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ISAF Release Guide To Offshore Personal Safety For Racing And Cruising

Tuesday 25 September 2012 – The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) have released a Guide to Offshore Personal Safety for Racing and Cruising, available to purchase now.  The ISAF Guide to Offshore Personal Safety for Racing and Cruising will provide essential reading for sailors undertaking...
September 25th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | 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 – Lock out of service til further notice   Greece, all ports – 24-hour Greek mariners’ strike   Chile, Antofagasta – Stevedores’ strike over   DATE: September...
September 25th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hi-tech training unit to revolutionise maritime safety training

EOS Risk Management Live Fire Training Unit a A top maritime security company has launched a unique new training facility to help maximise ship safety in the event of a fire. Staffordshire-based Eos Risk Management has unveiled its £100, 000 Live Fire Training Unit, which stands at over 6 metres and...
September 25th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Piracy and War Risks – Considerations for Owners and Charterers

  Darryl Kennard – Piracy and War Risks – Considerations for Owners and Charterers With piracy in Africa an ever-present concern, owners and charters should consider carefully any piracy or war risks clauses contained in their charters. This article by Darryl Kennard and Rebecca Crookenden considers...
September 25th, 2012 | Chartering, Legal, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

ABB to enable remote control of ship-to-shore cranes at Maasvlakte 2 container terminals in the Netherlands

The remote panel Zurich, Switzerland, September 25, 2012—ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won contracts from two major container terminal operators, APM Terminals and Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) to provide automation systems for their new ship-to-shore cranes....
September 25th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Maritime Rountable goes into action in Morocco

Said Elhairech 25 September 2012 – The ITF’s Maritime Roundtable began on an inspirataional note today in Casablanca, Morocco, when participants heard a live message from Said Elhairech, who was speaking from jail.  Said told the 200 delegates from 50 countries: “My body is incarcerated but...
September 25th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Borregaard for listing at Oslo Børs

At its meeting on 25 September 2012, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to admit shares in Borregaard ASA to listing on Oslo Børs. The Board agreed to exempt the company from the requirement that a listed company must have been in existence for at least three years, cf. Sections 2.3.1 and...
September 25th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

HSH finances Europe’s largest solar park

HSH finances Europe’s largest solar park
Lars Quandel • 24 MW plants in Toul already supplying electricity HAMBURG/KIEL HSH has provided the finance for part of Europe’s currently largest solar park in the French region of Meurthe-et-Moselle. The sponsor is company Sonnedix, which has acquired the project “Toul 3” with...
September 25th, 2012 | Banking, Energy, Environment, News | Read More

STCW Compliance: when Training delivers what technology cannot

STCW Compliance: when Training delivers what technology cannot
Entry into enclosed spaces The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) aims to achieve for the shipping industry what increased technology has so far failed to deliver, namely a reduction in the 80% of accidents on board ship attributable...
September 25th, 2012 | Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

Schat-Harding strengthens North Sea support

Petter Hernaes, vice president Nordic Region Umoe Schat-Harding Service The world’s leading lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has strengthened its support for North Sea operators by opening new offices and service centres in Bergen and Stavanger. Both bases will focus on delivering in-service...
September 25th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Pragmatism in all fronts needed for Greek and International Shipping

Pragmatism in all fronts needed for Greek and International Shipping
John Faraclas The latest situation and developments in the shipping markets following the drop of the BDI at 661 (12/9) and its slight upwards  movement to 774 points last Friday 21/9, the rumours that Greek shipping entities are selling fleets – old tonnage in particular, China and India’s position...
September 25th, 2012 | Markets, News | Read More

Lloyd’s Register joins forces with A*STAR in Singapore to support R&D and promote technical innovation in the energy and marine sectors

Lloyd’s Register joins forces with A*STAR in Singapore to support R&D and promote technical innovation in the energy and marine sectors
Long-term collaborative agreement brings together business, academia and public R&D agencies Lloyd’s Register has established a world-class Group Technology Centre (GTC) in Singapore to deliver innovation and solutions to the energy and maritime sectors. It has also reached an agreement with the...
September 25th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Education and Training, Events | Read More

