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HSH Nordbank finances another solar farm in France

“Avon-les-Roches” with a total capacity of 10. 8 MWp HAMBURG/KIEL After recently providing funding for part of the largest solar farm in Europe, in Toul, HSH Nordbank is now financing a further major project in the region, “Avon-les-Roches”. This solar farm, which was developed by the utility...
October 24th, 2012 | Energy, Finance | Read More

From London to Istanbul – DHL workers united and strong

 22 October 2012 – The ITF today delivered a message of support to striking RMT members at a London depot from unfairly dismissed  DHL workers in Turkey.  The RMT members on strike in Neasden from 00:01 to 23:59 on Monday 22 October are calling for parity with their colleagues at DHL’s Enfield...
October 23rd, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Best-practice for claims handling

Best-practice for claims handling
Tue 23 Oct 2012 –  Why improving the claims service provided to policyholders remains a cornerstone of the market’s business. “As insurers, we are offering clients a promise of future performance, ” says Andrew Mitchell, Chief Operating Officer at WR Berkley Syndicate. “The payment of...
October 23rd, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, News | Read More

«The Paul Kleindorfer Scholarship for Academic Excellence» from ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece

In the memory of the late Professor Paul Kleindorfer, a long-standing member of the ALBA Academic Council, and a Professor of the Wharton School and INSEAD, ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece presents the new named Scholarship “The Paul Kleindorfer Scholarship for Academic...
October 23rd, 2012 | Education and Training | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – IMB reports drop in Somali piracy, warns against complacency Nigeria, all ports – Public holidays declared for Eid-al-Kabir Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Yacht Race from Hong Kong to Daya...
October 23rd, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Bergen Bunkers and OW Bunker confirm strategic cooperation

Götz Lehsten Bergen Bunkers and OW Bunker, two of the world’s leading suppliers of marine fuels and lubricants, today confirmed a strategic cooperation by which OW Bunker will acquire the entire share capital of Bergen Bunkers AS.   Bergen Bunkers has offices in Bergen and St Petersburg, and...
October 23rd, 2012 | Bunkering | Read More

Euronav NV Third quarter results 2012

Please find herebelow for your information the  latest press release issued on behalf of Euronav NV relating to the company’s  third quarter results 2012. Q3 results 2012  If you are unwilling/unable to open the attachment,   please note that this news is also available via the company’s...
October 23rd, 2012 | Company Profiles | Read More

Oslo Børs circular 8/2012: Revised edition of the Norwegian Code of Practice for Corporate Governance

Circular 8/2012 – For: Issuers of shares and equity certificates and members of Oslo Børs On 23 October 2012, the Norwegian Corporate Governance Board (NCGB) published a revised edition of the Norwegian Code of Practice for Corporate Governance. The revised Code of Practice is available in Norwegian...
October 23rd, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

NGOs call on Bulgaria: don’t be an exporter of toxic ships

After escaping Germany, the NORTHERN VITALITY is now headed for Bulgaria   Brussels, 23 October 2012 – In a letter sent last week to the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and to the Bulgarian Executive Environment Agency, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental, human...
October 23rd, 2012 | Environment, Ship Demolitions | Read More

ClassNK Welcomes World’s First Specialized Nickel Ore Carrier to Register

ClassNK Welcomes World’s First Specialized Nickel Ore Carrier to Register
The “Jules Garnier II” Tokyo – The world’s largest classification society ClassNK (Chairman & President: Noboru Ueda), announced that the world’s first specialized vessel for the carriage of Nickel Ore has been built and registered to the NK class. The vessel, the Jules Garnier...
October 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Pirate threat increases on West African Coast

From the Shipowners’ Club: Category: Safety Date: 23/10/2012 Area: Africa We would like to advise Members that the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre has recommended extreme vigilance on board ships in West African waters. Since mid-August...
October 23rd, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

PD Ports Wins Prestigious People Development Award

PD Ports Wins Prestigious People Development Award
  PD Ports Group Chief Executive David Robinson (centre) accepts the People Development Award from CILT President Graham Inglis (left) and Managing Director & President of GKN Freight ServicesJohn M Gillam (right) The PD Ports Group is delighted to announce it has won the prestigious Development...
October 23rd, 2012 | Associations, Events, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New presence in Singapore for GL Garrad Hassan

