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Strong passenger numbers for Viking Line in July- Second highest volume ever – more than 951,010 passengers sailed on the company’s vessels

Strong passenger numbers for Viking Line in July- Second highest volume ever – more than 951,010 passengers sailed on the company’s vessels
The “Viking XPRS” Viking Line recorded total passenger volume of 951,010 passengers on its routes in July. That figure is better than the level reached during 2015, a record year for the company, with the corresponding capacity. Last year, volume surpassed the one-million passenger mark...
August 3rd, 2018 | Cruise Ferry, Markets, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Celebrating a fine FellowSHIP: 15 years of maritime battery and fuel cell research

Celebrating a fine FellowSHIP: 15 years of maritime battery and fuel cell research
Viking Lady in operation. The FellowSHIP project successfully explored the use of battery, hybrid and fuel cell technology in the maritime industry (Source: DNV GL / Eidesvik) Hamburg/Høvik, 3 August 2018: Project partners Eidesvik Offshore, Wärtsilä Norway and DNV GL have announced the closure of...
August 3rd, 2018 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Get more out of your marine data and improve efficiency!

Get more out of your marine data and improve efficiency!
Marine Data Management Awareness Course 09:30 – 17:00 | Tuesday 16 October 2018 IMarEST HQ – 1 Birdcage Walk, London  Data is expensive to collect and needs to be treated as an extremely valuable corporate resource. However, history shows that a majority of organisations rarely, if ever,...
August 3rd, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 3, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 3, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Shrugging off gains in Wall Street overnight on a technology-led rise, Asian equity indices traded mixed on Friday amid mounting trade war concerns. In response, the US dollar extended its overnight gains against a basket of major...
August 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Oppps !!! Falling Panamaxes brings down the BDI…

Oppps !!! Falling Panamaxes brings down the BDI…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost four points earlier on today and now reads 1,756 points. Geopolitics still messy. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes were also a bit down despite its BCI increase of 19 points – now reading 3,534 points.  Still...
August 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tenders, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Fuel contamination – a get me home solution?

Fuel contamination – a get me home solution?
An example of a damaged plunger Contaminated fuel now also found in the world’s largest ship refuelling hub, Singapore, in addition to the Americas, has resulted in engine failures and mechanical damage according to a recent report from a Singapore-based marine fuel surveyor. Given certain parameters,...
August 2nd, 2018 | Bunkering, Corruption, Environment, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Pot News from GAC

Hot Pot News from GAC
02-Aug-2018 WORKS OFF WEST OF JURONG ISLAND Singapore Works off west of Jurong Island Thursday, August 2, 2018, Singapore The working period for works off west of Jurong Island has been extended and the list of craft has been revised. Works include reclamation, soil investigation and dredging. According...
August 2nd, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ShipServ delivers full integration solution to Francois Marine

ShipServ delivers full integration solution to Francois Marine
Most advanced ShipServ supplier solution to drive transactional efficiencies, increase customer retention and win more business l to r: Jason Low, Sales Manager, ShipServ, Dominic Fernandez, CEO, Francois Marine and Sharon Gill, Senior VP, Sales APAC, ShipServ LONDON – 2 August 2018: ShipServ, the...
August 2nd, 2018 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Be a game changer in the world’s largest aquaculture sector & more

Be a game changer in the world’s largest aquaculture sector & more
Call for papers for Oceanology International China ending soon Come and join Oceanology International China conference line up and showcase your experience with equipment and services, monitoring technology, and share emerging solutions for China’s developing marine aquaculture sector. Other...
August 2nd, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology | Read More

Wärtsilä’s divers enable operators to avoid unscheduled dry-dockings

Wärtsilä’s divers enable operators to avoid unscheduled dry-dockings
Hull cleaning Vessels’ repair needs do not always match with planned maintenance schedules. With specialist underwater teams, no vessel is far from fast, high-quality repair and refurbishment that enable operators to avoid the potential loss of income related to dry-docking. As the first global operator...
August 2nd, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Underwater Shipping | Read More

London Court of International Arbitration finds the Djiboutian Government’s Seizure of Doraleh Terminal Illegal

London Court of International Arbitration finds the Djiboutian Government’s Seizure of Doraleh Terminal Illegal
Tribunal declares validity of the concession agreement DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 2, 2018/ — An Arbitral Tribunal of the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) today confirmed the illegitimacy of the Government of Djibouti’s action of seizing control of the Doraleh Container...
August 2nd, 2018 | Disputes, Legal, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Helm Operations and ShipTracks Announce Integration Partnership

