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Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chambers returned to service Singapore, Singapore – Acoustic research at St. John Island Hong Kong, all ports – Enhanced management mechanism for conveyance of dangerous...
March 16th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

DNV’s Greek national committee ushers in new era in shipping

DNV’s Greek national committee ushers in new era in shipping
Henrik Madsen with Theodore E. Veniamis holding the plaque for his exemplary service Piraeus: DNV’s top management attended the annual DNV Greek National Committee meeting in Piraeus to discuss the future and welcome in a change of Chairmanship. Incoming Chairman Dr John Coustas will take lead of the...
March 16th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More

225, 000-dwt Iron Ore Carrier Tom Price completed

225, 000-dwt Iron Ore Carrier Tom Price completed
From left: MOL Managing Executive Officer Kenichi Nagata, Rio Tinto Executive General Manager Mr. Wayne Aitken and Rio Tinto Global Portfolio Manager Capesize Mr. Duncan White – Will Sail under long-term Contract with Rio Tinto of Australia – TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President:...
March 16th, 2012 | Events, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Pisa joins five European capitals to enhance the role of inland waterway transport for urban freight supply and distribution

Pisa joins five European capitals to enhance the role of inland waterway transport for urban freight supply and distribution
on a l to r basis: Karin de Schepper, Director General, Inland Navigation Europe; Moniker Unterholtzner, Chief Operating Officer, Port of Vienna; Peter Stäblein, MD, Port of Berlin; Brigitte Grouwels, Minister, Brussels-Capital Region; David Gay, Councillor, Municipality of Pisa; Marco Magnorosa,...
March 16th, 2012 | Events, Inland Waterways | Read More

Dry bulk scrapping age keeps moving upward

Dry bulk scrapping age keeps moving upward
In poor freight markets you might think that vessels were being recycled at a younger and younger age, but looking into the data a different story reveals itself. However, the trend is very clear – dry bulk vessels that leave the fleet for recycling are getting older and older, according to a new...
March 16th, 2012 | BIMCO, Ocean Shipping, Ship Demolitions | Read More

2016 Equipment Evaluation Trials Commence On 17 March

From 17-25 March 2012, Women’s Skiff and Mixed Multihull evaluations for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition will take place at the Prince Felipe High Performance Sailing Centre, Santander, Spain. Around 44 sailors from 23 countries, including Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark,...
March 15th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Greencarrier Freight Services to cooperate with Turkey’s leading logistics company, Ekol Logistics

“Ekol operates approximately 2, 000 mega trailers and also provides intermodal services." According to Peter Nevhagen, the CEO of Greencarrier Freight Services International, Ekol Logistics will become a strong partner with great potential for new transport solutions: “With its integrated logistics...
March 15th, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

Coal industry gearing up for more exports from west coast Canada

Coal industry gearing up for more exports from west coast Canada
Alberta Coal Chief Executive John Hogg Canada is aiming to boost its volume of seaborne coal trade,   by James Brewer. Companies exploiting resources in western Canada include Alberta Coal which is eyeing demand in the Asia/Pacific region. Strategy is being tempered by the dismal performance of...
March 15th, 2012 | Energy, News, Stock Markets, 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: * Singapore, Singapore – Soil investigation at Ayer Chawan Basin, Jurong Island * Australia, Port Hedland – Tropical Cyclone Lua update (15 March 2012) * Mexico, Pajaritos – Port dues increased DATE:...
March 15th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Wärtsilä signs long-term service agreement with Prestige Cruise Holdings

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has signed a five-year service agreement with US-based Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc. (Prestige), the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The long-term service agreement covers six vessels, a...
March 15th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair | Read More

DVB’s sustainable expertise in finance

DVB’s sustainable expertise in finance
Bertrand Grabowski, Wolfgang F. Driese and Dagfinn Lunde Last Friday’s breakfast at the Quarters Room of the renovated St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel by DVB Bank’s top echelon, provided a unique presentation to the media; in my humble view this was a tribute to Intermodalism! After a brief...
March 14th, 2012 | Aviation, Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipfinance | Read More

ISAF Match Race Rankings – 14 March 2012

Ian Williams (GBR) and Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) hold top spot in the Open and Women’s Match Race Rankings ahead of a busy European summer of match racing action. Open Rankings Despite not competing in a match racing event since the Monsoon Cup, Ian Williams (GBR) continues to sit at the top of the rankings...
March 14th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

