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GL at SMM 2012 – A Clear New Vision for Shipping

GL at SMM 2012 – A Clear New Vision for Shipping
Dr. Pierre C. Sames at GMEC Hamburg, Germany, 4 September 2012 – Technical and operational efficiency improvements may lower CO2 emissions from ships by as much as 20 per cent across the global fleet. But even such marked gains in efficiency will not stop the steady increase of total emissions...
September 4th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

Financial Loss is poorly understood finds new IUA report

Chris Jones Insurers are increasingly offering financial loss coverage as extensions to traditional liability policies – but the term is poorly understood and part of a confusing range of expressions with no legal definition, a new study by the International Underwriting Association has revealed. The...
September 4th, 2012 | Associations | 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, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Saltwater Sill Construction Singapore, Singapore – Dredging off Pulau Bukom Brazil, all ports – Health Authority strike over DATE: September 04,...
September 4th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Germany official country partner of first ever WTM Latin America

Germany official country partner of first ever WTM Latin America
The German National Tourist Board is to extend its long running relationship with World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, by becoming an official country partner of the first World Travel Market Latin America.  “This partnership sends out a message for the 2013/14...
September 4th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Lilaas gives yachts control leverage

Lilaas gives yachts control leverage
Terje Akerholt Lilaas has harnessed advanced in-house software and design house flair to develop two innovative new marine control devices which it believes will make a major impact in the mega yacht market. Launched at SMM 2012, the Norwegian company’s new range of LO1 electronic levers and the LO4...
September 4th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

GL Academy completes Portfolio of Energy Efficiency Seminars

GL Academy completes Portfolio of Energy Efficiency Seminars
IMO model course topics covered Hamburg, Germany, 4 September 2012 – The development of further seminars covering all topics recommended by the IMO model course “Energy Efficient Operation of Ships” has been completed: With five seminars on energy efficiency for shipping the GL Academy seminars...
September 4th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Education and Training, Energy, IMO | Read More

Bureau Veritas classed fleet passes 10, 000 vessels

THE classed fleet of international classification society Bureau Veritas has grown to 10, 055 vessels totalling 93.4m gt. In addition, 1, 790 inland water vessels are classed with BV. The growth is attributed to strong deliveries of newbuildings and also to a significant inflow of vessels in service...
September 4th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

Graig and GMI to deliver safe havens for Chinese yard problem deliveries

Graig and GMI to deliver safe havens for Chinese yard problem deliveries
Hugh Williams Cardiff-based Graig Group and Global Maritime Investments are extending their co-operation to provide Chinese shipyards with safe havens and tailor-made solutions for problematic deliveries. Working together, the two groups will provide yards with employment and management for vessels which...
September 4th, 2012 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Management appointments at Harris Pye

The rapid, planned expansion of the Harris Pye Group has seen David Hayden appointed Managing Director of Harris Pye UK Ltd, and Stephen Blake become Harris Pye UK’s Technical Manager. Previously Dave Hayden was Technical Manager and Steve Blake Technical Co-ordinator. As Harris Pye Group Managing...
September 4th, 2012 | Energy | Read More

Latest technology and great value for money: Cargo care solutions unveils new hatch cover upport pad at SMM

Ultra Pad Hatch Cover and RoRo-equipment specialist Cargo Care Solutions is set to unveil its latest product development during this week’s popular SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Germany (September 4 to 7).The UltraPad, a new type of polymer-based, self-lubricating hatch cover support pad has just received...
September 3rd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

TT Club Advise on Forwarder’s Cargo Receipts

Freight transport insurance specialist TT Club was pleased to collaborate with the Japan International Freight Forwarders Association (JIFFA) in the revision of its Forwarder’s Cargo Receipt (FCR) form, marrying the Club’s expertise with practical freight forwarding experience. London, 3rd September,...
September 3rd, 2012 | P and I Clubs | Read More

New maritime policy call

Mike Penning Maritime professionals’ union Nautilus International urged shipping minister Mike Penning to mark this week’s Merchant Navy Day by agreeing a new maritime policy to secure the long-term survival and prosperity of British shipping and British seafaring.   To coincide with today’s...
September 3rd, 2012 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Politics and Government | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Germany, Kiel Canal – Possible delays due to lock chamber repair work Angola, Soyo – Dredging and survey works continue Venezuela, Amuay Bay – Refinery status update – 2 September 2012...
September 3rd, 2012 | Bunkering, Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Lloyd’s appoints Vincent Vandendael as Director, International Markets

Vincent Vandendael Mon 03 Sep 2012 – Lloyd’s, the world’s specialist insurance market, has today announced the appointment of Vincent Vandendael as Director, International Markets.Mr Vandendael will take up his position by the end of this year and will be responsible for the development and...
September 3rd, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Bruce Van Saun joins Lloyd’s Franchise Board

Bruce van Saun Mr Van Saun, whose initial three-year term starts with immediate effect, has more than 25 years of international financial services experience gained in a number of global financial institutions. He is currently Group Finance Director and an executive director at the Royal Bank of Scotland....
September 3rd, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

DNV: ISO 50001 certification to Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd

DNV: ISO 50001 certification to Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd
( r-l): Nikos Boussounis, Captain Dimitris Mattheou, Managing Director of ARCADIA , Mr. Constantine Angelopoulos (seated) and Mr. George Angelopoulos. Pireaus: DNV has awarded ISO 50001 certification to the Greek shipping company Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd. DNV also evaluated the SEEMPs prepared by...
September 3rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, Regulatory | Read More

Horizons, Lloyd’s Register’s marine magazine

Horizons The latest issue of Lloyd’s Register’s technical publication for the marine sector is out now In the September 2012 edition of this lively, fact-packed magazine you can read about:  the launch of Viking Grace, the world’s largest LNG-fuelled passenger ship  how Lloyd’s Register’s...
September 3rd, 2012 | Books, Classification Societies | Read More

Cargotec celebrates 75 years of MacGregor innovation

75 years on, Cargotec’s MacGregor range of reliable, innovative technologies continues to provide shipowners and operators with unrivalled expertise and performance in the most demanding marine environments   “This year marks the 75th anniversary of MacGregor, Cargotec’s global market-leading...
September 3rd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

New high capacity Unitor plasma cutter to be launched at SMM Hamburg

New high capacity Unitor plasma cutter to be launched at SMM Hamburg
  Unitor UPC 1041 Plasma Cutter Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) will launch the Unitor UPC1041 plasma cutter –  a new high capacity portable machine specifically for marine use – at SMM Hamburg.  With the theme of this year’s event ’Green Shipping’, the new product has been designed...
September 3rd, 2012 | Exhibitions, 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: * 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