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World’s largest charity hospital ship arrives in Guinea for 10 month outreach

World’s largest charity hospital ship arrives in Guinea for 10 month outreach
  The African Mercy Volunteer Medical Teams expected to treat thousands of patients The world’s largest charity hospital ship, the AfricaMercy, has arrived in the Port of Conakry in Guinea to starta 10-month outreach providing free medical care to the people of the West African country. The Africa...
August 23rd, 2012 | Charity, Health and Safety, News | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber closed due to technical problems Angola, Luanda – Embassy urges caution as protests are called United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah – Mandatory use of IMO form...
August 23rd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMCA produces lifting OPS DVD

IMCA produces lifting OPS DVD
Almost no work can be carried out in any marine environment without a lifting process being involved. It is an essential component of all offshore operations. And, just as in good seamanship, the skills and knowledge required for lifting operations have to be gained through experience and training as...
August 23rd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

IBEX offers pre-conference workshops for marine professionals

Full-Day Sessions Provide In-Depth Hands-On Training from Industry Experts LOUISVILLE, KY – Aug. 22, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) Marine professionals attending the 2012 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) who are interested in more intensive education can come one day early...
August 23rd, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily* news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: South Africa, Cape Town – Forecast adverse weather may affect OPL services Hong Kong, all ports – Mainland coastal container carriers inspection campaign Brazil, all ports – Ministry staff strike...
August 23rd, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Gibdock completes semi-sub project

Gibdock completes semi-sub project
Etesco Millennium at Gibdock Gibdock has completed its work on the semi-submersible accommodation platform, Etesco Millennium – the first offshore platform project to be undertaken by the yard in almost 15 years. The semi-sub’s eight-month stay at the yard represented an important milestone for...
August 23rd, 2012 | Energy, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – IMO welcomes landmark Maritime Labour Convention ratifications Angola, Luanda – Street clashes following march Angola, Soyo – Port dredging operations continue DATE: August 21,...
August 21st, 2012 | HR, Ports & Terminals | Read More

PAMA co-ops with HMAC

Good news for Akti Miaouli Co-operation between the Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration and the Hellenic Mediation and Arbitration Centre   Among the aims of the Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration, Mediation has been included as an alternative procedure for resolving disputes, a...
August 21st, 2012 | Associations, Legal | Read More

The IMarEST Library Collection at Lloyd’s Register

It has now been just over a year since Lloyd’s Register (LR) took on the IMarEST library as part of the Institute’s planned relocation to Aldgate House in June 2011. Since providing a new home for the collection, LR’s Information Centre has been working hard to ensure that materials remain accessible...
August 21st, 2012 | Books, Charity, Classification Societies | Read More

SOS welcomes recommendation that combined naval operations be extended beyond 2014

SOS welcomes recommendation that combined naval operations be extended beyond 2014
The SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign welcomes the UK House of Lords Select Committee for External Affairs Report which contains a series of recommendations on how to curb piracy off the coast of Somalia. These include the continued use of naval warships to tackle piracy under EUNAVFOR’s ongoing anti-piracy...
August 21st, 2012 | HR, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Story of the Week | Read More

News from the Oslo Børs

The shares in Origio AS will be delisted from Oslo Børs. Last day of listing will be Thursday 23 August 2012. Origio AS has in letter dated 4 July 2012 pursuant to Continuing Obligations section 15.1 (4) cf. Stock Exchange Act section 25 (1), applied for delisting of the company’s shares from Oslo...
August 21st, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Environmental issues are of concern for students in regional areas of Greece

Schoolchildren in Volos completing the questionnaire The preliminary results of a study being conducted by HELMEPA relating to the informing on and raising of awareness oν environmental issues among primary and secondary school students in regional areas of Greece, have been proven to be interesting.In...
August 21st, 2012 | Charity, Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

INTERMANAGER says MLC ratification will help promote a career at sea

Ship and crew managers have welcomed the ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 which is set to protect the rights of millions of seafarers when it comes into force in August next year. “Establishing minimum standards for the working conditions of the world’s seafarers is essential in...
August 21st, 2012 | HR, Intermanager, Organisations | Read More

