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Graig secures ten-vessel supervision contract for Global Union suezmax newbuildings

Graig China Ltd (GCL), part of the Cardiff-based Graig Group, has been contracted by Hong Kong-based Global Union Shipping Limited to supervise the construction of ten 157, 000 dwt suezmax crude oil tankers building at Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Co Ltd in China. The last vessel in the ten-ship...
May 22nd, 2012 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

GL & MAN joint study: Costs and benefits of LNG as ship fuel for container vessels

Using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as ship fuel has recently gained more attention not only in Europe, but also in Asia and the USA. Ship owners interested in LNG as ship fuel are currently facing a number of questions regarding the costs and the possible benefits of using such technology. And they wish...
May 22nd, 2012 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

The Municipality of Thessaloniki hosts HELMEPA

The Municipality of Thessaloniki hosts HELMEPA
The Mayor John Boutaris and on his left, HELMEPA's Director General Dimitris Mitsatsos HELMEPA is continuing the implementation of the Association’s “Marine Environment and Sciences Awareness” campaign, which is supported by the UK-based independent charity Τhe Lloyd’s Register Educational...
May 22nd, 2012 | Charity, Education and Training, Environment, Events | Read More

Final London 2012 Olympic Spots Taken

Netherlands Antilles, Peru and South Africa take the number of nations qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition up to 57 after the 470, Finn and Laser Radial Worlds. The Laser Radial fleet at London 2012 is the second biggest with 39 spots available. Just nine of these were up for grabs...
May 21st, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Oceanic power inspires vibrant creations by artist Misha Milovanovich

Misha Milovanovich Memories of seaside days by the Adriatic lift the London fashion spirit. By James Brewer Artist and designer Misha Milovanovich delights in looking back on a happy childhood spent by the Adriatic Sea, which she credits for giving a dramatic impetus to her creativity. These days Misha...
May 21st, 2012 | Charity, Fashion, Maritime Art | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: India, Kandla – Prohibition of use of Thoraya satellite phone in India Australia, Sydney – Passenger Movement Charge or PMC increased Bunker Update – 21/05/12 DATE: May 21, 2012 – COUNTRY:...
May 21st, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Wärtsilä Hamworthy wins major Santos Basin inert gas contract

Wärtsilä Hamworthy wins major Santos Basin inert gas contract
Wärtsilä Hamworthy, the global leader in environmental and liquid cargo handling solutions for the marine and oil & gas markets, has underscored its technical prowess in the offshore sector by winning the contract from Brazilian shipyard Ecovix-Engevix Construções Oceânicas S.A. to deliver Inert...
May 21st, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

IHG Announced As ISAF Official Hotel Provider

The International Sailing Federation is today (21 May 2012) pleased to announce that IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has become official hotel provider to ISAF. IHG, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, becomes an ISAF official supplier until December 2013. The sponsorship provides IHG with...
May 21st, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

GL Group’s Annual Report 2011

GL Group presents: The GL Group Annual Report for 2011 is now available The GL Group enhanced its position in a challenging market environment in 2011. All three business segments – Maritime Services, Oil & Gas and Renewables – showed growth. The GL Group was able to further focus its portfolio...
May 21st, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

Sailors’ Society Scottish Bike Ride Saturday 15th September 2012

Get on your bike for the Sailors’ Society! We’re challenging teams of three to cycle 80km of beautiful Highland countryside and raise vital funds to support seafarers worldwide. This one-day ride will follow the Deeside Way, an existing cycle route following an old railway line built for Queen...
May 21st, 2012 | Charity, Sports | Read More

RINA Group to project-manage Indonesian FSRU

Italy-based RINA Group will deliver concept selection, FEED, support during negotiations with potential shipyards, project management during construction, and support for commissioning for a new floating LNG FSRU terminal in South Sumatra, Indonesia. RINA has been appointed by PGAS Solution, a subsidiary...
May 21st, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Logistics | Read More

GAC calls for businesses to invest in ‘borderless learning’

GAC calls for businesses to invest in ‘borderless learning’
Damien O'Donoghue General Manager of GAC Corporate Academy left-presented with a token of appreciation by the HRM Awards Learning Conference In-house learning academies, e-learning technologies and robust ROI measures are key to modernising training and driving up performance, says GAC 21 May 2012,...
May 21st, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HRH Princess Anne visited the collection of Admiral Nelson

