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Your daily* news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Angola, Luanda – Public holidays in Angola DATE: September 02, 2012 – COUNTRY: Angola – PORT: Luanda Public holidays in Angola Please be informed from 29th August till 03rd September, it’s...
September 3rd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

UK P&I Club announces restructure in advance of Solvency II

Hugo Wynn-Williams The UK P&I Club (the UK Club), one of the oldest shipping protection and indemnity insurance mutuals, formally announces a reorganisation of its structure to establish the UK Europe as the sole provider of direct insurance business to UK Club Members. The new structure will take...
September 3rd, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Nautilus concludes its expedition on Eratosthenes Seamount off Cyprus

On his part, Ballard said that the discoveries in the Cypriot EEZ were very important, noting that he would like to come back and continue the research. He said that they will inform Cyprus Antiquities Departments about their discoveries. American exploration vessel Nautilus completed Monday a 15-day...
September 2nd, 2012 | Maritime History and Museums, Oceanology | Read More

Lloyd’s celebrates over five years of the Lloyd’s Wording Repository on Monday 10 September.

Hosted by the Lloyd’s Marketing Association and ISO, the event will give those working in the Lloyd’s Market the opportunity to see the Lloyd’s Wording Repository (LWR) and the ISO Lloyd’s Portal in action. Representatives from the LMA and ISO will be present to demonstrate the systems and answer...
September 2nd, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Solidarity action for sacked Turkish aviation workers

Activists at Tokyo Airport Unionists from maritime and aviation unions have staged actions in major cities around the world to demonstrate support for the 305 Turkish Airlines (THY) workers who were sacked following their involvement in a protest action.   In Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York and...
September 2nd, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Let’s clean our beaches, record and recycle litter!

Athens, Greece – On Saturday 15 September, International Coastal Cleanup Day 2012, hundreds of thousands of volunteers in 90 countries will symbolically clean beaches, demonstrating in practice their sensitivity towards the marine environment.   This global initiative is being coordinated in Greece,...
September 2nd, 2012 | Environment | 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: 2-15 September 2012 United States, New Orleans, Louisiana – Aftermath of Isaac Philippines, all ports – Small tsunami after 7.6 quake Venezuela, Amuay Bay –...
September 2nd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Global acceptance of LNG as a marine fuel will depend on pricing, according to a comprehensive study conducted by Lloyd’s Register

Study on LNG bunkering infrastructure also suggests some owners would be wise to consider fuel flexibility After 12 months of research and analysis, Lloyd’s Register has concluded its 2011-12 study on LNG bunkering and newbuilding demand for deep-sea shipping. Outside of the niche markets, the study...
September 1st, 2012 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Energy, Environment | Read More

PD Ports demonstrates the value of investing in people

Darren Coleman and Anthony Paxton Overnight 31 August to 1 September 2012 -Two of PD Ports’ employees, Anthony Paxton and Darren Coleman, have great cause for celebration having recently completed specialist engineering degrees, achieving first class honours at Teesside University. Anthony and Darren,...
September 1st, 2012 | HR, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Russia’s GCS seeks to expand its activities related to dry and liquid bulk transportation in ISO containers

Russia’s GCS seeks to expand its activities related to dry and liquid bulk transportation in ISO containers
Bulk liquid cargoes are pumped into flexi-tanks by GCS at an off-dock terminal, having arrived in Novorossiysk in rail tank cars. Flexi-tanks provide an excellent way of utilizing standard ISO containers that might otherwise be shipped out of Novorossiysk as empties. Novorossiysk’s Global Container...
September 1st, 2012 | Logistics, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New Ocean Scorecard Gives World a 60%

New Ocean Scorecard Gives World a 60%
New Ocean Scorecard Gives World a 60%   By Tara Thean End August 2012 – We live in a world obsessed with numbers – college rankings, baseball scores, exam results – and now we have one to tell us what’s happening to our oceans.   According to a study outlining the first results of the...
September 1st, 2012 | Underwater Shipping | Read More

HSH Nordbank’s first-half results strained by worsening shipping crisis

Group net income of EUR 70 million as of the end of June Progress made in the Core Bank’s client business reflected in substantial growth in new business. Heavy strain exerted by further deterioration in shipping, substantial increase in loan-loss provisions No swift improvement expected in...
September 1st, 2012 | Finance, Shipfinance | Read More

Port costs and services set to rise in Argentina as inflation hits boat mooring tariffs

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of a 23 per cent increase in boat mooring and unmooring tariffs in the Argentinian ports of San Lorenzo, Rosario and San Nicolas from October 1 2012.   The inflationary rise is likely to have a great impact...
September 1st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Greece can do it with shipping, tourism and the Athens Exchange !

