Archive for the ‘Story of the Day’ Category

First Chemical Tanker to Use Combination of Duplex Stainless Steel and Stainless Clad Steel Delivered

First Chemical Tanker to Use Combination of Duplex Stainless  Steel and Stainless Clad Steel Delivered
The “Sunrise Hope” Tokyo – The world’s first chemical tanker to use a combination of duplex stainless steeland stainless clad steel in the construction of its cargo tanks was successfully delivered to Oita-based Hiro Naviera S.A. (President: Tomonori Yoshimura) on 15 November2014...
November 17th, 2014 | Associations, Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Day, Technical, Technology | Read More

LR CEO Richard Sadler awarded Maritime Foundation’s Maritime Fellowship Award

LR CEO Richard Sadler awarded Maritime Foundation’s Maritime Fellowship Award
Julian Parker OBE (left), Chairman of the Organising Committee presents the award to Richard Sadler, CEO of LR. Richard Sadler, CEO of Lloyd’s Register Group Ltd (LR), was honoured with the Maritime Fellowship Award at the Maritime Foundation’s Maritime Media Awards, held at the Institute of Directors...
November 10th, 2014 | Academia, Associations, Awards, Charity, Classification Societies, Clubs, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, HR, Maritime Education and Training, News, People and Places, Story of the Day | Read More

“EDITH MAERSK”: The largest ship ever on the Thames

“EDITH MAERSK”: The largest ship ever on the Thames
17th October 2014 – The largest ship ever to enter the Thames is due to call at DP World London Gateway at the weekend, with estimated time of arrival in the early hours of Sunday morning,  October 19. The 397-metre-long, 56-metre-wide Edith Maersk has a draught of 16 metres and can carry...
October 17th, 2014 | Associations, Container shipping, Containers, Markets, Story of the Day, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ABB wins order for Arctic ice-going LNG carriers

ABB wins order for Arctic ice-going LNG carriers
ABB technology will power ice-going LNG carriers carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Siberia to Europe and Asia. Zurich, Switzerland, June 17, 2014 – ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, has secured a contract to supply electrical power and propulsion systems for the first...
June 17th, 2014 | LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Day | Read More

What’s next for and on Ukraine?

What’s next for and on Ukraine?
So what can you see behind the Ukrainian flag? The latest events and the enfolding events as you read these lines on the future of Ukraine will be at best sour if logic doesn’t prevail; John Faraclas writes: As we have said in our shipping market reports and as I have personally long ago mentioned...
February 23rd, 2014 | Breaking News, Civil Unrest, Comment, Corruption, Country Profiles, Energy, Events, People and Places, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Day | Read More

Lloyd’s covers largest ever floating vessel

Lloyd’s covers largest ever floating vessel
The Prelude Thursday 09 January 2014 – From the procurement of the steel to pumping the first gas, Lloyd’s is leading the insurance of Shell’s pioneering liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, Prelude. (source: Lloyd’s of London) The hull of Prelude, Shell’s new LNG facility and the...
January 9th, 2014 | Energy, LNG, Marine Insurance, Story of the Day | Read More

Euronav acquisition of Maersk VLCC fleet

Euronav acquisition of Maersk VLCC fleet
ANTWERP, Belgium, 5 January 2014 – Euronav is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contract to acquire fifteen (15) Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) from Maersk Tankers Singapore Pte Ltd for a total acquisition price of USD 980 million payable as the vessels are being delivered. The vessels...
January 6th, 2014 | Energy, Oil Industry, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Day, Tankers | Read More

Astir Marina in Vouliagmeni Greece becomes the first globally Lloyd’s Register accredited one!

Astir Marina in Vouliagmeni Greece becomes the first globally Lloyd’s Register accredited one!
Captain Tony Field, Lloyd’s Register Marine Business Manager SE Europe & EMEA Regional Marine Consultancy Manager, with the Chairman & CEO of Astir Marine Vouliagmenis S.A. Polychronis Griveas ASTIR MARINA Vouliagmeni receives accreditation by Lloyd’s Register becoming the first Marina...
December 5th, 2013 | Marinas, Regulatory, Story of the Day | Read More

Stormy Shipping Stories…

Stormy Shipping Stories…
John N. Faraclas Stormy Shipping Stories…err News The second Autumn www.allaboutshipping.co.uk live presentation of  week 43 by John Faraclas covered: The stormy weather in England and Wales; the equally stormy shipping/chartering markets with the BDI ending down to 1671 points (18/10) and today down...
October 28th, 2013 | Chartering, Comment, Markets, News, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Story of the Day | Read More

For New Super-Efficient Container Ships, UASC teams up with HHI and FutureShip

For New Super-Efficient Container Ships, UASC teams up with HHI and FutureShip
Tank testing the optimised design. Dubai/Hamburg,  04 October 2013 – United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) have recently announced they will expand their fleet with new super-efficient container vessels. Constructed to DNV class, the designs have been optimised through a productive co-operation between...
October 4th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Container shipping, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Day | Read More

Seaview Shipbroking Joint Venture with Galbraith’s

Seaview Shipbroking Joint Venture with Galbraith’s
Pleased to announce to all our viewers that Seaview shipbroking, the shipbroking arm of  Seaview group, has formed a Joint Venture company with Galbraith’s Ltd.  The new company was formed following 18 months of discussions between the two tanker departments who together have recognised the synergies...
June 11th, 2013 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Sales and Purchases, Story of the Day | Read More

The “Tara Oceans Polar Circle” expedition departs from Lorient

The “Tara Oceans Polar Circle” expedition departs from Lorient
On May 19th 2013, the schooner Tara embarked on a new scientific adventure: The Oceans Polar Circle expedition. Tara will travel 25 000 ams around the Arctic Ocean via the Northeast and Northwest passages, returning to Lorient in December 2013. The new challenge brings together biologists and oceanographers...
May 21st, 2013 | Charity, Climate, Environment, News, Oceanology, Story of the Day, Weather, Yachting | Read More

DNV Research

DNV Research
DNV once again is at the forefront of research, innovation with the use of Greek young scientists who work exclusively for DNV. What follows is the salute from DNV’s George Teriakidis*,  for the story of the day! Dear all, DNV once again is at the forefront of research, innovation with the use...
May 16th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Story of the Day | Read More

Have you heard the one about the Greek Shipowner?

Have you heard the one about the Greek Shipowner?
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 –  At Spinnaker*, we have always badged ourselves as global shipping recruiters, but we do sometimes have to convince new clients that we’ve got what it takes to fill their local jobs on the other side of the world from us. Happily for us, we have a successful track...
March 5th, 2013 | HR, Jobs, Story of the Day, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

DIANA SHIPPING INC. announces the acquisition of a Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier bulk carrier announces Time Charter contracts for m/v Alcemene and m/v Danae

DIANA SHIPPING INC.  announces the acquisition of a Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier bulk carrier announces Time Charter contracts for m/v Alcemene and m/v Danae
ATHENS, GREECE, February 14, 2013 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, announced that on February 11, 2013, through a separate wholly owned subsidiary, the Company was the successful bidder at an auction that...
February 14th, 2013 | Chartering, Sales and Purchases, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Stock Markets, Story of the Day | Read More

DNV and GL to merge

DNV and GL to merge
Hinrich Stahl, Maryland GmbH, Erik van der Noordaa, CEO GL Group, Henrik O. Madsen, CEO DNV. Hamburg/Oslo, 20 December 2012 – An agreement has been signed to merge DNV and GL. The new entity will be called DNV GL Group. It will be one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and...
December 20th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Story of the Day | Read More