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HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Germany, Kiel Canal – Brunsbuttel lock out of service * Germany, Kiel Canal – Linesmen’s strike * United Arab Emirates, Sharjah – Unauthorised anchoring in restricted anchoring area * United...
February 27th, 2013 | Canals, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

ITF proposes Said Elhairech for international trade union rights award

Said Elhairech 27 February 2013 – The ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) today proposed embattled Moroccan trade unionist Said Elhairech for the Febe Elisabeth Velasquez prize, an international award that recognises those who take personal risks to defend trade union rights in their...
February 27th, 2013 | Awards, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Wärtsilä opens a new services workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Wärtsilä opens a new services workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wärtsilä Corporation,   27 February 2013 at 5 pm EET – The workshop will be the largest of its kind in the state of Rio de Janeiro. It will feature, among other things, a laboratory for automation and electronic fuel injection,...
February 27th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair | Read More

Another eight PIL container ships will feature MacGregor electric cranes

 27 FEBRUARY 2013 AT 2 PM (EET) – Another eight PIL container ships will feature MacGregor electric cranes MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a further order from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd, in China, for its variable frequency drive (VFD) electric cranes. The 32 MacGregor electric...
February 27th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Asetek for listing at Oslo Børs

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Asetek for listing at Oslo Børs
 27/02/2013  – At its meeting on 27 February 2013, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to admit the shares in Asetek AS to listing on Oslo Børs. The Board stipulated that, prior to the first day of listing, the company must satisfy the requirement for the number of shareholders as...
February 27th, 2013 | Company Profiles, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Salvage tug “Singapore” joins Tsavliris Salvage Group Fleet

Salvage tug “Singapore” joins Tsavliris Salvage Group Fleet
The Global Success i ex Singapore The “GLOBAL SUCCESS I” 189 Bollard Pull class ocean going tug, ex “SINGAPORE”, has joined the Tsavliris Salvage Group tug fleet. The 13, 500 BHP class salvage tug was taken over from Svitzer Ocean Towage at Galveston Texas, USA, by the new owners GMS (Global...
February 27th, 2013 | Breaking News, Sales and Purchases, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Trial by Tornado

Trial by Tornado
As the 2013 tornado season begins, a new report published by Lloyd’s highlights the growing vulnerability of Tornado Alley’s mobile home park communities. Every year, an average of 1, 200 tornadoes kill at least 60 people, injure 1500 more and cause over $400m in damage across the world. 2011 was...
February 27th, 2013 | Comment, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan: Policy and grid shape wave and tidal risk profile

GL Garrad Hassan: Policy and grid shape wave and tidal risk profile
London/UK, 27 February 2013 – GL Garrad Hassan has carried out new analysis questioning the perception that the risk profile of wave and tidal projects is primarily driven by technical challenges. The work was launched today as part of RenewableUK’s Annual marine energy report: “Conquering...
February 27th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Books, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – No port access during Traithlon * Australia, Port Hedland – Cyclone intensifying as it approaches coast DATE: February 26, 2013 COUNTRY: United Arab Emirates PORT:...
February 26th, 2013 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

African rail unions strongly united against industry fragmentation

African rail unions strongly united against industry fragmentation
ITF African railway conference 26 February 2013 – ITF African railway conference, 19-20 Feb 2013 Unions will continue fighting against the massive restructuring which has fragmented Africa’s rail industry over the past decades, a recent ITF conference revealed. Nineteen delegates from 11 countries...
February 26th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, ITF, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

Port Restrictions and high barge charges are causing ship supply costs to spiral warns Hutton’s

Port Restrictions and high barge charges are causing ship supply costs to spiral warns Hutton’s
Alex Taylor Hutton’s MD Port delivery restrictions to ships are forcing ship suppliers to use barges for the supply of ship stores – resulting in hundreds of pounds of increased logistic costs, warns the UK’s leading ships chandler Hutton’s. Restrictions are enforced for a number of reasons,...
February 26th, 2013 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Fire safety on board ships still serious concern

Fire safety on board ships still serious concern
Richard Schiferli Recent events have demonstrated that a fire on board a ship can be potentially devastating and can seriously affect the safety of those on board. Preliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Fire Safety Systems, carried out between 1 September 2012 and 30 November...
February 26th, 2013 | Flags, News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Wärtsilä wins repeat order from Messina for exhaust gas cleaning systems

Wärtsilä Corporation,   26 February 2013 at 12 noon EET Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has been contracted by the Korean yard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for four new Container Ro/Ro (ConRo) vessels being...
February 26th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Revmar Dynamics Appointed Exclusive Distributor of Maritime Broadband’s C-Bird™ VSAT in Greece and Cyprus