Greece can do it with shipping, tourism and the Athens Exchange !
Following previous interviews John Faraclas gives to Sophia Rodopolou of the SBC TV his personal views on the Shipping, Shipbuilding, Tourism and the capabilities of the Athens Exchange. He also refers to the greek backed shipping companies which entered the international stock markets. Faraclas believes...
September 1st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Centers, Yachting | Read More

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – Hurricane Kirk moves over open Atlantic * Angola, all ports – Caution urged for elections * United States, all ports – Tropical Storm Isaac update (31 August)...
August 31st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

HARRIS PYE features BWT 360 degree 3D laser scanner results at SMM

HARRIS PYE features BWT 360 degree 3D laser scanner results at SMM
HP Engineer Scanning Global maritime and offshore oil & gas engineering company Harris Pye is highlighting its 3600 3D laser scanner for ballast water treatment system installation on its stand at SMM in Hamburg (Hall A1 / Stand 501). “Since we announced earlier this year that we had successfully...
August 31st, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

First Smit Lamnalco branded tug launched

First Smit Lamnalco branded tug launched
The launching of SL Gabon On 24 August Smit Lamnalco launched SL Gabon, the first tug branded under its new corporate identity, following the integration of Smit’s terminal handling activities with Lamnalco in July 2011. Built by Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, SL Gabon is also the first of two...
August 31st, 2012 | News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

BLESMA aims for gold

Thursday 30 Aug 2012 – As London’s summer of sport continues the British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association (BLESMA) will be following the fortunes of its elite athletes closely. Supported by the Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund, BLESMA is a charity that directly supports all service men and women...
August 30th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Sports | Read More

S&P affirms Lloyd’s A+ rating

Lloyd’s of London Standard & Poor’s yesterday affirmed Lloyd’s A+ rating and revised its outlook to positive from stable. They believe that Lloyd’s competitive position has improved relative to its peers – leading to an upward revision of Lloyd’s outlook to positive from stable. The...
August 30th, 2012 | 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: Nigeria, all ports – Marine Environment (Sea Protection) Levy United States, all ports – Tropical Storm Isaac update (30 August) Chile, all ports – Change of local time zone DATE: August 30,...
August 30th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Management Changes at GAC for Group and Local Management

Management Changes at GAC for Group and Local Management
The GAC Group has announced key management appointments for its head office and local operations in Oman and the United Kingdom, effective from 1 September. Group Vice President for Human Resources Jan Farnelid will retire on 31 August and take on a consulting role with the Group until the end of the...
August 30th, 2012 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Taras coming to London

The “Tara” After Dublin and before Paris, the French scientific research vessel Tara will arrive in London on September 17th for a ten-day stay. The schooner has just completed a two-and-a-half year, 70, 000-milevoyage across the Atlantic, Pacific, Antarctic and Indian Oceans, investigating...
August 30th, 2012 | Oceanology | Read More

Port news from Marseilles Fos

Port news from Marseilles Fos
Arnaud Ranjard 30 August 2012 – MarseillesFos appoints head ofdevelopment         Intermodal logistics specialist Arnaud Ranjard has joined leading French port Marseilles Fos as director of development in succession to Dirk Becquart.  The 59-year-old French national has spent most of his...
August 30th, 2012 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New Report Shows Wind Power is Reliable and Reduces Emissions

Hamburg/Germany, Bristol/UK, 30 August 2012 – A new report published by renewable energy consultancy GL Garrad Hassan and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows how wind power can provide reliable, economic and secure energy generation capacity for the United Kingdom. The report,...
August 30th, 2012 | Energy | Read More

ClassNK Awarded Authorization from Portugal

Tokyo – ClassNK (Chairman and President Noboru Ueda) has announced that the Portuguese Flag Adminstration (Instituto Portuário e dos Transportes Marítimos, I.P) and ClassNK entered into an agreement on 29 August 2012. Under the agreement, the Society is now able to perform surveys and issue certificates...
August 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Flags, Politics and Government | Read More