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The Power of the Public

The Power of the Public
Plastic Straws:  An Environmental Problem Gaining Importance to the Public- and the Marine Industry Every day, Americans use 500,000,000 plastic straws. Arranging these straws end-to-end would create a line of plastic over 62,000 miles long, enough to circle the Earth 2.5 times per day. Single-use plastic...
July 13th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, News, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  13-Jul-2018 SPEED IN RESTRICTED ZONES  Hong Kong MERCHANT SHIPPING LEGISLATION AMENDMENTS COMING INTO EFFECT Hong Kong NEW PASSENGER LANDING CHARGES ANNOUNCED Tanjung Emas, Indonesia TRUCK DRIVERS’ STRIKE CALLED OFF Lagos, Nigeria DREDGING NEAR DENMAN SHOAL Singapore Speed in...
July 13th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

A Lorina Cocktail for Le Big Weekend?

A Lorina Cocktail for Le Big Weekend?
©Jean-Marie Liot / A.S.O. Lorina Golfe du Morbihan Teams head to ‘Home’ Act in First and Third on 41st Tour Voile Lorina Limonade Golfe du Morbihan win Act 3 Stade Nautique in Barneville-Carteret #sailingarabia Finish Fourth and Go to Act 4 in Fourth. On what promises to be a massive weekend...
July 13th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Fleet Optimization and Innovation Headlines of the Week 2018/07/11

Fleet Optimization and Innovation Headlines of the Week 2018/07/11
Paris MOU Illustrates Risk and Opportunity Two weeks ago, I had the honor of meeting Richard Schiferil who is the Secretary-General of the Paris MOU.  A Master Mariner, Richard has been working for the improvement of our industry for the past 29 years at the Paris MOU, an agency which is committed to...
July 13th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

Greek Shipowners applaud IMO decision to consider safety implications associated with the 2020 marine fuels and their respective challenges

Greek Shipowners applaud IMO decision to consider safety implications associated with the 2020 marine fuels and their respective challenges
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners The Union of Greek Shipowners warmly welcomes the decision by the recent IMO Intersessional Working Group (London, July 9-13, 2018) to take into account several valid safety concerns linked to the transition to new low-sulphur fuels, especially...
July 13th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, News | Read More

COA launches re-designed website

COA launches re-designed website
The Container Owners Association has launched its new, re-designed, website – Members and other interested organisations are invited to visit it. See: www.containerownersassociation.org The aim of the new design is to provide easy access to the various activities that are being undertaken by the...
July 13th, 2018 | Associations, Communication, Containers, IT and Communications | Read More

UK freight forwarders association expresses mixed feelings on Brexit White Paper

UK freight forwarders association expresses mixed feelings on Brexit White Paper
Robert Keen Responding to yesterday’s White Paper outlining the UK Government’s proposed future relationship between the UK and European Union after Brexit, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) expressed mixed feelings about its contents. “The...
July 13th, 2018 | Comment, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

MAN Energy Solutions Ready for SMM

MAN Energy Solutions Ready for SMM
The MAN 45/60CR engine Company stand at major trade fair to showcase new hardware and address industry trends including decarbonisation and digitisation MAN Energy Solutions has announced its agenda for SMM 2018, the leading international maritime trade fair in Hamburg from September 4th to 7th. The...
July 13th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 13, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 13, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US CPI rose 2.9%YoY in June, the biggest annual increase in nearly 6 ½ years and core CPI increased to an 18-month high of 2.3%YoY, supporting the case for two additional Fed rate hikes by the end of this year. Turning to FX markets,...
July 13th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Wärtsilä signs a EUR 170 million scrubber deal

Wärtsilä signs a EUR 170 million scrubber deal
Wärtsilä hybrid scrubber systems have the flexibility to operate in both open and closed loop. Wärtsilä Corporation, 13 July 2018 at 11.00 a.m. EEST – The year 2020 is approaching along with the Sulphur cap regulation of 0.5%, putting pressure on maritime agents to decrease emissions – and...
July 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Chelsea Technologies Group Wash Water Monitor Installed on Scrubber Retrofit in China

Chelsea Technologies Group Wash Water Monitor Installed on Scrubber Retrofit in China
(Left) Dr Brian Phillips, managing director, Chelsea Technologies Group One of the first scrubber retrofits in China reflective of a wider uptake in the global scrubber market 13 July 2018 – Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG), a world leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for the maritime...
July 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

Volatility knocks again…CAUTION!

Volatility knocks again…CAUTION!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended earlier on today at 1,632 points, 42 higher than yesterday “thanks” to the volatile as ever Capes. Geopolitics remain more than perplexed… John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Capes’ BCI surpassed once …again the 3,000 point threshold – actually...
July 12th, 2018 | Events, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Shipping Indices, Social Columns, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  12-Jul-2018 TESTING OF AUV OFF SMALL CRAFT ANCHORAGE ‘A’ Singapore MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION AT DISCOVERY BAY MARINA CLUB  Hong Kong TRIMMING OF UNDERWATER HIGH SPOTS SOUTH OF SHEK KWU CHAU Hong Kong PORT AUTHORITY EXTENDS AND RENEWS PORT TARIFF ENVIRONMENT DISCOUNTS Gothenburg,...
July 12th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Dynama: Consolidation in the offshore industry – what does it mean for workforce planning?

