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Intermodal Europe opens in 16 weeks…

Intermodal Europe opens in 16 weeks…
Join your industry in Amsterdam this November 28 – 30 November 2017 | RAI Amsterdam Intermodal Europe brings together thousands of leading international companies within the container and intermodal industry, providing the ideal platform in Europe to do business and gain market insight. Contact...
August 8th, 2017 | Associations, Canals, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Markets, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Cool Logistics Asia returns with new format

Cool Logistics Asia returns with new format
     Co-located with This year, Cool Logistics Asia has a changed format. The event will be held on the floor of the Asia Fruit Logistica Exhibition. For the first time Cool Logistics Asia will be held across three days. This will provide visitors...
August 8th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships | Read More

Significant Ships and Significant Small Ships 2016 Order

Significant Ships and Significant Small Ships 2016 Order
AVAILABLE TO ORDER IN THE RINA BOOKSHOP Significant Ships of 2016   Published February 2017 – Ref: SIGS16 Order now Significant Ships of 2016. The 27th issue of this annual RINA publication is now available, and features, in one volume, a total of approximately 50 of the most innovative and...
August 8th, 2017 | Associations, Books, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects | Read More

Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, August 8 2017)

Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, August 8 2017)
Greece’s parliament building Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, August 8 2017) Greece: January – June 2017 State Budget Execution & June 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – June 2017, the budget...
August 8th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

HSH Nordbank finances shopping center portfolio “Christie” for Madison and Redos

HSH Nordbank finances shopping center portfolio “Christie” for Madison and Redos
Peter Axmann HAMBURG/KIEL – HSH Nordbank has successfully refinanced a portfolio of four shopping centers, located in Germany, for a joint venture led by Madison International Realty, in partnership with the Redos Group. The existing loan on the property at the time of the “Christie portfolio”...
August 8th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, News | Read More

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) managed to clinch just four points since last Friday and at 1,036 looks a bit stranded… The Geopolitical issues indeed …“dictate” for the politicians to seek, with all due respect, for  psychiatrics. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The...
August 7th, 2017 | Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Carrier Transicold Sensor Calibration helps shippers of Pharmaceuticals

Carrier Transicold Sensor Calibration helps shippers of Pharmaceuticals
PrimeLINE with Calibration for GDP SINGAPORE, Aug. 7, 2017 – Compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines for the transport of pharmaceutical and biomedical products is improved with Carrier Transicold’s new temperature sensor calibration capability for its PrimeLINE® container...
August 7th, 2017 | Containers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Reefer Containers, Technical, Technology | Read More

Diversity drives first-half growth at Marseille Fos

Diversity drives first-half growth at Marseille Fos
View of the Marseilles port passenger terminal Despite a dip in oil volumes, first-half cargo throughput at Marseille Fos rose 2% on January-June last year at 39.9 million tonnes, driven by growth in all three general cargo sectors – containers, ro-ro and conventional traffic.  Meanwhile passenger...
August 7th, 2017 | Automobiles, Car trade, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Gas, LNG, Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Crowley to Begin Direct, Weekly Service from Florida Ports to Costa Rica and Panama

Crowley to Begin Direct, Weekly Service from Florida Ports to Costa Rica and Panama
… (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Aug. 7, 2017) ­– To better connect customers’ U.S. and Central American supply chains, Crowley Liner Services will begin fixed-day, weekly sailings on Wednesday, Aug. 9, directly between Florida and Costa Rica and Panama. The new service offers fast transits to...
August 7th, 2017 | Container shipping, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News | Read More

9 Ways to Win a Marine Environment Protection Award

9 Ways to Win a Marine Environment Protection Award
Only 12 days left to submit your nomination for the 2017 Marine Environment Protection Awards .   We urge you to consider making a submission for one of the nine 2017 NAMEPA Award Categories listed below.  Submission guidance is provided here. 9 Award Categories: ·         Maritime...
August 7th, 2017 | Awards, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Raise your profile in the global cargo handling community

Raise your profile in the global cargo handling community
RAISE YOUR PROFILE IN THE GLOBAL CARGO HANDLING COMMUNITY  Showcase your brand at ICHCA International’s 65th anniversary event in October With over 150 senior cargo handling professionals expected to attend this year’s conference, ICHCA International’s 65th...
August 7th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

New global project to address bioinvasions via ships’ hulls

New global project to address bioinvasions via ships’ hulls
… A new global project to help protect marine ecosystems from the negative effects of invasive aquatic species has been given the go-ahead for preparation.  The GloFouling Partnerships project – a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme...
August 7th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Norsafe secures its largest ever offshore LSA contract

