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Wärtsilä to supply propulsion package for six new container vessels

Wärtsilä to supply propulsion package for six new container vessels
The environmental sustainability and reduced operating costs of Wärtsilä’s integrated propulsion solution were major factors in the winning of these orders. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the engines and propulsion...
October 31st, 2011 | News | Read More

Panama Approves First Specialized Vessel for Carriage of Nickel Ore

Panama Approves First Specialized Vessel for Carriage of Nickel Ore
Vessel built by Naikai Zosen for Nissho Shipping will become first NK classed ship to incorporate special construction for carriage of liquefiable cargoes. A new vessel being built at Japanese shipyard Naikai Zosen Corporation for shipowner Nissho Shipping Co., Ltd. became the first vessel to receive...
October 31st, 2011 | News | Read More

Seal of Approval for Caterpillar Marine Dealer Network

Seal of Approval for Caterpillar Marine Dealer Network
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has contracted Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to certify the Marine Service Assessments (MSA) of its worldwide marine dealer network. The network consists of independent companies which provide sales services, commercial and technical support, as well as maintenance and repair...
October 31st, 2011 | News | Read More

Andreas A. Tsavliris elected President of ISU

Andreas A. Tsavliris elected President of ISU
New President for International Salvage Union –  The 57th General Meeting of the International Salvage Union (ISU) was held recently in Cartagena, Colombia. The meeting confirmed Andreas Tsavliris as the new President of the ISU. Andreas Tsavliris, who has been a member of the ISU Executive Committee...
October 30th, 2011 | News | Read More

ABS Strengthens Presence in Korea

ABS Strengthens Presence in Korea
ABS Strengthens Presence in Korea –  Class Society Expands R&D Initiatives with New Energy Technology Center in Korea Leading classification society ABS is further strengthening its ties to the Korean maritime industry by establishing the ABS Korea Energy Technology Center (KETC) in Busan...
October 30th, 2011 | News | Read More

Smooth sailing for Pole Star and Absolute

Smooth sailing for Pole Star and Absolute
Smooth sailing for Pole Star and Absolute – Newly merged company will track and monitor half the world’s ships Pole Star Space Applications Limited (“Pole Star”), Absolute Software Inc. and Absolute Maritime Tracking Services Inc. (“Absolute”) just announced that the merger of the three...
October 30th, 2011 | News | Read More

The Role of the European Union in the UK

The Role of the European Union in the UK
On 18 October 2011 IMIF delegates met at the offices of Watson, Farley & Williams to listen to guest speaker Bill Cash MP, once described as the House of Commons greatest eurosceptic MP, talking on “The role of the European Union in the UK”. Not the most maritime of subjects one would...
October 26th, 2011 | News | Read More

LRQA certifies Northern Rail to ISO 50001 – the comprehensive new international standard for energy management

LRQA certifies Northern Rail to ISO 50001 – the comprehensive new international standard for energy management
UK’s largest train operator certified as part of its in ongoing commitment to improved energy efficiency across its network. LRQA Managing Director Mike James (left) presents Ian Bevan, Managing Director for Northern Rail, with the ISO 50001 certificate. Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA)...
October 25th, 2011 | News | Read More

Caterpillar to Provide Power Solutions for Norwegian Offshore Supply Vessel

Caterpillar to Provide Power Solutions for Norwegian Offshore Supply Vessel
MaK Propulsion Engines, DEP solutions chosen for Ostensjo Rederi AS  newbuild. Caterpillar Marine Power Systems was recently selected to provide 2x 6 M 25 C and 2x 9 M 25 C propulsion engines for an Ostensjo Rederi AS offshore supply newbuild. Each 6 M 25 C engine will provide 2000 kW @ 750 rpm. The...
October 25th, 2011 | News | Read More

ClassNK Tops 190 Million Gross Tons

ClassNK Tops 190 Million Gross Tons
    World Leading Class Society Adds 11 Million GT in 9 months. Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK continues its streak of incredible growth with the Society’s Classification Committee confirming today that its register topped 190 million gross tons for the first time at the...
October 24th, 2011 | News | Read More

PD Ports HullContainer Terminal gears up for growth

PD Ports HullContainer Terminal gears up for growth
PD Ports operated Hull Container Terminal on 17 October completed the re-configuration of its container cranes to increase the facility’s efficiency and meet growth expectations. One of the three rail-mounted ship-to-shore gantry cranes, which weighs 650 tonnes, was moved to allow the terminal’s...
October 24th, 2011 | News | Read More

EFIP welcome place of inland ports in the new TEN-T maps

EFIP welcome place of inland ports in the new TEN-T maps
On the 19th of October the European Commission has adopted the proposals for review of the European TEN-T policy, the backbone of the European Transport Infrastructure policy. In view of these proposals, inland ports having an annual freight transshipment of more than 500.000 tonnes are part of the comprehensive...
October 23rd, 2011 | News | Read More

