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Insulting Campaign by The Spectator magazine against Greece

Insulting Campaign by The Spectator magazine against Greece
– H.E., The Greek Ambassador Aristidis Sandis – We bring to the attention of our international viewers the letter of H.E. The Greek Ambassador Aristidis Sandis in reply of the infamous advert by The Spectator magazine: EMBASSY OF GREECE, LONDON The Editor The Spectator 22 Old Queen Street London SW1H...
March 7th, 2012 | Featured, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Wärtsilä launches next generation Medium Voltage Power Drive technology for electric propulsion vessels and Oil & Gas Solutions

This unique technology further enhances the company’s total solutions offering to the shipping industry, while bringing efficiency and reduced operating costs to the customer. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading systems integrator and solutions provider, has launched its new Medium...
March 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

MOL Conducts Gas Injection Demonstration Run Utilizing a Temporarily Modified SlowSpeed Diesel Engine

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K.Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) yesterday announced it has been decided that Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES; President: Yasuhiko Kato) and MOL conduct a gas injection demonstration run utilizing a temporarily modified electrically-controlled type...
March 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Food 2040 and its impact on shipping –

Food 2040 and its impact on shipping –
  – Food 2040 and its impact on shipping, By Mike Corkhill* The news in recent weeks that the world’s population has passed the seven billion mark caught everyone’s attention. The first question that springs to mind is how did we get here so fast? Since hitting three billion in 1960, the number...
March 7th, 2012 | BIMCO, Story of the Month, Trade and Commerce | Read More

MOL Safety Conference 2012 Held –

MOL Safety Conference 2012 Held –
The ‘Gaia Triumph’ a general container ship — Forge ahead to become “the World Leader in Safe Operation” — TOKYO—MitsuiO.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has held the MOL Safety Conference 2012 in Manila, Mumbai, Dubrovnik,...
March 7th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

ESPO Secretary General visits United States

Patrick Verhoeven with Dr. Wayne Talley, Sara Russell and Dr. Larry Filer of Old Dominion University The Maritime Institute of Old Dominion University, Virginia, invited ESPO Secretary General Patrick Verhoeven mid-February to give a number of lectures on European ports policy and European port development. The...
March 6th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Updated news on the Ballast Water Management Convention

Updated news on the Ballast Water Management Convention MEPC 63, new USCG standards, Unitor BWMS recall from the market and the new California sewage water standard. MEPC 63 The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 63rd session from 27 February to 2 March 2012. There was general...
March 6th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, Regulatory | Read More

Maritime industry key to driving global sustainability agenda

Jonathon Porritt Abu Dhabi, March 5, 2012: Environmentally sustainable practices in the maritime industry are critical to driving the global agenda on sustainability, industry experts have said ahead of the second edition of the World Ports and Trade Summit (WPTS) 2012. WPTS 2012 is being held under...
March 6th, 2012 | Environment, 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: Worldwide – Piracy doubles off West Africa South Africa, all ports – Unions plan day of action Singapore, Singapore – Dredging off Pasir Panjang Terminal Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Reconstruction...
March 6th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Diana Containerships acquires APL Spinel

Diana Containerships acquires APL Spinel
Diana Containerships’ new aquisition the APL Spinel Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, announced that the Company took delivery of the Panamax container vessel, m/v “APL Spinel”, a 1996-built vessel of approximately...
March 6th, 2012 | News, Sales and Purchases | Read More

MOL Conducts Gas Injection Demonstration Run Utilizing a Temporarily Modified Slow Speed Diesel Engine

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced it has been decided that Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES; President: Yasuhiko Kato) and MOL conduct a gas injection demonstration run utilizing a temporarily modified electrically-controlled type slow...
March 6th, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Issue 4 of “Insight” looks at the polar challenges and the impact of COP17

Insight Lloyd’s Register magazine covers the issues that matter most to the people and industries it serves The fourth edition of Insight, Lloyd’s Register’s issues-driven magazine for its clients and other industry stakeholders, covers a wide range of subjects affecting the critical...
March 6th, 2012 | Books, Classification Societies | Read More

Monthly Intelligence Report – March 2012

Monthly Intelligence Report – March 2012
Monthly Intelligence Report – March 2012        Attached please find the Monthly Piracy Report for March 2012 from GAC Protective Solutions. For more information about GAC Protective Solutions please contact ake@gac.com Please log on: AKE-GAC Piracy Report March 2012 and read the full and...
March 6th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

