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Financial climate will force insurers to review pricing, as Costa Concordia adds to loss woes

Financial climate will force insurers to review pricing, as Costa Concordia adds to loss woes
Financial climate will force insurers to review pricing, as “Costa Concordia” adds to loss woes. IUMI leader speaks of growing pressures to update business model. By James Brewer. Marine insurers need to abandon their “old fashioned” business model, regardless of any impact from the...
January 25th, 2012 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Education and Training, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Algoma Central Corporation has chosen Wärtsilä to supply complete propulsion systems with integrated scrubbers for six Great Lakes vessels

Wärtsilä to supply complete propulsion systems with integrated scrubbers for six Great Lakes vessels for Algoma Central Corporation   The full propulsion system with integrated fresh water scrubber lowers operating costs while reducing the vessel’s environmental footprint by allowing owners...
January 25th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Cargotec secures MacGregor RoRo equipment orders for two Mistral-class ships –

Two new Mistral-class ships will feature navy-standard MacGregor RoRo equipment from Cargotec Furthering Cargotec’s reputation for specialist RoRo expertise, the company has secured a contract to supply and install MacGregor RoRo equipment for two Mistral-class naval ships. The order is booked during...
January 25th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Germany’s recognition for Admiral Mitropoulos

Germany’s recognition for Admiral Mitropoulos
Admiral Efthimios Mitropoulos awarded the Grand Cross of Merit with Star and Sash Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany – In recognition of Adm(Rt-HCG) Efthimios Mitropoulos’ dedication and achievements in international shipping, the German Ambassador Georg Boomgaarden awarded the Grand...
January 25th, 2012 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

Institute response to “Costa Concordia” incident

Institute response to “Costa Concordia” incident
Following on the “Costa Concordia”,   from The Nautical Institute: The Nautical Institute learned with great sadness of the loss of life associated with the sinking of theCosta Concordia and expresses condolences to the bereaved families and sympathies to the injured and traumatised survivors....
January 25th, 2012 | Charity, News | Read More

Possible increased risk to hostages in Somalia – Maritime Security Alert: 25 January 2012

Possible increased risk to hostages in Somalia – Maritime Security Alert: 25 January 2012 –        A maritime alert has been issued advising that risks to hostages being held in Somalia may increase following the US Navy SEAL rescue of two western NGO staff held in Higlale, around 100km...
January 25th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism | 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, Cape Canaveral, Florida – Measures during arrival or departure of cruise ships * Singapore, Singapore – Soil investigation off Serangoon Harbour, East Johor Straits DATE: January 24, 2012...
January 24th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

NKK approaching the 200 million gross ton mark!

ClassNK Breaks Records Once Again for Class Entries ClassNK Register Closing in on the 200 Million Gross Ton Mark Tokyo – ClassNK has announced its final register statistics for 2011, revealing that almost 23 million gross tons were added to the class society’s register this past year. The announcement...
January 24th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

CEOs targeted by anti-piracy campaign

 www.SaveOurSeafarers.com (SOS), the international anti-piracy initiative backed by 30 of the world’s largest maritime organisations, is to lobby support from business leaders to increase international pressure on Governments to take firmer action against Somali piracy. This violence and hostage-taking...
January 24th, 2012 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

Organised crime trains its sights on super-yach​ts all over the world –

Organised crime trains its sights on super-yach​ts all over the world –
– Organised crime is training its sights on super-yachts all over the world. Wealthy owners need to review their defences against crime, a leading security consultant has warned. By James Brewer. While merchant shipping is a clear prey to attack across a substantial area off the Horn of Africa...
January 24th, 2012 | News, Piracy and Terrorism, Yachting | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Singapore, Singapore – Marine construction works off Marine Barrage DATE: January 23, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore – Marine construction works off Marine Barrage The working period and...
January 23rd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Jim Davis on today’s burning shipping issues

Jim Davis on today’s burning shipping issues
Jim Davis CBE K(DK) Chairman IMIF The Chairman of the International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF)* Jim Davis CBE K(DK)**,   gives his replies to John Faraclas’ questionnaire at the most appropriate time given this complex moment in the progress of shipping – world economic turmoil, piracy, terrorism,...
January 23rd, 2012 | Associations, News | Read More

