Archive for the ‘News’ Category

EFIP welcome place of inland ports in the new TEN-T maps

EFIP welcome place of inland ports in the new TEN-T maps
On the 19th of October the European Commission has adopted the proposals for review of the European TEN-T policy, the backbone of the European Transport Infrastructure policy. In view of these proposals, inland ports having an annual freight transshipment of more than 500.000 tonnes are part of the comprehensive...
October 23rd, 2011 | News | Read More

Maritime Industry Honoured at Prestigious Seatrade Awards – SMEISA 2011

Maritime Industry Honoured at Prestigious Seatrade Awards – SMEISA 2011
The Smeisa 2011 Awards Winners Individuals, organisations and companies from across the region’s maritime have been honoured in the annual Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards (SMEISA). Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the maritime world, the awards were presented at a glittering gala...
October 23rd, 2011 | News | Read More

“Commander of the Karteria. Honoured in Greece – Unknown at Home”

“Commander of the Karteria.  Honoured in Greece – Unknown at Home”
Our international readership may be interested to learn that a new book was launched last week by Maurice Abney-Hastings. “Commander of the Karteria.  Honoured in Greece – Unknown at Home” is the history of a remarkable man born in rural Leicestershire at Willesley Hall near Ashby...
October 23rd, 2011 | News | Read More

World Maritime Day 2011 – “Piracy: orchestrating the response”

World Maritime Day 2011 – “Piracy: orchestrating the response”
  Adm. Efthymios Mitropoulos, Mrs. Chantal Mitropoulos, Miss Athena Mitropoulos and Mrs. Anny Zade The 29th of September marked the 34th celebration of World Maritime Day. This year’s theme was: “Piracy: orchestrating the response, “ a theme chosen by the International Maritime Organization...
October 21st, 2011 | News | Read More

Rickmers-Linie selected for delivery of Airbus fuselage sections to France

Rickmers-Linie selected for delivery of Airbus fuselage sections to France
Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based operator of heavy lift and project liner services, has been selected by Spirit AeroSystems as its partner for the transportation of fuselage sections for Airbus from Morehead City, North Carolina (NC), to Montoir (Port of Nantes St. Nazaire) in Northern France. The...
October 21st, 2011 | News | Read More

RINA 150th Anniversary in Athens

RINA 150th Anniversary in Athens
International certification, verification and ship classification company RINA is celebrating its ties with Greece on its 150th anniversary. Formed in Genoa, Italy, in 1861 as a ship classification society, RINA is today a global multidisciplinary and multi-cultural company with growing business in Greece...
October 20th, 2011 | News | Read More

GAC steers STS Pallada on its commemorative voyage

GAC steers STS Pallada on its commemorative voyage
Port-on-Demand took care of training tall ship at every port of call. Port-on-Demand (POD), the newest service package offered by the global GAC network, has handled the tall ship STS Pallada at every port of call of her voyage to mark the 270th anniversary of Russia’s first settlements in North America...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

Somali Piracy: Understanding the Criminal Business Model

Somali Piracy: Understanding the Criminal Business Model
This is Dr. Alec D Coutroubis’ and George Kiourktsoglou’s  of the University of Greenwich paper which George Kiourktsoglou presented in Malmoe at the World Maritime University. We will soon give you the full analysis of this issue. This article investigates Somali Piracy not as a mere criminal...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

MOL Receives Silver Logistics Supplier Award From Cabot Microelectronics

MOL Receives Silver Logistics Supplier Award From Cabot Microelectronics
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) was awarded the Silver Logistics Supplier Award by Cabot Microelectronics Corporation for outstanding service.  Cabot Microelectronics annual awards ceremony recognises suppliers that provide the best strategic value to its global operations. On a semi-annual basis, Cabot Microelectronics...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

