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MOL to Install Ballast Water Treatment System on VLCC

MOL to  Install Ballast Water Treatment System on VLCC
A VLCC TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL;  President: Koichi Muto) today announced plans to install a ballast water  treatment system on a very large crude oil carrier (VLCC) currently in service.  This will be the first such onboard system installed by any Japanese shipowner  on an existing...
January 11th, 2013 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution | Read More

dbh Logistics integrates Linescape Sailing Schedules

Burlingame, CA – January 8, 2013 – Linescape, the California-based provider  of containership sailing schedules, supplies daily updated data feeds comprising  over 120 carriers, more than 10, 000 ships and 3, 000 ports to freight forwarders  all over the world. This data will now be available...
January 11th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Logistics | Read More

SeaRenergy receives order for transportation and installation of two offshore wind

SeaRenergy Offshore has been selected by Siemens for the transportation and\installation of two HVDC converter platforms for the offshore wind cluster BorWin 2 and HelWin 1 in the North Sea. The platforms which consist of a base frame and a topside shall be towed from Nordic Yards in Wismar and Warnemünde...
January 11th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy | Read More

OW BUNKER secures exclusive marine lubricants contract with Shell Brazil

OW Bunker, one of the world’s largest suppliers and traders of marine fuel and lubricants, yesterday announced that it has been awarded a contract by Shell Brazil to supply marine lubricants to domestic customers. OW Bunker Brazil is now responsible for the sale, supply and distribution of Shell’s...
January 11th, 2013 | Bunkering | Read More

GAC Maritime Security to provide P-Trap anti-boarding device

P – Trap Dubai, 9 January 2013 – GAC Maritime Security has added the award winning P-trap anti-boarding device to its range of non-lethal vessel protection solutions. A winner at the 5th Safety at Sea International Awards and a finalist in the Seatrade Awards and Lloyd’s List Awards in...
January 11th, 2013 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Globe Wireless and Arimar Enter into a Service Agreement

Globe Wireless Enters Into a Service Agreement with Arimar to Effectively Open the Italian Market Palm Bay, Florida, USA Globe Wireless and Arimar have announced today that they have entered into a long-term cooperation agreement to provide Globe Wireless products and services to Italian flagged vessels. ...
January 11th, 2013 | IT and Communications | Read More

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Norway, all ports – Official 2013 fee rates * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Withdrawal of Mooring Buoys * Australia, Dampier – Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Narelle – Update: 10 January 2013 * Turkey,...
January 10th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

HSH Nordbank receives the “M & A Deal of the Year” award

HSH Nordbank receives the “M & A Deal of the Year” award
HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank is to be presented with the “M & A Deal of the Year” award at a ceremony organised by the international specialist periodical Project Finance International (PFI) in London on 30 January. Every year PFI selects the best project finance deals in the past year. HSH Nordbank...
January 10th, 2013 | Awards, Banking, Events | Read More

DIANA SHIPPING Inc., announces time charter contract for m/v Polymnia with Augustea Bunge

Diana’s m/v Polymnia ATHENS, GREECE, January 10, 2013 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Augustea Bunge Maritime Limited, Malta, through...
January 10th, 2013 | Chartering | Read More

Ports welcomes the world’ first purpose built wind turbine installation vessel into Hartlepool

Ports welcomes the world’ first purpose built wind turbine installation vessel into Hartlepool
the MPI Adventure PD Ports has welcomed the world’s first purpose built wind turbine  installation vessel into the Port of Hartlepool.  This is first time PD Ports has handled  a vessel of this size at the Port of Hartlepool.  The MPI Adventure arrived at the Port in late December to  commence...
January 10th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, News | Read More

Register now for WTM Latin America 2013

Register now for WTM Latin America 2013
World Travel Market Latin America, the leading global event for the Latin American travel industry, has opened registration for April 2013. WTM Latin America will host over 1, 000 exhibiting companies from around the world, and is expected to attract over 7, 000 visitors over the three days of the show;...
January 10th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

GCS/Ruscon launches an Ust-Luga – Nizhniy Novgorod block train service for General Motors Korea

GCS/Ruscon launches an Ust-Luga – Nizhniy Novgorod  block train service for General Motors Korea
On behalf of General Motors (GM) Korea, GCS/Ruscon has established a regular block train service that will transport approximately 800 x 40ft containers per month from the Ust-Luga Container Terminal (ULCT) to Nizhniy Novgorod where the Russian motor manufacturer GAZ is now building Chevrolet Aveo cars...
January 10th, 2013 | Logistics, News | Read More

