Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Ecological repercurssions from Piracy and Terrorism

Ecological repercurssions from Piracy and Terrorism
Iro J. Theofanides Ecological repercussions of piracy and terrorist attacks at sea can be disastrous. By Iro Theofanides Piracy and terrorist actions at sea can result in incalculable human suffering as well as damage of various kinds to merchant vessels and their cargoes as the collateral damage involved....
April 3rd, 2012 | News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

“Rising Above Adversity”

“Rising Above Adversity”
MOL's President Koichi Muto On the occasion of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) 128th anniversary, we are pleased to bring you a message from our President, Koichi Muto. It is my pleasure to report to all officers and employees of the MOL Group that today marks the 128th founding anniversary of the company....
April 2nd, 2012 | Company Profiles, Events, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces the acquisition of a Panamax dry bulk carrier

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces the acquisition of a Panamax dry bulk carrier
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, last Friday announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to purchase from an unaffiliated third party the m/v “Mining Star”,...
April 2nd, 2012 | News, Sales and Purchases | Read More

“GAC Pindar” completes first shipment for 2012 Extreme Sailing Series

“GAC Pindar” completes first shipment for 2012 Extreme Sailing Series
GAC Pindar and the Extreme Sailing Series Fleet – Credit Lloyd Images www.lloydimages.com Fixed prices for all teams for the first time in event history April 2, 2012 – GAC Pindar has successfully completed the movement of all eight EX40 boats participating in the opening event of the Extreme Sailing...
April 2nd, 2012 | Events, Yachting | Read More

Wärtsilä Hamworthy wins third FSRU contract with Höegh LNG

Wärtsilä Hamworthy wins third FSRU contract with Höegh LNG
  Birds eye view of Hamworthy's regas module Hamworthy Oil & Gas Systems has secured a contract to supply its innovative LNG regasification technology for the third Höegh LNG Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries. Working together...
April 2nd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Unlimited Compensation for delayed claims payments would raise premius warns IUA

Unlimited Compensation for delayed claims payments would raise premius warns IUA
Chris Jones Proposed legal reforms that allow for unlimited damages to compensate for delayed claims payments would inevitably drive up legal costs and raise insurance premiums, the International Underwriting Association has warned. Responding to the Law Commission’s review of insurance contract law,...
April 2nd, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, News | Read More

Italian Ambassador in London hosts sparkling super-show by contemporary artists –

Italian Ambassador in London hosts sparkling super-show by contemporary artists –
Madonna, Digital C-type print by Lorenzo Agius, Courtesy of Alon Zakaim Fine Art – Italian Ambassador in London hosts sparkling super-show by contemporary artists, By James Brewer – London has been celebrating the extraordinary achievements of a large group of contemporary artists with Italian...
March 31st, 2012 | Exhibitions, Social Columns | Read More

Crystal-clear Adriatic waters infuse passion into the oeuvre of Polish-born ceramicist Elżbieta Stanhope

Crystal-clear Adriatic waters infuse passion into the oeuvre of Polish-born ceramicist Elżbieta Stanhope
Elzbieta Stanhope with two jardinières (fired terracotta 1, 200 degrees) Crystal-clear Adriatic waters infuse passion into the oeuvre of Polish-born ceramicist Elżbieta Stanhope, By James Brewer Much-travelled artist Elżbieta Marylska-Łuszczewska Stanhope has imported the spirit of the sea into some...
March 30th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

Africa is ripe for more investment deals, fund chief tells London meeting of Afrimari network

Africa is ripe for more investment deals, fund chief tells London meeting of Afrimari network
Henry Obi, chief operating officer of Helios Investment Partners Africa is ripe for more investment deals, fund chief tells London meeting of Afrimari network – By James Brewer An upbeat assessment of business prospects in Africa has come from one of the most successful private equity firms in...
March 30th, 2012 | Events, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute a ‘catalyst for research and economic growth’

Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute a ‘catalyst for research and economic growth’
The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton University of Southampton and Lloyd’s Register launch collaborative centre for research and development Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has hailed the new Southampton Martine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) as exemplary of the relationships...
March 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, Shipping Centers | Read More

Port news from Marseilles Fos

Port news from Marseilles Fos
Part of the Fos container terminal Growth boom for Fos logistics parks Logistics facilities at leading French port Marseilles Fos are set for further major expansion with a new 200, 000m2 multimodal park from specialist property developer the IDEC/LIFE group. Due to be fully operational within five years,...
March 30th, 2012 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Looking back on INTERSPILL 2012

Looking back on INTERSPILL 2012
Interspill 2012, the European oil spill conference and exhibition, took place over 3 hectic days, after opening in London, on 13 March 2012.  The event saw over 1300 delegates, visitors and exhibitors attend, from over 70 countries, it was the most successful event so far in the Interspill series since...
March 30th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Exhibitions, Pollution | Read More

New terrorism consortium to protect under-insured

New terrorism consortium to protect under-insured
Lloyd's of London A new insurance consortium, Xin, has been launched by Lloyd’s syndicates, specialising in helping businesses protect against the on-going threat of a terrorist attack in Asia. Four Lloyd’s syndicates – Amlin, Markel, Canopius and Argenta – set up the Singapore-based consortium...
March 30th, 2012 | Events, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

