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HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – Potential hazard to navigation in Arabian Gulf * United Kingdom, Immingham – Jetty outages * United Kingdom, Hound Point – Terminal maintenance and upgrade shutdown * United Arab...
July 9th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Oceanology International 2014 is already breaking records

Oceanology International 2014 is already breaking records
Oceanology International 2012 was a true record breaker with 7, 669 attendees (ABC audited) from more than 70 countries (a 10.9% increase on 2010) and over 525 exhibitors from 33 countries – now the 2014 edition of the biennial show, being held at ExCeL, London from Tuesday 11 until Thursday 13 March...
July 9th, 2012 | Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

“On course for safer shipping”

“On course for safer shipping”
Richard Schiferli 2011 Annual Report on Port State Control “On course for safer shipping”  Considered to be the worldwide index for flag performance, the Paris MoU “White, Grey and Black Lists” indicate further improvements towards quality shipping. Last year Panama was congratulated...
July 9th, 2012 | Flags, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

NEMEA 2012 – In the footsteps of Heracles

NEMEA 2012 – In the footsteps of Heracles
Talking about sports and particularly the London Olympics these days, the Greek Sports Mind has more to offer. The following which describes the latest on the Nemea 2012 Games, is complied by Mr. Spyros Retsas who also contributed the images: The 5th Nemead – the modern revival of the Ancient...
July 9th, 2012 | Events, Sports | Read More

The Modern Flag State

 The banner at the transom that your vessel flies, is possibly the most important aspect of shipping to all intents and purposes. Theofilos Xenakoudis (pictured)  knowns best; herewith an account for the Modern Flag State, with the International Registries and its full support for the Republic of the...
July 9th, 2012 | Flags | Read More

China Navigation returns for more electrically-driven MacGregor cranes from Cargotec

Photo courtesy Deltamarine In a bid to build the most efficient bulkcarriers on the market, China Navigation has returned to Cargotec for 16electrically-driven bulk versions of its variable frequency drive MacGregorcranes. The order has been booked in the second quarter 2012 order intake. For its new...
July 9th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Wärtsilä signs long-term service agreement with Princess Cruise Lines

Wärtsilä Corporation,   9 July 2012 at 10:00 am Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has been awarded a long-term service agreement by global cruise operator Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. The contract covers seven Princess Cruise Lines vessels, each of which...
July 9th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Daniela Ribeiro’s World

Daniela Ribeiro’s World
A very touching and sentimental moment: Daniela Ribeiro with her brother Pedro in front of the Earth 1.- Holding the wheel of Modern Art, the master of the Seven Seas of Art, Daniela Ribeiro at the Alpha Gallery presented her latest work being  the Alpha and the Omega of Cork Street and beyond this...
July 9th, 2012 | Exhibitions | Read More

Rose Klabin’s “Rise & Fall”

Rose Klabin’s “Rise & Fall”
Walking the other day at Oxford Garden’s blooming trees, one of the best West London areas,  past the famous Lichfield Studios – being under renovation and full refurbishment, particularly the outer part, I enquired whether there was any exhibition on, and woooow, what a surprise: The Tristan...
July 8th, 2012 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Exhibitions | Read More

London’s best Olympics exhibition: the first Modern Olympics, Athens 1896

London’s best Olympics exhibition: the first Modern Olympics, Athens 1896
The First Modern Olympics, Athens 1896 This exhibition of rare photographs and printed material from the archives of the Benaki Museum, the National Historical Museum of Greece, the Genadios Library in Athens and the Lampakis Family Archives and the unique catalogue that was produced to include them,...
July 8th, 2012 | Books, Exhibitions | Read More

Medicine and the Olympic Games of Antiquity

Medicine and the Olympic Games of Antiquity
Further to various articles, reports and information on the Olympic Games and as we are  approaching the day within this month – the 27th of July, for this unique event to begin, which takes place in London and other parts of the United Kingdom –  such as sailng in Wyemouth,  Dorset,...
July 7th, 2012 | Exhibitions | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United Kingdom, all ports – Heavy rain forecast * Singapore, Jurong Port – Construction of mooring dolphin at Jurong Port Berth J25 * Singapore, Singapore – Dredging at Gul Basin, off Keppel...
July 6th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Baltic Exchange commits to building BALTEX Business

The Baltic Exchange The Baltic Exchange reaffirmed its commitment to its freight derivatives trading platform Baltex at its Annual General Meeting yesterday (Thursday 5 July 2012).  Launched in June 2011, membership of Baltex has grown from eight to 33 principal members, but against the backdrop of...
July 6th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

All-women scholarships for World Maritime University

World Maritime University Malmo, Sweden-photo by Keenman cc by nc 2.0 The ITF Seafarers’ Trust has this year granted five women scholarships to attend the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmo, Sweden.   The first ever all-women line up of scholarship recipients will attend the university for...
July 6th, 2012 | ITF, Maritime Education and Training, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Mozambique is 20th State to sign IMO anti-piracy Code

The Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden (Djibouti Code of Conduct) was today (6 July 2012) signed on behalf of Mozambique by His Excellency Carlos dos Santos, High Commissioner of the Republic of Mozambique...
July 6th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Technology – a game, set and match made in heaven?

