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Bureau Veritas launches Wind Farm Service Ships guidance

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has published guidance for designers and builders of Wind Farm Service Ships. Maxime Pachot, offshore service vessel manager at Bureau Veritas, says, “Although some of the existing Offshore Service Vessel fleet can perform the tasks necessary...
July 3rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | 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, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Gulf Intracoastal Waterway West Closure Complex Regulated Navigation Area United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Safety Zone established Singapore,...
July 3rd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Australian Federal Court rules that FFA-linked ship arrest was not legally justified

 Australian Federal Court rules that FFA-linked ship arrest was not legally justified Justice Gordon of the Federal Court of Australia has ruled in the case of Transfield ER Futures Ltd v The Ship Giovanna Iuliano that ships cannot be arrested on the basis of claims relating to Forward Freight Agreements...
July 3rd, 2012 | Chartering | Read More

International Code for the Application of Fire Test Procedures (2010 FTP Code) mandatory from 1 July 2012

The FTP Code – 2012 edition Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to make mandatory the International Code for the Application of Fire Test Procedures (2010 FTP Code) came into force on 1 July 2012, thereby enhancing the fire safety provisions onboard...
July 3rd, 2012 | Books, Safety and Security | Read More

SL16 And 29er Gold Medallists Venture Back For 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds

Tuesday 3 July 2012 – The 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Dublin, Ireland is set to welcome back 2011 gold medallists in the SL16 and 29er.  Martin Lowy and Kim Andrade (BRA) head to Dublin, Ireland to defend the SL16 title they comprehensively won in Zadar, Croatia...
July 3rd, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

LNG is the first step towards carbon neutral shipping

LNG is the first step towards carbon neutral shipping
Glutra – the first LNG fuelled ship in the world 3  July 2012 – In 1996, the Norwegian Government decided they wanted domestic ships in Norway to run on natural gas, and four years later the passenger ferry Glutra was launched as the worlds first LNG fuelled ship. The motivation behind this...
July 3rd, 2012 | Breaking News, Bunkering, Classification Societies, Energy | Read More

OW Bunker strengthens presence in Taiwan with local representative office

Götz Lehsten, Executive Vice President, OW Bunker OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading suppliers and traders of marine fuel, today announced that it has opened a new representative office in Taiwan.OW Bunker’s new office in Taipei will be managed by Mr. Victor Huang, who has over 16 years...
July 3rd, 2012 | Bunkering | Read More

Videotel and Bimco extend joint E-learning initiative oceanwide

Videotel and Bimco extend joint E-learning initiative oceanwide
Officer VOD Videotel Marine International and BIMCO are delighted to announce the extension of its ground-breaking venture offering the BIMCO eLearning Diploma Programme (BeDP) throughout the entire Videotel on Demand (VOD) fleet. This new facility allows ship officers on board to study the same BeDP...
July 3rd, 2012 | IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

Phil Cowan returns to Moore Stephens

Phil Cown Corporate finance specialist Phil Cowan has returned to leading shipping accountant and consultant Moore Stephens as Head of Corporate Finance. Formerly Group CFO of V.Group Limited and Chairman of V.Ships Capital, Cowan has first-hand experience of ship management, marine services, shipbroking...
July 3rd, 2012 | Accountancy | Read More

IUA elects two new board members

Karen Green Two new members have been elected to the Board of the International Underwriting Association. Karen Green, Chief Executive Officer, Aspen Insurance UK Limited and Aspen Managing Agency Limited and David Robinson, Regional President, UK and Ireland at ACE Group were appointed at the association’s...
July 3rd, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

ABS Endows Chair in Ocean Engineering at University of California at Berkeley

ABS Endows Chair in Ocean Engineering at University of California at Berkeley
Prof. Ronald W. Yeung A newly established chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering underscores ABS’ ongoing commitment to education2 July 2012 -(Houston, TX—) ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global maritime industry, has established the American Bureau of...
July 2nd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training | 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, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Subaqueous stone paving United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Salvage Ops on Mississippi River Mile Marker 209 Australia, Port Kembla – Coal...
July 2nd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Sea Marshals expands operations centre

