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Have you heard the one about the Greek Shipowner?

Have you heard the one about the Greek Shipowner?
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 –  At Spinnaker*, we have always badged ourselves as global shipping recruiters, but we do sometimes have to convince new clients that we’ve got what it takes to fill their local jobs on the other side of the world from us. Happily for us, we have a successful track...
March 5th, 2013 | HR, Jobs, Story of the Day, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Work on updating greenhouse gas emissions estimate for international shipping moves forward at Expert Workshop

Work to update the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimate for international shipping moved forward during an Expert Workshop at IMO Headquarters last week, (26 February to 1 March 2013), attended by more than one hundred participants from IMO Member Governments and Observer Organizations. A final study...
March 5th, 2013 | Environment, IMO | Read More

GL RC certifies new Siemens 6MW turbine for Gunfleet Sands testing

Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Head of Research & Development at Siemens Wind Power, and Axel Dombrowski, Head of Department Machinery Components and Electrical Engineering at GL Renewables Certification. Hamburg/Germany, 5 March 2013 – Siemens Wind Power has received offshore prototype certification...
March 5th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies, Energy, Regulatory | Read More

DIANA SHIPPING INC. Announces time charter contract for m/v SIDERIS GS with CARGILL

DIANA SHIPPING INC. Announces time charter contract for m/v SIDERIS GS with CARGILL
ATHENS, GREECE, March 5, 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 Cargill International S.A., Geneva, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary,...
March 5th, 2013 | Chartering, Ocean Shipping, Stock Markets | Read More

Change of Guard at BIMCO

Change of Guard at BIMCO
Angus R. Frew BIMCO is pleased to announce that its new Secretary General/CEO to succeed Mr Torben C. Skaanild on his retirement later this year will be Mr Angus R. Frew, currently Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping.       The appointment of Mr Frew was unanimously approved last week by...
March 5th, 2013 | BIMCO, News | Read More

Access Chat Plus from Globecomm Maritime puts cost-effective live video chat onboard ship

Trevor Whitworth Purpose-designed, low bandwidth application addresses insatiable demand for live video chat at a fraction of the airtime cost.   Cedar Knolls, NJ. Globecomm Maritime, a leading provider of maritime communications solutions, has rolled out Access Chat Plus, an optimized chat and video...
March 5th, 2013 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Singapore, Pasir Panjang – Underwater drilling and blasting * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Silt Curtains north-east of airport * Australia, Gladstone – Heavy rain affects rail deliveries * Bunker Update...
March 4th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

BRAEMAR Adjusting appoints new regional managing director of the Americas

Braemar Adjusting is delighted to announce the appointment of Pierre Krouse (Pete) as Regional Managing Director of the Americas, with effect from 2 April 2013. It follows the decision by Chris Dye to leave his current position after more than 13 years with the company and 33 years working as an independent...
March 4th, 2013 | Marine Insurance | Read More

DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. Announces direct continuation of the time charter agreement for m/v Sagitta with A.P.Møller-Maersk A/S

DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. Announces direct continuation of the time charter agreement for m/v Sagitta with A.P.Møller-Maersk A/S
Sagitta ATHENS, GREECE, March 4, 2013 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, today announced that it has extended the present time charter contract with A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S, for its Panamax container vessel, the...
March 4th, 2013 | Chartering, Container shipping, Fixtures, News, Stock Markets | Read More

BIFA’s Windsor weighs in on Multimodal 2013 panel

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – is  pleased that Robert Windsor, Manager Trade Services, BIFA is presenting the  Association’s perspective on the proposed new regulations and the implications  of the container weighing proposals on shippers and the container...
March 4th, 2013 | Associations, Logistics, Regulatory | Read More

Space tourism gets ready for lift off

Space tourism gets ready for lift off
Mon 04 Mar 2013 –  Space is the final frontier for hundreds of high net worth individuals seeking the ultimate tourist thrill. However, as industry delegates to a symposium held at Lloyd’s heard, some risk issues remain unresolved. Suborbital flight – flying higher than 100km above sea level...
March 4th, 2013 | Aviation, Holidays, Legal | Read More

Ince & Co boosts Beijing office with new senior shipping appointment

Ince & Co boosts Beijing office with new senior shipping appointment
Xu Guo Mr Xu Guo joins Ince & Co’s Beijing office bringing nearly 20 years of China experience Mr Xu Guo joins Ince & Co as a consultant based in the firm’s Beijing Office. Mr Guo will work as a key member of the team providing shipping expertise in Beijing. Mr Guo comes to Ince from the...
March 4th, 2013 | Company Profiles, Legal, People and Places | Read More

