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HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: United States, Delaware River – Hazard to navigation Canada, all ports – Tropical Storm Leslie update (11 September 2012) Singapore, Singapore – Oil spill following collision: Update 2 DATE:...
September 11th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

GAC continues Brazilian expansion with Santos office

GAC continues to strengthen its South American network with the opening of a new office at the Brazilian port of Santos. It is the third office in Brazil, joining bases with Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Santos is South America’s busiest port, ranking 39th worldwide in terms of container traffic,...
September 11th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

LR Yacht focus 2012

The new issue of the Lloyd’s Register publication Yacht Focus is out; do log on the LR’s site and see the difference!    
September 11th, 2012 | Books, Classification Societies, Yachting | Read More

A Recap of the state of Greek Shipping – what is needed to proceed further unscathed

This live interview on SBC TV of John Faraclas to Panos Thomakos covers the entire spectrum of Greek Shipping last Friday the 7th of  September comes at no better time given also the fall of the BDI and other international events!  Time will tell who is right and why previous “remedies” and assessments...
September 11th, 2012 | Flags, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers | Read More

VIDEOTEL launches new generation Vidoetel on Demand

VIDEOTEL launches new generation Vidoetel on Demand
VOD G2 system The launch of VOD G2 (Videotel On Demand G2) and NVOD G2 (Networked Videotel On Demand G2) marks a major milestone in Videotel’s history and provides a worthy successor to the original VOD computer system installed on thousands of vessels and which has revolutionised training provision...
September 11th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

GL completes EEDI certification of four Carisbrooke Super Green 8500 Vessels

GL completes EEDI certification of four Carisbrooke Super Green 8500 Vessels
Carisbrooke Shipping’s “Vectis Falcon”. Hamburg, Germany, 11 September 2012 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) presented Carisbrooke Shipping with energy efficiency design index (EEDI) certificates for four low emission dry cargo vessels. Built by Chinese shipyard Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding,...
September 11th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Fugro to develop systems to reveal and sample resource-grade gas hydrates

Fugro GeoConsulting Inc., was selected for two research awards by the U.S. Department of Energy to advance understanding of resource-grade gas hydrates. The first award is for developing plans for a pressure-coring program to sample the gas hydrates that were identified during a Department of Energy...
September 11th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Mobile Siwertell unloaders meet multipleport needs

Mobile Siwertell unloaders meet multipleport needs
The Siwertell road-mobile unloaderis a perfect choice for clean, dust-free, handling of dry bulk material 10 SEPTEMBER 2012 AT 10 AM (EEST)   New mobile Siwertell units have been orderedfrom Cargotec to meet the specific needs of three ports; all will benefit from high-capacity, dust-free bulk handling...
September 11th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: South Africa, Cape Town – Immigration formalities at Cape Town Angola, Soyo – Soyo dredging works continue Canada, all ports – Tropical Storm Leslie heading for Newfoundland Bunker Update –...
September 10th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

John Nelson talks to lloyds.com about culture change in the City and his first year in the role.

John Nelson 60 Seconds with…John Nelson John Nelson talks to lloyds.com about culture change in the City and his first year in the role. John, this week you hosted your first City Dinner since becoming Lloyd’s Chairman, what’s changed since last year? I attended last year’s City Dinner six weeks...
September 10th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Lloyd’s Register provides new DVD to promote safe boat transfers

Lloyd’s Register provides new DVD to promote safe boat transfers
The Lloyd’s Register bulding in the City Short film to educate employees about the best ways to minimise risks when working over water Lloyd’s Register has issued a new short film entitled Safe Boat Transfers to help provide marine surveyors with comprehensive instructions on how to safely transfer...
September 10th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Safety and Security | 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, Delaware River – Dredging operations to commence Singapore, Singapore – Oil spill following collision at Temasek Fairway DATE: September 09, 2012 – COUNTRY: United States...
September 10th, 2012 | Oil Spill, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Inside wind power – can the UK make enough economic waves to maintain its leading role? –

Inside wind power – can the UK make enough economic waves to maintain its leading role? –
Inside wind power – can the UK make enough economic waves to maintain its leading role? By James Brewer Across its windswept seas, the UK has become an energy leader. The nation’s wind farm projects puffed up European offshore wind energy capacity by 50% in the first half of 2012, according to the...
September 10th, 2012 | Books, Energy, News | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily*  news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – World Holidays: 9-22 September 2012 Australia, Port Kembla – A$500m upgrade planned for coal terminal Chile, Antofagasta – Stevedores strike continues Mexico, Coatzacoalcos –...
September 10th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Greek shipping: a lot yet has to be done to safeguard its top position

