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Greencarrier Freight Services acquires Trana Spedition

Greencarrier Freight Services acquires Trana Spedition
Greencarrier Freight Services Sweden will today acquire all shares in Trana Spedition. Based just outside Borås, Sweden, Trana’s road transport solutions to and from Finland makes it a great addition to the Greencarrier organization. “Trana Spedition is an outstanding and well-managed company, ”...
May 2nd, 2013 | Logistics | Read More

theBRIDGE – the new digital magazine from SAMI

theBRIDGE – the new digital magazine from SAMI
SAMI is  extremely pleased to send us the good news of  the launch issue of theBRIDGE. This is the new digital magazine from SAMI, bridging the gap between the maritime security and shipping industries, one of the key aims of the Association. The magazine, which was produced as a hard copy for distribution...
May 2nd, 2013 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Agroterrorism – the new threat to food security

Agroterrorism – the new threat to food security
Agroterrorism – the new threat to food security (source: Lloyd’s of London website) Thu 02 May 2013 – Food security is increasingly becoming an oxymoron in many parts of the world. From last year’s droughts which decimated US crops to the recent European horsemeat scandal, the ability...
May 2nd, 2013 | News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Public listing of MultiClient Geophysical ASA at Oslo Axess

Public listing of MultiClient Geophysical ASA at Oslo Axess
Public listing of MultiClient Geophysical ASA at Oslo Axess Applied date:20/02/2013 Accepted date:20/03/2013 Listing date: 02/05/2013 Ticker: MCG MultiClient Geophysical ASA (“MCG”) provides multi-client 2D and 3D seismic surveys to oil and gas companies worldwide from its offices in Norway and Singapore....
May 2nd, 2013 | Stock Markets | Read More

Martek: “Five months left for shipowners to combat world’s biggest killer and meet new MLC rules”

Martek: “Five months left for shipowners to combat world’s biggest killer and meet new MLC rules”
August will see the introduction of the new Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). Ratified by 35 ILO member states covering 68.8% of the world fleet’s gross tonnage, the MLC provides rules for the protection of the world’s 1.2 million seafarers. One of the regulations that will particularly concern shipowners...
May 1st, 2013 | Environment, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United States, all ports – No wake areas * India, all ports – Dead body sighted off Southwest Indian Coast * Singapore, Pulau Ayer Chawan – Works at Ayer Chawan Basin, Jurong Island * Indonesia,...
May 1st, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

New daily European groupage service from DSV Road

New daily European groupage service from DSV Road
DSV daily pallet service 1 May 2013 sees the introduction of DSV Daily Pallet, a new, high-quality service offering daily pick-up and departure with on-time delivery of palletised groupage shipments between 35 and 3, 500 kg to and from anywhere in Europe. DSV Daily Pallet is the result of a comprehensive...
May 1st, 2013 | Logistics | Read More

Videotel launches unique flag state administration system at IMO

Videotel launches unique flag state administration system at IMO
Videotel will be launching a unique training software programme, Videotel webFSA, at IMO STW 44, on Wednesday, 1 May 2013. A sophisticated Flag State Administration Training and Record Management system, Videotel webFSA, provides Member States with the assistance they need to meet the forthcoming IMO...
May 1st, 2013 | Flags | Read More

Alert! Issue No.32

Alert!  Issue No.32
Dealing with the menace of fatigue The current issue of the International Maritime Human Element Bulletin Alert! provides all the connections required to link issues of fatigue to the safe manning of ships and the way they are operated. After many years when the industry has been hesitating about the...
May 1st, 2013 | Safety and Security, What Others Say | Read More

Hellenic Lloyd’s holds its initial LR Hellenic Technical Management Systems sub-committee

Hellenic Lloyd’s holds its initial LR Hellenic Technical Management Systems sub-committee
 We would like to advise our clients that the first Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Technical Management Systems Sub-Committee was held on Wednesday 24 April at Hellenic Lloyd’s premises in Piraeus. This initiative of Lloyd’s Register aims to facilitate cross-industry discussion and debate at the very...
May 1st, 2013 | Classification Societies, Technical | Read More

LNG in Singapore: the current and future position*

LNG in Singapore: the current and future position*
Gordon Inkson Already well-established as a major centre for global oil trading, Singapore seems on track to become the leading Asia-Pacific trading hub for LNG. With its first LNG terminal set to open later this year, Singapore’s strategic location and proenterprise environment will enable the country...
May 1st, 2013 | Legal | Read More

PVI to undertake ISO/PAS 28007 Certification with LRQA

PVI to undertake ISO/PAS 28007 Certification with LRQA
  Barry Roche LONDON (May. 1, 2013) — Protection Vessels International Limited (PVI) and Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) are pleased to announce that an agreement has been entered into for PVI to take part in the ISO 28000/28007 pilot scheme. The pilot scheme is due to commence...
May 1st, 2013 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Lilaas brings integration under control

