Archive for the ‘Story of the Day’ Category

IMarEST-led effort to develop marine surveyor apprenticeship wins UK government approval

IMarEST-led effort to develop marine surveyor apprenticeship wins UK government approval
IMarEST-led effort to develop marine surveyor apprenticeship wins UK government approval An industry-backed initiative led by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) to develop a four-year degree-level apprenticeship for those who aspire to become professional marine...
November 14th, 2019 | Associations, IACS, IMarEST, Maritime Education and Training, News, Story of the Day | Read More

New President and Board of Governors for the Propeller Club

New President and Board of Governors for the Propeller Club
Costis Frangoulis New President and Board of Governors for the Propeller Club Costis Frangoulis takes over as President of the Propeller Club and sets goals for the club to continue its work with strength and vision, with the valuable assistance of the new Board of Directors. “I consider this position...
October 3rd, 2019 | Clubs, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Story of the Day | Read More

Vessel powered by ABB Azipod® propulsion reaches North Pole for the first time in history

Vessel powered by ABB Azipod® propulsion reaches North Pole for the first time in history
Commanding officer Geir-Magne Leinebø and expedition leader CAATEX Dr. Hanne Sagen at the North Pole. Photo courtesy of the Norwegian Coast Guard Vessel powered by ABB Azipod® propulsion reaches North Pole for the first time in history Norwegian Coast Guard’s vessel KV Svalbard was on an international...
August 23rd, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Story of the Day | Read More

Performance Shipping Inc., announces agreements to acquire two Aframax Tankes and US$ 10.0 million investment by its chairman

Performance Shipping Inc., announces agreements to acquire two Aframax Tankes and US$ 10.0 million investment by its chairman
.. Performance Shipping Inc., announces agreements to acquire two Aframax Tankes and US$ 10.0 million investment by its chairman     ATHENS, GREECE, June 11, 2019 – Performance Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ:DCIX), (the “Company”), today announced that it has agreed to acquire two entities, which have...
June 11th, 2019 | News, Sales and Purchases, Story of the Day, Tankers | Read More

Navy’s worst peacetime submarine disaster remembered 80 years on

Navy’s worst peacetime submarine disaster remembered 80 years on
Sailors’ Society’s acting CEO Sandra Welch lowers the charity’s flag in memory of those lost in the HMS Thetis tragedy Navy’s worst peacetime submarine disaster remembered 80 years on The 80th anniversary of one of the most controversial maritime disasters in recent British history...
May 31st, 2019 | Anniversaries, Maritime History and Museums, Military, Story of the Day | Read More

Denis Petropoulos appointed new Baltic Exchange Chairman

Denis Petropoulos appointed new Baltic Exchange Chairman
Dennis Petropoulos Denis Petropoulos appointed new Baltic Exchange Chairman Denis Petropoulos has been elected Chairman of the Baltic Exchange Council with effect from 1 June 2019. He replaces Duncan Dunn who has held the position since January 2018. Denis Petropoulos was a founding partner of Braemar...
May 17th, 2019 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Story of the Day, Tankers | Read More

Obituary: OMFIF remembers Johan Witteveen

Obituary: OMFIF remembers Johan Witteveen
Johannes ‘Johan’ Witteveen Obituary: OMFIF remembers Johan Witteveen Thursday 2 May 2019  Vol.10 Ed.18.4 Johannes ‘Johan’ Witteveen, former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, who has died in the Netherlands aged 97, is the subject of a special two-part tribute....
May 2nd, 2019 | Banking, Books, News, Obituaries, Person Profiles, Story of the Day | Read More

Maritime charity marks anniversary of Herald of Free Enterprise disaster

Maritime charity marks anniversary of Herald of Free Enterprise disaster
The Herald of Free Enterprise memorial window at St Mary’s Church, Dover Sailors’ Society holds 32nd anniversary service marking the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster Grieving families affected by the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster gathered to mark the 32nd anniversary memorial service...
March 6th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Charity, Clubs, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Story of the Day | Read More

Digital class – the way forward

Digital class – the way forward
Jacques Maury Scorpio – an early embracer of digital class As DNV GL continues on its journey towards modernizing class, the first movers in the digital shift are emerging. Scorpio Group, with over 200 ships in the tanker, bulker and offshore trades, is a clear front runner. DNV GL met with Scorpio...
February 20th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Insight, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Story of the Day | Read More

DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel

DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
l to r: Alberto Iglesias, Managing Director at Metalships & Docks, Jorge Dahl, Business Development Manager Iberia at DNV GL, and Vicente Santiago, Commercial Manager at Metalships & Docks (Source: DNV GL). Vigo, Spain, 13 February 2019: ​DNV GL has been awarded a contract for the classification...
February 13th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Sailing, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Day | Read More

Concept Design and Engineering for World’s first Pure-Electric tanker completed

Concept Design and Engineering for World’s first Pure-Electric tanker completed
… Asahi Tanker Co. Ltd, together with its partner Exeno-Yamamizu Corporation Tokyo, has jointly developed the new domestic shipping tanker design which incorporates “zero emission electric propulsion”. In anticipation of future adaptations to regulatory conformity ClassNK has been appointed...
January 30th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, Insight, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Day, Tankers | Read More

Solving the wellbeing puzzle

Solving the wellbeing puzzle
Professor Dame Carol Black photographed for the RSA, commissioned by Wardour Dame Carol Black advises how to create a wellbeing culture in three new films produced by the British Safety Council ​Recent research by the British Safety Council identified significant levels of uncertainty in the UK about...
January 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Consumers Market, Film Industry, Health and Safety, HR, Story of the Day | Read More

