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Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
WORLDWIDE – LAUNCH OF JOINT CONCENTRATED INSPECTION CAMPAIGN Launch of joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign COUNTRY: Worldwide The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control has launched a joint Concentrated...
September 1st, 2015 | Associations, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Total Lubmarine resumes full services at Tianjin

Total Lubmarine resumes full services at Tianjin
Total Lubmarine has resumed all services based out of the Port of Tianjin and experienced only minor disruption as a result of explosions that occurred at the port on 12 August. The warehouse used by Total Lubmarine was unaffected by the explosions and the facilities of its main delivery agent were also...
September 1st, 2015 | Bunkering, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Migrant crisis prompts call to IMRF for help

Migrant crisis prompts call to IMRF for help
Help needed for rescue teams in the Med  London,  Tuesday, September 1. Mediterranean Rescue Services are in urgent need of support because they are struggling to keep up with the replacement of equipment being used to rescue the increasing numbers of migrants in their waters and have contacted the...
September 1st, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

IMO’s Sekimizu issues fresh condemnation of Mediterranean people smugglers

IMO’s Sekimizu issues fresh condemnation of Mediterranean people smugglers
Recent incidents in which hundreds of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe have lost their lives, including dozens found dead in the holds of the ships that were carrying them, have prompted strong condemnation and refreshed calls for concerted action to tackle people smugglers...
September 1st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, IMO, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Military, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Story of the Day | Read More

Platform features in “Gender heroes” brochure by Basel Convention/UNEP

Platform features in “Gender heroes” brochure by Basel Convention/UNEP
Platform News – Platform features in “Gender heroes” brochure by Basel Convention/UNEP Brussels,  1 September 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a coalition of non-governmental organisations working to promote safer, cleaner and more just ship recycling...
September 1st, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

North P&I Club publishes definitive new guidance on maritime pilotage

North P&I Club publishes definitive new guidance on maritime pilotage
North P&I Club has joined forces with the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) and the UK Maritime Pilots’ Association (UKMPA) to produce guidance and advice for the shipping industry on navigating with a pilot on board. The first document, covering the critical master-pilot information...
September 1st, 2015 | Associations, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Blue MBA graduate Søren Westerskov wins award for Integrated Strategy Project…

Blue MBA graduate Søren Westerskov wins award for Integrated Strategy Project…
Søren Westerskov receiving his degree… Blue MBA graduate Søren Westerskov wins award for Integrated Strategy Project charting how marine pilotage service DanPilot can thrive despite losing its monopoly State-owned marine pilotage operation DanPilot can adopt a “simple strategy” to meet the...
August 31st, 2015 | Academia, Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Take a deep breath and avoid occupational asthma

Take a deep breath and avoid occupational asthma
Steve Wright THOUSANDS of UK workers could be suffering from breathing and respiratory issues without realising that a huge range of everyday workplace substances, that are common across most industries, could be the cause according to a warning from workplace equipment supplier Slingsby. In many cases...
August 28th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Medical, Safety and Security | Read More

Strong H1 performance reflects proven business model and tanker market resurgence

Strong H1 performance reflects proven business model and tanker market resurgence
PAO Sovcomflot (“SCF Group”), a global leader in seaborne energy transportation and offshore services, and Russia’s largest shipping company, today announces its financial and operating results for the six month period ending 30 June 2015. Highlights: • Gross revenue (Freight and Hire) increase...
August 28th, 2015 | Company Profiles, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipfinance | Read More

Damen delivers ASD Tug 2810 ICE to Klasco, Lithuania

Damen delivers ASD Tug 2810 ICE to Klasco, Lithuania
the Klasco-3, the ASD Tug 2810 ICE The Damen Shipyards Group has delivered an ASD Tug 2810 ICE to Klasco Towage Assistance, an affiliate of Klaipeda Stevedoring Company (KLASCO). The largest tugboat service provider in the Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania), this is the company’s first purchase of a Damen...
August 27th, 2015 | News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Remote maritime telemedicine business ClipperTelemed+™launches partnership with Sailors’ Society

Remote maritime telemedicine business ClipperTelemed+™launches partnership with Sailors’ Society
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Jan Webber and Tom Bettle Maritime telemedicine business ClipperTelemed+™and global maritime charity, Sailors’ Society are to jointly promote healthand well-being at sea through a series of dedicated events. ClipperTelemed+ provides enhanced remote medical care to seafarers...
August 27th, 2015 | Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

VIKING moves to expand Australasian activities

VIKING moves to expand Australasian activities
VIKING CEO Henrik Uhd Christensen VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has announced it has acquired a part of Australia-based Wiltrading Pty Ltd.’s maritime safety equipment activities effective 1 September. The move strengthens VIKING’s offering in Australasia, adding 4 locations to the company’s...
August 27th, 2015 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Major hull claims and ro-ro fires are on the rise again…

Major hull claims and ro-ro fires are on the rise again…
Helle Hammer Major hull claims and ro-ro fires are on the rise again, warn Norway’s Cefor insurers  by James Brewer  With total and major merchant ship losses on the rise, the first half of 2015 brings the impact of these claims back to the expected level, Cefor (the Nordic Association of Marine...
August 26th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Groundings, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

The American P&I Club: Dorothea Ioannou’s promotion

The American P&I Club: Dorothea Ioannou’s promotion
Dorothea Ioannou The Managers of the American P&I Club, SCB Inc., have now announced that Dorothea Ioannou,  Managing Director of the Piraeus office, Regional Business Development Director and Vice President of WISTA Hellas, has now been elevated through promotion to the senior executive position...
August 26th, 2015 | Company Profiles, Consulting, HR, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

What have we learnt, 10 years on from Hurricane Katrina?

