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Safety at Sea delivers first port project

Safety at Sea delivers first port project
The new Melones Offshore Terminal, Panama. (Picture courtesy of MOT) Glasgow-based marine safety consultancy, Safety at Sea Limited*, has completed its first port project, for the Melones Oil Terminal, (MOT) in Panama. MOT is a 2.1million barrel capacity tank farm facility due to open before the end...
October 11th, 2012 | Energy, News, Ports & Terminals | 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, Eastham – New information for Eastham Channel * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation off Sha Tau Kok * Australia, Port Kembla – Severe weather   DATE: October 11,...
October 11th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

fishing vessel safety agreement adopted

11 October 2012 – Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of an Agreement on the Implementation of the Provisions of Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 relating to the  Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, 1977.       9 to 11 October 2012, Cape Town, South Africa  ...
October 11th, 2012 | IMO | Read More

New Chairman Announced at Intercargo

John Platsidakis Intercargo the trade Association representing the interests of the bulk shipping industry,  yesterday announced the appointment of Mr John Platsidakis as Chairman. Mr Platsidakis is currently Managing Director of Piraeus-based Anangel Maritime Services Inc., a function that he will...
October 11th, 2012 | Intercargo | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces agreement to acquire a newly-built post-panamax dry bulk carrier

ATHENS, GREECE, October 10, 2012 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to acquire a newly-built Post-Panamax...
October 10th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – Saba Bank designated Particularly Sensitive Sea Area India, Cochin – Pilot ladders and rigging Singapore, Singapore – Dredging off Shell Bukom SBM   DATE: October 10, 2012 COUNTRY:...
October 10th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ISAF World Sailing Rankings –

10  Oct 2012 – The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 10 October 2012 have been released and for the first time include Kiteboarding.  Since the previous ranking release on 19 September, ISAF has re-graded the ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas of the 2011-12 circuit to apply the new grading system....
October 10th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Greek Government EUAs Auction by ATHEX

Following our news advise on the 3rd of October 2012, we would like to inform you that the Greek Government sold today, 10 October 2012, half million spot EU Allowances for 7.64 euros each, during the fourth auction of 2012, hosted by the ATHEX trading platform. Four (4) ATHEX members in total participated...
October 10th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services appoints Chief Commercial Officer

Nigel Pusey Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has announced the appointment of Nigel Pusey as Chief Commercial Officer. Nigel will be reporting directly to Claus Hyldager, Chief Executive Officer and will be a member of ISS’ executive management team....
October 10th, 2012 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals | Read More

INTERTANKO endorses BIMCO’s GUARDCON

INTERTANKO’s Documentary Committee provided valuable input to the work done by BIMCO on a standard contract for Private Armed Guards (GUARDCON). The Committee much appreciated the opportunity to comment on the early GUARDCON drafts and has been watching the development and use of GUARDCON with interest. GUARDCON...
October 10th, 2012 | BIMCO, Intertanko, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Lessons of environmental awareness by the youth

Lessons of environmental awareness by the youth
Ready for Acion Despite their young age, 60 American Community School (ACS) students set an admirable example to adults by recently volunteering to clean-up Kavouri beach in Vouliagmeni in the continuing fight for marine environmental protection. Following a successful clean-up last April and within...
October 10th, 2012 | Charity, Environment, Events | Read More

India Shipping Summit starts with celebration

India Shipping Summit starts with celebration
India Shipping Seatrade Summit – the Gala Dinner The eighth India Shipping Summit got underway in the Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai yesterday after a buzzing welcome reception on Monday attended by more than 150 of the industry’s key decision makers and stakeholders. It was a strong showing...
October 10th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

Dynamic Oi Trading appoints new senior bunker trader

Shirli Goh Ms Shirli Goh joins to further strengthen Singaporean team   Singapore, 10th October 2012 – Dynamic Oil Trading, a new global trading company for marine fuels and lubricants, today announced the appointment of Ms Shirli Goh as a Senior Bunker Trader. The move further strengthens Dynamic...
October 10th, 2012 | Bunkering | Read More

BIMCO, in association with FATHOM, announces step-by-step guide to SEEMP implementation and management

Timely publication offers owners and operators a straightforward resource to enable planning for January 2013 deadline for SEEMP LONDON – OCTOBER 10th, 2012: BIMCO announced today the release of ‘The Step-by-Step SEEMP Manual’ in association with Fathom. The manual, which can be utilised as a...
October 10th, 2012 | BIMCO, Books, Energy, Regulatory | Read More

