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The Markets – the witching hour*

The Markets – the witching hour*
The Markets – General Outlook by John Faraclas – I couldn’t have been more content yesterday at tea-time, without employing any sort of irony whatsoever, when the BDI fell below the 1, 000 mark so as to “alleviate” my lumbago with sciatica and cervicalgia with neuralgia pains, part...
January 18th, 2012 | News | 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 –  Lower Mississippi River dredging update * United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Carollton Guage reading 9 feet and falling * Hong Kong, Hong...
January 18th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port Authority announces milestone award of US$ 1 billon in World Trade Centre construction contracts to minority and women-owned business enterprices

Award Represents Record M/WBE Commitment to Public Works Project in New York-New Jersey Region The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently announced US$1 billion in direct World Trade Center contracts to minority and women-owned business enterprises, generating 2, 417 jobs for regional small...
January 18th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Safe Access and Operational safety during cargo operations

  We would like to advise Members that the Australian Maritime Safety Agency (AMSA) have published a new Marine Notice to remind Masters, crew, terminal operators, cargo planners and other relevant personnel of their responsibilities regarding safety and the precautions that should be taken when...
January 17th, 2012 | Clubs | Read More

RINA and QMS MTC share forces in training for Passenger Ships and Yachting Industry

Popi Lyrintzis and Spyros Zolotas On Tuesday the 20th of December 2011, RINA Hellas and QMS Maritime Training Center, member of K. C. Lyrintzis Group of Companies, have signed an agreement of cooperation on matters of training related to Passenger Ships and Yachts. During the ceremony held at QMS...
January 17th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Qatar, Doha – Installation of cables * Turkey, Turkish Straits – Strait closure due to snow DATE: January 17, 2012 COUNTRY: Qatar PORT: Doha Installation of cables  Prysmian Powerlink will carry out installation of 2 FO cables in Doha Bay from 18 January...
January 17th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Lloyd’s Register certifies first U3 ASME stamp shop in SE Asia

Our team in Indonesia has helped Jakarta based PT Sanggar Sarana Baja become the first U3 ASME shop in South East Asia.  This accreditation gives them the ability to export High Pressure Vessels to the American market, and is accepted by several jurisdictions worldwide. Lloyd’s Register is the market...
January 17th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

DP World Vancouver selected by Nanaimo Port Authority to operate its cargo terminals

l to r: Bernie Dumas –President and CEO Nanaimo Port Authority, Bob Bennie Chair of the Nanaimo Port Authority, Matthew Hoag, Genera Manager DP World Vancouver, and Kerry Lige Commercial Director DP World Vancouver DP World Vancouver and the Nanaimo Port Authority have signed a three year agreement...
January 17th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Survey Reveals Industry could do more for Responsibleand Sustainable Travel

Survey Reveals Industry could do more for Responsibleand Sustainable Travel
The travel andtourism industry could do more for responsible and sustainable tourism, revealsa survey that took place at World Travel Market 2011 – the leading global eventfor the travel industry – by exhibitor SustainIt. As the travel and tourism industry continues to grow there is an increased...
January 17th, 2012 | Exhibitions | Read More

Rickmers-Linie’s latest vessel named

Rickmers-Linie’s latest vessel named
After the naming ceremony of Rickmers Tianjin. From left to right: 2nd NO, C Eng, Mr Kotak, Capt Shorin, Bernhard Neitzel (Lubeca), sponsor Frau Kamini Kotak, Bertram RC Rickmers, Jessica Klatten and 1st NO As part of its upgrading programme for its EuropeIndia service, Rickmers-Linie, has added...
January 17th, 2012 | News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

NGO releases list of EU toxic ships sent to South Asia in 2011

NGO releases list of EU toxic ships sent to South Asia in 2011
The NGO Shipbreaking Platform calls on the EU Commission to act and prevent toxic waste trade of European end-of-life ships Brussels, 16 January 2012 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a coalition of human rights, labour rights and environmental organisations working on the shipbreaking issue, has released...
January 17th, 2012 | Environment, News, Pollution | Read More

ISAF Sailing World Cup Resumes – Preview One

The ISAF Sailing World Cup resumes on 22 January 2012 when US SAILING’s Rolex Miami OCR returns to the waters of Biscayne Bay. The second of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas, the Rolex Miami OCR will bring together some of the world’s best sailors in all of the Olympic events for the first time...
January 17th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

