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Fuel contamination – a get me home solution?

Fuel contamination – a get me home solution?
An example of a damaged plunger Contaminated fuel now also found in the world’s largest ship refuelling hub, Singapore, in addition to the Americas, has resulted in engine failures and mechanical damage according to a recent report from a Singapore-based marine fuel surveyor. Given certain parameters,...
August 2nd, 2018 | Bunkering, Corruption, Environment, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Pot News from GAC

Hot Pot News from GAC
02-Aug-2018 WORKS OFF WEST OF JURONG ISLAND Singapore Works off west of Jurong Island Thursday, August 2, 2018, Singapore The working period for works off west of Jurong Island has been extended and the list of craft has been revised. Works include reclamation, soil investigation and dredging. According...
August 2nd, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ShipServ delivers full integration solution to Francois Marine

ShipServ delivers full integration solution to Francois Marine
Most advanced ShipServ supplier solution to drive transactional efficiencies, increase customer retention and win more business l to r: Jason Low, Sales Manager, ShipServ, Dominic Fernandez, CEO, Francois Marine and Sharon Gill, Senior VP, Sales APAC, ShipServ LONDON – 2 August 2018: ShipServ, the...
August 2nd, 2018 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Be a game changer in the world’s largest aquaculture sector & more

Be a game changer in the world’s largest aquaculture sector & more
Call for papers for Oceanology International China ending soon Come and join Oceanology International China conference line up and showcase your experience with equipment and services, monitoring technology, and share emerging solutions for China’s developing marine aquaculture sector. Other...
August 2nd, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology | Read More

Wärtsilä’s divers enable operators to avoid unscheduled dry-dockings

Wärtsilä’s divers enable operators to avoid unscheduled dry-dockings
Hull cleaning Vessels’ repair needs do not always match with planned maintenance schedules. With specialist underwater teams, no vessel is far from fast, high-quality repair and refurbishment that enable operators to avoid the potential loss of income related to dry-docking. As the first global operator...
August 2nd, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Underwater Shipping | Read More

London Court of International Arbitration finds the Djiboutian Government’s Seizure of Doraleh Terminal Illegal

London Court of International Arbitration finds the Djiboutian Government’s Seizure of Doraleh Terminal Illegal
Tribunal declares validity of the concession agreement DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 2, 2018/ — An Arbitral Tribunal of the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) today confirmed the illegitimacy of the Government of Djibouti’s action of seizing control of the Doraleh Container...
August 2nd, 2018 | Disputes, Legal, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Helm Operations and ShipTracks Announce Integration Partnership

Helm Operations and ShipTracks Announce Integration Partnership
US industry heavyweights team up to integrate marine operations and AIS platforms, allowing better data-based decision-making in vessel operations. Victoria, BC – Marine operations software developer Helm Operations announced today that it has launched a new partnership with leading AIS data...
August 2nd, 2018 | IT and Communications, Shipmanagement | Read More

Treasury veteran Mark Sobel becomes OMFIF US chairman

Treasury veteran Mark Sobel becomes OMFIF US chairman
2 August 2018: OMFIF, the international think tank for central banking and public finance, is strengthening its US operations by appointing as US Chairman Mark Sobel, a veteran US Treasury official at the forefront of international financial diplomacy for two decades. Sobel, who represented the US on...
August 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Person Profiles | Read More

TMS Awards secures royal patronage

TMS Awards secures royal patronage
H.H Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Dubai, 1st August 2018: For the fifth year in a row The Maritime Standard (TMS) has secured the royal patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and...
August 2nd, 2018 | Awards, Events, People and Places | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 2, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 2, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the Fed maintained the target range for the fed funds unchanged at 1.75-2.00% at its August meeting. The FOMC upgraded its view of economic growth since June, noting that “economic activity has been...
August 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

GAC Dubai raises its pharmaceutical logistics game

GAC Dubai raises its pharmaceutical logistics game
GAC Dubai’s Qualilty Manager, Sandeep Kumar, receiving the award from DNV representative Medical Devices Management System certification demonstrates company’s ability in specialised field Dubai, UAE 2 August 2018 – GAC Dubai has been awarded the ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices Management...
August 2nd, 2018 | Health and Safety, Logistics, Medical | Read More

The BDI@1,760; contained rise…

The BDI@1,760; contained rise…
John N. Faraclas – picture by George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 13 points earlier on today and at 1,760 still remains safe. Geopolitics in tatters. John Faraclas’ mid-week brief recap: The Capes’ BCI now stands at 3,515 – that’s 44 points plus; a bit of a contained rise...
August 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
01-Aug-2018 TEMPORARY ACOUSTIC MONITORS Hong Kong MARINE WORKS AT THE EAST COAST OF THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Hong Kong Temporary Acoustic Monitors Wednesday, August 1, 2018, Hong Kong With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 18 months, acoustic monitors will be temporarily established...
August 1st, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Diana announces appointment of directors and executive officers

