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ELCOME International will showcase its latest Marine Technologies at SMM 2012

Jimmy Grewal One of the World’s Largest Suppliers of Marine Electronics and Automation Systems and Services to Make SMM Debut DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – (Marine NewsWire)  – Elcome International LLC, the leading marine solutions provider and system integrator in the Middle East and one...
August 9th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

GAC Sri Lanka expands to meet rising shipping demand

GAC Sri Lanka expands to meet rising shipping demand
Lars Bergstrom, Group Vice President, Indian Subcontinent, officiates at the opening of the new Galle office, with Preethilal Fernando, Director/CEO, GAC Sri Lanka (right in pink) Sri Lanka, 8 August 2012 – As the demand for ship supply services off Sri Lanka grows, so too has GAC Sri Lanka. The...
August 8th, 2012 | Events, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | 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 – Outage for fender panel works Brazil, all ports – Brazilian public services strikes (update 7 August 2012) Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 08/08/12 DATE:...
August 8th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New Fjellstrand designed WindServer Trimarans for World Marine Offshore to be Classed by GL

  The WindServer 25 and 30. Courtesy of Fjellstrand AS. Hamburg, Germany, 8 August 2012 – As offshore wind developments move further offshore, into deeper waters with more extreme weather conditions, the challenge of providing operations and maintenance (O&M) support safely and cost effectively...
August 8th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

IMO Secretary-General at World Fair to reiterate Organization’s commitment to sustainable maritime development

IMO Secretary-General at World Fair to reiterate Organization’s commitment to sustainable maritime development
Koji Sekimizu, IMO’ Secretary-General From August 11 to 12, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu will be among the high-level attendees as the Expo 2012 World Fair in Yeosu, Korea, nears its close.  The Expo, which runs from 12 May to 12 August 2012, is being held in Korea’s southern port city...
August 8th, 2012 | Exhibitions, IMO | Read More

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions and Wilhelmsen Ships Service provide specialist training for Holland America Line and Seabourn

  Bjarne Snopestad, Sales Manager Cruise, Region Americas, Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions leads the HAL/Seabourn training. Oslo, August 8, 2012. Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) is helping leading cruise lines Holland America Line (HAL) and Seabourn Cruise Line to meet regulatory and safety...
August 8th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

DVB Group posts a marked increase in consolidated net income before IAS 39 and taxes for the first half of 2012

Wolfgang Driese DVB increased its consolidated net income before taxes (and excluding net result from financial instruments in accordance with IAS 39) by 36.6%, to €91.1 million (H1 2011: €66.7 million). Wolfgang F. Driese, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors, commented on DVB’s...
August 8th, 2012 | Banking, Finance, Shipfinance | Read More

Shell – 20 years of Metocean support by Fugro GEOS

Fugro GEOS has recently obtained an extension to its longest continuous contract. The contract renewal with Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) and Sabah Shell Petroleum Company (SSPC) is a four-year addendum (from 2012 to 2016) to twenty years of commitment. This multi-disciplinary contract continues the provision...
August 8th, 2012 | Energy, Environment, Oil Spill | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: United Arab Emirates, Mina Saqr – Delay charges (revised) India, Mumbai – Regulation of entry of ships into ports, anchorages & offshore facilities Philippines, Manila – Flooding brings city...
August 7th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

PARAT Halvorsen AS awarded 4 new boiler contracts from Tersan Shipyard

The Havbryn and the Havstrand Parat Halvorsen AS has been awarded in all 4 boiler plant contracts with TERSAN Shipyard in Turkey and their Stern Trawlers ST-116 new buildings. The boiler plants will be equipped with Parat combined oil fired and exhaust gas boilers, type MCS, to comply steam production...
August 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

STRIKE Club reports uptake in demand for mutual and fixed premium covers

Bill Milligan The Strike Club, the leading market for insuring shipowners and charterers wanting insurance protection against delays in the marine trades, reports continuing strong demand for its covers, whether for mutual entries or for its fixed-premium insurance covers for war risks, loss of earnings...
August 7th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Overloaded lifting gear on fishing vessels

Category: Safety Date: 07/08/2012 –  Area: Worldwide  Further to the Club’s Lookout of 19th July 2004 on the above subject, we would like to advise Members that the United States Coast Guard in their Safety Alert 02-12 has reported that recently, several catastrophic failures of masts, booms,...
August 7th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Principals of Rethymnis & Kulukundis take delivery of the first vessel constructed at DSME Shandong Shipyard, the Lloyd’s-Register classed Astra Centaurus

