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Diana fixes panamax “Ismene” on period t/c to DHL

Diana fixes panamax “Ismene” on period t/c to DHL
ATHENS, GREECE, September 8, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with DHL Project &...
September 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

September ECB meeting: Setting the ground for tapering announcement in October

September ECB meeting: Setting the ground for tapering announcement in October
September ECB meeting: Setting the ground for tapering announcement in October (Friday, September 8, 2017) At its regular monetary policy meeting on Thursday 7 September, the ECB Governing Council kept key policy interest rates unchanged and its asset purchase programme of EUR60bn intact until December...
September 8th, 2017 | Banking, Reports | Read More

VDL AEC Maritime to reduce ship emissions

VDL AEC Maritime to reduce ship emissions
The exhaust gas from the engine enters the scrubber at the bottom end, eventually leaving it at the top as clean, white smoke. Following on from the electrification of heavy duty mobility in the form of cars, buses, automated guided vehicles and tractor units, VDL Groep intends to continue help reducing...
September 8th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement | Read More

IMarEST assists maritime sector as global treaty enters into force to halt invasive species

IMarEST assists maritime sector as global treaty enters into force to halt invasive species
Comb jelly Phylum Ctenophora do not have stinging cells and have a simpler reproductive system than most jellies. The International Ballast Water Management Convention enters into force today (8 September 2017) and the IMarEST remains on standby to support vessel owners, equipment manufacturers and...
September 8th, 2017 | IMarEST, IMO, Regulatory | Read More

AMELS 188 superyacht sold with fast delivery in less than a year

AMELS 188 superyacht sold with fast delivery in less than a year
Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS is proud to confirm the sale of the first 57.70-metre AMELS 188 from the Limited Editions range. The new Tim Heywood design – the first to feature the AMELS Hybrid Switchboard with battery power – will be delivered in less than a year in the summer of 2018 with a...
September 8th, 2017 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Yachting | Read More

Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, September 8 2017)

Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, September 8 2017)
Greece: January – July 2017 State Budget Execution & July 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – July 2017, the budget balance recorded a deficit of ca €1.35 bn, ca €0.93 bn narrower relatively to the respective Medium Term 2018-21...
September 8th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ClassNK releases latest technical rules and amendments in line with the BWMC

ClassNK releases latest technical rules and amendments in line with the BWMC
ClassNK releases latest technical rules and amendments in line with the Ballast Water Management Convention Tokyo— Leading classification society ClassNK released its new set of technical rules, Rules and Guidance for Ballast Water Management Installations, in accordance with the entry into force...
September 8th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Environment, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 08, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 08, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the ECB did not make any policy changes at yesterday’s monetary policy meeting. However, in the press...
September 8th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species enters into force

Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species enters into force
A key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water enters into force today (8 September 2017).  The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments...
September 8th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, News, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

BP’s Glen Lyon FPSO classed by DNV GL

BP’s Glen Lyon FPSO classed by DNV GL
BP Glen Lyon – picture credits BP DNV GL has awarded class to BP’s Glen Lyon Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel located west of Shetland. DNV GL’s Maritime and Oil & Gas business areas have been working closely together, to provide BP with a broad range of technical...
September 8th, 2017 | Classification Societies, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

BWM Convention now in force

BWM Convention now in force
Today, 2017 September 8, one year after its ratification, the BWM Convention is finally IN FORCE. The convention stipulates and requires two standards for discharged ballast water. The D-1 standard covers ballast water exchange while the D-2 standard covers ballast water treatment. Every ship...
September 8th, 2017 | Environment, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Capers “lift” the BDI whilst Wets fell sharply

Capers “lift” the BDI whilst Wets fell sharply
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 46 points and now stands at 1,296 – nearly 1,000 points below December’s 2013 closing. The Wets fell sharply and Geopolitics as we have predicted are about to create millions of MIGRANTS, more Terrorists and total chaos will be the name of the...
September 7th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Tropical Thames

Tropical Thames
Anne Krinsky Tropical Thames – artist Anne Krinsky’s tribute at Crossrail Roof Garden to maritime history By James Brewer On the site of the once-bustling West India Docks, amid the towering blocks of the regenerated London Docklands development, Canary Wharf, lies a tranquil haven. Crossrail Place...
September 7th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

