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EU Regulation 392/2009 – Athens Protocol 2002

Maria Pittordis*, – pictured,   Business Group Leader  Marine, Trade and Energy at Hill Dickinson  explains one of the most important issues. In brief EU Regulation 392/2009 implements the Athens Protocol 2002 directly into the 27 EU Member States from 31 December 2012. The Regulation ensures...
April 23rd, 2012 | Legal, Regulatory | Read More

The Antikythera Mechanism – ancient Greek inventions still at its best!

The Antikythera Mechanism – ancient Greek inventions still at its best!
Adm. (HN-rt) John J. Theofanides delivering his slides speech; on his right seated is the Centre's Director Adm. (HCG-rt) Stavros Michailides A two day event presentations in mid-March at the Island of Chios in Greece; the first day held at the amphitheatre of Homerion Cultural Centre* – Xylas’...
April 22nd, 2012 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Art, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums | 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: 22 April-5 May 2012 Singapore, Singapore – Construction of mega shipyard at Tuas View Extension Singapore, Singapore – Tuas View Extension reclamation DATE: April...
April 21st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

UN trade meeting to focus on ‘development-centred globalization’

UN trade meeting to focus on ‘development-centred globalization’
UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi (left) and General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser hold press conference. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 20 April 2012 – On the eve of a major United Nations ministerial conference on international trade and development, a senior UN official today...
April 20th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Organisations | Read More

The Maritime Law Library of Baron Leo Delwaide

The Maritime Law Library of Baron Leo Delwaide
The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation proudly announces the acquisition of the Delwaide Library of Maritime Law, one of the most important collections of books and scientific publications in the area of International Maritime Law. This Collection was put together over a period of almost 50 years by Prof....
April 20th, 2012 | Books, Charity, Maritime History and Museums, News | Read More

3rd IMarEST Condition based maintenance conference – dates annouced

David Loosley The removal of obstacles to cultural change for Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), and the human factors and strategic planning for optimised maintenance will lie at the heart of the 3rd IMarEST Condition Based Maintenance Conference to be held in London on Wednesday 26 – Thursday 27...
April 20th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

IMCA Publishes two new pocket safety cards

Hugh Williams ‘Safety Coaching’ and ‘Workplace Fatigue’ are the two latest pocket safety cards in the series published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) “These are card numbers 20 and 21 in the popular and effective series, ” explains Hugh Williams, IMCA’s Chief...
April 20th, 2012 | Associations, HR | Read More

IMCA eager for feedback on industry-wide Hyperbaric Evacuation guidance proposal

Hugh Williams The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) set up an industry-wide workgroup during 2011 to develop guidance on hyperbaric evacuation. The work was split into five main topic areas: risk assessment, technical, operations, medical and standards. Hugh Williams, IMCA’s Chief...
April 20th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

Richard Pawling Wins GL COMPIT Award 2012

Richard Pawling Wins GL COMPIT Award 2012
Richard Pawling (right), winner of the GL COMPIT Award 2012 and Volker Bertram (left), organizer of the COMPIT Hamburg/Germany, 20 April 2012 – Richard Pawling has been announced as the winner of the GL COMPIT Award 2012. The British computer aided design expert’s paper “The Development of Modelling...
April 20th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, 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, Delaware River – Canal closed due to fog United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – EXERCISE: Change to MARSEC Level 2 Singapore, Jurong Port – Removal of submarine pipeline DATE:...
April 20th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Mundo International Logistics appointed FESCO agent

London, 20 April – Mundo International Logistics UK has been appointed as FESCO North West Europe’s UK agent, meaning it can now offer an expandedrange of container services across Russia and CIS. Through FESCO North West Europe, Mundo International Logistics UK is able to provide a range of...
April 20th, 2012 | Logistics | Read More

GL RC to certify KHI’s tidal energy converter prototype

Hamburg, 20 April 2012 – Tidal energy is a vast resource man has yet to harness. As technology advances into this new, promising realm of renewable energy, GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) is contributing its expertise by certifying Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) tidal energy converter...
April 20th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Oceanology | Read More

London P&I Club issues warning on manhole gasket and bilge pump shortcomings

THE London P&I Club has reported a growing incidence of shortcomings with regard to the condition of manhole cover gaskets on board ships. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club says that feedback from its Ship Inspection Programme indicates that an increasing number of inspectors...
April 20th, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