The “Astra Centaurus” Principals of Rethymnis & Kulukundis take deliveryof the first vessel constructed at DSME Shandong Shipyard, the Lloyd’s-Register classed Astra Centaurus First of duo built to latest environmental regulations, CSR guidelines and carrying ‘Green Passport’ notation Principals...
August 7th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Citigroup Global Markets Limited – new member on Oslo Børs

Oslo Børs is pleased to announce Citigroup Global Markets Limited as new member on Oslo Børs. Citigroup will be trading in the equities segment on Oslo Børs and Oslo Axess. Citigroup Global Markets Limited is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Citigroup Inc. The company provides world-class financial...
August 7th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Iraq, Basrah Oil Terminal – Tariff increase at oil terminals United Arab Emirates, Mina Saqr – Delay charges India, all ports – India Cargo Gear book Singapore, Singapore – Dumping of...
August 6th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ove Bråthen strengthens Scandinavian sales team at MARIS

  Ove Bråthen Maritime Information Systems AS, Norway (MARIS) has appointed Ove Bråthen Director, Sales Scandinavia.  Mr Bråthen, who holds an electronics degree with focus on radar and underwater acoustics, brings more than 25 years’ international sales experience to the company, having spent...
August 6th, 2012 | IT and Communications | Read More

Softship consolidates North American presence

Softship – the leading global provider of liner and agent software applications – has consolidated its North American presence with new staff and new offices in New York City. On the back of continued growth and new clients in the region, Softship has moved to larger, more modern premises within...
August 6th, 2012 | IT and Communications | Read More

HUTTON’s helps support the 2012 London Olympic Spirit

The “Stad Amsterdam alongside West India Quay in London Hutton’s, the UK’s leading ship supplier, is playing its part in supporting the London 2012 Olympic Games. Hutton’s is the official supplier to the Clipper Stad Amsterdam which is home to an array of Dutch team supporters and official...
August 6th, 2012 | Sports, Stores and Provisions | Read More

SKY News presenter Jeremy Thompson to take lead role at Seatrade events in Dubai

SKY News presenter Jeremy Thompson to take lead role at Seatrade events in Dubai
Jeremy Thompson Award-winning SKY News Anchor and Presenter, Jeremy Thompson, will play a dual role at the forthcoming Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards and Seatrade Middle East Maritime exhibition & conference in Dubai, both part of Dubai Maritime Week. One of Britain’s most...
August 6th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Saab implements National Automatic Identification System (NAIS) for India’s coastline safety and security

Defence and security company Saab in collaboration with Elcome Marine Services announces the successful implementation of National Automatic Identification System Network in India. August 3, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) Saab announces the successful implementation of National Automatic Identification...
August 6th, 2012 | IT and Communications | Read More

Maritime and energy leader Wylie Spicer joins Norton Rose Canada

Wylie Spicer Norton Rose Canada recently announced that maritime law and energy lawyer Wylie Spicer, Q.C., has joined the firm. Wylie has more than 30 years experience in all aspects of the offshore energy industry and is a recognized authority on Arctic law. He will be based in our Calgary office where...
August 6th, 2012 | Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

European Inland Ports look at ways to unleash the potential of inland waterway transport

European Inland Ports look at ways to unleash the potential of inland waterway transport
Isabelle Ryckbost, EFIP’s director The European Federation of inland ports has listed different ideas in view of giving inland waterway transport and inland ports the role and future it deserves. EFIP’s responds to the working document – the text after this praamble (see  “Towards...
August 6th, 2012 | European Union, Inland Waterways, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMarEST HQ specialist head to Australia and Singapore

IMarEST HQ specialist head to Australia and Singapore
David Loosley Two key members of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) headquarters team have packed their bags in order to take up posts, on secondment, in Australia and Singapore. Dr Hannah Flint has moved to Australia to take up the role of Divisional Manager, ANZSPAC,...
August 6th, 2012 | Associations, People and Places | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily* news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Angola, Soyo – Extension of  tempory change to Pululu Channel buoyage system * India, all ports – Anchoring of vessels in Gulf of Kutch * Australia, Mackay – Mackay pilotage area –...
August 6th, 2012 | Canals | Read More

Latest situ on the Arctic…

The Arctic As the Arctic Opens for Oil, the Coast Guard Scrambles By Carol Wolf and Kasia Klimasinska on July 26, 2012 Royal Dutch Shell (RDS/A) has spent $4.5 billion since 2005 preparing to explore for oil off Alaska’s north coast in the Arctic. Shell, which may begin drilling next month, is one...
August 4th, 2012 | Oil Industry, Safety and Security | Read More