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Romanian truck drivers take legal action over social dumping

Truckers from Romania are taking legal action over exploitative wages and working conditions while they were working in the Belgian port of Antwerp.   The drivers are suing their former employer because they claim they were being paid less than their Belgian counterparts, were working excessive hours...
December 3rd, 2012 | ITF | Read More

FONASBA highlights complexity of ship agents’ role in new Port Procedures Survey

FONASBA highlights complexity of ship agents’ role in new Port Procedures Survey
Marygrace Collins Shipowners, port users and regulators have been provided with a comprehensive and detailed overview of the many activities undertaken by port agents by The Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents (FONASBA). The international association today (Monday 3 December)...
December 3rd, 2012 | Associations, News, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

Rickmers Group and Oaktree form strategic partnership for investments in newbuild container vessels

Hamburg, 3 December 2012 – Funds advised by Oaktree Capital Management, LP and the global shipping major Rickmers Group are joining forces to invest in eight plus eight eco designed newbuild container vessels. Oaktree Capital Management LP is a leading global investment management firm focused on alternative...
December 3rd, 2012 | Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Oslo Børs enters into agreement to acquire Fish Pool

Oslo Børs enters into agreement to acquire Fish Pool
03/12/2012 – Oslo Børs has reached agreement with the shareholders of the fish and seafood derivatives exchange Fish Pool ASA to acquire approximately 71% of the shares in the company. The acquisition represents a further step in strengthening Oslo Børs’ commitment to the seafood sector in...
December 3rd, 2012 | Breaking News, Stock Markets | Read More

IMO Secretary-General to highlight key issues during visit to Chile

IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu is to visit Chile this week and will take the opportunity to highlight a number of important issues on the Organization’s current agenda.        On 5 December, Mr Sekimizu will speak about IMO’s commitment to sustainable...
December 3rd, 2012 | IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

New rules for passenger safety agreed by IMO

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 91st session, 26 to 30 November 2012 Briefing: 54, December 3, 2012 – IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), meeting at the Organization’s London Headquarters for its 91st session from 26 to 30 November 2012, agreed that rules to require passenger safety...
December 3rd, 2012 | IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

From Titanic to Costa Concordia: What is the Achilles Heel of Passenger Shipping? –

From Titanic to Costa Concordia: What is the Achilles Heel of Passenger Shipping? –
Dr. Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard introducing the event. From Titanic to Costa Concordia: What is the Achilles Heel of Passenger Shipping? By James Brewer Too many serious maritime accidents are never investigated, or are looked at but never result in any recommendations being made. Many inquiries fail to...
December 2nd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Events, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Informa’s law and finance latest reports and magazines

At the latest Cadwallader’s symposium and dinner I was tempted from the available publications on …show; all for November 2012 – except for the Lloyds Maritime and Commercil Law quartely and LLOYD’S MARITIME LAW, which is for August and October 2012 respectively- here we go: The Lloyd’s...
December 1st, 2012 | Books | Read More

John Lang’s “Titanic”: simply different!

John Lang’s “Titanic”: simply different!
It is not just the plethora of books and the reasons for writing about the “Titanic”, whose name only encompasses the gigantic, the immense, conversely the effort was titanic so to speak for John Lang to bring forward another side until now totally ignored and or avoided (?) and help us understand...
December 1st, 2012 | Books, Maritime Accidents, 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 – World Holidays: 2-15 December 2012   DATE: December 01, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 2-15 December 2012 Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:...
December 1st, 2012 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF’s latest: Moroccan union leader Chamchati is freed

30 November 2012 – Mohamed Chamchati, the wrongly detained general secretary of the Moroccan merchant seafarers’ union, has been released from jail. He had been held for five months and asserted his innocence throughout. Like his colleague Said Elhairech, who was freed in October, Chamchati had...
November 30th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Flood researchers win Lloyd’s prize

The winners Prof. Richard Dawson and Prof. Paul Bates There were two categories in this year’s Science of Risk competition on the theme of the “Natural World.” Scientists were asked to submit research on Climate Change and Natural Hazards. The winning reports have far-reaching implications for...
November 30th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

A very different Otello!

