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Clay Maitland to receive Lifetime Achievement Award– no retirement in sight!

Clay Maitland to receive Lifetime Achievement Award– no retirement in sight!
Clay Maitland August 15, 2017 – NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) Chairman Joe Hughes announced today that Clay Maitland will receive NAMEPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  Maitland, who is a Managing Partner of International Registries, Inc (Marshall Islands Ship...
August 21st, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Crowley Wins 15th “Best of the Best” Quest for Quality Award for Ocean Carriers

Crowley Wins 15th “Best of the Best” Quest for Quality Award for Ocean Carriers
(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Aug. 21, 2017) – Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group has been honored with its 15th Quest for Quality Award by Logistics Management Magazine (LM),this year in the Ocean Carrier category. In bestowing the award, readers recognized Crowley as a 2017 “Best...
August 21st, 2017 | Awards, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  21-Aug-2017 ESTABLISHMENT OF SILT CURTAINS FOR PIPE PILE INSTALLATION Hong Kong COMMUNICATIONS OF COMMERCIAL SHIPS WITH COALITION FORCES Yemen COLLISION OF US GUIDED-MISSILE DESTROYER JOHN S MCCAIN AND TANKER ALNIC MC [UPDATE 1] Singapore Establishment of silt curtains for pipe...
August 21st, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Kingfisher Yacht Ropes partners with International 49er and International Nacra 17 Class Associations

Kingfisher Yacht Ropes partners with International 49er and International Nacra 17 Class Associations
Yorkshire, UK – 21st August 2017 – Kingfisher Yacht Ropes, the marine specific arm of innovative rope products distributer, the DSM Group, has entered into a partnership agreement with the International 49er Class and International Nacra 17 Class Associations. DSM, a family run business, was established...
August 21st, 2017 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Sailing, Sports, Technical, Technology, Yachting | Read More

Seafarers UK calls onUK Government to make Merchant Navy Day ‘official’ across the UK

Seafarers UK calls onUK Government to make Merchant Navy Day ‘official’ across the UK
Commodore Barry Bryant CVO RN, Director General, Seafarers UK On Merchant Navy Day, 3 September, the Red Ensign will be flown ashore to raise awareness of our dependence as an island nation on our past, present and future Merchant Navy seafarers. The Red Ensign has since 1854 been the official flag...
August 21st, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Swisstrain receives approval for alternative routing

Swisstrain receives approval for alternative routing
… Closed Rhine valley rail corridor: Swisstrain receives approval for alternative routing Frenkendorf, Switzerland, 21 August 2017: The Swisstrain, a service offered by Frenkendorf-based Swissterminal AG, has been granted right-of-way for an alternative routing during the closing of the railway...
August 21st, 2017 | Land Trasnport, Logistics, Rail | Read More

SGS group orders advanced ballast water monitoring kits as countries look to enforce compliance

SGS group orders advanced ballast water monitoring kits as countries look to enforce compliance
30 Rapid ATP ballast water monitoring kits will be supplied to SGS Group, which has been contracted to monitor treated ballast water by several countries aqua-tools, the specialist in water microbiology, has delivered the first in series of 30 state-of-the-art Rapid ATP Ballast Water Monitoring Systems...
August 21st, 2017 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Diana Containers fixes “Pamina” to OOCL on period

Diana Containers fixes “Pamina” to OOCL on period
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Reactivation and the Time Charter Contract for m/v Pamina with OOCL ATHENS, GREECE, August 21, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that...
August 21st, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Fixtures, Markets | Read More

Damen launches free dredge calculator

Damen launches free dredge calculator
Damen CSD350 Online tool – called Sandy – helps contractors choose the right cutter suction dredger and equipment for the job Dredge projects are tendered around the globe on a daily basis. Consequently, dredging contractors have to make new calculations, involving various production parameters,...
August 21st, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hear from the Global Bauxite Working Group and Local P&I Correspondents

Hear from the Global Bauxite Working Group and Local P&I Correspondents
Be among the first to hear the Global Bauxite Working Group’s findings  At the IMO’s CCC4 Sub-Committee in September, the Global Bauxite Working Group will be presenting the findings of their hotly-anticipated report. These findings could have significant implications for the carriage, classification...
August 21st, 2017 | Academia, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

ClassNK paves the way for HKC verification expansion to South-East Asia

ClassNK paves the way for HKC verification expansion to South-East Asia
… Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK has completed the document review for a Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) submitted by Tsuneishi Ship Recycling (Negros), Inc. (TSRNI), verifying the facility to be in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally...
August 21st, 2017 | Classification Societies, Environment, Regulatory, Ship Demolitions, Technical, Technology | Read More

FONASBA Announces Winner of the 2017 Young Ship Agent or Broker Award

FONASBA Announces Winner of the 2017 Young Ship Agent or Broker Award
  Niklas Soltow of  SCA Logistics GmbH FONASBA is very pleased to announce that the winner of its Young Ship Agent or Broker Award for 2017 is Niklas Soltow of SCA Logistics GmbH of Germany The Award was introduced in 2015 with the aim of encouraging members of the ship agency and ship broking...
August 21st, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Awards, Chartering, Events, HR, People and Places, Person Profiles, Sales and Purchases, Ship Agencies | Read More

