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HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: United States, all ports – Nor’easter preparation United States, all ports – Huey P. Long Bridge Air-Draft Notifications Hong Kong, all ports – Canoe Race in Hong Kong Hong Kong, all ports...
November 6th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Crews should triple check Advance Passenger Information System data to avoid US CBP penalties advises ISS

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising all crew, vessel owners, masters and operators to triple check passenger data before submitting Electronic Advanced Notice of Arrival (E-NOA) and Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) reports to US Customs...
November 6th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc., announces agreement to acquire a panamax container vessel

ATHENS, GREECE, November 6, 2012 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, today announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement with Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. for the...
November 6th, 2012 | Sales and Purchases, Stock Markets | Read More

HSH Nordbank updates loan loss provision plan

Higher loan loss provisions required for legacy loans in the ship-ping business and increasing default rates in the coming years Bank’s Tier 1 capital ratio still above 9 percent Up to EUR 1.3 billion might be drawn down from the second loss guarantee between 2019 and 2025 Charges to be paid...
November 6th, 2012 | Shipfinance | Read More

After the Storm

The meteorologists will no doubt continue to muse about the factors leading to the emergence of a late tropical storm heading so far north before being drawn inland on the north-eastern coast of the United States, combining with other weather systems from the north and west. The reality of heavy rain...
November 6th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Wärtsilä awarded a major contract for fourteen tugs from Middle East

Wrtsila 20 engine Wärtsilä Corporation,   6 November 2012 at 12 noon EET Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the engines and complete propulsion systems for two newbuild vessel projects. The order includes a total...
November 6th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Advantage Wimbledon, as Merton Art Society scores with its autumn 2012 exhibition –

Advantage Wimbledon, as Merton Art Society scores with its autumn 2012 exhibition  –
Sunset Tides La Corbiere, Jersey by Daniele Mandelli Advantage Wimbledon, as Merton Art Society scores with its autumn 2012 exhibition  –By James Brewer You might know Wimbledon for its tennis or race-track, or for Wimbledon Common or Wimbledon Village, but its artistic community is putting it...
November 5th, 2012 | Exhibitions | Read More

World Shipping latest: Too many issues at stake; others still hanging on and Greece still on turmoil…

World Shipping latest: Too many issues at stake; others still hanging on and Greece still on turmoil…
John Faraclas’ latest live interview on SBC TV to Panos Thomakos last Friday the 2nd of November, dealt with the following issues: The Markets The freight markets where the BDI couldn’t go over the 1, 000 mark. All indices are down! The affect/effect of changes in China’s political landscape –...
November 5th, 2012 | Chartering, Coastal Shipping, Flags, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: United States, New York, NewYork – Conditions at NY transportation facilities United States, Port Newark, New York – Terminals to open for business United States, New York, NewYork – Post-Sandy...
November 5th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Greek Shipowners See Advantage of Fuel-Sharing Mode

A 51/60DF engine pictured on the testbed at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg works More LNG Carriers employing 51/60DF engines MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the contract to supply the engines for two Greek LNG carriers (LNGCs). The installation of the MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel engines aboard the newbuildings...
November 5th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

NGOs to EU: Don’t Dump your Toxic Ships in Developing Countries

New Report Finds Plenty of Capacity for European Flagged Ships in OECD Countries Brussels, 5 November 2012 – A new report prepared by the Basel Action Network (BAN), a U.S.- based member organisation of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform[1], refutes the European Commission’s claim that there is insufficient...
November 5th, 2012 | Environment, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Dachser selects Linescape’s Sailing Schedules

Global logistics provider integrates data feeds from the world’s leading schedule information provider       Burlingame, CA – November 5, 2012 – Linescape, the leading provider of global sailing schedule, vessel and carrier data for containerships, and Dachser GmbH & Co. KG, of Kempten,...
November 5th, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

China’s leadership change and its impact on economic policy –

China’s leadership change and its impact on economic policy –
Nefeli Karakitsos –  China’s leadership change and its impact on economic policy – by Nepheli Karakitsos, Research Analyst at Global Economic Research   The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Structure The change in leadership in China, characterised by new appointments being made for the...
November 5th, 2012 | News, Politics and Government | Read More

