Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

HELMΕPA’s 2012 marine litter campaign reaches its completion

HELMΕPA’s 2012 marine litter campaign reaches its completion
Greek cleanup sites Three thousand three hundred and five (3, 305) volunteers from one hundred and fourteen (114) cooperating stakeholders from all over Greece participated in this study on marine litter. In total, they cleaned 508km of coastline across seventy five (75) different areas of the country,...
November 9th, 2012 | Associations, Environment, News | Read More

Watchkeeper: How to grow leaders

Leadership and management have been subjects that have been studiously avoided in many parts of the shipping industry, perhaps because of the mistaken idea that “leaders are born and not made” and that good management techniques are absorbed – rather like osmosis – from role models. Commercial...
November 7th, 2012 | BIMCO, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

European challenge to arbitration settlements

European challenge to arbitration settlements
The Right Honourable The Lord Mance and Ian Chetwood of the host Ince & Co The problems of reconciling arbitration settlements, reached under the rules of the 1958 New York Convention, with claims made by other interested parties in European national courts and under Brussels regulations were aired...
November 2nd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre | Read More

Can Shipping meet the challenge of change?

Second annual IMarEST Founders’ Lecture in association with ClassNK Date: Tuesday 20 November 2012 Location: America Square Conference Centre, London EC3 Organised by: The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Further information and online registration: www.imarest.org/events...
November 1st, 2012 | Associations | Read More

Seatrade tanker industry gathering proves ideal opportunity for WISTA champions to meet

Seatrade tanker industry gathering proves ideal opportunity for WISTA champions to meet
Katharina Stanzel (WISTA Personality of the Year, 2012) on the right, with Irene Rosberg (president, WISTA Denmark). Seatrade’s Tanker Industry Conference in Copenhagen provided an excellent  opportunity for the new WISTA Personality of the Year Katharina Stanzel, and WISTA Denmark president Irene...
October 30th, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Transas Marine joins IMarEST Marine Partner Scheme

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Marine Partner scheme continues to attract highly relevant organisations as members. The latest to join as a Marine Affiliate is Transas Marine International, whose personnel will be able to draw on the numerous advantages of corporate...
October 26th, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

IMarEST 2012 President’s Day Lecture

IMarEST 2012 President’s Day Lecture
  Professor John Carlton, former IMarEST president with the speaker Malcolm Vincent, IMarEST’s current president One of the best ever events of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Techology was this year’s President’s Day Lecture at Trinity House on the 9th of October.We are...
October 25th, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

From London to Istanbul – DHL workers united and strong

 22 October 2012 – The ITF today delivered a message of support to striking RMT members at a London depot from unfairly dismissed  DHL workers in Turkey.  The RMT members on strike in Neasden from 00:01 to 23:59 on Monday 22 October are calling for parity with their colleagues at DHL’s Enfield...
October 23rd, 2012 | ITF | Read More

PD Ports Wins Prestigious People Development Award

PD Ports Wins Prestigious People Development Award
  PD Ports Group Chief Executive David Robinson (centre) accepts the People Development Award from CILT President Graham Inglis (left) and Managing Director & President of GKN Freight ServicesJohn M Gillam (right) The PD Ports Group is delighted to announce it has won the prestigious Development...
October 23rd, 2012 | Associations, Events, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Thruster Intergrity Management Guidance from IMCA

Hugh Williams The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Guidance on thruster integrity management’ (IMCA M 216) describing integrity management systems and their application to marine thruster units installed in both new build and existing vessels. “Our new guidance...
October 22nd, 2012 | Associations, Books, Regulatory | Read More

Action needed on places of refuge and casualty investigations

Action needed on places of refuge and casualty investigations
Peter Hinchliffe IMO rules should be subject to impact and sustainability assessment says ICS There are some clearly identifiable steps which need to be taken to enhance shipping’s already very impressive record of maritime safety, according to International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Secretary...
October 19th, 2012 | Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

HELMEPA at CYMEPA’s 20th Birthday

HELMEPA at CYMEPA’s 20th Birthday
Sir Stelios presents Mr. Dimitris C. Mitsatsos with a commemorative plaque On Monday, 15th October, in Limassol, Cyprus, the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association – CYMEPA celebrated 20 years of voluntary, non-governmental, not-for-profit action for the protection of both the marine environment...
October 19th, 2012 | Associations, Environment, Events | Read More

BIMCO publishes the POOLCON Tramp Ship Pooling Agreement

BIMCO publishes the POOLCON Tramp Ship Pooling Agreement
Grant Hunter After nearly three years of development work, BIMCO has released the industry’s first standard pooling agreement for use by tramp pools operating in dry and liquid bulk trades primarily on a COA or spot basis. The POOLCON agreement is designed to provide users with a comprehensive and...
October 18th, 2012 | BIMCO, News | Read More

