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Iberia strike latest: ITF comment

The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has issued the following comment on the first phase of the strikes called by Iberia workers in defence of their jobs. Speaking from the ILO (International Labour Organization) aviation global dialogue forum in Geneva,...
February 22nd, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Industry view: Michael Bruno on technological responses to rapidly evolving maritime threats

Michael Bruno 21 Feb 2013 14:01** – The need to ensure the safe and secure operation of the global Marine Transportation System (MTS) has long been recognized among maritime professionals.  And yet it often surprises people to learn that the vast majority of international trade occurs in much...
February 22nd, 2013 | Oceanology, Safety and Security | Read More

INTERNATIONAL PAINT launches two new, patended, revolutionary fouling control technologies

INTERNATIONAL PAINT launches two new, patended, revolutionary fouling control technologies
International’s Andrew Wood, Blue Comm’s Alisdair Pettigrew and Jim Brown Introducing Intercept®8000 LPP, a new patented biocidal antifouling set to revolutionise predictability in hull coating performance and Intersleek®1100SR the industry’s first patented biocide free slime release...
February 22nd, 2013 | Environment, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

MARPOL and VIMSAS top discussions when senior Caribbean maritime adminstrators met in Montego Bay

MARPOL and VIMSAS top discussions when senior Caribbean maritime adminstrators met in Montego Bay
Attendees at the Regional Senior Marine Administrators Workshop MARPOL and VIMSAS topped discussions when senior Caribbean maritime administrators met in Montego Bay, Jamaica this week (February 19 and 20). The Regional Senior Marine Administrators Workshop was hosted by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica...
February 22nd, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, IMO, Politics and Government, Pollution, Technical | Read More

HELMEPA presents at the SuPorts workshop at the University of Piraeus

HELMEPA presents at the SuPorts workshop at the University of Piraeus
Secretary-General of the European Seas Ports Organisation (ESPO), Mr. Patrick Verhoeven, Chairman of ECO Sustainable Logistics Chain (ECOSLC) Foundation, Mr. Herman Journee and HELMEPA Director General, Mr. Dimitris C. Mitsatsos. On the occasion of the awarding of PERS environmental certificates to four...
February 22nd, 2013 | Associations, Awards, Charity, Environment, Events, Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals | Read More

International Association of Drilling Contractors recognises GL NobleDenton expert for contribution to ISO standards

International Association of Drilling Contractors recognises GL NobleDenton expert for contribution to ISO standards
Mike Hoyle and on his right Stephen A. Colville President of IADC. London/UK, 22 February 2013: The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has recognised Mike Hoyle, one of GL Noble Denton’s leading technical authorities for offshore oil and gas structures, for his contribution...
February 22nd, 2013 | Associations, Awards, Classification Societies, Events, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The city of Komotini embraces HELMEPA’s Environmental Campaign

The city of Komotini embraces HELMEPA’s Environmental Campaign
Voluntary clean-up With students at the forefront and the support of local stakeholders, the activities of HELMEPA’s Marine Environment and Sciences Awareness Campaign began in the city of Komotini. The Campaign is being implemented across 12 Greek cities with the support of independent charity The...
February 22nd, 2013 | Charity, Environment, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

Greek and Italian Ports Achieve High Environmental Recognition

Greek and Italian Ports Achieve High Environmental Recognition
On 20 February, ESPO awarded five new PERS certificates during a seminar held in Piraeus. ESPO congratulates the Greek ports of Corfu, Lagos, Kavala and Volos, and the Italian port of Piombino for this significant achievement.   The Port Environmental Review System (PERS) is the only port sector specific...
February 22nd, 2013 | Awards, Environment, European Union, Events, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Workers strike at Maceio port in Brazil

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of a strike by port workers at Maceio port in Brazil on Friday 22nd February from 0700 to 13.00 hours. The striking port workers will include stevedores and linesmen so the port will not be operative during...
February 21st, 2013 | Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | 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, San Francisco, California – Temporary guidelines for navigating in reduced visibility * United Arab Emirates, Port of Fujairah – Restricted anchoring adjacent to Fujairah Territorial waters *...
February 21st, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF condemns ‘utterly unbelievable’ Moroccan court decisions

The ITF HQ’s in London 21 February 2013 – The ITF has condemned as ‘utterly unbelievable’ a totally unexpected decision by a court in Morocco to jail trade union leaders Said Elhairech and Mohamed Chamchati. Elhairech the general secretary of the Moroccan Ports Union, part of the ITF-affiliated...
February 21st, 2013 | ITF, Legal | Read More

SIGMA ECOFLEET® 690 provides high performance antifouling for short sea and coastal shipping

