Archive for December, 2019

The Twelve Days of SHIPPINGInsight

The Twelve Days of SHIPPINGInsight
Carleen-Lyden-Walker The Twelve Days of SHIPPINGInsight OPTIMIZED FORMAT  –  INNOVATIVE IDEAS  –  PROFITABLE OPPORTUNITIES The 12 Days of SHIPPINGInsight As we approach the end of one decade, and the beginning of the next, here are my “12 Days of SHIPPINGInsight” wishes as our “Vision...
December 31st, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Holidays | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 31-Dec-2019 MERCHANT SHIPPING (SAFETY CONVENTION) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2019 Singapore SANITARY COSTS Turkey EXHAUST GAS CLEANING SYSTEM (EGCS) Bahrain USE OF LOW SULPHUR FUEL OIL & INSTALLATION OF SCRUBBERS IN SUEZ CANAL Suez Canal, Egypt Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention)...
December 31st, 2019 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITOPF — An invaluable resource of marine pollution assistance to Members

ITOPF — An invaluable resource of marine pollution assistance to Members
ITOPF — An invaluable resource of marine pollution assistance to Members An additional benefit of being a Member to the Shipowners’ Club is that all vessels entered are automatically enrolled with the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF). The cost of ITOPF membership is paid...
December 31st, 2019 | Environment, Oil Spill, P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

European short-sea and feeder lines challenge legality of Dockers’ Clause extension

European short-sea and feeder lines challenge legality of Dockers’ Clause extension
European short-sea and feeder lines challenge legality of Dockers’ Clause extension 30 December 2019: European short-sea and feeder ship operators are challenging efforts by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) to redefine container lashing as a cargo handling activity in order...
December 30th, 2019 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Liner Shipping and Trade, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Short-sea shipping | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 30-Dec-2019 REPAIR AND REHABILITATION OF LPG BERTH Visakhapatnam, India NO DISRUPTION TO PORT OPERATIONS Kandla, India Repair and rehabilitation of LPG berth Monday, December 30, 2019, Visakhapatnam, India The Visakhapatnam Port Trust has advised that repair and rehabilitation...
December 30th, 2019 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Maritime experts reveal their top safety concerns for 2020

Maritime experts reveal their top safety concerns for 2020
Maritime experts reveal their top safety concerns for 2020 Industry forecast 2020 Seafarers endured a wide breadth of safety incidents in 2019. Many were enduring risks, such as collisions, groundings, and shipboard fires. Others were facing newer or evolving threats, for example, targeted cyber attacks...
December 30th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

ClassNK begins publication of ClassNK Technical Journal

ClassNK begins publication of ClassNK Technical Journal
ClassNK begins publication of ClassNK Technical Journal Tokyo – ClassNK has released the first issue of its new publication “ClassNK Technical Journal”, focusing on digitalization in this edition. ClassNK Technical Journal is a comprehensive technical publication that supersedes “ClassNK...
December 30th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Technology | Read More

Juan de Fuca in the Straits of Chimera; the Book

Juan de Fuca in the Straits of Chimera; the Book
Juan de Fuca in the Straits of Chimera; the Book Ioannis Focas (Juan de Fuca) the first European to explore far latitudes off Canada; Evridiki Livada-Duca* tells the true story of the Greek navigator Ioannis Focas or Juan de Fuca, the 16th century Ulysses. Back on the 22nd of October we had an article...
December 29th, 2019 | Books, Charity, Clubs, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Story of the Week | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 28-Dec-2019 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 29 DECEMBER 2019-11 JANUARY 2020 Worldwide VESSEL TRAFFIC REMAINS SUSPENDED Sabine Pass, USA UNAVAILABILITY OF SHALLOW BERTHS Mumbai, India SHIPS URGED TO BE ON HIGH ALERT AFTER RECENT SPATE OF PIRACY INCIDENTS Singapore VESSEL TRAFFIC UPDATE Lake Charles,...
December 28th, 2019 | Holidays, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HRAS and ITF join the Human Rights at Sea discussion in Turkey

HRAS and ITF join the Human Rights at Sea discussion in Turkey
.. HRAS and ITF join the Human Rights at Sea discussion in Turkey London. UK. Human Rights at Sea, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), members of the Ankara University Law Faculty and Turkish State officials will come together on 11 January 2020 in Ankara to discuss the topic...
December 27th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, ITF, Legal | Read More

Seal & Sail safely with ABCON onboard

Seal & Sail safely with ABCON onboard
(l to r) Rohit Raj, Nikeel Idnani, Surendra Naidu, Marianne Mulvad & Jørgen Beyer Seal & Sail safely with ABCON onboard Dubai, 22 Dec 2019 93 delegates from the Middle East maritime community keenly participated in an insightful discussion, at an ABCON-sponsored IMarEST UAE branch seminar,...
December 27th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST | Read More

Sea trials of Damen Mexican Navy frigate complete

Sea trials of Damen Mexican Navy frigate complete
Mexican Navy’s POLA-class ARM Reformador Sea trials of Damen Mexican Navy frigate complete ARM Reformador project shows economic impact of local shipbuilding Working in close cooperation, Damen Shipyards Group, the Mexican Navy, subcontractors and suppliers have completed successful sea trials of the...
December 27th, 2019 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

