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SKF’s New Range of Video Endoscopes Help Technicians Save Time and Money During Machinery Inspection

 SKF’s new range of three video endoscopes are first line inspection tools, that allow technicians to look inside and visually assess machine condition. Inspecting machinery like this, without the need to disassemble, can save time and money in many industry applications. “The new TKES 10 endoscope...
December 17th, 2011 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Governments and workers discuss opportunities for green jobs in the area of climate change mitigation

Governments and workers discuss opportunities for green jobs in the area of climate change mitigation
In the margins of the UNFCCC conference in Durban, the International Labour Organization and the UN Institute for Training and Research organized social talks on ‘Green Jobs and Mitigation to Climate Change’ – Geneva (ILO News) 16 December 2011 – Green Jobs in renewable energies,...
December 17th, 2011 | Environment, HR, Jobs, News, Organisations | Read More

NITC – Tanker operator of the year

Iranian Company Gains Another Award – NITC, one of the world’s leading tanker owners, has added yet again to its long list of maritime industry awards. It was honoured when it was chosen as the best tanker company in the section of Tanker Operator Award at the recent Lloyd’s List Awards, Middle...
December 16th, 2011 | Company Profiles, Oil Industry, Shipmanagement | Read More

Ship Recycling continues to grow – the Role of the Intermediary Cash Buyer

The current amount of capesize tonnage on order for 2011 is estimated at approximately 103.2m. deadweight, and it is anticipated that in excess of 25m dwt for scrapping will have wound up on the beaches of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan by the end of this year. This is one measure of the rate of scrapping...
December 16th, 2011 | P and I Clubs, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Wide-ranging anti-piracy campaign bearing fruit

Wide-ranging anti-piracy campaign bearing fruit
 At the end of a year in which the World Maritime Day theme of “Piracy: orchestrating the response” has been central to the work of IMO, the Organization can look back on 12 months of relatively good progress that have laid the foundations for cautious optimism about the future. Recently compiled...
December 16th, 2011 | IMO, News, Organisations | 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, Houston, Texas – Boarding resumed in shipping channel * United States, Port Arthur, Texas – Capsized vessel floating in currents * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine pipelines inspection...
December 16th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

LNG Carrier Al Zubarah and Its Ship Management Company earn Green Award Certificate

 TOKYO, 16 December 2011—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the MOL-managed LNG carrier Al Zubarah and its ship management company MOL LNG Transport Co., Ltd. (President: Reizo Funakoshi), received a Green Award Certificate from the independent non-profit...
December 16th, 2011 | Environment, Shipmanagement | Read More

Cocoa filled container vessels call at the port of Amsterdam

“A congestion-free intermodal port” Amsterdam, 16 December 2011 – The joint container promotion by the Ter Haak Group and Port of Amsterdam is paying off. Three container shipping companies have chosen the Amsterdam port for the supply of West African cocoa beans to the European market. The...
December 16th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Compact, Concise, Comprehensive: GL launches Pocket Guide for MLC 2006

Hamburg, Germany, 16 December 2011 – With a sweeping reach and wide ranging application the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) will have a significant impact on shipowners, managers, crewing agencies and most importantly the seafarers on-board. At its entry into force the MLC 2006 will...
December 16th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Ship Agencies, Shipmanagement | Read More

Gibdock takes major steps to fulfill rig strategy

Gibraltar-based Gibdock’s key strategic aim to carve a niche in the growing regional market for jack-up and semi-submersible drilling rig repairs, maintenance and modification work, has moved an important step closer. Following the arrival in October of the 22, 604gt Etesco Millennium, a modified semi-submersible...
December 16th, 2011 | Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

New London Market terms of Business Agreement published

Chris Jones A new Terms of Business Agreement (TOBA) has been published by the International Underwriting Association for insurers and brokers to use in the London Market. The agreement is intended to bring greater clarity to contracts and negotiations. It has been drafted by the IUA, together with...
December 16th, 2011 | Associations, Regulatory | Read More

DA-DESK appoints new executive directors

 Three Experts Round Out Team To Augment Disbursement Account Services and Enhance Customer Experience SHARJAH, UAE – DECEMBER 15, 2011 — DA-Desk FZE, the company with a singular focus on the disbursement account process, today, after an extensive, year-long search, announced the appointment...
December 16th, 2011 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, IT and Communications, Ship Agencies | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC for 15th of December 2011 which was …lost in the www….. Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – Madagascar commissioning enhances African SAR coverage * United States, Delaware River – Safety...
December 16th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Panama Canal Expansion Project Update

