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Greek shipping and its fleet at the highest point!

Greek shipping and its fleet at the highest point!
The latest annual survey on the Greek fleet  produced by the Greek Shipping co-operation Committee in London based on data by Lloyd’s Register – Fairplay, give 3, 667 ships of a total 265, 336, 520 deadweight; a new record! Viewers can log here to read the overview: Greek Controlled Shipping...
April 19th, 2013 | News | Read More

Multraship confirms order for two new Damen ASD 2810 tugs

Multraship confirms order for two new Damen ASD 2810 tugs
From the signing ceremony LEADING towage and salvage specialist Multraship has continued its fleet renewal programme with confirmation that it has bought two new Damen ASD 2810-type tugs with state-of-the-art FiFi 1 firefighting capabilities. The tugs, to be named Multratug 26 and Multratug 27, are building...
April 19th, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

ITF statement on Venezuelan elections

ITF statement on Venezuelan elections
  David Cockroft  18 April 2013 – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), representing around 700 unions with over 4.5 million members insome 150 countries, today called for the democratic electoral processes in Venezuela to be respected. The ITF welcomed the election on...
April 18th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

Green energy risks take centre stage at Lloyd’s event

Green energy risks take centre stage at Lloyd’s event
Thursday 18 April 2013 – Insurers will play an important role in sustaining the growth of the renewable sector across the UK and Ireland (source: Lloyds of London) Green energy is set for big growth across the United Kingdom and Ireland, prompting Lloyd’s to hold its All Island Renewable Energy...
April 18th, 2013 | Environment | Read More

Parliament Rejects Controversial Ship Recycling Levy

Parliament Rejects Controversial Ship Recycling Levy
The European Parliament rejected today the proposal to introduce a levy on all ships calling at EU ports that would finance a fund to support sustainable recycling of ships. The proposal had been introduced earlier by Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)....
April 18th, 2013 | Ship Demolitions | Read More

Evergreen Names Newest Vessels

Evergreen Names Newest Vessels
S.S. Lin and Mrs Tsai Su-Hua at the naming ceremony of the Ever Liven April 18, 2013–Ever Liven, the tenth in a series of L-type containership to be operated by Evergreen Line, was christened by S.S. Lin, the Evergreen Group’s First Vice Group Chairman, at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard...
April 18th, 2013 | Events, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

NORTH P&I Club flags up break-bulk cargo stowage problems

NORTH P&I Club flags up break-bulk cargo stowage problems
The ‘A’ rated 170 million GT North P&I club has experienced an increase in claims arising from poor stowage and securing of break bulk cargoes, particularly on ships departing from China. Such cargoes – typically of bags and timber as well as construction components and plant – can...
April 18th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

LISW appoints official Board of Advisors

LISW appoints official Board of Advisors
Doug Barrow LONDON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WEEK APPOINTS  OFFICIAL BOARD OF ADVISORS The industry-led Steering Group running the inaugural London International Shipping Week (LISW) has established an official Board of Advisors which will act as guardians of the event to ensure it maintains objectivity...
April 18th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
 Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United States, Chesapeake & Delaware Canal – New air draft restrictions * United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah – ISPS Code Declaration of Security * India, Kandla – Deviations from approved...
April 18th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

News from the Square Mile

News from the Square Mile
John N. Faraclas This is our second live continuation on breaking news with John Faraclas, this time from the City of London at St. Mary Axe. We look forward to your comments,
April 18th, 2013 | Breaking News | Read More

ITIC highlights value of diligent debt collection

ITIC highlights value of diligent debt collection
ITIC has highlighted the value of diligently pursuing the collection of shipping industry debts in today’s difficult economic climate. In its latest Claims Review, ITIC notes that a shipbroker acting for charterers was owed $25, 000 in commission by an Indian voyage charterer under a charter party...
April 18th, 2013 | Marine Insurance | Read More

Oslo Børs emphasises the Nordic dimension for the bond market

Oslo Børs emphasises the Nordic dimension for the bond market
Oslo 18 April 2013 – As part of its Nordic focus, Oslo Børs announces that Oslo ABM has changed its name to Nordic ABM. Nordic ABM targets fixed income issuers throughout the Nordic region, and a number of Nordic issuers have already listed bond issues on Nordic ABM. Since the Burgundy markets...
April 18th, 2013 | Stock Markets | Read More

Amarcon and GTT signs cooperation agreement on sloshing prevention technology

Amarcon and GTT signs cooperation agreement on sloshing prevention technology
Amarcon and GTT will develop technology that enhances the quality of sloshing measurement and prediction for LNG carriers Dalfsen, Netherlands, April 18, 2013 – Amarcon, a member of the ABB group, announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) to market...
April 18th, 2013 | LNG | Read More

Parat proves significant weakness with Oil Spill Response equipment.