Dynama: Consolidation in the offshore industry – what does it mean for workforce planning?
Lee Clarke Consolidation in the offshore industry – what does it mean for workforce planning? According to Lee Clarke at Dynama, today’s mega mergers and alliances signal a tremendous business opportunity but what is the impact on workforce planning?  Here he takes us through the challenges and...
July 12th, 2018 | Energy, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

DP World reiterates Validity of Doraleh Container Terminal Concession and Exclusivity Rights

DP World reiterates Validity of Doraleh Container Terminal Concession and Exclusivity Rights
Global trade enabler warns against violation or face legal action DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 12, 2018/ —   DP World (http://web.DPWorld.com),  reiterated today that its concession agreement for the Doraleh Container Terminal (DTC) remains in force, warning that the government’s illegal...
July 12th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Boskalis Nederland aiming for 35% CO2 reduction with GoodFuels biofuel

Boskalis Nederland aiming for 35% CO2 reduction with GoodFuels biofuel
.. Rotterdam, July 12, 2018 – Boskalis Nederland and biofuel supplier GoodFuels have announced a long-term partnership aimed at furthering Boskalis’ sustainable practices. Reducing CO2 emissions is one of Boskalis’ long-term objectives. A 35% reduction in the CO2 emitted by the fleet and equipment...
July 12th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More

Wind energy powers Kaleido in Argentina

Wind energy powers Kaleido in Argentina
.. Argentina’s growing interest in wind energy is giving the Spanish-based forwarding and logistics company, Kaleido, significant optimism for its recently opened branch in Buenos Aires. Whilst Argentina has a long tradition of using wind energy on its farms, the government is keen to make sure...
July 12th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More

IUA press comment on Brexit White Paper

IUA press comment on Brexit White Paper
Dave Matcham Viewers can find here below a comment from the International Underwriting Association on the publication of the UK Government’s Brexit White Paper Dave Matcham, chief executive of the International Underwriting Association, said: “The IUA welcomes publication of the Government’s Brexit...
July 12th, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 12 July 2018

HFW Insurance Bulletin 12 July 2018
Costas FrangeskidesPartnerHolman Fenwick Willan LLP The HFW Insurance Bulletin weekending 12 July 2018 In this week’s Bulletin: 1. REGULATION AND LEGISLATION UK: EIOPA launches InsurTech insight survey UK: InsurTech – four legal and regulatory challenges that all new products face UK:...
July 12th, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

TOC Europe 2018 hits record attendance with focus on smart, collaborative future

TOC Europe 2018 hits record attendance with focus on smart, collaborative future
From the latest TOC London, 12 July 2018 – TOC Europe, the world’s leading exhibition and conference hub for global port and terminal operators, container supply chain professionals and technology providers, welcomed close to 4,000 industry executives at its 43rd edition in Rotterdam this June. The...
July 12th, 2018 | Automobiles, Canals, Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Damen supporting European shipbuilding with NAVAIS coordination

Damen supporting European shipbuilding with NAVAIS coordination
Damen Road Ferry 8117 Artist Impression EC-funded programme to improve sustainability in shipbuilding and maintain Europe’s leading role in complex vessel construction Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, in close cooperation with Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), is to coordinate the NAVAIS programme....
July 12th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Taxation, Technical | Read More

Unstructured and complex data stifling progress in digitalisation says SHIPSERV

Unstructured and complex data stifling progress in digitalisation says SHIPSERV
Kim Skaarup, Chief Operating Officer, ShipServ Research shows maritime buyers are missing commercial opportunities to optimise procurement efficiencies and cut costs due to the industry’s challenge with the structure, fragmentation and complexity of data, as well as the ability to harness it   LONDON...
July 12th, 2018 | IT and Communications, News | Read More

Marine-i helps The National Lobster Hatchery strengthen its pioneering Research team

Marine-i helps The National Lobster Hatchery strengthen its pioneering Research team
The National Lobster Hatchery’s two new graduate researchers, (L) EmmaTheobald and (R) Elsa Domoney. Photo credit: Ikandi Media The Marine-i programme has helped two talented University of Exeter science graduates to achieve their dream of working on a globally important research project for The...
July 12th, 2018 | Academia, Charity, Environment, Fisheries, HR, Oceanology | Read More

FEPORT welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament report on Combined Transport

FEPORT welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament report on Combined Transport
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid Brussels, July 12th, 2018  –  FEPORT welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament report on Combined Transport FEPORT welcomes the adoption on July 10th, 2018 of the report of the Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee of the European Parliament on the proposed revision...
July 12th, 2018 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

Environmental Awards 2018 honor HELMEPA

Environmental Awards 2018 honor HELMEPA
The Chairman of the Judging Committee Dr Katia Lazaridis, Deputy Rector of Academic Affairs and International Relations at Harokopio University, presenting HELMEPA’s honorary award to the association’s representative Constantinos Andreadis On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the Hellenic Marine Environment...
July 12th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Environment, Events, People and Places | Read More