60 seconds with Muzaffer Aktas

Muzafeer Aktas Fri 21 Sep 2012* –  In the week that Lloyd’s hosted Turkey Insurance Day we look at how the Turkish economy offers new opportunities for the market.On 18 September, Lloyd’s hosted Turkey Insurance Day. The event looked at opportunities in the rapidly growing Turkish economy...
September 24th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

2012 ISAF Annual Conference Meeting Papers Published Online

The agendas, supporting papers and submissions which will be discussed at the 2012 ISAF Annual Conference in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland this November have been published online on the ISAF Meetings microsite. The 2012 ISAF Annual Conference takes place from 1-11 November 2012 and will bring together the...
September 24th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Heavyweight international line-up for India Shipping Summit

the panel at the India Shipping Summit 2011 The India Shipping Summit returns to Mumbai for the eighth event on 8-10 October and this year’s programme is taking a prescriptive look at the unique challenges facing India’s maritime industry. The summit examines the country’s ambitions and...
September 24th, 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 Kingdom, Lerwick – Development of new quay & berth space * Ivory Coast, all ports – Border crossings closed * Oman, Salalah Port – STS & boat services at anchorage to resume...
September 24th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

OW Bunker launches new global quality control standard

OW Bunker launches new global quality control standard
Jan Christensen Pre-testing analysis on fuel products issued to customers: ensures quality in physical supplies drives global claims below 1% saves time and money for customers OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading suppliers of marine fuels and lubricants, today announced the launch of a new...
September 24th, 2012 | Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Insurers need to be asking questions to cut casualties and costs, says Braemar (Incorporating the Salvage Assocciation)

Underwriters should be asking more questions at the time of placing or renewing marine insurance to reduce the risk of major incidents and cut unnecessary costs, suggests Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association). Speaking at the International Union of Marine Insurance annual conference in San...
September 24th, 2012 | Marine Insurance, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

BIBBY brings its heritage and exprtise to shipmanagement sector

 Bibby Line Group is to bring its heritage and expertise to the ship management sector with the launch into the wider market of Bibby Ship Management. As an owner itself, Bibby Ship Management is able to understand and meet the exacting needs of ship owners, particularly during this difficult economic...
September 24th, 2012 | Shipmanagement | Read More

Understanding the Crisis in Greece –

Understanding the Crisis in Greece – From Boom to Bust ** An account for all, for all sins which need to be addressed but also immy solved! Michael Mitsopoulos* and Theodore Pelagidis account no one affords to miss! In recent years the Greek economy has been rigorously debated in the international...
September 24th, 2012 | Books | Read More

Carnival Corporation Chairman to Speak at WTM 2012

Carnival Corporation Chairman and CEO Micky Arison will make a rare public appearance at World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry. Arison will be taking part in the Travel Weekly Cruise Debate on Tuesday 6 November as the industry seeks to make sense of what has been...
September 24th, 2012 | Maritime Tourism | Read More

ITIC continues to reward loyalty with renewal credit payments to members

24 September, 2012  – FOR the seventeenth year in succession, International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has paid a renewal credit to its members. For the year ended 31 May, 2012, members received a total of $5.2m. In the past seventeen years, ITIC has returned more than $67.3m to members...
September 24th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Determined Williams and the GAC Pindar sailing team head to the France Match Cup

  Match Race France – Marseille – Credit Alpari World Match Racing Tour British skipper determined for a good result in Marseille   Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar sailing team are focused and ready for the Match Race France that begins next week in Marseille from 24 – 29 September.   Hosted...
September 23rd, 2012 | Ship Agencies, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Mooring accidents involving non-designated crew

Category: Operations, Date: 18/09/2012, Area: Worldwide We would like to advise Members that the Club has recently seen a number of injuries, resulting in claims, which occurred during mooring operations on board our Members’ vessels. Many of these incidents involved non-designated mooring crew including...
September 23rd, 2012 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Portuguese ports hit by strike action as workers protest against austerity cuts

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is warning of a series of strikes at all Portuguese ports during the remainder of September as workers protest against the government’s austerity measures. The strikes are expected to severely affect vessel movements...
September 23rd, 2012 | Logistics, Ship Agencies | Read More