Lloyd’s awards bursary to London pupils

Mohammed Khan and Bessey Karadag Oct 2012 – Lloyd’s Community programme has awarded bursaries to two London sixth formers. The university academic year starts in earnest this month, and according to www.thisismoney.co.uk, University students starting degrees this Autumn will be saddled with an...
October 10th, 2012 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Education and Training, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Solar energy opportunities

Oct 2012 – Lloyd’s is providing specialist cover to an increasing number of solar energy parks, the fastest growing form of alternative energy globally. Enough sunlight strikes the earth in just 90 minutes to provide the entire planet’s energy needs for one year, but, despite its abundance,...
October 10th, 2012 | Energy, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Asian Alternative Investments Network presses ahead with expansion plans in financial sectors: London and New York group links East and West –

Asian Alternative Investments Network presses ahead with expansion plans in financial sectors: London and New York group links East and West –
Tomoko Kenny Asian Alternative Investments Network presses ahead with expansion plans in financial sectors: London and New York group links East and West By James Brewer Creating bridges between East and West – that is the prime aim of a flourishing networking group in London focused on selected financial...
October 10th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Trade and Commerce | Read More

CMI must listen to Shipowners says ICS

CMI must listen to Shipowners says ICS
Matheos T. Los ICS is concerned about proposals on environmental salvage and the York Antwerp Rules Following a meeting of its Insurance Committee today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet, has reiterated its firm opposition to proposals...
October 9th, 2012 | Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | 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, Delaware River – Marcus Hook Anchorage Safety Zone Singapore, Pulau Bukom – Repairs at Shell Terminal, Pulau Bukom DATE: October 09, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT: Delaware River Marcus...
October 9th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

News from the Shipowners’ Club

US Pollution – NRC and MSRC – Addenda Concerning Use of Dispersants to Contracts for Tank Vessels Vessel Response Plans – General Conformity with International Group Guidelines NRC and MSRC – Addenda Concerning Use of Dispersants to Contracts for Tank Vessels 9th October 2012 –...
October 9th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 64th session, 1 to 5 October 2012

Saba Bank designatedParticularly Sensitive Sea AreabyIMOMarine Environment Protection Committee TheSaba Bank, in the north-eastern Caribbeanareaof the Kingdom of the Netherlands, was formally designatedas a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area(PSSA) by theMarine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of...
October 9th, 2012 | Environment, IMO, Oceanology | Read More

Record numbers ensure INTERTANKO Seafarers’ Vetting Seminar is a resounding success

Record numbers ensure INTERTANKO Seafarers’ Vetting Seminar is a resounding success
Delegates taking their seats ahead of the seminar © INTERTANKO Over 1, 300 seafaring officers and crew attended INTERTANKO’s Seafarers’ Vetting Seminar held last week at the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy in Laguna in the Philippines. The packed auditorium demonstrated the need and the desire for up-to-date...
October 9th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Intertanko, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Ensuring there are no hiding places for stowaways

The problem of stowaways hiding in a ship’s rudder stock recess, especially at African ports, still persists, the American Club has warned its members. They are urged to take proper precautions to prevent stowaways from boarding and hiding themselves in this manner. The club first alerted its members...
October 9th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

EU Commission Attempts to Legalize Export of Toxic Ships to Developing Countries

EU Commission Attempts to Legalize Export of Toxic Ships to Developing Countries
Exporting jobs and toxic waste   Brussels, 9 October 2012 — In a letter mailed today to the Brussels-based Environment attachés of all 27 Member States, environmental groups[1]  denounced a proposal by the European Commission on ship recycling[2] to legalize the export of hazardous end-of-life...
October 9th, 2012 | Breaking News, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, European Union, Health and Safety, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Commission Launches New Formal Investigation on Fiscal Advantages to COSCO in Piraeus Container Terminal

Commission Launches New Formal Investigation on Fiscal Advantages to COSCO in Piraeus Container Terminal
In July 2012, the Commission notified Greece of its decision to initiate a new formal investigation procedure concerning possible unlawful State aid, in the form of fiscal advantages to COSCO Pacific Limited as concession holder of the Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT).   This is the result of the assessment...
October 9th, 2012 | Breaking News, European Union, Ports & Terminals | Read More