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Diana fixes panamax bulker “Maera” on period

Diana fixes panamax bulker “Maera” on period
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V MAERA WITH ST SHIPPING ATHENS, GREECE, July 10, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned...
July 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Containerships extends “Domingo’s” period t/c CMA CGM

Diana Containerships extends “Domingo’s” period t/c  CMA CGM
.. DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V DOMINGO WITH CMA CGM ATHENS, GREECE, July 10, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced...
July 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Container shipping, Containers, Fixtures, Markets | Read More

Environmental Ship Index further expands its user base to 7000 vessels with plan for major upgrade

Environmental Ship Index further expands its user base to 7000 vessels with plan for major upgrade
The Environment Ship Index Working Group, meeting in Marseilles last month With a user base now approaching the 7,000 vessel mark and recognised by over 50 ports worldwide, the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) is rapidly becoming the standard tool used by the world’s ports to reward and incentivise...
July 10th, 2018 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

A Twenty-five Year Partnership in Safeguarding Russian Freight

A Twenty-five Year Partnership in Safeguarding Russian Freight
TT-Club-50th-Anniversary-Dinner-in-Moscow TT Club and its partner in Russia, the CIS countries and Baltics, Panditrans celebrate both TT Club’s 50thanniversary and their twenty-five year partnership in providing a unique insurance and risk management service to the freight industry.  TT Club insureds,...
July 10th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Endeavour Insurance Services appoints Karen Allen as CEO designate

Endeavour Insurance Services appoints Karen Allen as CEO designate
Karen A. Allen London, 10 July, 2018:     Lloyd’s broker and delegated authority specialist Endeavour Insurance Services (Endeavour) today announces that Karen Allen is to be appointed CEO designate of Endeavour, and will be joining the business in October, 2018. Karen has spent her career of...
July 10th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Insurance and Reinsurance, Person Profiles | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, July 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In protest against UK PM Theresa May’s soft Brexit plan on the future UK/EU relationship, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also resigned, just a few hours after David Davis quit as Brexit Secretary, raising the risk of an imminent...
July 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

North P&I Club And 24Vision Sign Partnership Agreement

North P&I Club And 24Vision Sign Partnership Agreement
Paul Jennings 10 July, 2018 – North P&I Club and 24Vision announced today that they have entered into a partnership agreement, with effect from 1 July 2018, to provide P&I insurance to charterers and small ship operators.   As part of 24Vision’s wider service proposition to their marine...
July 10th, 2018 | Mergers and Acquisitions, P and I Clubs | Read More

More needs to be done to protect workers’ lives

More needs to be done to protect workers’ lives
The largest number of fatalities occur in construction British Safety Council pledges to campaign more vigorously for safe and healthy workplaces, as fatalities rise There were 144 work-related fatalities in Britain during 2017-18, an increase from 135 fatalities in the previous year, reported the Health...
July 10th, 2018 | Associations, Construction, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

IMCA staging September contracts and insurance seminar

IMCA staging September contracts and insurance seminar
Nathalie Louys, Chair of the IMCA Contracts & Insurance Committee ‘Seminar theme ‘Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together Three pillars of discussion – ethics and compliance; maintaining a FAIR risk allocation; and panel discussion on current issues With its theme ‘Back to the...
July 10th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Wärtsilä 34DF engine awarded EPA Tier III certification in diesel mode

Wärtsilä 34DF engine awarded EPA Tier III certification in diesel mode
A 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engine. Wärtsilä Corporation, 10 July 2018 at 10.00 a.m. EEST – The technology group Wärtsilä announces another milestone achievement with regard to its Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engine. The 34DF engine has been awarded the USA Environmental Protection...
July 10th, 2018 | Awards, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Damen Shiprepair Brest completes maintenance programme on cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway

Damen Shiprepair Brest completes maintenance programme on cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway at Damen Shiprepair Brest The 326-metre, 146,000 DWT, cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway arrived in Brest on 28 April for 11 days of scheduled maintenance and refurbishment. The primary objective of the visit was mechanical works on the ship’s two ABB azipods. The DSBr team worked...
July 10th, 2018 | Cruise Industry, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Turbulent Markets; Turbulent Geopolitics…

Turbulent Markets; Turbulent Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI lost 13 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,609… The Geopolitics take a perplexed twist and turn and among other issues there has been major events in British Politics due to the ongoing BREXIT saga. A different wold since last Friday… John Faraclas’ brief recap: The...
July 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Rowing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The Baltic’s Two Faces

