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HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Nigeria, Port Harcourt – Port operations halted by protest Australia, Gladstone – Eight-day tug strike planned Panama, Panama Canal – Security Service Tariff increase DATE: June 26, 2012 – COUNTRY:...
June 26th, 2012 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

GAC Oslo’s second annual Spring Quiz

GAC Oslo’s second annual Spring Quiz
Mauritz Wahl, Espen Arentz-Grastvedt & Steinar Stubsrud of Christiana Shipbrokers (CSB), Ole Fredrik Torpe of GAC. The winning team was completed by N. William Nilsen (CSB), Tor Madsen and Jan Fredrik Hammer.GAC Oslo’s second annual Spring Quiz, introduced by the shipping, logistics and marine...
June 26th, 2012 | Charity, Clubs, Events, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The House on Paradise Street

The House on Paradise Street
Following her first two acclaimed works of non-fiction, Eurydice Street: a place in Athens and Red Princess:  a Revolutionary life,   Sofka Zinovieff’s presented her new epic The House on Paradise Street I bet you will break all records. In 2008 Antigone Perifanis returns to her old family home in...
June 26th, 2012 | Books, Events | Read More

Bunker Fuel for Marine Engines

Bunker Fuel for Marine Engines – A Technical Introduction, By Nigel Draffin M.I.Mar.E.S.T. Overview Bunker Fuel for Marine Engines – A Technical Introduction focuses on the complicated relationship between ships’ engines and the marine fuels that power them. Complete with extensive glossary and...
June 26th, 2012 | Books, Bunkering | Read More

IUA event discusses social media revolution

Digital Risk Working Party highlights dangers and opportunities for insurers Insurers must embrace the social media revolution, both to protect their own corporate image and fully understand the underwriting opportunities and risks it presents. Industry experts taking part in a roundtable discussion...
June 26th, 2012 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Newly appointed distributor for MacGregor and Allset ship lashings, Buffers USA, to also cover US West Coast from1 July 2012

CARGOTEC Corporation, 26 June 2012  Cargotec appointed Buffers USA Inc as distributor for its MacGregor and Allset brands of lashing equipment for US East, and Gulf coasts, Canada and Mexico from 1 April 2012 and is now expanding the territory to also include the US West coast. Established in 1989...
June 26th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

21 Facts for WTM Meridian Club’s 21st Anniversary

21 Facts for WTM Meridian Club’s 21st Anniversary
World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, will this year be celebrating the 21st Anniversary of WTM Meridian Club. WTM Meridian Club – The leading global business network: making contacts, concluding deals – is World Travel Market’s business club for senior...
June 26th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Holidays, Sports, Tourism, Underwater Shipping, Yachting | Read More

Paris MOU: New monthly detention lists available again

Paris MOU: New monthly detention lists available again
The Paris MoU Secretariat has published new monthly detention lists on the web site. Detention information is available in EXCEL and PDF format, including the number of detentions in the past 36 months. The M/V “VENEZIA” (IMO 7726093) was detained 4 times and the M/V “GOLD STAR”...
June 26th, 2012 | News, Organisations | Read More

Unions slam “sea of shame”

Unions slam “sea of shame”
The ITF HQ’s in London Trade unions from Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine, working with the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), are releasing a report today*, Monday 25th June, that they hope will help shame governments into action over the shocking condition...
June 26th, 2012 | Events, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

Tsavliris’ dedication to Seafarers

Tsavliris’ latest brochure published last month reviewing the last four years of the company’s work and achievements to all intents and purposes, is dedicated to the Seafarers everywhere. And yesterday it was Seafarers Day!* A more than interesting account coinciding with this year’s “Titanic”...
June 26th, 2012 | Books, Charity, Company Profiles, Environment, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

IMO – Day of the Seafarer, 25 June, 2012

IMO – Day of the Seafarer, 25 June, 2012
IMO Memorial On 25 June 2012, the international Day of the Seafarer, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is asking people around the world to use social networks to highlight just how important seafarers are to everyone on the planet, as they transport, all over the world, the vital items,...
June 26th, 2012 | Events, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Royal Academy hits the gold standard with its imminent exhibition Bronze

Royal Academy hits the gold standard with its imminent exhibition Bronze
The Chariot of the Sun, 14th century BC, National Museum, Copenhagen, Photo Roberto Fortuna and Kira Ursem From a Hellenistic king, to the guiding hand of da Vinci, amid 5, 000 years of sculpture By James Brewer Even the great Leonardo da Vinci had his disappointments. Credited with designing the prototype...
June 26th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

