Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

IUMI president warns of challenges of insuring billion dollar ships

IUMI president warns of challenges of insuring billion dollar ships
Dieter Berg IUMI president warns of challenges of insuring billion dollar ships,  By James Brewer Insurers face huge challenges with the advent of what amounts to the billion dollar (in terms of risk exposures) cargoship, IUMI president Dieter Berg warned as he opened the organisation’s 2016...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance | Read More

British Marine and Datatag’s official COMPASS Scheme goes live

British Marine and Datatag’s official COMPASS Scheme goes live
Kevin Howells, Managing Director of Datatag and Sarah Dhanda, Membership & Services Director of British Marine British Marine and Datatag’s official COMPASS Scheme goes live to tackle marine theft COMPASS (the Combined Official Marine Protection and Security System) which is powered by Datatag and...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security | Read More

ARC welocmes comments highlighting responsibilities for keeping ships safe in West Africa

ARC welocmes comments highlighting responsibilities for keeping ships safe in West Africa
Management company Africa Risk Compliance (ARC) has welcomed recent comments highlighting the issue of who should be responsible for ensuring the security of ships operating in West Africa. It was reportedly stated on the sidelines of the Safety At Sea Conference, that if Navies in the region can’t...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Britain’s boatbuilders hiring but face significant skills gap

Britain’s boatbuilders hiring but face significant skills gap
Howard Pridding Industry leaders call for sector to be core part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy  Recruitment across Britain’s marine industry increased by 2.7% in 2014/15 and is expected to increase a further 2% in 2015/16. The majority of work force growth has come from the boat manufacturing...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Reports, Sailing, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Sports, Yachting | Read More

IUMI’s education programme receives boost from Hong Kong Federation of Insurers

IUMI’s education programme receives boost from Hong Kong Federation of Insurers
At the annual IUMI marine insurance conference in Genova, which got underway this morning, IUMI President Dieter Berg received a generous donation of €100,000 from the Hong Kong Federation of Insurer’s (HKFI) to support IUMI’s new education programme. The education progamme is a key IUMI objective...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Global marine underwriting premiums down by 10.5%…

Global marine underwriting premiums down by 10.5%…
Astrid Seltmann Global marine underwriting premiums down by 10.5%; continued uncertainty lies ahead, warns IUMI IUMI – the International Union of Marine Insurance – unveiling its annual statistical report on the marine insurance market at today’s conference in Genova, announced global underwriting...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Insurance | Read More

EIRA on the Energy jargon

EIRA on the Energy jargon
George Hatziioannou, EIRA’s editor George Hatzioannou, EIRA’s editor writes: What are the most likely repercussions for South East Europe’s energy security after the somewhat ambiguous reconciliation between Ankara and Moscow has re-activated the Turkish Stream pipeline project? Will it...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Energy, Gas, LNG, LPG, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Tankers | Read More

Legambiente joins Platform’s campaign for sustainable ship recycling

Legambiente joins Platform’s campaign for sustainable ship recycling
© Andreas Ragnarsson – http:// www.andreasragnarsson.com/portfolio/ portfolio/ Brussels, 19 September 2016 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform welcomes onboard Legambiente, its first-ever Italian member organization.  Legambiente is a non-profit association created in 1980 for the safeguard...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, Pollution, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Lifeboat crew exchange hits fifth year

Lifeboat crew exchange hits fifth year
  EEP liferaft IMRF LIFEBOAT CREW EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WILL INVOLVE 13 EUROPEAN RESCUE ORGANISATIONS  London, Monday, September 19. For the fifth consecutive year, rescue volunteers from European nations are to participate next week in a seven day Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme organised by the...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Seven ages of gold

Seven ages of gold
Seven ages of gold – central banks annual net gold purchases of 350 tonnes a year Central banks are turning back to gold purchases in line with a century of practice between 1870 and 1970. This has restored the yellow metal as a central element of monetary management after four decades of attempted...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Reports | Read More

Boxship sector teetering “like house of cards” says IUMI committee chief

Boxship sector teetering “like house of cards” says IUMI committee chief
Nick Derrick Boxship sector teetering “like house of cards” says IUMI committee chief by James Brewer Container shipping globally is as fragile as “a house of cards” in the wake of the collapse of South Korea-based Hanjin Shipping, a leading member of the International Union of...
September 18th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

Capt. Mircea Sarbu from Galati Port Authority meets Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago in Tenerife

Capt. Mircea Sarbu from Galati Port Authority meets Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago in Tenerife
l to r: Capt. Sarbu Mircea and Capt. Antonio M. Padrón Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife, received the visit of Capt. Mircea Sarbu, Harbour Master and Naval Authority of the Port of Galati (Romania). Galaţi is a city located in...
September 18th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Ports & Terminals | Read More

NEWSFLASH – Seguin wins second gold medal at Rio 2016

NEWSFLASH – Seguin wins second gold medal at Rio 2016
France’s Damien Seguin has won his second Paralympic Games gold medal, pending any protests, at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. With a win in Athens 2004, Seguin now adds the One Person Keelboat (2.4 Norlin OD) Rio 2016 title to his collection. Needing to finish above London 2012 champion, Great...
September 17th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Sailing, Sports | Read More

