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HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Qatar, Doha – Port berth plan for naval exhibition Singapore, Singapore – Dredging in Benoi Basin Australia, Port Hedland – Strong Wind Warning Australia, Port Kembla – Coal Terminal Operations...
March 12th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hutton’s appoints General Manager

David Greenwood Hutton’s, the UK’s leading ship supplier, has appointed a General Manager to work at its new head office in Hull, England. David Greenwood brings to Hutton’s a wealth of experience having been responsible for running international logistics and supply operations for almost...
March 12th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Stores and Provisions | Read More

AMSI Business Person of the year 2012 award winner announced

AMSI Business Person of the year 2012 award winner announced
  Brendan Hyland (right) receiving the award from Peter French The annual Association of Marine Scientific Industries ( AMSI ) Business Person of the Year Award was today presented to Mr Brendan Hyland, Chairman of WFS Technologies, by Mr Peter French, Chairman of the Society of Maritime Industries,...
March 12th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Organisations | Read More

Columbia Shipmanagement receives MLC certification

Columbia Shipmanagement receives MLC certification
Certificate handover: (from left to right) Gunnar Georgs, Regional Manager, IRI International Registries GmbH; Andreas Horber, Quality Assurance Manager, Columbia Shipmanagement; Olaf Quas, Global Head of Practice, ISM/ISPS MLC 2006, Germanischer Lloyd; Jens Ahrenkiel, Business Development Manager,...
March 12th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, HR, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Seizing Chances – GL Hellenic Technical Committee Meets in Athens

Seizing Chances – GL Hellenic Technical Committee Meets in Athens
Hellenic Technical Committee Speakers (from left to right): Christian von Oldershausen (GL Senior Vice President Global Sales), Matthias Ritters (GL Region Manager Europe/Middle East/Africa), Nicholas Skiadaresis (Managing Director of ENES Marine Service S.A.), Athanasios Reisopoulos, (GL Area Manager...
March 12th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

IPTA’s 25th Anniversary reception –

IPTA’s 25th Anniversary reception –
Hugo Finlay, Janet Strode and Stefan Micallef The International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA) held a reception at the Naval Club – one of the British capital’s maritime  landmarks,  in Mayfair on Wednesday 7 March to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its founding.   As well as...
March 12th, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events | Read More

Riga feasts on growing sea trade, tall ship excitement, and foodie fun –

Riga feasts on growing sea trade, tall ship excitement, and foodie fun –
Chef Raimonds Zommers of the Riga restaurant Kaļķu Vārti prepares special dish from Latvian milk products – Riga feasts on growing sea trade, tall ship excitement, and foodie fun By James Brewer – Nautical and gastronomic treats are being promised by the Baltic Sea port of Riga for...
March 11th, 2012 | Food and Drink, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Seascapes: Maritime Research and Development

  Just scroll back into Seascapes and look at the astonishing variety of ships and marine equipment that has been developed in relatively recent years. Marine technology is every bit as enterprising and exciting as any other and there has been an explosion in technological development as the industry...
March 11th, 2012 | BIMCO, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | 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: 11-25 March 2012   Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Seawall reinstatement works   DATE: March 10, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide –  World Holidays: 11-25 March...
March 10th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

QUIJANO appointed New Panama Canal Administrator

Eng. Jorge Quijano, New Administrator of the Panamá Canal Authoriry. – Image and source from La Estrella de Panama www.laestrella.com It has just been revealed in Panama that Engineer Jorge Luis Quijano is the new Administrator of the Panamá Canal Authority. The President of the Board of...
March 10th, 2012 | Canals | 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, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Grounded vessel Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction of railway bridge in Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine outfall construction...
March 10th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Starr Underwriting Agents plans new system launch to back its marine business

Starr Underwriting Agents, which has a key role in the London and international marine market, has embarked on a technology modernisation programme, preparing a new system to go live in autumn 2012. The system, which will replace what is described as an outsourced heritage platform, will go live in the...
March 10th, 2012 | IT and Communications, P and I Clubs | Read More

DNV supports Sustainia initiative

International initiative gathers prominent sustainability leaders to build world’s first realistic model of a sustainable future. The initiative, known as Sustania, is an alliance of thought leaders, companies and organisations who have come together to develop a model which will help people to envisage...
March 9th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

