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MAN Diesel & Turbo: New 6 MW gas turbine

 Shortly after the development completion, MAN Diesel & Turbo is set to launch the prototype of the new gas turbine family into the market. MAN is installing a CHP cogeneration unit at the Rheinberg production plant of Solvin GmbH & Co KG, a joint enterprise of Solvay and BASF. The first of...
November 19th, 2011 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

UK – £250m pilot to give employers power over skills training

David Cameron PM Businesses will be given the power to design, develop and purchase the vocational training programme they need under a £250 million plan announced today by the Prime Minister. The move is designed to boost economic growth and ensure that the UK workforce has the skills that businesses...
November 19th, 2011 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Latest figures from the Port of Hamburg

 At 99 million tons, in the first nine months of the year throughput in the Port of Hamburg advanced by around 11 percent. This excellent, above-average result on throughput enabled the Port of Hamburg to recover market share in competition with the major ports in Northern Europe. Totalling 6.8 million...
November 18th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Fruit containers from road to inland waterways

 A contract will be signed in Rotterdam today for transporting reefer containers with fruit on inland waterway vessels within the Port of Rotterdam area. In the first instance this concerns some 6, 000 40-foot containers that, until now, have been transported by lorry. In sector-wide research it became...
November 18th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Thames Investment Drives Jobs and Growth

Thames Investment Drives Jobs and Growth
The Port of London Authority (PLA) says that the tidal River Thames is attracting investment of almost £2.5 billion in new passenger piers, cargo handling terminals and vessels. The PLA revealed the figure at the recently held parliamentary reception hosted by Gravesham MP, Adam Holloway.  The 95 miles...
November 18th, 2011 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MOL with own organisation in Eastern Europe

18 November 2011 – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), one of the world’s largest global multimodal transportation companies, will take over all the agency activities carried out on its behalf in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary as part of its strategy to grow closer to customers. Currently...
November 18th, 2011 | Logistics | Read More

WTM2011 Experiences 5% Increase in Visitors

WTM2011 Experiences 5% Increase in Visitors
World TravelMarket 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced animpressive 5% increase in visitors compared to the previous event. More than 28, 000visitors (28, 183) attended WTM 2011 compared to 26, 908 that attended WTM 2010, reveals unaudited figures. The 2011 risecements...
November 18th, 2011 | News | Read More

ABS Chief Executive Warns on Class Move into Ship Design

ABS Chief Executive Warns on Class Move into Ship Design
Development of in-house ‘green ship’ designs by class societies risks creating conflict of interest with their core safety role.- (Houston, TX—) ABS President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Wiernicki has warned that a move into ship design by some class societies creates a fundamental...
November 18th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Potentials identified for foreign companies in China’s fast growing LNG sector

Potentials identified for foreign companies in China’s fast growing LNG sector
The rapidly growing LNG industry in China is expected to draw on wide support from foreign companies in order to meet the demand for technologies and competencies needed to realise ambitious targets. This is one of the findings of a study exploring the opportunities and challenges for Norwegian companies...
November 18th, 2011 | News | Read More

World’s largest heavylift vessel to be classed by DNV

World’s largest heavylift vessel to be classed by DNV
Rotterdam: Dockwise’s new heavy lift vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, will be able to lift and transport units of up to 110, 000 tonnes. The maximum capacity of an existing vessel is 75, 000 tonnes. With its width of nearly 80 metres and length of 275 metres, this is the first semisubmersible heavy lift...
November 18th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager and Director for East Anglia Offshore Wind Joint on world’s largest offshore wind farm

Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager and Director for East Anglia Offshore Wind Joint on world’s largest offshore wind farm
The offshore wind industry is on the threshold of major expansion. Since 2003, more than 500 offshore wind turbines have been installed- 35 per cent of them in 2010 alone. The investments going into the industry are rather impressive: the European Wind Energy Association calculates banks invested over...
November 18th, 2011 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Caterpillar Launches Cat® C175-16 Marine Propulsion Engine

Caterpillar Launches Cat® C175-16 Marine Propulsion Engine
Cat C175 Designed to Drive More Profitable Vessel designs Caterpillar today introduced the Cat® C175-16 marine propulsion engine at a size, power and rpm that will drive new, more profitable vessel designs for all segments of the marine industry. The latest in a line of high performance engines designed...
November 18th, 2011 | News | Read More

Action needed to combat shipping fraud – and to ensure independence of the judiciary

Action needed to combat shipping fraud – and to ensure independence of the judiciary
James Brewer International Maritime Fraud: London Shipping Law Centre event By James Brewer Fraud and corruption are blighting many aspects of the maritime world, from the mundane operation of vessels right through to the highest levels of commercial justice, the most recent seminar organised by...
November 17th, 2011 | Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Port Authority celebrates 80th birthday of the Bayonne Bridge

