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Managing Risk Sensibly – what the MCA does

Managing Risk Sensibly – what the MCA does
Jim Davis, Chairman of IMIF, Admiral Massey MCA’s Chief Executive and the host Chris Lowe of Watson, Farley and Williams, the new head of shipping On the 22nd of November, Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey, delivered  a unique paper on IMIF’s lunch meeting hosted my member Watson, Farley & Williams...
December 7th, 2012 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Politics and Government | Read More

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee agrees new measures for passenger ship safety andprotection of personnel from noise on-board ships

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), which met at the Organization’s London Headquarters for its 91st session from26 to 30 November 2012, agreed that rules to require passenger safety drills to take place prior to, or immediately upon, departure should be made mandatory, in the wake of...
December 7th, 2012 | IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

MLC pocket checklist and smartphone app launched by Lloyd’s Register and UK P&I Club

MLC pocket checklist and smartphone app launched by Lloyd’s Register and UK P&I Club
Captain Jim Barclay, Nigel Carden and Karl Lumbers Latest in a series of successful pocket checklists will support Masters, Officers and managers in preparing for inspections against the requirements of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006.  Lloyd’s Register and the UK P&I Club have developed the...
December 6th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | 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, Los Angeles, California – Cargo handling resumed at ports Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Temporary closure of Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade landing steps Turkey, Turkish Straits – Strong current...
December 6th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

‘Four dead’ after cargo ship sinks in North Sea

‘Four dead’ after cargo ship sinks in North Sea
The Baltic Ace – photo by AFP 5 December 2012 Last updated at 23:37 – ‘Four dead’ after cargo ship sinks in North Sea.  Eight crew members of the Baltic Ace are still missing. Four sailors are dead and another eight are missing after a cargo ship sank in the North Sea following...
December 5th, 2012 | Breaking News | Read More

Turkish Airlines sponsorship of Spanish football club ends

David Cockroft 5 December 2012 – Protestors in Istanbul demand the reinstatement of the 305 workers A sponsorship deal between Turkish Airlines and Spanish football club FC Barcelona will end next year when the contract with the team ends.   The announcement was made in a statement released by...
December 5th, 2012 | Charity, ITF, Sports | Read More

Change in Issuance of PCSOPEP Notice of Acknowledgment (NOA)

CPA Marine Advisory to Shipping No. A-29-2012 The Panama Canal Authority has issued Marine Advisory to Shipping No. A-29-2012 providing information on change issuance of PC SOPEP Notice of Acknowledgment. In an effort to provide a better service and improve its efficiency, the Panama Canal Authority...
December 5th, 2012 | Canals | 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 – Pyrotechnic display in Cruise Bay Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 05/12/12  DATE: December 05, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Pyrotechnic display in Cruise Bay ...
December 5th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Doug Anderson, customer service director at TGNS, to retire: Gareth Kirkwood to take over customer service across The Thomas Gunn Group

Doug Anderson As member of the TGNS board and Customer Services Director, Anderson has headed up Thomas Gunn customer service and support since 1994, overseeing the team responsible for vessel outfit management services, supply of Tracings, Notices to Mariners and charts and publications. “Doug has...
December 5th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

License Fee for OPTI

EXMAR has signed an agreement with the IFC (the WorldBank Group) and China EXPORT-IMPORT Bank for a financing facility of up to USD 280 million for its liquefaction barge to be built at Wison Heavy Industries and chartered to Pacific Rubiales Energy (TSX:PRE). EXMAR has been co-developing with PRE a...
December 5th, 2012 | Shipfinance | Read More

Greek Government EUAs Auction by ATHEX on 05/12/2012

We would like to inform you that the Greek Government sold today, 5  December 2012, 750.000 spot EU Allowances for 5.78 euros each, during the fifteenth  auction of 2012, hosted by the ATHEX trading platform. Five  (4) ATHEX members in total participated in the auction and submitted guarantees that...
December 5th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Expanded scope of CSR-H requires more sophisticated software

Joint Venture developing state-of-the-art solutions to address industry challenges   (London and Houston)  Industry feedback from shipyards, designers and shipowners on the first draft of the harmonized IACS Common Structural Rules for tankers and bulk carriers (CSR-H) has highlighted their common...
December 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Regulatory | Read More

ME-GI Order Kickstarts New Era of Propulsion

ME-GI Order Kickstarts New Era of Propulsion
Rendering of new TOTE ship (Source: General Dynamics NASSCO) Low-speed engine paves way for fuel flexibility MAN Diesel & Turbo has confirmed the first order for its low-speed, dual-fuel ME-GI engine. American shipping company, TOTE, has signed a contract with its compatriot shipyard NASSCO in San...
December 5th, 2012 | Breaking News, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Open Market Model holds the key to Japan

