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WISTA-Hellas 2012 Vassilopitta

WISTA-Hellas 2012 Vassilopitta
Jenny Pournara, Anna-Maria Monogioudi, Eleftheria Magiafi, Maria Alexandraki and Eugenia Saridou On January 26th, WISTA-Hellas members gathered for an evening of celebration at the Dionysos Restaurant below the night-lit Acropolis for the traditional cutting of the New Year’s Vassilopitta. On cutting...
February 9th, 2012 | News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

ICS board meets in London

ICS board meets in London
Spyros M. Polemis The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)*, whose member national shipowners’ associations represent all sectors and trades and more than 80% of the world merchant fleet, met in London yesterday. Piracy: ICS members reviewed the continuing threat to shipping...
February 7th, 2012 | Associations, Health and Safety, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution | Read More

VIDEOTEL helps reduce the dangers of visiting a ship in port

VIDEOTEL helps reduce the dangers of visiting a ship in port
Whilst many are aware of the hazards faced on board a vessel at sea, often little attention is paid to the difficulties and dangers encountered during the seemingly simple act of visiting a ship in port. Yet the terminals and ports a vessel serves are as potentially dangerous an industrial environment...
February 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, News, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Safety of passenger ships: EU Transport Commissioner receives commitment from Cruise industry to fully engage in review of passenger ship safety rules at EU and IMO

Safety of passenger ships: EU Transport Commissioner receives commitment from Cruise industry to fully engage in review of passenger ship safety rules at EU and IMO
Siim Kallas Ship Safety Issues – the latest from the European Commission and we need your comments! The latest from Brussels, dated 03 February 2012 – Vice-President Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport today was briefed by the board of the European Cruise Council about cruise...
February 7th, 2012 | News, Safety and Security | Read More

Martek BNWAS the first to be approved by USCG

Martek BNWAS the first to be approved by USCG
Martek Marine’s bridge watch and alarm system (BNWAS) Navgard has become the first system to attain US Coast Guard approval. Navgard, which is approved by all major classification societies, was launched officially in Hamburg in September 2010 as the lowest cost, easiest and quickest system to install...
February 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

HOT Port news from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – Piracy increases in January  Germany, Kiel Canal – Ice closes lock  Russia, Novorossiysk – Bad weather likely to affect port operations DATE: February 06, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide...
February 6th, 2012 | News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

GAC Singapore celebrates 30 years in the Lion City with move to new head office

GAC Singapore celebrates 30 years in the Lion City with move to new head office
The GAC Singapore Management team with Ronald Lichtenecker, managing director, third from the right. GAC Singapore is marking the 30th anniversary of its establishment by relocating to a new head office to enable future expansion of its operations. The company, which has significantly expanded its portfolio...
February 6th, 2012 | News, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

Propelling fun!

Propelling fun!
Christina and Takis N. Pappas with Nike and Chris Leontopoulos from ABS Piraeus Engineering business: That was simply the message of the 17th Anniversary dinner and dance of the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain* at the renowned Dorchester Hotel in the heart of London’s Mayfair district last...
February 6th, 2012 | Events | Read More

Industry shoos away cruise blues

Industry shoos away cruise blues
MV “Aegean Odyssey” – photo courtesy of Voyages to Antiquity  – James Brewer reports from the Destinations travel show in London. Cruise lines and operators are hoping that the UK passenger market will help keep them buoyant, after a difficult 12 months which saw itineraries...
February 5th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry | Read More

Deepwater and Arctic in the spotlight at Oceanology International

Deepwater and Arctic in the spotlight at Oceanology International
The highly topical oil and gas areas of deepwater and Arctic exploitation will be firmly in the spotlight at Oceanology International 2012 (Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 March 2012, London, ExCeL, UK) the global forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine technology...
February 4th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Oceanology, Oil Industry | Read More

Severe weather disrupts Black Sea shipping

Severe weather disrupts Black Sea shipping
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, advises that thickening sea ice, resulting from particularly low temperatures across Eastern Europe, is causing disruption to shipping across the Black Sea. While relevant port authorities are working hard to keep shipping...
February 3rd, 2012 | News | Read More

New marine and energy reinsuranc​e specialist Tamesis Dual celebrates software success

New marine and energy reinsuranc​e specialist Tamesis Dual celebrates software success
Michael Graham One of the newest businesses backed by capacity from Lloyd’s has gone live with a software system aimed at facilitating its growth; James Brewer reports: Specialty excess of loss reinsurance operator Tamesis Dual, launched in late November 2011, focuses on classes including marine,...
February 3rd, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, News | Read More

Back-to-back cruise dockings for Gibdock

Back-to-back cruise dockings for Gibdock
Back-to-back cruise ship projects at Gibdock’s No. 1 dock have seen “Thompson Destiny” – photograh by Dani Van Weert the return of the 37, 584gt, 1, 575-passenger capacity “Thomson Destiny” for its fourth visit since a first refit in Gibraltar in 2006. The Thomson...
February 3rd, 2012 | Cruise Industry, Shiprepair | Read More

