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The ‘CYBER ENABLED SHIP’ under the spotlight at 4th FIGS events technical lecture

The  ‘CYBER ENABLED SHIP’ under the spotlight at 4th FIGS events technical lecture
Bernard Twomey THE ‘CYBER ENABLED SHIP’ UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT AT 4TH FIGS EVENTS TECHNICAL LECTURE The introduction of technologies that provide ‘off ship’ support for cyber enabled vessels is moving forward at a rapid rate and is a technology embedded by a number of manufacturers. As Bernard Twomey...
March 20th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST, IT and Communications, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Are you prepared?

Are you prepared?
.. ARE YOU PREPARED? NEW IMCA SAFETY VIDEOS AND POCKET CARDS LAUNCHED Effective promotion of safe working practices is high on the workplace agenda, and keeping safety material fresh and accessible remains vital to putting over the message. This has led to the International Marine Contractors Association...
March 20th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

Inmarsat Maritime secures Fleet Xpress commitment from Hapag-Lloyd

Inmarsat Maritime secures Fleet Xpress commitment from Hapag-Lloyd
20 March 2017: Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has signed a five-year contract with Hapag-Lloyd to migrate all ships directly managed by the shipping line to services enabled for Fleet Xpress. Hapag-Lloyd, the sixth largest container shipping...
March 20th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Shell is first lubricants supplier to secure IMPA ACT Accreditation

Shell is first lubricants supplier to secure IMPA ACT Accreditation
Shell’s marine lubricant supply network extends to more than 700 ports in 58 countries Shell Marine has become the first company involved in the development, supply and support of marine lubricants to receive accreditation under the International Marine Purchasing Association’s IMPA ACT Sustainable...
March 20th, 2017 | Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
18-Mar-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 19 MARCH-1 APRIL 2017 Worldwide PORT DECLARES READY TO RECEIVE CONTAINERS & OTHER CARGO TRAFFIC Aden, Yemen World Holidays: 19 March-1 April 2017 Saturday, March 18, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include...
March 18th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Is Capers’ rise a bubble or the start for a sustainable upturn…?

Is Capers’ rise a bubble or the start for a sustainable upturn…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued to rise all through the week and now, with 24 plus points earlier on today, stands at 1,196 points. Geopolitics though are very dodgy and as we have warned, needless to remind you what you and all of us experienced this last week globally, can be a major...
March 17th, 2017 | Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
17-Mar-2017 SHIP CHANNEL BLOCKED Houston, USA Ship channel blocked Friday, March 17, 2017, Houston, USA Vessel transits between lights 34 and 50 in the Houston Ship Channel were halted at 1234 hours local time yesterday (16 March), due to a ship which has lost propulsion blocking...
March 17th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Alumni Awards 2017 in Greece

Alumni Awards 2017 in Greece
The winners with the British Ambassador HE Kate Smith CMG at the centre The winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards 2017 in Greece were announced at a prestigious award ceremony on Wednesday 1 March at the British Ambassador’s Residence. The ceremony was hosted by the British Ambassador HE Kate Smith...
March 17th, 2017 | Academia, Awards, Education and Training, Events, People and Places | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 17 March 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 17 March 2017
  INSURANCE BULLETIN 17 March 2017 In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: What should the role of government be in managing cyber risks? 2. Court...
March 17th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

Tanker Aris 13 Incident Update

Tanker Aris 13 Incident Update
The Aris 13 Following our last yesterday, we advise our viewers that EU Naval Force (Somalia) has confirmed that fuel tanker Aris 13 and her crew are now en route to a safe port on the north coast of Somalia after armed pirates, who had been holding the crew since Monday 13 March 2017, departed the ship....
March 17th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

NAMEPA and Tall Ships America to sign MOU next week at CMA Conference

NAMEPA and Tall Ships America to sign MOU next week at CMA Conference
Joe Hughes Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director NAMEPA and IMO Maritime Ambassador says: Please join NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) and Tall Ships America as they solidify their collaboration to bring education about protecting the marine environment,...
March 17th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Maritime Education and Training, News, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Additional FCS 3307 Patrol vessel ordered by Homeland

Additional FCS 3307 Patrol vessel ordered by Homeland
  Damen FCS 3307 Patrol “Guardian 3” Just over a year after it took delivery of the second of two FCS 3307 Patrol vessels, Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (Homeland) of Nigeria has ordered one more of the same class with an option on a second, to be named Guardian 3 and...
March 17th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

DigitalShip’s April Maritime CIO Forum in Marseille

DigitalShip’s April Maritime CIO Forum in Marseille
DIGITAL SHIP MARITIME CIO FORUM MARSEILLE WILL TAKE PLACE ON 4TH APRIL WITH THE FOCUS ON DIGITALISATION IN SHIPPING Identifying opportunities for growth is critical to all businesses, and especially so in such an integral industry as shipping. Staying ahead of the innovation curve is key to this development,...
March 17th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Are art and cultural involvement the matchmakers between your port and the city?

