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UN maritime organization celebrates 70 years with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

UN maritime organization celebrates 70 years with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim Seventy years to the day since the treaty establishing IMO was adopted, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marked the occasion at IMO Headquarters in London Seventy years to the day since the treaty establishing the United Nations...
March 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, Story of the Day, UN | Read More

Highlights of the first ELEMED conference of shipping electrification

Highlights of the first ELEMED conference of shipping electrification
From the conference On Tuesday 27 February 2018, 24 experts in five conference sessions discussed how Eastern Mediterranean region could become emissions-free through the application of electrification technologies in ports and vessels. The Conference entitled “Powering zero-emission marine transportation”...
March 6th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 06, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 06, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their cue from US equities’ healthy gains overnight, European bourses were firmer in early trade on Tuesday supported by somewhat receding trade war fears. A number of leading Republicans warned that US President Donald Trump’s...
March 6th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

New passenger ship and ferry sector leadership at Bureau Veritas

New passenger ship and ferry sector leadership at Bureau Veritas
Newly appointed, Andreas Ullrich as Global Market Leader, Passenger Ships & Ferries at Bureau Veritas Paris-La Défense, France, March 6, 2018 – Bureau Veritas has appointed Andreas Ullrich as Global Market Leader, Passenger Ships & Ferries. This is a key role involved from the concept stages...
March 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

“Regulation is welcome but should be measured and wise”

“Regulation is welcome but should be measured and wise”
John Platsidakis The Association held its semi-annual meetings in Singapore “Regulation is welcome but should be measured and wise” INTERCARGO held its Technical and Executive Committees’ meetings in Singapore on 5 and 6 March 2018, along with a well-attended Dinner Reception on the first day....
March 6th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Intercargo, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

IMO body recommends Fleet Safety for GMDSS recognition after intensive performance review

IMO body recommends Fleet Safety for GMDSS recognition after intensive performance review
Ronald Spithout Landmark International Maritime Organization (IMO) recommendation opens way for FleetBroadband to receive Global Maritime Distress Safety System recognition 06 March 2018: Fleet Safety from Inmarsat, a new service incorporating FleetBroadband and a Maritime Safety Terminal (MST) has been...
March 6th, 2018 | IMO, IT and Communications | Read More

Marshall Islands removed from Non-Cooperative Countries List in Greece

Marshall Islands removed from Non-Cooperative Countries List in Greece
International Registries, Inc. (IRI) had a successful seminar on the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Associations Law in Greece on Monday, 26 February 2018. Coincidentally, the week prior, the Official Government Gazette published a Legal Note covering the ruling by the Greek Ministry of Finance...
March 6th, 2018 | Flags, Legal | Read More

Mistero Buffo, by Dario Fo, hosted at The Cockpit

Mistero Buffo, by Dario Fo, hosted at The Cockpit
Panos Vlachos warmly applauded! Ark4Art, continuing his stunning career at the London art scene, offered us four amazing nights last week. Always a pioneer in the presentation of Greek artists in the British capital, this time, Ark4Art invited the young, talented actor Panos Vlachos and the charismatic...
March 5th, 2018 | Theatre, Comedy, Drama, Dance | Read More

Struggling BDI@1,210 amid the coming geopolitical tsunami

Struggling BDI@1,210 amid the coming geopolitical tsunami
John Faraclas The BDI(Baltic Dry Index) managed to clinch thee points since last Friday the 2nd of March and now stands at 1,210. The Ides of March are here to stay, unless… The Geopolitical front is more than blue and expect tsunamis in many fronts; John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers are grounded...
March 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
05-Mar-2018 TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF LANDING STEPS Hong Kong INTERRUPTION OF WATER SUPPLY AT PORT Port Klang, Malaysia 70 STRAY CARGO CONTAINER POSE THREAT TO MARINERS North Carolina, United States Temporary closure of landing steps Monday, March 5, 2018, Hong Kong Landing steps No.1 & 2 of Central Pier...
March 5th, 2018 | Canals, Containers, Inland Waterways, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Ardent and Singapore Salvage Engineers join forces

Ardent and Singapore Salvage Engineers join forces
… SINGAPORE (13 February 2018) – Global maritime services provider, Ardent and Singapore Salvage Engineers (SSE), a Singapore-based maritime emergency and support services company, have formally partnered for future operations within Singapore and the adjacent waters. The two companies signed...
March 5th, 2018 | Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

World Maritime Day 2018

World Maritime Day 2018
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim World Maritime Day 2018 – Our heritage: better shipping for a better future A message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim This year, IMO celebrates two major anniversaries: 70 years since the IMO Convention was adopted and 60 years since it entered into force. I...
March 5th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

LR announces new underwater noise notation and ShipRight procedure on underwater radiated noise