MARIS ticks IHO checklist

On the eve of its latest product launch, maritime electronic navigation specialist MARIS has moved to reconfirm that its ECDIS solutions meet performance standards set out by the International Hydrographic Bureau.    MARIS is due to launch its ECDIS900 version 4.5.4.76 this month, with all of its...
June 26th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Do not work for substandard companies – Jamaica urges seafarers

Amdmiral Peter Brady Seafarers need to take an active role in helping the international community to win the battle against substandard shipping. That’s the message from the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) on the international Day of the Seafarer today (June 25). As the maritime industry celebrates...
June 25th, 2012 | Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – Updated Human Cost of Somali Piracy report * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Seawall, landing steps & drainage outfall works * Bunker Update – 25/06/12 DATE: June 25, 2012 – COUNTRY:...
June 25th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

GAC proud to support the Day of the Seafarer

25 June 2012 – GAC is proud to support the second international Day of the Seafarer, taking place today, and to pay tribute to the vital work undertaken by the global seafaring community. The world as we know it and the lives that we all lead would be unrecognisable without the immense contribution...
June 25th, 2012 | Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Safety alert: Turbocharger safety

Safety alert: Turbocharger safety Following from the Shipowners’ Club: Category: Safety Date: 25/06/2012 Area: Worldwide We would like to advise our Members that MAN Diesel & Turbo have issued two Alert Service Bulletins (ASB2011/12/10 and ASB2011/12/09) relating to the safety and safe operation...
June 25th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Wärtsilä Hamworthy wins MBR contract for UK’s largest cruise ship

Wärtsilä Hamworthy wins MBR contract for UK’s largest cruise ship
  The MBR Wärtsilä Hamworthy has won a contract from Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. to supply two Membrane BioReactors (MBRs) to the 141, 000gt newbuilding under construction for Carnival group member P&O Cruises. Hamworthy has delivered more than 25 MBR advanced wastewater systems...
June 25th, 2012 | Cruise Industry, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

New Australian grain terminal calls for tailored Siwertell solution from Cargotec

New Australian grain terminal calls for tailored Siwertell solution from Cargotec
A similar ship unloaderensures dust-free operations for Skånska Lantmännen in Helsingborg, Sweden Independent Australian grain-handling company, Newcastle Agri Terminal, has signed a contract for a new flexibly-designed Siwertell ship loading system from Cargotec. The order is booked into firstquarter...
June 25th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

GL releases GL Crew Manager: Get ready for the MLC 2006

Hamburg, Germany, 25 June 2012 – The recent announcement of Sweden’s ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) means that only two International Labour Organisations member ratifications are required before the Convention’s entry into force. With only twelve months...
June 25th, 2012 | Classification Societies, HR | Read More

Exmar – Agreement for a new production semi-subme​rsible hull

EXMAR Offshore Company, Houston, Texas has entered into an agreement with LLOG Exploration Company L.L.C., Covington, Louisiana to design a new production semi-submersible hull for installation in the Gulf of Mexico in 2014. The design is based on EXMAR’s proprietary OPTI® series of hulls. This design...
June 25th, 2012 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Call for the industry to act upon Maritime Labour Convention

Oslo: Sweden has become the 28th country to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, and the threshold requirement for entry into force is expected to be fulfilled very soon. Shipowners, management companies, crew manning agencies and yards are encouraged to act now in order to handle the requirements...
June 25th, 2012 | Classification Societies, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Vice Admiral Brian Salerno USCG to become BIMCO’s US Liaison Officer

Vice Admiral Brian Salerno USCG to become BIMCO’s US Liaison Officer
BIMCO announces today that the organisation’s new US Liaison Officer is to be Vice Admiral Brian Salerno, who has retired from the United States Coast Guard as its Deputy Commandant for Operations in USCG Headquarters, Washington DC. He will join BIMCO on 1 August 2012. Vice Admiral Salerno took up...
June 25th, 2012 | BIMCO, News | Read More

The Day of the Seafarer

The Day of the Seafarer
Sailors Society Port Chaplain Pastor Bahman Amirazodi with a Filipino seafarer in Brazil 25 June 2012 marks the second international Day of the Seafarer International maritime charity invites supporters to donate to their work and recognise the importance of seafarers Imagine an item that you simply...
June 25th, 2012 | Charity, News | Read More

Successful INEC 2012 in “The home of the Engineer”

Successful INEC 2012 in “The home of the Engineer”
The 11th International Naval Engineering Conference (INEC 2012) was held last month by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) in Edinburgh, the city, the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Ministry of Defence described as “the home of the engineer” in his opening...
June 25th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More