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DNV GL will be celebrating Year 1 and 150 years of tradition…

DNV GL will be celebrating Year 1 and 150 years of tradition…
l to r: Bjørn Kj. Haugland, Rajendra Pachauri, Henrik O. Madsen and Sven Mollekleiv As DNV GL turns 150, we are exploring six ‘themes for the future’ – areas where we can leverage our history and expertise to translate our vision into impact. We selected these themes as part of our efforts to...
March 5th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Classification Societies, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Story of the Month | Read More

Lloyd’s Register presented the MARIA TSAKOS TCM ACADEMY with a unique dual certification milestone

Lloyd’s Register presented the MARIA TSAKOS TCM ACADEMY with a unique dual certification milestone
(l-r) Ioannis Iakovou, Harry Hajimichael, Nikolaos Tsakos, Apostolos Poulovassilis, Vassilis Papageorgiou, George Vassiliades, Thomas Thune Andersen, Cpt. P.N. Tsakos, Nikolas Themelaros MARIA TSAKOS TCM ACADEMY of TSAKOS COLUMBIA SHIPMANAGEMENT (“TCM”) S.A. has recently been accredited as an Approved...
February 28th, 2014 | Awards, Charity, Classification Societies, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, HR, News, Story of the Month | Read More

The Hellenic Shipyards scandal…

The Hellenic Shipyards scandal…
At the centre left the Hellenic Shipyards docks can be easily seen empty – photo courtesy John Faraclas In all earnest: shouldn’t the judicial European Authorities check the Hellenic Shipyards et al issue…? John Faraclas writes: I have been a strong advocate for over two decades (twenty-two years...
February 4th, 2014 | At the end of the day..., Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Comment, Corruption, Country Profiles, Defense, Disputes, European Union, Headlines, HR, Labour Disputes, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shiprepair, Story of the Month, Technical | Read More

30 years of World Maritime University celebrated at IMO

30 years of World Maritime University celebrated at IMO
Mr.P. Cong, , Mr. T Skanlid, Mr. W.A.O’Neil, Admiral E.Mitropoulos, Mr.Koji Sekimizu, Dr.T.Nakazawa, Dr.W.Watson-Wright, Prof.B.Kjerfve and Mrs. N. Karigithu 30 years of World Maritime University celebrated at IMO The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Wednesday (10 July 2013) celebrated...
July 11th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, IMO, Maritime Education and Training, Scholarships, Story of the Month | Read More

An explosion in Turkey will be devastating…*

An explosion in Turkey will be devastating…*
Without prejudice …clouds over the Straits of Bosporus, with its famous bridge linking Europe and Asia. Photo credit Anny Zade An explosion in Turkey will be devastating…* By John Faraclas The Americans have an interesting expression which refers to “new kids on the block”** and this matches...
June 9th, 2013 | Breaking News, Canals, Country Profiles, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, ITF, Marinas, Marine Insurance, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, Ocean Shipping, Organisations, People and Places, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Stock Markets, Story of the Month, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, UN, Yachting | Read More

Everything is coming up roses for the unique contribution to French perfumery from Bulgaria’s Rose Valley

Everything is coming up roses for the unique contribution to French perfumery from Bulgaria’s Rose Valley
Everything is coming up roses for the unique contribution to French perfumery from Bulgaria’s Rose Valley,  By James Brewer It is a commodity that is worth more than its weight in gold.  Rose oil generally sells at a price per ounce well above that of gold – and perhaps has been fetching relatively...
May 30th, 2013 | Accessories, Consumers Market, Fashion, Story of the Month | Read More

Well test finds record oil column at Johan Sverdrup

Well test finds record oil column at Johan Sverdrup
Well test finds record oil column at Johan Sverdrup Ross Davidson, 15th May 2013 The latest drilling tests at a giant North Sea discovery has hit a record oil column. Johan Sverdrup has been estimated to hold between 1.7billion and 3.3billion barrels of oil, but there had been uncertainty over the reservoir...
May 19th, 2013 | Energy, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Story of the Month | Read More

Counter Piracy: Rules for the Use of Force International Legal Conference

Counter Piracy: Rules for the Use of Force International Legal Conference
Steven Jones The Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) has been at the forefront of a number of key developments which are shaping the nascent private maritime security industry. Perhaps the most controversial and recent focus has been the work to create an effective and robust model...
March 7th, 2013 | Legal, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Story of the Month | Read More

Romance and rocky reputations

Romance and rocky reputations
Thu 14 Feb 2013 –  It is a time to celebrate love, but reputations are at stake if something sours the occasion. Fortunately for businesses, insurance can help heal a broken brand. 14th February has been a day of love, hope, disappointment and expenditure across the world for hundreds of years...
February 14th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Story of the Month, What Others Say | Read More