Panama Canal Expansion Project Update
In October 2006 the Republic of Panama approved via a national referendum a programme consisting in the construction of two new sets of locks: one on the Pacific and one of the Atlantic of the Canal.  Each lock will have three chambers and each chamber will have three water reutilization basins, highlighting...
December 15th, 2011 | Canals, News | Read More

The Annual Seahorse Journalist Awards 2011

The Seahorse Club named freelance journalist Gavin van Marle as its 2011 Journalist of the Year. Runner-up for a second consecutive year was fellow freelancer, Alex Lennane, who also won the Supply Chain Journalist of the Year award. The awards were presented at the club’s annual Christmas party where...
December 15th, 2011 | Clubs | Read More

Cruise of the Year 2011 Special Award Goes to Fuji Maru

Cruise of the Year 2011 Special Award Goes to Fuji Maru
Fuji Maru For Support Activities in Areas Stricken by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – TOKYO, 15 December 2011 – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that support activities by the cruise ship Fuji Maru in areas stricken by the Great East...
December 15th, 2011 | Cruise Industry | Read More

Management Board and Groups Works Council agree on reconciliation of interests for HSH Nordbank

Socially acceptable job shedding until 2014 – Operating and personnel expenditure to decrease at the same rate Hamburg/Kiel, 15 December 2011 – The Management Board and Group Works Council have unanimously agreed on a reconciliation of interests and redundancy scheme for the job cuts announced...
December 15th, 2011 | Banking | Read More

UK Club checklist for tanker operators addresses cargo shortage claims

A new publication from the UK P&I Club “How to prevent tanker cargo shortage claims” and subtitled “The cause of claims and how to avoid them during pre-loading, loading and unloading” focuses on one of the major sources of cargo-related claims in the tanker sector. It follows on and complements...
December 15th, 2011 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Greencarrier Freight Services Finland has appointed Jarmo Halonen to be its new MD

Greencarrier Freight Services Finland has appointed Jarmo Halonen to be its new MD
  With effect from 13 December, Jarmo Halonen has been appointed Managing Director for Greencarrier Freight Services Finland.  Jarmo Halonen has wide experience of international freight forwarding and prior to joining Greencarrier from Itella Logistics, held the position of Managing Director at the...
December 15th, 2011 | Logistics, People and Places, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Interorient’s crew training culture strengthened by Seagull systems

The Norwegian marine training specialist Seagull is now the sole provider of onboard training systems to the Interorient fleet. Cyprus-headquartered Interorient employs over 300 shore-based employees and more than 1, 200 seafarers on around 60 fully managed ships, including a number of predominantly...
December 14th, 2011 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

CMB Fleet expansion

Earlier this month Bohandymar Limited – a 100% subsidiary of CMB – ordered 6 Handysize ECO-type bulk vessels (36.000 dwt) from Samjin Shipbuilding Industries Korea (Samjin) on very competitive conditions. The order includes two options each for two additional units. The delivery of the first four...
December 14th, 2011 | Company Profiles, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Almi Tankers boosts presence in tanker market with delivery of the first of 10 new Suezmaxes, the Lloyd’s-Register classed “Almi Horizon”

Almi Tankers boosts presence in tanker market with delivery of the first of 10 new Suezmaxes, the Lloyd’s-Register classed “Almi Horizon”
  Almi Horizon New fleet being built in Korea to the latest environmental standards and Common Structural Rules Almi Tankers S.A, the expansion-minded Greek wet-market operator, took delivery today of its first of 10 Suezmax tankers during a ceremony at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering’s...
December 14th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

DATE: December 14, 2011- COUNTRY: United States – PORT: Houston, Texas – Dense fog in Houston Shipping Canal Houston Pilots are still not boarding any vessels in the Houston Shipping Canal, after boarding was halted due to heavy fog at 0805 hours yesterday (13 December). According to the...
December 14th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

World’s first LNG-fuelled tanker newbuilding delivered to Deen Shipping by Rotterdam ‘s Shipyard Trico to Lloyd’s Register class

World’s first LNG-fuelled tanker newbuilding delivered to Deen Shipping by Rotterdam ‘s Shipyard Trico to Lloyd’s Register class
Chemical tanker “MT Argonon” to emit less Sox, Nox and particulates across  Europe ‘s inland waterways MT Argonon The world’s first new LNG-fuelled tanker has been delivered in Rotterdam to Lloyd’s Register class, heralding the start of a new era of cleaner shipping...
December 14th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The sub-centre, at Antananarivo, Madagascar

Madagascar commissioning enhances African SAR coverage  A further key link in the plan to provide effective search and rescue (SAR) coverage off the coast of Africa has been established, with the commissioning of a search and rescue sub-centre that will operate in conjunction with the regional Maritime...
December 14th, 2011 | IMO, Safety and Security | Read More