Ian Ferguson Wed 05 Dec 2012 –  Lloyd’s Japan recently launched its Open Market Model, making it easier for Lloyd’s underwriters to access certain Japanese business, as well as opening up opportunities for the market’s managing agents and brokers. Iain Ferguson, Lloyd’s representative...
December 5th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

ISPS – Ten Years On

ISPS – Ten Years On
Steven Jones ISPS – Ten Years On, by Steven Jones* To misquote Shakespeare, when we think of maritime security, some industries are born secure, some achieve security, and others have security thrust upon them. Shipping is very much in the latter category, and it is now ten years since the International...
December 5th, 2012 | Books, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

ITF condemns “unprofessional conduct” of port employers in the US

Part of Long Beach Port The ITF has denounced the actions of employers in the US ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach after they abandoned negotiations with the union, leaving a dispute involving hundreds of striking clerical workers unresolved.   The six hundred workers, represented by the ITF-affiliated...
December 4th, 2012 | ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

African enterprise: Malawi boosts infrastructure to back mineral businesses

African enterprise: Malawi boosts infrastructure to back mineral businesses
Songwe Exploration Camp African enterprise: Malawi boosts infrastructure to back mineral businesses, By James Brewer UK-educated, much travelled businessman Will Dawes says of his latest country of operation: “Malawi is a great place to work. There is a favourable political backdrop, and improving...
December 4th, 2012 | Energy, News | Read More

Globecomm Maritime Provides Satellite Services to 3, 500 Ships Globally

Dave Hershberg HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., December 3, 2012 /BusinessWire/ — Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM), a leading communications solutions provider, announced today that it has reached a maritime industry milestone, providing connectivity services to 3, 500 ships globally.  Globecomm Maritime...
December 4th, 2012 | IT and Communications | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Philippines, all ports – Typhoon Pablo Singapore, Singapore – Construction of sea water intake structure off Tuas View Turkey, Turkish Straits – Bad weather sinks vessel and rescue boat DATE:...
December 4th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

SEAMARSHALS gains first licence as Cape Verde leads fight against West african piracy

In a move designed to thwart the escalating piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, the Government of Cape Verde has granted a licence to Cape Verde Maritime Security Services (CVMSS) allowing the company exclusive rights to vet Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) who want to use the island as a base for...
December 4th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Bolideck covers growing superyacht market

MY Octopus The company has been involved in eight major yacht projects this year, delivering solutions for both newbuildings and major refits at yards in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe. High profile projects for Bolidt in the Netherlands – home to some of the market’s leading yacht-building...
December 4th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Yachting | Read More

DONJON Marine’s Emergency Response to Sandy devastaton

John Witte Donjon Marine Co. Inc. of Hillside,  NJ, was mobilized from its base in Port Newark, New Jersey, to provide an emergency pumping capability in response to the devastation resulting from Hurricane Sandy. Donjon currently holds the US Navy Salvage and Related Services contract for theNorth...
December 4th, 2012 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Lloyd’s Register appointed as independent safety assessor for the new extension of Taiwan high-speed rail network

Lloyd’s Register appointed as independent safety assessor for the new extension of Taiwan high-speed rail network
Lloyd’s Register CEO Richard Sadler (left) presents the THSRC Chairman and CEO, Ou Chin-der, with a gift to commemorate the occasion Contract continues organisation’s role as the third-party assessor for the island’s state-of-the-art railway     The Taiwan High Speed Railway Corporation (THSRC)...
December 4th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, Safety and Security | Read More

HSH Nordbank refinances for AAE large fleet of railway carriages

HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank is providing AAE Ahaus Alstätter Eisenbahn AG, a long standing client, with a major part of a refinancing. With these funds the Swiss company operates a fleet of 4, 830 freight carriages, which serve as the principal collateral for the financiers. In total, the transaction...
December 4th, 2012 | Finance, Logistics | Read More

How a UK dealer helped artists left high and dry by the Soviet collapse return to fashion

How a UK dealer helped artists left high and dry by the Soviet collapse return to fashion
Drivers drying their diving suits, Sochi harbour 1977, oil on canvas, Evgeni Kazmin, Artists’ Union of St. Petersburg How a UK dealer helped artists left high and dry by the Soviet collapse return to fashion, By James Brewer Out of fashion – old hat! As the remnants of the Soviet system were...
December 4th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More