Archive for September, 2018

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
29-Sep-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 30 SEPTEMBER-13 OCTOBER 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 30 September-13 October 2018 Saturday, September 29, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 1 Oct (Mon)-7 Oct (Sun) – China National Day celebrations 1 Oct (Mon)...
September 29th, 2018 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ribera: Art of Violence, the first UK exhibition of Baroque master

Ribera: Art of Violence, the first UK exhibition of Baroque master
Apollo and Marsyas. Ribera: Art of Violence, the first UK exhibition of Baroque master By James Brewer Prepare for portrayals of pain: Dulwich Picture Gallery’s latest exhibition turns to a man who illustrated  the everyday story of torture, retribution and martyrdom in 17th century Naples. A procession...
September 28th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

The Market: who’s in?

The Market: who’s in?
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) ended up at 1,540 points earlier on today which is 16 points plus since yesterday and 127 points since last week when it clocked 1,413 points.  The Geopolitical situation looks like as depicting the Before the Storm …environment so to speak. John Faraclas...
September 28th, 2018 | Chartering, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

2020 Fuel surcharges could be reduced says Fuelsave

2020 Fuel surcharges could be reduced says Fuelsave
Marc Sima, President and co-founder of Germany’s FUELSAVE The fuel surcharges some container shipping companies are intending to pass on to customers as they look to meet the 2020 sulphur cap could be reduced for the mutual benefit of shipowners and operators, as well as their customers, given the...
September 28th, 2018 | Bunkering, Container shipping, Containers, Emissions, Environment | Read More

GAC UK opens new Dundee office in response to increasing offshore and renewables activity

GAC UK opens new Dundee office in response to increasing offshore and renewables activity
… Grangemouth, 28 September 2018 – GAC UK has opened its 19th branch, in the heart of Dundee harbour. Together with its long-established branches in Scotland at Aberdeen, Leith, Shetland, Invergordon, Orkney and Grangemouth, the new office enables GAC UK to better respond to the growing needs...
September 28th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Ship Agencies | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
28-Sep-2018 BERTHING TO BE SUSPENDED FOR INSTALLATION WORK Pirpau, India ANCHORAGE CLOSURE AHEAD OF STRONG WINDS Port Kembla, Australia Berthing to be suspended for installation work Friday, September 28, 2018, Pirpau, India Pirpau Port Authorities have informed that installation work of loading arms...
September 28th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Sperry Marine- Navigating the way to SHIPPINGInsight 2018

Sperry Marine- Navigating the way to SHIPPINGInsight 2018
SHIPPINGInsight 2018: Special Event – Leading the Way with Digital Transformation of Navigations Systems 09:30 – 11:30 | 16 October | Stamford Hilton, Stamford, CT Northrop Grummon Sperry Marine (NGSM) invites you to join them for a SHIPPINGInsight Pre-Conference special event. Leading...
September 28th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

IACS: Cyber Safety Recommendations Published

IACS: Cyber Safety Recommendations Published
Jeong-kie Lee, IACS recommendations result from extensive collaboration across industry and provide much needed guidance on how to develop and maintain the cyber integrity of vessels. IACS has today published 9 (nine) of its 12 (twelve) recommendations[i] on cyber safety with the aim of enabling the...
September 28th, 2018 | Books, IACS, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Marseille superyacht repair facility

Marseille superyacht repair facility
THE PORT OF MARSEILLE FOS AND MONACO MARINE SEAL THEIR PARTNERSHIP TO CREATE A MEGA YACHT MAINTENANCE AND REFIT CENTRE IN MARSEILLE On Thursday 20 September 2018, the Port of Marseille Fos and Monaco Marine Marseille officially signed their partnership to create a mega yacht maintenance and refit...
September 28th, 2018 | Ship Conversions, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology, Yachting | Read More

Total Marine Solutions and TGM Fleet & Consulting Services Sign MOU

Total Marine Solutions and TGM Fleet & Consulting Services Sign MOU
Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, President of Total Marine Solutions TGM C0-founder Alejandro Trillo Menchelli Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 28, 2018 – Total Marine Solutions (TMS) and TGM Fleet & Consulting Services (TGM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to strengthen and...
September 28th, 2018 | Environment, IT and Communications, Ports & Terminals | Read More

SeaRenergy opens Dutch office in The Hague

SeaRenergy opens Dutch office in The Hague
During the office opening ceremony (from left to right: Maarten Verjaal (SeaRenergy B.V.), Hans Timmers (NWEA), Laurens Kok (The Hague Business Agency), Dr. Benjamin Vordemfelde (SeaRenergy Germany) SeaRenergy announced during the WindEnergy exhibition in Hamburg, that it has opened a new office in the...
September 28th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More

All cost types contribute to ship operating costs decline for sixth successive year

All cost types contribute to ship operating costs decline for sixth successive year
Richard Greiner International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by 1.3% in 2017. This compares with the 1.1% average fall in costs recorded for 2016. For the third successive year, all categories of expenditure in 2017 were...
September 28th, 2018 | Accountancy, Shipmanagement | Read More