Lilaas brings integration under control
Terje Akerholt Lilaas AS is introducing new versions of its electronically-controlled LO1 lever technology, first launched in September 2012, which include integration in their electronics that the company believes is unique in the marine market.  The additions complete a portfolio of solutions to meet...
May 1st, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

ISS creates new Vice President Bulk Commodity role

ISS creates new Vice President Bulk Commodity role
Tim Cahill Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has appointed Tim Cahill to a new role as Vice President Bulk Commodity Business Development, to target future growth in cargo services.    Reporting directly to Claus Hyldager, Chief Executive Officer, Tim...
May 1st, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies | Read More

Braemar Seascope opens new Oslo office

Braemar Seascope opens new Oslo office
James Kidwell Braemar Seascope is pleased to announce that it is further strengthening its shipbroking division by opening a new tanker chartering office in Oslo. This follows the recent establishment of a deep sea tanker chartering desk in Houston. The Oslo office will focus on the specialised tanker...
May 1st, 2013 | Chartering, Sales and Purchases | Read More

ITF statement on Qatar’s ICAO relocation bid

ITF statement on Qatar’s ICAO relocation bid
David Cockroft Commenting on the Qatari government’s reported bid to have the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) headquarters relocated from Canada to the country’s capital, Doha, ITF general secretary David Cockroft said: “This defies belief. ICAO is the lead body for civil aviation...
May 1st, 2013 | ITF | Read More

Hill Dickinson’s International Shipping team expands with appointment of former master mariner as partner

Hill Dickinson’s International Shipping team expands with appointment of former master mariner as partner
Ian Maclean International law firm Hill Dickinson has appointed Ian MacLean as a partner to its London office, where he will focus on his international client base of ship owners, ship managers and their insurers. This appointment provides the firm with five former mariners at partner level, with Ian...
May 1st, 2013 | Legal | Read More

ETF organises European Action Day on 12 June to demand a social dimension inside the Single European Sky

ETF organises European Action Day on 12 June to demand a social dimension inside the Single European Sky
Today, Tuesday 30 April 2013*, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) announced that Air Traffic Management (ATM) employees are mobilising for a European Action Day on 12 June 2013 to demand the establishment of a fair, cooperative and social Single European Sky (SES). Air Traffic Control...
May 1st, 2013 | Labour Disputes | Read More

OW Bunker appoints new branch manager for India opperation

OW Bunker appoints new branch manager for India opperation
OW Bunker, one of the world’s largest suppliers and traders of marine fuel oil and lubricants, today announced the appointment of Mrs Bilquis Khan as the new Branch Manager of its India office, based in Mumbai. Mrs Khan has a wealth of experience having worked for a number of organisations in the...
May 1st, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port news form GAC

Hot Port news form GAC
Your daily* news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock repairs completed * Russia, Novorossiysk – Local holiday in Krasnodar region * India, Paradip – Berth draft enhancements – June 2013 * Singapore, Singapore –...
May 1st, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

World shipping markets: still down; Greeks: get your act together!

World shipping markets: still down; Greeks: get your act together!
John N. Faraclas The following are the main points – in brief – from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 26th of April 2013: 1)The hot weather in the UK was Thomakos’ first point given last Thursday’s 23C in London. Faraclas counter that climate...
May 1st, 2013 | News | Read More

F/T Kai Xin and m/v Skyfrost

F/T Kai Xin and m/v Skyfrost
The “Kai Xin” on fire Chinese Fishing trawler Kai Xin, operated by Shanghai Kaichuang Marine International Co., Shanghai suffered a serious fire on the 17th of April 2013 whilst fishing for krill in the vicinity of the South Shetland Islands. Her 97 crewmen abandoned the vessel and boarded...
April 30th, 2013 | News | Read More

ABB Turbocharging to attend 27th CIMAC World Congress in Shanghai

ABB Turbocharging to attend 27th CIMAC World Congress in Shanghai
Baden, Switzerland, April 30, 2013 – ABB Turbocharging will attend as one of four major sponsors this year’s 27th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology, held 13-16 May in Shanghai, China. The World Congress is held once every three years and constitutes the CIMAC’s major, most forward-looking,...
April 30th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

ClassNK Issues First MLC Certification for Vietnamese Seafarer Recruitment Center

ClassNK Issues First MLC Certification for Vietnamese Seafarer Recruitment Center
ClassNK Country Manager of Vietnam Jun Sakamoto (left) with Southern Crewmanning Center Director Capt. Tran Trung Dung (right) Ho Chi Minh – Leading classification society ClassNK announced that it certified the Ho Chi Minh-based Southern Crewmanning Center (SCC), in accordance with the Maritime Labour...
April 30th, 2013 | Events, Regulatory | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan hosts Solar Finance Event

GL Garrad Hassan hosts Solar Finance Event
London/UK, 30 April 2013 – GL Garrad Hassan organised a Solar Finance Q&A and Networking Evening in London recently. The event was co-hosted with UK law firm, Burges Salmon and was run as part of the Clean Energy Finance and Development event at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel. More than 60...
April 30th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More