Archive for December, 2018

Ultramax bulker vessel installed with ‘wind engines’ named 2018’s ‘Ship of the Year’

Ultramax bulker vessel installed with ‘wind engines’ named 2018’s ‘Ship of the Year’
The MV Afros, an Ultramax bulk carrier fitted with Anemoi’s Flettner Rotor system, has been named ‘Ship of the Year’ at the prestigious Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2018. The 64,000 dwt newbuild vessel, managed by Piraeus-based Blue Planet Shipping, is the first geared...
December 13th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Awards, Energy, Environment, Events, News, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

13-Dec-2018 ANNUAL MARINE SERVICES SURVEY (2018) OF SHIPMASTERS Singapore 5,000TH NEOPANAMAX TRANSIT Panama Canal, Panama ENHANCEMENT OF MARITIME SECTOR INCENTIVE–SHIPPING ENTERPRISE (SINGAPORE REGISTRY OF SHIPS) Singapore Annual Marine Services Survey (2018) of shipmasters Thursday, December 13, 2018,...
December 13th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

First non-EU ship recycling yards join EU List of approved facilities

First non-EU ship recycling yards join EU List of approved facilities
… LEYAL and LEYAL-DEMTAS join the EU list following independent verification from Lloyd’s Register (LR) 13 December 2018 – The European Commission published the fourth version of the ‘European List of ship recycling facilities’ last week, adding six new yards, taking the total up...
December 13th, 2018 | European Union, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Future of historic canal ship safeguarded by Peel Ports

Future of historic canal ship safeguarded by Peel Ports
Manchester Ship Canal aerial view The future of one of Liverpool’s most significant historic vessels has been safeguarded for the next three years thanks to a £75,000 donation from Peel Ports. The Daniel Adamson Preservation Society (DAPS) – the volunteer group which led the £5m restoration project...
December 13th, 2018 | Canals, Charity, Inland Waterways, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

FUGRO Recognised by Marine Technology Society for industry-leading efforts to close seabed mapping data gap

FUGRO Recognised by Marine Technology Society  for industry-leading efforts to close seabed mapping data gap
David Millar accepts the MTS Compass Industrial Award as Fugro is recognised for its industry-leading efforts to close the data gap in global seabed mapping. (Image courtesy of the Marine Technology Society); Left to right: Rick Martin, Vice President, Compass Publications, Inc; David Millar, Government...
December 13th, 2018 | Awards, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Maritime union RMT to hold demo defending victimised Stena Line ‘Holyhead 3’ union reps on Sat 15 December

Maritime union RMT to hold demo defending  victimised Stena Line ‘Holyhead 3’ union reps on Sat 15 December
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT has confirmed that it will be holding a demonstration against management victimisation of union reps on Stena Line, Irish Sea, on: Saturday 15th December at: 11.30am, Stena House, Station Approach, Holyhead LL65 1DQ The demonstration – in support of the Holyhead 3 – is...
December 13th, 2018 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

Wikborg Rein appoints new shipping and energy partners in London

Wikborg Rein appoints new shipping and energy partners in London
Renaud Barbier-Emery LEADING international law firm Wikborg Rein has appointed two new partners and a senior lawyer to its Shipping, Trade, Energy & Infrastructure team in London. Renaud Barbier-Emery, who joins Wikborg Rein as a partner from Ince & Co, is a specialist in the energy, maritime...
December 13th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Moore Stephens: Confidence dips but investment appetite undimmed

Moore Stephens: Confidence dips but investment appetite undimmed
Richard Greiner Shipping confidence dipped slightly in the three months to end-November 2018, according to our latest Confidence Survey. The average confidence level expressed by respondents was down to 6.0 out of a maximum possible score of 10.0, this compared to the figure of 6.3 recorded in August...
December 13th, 2018 | Markets, Special Surveys | Read More

IUMI Eye December 2018 Edition published

IUMI Eye December 2018 Edition published
Viewers can see herebelow the link to the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI –www.iumi.com) latest edition of the informative IUMI Eye, published today: IUMI EYE December 2018 A few of the key stories include: –          Message from the President –         ...
December 13th, 2018 | Associations, Communication, Marine Insurance | Read More

The Mission to Seafarers’ Christmas message – Call to action on seafarers’ mental health

The Mission to Seafarers’ Christmas message – Call to action on seafarers’ mental health
London, December 13, 2018 – The Mission to Seafarers has reaffirmed its commitment to developing new mental health services in 2019 in response to increasing concerns around mental wellbeing at sea. Speaking to many leading industry figures, including the UK Shipping Minister, at its annual Festival...
December 13th, 2018 | Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

IMO: MSC 100 summary

IMO: MSC 100 summary
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) completed its landmark 100th session, with progress in the regulatory scoping exercise on maritime autonomous surface ships; approval of revised guidelines on fatigue and further updates on work on goal-based standards, polar shipping and safety issues relating to...
December 13th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Health and Safety, IMO, News, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 13, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 13, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets ended firmer yesterday and the modestly improved tone continued in Asia and in early trade in Europe earlier today, supported by increased optimism on easing US/China trade tensions. Turning to the EMU periphery...
December 13th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

HMRC on panel at MTD events

HMRC on panel at MTD events
Invite eminder: Making Tax Digital: HMRC to join panel for January events With the Making Tax Digital (MTD) April 2019 deadline fast approaching, now is the time to act! Our January MTD events will give you the chance to have your questions answered by a panel of industry experts, including representatives...
December 13th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Taxation | Read More

The BDI@1,353: another mild fall amidst global uncertainty… UK PM Theresa May wins Confidence Vote!!!

