Archive for February, 2019

First diesel-electric Damen Shoalbuster 3514 DP2, IMO Tier 3 ordered by Herman Sr

First diesel-electric Damen Shoalbuster 3514 DP2, IMO Tier 3 ordered by Herman Sr
l to r: Jos van Woerkum (Managing Director, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld),  Jack van Dodewaard (Managing Director of Herman Sr.) and  John Krielaart (Manager Design & Proposal Engineering, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld) New addition to the Shoalbuster range brings additional versatility On the 25th...
February 20th, 2019 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Keeping the peace in US-China talks, Roundtable on developments in the euro area

Keeping the peace in US-China talks, Roundtable on developments in the euro area
China’s Xi Jinping with USA’s Donald Trump Commentary: Keeping the peace in US-China talks By Darrell Delamaide in Washington Ongoing US-China trade talks are a skirmish in what could become a protracted struggle. Not a trade war, but a wider contest – hopefully economic, not military –...
February 20th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Insight, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes’ hiccups bring down the BDI@635…

Capes’ hiccups bring down the BDI@635…
John Faraclas Capes’ hiccups bring down the BDI@635… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost eight points earlier on today and that’s “thanks” to the predictably unpredictable Capes! Geopolitics continue to be enigmatic and perplexed and wonder if there is any risk assessment in place...
February 19th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Improving cyber capabilities in the Caribbean

Improving cyber capabilities in the Caribbean
Vinicio Mella, President, Fundación Tito Mella; Peter Greenwood, Country Manager, USTDA; Bryan Larson, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy in Dominican Republic; Cynthia Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, HudsonTrident  HudsonTrident and Fundación Tito Mella Awarded United States Trade and Development...
February 19th, 2019 | IT and Communications, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Being an Islander

Being an Islander
Cypro-Archaic (750-475 BC) terracotta head and shoulder of a male beardless figure from Salamis, Cyprus © Fitzwilliam Museum Being an Islander Art and Identity of the large Mediterranean Islands The Fitzwilliam Museum is pleased to announce a 3-year research project (2019-2022) in the department of...
February 19th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Charity, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Big Conditions to Kick Start European Season

Big Conditions to Kick Start European Season
… Vilamoura, Portugal, has been growing as a winter destination for the past few seasons. Regattas in December and now February attracted 109 and then 116 boats respectively across 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17. The regatta this past weekend was a doozy, with big breeze and waves each of the days....
February 19th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
19-Feb-2019 WORKS AT TUAS WESTERN COAST Singapore TRAFFIC HALTED DUE TO FOG Bosphorus, Turkey Works at Tuas Western Coast Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Singapore The working period for works at Tuas Western Coast has been extended. The works will now be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays...
February 19th, 2019 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

The Shipowners’ Club produces Latin America Jurisdiction Guide

The Shipowners’ Club produces Latin America Jurisdiction Guide
The Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has released a new Latin America (LATAM) Jurisdiction Guide which provides an overview of common issues arising from the laws and regulations which govern shipping operations in this region. The...
February 19th, 2019 | Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More

Register now for the ESPO Conference 2019

Register now for the ESPO Conference 2019
The Goldoni Theatre (Teatro Goldoni) Register now for the ESPO Conference 2019 (Livorno, 23-24 May) For its 2019 Annual Conference, ESPO is taking you to Livorno. The Port Network Authority of the North Tyrrhenian Sea, host of the event, includes next to Tuscany’s premier port, Livorno, the ports...
February 19th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Ports & Terminals | Read More

London International Shipping Week unveils new website and interactive app

London International Shipping Week unveils new website and interactive app
Sean Moloney London International Shipping Week 2019 (LISW19) has streamlined the experience for international visitors attending this year’s event by launching a new, interactive app and unveiling its newly-revamped website. The freshly designed ‘LISW19’ app provides visitors with all the information...
February 19th, 2019 | Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 19, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 19, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market optimism for a positive outcome in US/China trade talks prevails. High-level officials from both countries reported progress in the latest round of talks and US President Donald Trump is reportedly considering pushing back the...
February 19th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Wärtsilä EnergoProFin listed in Vancouver Fraser Port Authority EcoAction Program

Wärtsilä EnergoProFin listed in Vancouver Fraser Port Authority EcoAction Program
.. The technology group Wärtsilä’s EnergoProFin, an energy saving propeller cap that delivers average fuel savings of two percent, has been listed in the 2019 Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s EcoAction Program which provides harbour dues discounts for vessels calling on the Port of Vancouver...
February 19th, 2019 | Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Concordia Damen celebrates naming of innovative Sendo Liner

Concordia Damen celebrates naming of innovative Sendo Liner
From the naming ceremony On 15th February, at its yard in Werkendam, the Netherlands, Concordia Damen held a celebration to mark the naming of the Sendo Liner, an innovative dry cargo vessel. Sendo Shipping in cooperation with Concordia Damen has designed a completely new vessel for the optimally efficient...
February 19th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Augmenting US Treasury foreign exchange report, Fed Talk podcast