“Piracy, the curse of maritime transport” – “Coordination and co-operation: activities of IMO and the way forward”

“Piracy, the curse of maritime transport” – “Coordination and co-operation: activities of IMO and the way forward”
Piracy has its days (yesterday and today), at least in a peacefull manner. At a Seminar on Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea yestreday in Brussels, Koji Sekimizu IMO’s Secretary-General’s delivered just prior to session 1 the following keynote speech, which we bring you in full: “Coordination...
March 29th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

In defence of Seafaring –

In defence of Seafaring –
- John Faraclas - In defence of Seafaring – by John Faraclas. Time and again I have stressed the importance of freedom and in particular, freedom to do business and more specifically freedom of employment – and its consequences if things go wrong… and worse, when people become victims of...
March 29th, 2012 | Comment, HR | Read More

Holman Fenwick Willan advises on new industry standard contract for maritime armed guards

Holman Fenwick Willan advises on new industry standard contract for maritime armed guards
Elinor Dautlich Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has been influential in the development of the Baltic and International Maritime Council’s (BIMCO’s) latest maritime standard contract – GUARDCON – tailored for the employment of private military security...
March 28th, 2012 | Legal, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Launch of Casualty Management Guidelines by The Nautical Institute and the International Salvage Union

Launch of Casualty Management Guidelines by The Nautical Institute and the International Salvage Union
The Nautical Institute and the International Salvage Union (ISU) earlier today (Wednesday March 28) launched Casualty Management Guidelines aimed at providing comprehensive practical guidelines to help seafarers during a casualty when demands can be confusing, contradictory, unclear or a combination...
March 28th, 2012 | Books, Events, Organisations | Read More

BIMCO publishes much anticipated GUARDCON Contract

BIMCO publishes much anticipated GUARDCON Contract
BIMCO publishes much anticipated GUARDCON Contract BIMCO is pleased to announce the publication of the GUARDCON standard contract for the employment of security guards on vessels. This brand new contract has been developed to provide ship owners and private maritime security companies (PMSC) with a clearly...
March 28th, 2012 | BIMCO, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

WTM Vision Conference – London

WTM Vision Conference – London
Geoff Cowley MD of The Hoseasons Group to join panel discussion at WTM Vision Conference – London World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce another high-profile speaker to join the line-up for WTM Vision Conference – London on April 19 2012. The...
March 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Executive Travel, Holidays, Maritime Tourism | Read More

EXMAR gets go ahead from PRE for world’s First Floating LNG Production Unit

EXMAR gets go ahead from PRE for world’s First Floating LNG Production Unit
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (“PRE”) (TSX: PRE; BVC: PREC; BOVESPA: PREB) acting through its wholly owned subsidiary Pacific Stratus Energy Colombia Corp. (“PSE”), announced today the signing of a natural gas/ LNG Liquefaction, Regasification, Storage and Loading Services Agreement with Belgium...
March 28th, 2012 | Energy, Logistics, News | Read More

Court ruling puts new delay on Auckland redundancies

Court ruling puts new delay on Auckland redundancies
There’s been a further victory for wharfies at Ports of Auckland in New Zealand in their fight for job security. Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) wants to make 300 members of the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) redundant and contract out their stevedoring work. The union has already successfully...
March 28th, 2012 | ITF, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Seafarers’ Trust announces latest grants

Seafarers’ Trust announces latest grants
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust, which has just celebrated its 30th anniversary with a major seminar in London on seafarers’ welfare,  yesterday announced its latest grants. The following donations, totalling £1, 078, 533 (USD1, 711, 685) have been agreed: World Maritime University: £168, 000 (USD266,...
March 28th, 2012 | Charity, Events, Health and Safety, HR, ITF | Read More

ABS Offers Liquefied Gas Carriers Seminar

ABS Offers Liquefied Gas Carriers Seminar
William J. Sember ABS shares LNG insight with the industry (Houston, TX—) ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has delivered a seminar series addressing developments in the construction and design of liquefied gas carriers. Events were held in Doha,...
March 27th, 2012 | Events, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

The London Chiot’s Dinner and Dance

The London Chiot’s Dinner and Dance
The top table; on an l to r: Maria and Costas Frangeskides, the Arch-presbyter and Mrs. Anastassios Tsalapatas, the President Anna Dontas-Frangeskides and Christos Frangeskides The fatherland of the world’s leaders in the shipping industry and beyond annual dinner and dance was celebrated last Saturday...
March 27th, 2012 | Charity, Events | Read More

Media alert – Toxic ship Exxon Valdez sent for dismantling

Media alert – Toxic ship Exxon Valdez sent for dismantling
26 March 2012, Brussels – The Exxon Valdez, now re-named the Oriental Nicety, a ship responsible for one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history in 1989, has been sold for scrapping on the infamous ship breaking beaches of India. Environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations represented...
March 26th, 2012 | Breaking News, Environment, HR, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More