Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

German union delegation joins DHL Turkey picketline

Verdi representatives on the DHL picketline in Turkey 14 November 2012 – Verdi representatives on the DHL picketline in Turkey A delegation from a German ITF-affiliated union has travelled more than 2, 000 kilometres to Turkey to visit sacked DHL workers on their picketline.   The Verdi delegation...
November 14th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

MER December/January 2013 Features

On the latest MER  for December/January 2013 main features are: Bulk Carriers Modern Engine Room:  MER shines a light on the innards of the bulk carrier engine room with an emphasis on energy efficiency Defence Engineering:  This feature rounds up pieces of kit specifically designed for military...
November 14th, 2012 | Associations, Books | Read More

Unique Senior Leadership Forum to launch the BIMCO Shanghai Centre

Unique Senior Leadership Forum to launch the BIMCO Shanghai Centre
The President of BIMCO Yudhishthir Khatau BIMCO will be opening its Shanghai Centre office on the 25 February 2013 and in conjunction with the ceremony a unique “Senior Leadership Forum” will be held to further stimulate a mutually beneficial dialogue with the Chinese shipping community. The President...
November 14th, 2012 | BIMCO, Events | Read More

London Company Market measured at £22bn IUA statistics report paints comprehensive picture of annual premium income

Dave Matcham More than £17bn of premium income was written by the company market in London during 2011, a new statistical analysis by the IUA has revealed. And a further £5bn was written elsewhere, but controlled by London market offices. The IUA’s London Company Market Statistics Report has, for...
November 14th, 2012 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

INTERMANAGER supports Seafarers’ survey in a bid to tackle red tape

Captain Kuba Szymanski InterManager, the international trade association for the shipmanagement and crewmanagement industry, is supporting a survey which aims to identify how much of a burden red tape places on seafarers. The Association is urging its members to encourage their staff to take part in...
November 13th, 2012 | Intermanager, Shipmanagement | Read More

Seagull signs landmark licensing agreement with International Shipping Federation

Norwegian training specialist Seagull AS has signed a licensing agreement with the International Shipping Federation (ISF), the global employers’ association for shipowners, which will allow Seagull to utilise electronic versions of the widely-used ISF Onboard Training Record Books in conjunction...
November 12th, 2012 | International Shipping Federation, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Slow down and make better use of technology: chairman’s message at International Maritime Industries Forum 37th annual dinner

Slow down and make better use of technology: chairman’s message at International Maritime Industries Forum 37th annual dinner
Jim Davis Jim Davis, presiding over the annual dinner of the International Maritime Industries Forum, saw two reasons for hope of extracting the shipping industry from what he described as “a bit of a mess.” One was its ability to take advantage of fuel efficiency, and the other would be a greater...
November 11th, 2012 | Associations, Events | Read More

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