Wärtsilä to supply power and positioning system for Statoil’s two new offshore drilling rigs

The Wärtsilä power and positioning system solution represents proven reliability as well as superior efficiency, which results in lower operating costs, fewer emissions and less maintenance. Furthermore, Wärtsilä’s unique condition monitoring system and the company’s local service network...
January 23rd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

GL Exchange Forum: Environmental updates for the Maritime Industry

Athens/Greece, 23 January 2012 – GL’s Exchange Forum on “Environmental Updates for the Maritime Industry” looked at the vital task of reducing the maritime industry’s environmental impact. With concern over the international economic situation dominating the headlines, the...
January 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, Shipmanagement | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services launches state-of-the-art anti-piracy solution

Claus Hyldager, ISS’s CEO Cost effective armour protection provides unrivalled countermeasures to safeguard vessel and crew welfare Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, and Vessel Protection Solutions (VPS) today announced the launch of a new anti-piracy...
January 23rd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

UN Secretary-General supports IMO initiative for closer counter-piracy co-operation

  IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu met Secretary-General Ban on Friday, 20 January 2012, at UN Headquarters in New York, and discussed matters related to IMO’s work and cooperation between the UN and the International...
January 23rd, 2012 | IMO | Read More

Ravi’s Winter BBQ

Ravi’s Winter BBQ
-John Faraclas write’s on Ravi’s winter extravaganza! Anny Zade just being greeted by the hosts Manju and Ravi Mehrotra Never ever before there has been such a continues success for an event as in Ravi Mehrotra’s Winter Barbeque. Once again under the white all-weather marquee, but with a different...
January 23rd, 2012 | Events, News | Read More

GL Focus – Up to Date with the Latest Technical and Regulatory Developments –

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has recently introduced a new online service: GL Focus – Regulatory and Technical Update. GL Focus offers comprehensive and timely information on new maritime regulatory developments from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Flag States, Port State Control and...
January 22nd, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

India’s link with east Africa: an artist’s very personal view of an anguished history-

India’s link with east Africa: an artist’s very personal view of an anguished history-
Breathless Love, lifochrome classic print by Zarina Bhimji India’s link with east Africa: an artist’s very personal view of an anguished history -Exhibition review by James Brewer – Marked by huge tides of human emigration amid often rich pickings of cargo, the turbulent story of the last...
January 22nd, 2012 | Maritime Art, News | Read More

The Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee Vassilopita

The Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee Vassilopita
Harry J. Fafalios speaking in the presence of Archbishop Gregorious and Captain Costas Amarantides the Committee’s new director The Committee’s Vassilopita Last Thursday in the presence of nearly 150 members and their guests the GSCC’s Vassilopita event took place at the Baltic’s...
January 21st, 2012 | News | 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: 22 January-4 February 2012 * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Works in Kai Tak Approach Channel * Turkey, Turkish Straits – Accident at Bosphorus Anchorage update (21...
January 21st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world – delayed due to technial problem from this site. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United States, Delaware River – Marcus Hook Anchorage opening * India, Paradip – Enhancement of berth drafts for February & March 2012 * Singapore,...
January 21st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Panama: International shipping trust and recognition

Panama: International shipping trust and recognition
Panama’s unprecedented lead  – In this interview, the recently appointed Panamanian Ambassador to The Court of St. James,   H.E Ana Irene Delgado, very simply explains to John Faraclas the success of the Panamanian Flag and Registry.  As her country is certainly the major player in the maritime...
January 21st, 2012 | Flags, News | Read More

Extreme Offshore: The Hunt for Hard to Find Crude –

Brazil’s quest for extreme oil may cost as much as US$ 1 trillion. That is a lot of money to invest in a such a risky proposition – to retrieve oil that is miles deep underwater. But oil prospectors and producers around the world are on the prowl for extreme crude – found in places...
January 20th, 2012 | Energy, Oil Industry | Read More

Videotel and the MNTB join forces to promote good practice in on board Training and simplify the Training minefild

Every industry has its training needs. However the unique operating environment within the maritime sector, particularly on board a vessel, means that new recruits can be faced with a daunting array of training requirements and options.  The Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) has responded to this,...
January 20th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More