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A Handful of Dust: true grit at the Whitechapel Gallery

A Handful of Dust:  true grit at the Whitechapel Gallery
Cover of Minotaure magazine, 1935. A Handful of Dust:  true grit at the Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer An accumulation of dust in the studio of an artist a century ago has left a long trail. This is tracked in a new exhibition which sweeps up into a diverse panorama the unexpected impact that a...
June 16th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
16-Jun-2017 SEA DREDGING MAINTENANCE PROJECT Philadelphia, United States INCREASE IN ARRIVALS AND DEMAND FOR BOOKING SLOTS Panama Canal, Panama Sea Dredging Maintenance Project Friday, June 16, 2017, Philadelphia, United States The Coast Guard is establishing three safety zones...
June 16th, 2017 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

What’s the BDI’s missing link? Geops in disarray… Grenfell Tower a liability for all

What’s the BDI’s missing link? Geops in disarray… Grenfell Tower a liability for all
John Faraclas The BDI closed earlier on today at 851 points; that’s four points down since yesterday and …two points up since last week’s 849 points. The Geops (Geopolitics) are in the worst possible state since the end of World War II! Any objections? If yes, then we are more than pleased to entertain...
June 16th, 2017 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Story of the Year, Tankers | Read More

Ocean Scientists and Subsea engineers gather in Aberdeen for milestone conference

Prof. John Watson Hundreds of delegates are expected to turn out for the 60th 2017 Oceans conference at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre which opens on Tuesday (June 19). Organised jointly by the IEEE Ocean Engineering Society (OES) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS), this will be the...
June 16th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Construction, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology | Read More

DNV GL awards Kawasaki Heavy Industries AiP for new non-spherical (MOSS) LNG tank

DNV GL awards Kawasaki Heavy Industries AiP for new non-spherical (MOSS) LNG tank
KHI’s new non-spherical (MOSS) tank is a IMO Independent Type B LNG tank that has been developed for use in 180KM3 LNG carriers. Credit: KHI Tokyo, 7 June 2017: DNV GL has awarded Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd (KHI) an Approval in Principle (AiP) for their newly developed non-spherical (MOSS)...
June 16th, 2017 | Awards, Canals, Classification Societies, Gas Carriers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology | Read More

Mass rescue conference highlights capability gaps and importance of planning

Mass rescue conference highlights capability gaps and importance of planning
Dr. Doumbia-Henry Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University, delivers keynote speech More must be done to emphasis the importance of maritime mass rescue operation planning to identify and meet gaps in search and rescue (SAR) response capability. This was part of the message delivered...
June 16th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Person Profiles, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Thomas Cooper: The LMAA Terms 2017 I

Thomas Cooper: The LMAA Terms 2017  I
The LMAA Terms 2017 by Ioanna Vitta & Stella Petritsi The LMAA has released updated versions of the LMAA main Terms, Small Claims Procedure and Intermediate Claims Procedure, which apply to arbitrations commenced after 1 May 2017. The main amendments to the 2012 version of the...
June 16th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Legal | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 16 June 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 16 June 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Court cases and arbitration England and Wales: Beware exemption clauses England and Wales: Claimant sued “driverless” car England and Wales: Importance of complying...
June 16th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

ClassNK unveils longitudinal strength assessments software “PrimeShip-HULL(Rules) /PartC15” in response to latest rule amendments

ClassNK unveils longitudinal strength assessments software “PrimeShip-HULL(Rules) /PartC15” in response to latest rule amendments
PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)/PartC15_image 1 Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK released a new longitudinal strength assessments software “PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)/PartC15” as part of its prescriptive calculation suite “PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)”. For ensuring further safety and streamlining...
June 16th, 2017 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 16, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 16, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The BoE surprised markets with two MPC members joining MPC Kristin Forbes, the most hawkish member so far, and voting all three in favor of a 25bps rate...
June 16th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Norsafe secures contracts worth more than 200 million NOK

Norsafe secures contracts worth more than 200 million NOK
Norsafe Marathon 900 RIB Norsafe is pleased to report that it has secured more than 200 million NOK in LSA contracts that have been put out to tender so far this year. In addition to the recently announced prestigious contract with Kværner for delivery of three of Norsafe’s largest freefall lifeboats...
June 16th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@855 might become …a liability; Geops too

The BDI@855 might become …a liability; Geops too
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another ten points since yesterday and now reads 855 becoming a liability for all stakeholders, despite the fact that in Feb’16 we have seen the BDI shrink  down to 290 points… The Geops are advancing fast towards a major collision between all despicable...
June 15th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Whitechapel Gallery exhibition: The Trickle-Down Syndrome by Benedict Drew