IUA to boost provision of London Company Market statistics

Statistics for the London company market are to be enhanced through a number of new initiatives by the International Underwriting Association in 2012. Last year the association published a groundbreaking analysis that comprehensively measured premium income generated by insurance and reinsurance companies...
January 17th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | 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 – Lock chamber repairs * Nigeria, all ports – Strike over * United States, Delaware River – Delaware River Safety Zone New Castle Range * United States, Delaware River –...
January 17th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMO Secretary-General urges rapid and full casualty investigation following Costa Concordia incident

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has expressed his condolences and sympathy for all those caught up in tragic accidents involving ships over the weekend. Speaking at the opening of the IMO Sub-Committee on Stability, Load Lines and Fishing Vessel Safety today (16 January 2011) Mr Sekimizu said, “I...
January 16th, 2012 | IMO, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services China launches pollution regulation intermediary service

David Young Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, today announced the launch of an intermediary service for ships calling at ports in China. The move is in response to new pollution prevention and control regulations introduced by Chinese regulators and...
January 16th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

ESPO 2012 Award Focuses on Future Generations

  Henrik Widerstahl, Deputy Managing Director of Ports of Stockholm, receives last year’s ESPO Award from ESPO Chairman Victor Schoenmakers The ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports is entering its fourth edition this year. The Award was established in 2009 to promote innovative projects...
January 16th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Videotel’s beginning of the year party

Videotel’s beginning of the year party
by Lilian Evgenides Captain Doug Bell, Mike Compton and Captain Len Holder Videotel takes the glory for staging one of the shipping fraternity’s  premier event of the year at its Central London HQ’s. Two floors full of the shipping enthusiast specialists in maritime  education and training matters....
January 14th, 2012 | News | Read More

Lloyd’s Register continues classical tradition

Lloyd’s Register continues classical tradition
Celebrating the New Year and cutting the Vassilopitta by Lilian Evgenides l to r Costas Papadakis, Apo Poulovassilis, the lucky punter Captain Theo Lembessis, Richard Sadler and Thomas Andersen Captain Theo Lembessis of ELKA Shipping was the lucky punter of this year’s sovereign at the cutting of...
January 14th, 2012 | Events | Read More

Oil explorers step on the gas as energy prices boom –

Oil explorers step on the gas as energy prices boom –
Oil explorers step on the gas as energy prices boom – by James Brewer- With crude oil prices gushing as strongly as ever, explorers are drilling for fresh reserves in old and new provinces, in moves which will ultimately have an impact on pipeline and sea routes. The years of low crude values...
January 13th, 2012 | Energy, News, Oil Industry | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Turkey, all ports – Amendments to administrative fines  * Turkey, all ports – Visa upon arrival for Indian crewmembers DATE: January 13, 2012-COUNTRY: Turkey-PORT: all ports Amendments to administrative...
January 13th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Iridium and KVH team to provide first seamless global broadband maritime satellite communication service

MCLEAN, VA. – January 11, 2012 – Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) and KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announce an agreement to offer the first-ever, fully global, seamless broadband satellite communications service for the maritime market. Under the agreement, KVH will offer an integrated...
January 13th, 2012 | IT and Communications | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Qatar, all ports – Offshore rig operations within North Field Development * Australia, all ports – Tropical Cyclone Heidi update (12 January 2012) DATE: January 12, 2012 COUNTRY: Qatar PORT: all ports...
January 12th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Increased penalties for pollution offences –

The following on the Increased Penalties for Pollution Offences comes from the Shipowners’ Club: We would like to advise Members that the Australian Maritime Safety Agency (AMSA) have published a new Marine Notice which provides information to ship owners, operators and Masters about increases...
January 12th, 2012 | Clubs, Pollution | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc., acquires two APL sister containerships

Diana Containerships Inc., acquires two APL sister containerships
Diana Containerships Inc., a NASDAQ Company (DCIX) announced yesterday the signing of  two MOA’s with APL (Bermuda) Ltd., for the acquisition of APL’s container-sisterships the APL Sardonyx and the APL Spinel built 1995 and 1996 respectively. The vessels are able to carry 4, 750 TEU’s each and...
January 12th, 2012 | News, Sales and Purchases | Read More