LR announces new underwater noise notation and ShipRight procedure on underwater radiated noise
Lloyd’s Register’s HQ’s 05 March 2018 – Lloyd’s Register (LR) has released a new underwater noise notation and ShipRight procedure on underwater radiated noise with the intention of helping shipowners minimise underwater noise emissions when operating in sensitive environments. Increased...
March 5th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

Blockchain only as strong as its weakest link – opportunities and challenges for the shipping industry

Blockchain only as strong as its weakest link – opportunities and challenges for the shipping industry
.. LONDON, 5 March 2018 – Blockchain has vast potential in a world where over 90 per cent of goods in global trade are carried by ships, and shipping transactions often involve dozens of people and organisations and can generate hundreds of interactions and communications among them. It is not surprising...
March 5th, 2018 | Corruption, Insight, Legal, Maritime Fraud | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 05, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 05, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: A hung parliament appears to be the most likely outcome at yesterday’s general election in Italy with none of the three major political parties or groups securing an outright majority. In FX markets, the EUR/USD marked a session low...
March 5th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

MARPOL amendments enter into force

MARPOL amendments enter into force
… MARPOL amendments enter into force – ship fuel oil reporting requirements, garbage classification and IOPP certificate Requirements for ships to collect fuel oil consumption data entered into force on 1 March, along with other amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention...
March 5th, 2018 | Environment, Pollution | Read More

Volga Shipping Company kicks off shipping season a month early

Volga Shipping Company kicks off shipping season a month early
The M/V Kapitan Kanatov On March 2, the M/V Kapitan Kanatov set out on her first voyage having marked the beginning of the 2018 navigation season for Volga Shipping JSC (a shipping asset of UCL Holding). The ship (Project RSD44) laden with 5,200 tonnes of grain is en route from the Port of Rostov-on-Don...
March 5th, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, News, Port Conditions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Danish International Maritime Fair: Three days of exhibitions and events

Danish International Maritime Fair: Three days of exhibitions and events
… Danish Maritime Fair newsletter no. 2 The Royal Danish Navy Band will provide a festive opening, when the International Maritime Fair in Copenhagen – The Danish Maritime Fair 2018 – opens the doors for the first visitors on Wednesday, May 2nd at 9.00 am.Hundreds of exhibitors will...
March 5th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  03-Mar-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 4-17 MARCH 2018 Worldwide 34 KNOT WIND MEASURES New York, United States World Holidays: 4-17 March 2018 Saturday, March 3, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 8 Mar (Thu) – International Women’s...
March 3rd, 2018 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

The BDI@1,207; still tough times ahead amid perplexed Geopolitics

The BDI@1,207; still tough times ahead amid perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) with 11 points plus, went over and above the 1,200-point threshold; on a weekly basis 22 plus wasn’t bad… up from 1,185! The Wets with mixed feelings and Geopolitics are going to cost still more human lives and billions of unnecessary spending… Shame!...
March 2nd, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Propeller Club Liverpool: The networking revolution continues…

Propeller Club Liverpool: The networking revolution continues…
From the event hosted by the Brookes Bell Group Propeller Club Liverpool: The networking revolution continues… by Steven Jones FRSA, president, The Propeller Club Port of Liverpool There is a wonderful time during any industry event – especially one you have organised yourself. You step back, looking...
March 2nd, 2018 | Clubs, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

LPG as fuel for a new series of Very Large Gas Carriers (“VLGC”)

LPG as fuel for a new series of Very Large Gas Carriers (“VLGC”)
As an innovative solution to address increasingly stringent emission restrictions in a more environment-friendly way, LPG as a fuel for the main engine will be installed on 2 VLGC newbuildings, which EXMAR has contracted to serve long-term commitments with Statoil ASA of Norway for worldwide LPG transportation...
March 2nd, 2018 | Bunkering, LPG | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  02-Mar-2018 DREDGING AT KWAI TSING CONTAINER TERMINALS 6 & 7 Hong Kong MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION OFF PAK MONG, LANTAU ISLAND Hong Kong PORT CONDITION WHISKEY SET Philadelphia, United States 25 KNOT WIND MEASURES New York, United States Dredging at Kwai Tsing Container Terminals 6 & 7 Friday,...
March 2nd, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port of Antwerp intensifies cooperation with coast of West Africa

Port of Antwerp intensifies cooperation with coast of West Africa
Last row, from left to right: Omar Guèye, minister of Fishing and Maritime Economy of Senegal – Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel – Vice Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo front row, from left to right: Aboucacar Sedikh Beye, CEO of the port of Dakar – Kristof Waterschoot, managing...
March 2nd, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ship management in the cloud

Ship management in the cloud
Lloyd’s Register HQ’s in London Lloyd’s Register has teamed up with a leading provider of maritime software, Hanseaticsoft, to help bring much needed efficiency to ship management processes 02 March 2018 – Hanseaticsoft’s innovative cloud-based ship management software Cloud Fleet...
March 2nd, 2018 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Office Equipment, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More