Archive for the ‘News’ Category

The drone squad for ship surveys

The drone squad for ship surveys
.. With four drone types in its arsenal, DNV GL has adapted its survey technology to various ship structures. Recently DNV GL reached a new milestone with its first offshore drone survey.  With Cezary Galinski Project Manager DNV GL.- It’s a gusty day in Gdynia, Poland, and outside the DNV GL...
March 2nd, 2018 | Aviation, Classification Societies, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,196; same picture amid Russian bound Emma…

The BDI@1,196; same picture amid Russian bound Emma…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four points thanks to the Supras and Handies …and a bit to the Capers…Geopolitics as always chaotic. We observe ultra-caution! John Faraclas brief market report: The Capers managed to clinch eight points and the BCI now reads 1,568 points… The...
March 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ESPO Monthly Overview – February 2018

ESPO Monthly Overview – February 2018
c) BPI Co. – Anguel Zabourtov Port pro of the month: Anguel Zabourtov (BG) In this Port pro of the month, we are interviewing Mr Anguel Zabourtov, Director General of the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.). We asked him about his views on the current state of play in his ports, his...
March 1st, 2018 | Awards, Interviews, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The 8th MEPA – Marine Environment Protection Association was created

The 8th MEPA – Marine Environment Protection Association was created
Dimitis Mitsatsos at the podium delivering his speech Yesterday, 28 February 2018, the Director General of HELMEPA, Dimitris C. Mitsatsos and the Chairman of Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMI), Mr. Khamis Juma Buamim, signed the Inaugural Declaration of UAEMEPA, the United Arab...
March 1st, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

SEA\LNG strengthens ties with Japan as two new members join growing coalition

SEA\LNG strengthens ties with Japan as two new members join growing coalition
Peter Keller of SEA\LNG “K” LINE Group and Uyeno Group of Companies join SEA\LNG to inspire discussion and collaboration in Asia-Pacific’s thriving LNG hub LONDON, 01 MARCH 2018: SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas...
March 1st, 2018 | Bunkering, LNG, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Survitec appoints Mark Baines to global cruise role

Survitec appoints Mark Baines to global cruise role
Mark Baines. Safety solutions provider Survitec has appointed Mark Baines as Global Vice President, Cruise, as a clear indication of Survitec’s commitment to cruise clients globally. Based in Survitec’s Miami office, he will build a dedicated sales and operations team focused solely on partnering...
March 1st, 2018 | Company Profiles, Cruise Industry, HR, Person Profiles, Tourism | Read More

Experienced private owners for HSH – remaining legacy assets to be carved out

Experienced private owners for HSH – remaining legacy assets to be carved out
Stefan Ermisch HAMBURG/KIEL – HSH Nordbank AG is to become a corporate bank with entirely private shareholders, including independent affiliates of Cerberus European Investments, J. C. Flowers & Co., GoldenTree Asset Management, Centaurus Capital LP and BAWAG. The federal state owners Hamburg and...
February 28th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Shipfinance | Read More

SKY Perfect JSAT agrees to Invest $4.5 million in KVH

SKY Perfect JSAT agrees to Invest $4.5 million in KVH
Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH chief executive officer. SKY Perfect JSAT Agrees to Invest $4.5 Million in KVH as Part of Strategic Collaboration in Maritime Satellite Connectivity The two companies continue long-standing relationship in delivering next-generation maritime broadband services MIDDLETOWN,...
February 28th, 2018 | IT and Communications, News | Read More

Bureau Veritas launches world-wide e-certification

Bureau Veritas launches world-wide e-certification
E-certificates now delivered by email or accessible via the My VeriSTAR mobile application and the VeriSTAR Info desktop portal Latest addition in end-to-end integrated digital platform for classification Electronic certificates issued in lieu of paper certificates following agreement with both the...
February 28th, 2018 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, News, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

The future is ecoSMRT with Babcock

The future is ecoSMRT with Babcock
… Babcock has been contracted to supply its ground-breaking ecoSMRT® LNG reliquefaction technology to four recently ordered LNG carriers being built at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Ulsan and Samho shipyards in South Korea. Offering unparalleled efficiency, cost and footprint savings, ecoSMRT® innovative...
February 27th, 2018 | LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

BDI dives as Capers lose 85 points; havoc in Geopolitics…

BDI dives as Capers lose 85 points; havoc in Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI lost three points and now reads 1,188 points. The Geopolitical situation will turn sour for all. CAUTION in all fronts. John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI now stands at 1,595 points – under the 1,600 threshold… The Panamaxes  rise was halted with low gains; the...
February 27th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

AAL breaks records for major Australian windfarm project that will produce 200MW of power!

