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Two new 50, 000 dwt Product Tankers with GL Class

Gheorghe Bosinceanu (left), owner of Santierul Naval Constanta, and Erik van der Noordaa, GL’s CEO, at the signing ceremony. Hamburg, Germany,   September 2012 – Santierul Naval Constanta SA (SNC) will build two new 50, 000 dwt product tankers to be classed by Germanischer Lloyd (GL). The letter...
September 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Wärtsilä Hamworthy wins Hyundai Mipo contract for Exmar vessels

Wärtsilä Hamworthy has won a contract with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard to supply cargo handling equipment and engineering to four medium size carriers for Antwerp-headquartered Exmar Shipping SA. Each of the 38, 000 m³ capacity vessels will be delivered from the first quarter of 2014 onwards. All will feature...
September 23rd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Lloyd’s Maritime Atlas – new edition!

The Lloyd’s Maritime Atlas of World Ports and Shipping Places, 27th Edition contains precise latitude and longitude co-ordinates of over 8000 ports and shipping places throughout the world. Published since 1951, this 27th edition builds upon traditional design respected and used throughout the...
September 23rd, 2012 | Books | Read More

Siwertell screw-type continuous ship unloader specified for new Philippines power plant

  This Siwertell coal unloader in Croatia is similar to the one ordered by Black & Veatch In addition to reliability, efficiency and environmentally friendly operations, benefits of a Siwertell ship unloader recently ordered from Cargotec include reduced jetty construction costs A rail-mounted...
September 23rd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

GL RC at Husum WindEnergy 2012 – part 2

Hand-over of the component certificate (from left to right): Mike Woebbeking, GL RC, Jan Lindholt Nielsen, SCADA International, Jan Gennum, SCADA International, Tobias Gehlhaar, GL RC GL RC at Husum WindEnergy 2012 SCADA International receives GL RC certificate for power plant controller Husum/Germany,...
September 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Regulatory | Read More

ABB wins order for ship automation from TUI Cruises – STX Finland.

Ship automation and energy management system package will help TUI Cruises maximize new vessel’s energy efficiency. Zurich, Switzerland, September, 2012 — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won an order from STX in Finland to supply a comprehensive automation package...
September 23rd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

‘Turn Around Champ’ to Open World Travel Market 2012

‘Turn Around Champ’ to Open World Travel Market 2012
Barry Gibbons, former CEO of the US-based Burger King Corporation – and the man dubbed the ‘Turn Around Champ’ – officially opens World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, on Monday 5 November at ExCel London. His will talk about creating and maintaining...
September 23rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Hot cooking oil splashed into cook’s eye

Category: Personal injury – illness Vessel type: All Issue date: 20/09/2012 Case number: 201241 The below Case study has been taken from: Nautical Institute’s Mars Reporting Scheme The incident The cook was shallow frying vegetables in the galley. When transferring the raw, cut vegetables into...
September 23rd, 2012 | HR, Safety and Security | Read More

GL RC at Husum WindEnergy 2012

GL RC at Husum WindEnergy 2012
(from left to right): At Husum WindEnergy 2012, Mike Woebbeking, GL RC, and Reinhold Heller, GL RC, presented a certificate to Dr Knud Rehfeldt, Deutsche WindGuard, Johannes Wolniakowski, Deutsche WindGuard, Cornelia Jaeger, Deutsche WindGuard. Deutsche WindGuard’s training complies with GWO Basic...
September 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy | Read More

WRIST Ship Supply launches new softwaare programme to safeguard efficiencies and seafarer nutrition

Wrist Ship Supply, one of the world’s leading ship supply companies and part of the Wrist Group, today announced the launch of its new software programme, Xena, aimed at streamlining the purchasing process for consumable ship supplies, optimising vessel economy and improving health at sea.   The...
September 23rd, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Qualification System Released

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published the qualification system for the sailing competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. The second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be held in Nanjing, China from 16-24 August 2014 and will feature 100 young sailors from around the world. The sailing...
September 23rd, 2012 | Regulatory, Sports, Yachting | 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: 23 September-6 October 2012 * Singapore, Jurong Port – Construction of secondary SLNG Terminal at    Jurong Island * Hong Kong, all ports – Ship Refuse Reception Service DATE:...
September 22nd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Straight and clear solutions can save the day for Greek Shipping’s major issues

