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Sanchi tanker – a message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim

Sanchi tanker – a message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim “Our thoughts and prayers are with the seafarers still missing from the oil tanker Sanchi, following a reported collision off the coast of China. I send my deepest sympathies to all their families and loved ones. “I would like to commend all those who have been involved...
January 8th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

I-Tech AB appoints exclusive importer and agent in South Korea in response to high demand for Selektope®

I-Tech AB appoints exclusive importer and agent in South Korea in response to high demand for Selektope®
Philip Chaabane, I-Tech AB, has responded to strong market demand in South Korea by appointing KhaiEL as the exclusive importer and agency for the unique antifouling ingredient Selektope®. Under the new agreement, I-Tech will continue to manage sales of Selektope® in South Korea while KhaiEL will exclusively...
January 8th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Person Profiles | Read More

Risk Profiling is becoming more important to PSC inspections

Risk Profiling is becoming more important to PSC inspections
Port State Control inspections are increasingly focusing on the risk profile of the ship under inspection with inspectors singling out the performance of the ship manager and the flag state recognised organisation (RO) as major factors to concentrate on. Petros Achtypis, Chief Executive Officer of Cyprus-based...
January 8th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Flags, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

An Epiphany to remember

An Epiphany to remember
The Holy Cross is being lowered… The place, the people, the procedure are the most important factors that greatly contribute in these events, be it religious, social or business. Over the years we have attended dozens of the very Sacred Epiphany feast day and in particular up in Piraeus’ “Holy...
January 7th, 2018 | Clubs, Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Food and Drink, Religion, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

The Celebration of Epiphany at Chios port

The Celebration of Epiphany at Chios port
From the Holy Mass at Chios Port The Epiphany also Theophany* – Theophania Θεοφάνεια in Greek or the Three Kings’ Day, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely)...
January 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Holidays, Religion | Read More

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship project (MAS) is an innovative new venture to design, build and sail the world’s first fully autonomous vessel across the Atlantic Ocean. The project’s name commemorates the anniversary of the Pilgrim Father’s voyage from Plymouth, UK to Plymouth in the New World (USA)...
January 6th, 2018 | P and I Clubs | Read More

The BDI@1,371 …”refloats”; the Wets still stranded…

The BDI@1,371 …”refloats”; the Wets still stranded…
John Faraclas Thanks to the Capers and Panamaxes the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 30 points and survived further humiliation, “even” the one anticipated over the festive season. Geopolitics remain perplexed and enigmatic. John Faraclas brief recap: The Capers “surge” continued but incredibly...
January 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  05-Jan-2018 NEW MANAGEMENT AT PORT SULTAN QABOOS Muscat, Oman INDUSTRIAL ACTION AT PORT KEMBLA COAL TERMINAL Port Kembla, Australia New Management at Port Sultan Qaboos Friday, January 5, 2018, Muscat, Oman Management and operation of Port Sultan Qaboos (Muscat port) has changed...
January 5th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Industry Professional Steven Gosling to Play Key Role in Maritime Training at KVH Videotel

Industry Professional Steven Gosling to Play Key Role in Maritime Training at KVH Videotel
Steven Gosling KVH Videotel announced today that Steven Gosling, a master mariner and former manager with leading maritime organizations, has joined KVH Videotel’s content team as quality assurance manager.   Mr. Gosling’s responsibilities will include monitoring legislative movements, trends, and...
January 5th, 2018 | Company Profiles, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Person Profiles | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 05, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 05, 2018)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Mirroring the positive tone in Wall Street overnight, Asian shares reached new record highs on Friday while European equity markets...
January 5th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

InterDam Partners with VE Partners to accelerate its ambitious growth plans

InterDam Partners with VE Partners to accelerate its ambitious growth plans
TengizChevroil, Future Growth Wellhead Pressure Management Project InterDam, an international market leader in fire and blast resistant architectural products for the oil and gas and offshore renewables sectors, has partnered with VE Partners to accelerate its ambitious growth plans and continue the...
January 5th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

“K” Line: 2018 New Year Message from President Murakami

“K” Line: 2018 New Year Message from President Murakami
Eizo Murakami,  “K” Line Group, President & CEO 2018 New Year Message from President Murakami “Working Together, Let’s Make 2018 the Link to a New Era” To everyone of the “K” Line Group, I extend my very sincerest wishes for a Happy New Year. As we enter 2018, I would like...
January 5th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

Dry …smiles and wet tears

Dry …smiles and wet tears
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 79 points earlier on today thanks to the excellent performance of the volatile Capers and the up and coming Panamaxes; Geopolitics are becoming more enigmatic and perplexed. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: So at 1,341 points the BDI “makes”...
January 4th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  04-Jan-2018 ICE CONDITION ALERT – UPDATE Delaware Bay, United States SEVERE STORM ALERT New England, USA SEVERE STORM ALERT Boston, USA Ice Condition Alert – update Thursday, January 4, 2018, Delaware Bay, United States Further to yesterday’s notification,...
January 4th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

