Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

Wärtsilä expands its offering in propulsion monitoring services

Wärtsilä expands its offering in propulsion monitoring services
Process for gathering and analysing data with Wärtsilä Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service Wärtsilä Corporation,  15 September 2014 at 10 am EET – Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, expands its offering in propulsion monitoring services....
September 15th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Could NATO Transform itself…

Could NATO Transform itself…
Dr. George Kiourktsoglou Could NATO Transform itself into a Learning Organization? Dr. George Kiourkstoglou* writes: In view of the recent NATO summit that was held in Wales on the 4th and 5th of September 2014, I had been invited by the alliance’s Public Diplomacy Division to a three-day tour. The...
September 14th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Military, News, Organisations, Safety and Security, Sanctions | Read More

The Markets: All you need is power

The Markets: All you need is power
John Faraclas The Markets dictates that you have to be very powerful and well placed to survive, alternative make it look …cool! For a fifth week the shipping markets and its main dry index remained …afloat above the 1, 000 point mark, but struggles to maintain this four digits due to uncertainty,...
September 12th, 2014 | Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Fashion, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Clyde & Co Update – EU implements additional sanctions against Russia

Clyde & Co Update – EU implements additional sanctions against Russia
With the continuing situation in Ukraine, the EU has issued a series of announcements over the last week, culminating in the publication of amendments to EU Regulation 833/2014 (“Regulation”), which take effect today. On 8 September 2014, the EU indicated it would target key sectors of the...
September 12th, 2014 | European Union, Legal, Military, Politics and Government, Sanctions | Read More

DNV GL: Beyond condition monitoring in the maritime industry

DNV GL: Beyond condition monitoring in the maritime industry
Hamburg, 12th September 2014 – Moving from a regime of scheduled rule-based maintenance to a data-driven risk-based regime can lead to more accurate and timely maintenance resulting in increased safety, lower costs and greater availability of ship systems. A new report “Beyond condition monitoring...
September 12th, 2014 | Associations, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
REVISED PORT TARIFF FROM 1 OCTOBER India, Chennai TOWAGE STRIKE CALLED OFF Australia, all ports Revised port tariff from 1 October September 11, 2014, India, Chennai A revised port tariff has been issued by the Chennai Port Authorities, to be effective from 1 October 2014 through...
September 11th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Strikes | Read More

Devon & Somerset FRS installs RescueSim simulators for Incident Command Training

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service installs RescueSim simulators for Incident Command Training Exeter,  September 11th 2014 – To train, develop and assess their personnel against national standards of operational, tactical and strategic incident command, the Devon & Somerset Fire and...
September 11th, 2014 | Associations, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Ebola virus: some legal issues for shipping and international trade

Ebola virus: some legal issues for shipping and international trade
Edward Hicks   Background The Ebola virus is a dangerous disease originally transmitted to humans from wild animals and also capable of transmission between humans. The disease has a high risk of death, killing 50-90% of those infected. The latest outbreak, the most severe to date, is concentrated...
September 10th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Legal | Read More

ClassNK Expands Joint Researchin Europe

ClassNK Expands Joint Researchin Europe
Mr. Marco Schneider, Project Manager, CFD, HSVA, Mr. Noboru Ueda, Chairman and President, ClassNK, Mr. Yasushi Nakamura, Executive Vice President, ClassNK, Capt. Herman Visser, Oldendorff Carriers Leading Class Society Joins Joint R&D Project for Bulk Carrier Safety with Germany’s HSVA and other...
September 10th, 2014 | Classification Societies, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

London International Shipping Week unveils its 2015 theme

London International Shipping Week unveils its 2015 theme
Jeremy Penn Addressing an official LISW2015 launch event in London, Jeremy Penn, CEO of The Baltic Exchange and Chairman of the LISW Steering Group, underlined the importance of Government and industry working together as shipping looks to shape itself to meet the demands of the next decade. He said:...
September 10th, 2014 | Accountancy, Associations, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Flags, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, IT and Communications, ITF, IUA, Jobs, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Taxation, Technical, Technology, The Nautical Institute, Tourism, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

MARAD releases LNG bunkering study by DNV

MARAD releases LNG bunkering study by DNV
This article is copied from gcaptain.com blog, dated 08September 2014, by Mike Schuler The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has released a comprehensive study examining the options for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering and the necessary infrastructure, safety, regulatory, and training factors...
September 9th, 2014 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

MacGregor securing advances improve safety and productivity

MacGregor securing advances improve safety and productivity
MacGregor’s A-class lashing bar offers a way of unlocking the considerable amount of unexploited cargo carrying potential on many container ships. CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 9 SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 10.30 AM (EEST) – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, continues to drive container securing and stowage advances...
September 9th, 2014 | Containers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

