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MOL Installs Marine Broadband Internet System on 5 LNG Carriers

Enhancing Safe Operation by Always-on Connection- TOKYO, 11 November 2011 —Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that its subsidiary MOL LNG Transport Co., Ltd. (MOLLNG; President: Reizo Funakoshi) completed installing a high-speed, monthly fixed-charge (flat rate)...
November 11th, 2011 | IT and Communications | Read More

IMB Piracy Report (7 november 2011)

30.10.2011: Posn: 03:26.5N – 006:42.3E, OPL Bonny, Nigeria Armed pirates boarded a drifting product tanker awaiting discharging instructions. They took 25 crew members hostage and hijacked the tanker to a position off Lagos/Benin. Here, the pirates transfered the vessel’s cargo into a barge....
November 11th, 2011 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

OpCost 2011 seminar

OpCost 2011 seminar
Ship operating costs seminar: Current and future trends – OpCost 2011, the Moore Stephens Shipping Group’s unique benchmarking report shows operating costs on the increase, reversing the trend of the previous year when they had fallen for the first time in eight years. Oversupply of vessels,...
November 11th, 2011 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

ClassNK Earns Authorization From Norwegian Flag

 Top class society granted RO status at Tokyo ceremony Tokyo – The Government of Norway officially recognized ClassNK as its newest Recognized Organization (RO) at a special signing ceremony held at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo on 8 November 2011. Deputy Minister Rikke Lind of Norway’s Ministry...
November 11th, 2011 | Classification Societies | Read More

Tolani Shipping selects MARIS VDS for fuel-saving initiative

Tolani Shipping’s Singapore arm, Tolani Shipping (S) Pte Ltd, has opted to use the Voyage Decision Support system developed by Maritime Information Systems AS, Norway (MARIS) as part of its major initiative to adapt green technology to its fleet of owned and operated vessels. Tolani Shipping owns a...
November 11th, 2011 | IT and Communications | Read More

James ‘Ding’ Schoonmaker Awarded ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy

James ‘Ding’ Schoonmaker Awarded ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy
James ‘Ding’ Schoonmaker (USA) today received the 2011 ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy – which honours an individual for their outstanding contribution to the sport of sailing. ISAF President Göran Petersson presented the trophy, which was first awarded in 1988 in memory of Beppe Croce, the ISAF President...
November 10th, 2011 | News, Yachting | Read More

Containership size linked to bunker price

Containership size linked to bunker price
Container ship operators are ordering ever larger vessels even in the face of a weak freight and time charter environment during 2011, says Braemar Seascope. This may appear to be counter-intuitive. In fact, it reinforces a trend that is at least five years old. Containership operators cannot control...
November 10th, 2011 | News | Read More

IMO body authorizes EMSA to operate LRIT data exchange

IMO body authorizes EMSA to operate LRIT data exchange
Operation of the International Data Exchange (IDE) for the Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) has been successfully transferred to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon, Portugal. At the 10th session of the Ad Hoc LRIT Group established by IMO (31 October to 3 November...
November 10th, 2011 | IMO, News | Read More

GAC’s green initiatives beat savings targets in Nigeria

GAC’s green initiatives beat savings targets in Nigeria
Measures introduced by GAC Nigeria to cut its generator use, fuel bills and carbon footprint have met their target two months ahead of schedule. As part of the GAC Group’s commitment to reducing the impact of operations on the environment, GAC Nigeria had installed a transformer to connect its...
November 10th, 2011 | News, Ship Agencies | Read More

Stockholm Wins Third ESPO Award

Stockholm Wins Third ESPO Award
Following editions of Award on Societal Integration of Ports to focus on youth and heritage “Nothing less than a manual of best practice for port communication campaigns.” This is how the jury motivated its unanimous decision to pick Ports of Stockholm as the winner of the third ESPO Award on Societal...
November 10th, 2011 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Island

It was indeed a midsummer night’s dream the day discussing the writing of Victoria Hislop’s best seller, “The Island” in London’s Hellenic Centre. On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out more about her mother’s past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All...
November 9th, 2011 | Books | Read More

IMIF’s 36th Annual Dinner

IMIF’s 36th Annual Dinner
A noticeably high profile gathering of IMIF* members and their guests, some 285 in all, attended the 36th IMIF Annual Dinner at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London on 2nd November 2011. IMIF always holds its Annual Dinner on the first Wednesday in November. After an excellent meal and the Loyal...
November 9th, 2011 | News, Organisations | Read More

Ship-shape, the buzz word to save Greece et al

Ship-shape, the buzz word to save Greece et al
 “Ship-shape” is of nautical origin – c.17th century, based on the obligation of a sailor to keep his/her quarters arranged neatly and securely against the inevitable turbulence at sea. It also implies a neat and efficient packing to fit into the limited space typically allotted to service members...
November 8th, 2011 | News, Politics and Government | Read More

