Archive for the ‘Anniversaries’ Category

Den lille havfrue centenary

Den lille havfrue centenary
Photo credit: Celesteh , Creative Commons Perched on a rock in the water just off the star-shaped Kastellet fortress near the city’s harbour, the small bronze-skinned sculpture has become a Danish icon on a par with Carlsberg, the brewery once owned by the man who financed it. Today, millions of...
August 25th, 2013 | Anniversaries, News | Read More

Hail to Amerigo Vespucci – the great navigator whose name is borne by two continents and by one of the world’s most beautiful ships

Hail to Amerigo Vespucci – the great navigator whose name is borne by two continents and by one of the world’s most beautiful ships
Training ship Amerigo Vespucci under sail Hail to Amerigo Vespucci – the great navigator whose name is borne by two continents and by one of the world’s most beautiful ships,  By James Brewer It could hardly have been a more fitting visit. The Italian navy’s magnificent sail training ship Amerigo...
August 22nd, 2013 | Anniversaries, Maritime History and Museums, News | Read More

Panama Canal countdown to Centenary Celebration

Panama Canal countdown to Centenary Celebration
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) begins today the countdown for the centennial celebration as it commemorates its 99th anniversary. The countdown’s events will highlight the waterway’s contribution during the past 100 years and the efforts underway to face the challenges of the upcoming decades. The...
August 17th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Canals, Events | Read More

SBS Worldwide – 30 Years Old and Still Innovative

SBS Worldwide – 30 Years Old and Still Innovative
Steve Walker, SBS Group Chairman Today, award-winning logistics specialist SBS Worldwide celebrates its 30th anniversary. It is one of the largest freight forwarders still operating as a privately-owned and managed company in the UK. The secret of its success? Innovation. Company founder and Chairman...
August 15th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Logistics, People and Places | Read More

Lloyd’s celebrates 325 years

Lloyd’s celebrates 325 years
Tuesday 13 Aug 2013 – On a cold February morning in 1688, merchants flicking through the London Gazette while relaxing in one of the numerous coffee shops around the City would have noticed a familiar name – Lloyd’s.(source: Lloyd’s of London) An article in the respected newspaper...
August 14th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Insurance and Reinsurance, News | Read More

ITF pays its respects to Tolpuddle Martyrs

ITF pays its respects to Tolpuddle Martyrs
Joseph Katende, ITF Africa regional secretary at the Tolpuddle March 24 July 2013 – For Joseph Katende, ITF Africa regional secretary, the chance to visit the Tolpuddle Martyrs festival in Dorset, UK fulfilled a long-held dream. The festival commemorates farmworkers from the village of Tolpuddle...
July 24th, 2013 | Anniversaries, ITF | Read More

30 years of World Maritime University celebrated at IMO

30 years of World Maritime University celebrated at IMO
Mr.P. Cong, , Mr. T Skanlid, Mr. W.A.O’Neil, Admiral E.Mitropoulos, Mr.Koji Sekimizu, Dr.T.Nakazawa, Dr.W.Watson-Wright, Prof.B.Kjerfve and Mrs. N. Karigithu 30 years of World Maritime University celebrated at IMO The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Wednesday (10 July 2013) celebrated...
July 11th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, IMO, Maritime Education and Training, Scholarships, Story of the Month | Read More

25 years on from Piper Alpha offshore union RMT warns of new safety risks

25 years on from Piper Alpha offshore union RMT warns of new safety risks
On the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, which killed 167 men on the night of 6th July 1988, offshore energy union RMT slammed the government for undermining safety by meddling with the inspection regime implemented on the recommendation of the Cullen Report, produced following the tragedy. The...
July 6th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United States, Port Arthur, Texas – Advance notice requirement for oil transfers cancelled * United States, New York, NewYork – Special Local Regulation for Macy’s 4th of July fireworks * Hong...
July 3rd, 2013 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMO Day of the Seafarer 2013

IMO Day of the Seafarer 2013
This year’s theme for the IMO’s Day of the Seafarer is ‘Faces of the Sea’, focusing on the unsung heroes of shipping – the seafarers themselves.  We nearly all depend on seaborne trade for something in our lives, but the men and women who carry our goods about the world...
June 25th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Associations | Read More

Day of the Seafarer 2013: Faces of the Sea

Day of the Seafarer 2013: Faces of the Sea
IMO Memorial Today the 25th of June  marks the third international Day of the Seafarer, an official United Nations observance day. This year, IMO is celebrating the occasion with a social media campaign calling on all supply chain partners, including those beyond the maritime sector, to help highlight...
June 25th, 2013 | Anniversaries, News | Read More

INTERMANAGER puts seafarers at the heart of its activities

INTERMANAGER puts seafarers at the heart of its activities
Captain Kuba Szymanski As the annual Day Of The Seafarer dawns, InterManager, whose members manage more than 250, 000 of the world’s seafarers, has reaffirmed its commitment to crewmembers with a comprehensive package of activities aimed at addressing crew-related issues. The Association, whose members...
June 25th, 2013 | Anniversaries, HR, Intermanager, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

