Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

UGS president Theodore Veniamis meets UK’s minister for Transport John Hays during LISW2017

UGS president Theodore Veniamis meets UK’s minister for Transport John Hays during LISW2017
Theodore Veniamis Meeting of the President of the UGS, Mr. Theodore Veniamis,  with the UK Minister of State for Transport, Mr. John Hayes The President of the UGS, Mr. Theodore Veniamis, accepting a formal invitation, visited London on the occasion of the London International Shipping Week and had...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

HELMEPA on the “Agia Zoni II” incident

HELMEPA on the “Agia Zoni II” incident
HELMEPA Director General, Mr. Dimitris Mitsatsos It is with sadness and apprehension that we follow the development of the oil spill resulting from the wreck of the vessel “Agia Zoni II” in the Saronic Gulf. Unfortunately, accidents are unavoidable but for their minimization there is a need for prevention...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Shaping the Future of Shipping: ICS Launches New Brand

Shaping the Future of Shipping: ICS Launches New Brand
Esben Poulsson The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has used London International Shipping Week to launch a new brand identity, to better serve its important role as the global trade association for shipowners, representing national shipowners’ associations from 37 countries and over 80% of...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Top speakers tackle CO2 and compliance topics at ICS LISW2017 conference

Top speakers tackle CO2 and compliance topics at ICS LISW2017 conference
Peter Hinchliffe introducing the event London- The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for shipowners, organised a one day conference at the magnificent premises of the British Library earlier today. The event was attended by a significant number of stakeholders...
September 13th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

SeafarerHelp named Shoreside Team of the Year

SeafarerHelp named Shoreside Team of the Year
… ISWAN’s SeafarerHelp, a free, confidential, 24/7 helpline which supports thousands of seafarers every year, was named ‘Shoreside Team of the Year’ at last night’s 2017 Safety at Sea Awards, held during London International Shipping Week. Members of ISWAN and the SeafarerHelp...
September 13th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

Capers’ volatility continues as the BDI falls. @1,344 caution is the only remedy…

Capers’ volatility continues as the BDI falls. @1,344 caution is the only remedy…
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) fell 11 points since yesterday, thanks to the counter form the Panamaxes, otherwise the losses were going to be bigger. Geopolitics turn sour… and London International Shipping Week rewrites Shipping Business History: London will continue to call the shots;...
September 12th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

RMT on Government announcement on public sector pay

RMT on Government announcement on public sector pay
Mick Cash RMT CONFIRMS VOTE FOR ACTION ON STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST BUSES RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Divide and rule will not deflect from the campaign to scrap the pay cap for all and that includes our members on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary down in the Caribbean dealing with the aftermath...
September 12th, 2017 | Associations, Disputes, HR, Rail | Read More

BIFA Training expands team with first key appointment

BIFA Training expands team with first key appointment
Robert Keen In order to keep up with member demand – and with other opportunities on the horizon – BIFA has expanded its training team with the appointment of Graeme Wilkinson. Graeme, who has over 20 years of freight forwarding experience, joins from Pantos Logistics. Prior to this, he worked for...
September 12th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

How Does Arbitration Support London?

How Does Arbitration Support London?
The panel with the Hon Sir Bernard Eder – fourth from the left who chaired the event. Picture credits Anna Kaparaki An exceptional event “How Does Arbitration Support London?” took place earlier on tonight at the DLA Piper premises in the City of London.  The event was organised by the London...
September 11th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, London Shipping Law Centre, Shipping Centers | Read More

The BDI@1,355, Wets unstable amid messy Geopolitics

The BDI@1,355, Wets unstable amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas The  BDI (Baltic Dry Index) begins  the week with gains; 23 points plus since last Friday the 8th of September, and at 1,355 points “makes” a bit of better sense… The Wets with mixed feelings and the Geopolitics messy as ever. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
September 11th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Autonomous ships and the human element

Autonomous ships and the human element
David Patraiko FNI, Director of Projects, The Nautical Institute 11.09.17 – As vessels become more and more autonomous consideration has to be given to the human element of future vessel operations, according to David Patraiko FNI, Director of Projects at The Nautical Institute. Speaking today...
September 11th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Technical, Technology, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Shipping union RMT responds to Government pledge today to double maritime apprenticeships Inbox x

Shipping union RMT responds to Government pledge today to double maritime apprenticeships  Inbox x
Mick Cash Speaking from the TUC Congress in Brighton, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Whilst it is welcome that the Government have responded positively to RMT’s campaign for a major increase in ratings apprenticeships it will require action across the industry, and, crucially, trade...
September 11th, 2017 | Associations, Communication, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

