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FEMAS elects Greek President

The Hellenic Marine Technical Consultants Association (HMTCA) succeeded on the 7 October 2011 to the Presidency of the Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants (FEMAS) and Dimitri G. Capaitzis was elected President. FEMAS was founded in 1993 as a federation of maritime...
November 17th, 2011 | Organisations | Read More

IMO Assembly to meet for 27th session

The 27th Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will meet in London at IMO Headquarters from 21 to 30 November 2011. All 170 Member States and three Associate Members are entitled to attend the Assembly, which is IMO’s highest governing body. The intergovernmental organizations with...
November 17th, 2011 | IMO | Read More

Safebridge Announces First Release of New Online E-Learning Courses for Type-Specific ECDIS Training and Certification

HAMBURG, Germany – Nov. 17, 2011 – (Marine NewsWire) Safebridge GmbH, an innovative e-learning company specializing in Internet-based training solutions for the maritime industry, today unveiled the first release of its new online courseware for type-specific ECDIS training. The online courses will...
November 17th, 2011 | IT and Communications | Read More

Hamworthy lands offshore inertgas contract at Hyundai

Hamworthy lands offshore inertgas contract at Hyundai
 Hamworthy has won a contract from South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply its inert gas generator (IGG) package for the QUAD 204 FPSO project. The BP-operated FPSO is to be deployed some 110 miles to the west of the Shetland Isles in the North Atlantic as a replacement for the Schiehallion...
November 17th, 2011 | News | Read More

How about joining the Panamanian Maritime Chamber?

Jose Digeronimo For the first time in its history, PANAMA MARITIME CHAMBER (PMC) has opened its membership to international shipowners with vessels registered in Panama – making it the equivalent of a Panamanian Shipowners’ Association. Jose Digeronimo, chairman of the Panama Maritime Chamber...
November 17th, 2011 | Organisations | Read More

Cruise Specialist Wins Pride of Travel Award for Exceptional Commercial Performance and Dedication to Customer Service

Cruise Specialist Wins Pride of Travel Award for Exceptional Commercial Performance and Dedication to Customer Service
Michaela Juarez, Hillary Devey and Jo Rigby Pride of Travel Award winner Joanna Rigby has described carrying off the prize as one of the two best moments in her travel career. The Thomas Cook home-based consultant was presented with the award, in association with TTG and the Travel Channel, today...
November 17th, 2011 | News | Read More

The 2011 World Travel Market

The 2011 World Travel Market
 The World Travel Market 2011 exhibition was held once again at London’s ExCel Centre from 7 to 10 November 2011. Lilian Evgenidis was there to cover this premier event in the British capital. Countries from all over the globe gathered in order to promote their tourism industry and services. Each...
November 17th, 2011 | Exhibitions | Read More

Moody’s reassesses the landesbank sector

Moody’s reassesses the landesbank sector
 Hamburg/Kiel, 16 November 2011 – The rating agency Moody’s has reviewed the method it uses to evaluate the long-term rating of landesbanks. In doing so it has limited the positive influence of the federal state owners on landesbanks’ ratings. Hitherto it was possible to upgrade these banks’...
November 16th, 2011 | News | Read More

Changes to the composition of the Oslo Børs Benchmark Index (OSEBX)

 Oslo Børs has revised the composition of the Benchmark Index (OSEBX). The number of companies included in the index will be 59. The Benchmark Index is intended to be an investable index that comprises a representative selection of all the shares listed on Oslo Børs. Since the index is meant to be...
November 15th, 2011 | Markets | Read More

Wärtsilä signs licence agreement extension with Korean partner

 Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, and its Korean partner, Doosan Engine Co. Ltd, a member of the Doosan Group, have signed a ten year extension to the licensing agreement to build Wärtsilä low-speed engines. The agreement renewal covers the period from 2012 to 2021. Doosan...
November 15th, 2011 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

We must protect crews from the horrors of Piracy says Intermanager President

We must protect crews from the horrors of Piracy says Intermanager President
Alastair Evitt The “horrors” of piracy have dominated the first year of Meridian Marine Management Managing Director Alastair Evitt’s first year in his role as President of InterManager, the international trade association for the shipmanagement industry. Summing up his first year representing...
November 15th, 2011 | News | Read More

CARBON POSITIVE launches programme for Shipowners and Operators

Elena Athoussaki Practical emissions management support is intended to future proof against regulation and reduce costs now Carbon Positive, the leading carbon management consultancy for the maritime sector, has launched its Carbon Positive Programme for Ships (CPPS). The programme, which is specifically...
November 15th, 2011 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The John D. Criticos Annual Prize

