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ClassNK Releases New Rule Amendments

Tokyo – ClassNK is pleased to announce that the release of the latest amendments to the ClassNK Rules. As a leading classification society, ClassNK constantly reevaluates its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships in order to incorporate the latest R & D results and feedback...
November 15th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

News from DNV’s Technical eNewsletter 12 Nov 2012

Latest IMO developments – MEPC 64 highlights The 64th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) was held at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters in London in October 2012. This newsletter covers selected highlights. HARMFUL AQUATIC ORGANISMS IN BALLAST WATER Despite...
November 15th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, IMO | Read More

DVB Group: Sound operating performance during the first nine months of 2012 – Total income up 6.2%, to €262.7 million

Wolfgang F. Driese Consolidated net income before IAS 39 and taxes rose to €125.6 million – a remarkable 7.8% year-on-year increase. Once again, the volatile net result from financial instruments in accordance with IAS 39 weighed on income before taxes which – as a result – declined...
November 14th, 2012 | Finance | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Singapore, Singapore – Revised details for dredging work Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Fishery survey off airport Singapore, Singapore – Revised details for soil investigation off Tuas View Bunker...
November 14th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

German union delegation joins DHL Turkey picketline

Verdi representatives on the DHL picketline in Turkey 14 November 2012 – Verdi representatives on the DHL picketline in Turkey A delegation from a German ITF-affiliated union has travelled more than 2, 000 kilometres to Turkey to visit sacked DHL workers on their picketline.   The Verdi delegation...
November 14th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

MER December/January 2013 Features

On the latest MER  for December/January 2013 main features are: Bulk Carriers Modern Engine Room:  MER shines a light on the innards of the bulk carrier engine room with an emphasis on energy efficiency Defence Engineering:  This feature rounds up pieces of kit specifically designed for military...
November 14th, 2012 | Associations, Books | Read More

Austerity strike action hits European ports – ISS summary report

Austerity strike action hits European ports – ISS summary report
The Piraeus Container Terminal Portugal Strikes are being held by the Union CGTP, but not officially by UGT. Lisbon: Stevedores are on strike. Container terminals and depots have stopped. Authorities are working. Leixoes: All working. Aveiro and Figueira da Foz: Stevedores are on strike. Container terminals...
November 14th, 2012 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Unique Senior Leadership Forum to launch the BIMCO Shanghai Centre

Unique Senior Leadership Forum to launch the BIMCO Shanghai Centre
The President of BIMCO Yudhishthir Khatau BIMCO will be opening its Shanghai Centre office on the 25 February 2013 and in conjunction with the ceremony a unique “Senior Leadership Forum” will be held to further stimulate a mutually beneficial dialogue with the Chinese shipping community. The President...
November 14th, 2012 | BIMCO, Events | Read More

Platform News – Joint position paper on ship recycling by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and Greenpeace EU

14 November 2012 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform and Greenpeace EU, both based in Brussels, published yesterday a joint position paper on ship recycling called “A principled and practical solution for ship recycling: NGO Shipbreaking Platform and Greenpeace Position on the European Commission...
November 14th, 2012 | Environment, Ship Demolitions | Read More

WISTA UAE – DP World Event on Sunday 18 November, 2012

WISTA UAE’s Biggest event yet! WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) UAE regularly organises motivating yet unique events for its members in venues not open to the public; on a ship, in an engine room, in a port or even a drydock with great speakers and networking opportunities...
November 14th, 2012 | WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Shipham Valves launches new range of wafer check valves

Shipham Valves launches new range of wafer check valves
Shipham Valve A Shipham Valves, a subsidiary of Wärtsilä, has completed the development programme for a new range of composite single plate wafer check valves, which will be introduced to the market place at the Valve World Exhibition to be held in Düsseldorf at the end of November. Available in...
November 14th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

BV classes the largest containership in the world for CMA-CGM

BV classes the largest containership in the world for CMA-CGM
The CMA CGM Marco Polo LEADING international classification society Bureau Veritas has classed what is currently the largest containership in the world. Built by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering) in South Korea for French operator CMA-CGM, CMA CGM Marco Polo is the first in a series of...
November 14th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

London Company Market measured at £22bn IUA statistics report paints comprehensive picture of annual premium income

