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New Education and Training Forum launched for London Company Market

A new Education and Training Forum for London Market companies has been established by the International Underwriting Association (IUA). The forum is designed to promote excellence in insurance and reinsurance knowledge. It will enable IUA members to meet regularly and encourage good staff development...
January 9th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

LRQA chosen by the Direct Marketing Association to audit its DataSeal information security standard throughout the United Kingdom

Business Assurance experts appointed sole auditors of the DMA’s data security management standard  – Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) has been selected by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) to act as the sole auditor of its DataSeal standard, which promotes and enhances data...
January 8th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

VIDEOTEL calls for effective training and regulation to avoid tragedy when shipping dangerous bulk cargoes

Can test Whatever the cause of the recent loss of the “Vinalines Queen” and crew, the message for the industry is a stark one – greater enforcement of the regulations laid down in the IMSBC (International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargo) code is essential, together with effective training...
January 8th, 2012 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Act now to save life in and above our seas –

Act now to save life in and above our seas –
Act now to save life in and above our seas* by Kate Sugar Despite having signed up to designate a network of Marine Protected Areas around the British Isles by 2012, to save its marine wildlife, the UK government recently confirmed that the UK will not have a completed network of MPAs until at least...
January 6th, 2012 | Comment, Oceanology | Read More

Supporting Typhoon Relief Efforts in Mindanao, the Philippines – update

Supporting Typhoon Relief Efforts in Mindanao, the Philippines – update
MOL Training Ship Spirit of MOL Transports Aid Supplies; Volunteer Work on Site TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that its training ship, the Spirit of MOL (*1) has delivered aid supplies to Misamis Oriental Province on Mindanao Island, the Philippines, which...
January 6th, 2012 | News | Read More

Gibdock digs deep to repair Pullmantur Zenith

Gibdock digs deep to repair Pullmantur Zenith
Pullmantor Zenith at Gibdock Gibdock’s growing reputation as one of the leading cruise ship repair and refurbishment centres in the Mediterranean has been enhanced by the docking of the 42, 255 gt, 1992-built Pullmantur Zenith. The vessel arrived in Gibraltar on November 7th for work that had to...
January 6th, 2012 | Cruise Industry, Shiprepair | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Nigeria, all ports – Possible National Strike in Nigeria DATE: January 06, 2012-COUNTRY: Nigeria-PORT: all ports-Possible National Strike in Nigeria Please be informed that as a result of the removal of subsidy...
January 6th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ClassNK Issues World’s First Approval for Alternative Coating System for Ballast Tanks under PSPC

Tokyo – ClassNK announced today that it had awarded type approval for the world’s first alternative coating system under PSPC (Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) for ballast tanks to a single coating system manufactured by Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. This approval is the...
January 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

ClassNK Releases New Version of PrimeShip-HULL Software –

Version 2.5 of Direct Strength Assessment Software for Container Carriers Free to Industry Tokyo – ClassNK announced today the release of a new revised version, version 2.5.0, of its leading direct strength assessment program for container carriers, PrimeShip-HULL (DSA)/Guideline for Containers....
January 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

Statement from the shipping industry’s SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign with reference to the U.K. House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee’s Report “Piracy off the coast of Somalia”.

Statement from the shipping industry’s SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign with reference to the U.K. House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee’s Report “Piracy off the coast of Somalia”.
Thursday 5 January, 2012 – From Mr. Bill Box Statement from the SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign** re ‘Piracy off the coast of Somalia’. The shipping industry’s SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign welcomes the U.K. House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee’s Report “Piracy off the coast of Somalia”. As...
January 5th, 2012 | Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

InchcapeShipping Services completes Northern Mediterranean expansion with opening in Algeciras

I Michael van Hemert Inchcape Shipping Services completes Northern Mediterranean expansion with opening in Algeciras 05 January, 2012 – Inchcape Shipping Services, the world’s leading maritime services provider, has this week opened its doors in Algeciras– Spain’sbusiest port. It is one of...
January 5th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

A New Year Message from the Chairman of the International Maritime Rescue Federation

Michael Vlasto A New Year Message from the Chairman of the International Maritime Rescue Federation Michael Vlasto, OBE FRIN FNI At the end of another year in the IMRF it is timely to reflect on what has been achieved and also what we need to focus on in 2012. In this newsletter you will read about...
January 5th, 2012 | Safety and Security | Read More

MOL Orders for High-efficiency Cape-size Bulker based on Advanced ISHIN-III Technologies