VANQUISH TM – The new non-invasive, non surgical procedure body contouring procedures

VANQUISH TM – The new non-invasive, non surgical procedure body contouring procedures
… VANQUISH – The new non-invasive, non surgical procedure body contouring procedures by Dr. Evelyn Stefanaki M.D. Dermatologist, Dermatology Microsurgeon, Clinical Fellow Royal Free Hospital Non-invasive body contouring treatment is an ever-expanding category in aesthetics. Today there is an...
August 21st, 2017 | Health and Safety, Insight, Medical, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The Maritime Group (TMG) bolsters business development with new director

The Maritime Group (TMG) bolsters business development with new director
TMG business development director Kevin Hawes The Maritime Group (TMG) International has appointed a business development director as it steps up ambitious growth plans. Kevin Hawes takes the new role after securing a number of contract wins for TMG over the past year as its Business Development Manager. He...
August 20th, 2017 | Company Profiles, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

Markets Friday syndrome; geopolitics in disarray

Markets Friday syndrome; geopolitics in disarray
John Faraclas The BDI ended up at 1,260 – that is with 13 points plus since yesterday and 228 since last week’s closing – 1,032. On both occasions the Market’s and in particular the driving force – the volatile Capers managed 32 and 25 points plus respectively, losing steam… The Geopolitical...
August 18th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Containerships charters “Domingo” on period with CMA CGM

Diana Containerships charters “Domingo” on period with CMA CGM
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Domingo with CMA CGM ATHENS, GREECE, August 18, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that, through a separate...
August 18th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Markets | Read More

Don’t fight I.T – just be flexible

Don’t fight I.T – just be flexible
Sue Terpilowski OBE The human element in new technology will be just as important as IT developments in the shipping world but how will they come together to harmonise this increasingly complex world of automation. Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association UK (WISTA UK) is to host a...
August 18th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, IT and Communications, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

DNV GL applies data analytics techniques to reduce downtime

DNV GL applies data analytics techniques to reduce downtime
Kjell Einar Eriksson Opportunities for digitalization are currently being embraced by the oil and gas sector. However, there are few practical use cases of it yet. Lundin Norway and DNV GL have developed the first step in a solution for predicting unplanned shutdowns of Lundin Norway’s Edvard Grieg...
August 18th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Gas, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oil Industry, Technical, Technology | Read More

HRAS News: Fishing, safety and the Human Element

HRAS News: Fishing, safety and the Human Element
… The recent Nautical Institute Seaways article (June 2017) in co-ordination with the New Zealand based FISH Safety Foundation has looked in detail at the growing need and trend to openly discuss the issues of safety in the global fishing industry, including the protection of basic human rights....
August 18th, 2017 | Charity, Fisheries, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

What is a release call?

What is a release call?
Joining a mutual P&I Club means each Member shares in the fortunes of that Club and its membership. The continuity of Club membership, which is typical within the mutual P&I environment, permits longer term investment and planning to be undertaken. Estimating premiums doesn’t work as well in...
August 18th, 2017 | Communication, P and I Clubs | Read More

Partners win specialist Russian order

Partners win specialist Russian order
The MAN 21/31 engine MAN Diesel & Turbo and AKA to provide diesel-electric propulsion package for federal vessel MAN Diesel & Turbo and AKA have received an order in connection with the building of a multi-purpose supply vessel for a federal Russian agency. Delivery is scheduled for March 2018...
August 18th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Closure of the Rhine valley rail corridor: Swisstrain offers replacement schedule

Closure of the Rhine valley rail corridor: Swisstrain offers replacement schedule
… Frenkendorf, Switzerland, 18 August 2017: Following the closure of the railway line between the German cities of Rastatt and Baden-Baden, the Swisstrain has developed a replacement schedule for rail freight transport between the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp and the terminal in Frenkendorf/Basel. The...
August 18th, 2017 | Land Trasnport, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 40 points and now reads 1,247 – more or less 1,000 less from the end of December 2013 level. The Geopolitics following today’s atrocities in Barcelona, Spain, might take a big twist and turn. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers not only were on a …top up situ,...
August 17th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ORBCOMM Launches Next Generation Cold Chain Monitoring Solution

ORBCOMM Launches Next Generation Cold Chain Monitoring Solution
Rochelle Park, NJ, August 17, 2017 – ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that it has launched the next generation of its cold chain monitoring solution,ORBCOMM’s PT 6000, which is available...
August 17th, 2017 | News | Read More

How to follow the Laser Radial Worlds 2017

How to follow the Laser Radial Worlds 2017
From 21 – 26 August 2017, the world’s best Laser Radial sailors will participate in the first World Championships held in the Netherlands since the Laser Radial became an Olympic-class boat in 2008. The two fleets of 100 women and 64 men representing 45 countries will sail two races back-to-back...
August 17th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More