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Norton Rose transport survey –

Norton Rose transport survey –
  The Baltic Exchange Building which houses Maritime London – Norton Rose transport survey – The effect of market downturn on the shipping industry has been for companies to focus on maintaining cash reserves and secure funding lines according to the findings of Maritime London member...
March 5th, 2012 | Legal, Markets, News, Organisations | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services establishes its own presence in Malta

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and cargo services provider, has now established a new office in Malta. The opening of the ISS Malta office, with newly recruited management, follows the ending of a sub agency agreement with the local firm of Thomas Smith. Covering all...
March 5th, 2012 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

ClassNK Releases Second Edition of “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore”

ClassNK Releases Second Edition of “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore”
Tokyo – ClassNK has released a new revised edition of its “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore” which was first released in May 2011 in response to major marine casualties caused by a loss of stability as a result of the liquefaction of nickel ore. This first edition summarized...
March 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Reported hijack in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 5 March 2012

Reported hijack in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 5 March 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a merchant vessel, MV Royal Grace, was reportedly hijacked in position 21:27N – 062:37E approximately 150NM off Oman on 2 March. The hijack was only confirmed after the vessel communicated with the owners stating her position on...
March 5th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Deepwater and Arctic in the spotlight at Oceanology International

The highly topical oil and gas areas of deepwater and Arctic exploitation will be firmly in the spotlight at Oceanology International 2012 (Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 March 2012, London, ExCeL, UK) the global forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine technology...
March 5th, 2012 | Oceanology | Read More

Wärtsilä expands its boiler services offering by acquiring assets and business of MMI Boiler Management

Wartsila’s Christoph Vitzthum Wärtsilä has signed a contract to acquire the assets and business of MMI Boiler Management Pte Ltd., the Singapore-based company specialising in the service and maintenance of boilers for marine and industrial applications. MMI Boiler Management has its main...
March 5th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

The HSA’s 2012 Vassilopita event

The HSA’s  2012 Vassilopita event
The President of HSA John Pachoulis surprises Captain George Xyradakis of XRTC with a point…of view! The annual Hellenic Shipbrokers  Association (HSA) Vassilopita event took place at the spacious Metropolitan Hotel in Athens on this leap year’s last day of February… A great gathering...
March 3rd, 2012 | Associations, Events | Read More

Corruption threatens to prolong Greek crisis

The Greek Parliament building Report on national institutions highlights crisis of values – Efforts to reform and rebuild Greece’s economy in future will be undermined because the country’s government, businesses and civil servants not only fail to stop corruption but actively participate...
March 2nd, 2012 | Organisations | Read More

Lloyd’s Register joins Robert Swan’s International Antarctic Expedition to help raise global awareness about the impact of climate change

Goals include proving micro-renewable energy solutions and supporting a carbon-neutral expedition A four-man team from Lloyd’s Register will set sail today from Ushuaia, Argentina, as part of an international expedition to the Antarctic lead by the renowned polar explorer and environmentalist...
March 2nd, 2012 | Charity, Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

Reported attack on vessel in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 2 March 2012

Reported attack on vessel in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 2 March 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a merchant vessel was reported under attack, and possibly hijacked, 150NM north east of Masirah in position 21:27N – 062:37E at 1219 local time on 2 March. Further details were unavailable at the time of writing. Vessels should...
March 2nd, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

E-endorsements set to rise

Targets will raise expectations across the market Preparations for rolling out e-endorsements across the London market are now well advanced ahead of a March 5 deadline. From that date all carriers are expected to be able to process all endorsements electronically. Latest statistics collected by the...
March 2nd, 2012 | Marine Insurance | Read More

NAVIGATOR 2012

NAVIGATOR 2012
  Captain Dimitris Bezantakos, first from the right, on the welcome lie-up together with speakers and sponsors – Ink your diary for the 11th Maritime Conference “NAVIGATOR 2012”  – This International Annual Conference will take place at Divani Apollon Palace & Spa,...
March 2nd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

MOL launches New Performance Measurement Program for Containership service

– “Count On MOL.” – TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the launch of a plan to regularly publish the results of several key performance indicators (KPI) for its Containership service globally in the following categories: Operations, Environmental,...
March 2nd, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Port Authority’s aggresive crack down on toll evaders results in a criminal indictment and multiple civil suits

