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QUIJANO appointed New Panama Canal Administrator

Eng. Jorge Quijano, New Administrator of the Panamá Canal Authoriry. – Image and source from La Estrella de Panama www.laestrella.com It has just been revealed in Panama that Engineer Jorge Luis Quijano is the new Administrator of the Panamá Canal Authority. The President of the Board of...
March 10th, 2012 | Canals | 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 – Grounded vessel Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction of railway bridge in Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine outfall construction...
March 10th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Starr Underwriting Agents plans new system launch to back its marine business

Starr Underwriting Agents, which has a key role in the London and international marine market, has embarked on a technology modernisation programme, preparing a new system to go live in autumn 2012. The system, which will replace what is described as an outsourced heritage platform, will go live in the...
March 10th, 2012 | IT and Communications, P and I Clubs | Read More

DNV supports Sustainia initiative

International initiative gathers prominent sustainability leaders to build world’s first realistic model of a sustainable future. The initiative, known as Sustania, is an alliance of thought leaders, companies and organisations who have come together to develop a model which will help people to envisage...
March 9th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

MOL to Open New Singapore-Yangon Service: “SYX”

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the opening of the new route “SYX” linking Singapore and Yangon starting on March 17. MOL will offer a twice a week joint service with RCL. The service is operated by 3 vessels (T/R 10.5 days) and MOL will provide one...
March 9th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

110th President of IMarEST appointed

Malcolm Vincent BSc (Hons), MSc, CEng, FIMarEST, FIMechE, FIOD has been appointed the 110th President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) at its AGM yesterday (8 March). Andreas Chrysostomou has been appointed President Elect. Malcolm Vincent takes over the reins...
March 9th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

IMO adopts important guidelines to support implementation of mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 63rd session, 27 February to 2 March An important series of guidelines to support the uniform implementation of mandatory measures to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping was adopted by the...
March 9th, 2012 | IMO | Read More

Bunkering practice in the Port of Singapore

Bunkering practice in the Port of Singapore Category: Operation Date: 07/03/2012 Area: Asia Further to our Lookouts “Sampling Procedures for Clean Product Tankers” issued on 21st February 2008 and “Bunkering Procedures in Singapore” issued on 24th July 2008, we would like to remind our Members...
March 8th, 2012 | Bunkering, P and I Clubs | 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 – Gate replacement and repairs DATE: March 08, 2012 – COUNTRY: Germany – PORT: Kiel Canal Gate replacement and repairs – The Kiel Canal Authority has announced that...
March 8th, 2012 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Key rulings imminent from Court of Appeal over freight futures debacle

Key rulings imminent from Court of Appeal over freight futures debacle
James Brewer London Shipping Law Centre briefed on latest opinions during seminar at Holman Fenwick Willan offices, By James Brewer Four years after the great freight futures fever led to market chaos, important legal rulings on payment disputes are soon to be pronounced in London. The volatility...
March 8th, 2012 | London Shipping Law Centre, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panamax Hysteria – Shipping never learns from the past

Panamax Hysteria – Shipping never learns from the past
Fabrizio Vettosi – Panamax Hysteria – Shipping never learns from the past, by Fabrizio Vettosi* – Undoubtedly the new century marked some deep changes in the entire logistics and the shipping industry thanks to the following critical issues: Factor “C”, the China Growth Factor; Industrial...
March 8th, 2012 | Comment, Shipfinance, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UN Secretary General’s Message on International Women’s Day Thu, Mar 8, 2012

UN Secretary General’s Message on International Women’s Day Thu, Mar 8, 2012
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-mooon International Womn’s Day – The UN Secretary-General’s message: Gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide. There are more women Heads of State or Government than ever, and the highest proportion of women serving as...
March 8th, 2012 | News, Organisations, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Braemar release second edition of their highly praised guide to Hull & Machinery

The Hull & Machinery – Technical Terms guide Marine survey reports frequently contain engineering terminology which can often be unfamiliar to the non engineers in the wider spectrum of the shipping industry. In an attempt to bridge this gap Braemar (Incorporating the Salvage Association)...
March 8th, 2012 | Marine Insurance | Read More