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that it has ordered a new cape-size bulker that will adopt element technologies of the next-generation ISHIN-III vessel program to achieve high fuel efficiency. Universal Shipbuilding Corporation (President: Shinjiro Mishima)...
January 5th, 2012 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | 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, Corpus Christi, Texas – Port of Corpus Christi Tariff updates * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation off Ma Tau Kok, Hong Kong DATE: January 05, 2012-COUNTRY: United States-PORT:...
January 5th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

More bad weather alert to UK transport operators

More bad weather alert to UK transport operators
More bad weather alert to UK transport operators Mike Weir from ifw writes:| Wed, 4 Jan 2012 – Forecasters warn of more severe weather tonight Freight carriers in the UK should brace themselves for another night of severe weather following Tuesday evening’s lethal storm which toppled containers,...
January 4th, 2012 | News | Read More

Rhodes Communications selected as Advertising and PR agency for International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference

Rhodes Communications selected as Advertising and PR agency for International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference
NORFOLK, Va. – Jan. 4, 2012 – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has selected Rhodes Communications, Inc. to provide advertising, marketing and public relations services for the annual boating-industry trade show. IBEX is the premier marine technology showcase and...
January 4th, 2012 | Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Oman, Salalah Port – Counter Pirates Hijack Launch – Al Salam * Oman, Salalah Port – Pirates hijacked launch – Al Salam * Yemen, all ports – New week working days in Yemen * Turkey,...
January 4th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

BIMCO forecasts challenging times in 2012

BIMCO forecasts challenging times in 2012
Yudhishthir Katau – BIMCO has today published its Reflections 2012, which examines critical issues facing the shipping industry now and in the coming year. This concise but thought-provoking annual analysis of the world in which shipping operates considers the challenges facing one of the world’s...
January 4th, 2012 | BIMCO, Markets | Read More

MOL President Muto’s 2012 New Year Message

MOL President Muto’s 2012 New Year Message
MOL President Muto’s 2012 New Year Message “Do Not Quarrel with Providence, or Blame Others” A Happy New Year to everyone in the MOL Group. Looking Back on 2011 2011 has been a year of momentous events. We have witnessed the Jasmine Revolution, the floods in Thailand, and the sovereign...
January 4th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, People and Places, Quote of the Day, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Navios Sagittarius: behind the scenes at a major salvage operation with Tsavliris*

Navios Sagittarius: behind the scenes at a major salvage operation with Tsavliris*
Navios Sagittarius: behind the scenes at a major salvage operation with Tsavliris* – A world’s first in underwater repair: the insertion of a complete, prefabricated replacement hull section in a badly damaged ship at anchor. On Friday 22nd July, 2011 the Tsavliris Salvage Group urgently dispatched...
January 4th, 2012 | Logistics, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shiprepair, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Lloyd’s CEO Richard Ward on how 2011 was an unforgettable year, dominated by an unprecedented level

Lloyd’s CEO Richard Ward on how 2011 was an unforgettable year, dominated by an unprecedented level of natural catastrophes… 2011 was a year few of us will forget. Dominated as it was by regime change, political unrest and global economic uncertainty, we also witnessed an almost unprecedented...
January 4th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

OSE on 2011 – A year marked by uncertainty

2011 – A year marked by uncertainty 2011 will be remembered by many principally for the uncertain and volatile macroeconomic conditions seen around the world. Financial markets have been particularly affected by the economic problems that several European countries have experienced as a result of a...
January 4th, 2012 | Markets | Read More

Vinalines Queen – 22 More Deaths Owing to Cargo Liquefaction?

Industry Must Unite to Stop This Unnecessary Loss of Life The recent tragic loss of the 2005-built supramax bulk carrier Vinalines Queen and 22 of its crew again underlines the urgent need for greater enforcement of regulations and testing of cargoes that may liquefy. The ship, which was reportedly carrying...
January 3rd, 2012 | Intercargo | Read More

Positional changes at IMO Secretariat

Positional changes at IMO Secretariat After taking office on 1 January 2012, the IMO Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu today announced a number of changes in the structure of the IMO Secretariat. Mr. Sekimizu said: “The biggest challenge I see in the coming years, in terms of management of the Organization,...
January 3rd, 2012 | IMO | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Australia, all ports – Australia coal and iron ore port lineups – Tuesday 3 January 2012 * Bahamas, all ports – Borco Terminal Old Large Jetties No. 5 & 6 DATE: January...
January 3rd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More