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Greek shipowners lead global shipping industry recovery as Posidonia sails…

Greek shipowners lead global shipping industry recovery  as Posidonia sails…
The Avenue of World Shipping leads to Posidonia… On the back of a positive sentiment for the future, 2013 saw Greek shipowners placing a record number of orders estimated at 25% of the global orderbook, with shipbuilders remaining upbeat as to future newbuilding investments funded by Greek interests. According...
February 12th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, News, Story of the Week | Read More

Women in the Argentine Merchant Marine

Women in the Argentine Merchant Marine
  Horacio Vasquez signing his book Now, you all know the honour we give to all women in our industry – personal as well as that of www.allaboutshipping.co.uk; with all due respect to the rest of the women of the world, all women in the entire spectrum of the shipping industry continue to offer...
November 7th, 2013 | Books, Events, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Story of the Week, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

IMO head expresses deep sympathy over Lampedusa tragedy

IMO head expresses deep sympathy over Lampedusa tragedy
IMO Memorial Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, has expressed his deep shock at the heavy loss of life in the incident off the Italian island of Lampedusa last week. Mr Sekimizu said “Any loss of life at sea is a matter for regret and concern; but for so many...
October 7th, 2013 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Story of the Week | Read More

GAC USA awarded Customs Broker’s License

GAC USA awarded Customs Broker’s License
HOUSTON – GAC, the global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, continues to strengthen its presence and services in the U.S. by obtaining a Customs Broker’s License with a National Permit 13-047. This follows the Group’s recent C-TPAT certification, granted only...
June 25th, 2013 | Awards, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Story of the Week | Read More

Africa bids to realise its massively underplayed maritime potential: London meeting of Afrimari network is updated on major projects –

Africa bids to realise its massively underplayed maritime potential: London meeting of Afrimari network is updated on major projects –
Uchenna Izundu, Steve Cameron and Marne Beukes on question time Africa bids to realise its massively underplayed maritime potential: London meeting of Afrimari network is updated on major projects, By James Brewer Africa has 3% to 4% of global container traffic, but 15% of the world’s population. So...
December 12th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Story of the Week | Read More

SOS welcomes recommendation that combined naval operations be extended beyond 2014

SOS welcomes recommendation that combined naval operations be extended beyond 2014
The SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign welcomes the UK House of Lords Select Committee for External Affairs Report which contains a series of recommendations on how to curb piracy off the coast of Somalia. These include the continued use of naval warships to tackle piracy under EUNAVFOR’s ongoing anti-piracy...
August 21st, 2012 | HR, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Story of the Week | Read More

Shipping risk is under-priced, says American Club management chief – Owners are mulling modest P&I premium rises due February 2012

Shipping risk is under-priced, says American Club management chief – Owners are mulling modest P&I premium rises due February 2012
James Brewer Ship owners have been warned of “inherent under-pricing” in their insurance market, writes James Brewer. For the time being, however, most of the P&I clubs are setting a 5% general increase in premium for the policy year beginning February 20 2012 (although seven of them are...
December 11th, 2011 | P and I Clubs, Story of the Week | Read More