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2017: A Transformative Year for Veson Nautical

2017: A Transformative Year for Veson Nautical
 New Platform and Significant Growth Ensure Veson’s Continued Market Leadership; DS Norden, Along with 28 New Clients, Provide Validation    Boston, MA, USA – February 7, 2018 – 2017 was a transformative year for Veson Nautical, the world’s leading provider of commercial maritime software...
February 7th, 2018 | Company Profiles, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement | Read More

The Fight Against NOxious Emissions

The Fight Against NOxious Emissions
George Teriakidis, Regional Business Development Manager DNV GL- Region South East Europe & Middle East The IMO’s Tier III limits for nitrous oxide (NOX) emissions from new ships operating in emission control areas (ECAs) are one of the latest regulatory challenges for many shipowners. DNV GL...
February 7th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Container traffic at Container Terminal St. Petersburg rises 15% to 643,700 TEUs

Container traffic at Container Terminal St. Petersburg rises 15% to 643,700 TEUs
… In January-December 2017, Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg CJSC (CTSP, a company of UCL Holding) handled 643,700 TEUs, which is 15.4% more than in 2016, which is the highest volume of containers ever handled by CTSP. In 2017, CTSP retained its leading position among container terminals of...
February 7th, 2018 | Container shipping, Containers, Logistics, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Perplexed Dry Markets and Stocks…

Perplexed Dry Markets and Stocks…
John Faraclas The BDI …back @1,095 points… so did the DJIA with a swift rebound… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) thanks to the as ever volatile Capers now reads 1,095 points… Geopolitics continue to get worse; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI gained the 13 points lost yesterday but generally...
February 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
                                                                                                                                  06-Feb-2018 Hong Kong – Withdrawal of Light Buoy With effect from 5 February 2018, the light buoy...
February 6th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Explore the latest developments in ECDIS technology

Explore the latest developments in ECDIS technology
The Electronic Chart, the popular textbook for ECDIS use and training has been updated to the fourth edition and is full of updates and significant enhancements. For this fourth edition, the entire book has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to ensure The Electronic Chart remains the textbook for ECDIS...
February 6th, 2018 | Books, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Technical, Technology | Read More

Caught in the net: Substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working/living conditions

Caught in the net: Substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working/living conditions
The Mistral PARIS MoU: Today the Secretariat has posted a new “Caught in the Net” concerning a substandard Turkish cargo ship detained in Hamburg after main engine failure. Very poor working and living conditions for the crew. Full details can be found herebelow:  On 20 July 2017 early afternoon...
February 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

TMG wins contract to operate water taxis on the Brahmaputra in India

TMG wins contract to operate water taxis on the Brahmaputra in India
From left: Capt Malcolm Parrott is pictured with executives of the Patsloke Group Mr Karan Chhabra, Mr Milind Koltey and Mr K Srinivas Patnaik (MD & CEO of TMG Asia and Patsloke Marine) at the Assam Advantage summit The Government of Assam has invited The Maritime Group (International) to provide...
February 6th, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Submit your project for the ESPO Award 2018!

Submit your project for the ESPO Award 2018!
Is your port doing its best to create a good work environment for everyone? Submit your project for the ESPO Award 2018! 06 February 2018 The ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports is entering its tenth edition. The theme of this year is “ports as a good work environment for everyone”. The ESPO...
February 6th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited: Management Succession Plan

Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited: Management Succession Plan
Following from Steamship Mutual: Management Succession Plan The Managers have announced their succession plan for the immediate future. Gary Rynsard will step down from the role of Executive Chairman in February 2019 and will be replaced in that position by Stephen Martin. Gary will remain with the...
February 6th, 2018 | Company Profiles, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

No Fault Regime Confirmed when Apportioning Liability under the Inter-Club Agreement

No Fault Regime Confirmed when Apportioning Liability under the Inter-Club Agreement
Eurof Lloyd-Lewis and Emma Skakle No Fault Regime Confirmed when Apportioning Liability under the Inter-Club Agreement – by Eurof Lloyd-Lewis Partner, Clyde & Co LLP Transgrain Shipping (Singapore) Ptd Limited v Yangtze Navigation (Hong Kong) Co Ltd (“MV YANGTZE XING HUA”) [2017]...
February 6th, 2018 | Claims, Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More

Regional Economics and Market Strategy Monthly (Tuesday, February 06, 2018)

Regional Economics and Market Strategy Monthly (Tuesday, February 06, 2018)
EM assets extend early in 2018 their 2-year rally Promising regional outlook in 2018 REGIONAL MACROECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS & OUTLOOK Promising regional growth prospects in 2018, even though economies are about to or have already passed their cyclical peak Real disposable incomes are...
February 6th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

HMD and LR join forces to build the world’s first ballast-free LNG bunkering vessel

