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DIANA Shipping Inc., announces time charter contract for m/v Protefs with Cargill

ATHENS, GREECE, June 11, 2012 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary,...
June 11th, 2012 | Chartering | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Singapore, Jurong Port – Soil investigation underway off West Jurong Channel Australia, Hay Point – Port fees to rise DATE: June 11, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore  – PORT: Jurong Port Soil...
June 11th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

New targeting lists Paris MoU

Richard Schiferli At its 45th meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2011 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flag States and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2012. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 11th, 2012 | Flags, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

ABB wins order for energy management systems for five multi-purpose vessels

The "Rickmers Singapore" at the Houston Ship Channel Energy and fleet management systems will improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions for five Rickmers vessels. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won an order from Rickmers Group in Germany to supply advisory...
June 11th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Wärtsilä successfully tests new RT-flex50 version D low-speed engine with turbocharger on driving end side

The RT-Flex50 This new Wärtsilä engine supports the industry’s need for low-speed, 2-stroke engines for smaller vessels. It offers lower operating costs and improved environmental sustainability. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has successfully...
June 11th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

A fortnight to go before European Human-powered- Sub Races (Bath Uni is UK contestant at Gosport)

A fortnight to go before European Human-powered- Sub Races (Bath Uni is UK contestant at Gosport)
Bath University represent the UK at European International Submarine Races  The University of Bath is fielding an enthusiastic team of students who have designed, built and hope to pilot their human-powered submarine to victory in the inaugural European International Submarine Races (eISR), competing...
June 11th, 2012 | Charity, Sports, Underwater Shipping | Read More

POSIDONIA 2012 as viewed by a Technical Consultant*

George Maghioros I have always viewed my profession in a similar way like a doctor views his patients. Ships for me were always living organisms with a soul and they need to be treated as such and this was the reason I have called my company “Shipcare”. Ships and their equipment nowadays have become...
June 10th, 2012 | 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 – World Holidays: 10-23 June 2012 Norway, all ports – Security guards’ strike over Hong Kong, all ports – Speed in Restricted Zones DATE: June 09, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide World...
June 9th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

C(h)an(n)elling the world’s fortunes

C(h)an(n)elling the world’s fortunes
President Ricardo Martinelli of Panama with the Panamanian Ambassadress in Athens H.E. Felicia Dushka Papadimitriou President Ricardo Martinelli lead once again the Panamanian delegation and Panama’s shipping cluster in Greece for the 2012 Posidonia. It was two year ago when he made headlines for joining...
June 9th, 2012 | News | Read More

Shipbuilding and Sushi still Japan’s best assets

Shipbuilding and Sushi still Japan’s best assets
from the left: Mrs. Vroon with allaboutshipping's Elena Sendona, Despina Keramioti and Lilian Evgenides. On the right Peter Vroon and Dimitris Dalakouras Last Wednesday on the occasion of Posidonia 2012, H.E the Japanese Ambassador and Mrs. Hiroshi Toda jointly with Mr.Takao Motoyama, president of...
June 9th, 2012 | Associations, Events, People and Places | Read More

Tranquillity and warmness on the lawn

Tranquillity and warmness on the lawn
H.E. The U.S. Ambassador Daniel Smith with his wife Diane and Anny Zade on the right This mid-week reception of the American Ambassador at his residence in Athens was one of the best ever we’ve attended over the last forty years of Posidonia receptions! In the magnificent gardens of his residence …coupled...
June 9th, 2012 | Events, People and Places | Read More

British And Dutch Teams Take SKUD18 And Sonar ISAF Sailing World Cup Honours

Friday 8 June 2012  Issued on behalf of ISAF With Paralympic racing cancelled on the final two days at the 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, the SKUD18 and Sonar World Cup Standings are confirmed. Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (GBR) sealed the...
June 8th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

RINA helps owners facing heightened environmental expectations

  Spyridon Zolotas International classification society RINA is focussing its efforts on helping shipowners to face up to heightened environmental expectations. At a seminar held yestreday during Posidonia, after a welcome by Spyridon Zolotas -Country Manager for Greece –  RINA’s head...
June 8th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

