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Hapag-Lloyd Pushes Back AGM on Merger Talks

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Hapag-Lloyd said it had decided to postpone its annual general meeting scheduled for June 1, 2016 due to ongoing merger talks between German container shipping firm and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).   The AGM will take place in August 2016 at the latest, Hapag-Lloyd said in a statement on Tuesday.   Last week, Hapag-Lloyd said that UASC had called an extraordinary general meeting for June 2 at which its shareholders would vote on whether to approve a proposed merger with Hapag-Lloyd.   (Reporting by Bartosz Dabrowski)

Meeting Scheduled for Dangerous Goods Carriers

The Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) will conduct public meetings in Washington, DC on June 18 and July 16, 2003. The first meeting is to prepare for the 23rd session of the United Nations' Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. The second meeting is to report on the results of the UN session. 68 Fed. Reg. 32579 (May 30, 2003). (Source: Haight Gardner Holland & Knight, May 2003)

NOSAC Meeting Scheduled for February 3

The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC), sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard, will conduct a teleconference meeting on February 3. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the formation of a subcommittee on application of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention to various types of offshore support vessels working in foreign locations. 70 Fed. Reg. 3051 Source: HK Law

USCG Open to Comments on Proposed Regs

The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold public meetings in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 27 and New York City Oct. 29 to hear comments about a proposed rulemaking for ballast water discharge standards. These meetings are the last two of six public meetings held for the Coast Guard to receive comments about a proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register Aug. 28 (74 FR 44632) that would add ballast water discharge standards to the Coast Guard's ballast water management regulations in Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 151, Subparts C and D. The proposed rule would also add approval procedures for ballast water management systems found in Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations, Subchapter Q. The public meeting scheduled for Oct. 27 will be from 9 a.m.

LMRWSAC Meeting Scheduled for Dec. 14

The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee (LMRWSAC), sponsored by the US Coast Guard, will meet in New Orleans on December 14. Topics on the agenda include debris and hazardous materials removal; navigational safety at the Mississippi River mouth; and maritime infrastructure recovery. Source: HK Law

COAC Meeting Scheduled

The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC), sponsored by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will meet in Tucson, Arizona on February 13. Topics on the agenda include the Secure Freight Initiative and the Advance Trade Data (10+2) program. 73 Fed. Reg. 4254 (HK Law)

Cruise Ship Sanitation Meeting Scheduled for March

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is holding a meeting in Fort Lauderdale on March 11, 2003 to discuss the current status of the U.S. vessel sanitation program and experience-to-date with program operations. 68 Fed. Reg. 5888

FMC Meeting Canceled

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a Notice

SOCP Meeting Scheduled for October 7-8

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program

Homeland Security Science & Tech. Meeting Scheduled

The Homeland Security Science & Technology Advisory Committee, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, will meet in Potomac, Md. on February 26-27, 2004 in a partially closed session. Members will receive briefings on the mission and organization of the Department and the mission and approaches of the Science & Technology Directorate.

HSH Nordbank Rejects Rickmers Restructure

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Board of HSH Nordbank AG has surprisingly denied approval of the term sheet regarding the financial restructuring of the Rickmers Group, says a press release from the group. Rickmers Holding AG strives for restructuring in self-administration on the basis of continuation of the business and vessel operations, the release said. On 19 April 2017, Rickmers Holding AG reached an understanding with, inter alios, HSH Nordbank AG on a term sheet regarding the restructuring of material…

Speakers Set for GSSC Summer Meeting

Mississippi’s Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and VT Halter Marine’s Executive Vice President John Prendergast are slated to deliver keynote addresses at the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium’s (GSSC) summer meeting scheduled August 21‐22, 2013, in Ocean Springs. The Lt. Governor’s remarks will focus on Mississippi’s continued efforts to improve the quality of its workforce. “A strong, well‐trained workforce is key to attracting and retaining quality jobs, like those in the shipbuilding industry,” Lt. Governor Reeves said. Prendergast will talk about workforce development from a business owner’s perspective focusing on the importance of a skilled workforce.

Mississippi Lt. Governor to Speak at GSSC Summer Meeting

Mississippi’s Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and VT Halter Marine’s Executive Vice President John Prendergast are slated to deliver keynote addresses at the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium’s (GSSC) summer meeting scheduled August 21‐22, 2013, in Ocean Springs. The Lt. Governor’s remarks will focus on Mississippi’s continued efforts to improve the quality of its workforce. “A strong, well‐trained workforce is key to attracting and retaining quality jobs, like those in the shipbuilding industry,” Lt. Governor Reeves said. Prendergast will talk about workforce development from a business owner’s perspective focusing on the importance of a skilled workforce.

