Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

EAAW VII successfully demonstrated how problems have been solved

EAAW VII successfully demonstrated how problems have been solved
Cdr Ian Hassall RN J Over 120 delegates from Canada, The Netherlands, Poland, UK and USA attended the recent Engine As A Weapon International Symposium (EAAW VII) in Bristol (20 and 21 June at No.1 Brunel Square), with its topical theme ‘Combat Power at Sea’. Organised by FIGS Events Limited on behalf...
July 17th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST, Military, Technical, Technology | Read More

IUA media comment: EU/US covered agreement

IUA media comment: EU/US covered agreement
Dave Matcham Viewers can  find below an IUA comment on announcement by US Department of the Treasury and the Office of the US Trade Representative that they intend to sign Bilateral Agreement between the US and EU on Prudential Measures Regarding Insurance and Reinsurance. https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0124.aspx#.WWkFhgQPFhk.twitter Dave...
July 17th, 2017 | IUA | Read More

International unions back Gate Gourmet workers in Argentina

International unions back Gate Gourmet workers in Argentina
Steve Cotton ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) unions representing Gate Gourmet workers are lobbying the company today in support of the company’s drivers and logistics workers in Argentina who are campaigning for recognition of the work they carry out. Currently the company treats...
July 14th, 2017 | Associations, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Call for papers published for “the leading edge of value-based subsea inspection”

Call for papers  published for “the leading edge of value-based subsea inspection”
A Call for Papers has been issued for the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), the Hydrographic Society in Scotland and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) joint seminar, which this year has the theme ‘The Leading Edge of Value-Based Subsea Inspection’.  It is available at www.sut.org/event/call-for-papers-the-leading-edge-of-value-based-subsea-inspection/....
July 14th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

BIMCO joins forces with Shipdex to push digitalisation of data

BIMCO joins forces with Shipdex to push digitalisation of data
From the signing of the agreement; form l to r: Henrik Striboldt, MAN Diesel & Turbo, John Turnball, Rolls-Royce, Capt. Eugen Adami, Mastermind Shipmanagement, Giancarlo Coletta, Shipdex Chairman, G&C Shipping , Lars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO, Deputy Secretary General Lars Gullaksen, BIMCO, Marco...
July 14th, 2017 | BIMCO, Company Profiles, Events, IT and Communications, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical | Read More

Strengthening of trade ties between Duisburg and Yiwu

Strengthening of trade ties between Duisburg and Yiwu
Chinese partners open up branch office Strengthening of trade ties between Duisburg and Yiwu The freight traffic between Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport) and the Chinese trading metropolis of Yiwu is being intensified.  The Chinese operator company of the freight train YXE International Container Train,...
July 14th, 2017 | Associations, Canals, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel

New case of seafarer abuse exposed on UAE flagged vessel
MT IBA Crew med condition Human Rights at Sea today publishes a further detailed case study and investigatory report into the abuse of seafarers provided by first-hand crew testimony onboard a UAE flagged vessel moored offshore the UAE coast owned by Alco Shipping Services. Notable concerns raised are...
July 13th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Company Profiles, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

BDI@859; volatility knocks…again

BDI@859; volatility knocks…again
John N. Faraclas The BDI gained 29 points since yesterday –  thanks mainly to the Capers which clinched nearly 100 points with the BCI 2014 now reading 846 – plus 91 points, thus surpassing the 800 point threshold… Geopolitics getting worse; the daily briefing by John Faraclas: The Panamaxes...
July 12th, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

High Seas Governance must take account of existing IMO framework

High Seas Governance must take account of existing IMO framework
Kiran Khosla At the United Nations in New York, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing shipowners at a UN Preparatory Committee which is developing a new legal instrument, under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which will apply to ‘high seas’ areas...
July 12th, 2017 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Awards nominations open

NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Awards nominations open
NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) annually recognizes companies, educators, associations, government agencies, academic institutions and individuals whose efforts support our mission to “Save Our Seas”. Since our inception, NAMEPA has been engaging maritime...
July 12th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

European shipowners welcome the progress made at the IMO environmental meeting

European shipowners welcome the progress made at the IMO environmental meeting
Patrick Verhoeven ECSA representing the European shipowners believe that important progress was made last week at the International Maritime Organziation’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting. In the meeting a plan was agreed to develop a CO2 reduction strategy in line with...
July 11th, 2017 | Associations, Environment | Read More

Intermodal Europe 2017 – Forecast for 2018

Intermodal Europe 2017 – Forecast for 2018
Sophie Ahmed The Container Shipping Industry Gathers to Forecast for 2018 After a period of significant change, the container shipping industry is now moving towards a state of stability and growth. Although there are still some key challenges to be faced in the coming months, the industry is showing...
July 11th, 2017 | Associations, Automobiles, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Pope Francis makes history with Sea Sunday tweet