Spanish and British workers join in rejecting Walsh’s Iberia cuts

Spanish and British workers join in rejecting Walsh’s Iberia cuts Iberia workers beginning their second phase of industrial action today are being supported by their international colleagues. As they kick off a week of demonstrations in Spain they will be joined by delegations from unions supporting...
March 4th, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

BRAEMAR Engineering announces new one stop shop for LNG fuelling

Geoff Green Braemar Engineering, the marine engineering consultancy arm within the Braemar Shipping Services Group, has launched a new venture which recognises the growing importance of LNG as a global maritime fuel source. It will be taking its experience and skills in dynamic positioning (DP), LNG...
March 4th, 2013 | Bunkering, LNG | Read More

Trillion dollars spending splash on infrastructure in India can yield rich opportunity for foreign businesses, Institute of Export audience hears

Trillion dollars spending splash on infrastructure in India can yield rich opportunity for foreign businesses, Institute of Export audience hears
Toufak Ahangari (left) with Shalini Agarwal Trillion dollars spending splash on infrastructure in India can yield rich opportunity for foreign businesses, Institute of Export audience hears, By James Brewer Ambitious plans by India for $1trn of infrastructure development between now and 2017 promise...
March 4th, 2013 | Events, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

ABB closes acquisition of APS Technology Group

Adds Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Gate Automation to its Crane and Harbor systems portfolio Zurich, Switzerland – March 1, 2013 – ABB, a global leader in electric power and automation, today completed its acquisition of San Diego-based APS Technology Group (APS).  The acquisition, announced...
March 4th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Deutsche WindGuard Offshore Helicopter Underwater Escape Training Certified by GL RC

Deutsche WindGuard Offshore Helicopter Underwater Escape Training Certified by GL RC
Exiting the helicopter underwater escape trainer. Photocredit: Deutsche WindGuard Hamburg, 4 March 2013 – GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has certified Deutsche WindGuard Offshore GmbH’s Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) courses. Helicopter transport is an important way for...
March 4th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies, Energy, Logistics, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Westgarth joins Seagull board

Westgarth joins Seagull board
Captain Graham Westgarth Intertanko Chairman and former Teekay President Marine Services Capt. Graham Westgarth has joined the board of Seagull AS, the well-known provider of complete training solutions for seafarers. Capt. Westgarth, who becomes a non-executive Seagull Director, has over 40 years industry...
March 4th, 2013 | Maritime Education and Training, People and Places | Read More

Thomas Miller strengthens Asia Pacific regional office

Hugo Wynn-Williams Andrew Jones Andrew Jones has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Miller (Asia Pacific) Ltd with effect from April 2013. He will be responsible for providing services to all Thomas Miller’s managed Clubs in the region, particularly the UK P&I, the TT, the UK Defence,...
March 4th, 2013 | P and I Clubs | 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: 3-16 March 2013 * Germany, Kiel Canal – Temporary draft restriction after collision * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Construction of Public Pier at Trio Beach, Sai kung DATE:...
March 2nd, 2013 | Canals, Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

International Women’s Day 2013

The ITF HQ’s in London For the past 12 years, ITF affiliates have participated in the ITF campaign for International Women’s Day on the 8th of March by organising practical activities to campaign for and secure women transport workers’ rights and increase their visibility and participation...
March 2nd, 2013 | ITF, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

France ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

France is the 35th ILO Member State and the 13th EU member State to ratify this landmark Convention. On 28 February 2013, the Government of France deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). France is the 35th ILO...
March 2nd, 2013 | Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, Regulatory | Read More

HOT Ports News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Germany, Kiel Canal – Only one lock chamber available in daytime * Germany, Kiel Canal – Canal operations back to normal * India, Mumbai – Additional berthing guidelines * Hong Kong, Hong Kong...
March 1st, 2013 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Ballast Water Convention on the agenda for INTERTANKO and IMO in Panama

Ballast Water Convention on the agenda for INTERTANKO and IMO in Panama
Katharina Stanzel INTERTANKO was this week invited to speak alongside the IMO Secretariat on the Ballast Water Convention at the 11th Panama Maritime Conference and Exhibition (www.panamamaritimeconference.com).During her presentation on ‘Financial and Technical Impacts of the Convention on Shipping’,...
March 1st, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Intertanko | Read More

Reaching for the sky

Fri 01 Mar 2013 –  Once one of the tallest buildings in the City, Lloyd’s is being dwarfed by some of its newer neighbours. First it was just the Gherkin and then Norman Foster’s Willis Building followed by the Heron Tower, which at 110 Bishopsgate is currently the City’s tallest building...
March 1st, 2013 | Environment, Shipping Centers | Read More