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Saab ensures maritime safety on Dutch waterways

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Dutch authority Rijkswaterstaat regarding delivery of the AIS automatic identification system. The system will increase safety on the Dutch waterways. March 26, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) The contract means that Saab will provide the complete...
March 26th, 2012 | Inland Waterways, IT and Communications, Safety and Security | Read More

Rickmers-Linie appoints new representatives in France, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

  Rickmers Yokohama Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based operator of heavy lift and project liner services, is now actively serving Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with direct calls in Chittagong and Colombo respectively. It has therefore appointed new agents in these two countries. In addition, a new agency...
March 26th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Ship Agencies | Read More

Harris Pye Group announces agreement with Sora Marine Services

The Harris Pye Group – a well-established global player in the marine, offshore oil & gas and industrial sectors – has signed an agreement with Sora Marine services to cooperate on projects in Qatar. “Harris Pye already has offices throughout the world, including (in the Middle East) Sharjah,...
March 26th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Ship Conversions, Shiprepair | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Germany, Kiel Canal – Linesmen strike affecting Canal traffic Singapore, Jurong Port – Dredging off oil tanking terminal, Jurong Island Australia, Melbourne – Underwater obstruction at Point...
March 26th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Media alert – Toxic ship Exxon Valdez sent for dismantling

Media alert – Toxic ship Exxon Valdez sent for dismantling
26 March 2012, Brussels – The Exxon Valdez, now re-named the Oriental Nicety, a ship responsible for one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history in 1989, has been sold for scrapping on the infamous ship breaking beaches of India. Environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations represented...
March 26th, 2012 | Breaking News, Environment, HR, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Reported hijack northwest of Maldives – Maritime Security Alert: 26 March 2012

Reported hijack northwest of Maldives – Maritime Security Alert: 26 March 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued after a merchant vessel was reported hijacked in position 0700N 06949E approximately 305NM northwest of Male, Maldives on 26 March. The vessel was last reported to be stationary in position 0713N 06947E. No further details were available at the time of writing....
March 26th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Class in never out of style!

Class in never out of style!
Nicholas Brown introducing the event The historic Whitechapel Gallery at Aldgate East in London was the venue for Lloyd’s Register’s Press Evening’s reception to mark the publication of the latest edition of Shipping and the Environment last Wednesday; John Faraclas reports: Starting with a tour...
March 26th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Events, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

OI 2012: The best Oceanology International event ever!

OI 2012: The best Oceanology International event ever!
A view of the Exhibition Hall with the ever busy RESON's stand The most successful Oceanology International ever closed just over ten days ago. It was attended by 7728 (a 10% increase on 2010) from more than 70 countries; alongside it, Interspill London 2012 had a total attendance figure of 1346...
March 26th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Oceanology | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * India, Mormugao – Mormugao Port Trust CIRCULAR DATE: March 25, 2012 – COUNTRY: India – PORT: Mormugao – Mormugao Port Trust CIRCULAR  This is to inform all the port users that the new...
March 25th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Shell awards inspection services framework agreement to GL Noble Denton

GL Noble Denton, an independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a four-year enterprise framework agreement (EFA) to provide inspection services for Shell’s extensive global portfolio of projects in select locations. GL Noble Denton’s network of highly qualified inspection...
March 25th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Oil Industry, Regulatory, Technical | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily* news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:      * Australia, Geelong – Replacement of conveyor belt DATE: March 24, 2012  -COUNTRY: Australia – PORT: Geelong – Replacement of conveyor belt During the Easter weekend, 6-9 April, the...
March 25th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Lloyd’s Register designs first industry software to help asset owners monitor rotating and instrumentation equipment

Innovative modules are a part of the reliability-based mechanical integrity software, Capstone RBMI Lloyd’s Register has designed industry’s first reliability-based mechanical integrity (RBMI) software designed to address the maintenance needs of rotating and instrumentation equipment. The new modules...
March 24th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

Damage to world’s oceans could hit US$2 trillion a year, experts say

A diver notes marine species in the Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida. A new study recommends that the United Nations appoints a High Commissioner for Oceans to coordinate research and action and that there should be more preparation for a 1-2 meter (up to 6.5 feet) sea level rise by the end of the...
March 23rd, 2012 | Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

