Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Governments and workers discuss opportunities for green jobs in the area of climate change mitigation

Governments and workers discuss opportunities for green jobs in the area of climate change mitigation
In the margins of the UNFCCC conference in Durban, the International Labour Organization and the UN Institute for Training and Research organized social talks on ‘Green Jobs and Mitigation to Climate Change’ – Geneva (ILO News) 16 December 2011 – Green Jobs in renewable energies,...
December 17th, 2011 | Environment, HR, Jobs, News, Organisations | Read More

Wide-ranging anti-piracy campaign bearing fruit

Wide-ranging anti-piracy campaign bearing fruit
 At the end of a year in which the World Maritime Day theme of “Piracy: orchestrating the response” has been central to the work of IMO, the Organization can look back on 12 months of relatively good progress that have laid the foundations for cautious optimism about the future. Recently compiled...
December 16th, 2011 | IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

Panama Canal Expansion Project Update

Panama Canal Expansion Project Update
In October 2006 the Republic of Panama approved via a national referendum a programme consisting in the construction of two new sets of locks: one on the Pacific and one of the Atlantic of the Canal.  Each lock will have three chambers and each chamber will have three water reutilization basins, highlighting...
December 15th, 2011 | Canals, News | Read More

Cruise of the Year 2011 Special Award Goes to Fuji Maru

Cruise of the Year 2011 Special Award Goes to Fuji Maru
Fuji Maru For Support Activities in Areas Stricken by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – TOKYO, 15 December 2011 – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that support activities by the cruise ship Fuji Maru in areas stricken by the Great East...
December 15th, 2011 | Cruise Industry | Read More

Greencarrier Freight Services Finland has appointed Jarmo Halonen to be its new MD

Greencarrier Freight Services Finland has appointed Jarmo Halonen to be its new MD
  With effect from 13 December, Jarmo Halonen has been appointed Managing Director for Greencarrier Freight Services Finland.  Jarmo Halonen has wide experience of international freight forwarding and prior to joining Greencarrier from Itella Logistics, held the position of Managing Director at the...
December 15th, 2011 | Logistics, People and Places, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Almi Tankers boosts presence in tanker market with delivery of the first of 10 new Suezmaxes, the Lloyd’s-Register classed “Almi Horizon”

Almi Tankers boosts presence in tanker market with delivery of the first of 10 new Suezmaxes, the Lloyd’s-Register classed “Almi Horizon”
  Almi Horizon New fleet being built in Korea to the latest environmental standards and Common Structural Rules Almi Tankers S.A, the expansion-minded Greek wet-market operator, took delivery today of its first of 10 Suezmax tankers during a ceremony at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering’s...
December 14th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

World’s first LNG-fuelled tanker newbuilding delivered to Deen Shipping by Rotterdam ‘s Shipyard Trico to Lloyd’s Register class

World’s first LNG-fuelled tanker newbuilding delivered to Deen Shipping by Rotterdam ‘s Shipyard Trico to Lloyd’s Register class
Chemical tanker “MT Argonon” to emit less Sox, Nox and particulates across  Europe ‘s inland waterways MT Argonon The world’s first new LNG-fuelled tanker has been delivered in Rotterdam to Lloyd’s Register class, heralding the start of a new era of cleaner shipping...
December 14th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

U-Freight drinks to growth of wine logistics in China

U-Freight drinks to growth of wine logistics in China
U-Freight’s Bowin Lee The U-Freight Group – (www.ufreight.com) – the Hong Kong-headquartered international freight services and logistics group, believes that China’s growing thirst for French wine will be a major boost for the company’s specialist wine logistics services. The...
December 12th, 2011 | Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Logistics | Read More

Ship Operating Costs: Current and Future Trends; Shipping Funds what’s next

Ship Operating Costs: Current and Future Trends; Shipping Funds what’s next
  Anthony D. Faraklas, President of the Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus at the podium The International Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus, along with Moore Stephens, a leading international accounting and consulting association specialized in marine affairs,...
December 12th, 2011 | Accountancy, Clubs, Events, News, Ship Finance, Shipmanagement | Read More

Keep calm over China’s huge trade and shipping ambitions

Keep calm over China’s huge trade and shipping ambitions
 IMIF chairman Jim Davis offers his wisdom to Africa maritime professionals at London gathering – by James Brewer – African business has been advised to take a relaxed view of the rapidly growing stake built by China in the continent’s raw materials and shipping sectors. The guidance was...
December 11th, 2011 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipping risk is under-priced, says American Club management chief – Owners are mulling modest P&I premium rises due February 2012

Shipping risk is under-priced, says American Club management chief – Owners are mulling modest P&I premium rises due February 2012
James Brewer Ship owners have been warned of “inherent under-pricing” in their insurance market, writes James Brewer. For the time being, however, most of the P&I clubs are setting a 5% general increase in premium for the policy year beginning February 20 2012 (although seven of them are...
December 11th, 2011 | P and I Clubs, Story of the Week | Read More