The BDI@1,353: another mild fall amidst global uncertainty… UK PM Theresa May wins Confidence Vote!!!
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) 11 points losses were considerably marginal given that yesterday the losses were almost double – 21 points down. Geopolitical uncertainties with the BREXIT taking more twists and turns. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’...
December 12th, 2018 | Breaking News, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capital Link’s Greek Day at NYSE

Capital Link’s Greek Day at NYSE
.. New York, December 11, 2018 – Within the context of the 20th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum the New York Stock Exchange in cooperation with Capital Link organized a special ceremony in honor of Greece entitled “Greek Day at NYSE”. On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018, the New York...
December 12th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Methanol as Fuel

Methanol as Fuel
.. Weighing in on Methanol as a Marine Fuel Greetings from Dubai where I was invited to present at a conference entitled “Methanol as a Marine Fuel” produced by Capt. Saleem Alavi’s Sea Commerce. What a fascinating voyage into the opportunities, and challenges, presented by methanol as a bridge...
December 12th, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

Trends for the Ocean Shipping Industry to Watch in 2019

Trends for the Ocean Shipping Industry to Watch in 2019
.. Navis Identifies Trends to Watch for Ocean Shipping in 2019: Collaboration and Data Standardization, Smart Containers, Trade Wars, Increased IT Spend, Automation Gains, Capacity Management OAKLAND, CA, December 12, 2018 — Major opportunities are on the horizon for ocean shipping as the rapid...
December 12th, 2018 | Markets, Reports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
12-Dec-2018 DREDGING OFF EASTERN ANCHORAGE Singapore BIOSECURITY ALERT FOR ASIAN PADDLE CRAB Western Australia Dredging off Eastern Anchorage Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Singapore The working period for dredging off Eastern Anchorage has been extended. The work will now be conducted from 15 December...
December 12th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New recognition for hydrographers

New recognition for hydrographers
The Pearl of Doha in Qatar aerial view The IMarEST has launched a new hydrography descriptor for its Chartered Marine Scientist register to allow hydrographers to distinguish themselves by using the letters “CMarSci(Hydrography)” after their name. No such designation has previously existed and the...
December 12th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, IMarEST | Read More

Greece: January – October 2018 State Budget Execution & General Government Budget Arrears

Greece: January – October 2018 State Budget Execution & General Government Budget Arrears
Greece Macro Monitor – Focus Notes (Wednesday, December 12, 2018) Greece: January – October 2018 State Budget Execution & General Government Budget Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January  – October 2018, the overall fiscal balance registered a surplus...
December 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

RMT response to today’s Government publication of figures of the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry

RMT response to today’s Government publication of figures of the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry
Mick Cash RATINGS union RMT today responded with scepticism to the Government’s publication of figures for the number of UK seafarers in the shipping industry, based on data produced by the UK Chamber of Shipping. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Today’s figures are helpful in demonstrating,...
December 12th, 2018 | Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

New Hire To Lead MarineTraffic Commercial Focus

New Hire To Lead MarineTraffic Commercial Focus
Vlassis Papapanagis, new Head of Sales at MarineTraffic Global shipping intelligence platform MarineTraffic has appointed a new Head of Sales to spearhead an international drive for more enterprise clients in the maritime, insurance, finance and logistics sectors. Vlassis Papapanagis will be based in...
December 12th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Podcast: Ahead of the ECB Expected end of QE and implications for markets

Podcast: Ahead of the ECB Expected end of QE and implications for markets
… Podcast: Ahead of the ECB Expected end of QE and implications for markets Marcin Stepan, deputy head of meetings at OMFIF, is joined by Francesco Papadia, fellow at Bruegel and former director general for market operations at the European Central Bank, and Alexander Petrov, assistant vice-president...
December 12th, 2018 | Banking, European Union, News | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: According to press reports, UK Premier Theresa May is likely to face a leadership challenge later today. If she does lose —a simple majority of votes against her by conservative MPs would suffice—an interim leader will have to be...
December 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Hempel launches the one-stop coating solution for 60 minutes fire protection

Hempel launches the one-stop coating solution for 60 minutes fire protection
  The Lakhta Centre in St. Petersburg was coated with a Hempel PFP solution. Besides protecting the structures from every-day wear and tear in the adverse weather of the gulf of Finland, the coating system ensures the protection of the steel structure in the case of a fire. Today, world leading...
December 12th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More