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Working together to provide Damen’s Green Solutions

Working together to provide Damen’s Green Solutions
Marcel Karsijns (Managing Director of Damen Green Solutions), Kees Jan Groen (Commercial Director at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) Highlighting the benefits of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion’s retrofit experience Bringing together the experience and knowledge of two Damen companies is the close...
April 21st, 2017 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Specialist hygienic surfaces manufacturer cleans up with Queen’s Award

Specialist hygienic surfaces manufacturer cleans up with Queen’s Award
The whole world in their hands: BioClad director, Lindsay McKenzie, left and his team celebrate winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. BioClad, a specialist manufacturer, supplier and installer of hygienic cladding technology is the first business of its kind to scoop a Queen’s Award for Enterprise...
April 21st, 2017 | Awards, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Medical | Read More

Market’s diving continues and Geopolitics get sour…

Market’s diving continues and Geopolitics get sour…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell substantially earlier on this afternoon at 1,243 points – minus 35… The geopolitics might cause, as said yesterday, tsunamis with incalculable repercurssions.  John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers suffered another major loss – 139 points less...
April 20th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Pricing of US$70 Million Public Offering of Common Shares

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Pricing of US$70 Million Public Offering of Common Shares
ATHENS, GREECE, April 20, 2017—Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of 17,500,000 common shares, par value US$0.01 per...
April 20th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
20-Apr-2017 PROHIBITION OF VESSELS Singapore MARINE WORKS SOUTH-EAST OF HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Hong Kong Prohibition of vessels Thursday, April 20, 2017, Singapore Vessels will be prohibited from transiting, anchoring or remaining in an area off Changi East from 0600...
April 20th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Fracino launches second bespoke espresso machine for global fast food chain

Sweet taste of success: l to r Caroline Wilkinson SUBWAY® assistant manager, Richard Mills, IPC Europe and Peter Atmore, Fracino. Coffee machine manufacturer Fracino has produced and launched a second bespoke machine for SUBWAY® stores in the UK and Ireland. Following the success of Fracino’s SUB1...
April 20th, 2017 | Food and Drink | Read More

Introducing Veristar AIM – a Bureau Veritas technology solution, powered by Dassault Systèmes

Introducing Veristar AIM – a Bureau Veritas technology solution, powered by Dassault Systèmes
Matthieu de Tugny Next Generation Asset Integrity Management (AIM) solution now available for the shipping and offshore industries to reduce the CAPEX and OPEX exposure of operators. Veristar AIM3D is a solution combining: 3D: a digital twin of physical asset Smart Data: a data-driven solution to guide...
April 20th, 2017 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

University steers new course in Maritime Training

University steers new course in Maritime Training
Mersey Maritime LJMU simulator A new portfolio of STCW (Standards on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) and bespoke training courses has been launched by Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) Maritime Centre. The portfolio is part of LJMU’s expanded professional training delivered through...
April 20th, 2017 | Academia, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

OCIMF and CDI release joint information paper…

OCIMF and CDI release joint information paper…
Captain Andrew Cassels OCIMF and CDI release new information paper Linked Ship/Shore Emergency Shutdown Systems for Oil and Chemical Transfers. The information paper, jointly released by CDI and OCIMF on 21 April, recommends an Emergency Shutdown (ESD) connection that will link ship and terminal ESD...
April 20th, 2017 | Associations, LNG, Regulatory | Read More

Rickmer’s Group worth USD 740 million

Rickmer’s Group worth USD 740 million
Yesterday (2017-04-19) Rickmers Holding AG released a statement that an understanding had been reached regarding restructuring of the Rickmers Group. This follows on from news in that last month that Singapore Based Rickmers Maritime Trust is to be wound-up. It is understood that the sole shareholder,...
April 20th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Containers, Markets, Shipfinance | Read More

ABPmer to support Port of Waterford

ABPmer to support Port of Waterford
Port of Waterford – Image copyright Port of Waterford ABPmer, a recognised numerical modelling and dredge specialist, has been commissioned by the Port of Waterford to develop hydrodynamic and sediment models of the Waterford Estuary, as part of its Master Plan process. By replicating present conditions...
April 20th, 2017 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, April 20, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, April 20, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of European bourses opened lower on Thursday as investors retain a cautious stance amid lingering geopolitical jitters and uncertainty related...
April 20th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

40 years old, a fine age

40 years old, a fine age
– In September 1977, the first edition of the Mini Transat took place – A race that reveals talent – An enduring state of mind Created to ensure sailors once again had a prominent place in a race ranking, the Mini Transat was devised by British sailor Bob Salmon and first set sail...
April 20th, 2017 | Events, News, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Panama Ship Registry: A Century Promoting Global Trade