GAC expands oil and gas operations with new warehouse in Texas, USA

GAC Energy and Marine Services LLC (GEMS) has opened its latest warehouse in Laredo, Texas, to meet the growing demands of oil and gas clients who require daily import and export to Mexico. Laredo is the number one inland port into Mexico with approximately 2, 000 rail cars transporting cargo across...
August 21st, 2012 | Energy, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMO welcomes landmark Maritime Labour Convention ratifications

IMO welcomes landmark Maritime Labour Convention ratifications
IMO has welcomed the landmark ratifications of the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Maritime Labour Convention, which will bring the treaty into force in 12 months’ time, establishing minimum requirements for almost all aspects of working conditions for seafarers. “This is great news for...
August 21st, 2012 | HR, IMO, News | Read More

Ravi’s on the right course yet again

Ravi’s on the right course yet again
Ravi Mehrotra with his wife Manju Ravi Mehrotra’s Foresight Group and Cosco (Dailan) Shipyard Co Ltd have signed a contract for construction of up to three offshore Jack Up Drillings Rigs at Cosco Dalian shipyard. The Rigs shall be ultramodern LeTourneau Super 116E 350 foot design with features specially...
August 21st, 2012 | Energy, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Marpol Annex I – Is there a better way? A challenge and a questionnaire for marine managers –

Marpol Annex I – Is there a better way? A challenge and a questionnaire for marine managers –
Mark Parsons – Marpol Annex I – Is there a better way? A challenge and a questionnaire for marine managers. By Mark Parsons  – Did you know that in 2007 the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection estimated that annually 189, 000 tonnes of oil...
August 20th, 2012 | Pollution, Shipmanagement, Story of the Month | Read More

Negating the Carbon Risk

Helena Athousaki Helena Athoussaki, CEO, Carbon Positive, writes*: Emissions control equates to operational efficiencies: this is a statement that is not new to the tanker sector, but one that is increasingly pertinent as fuel costs remain high and charter rates weak. Owners and operators are faced...
August 20th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

MLC 2006 ratified and the race is now on

MLC 2006 ratified and the race is now on
Nigel Cleave “The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is now at the top of the business agenda. The need for regularised working and living conditions for seafarers has been formally recognised and the countdown to compliance has well and truly begun. This is a surprise to no-one and, for many, the race...
August 20th, 2012 | HR, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Employers and Unions welcome entry into force of ILO Maritime Labour Convention in just 12 months’ time

Dave Heindel ITF and ISF Stress Vital Need for Industry to be Ready The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF) are united in welcoming the news that the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) will enter into force in just 12 months’ time,...
August 20th, 2012 | International Shipping Federation, ITF | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber closure for repairs Azores, all ports – Hurricane Gordon passes Eastern Azores Mozambique, Nacala – Port development Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE...
August 20th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Shipyards saga in Greece continues, but Greeks can do it if…..!

Shipyards saga in Greece continues, but Greeks can do it if…..!
We continue our reporting with the shipyard saga in Greece following governmental announcement/appointment of a coordinator project planner… Indeed the Greeks can do it if the right persons are appointed to do the job! As you all know, Nicholas Anastasopoulos, former CEO of the Piraeus Port Authority...
August 20th, 2012 | Airline Industry, Breaking News, Coastal Shipping, Energy, Flags, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Politics and Government, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shiprepair, Tourism | Read More

Overcoming business and political envy: the case of Greek shipping with respect to taxation

Overcoming business and political envy: the case of Greek shipping with respect to taxation
Aristotle defined envy (φθόνος  phthonos) “as the pain caused by the good fortune of others”, while Kant defined it as “a reluctance to see our own well-being overshadowed by another’s because the standard we use to see how well off we are is not the intrinsic worth of...
August 20th, 2012 | News, Taxation | Read More

Lloyd’s Register appointed as the independent safety assessor for Qatar’s comprehensive new national railway programme

Metro and light-rail systems for Doha, high-speed passenger and freight railways across Qatar to be built before the 2022 World Cup    The Qatar Railways Company has appointed Lloyd’s Register Qatar LLC as the independent safety assessor (ISA) for the extensive programme of integrated railway systems...
August 19th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Logistics | Read More

2013 ISAF Nations Cup Notice Of Race Posted

The Notice of Race for the 2013 ISAF Nations Cup has been released with Middelfart, Denmark set to host the Grand Final from 6-10 August 2013. Open and Women’s match racers will compete in six Regional Finals from January to June 2013 ahead of the Grand Final with the first, North American and Caribbean,...
August 19th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More