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Russia in with a Sporting Chance

Russia in with a Sporting Chance
The hosting of major sporting events will lead to an inbound tourism boom Russia is set tosee a 20% increase in visitor arrivals over the next four years fuelled by the hosting of major sporting events, reveals research unveiled today at WTM Vision Conference – Moscow. Russia is hosting an array of...
April 4th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Tourism | Read More

Dr. Torsten Arens is the new Head of Management Board COO at HSH Nordbank

HAMBURG/KIEL The Management Board of HSH Nordbank has appointed Dr. Torsten Arens (44) as Head of Management Board COO. In this position Dr. Arens will be responsi-ble for all COO units in the Bank including IT, Operations and Services. He is taking over the duties of the previous general manager and...
April 4th, 2012 | Banking | Read More

GL Exchange Forum Szczecin: Managing Environmen​tal Obligation​s in Shipboard Operations

GL Exchange Forum Szczecin: Managing Environmen​tal Obligation​s in Shipboard Operations
Attendees at the forum look on intently as a presentation is given. GL regularly holds Exchange Forums which examine current issues of importance to the maritime industry. GL Exchange Forum Szczecin: Managing Environmen​tal Obligation​s in Shipboard Operations Szczecin/Poland, 4 April 2012 –...
April 4th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Regulatory | Read More

Fugro Undertakes Navitus Bay Geophysical Survey

Fugro Undertakes Navitus Bay Geophysical Survey
The "Aurelia" Following the success of the preliminary geotechnical coring programme in 2010, Fugro has successfully performed a detailed geophysical survey of Navitus Bay for Eneco Round 3 Development Ltd. Navitus Bay is to the west of the Isle of Wight and lies within Zone 7 of the Crown...
April 3rd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oceanology | Read More

IMarEST Awards and Medals presented

Malcolm Vincent IMarEST Awards and Medals presented The IMarEST 2010/2011 awards for twenty two technical papers Recognition by one’s peers is always important, and the presentation of Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) awards and medals for technical examination results...
April 3rd, 2012 | Associations, HR | Read More

GL Noble Denton Wins Pipeline Industries Guild Award

Les Dawson, president of the Pipeline Industries Guild (left), and Richard Price, chairman of the Pipeline Industries Guild, present the 2012 Utilities award to GL Noble Denton senior engineer Dave Gregory (centre). GL Noble Denton has won the coveted Utilities category of the 2012 Pipeline Industries...
April 3rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

Lilaas sets the controls for Asia

Terje Akerholt Marine and offshore controls specialist Lilaas AS has reached its first direct service and distribution agreements in Asia, as part of its strategic plan to support increasing demand for its levers and joysticks. The company, which develops and manufactures all its products in the heart...
April 3rd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

The price of a life…

Rhys Clift Somalian piracy: the price of a life. By Rhys Clift* The news of the release of Judith Tebbutt has brought the subject of the payment of ransoms back to the front pages of British newspapers. None would begrudge Judith Tebbutt or her family the joy and relief of her release. And yet one...
April 3rd, 2012 | Legal, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Australia, Hay Point – Force Majeure declared at mines Chile, Coquimbo – Updated port rates Panama, Cristobal – Port strike ended Ecuador, all ports – Ecuador National Holiday DATE: April...
April 3rd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Coastal Group opts for offshore AHC cranes from Cargotec

The high degree of reliability and performance expected from its offshore cranes has earned Cargotec orders from the wholly-owned subsidiaries of a Malaysian shipbuilding and vessel chartering group, Coastal Contracts Bhd In March Cargotec has secured new orders for two 100-tonne active heave-compensated...
April 3rd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Ecological repercurssions from Piracy and Terrorism

Ecological repercurssions from Piracy and Terrorism
Iro J. Theofanides Ecological repercussions of piracy and terrorist attacks at sea can be disastrous. By Iro Theofanides Piracy and terrorist actions at sea can result in incalculable human suffering as well as damage of various kinds to merchant vessels and their cargoes as the collateral damage involved....
April 3rd, 2012 | News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Nigeria, all ports – Easter holidays in  Nigeria Singapore, Singapore – Reclamation of Jurong Island Phase 4 DATE: April 02, 2012 – COUNTRY: Nigeria – PORT: all ports – Easter...
April 2nd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