Greek shipping: a lot yet has to be done to safeguard its top position
John Faraclas’ latest interview and commentary last Friday the 7th of September to Lilian Margaritis and Vassilis Tsekouras of SBC TV on the entire Greek shipping industry’s issues: ships – both ocean going and coastal ones including ferries, shipping and stock markets, maritime tourism, ports...
September 8th, 2012 | Environment, HR, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance | Read More

ISAF Publish The Racing Rules Of Sailing 2013-2016 Online And On iTunes

The International Sailing Federation is pleased to announce the publication of The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 on the ISAF website and as an iOS application. The official RRS iOS Application, available on all mobile Apple devices, allows the user to quickly find information about all aspects of...
September 8th, 2012 | Books, Regulatory, Yachting | Read More

Robert Sappio has been appointed President and CEO of Rickmers Americas

Robert Sappio The Rickmers Group has appointed Robert Sappio to the position of President and CEO of Rickmers Americas. He will report to Ronald D Widdows, CEO of Rickmers Holding. Mr Sappio will be responsible for all aspects of Rickmers Group’s business in the Americas: including Rickmers-Linie (America)...
September 8th, 2012 | HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Shipmanagement | Read More

Media Alert – NGOs call on Germany: stop toxic ship before it reaches Alang graveyard

Media Alert – NGOs call on Germany: stop toxic ship before it reaches Alang graveyard
  The Northern Vitality Brussels, 7 September 2012* – The “Northern Vitality”, a 15-year-old containership owned by German company “Norddeutsche Vermögen Holding GmbH & Co” and chartered by Swiss company MSC, will  be heading next week for the shipbreaking beach of Alang in India...
September 8th, 2012 | Environment, HR, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Hilary Lister gives Andrew Walsh a sailing lesson in Cardiff Quadriplegic sailor shows the GAC Pindar skipper the ropes!

Hilary Lister gives Andrew Walsh a sailing lesson in Cardiff Quadriplegic sailor shows the GAC Pindar skipper the ropes!
GAC Pindar Andrew Walsh learning to sail in a straight line by Hilary Lister! – Photo Credit Lloyd Images – www.lloydyimages.com Quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister, famed for being the first disabled woman to sail solo around Britain, joined the GAC Pindar team in Cardiff for the UK leg of the Extreme...
September 8th, 2012 | HR, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies, Story of the Month, Yachting | Read More

High-speed segment – Large MAN High-Speed Engine Launched

High-speed segment – Large MAN High-Speed Engine Launched
Official image of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s new D7 engine MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced an addition to its engine programme. The D7 high-speed engine delivers a 1.5 – 5 MW output at 1, 000 – 2, 000 rpm and is designed to serve a broad range of applications. The company states that the D7...
September 8th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Alert! Issue No. 30 – Why people managers matter!

Alert! Issue No. 30 – Why people managers matter!
If people are important in your organisation (and of course they are), then so are those who have the job of managing them. Personnel managers, crewing managers, human resources (HR) managers (not a helpful term, perhaps) – whatever they are called – they look after the company’s most valued assets...
September 8th, 2012 | HR, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – IMB notes increase in piracy off West Africa * Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber repairs complete * United Kingdom, London – Mandatory tug assistance at terminal * Singapore, Singapore...
September 7th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Accolades and an order for Fibrelight Emergency ladders

Accolades and an order for Fibrelight Emergency ladders
The Fibrelight Emergency Ladder deployed Fibrelight Developments has now received three exciting and tangible accolades for their Fibrelight Emergency Ladder. First, following exacting testing, the Emergency Ladder was granted the all-important SOLAS Certificate of Type Approval SAS S120038 by Lloyd’s...
September 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Solwara 1 Subsea Mining Project – GMC on track to deliver the Riser and Lifting System featuring an innovative mechanical connector

Following the award in September 2011 by Nautilus Minerals Inc. of a multi-million dollar contract for the design and delivery of a subsea Rigid Riser System (RALS), GMC recently commenced design qualification testing of the innovative connection system prior to delivery. The connector employed on this...
September 7th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology | 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 – New Marina South Wharves lighter terminal opened Australia, Mackay – Amended port navigation depths at pilotage area DATE: September 06, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore...
September 6th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More