The Sea Marshals operatons centre Sea Marshals, the international maritime security specialist, has expanded its UK Operations Centre and introduced the latest tracking technology to protect vessels under its protection. The company has transferred its Operations Centre to larger premises in Cardiff...
July 2nd, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces time charter contract for m/v Dione with EDF

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces time charter contract for m/v Dione with EDF
Diana’s panamax “Dione” ATHENS, GREECE, July 2, 2012 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with EDF Trading Limited, London, through...
July 2nd, 2012 | Chartering, Markets, Ocean Shipping | Read More

World records set at the inaugural European Human-powered sub races

World records set at the inaugural European Human-powered sub races
Omer 8 A new human powered submarine world speed record was achieved at the inaugural European International Submarine Races (eISR) which were held at QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin test tank at Haslar, Gosport, UK, when École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Québec’s submarine Omer 8 travelled at...
July 2nd, 2012 | Underwater Shipping | Read More

The Hellenic Shipyards (et al*) saga continues…

The Hellenic Shipyards (et al*) saga continues…
At the centre left the Hellenic Shipyards docks can be easily seen empty – photo courtesy John Faraclas WITHOUT PREJUDICE Now what do you make of the latest “patriotic intrusion” of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE)? The nearly 100 years old tertiary trade union  body in Greece...
July 2nd, 2012 | Breaking News, European Union, Politics and Government, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Cork Street Open

Cork Street Open
Jeffrey Robb’s Magic! The world focuses on the United Kingdom this year and in particular London, not only for the coming Olympics at the end of the month, but also for the Queen’s Jubilee, Ascot, Wimbledon and last but not least arts! Since 1925 Cork Street and its galleries has been a centre...
July 1st, 2012 | Exhibitions | Read More

Nordic Thursday Drinks

Nordic Thursday Drinks
networkig, networking, networking This good-bye summer drinks and dips event last Thursday evening at the Hilton Olympia Hotel, could have easily won any networking prize! Members from the Chamber of Commerce from Denmark, Finland and Norway meet the last Thursday of each month in a bar, hotel or restaurant...
July 1st, 2012 | Associations, Events | 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, New York, NewYork – Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Display DATE: July 01, 2012 – COUNTRY: United States – PORT: New York, NewYork Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Display The...
July 1st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ECOSOC to tackle global jobs crisis during next week’s high-level segment

ECOSOC to tackle global jobs crisis during next week’s high-level segment
Ambassador Miloš Koterec of the Slovak Republic. UN Photo/Evan Schneider “Our goal is to spotlight sustainable economic growth models which not only promise job creation but are also inclusive and equitable, tailored to the specific needs of individual countries and have sufficient levels of social...
June 30th, 2012 | European Union, Jobs | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Works in Central Harbour Singapore, all ports – Imposition of unilateral sanctions by foreign jurisdictions Singapore, Singapore – Construction of sea water intake...
June 30th, 2012 | Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port Authority to proceed with intallation of shorepower technology at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Board authorizes funds to pay unique first-of-its-kind environmental project Construction of the East Coast’s first shore power port facility will move forward toward a 2014 completion following today’s action by the Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners. The project will create...
June 29th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Shah Deniz Selects a Second Export Route Option to Europe

The Shah Deniz consortium has now concluded its evaluation of potential gas export routes towards South East and Central Europe. The Nabucco West project with a route running from the Turkish-Bulgarian border to Baumgarten has been selected as the single pipeline option for the potential export of Shah...
June 29th, 2012 | Energy | Read More

Mozambique gears up to host ITF regional conference

NCC met in Maputo to start planning the 2013 Africa regional conference Members of the NCC, including union general secretaries, women’s coordinators and young workers, met in Maputo as part of a three-year union strengthening project for Portuguese speaking regions, organised by the ITF and the trade...
June 29th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Katharina Stanzel MD of INTERTANKO from 1 July

Katharina Stanzel takes over as INTERTANKO’s new Managing Director on 1 July – the fifth Managing Director since the Association started out in 1970. She joined INTERTANKO in 2010 as Deputy Managing Director, coming from the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) where she was...
June 29th, 2012 | Intertanko | Read More