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Rickmers-Linie calls Myanmar

Rickmers-Linie calls Myanmar
Rickmers' m/v Baltic Winter With the lifting of trade sanctions, Rickmers-Linie is once again able to offer calls at Myanmar. Initially, the country’s main port, Yangon, will be served on inducement as part of the company’s Indian service and will cater for heavy lift cargo up to 800 tonnes in...
April 27th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

IMCA guidance on hold-back vessels during DP diving OPS

IMCA guidance on hold-back vessels during DP diving OPS
New guidance has been produced by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) on the use of ‘hold-back’ vessels during diving operations. These are towing (or other) vessels that provoke additional security for DP (dynamically positioned) vessels engaged in critical operations by means...
April 27th, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Four new technical advisers at IMCA

Hugh Williams With the arrival of four new Technical Advisers, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is well set to carry out its ambitious work programme on behalf of its 850+ member companies in over 60 countries. The four new members of the team take on the roles of Technical Adviser...
April 27th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

RINA launches seven step fuel saving services

International classification society RINA has launched a co-ordinated range of services to help shipowners save fuel and reduce emissions. There are seven different elements to the services which can be adopted individually or as a complete package. The seven services are: auditing to ISO 14001 Environmental...
April 27th, 2012 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Energy | Read More

ABS Strengthens Executive Management Team

Tony Nassif, ABS' newly elected COO Tony Nassif elected Chief Operating Officer   26 April 2012   (New York, NY—) In response to its continued global expansion, leading international classification society ABS has strengthened its executive leadership team with the election of Tony Nassif...
April 26th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

Green light for tramp bulk cargo pooling agreement

Grant Hunter BIMCO’s Documentary Committee, which met in Singapore on 23 April, has approved for publication a new standard pooling agreement for dry and liquid bulk cargoes, called POOLCON. According to BIMCO’s Chief Officer for Legal and Contractual Affairs, Grant Hunter, “POOLCON is a voluntary...
April 26th, 2012 | BIMCO | Read More

Contract experts tackle topical issues at Singapore DC meeting

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee, chaired by Mr Karel Stes, gathered in Singapore for its spring meeting on 23 April. The Committee’s contract experts reviewed a number of new contracts and clauses dealing with a wide variety of topical subjects ranging from wind farms to solid bulk cargoes that can...
April 26th, 2012 | BIMCO | Read More

Singapore launch for new idea

Grant Hunter According to Grant Hunter, who presented the launch of the new idea in Singapore “I think that it is a fitting testament to the original design concept of idea as an online system that it has stood the test of time to become the industry’s most widely used charter party editor....
April 26th, 2012 | BIMCO | Read More

Global Shipping Leaders unveil route to a more Sustainable Industry at Singapore Maritime Week

Global Shipping Leaders unveil route to a more Sustainable Industry at Singapore Maritime Week
Plans presented as part of Singapore Maritime Week: highlights Singapore’s position as a key player in the global shipping industry Stephanie Draper, the executive director for Forum of the Future SINGAPORE, 26th April– The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has today launched a series of practical,...
April 26th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Strike Club’s growth

Strike Club Reports strong growth in mutual membership Fixed-Premium Business – Increasing Take-up Free Reserves Boosted by $2.5m. Managers of The Strike Club, the market leader for delay insurance for the marine trades, were able to give an upbeat report to the club’s directors when they met...
April 26th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

TECO Maritime delisting from Oslo Børs

Oslo Børs The shares in TECO Maritime ASA will be delisted from Oslo Børs. Last day of listing will be Wednesday 30 May 2012. TECO Maritime ASA has in a letter dated 29 March 2012 pursuant to Continuing Obligations section 15.1 (4) cf Stock Exchange Act section 25(1), applied for delisting of...
April 26th, 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: India, all ports – Guidelines for Regulation of Tariff at Major Ports Singapore, Singapore – Construction of Changi East Finger Extension Singapore, Singapore – Soil investigation off East...
April 26th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Maritime Association of the Port of New York / New Jersey elects P & I Club Manager as its New President

Maritime  Association of the Port of New York / New Jersey elects P & I Club Manager as its New President
Joe Hughes New York:  At its annual meeting this week in New York, the Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey elected Joe Hughes, chairman and ceo of the managers of the American P&I Club, as its new president. Founded in 1873, the Maritime Association maintains the United States’...
April 26th, 2012 | News, P and I Clubs, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Wärtsilä extends X-series portfolio to a 92-bore electronically-controlled low-speed engine

