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Damen continues contact with Ivory Coast

Damen continues contact with Ivory Coast
l to r: Jan van der Vorm (sales manager Africa Damen Shipyards Gorinchem) and David Fofana, (Directeur adjoint Societe de Transport Lagunaire) Turnkey delivery of ferry stations will improve transport infrastructure Following the contract signing between Damen Shipyards Group and Société de Transport...
December 21st, 2016 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

LUKOIL & IMarEST UAE discuss Cylinder Lubrication and EAL

LUKOIL & IMarEST UAE discuss Cylinder Lubrication and EAL
The LUKOIL and IMarEST teams LUKOIL presented an innovative approach to optimizing cylinder oil usage to ensure ideal engine lubrication at minimum feed rates as well as the latest in fully saturated ester oils that offer excellent oxidation and hydrolytic stability. 76 ship owners/managers, executives...
December 21st, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST, Technical, Technology | Read More

Markets and Geopolitics hang in the balance…

Markets and Geopolitics hang in the balance…
John Faraclas Further twists and turns for both the Markets and Geopolitics as the situ might get off hand for the masses but NOT for the real masters on Planet Ocean; John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost a modest 13 points since yesterday and now stands at 914, thanks to the volatile...
December 20th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Events, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Story of the Day | Read More

Globus Maritime provides update regarding $5 million equity…

Globus Maritime provides update regarding $5 million equity…
Globus Maritime Provides Update Regarding $5 Million Equity Private Placement and Conversion of Certain Outstanding Loans Athens, Greece, December 20, 2016 Globus Maritime Limited (“Globus,” or the “Company”), (NASDAQ: GLBS), a dry bulk shipping company, announced today an update...
December 20th, 2016 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Stock Markets | Read More

North P&I Club expands loss prevention team with two executive appointments

North P&I Club expands loss prevention team with two executive appointments
John Southam (left) and Stephen Maclennan have joined North P&I Club’s loss prevention team North P&I Club has strengthened its loss prevention team this month with the appointment of loss prevention executive John Southam, a master mariner with global experience in container, offshore, shipbuilding...
December 20th, 2016 | Company Profiles, HR, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  20-Dec-2016 PORTS PREPARE FOR TROPICAL LOW Dampier & Port Hedland, Australia Ports prepare for tropical low Tuesday, December 20, 2016, Dampier & Port Hedland, Australia A significant tropical low weather system has developed off the North West coast of Western Australia,...
December 20th, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Optimistic charterers help boost shipping confidence to 15-month high

Optimistic charterers help boost shipping confidence to 15-month high
Richard Greiner Shipping confidence improved for the third successive quarter in the three months to end-November 2016, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. In November 2016, the average confidence level expressed by respondents...
December 20th, 2016 | Reports, Special Surveys | Read More

ARDENT signs 5-year UK emergency towage vessel contract

ARDENT signs 5-year UK emergency towage vessel contract
The “Ievoli Black” VESSEL EN ROUTE FOR DUTY WITH THE UK’S MARITIME & COASTGUARD AGENCY ABERDEEN, Scotland (Dec. 20 2016) – The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has signed an agreement with Ardent for emergency towage off the north and north-western coasts of Scotland. The...
December 20th, 2016 | Company Profiles, Marine Insurance, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Members support IMCA’s governance update

Members support IMCA’s  governance update
Allen Leatt Corporate governance has been a topical subject in the commercial world for many years. Now the association world is catching up. One that has seized it with enthusiasm is the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) with the result that from New Year’s Day 2017 IMCA will have...
December 20th, 2016 | Associations, HR | Read More

World’s first full scale numerical modelling workshop facilitated by Lloyd’s Register

World’s first full scale numerical modelling workshop facilitated by Lloyd’s Register
Performance measurement kit installed on the propeller shaft of the subject vessel 20 December 2016 – Lloyd’s Register (LR) hosted the world’s first workshop on full scale hydrodynamic computer simulations at their Global Technology Centre in Southampton last month. Ship designers from around...
December 20th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Wealth Letter from The Wealth Forums 20 Dec. 2016

Daily Wealth Letter from The Wealth Forums 20 Dec. 2016
Richard Moir, The Wealth Forums CEO Daily Wealth Letter a daily synopsis of the wealth news that’s most relevant, timely and dependable Compiled and edited by Ian Brodie of The Wealth Forums (www.thewealthforums.com) NUMBER 360  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016 India’s PM attacked on demonetisation In...
December 20th, 2016 | Reports | Read More

LR acquires Acoura in move to strengthen market leading position for food safety assurance services

LR acquires Acoura in move to strengthen market leading position for food safety assurance services
  John Rowley 20 December 2016 – Lloyd’s Register (LR), the global engineering, technical and business services organisation, has acquired Acoura, the UK’s leading compliance and safety specialists for the food and drink industry, to strengthen the market-leading position of LRQA’s food...
December 20th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Food and Drink | Read More

