Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

MHI selected by Inmarsat to launch its first Inmarsat-6 satellite

MHI selected by Inmarsat to launch its first Inmarsat-6 satellite
Artist’s impression of the I-6 F1 satellite in orbit London/Tokyo: 12 September 2017 – Inmarsat (LON: ISAT), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communication services, has today announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been selected as the launch provider...
September 12th, 2017 | Communication, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | 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

SeaFocus celebrates the brains and the glamour of the maritime sector

SeaFocus celebrates the brains and the glamour of the maritime sector
SeaFocus celebrates the brains and the glamour of the maritime sector  By James Brewer A flourishing career in maritime business has spurred in Ulla Keino the ambition to help make the sector “the sexiest industry in the world.” Ms Keino with her team at SeaFocus Executive Maritime Business Platform...
September 8th, 2017 | Communication, Education and Training, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training, People and Places | Read More

Instant access to IMO Dynamic Positioning Guidelines from the IMCA Website

Instant access to IMO Dynamic Positioning Guidelines from the IMCA Website
Richard Benzie It was in March 2015 that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to use the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) proposals as the basis for the review of the IMO Guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning (DP) systems (MSC/Circ.645). Now that IMO has...
August 23rd, 2017 | Associations, Communication, IMO, Organisations, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Seafarers UK calls onUK Government to make Merchant Navy Day ‘official’ across the UK

Seafarers UK calls onUK Government to make Merchant Navy Day ‘official’ across the UK
Commodore Barry Bryant CVO RN, Director General, Seafarers UK On Merchant Navy Day, 3 September, the Red Ensign will be flown ashore to raise awareness of our dependence as an island nation on our past, present and future Merchant Navy seafarers. The Red Ensign has since 1854 been the official flag...
August 21st, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

What is a release call?

What is a release call?
Joining a mutual P&I Club means each Member shares in the fortunes of that Club and its membership. The continuity of Club membership, which is typical within the mutual P&I environment, permits longer term investment and planning to be undertaken. Estimating premiums doesn’t work as well in...
August 18th, 2017 | Communication, P and I Clubs | Read More

HRAS: Year 4 Corporate Profile Document published

HRAS: Year 4 Corporate Profile Document published
“Over the past year Human Rights at Sea has successfully brought fundamental seafarers’ rights issues to the attention of a wider audience than ever before.  The detailed list of achievements from David Hammond and his small but very dedicated team is impressive by any standards, bringing home the...
August 11th, 2017 | Charity, Communication, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published

New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published
 New Seafood Supply Chain Code of Practice Published PAS 1550:2017 Exercising due diligence in establishing the legal origin of seafood products and marine ingredients – importing and processing – Code of Practice. Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce its close involvement in the Steering...
August 9th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Charity, Communication | Read More

HRAS Interview No. 28: NGO Confronts Abortion Rights at Sea

HRAS Interview No. 28: NGO Confronts Abortion Rights at Sea
Women on Waves in Guatemala 2016 Last year’s Zika virus outbreak saw a dramatic increase in demand for safe abortions in Latin-American countries. The virus can cause foetal brain developmental problems, and data from Women on Web, an NGO that provides access to safe abortions in countries where they...
August 4th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Human Rights at Sea Year Three Impact infographic published

Human Rights at Sea Year Three Impact infographic published
Today, Human Rights at Sea publishes its visual Impact Report and Timeline of Delivery infographic detailing a summary of the successes for the charity in only its third year since being established in April 2014. CEO, David Hammond, said: “We have always said that we would rise or fall on our demonstrable...
August 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, HR, Legal | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. Announces Receipt of NASDAQ Notice

Diana Containerships Inc. Announces Receipt of NASDAQ Notice
ATHENS, GREECE, August 2, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that it has received written notification from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) dated July 31, 2017, indicating...
August 2nd, 2017 | Communication, Company Profiles, Containers, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Inmarsat seminar series puts digitisation at the heart of LISW2017

Inmarsat seminar series puts digitisation at the heart of LISW2017
Inmarsat seminar series puts digitisation at the heart of London International Shipping Week 1 August 2017: The pivotal role connectivity will play in the maritime future will come into sharp focus at London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17), in a series of Inmarsat seminars probing the impact...
August 1st, 2017 | Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Iridium Announces Third Iridium® NEXT Launch Date

