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New Leadership for ABS Europe-Africa Operations / Appointment focused on developing client relationships

New Leadership for ABS Europe-Africa Operations / Appointment focused on developing client relationships
Kirsi Tikka (Houston, TX—) ABS President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has announced that ABS Vice President and current Chief Engineer Dr. Kirsi Tikka will transfer to London to assume the role of President and COO of the ABS Europe Division. The division is responsible for the day-to-day operations...
April 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, News | 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 increasing in West Africa, latest IMB report shows  Singapore, Singapore – Construction of floating sea barrier at Sentosa Bay DATE: April 23, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – Piracy...
April 23rd, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMarEST set to play key role at GASTECH 2012 London

IMarEST set to play key role at GASTECH 2012 London
David Loosley The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is set to play a key role at the Gastech Conference & Exhibition being held at London’s ExCeL in early October this year. The Institute, a Gastech supporting organisation, will be presenting a day-long Floating...
April 23rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy | Read More

Cruising Through the Perfect Storm

Cruising Through the Perfect Storm
New report to analyse potential impact of IMO fuel emission regulations  Limits set out by the Marine Environment Protection Committee will reduce the maximum levels of sulphur in marine fuels to 0.1% and will come in to force in 2015.  This regulation is a positive step towards improving the environmental...
April 23rd, 2012 | Books, Cruise Industry, Environment | Read More

GAC Bunker Fuels appoints new US Bunker Manager

Maurice Lara Addition to trading team supports continued US expansion GAC Bunker Fuels, part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC, has announced the appointment of Maurice Lara as its Bunker Manager for East Coast USA. He is based in Norwalk, Connecticut and accountable...
April 23rd, 2012 | Bunkering | Read More

TEN-T Review Sand Castle Without 32 Billion Euro Budget

TEN-T Review Sand Castle Without 32 Billion Euro Budget
Isabelle Ryckbost ESPO calls for transparent methodology to justify allocation of TEN-T funding to projects of common interest. In a unique common appeal, more than 25 European transport organisations, covering all modes and nodal points, urged EU policy makers to safeguard the 32 billion Euro budget...
April 23rd, 2012 | European Union, News, Organisations | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., announcess the filing of its 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F

DIANA Shipping Inc., announcess the filing of its 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F
ATHENS, GREECE, April 23, 2012 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has filed its 2011 Annual Report on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on April 20, 2012. The...
April 23rd, 2012 | Markets, News | Read More

New “energize renewables​” magazine out now!

GL Group presents this year’s first edition of “energize renewables”, the customer magazine for the Renewables business segment of GL Group, available now as electronic version. Read “energize renewables” 1/2012 with articles on emerging wind energy markets such as Brazil and South Africa,...
April 23rd, 2012 | Books, Classification Societies, Energy | Read More

Sinovel Receives GL Renewables Certification Statement of Compliance for Design Assessment

Hamburg/Germany, 23 April 2012 – GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has issued a Statement of Compliance for the A-Design Assessment of the Sinovel SL 3000/90 50 Hz offshore wind turbine. The Statement of Compliance confirms that SL 3000/90 meets the requirements of GL RC’s “Guideline...
April 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Regulatory | Read More

EU Regulation 392/2009 – Athens Protocol 2002

Maria Pittordis*, – pictured,   Business Group Leader  Marine, Trade and Energy at Hill Dickinson  explains one of the most important issues. In brief EU Regulation 392/2009 implements the Athens Protocol 2002 directly into the 27 EU Member States from 31 December 2012. The Regulation ensures...
April 23rd, 2012 | Legal, Regulatory | Read More

The Antikythera Mechanism – ancient Greek inventions still at its best!

The Antikythera Mechanism – ancient Greek inventions still at its best!
Adm. (HN-rt) John J. Theofanides delivering his slides speech; on his right seated is the Centre's Director Adm. (HCG-rt) Stavros Michailides A two day event presentations in mid-March at the Island of Chios in Greece; the first day held at the amphitheatre of Homerion Cultural Centre* – Xylas’...
April 22nd, 2012 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Art, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums | 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: 22 April-5 May 2012 Singapore, Singapore – Construction of mega shipyard at Tuas View Extension Singapore, Singapore – Tuas View Extension reclamation DATE: April...
April 21st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

UN trade meeting to focus on ‘development-centred globalization’