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading system integrator and solutions provider, extends its offering in the low-speed X-generation engine series with the new Wärtsilä X92 engine, to the upper end of its portfolio with a bore of 920 mm. The new engine, extremely efficient in terms of fuel...
April 26th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

ISAF Announce 2012 APP Sailors For 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is pleased to announce that 30 competitors from 12 nations have been approved to receive funding from the Athlete Participation Programme (APP). Since 2002 APP funding has enabled over 150 sailors the chance to compete at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships. From...
April 26th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

Court of Auditors Criticises Use of Structural and Cohesion Funds for Port Projects

Court of Auditors Criticises Use of Structural and Cohesion Funds for Port Projects
Patrick Verhoeven The European Court of Auditors (ECA) presented this morning the findings of a special report on the use of Structural and Cohesion Funds for transport infrastructure in seaports. The report covers the period 2000-2006 and looks at 27 projects in France, Spain, Italy and Greece. Together,...
April 26th, 2012 | European Union, News, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Chios Marine Club Elections

Chios Marine Club Elections
  l to r: Dimitris Monogioudis, Markos Tripolitis, Marianna Lionti, Georgios Lignos, Captain Pantelis Monogioudis, Andreas Kavafis and George Los At the recent elections that took place at the Metropolitan Hotel in Athens, Markos J. Tripolitis was re-elected as President of the Club. He is a Naval...
April 26th, 2012 | Charity, Events | Read More

ClassNK Takes Two at Seatrade Asia Awards 2012

ClassNK Takes Two at Seatrade Asia Awards 2012
l to r: Andrew Callaghan, Noboru Ueda and Chris Hayman Leading Society wins “Classification Society Award” and “Education and Training Award” in Singapore Singapore – ClassNK earned top honors for its work as Asia’s leading classification society, as well as its role in education and...
April 25th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, News | Read More

Accident prevention: dealing with the human factor

Accident prevention: dealing with the human factor
Proper charting: a must! Accident investigation is a painstaking and often painful process and, more often than not, the outcome is a raft of new policies and measures to avoid reoccurrence. Yet, if well thought out and established company procedures are followed in the first place, tragic consequences...
April 25th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Shortsea 12 The European Shortsea Convention The Mansion House, Dublin Thursday, 24th May 2012

Shortsea 12 The European Shortsea Convention The Mansion House, Dublin Thursday, 24th May 2012
Shortsea 12, The European Shortsea Convention in Dublin, marks the first time Coastlink has entered into a joint venture with the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) to organise a shortsea conference. However, there are strong foundations to this cooperation, IMDO having provided substantial assistance...
April 25th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Short Sea Shipping | Read More

NEAS delisting from Oslo Børs

Oslo Børs The shares in NEAS ASA will be delisted from Oslo Børs. Last day of listing will be Friday 25 May 2012. NEAS ASA has in a letter dated 19 April 2012 pursuant to Continuing Obligations section 15.1 (4) cf Stock Exchange Act section 25(1), applied for delisting of the company’s shares...
April 25th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Launch of Polar Ship Operations by The Nautical Institute

Launch of Polar Ship Operations by The Nautical Institute
The Nautical Institute has today launched Polar Ship Operations aimed at providing a comprehensive easy reference book for seafarers, shipowners and others who are planning to operate in that extreme environment. There has been an increase in activity in the polar regions recently as the maritime and...
April 25th, 2012 | Books, News | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Canada, all ports – North American Emission Control Area (ECA) Panama, Panama Canal – Proposed modification of Canal tolls structure DATE: April 25, 2012 – COUNTRY: Canada – PORT: all...
April 25th, 2012 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Irene Rosberg’s interview

The Irene Rosberg’s interview
  Irene Rosberg Education, knowledge, training, mentorship or whatever you think of around these matters, is obviously what Irene Rosberg devoted her life for nearly 12 years, ensuring the quality of these ingredients, all of which comprise this educational umbrella for quality, in creating the...
April 25th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

MOL Establishes Its Subsidiary MOL (Peru) S.A.C.

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company established a subsidiary, MOL (Peru) S.A.C., in Peru. The country was chosen because it shows more stable growth than other South American nations. With the new subsidiary, MOL will consolidate its business...
April 25th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics | Read More