Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Short lived BDI recovery amid geopolitical chaos

Short lived BDI recovery amid geopolitical chaos
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 17 points earlier  on and now it stands at 1,249; stable Wets and Geopolitics still chaotic. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers, as ever volatile and “predictable” lost nearly 100 points – 95 to be precise bringing down everything – some “vehemently”...
August 22nd, 2017 | Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The 2nd International Conference “Advanced Port Fleet – the Basis of Safety” at St. Petersburg

The 2nd International Conference “Advanced Port Fleet – the Basis of Safety” at St. Petersburg
… The 2nd International Conference “Advanced Port Fleet – the Basis of Safety” is meant to be a practical platform for discussions between shipbuilders, customers and contractors related to the fleet of icebreakers, tugboats and vessels providing bunkering and environmental services.   Leading...
August 22nd, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

ABB’s Onboard DC Grid enables integration of energy storage on specialized hybrid wind farm vessel

ABB’s Onboard DC Grid enables integration of energy storage on specialized hybrid wind farm vessel
Service Operation Vessel (SOV) ABB will optimize the safety and environmental credentials of a new Louis Dreyfus Armateurs wind farm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) by installing Onboard DC Grid power distribution to enable the cost-efficient integration of batteries. As an integral part of the power...
August 22nd, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

IMCA publishes ROV personnel and Vehicle stats

IMCA publishes ROV personnel and Vehicle stats
Richard Benzie The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has long collected information both on personnel working on remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and also on the types of ROV in operation. There has now been a thorough reassessment of the original reported data going back to 2010 in...
August 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Construction, Environment, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Markets, Oil Industry, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The BDI on a slowing down mode amid Terrorism’s mess

The BDI on a slowing down mode amid Terrorism’s mess
John Faraclas The BDI managed to clinch just six points and now stands at 1,266; the Geopolitics with Terrorism on the rise “promise” to keep us busy and wondering. John Faraclas daily market briefing: The Capers’ BCI is definitely slowing down with only ten points plus since last Friday the 18th...
August 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Exhibitions, HR, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Clay Maitland to receive Lifetime Achievement Award– no retirement in sight!

Clay Maitland to receive Lifetime Achievement Award– no retirement in sight!
Clay Maitland August 15, 2017 – NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) Chairman Joe Hughes announced today that Clay Maitland will receive NAMEPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  Maitland, who is a Managing Partner of International Registries, Inc (Marshall Islands Ship...
August 21st, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Environment, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, People and Places | Read More

Diana Containers fixes “Pamina” to OOCL on period

Diana Containers fixes “Pamina” to OOCL on period
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Reactivation and the Time Charter Contract for m/v Pamina with OOCL ATHENS, GREECE, August 21, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that...
August 21st, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Fixtures, Markets | Read More

Hear from the Global Bauxite Working Group and Local P&I Correspondents

Hear from the Global Bauxite Working Group and Local P&I Correspondents
Be among the first to hear the Global Bauxite Working Group’s findings  At the IMO’s CCC4 Sub-Committee in September, the Global Bauxite Working Group will be presenting the findings of their hotly-anticipated report. These findings could have significant implications for the carriage, classification...
August 21st, 2017 | Academia, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

FONASBA Announces Winner of the 2017 Young Ship Agent or Broker Award

FONASBA Announces Winner of the 2017 Young Ship Agent or Broker Award
  Niklas Soltow of  SCA Logistics GmbH FONASBA is very pleased to announce that the winner of its Young Ship Agent or Broker Award for 2017 is Niklas Soltow of SCA Logistics GmbH of Germany The Award was introduced in 2015 with the aim of encouraging members of the ship agency and ship broking...
August 21st, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Awards, Chartering, Events, HR, People and Places, Person Profiles, Sales and Purchases, Ship Agencies | Read More

VANQUISH TM – The new non-invasive, non surgical procedure body contouring procedures

VANQUISH TM – The new non-invasive, non surgical procedure body contouring procedures
… VANQUISH – The new non-invasive, non surgical procedure body contouring procedures by Dr. Evelyn Stefanaki M.D. Dermatologist, Dermatology Microsurgeon, Clinical Fellow Royal Free Hospital Non-invasive body contouring treatment is an ever-expanding category in aesthetics. Today there is an...
August 21st, 2017 | Health and Safety, Insight, Medical, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Markets Friday syndrome; geopolitics in disarray

Markets Friday syndrome; geopolitics in disarray
John Faraclas The BDI ended up at 1,260 – that is with 13 points plus since yesterday and 228 since last week’s closing – 1,032. On both occasions the Market’s and in particular the driving force – the volatile Capers managed 32 and 25 points plus respectively, losing steam… The Geopolitical...
August 18th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana Containerships charters “Domingo” on period with CMA CGM

Diana Containerships charters “Domingo” on period with CMA CGM
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Domingo with CMA CGM ATHENS, GREECE, August 18, 2017 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that, through a separate...
August 18th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Markets | Read More

