Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Gibdock digs deep to repair Pullmantur Zenith

Gibdock digs deep to repair Pullmantur Zenith
Pullmantor Zenith at Gibdock Gibdock’s growing reputation as one of the leading cruise ship repair and refurbishment centres in the Mediterranean has been enhanced by the docking of the 42, 255 gt, 1992-built Pullmantur Zenith. The vessel arrived in Gibraltar on November 7th for work that had to...
January 6th, 2012 | Cruise Industry, Shiprepair | Read More

Statement from the shipping industry’s SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign with reference to the U.K. House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee’s Report “Piracy off the coast of Somalia”.

Statement from the shipping industry’s SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign with reference to the U.K. House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee’s Report “Piracy off the coast of Somalia”.
Thursday 5 January, 2012 – From Mr. Bill Box Statement from the SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign** re ‘Piracy off the coast of Somalia’. The shipping industry’s SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign welcomes the U.K. House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee’s Report “Piracy off the coast of Somalia”. As...
January 5th, 2012 | Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

More bad weather alert to UK transport operators

More bad weather alert to UK transport operators
More bad weather alert to UK transport operators Mike Weir from ifw writes:| Wed, 4 Jan 2012 – Forecasters warn of more severe weather tonight Freight carriers in the UK should brace themselves for another night of severe weather following Tuesday evening’s lethal storm which toppled containers,...
January 4th, 2012 | News | Read More

Rhodes Communications selected as Advertising and PR agency for International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference

Rhodes Communications selected as Advertising and PR agency for International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference
NORFOLK, Va. – Jan. 4, 2012 – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has selected Rhodes Communications, Inc. to provide advertising, marketing and public relations services for the annual boating-industry trade show. IBEX is the premier marine technology showcase and...
January 4th, 2012 | Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

MOL President Muto’s 2012 New Year Message

MOL President Muto’s 2012 New Year Message
MOL President Muto’s 2012 New Year Message “Do Not Quarrel with Providence, or Blame Others” A Happy New Year to everyone in the MOL Group. Looking Back on 2011 2011 has been a year of momentous events. We have witnessed the Jasmine Revolution, the floods in Thailand, and the sovereign...
January 4th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, People and Places, Quote of the Day, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Navios Sagittarius: behind the scenes at a major salvage operation with Tsavliris*

Navios Sagittarius: behind the scenes at a major salvage operation with Tsavliris*
Navios Sagittarius: behind the scenes at a major salvage operation with Tsavliris* – A world’s first in underwater repair: the insertion of a complete, prefabricated replacement hull section in a badly damaged ship at anchor. On Friday 22nd July, 2011 the Tsavliris Salvage Group urgently dispatched...
January 4th, 2012 | Logistics, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shiprepair, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?
WITHOUT PREJUDICE By John Faraclas I will start with Edmund Burke’s cliché: “for the evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good people to do nothing.” Time and again I have warned in writing, and in particular ever since the millennium summer, of the coming economic situation on all fronts,...
December 29th, 2011 | Banking, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, European Union, Featured, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Story of the Year, Taxation | Read More

MOL News Highlights for 2011

MOL News Highlights for 2011
TOKYO, 28 December 2011 — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President Koichi Muto) today announced the company’s top news stories for 2011 as follows: Relief efforts after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (March 11 – ) . MOL set up a task force and support headquarters headed...
December 28th, 2011 | Events, News | Read More

Exmar’s payment agreement with LLOG for the sale of the OPTI-EX.

Exmar’s payment agreement with LLOG for the sale of the OPTI-EX.
EXMAR is pleased to announce that following the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement, LLOG and EXMAR have reached an agreement in principle whereby LLOG will accelerate the payments due on the sale of the OPTI-EX®. EXMAR will receive a lump sum consideration for the sale of the OPTI-EX® of USD 250...
December 22nd, 2011 | News | Read More

RINA – Italy sails for 2012

RINA – Italy sails for 2012
Kalliopi Lyrintzis with Spyros Zolotas General Manager for Africa, Greece and Middle EastRINA’s Christmas do was more than a success; Elena Kritikou writes: Following the mood of Christmas, RINA Hellas –one of the most respected classification societies- celebrated the end of the year 2011...
December 22nd, 2011 | Events | Read More

Lloyd’s Register Christmas party in Piraeus

Lloyd’s Register Christmas party in Piraeus
Vassilis Papageorgiou, Captain Panagiotis Tsakos and Apo Poulovassilis Lloyd’s Register Christmas open house-party down town Akti  Miaouli  was a great success this year! More than 400 guests attended! From the shipping companies we spotted some masters of the industry, Captain Panagiotis Tsakos,...
December 21st, 2011 | Events | Read More

MOL Supports Typhoon Relief Efforts in Mindanao, the Philippines

MOL Supports Typhoon Relief Efforts in Mindanao, the Philippines
TOKYO, 20 December 2011 —Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has contributed US$30, 000 to typhoon Washi relief efforts on Mindanao Island through its group company Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc.*1 (Magsaysay-MOL). It is also reviewing other relief options...
December 20th, 2011 | News | Read More

Regs4ships surveyors approved to represent Flag State of Malta

Regs4ships surveyors approved to represent Flag State of Malta
 Tuesday, 20 December 2011 On Monday 5 December 2011, Regs4ships Limited Senior Surveyor Mark Robinson and Surveyor Robert Aldous were officially appointed as government ship surveyors for Transport Malta (Maritime). Now officially recognised, Mark and Rob can conduct flag‐in surveys as well as perform...
December 20th, 2011 | News, Regulatory, Technical | Read More

Strengthening Greek British maritime ties

Strengthening Greek British maritime ties
  Greek-British shipping forum 2011 – the panel The close ties between the UK and Greek maritime communities were reinforced at the Greek-British Shipping Forum in Athens organised by Maritime London and the British Embassy in Athens at the end of November. The event was opened by the British...
December 20th, 2011 | Events | Read More

Sparks fly as Queen Mary 2 changes flag‏

Sparks fly as Queen Mary 2 changes flag‏
The Queen Mary 2 James Brewer writes: Sparks fly as the “Queen Mary 2” changes her home port to Hamilton, Bermuda, from Southampton under a Cunard reflagging exercise. Hamburg maritime historian Joachim Pein, took this photo* symbolising a historic transformation.  It shows work on...
December 19th, 2011 | Breaking News, Cruise Industry, Flags, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Shiprepair | Read More

Lloyd’s Register’s Hellenic Advisory Committee (HAC) opens debate on international measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping

Lloyd’s Register’s Hellenic Advisory Committee (HAC) opens debate on international measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping
Tom Boardley, Richard Sadler, Cpt. Tsakos, Theodore Veniamis, Apostolos Poulovassilis New Chairman and new members as Captain Tsakos retires and Theodore Veniamis is appointed the new Chairman as HAC discusses technical issues, shipbuilding developments and future technologies during the meeting...
December 19th, 2011 | Associations, Classification Societies, Environment, Events, News, People and Places | Read More

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