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Regulation is greatest challenge for insurance industry in year ahead, according to Lloyd’s survey

76 percent of respondents feel that insurance regulation is unlikely to advance with upcoming election According to a survey of insurance executives conducted by Lloyd’s at last week’s annual Risk and Insurance Management (RIMS) conference in Philadelphia, increased regulation is the top challenge...
May 2nd, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

foodcareplus™ andNova Fresh Logistics announce all-in-one international logistics service for seafood industry

Brussels, Belgium – May 02, 2012 –foodcareplus™ and Nova Fresh Logistics announced an all-in-one logistics service for the seafood industry today at the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, Belgium. Combining their expertise in the shipping, handling and distribution of perishable goods, the...
May 2nd, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

NORTH P&I Club lends support to International Campaign to cut liquefaction losses

The ‘A’ rated, 170 million GT North P&I club is playing a major role in continuing international efforts to prevent further loss of life caused by nickel ore cargoes that liquefy at sea. The latest developments in the campaign are reported in the club’s loss-prevention newsletter Signals. Most...
May 2nd, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

NORTH P&I Club updates definitive Guide to P&I industry

The ‘A’ rated, 170 million GT North P&I club has published a second edition of its comprehensive introduction to the critically important topic of maritime liability cover – otherwise known as ‘protection and indemnity’ (P&I) – which recent international casualties, pirate...
May 2nd, 2012 | Books, P and I Clubs | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: United States, Houston, Texas – Expansion of I-418 Manifest Pilot Program United States, all ports – Navigation restrictions after right whale season ends Qatar, all ports – Drilling operations...
May 2nd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Japanese shipowners celebrate North P&I Club’s Tokyo office opening

Japanese shipowners celebrate North P&I Club’s Tokyo office opening
Nobutaka Mukae of Kumiai Senpaku addressing North PI club reception Over 100 representatives of Japanese shipping community recntly attended a reception in Tokyo to celebrate the opening of North P&I club’s new branch office Japan. Located in Tokyo’s central Kyobashi commercial district, the...
May 2nd, 2012 | Events, P and I Clubs | Read More

TOC Europe 2012

TOC Europe 2012
Global port and terminal performance under the spotlight at TOC Europe conference and exhibition International container port operators, users, equipment and technology providers debate next generation terminal operating efficiencies at annual industry gathering London, 02.05.2012 – New approaches...
May 2nd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

G6 Alliance decides to maintain current 6-loop product structure for Asia-Europe service

Tokyo, May 2, 2012 – Members of the G6 Alliance announced today that they will maintain the current 6-loop product structure and not reinstate the planned Loop 2 Asia-Europe service. This loop was originally developed as one of the seven loops between Asia and North Europe jointly provided by the six...
May 2nd, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

The Poros Charter Yacht Show 5 to 10 May

The Poros Charter Yacht Show 5 to 10 May
Aerial view of the Poros inner waterfront where the exhibition show takes place POROS, Greece For over 10 years, the POROS CHARTER YACHT SHOW assembles the finest of the luxury yachting charter industry in the Eastern Mediterranean. From 5th to 10th May 2012, the show will showcase over 70 yachts...
May 2nd, 2012 | Exhibitions, Yachting | Read More

BRAEMAR (incorporating The Salvage Association) appoints new regional director to the Far East

Graeme Temple Braemar Technical Services (Incorporating The Salvage Association) is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Temple to the role of Regional Director for its Far East region. Graeme will take responsibility for strengthening the company’s surveyor network in this important region...
May 2nd, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Edwin Wartenweiler to become new CRO at HSH Nordbank

Edwin Wartenweiler to become new CRO at HSH Nordbank
HAMBURG/KIEL – Today the Supervisory Board of HSH Nordbank appointed Edwin Wartenweiler (52) as the Bank’s CRO (Chief Risk Officer) for a period of three years. Mr. Wartenweiler will take up his new position on 1 June 2012. Edwin Wartenweiler is coming to HSH Nordbank from FMS Wertmanagement...
May 2nd, 2012 | Banking, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Launch of charter company Solent Rib Safaris boosts rigid inflatable boat sector as sail racing season approaches

Launch of charter company Solent Rib Safaris boosts rigid inflatable boat sector as sail racing season approaches
Solent Voyager Launch of charter company Solent Rib Safaris boosts rigid inflatable boat sector as sail racing season approaches Ribs tickle the fancy of investment banks and big companies. By James Brewer A new offshore rigid inflatable boat (rib) charter company, Solent Rib Safaris, has been...
May 2nd, 2012 | Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Reported hijack in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert

