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Searchers for lost Polish submarine image sunken Royal Navy sub

Searchers for lost Polish submarine image sunken Royal Navy sub
Wreck of HMS Tarpon. The Santi Find the Eagle project has made renewed progress with its fifth expedition after being hit by adverse weather in September 2018. The team’s quest is for the wreck of the Polish submarine ORP Orzeł which patrolled under Royal Navy command during the Second World War. Unrelenting...
December 8th, 2018 | Maritime History and Museums, Military, News, Underwater Shipping | Read More

2019 TOUR VOILE: Spotlight on the most well-rounded sailors

2019 TOUR VOILE: Spotlight on the most well-rounded sailors
© Jean-Marie Liot / ASO Key points: Start from Dunkirk on 5 July / Finish in Nice on 21 July 17 days of adrenaline and confrontation with no quarter What’s new in the 2019 Tour Voile About 30 teams expected to start / Frank Cammas is back A PIONEERING EVENT AND A MONUMENT OF FRENCH SAILING Over...
December 8th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

EU Copernicus-backed research highlights worrying decline in ocean health

EU Copernicus-backed research highlights worrying decline in ocean health
Dramatic changes in the extent of sea ice at the poles, huge variations in the ocean circulation in the Atlantic, a sharp increase in carbon uptake are some of the more sobering findings detailed in a comprehensive new report published as a supplement of the Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO),...
December 7th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMarEST, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Prohibition of open-loop scrubber systems in Singapore

Prohibition of open-loop scrubber systems in Singapore
On November 30, 2018 Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) declared that, with immediate effect, the discharge of wash water from open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers in the port of Singapore would be prohibited. The IMO’s global sulfur cap bans ships from using fuels with a sulfur content...
December 7th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
07-Dec-2018 WITHDRAWAL OF BUOYS Hong Kong SEAWALL REINSTATEMENT WORKS AT SAI KUNG Hong Kong Withdrawal of buoys Friday, December 7, 2018, Hong Kong Eight lateral light buoys and six yellow marker buoys have been withdrawn [from the waters near the Hong Kong Link Road] from the following positions (WGS...
December 7th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Superyachts are being bugged

Superyachts are being bugged
Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions High net worth individuals are becoming increasingly concerned about being bugged on their superyachts, according to a leading expert. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, said his teams of ‘bug sweepers’ have been expanded to deal with...
December 7th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 7, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 7, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Wall Street managed to close well off the mid-session sell-offs overnight (Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed -0.3%, -0.2% and +0.4%, respectively), while the majority of Asian equity indices traded higher on Friday. Core government...
December 7th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

HRAS publishes new legal research paper on Business and Human Rights

HRAS publishes new legal research paper on Business and Human Rights
PRESS RELEASE 6th December 2018 London.UK. Human Rights at Sea publishes its latest legal research paper on maritime business and human rights as part of its ongoing legal research programme. The paper  titled ‘A UN Convention on Business and Human Rights. How it would look like for the maritime...
December 7th, 2018 | Charity, Clubs, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Fed signals slowdown in rate increase, Adapting to changing US-China relations

Fed signals slowdown in rate increase, Adapting to changing US-China relations
Commentary: Fed signals slowdown in rate increase By Darrell Delamaide in Washington It came as a surprise when US Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell said in a speech that there was no ‘pre-set path’ for interest rate increases. But his address capped a dovish turn in the panel, rather than breaking...
December 7th, 2018 | Banking, Finance | Read More

The Swedish Club Maintains Zero Per Cent General Increase

The Swedish Club Maintains Zero Per Cent General Increase
Lars Rhodin London – 6 December 2018: For the fourth year in succession The Swedish Club has announced a zero per cent general increase for the forthcoming P&I year. The decision was made by the Club’s board in consideration of the general market view that premiums are not in proportion with...
December 7th, 2018 | News, P and I Clubs, Shipmanagement | Read More

The BDI@1,339: another Capes classic spike!

The BDI@1,339: another Capes classic spike!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 43 points – once again thanks to the Capes!!! Geopolitics dodgy. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI  stood at 2,080 plus 155  !!! The Panamaxes’ BPI  cliched just a point and now reads 1,473  .- Same story for the Supras’ BSI now...
December 6th, 2018 | Awards, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Davies Turner on the move in Scotland

Davies Turner on the move in Scotland
Philip Stephenson Davies Turner Air Cargo has doubled the size of its branch in Glasgow following a recent move on the Hillington Park business estate. The airfreight subsidiary of the UK’s largest independent freight forwarding company has had a base on the estate since 2004 and has moved into a 10,000...
December 6th, 2018 | Aviation, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Royal visit to IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee

