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Liberia renews historic China agreement

Liberia renews historic China agreement
On 5 September, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of Liberia renewed their historic maritime agreement for an additional five years. The unprecedented five-year extension further strengthens the close relations between the governments of the two countries, and their long-term co-operation...
September 10th, 2018 | Flags, Shipmanagement, Taxation | Read More

DNV GL at SMM 2018 – DNV GL awards AiP to Jiangnan Shipbuilding Company for 175K CBM Mark III Flex LNG Carrier “LNG JUMBO”

DNV GL at SMM 2018 – DNV GL awards AiP to Jiangnan Shipbuilding Company for 175K CBM Mark III Flex LNG Carrier “LNG JUMBO”
Awarding the AiP at the SMM Trade Fair in Hamburg. First row from left to right: Hu Keyi, Chief Engineer of Jiangnan Shipyard; Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime; Lin Ou, Chairman & President of Jiangnan Shipyard. Hamburg, 6 September 2018: Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, presented...
September 10th, 2018 | Classification Societies, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Damen Shipyards Galati opens historical exhibition as part of continuing 125 year anniversary celebrations

Damen Shipyards Galati opens historical exhibition as part of continuing 125 year anniversary celebrations
From the opening ceremony Displaying an extensive collection of historical maritime memorabilia, Damen Shipyards Galati has opened an exhibition in the Lower Danube University in the Romanian city of Galati. The exhibition is part of the yard’s 125 year anniversary celebrations that began with the...
September 10th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Target-2 enters the political sphere, In Conversation with Daniel Hardy

Target-2 enters the political sphere, In Conversation with Daniel Hardy
. Commentary: Target-2 enters the political sphere By Frank Westermann in Osnabrück A fierce debate is underway in Germany on the Target-2 balances, the intra-euro area settlement accounts. Target-2 claims of the Bundesbank, amounting to more than €900bn, constitute nearly 30% of German GDP; similar...
September 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance | Read More

DNV GL: Energy transition offers innovators a competitive edge through “carbon robust” ship designs

DNV GL: Energy transition offers innovators a competitive edge through “carbon robust” ship designs
The DNV GL Maritime Forecast to 2050 provides an independent forecast of the maritime energy future and examines how the energy transition will affect the shipping industry. London, 10 September 2018: DNV GL – Maritime has released its second Maritime Forecast to 2050, part of a suite of Energy...
September 10th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment | Read More

What an ARMATA that was !

What an ARMATA that was !
Like every year, the ARMATA anniversary events on the heroic island of Spetses – off the coast of Argolis – end with the burning of a locally made replica of an Ottoman warship.   ARMATA was a boost for the Greek Revolution of 1821 as the Hellenes’ merchant navy – mostly conversions to warships...
September 8th, 2018 | Events, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
08-Sep-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 9-22 SEPTEMBER 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 9-22 September 2018 Saturday, September 8, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 11 Sep (Tue) – Coptic New Year 12 Sep (Wed) – Muharram 16 Sep (Sun) – Malaysia Day 17...
September 8th, 2018 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The 9th Hydra Shipping Conference: Romanticism in Shipping

The 9th Hydra Shipping Conference: Romanticism in Shipping
Hydra, the Port 9th Hydra Shipping Conference Saturday September 15th 2018 Every September since 2009, the Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots, organizes the “Hydra Shipping Conference” in the historic island of Hydra.A tradition in the world of Shipping, with guests from the Maritime Business...
September 8th, 2018 | Academia, Anniversaries, Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More

Mark Sobel on Turkey, OMFIF at the IMF, and more

Mark Sobel on Turkey, OMFIF at the IMF, and more
Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan OMFIF Update – Week 36 2018  3-7 September Vol.8 .Ed.36 COMMENTARY Four proposals to lower contagion The international community needs to do a better job in guarding against financial market contagion. The collapse of Turkish markets makes the question...
September 8th, 2018 | Markets, Reports | Read More

Honouring Mikis Theodorakis: a great night at the Armata 2018 in Spetses

Honouring Mikis Theodorakis: a great night at the Armata 2018 in Spetses
Mezzo-Soprano Eleni Voudouraki In tribute to the world-famous composer Mikis Theodorakis, a special performance took place earlier tonight in Spetses at the Posidonion Square, as part of the Armata 2018. Featured in a programme orchestrated, chorally produced and musically directed and conducted by Panagis...
September 7th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime History and Museums, Music, News, People and Places | Read More

What a perplexed Dry Market with the BDI@1,490…

What a perplexed Dry Market with the BDI@1,490…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 WHAT A WEEK THAT WAS! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) avoided today’s super loss as many expected, given that the Panamaxes saved the day! With Armageddon ante portas things are getting more than perplexed. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: With six points...
September 7th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
07-Sep-2018 PORT STATUS NORMAL FOR PORT MOBILE AREA OPERATIONS POST TROPICAL STORM GORDON Mobile, USA GATUN LOCKS OUTAGE Panama Canal, Panama POST-STORM PORT RECOVERY UPDATES Mobile, United States SABINE PASS CHANNEL DRAFT RESTRICTION UPDATE Port Arthur, United States ONE WAY TRAFFIC Lower Mississippi...
September 7th, 2018 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Alfa Laval is securing future flexibility with Alfa Laval PureSOx

Alfa Laval is securing future flexibility with Alfa Laval PureSOx
Erik Haveman, Sales Director Exhaust Gas Cleaning at Alfa Lava SOx compliance and the approaching global sulphur cap are among the marine industry’s most pressing concerns. Alfa Laval is not only working to meet today’s scrubber demand, but also securing long-term peace of mind for those who invest...
September 7th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

