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ClassNK Takes Two at Seatrade Asia Awards 2012

ClassNK Takes Two at Seatrade Asia Awards 2012
l to r: Andrew Callaghan, Noboru Ueda and Chris Hayman Leading Society wins “Classification Society Award” and “Education and Training Award” in Singapore Singapore – ClassNK earned top honors for its work as Asia’s leading classification society, as well as its role in education and...
April 25th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, News | Read More

Accident prevention: dealing with the human factor

Accident prevention: dealing with the human factor
Proper charting: a must! Accident investigation is a painstaking and often painful process and, more often than not, the outcome is a raft of new policies and measures to avoid reoccurrence. Yet, if well thought out and established company procedures are followed in the first place, tragic consequences...
April 25th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Shortsea 12 The European Shortsea Convention The Mansion House, Dublin Thursday, 24th May 2012

Shortsea 12 The European Shortsea Convention The Mansion House, Dublin Thursday, 24th May 2012
Shortsea 12, The European Shortsea Convention in Dublin, marks the first time Coastlink has entered into a joint venture with the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) to organise a shortsea conference. However, there are strong foundations to this cooperation, IMDO having provided substantial assistance...
April 25th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Short Sea Shipping | Read More

NEAS delisting from Oslo Børs

Oslo Børs The shares in NEAS ASA will be delisted from Oslo Børs. Last day of listing will be Friday 25 May 2012. NEAS ASA has in a letter dated 19 April 2012 pursuant to Continuing Obligations section 15.1 (4) cf Stock Exchange Act section 25(1), applied for delisting of the company’s shares...
April 25th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Launch of Polar Ship Operations by The Nautical Institute

Launch of Polar Ship Operations by The Nautical Institute
The Nautical Institute has today launched Polar Ship Operations aimed at providing a comprehensive easy reference book for seafarers, shipowners and others who are planning to operate in that extreme environment. There has been an increase in activity in the polar regions recently as the maritime and...
April 25th, 2012 | Books, News | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Canada, all ports – North American Emission Control Area (ECA) Panama, Panama Canal – Proposed modification of Canal tolls structure DATE: April 25, 2012 – COUNTRY: Canada – PORT: all...
April 25th, 2012 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Irene Rosberg’s interview

The Irene Rosberg’s interview
  Irene Rosberg Education, knowledge, training, mentorship or whatever you think of around these matters, is obviously what Irene Rosberg devoted her life for nearly 12 years, ensuring the quality of these ingredients, all of which comprise this educational umbrella for quality, in creating the...
April 25th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

MOL Establishes Its Subsidiary MOL (Peru) S.A.C.

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company established a subsidiary, MOL (Peru) S.A.C., in Peru. The country was chosen because it shows more stable growth than other South American nations. With the new subsidiary, MOL will consolidate its business...
April 25th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics | Read More

Appeal on violation charges forwarded to the Stock Exchange Appeals Committee

Oslo Børs At its meeting on 25 April 2012, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to uphold its decision to impose violation charges on Cecon ASA for i.a. the company’s failure on two occasions to arrange for new shares to be admitted to listing. The appeal is forwarded to the Stock Exchange...
April 25th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

ABP launches marine apprenticeship scheme

Associated British Ports (ABP) is launching a new marine apprenticeship training scheme at its Humber port of Grimsby, Immingham, Hull, and Goole.  The scheme will create exciting career opportunities for local young people interested in becoming part of the operational teams that control all the shipping...
April 24th, 2012 | Education and Training, Jobs, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Marsh presents Lloyd’s with the original slip for RMS Carpathia

l to r Dan Glaser and John Nelson Marsh has presented Lloyd’s with the original insurance slip for the Carpathia, the ship that rescued more than 700 survivors from the Titanic after she sank 100 years ago. The historic document will be kept on permanent loan from Marsh as part of the Lloyd’s Collection....
April 24th, 2012 | Marine Insurance, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

New UN initiative seeks private sector involvement to fight corruption

Yury Fedotov - UN-Photo by Evan Schneider A new United Nations initiative seeks to involve private businesses in helping developing countries tackle corruption and strengthen their ability to fight it. “Corruption has a disproportionate impact on poor communities and a corrosive effect on the fabric...
April 24th, 2012 | 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, Delaware River – Oil spill exercise Qatar, Mesaieed – Vessels with weapons & armed security teams China, all ports – China allows import of Indian basmati rice Singapore, Singapore...
April 24th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

