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Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – World Holidays: 3-16 June 2012 Norway, all ports – PIlots’ strike called off, no news on security guards Kuwait, all ports – Dusty weather and strong winds halt port movements DATE:...
June 2nd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Grounding caused by sleeping watchkeeper –

Grounding caused by sleeping watchkeeper – CATEGORY: Navigation Issue date: 1st June 2012 Dry cargo: container Case number: 10/2012 Please note that this case study has been extracted from UK MAIB’s Accident Investigation Report no. 10/2012 The incident At 05.36 hrs on 3rd August 2011, the...
June 2nd, 2012 | Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Norway, all ports – Security guard strike * Nigeria, all ports – VAT on Oil Terminal Dues & Compulsory Pilotage Royalty * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Trimming underwater high...
June 1st, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Success Story that is Greek Shipping and Posidonia

The Success Story that is Greek Shipping and Posidonia
l to r: Charalambos Simantonis, Richard Sadler, George Gratsos, Athanassios Pallis, John C. Lyras, Vassilis Michaliolakos, Theodore Veniamis, Stavros Hatzigrigoris, Theodore Vokos and George Alexandratos. World’s premier shipping event upgrades and expands with modern venue and enhanced conference...
June 1st, 2012 | Events | Read More

Can Greece maintain its Global Dominance in Shipping?

Can Greece maintain its Global Dominance in Shipping?
  Thanassis Martinos, Managing Director, Eastern Mediterranean Limited, George Gourdomichalis, President and Managing Director, G Bros Maritime SA, Philip Pangalos, Vasilis Bacolitsas, Director, Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation, Harry Vafias, President and CEO, StealthGas “Can Greece maintain...
June 1st, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

American Club and Eagle Ocean head east to Malaysia

American Club and Eagle Ocean head east to Malaysia
  Joe Hughes Seminar, Kuala Lumpur, 12 June 2012 Malaysian shipowners, brokers and other maritime service providers will have the opportunity to discuss P&I issues and solutions at a seminar inKuala   Lumpuron Tuesday, June 12, presented by the American P&I Club in conjunction with...
June 1st, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan at AWEA WINDPOWER 2012

GL Garrad Hassan at AWEA WINDPOWER 2012
The Quest for Availability – is it worth it? GL Garrad Hassan benchmarking delivers new insights for projects in operation Hamburg/Germany, 1 June 2012 – Maximizing the availability of every wind turbine has long been the idealistic goal for the North American wind industry – the assumption...
June 1st, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Changes to the Oslo Børs Bond Rules and the ABM Rules

Circular No 2/2012 – Changes to the Oslo Børs Bond Rules and the ABM Rules 1 Introduction Enclosed with this Circular are revised versions of the following sets of rules as approved by Oslo Børs on 23 May 2012: (i) Oslo Børs Bond Rules (ii) ABM Rules In Section 2 below the material changes that...
June 1st, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

The ISS Lighthouse Relay Voyage Baton Arrives in the Asia-Pacific

  Das Nair, General Manager ISS Singapore, hands over the baton to Capt Atul Sarin, Master, Santos Express. Over $120, 000 already raised for local charities around the globe The ISS Lighthouse Relay Voyage baton, which is raising money for local charities supporting sick and disadvantaged people...
June 1st, 2012 | Charity | Read More

PARIS and TOKYO MOUs on Port State Control will hold joint concentrated inspection campaign on fire safety systems arrangements

The 43 Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the purpose to ensure compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-2/ Construction – fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction...
June 1st, 2012 | Associations, Safety and Security | Read More

Gibdock clocks up container ship contracts

Gibdock clocks up container ship contracts
The 'Westerburg' in Gibdock Reederei Hans Peterson & Sohne is the latest German owner to select Gibdock as a repair location for a container ship, a vessel type that the Gibraltar-based yard has identified as generating high levels of workflow through the first part of 2012. The 188m long,...
June 1st, 2012 | News, Shiprepair | Read More

Panos Laskaridis’ full speech on Greek Shipping’s importance

Panos Laskaridis’ full speech on Greek Shipping’s importance
Panos Laskaridis about to receive the commemorative plaque from General (rt) Lambros Kazakos Dear viewers, Yesterday we promised you to bring you the entire speech of Panos Laskaridis, which he delivered at the War Museum of Athens last Monday and we covered under the title: “Panos Laskaridis’ unique...
June 1st, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Liberian Registry uses advance vessel screening to cut detention rates