LISW19 dates announced

LISW19 dates announced
John Hulmes LONDON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WEEK appoints new senior officers as it announces the dates for LISW2019 LONDON: JANUARY 4TH, 2018:  Building on the hugely successful LISW17, Shipping Innovation is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chairman and two Vice Chairs of the London International...
January 4th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

2018 set to be “transformative year” for port development, says Ince & Co

2018 set to be “transformative year” for port development, says Ince & Co
Ton van den Bosch Singapore, 4 January, 2018 – Leading international law firm Ince & Co has advised port operators to expect a year of transformation in 2018. Shifting economic trends, trade flows and global demographic patterns, in tandem with changes in port ownership and ongoing investment...
January 4th, 2018 | Legal, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Launching brand new craft and technology for the New Year at London Boat Show 2018

Launching brand new craft and technology for the New Year at London Boat Show 2018
From last year’s event Making their debut at the London Boat Show next week are more than 75 of the latest, highly-anticipated sail and power boats, innovative watersports craft, plus an array of exciting new marine equipment, gear and services for 2018. The new-five day London Boat Show, taking...
January 4th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Graphical Ship Tracker – a cyber security game changer

Graphical Ship Tracker – a cyber security game changer
Shodan’s Graphical Ship Tracker is a Cyber Security Game Changer says Pen Test Partners Following their recent blog which highlighted vessel satcom box vulnerabilities using Shodan, a search engine which finds devices connected to the internet, Pen Test Partners has again warned ship owners and operators...
January 4th, 2018 | Safety and Security | Read More

Moore Stephens says optimism likely to outweigh pessimism for shipping in 2018

Moore Stephens says optimism likely to outweigh pessimism for shipping in 2018
Richard Greiner International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens expects optimism to triumph over pessimism in the shipping industry during the next twelve months. Writing in the latest issue of Bottom Line, the newsletter of the Moore Stephens shipping industry group, partner Richard Greiner...
January 4th, 2018 | Accountancy, Markets, News, Reports, Shipmanagement | Read More

Harris PYE Group opens Korean office

Harris PYE Group opens Korean office
Mark Prendergast Harris Pye, the global engineering group, has opened a new office in Busan in South Korea primarily to keep pace with the demand by Korean shipowners and operators eager to bring their LNG carriers to shipyards in Korea for dry docking and inspection, repair or modification of their...
January 4th, 2018 | LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shiprepair, Technical | Read More

Dry and Wet Market Blues…

Dry and Wet Market Blues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index), thanks to the Capers, following yesterdays major losses, managed to gain 32 points and now stands at 1,262 points; the Wets collapsed and all of us must consider the geopolitical effects. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Volatiles, …err the Capers clinched...
January 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Evergreen’s Roy Amalfitano, to be Honored as 2018 Person of the Year by NY/NJ Forwarders & Brokers Association

Evergreen’s Roy Amalfitano, to be Honored as 2018 Person of the Year by NY/NJ Forwarders & Brokers Association
Evergreen’s Roy Amalfitano, NEW YORK – Roy Amalfitano, Vice Chairman of Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp., has been chosen by the New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, Inc. to receive the 2018 Person of the Year Award. The award will be presented...
January 3rd, 2018 | Associations, Awards, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

Maritime London to merge with International Maritime Industries Forum

Maritime London to merge with International Maritime Industries Forum
The Baltic Exchange Building which houses Maritime London Members of UK maritime trade promotional body Maritime London have unanimously approved a proposal to incorporate The International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF) into the association. Established in 1975, IMIF runs a programme of highly informative...
January 3rd, 2018 | Associations, IMIF, News, Shipping Centers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  03-Jan-2018 SRI LANKA PORTS AUTHORITY PUBLISHES NEW TARIFFS Sri Lanka ICE CONDITION ALERT Delaware Bay, United States Sri Lanka Ports Authority publishes new tariffs Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Sri Lanka The Sri Lanka Ports Authority has published revised tariffs which come...
January 3rd, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

U-Freight welcomes Luxor Resolution on E-Commerce

U-Freight welcomes Luxor Resolution on E-Commerce
The U-Freight Group (UFL), with its considerable involvement in e-commerce logistics, has welcomed the recently-signed Luxor Resolution on cross-border e-commerce and believes it will help shape this rapidly evolving sector of global trade. Simon Wong, CEO of the UFL Group says: “We are pleased that...
January 3rd, 2018 | Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More