Archive for the ‘Coastal Shipping’ Category

IMRF Crew Exchange hits fourth year

IMRF Crew Exchange hits fourth year
London, Thursday, September 17. Rescue volunteers from across 13 European nations are to participate next week in the fourth, seven day Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme organised by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) They will share experiences and knowledge with the aim of improving...
September 17th, 2015 | Associations, Coastal Shipping, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

The beautiful maneuver of captain Diamantis Papageorgiou with Nissos Rodos in Chios Port –

The beautiful maneuver of captain Diamantis Papageorgiou with Nissos Rodos in Chios Port –
The “Nissos Rodos” stern-berthed at the Port of Chios – photo credits Konstantinos Milt. Anagnostou The issue of Ports is paramount not just for Greece and its hundreds islands, but for the entire European Union. The new technological advancements, size and propulsion systems in ships...
September 16th, 2015 | Associations, Bunkering, Coastal Shipping, Insight, Logistics, Marinas, Photography, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Sailing, Story of the Month, Technical, Technology | Read More

Landmark Interferry conference looks to the future

Landmark Interferry conference looks to the future
Tim Reardon Issues including stowaway migrants, vehicle deck fires and the global economy will feature at the 40th annual Interferry conference, which takes place in Copenhagen from October 3-7 with an agenda shaped by headline news. The trade association is returning to the city for the first time...
August 12th, 2015 | Associations, Coastal Shipping, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Events, Exhibitions, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Record number sign-up for All-Energy 2015 as registration opens

Record number sign-up for All-Energy 2015 as registration opens
Both Professor Sir Jim McDonald and Fergus Ewing MSP (seen here meeting in the aisles at All-Energy 2014) will be amongst the opening plenary session speakers on 6 May. Well over 500 people from over 20 countries registered to attend All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and sustainable energy exhibition...
February 12th, 2015 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Coastal Shipping, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Gas, Gas Carriers, LNG, LPG, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Supply ships, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

European Shipping Week – January 2015 Update

European Shipping Week – January 2015 Update
  BRUSSELS 2-6 March 2015 STOP PRESS:  The Presidency of the European Council of Ministers has joined the European Commission and European Parliament in granting official patronage to the forthcoming European Shipping Week. In a letter to Patrick Verhoeven,...
January 19th, 2015 | Coastal Shipping, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Organisations | Read More

Fire Safety on Passenger Ships…live

Fire Safety on Passenger Ships…live
You might recall that back in March 2014 we presented you an abstract from Mrs. Vassiliki Kalemi’s book “Fire safety on Passenger Ships”; today we present the live interview she gave to Mrs. Anna Nikolaidis of INPOINT Productions for their PROMOTE IT programme which was recently aired on SBC TV...
January 17th, 2015 | Associations, Books, Coastal Shipping, Communication, Cruise Industry, Dialogs and Debates, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Technical, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Wärtsilä wins ship design contract for environmentally sound Gulf of Bothnia ferry

Wärtsilä wins ship design contract for environmentally sound Gulf of Bothnia ferry
Wärtsilä wins ship design contract for environmentally sound Gulf of Bothnia ferry Wärtsilä Corporation, 4 August 2014 at 14:45 pm EET – Wärtsilä has been selected as the partner for designing a new ferry as part of the ‘Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor’ project. The...
August 4th, 2014 | Coastal Shipping, Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

First of new Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessel delivered to Fugro N.V.

First of new Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessel delivered to Fugro N.V.
Fugro Proteus the first of three vessels to be delivered to Fugro in 2014 July4th 2014. Fugro has taken delivery of the first of three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels (FOCSV) being built by Damen. The first of a new class, the Fugro Proteus is a compact, surveyship capable of undertaking a wide...
July 4th, 2014 | Coastal Shipping, Environment, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

DFDS fleet signs with Lloyd’s Register

DFDS fleet signs with Lloyd’s Register
Kasper Moos, Vice President of DFDS (right) and Kim Wiese, LR’s Marine Business Development Manager for Denmark DFDS currently operates 55 ships, predominantly ro-ro freight ships, ro-pax ships, and passenger ships; with few exceptions these ships will now all be classed by LR DFDS, northern Europe’s...
May 27th, 2014 | Breaking News, Classification Societies, Coastal Shipping, Container shipping, Logistics, Story of the Month | Read More

Bureau Veritas to class largest gas-fuelled ro-pax fleet

Bureau Veritas to class largest gas-fuelled ro-pax fleet
  Brittany Ferries LNG-fuelled ropax. Credit Brittany Ferries and STX France Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas is to class a gas-fuelled major ro-ro passenger ferry newbuilding and oversee the conversion of three existing ro-pax ferries to LNG power for Brittany Ferries....
March 10th, 2014 | Breaking News, Classification Societies, Coastal Shipping, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Short Sea Shipping, Technology, Tourism | Read More

Damen to deliver a second 80 m Ice Class ferry to Newfoundland and Labrador Province

