Archive for August, 2018

WISTA International Welcomes WISTA Panama

WISTA International Welcomes WISTA Panama
WISTA International president Despina Panayiotou Theodossiou WISTA INTERNATIONAL WELCOMES WISTA PANAMA Panama joins global network of executive women in shipping The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) International has reactivated WISTA Panama as a National WISTA...
August 27th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, People and Places, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Panama Maritime XIV Conference & World Exhibition

Panama Maritime XIV Conference & World Exhibition
Panama Maritime 2019 Organising Committee PANAMA MARITIME XIV CONFERENCE & WORLD EXHIBITION 17-20 MARCH 2019 Panama City will be 500 years old in 2019 and of course Panamanians are planning on celebrating in a grand style, as they know how to do –and to help celebrate Panama´s contributions to...
August 27th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Shipping Centers | Read More

‘LIFEBOAT’ migrant rescue film to be shown at Second International Maritime Human Rights Conference

‘LIFEBOAT’ migrant rescue film to be shown at Second International Maritime Human Rights Conference
… ‘LIFEBOAT’ migrant rescue film to be shown at Second International Maritime Human Rights Conference PRESS RELEASE Immediate London UK. The short award-winning film ‘LIFEBOAT’ is to be shown at the second International Maritime Human Rights (IMHR) conference on 29 October 2018 to be...
August 27th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Film Industry, Immigration | Read More

Integration programme focuses on uniting strengths of Evac and Cathelco

Integration programme focuses on uniting strengths of Evac and Cathelco
Cathelco Factory  In the three months since Evac Group acquired Cathelco, the UK manufacturers of equipment for the marine industry, considerable progress has been made in harmonising the operations of the two companies. The aim is to create a single integrated global business drawing on the technical...
August 27th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi
The sculpture by Kostas Ananidas An early tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi Nearly 10 years ago – 20 September 2008, in a  unique gathering of the international shipping community at Galaxidi, at the centre more or less of the Corinthian Gulf in Greece, the unveiling ceremony of the...
August 26th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  25-Aug-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 26 AUGUST-8 SEPTEMBER 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 26 August-8 September 2018 Saturday, August 25, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 26 Aug (Sun) – Namibia Heroes’ Day 27 Aug (Mon)...
August 25th, 2018 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Mark Sobel on Trump, Daniel Glaser on financial crime, and more

Mark Sobel on Trump, Daniel Glaser on financial crime, and more
… COMMENTARY Trump wide of mark on ‘manipulation’ Although Donald Trump has legitimate gripes on China about the theft of intellectual property and high tariffs, his claims that Beijing is manipulating the renminbi are woefully wide of the mark. There is little evidence of more than...
August 25th, 2018 | Politics and Government | Read More

Falling BDI@1,697 amid Geopolitical chaos and uncertainty

Falling BDI@1,697 amid Geopolitical chaos and uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) lost a dozen points earlier on today and 26 since last Friday the 17th of August when it stood at 1,723 losing the 1,700 points threshold. We have given adequate warning for this fall with a triple CAUTION reference; see our previous reporting Geopolitics not...
August 24th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
24-Aug-2018 MARKED RECOVERY IN CONTAINER VOLUMES Gothenburg, Sweden SAFETY ZONE FOR FIREWORKS DISPLAY Lower Mississippi River, United States HURRICANE LANE MOVING NORTH, CATASTROPHIC FLOODING ON BIG ISLAND Hawaii, United States Marked recovery in container volumes Friday, August 24, 2018, Gothenburg,...
August 24th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Weather | Read More

AAL ramps up Asia-Australia West Coast liner service to a monthly rotation following sustained economic growth in the region

AAL ramps up Asia-Australia West Coast liner service to a monthly rotation following sustained economic growth in the region
Frank Mueller, General Manager of AAL Australia August 24, 2018 – Global MPV leader AAL is boosting its scheduled North & South East Asia to Australia West Coast Liner Service (AUWC) to a monthly service with the addition of a second MPV vessel. The expansion comes on the back of very strong growth...
August 24th, 2018 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Last chance to order your books with 25% discount!

Last chance to order your books with 25% discount!
Last Call ! Last chance to order your books with 25% discount!  Celebrate the summer and order your books now with discount on all books!  Visit the webshop! Volume II, Handbooks of Offshore Surveying Positioning & Tides Volume II of the...
August 24th, 2018 | Books | Read More

Half Year Results: Consistent Performance from The Swedish Club

Half Year Results: Consistent Performance from The Swedish Club
Lars Rhodin The Swedish Club has reported a combined ratio of 96 % for the first six months of 2018, in line with a policy of balanced growth and consistent performance. The Club is pleased to have now delivered an average combined ratio of below 100 % for ten years, despite a continued soft market for...
August 24th, 2018 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, P and I Clubs | Read More

Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes Russian-Finnish statement on Cleaner Arctic Shipping Fuel

Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes Russian-Finnish statement on Cleaner Arctic Shipping Fuel
.. Moscow, 24 August 2018:- The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes the joint statement by  Russian President Vladimir Putin and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on the need to move to cleaner ships’ fuels such as LNG in the Arctic. Speaking on behalf of the Clean Arctic Alliance, Alexey Knizhnikov...
August 24th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Industry frontrunners to collaborate in making ‘green’ propulsion a reality

