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Nagoya, Japan joins Rickmers’ Round-the-World Pearl String Service

Nagoya, Japan joins Rickmers’ Round-the-World Pearl String Service
The “Rickmers Hamburg” As from September 2012, the port of Nagoya will be added to Rickmers-Linie’s Round-The-World Pearl String Service schedule on a monthly basis. Shippers will now be able to ship directly to Houston, New Orleans, Savannah, Philadelphia, Antwerp and Hamburg.  The service...
August 30th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

SEAFARERS’ Rights International welcomes Ravi Mehrotra to its advisory board

Seafarers’ Rights International has underlined its commitment to representing the needs of the world’s seafarers by appointing a new member to its influential Advisory Board. Ravi K Mehrotra CBE, Founder and Executive Chairman of Foresight Ltd, London, is a major owner and manager of a variety of...
August 29th, 2012 | Associations, HR | Read More

Globe Wireless Names Alex Van Knotsenborg Senior VP of Sales

Globe Wireless Names Alex Van Knotsenborg Senior VP of Sales
Alex Van Knotsenborg Palm Bay, Florida, USA (29th Aug. 2012): Globe Wireless, a leading provider of communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry, today announced that Alex Van Knotsenborg has been promoted to Senior VP of Sales. Mr. Van Knotsenborg will take on the overall management...
August 29th, 2012 | IT and Communications, People and Places | Read More

Nordic Aurora Installs the Maritime Broadband C-Bird™ Antenna

Nordic Aurora NEW YORK – Aug. 29, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE: NAT), through the vessel’s technical manager,   Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG, has installed the Maritime Broadband Inc. C-Bird™ solution aboard the MT “Nordic Aurora” on Aug....
August 29th, 2012 | IT and Communications | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Togo, all ports – Tanker hijacked off coast of Togo United States, all ports – Hurricane Isaac update (29 August) Indonesia, all ports – Indonesia ratifies IMO instruments Chile, Antofagasta...
August 29th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Klimt Change! Gustav’s resplendent Kiss is more than just a kiss, as London joins Vienna to celebrate the artist’s 150th anniversary

Klimt Change! Gustav’s resplendent Kiss is more than just a kiss, as London joins Vienna to celebrate the artist’s 150th anniversary
Colombian artist “Bastardilla” prepares work in Grosvenor Gardens forKlimt Illustrated exhibition Klimt Change! Gustav’s resplendent Kiss is more than just a kiss, as London joins Vienna to celebrate the artist’s 150th anniversary, By James Brewer Urban change and its speed never ceases...
August 28th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

ISAF Invites Bids To Host The 2016 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship

Tuesday 28 August 2012 – ISAF is now inviting bids to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is ISAFs longest running event, having taken place every year since the first championships hosted by Sweden in 1971. The event has been held in 25...
August 28th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

NORTH P&I Club reports a ‘Stable and Positive’ result in a challenging market

The ‘A’ rated, 170 million GT North of England P&Iclub has achieved a ‘stable and positive’ result for the 2011/12financial year despite challenging market conditions, according to chairman Pratap Shirke of Australian shipmanagement group ASP. The club’s Management Report 2012 has just...
August 28th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Angola, Soyo – Dredging operations Angola, all ports – Public holidays for elections United States, Lake Charles, Louisiana – Port Condition Whiskey set United States, New Orleans, Louisiana...
August 28th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Jamaica Legislation drafting capacity boosted by IMLI graduate

Duane Allen shakes hand with Mr. Efthimos Metropoulos, the former IMO Secretary-General. To the right is Mr. Koji Sekimizu, the present IMO Secretary-General, and to the left is Professor David J. Attard, Director of IMLI and recently appointed Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea...
August 28th, 2012 | Legal, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Cecon ASA – Contract Award

2012-08-28: Contract Award Cecon ASA with its subsidiary Cecon NL BV is very pleased to announce a new contract award. GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland B.V. has issued a Letter of Intent to Cecon NL BV to install rigid pipelines on three projects totalling 57km, all in the Dutch Sector of the North Sea, in...
August 28th, 2012 | Energy, Oil Platforms and Rigs | 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, New Orleans, Louisiana – Preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – VTS measures below Huey P. Long Bridge MM 106 United States, all ports –...
August 28th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Stability calculations – estimating centre of gravity