HRH The Princess Royal with Panos Laskaridis and his wife Marilena Laskaridis Last Thursday, the 17th of May,   HRH Princess Anne  visited the “Aekatherini Laskaridis Foundation” in Piraeus. The Princess Royal was welcomed by the President of the Foundation Panos Laskaridis, Vice-president...
May 20th, 2012 | Charity, Maritime History and Museums, Sports | 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: 20 May-2 June 2012 DATE: May 19, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – World Holidays: 20 May-2 June 2012 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include...
May 19th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Get on board the Good Ship OSCAR

On Thursday 24th May the shipping industry will hold its first industry wide trading day, when companies and individuals from across the shipping community will raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital by chartering, insuring and filling a virtual ship, The M/V OSCAR. The money raised will...
May 19th, 2012 | Charity | Read More

SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference Now Accepting Advance Registrations Online

Agenda to Feature Speakers from Top International Maritime Industry Companies and Organizations NORFOLK, Va. (Marine NewsWire) The organizers of the SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference  announced last Thursday that discounted Early Bird registration is now available online at www.shippinginsight.com. The...
May 19th, 2012 | Shipmanagement | Read More

Warsaw ready to step in to save heritage building for London’s Polish community

Warsaw ready to step in to save heritage building for London’s Polish community
Author Celia Lee at the launch of one of her books in Budapest Warsaw ready to step in to save heritage building for London’s Polish community Campaign to maintain historic Polish Hearth Club reaches critical phase. By James Brewer Poland’s government has responded to an SOS over the fate of...
May 19th, 2012 | Books, Charity, Clubs | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc., takes delivery of 206, 040 dwt m/v Philadelphia

Diana Shipping Inc., takes delivery of 206, 040 dwt m/v Philadelphia
DIANA Shipping Inc., announces delivery of the Newcastlemax dry bulk carrier m/v ” Philadelphia” and commencement of time charter contrct with EDF Drawdown of an additional US$ 36.65 million from a loan facility with China Eximbank ATHENS, GREECE  Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global...
May 19th, 2012 | News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Stock Markets | Read More

MAIB’S Report 10/2012 on the accident of “Karin Schepers”

  The Karin Schepers Earlier this month, on the 4th of May we published MAIB’s Safety Digest issue 1/2012; today we bring you MAIB’s 10/2012 report on the “Karin Schepers” accident, so click herebelow to read same in full: KarinSchepersReportWeb We look forward your comments.
May 19th, 2012 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | 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, Baltimore, Maryland – Safety Zone, War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorations, Chesapeake Bay and Port of Baltimore, MD Singapore, Singapore – Repair works to existing revetment off Tuas...
May 19th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Guidance for private maritime security companies to be developed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee

IMO's Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu A special high-level segment of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), convened by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu to discuss policy matters related to arms on board ships in the piracy high risk area, has requested a working group of the MSC to develop...
May 18th, 2012 | IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Revised Match Race Rankings

The ISAF Women’s Match Race Rankings 16 May 2012 have been re-released following an administrative error. Women’s Rankings Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) retains top spot in the Women’s Rankings following her victory at the ISAF Grade 1 Semaine Olympique Francaise in Hyeres, France. The American has dominated...
May 18th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

ABB wins $18 million order for subsea pipeline construction vessels

ABB wins $18 million order for subsea pipeline construction vessels
Pipe Laying vessels Energy efficient electric propulsion, reliable power distribution systems for two deepwater pipeline installation vessels to be built by Daewoo in South Korea Zurich, Switzerland, May 16, 2012 — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won an order worth...
May 18th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Great interest in “Survival through Innovation” conference

Goh Chock Tong A significant element of BIMCO’s Perspectives in Shipping Programme, and a major contribution to Singapore Maritime Week was the well-attended BIMCO conference on the theme of “Survival through Innovation”. Officially opened by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, this was a positive...
May 18th, 2012 | BIMCO | Read More

Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region 2011.

The Tokyo MOU maintains a good trend of development and achievement of PSC activities. The following comes from Hua Siong Ong Mitsutoyo Okada, Chairman Secretary, Port State Control Committee Tokyo MOU Secretariat: In 2011, member Authorities of the Tokyo MOU carried out a total of 28, 627 inspections,...
May 17th, 2012 | Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More