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New partner for Ince & Co in Piraeus

New partner for Ince & Co in Piraeus
Evangelos Catsambas Ince & Co’s Piraeus office has been boosted with the promotion of Evangelos Catsambas to the partnership. Evangelos is a shipping specialist whose practice embraces both contentious and non-contentious matters. He specialises in charterparty and contract of carriage work, as...
April 25th, 2013 | Legal | Read More

MAN 48/60 Engines Clock up 500th Sale

MAN 48/60 Engines Clock up 500th Sale
A panorama view of the ICE Garabito power plant in Costa Rica where eleven 18V48/60B engines feed 200 MW of electrical power into the national grid MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced the 500th sale of its MAN 48/60 medium-speed engine. The milestone was reached with the order of two common-rail variants...
April 25th, 2013 | News | Read More

CREWSURE Appoints G2 Crew Services as its global correspondent

CREWSURE Appoints G2 Crew Services as its global correspondent
Crewsure is delighted to announce it has appointed G2 Crew Services, the recently formed partnership between Griffin Global Group Limited and Gulf Agency Company Limited to act as its global Correspondent. Crewsure provides medical and personal accident insurance directly to crew and is underwritten...
April 25th, 2013 | Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents | Read More

ClassNK Releases 2013 Edition of Class Rules

Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships Tokyo – ClassNK announced today that it had released the 2013 edition of the Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK continuously reviews, updates, and amends its technical rules and guidance...
April 25th, 2013 | Classification Societies | Read More

Oslo Børs has discovered shortcomings in the reporting of bond trading

Oslo Børs has discovered shortcomings in the reporting of bond trading
25/04/2013  – Oslo Børs has carried out investigations of reporting by exchange member firms of trades in bonds listed on Oslo Børs and Nordic ABM (formerly Oslo ABM). These investigations have identified discrepancies, in some cases significant discrepancies, between the transactions that...
April 25th, 2013 | News | Read More

Sustained eco-friendly culture wins GAC Group Chairman’s Environment Award

Sustained eco-friendly culture wins GAC Group Chairman’s Environment Award
25 Apr 13 – GAC Hong Kong’s multiple eco-friendly efforts have been rewarded with the First Prize in the GAC Group Chairman’s Award for Environmental Excellence for 2012. Since 2009, the company has been recycling paper, aluminum, plastic, toner cartridges, electronic equipment and...
April 25th, 2013 | News | Read More

2002 Passenger ship liability and compensation treaty set to enter into force in 2014

2002 Passenger ship liability and compensation treaty set to enter into force in 2014
The Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 2002, which substantially raises the limits of liability for the death of, or personal injury to, a passenger on a ship, is set to enter into force on 23 April 2014, after the required 10 ratifications were reached...
April 25th, 2013 | News | Read More

Lack of due progress breeds fear of criminalisation among seafarers

Lack of due progress breeds fear of criminalisation among seafarers
Seafarers’ suggestions on how to improve their situation when facing criminal charges were presented at the landmark 100th session of the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which met in London on 15 – 19 April, 2013.   The suggestions, which emanated from a comprehensive...
April 25th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Tara Oceans Polar Circle: a new scientific expedition in the Arctic

Tara Oceans Polar Circle: a new scientific expedition in the Arctic
The “Tara” The polar schooner Tara will depart from Lorient on May 19, 2013 for a new expedition: Tara Oceans Polar Circle. A scientific adventure lasting seven months and traveling 25, 000kms around the Arctic Ocean via the Northeast and Northwest passages. Supported by the CNRS, CEA, EMBL...
April 24th, 2013 | News | Read More

International federation sounds US airspace warning

International federation sounds US airspace warning
David Cockroft The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today warned that the operation of the USA’s National Airspace System is being put in danger by compulsory furloughing (being put on involuntary leave) of Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control staff. The furloughs...
April 24th, 2013 | Aviation | Read More

Modern Fleet Successfully Fishes for Efficient Propulsion Solution

Modern Fleet Successfully Fishes for Efficient Propulsion Solution
State-of-the-art, Spanish tuna vessel opts for extremely fuel-efficient propulsion package Based in Spain, the PEVASA Group recently ordered a complete propulsion system from MAN Diesel & Turbo for a new tuna vessel. The system is unique in that it comprises a package of three high-efficiency products,...
April 24th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

DNV Software providing one single data model for offshore design

DNV Software providing one single data model for offshore design
Design and analysis of offshore and maritime structures has previously involved the use of several different models where data from one model must be manually transferred to others – a costly and time-consuming process. DNV Software is now releasing Sesam GeniE 6.4, where design engineers can use one...
April 24th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Ecospeed rudder applications prevent cavitation erosion damage