Whitechapel Gallery exhibition: The Trickle-Down Syndrome by Benedict Drew
Main installation Whitechapel Gallery exhibition: The Trickle-Down Syndrome by Benedict Drew By James Brewer  “Do you know that sinking feeling? It’s real,” protests a woman in an installation video clip amid deafening blasts of sound. She typifies a pervading sense of disorientation evinced in...
June 15th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  15-Jun-2017 LOCKS LANE AND CULVERT OUTAGES Panama Canal, Panama REDUCTION OF RATES FOR CONTAINER SHIPS TO CONTINUE UNTIL YEAR-END Suez Canal, Egypt Locks lane and culvert outages Thursday, June 15, 2017, Panama Canal, Panama Beginning at 1800 hours, Monday, June 19, 2017,...
June 15th, 2017 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

June FOMC: Downplays softness in inflation and payroll data; balance sheet normalization will begin “relatively soon” (Thursday, June 15, 2017)

June FOMC: Downplays softness in inflation and payroll data; balance sheet normalization will begin “relatively soon” (Thursday, June 15, 2017)
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Thursday, June 15, 2017) June FOMC: Downplays softness in inflation and payroll data; balance sheet normalization will begin “relatively soon” As widely expected, the Federal Reserve increased its target range for the fed funds rate...
June 15th, 2017 | Banking, Markets, Reports | Read More

Day of the Seafarer – ten days to go! take our new quiz (new questions for 2017!!!)

Day of the Seafarer – ten days to go! take our new quiz (new questions for 2017!!!)
15 June 2017 – Ten days to Day of the Seafarer 2017 …..to kick off our ten day countdown, IMO is launching a brand new Day of the Seafarer quiz, testing your knowledge of ports, maritime affairs and IMO instruments. Take the quiz and share your score on FaceBook and Twitter! With only ten days...
June 15th, 2017 | IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

London Tech Week – Maritime Tech: UK maritime technology – Smart Green Shipping

London Tech Week – Maritime Tech: UK maritime technology – Smart Green Shipping
There’s a popular view that the maritime sector is somehow stuck in its ways and resistant to change. But a quick look at some of the innovative and unique companies that make up the UK’s remarkably broad maritime sector would soon dispel that idea. To mark London Tech Week, Maritime UK has been...
June 15th, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Aviation, Environment, News, Technical, Technology, Yachting | Read More

New contract will help speed spill response times

New contract will help speed spill response times
BIMCO and International Spill Control Organisation (ISCO) have launched two new spill response contracts to make the task of arranging clean-up services following a spill incident significantly easier to negotiate in an emergency. The two standard contracts are a first for spill response contractors....
June 15th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Environment, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Puerto Lirquen Terminal Improves Service Following Successful Upgrade to Navis N4

Puerto Lirquen Terminal Improves Service Following Successful Upgrade to Navis N4
Terminal relies on Navis’ agile software system to help optimize resources, increase volume of cargo and reduce operating costs  Oakland, CA— June 15, 2017—Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency...
June 15th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology | Read More

BDA appoints Bermuda Stock Exchange CEO to its Board

BDA appoints Bermuda Stock Exchange CEO to its Board
Greg Wojciechowski Hamilton, Bermuda, June 15, 2017 – The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) has announced the appointment of Greg Wojciechowski to its Board of Directors. Wojciechowski, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) for the past 15 years, joined...
June 15th, 2017 | Associations, Person Profiles | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 15, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 15, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The FOMC raised the Federal Funds rate by 25bps to a 1.00-1.25%, as expected, and provided some details on how it plans to start reducing its balance...
June 15th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

LR successfully completes first classification survey of BP’s new Glen Lyon FPSO vessel

LR successfully completes first classification survey of BP’s new Glen Lyon FPSO vessel
The Glen Lyon FPSO 15 June 2017 – BP’s newest North Sea asset, the Glen Lyon floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, has been awarded full-term classification certificates for service in the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, 175 kilometres west of Shetland. Conditions west of Shetland...
June 15th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Energy, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

BoxTech database reaches 5 million containers

BoxTech database reaches 5 million containers
The BoxTech database contains details of around 20% of the global container fleet – approximately 5 million containers Hundreds of shippers, forwarders, terminals and other organizations are moving towards digitalization with access to details of around 5 million containers through BoxTech, the database...
June 15th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Markets, News | Read More

Mersey Maritime helps secure Merseyside investment…

Mersey Maritime helps secure Merseyside investment…
Councillor George Davies, Deputy Leader, Wirral Council; Mersey Maritime Chief Executive Officer Chris Shirling-Rooke and Martin White, Chief Executive, Stream Marine Training MERSEY MARITIME HELPS SECURE MERSEYSIDE INVESTMENT FOR OFFSHORE TRANING FACILITY Trade representative body Mersey Maritime has...
June 15th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Finance, Jobs, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

ETF and ECSA joint statement at the occasion of the EU Digital Assembly June 2017

ETF and ECSA joint statement at the occasion of the EU Digital Assembly June 2017
Digitalisation in shipping: Smart digital solutions to alleviate administrative workload on crew and companies On the occasion of the “Digital Assembly 2017” co-organised on 15 & 16 June by the European Commission and the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU the European seafarers and...
June 15th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, IT and Communications, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More