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GL Renewables Certification at EWEA 2012

Preparing to reap the whirlwind: The influence of cyclones on wind turbine design Copenhagen/Denmark, 17 April 2012 – As wind energy production expands around the world, an increasing number of onshore and offshore wind farms are proposed which would lie in cyclone-affected areas, mainly in China,...
April 17th, 2012 | Energy, Environment | Read More

OW Bunker launches global marine lubricants division

OW Bunker launches global marine lubricants division
Stathis Grafakos OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading suppliers and traders of marine fuel, today announced the launching of a new global Marine Lubricants Division. The company has started cooperation with leading brands in Marine Lubricants to provide a full range of lubricant grades to customers,...
April 17th, 2012 | Bunkering, Logistics, News | Read More

Port news from Marseilles Fos

  The Port of Fos Container Terminal Containers and steel bulks lead Marseilles Fos Q1 growth    Driven by major growth in container and steel industry trades, total cargo throughput at leading French port Marseilles Fos reached 22 million tonnes to the end of March for a 1% improvement on the...
April 17th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

More Sponsorship for man-powered sub races

More Sponsorship for man-powered sub races
the elSR Submarine The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust (The LRET) has joined the growing number of sponsors of the inaugural International European Submarine Races (eISR), being held during the week of 25 June 2012 in QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin at Gosport, England.  The races will see teams of University...
April 17th, 2012 | Charity, Classification Societies, Clubs, Defense, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Sports, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Marine Industries make a splash at BIS

Marine Industries make a splash at BIS
  Lloyd’s Register CEO Richard Sadler The Government will launch its first marine industries showcase at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) today to highlight the industry’s multi-billion pound contribution to the UK economy. Held in association with the UK Marine...
April 16th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Caribbean lacks resources to combat oil spills, warns Jamaica

Caribbean lacks resources to combat oil spills, warns Jamaica
The Caribbean region including Jamaica and other Small Island Developing States lacks the resources to combat a major oil spill, delegates to a regional convention on oil spill prevention and response have been warned. Opening the convention to discuss oil spill prevention, preparedness and response...
April 16th, 2012 | Events, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Mærsk McKinney Moller passes away

Mærsk McKinney Moller passes away
the late Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller We are sorry to have to inform you that partner and shipowner Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller has passed away on 16 April 2012. Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla states: “On behalf of the entire family, I wish to express our deep sorrow at the loss of our father, grandfather...
April 16th, 2012 | Breaking News | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan at EWEA 2012: Meet GL Garrad Hassan’s experts at presentations, seminars and poster sessions

Copenhagen/Denmark, 16 April 2012 – The constant drive to innovate has taken the wind industry from its humble beginnings to its current prominence as the state of the art in energy generation. For the industry to continue to develop and lead the globe to a new era of sustainable energy, innovation...
April 16th, 2012 | Energy | Read More

Oil and gas leaders identify opportunities and risks for 2012

Sector leaders meet in London to discuss the outlook for 2012 and beyond at GL Noble Denton roundtable event – Participants agree that greater capital expenditure is certain this year, but warn of other hurdles ahead   16. Apr. 2012 | London – A group of European oil and gas industry leaders...
April 16th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy | Read More

GAC Pindar arrive in Qingdao ahead of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series

GAC Pindar arrive in Qingdao ahead of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series
GAC Pindar EX40 capsizes! Extreme Sailing Series Qingdao, China 2011. Photo credit:Lloyd Images, www.lloydimages.com Sailing team prepare for battle in Act two of the adrenaline-fueled international Series April 16 2012 The GAC Pindar sailing team is making its final preparations for Act 2 of the Extreme...
April 16th, 2012 | News, Ship Agencies, Sports | Read More

Sale of LPG/C Chaconia and Elversele

Sale of LPG/C Chaconia and Elversele
The "Chaconia" EXMAR confirms the sale of the LPG/C CHACONIA  (28, 070 m³ – built 1990) and the LPG/C ELVERSELE (37, 511 m³ – built 1996). The vessels will be delivered to their new owners in April and July 2012, respectively. The total net sale price amounts to USD 48, 9 million. ...
April 16th, 2012 | News, Sales and Purchases | Read More