Iridium Announces Third Iridium® NEXT Launch Date
… MCLEAN, Va. – July 28, 2017 – Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced today that the upcoming Iridium NEXT launch has been targeted for September 30, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. PDT. This launch will deliver another 10 Iridium NEXT satellites to orbit on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket...
July 28th, 2017 | Communication, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

In aid of the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of the State Children’s Hospital in Greece

In aid of the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of the State Children’s Hospital in Greece
Crown Princess Catherine addressing the guests Lifeline Hellas offered us the opportunity to participate in their community spirit at their wonderful Captain’s dinner yesterday, the 26th of July, at the Yacht Club of Greece, in the presence of Crown Princess Catherine and Crown Prince Alexander of...
July 27th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication | Read More

More must be done to provide connectivity for our Seafarers

More must be done to provide connectivity for our Seafarers
Picture credit: The Mission to Seafarers London, 14th July 2017 – Seafarers can be on vessels for months at a time, while at home the world keeps turning without them. It is not unusual for the men and women manning the global fleet to miss Christmases and birthdays, family milestones such as first...
July 14th, 2017 | Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | 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

Dry Market gains ten points; so what!

Dry Market gains ten points; so what!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained hooray hooray ten points earlier on today and now reads 830; the Geopolitics continue to be in a mess; John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: Yesterday we hinted that we might see the market going for an upwards mode and it did happened… The Capers lead...
July 11th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Communication, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The London Greek Lyceum last summer performance…

The London Greek Lyceum last summer performance…
From this excellent down to earth event – picture courtesy Anna Menis After a year participating and supporting many events in the British capital including shipping ones, the Lyceum of Greek Ladies (Lykeion ton Ellinidon) in London ended the season with a very lively event last Sunday the 9th...
July 10th, 2017 | Charity, Clubs, Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Theatre, Comedy, Drama, Dance | 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

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

Greenwich celebrates 100 years of the Women’s Royal Naval Service

Greenwich celebrates 100 years of the Women’s Royal Naval Service
The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich is celebrating 100 years of the formation of the Woman’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) by launching a special exhibition exploring the lives and experiences of the women who served and trained in Greenwich. Opening on 7 July 2017, the free exhibition spans the period...
July 5th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Books, Charity, Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Military, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress honoured in Digital Technology Award win

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress honoured in Digital Technology Award win
Collected by Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President, Market Strategy, Inmarsat Maritime. Presented by Mr Zhang Hui, Director, European Regional Centre, China Classification Society and Vanessa Stephens, Global Events Director and Managing Director Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent, Seatrade 4 July 2017: The...
July 4th, 2017 | Awards, Communication, IT and Communications | Read More

Brexit or dog’s breakfast? Maersk recovery from cyber attack continues and other stories

Brexit or dog’s breakfast? Maersk recovery from cyber attack continues and other stories
The Cool Logistician   Handpicked perishables supply chain news, straight to your inbox Will Waters | Thursday, 29 June 2017 Bookings for container line now possible via EDI and INTTRA, cargo in transit being offloaded as planned, but Damco has limited access to certain systems Maersk says it...
June 30th, 2017 | Communication, Markets, Press and Media, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Reports | Read More

Sea Cadets visit RFA Argus to mark Seafarers awareness week

Sea Cadets visit RFA Argus to mark Seafarers awareness week
RFA Argus firefighting demo. Sea Cadets from London, Kent and Essex had an amazing opportunity to tour casualty ship RFA Argus at the start of Seafarers Awareness Week (24-30 June), the annual campaign coordinated by maritime charity Seafarers UK. 100 young people and volunteers from Sea Cadets units...
June 27th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Communication, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

UGS: Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting of 26 June 2017

UGS: Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting of 26 June 2017
l to r: Theodore E. Veniamis, Michael D. Chandris, Antonis P.N. Lemos, Dr. Mattheos D. Los, Melina Travlos and Yiannis Platsidakis Piraeus, 26.6.2017 The members of the Union of Greek Shipowners at its Extraordinary General Assembly meeting held on 26 June 2017 unanimously approved the proposal of the...
June 26th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Events, News | Read More