Safety News
 

21/04/2014 12:04

In recent sea disasters, captains jump ship - WKMG Orlando
WKMG OrlandoIn recent sea disasters, captains jump shipWKMG OrlandoAn international maritime convention on the safety of life at sea makes a captain...

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21/04/2014 02:04

Tipping Point: Chaos Ruled Sinking Ferry - New York Times
The StateTipping Point: Chaos Ruled Sinking FerryNew York TimesThe captain, Lee Jun-seok, 69, has yet to explain publicly why he abandoned the ship...

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20/04/2014 02:04

Angry relatives clash with police as Korea recovers more dead from ferry - Reuters
WDIV DetroitAngry relatives clash with police as Korea recovers more dead from ferryReutersThe sinking looks set to be the country's worst...

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18/04/2014 14:04

Ferry captain, crew fail to follow maritime safety guidelines - Arirang News
ABC NewsFerry captain, crew fail to follow maritime safety guidelinesArirang NewsFerry captain, crew fail to follow maritime safety guidelines....

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17/04/2014 17:04

Did Human Error Sink the South Korean Ferry? - The Maritime Executive
Did Human Error Sink the South Korean Ferry?The Maritime ExecutiveStaples emphasizes, “The ferry incident underscores the need for more maritime...

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17/04/2014 15:04

Marine experts criticize new federal water-safety bill - Trade Only Today
Marine experts criticize new federal water-safety billTrade Only TodayMarine safety experts are speaking out against an April 1 vote by the U.S. House...

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      Security News
 

19/04/2014 01:04

Whither the Private Maritime Security Companies of Asia? - The Maritime Executive
Whither the Private Maritime Security Companies of Asia?The Maritime ExecutiveThe Temenggongs thus served as part local officials, pressured to...

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18/04/2014 07:04

Countering Maritime Piracy and Robbery in Southeast Asia - ISN
Countering Maritime Piracy and Robbery in Southeast AsiaISNThird, multilateral initiatives such as ReCAAP represent an ideal opportunity for the...

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17/04/2014 19:04

Piracy in West Africa - The Maritime Executive (press release)
Piracy in West AfricaThe Maritime Executive (press release)GUARDCON in its unamended form is not a suitable contract to use for the engagement of...

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17/04/2014 08:04

Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea - ISN
Insecurity in the Gulf of GuineaISNPiracy and maritime insecurity are some of the symptoms of growing regional insecurity, but the triggers can be...

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17/04/2014 08:04

US Pledges to Support Nigeria in Maritime Security - AllAfrica.com
US Pledges to Support Nigeria in Maritime SecurityAllAfrica.comThe envoy also restated his government's support for the Nigerian government in its...

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16/04/2014 16:04

Abduction of 100 Borno schoolgirls shocking, horrible -US - The Punch
Abduction of 100 Borno schoolgirls shocking, horrible -USThe Punch“I am sure the security forces are already looking for them and trying to respond...

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      Enviroment News
 

20/04/2014 08:04

Altaaqa Global Opens East Africa Office - PR.com (press release)
Altaaqa Global Opens East Africa OfficePR.com (press release)Altaaqa Global will also provide environmental and social programs in East Africa....

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19/04/2014 04:04

Sakhalin Energy Celebrates 20th Anniversary - The Maritime Executive (press release)
The Maritime Executive (press release)Sakhalin Energy Celebrates 20th AnniversaryThe Maritime Executive (press release)The number of environmental and...

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18/04/2014 14:04

MEPs finish term with marathon voting session - European Voice
MEPs finish term with marathon voting sessionEuropean VoiceEnvironment. A large number of environmental laws were voted on this week. On Tuesday MEPs...

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17/04/2014 00:04

Property award finalists vie to be named Professional Firm of the Year - Western Morning News
Western Morning NewsProperty award finalists vie to be named Professional Firm of the YearWestern Morning NewsHLM's entry also describes how the...

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15/04/2014 06:04

Cruise Industry Disappointed by Findings of Critical LMU Report - MarineLink
MarineLinkCruise Industry Disappointed by Findings of Critical LMU ReportMarineLinkThe report says that more must be done by the cruise industry in...

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08/04/2014 11:04

Cruise Labor Under Spotlight After Brazil Accuses Ship Of Subjecting Staff To ... - International Business Times
International Business TimesCruise Labor Under Spotlight After Brazil Accuses Ship Of Subjecting Staff To ...International Business TimesA report...

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      Company News

DNV GL wins Environment Protection Award

Monday, 14 April 2014

DNV GL, ship classification society won the "Environment Protection Award" at the 2014 Seatrade Asia Awards held on 7 April.

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ClassNK Executive Vice President Appointed to Green Award Foundation Board of Experts

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Netherlands-based Green Award Foundation has announced that ClassNK Executive Vice President Tetsuya Kinoshita has been selected to serve on its Board of Experts from 1 May 2014.

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DP World works to battle maritime piracy at its source

Friday, 11 April 2014

A meeting of public and private sector experts on Somalia brought together by DP World in Dubai. The focus of the meeting was how to support Somalia to build its economy, attract international investment and create jobs and a future for its young people as an alternative to taking to sea as pirates.

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ADPC and UKMTO continue to fight piracy

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has extended its collaboration with the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) to continue its efforts to fight maritime piracy within the region.

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Genoil and OW Bunker to produce ECA-compliant Low Sulfur Fuel Oil

Thursday, 10 April 2014

OW Bunker, a global distributor and reseller of marine fuels, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Genoil.

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Karachi terminal goes green

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Hutchison Port Holdings-owned (HPH) Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT) is carrying out a series of ‘green’ equipment initiatives in a bid to help reduce CO2 emissions in and around Pakistan.

