Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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

Arabian Sea alert – Maritime Security Alert: 27 February 2012 –

Arabian Sea alert – Maritime Security Alert: 27 February 2012   –
Arabian Sea alert – Maritime Security Alert: 27 February 2012         A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a container vessel was approached by three skiffs in position 26:08.9N – 056:42.1E at the northern approaches to the Strait of Hormuz on 25 February. The...
February 27th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Shipping’s impact on World Oceans is well regulated says ICS

Shipping’s impact on World Oceans is well regulated says ICS
When it comes to governing the oceans, shipping largely has its house in order – that is the view of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) whose Chairman, Spyros M Polemis, took part in a major debate about oceans governance, in Singapore (Feb 23rd and 24th). Discussing ‘Who Should Rule The...
February 27th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

647, good heavens – the market deeps down to…Hades!

647, good  heavens – the market deeps down to…Hades!
John Faraclas 647, yes you read correct! The 25 plus years low of the BDI on the 3rd of February is yet another milestone of an otherwise predictable market by the writer, …err John Faraclas, and the continuation of erroneous market predictions, assessments and failures by the hoi polloi of the...
February 27th, 2012 | Markets, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Mysteries of the markets: some shares at odds with commodities, others contrary with freight rates –

Mysteries of the markets: some shares at odds with commodities, others contrary with freight rates –
  Dione, one of the panamax bulkers in the Diana Shipping Inc fleet – Mysteries of the markets: some shares at odds with commodities, others contrary with freight rates, By James Brewer – Gold! The precious metal is in fevered demand, and the commodity price is at record levels of...
February 24th, 2012 | Markets, News | Read More

London Somalia conference welcomed by IMO chief

London Somalia conference welcomed by IMO chief
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) visited IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu at IMO HQ prior to the London Somalia conference The outcome of a UK-hosted conference on Somalia has been welcomed by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu. The conference, held at Lancaster House, London yesterday...
February 24th, 2012 | IMO, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Groundbreaking ruling shows way forward for asbestos victims

Groundbreaking ruling shows way forward for asbestos victims
  Chittagong scrap yard – photo by Maro Kouri Asbestos still a threat to thousands of workers in the shipbreaking industry   Brussels, 23 February 2012 – On 13 February 2012 in a historical ruling an Italian court sentenced two former top managers of multinational construction...
February 23rd, 2012 | Breaking News, Environment, Pollution, Ship Demolitions | Read More

SOS SaveOurSeafarers welcomes piracy conclusions of Somalia Conference but disappointed that seafarers not mentioned.

SOS SaveOurSeafarers welcomes piracy conclusions of Somalia Conference but disappointed that seafarers not mentioned.
SOS SaveOurSeafarers ** welcomes the London Conference on Somalia which was attended by 55 delegations from Somalia and the international community, and willingly supports its focus on unifying the international community in its coordinated support to Somalia, in the hope that a new era of Somali politics,...
February 23rd, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Dr Mark-Ken Erdmann joins Rickmers Group as Deputy CFO

Dr Mark-Ken Erdmann joins Rickmers Group as Deputy CFO
Dr Mark-Ken Erdmann will join Rickmers Holding in Hamburg as Deputy CFO as of 1 July 2012. In this position, he will be responsible for a broad range of corporate functions including Accounting & Controlling, Tax, IT, Human Resources, Legal Affairs, as well as Mergers & Acquisitions. He will...
February 23rd, 2012 | Company Profiles, People and Places | Read More

Collision of Containership MOL Maneuver

Collision of Containership MOL Maneuver
TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL-operated containership MOL Maneuver collided with the containership Zhen He while under way on the open seas southeast of Hong Kong, on February 22, 2012, at around 17:45 p.m., Japan time. None of the crew was...
February 23rd, 2012 | News, Safety and Security | Read More

Security Council calls for large increase to African peace force in Somalia

Security Council calls for large increase to African peace force in Somalia
UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov addresses the Security Council on the situation in Somalia -UN Photo by Devra Berkowitz The Security Council today called on the African Union (AU) to increase the size of its peacekeeping force in Somalia (AMISOM) by almost 50 per cent to deal with continued...
February 22nd, 2012 | News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Statement from SOS SaveOurSeafarers

Statement from SOS SaveOurSeafarers
Wednesday 22 February 2012 – Following Tuesday’s conference on Somali piracy organised by the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office and held at the IMO’s London headquarters, Giles Heimann, Chair of the SOS SaveOurSeafarers ** campaign, said: “We welcome the acknowledgement of the...
February 22nd, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, IMO, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

PD Ports completes first phase of investment programme

PD Ports completes first phase of investment programme
First phase of Teesport expansion is now complete PD Ports has taken the next step in its programme to almost double its container handling capacity at Teesport, with the completion of the ground works in January. The works, which began in January 2011, involved the complete reconstruction of more...
February 22nd, 2012 | Logistics, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMO -preview: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 63rd session, 27 February to 2 March 2012

IMO -preview: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 63rd session, 27 February to 2 March 2012
Market-based measures for greenhouse gases from ships on agenda as IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee meets Market-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping will be among the key items on the agenda of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of...
February 22nd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, IMO | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services launches operations in Saudi Arabia

Inchcape Shipping Services launches operations in Saudi Arabia
Joint venture with Al Bakri Group set to create leading maritime and cargo services business in the region Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, today announced the launch of new operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  The move provides ISS with a significant...
February 22nd, 2012 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ship Agencies, Trade and Commerce | Read More