Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Bunker Quality Issues

Bunker Quality Issues
Timothy Wilson, Principal Specialist Engineer, Product Manager FOBAS Services, Fuels, Lubes, Exhaust emissions, Lloyd's Register EMEA Members continue to report problems with bunker deliveries and two excellent presentations at the IPTA/Navigate conference highlighted the issue further. One of the...
April 30th, 2012 | Associations, Bunkering, News | Read More

Samskip acquires the 909TEU container vessels “Arnarfell” and “Helgafell”

Samskip acquires the 909TEU container vessels “Arnarfell” and “Helgafell”
Samskip’s “Arnafell”  Samskip has acquired the container vessels “Arnarfell” and “Helgafell”, both of which have been employed by the company on the route between Iceland and Europe since early 2005. Samskip has been chartering the vessels since they were...
April 27th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

The Nelson Collection of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation in Piraeus Greece

The Nelson Collection of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation in Piraeus Greece
The Aikaterni Laskaridis Foundation Mansion in Piraeus The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation is proud to announce that it has recently completed the exhibition of its important Nelson Collection at its premises on 2as Merarchias and Akti Moutsoupoulou Street in Piraeus. Housed in one of the city’s...
April 27th, 2012 | Charity, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Next Generation Container Port Challenge statement unveiled

Next Generation Container Port Challenge statement unveiled
Heng Chiang Gnee (left) and Captain M. Segar at the launch of the Next Generation Container Port Challenge Performance, productivity, sustainability – achieve these three targets in order to win the Next Generation Container Port (NGCP) Challenge’s top prize of USD1 million.   Jointly...
April 27th, 2012 | Events, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Rickmers-Linie calls Myanmar

Rickmers-Linie calls Myanmar
Rickmers' m/v Baltic Winter With the lifting of trade sanctions, Rickmers-Linie is once again able to offer calls at Myanmar. Initially, the country’s main port, Yangon, will be served on inducement as part of the company’s Indian service and will cater for heavy lift cargo up to 800 tonnes in...
April 27th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

IMCA guidance on hold-back vessels during DP diving OPS

IMCA guidance on hold-back vessels during DP diving OPS
New guidance has been produced by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) on the use of ‘hold-back’ vessels during diving operations. These are towing (or other) vessels that provoke additional security for DP (dynamically positioned) vessels engaged in critical operations by means...
April 27th, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Global Shipping Leaders unveil route to a more Sustainable Industry at Singapore Maritime Week

Global Shipping Leaders unveil route to a more Sustainable Industry at Singapore Maritime Week
Plans presented as part of Singapore Maritime Week: highlights Singapore’s position as a key player in the global shipping industry Stephanie Draper, the executive director for Forum of the Future SINGAPORE, 26th April– The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has today launched a series of practical,...
April 26th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Maritime Association of the Port of New York / New Jersey elects P & I Club Manager as its New President

Maritime  Association of the Port of New York / New Jersey elects P & I Club Manager as its New President
Joe Hughes New York:  At its annual meeting this week in New York, the Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey elected Joe Hughes, chairman and ceo of the managers of the American P&I Club, as its new president. Founded in 1873, the Maritime Association maintains the United States’...
April 26th, 2012 | News, P and I Clubs, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Court of Auditors Criticises Use of Structural and Cohesion Funds for Port Projects

Court of Auditors Criticises Use of Structural and Cohesion Funds for Port Projects
Patrick Verhoeven The European Court of Auditors (ECA) presented this morning the findings of a special report on the use of Structural and Cohesion Funds for transport infrastructure in seaports. The report covers the period 2000-2006 and looks at 27 projects in France, Spain, Italy and Greece. Together,...
April 26th, 2012 | European Union, News, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Chios Marine Club Elections

Chios Marine Club Elections
  l to r: Dimitris Monogioudis, Markos Tripolitis, Marianna Lionti, Georgios Lignos, Captain Pantelis Monogioudis, Andreas Kavafis and George Los At the recent elections that took place at the Metropolitan Hotel in Athens, Markos J. Tripolitis was re-elected as President of the Club. He is a Naval...
April 26th, 2012 | Charity, Events | Read More

ClassNK Takes Two at Seatrade Asia Awards 2012

ClassNK Takes Two at Seatrade Asia Awards 2012
l to r: Andrew Callaghan, Noboru Ueda and Chris Hayman Leading Society wins “Classification Society Award” and “Education and Training Award” in Singapore Singapore – ClassNK earned top honors for its work as Asia’s leading classification society, as well as its role in education and...
April 25th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, News | Read More

Accident prevention: dealing with the human factor

Accident prevention: dealing with the human factor
Proper charting: a must! Accident investigation is a painstaking and often painful process and, more often than not, the outcome is a raft of new policies and measures to avoid reoccurrence. Yet, if well thought out and established company procedures are followed in the first place, tragic consequences...
April 25th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Shortsea 12 The European Shortsea Convention The Mansion House, Dublin Thursday, 24th May 2012