Damen to deliver a second 80 m Ice Class ferry to Newfoundland and Labrador Province
 The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government has awarded Damen Shipyards a contract for a second state-of-the-art, 80 m Ice Class ferry, just a few weeks after placing an order for its first vessel, which will serve the Fogo Island-Change Islands. This second order is for an identical vessel...
December 24th, 2013 | Coastal Shipping, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Market blues et al

Market blues et al
John Faraclas outside the Greek Parliament: Watch this space… Once again the John Faraclas live interview to Lilian Margaritis took place at the SBC TV studios last Thursday the 29th  of August 2013, and was primarily focused on the markets, war, maritime tourism, the  Greek coastal services...
September 1st, 2013 | Coastal Shipping, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, LNG, Markets, News | Read More

The world’s fastest high speed ferry is powered by Wärtsilä Axial Waterjets

The world’s fastest high speed ferry is powered by Wärtsilä Axial Waterjets
The Francisco Wärtsilä Corporation, 23 July 2013 at 12 noon EET – Wärtsilä’s axial waterjets power the ‘Francisco’, the world’s fastest high speed ferry and the first fast ferry to utilize liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel. The vessel has successfully passed its sea...
July 23rd, 2013 | Coastal Shipping, LNG, Marine Equipment, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Short Sea Shipping | Read More

RMT rejects Orkney Ferries pay offer in long-running dispute

RMT rejects Orkney Ferries pay offer in long-running dispute
Shipping Union RMT today announced that it has rejected a derisory pay offer and slammed managements complete contempt for the workforce in a long-running dispute over pay justice on Orkney Ferries. The union has  warned that that arrogant and bullying attitude of the company could force an escalation...
July 19th, 2013 | Coastal Shipping, Labour Disputes | Read More

World Shipping: Divefall? – Greek Shipping and Politics: Still in a mess!

World Shipping: Divefall? – Greek Shipping and Politics: Still in a mess!
John Faraclas World Shipping: Divefall? – Greek Shipping and Politics: Still in a mess! The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 22nd of February 2013: 1. On the Markets, Faraclas, following Moundreas’ weekly video...
February 25th, 2013 | Banking, Coastal Shipping, European Union, Finance, Holidays, Logistics, Marinas, News, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Greek Shipping: get your act together! All sectors and stakeholders must come to their senses; politicians and unions first!

Greek Shipping: get your act together! All sectors and stakeholders must come to their senses; politicians and unions first!
John N. Faraclas The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 8th  of February 2013: 1. On the Markets, Faraclas and following Moundreas’ weekly video on the state of the market- chartering, S & P, as well as the shipbuilding...
February 11th, 2013 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Coastal Shipping, Disputes, Energy, Labour Disputes, Logistics, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Ocean Shipping, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Short Sea Shipping, Stock Markets, Strikes | Read More

Seamen’s Union launches 48 hour strike action in Greece affecting key ports

Seamen’s Union launches 48 hour strike action in Greece affecting key ports
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS)*, the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of 48 hour strike action in Greece by the Seamen’s Union from 0600 on Thursday 31 January until 0600 on Saturday 2 February 2013. Piraeus Container Terminal ISS Greece has confirmed that the strike disruption...
January 31st, 2013 | Coastal Shipping, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

World Shipping latest: Too many issues at stake; others still hanging on and Greece still on turmoil…

World Shipping latest: Too many issues at stake; others still hanging on and Greece still on turmoil…
John Faraclas’ latest live interview on SBC TV to Panos Thomakos last Friday the 2nd of November, dealt with the following issues: The Markets The freight markets where the BDI couldn’t go over the 1, 000 mark. All indices are down! The affect/effect of changes in China’s political landscape –...
November 5th, 2012 | Chartering, Coastal Shipping, Flags, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices | Read More

Interferry weighs up development prospects in Dubai debate

Interferry weighs up development prospects in Dubai debate
Keynote speaker Andreas Chrysostomou Trade association Interferry highlighted the operational, technical and commercial influences on global ferry development at its 37th annual conference in Dubai, which marked the event’s Middle East debut.  Hosted by the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority and...
November 2nd, 2012 | Coastal Shipping, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Tourism | Read More

Shipyards saga in Greece continues, but Greeks can do it if…..!

Shipyards saga in Greece continues, but Greeks can do it if…..!
We continue our reporting with the shipyard saga in Greece following governmental announcement/appointment of a coordinator project planner… Indeed the Greeks can do it if the right persons are appointed to do the job! As you all know, Nicholas Anastasopoulos, former CEO of the Piraeus Port Authority...
August 20th, 2012 | Airline Industry, Breaking News, Coastal Shipping, Energy, Flags, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Politics and Government, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shiprepair, Tourism | Read More

Norton Rose advises Stena Line on the acquisition of Scandlines’ Baltic Sea operations

Norton Rose advises Stena Line on the acquisition of Scandlines’ Baltic Sea operations
  Klaus von Gierke International legal practice Norton Rose Group has advised Swedish freight ferry operator Stena Line Scandinavia AB on the acquisition of five ferry routes from German shipping company Scandlines GmbH.The routes are Sassnitz, Germany to Trelleborg, Sweden; Rostock, Germany to...
July 11th, 2012 | Coastal Shipping, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More