Helm Operations and ShipTracks Announce Integration Partnership
US industry heavyweights team up to integrate marine operations and AIS platforms, allowing better data-based decision-making in vessel operations. Victoria, BC – Marine operations software developer Helm Operations announced today that it has launched a new partnership with leading AIS data...
August 2nd, 2018 | IT and Communications, Shipmanagement | Read More

Treasury veteran Mark Sobel becomes OMFIF US chairman

Treasury veteran Mark Sobel becomes OMFIF US chairman
2 August 2018: OMFIF, the international think tank for central banking and public finance, is strengthening its US operations by appointing as US Chairman Mark Sobel, a veteran US Treasury official at the forefront of international financial diplomacy for two decades. Sobel, who represented the US on...
August 2nd, 2018 | Associations, Person Profiles | Read More

TMS Awards secures royal patronage

TMS Awards secures royal patronage
H.H Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Dubai, 1st August 2018: For the fifth year in a row The Maritime Standard (TMS) has secured the royal patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and...
August 2nd, 2018 | Awards, Events, People and Places | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 2, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, August 2, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the Fed maintained the target range for the fed funds unchanged at 1.75-2.00% at its August meeting. The FOMC upgraded its view of economic growth since June, noting that “economic activity has been...
August 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

GAC Dubai raises its pharmaceutical logistics game

GAC Dubai raises its pharmaceutical logistics game
GAC Dubai’s Qualilty Manager, Sandeep Kumar, receiving the award from DNV representative Medical Devices Management System certification demonstrates company’s ability in specialised field Dubai, UAE 2 August 2018 – GAC Dubai has been awarded the ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices Management...
August 2nd, 2018 | Health and Safety, Logistics, Medical | Read More

The BDI@1,760; contained rise…

The BDI@1,760; contained rise…
John N. Faraclas – picture by George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 13 points earlier on today and at 1,760 still remains safe. Geopolitics in tatters. John Faraclas’ mid-week brief recap: The Capes’ BCI now stands at 3,515 – that’s 44 points plus; a bit of a contained rise...
August 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
01-Aug-2018 TEMPORARY ACOUSTIC MONITORS Hong Kong MARINE WORKS AT THE EAST COAST OF THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Hong Kong Temporary Acoustic Monitors Wednesday, August 1, 2018, Hong Kong With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 18 months, acoustic monitors will be temporarily established...
August 1st, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Diana announces appointment of directors and executive officers

Diana announces appointment of directors and executive officers
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS ATHENS, GREECE, August 1, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, effective August 1, 2018, the Company...
August 1st, 2018 | Company Profiles, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Stock Markets | Read More

Icebreaking LNGC Christophe de Margerie transits Northern Sea Route in record time for July

Icebreaking LNGC Christophe de Margerie transits Northern Sea Route in record time for July
Christophe de Margerie loading Sabetta Dec 2017 Christophe de Margerie, the icebreaking LNG carrier owned and operated by Sovcomflot (SCF Group), has crossed the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in a new record time, for a merchant ship without icebreaker support, during the month of July. The vessel covered...
August 1st, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, LNG, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

The 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta came to a close

The 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta came to a close
George Gratsos receiving the commemorative plaque from HORC’s president  Ioannis Marangoudakis The 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta, which was organised by the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club – HORC and this year was dedicated to the protection of the seas in cooperation with HELMEPA, came to a close...
August 1st, 2018 | Awards, Environment, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, August 1, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, August 1, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Wall Street closed in the red overnight for the third consecutive session as technology companies were further pressured, while Asian equity markets traded mixed on Tuesday after weaker-than-expected corporate profits announcements...
August 1st, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Sea Port of St. Petersburg H1 cargo throughput rises 5 percent

Sea Port of St. Petersburg H1 cargo throughput rises 5 percent
Sea Port of St. Petersburg In the first half of 2018, AO Sea Port of St. Petersburg (SP SPb, a company of UCL Holding) handled over 3.8 million tonnes, which represents a 5% growth on the same period a year earlier.   The growth was driven primarily by increased handling of metal scrap, mineral fertilizers...
August 1st, 2018 | Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Campbell Johnston Clark strengthens its Admiralty and Casualty teams in London and Singapore

Campbell Johnston Clark strengthens its Admiralty and Casualty teams in London and Singapore
Paul Apostolis, partner CJC Specialised international shipping law firm Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) has announced new senior appointments to the Admiralty and Casualty teams in its London and Singapore offices.  Paul Apostolis is joining CJC’s Singapore office from HFW Singapore while Andrew Gray...
August 1st, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI
Richard Schiferli The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI. The main objectives of this CIC are to: establish the level of compliance with the requirements...
August 1st, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More