MOL commits to Martek BNWAS

MOL commits to Martek BNWAS
Mitsui OSK Line has made a firm commitment to install Bridge Navigational Watch and Alarm Systems (BNWAS) on board its ships ahead of regulatory requirements.  The company has taken the opportunity of the drydocking of 17 of its vessels so far this year to install the Martek Marine Navgard BNWAS. MOL...
November 7th, 2011 | News | Read More

Wärtsilä inaugurates its new Central Distribution Centre in the Netherlands

Wärtsilä inaugurates its new Central Distribution Centre in the Netherlands
Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets, inaugurates its new spare parts distribution centre in Kampen, the Netherlands,  today Monday 7 November 2011. The Central Distribution Centre is to be inaugurated by Wärtsilä’s President &...
November 7th, 2011 | Logistics, News | Read More

Thomas Gunn announces partnership with REGS4SHIPS

Thomas Gunn announces partnership with REGS4SHIPS
 Simplifying the bridge environment must be one of the greatest challenges faced by the shipping industry. Thomas Gunn is delighted to announce that it has teamed up with Regs4ships, to provide a complete bridge solution for the navigator, offering Regs4ships digital maritime regulations incorporated...
November 7th, 2011 | IT and Communications, News | Read More

Seven new Directors join UK P&I Club board (2011)

Seven new Directors join UK P&I Club board (2011)
Seven directors were elected to the Board of the UK P&I Club at its  recent AGM in Athens*. Ibrahim Güngen – Chief Executive Officer of Güngen Maritime & Trading A/Ş, Ankara, Turkey. Grahaeme Henderson – Vice President Shipping, Shell International Trading and Shipping Company...
November 7th, 2011 | News, P and I Clubs | Read More

Future ISAF Sailing World Cup Venues Announced

Future ISAF Sailing World Cup Venues Announced
ISAF* just announced the first two of the six venues that will host ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas from 2013 onward starting with the European events:  Hyeres, France (2013-2014) and Palma, Mallorca, Spain (2013-2014). Following a bid process, an ISAF appointed evaluation panel advised the Executive...
November 6th, 2011 | Yachting | Read More

Stress a top cause of long-term absence

According to Health Insurance Magazine the problem is worse in the public sector and given what takes place lately world-wide by those who govern us, with the world in the brink of a total collapse due to financial irregularities, we bring it to your attention for your comments and debate. Further evidence...
November 6th, 2011 | Health and Safety, HR | Read More

Ink your Diary

Ink your Diary
Here are some IMarEST’s Days for your Diary: IMarEST Marine Arc Flash Conference Tuesday 8 November 2011, London Arc flash 4pp prog lowres Metocean Awareness Course Jointly organised with SUT Wednesday 15 – Friday 17 February 2012, Perth, Australia metocean perth lowres IMarEST Ballast Water...
November 5th, 2011 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Rickmers-Linie (America) Chairman Jerry Nagel is presented with the Breakbulk Lifetime Achievement

Rickmers-Linie (America) Chairman Jerry Nagel is presented with the Breakbulk Lifetime Achievement
 Jerry Nagel, Chairman of Rickmers-Linie (America), was presented with the 8th annual Lifetime Leadership and Achievement Award at a  ceremony celebrating the opening of the 22nd annual Breakbulk Transportation Conference and Exhibition at the New Orleans Convention Center on 26 October. This is an...
November 5th, 2011 | News | Read More

Austal USA launches JHSV-1 USNS Spearhead

Austal USA launches JHSV-1 USNS Spearhead
Once again, Austal USA has recently christened a vessel detail designed with ShipConstructor Software. The USNS Spearhead, the first of 10 US Navy Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment, was christened on Saturday September 17, 2011. Work...
November 5th, 2011 | IT and Communications, Logistics, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

New Chairman for Naval Ship Classification Association

New Chairman for Naval Ship Classification Association
The Naval Ship Classification Association (NSCA) has  elected Lorenz Petersen, Germanischer Lloyd’s Business Segment Manager for  Navy Vessels, as Chairman of the Association, at their annual general meeting  in Rome. The NSCA is the naval counterpart of the International Association of Classification...
November 4th, 2011 | Organisations | Read More

Indian order for enclosed ship unloader includes Cargotec’s Siwertell Sulphur Safety System

Indian order for enclosed ship unloader includes Cargotec’s Siwertell Sulphur Safety System
Cargotec has received an order for a Siwertell ship unloader type ST790-D from the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO), Paradeep Unit. The enclosed screw-type unloader will be used to discharge rock phosphate and sulphur at a rated capacity of 1, 800 t/h. “IFFCO wanted a totally enclosed...
November 4th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

EBRD backs marine bio-safety initiative

EBRD backs marine bio-safety initiative
An innovative programme to protect marine biodiversity, backed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is about to enter a new phase. The project aims to tackle one of the greatest threats to the health of the world’s oceans – the global spread of invasive species and pathogens...
November 4th, 2011 | Environment | Read More