HMD and LR join forces to build the world’s first ballast-free LNG bunkering vessel
An image of HMD’s ballast-free LNG bunkering vessel design 06 February 2018 – Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) is scheduled to deliver the world’s first ballast free LNG bunkering vessel later this year. The 7,600m³ vessel was ordered by Germany-based Bernhard Schulte Ship management in late...
February 6th, 2018 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

UKHO produces ENC with 1 meter depth contours to support navigation in the Bristol Channel

UKHO produces ENC with 1 meter depth contours to support navigation in the Bristol Channel
High density ENC with 1 metre contours overlaid on standard ENC with 5 metre contours The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) today disclosed details of a new Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) which could help to improve situational awareness and safety. Developed to cover an area of the Bristol...
February 6th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

UCL Port’s MRC freight throughput

UCL Port’s MRC freight throughput
… THROUGHPUT OF MULTIPURPOSE RELOADING COMPLEX SOARS 23% IN 2017 In 2017, Multipurpose  Reloading Complex LLC (MRC, part of UCL Holding) operating at the Port of Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region, handled more than 5.5 million tonnes of cargo, up 23% year-on-year. The growth was driven by a 24-pct gain...
February 6th, 2018 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BreakBulk Middle East 2018 at ADNEC opened today

BreakBulk Middle East 2018 at ADNEC opened today
From the Breakbulk ME opening Dr. Eng. Abdulla Salem Al Kathiri, Director General of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport, and Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, inaugurate BreakBulk Middle East 2018 at ADNEC In the attendance of HRH Princess Sarah Al Saud, Director...
February 6th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 06, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Mounting inflation worries appear to be the main trigger for the latest sell off in global equity markets after last week’s January non-farm payrolls data showed a 2.9%YoY increase in average hourly earnings, the highest since mid-2009,...
February 6th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

DNV GL launches Nauticus Hull version V20

DNV GL launches Nauticus Hull version V20
Screenshot of new Nauticus Hull version showing the hull scantling design program. Next generation hull calculation software: DNV GL launches Nauticus Hull version V20 Høvik, 6 February 2018: DNV GL’s Nauticus Hull software has been given a major upgrade to provide improved support for the new DNV...
February 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Dry Bulkcarriers, IACS, IT and Communications, News, Safety and Security, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Tankers, Technical, Technology | Read More

EFIP welcomes the Port of Genk as new member

EFIP welcomes the Port of Genk as new member
EFIP President, Roland Hörner 6 February 2018 – EFIP is delighted to welcome Haven Genk NV / Port of Genk (Belgium) as a new member. “Haven Genk is a privately owned, tri-modal inland terminal that provides a one-stop shop for logistic services through all transport modes (road – rail –...
February 6th, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 first on the ballast water treatment market with a revised G8 certificate

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 first on the ballast water treatment market with a revised G8 certificate
Alfa Laval PureBallast Alfa Laval PureBallast 3, the third generation of the market’s leading ballast water treatment technology, is the first solution to meet the revised IMO G8 testing requirements. DNV GL, acting on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Authority, issued an updated type approval certificate...
February 6th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

UCL Port results

UCL Port results
Cargo throughput of UCL Holding’s stevedoring division rises 9% to 37.1 million tonnes In 2017, terminal operators of UCL Port, a stevedoring division of UCL Holding, handled 37.1 million tonnes of cargo, which is 9% more than in 2016. Total throughput growth within the division was driven by volumes...
February 6th, 2018 | Ports & Terminals, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The falling BDI@1,082 raises concerns…

The falling BDI@1,082 raises concerns…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) begun the week with a controlled fall. Geopolitics on a turning point. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI lost 13 points and now reads 1,082 points amid a general market fall with the Dow Jones on record losses since the crisis of 2008 and that surely...
February 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, UN | Read More

Marseille Fos set to build on 2017 growth

Marseille Fos set to build on 2017 growth
View of the Marseilles port In a sixth consecutive year of growth, container terminals at leading French port Marseille Fos handled a record 1.4 million teu in 2017.  The 10% increase on 2016 – double the European average – was one of the standout performances of a year that underlined the port’s...
February 5th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

PPR 5 meets – Implementing the 2020 sulphur limit

PPR 5 meets – Implementing the 2020 sulphur limit
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim 05/02/2018  – The 0.50% limit on sulphur in fuel oil on board ships (outside designated emission control areas) will come into effect on 1 January 2020. Ensuring consistent implementation of the 0.50% requirement is a key item on the agenda of IMO’s Sub-committee...
February 5th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Sovcomflot announces new icebreaking support vessel named after Yevgeny Primakov

Sovcomflot announces new icebreaking support vessel named after Yevgeny Primakov
From the naming ceremony for Yevgeny Primakov A ceremony raising the flag of the Russian Federation and naming a new multifunctional icebreaking platform supply vessel, Yevgeny Primakov, took place on 3 February 2018 in Saint Petersburg. Yevgeny Primakov is one of the best vessels in her class, in...
February 5th, 2018 | Events, Icebreakers, People and Places, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More