New eBook titles added to the IMarEST collection on line

A number of new titles have recently been added to our IMarEST eBook collection available exclusively to IMarEST Members via Dawsonera. The IMarEST eBook collection is a continually expanding collection of owned eBook titles which allows Members to read the full-text online, search by keywords, download...
April 16th, 2012 | Books | Read More

CEO of IMCA to stand down

CEO of IMCA to stand down
Hugh Williams The Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Hugh Williams, 59, has announced his intention to stand down at the end of 2012 after 10 years in post. IMCA is the international trade association for offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies...
April 16th, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology | Read More

MOL Acquires Competence Management System (CMS) Certification from DNV

MOL Acquires Competence Management System (CMS) Certification from DNV
Det Norske Veritas Project Execution Manager Christopher Hoo (left) and MOL Senior Managing Executive Officer Soichi Hiratsuka – Recognizes Effectiveness of MOL’s Independent Seafarer Education and Training Management Program – TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi...
April 16th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, Maritime Education and Training | 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: 15-28 April 2012 DATE: April 14, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 15-28 April 2012 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Sun...
April 14th, 2012 | 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, Scalloway – Dredging project completed * South Africa, Cape Town – Bunker barge breakdown * South Africa, all ports – Reporting of oil spills and shipping casualties threatening...
April 13th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITIC says shipbrokers must protect commission entitlement

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says the current global economic downturn means that shipbrokers will have to be particularly careful to ensure that their entitlement to commission is properly protected. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC cites the case of a Norwegian...
April 13th, 2012 | Chartering, Legal, P and I Clubs, Sales and Purchases | Read More

Cecon completes installation offshore Nigeria

Cecon completes installation offshore Nigeria
Cecon has completed at the end of March the installation of four flexible pipelines and umbilical’s for Broron Oil & Gas/Addax Petroleum in waters offshore Nigeria, West Africa. The project was  initially awarded (Oct 2011) to Cecon ASA as a fast-track subsea tieback project for the management,...
April 13th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

URI oceanographer leading effort to enlist commercial ships to collect ocean data

Proposal aims to unite oceanographers, shipping industry for science A University of Rhode Island oceanographer is leading an effort to partner with the global shipping industry to systematically collect detailed data about the world’s oceans using equipment installed on commercial vessels. H....
April 13th, 2012 | Oceanology | Read More

Arctic brings unique risks and challenges, says Lloyd’s report

Arctic brings unique risks and challenges, says Lloyd’s report
Lloyd's of London The Arctic region is undergoing rapid change, both in terms of climate and economic development. According to Lloyd’s latest Risk Insight report, strong governance and risk management, as well as urgent scientific research, are needed to mitigate the region’s many challenging...
April 13th, 2012 | Energy, Environment, Events, Oceanology | Read More

NASA Views Our Perpetual Ocean

NASA Views Our Perpetual Ocean
This is a still image from an animation of ocean surface currents from June 2005 to December 2007 from NASA satellites. The animation shows: how bigger currents like the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean and the Kuroshio in the Pacific carry warm waters across thousands of miles at speeds greater...
April 13th, 2012 | Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

MOL to Start Safety Campaign

MOL's President Koichi Muto TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the launch of a six-week safety campaign targeting all MOL-operated vessels, starting on April 15. President Muto, executives, and other personnel will visit vessels to exchange information...
April 13th, 2012 | Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Bureau Veritas and Securymind anti-piracy initiative

Bureau Veritas and Securymind anti-piracy initiative
Roberto Nahon Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has joined forces with French maritime security consultants Securymind to provide an auditing and verification service for companies providing armed guards to protect ships against piracy. Security companies offering services...
April 13th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Valspar Announces Valspar Love Your Color Guarantee™

  CEO Gary Hendrickson rings The Closing Bell. Valspar Corporation (NYSE-Listed VAL), a global leader in the paint and coatings industry, visits the NYSE to celebrate the beginning of painting season with the announcement of the Valspar Love Your Color Guarantee™, a color assurance program...
April 13th, 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: United States, Delaware River – Abandoned anchor United Arab Emirates, Mussafah – Poor visibility closes channels Singapore, all ports – Extension of port dues concession for container ships...
April 12th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More