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UK Hydrographic Office welcomes Secretary of State for Defence to Taunton

UK Hydrographic Office welcomes Secretary of State for Defence to Taunton
Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE, Acting Chief Executive, UKHO with The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP visits UKHO to congratulate staff on vital contributions to Defence, UK Government and economic growth around the world TAUNTON, 11 FEBRUARY, 2019 – The UK Hydrographic Office...
February 11th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin: February 2019 – Edition 1

HFW Insurance Bulletin: February 2019 – Edition 1
Costas Frangeskides, Partner Holman Fenwick Willan LLP HFW Insurance Bulletin: February 2019 – Edition 1 In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Court cases and arbitration; Market Developments; HFW publications and events. 1. Regulation and legislation UK: Agreement between UK and Switzerland...
February 11th, 2019 | Arbiitration, Communication, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Regulatory, Reports | Read More

Grimaldi Orders MAN B&W Two-Stroke Propulsion Engines/Turbocharger Package as Part of New Hybrid Generation

Grimaldi Orders MAN B&W Two-Stroke Propulsion Engines/Turbocharger Package as Part of New Hybrid Generation
Copenhagen, 2019-02-11 − MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply 18 × MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6 TIER II-compliant main engines for 9 × 7,800 lane-metre RoRo vessels intended for operation in the Mediterranean Sea. The customer is the Grimaldi Group, the Naples, Italy-based shipping company...
February 11th, 2019 | Emissions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

New integrated service sets a higher standard behind the quality of Chiquita bananas

New integrated service sets a higher standard behind  the quality of Chiquita bananas
… London, England – February 11th, 2019 – Chiquita Brands International, the world’s leading banana company, has implemented a new, dedicated and integrated container service that sets an even higher standard to safeguard the premium quality of Chiquita bananas across the world.   The...
February 11th, 2019 | Containers, Food and Drink, Reefer ships | Read More

BDO / Moore Stephens merger strengthens shipping presence

BDO / Moore Stephens merger strengthens shipping presence
Michael Simms The merger between leading accountants and advisers BDO LLP and Moore Stephens LLP in London was completed earlier this month. Clients of the merged firm, BDO, will have access to offices in over 160 countries with a presence in every major shipping location in the world. Michael Simms,...
February 11th, 2019 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Mergers and Acquisitions, Person Profiles | Read More

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces additional support for 2019 Induction Dinner

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces additional support for 2019 Induction Dinner
..  February 11, 2019 – The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is pleased to announce additional support for its Induction Ceremony & Dinner on the evening of Monday 8 April 2019 at Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall.  Unique in the shipping world, the annual dinner event generates a high level...
February 11th, 2019 | Awards, Charity, Events, Person Profiles | Read More

OMFIF – new speakers to discuss central bank gender diversity

OMFIF – new speakers to discuss central bank gender diversity
   OMFIF is pleased to announce two new speakers joining the panel to discuss the 2019 Gender Balance Index and how to encourage diversity in the traditionally male-dominated financial sector: Martin Taylor, member of the financial policy committee, Bank of England Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, founder...
February 11th, 2019 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, February 11, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, February 11, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: After a week-long break for the Lunar New Year holiday, Chinese shares made a strong start on Monday following better-than-expected retail sales. Meanwhile, European equity indices opened higher amid widespread optimism among investors...
February 11th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Sulphur and Greenhouse gas reduction priority for ICS

Esben Poulsson “The 2020 global sulphur cap will be the regulatory game changer of the decade with profound implications for the economics of shipping” believes Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson. “But there are even more profound changes to come. We are rapidly...
February 11th, 2019 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) strengthens footprints in India with two new offices in Paradip and Guwahati

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) strengthens footprints in India with two new offices in Paradip and Guwahati
Mr Bhardwaj, Head of Operations for IRClass The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading classification society, has opened two new offices in India – one located in Paradip, a major maritime port town on the east coast of India, and another in Guwahati, the largest city in northeast Indian...
February 11th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, Person Profiles | Read More

Unforgettable Mrs Niki Goulandris…

Unforgettable Mrs Niki Goulandris…
…  Unforgettable Mrs Niki Goulandris, we thank you for everything you have contributed for the protection of the environment in our country. With great sorrow we were informed of the passing away of Niki Goulandris. Τhe Museum of Natural History will remind us all, in the years to come, of her...
February 11th, 2019 | Charity, Environment, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, News, Obituaries, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography | Read More

GAC Qatar wins multiple customs clearance awards

GAC Qatar wins multiple customs clearance awards
Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti (left) with Chairman of General Authority of Customs, Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Jamal (right) giving awards to officials on the World Customs day function at Doha Sherton hotel yesterday.Pic: Abdul Basit Doha, Qatar, 11 February 2019 –...
February 11th, 2019 | Awards, Logistics, Ship Agencies | Read More

