Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

Step change for IMCA’s annual Safety and Environment Seminar 2012 in Rio

Step change for IMCA’s annual Safety and Environment Seminar 2012 in Rio
Hugh Williams “The best ever” is the view of Hugh Williams, Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) on looking back at the association’s recent Annual Safety & Environment Seminar held in Rio de Janeiro. “Not only did we have more people than have ever attended...
April 9th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

ITF demands reinstatement of sacked unionist in Malaysia port

Megat Zamri, dismissed from Westports in Klang Megat Zamri, dismissed from Westports in Klang The ITF has called on a terminal operator in Malaysia to reinstate a worker who was sacked after he took part in a week of action. Megat Zamri, president of the West Ports Staff Union, which was set up to represent...
April 5th, 2012 | ITF, Politics and Government | Read More

IMarEST Awards and Medals presented

Malcolm Vincent IMarEST Awards and Medals presented The IMarEST 2010/2011 awards for twenty two technical papers Recognition by one’s peers is always important, and the presentation of Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) awards and medals for technical examination results...
April 3rd, 2012 | Associations, HR | Read More

BIMCO publishes much anticipated GUARDCON Contract

BIMCO publishes much anticipated GUARDCON Contract
BIMCO publishes much anticipated GUARDCON Contract BIMCO is pleased to announce the publication of the GUARDCON standard contract for the employment of security guards on vessels. This brand new contract has been developed to provide ship owners and private maritime security companies (PMSC) with a clearly...
March 28th, 2012 | BIMCO, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Court ruling puts new delay on Auckland redundancies

Court ruling puts new delay on Auckland redundancies
There’s been a further victory for wharfies at Ports of Auckland in New Zealand in their fight for job security. Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) wants to make 300 members of the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) redundant and contract out their stevedoring work. The union has already successfully...
March 28th, 2012 | ITF, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Seafarers’ Trust announces latest grants

Seafarers’ Trust announces latest grants
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust, which has just celebrated its 30th anniversary with a major seminar in London on seafarers’ welfare,  yesterday announced its latest grants. The following donations, totalling £1, 078, 533 (USD1, 711, 685) have been agreed: World Maritime University: £168, 000 (USD266,...
March 28th, 2012 | Charity, Events, Health and Safety, HR, ITF | Read More

Surge in shipping students proves robustness of the sector

The shipping industry is investing in training. Newly released statistics from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), which celebrated its centenary in 2011, show shipping bucking the trend in terms of cuts to training budgets. While recent figures from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development...
March 26th, 2012 | Associations, Chartering, Maritime Education and Training, Sales and Purchases | Read More

BIMCO at CMA 2012 – Time to Safe Yourself

BIMCO at CMA 2012 – Time to Safe Yourself
Yudhishthir Khatau BIMCO was again this year well represented at CMA. BIMCO President Yudhishthir Khatau spoke in the opening session and Secretary General Torben Skaanild spoke in a key session on the use of Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). Too many ships and too many yards – Time to Save YourSelf BIMCO...
March 22nd, 2012 | BIMCO, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Intermanager President: “Not paying ransoms would be massively detrimental to the industry” –

Intermanager President: “Not paying ransoms would be massively detrimental to the industry” –
Alastair Evitt speaking at CMA Any move at government level to ban the payment of ransoms to pirates would have a massively detrimental effect on the risk to the world’s seafarers and the global economy, according to Alastair Evitt, Managing Director of Meridian Marine Management, President of...
March 20th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Intermanager, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

ISSA encourages Ship Suppliers to go green

ISSA encourages Ship Suppliers to go green
Jens Olsen, ISSA's President Ship suppliers are being encouraged to ensure “green” measures are central to their core business practices. The International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) is encouraging its members to implement green policies and achieve internationally-recognised...
March 20th, 2012 | Associations, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Stores and Provisions | Read More

Intermanager President to chair Save our Seafarers

Intermanager President to chair Save our Seafarers
Alastair Evitt Alastair Evitt*, President of InterManager and Managing Director of Meridian Marine Management Ltd, has been appointed chairman of the Save Our Seafarers campaign. Mr Evitt, who was previously SOS vice chairman, succeeds Giles Heimann who is stepping down to concentrate on his role...
March 20th, 2012 | Events, HR, Intermanager, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Shipping needs global legislation not unilateral measures

Spyros Polemis Balancing environmental aspirations with economic realities, but also with political realities is not easy, ICS Chairman Spyros M Polemis told delegates at the influential CMA Conference in Connecticut earlier on.  In a speech entitled “Balancing Environmental Aspirations With Economic...
March 19th, 2012 | Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Regulatory | Read More