The sea gets sick but never dies

The sea gets sick but never dies
Michael D.Chandris, Theodore E. Veniamis (addressing the jurnalists), Mathew D. Los and John C. Lyras At the press conference of today in the venue of the Posidonia International Exhibition, the Union of Greek Shipowners President, Theodore Veniamis, stated the following: Greek shipping endures and makes...
June 8th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

INTERMEPA’s Steering Committee Convenes in Athens

The Steering Committee Against the backdrop of Posidonia 2012, members of the INTERMEPA Steering Committee (SC) met today Thursday 7 of June in Athens, Greece over a working lunch to discuss important issues on the international MEPA agenda. Member MEPAs represented were from AUSMEPA (Australia), CYMEPA...
June 8th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

MOL-operated Bulk Carrier Rescues 2 from Yacht adrift off Australia

The Yahagi Maru TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL-operated bulk carrier Yahagi Maru rescued two sailors from the yacht Mehitable, which was adrift at sea approximately 350km off Brisbane, Australia. On the morning of June 5 (local time), the...
June 8th, 2012 | 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: Norway, all ports – Security guards’ strike continues United Arab Emirates, Jebel Dhanna/Ruwais – Summer working hours Singapore, Singapore – Construction works at Raffles Pier Hong Kong,...
June 8th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

UGS Chairman Confirms Confidence In Greek Shipping

UGS Chairman Confirms Confidence In Greek Shipping
Michael D. Chandris, Theodore E.Veniamis, Dr. Mathew D. Los and John C. Lyras World Lauds Posidonia 2012 Success as World’s Biggest Shipping Show Closes The policies and strategy of Greek shipping will not be impacted by the outcome of the upcoming elections and, in spite of the challenges facing the...
June 8th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

EMSA welcomes appointment of new Executive Director

Markku Mylly Mr Markku Mylly of Finland has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency(EMSA). The vote was held during the 33rd session of the Administrative Board on 8 June 2012. Deputy Chairman, Achim Wehrmann, congratulated Mr Mylly on the new appointment saying:...
June 8th, 2012 | Organisations, Regulatory | Read More

Record attendance for Posidonia!

Record attendance for Posidonia!
Posidonia Posts Historic Attendance Record Greek Confidence Grows with Strong Global Shipping Community Showing Posidonia 2012, the world’s biggest shipping trade event held biennially in Greece has set a new attendance record for a single day with a total of 5, 200 visitors roaming the floors of the...
June 8th, 2012 | Exhibitions | Read More

Emporiki Bank’s successful Posidonia reception

Emporiki Bank’s successful Posidonia reception
Andreas Bagias, Theodore Polydoros, Panagiotis Tsafaras, Nicholas Embeoglou, Lilian Evgenides and Despina Keramioti At the Arion complex of the Astir Palace, on the Vouliagmeni beach resort south of Athens, next to the Westin where the AllAboutShipping team was attending earlier on the Korean Shipbuilders’...
June 8th, 2012 | Events, Shipfinance | Read More

Vibrant Shipbuilders at the Westin

Vibrant Shipbuilders at the Westin
The Koreans Shipbuilders’ Association staged a vibrant reception at the Astir Palace – Westin Hotel in Vouliagmeni, south of Athens last Tuesday night on the occasion of Posidonia 2012. Shipowners, Shipbrokers and Bankers where the three major groups attending the event. Korea, one of the world’s...
June 8th, 2012 | Events, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

InterManager Boosts Membership

Alastair Evitt InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, has boosted its membership with several new members joining its ranks during the first quarter of this year. Full members joining include ship management company Nigeria LNG and crew manager Nedcon. They...
June 7th, 2012 | Intermanager | Read More

Senegal Customs fines advice

We would like to inform Members regarding reports that the customs authorities in Dakar have recently been concentrating on ships’ compliance with Title 3 of the Senegalese Customs Code dated 28th December 1987. This code requires vessels to make complete and correct declaration of the cargo manifest...
June 7th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

HELMEPA’s Conference at Posidonia 2012 on State-of-the-Art Environmental Shipping

HELMEPA’s Conference at Posidonia 2012 on State-of-the-Art Environmental Shipping
  HELMEPA's Chairman Dr. John Coustas The extent to which current available technological and operational means can sustain an environmentally friendly shipping industry was explored at HELMEPA’s Conference on State-of-the-Art Environmental Ship Design and Operation. Marking the Association’s...
June 7th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment | Read More