A very different Otello!
  Desdemona and Othello Following the successful whimsical concert at  the elegant Home House in central London earlier this month, Life Action Trust in collaboration with Skull of Yorick Productions presented us G. Verdi’s “Otello” at the unique for the occasion venue, the St. Peter’s...
November 30th, 2012 | Charity, Events | Read More

Bureau Veritas Trinity House special Beaujolais Nouveau Party

Bureau Veritas Trinity House special Beaujolais Nouveau Party
Cheers to all from Bernard Anne – on his left his successor Philippe Donche-Gay Off to Trinity House in mid November for this special Bureau Veritas Beaujolais Party where over 300 guests – including at least fifty journalists, representing all sectors of the Shipping, Energy and Offshore industries,...
November 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More

Committee: Meeting with the Greek Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean, Mr. Kostis Moussouroulis

Committee: Meeting with the Greek Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean, Mr. Kostis Moussouroulis
Last Wednesday the 28th November 2012, at their offices at the Baltic Exchange (pictured on the right), the Chairman, Mr. Haralambos J. Fafalios, and the Members of the Council of the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee, hosted a working luncheon in honour of the Greek Minister of Shipping, Maritime...
November 30th, 2012 | Associations, News, Politics and Government | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – Military activity near Bab-el-Mandeb Strait. United States, Paulsboro, New Jersey – Train derailment & chemical spill Singapore, Singapore – Mooring/unmooring at mooring buoys...
November 30th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

MCA approves ECDIS training from VIDEOTEL

ECDIS Screen Videotel Marine International is delighted to announce that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has given its formal approval to the Videotel CBT ECDIS blended learning package. Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, welcomed the news. “As ECDIS becomes part of the navigational landscape,...
November 30th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Jamaica looks at bunkering future

Eric Deans Developing Jamaica’s bunkering capabilities will be the subject of a day-long workshop in Kingston on November 30 when stakeholders from throughout Jamaica will discuss its future development. The Nanyang Technological University of Singapore has been engaged to carry out a bunkering study,...
November 30th, 2012 | Bunkering | Read More

New content added to WTM Latin America Event Programme

Two theatres will focus on current topics, trends, target sectors and much more World Travel Market Latin America, taking place in São Paulo on 23 – 25 April 2013, will incorporate a three day Event Programme highlighting different topics impacting Brazil, Latin America and the global travel industry. The...
November 30th, 2012 | Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ClassNK Recognized by Republic of Palau

Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has been named the newest Recognized Organization (RO) of the Palauan Flag administration. A new agreement signed between ClassNK and the Palauan International Ship Registry delegates ClassNK authority to certify Palauan...
November 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Politics and Government | Read More

ClassNK Issues ECDIS Certification to Philippine Standard Shipmanagement Inc. (PSSI)

ClassNK Issues ECDIS Certification to Philippine Standard Shipmanagement Inc. (PSSI)
Koichi Fujiwara on the left presenting the certificate to PSSI Yasukazu Sakata Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced that it has certified the type specific ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) training course provided by Philippine...
November 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Issuers of securities listed on Oslo Børs, Oslo Axess or Oslo ABM

Oslo 30/11/2012  – Please find link below to circular No. 10/2012 setting out the changes to the fees for bonds and certificates listed on Oslo Børs and Oslo ABM, and for shares, equity certificates, subscription rights and ETFs listed on Oslo Børs and Oslo Axess. The changes will come into...
November 30th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Energy Solutions Provides Shipping and Logistics Insight for New Offshore Wind Report

Energy Solutions Provides Shipping and Logistics Insight for New Offshore Wind Report
Thomas Poulsen receiving his diploma from the President of CBS. Copenhagen, London, November 29, 2012: Renewable Energy Solutions is pleased to have provided technical expertise and support for the ’Shipping and Logistics’ chapter included in the most recent offshore wind report published by Navigant’s...
November 30th, 2012 | Energy, Logistics, News | Read More

Energy Efficiency focus at Lloyd’s Register’s Hellenic Advisory Committee (HAC)

Energy Efficiency focus at Lloyd’s Register’s Hellenic Advisory Committee (HAC)
  Theodore E. Veniamis, Richard Sadler, Captain Panagiotis N. Tsakos and Alistair Marsh Committee member Dr. John Coustas of Danaos Shipping presented the committee with an overview of ‘Eco-Ships’ and investment returns.  Dr. Coustas described the current situation in terms of technological development...
November 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, News | Read More

“Maria Tsakos” Foundation – inaugural meeting of the Scientific Council –

“Maria Tsakos” Foundation – inaugural meeting of the Scientific Council –
The order of appearance from left to right; in the first row: Dr.Stamatis Krimigis, His Eminence the Metropolitan Bishop of Chios, Psara and Oinousses Mr. Markos, Captain Panagiotis Tsakos; second row: Mrs. Evi Chatziandreou, Mr. Dimitris Abatzoglou and Mr. Fotis Karamitsos; third row: Admiral Stavros...
November 30th, 2012 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums | Read More