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Wärtsilä joins Seabin Project in the battle against ocean plastics

Wärtsilä joins Seabin Project in the battle against ocean plastics
The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with the Seabin Project to join their global pilot programme, which addresses the worldwide littering problem affecting our oceans. The project aims at approaching the challenge from multiple angles with a key emphasis on education, research...
February 10th, 2017 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Capital Link Cyprus Shipping Forum: Some reflections on the state of World Shipping Today

Capital Link Cyprus Shipping Forum: Some reflections on the state of World Shipping Today
As always a full house The Inaugural Capital Link Cyprus Shipping Forum: Some reflections on the state of World Shipping Today, by Dr Loukas G. Glyptis PhD, MSc, BSc, PGCHE | Assistant Professor in Accounting from UCLan in Larnaca The first Shipping Forum organised by Capital Link in Cyprus earlier...
February 9th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, News | Read More

BDI@707; reversing the tide? Geopolitics more than turbulent though!

BDI@707; reversing the tide? Geopolitics more than turbulent though!
John Faraclas Now this is …headlines: the BDI is up, yes up, plus FIVE POINTS and the 9th of the moth per the Greek saying is reversed and …valid! Let us hope things will improve, even at the last moment given the awful geopolitical tragedies we live and we are about, unfortunately, to witness. John...
February 9th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ZEABORN Group takes over business operations of Rickmers-Linie and NPC Projects

ZEABORN Group takes over business operations of Rickmers-Linie and NPC Projects
The “Rickmers Singapore” ZEABORN Group takes over business operations of Rickmers-Linie and NPC Projects Takeover includes the Rickmers-Linie business with all locations, employees, management and the charter fleet as well as the subsidiaries, including MCC Marine and NPC Projects Bremen/Hamburg,...
February 9th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

British Marine Boat Shows shortlisted for Exhibition News Awards

British Marine Boat Shows shortlisted for Exhibition News Awards
Murray Ellis The team who looks after the logistics and behind-the-scenes organisation of the London Boat Show and Southampton Boat Show is in the running to be named Operations Team of the Year in the prestigious Exhibition News (EN) Awards. British Marine Boat Shows has been shortlisted for the continued...
February 9th, 2017 | Associations | Read More

Arctic Economic Council holds meeting in Russia for the first time, supported by Sovcomflot

Arctic Economic Council holds meeting in Russia for the first time, supported by Sovcomflot
left to right: three AEC Executive Committee members during the Q&A session with the media: Evgeny Ambrosov (Senior Executive Vice-President and COO of Sovcomflot); Tara Sweeney (Chair of the Arctic Economic Council and the Executive Vice President for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (Alaska, the...
February 9th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Oceanology | Read More

VESON Nautical announces new Veslink IMOSlive

VESON Nautical announces new Veslink IMOSlive
Agya Garg Launches World’s First Complete Online Shipping Platform Boston, MA – February 9, 2017 — Veson Nautical, the leading provider of commercial maritime software and services, today announced Veslink IMOSlive — the world’s first complete end-to-end shipping platform optimized...
February 9th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Wärtsilä Corporation Annual Report 2016

Wärtsilä Corporation Annual Report 2016
  Wärtsilä Corporation’s Annual Report 2016 is now online. Discover the new pathways the company is setting forth upon. TALKING TRANSFORMATIONS HOW SKYLIGHT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD OF SHIPPING FOR GOOD In July, Wärtsilä enhanced...
February 9th, 2017 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Reports, Technical, Technology | Read More

Seafarers: Good knowledge of nutrition must be high on the agenda…

Seafarers: Good knowledge of nutrition must be high on the agenda…
Christian Ioannou GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF NUTRITION MUST BE HIGH ON THE AGENDA FOR CATERING CREWS TO BEAT FATIGUE IN SEAFARERS – SAYS MCTC Crew members must be provided with nutritionally-balanced meals while onboard to avoid high levels of fatigue, says catering training provider Marine Catering Training...
February 9th, 2017 | Associations, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, HR, Intermanager, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, February 09, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, February 09, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking the positive lead from the Asian equity market, major European equity indices advanced in early trade for the third consecutive session, supported...
February 9th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Justin Murphy takes up role as Chief Executive of IBIA

Justin Murphy takes up role as Chief Executive of IBIA
Justin Murphy Murphy has leadership experience at CEO and Board level with both shipping companies and commodity traders. The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is pleased to introduce its new Chief Executive, Justin Murphy, who brings with him an impressive and relevant leadership record....
February 9th, 2017 | Associations, Bunkering, HR, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Low carbon technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels in report from Lloyd’s Register

Low carbon technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels in report from Lloyd’s Register
Alasdair Buchanan Lloyd’s Register Technology Radar – Low Carbon report launched today Low carbon technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels and innovation is gathering pace across the sector, finds a new report by Lloyd’s Register. But which technologies will have the most...
February 9th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Cammell Laird awards Ecospeed contract for RRS Sir David Attenborough