Dry bulk scrapping age keeps moving upward

Dry bulk scrapping age keeps moving upward
In poor freight markets you might think that vessels were being recycled at a younger and younger age, but looking into the data a different story reveals itself. However, the trend is very clear – dry bulk vessels that leave the fleet for recycling are getting older and older, according to a new...
March 16th, 2012 | BIMCO, Ocean Shipping, Ship Demolitions | Read More

IPTA’s 25th Anniversary reception –

IPTA’s 25th Anniversary reception –
Hugo Finlay, Janet Strode and Stefan Micallef The International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA) held a reception at the Naval Club – one of the British capital’s maritime  landmarks,  in Mayfair on Wednesday 7 March to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its founding.   As well as...
March 12th, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events | Read More

Seascapes: Maritime Research and Development

  Just scroll back into Seascapes and look at the astonishing variety of ships and marine equipment that has been developed in relatively recent years. Marine technology is every bit as enterprising and exciting as any other and there has been an explosion in technological development as the industry...
March 11th, 2012 | BIMCO, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

110th President of IMarEST appointed

Malcolm Vincent BSc (Hons), MSc, CEng, FIMarEST, FIMechE, FIOD has been appointed the 110th President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) at its AGM yesterday (8 March). Andreas Chrysostomou has been appointed President Elect. Malcolm Vincent takes over the reins...
March 9th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

Key rulings imminent from Court of Appeal over freight futures debacle

Key rulings imminent from Court of Appeal over freight futures debacle
James Brewer London Shipping Law Centre briefed on latest opinions during seminar at Holman Fenwick Willan offices, By James Brewer Four years after the great freight futures fever led to market chaos, important legal rulings on payment disputes are soon to be pronounced in London. The volatility...
March 8th, 2012 | London Shipping Law Centre, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Food 2040 and its impact on shipping –

Food 2040 and its impact on shipping –
  – Food 2040 and its impact on shipping, By Mike Corkhill* The news in recent weeks that the world’s population has passed the seven billion mark caught everyone’s attention. The first question that springs to mind is how did we get here so fast? Since hitting three billion in 1960, the number...
March 7th, 2012 | BIMCO, Story of the Month, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The HSA’s 2012 Vassilopita event

The HSA’s  2012 Vassilopita event
The President of HSA John Pachoulis surprises Captain George Xyradakis of XRTC with a point…of view! The annual Hellenic Shipbrokers  Association (HSA) Vassilopita event took place at the spacious Metropolitan Hotel in Athens on this leap year’s last day of February… A great gathering...
March 3rd, 2012 | Associations, Events | Read More

InterManager Welcomes GasLog LNG

InterManager is pleased to announce its latest new Full Member – GasLog LNG Services Ltd. GasLog is a midstream gas company currently engaged in the gas shipping and marine gas sector. GasLog provides safe and flexible short, medium and long term logistical solutions to gas companies, offering the...
March 2nd, 2012 | Intermanager, Shipmanagement | Read More

Shipping Industry has mixed reaction towards outcome of UK Somalia Conference…

...The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal international trade association for shipowners representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet – has responded to the outcome of the intergovernmental conference on Somalia hosted by the United Kingdom on...
February 27th, 2012 | International Chamber of Shipping, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Shipping’s impact on World Oceans is well regulated says ICS

Shipping’s impact on World Oceans is well regulated says ICS
When it comes to governing the oceans, shipping largely has its house in order – that is the view of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) whose Chairman, Spyros M Polemis, took part in a major debate about oceans governance, in Singapore (Feb 23rd and 24th). Discussing ‘Who Should Rule The...
February 27th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

UK Club debuts innovative maritime risk management scheme in Asia at Shipping Hong Kong Week

Karl Lumbers Marine mutuals like the UK P&I Club are committed to reducing the number and size of insurance claims they receive. After all, in the P&I world, members own their respective clubs and through pool arrangements within individual clubs, they in effect pay their own claims. The...
February 25th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

SOS SaveOurSeafarers welcomes piracy conclusions of Somalia Conference but disappointed that seafarers not mentioned.

SOS SaveOurSeafarers welcomes piracy conclusions of Somalia Conference but disappointed that seafarers not mentioned.
SOS SaveOurSeafarers ** welcomes the London Conference on Somalia which was attended by 55 delegations from Somalia and the international community, and willingly supports its focus on unifying the international community in its coordinated support to Somalia, in the hope that a new era of Somali politics,...
February 23rd, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Statement from SOS SaveOurSeafarers

Statement from SOS SaveOurSeafarers
Wednesday 22 February 2012 – Following Tuesday’s conference on Somali piracy organised by the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office and held at the IMO’s London headquarters, Giles Heimann, Chair of the SOS SaveOurSeafarers ** campaign, said: “We welcome the acknowledgement of the...
February 22nd, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, IMO, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More