Pope Francis makes history with Sea Sunday tweet
Pope Francis © Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk Pope Francis made history with seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) by tweeting for the first time about Sea Sunday on July 9. The pontiff’s tweet, which went out at 12:30 in the afternoon read, “I entrust sailors, fishermen, and all those in...
July 11th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell two points and now reads 820; the entire Geopolitical spectrum leads with mathematical accurancy to a modern and ultra-destructive Armageddon. John Faraclas’ daily report: With minimal and controlled losses the BDI now reads 820 points – a crucial point...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, Gas, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Organisations, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Moran and Sealift Join NAMEPA

Moran and Sealift Join NAMEPA
Carleen Lyden Walker July 11, 2017 – Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced today that Sealift, Inc. and Maritime Procurement Services have become new corporate members of NAMEPA. These companies have joined...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Environment | Read More

ICS pleased with IMO progress on environmental issues

ICS pleased with IMO progress on environmental issues
Simon Btennet Commenting on the outcome of last week’s meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents the world’s national shipowners’ associations – says it is pleased with...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Headlines, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution, Story of the Month | Read More

Working together to improve the safety and welfare of seafarers

Working together to improve the safety and welfare of seafarers
Ray Baker The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP Maritime) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) so that the two organisations can work closer together to help improve seafarers’...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

Dangerously falling BDI@822 and G20 low expectations, a Mayday for all…

Dangerously falling BDI@822 and G20 low expectations,  a Mayday for all…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 822 points – eight down since yesterday and 79 since last week’s 901 points. The Geopolitics are “on hold” given, in our view, the G20’s certain uncertain outcome; John Faraclas’ weekly recap: So here we go with the main...
July 7th, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Fixtures, Markets, Mergers and Aquisitions, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

MECSS 2017 Conference programme published

MECSS 2017 Conference programme published
Kevin Duffey MECSS 2017 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME PUBLISHED – ARC FLASH; ENERGY STORAGE, CYBER SECURITY AND MORE Rising to the challenge of the industry’s fundamental responsibility of making people at sea safer, lies at the heart of the Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS). ...
July 7th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST | Read More

Comment from Sailors’ Society’s CEO on reports on Wednesday that two Vietnamese seafarers have been found decapitated by the Abu Sayyaf terror group

Comment from Sailors’ Society’s CEO on reports on Wednesday that two Vietnamese seafarers have been found decapitated by the Abu Sayyaf terror group
… Following reports on Wednesday that the decapitated bodies of two Vietnamese seafarers were found on Basilan Island in the Philippines, Sailors’ Society’s CEO, Stuart Rivers, commented, “This is devastating news and our thoughts are with the victims’ families and friends.” Abu Sayyaf...
July 7th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Seahorse Club’s Summer Splash

Seahorse Club’s Summer Splash
Tom Waters from Image Line at centre stage… and on the right The Nautical Institute’s Bridget Hogan with guests… Picture credits: Anna Menis I guess that journalists and other practitioners involved in any way in the maritime media world had more than enough with news and important...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Food and Drink, HR, Press and Media | Read More

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points earlier on today and now stands uncomfortably at 829 points; the Geopolitics inclusive of the  G20 forum taking place tomorrow in Hamburg will determine a great deal of future politics and trade AND possibly the environment. John Faraclas’...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, European Union, Food and Drink, IUA, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  06-Jul-2017 SILT CURTAIN FOR PIPE PILE INSTALLATION AT WEST KOWLOON CULTURAL DISTRICT Hong Kong BOSPHORUS SAILING CUP Turkish Straits, Turkey Silt curtain for pipe pile Installation at West Kowloon Cultural District Thursday, July 6, 2017, Hong Kong For approximately 12 months,...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Dunkirk D- Day Beckons Again for 40th Tour Voile

Dunkirk D- Day Beckons Again for 40th Tour Voile
©Morgan Bove / ASO Dunkirk is where the famous Tour de France à la Voile started back on 1st July 1978. Appropriately it is from France’s history steeped North Sea port, just 10km from the Belgian border, that the historic 40th edition of the annual crewed race starts Friday July 7th. Twenty nine...
July 6th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Maritime History and Museums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

UK freight forwarders welcome Customs fallback system

UK freight forwarders welcome Customs fallback system
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association has welcomed the news that an electronic back up system that would prevent the catastrophic impact of a systems failure by the HMRC CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight) system has received formal approval from the UK Government.  BIFA...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More