Don’t fight I.T – just be flexible

Don’t fight I.T – just be flexible
Sue Terpilowski OBE The human element in new technology will be just as important as IT developments in the shipping world but how will they come together to harmonise this increasingly complex world of automation. Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association UK (WISTA UK) is to host a...
August 18th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, IT and Communications, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

DNV GL applies data analytics techniques to reduce downtime

DNV GL applies data analytics techniques to reduce downtime
Kjell Einar Eriksson Opportunities for digitalization are currently being embraced by the oil and gas sector. However, there are few practical use cases of it yet. Lundin Norway and DNV GL have developed the first step in a solution for predicting unplanned shutdowns of Lundin Norway’s Edvard Grieg...
August 18th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Gas, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oil Industry, Technical, Technology | Read More

HRAS News: Fishing, safety and the Human Element

HRAS News: Fishing, safety and the Human Element
… The recent Nautical Institute Seaways article (June 2017) in co-ordination with the New Zealand based FISH Safety Foundation has looked in detail at the growing need and trend to openly discuss the issues of safety in the global fishing industry, including the protection of basic human rights....
August 18th, 2017 | Charity, Fisheries, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 40 points and now reads 1,247 – more or less 1,000 less from the end of December 2013 level. The Geopolitics following today’s atrocities in Barcelona, Spain, might take a big twist and turn. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers not only were on a …top up situ,...
August 17th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ORBCOMM Launches Next Generation Cold Chain Monitoring Solution

ORBCOMM Launches Next Generation Cold Chain Monitoring Solution
Rochelle Park, NJ, August 17, 2017 – ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that it has launched the next generation of its cold chain monitoring solution,ORBCOMM’s PT 6000, which is available...
August 17th, 2017 | News | Read More

Blue MBA graduation ceremony reminded of urgent industry need for high degree of talent

Blue MBA graduation ceremony reminded of urgent industry need for high degree of talent
The Graduates, Class of 2017 of the Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics Prominent maritime personalities, including a leader at the world’s largest container shipping company and a key figure in the marine insurance sector, were among those congratulating graduates from the Class of 2017 of the...
August 17th, 2017 | Academia, Events, HR, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training, News, People and Places, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Story of the Month | Read More

Australian salmon farming gets new Falcon technology

Australian salmon farming gets new Falcon technology
Falcon is at the leading edge of Huon’s developments in advancing the use of technology in aquaculture. The largest majority privately owned producer of fresh salmon in Australia, Huon Aquaculture, has ordered a second Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater e-robotic vehicle. Their newest Falcon is now enhanced...
August 17th, 2017 | Fisheries, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Cloud-technology revolutionises fleet and crew management at Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt

Cloud-technology revolutionises fleet and crew management at Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt
… Cloud-technology is transforming the business and management processes at leading shipping company,Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt, who has been using Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM), developed by Hanseaticsoft, a leading provider of maritime software, since 2015. Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt...
August 17th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

LR joins project to build world’s biggest sailing cargo ship

LR joins project to build world’s biggest sailing cargo ship
An image of Quadriga project ship model 17 August 2017 – Lloyd’s Register (LR) has joined the Quadriga sustainable shipping project – an initiative from Hamburg-based Sailing Cargo, which aims to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship. The project outlines a plan to build a 170-meter...
August 17th, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Automobiles, Car trade, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,207 with uncertain forthcoming trade rules

The BDI@1,207 with uncertain forthcoming trade rules
John Faraclas The BDI was up 38 points and now reads 1,207 thanks to the volatile Capers with yet another triple digit spike… The geopolitics will engage new trade rules for a multiple of reasons to benefit only the state and the very few; John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers’ BCI gained 169...
August 16th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

LISW17 welcomes Joshua Rozenberg and Microsoft to its flagship conference

LISW17 welcomes Joshua Rozenberg and Microsoft to its flagship conference
Joshua Rozenberg As part of its pledge to deliver debate of the highest quality, London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17) is delighted to announce two world class speakers destined to crank up the thought leadership stakes at the flagship LISW17 conference to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel...
August 16th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Markets | Read More

Ground-breaking Wärtsilä design…

Ground-breaking Wärtsilä design…
The new salmon processing and transportation vessel for Hav Line AS, Norway, is the world’s first vessel of its kind with a hybrid/battery solution. Ground-breaking Wärtsilä design features the world’s first hybrid propulsion solution for fish farming industry The technology group Wärtsilä...
August 16th, 2017 | Fisheries, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

PBES Powers World First Electric Aquaculture Support Vessel

PBES Powers World First Electric Aquaculture Support Vessel
The “Elfrida” The new vessel provides a full eight-hour shift with no fuel and no emissions Trondheim, Norway – 15 August, 2017 – Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) today announced a milestone project in the aquaculture industry. The award of the contract for energy storage aboard the electric...
August 16th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Fisheries, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More