WISTA Hellas Charity Event 2012

WISTA Hellas Charity Event 2012
l to r: Anna-Maria Monigioudi, Eleftheria Magiafi, Maria Alexandraki, Jenny Pournara, Eugenia Saridou - the leaving BoD of WISTA-HellasIn light of the international financial recession, the continuing shipping crisis, the local political instability and the forthcoming national elections; the departing...
April 20th, 2012 | Charity, Events, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Andreas A. Tsavliris: the Salvage Industry has much to contemplate

Andreas A. Tsavliris: the Salvage Industry has much to contemplate
Andreas A. Tsavliris Salvage, Emergency Towage are operations for most people, happen very infrequently when they least expect it. Recent events have shown that the role of the salvor, whilst exceptionally hazardous, is vital to the on-going improvement of the public’s perception of the maritime...
April 20th, 2012 | News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

LLMC increases – ICS supports IMO Agreement

LLMC increases – ICS supports IMO Agreement
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents all sectors and trades and over 80% of the global shipping industry, and leads shipowner representation at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Legal Committee, has expressed strong support for the agreement reached by IMO this week...
April 20th, 2012 | International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

Lloyd’s Register draws on industry experience to issue new rules for stern-first ice-class vessels

Lloyd’s Register draws on industry experience to issue new rules for stern-first ice-class vessels
The “Mastera” the double-acting tanker, turning on ice – photo credit of Nesteoil. Growing commercial opportunities in the far north boost demand for customised shipping solutions The first dedicated set of rules for stern-first ice-class ships has just been published by Lloyd’s...
April 20th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Wärtsilä Interim Report January-March 2012

Wärtsilä Corporation INTERIM REPORT 20 April 2012 at 8.30 a.m. local time Offshore and Power Plant Markets supported growth in order intake HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REVIEW PERIOD JANUARY-MARCH 2012 – Order intake increased 13% to EUR 1, 109 million (979) – Book-to-bill 1.10 (0.90) – At...
April 20th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

RINA to audit Clean Shipping Index ships and companies

International classification society RINA has been recognised by Sweden’s Clean Shipping Project as able to verify ships and shipping companies in accordance with verification guidelines developed for ranking in the Clean Shipping Index The Clean Shipping Index is backed by a number of Swedish bodies,...
April 20th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

Piracy attacks in East and West Africa dominate world report

Piracy attacks in East and West Africa dominate world report
Thursday, 19 January 2012 07:00 -Pirate attacks against vessels in East and West Africa accounted for the majority of world attacks in 2011, signalling a rising trend, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) global piracy report revealed today.  Of the 439...
April 19th, 2012 | News, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

BMT Supports the Development of Innovative Cutting Edge Technologies for the Renewables Industry

Wind farm BMT Syntek Technologies Inc. and BMT Reliability Consultants Ltd have announced that they are working closely with a number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and solution providers in the renewables industry helping them to develop innovative cutting edge technologies, to improve the...
April 19th, 2012 | Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | 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 – Mooring/unmooring of vessels at mooring buoys at Banyan Basin Australia, Port Kembla – Gale Warning DATE: April 19, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Mooring/unmooring...
April 19th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Justice for Sefarers?

Justice for Sefarers?
”The prospect of criminal charges is daunting for any human being…”. A worrying indictment of the plight of seafarers has been delivered by a far-reaching survey of the experiences of seafarers facing criminal charges with seafarers complaining of unfair treatment, intimidation and a lack of legal...
April 19th, 2012 | HR, News | Read More

Harris Pye takes on over £10.5 million worth of offshore projects in one month

Harris Pye takes on over £10.5 million worth of offshore projects in one month
Maersk Discoverer small handling heavy pipes box bottom Global maritime and offshore oil & gas engineering company Harris Pye is making significant gains in the offshore oil & gas market, according to Group Managing Director Mark Prendergast. Prendergast stated today:  ‘I can confirm that...
April 19th, 2012 | Energy, News | Read More

ClassNK 2012 Edition of Class Rules

Tokyo – ClassNK announced today that it had released the 2012 edition of the Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK continuously reviews, updates, and amends its technical rules and guidance as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the safety of life and property...
April 19th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More