ShipConstructor 2012 R2 Released

Victoria, March 5, 2011-0vernight to 6th of March 2012 -ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) has released a new version of its AutoCAD based CAD/CAM software. ShipConstructor 2012 R2 sets a new standard for 3D modeling efficiency and the rapid creation of clear production documentation. The latest version...
March 6th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

European Commission weighs options to break the ‛glass ceiling’ for women on company boards

Fig.1 Women and men on the boards of the largest listed companies, January 2012 Brussels, 5 March 2012 – A European Commission report published today shows that limited progress towards increasing the number of women on company boards has been achieved one year after EU Justice Commissioner Viviane...
March 5th, 2012 | European Union, HR | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Withdrawal of Light Buoys off Hong Kong International Airport Singapore, Singapore – Horizontal direction drilling Singapore, Singapore – Tuas View soil investigation works...
March 5th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

JOB2SEA the first port of call for maritime jobs at sea and ashore

JOB2SEA the first port of call for maritime jobs at sea and ashore
  Jakob Le Fevre COPENHAGEN, Denmark – March 5, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) JOB2SEA the leading specialist maritime job board, is proud to announce the launch of their new and improved global maritime job board www.JOB2SEA.com. The new JOB2SEA site has been designed to help jobseekers find...
March 5th, 2012 | HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News | Read More

Malta Maritime Review 2011: From Strength to Strength!

Malta Maritime Review 2011: From Strength to Strength!
 -John A. Gauci-Maistre, K.M., Chairman GM- – Malta’s quiet steady growth, by John Gauci-Maistre – As we begin to get into our stride following the New Year celebrations, we are always quick to compare the year on year stats to gauge how the industry fared over the previous year. ...
March 5th, 2012 | Flags, Legal, Mediterranean Shipping, Shipping Centers, Yachting | Read More

Latvian Naval SWATH Boats to stay with GL in class –

Latvian Naval SWATH Boats to stay with GL in class –
The Latvian Navy patrol boat ‘Skrunda’ Hamburg/Germany 5 March 2012 – The Latvian Navy’s new SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) patrol boats will be kept under Germanischer Lloyd (GL) class. GL surveyors will conduct periodic examinations throughout the life cycle of...
March 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Norton Rose transport survey –

Norton Rose transport survey –
  The Baltic Exchange Building which houses Maritime London – Norton Rose transport survey – The effect of market downturn on the shipping industry has been for companies to focus on maintaining cash reserves and secure funding lines according to the findings of Maritime London member...
March 5th, 2012 | Legal, Markets, News, Organisations | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services establishes its own presence in Malta

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and cargo services provider, has now established a new office in Malta. The opening of the ISS Malta office, with newly recruited management, follows the ending of a sub agency agreement with the local firm of Thomas Smith. Covering all...
March 5th, 2012 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

ClassNK Releases Second Edition of “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore”

ClassNK Releases Second Edition of “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore”
Tokyo – ClassNK has released a new revised edition of its “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore” which was first released in May 2011 in response to major marine casualties caused by a loss of stability as a result of the liquefaction of nickel ore. This first edition summarized...
March 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Reported hijack in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 5 March 2012

Reported hijack in Arabian Sea – Maritime Security Alert: 5 March 2012
A maritime security alert has been issued for the Arabian Sea after a merchant vessel, MV Royal Grace, was reportedly hijacked in position 21:27N – 062:37E approximately 150NM off Oman on 2 March. The hijack was only confirmed after the vessel communicated with the owners stating her position on...
March 5th, 2012 | Breaking News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Deepwater and Arctic in the spotlight at Oceanology International

The highly topical oil and gas areas of deepwater and Arctic exploitation will be firmly in the spotlight at Oceanology International 2012 (Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 March 2012, London, ExCeL, UK) the global forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine technology...
March 5th, 2012 | Oceanology | Read More

Wärtsilä expands its boiler services offering by acquiring assets and business of MMI Boiler Management

Wartsila’s Christoph Vitzthum Wärtsilä has signed a contract to acquire the assets and business of MMI Boiler Management Pte Ltd., the Singapore-based company specialising in the service and maintenance of boilers for marine and industrial applications. MMI Boiler Management has its main...
March 5th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More