Are art and cultural involvement the matchmakers between your port and the city?
ESPO Award painting 2016 by Sasja Hagens Are art and cultural involvement the matchmakers between your port and the city? Submit your project for the ESPO Award 2017! 17 March 2017 – The ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports is entering its ninth edition. The theme of this year is “Art...
March 17th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Awards, Paintings and Sculpture, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Perfect storm forecast at Transas Global Conference in Malta

Perfect storm forecast at Transas Global Conference in Malta
Frank Coles The accelerating rate of technological change is forcing the maritime industry to rethink its role within the global supply chain, some 400 delegates who had descended upon Malta for the Transas Global Conference heard last week. CORK, IRELAND – 17th March, 2017: One and a half years on...
March 17th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IT and Communications | Read More

FUGRO hunts for more hydrocarbon seeps in US Gulf of Mexico

FUGRO hunts for more hydrocarbon seeps in US Gulf of Mexico
… In collaboration with multi-client geoscience data company, TGS, Fugro continues to map the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico to pull together a complete picture of geological features, including hydrocarbon seeps. This latest survey, “Otos”, follows the successful completion of another TGS...
March 17th, 2017 | Energy, Gas, Markets, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 17, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 17, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD remained under pressure against its major currency peer while  US Treasuries’ positive reaction to the less hawkish than expected FOMC monetary...
March 17th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Safety of Hazardous Materials Tackled in Latest Videotel Training Release

Safety of Hazardous Materials Tackled in Latest Videotel Training Release
… Safety of Hazardous Materials Tackled in Latest Videotel Training Release This course, which is now widely available to Videotel customers, is designed for onboard crew who are involved with the planning, stowing, and handling of hazardous materials, and for staff ashore dealing with booking...
March 17th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to SNP conference

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to SNP conference
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish National Party conference tomorrow (Sat 18thMarch) at the Aberdeen Arts and Conference Centre from 9:00 a.m. in a bid to highlight the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign. RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom...
March 17th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Port of Durban Marine Pilot successfully steers a car acrrier in rough sea conditions

Port of Durban Marine Pilot successfully steers a car acrrier in rough sea conditions
Marine Pilot Rainer Rauntenberg (right) who managed to the steer in an automotive vessel in rough weather conditions receives a gift from the Port of Durban Harbour Master Alex Miya. [Durban, South Africa, 17 March 2017]  The cyclonic weather conditions which battered the Durban beach front earlier...
March 17th, 2017 | Automobiles, Automobiles, Car trade, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Markets, People and Places, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

A Capers’ market is NOT a market, particularly amid explosive geopolitics…

A Capers’ market is NOT a market, particularly amid explosive geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) rose to 1,172 points – plus 25 since yesterday. In the geopolitical front we reiterate the view that the drums of War can be heard – War in the platoon,  War in the financial “galaxy”, it’s War everywhere. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers...
March 16th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Spinnaker Watches – Official Timekeeping Partner

Spinnaker Watches – Official Timekeeping Partner
Spinnaker Watches are now the Offical Timekeeping Partner of the 49er for 2017 competitive sailing season. Combining both the need for impeccable technical and physical ability, the 49er sailing class provides well rounded entertainment to the sailing world.. read on New Format for 2020 With the move...
March 16th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Herald of Free Enterprise bell returns to Dover 30 years after the disaster claimed 193 lives

Herald of Free Enterprise bell returns to Dover 30 years after the disaster claimed 193 lives
  IN THIS ISSUE: Herald of Free Enterprise bell returns to Dover 30 years on Partnership opportunities Manila Gala Dinner “Sailors’ Society is his only support” Here’s what your donations could provide seafarers and their families Special...
March 16th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, HR | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
16-Mar-2017 TEMPORARY UNLOADING FACILITY Hong Kong ANCHORAGE CLOSED TO SHIPPING Port Kembla, Australia BAD WEATHER HALTS BERTHING/UNBERTHING Jubail, Saudi Arabia Temporary Unloading Facility Thursday, March 16, 2017, Hong Kong A temporary unloading facility has been established...
March 16th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

GRAY PAGE launches the DFENCE perimeter protection system

GRAY PAGE launches the DFENCE perimeter protection system
Following two years of research and development Gray Page is pleased to unveil its new vessel perimeter protection system, DFENCE. Devised by the maritime security specialists and internationally-recognised piracy experts at Gray Page, the DFENCE system is designed to prevent unlawful over-the-side access...
March 16th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More