Cammell Laird awards Ecospeed contract for RRS Sir David Attenborough
Following the performance on Ernest Shackleton (above), Ecospeed was applied to the hull of sistership James Clark Ross Subsea Industries’ Ecospeed hull protection system has been selected for RRS Sir David Attenborough, the polar research ship under construction at the Cammell Laird shipyard in...
February 9th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Elements of Love

Elements of Love
Ben Nicolas with Love’s Flowing Twists. Stoneware ceramic sculpture. Elements of Love: elegant exhibition staged by SW London artists By James Brewer Long live love! Two dozen ways of expressing the elusive and confusing emotion of pleasure and pain are affectionately on show in a new exhibition. Just...
February 9th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

The Markets and Geopolitics : flotsam and jetsam

The Markets and Geopolitics : flotsam and jetsam
John Faraclas The BDI’s fall continued despite the fact that there were some minimal gains from the Panamaxes, Supras and Handies which didn’t manage to contain the fall,  given the Capers 78 points loss; geopolitics too in a similar scene. John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: The BDI lost 12 points...
February 8th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
08-Feb-2017 SWIMMING RACES OFF HUNG HOM Hong Kong HEAVY WINDS HALT PORT OPS Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Swimming Races off Hung Hom Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Hong Kong Swimming races off the waters of the promenade of Harbour Grand Kowloon and the Tai Wan Shan swimming pool will...
February 8th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Royal blessing for De Ruyter Maritime and Logistics College and Multraship

Royal blessing for De Ruyter Maritime and Logistics College and Multraship
His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is pictured being welcomed on board Multraship’s Emergency Towage Vessel “Guardian” by Captain Henk Helmendag following a ceremony to mark the reopening of the renovated De Ruyter Maritime and Logistics College in Vlissingen, Holland, on 3 February,...
February 8th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, People and Places, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Social Columns | Read More

North P&I Club’s in-house legal team shortlisted for major international award

North P&I Club’s in-house legal team shortlisted for major international award
Katherine Birchall The in-house team of freight, demurrage and defence (FD&D) lawyers at North P&I Club has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Litigation Team Award at the prestigious 2017 European Counsel Awards. The awards, organised by Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO), together...
February 8th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, P and I Clubs | Read More

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks

New IUMI position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks
Position paper of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)  Fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks 8 February 2017   Background The deadly fires aboard the ferries “Norman Atlantic” just before New Year 2014 and the “Sorrento” in April 2015, prompted an international response...
February 8th, 2017 | Claims, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

‘New Cyprus’ at Monaco Forum: Daily Wealth Letter

‘New Cyprus’ at Monaco Forum: Daily Wealth Letter
Ian Brodie Daily Wealth Letter a daily synopsis of the wealth news that’s most relevant, timely and dependable Compiled and edited by Ian Brodie of The Wealth Forums (www.thewealthforums.com NEXT WEALTH FORUM EVENT: Monaco Wealth Forum, March 15, Cafe de Paris, Monte-Carlo (visit www.thewealthforums.com...
February 8th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Reports | Read More

UK’S Reliance on Seafarers and the Maritime Industry

UK’S Reliance on Seafarers and the Maritime Industry
Steve Cameron As a UK sea-vision volunteer, I get to talk about maritime careers a few times a year to schools and colleges. What captures students focus, is size and complexity of the global supply chain and the important role that the UK’S 71,000 seafarers play in ensuring that the supermarket...
February 8th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Consulting, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Bureau Veritas releases new rules for Diving Systems

Bureau Veritas releases new rules for Diving Systems
LEXMAR saturation diving bell – rated to 350m The new rules provide a clear procedure for the certification of the diving system components and are consistent with the diving industry practice, creating clarity and reducing duplication Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, February 08, 2017 – Leading international...
February 8th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Arkas Holding integrates fleet of ships and international offices through hybrid network from Orange Business Services

Arkas Holding integrates fleet of ships and international offices through hybrid network from Orange Business Services
The containership “Vivien” Arkas Holding integrates fleet of ships and international offices through hybrid network from Orange Business Services   Flexible, secure global WAN supports Arkas’ rapid business expansion   Orange provides reliable and secure integrated network on land and...
February 8th, 2017 | Communication, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 08, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 08, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The common currency continued its downward trend amid rising concerns about European politics, including France’s presidential elections where uncertainty...
February 8th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

DNV GL & ARCADIA: Best PSC performance award to the vessel AEGEAN POWER

DNV GL & ARCADIA: Best PSC performance award to the vessel AEGEAN POWER
l to r: George Teriakidis (DNV GL), Ioannis Loizos (DNV GL), Capt. D. Mattheou (Arcadia), and I.oannis Chiotopoulos (DNV GL), Mr. A. Pagalos (DNV GL) AEGEAN POWER was built by Samsung Heavy Industries at Korea under DNV class, with class assignment date 5th April 2007, and the vessel has remained in...
February 8th, 2017 | Awards, Classification Societies, Events, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement, Tankers | Read More