2018. © Pierick Jeannoutot Best Juniors Racing on the Limit A Flex and a Wink After three breezy races to end qualifying, the fleet...
August 30th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

1 Month to go! – Malta Maritime Summit

1 Month to go! – Malta Maritime Summit
The first Malta Maritime Summit, held on the eve of Malta’s presidency of the Council of the European Union in October 2016, turned out to be an even greater success than expected. With this success still very vivid we are highly motivated and looking forward to the second edition which will be held...
August 30th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

EXPONAVAL 2018 – Join the UK Group today!

EXPONAVAL 2018 – Join the UK Group today!
THE UK PAVILION AT EXPONAVAL 2018  The four day event comprises an exhibition, conference, senior staff delegations and visiting warships and will focus exclusively on naval defence & maritime security issues and equipment procurement. DOWNLOAD INFORMATION FLYER &...
August 30th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Davit reliability critical as polar vessel ordering surge continues

Davit reliability critical as polar vessel ordering surge continues
Davits that launch and recover crew boats, tenders and other craft must be fully operable at extreme temperatures, where the severity of icing may not be immediately apparent With onshore infrastructure to support polar operations falling behind a substantial influx of ships, manufacturers need to take...
August 30th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Great prospects; find out why…

Great prospects; find out why…
Register your interest Why Visit Blog WTM Latin America Events Business opportunities The total contribution of the travel market to the global GDP is 10.4%, with the forecast of 4% growth...
August 30th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta 2018 officially launched

SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta 2018 officially launched
SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta 2018 vessels On 28 August 2018, the SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta 2018 was officially launched. This marks the first time that Russia’s Far East will host an international tall ship race. The principal competition begins on 1 September with the race from Yeosu (South...
August 30th, 2018 | Charity, Clubs, Communication, Events, Sailing, Shipmanagement, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Five Misconceptions of Wind Propulsion Solutions for Commercial Vessels

Five Misconceptions of Wind Propulsion Solutions for Commercial Vessels
… There has been a significant trend developing around wind propulsion technologies over the last 12 months and with potential fuel savings of 10-30% for retrofit installations and up to 50% for optimised new builds it is no wonder that the industry is sitting up and taking notice. Gavin Allwright,...
August 30th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Technical, Technology | Read More

Foreship appoints Head of Project Management Services to meet shipowner demand

Foreship appoints Head of Project Management Services to meet shipowner demand
Viktor Gingsjo has been appointed Foreship Head of Project Management Services Foreship has appointed Viktor Gingsjo as Head of Project Management Services – a newly-created post that reflects a significant rise in demand for this aspect of the leading naval architect and engineering company’s services. The...
August 30th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Person Profiles, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Sails installed on Maersk Tanker Ships

Sails installed on Maersk Tanker Ships
Two 30×5 metres Norsepower Rotor Sail successfully installed onboard the Maersk Pelican. TESTING BEGINS ON FIRST PRODUCT TANKER VESSEL UTILISING WIND PROPULSION TECHNOLOGY Two 30-metre tall Rotor Sails have been installed onboard the product tanker vessel Maersk Pelican targeting a reduction...
August 30th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, News, Tankers, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 30, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 30, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: After the US and Mexico reached a NAFTA deal earlier this week, Canada rejoined talks aiming to either participate in this agreement or strike a separate one. Otherwise, US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on...
August 30th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

New hands at the helm for GAC Sweden

New hands at the helm for GAC Sweden
Johan Ehn The GAC Group has appointed industry veteran and current Chair of the Swedish Shipbrokers Association, Johan Ehn, as Managing Director of its operation in Sweden. Ehn started his career in shipping in 1989 when he joined Swedish Maritime AB, and subsequently gained logistics expertise as a...
August 30th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Person Profiles, Ship Agencies, Ship Supplies | Read More

VIKING brings new options for the original shipowner safety management solution to SMM 2018

VIKING brings new options for the original shipowner safety management solution to SMM 2018
Benny Carlsen, Senior Vice President. Powered by a full scope of maritime safety solutions and holistic servicing concepts, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has long proven its ability to convert proactive innovation to industry leading solutions that meet shipowner top priorities. At SMM 2018 in Hamburg,...
August 30th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Singtel, KVH Industries collaborate to accelerate maritime sector digitalization across Asia Pacific

Singtel, KVH Industries collaborate to accelerate maritime sector digitalization across Asia Pacific
Ng Kheng Ghee, Head of Satellite at Singtel, and Brent Bruun, Chief Operating Officer of KVH MIDDLETOWN, RI – August 30th, 2018 – Singtel and KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), a global satellite and maritime communications provider, today announced a partnership to provide shipping companies...
August 30th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More