Shortsea 12 The European Shortsea Convention The Mansion House, Dublin Thursday, 24th May 2012
Shortsea 12, The European Shortsea Convention in Dublin, marks the first time Coastlink has entered into a joint venture with the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) to organise a shortsea conference. However, there are strong foundations to this cooperation, IMDO having provided substantial assistance...
April 25th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Short Sea Shipping | Read More

Launch of Polar Ship Operations by The Nautical Institute

Launch of Polar Ship Operations by The Nautical Institute
The Nautical Institute has today launched Polar Ship Operations aimed at providing a comprehensive easy reference book for seafarers, shipowners and others who are planning to operate in that extreme environment. There has been an increase in activity in the polar regions recently as the maritime and...
April 25th, 2012 | Books, News | Read More

A defining moment

A defining moment
Joe Corvelli (second from the left) and HRH The Princess Royal - photo courtesy of Beaumont Photography Joe Corvelli, Gibdock Chief Executive writes: For a ship repair facility, it is not often that the work going on in the yard at a particular time simultaneously embodies its heritage and identity,...
April 24th, 2012 | Events, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

“CUTTY SARK” – the great survivor

“CUTTY SARK” – the great survivor
The Cutty Sark during conversion Rhys Clift, Partner at Hill Dickinson on “CUTTY SARK” – the great survivor Captain Moodie, the first captain of “CUTTY SARK”, claimed she would “last forever”; and so far, even in the face of the ravages of time and misfortune, he seems to have been...
April 24th, 2012 | Charity, Events, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Floatel books into Gibdock

Floatel books into Gibdock
Edda Fides The Norwegian-owned offshore accommodation vessel, “Edda Fides”, one of the most  advanced and sophisticated vessels of its type in the world,   has been dry-docked at Gibdock in Gibraltar for a week-long package of work at the yard. The ‘floatel’, owned by Østensjø Rederi,...
April 24th, 2012 | News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

New Leadership for ABS Europe-Africa Operations / Appointment focused on developing client relationships

New Leadership for ABS Europe-Africa Operations / Appointment focused on developing client relationships
Kirsi Tikka (Houston, TX—) ABS President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has announced that ABS Vice President and current Chief Engineer Dr. Kirsi Tikka will transfer to London to assume the role of President and COO of the ABS Europe Division. The division is responsible for the day-to-day operations...
April 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

IMarEST set to play key role at GASTECH 2012 London

IMarEST set to play key role at GASTECH 2012 London
David Loosley The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is set to play a key role at the Gastech Conference & Exhibition being held at London’s ExCeL in early October this year. The Institute, a Gastech supporting organisation, will be presenting a day-long Floating...
April 23rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy | Read More

Cruising Through the Perfect Storm

Cruising Through the Perfect Storm
New report to analyse potential impact of IMO fuel emission regulations  Limits set out by the Marine Environment Protection Committee will reduce the maximum levels of sulphur in marine fuels to 0.1% and will come in to force in 2015.  This regulation is a positive step towards improving the environmental...
April 23rd, 2012 | Books, Cruise Industry, Environment | Read More

TEN-T Review Sand Castle Without 32 Billion Euro Budget

TEN-T Review Sand Castle Without 32 Billion Euro Budget
Isabelle Ryckbost ESPO calls for transparent methodology to justify allocation of TEN-T funding to projects of common interest. In a unique common appeal, more than 25 European transport organisations, covering all modes and nodal points, urged EU policy makers to safeguard the 32 billion Euro budget...
April 23rd, 2012 | European Union, News, Organisations | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., announcess the filing of its 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F

DIANA Shipping Inc., announcess the filing of its 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F
ATHENS, GREECE, April 23, 2012 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has filed its 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on April 20, 2012. The...
April 23rd, 2012 | Markets, News | Read More

The Antikythera Mechanism – ancient Greek inventions still at its best!

The Antikythera Mechanism – ancient Greek inventions still at its best!
Adm. (HN-rt) John J. Theofanides delivering his slides speech; on his right seated is the Centre's Director Adm. (HCG-rt) Stavros Michailides A two day event presentations in mid-March at the Island of Chios in Greece; the first day held at the amphitheatre of Homerion Cultural Centre* – Xylas’...
April 22nd, 2012 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Art, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

UN trade meeting to focus on ‘development-centred globalization’

UN trade meeting to focus on ‘development-centred globalization’
UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi (left) and General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser hold press conference. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 20 April 2012 – On the eve of a major United Nations ministerial conference on international trade and development, a senior UN official today...
April 20th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Organisations | Read More

The Maritime Law Library of Baron Leo Delwaide

The Maritime Law Library of Baron Leo Delwaide
The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation proudly announces the acquisition of the Delwaide Library of Maritime Law, one of the most important collections of books and scientific publications in the area of International Maritime Law. This Collection was put together over a period of almost 50 years by Prof....
April 20th, 2012 | Books, Charity, Maritime History and Museums, News | Read More