AAL breaks records for major Australian windfarm project that will produce 200MW  of power!
AAL’s “AAL Newcastle” AAL SHIPS 45 OF AUSTRALIA’S LONGEST WINDMILL BLADES ON A SINGLE SAILING INTO ADELAIDE FOR COLI BREMEN. February 27, 2018 – AAL has successfully completed three sailings into Adelaide with 45 windmill blades, turbine generators and other related components...
February 27th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

Natasa Pilides appointed Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping

Natasa Pilides appointed Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping
Natasa Pilides CYPRUS, February 27, 2018: The President of the Republic of Cyprus has officially announced the new Ministers of the Government, and has appointed Ms. Natasa Pilides as the Deputy Minister of Shipping. Ms. Pilides is the current Director General of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency...
February 27th, 2018 | News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Politics and Government | Read More

Struggling BDI@1,191 amid chaotic geopolitics

Struggling BDI@1,191 amid chaotic geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI gained just six points earlier on today as the Capers fall and geopolitics become a liability for all; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers lost 42 points and the BCI now reads 1,680; the most volatile of all indices “maintains” its status… The Panamaxes gained 23 points...
February 26th, 2018 | Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

FUGRO leads the marine survey industry in support of global initiative seabed 2030

FUGRO leads the marine survey industry in support of  global initiative seabed 2030
David Millar, Fugro Government Accounts Director, Americas, speaking on the importance of sharing data to create a culture of international cooperation – Courtesy of The Nippon Foundation / GEBCO Fugro is leading the marine survey industry in support of NF-GEBCO Seabed 2030, a global initiative to...
February 26th, 2018 | Underwater Shipping | Read More

The Film: AMERIKA SQUARE !

The Film: AMERIKA SQUARE !
AMERIKA SQUARE at The Hellenic Centre on Sunday 25th February, 2018 How do the fates of a local tattoo artist, a Syrian refugee from Aleppo and a young xenophobic man intersect? What happens when the fountain of your local square becomes the symbol of your identity, when you start to rediscover your...
February 25th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Film Industry, Immigration, Insight, People and Places | Read More

South Korea – a champion host for the Olympics

South Korea –  a champion host for the Olympics
Ana Delgado The 2018 Winter Olympics has thrust the two Koreas into the sporting and political spotlight.  Ana Delgado*, senior lawyer and diplomat and a sports enthusiast, has been at PyeongChang  and sends us this report. For the fourth consecutive time I am attending the Olympic Games. The first...
February 23rd, 2018 | Events, Insight, People and Places, Sports | Read More

Navigating the future of our industry has never been more interesting

Navigating the future of our industry has never been more interesting
Joanna Pohorski,  Lloyd’s Register, Marine & Offshore Area Manager, UK & Ireland It has always been a privilege for me to be able to work in an industry whose purpose is to safeguard the safety of people, assets and the environment, while continuously striving to add value to our clients’...
February 23rd, 2018 | Classification Societies, Insight | Read More

Poseidon Med II event: “Air quality & emission measurements in ports at the forefront”

Poseidon Med II event: “Air quality & emission measurements in ports at the forefront”
Snapshot from the audience with Panagiotis Chatziperos at the podium “Air quality & emission measurements in ports at the forefront” The outcomes of Poseidon Med II workshop in Piraeus on 16th February 2018 Air quality, the leading priority of European ports, was the focus of last Friday discussion,...
February 23rd, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, LNG, News | Read More

BIMCO relaunch ship benchmarking system

BIMCO relaunch ship benchmarking system
Şadan Kaptanoğlu, owner of Kaptanoğlu Group, President Designate of BIMCO and chair of the Shipping KPI steering group. BIMCO relaunches ship benchmarking system Shipping KPI after two years of redesign. The system helps shipowners and managers make strategic decisions about their fleet. “The...
February 23rd, 2018 | BIMCO, News | Read More

Rockefeller sale will rock art auction records

Rockefeller sale will rock art auction records
Nymphéas en fleur. By Claude Monet. Rockefeller sale will rock art auction records By James Brewer Art treasures from the vast private collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, a collection that was founded on the profits of high finance and Big Oil over a century and a half, have gone on display in...
February 22nd, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Diana reports Financial Results for Q4 and Year Ended December 31, 2017

Diana reports Financial Results for Q4 and Year Ended December 31, 2017
Diana Shipping Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2017 ATHENS, GREECE, February 22, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today reported a net loss of $436.9...
February 22nd, 2018 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

STEALTHGAS Inc. reports 12 months ended 31 Dec 2017, financial and operating results

STEALTHGAS Inc. reports 12 months ended 31 Dec 2017, financial and operating results
Harry Vafias ATHENS, GREECE, February 22, 2018. STEALTHGAS INC. (NASDAQ: GASS), a ship-owning company primarily serving the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, announced today its unaudited financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and twelve months...
February 22nd, 2018 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Gas Carriers, News, Reports | Read More

The “AQASIA” – Court of Appeal rules on the Hague Rules limitation

The “AQASIA” – Court of Appeal rules on the Hague Rules limitation
The m/v “AQASIA” Regular recipients of our email updates may recall that this case is about whether a carrier of bulk cargo can limit its liability for a cargo damage claim under Article IV Rule 5 of the Hague Rules, and, in particular, what is the meaning of “unit” in this provision....
February 22nd, 2018 | Claims, Legal, News | Read More

Survitec to deploy evacuation Super Slide in the US for the first time at Seatrade Cruise Global

Survitec to deploy evacuation Super Slide in the  US for the first time at Seatrade Cruise Global
A view of the Super Slide Safety solutions provider Survitec will be demonstrating its evacuation Super Slide at Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale in March, a US first for the company. The SurvitecZodiac slide will be mounted from the third level of the exhibition to the second level, allowing...
February 22nd, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security | Read More