The Gulf and the Straights of Hormuz

The Gulf and the Straights of Hormuz
l to r: Jern-Fei Ng, Amy Sander, Jeffrey Gruder QC and Roderick Cordara QC Given the political volatility surrounding the Straits of Hormuz and the possibility of military conflict, over 100 lawyers and other maritime professionals gathered in London on October 16th to hear about ‘Legal Lessons...
October 17th, 2012 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, London Shipping Law Centre, Sales and Purchases | Read More

More gains for seafarers in South Asia

Activists on board a vessel during the South Asia week of action 16 October 2012 – Activists on board a vessel during the South Asia week of action A week-long campaign, launched by dockers’ and seafarers’ unions in port cities across India, has led to substantial gains for ship crews.  ...
October 16th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Amlin’s Beale takes seat on LMA board

Simon Beale Simon Beale, Amlin PLC’s chief underwriting officer, has joined the board of the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA). He replaces David Harris, who resigned from the board at the end of September.   Having begun his career in the Lloyd’s market in 1984 specialising in marine hull underwriting,...
October 15th, 2012 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

FONASBA appoints Marygrace Collins as new President

FONASBA appoints Marygrace Collins as new President
Marygrace Collins Shipbroker Marygrace Collins of US based Bulkore Chartering Inc was elected as President of The Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents (FONASBA) at the organisation’s 43rd Annual Meeting in Venice on Friday 12 October. She succeeds Christakis Papavassiliou who...
October 15th, 2012 | Associations, Chartering, Liner Shipping and Trade, People and Places, Sales and Purchases, Ship Agencies | Read More

IMCA publishes ROV 2011 Global Statistics

IMCA publishes ROV 2011 Global Statistics
Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) statistics for 2011 have been published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) as an information note (IMCA R 05/12). The statistics, intended to record personnel and vehicle levels, are collected twice a year in February and August. The 2011 figures...
October 15th, 2012 | Associations, Oceanology | Read More

PLC information note issued by IMCA

PLC information note issued by IMCA
Jane Bugler Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are widely used in a variety of small and large pieces of equipment on marine construction vessels, for example, cranes, winches, handling systems, dive systems and power management systems. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has...
October 15th, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

Interferry welcomes EEDI decision

Interferry welcomes EEDI decision
Johan Roos Trade association Interferry has welcomed the decision at last week’s session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to proceed with a sector-specific methodology for establishing energy efficiency requirements for ro-ro cargo and ro-pax vessels. The Energy Efficiency...
October 12th, 2012 | Associations, Environment, IMO, News, Regulatory | Read More

New Chairman Announced at Intercargo

John Platsidakis Intercargo the trade Association representing the interests of the bulk shipping industry,  yesterday announced the appointment of Mr John Platsidakis as Chairman. Mr Platsidakis is currently Managing Director of Piraeus-based Anangel Maritime Services Inc., a function that he will...
October 11th, 2012 | Intercargo | Read More

INTERTANKO endorses BIMCO’s GUARDCON

INTERTANKO’s Documentary Committee provided valuable input to the work done by BIMCO on a standard contract for Private Armed Guards (GUARDCON). The Committee much appreciated the opportunity to comment on the early GUARDCON drafts and has been watching the development and use of GUARDCON with interest. GUARDCON...
October 10th, 2012 | BIMCO, Intertanko, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

BIMCO, in association with FATHOM, announces step-by-step guide to SEEMP implementation and management

Timely publication offers owners and operators a straightforward resource to enable planning for January 2013 deadline for SEEMP LONDON – OCTOBER 10th, 2012: BIMCO announced today the release of ‘The Step-by-Step SEEMP Manual’ in association with Fathom. The manual, which can be utilised as a...
October 10th, 2012 | BIMCO, Books, Energy, Regulatory | Read More

CMI must listen to Shipowners says ICS

CMI must listen to Shipowners says ICS
Matheos T. Los ICS is concerned about proposals on environmental salvage and the York Antwerp Rules Following a meeting of its Insurance Committee today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet, has reiterated its firm opposition to proposals...
October 9th, 2012 | Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Record numbers ensure INTERTANKO Seafarers’ Vetting Seminar is a resounding success

Record numbers ensure INTERTANKO Seafarers’ Vetting Seminar is a resounding success
Delegates taking their seats ahead of the seminar © INTERTANKO Over 1, 300 seafaring officers and crew attended INTERTANKO’s Seafarers’ Vetting Seminar held last week at the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy in Laguna in the Philippines. The packed auditorium demonstrated the need and the desire for up-to-date...
October 9th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Intertanko, Maritime Education and Training | Read More