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Indian Seafarers Welfare Organization Assists Darshini Prem Crew

By MarEx 2019-05-19 03:17:50

The Indian Seafarers Welfare Organization (ISWOT)'s Honourable Chairman N. Reuben Paul visited the Indian-flagged dredger M.V. Darshani Prem on May 15 at Port of Kakinada, India. The crew members have not received their wages since March 2019, and their Provident Fund contributions and income tax have also not been deposited.  The Captain and crew said that there is no food or provisions on board, and crew are purchasing minimum provisions with their own money. There is no diesel on board, and...

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Euronav Selects SQLearn for its Training Needs

By MarEx 2019-05-19 03:00:14

SQLearn proudly announces its collaboration with the large tanker company Euronav, providing e-learning courses from its Dolphin Library and Dolphin System for the Euronav Ship Management Hellas & SAS operating fleet of 52 vessels.  “In our continuous effort to provide our crew with specialized training, we at Euronav are pleased to select SQLearn as one of our providers. Through its innovative suite of e-learning products and services, SQLearn adds to our ability of providing appropriate training to our staff and to...

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Damen and De Beers Marine Namibia Formalize New Relationship

By MarEx 2019-05-19 02:51:05

On May 15, 2019, Damen Shipyards Group and De Beers Marine Namibia (Pty) Ltd participated in a special steel cutting ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on a new offshore vessel. In February 2019, De Beers Marine Namibia awarded a contract to Damen to build a new crawler diamond recovery vessel for offshore operations in Namibia. At 177 meters (577 feet) long, the new vessel will be slightly larger than the current largest vessel in the De Beers Marine...

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Fast Facts: What are High Seas Forecasts?

By MarEx 2019-05-19 01:31:32

NOAA's High Seas Forecasts are weather forecasts and data transmitted around the world in real- and near-real-time. The National Weather Service provides High Seas forecasts for large areas of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, U.S. coastal areas and the Great Lakes. Seafaring can be very dangerous for ships at sea. For centuries, little could be done to make shipping safer, due to the unpredictability of the weather, the vast size of the ocean and a lack of international cooperation in...

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Sadan Kaptanoglu Elected BIMCO President

By MarEx 2019-05-18 22:47:00

Sadan Kaptanoglu, managing director of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping, was elected President of BIMCO at its General Meeting in Athens last week. Kaptanoglu, who is a Turkish shipowner, takes over from Greek shipowner, Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, Principal of Common Progress, who has completed his two-year term as President. As President, Kaptanoglu will steer BIMCO through the industry’s transition to low sulfur fuel and must set the direction for BIMCO’s approach to short and longer term measures to bring down the world fleet’s...

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Denis Petropoulos

Denis Petropoulos Appointed New Baltic Exchange Chairman

By MarEx 2019-05-18 22:22:01

Denis Petropoulos has been elected Chairman of the Baltic Exchange Council with effect from June 1, 2019. He replaces Duncan Dunn who has held the position since January 2018.  Petropoulos has worked in competitive ship broking for 40 years. He presently sits on INTERTANKO's Associate Members' Committee and is a non-executive director of TEN, a New York Stock Exchange listed tanker company. He left H.Clarksons in 1985 to open Braemar Tankers, which by 2001, had evolved into a publicly listed...

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Guy Platten

ICS: Shipping on Track to Meet 2030 CO2 Reduction Target

By MarEx 2019-05-18 22:12:50

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) remains confident that shipping will improve its carbon efficiency by at least 40 percent by 2030 compared to 2008, in line with the IMO targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, says Secretary General Guy Platten. This follows important decisions made by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) which met in London last week.  “We welcome the adoption of important new IMO regulations to strengthen and bring forward the application of the...

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AAPA CEO Kurt Nagle (left) and PortMiami Port Director Juan Kuryla (right) present Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart with AAPA's 2019 Port Person of the Year Award

Mario Díaz-Balart Accepts AAPA’s 2019 Port Person Award

By MarEx 2019-05-18 21:51:20

Following a meeting of the Congressional PORTS Caucus on Capitol Hill last week,  U.S. Congressman Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL), the House Appropriations Committee’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Subcommittee Ranking Member, accepted his 2019 “Port Person of the Year” award from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) for his stalwart advocacy of the port industry. AAPA selected Díaz-Balart for the award in March. “In his more than 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Díaz-Balart has consistently...

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Bob Hawke Dies at 89

By MarEx 2019-05-18 21:20:30

Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke died on May 16, aged 89. He served as Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Labor Party from 1983 to 1991. He was Labor's longest-serving prime minister and Australia's third-longest-serving Prime Minister. He still holds the highest ever AC Nielsen Poll approval rating (available since 1972). Hawke was born in Bordertown, South Australia. His family then moved to Western Australia. He attended the University of Western Australia and went on to University...

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Aage Hempel and e3 Systems Sign New Strategic Agreement

By MarEx 2019-05-17 23:28:10

Aage Hempel and e3 Systems are pleased to announce the signing of a new strategic co-operation agreement taking advantage of both companies’ strengths in the marine market, further enhancing our capabilities to elevate customer satisfaction and experience. The agreement was signed on 8 May, 2019, at e3’s HQ in Mallorca, by e3 Group Managing Director, Roger Horner and Aage Hempel Group Managing Director, Ioannis Papaefthymiou. Commenting on the co-operation agreement, Roger Horner said: “e3 and Aage Hempel have much...

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