Royal visit to IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal 06/12/2018 – Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited IMO Headquarters in London (5 December). The Princess Royal was received by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and addressed the 100th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and took a keen interest...
December 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, News, Organisations, People and Places | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
06-Dec-2018 DREDGING OFF TUAS MEGA YARD Singapore BAD WEATHER HALTS NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC Bosphorus, Turkey COAST GUARD ISSUES SAFETY BROADCAST AFTER ROCKET LANDS IN WATER Cape Canaveral, United States NEW PORT LIMITS Singapore Dredging off Tuas Mega Yard Thursday, December 6, 2018, Singapore From 10 December...
December 6th, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 6, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 6, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity indices traded lower on Thursday after Canadian authorities arrested the CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei for extradition to the US amid alleged violations of Iranian sanctions. The arrest amplified investor worries over...
December 6th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Crowley Adds 400 New Refrigerated Containers to its fleet just in time for Peak Reefer Cargo Season

Crowley Adds 400 New Refrigerated Containers to its fleet just in time for Peak Reefer Cargo Season
.. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Dec. 6, 2018) ­– Crowley Logistics has added 400 new refrigerated (reefer) cargo containers to its industry-leading equipment fleet just in time for the peak perishables shipping season beginning in Central America. The additional units, all 40-foot-long, high cubes built...
December 6th, 2018 | Logistics, Markets, News, Reefer Containers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

V.Group enlists Blue to support its drive for marine industry transformation

V.Group enlists Blue to support its drive for marine industry transformation
Photo by Will Reddawaycourtesy of V.Group Leading global marine support services provider recognises PR as core component in realising global growth ambitions OXFORD / LONDON: 06 DECEMBER 2018: Marine and energy PR specialist, BLUE Communications, today announced its appointment by V.Group, the...
December 6th, 2018 | Communication, Company Profiles, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Visions of the future as Maritime Safety Committee celebrates 100th session

Visions of the future as Maritime Safety Committee celebrates 100th session
John Faraclas Evolution not revolution. Autonomous and remote-controlled ships are being trialled but seafarers, for now, remain indispensable to safe shipping. These were key takeaways from a special session (3 December) of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, which is celebrating its 100th session.   Delegates...
December 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service enter into partnership to deliver expert climate change support for businesses

Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service enter into partnership to deliver expert climate change support for businesses
The Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. have signed an agreement to work together to develop a commercial partnership for offering climate change and sustainability services. The partnership will initially involve the two organisations exploring collaborative opportunities to deliver...
December 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Climate | Read More

Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with 8 ROs to support IMO DCS Verification

Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with 8 ROs to support IMO  DCS Verification
l to r:  Julien Dufour CEO, Verifavia Shipping, and Pantelis Chinakis, President and Managing Director of INSB Class LONDON, PANAMA CITY, ATHENS – 06 DECEMBER 2018: Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), today announced...
December 6th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Regulatory | Read More

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!

The BDI@1,296; “thanks” once again to the Capes… but: Caution should be observed!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 59 points earlier on today as the questionable Capes’ BCI clinched another three-digit points and now stand at 1,925 which is 186 plus since yesterday… and soon might be over and above the 2,000 threshold! John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Panamaxes’...
December 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Claims, Comment, Defense, Disputes, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Groundings, Health and Safety, Insight, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

FUGRO’S Surveys to improve coastal resilience in Pacific island nation, Tuvalu I

FUGRO’S Surveys to improve coastal resilience in Pacific island nation, Tuvalu I
Fugro has been awarded a contract by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to survey the Polynesian island country of Tuvalu. Located in the Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world’s fourth smallest nation with a population of around 11,000 and a total land area of 26 square kilometres. The country...
December 5th, 2018 | Climate, Environment, Oceanology | Read More

The Union of Greek Shipowners joins the Arctic Economic Council

The Union of Greek Shipowners joins the Arctic Economic Council
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) is pleased to announce its acceptance as member to the Arctic Economic Council (AEC), the independent organization acting as the primary forum for interaction between the Arctic Council and the wider...
December 5th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
05-Dec-2018 PREPARATION FOR IMO 2020 Singapore CONSTRUCTION OF OUTFALL STRUCTURE AND INSTALLATION OF SILT CURTAINS Singapore Preparation for IMO 2020 Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Singapore The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) continues to prepare the Port of Singapore and Singapore-registered...
December 5th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MacGregor deck machinery delivers improved performance capabilities to eight new tugboats

MacGregor deck machinery delivers improved performance capabilities to eight new tugboats
MacGregor understands that detailed consideration of vessel operation and design is key to providing an optimum solution MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received deck machinery orders for four escort and four harbour tugboats from Cheoy Lee Shipyards Ltd in Hong Kong. The MacGregor winches have been...
December 5th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More