Fugro picks up tunnelling award

Fugro picks up tunnelling award
Fugro joined co-winners United Utilities and J Murphy & Sons to receive the Ground Investigation and Monitoring Award in the NCE Tunnelling Awards 2016. SUCCESS FOR FUGRO’S RAPID SURVEY SYSTEM IN TUNNELLING AWARDS  Fugro’s innovative work on the condition assessment of a water supply aqueduct...
December 20th, 2016 | Awards, Company Profiles, Construction, Events | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 20, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, December 20, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD was firmer across the board in European trade on Tuesday as Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s hawkish comments on the US labor market...
December 20th, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Wärtsilä to supply Germany with groundbreaking biohybrid plant

Wärtsilä to supply Germany with groundbreaking biohybrid plant
The Wärtsilä biohybrid plant represents a new and unique response to market needs. Wärtsilä Corporation, 20 December 2016 at 10 am EET – Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply a biohybrid production plant to the German energy company, Erdgas Südwest GmbH. The new plant will produce...
December 20th, 2016 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

ECSA adopts position on European policy for the Arctic

ECSA adopts position on European policy for the Arctic
Patrick Verhoeven European shipowners welcomed earlier this year the adoption of the integrated European Union policy for the Arctic region. “We believe that the three priority areas identified cover all topical Arctic matters. Climate change and environment, sustainable development and international...
December 20th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, IMO | Read More

Vier de kerstvakantie in Het Scheepvaartmuseum

Vier de kerstvakantie in Het Scheepvaartmuseum
(Celebrate Christmas at The Maritime Museum) Seasonal: join the new kindergarten programs Rinus and rats Museum or the family tour “Under the stars”. Extra fun: let the Open Pleyn put a glitter tattoo on your arm! Daily from 24 December / m January 8. Only on 2nd Day plays the Amsterdam Puppet, (note 1st and Christmas...
December 20th, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Holidays, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Markets and geopolitics: Alea iacta est…

Markets and geopolitics: Alea iacta est…
John Faraclas Now what a weekend that was and what a day today given both the continuous fall of the Markets, particularly the dry ones and the geopolitical mess engulfing the World following the atrocities in Turkey and Germany; John Faraclas’s daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another...
December 19th, 2016 | Breaking News, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices | Read More

Kazan, Russia’s “third city,” offers capital attractions

Kazan, Russia’s “third city,” offers capital attractions
Kazan’s welcome at World Travel Market (detail from the main picture which is on the right) Kazan, Russia’s “third city,” offers capital attractions By James Brewer Welcome to the Kremlin – not the most famous citadel of that name, in Moscow – but a magnificent complex within another historic...
December 19th, 2016 | Events, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

GMC Limited wins two more North Sea Caisson fabrications contracts

GMC Limited wins two more North Sea Caisson fabrications contracts
GMC SWL Caisson Reading, UK: GMC Limited is delighted to announce that following their First Caisson Installation in the North Sea earlier this year, they have been awarded two more caisson fabrications contracts. These new awards reflect the industry’s recognition and confidence in GMC’s Handling...
December 19th, 2016 | Construction, Energy | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  19-Dec-2016 Amended transit fees now in effect 19 December 2016  Suez Canal, Egypt The Egyptian Ministry of Transportation has issued Ministerial Decree advising amended fees for Suez Canal transit, effective for all ships from 15 December 2016, as follows: Vessels of Gross Registed Tonnage...
December 19th, 2016 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Seafarers’ charity brings Christmas cheer to seafarers

Seafarers’ charity brings Christmas cheer to seafarers
… For seafarers visiting ports in Great Britain this Christmas, it can be a lonely time, hundreds or thousands of miles from their families.  For many, the sight of a port chaplain from the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) coming on board will be a welcome one. Before Christmas and on Christmas Day,...
December 19th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

Navigating through Rough Seas…

Navigating through Rough Seas…
Navigating through the Rough Seas; GE’s Digital Technologies Enable Navies to Stay Mission-Ready by Andy McKeran, marine executive, GE’s Marine Solutions No two days in the navy are the same. Whether teams are facing a humanitarian mission, complex manoeuvres or a training exercise, navy recruits...
December 19th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

New Certification Scheme helps ‘de-risk’ Marine Renewable Energy Technologies

New Certification Scheme helps ‘de-risk’ Marine Renewable Energy Technologies
Matthieu de-Tugny. Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, December 19, 2016 – Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas certification in projects world-wide is helping reduce and manage risk as ocean engineering requirements develop in the growing marine renewable energy sector Bureau Veritas,...
December 19th, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies, Energy, News | Read More

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2017

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces  Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2017
A view from last years event. [December 19, 2016] The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is pleased to announce details of its next major event which will take place in Athens on the evening of Monday 3 April 2017 at Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall.   The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony...
December 19th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Awards, Charity, Events, Maritime History and Museums, Person Profiles | Read More