Industry frontrunners to collaborate in making ‘green’ propulsion a reality
LNG fuelled tank design equipped with GTT’s membrane containment system. Photo credit: GTT/ Roland Mouron Wärtsilä Corporation,  24 August 2018 at 12 noon EEST – Three of the marine sector’s major technology companies, WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT, have agreed to collaborate in making the...
August 24th, 2018 | Classification Societies, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

A Hackathon with real purpose

A Hackathon with real purpose
Morten Lind Olsen, CEO Dualog As with all things new and innovative, there is some debate as to where the term ‘hackathon’ came from. Almost certainly first coined in the mid-2000s, the ‘hack marathon’ to give it its correct epithet, gained traction at the time in the tech world, almost certainly...
August 24th, 2018 | IT and Communications, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

‘Crazy’ pricing and strong results put StealthGas back on screen for investors

‘Crazy’ pricing and strong results put StealthGas back on screen for investors
Harry Vafias Chief executive says huge void between fleet value and market cap opens door for bargain hunters. A surprisingly strong second quarter result is set to put StealthGas on the map for new investors at a time when its market capitalization is almost $1bn below the value of its fleet. Chief...
August 24th, 2018 | Accountancy, LPG, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greek Odyssey far from over

Greek Odyssey far from over
Commentary: Greeak Odyssey far from over Greek PM Alexis Tsipras By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Athens Greece’s exit from the third bail-out this week was celebrated by Greek politicians and their counterparts in the rest of Europe alike. Speaking from Ithaca on Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis...
August 24th, 2018 | Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@1,709….expected fall

The BDI@1,709….expected fall
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry (Index) lost 26  points amid mega geopolitical mayhem; John Faraclas writes: The Capes’ BCI  lost 139 points and now reads 3,232 The Panamaxes’ BPI   with plus 47  points now stands at  1,607 points Good gains for the Supras’BSI ...
August 23rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Could multimodality and reefer technology help soften the blows between shippers and carriers at Cool Logistics Global?

Could multimodality and reefer technology help soften the blows between shippers and carriers at Cool Logistics Global?
.. 10th Cool Logistics Global 2-4 October 2018 Crowne Plaza Antwerp, Belgium www.coollogisticsglobal.com Could multimodality and reefer technology help soften the blows between shippers and carriers at Cool Logistics Global? Eric Legros of CMA CGM, one of the world’s biggest shipping lines, will...
August 23rd, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Logistics, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships | Read More

Forwarders say Government statements still leave questions unanswered

Forwarders say Government statements still leave questions unanswered
Robert Keen It is interesting that the UK Government has today supplied information to businesses on trading with the EU if there’s no Brexit deal. “As most of the visible trade that takes place between the EU and the UK is managed by freight forwarders and logistics professionals on behalf...
August 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Damen RSD Tug 2513 undertakes successful towing tests with Svitzer in Port of Felixstowe

Damen RSD Tug 2513 undertakes successful towing tests with Svitzer in Port of Felixstowe
Towing tests in the Port of Felixstowe (1) Fresh from a European tour that has taken her to the shores of Malta, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, Damen’s new RSD Tug 2513 Innovation has taken part in towing tests in the Port of Felixstowe,...
August 23rd, 2018 | Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Dupre Marine Transportation launches Helm CONNECT Personnel

Dupre Marine Transportation launches Helm CONNECT Personnel
Rachel Aylard, Product Manager for Helm CONNECT Personnel, signs with the Dupre Marine Transportation​ team Houma, Louisiana-based towing operator becomes first company to roll out new Helm Operations software for crew management. Houma, LA – Leading marine software company Helm Operations...
August 23rd, 2018 | Accountancy, Chartering, Company Profiles, Person Profiles, Ship Agencies, Shipmanagement | Read More

DWF launches Asia corporate insurance practice with partner appointment

DWF launches Asia corporate insurance practice with partner appointment
Jonathan Goacher DWF has appointed corporate and regulatory partner Jonathan Goacher to its Singapore office as the business looks to strengthen its transactional practice in the Asia Pacific region. He joins from Kennedys, where he led the firm’s regional corporate insurance practice, prior to...
August 23rd, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Crew Training – a factor in Thailand’s worst maritime disaster?

Crew Training – a factor in Thailand’s worst maritime disaster?
Galileo Maritime Academy training session The sinking of the 29 meter tour boat M/V Phoenix off Phuket on July 5th this year with the loss of 47 tourist lives, including 13 children, was the worst man-made maritime disaster in Thailand for many decades.  There are all too frequent collisions, fire...
August 23rd, 2018 | Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

FUELSAVE introduces containerised version of its engine optimisation and emissions abatement system

FUELSAVE introduces containerised version of its engine optimisation and emissions abatement system
The FS MARINE + Container has been designed to provide ship operators with a more cost-effective, plug-in and play version of its engine combustion optimisation and emissions abatement system FUELSAVE will unveil a containerised version of its revolutionary FS MARINE+ technology during the SMM 2018 trade...
August 23rd, 2018 | Containers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Technical, Technology | Read More