SIGMA ECOFLEET® 690 provides high performance antifouling for short sea and coastal shipping
Newest addition to the SIGMA ECOFLEET range provides predictable antifouling protection at variable operating speeds in aggressive fouling environments Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 21 February 2013. PPG Protective and Marine Coatings (PPG) has launched SIGMA ECOFLEET 690, designed to deliver self-polishing...
February 21st, 2013 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. announces the filling of its annual report on Form 20-F

ATHENS, GREECE, February 21, 2013 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, today announced that it has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on February 20, 2013,...
February 21st, 2013 | Stock Markets | Read More

Union urges New Zealand government to fix “broken” fishing industry

Union urges New Zealand government to fix “broken” fishing industry
 21 February 2013 – A four-year phase-out of foreign-flagged fishing vessels in New Zealand waters introduced in May 2012 may not be enough to fix “a broken industry”, warns the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ).  The Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Bill, which passed...
February 21st, 2013 | Fisheries, ITF | Read More

RINA GROUP is to verify the inter-operability and safety of the longest combined-traffic immersed tunnel in the world.

RINA GROUP is to verify the inter-operability and safety of the longest combined-traffic immersed tunnel in the world. The overall estimated value of the project is 5.5 billion Euros. The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link will be 18 km long and will connect Denmark with Germany. International certification and...
February 21st, 2013 | Classification Societies, Rail, Regulatory | Read More

Launch of Specialist Event Management Company

Launch of Specialist Event Management Company
Fiona Morris and Christine Martin FIGS Events Limited, whose launch is being held in London today, focuses on the organisation of technical events specifically for professional institutions, research and development organisations and societies. www.figsevents.co.uk “Technical events and conferences...
February 21st, 2013 | Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Education and Training, Events, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Person Profiles, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

World shipping: Just get your act together; Greece: time please…

World shipping: Just get your act together; Greece: time please…
John Faraclas World Shipping: Caution for the coming years as the markets, all markets are unsustainable. Overcapacity and World Politics the name of the Game. Greece must get its act together before is to late too… The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos...
February 20th, 2013 | Comment, European Union, Holidays, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United Kingdom, Immingham – Jetty shutdowns for repairs & maintenance * United Arab Emirates, Mina Zayed – Interruption of water supply * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 20/02/13 DATE:...
February 20th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Unions push for safe and decent work at air crisis forum

The ITF HQ’s in London 20 February 2013 – The ITF and its member unions from the civil aviation sector will be upholding safety and decent working conditions at a crucial ILO (International Labour Organization) meeting opening in Geneva today. The three day event – known as a global dialogue...
February 20th, 2013 | Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

First reaction of European Transport Sector to the EU budget deal

The ITF HQ’s in London 19 February 2013* – On 8 February, European leaders finally reached an agreement on the EU budget for the next seven years. With a cut of one third in the 32 billion EUR initially foreseen for transport infrastructure projects, transport does not appear to be considered...
February 20th, 2013 | European Union, ITF | Read More

Consumer alert regarding FCV Broker

FCV Broker Wed 20 Feb 2013 – Update: Consumer alert regarding FCV Broker – 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London. 20 Feb 2013 – Lloyd’s has been advised by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) of a firm styling itself as FCV Broker which on its website www.fcvbroker.com offers various “wealth...
February 20th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Sanctions | Read More

BIFA newsletter

  News Wed 20 Feb 2013  Notifying HMRC and paying VAT on vehicles brought into the UK – changes coming   From 15 April 2013, vehicles entering the country for permanent use on UK roads will have to be notified to HMRC within 14 days and any VAT due paid or ‘secured’....
February 20th, 2013 | Associations | Read More

DIANA SHIPPING INC. announces time charter contract for m/v Maia with Glencore

DIANA SHIPPING INC. announces time charter contract for m/v Maia with Glencore
ATHENS, GREECE, February 20, 2013 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Glencore Grain B.V., Rotterdam, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary,...
February 20th, 2013 | Chartering, Markets | Read More

Intercargo Calls for Swift Casualty Investigation into the Loss of the Harita Bauxite

The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) has called for an early casualty investigation following the tragic loss of the bulk carrierHarita Bauxite. The Panama-registered, 1983-built handymax ship which was reportedly carrying a cargo of nickel ore from Obi, Indonesia to China,...
February 20th, 2013 | Intercargo, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

CIRM’s AGM and Technical Conference in Cyprus 22-24 April 2013

CIRM’s AGM and Technical Conference in Cyprus 22-24 April 2013
CIRM’s AGM and technical Conference will take place at the Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Hotel in Cyprus between 22 and 24 April 20131ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & TECHNICAL CONFERENCE CIRM is a not for profit International Association that works in consultative status to the IMO. Companies can...
February 20th, 2013 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IT and Communications | Read More