‘Youth Have Great Hopes for the Future – But They Cannot Survive on Hopes’; They Need Food, Jobs, Health Care, Secretary-General Tells Population Commission

Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Commission on Population and Development, yesterday, 23 April, in New York: Something is different about this year’s Commission on Population and Development.  I am not talking about my own attendance...
April 24th, 2012 | Organisations | Read More

A defining moment

A defining moment
Joe Corvelli (second from the left) and HRH The Princess Royal - photo courtesy of Beaumont Photography Joe Corvelli, Gibdock Chief Executive writes: For a ship repair facility, it is not often that the work going on in the yard at a particular time simultaneously embodies its heritage and identity,...
April 24th, 2012 | Events, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

“CUTTY SARK” – the great survivor

“CUTTY SARK” – the great survivor
The Cutty Sark during conversion Rhys Clift, Partner at Hill Dickinson on “CUTTY SARK” – the great survivor Captain Moodie, the first captain of “CUTTY SARK”, claimed she would “last forever”; and so far, even in the face of the ravages of time and misfortune, he seems to have been...
April 24th, 2012 | Charity, Events, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Legal Committee (LEG) – 99th session, 16 – 20 April 2012

Limits of liability for shipping raised with adoption of amendments to 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Amendments to increase the limits of liability in the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims by 51 per cent were...
April 24th, 2012 | IMO | Read More

Marine experts join Hill Dickinson’s London team

Ian McLean Hill Dickinson’s outstanding marine, trade and energy team has been further enhanced by the appointments of legal director, Ian MacLean, and solicitors, Georgina Leonidou, Peter McNamee, Yumin Kim, Sophie Cordonnier and partner Andrew Gray. Ian, a master mariner, joins Hill Dickinson from...
April 24th, 2012 | HR, Legal | Read More

Floatel books into Gibdock

Floatel books into Gibdock
Edda Fides The Norwegian-owned offshore accommodation vessel, “Edda Fides”, one of the most  advanced and sophisticated vessels of its type in the world,   has been dry-docked at Gibdock in Gibraltar for a week-long package of work at the yard. The ‘floatel’, owned by Østensjø Rederi,...
April 24th, 2012 | News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Cecon ASA – Agreement with Export Development Canada

Cecon ASA has received an acceptance from Export Development Canada (EDC)  for Cecon ASA’s proposal to acquire the rights in the USD 200 million EDC financing received by Cecon ASA February 2009.   Cecon ASA will proceed to negotiate a final purchase and sale agreement whereby EDC will sell their...
April 24th, 2012 | Markets, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance | Read More

More power for EU Maritime Safety Agency to combat offshore pollution and piracy

 23 April 2012 – The European Agency for Maritime Safety (EMSA) would get new powers to step up cooperation against piracy, prevent maritime pollution, improve training for seafarers and help establish an EU maritime space without barriers under an informal deal struck on Thursday by Parliament’s...
April 23rd, 2012 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

iCargo Launches EU-Funded Cargo and Logistics Framework Programme

23-Apr-2012  – iCargo, the pan-European cargo and logistics project part funded by the EU, has formally launched its three and a half year framework programme. The project, formally titled “Intelligent Cargo in Efficient and Sustainable Global Logistics Operations” includes research,...
April 23rd, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

ITF conference puts women’s leadership in the spotlight

Women trade unionists from around the world came together at the leadership conference Women trade unionists from around the world gathered in Esher, UK, this week to develop their leadership skills and to plan their next moves in the campaign to increase women’s participation in the trade union...
April 23rd, 2012 | ITF | Read More

New Leadership for ABS Europe-Africa Operations / Appointment focused on developing client relationships

New Leadership for ABS Europe-Africa Operations / Appointment focused on developing client relationships
Kirsi Tikka (Houston, TX—) ABS President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has announced that ABS Vice President and current Chief Engineer Dr. Kirsi Tikka will transfer to London to assume the role of President and COO of the ABS Europe Division. The division is responsible for the day-to-day operations...
April 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – Piracy increasing in West Africa, latest IMB report shows  Singapore, Singapore – Construction of floating sea barrier at Sentosa Bay DATE: April 23, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – Piracy...
April 23rd, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More