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RINA to audit Clean Shipping Index ships and companies

International classification society RINA has been recognised by Sweden’s Clean Shipping Project as able to verify ships and shipping companies in accordance with verification guidelines developed for ranking in the Clean Shipping Index The Clean Shipping Index is backed by a number of Swedish bodies,...
April 20th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

Piracy attacks in East and West Africa dominate world report

Piracy attacks in East and West Africa dominate world report
Thursday, 19 January 2012 07:00 -Pirate attacks against vessels in East and West Africa accounted for the majority of world attacks in 2011, signalling a rising trend, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) global piracy report revealed today.  Of the 439...
April 19th, 2012 | News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

BMT Supports the Development of Innovative Cutting Edge Technologies for the Renewables Industry

Wind farm BMT Syntek Technologies Inc. and BMT Reliability Consultants Ltd have announced that they are working closely with a number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and solution providers in the renewables industry helping them to develop innovative cutting edge technologies, to improve the...
April 19th, 2012 | Energy, Environment, 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, Singapore – Mooring/unmooring of vessels at mooring buoys at Banyan Basin Australia, Port Kembla – Gale Warning DATE: April 19, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Mooring/unmooring...
April 19th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Justice for Sefarers?

Justice for Sefarers?
”The prospect of criminal charges is daunting for any human being…”. A worrying indictment of the plight of seafarers has been delivered by a far-reaching survey of the experiences of seafarers facing criminal charges with seafarers complaining of unfair treatment, intimidation and a lack of legal...
April 19th, 2012 | HR, News | Read More

Harris Pye takes on over £10.5 million worth of offshore projects in one month

Harris Pye takes on over £10.5 million worth of offshore projects in one month
Maersk Discoverer small handling heavy pipes box bottom Global maritime and offshore oil & gas engineering company Harris Pye is making significant gains in the offshore oil & gas market, according to Group Managing Director Mark Prendergast. Prendergast stated today:  ‘I can confirm that...
April 19th, 2012 | Energy, News | Read More

ClassNK 2012 Edition of Class Rules

Tokyo – ClassNK announced today that it had released the 2012 edition of the Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK continuously reviews, updates, and amends its technical rules and guidance as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the safety of life and property...
April 19th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

Cargotec receives EUR 10 million order for MacGregor cargo handling cranes from China

Cargotec has confirmed a contract worth around EUR 10 million from a Chinese shipyard to deliver twenty 120-tonne MacGregor GLH cargo handling cranes for ten general cargo vessels. The cranes will be delivered during 2012 and 2013. The order is booked in the first quarter of 2012. “MacGregor cranes...
April 19th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Shipping not properly prepared for uncomfortable bank meetings

Paul Edwards INTERNATIONAL accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has warned that some shipping companies are not adequately prepared to conduct successful negotiations with their banks which are likely to occur with increasing frequency. Paul Edwards, a Moore Stephens corporate finance director,...
April 19th, 2012 | Accountancy, Shipfinance | Read More

RINA acquisitions fuel growth

RINA acquisitions fuel growth
International verification, certification and ship classification group RINA continued to grow in 2011 as it embarked on an acquisition strategy. Turnover for 2011 was up to 249 million Euros (+21 per cent) and EBITDA 41 million Euros. Turnover is expected to rise to over 300 million Euros in 2012 following...
April 19th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

LNG 17 on 16 to 19 April 2013!

LNG 17 on 16 to 19 April 2013!
The 17th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG 17) will take place on 16-19 April 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center Houston, Texas, in the USA LNG 17 will be the world’s largest LNG industry event, with an emphasis on showcasing the role that natural gas,...
April 19th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy | Read More

COLDHARBOUR Marine joins IMarEST Marine Partner Scheme

UK-based marine inert gas and ballast water treatment specialists Coldharbour Marine Ltd have joined the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Marine Partner scheme as a Marine Affiliate, able to draw on the numerous advantages of corporate partnership with IMarEST, the leading...
April 19th, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

LLMC 1996 limits increased

The IMO building in London Limits of liability for shipping raised with adoption of amendments to 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Amendments to increase the limits of liability in the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime...
April 19th, 2012 | IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Geopolitics of Gas in the New World of Energy –