New York seminar: a decade of quantitative easing

New York seminar: a decade of quantitative easing
.. New York seminar: a decade of quantitative easing  A decade after the unfolding of the 2008 financial crisis, The OMFIF Foundation is organising a seminar in New York to assess the longer-term effects of quantitative easing implemented to combat the ensuing downturn and dip in inflation.     In...
September 28th, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance | Read More

Brexit Briefing: Potential Problems in South East England from March 30, 2019

Brexit Briefing: Potential Problems in South East England from March 30, 2019
  Attention has been given to difficulties confronting freight traffic leaving the UK in the event of a “Hard Brexit”. The “Operation Brock” contingency plan, details of which emerged through a Freedom of Information request, is meant to address this. It involves lorry parks running tens...
September 28th, 2018 | Reports | Read More

Warsash Superyacht Academy announces new partnership with Porto Montenegro

Warsash Superyacht Academy announces new partnership with Porto Montenegro
l to r: Tony Browne, Marine Director for Porto Montenegro and Adrian Crawford, Warsash Superyacht Academy’s Commercial Director (right) celebrating the training partnership agreement at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show. Solent University’s Warsash Superyacht Academy (WSA) is opening a brand new training...
September 28th, 2018 | Marinas, Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ClassNK advises existing ships to install Ballast Water Management Systems early on

ClassNK advises existing ships to install Ballast Water Management Systems early on
Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK has analyzed the retrofitting status of ballast water management systems (BWMS) on its registered ships and confirmed that installation deadlines based on the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention) for many of them are highly concentrated...
September 28th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

NSSLGlobal’s ‘FusionIP’ wins Most Innovative Satellite Application at VSAT Stellar Awards 2018

NSSLGlobal’s ‘FusionIP’ wins Most Innovative Satellite Application at VSAT Stellar Awards 2018
28th September 2018 – Independent satellite communications provider NSSLGlobal has won the Most Innovative Satellite Application category at this year’s VSAT Stellar Awards. The accolade is for NSSLGlobal’s unique FusionIP all-in-one unified communications solution that combines VSAT...
September 28th, 2018 | Awards, IT and Communications | Read More

Samskip upgrades Nor Lines shortsea service network connecting to Norwegian coasts

Samskip upgrades Nor Lines shortsea service network connecting to Norwegian coasts
Nor Lines Norway services Samskip is restructuring the multi-purpose cargo and reefer services connecting North Sea and Baltic ports to Norway operated by subsidiary Nor Lines, in a move that adds capacity, frequency and new port options to the logistics mix.  The overhaul, effective from October 1st,...
September 28th, 2018 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics | Read More

WW Ocean joins the growing IFLN Global Projects network

WW Ocean joins the growing IFLN Global Projects network
Michel Vanlerberghe, IFLN president Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) has joined IFLN Global Projects, the expanding freight forwarder network that brings together project logistics specialists from around the world. WW Ocean forms part of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group, a market leader in roll-on/roll-off...
September 28th, 2018 | Automobiles, Car trade, Logistics, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 28, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 28, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The Italian government issued a statement yesterday to announce that the new budget deficit target for 2019 has been set at the upper range of market expectations at 2.4%-of-GDP. Tensions with the European Commission are likely to...
September 28th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

“Dive into the Ocean”…

“Dive into the Ocean”…
“Dive into the Ocean” HELMEPA’s new environmental education Program It was with great satisfaction that HELMEPA received the approval of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs regarding the “HELMEPA Junior” environmental educational Program for the school year 2018-2019,...
September 28th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training, Oceanology | Read More

Overcoming fragmenting geopolitics, OMFIF at the IMF

Overcoming fragmenting geopolitics, OMFIF at the IMF
.. Commentary: Overcoming fragmenting geopolitics By Mark Sobel in Washington The IMF’s expert staff, surveillance and technical assistance are important public goods, as is its machinery for international financial co-operation. Financial crises will remain endemic. In those moments, even the...
September 28th, 2018 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

The BDI@1,524 …hooray hooray?

The BDI@1,524 …hooray hooray?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 21 points earlier on today greatly assisting the mood for the World Maritime Day! Geopolitics in perplexed jeopardy; ultra-caution should be observed. John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI managed a good 39 points plus and now stands at 1,949...
September 27th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, IMO, Markets, News, Organisations, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Closing of US$100 Million Senior Unsecured Bond Offering and Redemption of its 8.50% Senior Notes Due 2020

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Closing of US$100 Million Senior Unsecured Bond Offering and Redemption of its 8.50% Senior Notes Due 2020
ATHENS, GREECE, September 27, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that on September 27, 2018, it closed its previously-announced US$100 million private placement of senior unsecured...
September 27th, 2018 | Stock Markets | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
27-Sep-2018 MOORING & UNMOORING OF VESSELS OFF PULAU TEKONG Singapore RECLAMATION WORK AT PULAU TEKONG Singapore COAL TRAIN DERAILMENT Newcastle, Australia REBATE FOR LNG VESSELS TRANSITING CANAL – UPDATE Suez Canal, Egypt Mooring & unmooring of vessels off Pulau Tekong Thursday, September...
September 27th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More