Norsafe secures its largest ever offshore LSA contract
… Norsafe has secured its largest ever offshore contract to supply lifesaving appliances to ENI’s Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) facility located in Area 4, approximately 50 km from the Mozambique coast. The order is to deliver 8 freefall systems containing 5 x GES 50 MKIII with HD-50 davits...
August 7th, 2017 | LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Lawrence Waterman joins the British Safety Council as new Chairman

Lawrence Waterman joins the British Safety Council as new Chairman
Lawrence Waterman, Chairman of British Safety Council Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, has announced the appointment of Lawrence Waterman, a passionate health and safety campaigner, as the new Chairman of the British Safety Council. Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of the British...
August 7th, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Personal Training and Service Record Book’ Publication

Personal Training and Service Record Book’ Publication
Personal Training and Service Record Book ICS PUBLISHES NEW PERSONAL TRAINING AND SERVICE RECORD BOOK FOR SEAFARERS The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a new edition of its widely used Personal Training and Service Record Book, to help qualified seafarers and their employers maintain...
August 7th, 2017 | Associations, Books, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Compositeworks open new office in Antibes

Compositeworks open new office in Antibes
… Compositeworks open new office in Antibes following another record year Antibes, 7 August 2017 – Compositeworks, a leading shipyard specialising in superyacht and megayacht refits in La Ciotat and La Rochelle, have opened a new office in Antibes. This decision follows the acquisition of the...
August 7th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology, Yachting | Read More

Concentrated Inspection Campaign – Safety of Navigation

Concentrated Inspection Campaign – Safety of Navigation
… CIC on Safety of Navigation including ECDIS The Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU have announced a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) focusing on the Safety of Navigation including ECDIS. The CIC aims at checking the compliance with Safety of Navigation, including Electronic Chart Display Information...
August 7th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Wärtsilä engines and propulsion solutions to power two new fishing trawlers

Wärtsilä engines and propulsion solutions to power two new fishing trawlers
rendering of the fishing trawler to be built at the PJSC Vyborg shipyard in Russia Wärtsilä Corporation, 7 August 2017  – The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the engines and the complete propulsion package, including the propulsion control system for two new fishing...
August 7th, 2017 | Fisheries, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

New UN sanctions target North Korea’s exports of strategic commodities

New UN sanctions target North Korea’s exports of strategic commodities
On 5 August 2017 the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a significant expansion of the UN sanctions regime against North Korea, in response to North Korea’s recent ballistic missile tests.    Resolution 2371 (2017) (the Resolution) targets key elements of North Korea’s economy,...
August 6th, 2017 | Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  05-Aug-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 6-19 AUGUST 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 6-19 August 2017 Saturday, August 5, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 7 Aug (Mon) – August Bank Holiday (Ireland, Scotland) 9 Aug (Wed)...
August 5th, 2017 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

No steam for the BDI? Geopolitics’ mess looms…

No steam for the BDI?  Geopolitics’ mess looms…
John Faraclas The BDI (Dry Baltic Index) closed earlier on today at 1,032 points which is 9 (nine) points up since yesterday and 99 (ninety-nine) since last Friday the 28th of July when it stood at 933 points. Geopolitics are sending a strong message that the going gets tough. The BDI is minus 1215 points...
August 4th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

German Women Conquer Skiffs, Italy Wins First Foiling Catamaran Championship In Survival Conditions

German Women Conquer Skiffs, Italy Wins First Foiling Catamaran Championship In Survival Conditions
German Women Conquer Skiffs, Italy Wins First Foiling Catamaran Championship In Survival Conditions Men’s 49er Cancelled, British Take Crown In a day characterized by huge gusts, out-of-control runs, capsizes and wild wind shifts, Tina Lutz and Susan Beucke took complete control of the 49erFX fleet.  The...
August 4th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

  04-Aug-2017 SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS OFF CHAI WAN Hong Kong NAVIGATION RESTRICTIONS Mississippi River, United States Submarine outfall inspection works off Chai Wan Friday, August 4, 2017, Hong Kong For approximately 1 week, submarine outfall inspection works will...
August 4th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HRAS Interview No. 28: NGO Confronts Abortion Rights at Sea

HRAS Interview No. 28: NGO Confronts Abortion Rights at Sea
Women on Waves in Guatemala 2016 Last year’s Zika virus outbreak saw a dramatic increase in demand for safe abortions in Latin-American countries. The virus can cause foetal brain developmental problems, and data from Women on Web, an NGO that provides access to safe abortions in countries where they...
August 4th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

PBES Appoints Local Business Expert to Develop Energy Storage Markets

PBES Appoints Local Business Expert to Develop Energy Storage Markets
Eivind Aune Norwegian energy storage company strengthens business development resources Trondheim, Norway – August 1, 2017 – Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) today announced that Eivind Aune has joined the firm to develop energy storage markets. Mr. Aune brings decades of experience in Norwegian business. With...
August 4th, 2017 | Energy, Environment, News | Read More