MOL to Open New Singapore-Yangon Service: “SYX”

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the opening of the new route “SYX” linking Singapore and Yangon starting on March 17. MOL will offer a twice a week joint service with RCL. The service is operated by 3 vessels (T/R 10.5 days) and MOL will provide one...
March 9th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

110th President of IMarEST appointed

Malcolm Vincent BSc (Hons), MSc, CEng, FIMarEST, FIMechE, FIOD has been appointed the 110th President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) at its AGM yesterday (8 March). Andreas Chrysostomou has been appointed President Elect. Malcolm Vincent takes over the reins...
March 9th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

IMO adopts important guidelines to support implementation of mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 63rd session, 27 February to 2 March An important series of guidelines to support the uniform implementation of mandatory measures to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping was adopted by the...
March 9th, 2012 | IMO | Read More

Bunkering practice in the Port of Singapore

Bunkering practice in the Port of Singapore Category: Operation Date: 07/03/2012 Area: Asia Further to our Lookouts “Sampling Procedures for Clean Product Tankers” issued on 21st February 2008 and “Bunkering Procedures in Singapore” issued on 24th July 2008, we would like to remind our Members...
March 8th, 2012 | Bunkering, P and I Clubs | 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 Canal – Gate replacement and repairs DATE: March 08, 2012 – COUNTRY: Germany – PORT: Kiel Canal Gate replacement and repairs – The Kiel Canal Authority has announced that...
March 8th, 2012 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Key rulings imminent from Court of Appeal over freight futures debacle

Key rulings imminent from Court of Appeal over freight futures debacle
James Brewer London Shipping Law Centre briefed on latest opinions during seminar at Holman Fenwick Willan offices, By James Brewer Four years after the great freight futures fever led to market chaos, important legal rulings on payment disputes are soon to be pronounced in London. The volatility...
March 8th, 2012 | London Shipping Law Centre, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panamax Hysteria – Shipping never learns from the past

Panamax Hysteria – Shipping never learns from the past
Fabrizio Vettosi – Panamax Hysteria – Shipping never learns from the past, by Fabrizio Vettosi* – Undoubtedly the new century marked some deep changes in the entire logistics and the shipping industry thanks to the following critical issues: Factor “C”, the China Growth Factor; Industrial...
March 8th, 2012 | Comment, Shipfinance, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UN Secretary General’s Message on International Women’s Day Thu, Mar 8, 2012

UN Secretary General’s Message on International Women’s Day Thu, Mar 8, 2012
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-mooon International Womn’s Day – The UN Secretary-General’s message: Gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide. There are more women Heads of State or Government than ever, and the highest proportion of women serving as...
March 8th, 2012 | News, Organisations, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Braemar release second edition of their highly praised guide to Hull & Machinery

The Hull & Machinery – Technical Terms guide Marine survey reports frequently contain engineering terminology which can often be unfamiliar to the non engineers in the wider spectrum of the shipping industry. In an attempt to bridge this gap Braemar (Incorporating the Salvage Association)...
March 8th, 2012 | Marine Insurance | Read More

DVB posts an all-time high for 2011

DVB posts an all-time high for 2011
Wolfgang F. Driese, DVB’s CEO and Chairman of the BOD with Dagfinn Lunde, Member of the Board of Managing Directors of the bank DVB posts an all-time high for 2011: Consolidated net income before taxes of EUR147.7 million – up 12.7% DVB Bank SE’s clearly-defined business model,...
March 8th, 2012 | Banking, News | Read More

Thoughts on a Changing World

Thoughts on a Changing World
Jim Davis, CBE, K(DK) – The Chairman of the International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF)* Jim Davis CBE K(DK)**, once again shares his thoughts on  the ever Changing World, and how important is for all in our industry to face the harsh reality: The future for the Euro is in my belief bleak. ...
March 8th, 2012 | Comment, Organisations | Read More

Device is First-to-Market with Affordable, Two-Way Global Satellite Messaging

inreach android front 500 DELORME inREACH™ earnes prestigious BACKPACKER magazine 2102 Editors’ choice award YARMOUTH, Maine — (March 6, 2012) – The DeLorme inReach 2-way satellite communicator has been honored with a 2012 Backpacker magazine Editors’ Choice Award. This is the...
March 7th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More