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Shipping’s Environmental impact is well regulated by IMO, and UNCLOS should be left alone says ICS

Shipping’s Environmental impact is well regulated by IMO, and UNCLOS should be left alone says ICS
Peter Hinchliffe There is no shortfall in governance so far as the international regulation of shipping is concerned, which responsibly utilises the excellent facility that the sea provides for international transport – about 90% of world trade is carried by sea.  This is the view of the International...
July 13th, 2012 | International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

MOL Announces Opening of New Branches in China

Hong Kong – July 12, 2012 – MOL (Asia) Ltd. announced today the opening of Fuzhou and Zhongshan Branch of MOL (China) Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shanghai), MOL’s wholly owned subsidiary. The branches will start operations from July 16, promoting MOL services to customers and responding timely to our...
July 13th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

IMCA Publishes Safety Statistics for members 2011

IMCA Publishes Safety Statistics for members 2011
Hugh Williams Every year the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) produces an annual report of safety statistics (covering fatalities and injuries) supplied by members. “Safety statistics are a useful insight into the performance of a company and industry sector in the areas of health,...
July 13th, 2012 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Technical | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces the date for the 2012 second quarter Financial Results, Conference Call and WebCast

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces the date for the 2012 second quarter Financial Results, Conference Call and WebCast
ATHENS, GREECE, July 13, 2012 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 are scheduled to be released before the opening of the U.S....
July 13th, 2012 | Markets, News | Read More

CEPRI and GL Garrad Hassan join together to bolster China’s wind industry

CEPRI and GL Garrad Hassan join together to bolster China’s wind industry
The MOU was signed by Mathias Steck (left) and Professor Wang Weisheng, Director of Renewable Energy Department of CEPRI. Beijing/China, Hamburg/Germany, 13 July 2012 – The Renewable Energy Department of the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI RED) and GL Garrad Hassan have signed a...
July 13th, 2012 | Energy, Events | Read More

Graduate High Flyers welcomed to SRI’s legal internship scheme

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) has again demonstrated its commitment to the shipping industry by welcoming the latest intake of high performing young graduates into this year’s SRI Legal Internship Scheme. The successful candidates hail from a diversity of countries across the globe –...
July 12th, 2012 | HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Nick Hubbard to head up Braemar’s London Container desk

Braemar Shipping Services PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Hubbard as head of its London Container desk. Nick has over 25 years’ experience in shipbroking including over 20 years as a Container Specialist. His appointment underlines Braemar’s commitment to growing the strength...
July 12th, 2012 | Chartering, Fixtures, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Faststream Employment Review reveals pay rises across maritime sector

The latest Faststream Maritime Employment Review shows that despite shipping industry woes, salaries across the sector continue to rise.  Based on the responses of 4000 shipping professionals working in all the main shipping centres as well as seafaring officers worldwide, the survey by specialist maritime...
July 12th, 2012 | HR | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Maintenance dredging Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation off Shek Kwu Chau DATE: July 12, 2012 –  COUNTRY: Hong Kong  – PORT: Hong Kong Maintenance...
July 12th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Eos Risk Management scoop two Awards in London

Eos Risk Management scoop two Awards in London
West UK Business of the Year – Eos Risk Management: Ian Christelow, MD ActionCOACH (left), with Richard Johnson (middle), and Gavin Brooks, (right) of sponsors Natwest Bank. At the Tower Hotel, London 29th June, Midlands based maritime and offshore security training and consultancy firm Eos Risk Management...
July 12th, 2012 | Marine Insurance, News | Read More

DIANA Containerhips Inc., announces the date for the 2012 Second Quarter Financial Reuslts, Conference Call and WebCast

The “Centaurus” ATHENS, GREECE, July 12, 2012 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, today announced that its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 are scheduled to be released before...
July 12th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

OSD secures new PSV contracts in China and Japan

OSD secures new PSV contracts in China and Japan
July 12, 2012 – OSD secures new PSV contracts in China and Japan Offshore Ship Designers UK division OSD-IMT has been awarded a contract to supply the design for a modified version of its IMT 982 Platform Supply Vessel to be built at the new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment...
July 12th, 2012 | News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily (11 July 2012)news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: United States, Delaware River – Bridge maintenance reduces clearance Oman, Port of Sohar – Adjusted marine tariff rates Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation off Tai...
July 12th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