NEW YORK – Feb. 25*, 2013 – (Marine NewsWire) Maritime Broadband Inc. announced today that Revmar Dynamics has been named the exclusive distributor of Maritime Broadband’s C-Bird™ VSAT in Greece and Cyprus and a non-exclusive distributor for the global maritime market. The agreement establishes...
February 26th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

ITF blames Walsh for Iberia strike

ITF blames Walsh for Iberia strike
  An Iberia Airline’s jet 25 February 2013 – The ITF has put the blame on Willie Walsh for the start of a series of strikes by Iberia workers in defence of their jobs.  Willie Walsh is CEO of IAG, the parent group of Iberia and British Airways.   ITF civil aviation secretary Gabriel Mocho...
February 26th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Breaking News, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Ship owners left floundering as the big banks shrink from financing new projects, and IMIF hears that the market is struggling for answers

Ship owners left floundering as the big banks shrink from financing new projects, and IMIF hears that the market is struggling for answers
Alan McCarthy, Jim Davis, Jean Richards and Shreyas Chipalkatty Ship owners left floundering as the big banks shrink from financing new projects, and IMIF hears that the market is struggling for answers  Hopes remain desperately slim for any early easing of the credit squeeze on ship owners, it became...
February 25th, 2013 | Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Shipfinance | Read More

World Shipping: Divefall? – Greek Shipping and Politics: Still in a mess!

World Shipping: Divefall? – Greek Shipping and Politics: Still in a mess!
John Faraclas World Shipping: Divefall? – Greek Shipping and Politics: Still in a mess! The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 22nd of February 2013: 1. On the Markets, Faraclas, following Moundreas’ weekly video...
February 25th, 2013 | Banking, Coastal Shipping, European Union, Finance, Holidays, Logistics, Marinas, News, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United Arab Emirates, Sharjah – Unmarked sunken wreck * Australia, Port Hedland – Ports closed as Tropical Cyclone Rusty approaches * Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 25/02/13 DATE: February...
February 25th, 2013 | Bunkering, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Weather | Read More

SAMSA on Standby to Assist Fiennes in Antarctica

SAMSA on Standby to Assist Fiennes in Antarctica
Sir Ranulph Fiennes London, United Kingdom, 25 February 2013 – The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) are working round the clock with maritime experts to assist international expedition leader Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who has withdrawn from the Coldest Journey Expedition after developing...
February 25th, 2013 | Breaking News, Safety and Security | Read More

London Boat Show 2013 highlights marine industry resilience

London Boat Show 2013 highlights marine industry resilience
TULLETT PREBON LONDON BOAT SHOW 2013 HIGHLIGHTS MARINE INDUSTRY RESILIANCE   The 2013 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, Europe’s first boat show of the year, drew to a close on Sunday 20 January*. The showcase of the leisure marine industry has been an example of the resilience of the marine industry...
February 25th, 2013 | Exhibitions, Marinas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Sports, Yachting | Read More

RINA Group wins Greek LNG terminal expansion contract

RINA Group wins Greek LNG terminal expansion contract
Angelo Lo Nigro The expansion of the LNG Revithoussa Terminal Cryogenic Facilities will boost the maximum sustainable gas send-out rate to 1400 Nm3/h (with a peak send-out rate of 1650 Nm3/h). The existing terminal consists of an import jetty, two full containment storage tanks, plus one under construction,...
February 25th, 2013 | Breaking News, Classification Societies, Energy, LNG | Read More

Greece: Taxation of Vessels – Shipping Companies

Greece: Taxation of Vessels – Shipping Companies
Despina Doxaki An interesting recapitulation on Greece’s latest taxation issues on Vessels and Shipping Companies comes from the KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS Law Firm, worth having in mind. Taxation of Vessels – Shipping Companies (a)       What Changes? Taxation Ships Under Foreign Flag...
February 25th, 2013 | Insight, Legal, Taxation | Read More

Braemar Adjusting boosts its global teams

Braemar Adjusting continues its development and expansion, with the recruitment of experienced loss adjusters and new young talent across the globe. New staff have boosted the adjusting teams in the firm’s London, Singapore and Calgary offices as the company continues to enhance its onshore and offshore...
February 25th, 2013 | Marine Insurance | Read More

ICS to publish EBooks

Simon Bennett The International Chamber of Shipping has announced that it will be making its publications on best practices for shipping companies available as eBooks.  ICS will be using the eReader technology developed by Witherby Seamanship Group (WPG), which is now being widely used by many other...
February 25th, 2013 | Books, International Chamber of Shipping, IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Oil Pollution Risk at Pointe Noire, Congo

LOOKOUT Category: Pollution Date: 25/02/2013 Area: Africa We would like to inform Members of the continuing problem of oil pollution in the port of Pointe Noire, Congo, and the subsequent risk of hull contamination. In September 2012 an oil pipeline in the port was struck during dredging operations....
February 25th, 2013 | P and I Clubs, Pollution | Read More