What have we learnt, 10 years on from Hurricane Katrina?
Hurricane Katrina To mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, specialist insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has released a report analysing windstorm risks and losses and how to mitigate future losses, given increasing weather volatility.   Chris Fischer Hirs, CEO of AGCS,...
August 26th, 2015 | Associations, Climate, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Health and Safety, IMarEST, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Oceanology, Reports, Safety and Security, Weather | Read More

Offshore regulatory safety: Regulatory Outlook

Offshore regulatory safety: Regulatory Outlook
Regulators and operators can learn from each other to reduce the risk of major incidents, says Graham Bennett, business development manager. Oil and gas industry regulatory regimes are evolving, allowing both active and planned offshore operations to progress efficiently, while ensuring that due attention...
August 26th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Environment, Health and Safety, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) appoints new Senior Marine Risk Consultant

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) appoints new Senior Marine Risk Consultant
Samson Rathaur London, 26 August – Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Samson Rathaur as Senior Marine Risk Consultant. He will report to Dennis Murphy, Allianz Risk Consulting Regional Manager and support Capt. Rahul Khanna, Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting. Based in...
August 26th, 2015 | Company Profiles, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

ITF secures breakthrough agreement for all road transport workers in Niger

ITF secures breakthrough agreement for all road transport workers in Niger
The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its Nigerien member unions have secured an unprecedented whole-nation collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for Niger’s road transport workers. The ground-breaking agreement promises to: • Improve the living...
August 25th, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, ITF, Land Trasnport | Read More

Where it all began: Arbitration in New York

Where it all began: Arbitration in New York
Clay Maitland Where Arbitration Began:     Maritime Arbitration in New York by Clay Maitland,  Managing Partner, International Registries Inc. and Chairman, NYMAR  In March 1656, Andrew Kilvert brought suit against Jan Geraerdy in the Court of Burgemeesters of the colony of New Netherland, demanding...
August 25th, 2015 | Arbiitration, Associations, Claims, Disputes, Legal | Read More

Southbound vessel grounded in Suez Canal causes delays & tailbacks

Southbound vessel grounded in Suez Canal causes delays & tailbacks
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is warning of delays and tailbacks in the Suez Canal after a southbound vessel became grounded at 1430 local time today at KM 101.  At present, ten vessels are in a tailback behind the grounded ship. Suez Canal Authority (SCA) tugs are currently trying to re-float the...
August 25th, 2015 | Associations, Canals, Groundings, Maritime Accidents, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Helena Kountoura on Europa Donna Hellas’ importance and work

Helena Kountoura on Europa Donna Hellas’ importance and work
Helena Kountoura, the Greek alternate minister for Tourism You all know how important Health, Safety and Well Being is and you all read from time to time in the respective categories herein such issues. You also know how important are Women in our Shipping Industry and WISTA is the reply! Herebelow is...
August 25th, 2015 | Charity, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

More news from the shameful Migrants saga…

More news from the shameful Migrants saga…
The “El. Venizelos” approaching Piraeus The RO/RO-Pass Ferry “El Venizelos” arrived earlier this morning in Piraeus’ famous Gate E1 carrying nearly 2, 500 (2, 466 to be precise) Syrian refugees from the Greece’s Eastern Aegean Islands, namely Kos 628), Kalymnos (75) Leros (967) and...
August 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Corruption, European Union, Health and Safety, Military, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Shipping Centers, UN | Read More

Viking acquires hook retrofit leader

Viking acquires hook retrofit leader
VIKING acquisition takes Maersk Group hook retrofit company Nadiro to the next level (1) VIKING acquisition takes Maersk Group hook retrofit company Nadiro A/S to the next level. Esbjerg, Denmark, August 2015 – Leading marine and fire safety equipment and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment...
August 21st, 2015 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Naming and shaming the pests…

Naming and shaming the pests…
  London, Lloyd’s of London and Willis’ buildings in the  heart of the Square Mile   Without Prejudice Naming and shaming the pests: a must to save our society and shipping in particular! Our viewers might recall two articles back in July 2013 following the Edward Snowden affair,...
August 20th, 2015 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Communication, Corruption, Fixtures, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement | Read More

Migrants: For whom the bells toll

Migrants: For whom the bells toll
Chios, just off the Harbour Masters/Hellenic Coast Guard HQ’s: Young migrants playing around, whilst at the far end their parents wash their clothes… As we have reported over the last three years and in particular over the last six months, the focal point these days in the Mediterranean region,...
August 19th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Defense, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Tourism, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Story of the Month, Tourism | Read More