Category: Operations Date: 28/08/2012 Area: Worldwide We would like to advise Members of the safety Alert No.4 issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency MCA. This notice details a recent incident where a multi purpose cargo vessel developed an angle of loll upon sailing following the loading of scrap...
August 28th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services opens new office in North America

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has expanded its network in North America with the opening of a new office in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.  “The opening of this office will give ISS a much needed presence in this area of Alaska, ” said Tod Gannett, VP...
August 28th, 2012 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Ship Agencies | Read More

Cargotec’s new offshore electric winch series offers improved operational performance

Cargotec’s new offshore electric winch series offers improved operational performance
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE 27 AUGUST 2012 AT 10 AM(EEST) The new series of electrically-drivenanchor handling/towing winches ensure safe operations, easy maintenance, and also combines improved operability with a low environmental impact, reduced power consumption and low installation...
August 28th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

GL Noble Denton Establishes Global Design Centre in Norway

GL Noble Denton Establishes Global Design Centre in Norway
The Aker H-6e semi-submersible rigs “Aker Barents” and “Aker Spitsbergen”, where GL Noble Denton’s design experts were responsible for all the detailed design, engineering and strength analysis for the sub-structure Brevik, Norway – 28 August 2012: GL Noble Denton...
August 28th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Indonesia ratifies several IMO instruments

Indonesia ratifies several IMO instruments
IMO Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu (left), receives the Instruments of Accession to MARPOL Annexes III, IV, V and VI and the SAR Convention, from His Excellency Mr. T. M. Hamzah Thayeb, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain...
August 28th, 2012 | IMO | Read More

CHIOS NATURE calls for immediate action after the fires

CHIOS NATURE calls for immediate action after the fires
Following the devastating fires on Chios in August 2012, the conservation organisation CHIOS  NATURE calls upon the Greek Government: To ensure that immediate measures are taken to prevent soil erosion in the burned areas. Immediately to ban all hunting in the burned areas for at least 2 years. To...
August 27th, 2012 | Breaking News, Environment | Read More

Reload Greece

Reload Greece
Reload Greece Conference aims to produce new insights into the current challenges of Greece’s Economic Development and inspire the next generation to create innovative enterprises contributing to a new jumpstart. The conference will be kindly hosted by the Hellenic Center of London, on the 22nd of...
August 27th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Bureau Veritas issues offshore unit and ship conversion guidance

LEADING international classification society Bureau Veritas has published guidance on Ship Conversion into Surface Offshore Units and Redeployment of Surface Offshore Units. BV Guidance Note NI 593 sets out the requirements for structural assessment when operators are considering converting a ship into...
August 27th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Ship Conversions | Read More

New President and CEO of GL Garrad Hassan North America

New President and CEO of GL Garrad Hassan North America
Carole Barbeau, New President and CEO of GL Garrad Hassan North America Hamburg/Germany, 27 August 2012 – Carole Barbeau has been announced as the new President and CEO of GL Garrad Hassan North America, with immediate effect. Mrs. Barbeau brings extensive experience of the renewable energy industry...
August 27th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, People and Places | Read More

Liberia welcomes MLC ratification and trains record number of inspectors

THE Liberian Registry has welcomed ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and has reinforced its role as a world leader in maritime safety and seafarer welfare by further strengthening its team of flag state inspectors qualified to undertake MLC 2006 inspections. Following recent ratification...
August 27th, 2012 | Flags, HR, Organisations | Read More

IMarEST Virtual Library to be launched at SMM

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is launching an exciting new service for members at SMM (Hamburg – 4-7 September) – the IMarEST Virtual Library. Providing access to thousands of eBooks, journals, trade magazines, reports and news, it provides yet another significant...
August 27th, 2012 | Associations, Books, IT and Communications | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – World Holidays: 26 August-8 September 2012 Hong Kong, all ports – Fire safety on board vessel during repair DATE: August 25, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – World Holidays: 26...
August 25th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Olympic sailor Anna Tunnicliffe joins GAC Pindar in Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series

Olympic sailor Anna Tunnicliffe joins GAC Pindar in Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series
Anna Tunnicliffe in action! Photo Credit US Sailing Strong line up for the British team in Cardiff, UK Olympic medalist and Team USA heroine, Anna Tunnicliffe, is to join the GAC Pindar Extreme sailing team for Act 5 of the international Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, UK – 30th August –...
August 25th, 2012 | News, Sports, Yachting | Read More