BIMCO releasing first version of the EEDI Calculator

BIMCO releasing first version of the EEDI Calculator
It was today announced that BIMCO is releasing first version of the EEDI Calculator Development and verification testing is now completed for the first version of the BIMCO EEDI Calculator which is now ready for download from the BIMCO web site. BIMCO has developed the easy-to-use EEDI Calculator to...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

Paragon sells handymax in renewal move

Paragon sells handymax in renewal move
Nigel Lowry of Lloyd’s List writes: Crystal Seas fetches US$14m as it makes way for Paragon’s incoming handysize newbuildings DRY bulk carrier owner Paragon Shipping has clinched a deal to sell a 16-year-old handymax as the company awaits delivery of a quartet of handysize newbuildings under...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

Rickmers-Linie puts Bilbao on its list of regular calls

Rickmers-Linie puts Bilbao on its list of regular calls
Rickmers-Linie, the German liner specialist for project cargoes and heavy lifts, will be making regular monthly calls at the Port of Bilbao in Northern Spain.  Manuel Torres, line manager at E Erhardt y Cia, agents of Rickmers-Linie in Spain, is delighted to have this regular call: “The Port of Bilbao...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

UK P&I Club announces 3 per cent general increase for 2012

UK P&I Club announces 3 per cent general increase for 2012
UK P&I Club announces 3 per cent general increase for 2012 Key financial indicators * General increase for 2012 set at 3 per cent * Combined ratio for 2011 policy year on target for underwriting balance * Free reserves and capital increased to $486 million at 20th August 2011 * 2011 policy year...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

Hellenic War Risks Club celebrates its 50th anniversary as it reports year end reserves have increased to $68.6m

The Hellenic War Risks Club is celebrating its 50th year of operation in 2011. The Association’s founding Directors, which included J C Carras,   J E G Kulukundis, C M Lemos, D J Chandris and F P Lykiardopulo, recognised a need for Greek shipowners to come together on a mutual basis to provide the...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

Shipping Markets Growth Predictions and World Politics

John Faraclas John N. Faraclas’ November 11 2010 presentation. Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for being here and please note I am not here to defend my past accurate prediction of the Market Collapse in 2008 in this very room on the 23rd of October 2008. I am here to tell you, and I hope you and...
October 15th, 2011 | Markets, News | Read More

AMVER 2011 Awards

AMVER 2011 Awards
Rear Admiral James Watson Once more the International Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus in cooperation with the United States Embassy to the Hellenic Republic and the United States Coast Guard organized the AMVER Awards Ceremony.  The ceremony took place at the Athenaeum...
October 15th, 2011 | Environment, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, News, People and Places, Safety and Security | Read More

Amver 2011 Awards 13 October 2011

The International Propeller Club announces the 2011 AMVER Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 13th at the Athens Athenaeum InterContinental. It is our pleasure to announce that the International Propeller Club of the USA, International Port of Piraeus, is organizing a dinner on the occasion of the presentation...
October 10th, 2011 | News | Read More

Shipping Scholar-Ships

Shipping Scholar-Ships
Postgraduate students have been honoured with prestigious scholarships from the City Law School of City University London. The award is given to graduates and professionals and graduates committed to careers related to International Commercial Law. The £12, 500 scholarship is awarded to a student of...
October 10th, 2011 | Featured, News, People and Places, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

European cruise convention confirms positive growth prospects for the maritime tourism industry

European cruise convention confirms positive growth prospects for the maritime tourism industry
The Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention, which came to a close at the Hamburg Messe exhibition centre yesterday, concluded that growth prospects for the international cruise industry continue to be excellent. This, despite the global order book for the construction of new cruise ships...
September 30th, 2011 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Exhibitions, News | Read More

HMRC “may rethink tonnage tax changes”

HMRC “may rethink tonnage tax changes”
Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is understood to have agreed to re-examine its intention to unilaterally reinterpret the UK Tonnage Tax rules to the potential detriment of many shipowners. Shipping accountant and adviser, Moore Stephens says it understands that the review will be carried...
August 16th, 2011 | Environment, News | Read More