Throughput of Taganrog sea commercial port in 2018 totalled 1.25 million tonnes

Throughput of Taganrog  sea commercial  port in 2018 totalled 1.25 million tonnes
… In 2018, Taganrog Sea Commercial Port (TagSCP, a company of UCL Port) handled 1.25 million tonnes of cargo, down 21% as compared with the result of 2017. The fall should be attributed to business decline in foreign trade markets dealing with the port’s key types of cargo, coal and metal, and...
February 11th, 2019 | Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
09-Feb-2019 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 10-23 FEBRUARY 2019 Worldwide World Holidays: 10-23 February 2019 Saturday, February 9, 2019, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 11 Feb (Mon) – Japan National Foundation Day 14 Feb (Thu) – St Valentine’s Day 18 Feb...
February 9th, 2019 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Curator Line Clausen Pedersen embarks on new dream projects after 10 years at top Danish museum

Curator Line Clausen Pedersen embarks on new dream projects after 10 years at top Danish museum
Line Clausen Pedersen with Degas bronzes, photo by Ana Cecilia Gonzalez, Glyptotek. Curator Line Clausen Pedersen embarks on new dream projects after 10 years at top Danish museum By James Brewer One of Europe’s most imaginative fine art curators, Line Clausen Pedersen, has begun 2019 with a career...
February 9th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Story of the Month | Read More

Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract

Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract
Mick Cash Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract.   General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT has taken a number of protests over the fiasco of the Government’s Brexit ferry contracts to both the Department for Transport and the ports and...
February 9th, 2019 | Cruise Ferry, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

The BDI@601; enough to buy a pair of jeans…

The BDI@601; enough to buy a pair of jeans…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week down to 601 points – minus nine points since yesterday and 44 since last week’s closing when the BDI stood at 645 points. Geopolitics in total disarray. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The Capes despite a “stabilization” continue...
February 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Vietnamese Art: between Asia and the Western World

Vietnamese Art: between Asia and the Western World
Dr. Kanellos Charalambous with Dr. Maray Georgousis Vietnamese Art: between Asia and the Western World by Maray Georgousis, Dr. Art Historian* Modern Vietnamese art inherits rich elements from a culturally diversified past. Starting with the world-known bronze drums and impressive artilleries of the...
February 8th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Featured, Insight, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
08-Feb-2019 ROCK EXCAVATION & DREDGING IN KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN Hong Kong MONSOON UPDATE (8 FEBRUARY) North Queensland, Australia CHANGE IN DRAFT RESTRICTIONS New Orleans, United States Rock excavation & dredging in Kwai Tsing Container Basin Friday, February 8, 2019, Hong Kong For approximately...
February 8th, 2019 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

LR receives approval to carry out verification activity on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

LR receives approval to carry out verification activity on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
08 February 2019 – The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has approved Lloyd’s Register (LR) as a recognised classification society for the construction of mobile units in the N The Lloyd’s Register HQ’s Building orwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).This follows a change to section three...
February 8th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Construction, Energy, Oceanology | Read More

IMO’s gender programme: new logo to increase visibility for women in maritime

IMO’s gender programme: new logo to increase visibility for women in maritime
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has launched a new logo for its Women in Maritime programme, as part of its mission to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Programme lead Helen Buni said: “The IMO Women...
February 8th, 2019 | IMO, Organisations, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Capt. Prashant Widge of A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Blue MBA acclaimed in AMBA Excellence Awards

Capt. Prashant Widge of A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Blue MBA acclaimed in AMBA Excellence Awards
l to r: Sean Molony, Dr Malcolm Willingale, John Faraclas, Captain Prashant Widge, Irene Rosberg and Dr Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard Capt. Prashant Widge of A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Blue MBA acclaimed in AMBA Excellence Awards A prestige award has gone to a key corporate sustainability expert at...
February 8th, 2019 | Academia, Awards, Events, HR, Maritime Education and Training, People and Places | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, February 8, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, February 8, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of global equity markets traded in the red on Friday amid increasing worries that a trade deal between the US and China won’t be reached before the March deadline. The European Commission’s updated forecasts (2019 Winter...
February 8th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Key fishing vessel safety treaty boosted with accession by Spain

Key fishing vessel safety treaty boosted with accession by Spain
H.E. Mr. Carlos Bastarreche Sagües, Ambassador of Spain to the United Kingdom and Permanent Representative of Spain to IMO, deposited the instrument of accession to the Cape Town Agreement with Secretary-General Lim. Spain is latest country to accede to the International Maritime Organization’s Cape...
February 8th, 2019 | Fisheries, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

Wärtsilä to deliver world’s first hybrid retrofit for short-sea shipping vessel

Wärtsilä to deliver world’s first hybrid retrofit for short-sea shipping vessel
An impression of how the ‘Hagland Captain’ will look after the retrofit of a Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion solution. The conversion will create fuel savings and environmentally sustainable operations. Image copyright: Hagland Shipping AS. Wärtsilä Corporation, 8 February 2019 at 10 am EET The...
February 8th, 2019 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Short Sea Shipping, Technical, Technology | Read More