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Capital Ship Management Corp. Takes Delivery of M/V ‘Attikos

Capital Ship Management Corp. Takes Delivery of M/V ‘Attikos
The m/v “Attikos” Athens, Greece, February 7, 2017. Capital Ship Management Corp. took successful delivery today of the vessel M/V ‘Attikos’ (ex name ‘K Ambition’), a 178,928.8 dwt, Capesize bulk carrier, built in 2012 by Sundong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co....
February 7th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Sales and Purchases | Read More

VesselsValue: Australia moves up to 2nd place in global Panamax Bulk Trade

VesselsValue: Australia moves up to 2nd place in global Panamax Bulk Trade
Australia moves up to 2nd place in global Panamax Bulk Trade. Knowing which trade routes are growing in demand and which are shrinking is key for optimising which sectors ship owners should specialise in. The evolution of the top 5 trade routes for Panamax bulkers can be measured through the billons...
February 7th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 07, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 07, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from the negative tone in Wall Street overnight, the majority of European equity markets were lower in early trade on Tuesday as investors...
February 7th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

INTTRA container orders grew by 16% in 2016 – More than 5x Industry Rate

INTTRA container orders grew by 16% in 2016 – More than 5x Industry Rate
Parsippany, NJ, February 7, 2017 – INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping marketplace, announced that it generated 16% growth in 2016 over 2015 in container orders, which include bookings, shipping instructions and shipping orders. The company processed 38.5 million container orders on its...
February 7th, 2017 | Containers, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets | Read More

Freight association urges caution when seeking Brexit advice

Freight association urges caution when seeking Brexit advice
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to carefully consider the options when seeking advice on the likely implications to their business and services of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Director General, Robert Keen says: “There has been a huge...
February 7th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Evergreen Recognized for Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies

Evergreen Recognized for Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies
February 06, 2016 – Evergreen Line has received recognition for its excellent performance in a voluntary environmental and ecological protection program, which started on July 1 last year and ended on November 15.  The initiative was aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions of vessels and avoiding...
February 7th, 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Liner Shipping and Trade, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Torvald Klaveness selects ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software to help comply with environmental regulations

Torvald Klaveness selects ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software to help comply with environmental regulations
… OCTOPUS performance advisory & reporting solution will be utilized on three Klaveness Combination Carriers. Dalfsen, Netherlands, February 7, 2017 – ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software will be installed on three new Torvald Klaveness vessels to help them meet incoming emissions regulations....
February 7th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

New MacGregor service contracts offer customers guaranteed cost savings

New MacGregor service contracts offer customers guaranteed cost savings
CARGOTEC CORPORATION,  7 FEBRUARY 2017 AT 10 AM (EET) – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has launched new, simplified planned service agreements that will save customers’ money and reduce their maintenance administration burden. “Market conditions have changed a great deal since we launched...
February 7th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

PC Maritime gets DNV-GL ECDIS certification

PC Maritime gets DNV-GL ECDIS certification
PC Maritime gets DNV GL ECDIS certification DNV-GL has issued an official certificate for PC Maritime’s Navmaster ECDIS after the company passed all the tests. Navmaster ECDIS is up-to-date against all current standards including the new IEC 61174 Edt. 4 and the IHO Presentation Library Edt 4.0. Most...
February 7th, 2017 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

Markets: shall we …blame the Rooster? Geopolitics: Enigmatic!

Markets: shall we …blame the Rooster? Geopolitics: Enigmatic!
John Faraclas With another fall, basically “credited” to the Capers, the BDI “must” blame the Roosters’ Chinese celebrations which by now come to an end and let’s hope there will be a reverse or else… The Geopolitical conundrum is more than enigmatic; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The...
February 6th, 2017 | Corruption, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
06-Feb-2017 MAINTENANCE DREDGING Hong Kong Maintenance dredging Monday, February 6, 2017, Hong Kong For approximately 10 months, dredging operations will be carried out [at the Castle Peak Power Station Jetty, Tap Shek Kok] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the...
February 6th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Oceanco launches the largest yacht ever built in The Netherlands

Oceanco launches the largest yacht ever built in The Netherlands
Oceanco launches the largest yacht ever built in The Netherlands – 110m/361ft project JUBILEE Oceanco’s outstanding project JUBILEE, with striking exterior styling by Lobanov Design, grand interior by Sorgiovanni Designs and owner’s representation by Burgess, is the largest yacht ever built...
February 6th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Yachting | Read More

New head of Total Lubmarine shares vision

New head of Total Lubmarine shares vision
Robert Joore Robert Joore, the new General Manager of leading marine lubricants supplier Total Lubmarine has laid out his vision for the company, focusing on developing a range of innovative solutions for ship operators operating in poor freight markets in a low-sulphur era.  Speaking at the company’s...
February 6th, 2017 | Bunkering, Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Person Profiles | Read More