Dave Matcham More than £17bn of premium income was written by the company market in London during 2011, a new statistical analysis by the IUA has revealed. And a further £5bn was written elsewhere, but controlled by London market offices. The IUA’s London Company Market Statistics Report has, for...
November 14th, 2012 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance | 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, Eastham – New chart issued for Channel United Arab Emirates, Port of Fujairah – Crew changes at Fujairah port and offshore anchorage Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation...
November 14th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Lloyd’s helps heroes back to work

Tue 13 Nov 2012 – Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has announced a donation of £135, 000 to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.        The donation will fund three Specialist Employment Consultants as part of the charity’s ‘Wounded to Work’ project. The programme aims to ensure that injured soldiers...
November 13th, 2012 | Charity | Read More

The rising cost of removing shipwrecks

Mon 12 Nov 2012 – For insurers, ship owners, and salvage contractors alike the rising cost of removing wrecks is of equal concern. Wreck removal is now covered by an International Maritime Organisation (IMO) convention adopted at a UN conference in Nairobi in 2007. It has yet to come into force...
November 13th, 2012 | Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

DeLorme inReach™ Wins 2012 DAME Award

First Affordable Two-Way Satellite Communication Solution Takes Top Honors at METS YARMOUTH, Maine – Nov. 13, 2012 – DeLorme’s inReach™ two-way satellite communication solution has won the 2012 Design Awards METS (DAME) in the life saving & safety equipment category. The DAME awards were...
November 13th, 2012 | IT and Communications | Read More

Step into Seafarer’s shoes with VIDEOTEL at this year’s Manning & Training Conference

Step into Seafarer’s shoes with VIDEOTEL at this year’s Manning & Training Conference
The VOD G2 system This year, at the 13th Asia-Pacific Manning &Training Conference, Manila, Videotel will be inviting visitors to step into the seafarer’s shoes and try a hands-on simulation of the training that a seafarer can expect on board a vessel fitted with its brand new state of the art...
November 13th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

INTERMANAGER supports Seafarers’ survey in a bid to tackle red tape

Captain Kuba Szymanski InterManager, the international trade association for the shipmanagement and crewmanagement industry, is supporting a survey which aims to identify how much of a burden red tape places on seafarers. The Association is urging its members to encourage their staff to take part in...
November 13th, 2012 | Intermanager, Shipmanagement | Read More

New Oslo Børs trading platform for equities and fixed income instruments

13/11/2012  – Following a successful launch on Monday 12 November, Oslo Børs is now using one of the fastest and most advanced trading systems in the world. The Millennium Exchange trading platform is particularly suitable for modern trading methods, and strengthens Oslo Børs’ distribution...
November 13th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

A new DVD from the UK P&I Club emphasises the importance of reducing risk

Karl Lumbers The UK P&I Club is absolutely committed to maintaining a vibrant loss prevention programme and its latest move is a new DVD that places a specific focus on the Bow Tie concept – a comprehensive risk assessment initiative which helps members identify and prioritise risk across their...
November 13th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Busy conference year lies ahead for IMarEST

With a dozen conferences programmed, 2013 promises to be a busy year for the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). Embracing civil and defence topics, marine engineering, marine science, offshore oil and gas and LNG, environmental issues, and the Arctic, the 2013 conferences...
November 12th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

DeLorme to Showcase inReach™ at METS

First Affordable Two-Way Satellite Communication Solution is Finalist in DAME Award Competition YARMOUTH, Maine – Nov. 12, 2012 – DeLorme, the innovation leader in personal satellite messaging, tracking and navigation technology will be exhibiting the inReach™ two-way satellite communication solution...
November 12th, 2012 | IT and Communications | Read More

Shipowners and shipyards to meet in Korea

Shipowners and shipyards to meet in Korea
Mr. Oh Kong-gyun chairman and CEO of the Korean Register The new Busan headquarters building of the Korean Register is to host the 5th Seoul International Maritime and Shipbuilding Conference (SIMS) on 15 and 16 November 2012 SIMS has grown into the industry’s premier gathering for shipowners and shipbuilders...
November 12th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | 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, Chesapeake, Maryland – Draft limitations for C & D Canal Australia, Darwin – Infrastructure Levy for Offshore Support Vessels  DATE: November 12, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT:...
November 12th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More