FONASBA Supports Container Weight Verification Initiative

FONASBA, the international ship brokers and ship agents federation, this week gave its full backing to international government and industry efforts aimed at ensuring that shipping containers for export are accurately weighed. The initiative, which is being led by the World Shipping Council in concert...
July 11th, 2012 | Chartering, Sales and Purchases, Ship Agencies | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan opens new office in Bangkok

Hamburg/Germany, Bangkok/Thailand, 11 July 2012 – With ample capacity and ambitious targets for growth, Thailand is seeking to establish itself as one of the leaders in South East Asia in the development of renewable energy sources. In an effort to reduce its current dependence on imported oil,...
July 11th, 2012 | Energy | Read More

Future Teak for river cruise ships

The fore part of Viking Prestige Future Teak, the environmentally-friendly decking and flooring material from Bolidt found onboard an increasing number of high profile ocean-going cruise ships, is increasing its share in the river-going passenger vessel market. The company’s latest order sees Future...
July 11th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Norton Rose advises Stena Line on the acquisition of Scandlines’ Baltic Sea operations

Norton Rose advises Stena Line on the acquisition of Scandlines’ Baltic Sea operations
  Klaus von Gierke International legal practice Norton Rose Group has advised Swedish freight ferry operator Stena Line Scandinavia AB on the acquisition of five ferry routes from German shipping company Scandlines GmbH.The routes are Sassnitz, Germany to Trelleborg, Sweden; Rostock, Germany to...
July 11th, 2012 | Coastal Shipping, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

ISS forecast cruise ship call growth following $68 million investment by Brazilian ports

11 July 2012  – Following a $68 million Government investment in Brazilian ports, Inchcape Shipping Services, the world’s leading maritime services provider, is forecasting significant growth in cruise ship port calls to the region. The investment by The Ports Secretariat in Brazil includes...
July 11th, 2012 | Maritime Tourism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Wärtsilä to supply dual-fuel engines for China’s first LNG powered tugs

Wärtsilä Corporation, 11 July 2012, at 11.30 (EET) Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, is to supply the main engines for two environmentally sustainable tugs being built for CNOOC Energy Technology & Services Limited (CETS), a subsidiary of the state-owned...
July 11th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

UN experts urge action to achieve Millennium Development Goals ahead of 2015

UN experts urge action to achieve Millennium Development Goals ahead of 2015
The world has met the MDG target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water. Photo: UNICEF-WHO 10 July 2012 – A group of United Nations independent experts today urged States to intensify efforts towards realizing the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development...
July 10th, 2012 | News | Read More

“Legal Preparedness for the Green Economy”

We bring you herebelow the message by Ms. Amina Mohamed, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP, at the “Legal Preparedness for the Green Economy” side event last Friday the 6th of Juy 2012: It is an honor to address you today so shortly before the Rio+20 Summit on this issue of legal preparedness...
July 10th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

ITF condemns planned Statoil lockout, urges negotiations

The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) yesterday strongly advised Norwegian oil producer Statoil to step back from a planned lockout of its workforce tomorrow. The Norwegian oil and gas joint Statoil ASA (STO, STL.OS) and other companies represented by Norway’s...
July 10th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Innovative Bedbug Insurance offered by Lloyd’s and AON

The growing bedbug problem affecting even some of the world’s top tourist destinations is likely to put the dampeners on many a summer vacation this year. In response to the parasite’s resurgence, Lloyd’s underwriters have teamed up with insurance broker Aon and Global Excess Partners, an innovator...
July 10th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Fitch re-affirms Lloyd’s Insurer Financial Strength rating

 Fitch Ratings has re-affirmed Lloyd’s ‘A+’ rating, the Society of Lloyd’s ‘A’ rating and Lloyd’s Insurance Company (China) Ltd’s A+ evaluations.      Fitch emphasised Lloyd’s strong financial profile, which it said enabled the market to absorb...
July 10th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Markets | Read More

IBEX announces New Awards for best exhibitor videos

IBEX announces New Awards for best exhibitor videos
Product and Company Videos to Be Judged by Marine Marketers of America LOUISVILLE, KY – July 10, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) and Marine Marketers of America (MMA) today announced the creation of the Exhibitor Video Awards (EVAs) to...
July 10th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More