Seafarers’ House to honor Princess Cruises’ Jan Swartz at 2017 Golden Compass Gala

Seafarers’ House to honor Princess Cruises’ Jan Swartz at 2017 Golden Compass Gala
  Jan Swartz FEBRUARY 6, 2017 – FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Jan Swartz, group president of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia, has been selected as recipient of the Seafarers’ House International Golden Compass Award for 2017. The award is given each year to those who have achieved distinction...
February 6th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Cruise Industry, Events, HR | Read More

HFW Briefing – Judicial Public Interest Agreement and Liability Insurance

HFW Briefing – Judicial Public Interest Agreement and Liability Insurance
Judicial Public Interest Agreement (Convention judiciaire d’intérêt public – CJIP) and Liability Insurance: the impact of the Sapin II Law on D&O insurers and policyholders The French legislator...
February 6th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

Seafarers at Fawley not paid wages and without warm clothing

Seafarers at Fawley not paid wages and without warm clothing
The “Sea Emperor” Seafarers on board a ship held at Fawley Port were found to be without warm clothing for days and their wages unpaid for three months. The chemical tanker, Sea Emperor, was detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on January 28, after it was found to have various equipment...
February 6th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Labour Disputes, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

BIFA names new board member

BIFA names new board member
Rachel Morley The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has announced that Rachel Morley has joined its Board of Directors, replacing Carson McMullan who has stepped down having been on the Board since 2009. Rachel is general manager for operations at BIFA member company, Spatial Global based...
February 6th, 2017 | Associations, Logistics, Markets, Person Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Jephson to speak in Monaco: Daily Wealth Letter

Jephson to speak in Monaco: Daily Wealth Letter
Ian Brodie Daily Wealth Letter a daily synopsis of the wealth news that’s most relevant, timely and dependable Compiled and edited by Ian Brodie of The Wealth Forums (www.thewealthforums.com NEXT WEALTH FORUM EVENT: Monaco Wealth Forum, March 15, Cafe de Paris, Monte-Carlo (visit www.thewealthforums.com...
February 6th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Reports | Read More

Going with the flow…

Going with the flow…
General bunker operation GOING WITH THE FLOW: World Fuel Services welcomes the introduction of mandatory mass flow metering in Singapore. In a move which has been widely hailed as a landmark moment for the bunker industry, the use of mass flow metering (MFM) for heavy fuel oil bunker deliveries in Singapore...
February 6th, 2017 | Bunkering, Regulatory, Technology | Read More

Norsafe offers “train the trainer” course in LSA

Norsafe offers “train the trainer” course in LSA
Norsafe, global life-saving marine systems manufacturer, is offering a specialised “Train the Trainer” course in lifesaving appliances (LSA) aimed at instructors and trainers working in nautical schools and training centres. The course covers operational and maintenance training on freefall lifeboat...
February 6th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Crew health: Advice for safe sex

Crew health: Advice for safe sex
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are extremely common – it is estimated that up to 75% of sexually active people will contract an STI of some kind in their life time. For seafarers, the likelihood of contracting an STI is further increased, due to their unsettled lifestyles and a lack of access...
February 6th, 2017 | Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More

Jamaica launches its candidature for election onto IMO Council

Jamaica launches its candidature for election onto IMO Council
from the Jamaica candidancy launch Jamaica launched its bid to be elected to Category ‘C’ of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council last Thursday (2 February) – in a move to position Jamaica as a ‘viable maritime hub’.   Addressing specially invited guests, Jamaica’s Minister...
February 6th, 2017 | Flags, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy…

Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy…
Greece Macro Monitor (6 February, 2017) Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy and the present bailout programme The study presented herein has been motivated by the ongoing negotiations between the Greek government and the Institutions (EC/ECB/IMF/ESM)...
February 6th, 2017 | Country Profiles, European Union, Insight, News, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

HELMEPA – Lloyd’s Register Foundation Campaign: next stop, Aigio

HELMEPA – Lloyd’s Register Foundation Campaign: next stop, Aigio
Flying the flag! The town of Aigio will be the 11th stop of the “Educational Community and Public Awareness Campaign on the Marine Environment, Shipping and Sciences”, which is carried out by HELMEPA across 14 Greek towns and cities between 2014-2017 with the support of Lloyd’s Register Foundation...
February 6th, 2017 | Charity, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

2017 SMART4SEA Conference & Awards addressed key smart shipping challenges

2017 SMART4SEA Conference & Awards addressed key smart shipping challenges
The 2017 SMART4SEA Conference & Awards, a PRO BONO event, successfully concluded on Tuesday 31st of January 2017 in Eugenides Foundation, Athens attracting 460 delegates from 15 countries representing a total of 240 organizations. Sixteen (16) global experts presented key smart shipping challenges...
February 6th, 2017 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More