BIMCO launches new guidance for seafarers on avoiding life boat accidents

BIMCO launches new guidance for seafarers on avoiding life boat accidents
Aron Frank Sørensen of BIMCO.  BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries. Lifeboat accidents resulting in fatalities and serious injuries are all too frequent,...
September 11th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Books, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

IMarEST assists maritime sector as global treaty enters into force to halt invasive species

IMarEST assists maritime sector as global treaty enters into force to halt invasive species
Comb jelly Phylum Ctenophora do not have stinging cells and have a simpler reproductive system than most jellies. The International Ballast Water Management Convention enters into force today (8 September 2017) and the IMarEST remains on standby to support vessel owners, equipment manufacturers and...
September 8th, 2017 | IMarEST, IMO, Regulatory | Read More

IMarEST: INEC 2018 – 14th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition – Call for papers

IMarEST: INEC 2018 – 14th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition – Call for papers
Capt Matt Bolton RN, Ministry of Defence, UK The Call for Papers for the 14th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC 2018), which will incorporate the International Ship Control Systems Symposium, is now open at www.inec.org.uk. INEC 2018 will be held from Tuesday 2 – Thursday...
September 7th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST | Read More

The low-down on the Mini sailors

The low-down on the Mini sailors
.. To note: – Meeting in Paris between a delegation of racers and the press – A common base yet a host of different stories – Mini sailors set great store by the fundamentals of the race – The Mini-Transat La Boulangère in figures It’s in Paris, near the Place de la Bastille,...
September 7th, 2017 | Associations, Press and Media, Sailing, Sports | Read More

IUA comment on discount rate reform

IUA comment on discount rate reform
Dave Matcham Please find below a comment from the International Underwriting Association on the Lord Chancellor’s proposals for reform of the way in which personal injury compensation is calculated. Dave Matcham, chief executive of the International Underwriting Association, welcomed the reform proposal....
September 7th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA | Read More

IMCA joins WFPIA

Allen Leatt The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has become a Sister Association member of the World Federation of Pipe Line Industry Associations (WFPIA). WFPIA provides a platform for collaboration amongst the associations related in one way or another to the onshore and offshore...
September 7th, 2017 | Associations, Gas | Read More

New IACS Chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen prioritises modernisation and transparency

New IACS Chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen prioritises modernisation and transparency
IACS Chair Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen London, 6 September 2017: Speaking at a press conference in London, new IACS Chairman, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, announced a series of initiatives designed to ensure that IACS provides the support its stakeholders need in a rapidly changing industry. “As...
September 6th, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, HR, IACS, News, Person Profiles | Read More

ICS Chairman calls on all parties to ensure successful implementation of Ballast Convention

Esben Poulsson The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017. “The industry may collectively need to spend around 100 billion U.S. dollars in order to install the new ballast water treatment systems that will be required...
September 6th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Strategic appointment made by IMCA

Strategic appointment made by IMCA
David Bloom The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced that David Bloom has been appointed as director for client engagement. He will be supporting the Association in developing and expanding its engagement with oil companies and the broader industry. “I am delighted to...
September 6th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

Gimson and Burnett Lead GBR 1-2 After US Crew Penalised At Nacra 17 Worlds

Gimson and Burnett Lead GBR 1-2 After US Crew Penalised At Nacra 17 Worlds
… American duo Riley Gibbs and Louisa Chafee lead the Nacra 17 World Championships after the first three qualifying races were contested in light, sub 10 kt breezes and pleasant sunshine off La Grande Motte’s Baie de Aigues Mortes. They were protested after racing for a measurement infringement...
September 5th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

1st Mare Forum Mykonos 2017

1st Mare Forum Mykonos 2017
The panel – on a l to r basis with Jannis Kostoulas, Philip Embirikos, George Gourdomichalis, George A. Tsavliris and George Gratsos and discussants Synthesis and Conclusions The 1st MARE FORUM MYKONOS was held in Mykonos on 1st September 2017. The event was created and organized by Mare Forum...
September 4th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

IMCA welcomes UK home office decision

IMCA welcomes UK home office decision
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes the extension by the Home Office until 21 October 2018 of the concession to UK immigration rules concerning workers joining vessels engaged in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind projects. As noted by IMCA in June, IMCA welcomes...
September 1st, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Energy, HR, Immigration | Read More

Safety experts welcome the publication of terms of reference for the review of building regulations and fire safety

Safety experts welcome the publication of terms of reference for the review of building regulations and fire safety
The Grenfell Tower Safety experts welcome the publication of terms of reference for the review of building regulations and fire safety  “The Grenfell Tower tragedy must prompt a considerable step change in how fire risk in tower blocks is managed,” urged leading safety bodies in Britain. The safety...
August 31st, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More