New presence in Singapore for GL Garrad Hassan
Ragna Schmidt-Haupt Hamburg/Germany, 23 October 2012 – Building upon its strong track record in South East Asia, GL Garrad Hassan has opened a new office in Singapore. Senior Investment and Strategy Advisor Ragna Schmidt-Haupt has been appointed to drive renewable energy services in the country,...
October 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, People and Places | Read More

Seagull covers the Distance on MLC compliance

Norwegian maritime training specialist Seagull AS is extending its suite of Distance training packages in anticipation of the entry into force of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) in August 2013. The Convention has been ratified by 32 countries which...
October 23rd, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

VeriSTAR News for October 2012

We are pleased to attach herebelow the electronic version of  Bureau Veritas” VeriSTAR News of October 2012. We look forward to your comments; enjoy the read by logging on: VeriSTAR News October 2012  
October 22nd, 2012 | Books, Classification Societies | Read More

NAIAD DYNAMICS achieves ISO Quality Certificcation

SHELTON, Conn. – Oct. 22, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) Naiad Dynamics, an international manufacturer of ship motion control technologies, has received International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001 quality certification at its Connecticut facility. The Quality Management System Certification from Orion...
October 22nd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year: ‘And the winner is…….’

(l-r) Ivan Liptuga, FIATA Vice Presidents, Daniel Terbille, Winner of the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award, and Andrew Kemp, EMEA Regional Director, TT Club The Award, sponsored by TT Club, the leading provider of international freight transport insurance, has been won this year...
October 22nd, 2012 | P and I Clubs | 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, Newport (Gwent) – Petroleum berth maintenance closure Qatar, Doha – Port working hours during Eid AlAdha Dhul Haja Egypt, Suez Canal – Container ships transit fees Panama, Colon...
October 22nd, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Bureau Veritas recent management changes with regards the Hellenic and Black Sea Region

Bureau Veritas recent management changes with regards the Hellenic and Black Sea Region
  George Procopiou, Lambros Chahalis and Bernard Anne On October 10th, 2012 Bureau Veritas Piraeus organized a reception in the Athenian Hotel “Grand Bretagne” on the occasion of the recent management changes effected to the Organization, starting from October 1st, regarding the Hellenic and...
October 22nd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events | Read More

Greek Shipping pays more tax in cash and kind than any other shipping group in the world!

Greek Shipping pays more tax in cash and kind than any other shipping group in the world!
John Faraclas John Faraclas’ latest interview with SBC TV’s Panos Thomakos last Friday 19 October 2012, focused  80 centum on the tax contribution of the Greek Shipping companies towards Greece’s national tax coffers, offshore investments of any kind, social and sports donations et al! Greece...
October 22nd, 2012 | Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Maritime Tourism, News, Taxation | Read More

GCS adds new feeder and short-sea links

GCS adds new feeder and short-sea links
“X-Press has added the 1139TEU CS Star to its Black Sea service that now includes Novorossiysk. She is seen here working containers at the NUTEP terminal.” The Global Container Service Group (GCS) has added new feeder and short-sea links to the list of services calling at the NUTEP terminal in Novorossiysk....
October 22nd, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

WTM Global Trends Report 2011 Correctly Predicts the Future

The WTM Global Trends Report, in association with Euromonitor International, has successfully predicted global travel trends for eight years running. The launch of the WTM Global Trends Report 2012, taking place on Monday November 5 at the World Travel Market, will be no exception when the next key industry...
October 22nd, 2012 | Books, Holidays | Read More

Persistence pays off for shipbroker in recovering charter party commission

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has illustrated how persistence can pay off for shipping intermediaries looking to pursue legitimate claims in today’s difficult financial climate. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC recounts the case of a shipbroker owed outstanding commission...
October 22nd, 2012 | Chartering, Legal, Sales and Purchases | Read More

Reminder – GREEK EUAs Primary Allocation Auction by ATHEX on 24/10/2012

We would like to remind you that on Wednesday, 24th of October 2012, auction of European Union Emission Allowances (EUAs) by the Greek Government’s New Entrants’ Reserve will take place. A quantity of  500.000 EUAs will be auctioned through the OASIS trading platform of Athens Exchange (ATHEX). We...
October 22nd, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

ABB provides energy efficient Azipod® propulsion for wind turbine installation vessels in Singapore

ABB provides energy efficient Azipod® propulsion for wind turbine installation vessels in Singapore
Two of the Azipod C units Energy-efficient, reliable Azipod C propulsion system from new regional ABB factory for two Wind Turbine Installation Vessels built by Samsung Heavy Industries. Zurich, Switzerland, October 19, 2012 — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently delivered...
October 22nd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More