View of the Port of New York container terminal Hudson County Prosecutor Joins the Pursuit of Toll Cheats The Port Authority filed civil suits today against 20 of the most egregious commercial and individual toll violators listed on its Wall of Shame. These lawsuits, filed in New Jersey, represent...
March 2nd, 2012 | Legal, Ports & Terminals | Read More

InterManager Welcomes GasLog LNG

InterManager is pleased to announce its latest new Full Member – GasLog LNG Services Ltd. GasLog is a midstream gas company currently engaged in the gas shipping and marine gas sector. GasLog provides safe and flexible short, medium and long term logistical solutions to gas companies, offering the...
March 2nd, 2012 | Intermanager, Shipmanagement | Read More

Electronic endorsements extend across the market

Electronic endorsements extend across the market
The London Market Group (LMG) has announced that the electronic endorsements initiative will extend to all classes of business from 5 March 2012        The development marks a substantial move forward in the modernisation of the London market – and means that from 5 March brokers can send all...
March 2nd, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Markets, News | Read More

The Board of Oslo Børs imposes violation charges on Cecon

The Board of Oslo Børs imposes violation charges on Cecon
Oslo Bors At its meeting on 29 February 2012, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to impose violation charges on Cecon ASA for the company’s failure on two occasions to arrange for new shares to be admitted to listing without unnecessary delay following the registration of the increase...
March 2nd, 2012 | News, Stock Markets | 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 – Transfer of Maritime Fire Fighting Function Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine outfall inspection off Aberdeen West Typhoon Shelter DATE: March 01, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore...
March 1st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

TOKYO MOU inspections highlight perils of poor maintenance warns Cargo Care –

TOKYO MOU inspections highlight perils of poor maintenance warns Cargo Care –
Peter Peltenburg A recent state inspection campaign that raises concerns over multiple problems with hatch openings should be welcomed by the industry, is the message from Peter Peltenburg, Group Director of Cargo Care Solutions. “We cut corners on maintenance at our peril.  As the economic downturn...
March 1st, 2012 | News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services adapts to shifting industry dynamics

In a sector that sees many players struggling to maintain earnings, ISS lays out its new vision and explains deep changes in the way it  is organised and does business Captain Claus Hyldager, Chief Executive of Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the global strategic maritime and cargo services provider,...
March 1st, 2012 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

COMPIT 2012 11th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries 16 – 18 April 2012, Liege/Belgium

COMPIT 2012 11th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries 16 – 18 April 2012, Liege/Belgium
Future ship designs (here the zero-emission container feeder vessel from Germanischer Lloyd) make extensive use of IT tools in design and operation to push the frontiers in energy efficiency and low emissions Maritime IT Trends: Fuel efficiency, risk-based design and robotics COMPIT 2012 –...
March 1st, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, IT and Communications | Read More

PD Ports has been appointed as the main construction logistics hub at thePort of Hartlepool for the Teesside Offshore Windfarm Project –

An arial view of the Port of Hartlepool Over the next seven months, thePort of Hartlepoolwill be the focal point for all  materials and components to be installed in the new wind farm being developed by  EDF Energy Renewables. Over 100 people are involved in the  offshore construction programme...
March 1st, 2012 | Energy, Environment, Ports & Terminals | Read More

SKANReg quality drive boosts PSC performance

Nigel Smith Quality initiatives launched last year by the London-based St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) have prompted a major improvement in results from Port State Control inspections, with detentions reduced by up to 62% and deficiencies down by as much as 49%.      Now...
March 1st, 2012 | Flags, Health and Safety, Oceanology, Regulatory | Read More

The IHS Fairplay DPA Handbook is launched!

The IHS Fairplay DPA Handbook is launched!
Hot off the press: IHS Fairplay DPA Handbook authored by Captain Mick Caulkin from Regs4ships Limited. A new handbook authored by Regs4ships’ Training and Publications Director, Captain Mick Caulkin, went on sale yesterday following its launching and we hope it will be a great good companion for...
March 1st, 2012 | Books, Events, Shipmanagement | Read More

Greece is Open for Business: Posidonia and Greek Shipping Send Confident Message to the World

Greece is Open for Business: Posidonia and Greek Shipping Send Confident Message to the World
The presence of thousands of participants from some 80 countries, the move to a state-of-the-art venue offering exhibitors excellent facilities and many opportunities to promote their business and the staging for the first time of a series of top level conferences and seminars concurrently with the exhibition,...
February 29th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More