Panama Ship Registry: A Century  Promoting Global Trade
The Panama Ship Registry has been promoting global trade for a century and looking forward to a bright future ahead. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim congratulated the Panama Ship Registry on its anniversary.  In his speech, he mentioned among others: “With this in mind, our theme of the year...
April 20th, 2017 | Flags, News | Read More

New venture from ex-ISS CEO Claus Hyldager promises to challenge ‘unsatisfactory’ shipping status quo

New venture from ex-ISS CEO Claus Hyldager promises to challenge ‘unsatisfactory’ shipping status quo
Captain Claus Hyldager, Chief Executive Officer of Nisomar Former Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) CEO assembles senior team for launch of Nisomar, an innovative, data-driven maritime services company Port of Tilbury, UK, 20 April 2017: With a belief that innovation in shipping has fallen well behind...
April 20th, 2017 | Company Profiles, HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Person Profiles, Ship Agencies | Read More

North P&I Club encourages members to use Seagull’s crew evaluation system

North P&I Club encourages members to use Seagull’s crew evaluation system
Collin Gillespie of North (left) and Mike McCabe of Seagull (right). North P&I Club is encouraging its shipowner members to consider the crew evaluation and benchmarking service offered by Seagull Maritime AS through an exclusive partnership between the two organisations. The initiative is part of...
April 19th, 2017 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, P and I Clubs, Shipmanagement | Read More

Markets dive further, Geopolitics too…

Markets dive further, Geopolitics too…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index), thanks mainly to the Capers, lost 16 points and now reads 1,278; the Geopolitics are getting more than sour… John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The BCI 2014 lost 90 points and now reads 2,130 points. The Capers will continue for the foreseeable  future...
April 19th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
19-Apr-2017 DREDGING WORK OFF KEPPEL SINGMARINE SHIPYARD Singapore INSTALLATION OF UNDERWATER MEASURING INSTRUMENT IN SOUTHERN FAIRWAY Singapore TESTING OF UNDERWATER VEHICLE EAST OF ST JOHN’S ISLAND Singapore Dredging work off Keppel Singmarine Shipyard Wednesday, April 19,...
April 19th, 2017 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

KENZO puts trust in GEODIA to handle its global logistics

KENZO puts trust in GEODIA to handle its global logistics
picture credits EC GEODIS GEODIS is stepping up its growth in the retail fashion sector as proven by a new partnership with KENZO, the luxury prêt-à-porter company owned by the LVMH group. GEODIS has been operating KENZO’s global logistics from France since the beginning of March. Through the recently...
April 19th, 2017 | Fashion, Logistics | Read More

London P&I Club says consistent approach to publication management is essential

London P&I Club says consistent approach to publication management is essential
Carl Durow The London P&I Club says its inspectors have consistently noted negative findings in connection with the management of ships’ chart folios and associated publications, as well as concern over the approach adopted by deck officers to the management of external navigational warning information...
April 19th, 2017 | Books, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Moore Stephens warns on dangers of diving unprepared into shipping pools

Moore Stephens warns on dangers of diving unprepared into shipping pools
Michael Simms International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has warned ship owners and operators to check carefully the financial, tax and jurisdictional implications of participating in shipping pool arrangements. Shipping partner Michael Simms says, “Shipping pools can be an attractive...
April 19th, 2017 | Markets, Reports, Taxation | Read More

GAC Dubai goes live with e-commerce operations for high-end fashion line

GAC Dubai goes live with e-commerce operations for high-end fashion line
Alisha Dsouza, part of the stock handling team, packing orders for The Modist. Dubai, UAE – 19 April 2017 – GAC Dubai has celebrated its first month of live outbound operations for start-up online luxury couture retailer, The Modist.   The launch of themodist.com website followed a short preparation...
April 19th, 2017 | Consumers Market, Fashion, Logistics | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 19, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 19, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In FX markets, GBP retained a firm tone in European trade on Wednesday supported by British PM Theresa May’s unexpected call for a snap general election...
April 19th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

IMRF calls for nominations for its H.E.R.O Awards, 2017

IMRF calls for nominations for its H.E.R.O Awards, 2017
Bruce Reid Individuals and organisations are urged to nominate anyone involved in maritime search and rescue who deserves recognition for exceptional service  The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is calling for nominations and entries for its H.E.R.O (Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations)...
April 19th, 2017 | Awards, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

Demand for Arabian Gulf crude exports down 14% in Q1 2017

Demand for Arabian Gulf crude exports down 14% in Q1 2017
Demand for Arabian Gulf crude exports down 14% in Q1 2017 By William Benentt, Senior Analyst In Q1 2017, over 2.5 trillion ton miles were completed by the global VLCC and Suezmax fleet. This was down 4.6% from the previous quarter with a reduction in VLCC work done being the major contributor at -5.42%.   Over...
April 19th, 2017 | Markets, Oil Industry, Reports | Read More