New South America service for the Port of Hamburg

New South America service for the Port of Hamburg
Jens Maersk In January 2012, Germany’s biggest seaport was included in the itinerary for the “Andean” service run by the Maersk shipping company. Colombia’s leading port of Santa Marta is now also included in the restructured South America service. Cargo from South America is predominantly...
February 2nd, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, News, Organisations | Read More

World Maritime Leaders lead Global Industry dialogue at teh Asia Pacific Maritime 2012 –

World Maritime Leaders lead Global Industry dialogue at teh Asia Pacific Maritime 2012 –
Shipping industry sees hope in arising opportunities and resilient sectors A view from the 2010 event – the Exhibition Hall Singapore, 2 February 2012 – Several bright spots in the maritime industry are showing prospects and opportunities even as the global shipping industry faces a slow...
February 2nd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News | Read More

Shipping Financing in Crisis

Shipping Financing in Crisis
Shipping Financing in Crisis – a personal view by Alan McCarthy Alan McCarthy The BDI is in free fall, with the accompanying predictions of further doom and gloom.  Low rates, overcapacity, a Damoclean overhang of newbuildings and tensions in the Persian Gulf all swirl about us as we strive...
February 1st, 2012 | News, Shipfinance | Read More

Caterpillar Delivering the Power Solutions for United States Navy Missile Vessel MaK Engines Selected for the U.S.N.S. “Howard O. Lorenzen”

Caterpillar Delivering the Power Solutions for United States Navy Missile Vessel MaK Engines Selected for the U.S.N.S. “Howard O. Lorenzen”
Caterpillar Delivering the Power Solutions for United States Navy Missile Vessel The USNS “Howard O. Lorenzen” departing for Sea Trials MaK Engines Selected for the U.S.N.S. “Howard O. Lorenzen” Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is pleased to announce MaK and Cat® power solutions...
January 31st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

BRAEMAR Technical Services announces Business Unit Rebranding –

BRAEMAR Technical Services announces Business Unit Rebranding –
Quentin Soanes, Executive Director of Braemar Shipping Services plc – Braemar Technical Services (BTS), the marine and offshore technical services arm of the Braemar Shipping Services Group, is pleased to announce a name rebranding of its business units with effect from the end of January. The...
January 31st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus Vassilopitta Ceremony

International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus Vassilopitta Ceremony
Front row fom the left: H.E. The US Ambassador in Greece Daniel Bennett Smith, The President of the Propeller Club Mr. Antonis-Stamos Faraklas and t the back row the Board of Governors with Theo Kontes at the Pondium during the traditional Vassilopita Cutting ceremony The 2012 New Year Vassilopitta...
January 31st, 2012 | Events, News | Read More

Pollution Control Service launched in China to steer owners through new rules

Pollution Control Service launched in China to steer owners through new rules
GAC China has launched a new specialist service to help ship owners comply with stringent new anti-pollution regulations that come into force at the country’s ports on 1 March 2012. Under the China Maritime Safety Agency (MSA) rules, owners and operators of vessels carrying any cargo deemed to...
January 31st, 2012 | News, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Radiation experts begin assessment of effects of Fukushima nuclear accident

Radiation experts begin assessment of effects of Fukushima nuclear accident
IAEA fact finding team examines devastation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in May 2011- photo b IAEA y Greg Webb Latest on Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant 30 January 2012 – Sixty international experts assessing the radiation exposures and health effects resulting from the accident...
January 30th, 2012 | Environment, News, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Transparency International’s Huguette Labelle*: can people fight corruption?

Transparency International’s Huguette Labelle*: can people fight corruption?
11 sports cars worth US$ 5 mio being seized by French Police as part of corruption We have brought you in the past some views and points on corruption; herebelow is what Huguette Labelle says on fighting corruption; let wak up and start fighting against this business pandemic! We are often asked...
January 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Japan’s Prime Minister Calls European Debt Crisis the Greatest Risk to the World Economy

Japan’s Prime Minister Calls European Debt Crisis the Greatest Risk to the World Economy
Yoshihiko Noda, the Japanese Prime Minister  – The following comes from the WEF info page and we find same very interesting as the Far East has grave concerns that the Eurozone must stay “intact”,    and we invite your comments for a second World crisis debate: Japan expresses...
January 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Eurozone Must Show “Colour of Money” before World Helps with Financial Rescue

Eurozone Must Show “Colour of Money” before World Helps with Financial Rescue
WEF’s logo by Remy Steinegger The following comes from the WEF info page and we find same very appropriate under the current world’s financial turmoil, so please comment to create a debate on the issues mentioned: .No country is immune from the Eurozone crisis •Other countries will...
January 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

The Chios Marine Club event on MLC 2006

The Chios Marine Club event on MLC 2006
A warm welcome to Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Ioannis Couyou Last Tuesday  afternoon the Chios Marine Club and its President Mr. Marcos J. Tripolitis hosted a conference about MLC 2006 – an overview & outcome of voluntary inspections todate. The speech was given from Mr. Ioannis Couyou...
January 26th, 2012 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, News, Organisations, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More