IMO Council agreed to renew the appointment of Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of the IMO for a second four-year term

IMO Council agreed to renew the appointment of Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of the IMO for a second four-year term
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim The IMO Council has agreed to renew the appointment of Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of the IMO for a second four-year term, beginning 1 January 2020, subject to the approval of the IMO Assembly in December 2019. ___ www.allaboutshipping.co.uk congatulates and...
November 23rd, 2018 | IMO, News, Organisations, Person Profiles, Shipping Centers, Story of the Day, UN | Read More

Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector

Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector
Tourism minister Elena Kountoura. Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector By James Brewer Greece has confirmed that it wants to establish six new home-ports for cruise ships as part of its drive to expand the thriving tourism industry. Tourism minister Elena Kountoura said it was...
November 5th, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, Story of the Day, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Evergreen Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Evergreen Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Evergreen Group’s senior executives celebrated the Group’s 50th anniversary with birthday cakes, looking forward to providing customers and the general public with better service across sea, land and the sky. “Full Steam Ahead” into the future Taipei, Taiwan (01 September, 2018) – Evergreen...
September 2nd, 2018 | Anniversaries, Company Profiles, Liner Shipping and Trade, News, People and Places, Story of the Day | Read More

UN maritime organization celebrates 70 years with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

UN maritime organization celebrates 70 years with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim Seventy years to the day since the treaty establishing IMO was adopted, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marked the occasion at IMO Headquarters in London Seventy years to the day since the treaty establishing the United Nations...
March 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, Story of the Day, UN | Read More

American Club: Good Housekeeping essential to keep a vessel ship-shape

American Club: Good Housekeeping essential to keep a vessel ship-shape
William Moore New York, November 30, 2017 – Daily maintenance and cleaning tasks are essential to supporting a safe working environment on-board a ship, but the importance of these simple actions can also often be overlooked. The latest in The American Club’s Pocket Guides, which contain...
November 30th, 2017 | Books, Health and Safety, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Story of the Day | Read More

Water Polo: Chios wins away 9-8 at Paleo Faliron…

Water Polo: Chios wins away 9-8 at Paleo Faliron…
…and the game begins… A very close game was staged earlier this afternoon at Paleo Faliron’s Municipal Pool (Restion) –  in what we call Falifornia – in the Greek Water Polo Championship between Paleo Faliron Athletic Club (AOPF) and the Nautical Club of Chios (NOX). Thanks to...
November 25th, 2017 | Events, News, People and Places, Sports, Story of the Day | Read More

HELMEPA Junior celebrates 24 years of action

HELMEPA Junior celebrates 24 years of action
European Parliament Office in Athens – HELMEPA Junior Program rewarding On November 10, 2017 we celebrated 24 years of operation of the “HELMEPA Junior” Program. It was on November 10, 24 years ago, that HELMEPA’s Board of Directors, chaired by Basil Phr. Papachristidis and with the sincere,...
November 13th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Environment, Story of the Day | Read More

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…
John N. Faraclas The BDI lost 47 points earlier on today and now reads 847; the Geopolitics too are getting conspicuously messy. John Faraclas’ daily market brief: The Capers lead today’s fall with nearly 100 points loss and the BCI 2014 now reads 901 – down 96 points – about to break below the...
July 5th, 2017 | Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Flags, HR, Legal, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Social Columns, Statistics, Story of the Day, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

British Safety Council – the past, present and future

British Safety Council – the past, present and future
​The British Safety Council launches its 60th anniversary celebrations using the medium of film to reflect on the organisation’s past, present and future The British Safety Council held a gala film night, hosted by eminent film critic Mark Kermode, to demonstrate the contribution it has made to improving...
March 24th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Story of the Day | Read More

Markets and Geopolitics hang in the balance…

Markets and Geopolitics hang in the balance…
John Faraclas Further twists and turns for both the Markets and Geopolitics as the situ might get off hand for the masses but NOT for the real masters on Planet Ocean; John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost a modest 13 points since yesterday and now stands at 914, thanks to the volatile...
December 20th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Events, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Story of the Day | Read More

EURO 2016: Parabéns a Portugal. Conseguiram!

EURO 2016: Parabéns a Portugal. Conseguiram!
En-lightening! Portugal all the way! Portugal all the way; what a soccer game that was earlier on last night! What a tournament that was! What a final that was; excitement at its best! Ole! The Portuguese built up began after their greatest disappointment when, as hosts of Euro 2004, lost to the Greek...
July 11th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Sports, Story of the Day | Read More

American P&I Club reception excels at Posidonia

American P&I Club reception excels at Posidonia
Lined up welcoming guests, the all American – Greek team with (from the right): Arnold Witte, chairman of the board, Vincent J. Solarino, Dorothea Ioannou, Joe Hughes, George Alexandratos, Elias Tsakiris and Ilias Bobolos Witnessing rare moments in Shipping History is a blessing! A few hours ago...
June 2nd, 2016 | Events, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Story of the Day | Read More

Clyde & Co Global Legacy Claims Conference 2016…

Clyde & Co Global Legacy Claims Conference 2016…
Clyde & Co’s lofty status. Clyde & Co Global Legacy Claims Conference 2016 hears that firms must be clearer on how they keep their supply chains free of modern slavery By James Brewer Businesses are being slow to meet a new statutory responsibility to report on what they are doing to keep...
May 31st, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Insight, News, Story of the Day | Read More