Parat proves significant weakness with Oil Spill Response equipment.
Yngve M. Halvorsen, CEO at Parat Halvorsen AS. Parat Halvorsen AS has this week gathered key personnel from the maritime industry to a technical review and discussion of tank heating solutions for supply vessels with NOFO notation. Technical and operational persons from shipyards, shipowners, consultants...
April 18th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

The Greek Shipping Open 2013

The Greek Shipping Open 2013
The annual tennis event Charles Taylor is organizing in Greece exclusively for shipping executives is  fast approaching! The tournament will feature men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed-doubles matches. The matches will be held over the weekend of 20/21 April 2013 at Forty Love...
April 18th, 2013 | Charity, Sports | Read More

Wärtsilä’s latest achievement

Wärtsilä’s latest achievement
Wärtsilä to provide integrated power, propulsion and positioning system for DP3 offshore rig in China Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, will supply a comprehensive, fully integrated power, propulsion and positioning system for a DP3 Dynamically Positioned...
April 18th, 2013 | Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

MOL Pledges Assistance in Ocean Transport of Mobile Library Vehicles to South Africa

MOL Pledges Assistance in Ocean Transport of Mobile Library Vehicles to South Africa
in front of the mobile library vehicle TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced plans to assist the non-profit organization South Africa Primary Education Support Initiative (Sapesi-Japan, *1) with the ocean transport of mobile library vehicles to the Republic of...
April 17th, 2013 | Charity | Read More

Lloyd’s Charities Trust supports disaster relief charity RedR

Lloyd’s Charities Trust supports disaster relief charity RedR
Lloyd’s Charities Trust supports disaster relief charity RedR (source: Lloyd’s of London) Wed 17 Apr 2013 -Lloyd’s and international disaster relief charity RedR have announced a new partnership aimed at improving the capability of first responders to disasters hitting communities around...
April 17th, 2013 | Charity, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United States, all ports – USCG accepts ballast water treatment systems as Alternate Management Systems * Singapore, Singapore – Pipeline repairs * Singapore, Singapore – Construction of Changi...
April 17th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hyeres To Close 2012-13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Series

Hyeres To Close 2012-13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Series
Wednesday 17 April 2013 – ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères will bring the 2012-2013 World Cup series to a close with over 800 of the world’s top sailors across ten Olympic and two Paralympic events ready for action. Touching down in Australia, USA, Spain and finally Hyères, France from 22-27 April...
April 17th, 2013 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Zamakona Yards signs a contract to build a Tuna Fisher

Zamakona Yards signs a contract to build a Tuna Fisher
An artist’s impression of the Ljubica Bilbao 17th of April, 2013  = Spanish shipyard Zamakona Yards has just been awarded a new contract for the construction of a tuna fishing and freezing vessel for the company Pesquera Miriam SA worth $ 35 million.         The ship “LJUBICA”,...
April 17th, 2013 | Fisheries | Read More

Grup TCB orders Orbita gate automation solution for flagship Barcelona container terminal

Grup TCB orders Orbita gate automation solution for flagship Barcelona container terminal
Container terminal operator Grup TCB has selected process automation and engineering specialist Orbita to automate the new 10-lane truck gate at its flagship TCB Barcelona facility Container terminal group to install Orbita’s GateSuite OCR system as part of a major expansion project at its TCB Barcelona...
April 17th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Samskip supports EC proposal on container weight

Samskip supports EC proposal on container weight
Samskip Multimodal supports the European Commission‘s proposal to revise the “Maximum Authorized Vehicle Weight” article to allow maximum combined transport laden weights of up to 44 tonnes to move using 45ft containers. April 15th the European Commission proposed revising Directive 96/53...
April 17th, 2013 | European Union, Logistics, Regulatory | Read More

Cyprus Shipping Industry : Business as usual!

Cyprus Shipping Industry : Business as usual!
Esme Pala Cyprus Shipping Industry : Business as usual. Why despite recent events Cyprus remains an international maritime and major ship management centre, by Esme Pala* Cyprus is the third most populated island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Africa...
April 17th, 2013 | News | Read More

Tsavliris cross the finish line FIRST!

Tsavliris cross the finish line FIRST!
Alexandros Tsavliris, Andreas Tsavliris and Keith Gardener On Thursday 11th April, the Tsavliris Group took part in the physically challenging Baltic Exchange Go-Kart Race at The Raceway in London. There were 19 teams made up of minimum three drivers (60 drivers in total), and the endurance race lasted...
April 17th, 2013 | Sports | Read More