Geopolitics of Gas in the New World of Energy –
  Mel Ydreos The geopolitics of energy – competition for, control of, and securing reliable access to those supplies – has been a driving factor in global prosperity and security. The term geopolitics reflects the interplay between power and interests, strategic decision-making, and geographic...
April 19th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy | Read More

ShipConstructor Partner Elected SNAME Section Executive

ShipConstructor Partner Elected SNAME Section Executive
Pierre-Charles Drapeau ShipConstructor Partner, Pierre-Charles Drapeau, Director of Operations for Navware Canada Inc., has been elected Vice Chairman for the Eastern Canadian Section of SNAME. For over 100 years, SNAME (The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers) has advanced the practice...
April 19th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Unions protest at Rio Tinto AGM against its lockout of workers in Canada

Unions are protesting at the Rio Tinto shareholders’ AGM in London on Thursday 19 April against the four month-long lockout of 780 union members of the United Steelworkers (USW) in Alma, Quebec, Canada. WHAT: Protest at Rio Tinto AGM TIME: 10 am DATE: Thursday 19 April PLACE: The Queen Elizabeth II...
April 18th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

ITF demands involvement of dockers’ unions in Honduras port modernisation plans

Unionists on strike in Honduras over port concessioning pla The ITF has called on the government in Honduras to involve dockers’ unions and civil society organisations in port modernisation plans in a battle to stave off port concessioning. The ITF is backing the ITF-affiliated Sindicato de Trabajadores...
April 18th, 2012 | ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

UN food agency warns of looming health threats in Europe and Central Asia

UN food agency warns of looming health threats in Europe and Central Asia
A woman is seen here food shopping at the market. Photo: FAO/J. Spanner 18 April 2012 – On the eve of a regional conference set to begin in Azerbaijan, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is warning that obesity and diet-related illnesses could emerge as major challenges for...
April 18th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Organisations | Read More

Eniram focuses expansion on Asia

Finland’s fastest-growing company has opened its Singapore office to better service a growing Asian client base. April 18th, 2012 – Eniram Limited, the fast-growing provider of real time decision-support systems for the shipping industry, has opened its Asian office in Singapore to better service...
April 18th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement | Read More

Guidance on ECDIS for ship operators and navigating officers

We would like to advise Members that on 1st January 2011, the amendments to SOLAS as adopted by IMO Resolution MSC.282 (86) entered into force. This details a number of changes to SOLAS Chapter V ‘Safety of Navigation’ including the revision of Regulation 19 to include Electronic Chart Display and...
April 18th, 2012 | 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 – Closure of lock chamber at Kiel-Hotlenau for repairs United States, all ports – Entry of MARPOL Annex V for Wider Caribbean Region Special Area United States, all ports –...
April 18th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ISAF Match Race Rankings

Wednesday 18 April 2012 Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) and Ian Williams (GBR) continue to remain in pole position in the Women’s and Open ISAF Match Race Rankings although there has been significant movement in the trailing packs. Open Rankings Ian Williams (GBR) kick started his 2012 match race campaign following...
April 18th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Titanic: Selene and Helios, fire, ice and war

Titanic: Selene and Helios, fire, ice and war
Another account on the “Titanic”, this time by Rhys Clift, partner at Hill Dickinson. The British, Greeks and the Norse share a remarkable maritime heritage. And the Greeks, Norse and the Gaelic peoples, the forebears of the British, heavily represented by the men who built Titanic and those who...
April 18th, 2012 | Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Liberia the main beneficiary as Greek controlled fleet hits record deadweight levels

Scott Bergeron The Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee (GSCC) has confirmed that Liberia is the leading independent ship register of choice for Greek-controlled shipping companies, second only to the Greek flag itself. Figures just released by the GSCC show that, in the year ended 31 March, 2012, Liberia...
April 18th, 2012 | Flags | Read More

RINA goes forward

RINA goes forward
RINAs Spyridon Zolotas, Country Manager Greece Spyridon Zolotas explains why and how RINA goes forward The RINA Group is an international company that helps enterprises and communities to achieve greater competitiveness and effective risk management through the conception, creation, management and...
April 18th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News | Read More