TSAVLIRIS’ London Christmas Reception

TSAVLIRIS’ London Christmas Reception
The international Festive season opened with the annual Christmas Reception of the Tsavliris Salvage, once again at the Royal Thames Yacht  Club in Knightsbridge. The event was attended by nearly 300 guests –bankers, bunker brokers, class society executives, coast guard officers,  environmentalists,...
December 10th, 2011 | Events, Featured, People and Places, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

St. Nicholas Day in London

St. Nicholas Day in London
The Saint of the Seven Seas and Patron of Sailors had its day! Nearly 400 faithful participated last Wednesday in the traditional liturgy at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Shepherds Bush. Amongst them, leading the Diplomatic and Military Corps, the Ambassador-Counsellor of Greece Nicholas Argyros, the General...
December 9th, 2011 | People and Places | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
PORT: Delaware River Reedy Point South Anchorage opening The Captain of the Port Sector Delaware Bay advises all mariners that the upper portion of Reedy Point South Anchorage (Anchorage #3) is now open to vessel anchorages. Dredging has been completed in the vicinity of the C&D Canal and has now...
December 8th, 2011 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

EUR 60 million for loans to mid-cap companies in Berlin

EUR 60 million for loans to mid-cap companies in Berlin
  Mid-cap commercial and housing companies will benefit from new global loan contract signed by IBB and HSH Nordbank Hamburg/Kiel/Berlin, December 8, 2011 – HSH Nordbank has entered into a global loan contract worth EUR 60 million with Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB). The contract has now been...
December 8th, 2011 | News | Read More

Greek Shipping Awards 2011- the light in Greek economy’s tunnel

Greek Shipping Awards 2011- the light in Greek economy’s tunnel
The pre-reception drinks More than 900 guests saw some of Greece’s leading shipping personalities, companies and service organizations honored in a glittering gala dinner at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel to announce the winners of the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards for 2011. Allaboutshipping...
December 8th, 2011 | News, People and Places, Story of the Month | Read More

Concerns over MENA low pricing policies for domestic gas

Concerns over MENA low pricing policies for domestic gas
7 December 2011, DOHA – Subsidised gas pricing, rapid growth in domestic demand and the need for gas reinjection, are causing concerns in the Middle East and Northern Africa, said Datuk (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim, President, International Gas Union (IGU), today at the 20th World Petroleum Congress in...
December 7th, 2011 | News | Read More

Brazil’s Belov switches to SAAB Seaeye

Brazil’s  Belov switches to SAAB Seaeye
For working Brazil’s vast oil fields – bigger in size than the State of Florida – Brazilian-based underwater operator, Belov Engenharia, has switched to Saab Seaeye ROVs. It is the first purchase of Saab Seaeye vehicles by Belov, founded in 1981 and a key provider of services across...
December 6th, 2011 | Marine Equipment, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Panama’s still the best

Panama’s still the best
 Panama’s big do! On the occasion o the 27th Regular Session of the IMO’s Assembly many delegations gave receptions and parties in various well known venues in London. Greetings the guest where Roberto Linares, the Ambassadress of Panama Ana Irene Delgado and Alfonso Castillero (pictured). The...
December 6th, 2011 | Flags, News | Read More

ShipConstructor Partners With Cloudis

ShipConstructor Partners With Cloudis
 ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) is collaborating with Cloudis to develop an interface to the Cloudis CMPIC Cable Management Application. This development is consistent with SSI’s best-of-breed approach to providing comprehensive solutions composed of the best products for a particular client....
December 5th, 2011 | Communication, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Leave Environmental Risk Cover to the market argues IUA

Leave Environmental Risk Cover to the market argues IUA
Market-driven solutions to environmental liability risks should take precedence over possible EU-enforced compulsory financial requirements, the International Underwriting Association has stated. In a series of policy statements the association’s Non-Marine Environmental Committee argues it would be...
December 5th, 2011 | Environment, News, Organisations | Read More

IMO Council elects chairman for 2012-2013 biennium

IMO Council elects chairman for 2012-2013 biennium
 The newly elected IMO Council for 2012-2013 met on Thursday, 1 December, and re-elected Mr. Jeffrey G. Lantz (United States) as its Chairman and re-elected Mr. Dumisani Ntuli (South Africa) as its Vice-Chairman.
December 1st, 2011 | IMO, Organisations, People and Places | Read More

Wärtsilä introduces latest addition to its RT-flex48T engine portfolio

Wärtsilä introduces latest addition to its RT-flex48T engine portfolio
 The new engine is designed to power small bulk and tanker vessels. The flex common-rail technology lowers emissions and fuel consumption. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, successfully started up its new 6-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex48T engine on 24 November 2011...
December 1st, 2011 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

IMO Assembly adopts wide range of resolutions

IMO Assembly adopts wide range of resolutions
 IMO Assembly, 27 session: 27-30 November 2011. A wide range of resolutions, reflecting the broad canvas of the Organization’s work, was adopted by the 27th Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it met in London at the Organization’s Headquarters from 21 to 30 November...
December 1st, 2011 | IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

GL Updates Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels

GL Updates Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels
 To ensure the continuing safety and promote the efficiency of inland waterway transport, Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released an update to the GL Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels (INV). The update to the rules came into effect on 1 November 2011 and consists of rules for: classification and surveys;...
November 30th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News | Read More