HRAS welcomes new research intern Alejandro Woodroffe Guzman

HRAS welcomes new research intern Alejandro Woodroffe Guzman
HRAS welcomes new research intern Alejandro Woodroffe Guzman Press Release Immediate Friday 8 September 2018 Human Rights at Sea welcomes a new intern, Alejandro Guzman Woodroffe to conduct remote research on the Charity’s pillar Business and Human Rights.   Alejandro  is a qualified Venezuelan...
September 7th, 2018 | Charity, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

Damen Chairman meets Romanian Minister of Economy

Damen Chairman meets Romanian Minister of Economy
Damen Chairman meets Romanian Minister of Economy Chairman and owner of Damen Shipyards Group Kommer Damen has held a meeting with the Romanian Minister of Economy Dănuţ Andruşcă to discuss the future of the Damen Shipyards Mangalia. Following Damen Shipyards Group’s acquisition of the shares of...
September 7th, 2018 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

WinGD, VAF Instruments and Viswa Lab connect to ECO Insight

WinGD, VAF Instruments and Viswa Lab connect to ECO Insight
Signing with WinGD and DNV GL (At table, L to R: Volkmar Galke, WinGD Global Head of Sales, Torsten Büssow, DNV GL Global Head of Fleet Performance Management) Hamburg, 7 September 2018: At the SMM trade fair in Hamburg, DNV GL signed partnership agreements with WinGD, VAF Instruments and ViswaLab to...
September 7th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

Marine autonomous and robotic systems developers roll out their latest projects at Marinet Conference in Hamburg

Marine autonomous and robotic systems developers roll out their latest projects at Marinet Conference in Hamburg
l to r: Aleksey Dobrodeev, Alexander Troitsky and Alex Denskoy Russian companies have presented their projects on design and manufacturing of maritime robotics at the Marinet Conference organized in partnership with PortNews Media Group held in Hamburg as part of SMM 2018, September 5. Aleksey Donskoy,...
September 7th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

BDA special offer: BUEI Talks and Par 3 Consulting Present: How To Build A World-Class Network In Record Time

BDA special offer: BUEI Talks and Par 3 Consulting Present: How To Build A World-Class Network In Record Time
… The BDA is proud to sponsor Meeting of the Minds in Bermuda this week. Jared Kleinert has been called USA Today’s “Most Connected Millennial” and speaks around the world to Fortune 1000s, organizations like the United Nations, and top entrepreneurial conferences. Given the...
September 7th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Kimmo Naski elected as the new Chairman of the Baltic Ports Organization

Kimmo Naski elected as the new Chairman of the Baltic Ports Organization
Dr Kimmo Naski, the CEO of the Port of HaminaKotka, Dr Kimmo Naski, the CEO of the Port of HaminaKotka, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Baltic Ports Organization (BPO). The vote took place during the annual event organized by the BPO, the Baltic Ports Conference, held on 6 – 7 September...
September 7th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Person Profiles | Read More

RG Connect18 – meet investors, hear from CEO’s & connect with the entrepreneurial community!

RG Connect18 – meet investors, hear from CEO’s & connect with the entrepreneurial community!
We hope you had a wonderful summer. After some relaxation time, we’ve been busy planning our 5th annual conference. With three content streams, a powerful line-up of international speakers andinvestors from Silicon Valley, London and Greece attending, RG Connect18 promises to be more...
September 7th, 2018 | Charity | Read More

Antwerp Towage celebrates tenth anniversary

Antwerp Towage celebrates tenth anniversary
. Harbour towage specialist Antwerp Towage marked its tenth anniversary on 6 September with a ceremony at Waterfront Bar & Resto in Antwerp which was attended by many prominent industry representatives and port users. Antwerp Towage NV was established in 2008 as a joint-venture between leading towage...
September 7th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 7, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 7, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasuries opened higher in early trade on Friday supported by mounting trade war fears on reports conveying that Japan may be the next target of US President Donald Trump in trade war. Meanwhile, the US administration is highly...
September 7th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

On Three-Year Anniversary: Early LNG Adopter Praises Performance of ME-GI Engine

On Three-Year Anniversary: Early LNG Adopter Praises Performance of ME-GI Engine
The world’s first ME-GI engine, an MAN B&W 8L70ME-GI type now acting as main engineaboard TOTE’s ‘Isla Bella’, pictured at the works of MAN Energy Solutions’ licensee,Doosan, in Korea TOTE’s world-first, LNG-powered containerships prove reliability of mature, dual-fuel technology American...
September 7th, 2018 | Container shipping, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

GAC Hong Kong wins ShipTek Best Ship Agency Award

GAC Hong Kong wins ShipTek Best Ship Agency Award
A jury of maritime industry leaders has named GAC Hong Kong the winner of the Best Ship Agency Award in the ShipTek Maritime Awards, organised by Biz Events Management, a subsidiary of Aries Group of Companies. Organised in conjunction with ShipTek Hong Kong Summit 2018, the awards honour the contributions...
September 7th, 2018 | Awards, Ship Agencies, Ship Supplies | Read More

Unity strengthening in Visegrád group, Central Bank of Ireland meeting

Unity strengthening in Visegrád group, Central Bank of Ireland meeting
… Commentary: Unity strengthening in Visegrád group By Miroslav Singer in Prague Solidarity among the Visegrád group – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – played a major role in the EU abandoning common allocation quotas for migrants. Opposition to these quotas is just one...
September 7th, 2018 | Banking, Markets, Reports | Read More