Straight and clear solutions can save the day for Greek Shipping’s major issues
John Faraclas A summer recap on the total issues of Greek and International Shipping where discussed with journalist Panos Fotakos and John Faraclas live on the SBC TV Channel on Friday the 14th of September. Herebelow are the links/videos and as soon as the translation becomes available, our viewers...
September 22nd, 2012 | Markets, News | Read More

IUA issues Financial Loss report

IUA issues Financial Loss report
Chris Jones Phrase becoming popular but still poorly understood   Insurers are increasingly offering financial loss coverage as extensions to traditional liability policies – but the term is poorly understood and part of a confusing range of expressions with no legal definition, a new study by the...
September 22nd, 2012 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, News | Read More

GL Noble Denton Boosts Safety and Risk Services in Norway through Strategic Partnership with XAFE

Stavanger, Norway –  GL Noble Denton has expanded its safety and risk services to the Norwegian oil and gas market through a new strategic partnership with Stavanger-based consultancy, XAFE. The cooperation will allow both businesses to meet a growing demand for risk analysis, technical safety,...
September 22nd, 2012 | Energy, Oil Industry, Safety and Security | Read More

Harris Pye appoints boiler marine general manager

Jan Houtved Hansen has been appointed General Manager Marine Boilers of the Harris Pye Group, the global maritime and offshore engineering company. Based at Harris Pye Scandinavia in Denmark, he has overall responsibility for marine auxiliary boiler business throughout Europe. “We are delighted to...
September 21st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Piracy and War Risks – Considerations for Owners and Charterers

With piracy in Africa an ever-present concern, owners and charters should consider carefully any piracy or war risks clauses contained in their charters. This article considers the recent decisions of the Triton Lark and the Paiwan Wisdom. TRITON LARK In this case, Charterers gave instructions for the...
September 21st, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

EM campaign in the Barents Sea

Launching of Tripod receivers PetroMarker recently carried out an EM campaign in the Barents Sea. In the course of July-August 2012, PetroMarker performed a number of EM surveys in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea. More and more oil companies see the advantage of PetroMarker’s unique EM technology...
September 20th, 2012 | Energy | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: United Kingdom, River Forth – Survey operations between Forth Rail Bridge & Dhu Craig buoy United Kingdom, Dundee – Fender construction works continue Singapore, all ports – Use of privately...
September 20th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Secure a ship achieves Panama nd ISO 9001 accreditation

  Paul Maguire Secure a Ship (SaS) a Maritime Security Company have been celebrating the fact they have achieved the much sought after accreditations of Panama and ISO 9001 highlighting their commitment to quality.Panama Accreditation was first introduced via Circular MMC-243 on the 4th April; its...
September 20th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Automation cannot be ignored, says Strike Club

Automation cannot be ignored, says Strike Club
Bill Milligan Consequences of US Ports’ Closure The Strike Club has warned that if the looming threat of a stevedores’ strike at 14 ports along the US east and Gulf coasts becomes a reality, it could be the precursor of further labour unrest, not only in the US but elsewhere, with extremely damaging...
September 20th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: United Kingdom, Montrose – New marine fuel facility Tanzania, United Republic of, all ports – Tanzania maritime security surveillance system United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – River...
September 19th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMO Secretary-General launches ‘Accident Zero’ initiative with IALA

Koji Sekimizu, IMO’ Secretary-General IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu, during his closing address to the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA)VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) Symposium in Istanbul, Turkey, (14 September 2012), praised the safety...
September 19th, 2012 | IMO, Regulatory, 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: Worldwide – IMO Secretary-General launches ‘Accident Zero’ initiative Worldwide – Potential hazard to navigation in Arabian Gulf DATE: September 18, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide IMO Secretary-General...
September 18th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Marine claims pose challenges to insurers on multiple fronts: TT Club specialists tell Blue MBA executives how they cope

Marine claims pose challenges to insurers on multiple fronts: TT Club specialists tell Blue MBA executives how they cope
Three ladies taking part in the Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics relax in the London sunshine during a break in lectures for the finance and investment module Marine claims pose challenges to insurers on multiple fronts: TT Club specialists tell Blue MBA executives how they cope – By James...
September 18th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More