Shipping Coordinating Committee Meetings Scheduled for DC

The Shipping Coordinating Committee, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, will hold two meetings in Washington, DC. The first meeting (on February 8) is to prepare for the 48th session of the IMO Subcommittee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE). Topics on the agenda include longitudinal strength of tankers; large passenger ship safety; measures to prevent accidents with lifeboats; and protection of fuel tanks. The second meeting (on April 12) is to prepare for the 90th session of the IMO Legal Committee (LEG). Topics on the agenda include the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation; the draft Wreck Removal Convention; and the Provision of Financial Security. Source: HK Law

SOCP Meeting Scheduled For June

MarAd and the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP), will host a meeting on June 12-13 at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA to consider issues relating to the maritime industry such as alternative fuels, fishing issues, ferry operations and air emissions. Bernardo Obando-Rojas of the Seafarers International Research Center, Cardiff University will discuss Fraudulent Practices for Certificates and Endorsements. Jim Zok, MARAD Associate Administrator for Financial Approvals and Cargo Preference, under whose stewardship SOCP falls, will provide a perspective on SOCP's past, present and future. Additional information regarding the SOCP and the meeting on June 12-13, will be available shortly on the SOCP web site at http://www.socp.org.

NMEA Announces Annual Meeting Schedule

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) will hold its annual convention on Tuesday, October 22 through Sunday, October 27, 2002 at the beautiful Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa in Ft. Myers, Fla. The convention will feature a variety of the marine electronics industry’s top speakers. The exposition will feature new product introductions from over 45 of the leading electronics manufacturers from the United States and around the world. Along with traditional annual meetings, Larry Anderson, chairman of the NMEA standards committee, will conduct a dealers-only training session on the NMEA 2000. Insurance guru Ian Greenway will hold an insurance workshop regarding longshore and harbor workers.

Yang Ming Profit Hits $55M

Taiwan's second largest shipping firm Yang Ming Marine said on Tuesday its net profit in 1999 reached T$1.675 billion ($55.3 million) The company's 1999 sales totaled T$45.168 billion ($1.5 billion), Yang Ming said in a statement. It gave no comparative figures for 1998. Yang Ming's board of directors had agreed to offer dividends of T$1 per share to stockholders. The dividend included T$0.4 in cash and T$0.6 in stock. The proposal still needs final approval from the company's shareholders' meeting scheduled for June 3. The statement said the board also approved to issue T$3 billion in unsecured corporate bonds to raise operating funds.

Bureau Veritas to Make Improved Offer for GL

Bureau Veritas is preparing an improved offer for presentation later this week to the shareholders of Germanischer Lloyd, as it pushes ahead with its plan to combine the strengths of the two societies to create a new global leader in ship classification, based in Hamburg. The original Bureau Veritas share acquisition offer was presented to Germanischer Lloyd shareholders on November 9, since which time other potential investors have reportedly declared an intention to acquire an interest in the Hamburg-headquartered classification society. But Bureau Veritas is confident that the revised terms of its new offer will be attractive to Germanischer Lloyd shareholders, while creating a long-term global market leader in maritime classification in Hamburg.

Bourbon Puts Gas Plans on Hold

Photo: Bourbon

Bourbon’s plan to diversify into the gas carrier market has run into financial obstacles. The company said in a statement that its board of directors acknowledged that the financing required for the acquisition of Jaccar Holdings’ gas activities would not be obtained within the originally stated timeframe. Consequently, the board has removed the resolution from the agenda of the annual shareholders meeting scheduled for May 26. “The diversification of Bourbon in this new activity remains a strategic objective for the company,” it said in a statement.

GE Shipping to Raise Funds via NCD

Pic: Great Eastern Shipping Company

Great Eastern Shipping Company (GE Shipping), India’s largest private shipping company, is planning to raise up to Rs 500 crore ($79 million) through non-convertible debentures (NCDs) on a private placement basis, says PTI. The company will seek its Board's approval "to offer or invite subscriptions for secured / unsecured redeemable non-convertible debentures, in one or more series / tranches, aggregating up to Rs 500 crores on private placement", it said in a Stock Exchange filing.

Port Security Meeting Scheduled for Friday

Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and John Breaux (D-La.) will hold a U.S. materials transportation at the University of Houston Law Center at 1:30 p.m. C.S.T., Friday, Jan. 11, 2002. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs officials. Prior to the hearing, at 11 a.m. Sam Houston (owned and operated by the Port of Houston Authority). tour, the vessel will dock back at the San Jacinto Battleground, and Sens. Hutchison and Breaux will be available to speak to media at 11:30 a.m. C.S.T. http://www.uh.edu/admin/media/newsroom/hearing.htm.

US Coast Guard Schedule TWIC Public Meetings

The U.S. Coast Guard public meetings concern the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) proposal. The meetings are scheduled in accordance with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Coast Guard proposes to require owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to use electronic readers designed to work with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) as an access control measure. This NPRM also proposes additional requirements associated with electronic TWIC readers, including recordkeeping requirements for those owners and operators required to use an electronic TWIC reader, and security plan amendments to incorporate TWIC requirements.

USOGD Will Take Place In Baghdad

The first event series focused specifically on providing market entry and access to potential business partners is coming to Iraq. Following the success of the Iraq Oil & Gas Summit, New-fields is pleased to announce the USOGD and Catalogue Expo will be held in Baghdad, Iraq on April 23-28, 2011. This unique, hands-on delegation and expo is designed for U.S. oil and gas equipment and services exporters to provide a cost-effective way to promote their products & technologies, to generate new business opportunities from Senior Iraqi Officials from Iraqi Air…

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