Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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

Reported hijack northwest of Maldives – Maritime Security Alert: 26 March 2012

Reported hijack northwest of Maldives – Maritime Security Alert: 26 March 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued after a merchant vessel was reported hijacked in position 0700N 06949E approximately 305NM northwest of Male, Maldives on 26 March. The vessel was last reported to be stationary in position 0713N 06947E. No further details were available at the time of writing....
March 26th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Class in never out of style!

Class in never out of style!
Nicholas Brown introducing the event The historic Whitechapel Gallery at Aldgate East in London was the venue for Lloyd’s Register’s Press Evening’s reception to mark the publication of the latest edition of Shipping and the Environment last Wednesday; John Faraclas reports: Starting with a tour...
March 26th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Events, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

OI 2012: The best Oceanology International event ever!

OI 2012: The best Oceanology International event ever!
A view of the Exhibition Hall with the ever busy RESON's stand The most successful Oceanology International ever closed just over ten days ago. It was attended by 7728 (a 10% increase on 2010) from more than 70 countries; alongside it, Interspill London 2012 had a total attendance figure of 1346...
March 26th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Oceanology | Read More

New development in fight against Somali piracy …

New development in fight  against Somali piracy …
SOS welcomes EU taking more robust action on Somali coast The SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign welcomes the extension of the EU counter- piracy operation until end 2014, and the  EU decision to broaden the scope of its naval operation in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean  by extending the naval forces’...
March 23rd, 2012 | HR, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

The Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Technical Committee (HTC) met onboard the historic Hellas Liberty

The Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Technical Committee (HTC) met onboard the historic Hellas Liberty
Apostolos Poulovasilis Piraeus, 22 March 2012 – Rules and technology developments, Energy Management and Safety Culture were the main themes of the Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Technical Committee (HTC) held on Monday 19 March onboard the historic Hellas Liberty at the port of Piraeus. Apostolos Poulovassilis,...
March 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

NGO warns EU Ship Recycling proposal will not stop the dumping of toxic ships

NGO warns EU Ship Recycling proposal will not stop the dumping of toxic ships
Ingvild Jenssen Brussels, 22 March 2012* – A day before the European Commission presents its proposal for regulating the dismantling of toxic end-of-life ships, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a Brussels-based coalition of environmental, labour rights and human rights organisations was invited to meet...
March 23rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, HR, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions | Read More

New Head of International Operations for GL Renewables Certification

New Head of International Operations for GL Renewables Certification
Fabio Pollicino Hamburg, 23 March 2012 – GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has appointed Fabio Pollicino as new Head of International Operations. In his new role Mr. Pollicino will be responsible for further evolving GL RC’s worldwide business, especially in North America, China and India....
March 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, People and Places | Read More

Tanker attacked in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert: 22 March 2012

Tanker attacked in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert: 22 March 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Gulf of Guinea after a tanker, reported to be Nigerian-flagged MT Pluto, was attacked in position 02:56N – 006:13E roughly 90NM south of Lagos on 22 March. Reports suggest 10 armed men deployed in attack craft from a brown and white fishing vessel...
March 23rd, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

BIMCO at CMA 2012 – Time to Safe Yourself

BIMCO at CMA 2012 – Time to Safe Yourself
Yudhishthir Khatau BIMCO was again this year well represented at CMA. BIMCO President Yudhishthir Khatau spoke in the opening session and Secretary General Torben Skaanild spoke in a key session on the use of Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). Too many ships and too many yards – Time to Save YourSelf BIMCO...
March 22nd, 2012 | BIMCO, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

297, 000-dwt Iron Ore Carrier Ore Sao Luis Completed – Will Sail under Long-term Contract with Vale of Brasil –

297, 000-dwt Iron Ore Carrier Ore Sao Luis Completed – Will Sail under Long-term Contract with Vale of Brasil –
1st from left: Universal Shipbuilding Director and Senior Managing Officer Kuniteru Ishikawa, 3rd from left: MOL Managing Executive Officer Kenichi Nagata 4th from left:Vale International General Manager, Shipping Pietro Allevato 297, 000-dwt Iron Ore Carrier Ore Sao Luis Completed – Will Sail...
March 22nd, 2012 | Events, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Trade and Commerce | Read More