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Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber closure for repairs Azores, all ports – Hurricane Gordon passes Eastern Azores Mozambique, Nacala – Port development Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE...
August 20th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Shipyards saga in Greece continues, but Greeks can do it if…..!

Shipyards saga in Greece continues, but Greeks can do it if…..!
We continue our reporting with the shipyard saga in Greece following governmental announcement/appointment of a coordinator project planner… Indeed the Greeks can do it if the right persons are appointed to do the job! As you all know, Nicholas Anastasopoulos, former CEO of the Piraeus Port Authority...
August 20th, 2012 | Airline Industry, Breaking News, Coastal Shipping, Energy, Flags, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Politics and Government, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shiprepair, Tourism | Read More

Overcoming business and political envy: the case of Greek shipping with respect to taxation

Overcoming business and political envy: the case of Greek shipping with respect to taxation
Aristotle defined envy (φθόνος  phthonos) “as the pain caused by the good fortune of others”, while Kant defined it as “a reluctance to see our own well-being overshadowed by another’s because the standard we use to see how well off we are is not the intrinsic worth of...
August 20th, 2012 | News, Taxation | Read More

Lloyd’s Register appointed as the independent safety assessor for Qatar’s comprehensive new national railway programme

Metro and light-rail systems for Doha, high-speed passenger and freight railways across Qatar to be built before the 2022 World Cup    The Qatar Railways Company has appointed Lloyd’s Register Qatar LLC as the independent safety assessor (ISA) for the extensive programme of integrated railway systems...
August 19th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Logistics | Read More

2013 ISAF Nations Cup Notice Of Race Posted

The Notice of Race for the 2013 ISAF Nations Cup has been released with Middelfart, Denmark set to host the Grand Final from 6-10 August 2013. Open and Women’s match racers will compete in six Regional Finals from January to June 2013 ahead of the Grand Final with the first, North American and Caribbean,...
August 19th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | 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: 19 August-1 September 2012 DATE: August 18, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 19 August-1 September 2012 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks...
August 18th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

First collective agreement for Colombian dockers

Colombian dockers’ unionists sign their new CBA 17 August 20 -After more than two decades of struggle against labour repression, dockers in Colombia have at last settled on their first ever collective bargaining agreement with their terminal employer.   The port workers, members of the ITF-affiliated...
August 17th, 2012 | HR, ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

For World Humanitarian Day, UN flags power of individual action to spark global change

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) speaks with Beyoncé during rehearsals in the General Assembly Hall for the recording of the song, “I Was Here.” UN Photo/Mark Garten 17 August 2012 – Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted the power of...
August 17th, 2012 | Charity, Organisations | Read More

HMS Lutine – capture, wreck and salvage

HMS Lutine Lutine is the name of a London recruitment agency, a Liverpudlian pub and a Dutch restaurant. Most famously, it is the name of a bell, one which hangs to this day in the Lloyd‘s underwriting room. Lutine is french for a sprite, an imp, a tease, something which gently plagues, and for centuries...
August 17th, 2012 | Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Sports, Yachting | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: South Africa, all ports – Weather conditions in Cape Town United Arab Emirates, all ports – Eid Al Fitr Public Holiday in Dubai Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 17/08/12 DATE: August...
August 17th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Professor Babanin’s big Q: –

Professor Babanin’s big Q: –
Getting bigger…  -Are extreme waves and winds on the rise across the globe? A question for Professor Alexander Babanin THE 26-metre (nine-storey) rogue wave in Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm is an extreme case, but it’s the lesser giants that have Professor Babanin concerned....
August 17th, 2012 | Comment, Oceanology | Read More

Whatever happened to the freight markets – and S and P too

Whatever happened to the freight markets – and S and P too
John Faraclas’ oxymoron view or reality on the markets “performance”? This is a quickie report/outlook on the market and includes the past seven months and the remaining five until the end of this annus horribilis for the shipping freight rates… and ships prices too! You don’t need...
August 17th, 2012 | Markets, News | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces delivery of the newly built pot Panamax Dry bulk carrier m/v “Amphitrite” and entry into a timecharter with Bunge

ATHENS, GREECE, August 16, 2012 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that on August 14, 2012, the Company, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, took delivery of the m/v “Amphitrite”,...
August 16th, 2012 | Markets | Read More