Maritime Industry Honoured at Prestigious Seatrade Awards – SMEISA 2011

Maritime Industry Honoured at Prestigious Seatrade Awards – SMEISA 2011
The Smeisa 2011 Awards Winners Individuals, organisations and companies from across the region’s maritime have been honoured in the annual Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards (SMEISA). Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the maritime world, the awards were presented at a glittering gala...
October 23rd, 2011 | News | Read More

“Commander of the Karteria. Honoured in Greece – Unknown at Home”

“Commander of the Karteria.  Honoured in Greece – Unknown at Home”
Our international readership may be interested to learn that a new book was launched last week by Maurice Abney-Hastings. “Commander of the Karteria.  Honoured in Greece – Unknown at Home” is the history of a remarkable man born in rural Leicestershire at Willesley Hall near Ashby...
October 23rd, 2011 | News | Read More

World Maritime Day 2011 – “Piracy: orchestrating the response”

World Maritime Day 2011 – “Piracy: orchestrating the response”
  Adm. Efthymios Mitropoulos, Mrs. Chantal Mitropoulos, Miss Athena Mitropoulos and Mrs. Anny Zade The 29th of September marked the 34th celebration of World Maritime Day. This year’s theme was: “Piracy: orchestrating the response, “ a theme chosen by the International Maritime Organization...
October 21st, 2011 | News | Read More

Rickmers-Linie selected for delivery of Airbus fuselage sections to France

Rickmers-Linie selected for delivery of Airbus fuselage sections to France
Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based operator of heavy lift and project liner services, has been selected by Spirit AeroSystems as its partner for the transportation of fuselage sections for Airbus from Morehead City, North Carolina (NC), to Montoir (Port of Nantes St. Nazaire) in Northern France. The...
October 21st, 2011 | News | Read More

RINA 150th Anniversary in Athens

RINA 150th Anniversary in Athens
International certification, verification and ship classification company RINA is celebrating its ties with Greece on its 150th anniversary. Formed in Genoa, Italy, in 1861 as a ship classification society, RINA is today a global multidisciplinary and multi-cultural company with growing business in Greece...
October 20th, 2011 | News | Read More

GAC steers STS Pallada on its commemorative voyage

GAC steers STS Pallada on its commemorative voyage
Port-on-Demand took care of training tall ship at every port of call. Port-on-Demand (POD), the newest service package offered by the global GAC network, has handled the tall ship STS Pallada at every port of call of her voyage to mark the 270th anniversary of Russia’s first settlements in North America...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

Somali Piracy: Understanding the Criminal Business Model

Somali Piracy: Understanding the Criminal Business Model
This is Dr. Alec D Coutroubis’ and George Kiourktsoglou’s  of the University of Greenwich paper which George Kiourktsoglou presented in Malmoe at the World Maritime University. We will soon give you the full analysis of this issue. This article investigates Somali Piracy not as a mere criminal...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

MOL Receives Silver Logistics Supplier Award From Cabot Microelectronics

MOL Receives Silver Logistics Supplier Award From Cabot Microelectronics
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) was awarded the Silver Logistics Supplier Award by Cabot Microelectronics Corporation for outstanding service.  Cabot Microelectronics annual awards ceremony recognises suppliers that provide the best strategic value to its global operations. On a semi-annual basis, Cabot Microelectronics...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

BIMCO releasing first version of the EEDI Calculator

BIMCO releasing first version of the EEDI Calculator
It was today announced that BIMCO is releasing first version of the EEDI Calculator Development and verification testing is now completed for the first version of the BIMCO EEDI Calculator which is now ready for download from the BIMCO web site. BIMCO has developed the easy-to-use EEDI Calculator to...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

Paragon sells handymax in renewal move

Paragon sells handymax in renewal move
Nigel Lowry of Lloyd’s List writes: Crystal Seas fetches US$14m as it makes way for Paragon’s incoming handysize newbuildings DRY bulk carrier owner Paragon Shipping has clinched a deal to sell a 16-year-old handymax as the company awaits delivery of a quartet of handysize newbuildings under...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

Rickmers-Linie puts Bilbao on its list of regular calls

Rickmers-Linie puts Bilbao on its list of regular calls
Rickmers-Linie, the German liner specialist for project cargoes and heavy lifts, will be making regular monthly calls at the Port of Bilbao in Northern Spain.  Manuel Torres, line manager at E Erhardt y Cia, agents of Rickmers-Linie in Spain, is delighted to have this regular call: “The Port of Bilbao...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

UK P&I Club announces 3 per cent general increase for 2012

UK P&I Club announces 3 per cent general increase for 2012
UK P&I Club announces 3 per cent general increase for 2012 Key financial indicators * General increase for 2012 set at 3 per cent * Combined ratio for 2011 policy year on target for underwriting balance * Free reserves and capital increased to $486 million at 20th August 2011 * 2011 policy year...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More

Hellenic War Risks Club celebrates its 50th anniversary as it reports year end reserves have increased to $68.6m

The Hellenic War Risks Club is celebrating its 50th year of operation in 2011. The Association’s founding Directors, which included J C Carras,   J E G Kulukundis, C M Lemos, D J Chandris and F P Lykiardopulo, recognised a need for Greek shipowners to come together on a mutual basis to provide the...
October 19th, 2011 | News | Read More