PSC Update 05-2014 / September one year after implementation of MLC, 2006

PSC Update 05-2014 / September one year after implementation of MLC, 2006
The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)  was adopted in Geneva in 2006 and entered into force  on 20 August 2013. The convention is the fourth pillar  of international maritime law, along with SOLAS, STCW  and MARPOL. So far, 60 member states of ILO have  ratified the convention, and collectively...
September 9th, 2014 | Associations, Classification Societies, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Marine Insurance, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

The next ReVolt: Unmanned, automated ships

The next ReVolt: Unmanned, automated ships
09 December 2014 – Could present-day technology improve the cost and effectiveness of shortsea shipping while enhancing safety and environmental performance? Yes, it could! Taking current technology to the extreme, DNV GL has developed a revolutionary concept for an unmanned, zero-emission short-sea...
September 9th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Keep clean and stay safe: WSS promotes best practice for shipboard hygiene

Keep clean and stay safe: WSS promotes best practice for shipboard hygiene
Campaign on galley and accommodation cleaning reflects the need to raise awareness among seafarers that risks from infection are greater than from accidents The focus of shipboard safety is rightly on the prevention of accidents among seafarers, through regulation, training and promotion of safety culture....
September 9th, 2014 | Health and Safety, HR, News | Read More

Cooperation needed to allay Arctic risks

Cooperation needed to allay Arctic risks
Monday 08 September 2014 – Interest in Arctic shipping is growing, although ship operators need to engage with their insurers to ensure that effective insurance cover continues to be made available, according to insurance broker Marsh. (source: Lloyd’s of London) Commercial interest The...
September 8th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Danelec Marine introduces VDRConnect remote access for selective download of VDR Data from ship to shore

Danelec Marine introduces VDRConnect remote access for selective download of VDR Data from ship to shore
Birkeroed, Denmark – Sept. 8, 2014 – (Marine NewsWire) At SMM 2014, Danelec Marine is unveiling VDRConnect, a Web-based remote access service available with the Danelec DM100 Voyage Data Recorder (VDR). VDRConnect is a value-added interface module that provides selective transmission of data from...
September 8th, 2014 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Seafarers’ charity supporting crew after colleague went overboard on the Humber River

Seafarers’ charity supporting crew after colleague went overboard on the Humber River
4 September 2014 – Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea is supporting the crew of a cargo vessel whose colleague went overboard on the Humber River on Wednesday night (3rd September). The 18-year-old Indonesian seafarer was from the ship Freya which was bound for Immingham port. AoS’...
September 4th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Religion | Read More

IMO joins international Ebola travel and transport task force

IMO joins international Ebola travel and transport task force
The IMO’s HQ’s in London Briefing: 27, September 4, 2014 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined the international ad hoc Ebola...
September 4th, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Statistics, Tourism | Read More

Human Trafficking – Your Business

Human Trafficking – Your Business
HRAS is delighted to be able to announce its partnership with the international NGO Finance Against Trafficking and the immediate availability of a new cost-effective on-line CSR tool for use by all commercial entities within the maritime industry known as ‘ChainChecker’. Exploitation...
September 4th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security | Read More

ClassNK Investigative Panel Releases Report on MOL COMFORT Incident

ClassNK Investigative Panel Releases Report on MOL COMFORT Incident
The fore part of the former “MOL Comfort” on fire and a fire fighting tug trying to put the fire off – photo credits The Indian Navy Tokyo – In response to the casualty of “MOL COMFORT” which occurred on 17 June  2013, ClassNK established the Investigative Panel on Large Container...
September 3rd, 2014 | Classification Societies, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Ecoshield running gear protection brings large savings

Ecoshield running gear protection brings large savings
Over the last two months the rudders of several types of vessels were given an Ecoshield protective coating at yards in China, the US and Turkey. These ships include an oil tanker, a tug boat, a general cargo vessel and several newbuild container ships. The owner of the container vessels decided to give...
September 2nd, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Emergency repairs allow vessels to keep sailing

Emergency repairs allow vessels to keep sailing
Hydrex offers fast on-site repairs in emergency situations. Our offices have fully operational fast response centers. This allows us to immediately mobilize teams to locations around the world for a wide range of operations. There are many unfortunate events that can stop a ship from sailing. Ships with...
September 2nd, 2014 | Safety and Security, Shiprepair | Read More

SOLAS version of Boat-In-A-Box to be premiered at SMM

SOLAS version of Boat-In-A-Box to be premiered at SMM
Xervo has put its extensive knowhow behind a new safe and cost-effective lifeboat system for the SOLAS market. Come experience it at the SMM conference in Hamburg September 9-12. The Danish lifeboat producer Xervo has introduced a new SOLAS version of its popular Boat-In-A-Box lifeboat system. The company...
September 2nd, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

VIKING steps up the pace of innovation at SMM

VIKING steps up the pace of innovation at SMM
The VIKING LifeCraft – a revolutionary hybrid 1 September, 2014 – This year’s SMM in Hamburg will see VIKING release more innovations than at any other point in its 50-year history, including new developments in PPE clothing, safety equipment outsourcing, onboard training solutions, and...
September 1st, 2014 | Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More