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      General News
 

Tanker Market: Unipec maintains top spot among dirty spot charterers for 2013

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

Dirty tanker spot activity increased year-on-year, with Unipec maintaining its spot as the top Charterer, noted analyst Poten & Partners in its latest weekly report. According to Poten, the rankings for the top charterers of 2013 remain largely unchanged from last year with number one seed Unipec outpacing its nearest contender Shell by nearly double the volume. "Total reported...

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Ships: Reshaping the underwater form

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

Twenty years ago, it seemed that the underwater shape of any ships was a more or less settled science. Bulbous bows, (the benefits of which had been first identified by Italian naval architects in the 19th century), were widely fitted, with the most “extreme” bulbs fitted to the fastest ships. But hydrodynamics as a science has continued to develop and recent years have seen all...

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EIA: Change in energy prices mixed in 2013 as prices of nonenergy commodities fell

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

During 2013, the prices of various energy commodities increased from 2012 levels or were down modestly as prices of nonenergy commodities generally fell significantly. Prices for natural gas, western coal, electricity, and WTI crude were all higher (on average) in 2013 than in 2012, while the price of North Sea Brent crude oil, various petroleum products, and eastern coal...

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Gambia: Banjul Ports handled 364 vessels in 2012

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

The total number of vessels handled at the Gambia Ports Authority in 2012 was 364 compared to 358 in 2011,...

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Singapore runs Shanghai close for boxport supremacy

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

A strong finish to the year cemented Shanghai’s position as the world’s busiest port for the fourth consecutive...

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Batam businesses seek ISPS compliance for port

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

The business community in Batam is pushing for the main port of Batu Ampar to be an international port...

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NTSB Board Again Recommends Marine Safety Management Systems

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the ferry Seastreak Wall Street struck Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan in January 2013, because the captain lost control of the vessel while attempting to dock. Additionally, the procedure used by the captain to reduce speed and transfer control from one bridge station to another while approaching the pier did not allow enough time to adequately respond to the loss of propulsion control.

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Closer to environmental regulations in polar areas

Monday, 14 April 2014

During MEPC 66th Session, IMO agreed which ships are to be covered by the future environmental regulations for voyages in polar areas.

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IMO and Bangladesh collaboration to improve ship-recycling standards

Friday, 11 April 2014

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh have signed a landmark agreement to work together to improve safety and environmental standards in the country's ship-recycling industry.

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ESPO Award 2014 - The call for proposals

Friday, 11 April 2014

This year, the ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports is entering its sixth edition. For the 2014 competition, the theme ‘Innovative environmental projects' was chosen. The call for proposals is open until 1 July 2014.

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Closer to environmental regulations in polar areas

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Last week, the Marine Environment Protection Committee of United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed which ships are to be covered by the future environmental regulations for voyages in polar areas.

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Maritime Security handbook on stowaways launched by The Nautical Institute

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Improvements in security have not reduced the number of stowaways or the number of incidents and it is seafarers who have to cope with the extra work, delay, uncertainty and possible violence.

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      Events

Certificate in Maritime Environmental Management

Sunday, 04 May 2014 - Tuesday, 27 May 2014

London
Strategically reduce the size of your environmental footprint. This 12 week training course provides the most up to date and relevant information regarding codes and conventions governing the impact of maritime operations on the environment.

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13th Annual Motorship Propulsion & Emissions Conference

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 - Thursday, 22 May 2014

Hamburg, Germany
The annual Motorship Propulsion & Emissions Conference is now recognised as the most technically informative and longest established seminar for the global shipping industry. The Conference brings industry professionals together to network, discuss topical issues and exchange information and ideas. The Conference provides ship owners and operators with solutions and answers to ensure their fleets comply with the 0.1% sulphur limits coming into force in ECAs from 2015.

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12th ASEAN Ports and Shipping 2014

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - Thursday, 12 June 2014

Jakarta
There will be a two days Conference featuring 35 world-class senior executive speakers who will analyse latest global transport and logistics challenges and opportunities attended by a gathering of 500 senior executive delegates comprising some of the world’s leading shipping lines, shippers, cargo owners, importers / exporters, freight forwarders, logistics companies, ports, terminal operating companies, port equipment and services suppliers. - See more at: http://www.greenport.com/events/12th-asean-ports-and-shipping-2014#sthash.b4d0TMnY.dpuf

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TOC Container Supply Chain Europe

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - Thursday, 26 June 2014

London
The TOC Container Supply Chain exhibition and conference is the global meeting place for ports, terminals, shipping lines, 3PLs & shippers. The exhibition is a showcase for port and terminal technology and operations and the conference focuses on collaboration within the container supply chain. Through the years TOC has built a strong reputation as the trusted event portfolio for the maritime trade, shipping, ports and terminal communities. The events now have a renewed focus on supply chain making them the premier business and networking event for the stakeholders within the container supply chain.

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GreenPort Cruise 2014

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Barcelona, Spain
The 2nd GreenPort Cruise conference will highlight the environmental and sustainability issues facing Cruise terminals across the world. With the increasing popularity of cruise holidays, ports are seeing a large increase in the number and size of passenger ships using their facilities and the local infrastructure is also required to cope with the influx of huge numbers of passengers at a time.

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4th Annual Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum

Tuesday, 04 November 2014

London, UK
With greater industry sophistication, awareness, and expectations, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an increasingly important issue that shipping and offshore companies cannot afford to ignore. This forum will explore how companies can keep a competitive advantage in terms of gaining market share, attracting top talent, and preserving employee retention by adopting CSR policies.

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