Archive for the ‘News’ Category

UN Secretary General’s Message on International Women’s Day Thu, Mar 8, 2012

UN Secretary General’s Message on International Women’s Day Thu, Mar 8, 2012
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-mooon International Womn’s Day – The UN Secretary-General’s message: Gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide. There are more women Heads of State or Government than ever, and the highest proportion of women serving as...
March 8th, 2012 | News, Organisations, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

DVB posts an all-time high for 2011

DVB posts an all-time high for 2011
Wolfgang F. Driese, DVB’s CEO and Chairman of the BOD with Dagfinn Lunde, Member of the Board of Managing Directors of the bank DVB posts an all-time high for 2011: Consolidated net income before taxes of EUR147.7 million – up 12.7% DVB Bank SE’s clearly-defined business model,...
March 8th, 2012 | Banking, News | Read More

Thoughts on a Changing World

Thoughts on a Changing World
Jim Davis, CBE, K(DK) – The Chairman of the International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF)* Jim Davis CBE K(DK)**, once again shares his thoughts on  the ever Changing World, and how important is for all in our industry to face the harsh reality: The future for the Euro is in my belief bleak. ...
March 8th, 2012 | Comment, Organisations | Read More

Insulting Campaign by The Spectator magazine against Greece

Insulting Campaign by The Spectator magazine against Greece
– H.E., The Greek Ambassador Aristidis Sandis – We bring to the attention of our international viewers the letter of H.E. The Greek Ambassador Aristidis Sandis in reply of the infamous advert by The Spectator magazine: EMBASSY OF GREECE, LONDON The Editor The Spectator 22 Old Queen Street London SW1H...
March 7th, 2012 | Featured, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Food 2040 and its impact on shipping –

Food 2040 and its impact on shipping –
  – Food 2040 and its impact on shipping, By Mike Corkhill* The news in recent weeks that the world’s population has passed the seven billion mark caught everyone’s attention. The first question that springs to mind is how did we get here so fast? Since hitting three billion in 1960, the number...
March 7th, 2012 | BIMCO, Story of the Month, Trade and Commerce | Read More

MOL Safety Conference 2012 Held –

MOL Safety Conference 2012 Held –
The ‘Gaia Triumph’ a general container ship — Forge ahead to become “the World Leader in Safe Operation” — TOKYO—MitsuiO.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has held the MOL Safety Conference 2012 in Manila, Mumbai, Dubrovnik,...
March 7th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Diana Containerships acquires APL Spinel

Diana Containerships acquires APL Spinel
Diana Containerships’ new aquisition the APL Spinel Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, announced that the Company took delivery of the Panamax container vessel, m/v “APL Spinel”, a 1996-built vessel of approximately...
March 6th, 2012 | News, Sales and Purchases | Read More

Monthly Intelligence Report – March 2012

Monthly Intelligence Report – March 2012
Monthly Intelligence Report – March 2012        Attached please find the Monthly Piracy Report for March 2012 from GAC Protective Solutions. For more information about GAC Protective Solutions please contact ake@gac.com Please log on: AKE-GAC Piracy Report March 2012 and read the full and...
March 6th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

JOB2SEA the first port of call for maritime jobs at sea and ashore

JOB2SEA the first port of call for maritime jobs at sea and ashore
  Jakob Le Fevre COPENHAGEN, Denmark – March 5, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) JOB2SEA the leading specialist maritime job board, is proud to announce the launch of their new and improved global maritime job board www.JOB2SEA.com. The new JOB2SEA site has been designed to help jobseekers find...
March 5th, 2012 | HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News | Read More

Malta Maritime Review 2011: From Strength to Strength!

Malta Maritime Review 2011: From Strength to Strength!
 -John A. Gauci-Maistre, K.M., Chairman GM- – Malta’s quiet steady growth, by John Gauci-Maistre – As we begin to get into our stride following the New Year celebrations, we are always quick to compare the year on year stats to gauge how the industry fared over the previous year. ...
March 5th, 2012 | Flags, Legal, Mediterranean Shipping, Shipping Centers, Yachting | Read More

Latvian Naval SWATH Boats to stay with GL in class –

Latvian Naval SWATH Boats to stay with GL in class –
The Latvian Navy patrol boat ‘Skrunda’ Hamburg/Germany 5 March 2012 – The Latvian Navy’s new SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) patrol boats will be kept under Germanischer Lloyd (GL) class. GL surveyors will conduct periodic examinations throughout the life cycle of...
March 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Norton Rose transport survey –

Norton Rose transport survey –
  The Baltic Exchange Building which houses Maritime London – Norton Rose transport survey – The effect of market downturn on the shipping industry has been for companies to focus on maintaining cash reserves and secure funding lines according to the findings of Maritime London member...
March 5th, 2012 | Legal, Markets, News, Organisations | Read More

ClassNK Releases Second Edition of “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore”