Liberian Registry uses advance vessel screening to cut detention rates
Scott Bergeron THE Liberian Registry has introduced a sophisticated programme to screen advance notice of ship arrivals as part of a detention prevention plan to help maintain its independent ranking among the safest and most efficient ship registries in the world. The overall objective is to maintain...
June 1st, 2012 | Flags, News | Read More

Cat® 3500 EPA Tier 3 Engines Installed on Harley Marine Tug Boat

Cat® 3500 EPA Tier 3 Engines Installed on Harley Marine Tug Boat
John Quigg Cat Tier 3 Power Solutions Deliver Superior Performance on John Quigg Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is pleased to announce Harley Marine Services is participating in a field follow study of the Cat® 3500 United States EPA Tier 3 compliant marine propulsion engines scheduled for completion...
June 1st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Prohibition of use of satellite phones in Indian waters

We would like to bring to our Members’ attention that the use of satellite phones such as Thuraya, Iridium and other such satellite communication systems in Indian waters is prohibited as per the DGS Order No. 02 of 2012. Any vessel in possession of the above satellite communication equipment and calling...
May 31st, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Greener Ship Recycling: GL signs MOU with CNSA

Greener Ship Recycling: GL signs MOU with CNSA
GL- CNSA Ship recycling MOU signing ceremony Hamburg/Germany, Beijing/China, 31 May 2012 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and the China National Ship Recycling Association (CNSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to promote green ship recycling in China. GL and CNSA will collaborate...
May 31st, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, News, Ship Demolitions | Read More

GL Container Ship Forum: Container Transportation – Trends and Challenges

Hamburg, Germany, 31 May 2012 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) gathered a group of clients together in Hamburg for a Forum to examine the latest developments in container stowage and transport. The Forum, one of many held by GL on a regular basis around the world, looked at how, in a time where the market...
May 31st, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Norway, all ports – Norwegian pilots on strike Singapore, Singapore – Repairs to existing revetment off Sembawang Park Singapore, Singapore – Repairs to existing revetment off Labrador Park Singapore,...
May 31st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Wärtsilä dual-fuel technology now the choice of 100 LNG Carriers

Wärtsilä dual-fuel technology now the choice of 100 LNG Carriers
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade and Technical Press release, 31 May 2012 at 12 noon EET Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has now been contracted to supply Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel propulsion engines to 100 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carrier vessels. This notable milestone...
May 31st, 2012 | Breaking News, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Panos Laskaridis’ unique presentation on the importance of Greek Shipping

Panos Laskaridis’ unique presentation on the importance of Greek Shipping
General (rt) Lambros Kazakos, Anastassia Anagnostopoulou-Paloumbi and Panos Laskaridis Last Monday evening at the Auditorium of the War Museum in central Athens, due to the forthcoming Posidonia 2012, the Association of National Defence Staff and the Maritime Museum of Greece organised a forum under...
May 31st, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

IUA working group to debate development of new regime for UK insurance supervision

Nick Lowe More information is needed on how the UK’s two new insurance regulators are going to cooperate, a new International Underwriting Association market group has stated. The Regulatory Reform Working Party was established by the IUA to debate and comment on the development of a new regime for...
May 30th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

In aid of Greek Action in Africa

Mrs. Mero Kececioglou at the podium Last Thursday at the Yacht Club of Greece, the Consulate of Ivory Coast organised a charity dinner event in support of the Foundation Greek Action in Africa. Many members of the shipping fraternity as well as from other sectors of business life whole-heartily participated...
May 30th, 2012 | Charity | Read More

Microinsurance and increased rainfall variability

Extreme variability in rainfall is making life harder for some of the world’s poorest people, but microinsurance products are supporting farmers’ own efforts to cope with the worst effects of drought and flooding.        Water resource risks are of increasing concern to decision makers and...
May 30th, 2012 | Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

NORTH P&I Club ‘on track’ despite office revaluation and modest investment return

Directors of North of England P&I club confirm the club raised its free reserve to US$314.0 million at the annual renewal in February 2012 despite revaluation of its UK head office and a modest investment return. Chairman Pratap Shirke and fellow board members approved the club’s 2011/12 accounts...
May 30th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

HSH Nordbank places further benchmark mortgage pfandbrief

HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank today placed a benchmark mortgage pfandbrief in the amount of EUR 500 million and with a term of 4 years. HSH Nordbank has thus successfully placed its second mortgage pfandbrief in benchmark size this year; the first issue took place in late March 2012. The coupon of the pfandbrief...
May 30th, 2012 | Banking | Read More