MOL appoints new shipping agent in Romania and Ukraine

ROTTERDAM – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), one of the world’s largest global multimodal transportation companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new shipping agent in Romania and Ukraine. As of March 1st, Amity Shipping will manage all MOL liner agency activities in Romania and Ukraine....
March 14th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Singapore, Singapore – Construction works at Keppel Shipyard Australia, all ports – Trolpical Cyclone Lua update (14 March 2012) DATE: March 14, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: Singapore –...
March 14th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Liquefaction of Bauxite cargoes

Liquefaction of Bauxite cargoes Category: Cargo: dry Date: 14/03/2012 Area: Americas We would like to advise Members that in the last few weeks there has been a reported increase in the number of cases involving the liquefaction of bauxite cargoes deriving from the Amazon bay region (especially Trombetas). The...
March 14th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

PD Ports Group scoops prestigious ASDA Supplier Award

PD Ports Group scoops prestigious ASDA Supplier Award
Gavin Chappell, Supply Chain Director, ASDA and Kim Catterick, PD Ports’ Key Account Manager The PD Ports Group is proud to announce it has scooped yet another supplier award from one of the UK’s major retailers – ASDA – this year walking away with the overall prize for Carrier of...
March 14th, 2012 | Events, Ports & Terminals | Read More

First true hybrid system to be installed on board an offshore supply vessel

First true hybrid system to be installed on board an offshore supply vessel
The “Viking Lady” London: A true hybrid energy system is currently being developed for installation on board the offshore supply vessel “Viking Lady”. An impressive battery pack for energy storage will soon be installed. When the new system is complete, the operation of the...
March 14th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

IMO reaffirms its commitment to domestic ferry safety after Bangladesh disaster

IMO reaffirms its commitment to domestic ferry safety after Bangladesh disaster
The ‘Shariatpur 1’ disaster IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has offered his condolences and sympathies to the families of all those who lost their life aboard the passenger ferry Shariatpur-1, which sank yesterday (13 March 2012) after being hit by a small cargo ship in the Meghna...
March 14th, 2012 | IMO, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Chinese owners seek answers on ‘one fits all’ cylinder oils

Chinese owners seek answers on ‘one fits all’ cylinder oils
Leading Chinese shipowners are seeking further guidance on claims from certain lubricants suppliers that a mid-range Base Number cylinder oil product can meet critical challenges set by tightening environmental legislation on the sulphur content in fuel oils.  As regulations on emissions tighten over...
March 14th, 2012 | Comment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

Industry survey finds engineers are being deterred from railway careers due to requirements for early specialisation

More than 80% of respondents say current training and development practices can also limit career paths The present training and development programme for railway engineers encourages specialisation too early, a feature which is likely to limit career paths and could be deterring new entrants, according...
March 13th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Education and Training, HR | 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 – Recommended Loading Draft limit Kuwait, all ports – Customs strike Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation at Shek Kwu Chau Australia,...
March 13th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

MOL Celebrates Launching of Hybrid Car Carrier Emerald Ace

MOL Celebrates Launching of Hybrid Car Carrier Emerald Ace
The Emerald Ace — Aiming at Zero Emissions While Berthed — TOKYO—MitsuiO.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the launching of the hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; President: Hideaki Omiya), Kobeshipyard. The Emerald Ace, designed...
March 13th, 2012 | Environment, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

“Crew Competency not a tick box exercise” says Videotel…

…as it launches its new competency manager tool “Continuing competency in the maritime industry should be at the very top of every ship operator’s agenda. The education and training of seafarers is key and the more competent and well-trained the crew, the less likelihood there is of costly...
March 13th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Parat Halvorsen has been awarded with a new boiler plant contract with Kleven Maritime –

Parat Halvorsen has been awarded with a new boiler plant contract with Kleven Maritime –
The m/s Bourbon Jade Parat Halvorsen has been awarded with a new boiler plant contract with Kleven Maritime – The ship will be built at Kleven Verft AS, NB 357, and is of Marine Teknikk design MT 6015 which is a combined Plattform Supply- and Sub Sea construction vessel. The ship will be delivered...
March 13th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The current situation on the Cruise Industry in Greece

The current situation on the Cruise Industry in Greece
Andreas Stylianopoulos Andreas Stylianopoulos, vice president of SEEN (Passengers Shipping Association), member of the BoD of SETE (Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises) and President of Navigator Travel & Tourist Services, exclusive representative of Royal Caribbean International in Greece...
March 13th, 2012 | Cruise Industry | Read More