“Rising Above Adversity”

“Rising Above Adversity”
MOL's President Koichi Muto On the occasion of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) 128th anniversary, we are pleased to bring you a message from our President, Koichi Muto. It is my pleasure to report to all officers and employees of the MOL Group that today marks the 128th founding anniversary of the company....
April 2nd, 2012 | Company Profiles, Events, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces the acquisition of a Panamax dry bulk carrier

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces the acquisition of a Panamax dry bulk carrier
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, last Friday announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to purchase from an unaffiliated third party the m/v “Mining Star”,...
April 2nd, 2012 | News, Sales and Purchases | Read More

OW BUNKER announces plans for US expansion

Götz Lehsten US operation completes global presence following five years of sustained growth and expansion OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading suppliers and traders of marine fuel, today announced its intention to launch new operations in the US. With an anticipated commencement date of May...
April 2nd, 2012 | Bunkering | Read More

PIRACY: Prevention is better than cure says AtoBviaC

It is no secret that piracy attacks are becoming more audacious and that methods necessary to combat such attacks are becoming more extreme. Local restrictions often mean that ship owners can’t always obtain reliable armed protection, attacks are now expected up to 120 nautical miles off the coast...
April 2nd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

“GAC Pindar” completes first shipment for 2012 Extreme Sailing Series

“GAC Pindar” completes first shipment for 2012 Extreme Sailing Series
GAC Pindar and the Extreme Sailing Series Fleet – Credit Lloyd Images www.lloydimages.com Fixed prices for all teams for the first time in event history April 2, 2012 – GAC Pindar has successfully completed the movement of all eight EX40 boats participating in the opening event of the Extreme Sailing...
April 2nd, 2012 | Events, Yachting | Read More

Wärtsilä Hamworthy wins third FSRU contract with Höegh LNG

Wärtsilä Hamworthy wins third FSRU contract with Höegh LNG
  Birds eye view of Hamworthy's regas module Hamworthy Oil & Gas Systems has secured a contract to supply its innovative LNG regasification technology for the third Höegh LNG Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries. Working together...
April 2nd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Unlimited Compensation for delayed claims payments would raise premius warns IUA

Unlimited Compensation for delayed claims payments would raise premius warns IUA
Chris Jones Proposed legal reforms that allow for unlimited damages to compensate for delayed claims payments would inevitably drive up legal costs and raise insurance premiums, the International Underwriting Association has warned. Responding to the Law Commission’s review of insurance contract law,...
April 2nd, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, News | Read More

HFW continues international investment across core sectors with Partner promotions

Richard Crump Holman Fenwick Willan continues to boost its partnership ranks, with the announcement of three internal promotions across core sectors of focus, including aviation, insurance and logistics. The announcement highlights the firm’s commitment to expansion in support of its positioning as...
April 2nd, 2012 | HR, Legal | Read More

ABB wins marine order in Finland

Complete electrical, propulsion systems for new ship for German cruise operator TUI Cruises Zurich, Switzerland, It was announced last Friday that ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order to provide complete power plant and propulsion systems for the first new build...
April 2nd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, 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: * Singapore, all ports – Marine Fire Fighting Function DATE: April 01, 2012 –  COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: all ports – Marine Fire Fighting Function The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)...
April 1st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Spotlighting sustainability, the UN goes dark for Earth Hour 2012

Lights dimmed at UN Headquarters to observe Earth Hour in 2010. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras The United Nations turned-off the lights yesterday for one hour at its Headquarters in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of “Earth Hour”, an annual global event that seeks to raise...
April 1st, 2012 | Environment, Organisations | Read More

Italian Ambassador in London hosts sparkling super-show by contemporary artists –

Italian Ambassador in London hosts sparkling super-show by contemporary artists –
Madonna, Digital C-type print by Lorenzo Agius, Courtesy of Alon Zakaim Fine Art – Italian Ambassador in London hosts sparkling super-show by contemporary artists, By James Brewer – London has been celebrating the extraordinary achievements of a large group of contemporary artists with Italian...
March 31st, 2012 | Exhibitions, Social Columns | 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: 1-14 April 2012 Chile, all ports – Change of local time zone DATE: March 31, 2012 – COUNTRY: Worldwide – World Holidays: 1-14 April 2012 Public holidays around...
March 31st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More