DVB posts an all-time high for 2011

DVB posts an all-time high for 2011
Wolfgang F. Driese, DVB’s CEO and Chairman of the BOD with Dagfinn Lunde, Member of the Board of Managing Directors of the bank DVB posts an all-time high for 2011: Consolidated net income before taxes of EUR147.7 million – up 12.7% DVB Bank SE’s clearly-defined business model,...
March 8th, 2012 | Banking, News | Read More

Thoughts on a Changing World

Thoughts on a Changing World
Jim Davis, CBE, K(DK) – The Chairman of the International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF)* Jim Davis CBE K(DK)**, once again shares his thoughts on  the ever Changing World, and how important is for all in our industry to face the harsh reality: The future for the Euro is in my belief bleak. ...
March 8th, 2012 | Comment, Organisations | Read More

Device is First-to-Market with Affordable, Two-Way Global Satellite Messaging

inreach android front 500 DELORME inREACH™ earnes prestigious BACKPACKER magazine 2102 Editors’ choice award YARMOUTH, Maine — (March 6, 2012) – The DeLorme inReach 2-way satellite communicator has been honored with a 2012 Backpacker magazine Editors’ Choice Award. This is the...
March 7th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Cat® Power Solutions Certified to Meet Local Content Standards in Brazil

Caterpillar is pleased to announce the RBNA Classification Society has certified the Cat® 3500C diesel electric propulsion generator set packages to meet local content regulations in Brazil. RBNA, a division of ANP, certified the 3500C products meet in excess of sixty percent local content. As announced...
March 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Singapore, all ports – Singapore to host ReCAAP ISC for another five years Australia, Port Kembla – Severe Weather Warning DATE: March 07, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: all ports...
March 7th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Insulting Campaign by The Spectator magazine against Greece

Insulting Campaign by The Spectator magazine against Greece
– H.E., The Greek Ambassador Aristidis Sandis – We bring to the attention of our international viewers the letter of H.E. The Greek Ambassador Aristidis Sandis in reply of the infamous advert by The Spectator magazine: EMBASSY OF GREECE, LONDON The Editor The Spectator 22 Old Queen Street London SW1H...
March 7th, 2012 | Featured, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Wärtsilä launches next generation Medium Voltage Power Drive technology for electric propulsion vessels and Oil & Gas Solutions

This unique technology further enhances the company’s total solutions offering to the shipping industry, while bringing efficiency and reduced operating costs to the customer. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading systems integrator and solutions provider, has launched its new Medium...
March 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

MOL Conducts Gas Injection Demonstration Run Utilizing a Temporarily Modified SlowSpeed Diesel Engine

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K.Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) yesterday announced it has been decided that Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES; President: Yasuhiko Kato) and MOL conduct a gas injection demonstration run utilizing a temporarily modified electrically-controlled type...
March 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Food 2040 and its impact on shipping –

Food 2040 and its impact on shipping –
  – Food 2040 and its impact on shipping, By Mike Corkhill* The news in recent weeks that the world’s population has passed the seven billion mark caught everyone’s attention. The first question that springs to mind is how did we get here so fast? Since hitting three billion in 1960, the number...
March 7th, 2012 | BIMCO, Story of the Month, Trade and Commerce | Read More

MOL Safety Conference 2012 Held –

MOL Safety Conference 2012 Held –
The ‘Gaia Triumph’ a general container ship — Forge ahead to become “the World Leader in Safe Operation” — TOKYO—MitsuiO.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has held the MOL Safety Conference 2012 in Manila, Mumbai, Dubrovnik,...
March 7th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

ESPO Secretary General visits United States

Patrick Verhoeven with Dr. Wayne Talley, Sara Russell and Dr. Larry Filer of Old Dominion University The Maritime Institute of Old Dominion University, Virginia, invited ESPO Secretary General Patrick Verhoeven mid-February to give a number of lectures on European ports policy and European port development. The...
March 6th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Updated news on the Ballast Water Management Convention

Updated news on the Ballast Water Management Convention MEPC 63, new USCG standards, Unitor BWMS recall from the market and the new California sewage water standard. MEPC 63 The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 63rd session from 27 February to 2 March 2012. There was general...
March 6th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, Regulatory | Read More