The Baltic’s Two Faces
Copyright © 2018 9er Inc, All rights reserved. Light Air Morning For Women and Multihullers, Afternoon Breeze Shakes Up Men’s Fleets Gdynia, Poland (July 9, 2018) At days break, most of the fleet expected to spend the day sitting on shore awaiting wind. Pleasantly, an unexpected North Eastern wind...
July 9th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
09-Jul-2018 STANDARD & POOR’S IMPROVES CANAL’S OUTLOOK Panama Canal, Panama RECLAMATION SOUTHWEST OF SHEK KWU CHAU FOR INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES Hong Kong TUNG CHUNG NEW TOWN EXTENSION PROJECT MARINE WORKS OFF PAK MONG, LANTAU ISLAND Hong Kong Standard & Poor’s improves Canal’s...
July 9th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ASA-ADCI Partner in New Panama Event

ASA-ADCI Partner in New Panama Event
History in the Making: ASA and ADCI to Host a Joint Event for the First Time in Panama On October 17th, 2017, the American Salvage Association (ASA) entered into an MOU with the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) to strengthen the communications and working relationship between the...
July 9th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Groundings, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Measured up in Dieppe

Measured up in Dieppe
©Jean-Marie Liot / A.S.O. · Beijaflore win Coastal Race to extend lead · Light winds prove frustrating · #sailingarabia finish 12th drop back to fourth The fleet went afloat this morning off a nearless windless Dieppe Plage with Beijaflore skipper Valentin Bellet saying the first Coastal Race of...
July 9th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Rescue diver from China who saved three from sunken cargo ship to be recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Rescue diver from China who saved three from sunken cargo ship to be recognized with IMO bravery accolade
IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea A rescue diver from China who made a series of underwater dives to rescue three people from a sunken cargo ship will receive the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery At Sea.  http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/14-C120Bravery.aspx   A...
July 9th, 2018 | Awards, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Port Reception Facilities: ESPO welcomes draft report but calls for stricter application of the ‘polluter pays’ principle

Port Reception Facilities: ESPO welcomes draft report but calls for stricter application of the ‘polluter pays’ principle
Isabelle Ryckbost 09 July 2018 The European Sea ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the proposals put forward by the European Parliament Rapporteur Ms Gesine Meissner in the draft report of the Transport Committee on the review of the Waste Reception Facilities Directive (Com (2018) 33).  The Draft...
July 9th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

KNUD E. HANSEN Expands its Reach in the Canadian Market

KNUD E. HANSEN Expands its Reach in the Canadian Market
It is with great pleasure to announce that KNUD E. HANSEN now has a permanent presence in Canada. The burgeoning east-coast port of Halifax, Nova Scotia will serve as the home base for Senior Naval Architect & Project Manager, Sam Stark, who has been with the company since 2013. The new location...
July 9th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Person Profiles, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Greater benefits for customers with GAC Abu Dhabi’s airport free zone office

Greater benefits for customers with GAC Abu Dhabi’s airport free zone office
Göran Eriksson, Managing Director of GAC Abu Dhabi (2nd from left) receives the free zone registration certificate from Adel Al Taheri, Acting GM of ADAFZ. Also present: (From left) Sultan Al Amiri, VP – Accounts of ADAFZ and (far right) Richard Rees, Business Manager – Logistics of GAC Abu Dhabi Abu...
July 9th, 2018 | Aviation, Logistics | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 09, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 09, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US non-farm payrolls rose by a higher than expected 213k in June but the unemployment rate rose for the first time in the last ten months at 4.0% from 3.8% in May and average hourly earnings were held steady at 2.7%YoY. In reaction...
July 9th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

I-Tech sets its sights on large-scale Selektope® production in Europe

I-Tech sets its sights on large-scale Selektope® production in Europe
Philip Chaabane, CEO I-TECH AB To satisfy increasing customer demand for antifouling coatings including Selektope® in the marine market, Swedish bio-technology innovator I-Tech AB plans to evaluate an advanced European manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates as its large-scale...
July 9th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

World Maritime Day theme 2019: “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”

World Maritime Day theme 2019: “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”
“Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019. This will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to highlight...
July 9th, 2018 | Anniversaries, IMO, Organisations, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Transas to promote fleet efficiency for Wilson Ship Management

Transas to promote fleet efficiency for Wilson Ship Management
The Transas Fleet Operations Solution increases navigational safety and efficiency Wärtsilä Corporation,  9 July 2018 at 12.00 noon EEST – Transas, a Wärtsilä company, has signed a landmark contract to supply a Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) to Wilson ASA, the Norway-based fleet operator....
July 9th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures – Independent Prismatic Tanks – (Second Edition)

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures – Independent Prismatic Tanks – (Second Edition)
Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures – Independent Prismatic Tanks (Second Edition). The Guidelines specify the technical requirements specifically related to the structural strength assessments of liquefied gas carriers...
July 9th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More