PGN chooses SynerGEE Gas(r) to target network expansion

Jakarta/Indonesia, 9 January 2013 – GL Noble Denton has signed a new agreement to provide its SynerGEE(r) Gas network modelling software to Indonesia’s largest natural gas transportation and distribution company, Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN). The contract will see PGN’s simulation engineers...
January 10th, 2013 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Lloyd’s Register publishes issue No 36 of Horizons

 Horizons, Lloyd’s Register’s marine magazine   The latest issue of Lloyd’s Register’s technical publication for the marine sector is out now In the January edition of this lively, fact-packed magazine you can read about: ● How Lloyd’s Register is boxing clever with new Rules for...
January 10th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Reports | Read More

Launch of first ever LGBT online training for travel agents

– Destinations at the forefront of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) tourism marketing announce development of the first ever specialist LGBT training for travel agents and tour operators.  – World Travel Market welcomes this new product launch as a result of powerful business...
January 10th, 2013 | Clubs, Holidays | Read More

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – IMO Secretary-General launches 2013 World Maritime Day theme * Nigeria, Lagos Ports & Terminals – Explosion at Lagos jetty * Australia, all ports – Ports...
January 9th, 2013 | Bunkering, IMO, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Rickmers-Linie expands its global presence with a new office in Singapore

Rickmers-Linie has established a new company Rickmers-Linie (Singapore) Pte Ltd to strengthen its presence in South East Asia. The new company will operate out of offices co-located with Rickmers Shipmanagement at 11 Keppel Road, Singapore. With effect from 1 January 2013, Rickmers-Linie (Singapore)...
January 9th, 2013 | Company Profiles | Read More

Sustainable Development: IMO’s contribution beyond Rio+20

Koji Sekimizu, IMO’ Secretary-General IMO Secretary-General launches 2013 World Maritime Day theme: “Sustainable Development: IMO’s contribution beyond Rio+20” IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has launched this year’s World Maritime Day theme, “Sustainable development: IMO’s contribution...
January 9th, 2013 | Environment, IMO | Read More

LISCR appoints new president and managing executive officer for Japan

Takesi Okamoto THE Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, has appointed Takeshi Okamoto as president and managing executive officer of its dedicated office in Tokyo with effect from January 4, 2013. He succeeds Shigeki Fukuda, who...
January 9th, 2013 | Flags | Read More

HELMEPAsupplies its member-vessels with special Placard on Annex V of MARPOL

Aiming to contribute to the efforts of the Association’s members for more effective protection of the environment, HELMEPA has produced and made available to its member-vessels a special informative Placard presenting in a simple way the new requirements regarding the discharge of garbage into the...
January 9th, 2013 | Environment, Pollution | Read More

Supervisory Board renews Torsten Temp’s tenure on the Management Board for a further three years

HAMBURG/KIEL At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of HSH Nordbank renewed Torsten Temp’s tenure as the member of the Management Board responsible for the market to 30 April 2016. Mr. Temp has been a member of HSH Nordbank’s Management Board since 1 May 2010. He is in charge of the...
January 9th, 2013 | Banking | Read More

Supervisory Board secures its claims for repayment against Prof. Dr. Dirk Jens Nonnenmacher in the event of a conviction

HAMBURG/KIEL The Supervisory Board of HSH Nordbank today approved an amendment to the Termination Agreement concluded with Prof. Dr. Dirk Jens Nonnenmacher on 15 December 2010. According to this agreement, Prof. Dr. Dirk Jens Nonnenmacher must reimburse the payments received under his Termination Agreement...
January 9th, 2013 | Banking, Bribery and Corruption | Read More

Lives lost at sea halved and piracy eradicated should be targets, says Sekimizu

Koji Sekimizu, IMO’ Secretary-General Speaking at the opening of the IMO’s first meeting of the year, the Sub-Committee on Fire Protection, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu told delegates that it was his vision that halving lives lost at sea and eradicating pirate attacks, as well as ensuring...
January 9th, 2013 | IMO, 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: * Germany, Kiel Canal – Possible delays due to lock chamber closure * India, Mumbai – Naval firing practice * Turkey, Turkish Straits – Poor visibility in Istanbul Strait * Italy, all ports –...
January 8th, 2013 | Canals, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Is Maritime Security a Wicked Problem?

George Kiourktsoglou Abstract: In this article we wish to briefly examine maritime security (MARSEC) not in a conventional way used by industry experts, but through the lens of a social policy planner.  The latter leverages the very unique concept of ‘wicked problem(s)’ to work out solutions under...
January 8th, 2013 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More