Port Authority celebrates 80th birthday of the Bayonne Bridge
Crossing is the Gateway to Region’s Port Facilities, the Largest on the East Coast, and Generator of Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs and Billions in Economic Activity Arching gracefully over the industrial Kill Van Kull waterway, the steel triangular-truss Bayonne Bridge celebrated its 80th birthday...
November 17th, 2011 | News | Read More

Port Authority Board approves plan for exterior glass facade at base of one One World Trade Centre

 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently announced that the Board has approved a new cost-effective architectural design developed for the exterior cladding system that will cover the 185-foot tall secure base of One World Trade Center. Approval of the plan and hiring of the firm to engineer,...
November 17th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Care for crew as well as environment says Intermanager

 Modern corporate social responsibility should include measures to care for crew as well as the environment, says InterManager Secretary General Captain Kuba Szymanski. Discussing corporate social responsibility (CSR) at this year’s InterManager Annual General Meeting, Capt. Szymanski said: “People...
November 17th, 2011 | Organisations | Read More

Marseille Fos sees signs of growth

Leading French cargo port Marseilles Fos recorded January-September throughput of 66.4 million tonnes – up 1% on the first nine months last year – while passenger numbers rose 11% to almost two million. A 6% rise in oil and gas volumes compensated for the decline seen since the start of the...
November 17th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

FEMAS elects Greek President

The Hellenic Marine Technical Consultants Association (HMTCA) succeeded on the 7 October 2011 to the Presidency of the Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants (FEMAS) and Dimitri G. Capaitzis was elected President. FEMAS was founded in 1993 as a federation of maritime...
November 17th, 2011 | Organisations | Read More

IMO Assembly to meet for 27th session

The 27th Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will meet in London at IMO Headquarters from 21 to 30 November 2011. All 170 Member States and three Associate Members are entitled to attend the Assembly, which is IMO’s highest governing body. The intergovernmental organizations with...
November 17th, 2011 | IMO | Read More

Safebridge Announces First Release of New Online E-Learning Courses for Type-Specific ECDIS Training and Certification

HAMBURG, Germany – Nov. 17, 2011 – (Marine NewsWire) Safebridge GmbH, an innovative e-learning company specializing in Internet-based training solutions for the maritime industry, today unveiled the first release of its new online courseware for type-specific ECDIS training. The online courses will...
November 17th, 2011 | IT and Communications | Read More

Hamworthy lands offshore inertgas contract at Hyundai

Hamworthy lands offshore inertgas contract at Hyundai
 Hamworthy has won a contract from South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply its inert gas generator (IGG) package for the QUAD 204 FPSO project. The BP-operated FPSO is to be deployed some 110 miles to the west of the Shetland Isles in the North Atlantic as a replacement for the Schiehallion...
November 17th, 2011 | News | Read More

How about joining the Panamanian Maritime Chamber?

Jose Digeronimo For the first time in its history, PANAMA MARITIME CHAMBER (PMC) has opened its membership to international shipowners with vessels registered in Panama – making it the equivalent of a Panamanian Shipowners’ Association. Jose Digeronimo, chairman of the Panama Maritime Chamber...
November 17th, 2011 | Organisations | Read More

Cruise Specialist Wins Pride of Travel Award for Exceptional Commercial Performance and Dedication to Customer Service

Cruise Specialist Wins Pride of Travel Award for Exceptional Commercial Performance and Dedication to Customer Service
Michaela Juarez, Hillary Devey and Jo Rigby Pride of Travel Award winner Joanna Rigby has described carrying off the prize as one of the two best moments in her travel career. The Thomas Cook home-based consultant was presented with the award, in association with TTG and the Travel Channel, today...
November 17th, 2011 | News | Read More

The 2011 World Travel Market

The 2011 World Travel Market
 The World Travel Market 2011 exhibition was held once again at London’s ExCel Centre from 7 to 10 November 2011. Lilian Evgenidis was there to cover this premier event in the British capital. Countries from all over the globe gathered in order to promote their tourism industry and services. Each...
November 17th, 2011 | Exhibitions | Read More

Moody’s reassesses the landesbank sector

Moody’s reassesses the landesbank sector
 Hamburg/Kiel, 16 November 2011 – The rating agency Moody’s has reviewed the method it uses to evaluate the long-term rating of landesbanks. In doing so it has limited the positive influence of the federal state owners on landesbanks’ ratings. Hitherto it was possible to upgrade these banks’...
November 16th, 2011 | News | Read More