Diana announces appointment of directors and executive officers
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS ATHENS, GREECE, August 1, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, effective August 1, 2018, the Company...
August 1st, 2018 | Company Profiles, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Stock Markets | Read More

Icebreaking LNGC Christophe de Margerie transits Northern Sea Route in record time for July

Icebreaking LNGC Christophe de Margerie transits Northern Sea Route in record time for July
Christophe de Margerie loading Sabetta Dec 2017 Christophe de Margerie, the icebreaking LNG carrier owned and operated by Sovcomflot (SCF Group), has crossed the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in a new record time, for a merchant ship without icebreaker support, during the month of July. The vessel covered...
August 1st, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, LNG, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

The 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta came to a close

The 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta came to a close
George Gratsos receiving the commemorative plaque from HORC’s president  Ioannis Marangoudakis The 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta, which was organised by the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club – HORC and this year was dedicated to the protection of the seas in cooperation with HELMEPA, came to a close...
August 1st, 2018 | Awards, Environment, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, August 1, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, August 1, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Wall Street closed in the red overnight for the third consecutive session as technology companies were further pressured, while Asian equity markets traded mixed on Tuesday after weaker-than-expected corporate profits announcements...
August 1st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Sea Port of St. Petersburg H1 cargo throughput rises 5 percent

Sea Port of St. Petersburg H1 cargo throughput rises 5 percent
Sea Port of St. Petersburg In the first half of 2018, AO Sea Port of St. Petersburg (SP SPb, a company of UCL Holding) handled over 3.8 million tonnes, which represents a 5% growth on the same period a year earlier.   The growth was driven primarily by increased handling of metal scrap, mineral fertilizers...
August 1st, 2018 | Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Campbell Johnston Clark strengthens its Admiralty and Casualty teams in London and Singapore

Campbell Johnston Clark strengthens its Admiralty and Casualty teams in London and Singapore
Paul Apostolis, partner CJC Specialised international shipping law firm Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) has announced new senior appointments to the Admiralty and Casualty teams in its London and Singapore offices.  Paul Apostolis is joining CJC’s Singapore office from HFW Singapore while Andrew Gray...
August 1st, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI
Richard Schiferli The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI. The main objectives of this CIC are to: establish the level of compliance with the requirements...
August 1st, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Winners of “Better Shipping for a Better Future” art contest announced

Winners of “Better Shipping for a Better Future” art contest announced
Artwork: Grand Prize Grade 6-12, Clean Ships, Clean Earth Karolina K. – Grade 12, Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Highlands, New Jersey, United States WESTON, CT—July 31, 2018  Two grand prize winners and 10 finalists have been selected from over 500 entries in the 2018 Better Shipping...
August 1st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Associations, Awards, Environment, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Capes rule the day but caution is advised…

Capes rule the day but caution is advised…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  gained another 44 points and now stands at 1,747 thanks to the Capes’ continuous surge… Geopolitics a bit of the same – still getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI was up 191 points – now reading 3,471 points. CAUTION as this...
July 31st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Markets, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Blaze and Blame

Blaze and Blame
.John Faraclas WITHOUT PREJUDICE Blaze and Blame Eight days have passed since the despicable events of the 23rd of July in Attica – mainly hitting Kineta, Mati, Rafina, Little Red Port, Neos Voutzas in the wildfires inferno which until this moment have claimed the lives of 92 people including young...
July 31st, 2018 | Corruption, Health and Safety, Insight, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW: Brexit: EU/UK progress report

HFW: Brexit: EU/UK progress report
Anthony Woolich, partner Brexit: EU/UK progress report The EU/UK joint report on the progress of the Brexit negotiations, announced today, contains the following key points: Citizens’ rights Ireland and Northern Ireland Financial Settlement Other Separation Issues Way forward » Read more
July 31st, 2018 | European Union, Legal | Read More

INTTRA adds Turkon Line to its Carrier Network

INTTRA adds Turkon Line to its Carrier Network
Parsippany, N.J., and Istanbul, Turkey, July 30, 2018 – INTTRA, the largest neutral network, software and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry, today announced the addition of Turkon Line, the latest regional carrier to join its rapidly expanding network. Turkon provides...
July 31st, 2018 | IT and Communications, Technical, Technology | Read More