More than US$ 300 million worth of cargo seized on board Hanjin vessels in Italian ports

More than US$ 300 million worth of cargo seized on board Hanjin vessels in Italian ports
Alessandro Laghezza More than 5,000 containers due to be delivered in the Italian market are seized under arrest in Italian ports or “frozen” on board Hanjin vessels moored off the Arabian port of Jeddah and sailing to Yantian*. According to Alessandro Laghezza, President  of  the Ligurian Logistic...
September 17th, 2016 | Associations, Containers, Disputes, Markets | Read More

Aussie gold rush on the shores of Rio de Janeiro

Aussie gold rush on the shores of Rio de Janeiro
Australians celebrating There was Aussie elation at the Marina da Gloria on day five as the Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medals were wrapped up in the Two Person (SKUD18) and Three Person Keelboat (Sonar) with a day to spare. Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch in the SKUD18 were yet again on fire as they...
September 16th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Bermuda reinsurers brainstorm on blockchain

Bermuda reinsurers brainstorm on blockchain
Pictured, from left: R3 managing director Tim Grant, BDA consultant Stafford Lowe, and BDA CEO Ross Webber Bermuda’s global reinsurers look to distributed ledger technology revolution to give jurisdiction industry lead Hamilton, Bermuda, September 16, 2016—Representatives from the Bermuda Monetary...
September 16th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

The island of Skiathos the next stop of the HELMEPA – Lloyd’s Register Foundation Campaign

The island of Skiathos the next stop of the HELMEPA – Lloyd’s Register Foundation Campaign
The “EducationalCommunityandPublicAwarenessCampaignontheMarineEnvironment, Shipping and Sciences” which is carried out by HELMEPA across 14 Greek towns and cities between 2014-2017 with the support of Lloyd’s Register Foundation* (the Foundation), moves on to the island of Skiathos from 26 September...
September 16th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Climate, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

NAMEPA Announces 2016 Award winners

NAMEPA Announces 2016 Award winners
Joe Hughes National Ocean Council, Ocean Conservancy, Maritime Academy Charter School, OBOCS, NOAA, NAMMA, Wells Fargo, Jack Buono, Nicky Pappadakis, and the late Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley also recognized September 14, 2016 Joseph Hughes, Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection...
September 15th, 2016 | Associations, Awards, Environment, Events, News | Read More

Dubai Maritime Cluster Office leaves lasting impression of Dubai’s maritime leadership at SMM

Dubai Maritime Cluster Office leaves lasting impression of Dubai’s maritime leadership at SMM
5,500 plus companies work in maritime sector practicing 12,000 activities AED 14 billion size of the sector with more than 75,000 jobs Newly launched Office’s main priority is to make emirate one of world’s most competitive maritime clusters Strategic move to further local maritime sector strength...
September 15th, 2016 | Associations, Company Profiles, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ICS Pilotage, Towing and Mooring Survey 2016 now underway!

ICS Pilotage, Towing and Mooring Survey 2016 now underway!
John Murray The role of the pilot in mitigating the potential economic and environmental risk from today’s large vessels is one of the most important in maritime safety. In recognition of this, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has embarked upon its first comprehensive survey of pilotage,...
September 15th, 2016 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Inmarsat announces sponsorship for safety H.E.R.O.

Inmarsat announces sponsorship for safety H.E.R.O.
September 2016: Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services will commemorate the untimely passing earlier this year of one of the architects of its Maritime Safety Operations network by sponsoring the first International Maritime Rescue Federation...
September 15th, 2016 | Associations, Awards, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

Joint statement by ESPO, FEPORT, IDC and ETF regarding the Social Dialogue process

Joint statement by ESPO, FEPORT, IDC and ETF regarding the Social Dialogue process
  14 September 2016, Brussels Joint Statement First evaluation of the work program of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for ports A good start of dialogue for concrete results In June 2013, ETF, IDC, FEPORT and ESPO[1] have established, with the support of the European Commission, the Sectoral...
September 14th, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMCA welcomes news of the BWMC

IMCA welcomes news of the BWMC
Richard Benzie The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes the news that the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention enters into force on 8 September 2017, and has produced a 12-point information sheet on the Convention for its members. The BWM Convention aims to stop the spread...
September 13th, 2016 | Associations, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Minister confirms support of Prompt Payment Code and success in changing payment culture

Minister confirms support of Prompt Payment Code and success in changing payment culture
Margot James New measures to support the Prompt Payment Code (PPC) and drive a culture of better payment practice have been confirmed in a letter to PPC signatories from Margot James, Minister for Small Business and Philip King, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM). The...
September 13th, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Politics and Government | Read More

Champions conquer on sun soaked opening day

Champions conquer on sun soaked opening day
In the build-up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition the sky has been a dull shade of grey, but the minute the first day of racing started, the stereotypical Rio de Janeiro sunshine came out with a 10 knot wind to boot. It was a glorious opening session of sailing. And it wasn’t just...
September 12th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More