In marked contrast to some of this year’s major sporting events in London, Wimbledon has consistently demonstrated a rather understated approach to sponsorship. Aside from the famous Rolex clock and the branded Slazenger balls, the All England Club forbids corporate branding and hoardings within the...
July 6th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Sports | Read More

Look out for the next Long Island Express

View of New York Friday 6 Jul 2012 – The chances of a cataclysmic hurricane hitting New York are slim – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t going to happen. In the 2004 box office smash The Day After Tomorrow, Manhattan is struck by a torrential hurricane that brings with it freezing floods filling...
July 6th, 2012 | Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Irish And Norwegian Sailors Favourite For Laser Radial Honours At 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds

Friday 6 July 2012 – Ireland’s Sophie Murphy and Norway’s Hermann Tomasgaard will look to use their experience to win gold at the 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Dublin, Ireland. At just 18-year’s old Murphy will not only bring her knowledge of her home waters...
July 6th, 2012 | Yachting | Read More

Perishables trade convenes at Cool Logistics to address global supply chain risks, threats and opportunities

Perishables trade convenes at Cool Logistics to address global supply chain risks, threats and opportunities
ABANORTE, BFV, Brasilfoods, DAMCO, Dole South Africa, Global Agrisystem, Hellmann, Maersk Line, Pacific Seaways and Safmarine join speaker line-up for annual perishable logistics and transport forum  London, 05.07.2011 – Cold chain transport and logistics capacity to support perishable BCOs in key...
July 6th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Logistics | Read More

HSH Nordbank finances solar park with 24.1 MWp output

HAMBURG/KIEL Having already financed five solar parks in Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna with a total capacity of 10.5 MWp (megawatt peak) in June of this year, HSH Nordbank is now providing the finance for a further major project in Italy. The most recent project is a solar park at three sites in the Lazio...
July 6th, 2012 | Energy, Finance | Read More

John Mills Valves in Triton contract for GE Oil & Gas

John Mills Valves in Triton contract for GE Oil & Gas
John Mills Valves – Valve bdy castings being made at the John Mills site in Newcastle John Mills Valves, a subsidiary of Wärtsilä Valves Limited, has completed a contract for a bronze globe valve for GE Oil & Gas for the firefighting system handling seawater on the Triton FPSO facility, approximately...
July 6th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The Nautical Institute elects its youngest ever President

The Nautical Institute elects its youngest ever President
Captain Sivaraman Krishnamurthi FNI 6 July 12 -The Nautical Institute has elected Captain Sivaraman Krishnamurthi FNI as its new President. At 47 ‘Krish’, as he prefers to be known, becomes the youngest person ever to have held the office and takes over from previous incumbent Captain James Robinson...
July 6th, 2012 | Associations, People and Places | Read More

Latitude Kinsale™ Commissioned to Create Superyacht Cup Palma Top Award

Latitude Kinsale™ Commissioned to Create Superyacht Cup Palma Top Award
This is what I call a celebration…! The prestigious Superyacht “Cup Palma” commissioned Latitude Kinsale™ to create its top prize – The  jubilant owner and crew of the 40m Royal Huisman “Maria Cattiva” celebrated winning the overall Superyacht Cup Palma 2012 The stunning...
July 6th, 2012 | Events, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, Yachting | Read More

US Virgin Islands Tipped For 420 Success At The 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds

Thursday 5 July 2012 -A strong U.S. Virgin Islands team in the 420 Boys and Girls will be heading to Dublin, Ireland for the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship.  Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Byte CII gold medallist Ian Barrows (ISV) will make his ISAF Youth Worlds debut in the...
July 5th, 2012 | Yachting | Read More

UN proposes mechanisms to raise $400 billion to close gap on development financing needs

Robert Vos of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, launches report at press conference. UN Photo/D. Berkowitz 5 July 2012 – In a major report, the United Nations today proposed a series of financial mechanisms to raise $400 billion annually for development needs, as many donor countries...
July 5th, 2012 | Finance | Read More