 The Criticos- Fotinelli Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with the London Hellenic Society, organized at the Great Hall of London’s Hellenic Centre the 2010 prize award last Thursday. This year the international prize was awarded to author Zachary Mason for his novel “The lost books of the...
November 15th, 2011 | Maritime History and Museums | Read More

DVB Group: Sound operating performance during the first nine months of 2011 – strong increase in net interest income

DVB Group: Sound operating performance during the first nine months of 2011 – strong increase in net interest income
DVB continued to enjoy success in its core international transport finance business during the third quarter of 2011, leading to a solid 21.2% increase in net interest income after allowance for credit losses, to €162.1 million. At €106.4 million, consolidated net income before taxes decreased by...
November 15th, 2011 | News | Read More

Jörg Arndt leaving HSH Nordbank on the best of terms

Jörg Arndt leaving HSH Nordbank on the best of terms
After 29 years of service to the Bank, Jörg Arndt, Head of the Group Treasury Business Unit, has asked the Management Board to release him from his contract so that he can apply himself to new professional work. The Management Board has granted his request and Mr. Arndt will leave the Bank tomorrow  15...
November 14th, 2011 | News, People and Places, Ship Finance | Read More

First car carriers with all-electric cargo handling equipment enter service

 MOL’s new generation of ‘eco-friendly’ efficient PCTCs are entering service; they feature MacGregor RoRo access outfits from Cargotec and are the world’s first car carriers to have all of their RoRo equipment electrically-driven Cargotec’s growing electric-drive RoRo reference portfolio now...
November 14th, 2011 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

UN Climate Change Negotiations – Shipping Industry Briefs Governments

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents all sectors and trades of the global shipping industry and more than 80% of the world merchant fleet – has produced a briefing document for government climate change negotiators, in advance of the next United Nations Climate Change Conference...
November 14th, 2011 | Environment, Organisations, Regulatory | Read More

Study shows significant reductions in CO2 emissions from ships from IMO measures

An IMO-commissioned study into the impact of mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping shows that implementation of the measures will lead to significant reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, specifically reductions of carbon dioxide (CO2), resulting from enhanced...
November 14th, 2011 | Environment, IMO | Read More

IUA Study Reviews Impact of Periodical Payments Orders

The future of use Periodical Payments Orders (PPOs) remains uncertain, a new study by the International Underwriting Association has revealed. The number of PPOs awarded has seen a marked increase since 2008, though there appears to have been a levelling out in 2011. This could, however, be due to an...
November 14th, 2011 | Marine Insurance, Organisations | Read More

Lloyd’s Register and Chandris (Hellas) Inc. join forces in the first holistic Fleet Ship Energy Management Programme

Lloyd’s Register and Chandris (Hellas) Inc. join forces in the first holistic Fleet Ship Energy Management Programme
Well established ship manager Chandris (Hellas) has chosen Lloyd’s Register to provide a wide range of ship energy efficiency services. Chandris’ aim is to enhance its in-house capacity to identify appropriate key performance indicators and application of suitable energy efficiency measures. The...
November 14th, 2011 | IT and Communications, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

New CFO for the Rickmers Group

New CFO for the Rickmers Group
Dr. Ignace Van Meenen (pictured on the left) has taken up the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Rickmers Group effective 1 October 2011. In this function, Dr Van Meenen will press ahead with the realignment of the group of companies to enable it to respond faster and more flexibly to the...
November 14th, 2011 | News, People and Places | Read More

Lloyd’s Register offers new online courses to support compliance with marine coatings standards and enhance maritime safety

  Programme will develop appropriate, qualified, expertise in a cost effective and convenient manner. Good marine coatings are vital for the maintenance of safe and efficient hull structures and surfaces. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Association of Classification...
November 14th, 2011 | Classification Societies, IMO, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

World’s first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage

Calgary: DNV awards the world’s first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage to Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture and Storage project DNV has issued the world’s first certificate of fitness for a carbon dioxide (CO2) storage development plan to Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project....
November 14th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

Piracy centres expand information network

The piracy information-sharing infrastructure covering Asia and the Indian Ocean has been significantly enhanced with the signing on the 11 November 2011 of an important agreement in Singapore. The agreement, signed by the three Information Sharing Centres (ISCs) set up under the IMO-led Djibouti Code...
November 14th, 2011 | IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

New Evidence That Climate Change Threatens Marine Biodiversity

 A new study uses unconventional but more accurate measures of the effect of climate change on the health of marine ecosystems and uncovers more reasons to be concerned Even though the world’s oceans and seas aren’t warming up as fast as landmass, there is still cause for concern for marine...
November 12th, 2011 | Environment, Oceanology | Read More