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HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United Kingdom, Scalloway – Dredging project completed * South Africa, Cape Town – Bunker barge breakdown * South Africa, all ports – Reporting of oil spills and shipping casualties threatening...
April 13th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITIC says shipbrokers must protect commission entitlement

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says the current global economic downturn means that shipbrokers will have to be particularly careful to ensure that their entitlement to commission is properly protected. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC cites the case of a Norwegian...
April 13th, 2012 | Chartering, Legal, P and I Clubs, Sales and Purchases | Read More

Cecon completes installation offshore Nigeria

Cecon completes installation offshore Nigeria
Cecon has completed at the end of March the installation of four flexible pipelines and umbilical’s for Broron Oil & Gas/Addax Petroleum in waters offshore Nigeria, West Africa. The project was  initially awarded (Oct 2011) to Cecon ASA as a fast-track subsea tieback project for the management,...
April 13th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

URI oceanographer leading effort to enlist commercial ships to collect ocean data

Proposal aims to unite oceanographers, shipping industry for science A University of Rhode Island oceanographer is leading an effort to partner with the global shipping industry to systematically collect detailed data about the world’s oceans using equipment installed on commercial vessels. H....
April 13th, 2012 | Oceanology | Read More

Arctic brings unique risks and challenges, says Lloyd’s report

Arctic brings unique risks and challenges, says Lloyd’s report
Lloyd's of London The Arctic region is undergoing rapid change, both in terms of climate and economic development. According to Lloyd’s latest Risk Insight report, strong governance and risk management, as well as urgent scientific research, are needed to mitigate the region’s many challenging...
April 13th, 2012 | Energy, Environment, Events, Oceanology | Read More

NASA Views Our Perpetual Ocean

NASA Views Our Perpetual Ocean
This is a still image from an animation of ocean surface currents from June 2005 to December 2007 from NASA satellites. The animation shows: how bigger currents like the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean and the Kuroshio in the Pacific carry warm waters across thousands of miles at speeds greater...
April 13th, 2012 | Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

MOL to Start Safety Campaign

MOL's President Koichi Muto TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the launch of a six-week safety campaign targeting all MOL-operated vessels, starting on April 15. President Muto, executives, and other personnel will visit vessels to exchange information...
April 13th, 2012 | Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Bureau Veritas and Securymind anti-piracy initiative

Bureau Veritas and Securymind anti-piracy initiative
Roberto Nahon Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has joined forces with French maritime security consultants Securymind to provide an auditing and verification service for companies providing armed guards to protect ships against piracy. Security companies offering services...
April 13th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Valspar Announces Valspar Love Your Color Guarantee™

  CEO Gary Hendrickson rings The Closing Bell. Valspar Corporation (NYSE-Listed VAL), a global leader in the paint and coatings industry, visits the NYSE to celebrate the beginning of painting season with the announcement of the Valspar Love Your Color Guarantee™, a color assurance program...
April 13th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: United States, Delaware River – Abandoned anchor United Arab Emirates, Mussafah – Poor visibility closes channels Singapore, all ports – Extension of port dues concession for container ships...
April 12th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Disaster risk reduction crucial for sustainable development, Assembly told

12 April 2012 – Disaster risk reduction must be incorporated in all sustainable development strategies, the President of the General Assembly emphasized today, noting that the risk of losing wealth to natural disasters is outpacing wealth creation. General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser...
April 12th, 2012 | Organisations | Read More

ABB wins long-term service contract from Carnival to improve energy efficiency

Long-term Azipod maintenance agreement for 20 ships will improve their energy efficiency by 2.5 to 4 percent, cutting costs by as much as $1 million a year per ship Zurich, Switzerland, April 11, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a long-term service contract from...
April 12th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions | Read More

“Titanic” remembered by IMO Secretary-General

“Titanic” remembered by IMO Secretary-General
IMO's Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has issued a video message ahead of the anniversary on Saturday (14 April) of the sinking of the Titanic, remembering all those who lost their lives in the tragic accident, recalling the improvements to passenger ship safety...
April 12th, 2012 | IMO, News | Read More

ClassNK Issues First Certifications for Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)

Tokyo – ClassNK announced today that it had issued certifications for Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plans (SEEMP) to Japanese shipowner Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK LINE) and Turkish ship management company Semih Sohtorik Management & Agency Inc. (SSMA). These two certifications are...
April 12th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

KPI Project passes 1, 000 vessel milestone

KPI Project passes 1, 000 vessel milestone
Captain Kuba Szymanski The Shipping Key Performance Indicator Project, initiated by InterManager but now administered by the independent KPI Association Ltd, has passed an important milestone. Performance statistics from more than 1, 000 vessels are now being inputted into the project’s website –...
April 11th, 2012 | Intermanager, News | Read More

MOL Conducts Table Top Drill Centering on Grounding and Fire Involving LNG Carrier

TOKYO — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the completion of a table top drill based on the scenario of a fire in the engine room of the MOL-operated LNG carrier “Grand Mereya” in Tsugaru Strait, resulting in the vessel running aground.  MOL's President...
April 11th, 2012 | Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

OW Bunker appoints new trading manager

Stathis Grafakos to head up Trading Division for OW Bunker Malta OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading suppliers and traders of marine fuel, today announced the appointment of Stathis  Grafakos as the new manager of OW Bunker Malta’s Trading Division. Prior to joining OW Bunker, Stathis...
April 11th, 2012 | Bunkering | Read More

11th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition – Programe launched

The 11th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC 2012), with its theme ‘Engineering Naval Capability’, is set to get off to a flying start in Edinburgh next month with a keynote address by Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Ministry...
April 11th, 2012 | Defense | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces the date for the 2012 first quarter financial results, conference call and Webcast

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces the date for the 2012 first quarter financial results, conference call and Webcast
ATHENS, GREECE, April 11, 2012 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 are scheduled to be released before the opening of the U.S....
April 11th, 2012 | Markets, News | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – Tsunami alert after 8.7 earthquake United States, Houston, Texas – Ship channel reopened Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Withdrawal of light buoy Singapore, Jurong Port – Area survey...
April 11th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ballast Water Management – How prepared are you?

Ballast Water Management – How prepared are you?
l to r: Lloyd's Register's Kostas Papadakis, Ubong Okon, Daniel Evans, Graham Greensmith and Dominic Miller Compliance with the forthcoming Ballast Water regulations presents considerable logistical and technical challenges together with a significant financial commitment to operators. Ballast...
April 11th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment | Read More

Memorial University Program to Study Marine, Offshore Structures in Harsh Ocean Environments

(Houston, TX—) Newfoundland and Labrador’s knowledge and technological capacity for ships and offshore structures operating in harsh ocean environments is about to be strengthened with the launch of a research program at Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The...
April 11th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Collisions at anchorages in the port of Singapore

The Club has noticed a number of collision claims at anchorages in the port of Singapore recently. Analysis of the claim files highlights the fact that in many cases the masters and crew members had failed to maintain vigilant GMDSS watch for obtaining the weather forecast and did not keep their vessels’...
April 11th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Qatar, all ports – Drilling and rig demobilisation operations Singapore, Singapore – Construction of pontoon facility at West Coast Base DATE: April 10, 2012 – COUNTRY: Qatar – PORT:...
April 10th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Celebrating the bravery of the “Titanic’s” engineering staff

Celebrating the bravery of the “Titanic’s” engineering staff
The “Titanic”, a drawing from the book “Liners, Tankers and Merchant Ships” by Robert Jackson With the centenary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic on the 15 April 1912 only days away, much information is being made available from many sources; and film and TV programmes...
April 10th, 2012 | Charity, News | Read More