Ecospeed rudder applications prevent cavitation erosion damage
Recently several rudders were coated with Ecospeed in China and Latvia. In China the rudder of a 294-meter container vessel was treated in Shangai and a 125-meter LPG tanker had its rudder coated in Guangzhou. Around the same time Ecospeed was applied on both rudders of a 186-meter roro vessel in Riga,...
April 24th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Permanent underwater rudder repair in Antwerp

Permanent underwater rudder repair in Antwerp
At the beginning of March a Hydrex team of diver/technicians sailed out with one of the company’s dive support workboats to a 200-meter vehicle carrier berthed in the port of Antwerp. They performed an underwater inspection and repair of the vessel’s malfunctioning rudder. The latest development...
April 24th, 2013 | News, Shiprepair | 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: * India, Mumbai – Depths at Old Pirpau & Jawahar Dweep * Singapore, Singapore – Tuas View soil investoigation * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine site investigation east of River Trade Terminal *...
April 24th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Breeze Kicks In For Final Series Start At ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères

Breeze Kicks In For Final Series Start At ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères
•    Over 800 sailors across ten Olympic and two Paralympic events enjoy 17-20 knots of breeze in Hyères •    Undefeated Australian Men’s 470 duo Mat Belcher and Will Ryan win both of their races in the gold fleet •    World #1 Women’s 470 pair Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Barbachan...
April 24th, 2013 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

GL RC certifies Alstom’s 1MW tidal turbine prototype

GL RC certifies Alstom’s 1MW tidal turbine prototype
Alstom’s 1MW tidal turbine at EMEC site Orkney-Scotland_(Copyright Alstom) Hamburg/Germany, 24 April 2013 – Tidal energy is a new, promising realm of renewable energy. As technology advances, GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) is contributing its expertise by certifying Alstom’s tidal...
April 24th, 2013 | News | Read More

G2M Technologies signs exclusive deal with Tough Tracker

G2M Technologies signs exclusive deal with Tough Tracker
A G2M Tough Tracker Leeds, UK, 24 April 2013 – G2M Technologies Ltd, the UK innovations company, has signed a deal to exclusively distribute Tough Tracker to the freight and transportation market. Tough Tracker is the world’s first virtually indestructible satellite tracking device for the protection...
April 24th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

London P&I Club reports negative findings on enclosed space entry

London P&I Club reports negative findings on enclosed space entry
THE London P&I Club has noted that reports generated during theclub’s ship inspection programme show an increase in negative findings in relation to enclosed space entry on board ships. It says that, despite a global acceptance of industry standard procedures, incidents continue to occur year-on-year. In...
April 24th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Inchcape opens a new office in the Amazon!

Inchcape opens a new office in the Amazon!
Inchcape Shipping Services opens new office in the Amazon to meet growing customer demand Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is set to capitalise on the growing demand for its services in the Amazon and Brazil with the opening of a new office in Santarem,...
April 24th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

ESPO 2013 Conference in Varna

ESPO 2013 Conference in Varna
ESPO 2013 Conference set to have first industry debate on new EU ports policy Patrick Verhoeven Within little over a month, the European port community will be gathering in Varna for the 10th edition of the ESPO Conference.As usual, the conference promises both content and entertainment, but this year...
April 24th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Wiernicki is ABS’ new leader!

Wiernicki is ABS’ new leader!
Christopher J. Wiernicki (pictures on the right) takes the Helm at ABS & ABS Group of Companies New leadership will chart the class of the future 24 April 2013   (Houston, TX—) ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore and marine industries, announces a change...
April 24th, 2013 | News | Read More

Strike Club results reflect growing labour unrest

Strike Club results reflect growing labour unrest
• Tonnage and reserves are boosted as more companies opt for insurance against delays The early months of 2013 have been marked by extremely damaging labour strike action in several countries which has punished shipowners and charterers even though they are innocent parties, says The Strike Club,...
April 24th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | 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: * Australia, all ports – ANZAC Day DATE: April 23, 2013 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: all ports ANZAC Day Thursday (25 April) is a public holiday throughout Australia to mark NAZAC Day. All coal and iron ore terminals...
April 23rd, 2013 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Picon And Pastor Pick Up Double RS:X Race Wins At ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères

Picon And Pastor Pick Up Double RS:X Race Wins At ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères
•    World #1 Men’s RS:X sailor Ivan Pastor (ESP) wins both of today’s races to lead the fleet •    Home nation Women’s RS:X favourite Charline Picon (FRA) secures two race wins and top spot in the fleet •    Luke Patience and Joe Glanfield (GBR) take double Men’s 470 bullets...
April 23rd, 2013 | Sports, Yachting | Read More