IBEX Issues Last Call for Innovation Award Entries, Names Boating Writers as Judges

IBEX Issues Last Call for Innovation Award Entries, Names Boating Writers as Judges
LOUISVILLE, KY – Aug. 16, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) today announced that the deadline for 2012 Innovation Award entries is Aug. 28, and named the panel of judges for the annual awards. “IBEX is, at its heart, a technology event where...
August 16th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Germany, Kiel-Holtenau – Kiel-Holtenau New Big South Lock Chamber back in service Nigeria, all ports – Public Holidays in Nigeria United States, Delaware City, Delaware – Demolition and repair...
August 16th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

PC Maritime concludes major contract in Azerbaijan

PC Maritime concludes major contract in Azerbaijan
The 1984-built Dagistan is one of over 80 vessels operated by the Azerbaijan State Caspian Shipping Company. This 11450grt ro-pax can carry just over 200 passengers. CASPAR Shipping in Baku, Azerbaijan has chosen PC Maritime as an ECDIS supplier for its fleet.  The agreement is to supply 13 vessels...
August 16th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Relive The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition

An exceptional fortnight at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition showcased the sport to the world and to thousands of fans that lined up on the Nothe Spectator area. It started with a surprise as Jonas Hogh Christensen (DEN) took two bullets ahead of the home nation favourite Ben Ainslie (GBR)...
August 16th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

World Class Systems, industry best support – TECHNICOLD selected for commercial fishing vessel

 SEATTLE – Aug. 15, 2012* – (Marine NewsWire) Technicold by Northern Lights, an industry leader in marine HVACR systems, has been selected to supply the cooling and heating system on the environmentally friendly long-liner Northern Leader. Technicold will provide a complete climate control system...
August 16th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Wärtsilä to power four modern diesel-electric tugs for Australian owner

Wärtsilä to power four modern diesel-electric tugs for Australian owner
The Wärtsilä 20 engine Wärtsilä Corporation, 16 August 2012 at 8 am EET – Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has been contracted to supply the power system for four new diesel-electric powered tugs being built for Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd. The...
August 16th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

BRAEMAR (incorporating The Salvage Association) extends its commitment to the industry

Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association) is delighted to announce that the next of its popular programme of Port and Shipyard Familiarisation courses will be run in conjunction with the U35 Marine Insurance Group. Providing a practical insight into port operations, the Port and Shipyard Familiarisation...
August 15th, 2012 | Marine Insurance, 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: Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 15/08/12 DATE: August 15, 2012 Bunker Update: GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 15/08/12 GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert  GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 15/08/12 180 CST   380...
August 15th, 2012 | Bunkering, Shipmanagement | Read More

Abel Tasman sails back into his rightful place as a giant of seafaring history, thanks to new book from Australian author Christobel Mattingley –

Christobel Mattingley Abel Tasman sails back into his rightful place as a giant of seafaring history, thanks to new book from Australian author Christobel Mattingley –   By James Brewer – One of the greatest seafarers of all times – and one who has tended recently to have been overshadowed...
August 14th, 2012 | Books, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Clay Maitland to Keynote SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference

Clay Maitland to Keynote SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference
Clay Maitland Tuesday, 14 August 2012, 15:54-  Clay Maitland to Keynote SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference Joins More than 30 International Maritime Industry Speakers NORFOLK, Va. – (Marine NewsWire) Aug. 14, 2012 – Clay Maitland, managing partner of International Registries, Inc., which...
August 14th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Shipmanagement | Read More

GMC & Horton Wison deepwater designed tower in transit

GMC & Horton Wison deepwater designed  tower in transit
‘Shallow Water Buoyant Tower’ Rendering of the CX-15 fixed depth shallow water buoyant tower. GMC & Horton Wison Deepwater Designed Buoyant Tower Completes Fabrication phase and is now in transit  The CX-15 buoyant tower designed by a joint venture between GMC and Horton Wison Deepwater for...
August 14th, 2012 | Energy, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

Marco Polo Seatrade exits Chapter 11

Marco Polo Seatrade and its affiliated companies have obtained final approval of their Plan of Liquidation from the New York Bankruptcy Court overseeing the Chapter 11 case. The plan was unanimously approved by all Marco Polo creditors, and the Court entered the final order at the confirmation hearing...
August 14th, 2012 | Company Profiles, Finance, Legal | Read More