ClassNK Releases Second Edition of “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore”
Tokyo – ClassNK has released a new revised edition of its “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore” which was first released in May 2011 in response to major marine casualties caused by a loss of stability as a result of the liquefaction of nickel ore. This first edition summarized...
March 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Reported hijack in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 5 March 2012

Reported hijack in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 5 March 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a merchant vessel, MV Royal Grace, was reportedly hijacked in position 21:27N – 062:37E approximately 150NM off Oman on 2 March. The hijack was only confirmed after the vessel communicated with the owners stating her position on...
March 5th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

The HSA’s 2012 Vassilopita event

The HSA’s  2012 Vassilopita event
The President of HSA John Pachoulis surprises Captain George Xyradakis of XRTC with a point…of view! The annual Hellenic Shipbrokers  Association (HSA) Vassilopita event took place at the spacious Metropolitan Hotel in Athens on this leap year’s last day of February… A great gathering...
March 3rd, 2012 | Associations, Events | Read More

Reported attack on vessel in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 2 March 2012

Reported attack on vessel in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 2 March 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a merchant vessel was reported under attack, and possibly hijacked, 150NM north east of Masirah in position 21:27N – 062:37E at 1219 local time on 2 March. Further details were unavailable at the time of writing. Vessels should...
March 2nd, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

NAVIGATOR 2012

NAVIGATOR 2012
  Captain Dimitris Bezantakos, first from the right, on the welcome lie-up together with speakers and sponsors – Ink your diary for the 11th Maritime Conference “NAVIGATOR 2012”  – This International Annual Conference will take place at Divani Apollon Palace & Spa,...
March 2nd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Electronic endorsements extend across the market

Electronic endorsements extend across the market
The London Market Group (LMG) has announced that the electronic endorsements initiative will extend to all classes of business from 5 March 2012        The development marks a substantial move forward in the modernisation of the London market – and means that from 5 March brokers can send all...
March 2nd, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Markets, News | Read More

The Board of Oslo Børs imposes violation charges on Cecon

The Board of Oslo Børs imposes violation charges on Cecon
Oslo Bors At its meeting on 29 February 2012, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to impose violation charges on Cecon ASA for the company’s failure on two occasions to arrange for new shares to be admitted to listing without unnecessary delay following the registration of the increase...
March 2nd, 2012 | News, Stock Markets | Read More

TOKYO MOU inspections highlight perils of poor maintenance warns Cargo Care –

TOKYO MOU inspections highlight perils of poor maintenance warns Cargo Care –
Peter Peltenburg A recent state inspection campaign that raises concerns over multiple problems with hatch openings should be welcomed by the industry, is the message from Peter Peltenburg, Group Director of Cargo Care Solutions. “We cut corners on maintenance at our peril.  As the economic downturn...
March 1st, 2012 | News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

COMPIT 2012 11th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries 16 – 18 April 2012, Liege/Belgium

COMPIT 2012 11th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries 16 – 18 April 2012, Liege/Belgium
Future ship designs (here the zero-emission container feeder vessel from Germanischer Lloyd) make extensive use of IT tools in design and operation to push the frontiers in energy efficiency and low emissions Maritime IT Trends: Fuel efficiency, risk-based design and robotics COMPIT 2012 –...
March 1st, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, IT and Communications | Read More

The IHS Fairplay DPA Handbook is launched!

The IHS Fairplay DPA Handbook is launched!
Hot off the press: IHS Fairplay DPA Handbook authored by Captain Mick Caulkin from Regs4ships Limited. A new handbook authored by Regs4ships’ Training and Publications Director, Captain Mick Caulkin, went on sale yesterday following its launching and we hope it will be a great good companion for...
March 1st, 2012 | Books, Events, Shipmanagement | Read More

Greece is Open for Business: Posidonia and Greek Shipping Send Confident Message to the World

Greece is Open for Business: Posidonia and Greek Shipping Send Confident Message to the World
The presence of thousands of participants from some 80 countries, the move to a state-of-the-art venue offering exhibitors excellent facilities and many opportunities to promote their business and the staging for the first time of a series of top level conferences and seminars concurrently with the exhibition,...
February 29th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

Wärtsilä extends license agreement with long-term partner Hyundai Heavy Industries

Wärtsilä extends license agreement with long-term partner Hyundai Heavy Industries
Image from the signing ceremony Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade and Technical  news Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, and its South Korean partner Hyundai Heavy Industries, Engine and Machinery Division, have signed a ten year extension to their license agreement...
February 29th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Derek Prentis: the harsh reality of the Shipping Market

Derek Prentis: the harsh reality of the Shipping Market
Have you ever imagine the owners paying the Charterers…, if not, just read on! Experience is obviously what counts and everyday by any means and time available, I* contact and ask people’s views, people from the industry which have seen and experienced at least five to seven “cycles”,...
February 28th, 2012 | Markets, News | Read More