Putin warns of foreign meddling in politics in Russia

Putin warns of foreign meddling in politics in Russia
  President Vladimir Putin – picture credit The Reuters 12 December 2012-Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested some opposition politicians are in the pay of foreign interests, saying it is unacceptable. In an annual state-of-the-nation address in Moscow strong on patriotic themes, he...
December 12th, 2012 | Environment, Politics and Government, Story of the Month, What Others Say | Read More

WISTA Personality of the Year Award goes to INTERTANKO’s Katharina Stanzel

WISTA Personality of the Year Award goes to  INTERTANKO’s Katharina Stanzel
  Katharina Stanzel Paris, France—At the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) meeting of the National WISTA Association Presidents held in Paris on October 3rd, INTERTANKO’s Katharina Stanzel was voted the 2012 WISTA Personality of the Year.  Her nomination had been...
October 12th, 2012 | Story of the Month, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Hilary Lister gives Andrew Walsh a sailing lesson in Cardiff Quadriplegic sailor shows the GAC Pindar skipper the ropes!

Hilary Lister gives Andrew Walsh a sailing lesson in Cardiff Quadriplegic sailor shows the GAC Pindar skipper the ropes!
GAC Pindar Andrew Walsh learning to sail in a straight line by Hilary Lister! – Photo Credit Lloyd Images – www.lloydyimages.com Quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister, famed for being the first disabled woman to sail solo around Britain, joined the GAC Pindar team in Cardiff for the UK leg of the Extreme...
September 8th, 2012 | HR, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies, Story of the Month, Yachting | Read More

Globe Wireless Announces CrewCash and ShipMoney

Globe Wireless Announces CrewCash and ShipMoney
crew cash card Palm Bay, Florida, USA (5th Sep. 2012): Globe Wireless announced today an exclusive worldwide sales and marketing relationship with CrewCash, LLC (CrewCash), a payments company offering comprehensive prepaid solutions to the commercial maritime industry.CrewCash and ShipMoney is a new...
September 6th, 2012 | Banking, HR, Story of the Month | Read More

Marpol Annex I – Is there a better way? A challenge and a questionnaire for marine managers –

Marpol Annex I – Is there a better way? A challenge and a questionnaire for marine managers –
Mark Parsons – Marpol Annex I – Is there a better way? A challenge and a questionnaire for marine managers. By Mark Parsons  – Did you know that in 2007 the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection estimated that annually 189, 000 tonnes of oil...
August 20th, 2012 | Pollution, Shipmanagement, Story of the Month | Read More

Maritime Tourism will save the day!

Maritime Tourism will save the day!
Greece’s Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni In her first official visit since she was sworn in as Minister of  Tourism, Olga Kefalogianni was in the British capital last week aiming to gain lost ground vis-à-vis UK holidaymakers being reluctant to choose Greece. Clearly, the turmoil following...
July 24th, 2012 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Story of the Month, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

WISTA China ready to play its part on the global maritime stage

WISTA China ready to play its part on the global maritime stage
Kejia Yao New association reaches out from its Shanghai base China is set to become a major new force in the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. By James Brewer. WISTA China is little more than six months old, but its enthusiastic supporters are laying the groundwork for early expansion,...
May 13th, 2012 | Comment, Story of the Month, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Food 2040 and its impact on shipping –

Food 2040 and its impact on shipping –
  – Food 2040 and its impact on shipping, By Mike Corkhill* The news in recent weeks that the world’s population has passed the seven billion mark caught everyone’s attention. The first question that springs to mind is how did we get here so fast? Since hitting three billion in 1960, the number...
March 7th, 2012 | BIMCO, Story of the Month, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greek Shipping Awards 2011- the light in Greek economy’s tunnel

Greek Shipping Awards 2011- the light in Greek economy’s tunnel
The pre-reception drinks More than 900 guests saw some of Greece’s leading shipping personalities, companies and service organizations honored in a glittering gala dinner at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel to announce the winners of the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards for 2011. Allaboutshipping...
December 8th, 2011 | News, People and Places, Story of the Month | Read More

IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011 goes to hijacked ship Master Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea

IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011 goes to hijacked ship Master Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea
 The event commenced with an excellent “Rescue at sea” video (courtesy of China Rescue and Salvage, International Salvage Union, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and others) and followed the address by IMO Secretary- General Adm. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos.  Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic...
November 27th, 2011 | IMO, Story of the Month | Read More