InfraStrata Appoints New Chairman

InfraStrata Appoints New Chairman
InfraStrata Appoints New Chairman Appointment of Chairman InfraStrata plc (AIM: INFA), the UK quoted company focused on strategic infrastructure projects, is pleased to announce that Clive Richardson has been appointed as Chairman of the Company, with effect from 1 February 2020. Most recently, Clive...
December 27th, 2019 | Company Profiles, Person Profiles | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 26-Dec-2019 INCREASE IN TONNAGE DUES AT NOVOROSSIYSK PORT WEF 29 DECEMBER 2019 Novorossiysk, Russia EXTREME WEATHER IN INDONESIAN WATERS Indonesia PORT OPERATIONS AND SURCHARGE ON NEW YEAR’S DAY Turkey NOTICE OF STRIKE India Increase in Tonnage Dues at Novorossiysk port wef...
December 26th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Labour Disputes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 25-Dec-2019 CHRISTMAS TYPHOON URSULA STRENGTHENS Philippines Christmas typhoon Ursula strengthens Wednesday, December 25, 2019, Philippines Typhoon Ursula (international name Phanfone) intensified as it crossed Jintotolo Channel north of Iloilo early Wednesday morning (25 December),...
December 25th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

ReCAAP ISC Incident Alert on Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait (Part V)

ReCAAP ISC Incident Alert on Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait (Part V)
Map – Approximate location of the incident occurred on 25 December 2019 ReCAAP ISC Incident Alert on Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait (Part V) ReCAAP ISC today issued an Incident Alert on “Incidents involving ships while underway in the eastbound...
December 25th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI dives further amid Geopolitical uncertainty

The BDI dives further amid Geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI dives further amid Geopolitical uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) dives further amid Geopolitical uncertainty; John Faraclas’ pre-Christmas recap: The BDI lost 13 points and now stands at 1,090 losing even the 1,100 points threshold… The Capes’ BCI loss was minimal; minus...
December 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 24-Dec-2019 TRANSPORT OF SAND MATERIAL Singapore Transport of sand material Tuesday, December 24, 2019, Singapore The working period for the transportation of sand material off the Very Large Crude Carrier Anchorage at Tuas View extension has been extended and the According to...
December 24th, 2019 | Construction, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Tuesday 24, December 2019)

GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Tuesday 24, December 2019)
. GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY (Tuesday 24, December 2019) GLOBAL & REGIONAL DAILY HIGHLIGHTS December 24, 2019 Global Markets Major European bourses were little changed in the early hours of today’s trading, while UST and Eurozone bonds yields were broadly flat in thin pre-holiday trade. In FX...
December 24th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

FEPORT welcomes the Green Deal for Europe and its potential to mainstream sustainability into all EU policies

FEPORT welcomes the Green Deal for Europe and its potential to mainstream sustainability into all EU policies
. FEPORT welcomes the Green Deal for Europe and its potential to mainstream sustainability into all EU policies As promised in her political Guidelines, Commission President von der Leyen presented her Green Deal for Europe on December 11th, 2019. The Communication sets very ambitious objectives for...
December 24th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@1,103: contained losses but losses…

The BDI@1,103: contained losses but losses…
John Faraclas The BDI@1,103:Contained losses but losses… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 20 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,103 points. Contained losses but still losses marking the Festive Season and as we mentioned a few days ago we are back to square one! Geopolitics crucial with the...
December 23rd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 23-Dec-2019 NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS Russia CONSTRUCTION OF TANK TERMINAL QUAY WALLS COMPLETE Rotterdam, Netherlands IMO 2020 SULPHUR LIMIT GUIDELINES Dubai, United Arab Emirates TROPICAL STORM 30W (PHANFONE) Philippines RECLAMATION WORK AT TUAS VIEW, OFF TEMASEK FAIRWAY Singapore New...
December 23rd, 2019 | Construction, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Emissions, Environment, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Refocus of Ardent strategy and relocation of HQ

Refocus of Ardent strategy and relocation of HQ
. Refocus of Ardent strategy and relocation of HQ Ardent, a leading Emergency Management and Wreck Removal company, today announced a refocus of its strategy and a relocation of its headquarter. Ardent will refocus its strategy away from decommissioning towards its core business of emergency management...
December 23rd, 2019 | Company Profiles, Maritime Accidents, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

IHS Markit Successfully Completes BMR and IOSCO Assurance Reviews for Coal Benchmarks

IHS Markit Successfully Completes BMR and IOSCO Assurance Reviews for Coal Benchmarks
IHS Markit Successfully Completes BMR and IOSCO Assurance Reviews for Coal Benchmarks Leading fuel and energy commodity price reporting agency completes IOSCO and BMR assurance reviews LONDON (December 23, 2019) — IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions,...
December 23rd, 2019 | Markets, Reports | Read More

American Club circular no. 42/19 – cover for war and terrorism risks, and cover in respect of biological and bio-chemical weapons – 2020 policy year

American Club circular no. 42/19 – cover for war and terrorism risks, and cover in respect of biological and bio-chemical weapons – 2020 policy year
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club American Club circular no. 42/19 – cover for war and terrorism risks, and cover in respect of biological and bio-chemical weapons – 2020 policy year DECEMBER 23, 2019   CIRCULAR NO. 42/19   TO...
December 23rd, 2019 | Marine Insurance, Military, News, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More