Reported hijack in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert
Reported hijack in Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Alert (2 May 2012)        A maritime security alert has been issued for the Gulf of Guinea after a product tanker was reported hijacked on 30 April. Reports suggest the owners received a phone call from the master believed to be acting...
May 2nd, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Ground Breaking Shallow Water Buoyant Tower Design and Supply

Ground Breaking Shallow Water Buoyant Tower Design and Supply
  Shallow Water Buoyant Tower’ Rendering of the CX-15 fixed depth shallow water buoyant tower GMC & Horton Wison Deepwater confirm Joint Venture for ground breaking Shallow Water Buoyant Tower Design and Supply – First contract secured and underway GMC and Horton Wison Deepwater today...
May 2nd, 2012 | Energy, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Eyes Of The Sailing World On Stresa For ISAF Mid-Year Meeting

Tuesday 1 May 2012 -From 3-6 May 2012, the eyes of the sailing world will be on Stresa, Italy for the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting. Following the Equipment Committee meeting on 28 April in Southampton, Great Britain, the Audit, Events and Executive Committees will gather along with the ISAF Council in Stresa,...
May 1st, 2012 | Yachting | Read More

Wind and Solar Energy Market in Turkey – Risks and Opportunities

HAMBURG – The demand for electricity in Turkey is expected to rise sharply in future. Since the government is keen to avoid foreign dependency, considerably more power will be required from domestic sources. Turkey has a huge potential in wind and solar energy thanks to favourable climatic conditions....
May 1st, 2012 | Energy | Read More

Oil majors approvals

Martina Kelly, associate, Holman Fenwick Willan In Transpetrol Maritime Services Ltd v SJB (Marine Energy) BV (The Rowan) (29 February 2012), the English Court of Appeal considered whether a ship owner’s warranty that a vessel had oil majors approval was a continuing one or was limited to the owner’s...
May 1st, 2012 | Legal | Read More

Chartering by conduct and London arbitration proceedings: the importance of documents

Sarah Taylor, partner, Holman Fenwick Willan Identifying contractual documents for the purposes of bringing claims in arbitration can cause difficulties, particularly where parties have traded for several years. In Finmoon Limited and another v Baltic Reefer Management Ltd and others (17 April 2012)...
May 1st, 2012 | Legal, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Alert!

Alert!
Alert! Issue No.29 –Why maritime educators matter so much Maritime educators carry fearsome responsibilities and play a key role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of the ships in which their students serve. Issue 29 of the International Maritime Human Element Bulletin Alert! focuses on the...
May 1st, 2012 | Books, Charity, Comment, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Containership market favourable says Samskip CEO

Samskip's "Arnarfell" The containership market is becoming more attractive and could present shipowners with opportunities for purchasing new tonnage, according to Samskip CEO Ásbjörn Gíslason. In statement prepared by the Icelandic shipowner about the recent acquisition of the containerships...
May 1st, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

May Day statement by the Global Unions: Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery

May Day statement by the Global Unions: Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery
David Cockroft, ITF's Secretary-General Global Unions Message – May Day 2012 It is more than five years since the financial crisis hit, followed rapidly by a larger economic crisis. This economic earthquake exposed the dangers of financialisation; of having the real economy subservient to...
May 1st, 2012 | ITF, News | Read More

Lloyd’s Register acquires WEST Engineering Services to become the top independent provider of technical services to the offshore drilling sector

Lloyd’s Register acquires WEST Engineering Services to become the top independent provider of technical services to the offshore drilling sector
John Wishard, Lloyd’s Register’s Energy Director Acquisition of WEST, subsea systems specialists, builds support for exploration and production activities Lloyd’s Register has acquired Houston-based WEST Engineering Services in a move that secures the Group’s position as the...
May 1st, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

OSIL introduce new oil in water monitoring buoy

OSIL’s environmental monitor OSIL are delighted to introduce their new Oil in Water Monitoring buoy, a rapid deployment option for localised spill events and preventative monitoring.  The compact and rugged buoy system is designed for short term monitoring (up to 24 months) and emergency...
April 30th, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

DNV Arctic focus and dangers

Exercise arranged by NPS DNV increases its Arctic focus and acquires the oil spill preparedness company NPS, writes Svein Inge Leirgulen 30 April 2012  – The Arctic has large oil and gas resources and operations in this sensitive and harsh area will require efficient oil-spill preparedness solutions....
April 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

ABS: 150th Annual Meeting of the Classification Society

ABS: 150th Annual Meeting of the Classification Society
Robert Somerville 30 April 2012  – ABS Reports another milestone in fleet siz as it positions for Class of the Future (New York, NY—) Speaking at the 150th Annual Members Meeting of the classification society on 24 April 2012, in New York, ABS Chairman Robert D. Somerville reported...
April 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More