AET chalks-up 10, 000th US Gulf lightering

AET chalks-up 10, 000th US Gulf lightering
On 12 June 2013, AET confirmed its leadership position in US Gulf lightering by performing its 10, 000th fully serviced lightering operation. Using its own personnel, equipment and lightering support vessel, AET successfully transferred 547, 000 bbls of crude oil from Tankers International LLC’s V.K....
June 14th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Oil Industry | Read More

ITF urges support for Day of the Seafarer

ITF urges support for Day of the Seafarer
June 2013 – The ITF and its maritime affiliates will be supporting this year’s ‘Day of the Seafarer’ on 25 June. Under the theme of ‘Faces of the Sea’, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) day aims to spotlight the human face of shipping and the sacrifices that seafarers...
June 11th, 2013 | Anniversaries, ITF | Read More

Ince & Co Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Piraeus

Ince & Co Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Piraeus
June 6, 2013 – International law firm Ince & Co is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of its Piraeus office. Ince opened its Piraeus office in 1993. It was the firm’s third office outside the UK, in an international network now spanning 11 offices. The Piraeus office has firmly...
June 7th, 2013 | Anniversaries | Read More

When Margaret Thatcher received a standing ovation, before she had even begun speaking

When Margaret Thatcher received a standing ovation, before she had even begun speaking
When Margaret Thatcher received a standing ovation, before she had even begun speaking,  By Julian Thompson Major General Julian Thompson While attending Lady Thatcher’s funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral, my thoughts turned to the lunch at Guildhall in 1982 after the Falklands Victory Parade...
June 3rd, 2013 | Anniversaries, Comment, Maritime History and Museums, Military | Read More

From Pitt to Cameron: a political connection

From Pitt to Cameron: a political connection
From Pitt to Cameron: a political connection (source: Lloyd’s of London)  Following the attendance of ex PM Sir John Major at our US City Dinner, we uncover the market’s links with PMs past and present. Pitt, Gladstone, Churchill, Cameron, Major and even Lady Thatcher have all played a part...
May 16th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Politics and Government | Read More

40 years of Bahamian independence

40 years of Bahamian independence
Bahamas High Commissioner to the UK Eldred Bethel with his wife Dawne andreception guests Friends of the Bahamas celebrates in style: 40 years of Bahamian independence, and arrival of new High Commissioner to the UK By James Brewer It is a small nation, with a population of 350, 000 spread across 700...
May 5th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Events | Read More

An open book. London artist Mali turns up the volume with a new chapter in his Book series

An open book. London artist Mali turns up the volume with a new chapter in his Book series
A good read. Part of Mali’s series of women with books. An open book. London artist Mali turns up the volume with a new chapter in his Book series, By James Brewer For the London-based conceptual artist Mali, the book is the thing, the great symbol of communication in an incoherent world. It remains...
April 27th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Books, Clubs, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

Jamaica joins India to celebrate 50th National Maritime Day

Rear Admiral (ret’d) Peter Brady, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and former chairman of the International Maritime Organisation’s Standards of Training & Watchkeeping  sub-committee, was guest of honour at the 50th anniversary National Maritime celebrations in Mumbai,...
April 16th, 2013 | Anniversaries | Read More

The mobile phone turns 40

Wed 03 Apr 2013 – The can’t live without gadget turns 40 this month – celebrate by reading the latest news from Lloyd’s on your mobile device 40 years ago today, in New York on 3 April 1973, Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, made the first mobile phone call to a competitor at...
April 3rd, 2013 | Anniversaries, IT and Communications | Read More

Balcan Emergency Life Line Celebrates 40th Birthday

Throwing Bell yellow A life saving device, which has helped to rescue hundreds of yachtsmen, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The Balcan Emergency Life Line (BELL) was launched in September 1973 and has since that day remained the fastest, easiest to deploy and most accurate life saving device on...
April 2nd, 2013 | Anniversaries, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Message from President on MOL Founding Anniversary

Message from President on MOL Founding Anniversary
Koichi Muto On  the occasion of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) 129th anniversary, we are  pleased to bring you a message from our President, Koichi  Muto. “Signaling a Strong Recovery by Ensuring a Return to  Profitability” Today, I am pleased to join all of my MOL Group colleagues in  celebrating...
April 2nd, 2013 | Anniversaries, Events, Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

Europe must make or break; enough is enough!

Europe must make or break; enough is enough!
Europe must make or break; enough is enough!   John N. Faraclas The following are the main points – in brief – from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 22nd  of March 2013:   1)Faraclas begun with the coming event of  Greece’s Independence...
March 27th, 2013 | Anniversaries, European Union, Flags, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Centers | Read More

IMarEST 110TH Annual Dinner a resounding success

IMarEST 110TH Annual Dinner a resounding success
Andreas Chrysostomou Around 400 guests from over 15 countries attended the 110th Annual Dinner of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on Friday 22 March in the Great Hall of London’s historic Guildhall. The dinner marked the first public duty of the 111th President...
March 25th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Events, IMarEST, People and Places | Read More