DNV assists Belgium take the next step towards LNG Bunkering

DNV assists Belgium take the next step towards LNG Bunkering
  Torgeir Sterri LNG bunkering in Belgium! Oslo: The Flemish government and the port authorities of Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Fluxys have published a feasibility study on LNG bunkering. DNV provided a market forecasting study, a regulatory analysis and modelled the LNG supply logistics. The...
November 5th, 2012 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, 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: Worldwide – World Holidays: 4-17 November 2012 United Kingdom, Immingham – Scheduled jetty closures for maintenance United States, Northport, New York – New York Harbor update (2 November 2012)...
November 3rd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

DNV unveils its SUNdy floating solar field conept

Many countries are turning to solar technology and renewable energy because of a need for alternative energy sources and environmental concerns. To help meet these needs, DNV has developed SUNdy, a large-scale offshore solar field concept which launched at Singapore International Energy Week.   The...
November 3rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, 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, Immingham – Maintenance closure of jetties United States, New York, NewYork – Conditions at NY transportation facilities United States, New York, NewYork – New York/New Jersey...
November 2nd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

HELMEPA participates in an international correspondence group for the assessment of the environmental status in the Mediterranean

UNEP Map meeting in Sarajevo Following an invitation by the organizers, HELMEPA participated in a meeting of a correspondence group under the United Nations Environment Program / Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) that was held on 29-30 October 2012 inSarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. It was the first...
November 2nd, 2012 | Environment | Read More

Lilaas wins first order for new lever technology

The LO1 lever Lilaas AS has secured the breakthrough order for its innovative electronically-controlled LO1 lever range, which was officially launched at this year’s SMM exhibition in Hamburg. The company will supply its first LO1 units to US-based Marine Technologies LLC, which is delivering a BridgeMate...
November 2nd, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

The American Club honored by UNESCO – Tuesday 23rd October

The American Club honored by UNESCO – Tuesday 23rd October
l to r: Dorothea Ioannou, General Manager, Shipowners Claims Bureau (Hellas) Inc. Claims liaison office of the Managers of The American Club, Vassilios Bacolitsas, Sea Pioneer Shipping Corp., member of the Board of Directors of The American Club, Ioannis Maronitis, Vice President, Responsible for Europe...
November 2nd, 2012 | Charity, Events, P and I Clubs | Read More

European Union Measures against Iran – Council Decision 2012/635/CFSP

Updated 1st November 2012 TO ALL MEMBERS -2nd November 2012 Background 1. On 15th October 2012 the European Union Foreign Affairs Council agreed further measures restricting trade activities with Iran. The Council Decision 2012/635/CFSP will require an implementing Regulation to give effect to the Decision....
November 2nd, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Politics and Government | Read More

London P&I Club sets general increase for next policy year

 The London P&I Club has set a general increase of 12.5 per cent in annual P&I call rates for the 2013/2014 policy year. Commenting on the background to the decision, Ian Gooch, chief executive of the Club’s management team, says, “Claims in the Club’s retention layer for the current policy...
November 2nd, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Parties to international dumping treaties express concern regarding reported iron fertilization incident

34th Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties to  the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Convention) and 7th meeting of Contracting Parties  to the 1996 Protocol thereto (London Protocol) (LC34/LP6): 29 October to 2 November 2012 Parties...
November 2nd, 2012 | Environment, IMO | Read More

A celebration of Kenya’s natural glories debuts in London: artist Camille Wekesa presents vibrant West End exhibition

A celebration of Kenya’s natural glories debuts in London: artist Camille Wekesa presents vibrant West End exhibition
  Rainforest Trails, oil on canvas by Camille Wekesa – A celebration of Kenya’s natural glories debuts in London: artist Camille Wekesa presents vibrant West End exhibition – By James Brewer One of east Africa’s most dynamic artists is back in London, where she has spent an important...
November 2nd, 2012 | Events, Maritime Art | Read More

TSAVLIRIS Salvage (International) Ltd: the case of General Cargo Vessel “EVERTON”

TSAVLIRIS Salvage (International) Ltd: the case of General Cargo Vessel “EVERTON”
The Teras Hydra On Wednesday 26th September 2012, the General Cargo Vessel EVERTON of GT 6, 714 and DWT 8, 874 respectively, fully laden with containers, was immobilized (with blackout) due to fire in the engine room and in the accommodation at Mozambique Channel, approximately 180 nautical miles east...
November 2nd, 2012 | News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More