Danes Lead Into the Sharp End of the Nacra 17 World Championships

Danes Lead Into the Sharp End of the Nacra 17 World Championships
.. The top two crews at the Nacra 17 World Championship both emerged from a challenging Race 7 of the Qualifying Series with their worst results yet. But, showing the hallmarks of potential champions, both regrouped and were immediately back into their stride during the subsequent two heats and so head...
September 7th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

IMarEST: INEC 2018 – 14th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition – Call for papers

IMarEST: INEC 2018 – 14th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition – Call for papers
Capt Matt Bolton RN, Ministry of Defence, UK The Call for Papers for the 14th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC 2018), which will incorporate the International Ship Control Systems Symposium, is now open at www.inec.org.uk. INEC 2018 will be held from Tuesday 2 – Thursday...
September 7th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  07-Sep-2017 PORT MOVEMENTS SUSPENDED Vizag Port, India IRMA HEADING FOR TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS Caribbean Sea HURRICANE CONDITION WHISKEY SET, X-RAY ANTICIPATED LATER TODAY Fernandina/Jacksonville, United States PORTS BRACE FOR HURRICANE Savannah/Brunswick, United States PORT CONDITION...
September 7th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

WISTA 2017 Conference – Only 4 weeks to go!

WISTA 2017 Conference – Only 4 weeks to go!
WISTA CONFERENCE 2017 FUTURE-PROOF MARITIME SOLUTIONS 4 – 6 OCTOBER 2017 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE CLOSING DATE IS THE 15TH OF SEPTEMBER 2017 Not registered yet? Be quick and...
September 7th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The low-down on the Mini sailors

The low-down on the Mini sailors
.. To note: – Meeting in Paris between a delegation of racers and the press – A common base yet a host of different stories – Mini sailors set great store by the fundamentals of the race – The Mini-Transat La Boulangère in figures It’s in Paris, near the Place de la Bastille,...
September 7th, 2017 | Associations, Press and Media, Sailing, Sports | Read More

North P&I Club recommends HA – Cyber risk assessment platform to members

North P&I Club recommends HA – Cyber risk assessment platform to members
Colin Gillespie, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention), North P&I Club North members receive 20% discount on HACyberLogix platform to measure and minimise cyber-risk September 7, 2017 – North P&I Club has announced details of a new benefit for members to encourage them to better understand...
September 7th, 2017 | IT and Communications, News, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, September 07, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, September 07, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Wall Street advanced modestly overnight following an unexpected announcement by the White House that US President Trump had agreed with...
September 7th, 2017 | Markets, News | Read More

How can you derive value from connected assets without compromising security?

How can you derive value from connected assets without compromising security?
Nick Brown Combining a unique, world-class approach to providing cyber security services with a methodology that will enable companies to obtain value from operational data and connected assets, Lloyd’s Register (LR) is enabling a cyber smart marine and offshore industry 07 September 2017 – LR...
September 7th, 2017 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

MCTC upgrades training courses with Steamship Mutual

MCTC upgrades training courses with Steamship Mutual
Chris Adams Leading maritime training provider Marine Catering Training Consultancy (MCTC) has launched its upgraded training course in association with International Group P&I Club Steamship Mutual. MCTC has been working closely with Steamship Mutual to upgrade its 10-week Safe Food Handling &...
September 7th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

IUA comment on discount rate reform

IUA comment on discount rate reform
Dave Matcham Please find below a comment from the International Underwriting Association on the Lord Chancellor’s proposals for reform of the way in which personal injury compensation is calculated. Dave Matcham, chief executive of the International Underwriting Association, welcomed the reform proposal....
September 7th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA | Read More

Crewsaver celebrates 60 years of pioneering lifejacket technology

Crewsaver celebrates 60 years of pioneering lifejacket technology
Marine safety equipment manufacturer Crewsaver is celebrating 60 years of pioneering lifejacket innovation in 2017, having first launched to the market in 1957. Crewsaver is now part of Survitec, a global leader in safety survival solutions, having been acquired along with the rest of the Cosalt marine...
September 7th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment | Read More

IMCA joins WFPIA

Allen Leatt The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has become a Sister Association member of the World Federation of Pipe Line Industry Associations (WFPIA). WFPIA provides a platform for collaboration amongst the associations related in one way or another to the onshore and offshore...
September 7th, 2017 | Associations, Gas | Read More