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Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati
Stephen Blaikie (Chief Executive Officer, Bibby Marine Services Ltd), Florin Spataru (Human Resources & Corporate Affairs, Damen Shipyards Galati). A purpose-built Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with Walk-to-Work capability The pioneering Bibby WaveMaster 1, the first of Damen’s purpose-built...
March 24th, 2017 | Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 24, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 24, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: After Republican lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on Donald Trump’s proposed healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”),...
March 24th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Alfa Laval Touch Control is the new standard of control for marine boilers

Alfa Laval Touch Control is the new standard of control for marine boilers
Alfa Laval Touch Control for Aalborg Boilers Alfa Laval Touch Control is being rolled out successively for new and existing Alfa Laval Aalborg boilers. First out are the Alfa Laval Aalborg OL and OC-TCi boilers, which will now feature advanced control with a simple touch. With its graphical touchscreen...
March 24th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

ClassNK issues first EGCS ready notation

ClassNK issues first EGCS ready notation
Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK has issued EGCSR-F (Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Ready Full) notations to nine ships operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. This notification signifies that the ship fulfills requirement for SOx scrubber retrofitting. Following discussions on the implementation...
March 24th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

Vinexpo & JF Hillbrand: a partnership that lasts

Vinexpo & JF Hillbrand: a partnership that lasts
Christophe BERNARD, CEO of JF Hillebrand Group After already two successful editions, Vinexpo Bordeaux 2015 and Vinexpo Hong Kong 2016, Vinexpo and JF Hillebrand pursue their partnership for Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017 from June 18th to 21st. MAINZ, 24th March 2017. Vinexpo and JF Hillebrand are both international...
March 24th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Food and Drink | Read More

The Nautical Institute launches Command Diploma Scheme

The Nautical Institute launches Command Diploma Scheme
David Patraiko FNI, Director of Projects, The Nautical Institute 24.03.17 – The Nautical Institute’s flagship distance learning programme, the Command Diploma Scheme, was launched today in Singapore at the first of this year’s Nautical Institute Command Seminars. The scheme is intended for...
March 24th, 2017 | Academia, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Maritime Education and Training, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Oslo Børs criticises Island Offshore

Oslo Børs criticises Island Offshore
Oslo Børs criticises Island Offshore for late publication half-year report.  Oslo Børs passed the following resolution on 23 March 2017: “Island Offshore Shipholding L.P. with a bond with ISIN NO0010673866 listed on Nordic ABM has violated the ABM rules section 3.4.6. (1)  about public disclosure...
March 24th, 2017 | Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ITF calls on Thai government to act on ruling against it

ITF calls on Thai government to act on ruling against it
Paddy Crumplin The International Labour Organization (ILO) has upheld allegations of the illegal victimisation of trade union leaders by Thai Airways. The complaint was taken to the United Nations body by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its Thai unions, and the ITF is now...
March 24th, 2017 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Communication, HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

MacGregor and Rolls-Royce to explore implications of autonomy for container ships

MacGregor and Rolls-Royce to explore implications of autonomy for container ships
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Rolls-Royce have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on research and development to explore the impact of developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation and cargo systems onboard container ships. This collaboration will harness both companies’...
March 24th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

British Safety Council – the past, present and future

British Safety Council – the past, present and future
​The British Safety Council launches its 60th anniversary celebrations using the medium of film to reflect on the organisation’s past, present and future The British Safety Council held a gala film night, hosted by eminent film critic Mark Kermode, to demonstrate the contribution it has made to improving...
March 24th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Story of the Day | Read More

SingPost and TUMCREATE launch trial of electric vehicle for mail delivery

SingPost and TUMCREATE launch trial of electric vehicle  for mail delivery
.. SINGAPORE, 24 March 2017 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) and TUMCREATE will on 28 March 2017 commence a road trial of a prototype electric three-wheeler that is environmentally friendly and features innovations to boost mail delivery efficiency. Developed by researchers with the support of the...
March 24th, 2017 | Automobiles, Energy, Insight | Read More

Panamaxes keep the market buoyant as volatile Capers fall…

Panamaxes keep the market buoyant as volatile Capers fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained six points and now reads 1,196 thanks to the 51 points gained by the Panamaxes. Geopolitics continue to be the major headache. John Faraclas brief daily recap: With six points plus the BDI  maintains its rise despite the ups and downs of Capers and Panamaxes. The...
March 23rd, 2017 | Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Alienating effects of mobile technology…