Augmenting US Treasury foreign exchange report, Fed Talk podcast
Commentary: Augmenting US Treasury report on foreign exchange policies of trade partners By Mark Sobel in Washington The deadline for the next US Treasury report on the foreign exchange policies of major trading partners looms. Since the passage of the 2015 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act,...
February 19th, 2019 | Banking, Finance | Read More

AllAboutShipping’s Top 25 Conferences for 2018

AllAboutShipping’s Top 25 Conferences for 2018
… AllAboutShipping’s  Top 25 Conferences, Forums, Debates et al for 2018 was a tough, possibly the toughest process from all  our surveys given not only the distance to travel to the one or to the other end on Planet Ocean but imperatively the attendance issue. You just can’t go for a...
February 18th, 2019 | Awards, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

The BDI@643: struggling…

The BDI@643: struggling…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up four points earlier on today but also left too many questions… Geopolitics now prove and confirm our worries. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 14 points and now stands at 714 points; many thought that last Friday’s fall off of just...
February 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

AllAboutShipping’s top 25 Exhibitions for 2018

AllAboutShipping’s top 25 Exhibitions for 2018
… and it’s a blue carpet! Following the first two special surveys on the Top 100 individual in Shipping as well as on the Top 25 Companies we move now to the Exhibitions. Thee were over 500 that come to our attention and our teams and appointees managed to participate to nearly 100 (one hundred)…...
February 18th, 2019 | Awards, Exhibitions, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Batteries not required!

Batteries not required!
Christophe Grammare, AAL’s Commercial Director AAL delivers region’s largest transformer to major South East Australia windfarm February 19, 2019 – Award-winning global breakbulk and project heavy lift carrier, AAL, has recently delivered Victoria’s – and possibly Australia’s – largest...
February 18th, 2019 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
18-Feb-2019 SEAWALL REINSTATEMENT WORKS AT SAI KUNG Hong Kong OPERATION OF TEMPORARY JETTY & RORO RAMP Singapore Seawall reinstatement works at Sai Kung Monday, February 18, 2019, Hong Kong From 25 February and for approximately 4 months, seawall reinstatement works will be carried out within the...
February 18th, 2019 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Superyacht arrivals reach a new record in Thailand

Superyacht arrivals reach a new record in Thailand
… Asian governments have been hard at work improving the facilities and easing the regulations to attract more superyachts to cruise in the region and spend time in their marinas. The value of this category of marine tourism is high and brings with it many benefits for the economy generally, the...
February 18th, 2019 | Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Fire on board Greek tanker kills two shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh

Fire on board Greek tanker kills two shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh
… Chittagong, 18 February 2019 – Today, a fire broke out in the engine room on board a tanker, beached in Chittagong, killing two workers. Md Jamil, 23 years old cutter man, and Bipul lost their lives while scrapping the ship GREEK WARRIOR (IMO 9191412) at Shagorika Ship Breaking Yard. According...
February 18th, 2019 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

UN criticism of Irish fishers’ scheme ‘a vindication’

UN criticism of Irish fishers’ scheme ‘a vindication’
  The ITF HQ’s in London In an unprecedented move, four United Nations (UN) special rapporteurs have signed a joint letter damning the Irish government’s work permit scheme for non-European workers in the fishing industry. The letter comes from the special rapporteurs for the human rights...
February 18th, 2019 | ITF | Read More

Shell Marine integrated solutions save costs for China ro-ro ships

Shell Marine integrated solutions save costs for China ro-ro ships
Hainan Strait Shipping Co Ltd. Shell Marine’s recommendations on medium-speed engine oils selection have saved the equivalent of around $123,000 annually for its customer Hainan Strait Shipping Co. Ltd, one of China’s leading operators of ro-ro tonnage. On Shell’s advice, Hainan Strait Shipping...
February 18th, 2019 | Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

www.allaboutshipping.co.uk top 25 Shipping and shipping related companies for 2018

www.allaboutshipping.co.uk top 25 Shipping and shipping related companies for 2018
The www.allaboutshipping.co.uk top 25 Shipping and shipping related companies for 2018 Following our last upload  yesterday on the top 100 individuals for 2018 in Shipping,  another special survey was conducted by the AllAboutShipping’s team and we are pleased to announce  the top 25 companies....
February 18th, 2019 | Awards, Company Profiles, Special Surveys | Read More

BIFA launches networking group for young freight forwarders

BIFA launches networking group for young freight forwarders
The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is launching a new networking group, the BIFA Young Forwarders Network (YFN), aimed at supporting individuals that have recently joined the sector. The launch will take place...
February 18th, 2019 | Associations | Read More