World First for Planet Ocean

l to r: Michael Wood, Merin Broudic and Terry Sloane Planet Ocean ltd and its Canadian principal, the newly launched Ocean Sonics Ltd are proud to make delivery of the very first ic-Listen-HF, High Frequency Smart Hydrophone to Dr Merin Broudic of Swansea University at a small ceremony on their stand...
March 23rd, 2012 | Oceanology | Read More

CMB acquires dry bulk assets from Delphis

Today the Board of Directors of CMB met pursuant to the provisions of the Belgian Code of Companies relating to the existence of conflicts of interest and authorised the company to acquire the dry bulk assets of Delphis on the basis of current market values. Delphis is a subsidiary of SAVERCO, one of...
March 23rd, 2012 | Trade and Commerce | 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, Searsport, Maine – Revised terminal rates Singapore, Jurong Port – Construction work at Vopak Terminal, Jurong Island DATE: March 23, 2012 – COUNTRY: United States – PORT:...
March 23rd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

New development in fight against Somali piracy …

New development in fight  against Somali piracy …
SOS welcomes EU taking more robust action on Somali coast The SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign welcomes the extension of the EU counter- piracy operation until end 2014, and the  EU decision to broaden the scope of its naval operation in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean  by extending the naval forces’...
March 23rd, 2012 | HR, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

The Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Technical Committee (HTC) met onboard the historic Hellas Liberty

The Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Technical Committee (HTC) met onboard the historic Hellas Liberty
Apostolos Poulovasilis Piraeus, 22 March 2012 – Rules and technology developments, Energy Management and Safety Culture were the main themes of the Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Technical Committee (HTC) held on Monday 19 March onboard the historic Hellas Liberty at the port of Piraeus. Apostolos Poulovassilis,...
March 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

NGO warns EU Ship Recycling proposal will not stop the dumping of toxic ships

NGO warns EU Ship Recycling proposal will not stop the dumping of toxic ships
Ingvild Jenssen Brussels, 22 March 2012* – A day before the European Commission presents its proposal for regulating the dismantling of toxic end-of-life ships, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a Brussels-based coalition of environmental, labour rights and human rights organisations was invited to meet...
March 23rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, HR, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions | Read More

HSH Nordbank achieves fresh start under difficult market conditions

HSH Nordbank achieves fresh start under difficult market conditions
Introduction of a new business model and positioning as a ’bank for entrepreneurs’ launched on the market following conclusion of the EU state aid proceedings Positive feedback from clients: new business and cross-selling significantly increased Net income before restructuring improved to EUR...
March 23rd, 2012 | Banking, Shipfinance | Read More

New Head of International Operations for GL Renewables Certification

New Head of International Operations for GL Renewables Certification
Fabio Pollicino Hamburg, 23 March 2012 – GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has appointed Fabio Pollicino as new Head of International Operations. In his new role Mr. Pollicino will be responsible for further evolving GL RC’s worldwide business, especially in North America, China and India....
March 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, People and Places | Read More

Tanker attacked in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert: 22 March 2012

Tanker attacked in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert: 22 March 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Gulf of Guinea after a tanker, reported to be Nigerian-flagged MT Pluto, was attacked in position 02:56N – 006:13E roughly 90NM south of Lagos on 22 March. Reports suggest 10 armed men deployed in attack craft from a brown and white fishing vessel...
March 23rd, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Pakistan, all ports – Pakistan Day Pakistan, all ports – Revised Light Dues Singapore, Singapore – Horizontal direction drilling off Tanah Merah Australia, Hay Point – Severe weather update:...
March 22nd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ensuring access to water for agriculture vital for sustainable future – UN

Ensuring universal access to water and using it wisely in agriculture is essential to end famine, drought and political instability, United Nations officials stressed today, adding that countries must strive to provide this vital source to all their citizens to achieve a sustainable future. “Over the...
March 22nd, 2012 | Environment, Organisations | Read More

BIMCO at CMA 2012 – Time to Safe Yourself

BIMCO at CMA 2012 – Time to Safe Yourself
Yudhishthir Khatau BIMCO was again this year well represented at CMA. BIMCO President Yudhishthir Khatau spoke in the opening session and Secretary General Torben Skaanild spoke in a key session on the use of Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). Too many ships and too many yards – Time to Save YourSelf BIMCO...
March 22nd, 2012 | BIMCO, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More