UN trade meeting to focus on ‘development-centred globalization’
UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi (left) and General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser hold press conference. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 20 April 2012 – On the eve of a major United Nations ministerial conference on international trade and development, a senior UN official today...
April 20th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Organisations | Read More

The Maritime Law Library of Baron Leo Delwaide

The Maritime Law Library of Baron Leo Delwaide
The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation proudly announces the acquisition of the Delwaide Library of Maritime Law, one of the most important collections of books and scientific publications in the area of International Maritime Law. This Collection was put together over a period of almost 50 years by Prof....
April 20th, 2012 | Books, Charity, Maritime History and Museums, News | Read More

3rd IMarEST Condition based maintenance conference – dates annouced

David Loosley The removal of obstacles to cultural change for Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), and the human factors and strategic planning for optimised maintenance will lie at the heart of the 3rd IMarEST Condition Based Maintenance Conference to be held in London on Wednesday 26 – Thursday 27...
April 20th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

IMCA Publishes two new pocket safety cards

Hugh Williams ‘Safety Coaching’ and ‘Workplace Fatigue’ are the two latest pocket safety cards in the series published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) “These are card numbers 20 and 21 in the popular and effective series, ” explains Hugh Williams, IMCA’s Chief...
April 20th, 2012 | Associations, HR | Read More

IMCA eager for feedback on industry-wide Hyperbaric Evacuation guidance proposal

Hugh Williams The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) set up an industry-wide workgroup during 2011 to develop guidance on hyperbaric evacuation. The work was split into five main topic areas: risk assessment, technical, operations, medical and standards. Hugh Williams, IMCA’s Chief...
April 20th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

Richard Pawling Wins GL COMPIT Award 2012

Richard Pawling Wins GL COMPIT Award 2012
Richard Pawling (right), winner of the GL COMPIT Award 2012 and Volker Bertram (left), organizer of the COMPIT Hamburg/Germany, 20 April 2012 – Richard Pawling has been announced as the winner of the GL COMPIT Award 2012. The British computer aided design expert’s paper “The Development of Modelling...
April 20th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, 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: United States, Delaware River – Canal closed due to fog United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – EXERCISE: Change to MARSEC Level 2 Singapore, Jurong Port – Removal of submarine pipeline DATE:...
April 20th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Mundo International Logistics appointed FESCO agent

London, 20 April – Mundo International Logistics UK has been appointed as FESCO North West Europe’s UK agent, meaning it can now offer an expandedrange of container services across Russia and CIS. Through FESCO North West Europe, Mundo International Logistics UK is able to provide a range of...
April 20th, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

GL RC to certify KHI’s tidal energy converter prototype

Hamburg, 20 April 2012 – Tidal energy is a vast resource man has yet to harness. As technology advances into this new, promising realm of renewable energy, GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) is contributing its expertise by certifying Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) tidal energy converter...
April 20th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Oceanology | Read More

London P&I Club issues warning on manhole gasket and bilge pump shortcomings

THE London P&I Club has reported a growing incidence of shortcomings with regard to the condition of manhole cover gaskets on board ships. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club says that feedback from its Ship Inspection Programme indicates that an increasing number of inspectors...
April 20th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

WISTA Hellas Charity Event 2012

WISTA Hellas Charity Event 2012
l to r: Anna-Maria Monigioudi, Eleftheria Magiafi, Maria Alexandraki, Jenny Pournara, Eugenia Saridou - the leaving BoD of WISTA-HellasIn light of the international financial recession, the continuing shipping crisis, the local political instability and the forthcoming national elections; the departing...
April 20th, 2012 | Charity, Events, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Andreas A. Tsavliris: the Salvage Industry has much to contemplate

Andreas A. Tsavliris: the Salvage Industry has much to contemplate
Andreas A. Tsavliris Salvage, Emergency Towage are operations for most people, happen very infrequently when they least expect it. Recent events have shown that the role of the salvor, whilst exceptionally hazardous, is vital to the on-going improvement of the public’s perception of the maritime...
April 20th, 2012 | News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

LLMC increases – ICS supports IMO Agreement

LLMC increases – ICS supports IMO Agreement
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents all sectors and trades and over 80% of the global shipping industry, and leads shipowner representation at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Legal Committee, has expressed strong support for the agreement reached by IMO this week...
April 20th, 2012 | International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More