Alienating effects of mobile technology…
Me, MiPhone & I still Alienating effects of mobile technology – a powerful warning by the winner of the Young Filmmakers Competition The finalists of the British Safety Council’s Young Filmmakers Competition 2017 have been announced. Alienating effects of modern technology, street crime and climate...
March 23rd, 2017 | Film Industry | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
23-Mar-2017 TROPICAL LOW 22U – UPDATE 4 West coast of Australia TROPICAL LOW LIKELY TO MOVE TOWARDS NORTH QUEENSLAND COAST Townsville, Australia Tropical low 22U – Update 4 Thursday, March 23, 2017, West coast of Australia The tropical low has now moved away from the west...
March 23rd, 2017 | Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Capital Ship Management Corp. demonstrates commitment to a sustainable maritime industry with MRV assessment from LRQA

Capital Ship Management Corp. demonstrates commitment to a sustainable maritime industry with MRV assessment from LRQA
Capital Ship Management Corp. demonstrates commitment to a sustainable maritime industry with MRV assessment from LRQA Capital Ship Management becomes the first LRQA client worldwide to have MRV Monitoring Plan assessed. Athens, Greece, March 23, 2017. Capital Ship Management Corp. completed the first...
March 23rd, 2017 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

LEK lubrication systems scoops Mersey Maritime Maritime Industry Award

LEK lubrication systems scoops Mersey Maritime Maritime Industry Award
Alexis & Norman Lay of LEK Lubrication Systems, winner of Micro Business of the Year 2017 in the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs) Merseyside business LEK Lubrication Systems has scooped the Micro Business of the Year 2017 award at the prestigious Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs). Success...
March 23rd, 2017 | Awards, Events | Read More

Eight Damen Interceptors for Panama

Eight Damen Interceptors for Panama
Juan Carlos Varela (President of Panama), Pieter Becker (Sales Manager Americas, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem) Ultra-fast vessels to be part of anti-drug trafficking operations in Caribbean The National Air and Naval Service of Panama (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval – SENAN) has taken delivery of four...
March 23rd, 2017 | Canals, Military, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: According to data released yesterday by the Bank of Greece, in January 2017, the current account showed a deficit of €271mn, down by €500 mn yoy. This development...
March 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Maersk Container Industry launches enhanced reefer container system…

Maersk Container Industry launches enhanced reefer container system…
Maersk Container Industry reefer container with CATM (Controlled Atmosphere) Maersk Container Industry launches enhanced reefer container system for cost-effective ocean transport of high-value fresh produce Star Cool CA+™ builds on MCI’s leading controlled atmosphere technology to open up a cost-effective...
March 23rd, 2017 | Containers, Reefer Containers | Read More

Listing of Targovax ASA at Oslo Børs

Listing of Targovax ASA at Oslo Børs
Applied date:17/03/2017 Accepted date:22/03/2017 Listing date:23/03/2017 Ticker:TRVX Targovax is a clinical stage immuno-oncology company dedicated to the development of immunotherapies for cancer patients. Targovax is developing two complementary and targeted approaches in immuno-oncology: a peptide-based...
March 23rd, 2017 | Company Profiles, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

New CSSF Member; positive CIC results; upcoming meeting in Dubai

New CSSF Member; positive CIC results; upcoming meeting in Dubai
Hamburg, 23 March 2017. With Singapore based Eastern Pacific Shipping Pte. Ltd. another major ship management company has joined the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) in early 2017. This brings the number of members in the Forum to fifteen. The CSSF feels very positive about the Concentrated Inspection...
March 23rd, 2017 | Containers, Regulatory | Read More

Market falls amid geopolitical chaos and terrorism

Market falls amid geopolitical chaos and terrorism
John Faraclas The BDI lost ten points earlier on today and now reads 1,190 points. The Geopolitics continue to get sour and Terrorism hits London. John Faraclas midweek recap: The Capers lost 63 points and now the BCI 2014 stands at 2,378 points; volatility and uncertainty at its best not to mention...
March 22nd, 2017 | Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

HFW Briefing – Reforming Australia’s Coastal Shipping Regime

HFW Briefing – Reforming Australia’s Coastal Shipping Regime
Reforming Australia’s Coastal Shipping Regime The Australian Government has today released the Coastal Shipping Reforms Discussion Paper. The Minister’s accompanying message is that the Australian...
March 22nd, 2017 | Legal, Politics and Government | Read More

London tastes terror

London tastes terror
London has now had a direct taste of the type of terror attack that has struck many cities around the world in the last 12 months. The Westminster shock came exactly one year after a double atrocity which struck Zaventem airport and a metro station in Brussels. Nice, Berlin, Athens, Turkey and Middle...
March 22nd, 2017 | Breaking News, Comment, Events, Headlines, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Liberian Registry passes historic 150m gross tons landmark

Liberian Registry passes historic 150m gross tons landmark
Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) The Liberian Registry has passed the historic milestone of 150 million gross tons, confirming its position as the second largest ship registry in the world, behind only Panama, in terms of numbers of ships and gross...
March 22nd, 2017 | Flags, Shipmanagement | Read More