Archive for July, 2014

Cruise Industry Manifesto for the EU institutions

Cruise Industry Manifesto for the EU institutions
Following the European Parliament elections in May, CLIA Europe has presented its Manifesto for the EU institutions, highlighting the cruise industry’s five EU policy priorities for the next five years: · Tourism and travel facilitation · Passenger rights and consumer protection · Environment ·...
July 23rd, 2014 | Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, European Union, Politics and Government, Tourism | Read More

Key leadership appointments strengthen Lloyd’s Register’s…

Key leadership appointments strengthen Lloyd’s Register’s…
Key leadership appointments strengthen Lloyd’s Register’s Management Systems business, LRQA Lloyd’s Register (LR) announces a number of key appointments to strengthen one of LR’s core business streams John Rowley has been appointed Managing Director LR Management Systems, effective 1st July,...
July 23rd, 2014 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship Opens In Helsink

ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship Opens In Helsink
 Tuesday 22 July 2014 Two practice days are behind the competitors and racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to commence on Wednesday 23 July.Both Monday and Tuesday have been quite ideal conditions, having had nice moderate wind and sun. Only on...
July 22nd, 2014 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Master pieces, Master criminals

Master pieces, Master criminals
Tuesday 22 July 2014 – The FBI puts the worldwide cost of crimes linked to art at nearly $4bn a year – eclipsed only by the drugs and arms trades. And yet fewer than half of stolen works are insured.  (source: Lloyd’s of London) In the run-up to Christmas last year, national news broadcast...
July 22nd, 2014 | Art and auctions, Associations, Corruption, Insurance and Reinsurance, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

BIFA names new director general

BIFA names new director general
Robert Keen BRITISH INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT ASSOCIATION NAMES NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has named Robert Keen as its new Director General to succeed Peter Quantrill who retires from the trade association in August. Mr Keen, joined the industry in 1970...
July 22nd, 2014 | Associations, HR, Markets, Person Profiles | Read More

Greece Macro Monitor, July 2014

Greece Macro Monitor, July 2014
Platon Monokroussos Official discussions on Greece’s 5th program review to incept in mid-September; Key items on the agenda   This report takes a close look on a number of quantitative targets and structural benchmarks included in the agenda of the 5th review of Greece’s adjustment program, expected...
July 22nd, 2014 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Official insititutions & banks to close for holiday July 22, 2014, Turkey, all ports During the five-day holiday from Saturday (26 July) to Wednesday 30 July, all official institutions and banks in Turkey will be closed. Arrangements for crew, spares, provisions, etc. should therefore be made...
July 22nd, 2014 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF: Swazi court case ‘nakedly political’

ITF: Swazi court case ‘nakedly political’
The ITF HQ’s in London 22 July 2014 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today denounced the guilty verdicts delivered against Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu. The ITF has always maintained that their...
July 22nd, 2014 | HR, ITF, Legal | Read More

Official opening of FUGRO’s new Angola facility

Official opening of FUGRO’s new Angola facility
Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, officially opens the Fugro facilities in Angola. Also pictured (left): Mr Wilhard Kreijkes, Fugro Regional Director Africa Leidschendam, The Netherlands,  22 July 2014 – To accommodate the future needs of the...
July 22nd, 2014 | Energy, Events, Gas, News, Oil Industry | Read More

Market of River and Sea Freight Transportation…

Market of River and Sea Freight Transportation…
Market of River and Sea Freight Transportation: Complex Analysis and Forecast Until 2016 Subject of research: Market of sea and river freights transportation’s Goal of research: Evaluation of the market and forecast of its development for 2014-2016 Regions of research: Russia and world Main blocks...
July 22nd, 2014 | HR, Markets, Reports | Read More

Smart devices, real time data…meet the future

Smart devices, real time data…meet the future
Monday 21 July 2014 – Soon, billions of objects will have their own IP address. And this connected world could turn insurance models on their heads. (source: Lloyd’s of London) The Internet of things (IoT), uniquely identifiable objects that have their own Internet Protocol (IP) address,...
July 21st, 2014 | Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Pilotage tariffs to rise in 2015 July 21, 2014, Finland, all ports Finnpilot Pilotage Oy has announced an increase of 30 Euros to pilotage tariffs from 2015 onwards. For information about operations in Finland contact GAC Finland Oy at shipping.finland@gac.com Repairs to seawall at SAF Ferry Terminal...
July 21st, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ICS calls for harmonised port state control with respect to sulphur emission control areas

ICS calls for harmonised port state control with respect to sulphur emission control areas
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is encouraging the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control to ensure that a harmonised approach to PSC inspections has been developed in advance of the 1 January 2015 deadline with respect to the implementation of the 0.1% Sulphur Emission Control...
July 21st, 2014 | IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

Singapore Approves Danelec Marine’s New-Generation VDR

Singapore Approves Danelec Marine’s New-Generation VDR
(Birkeroed, Denmark – July 21, 2014) – (Marine NewsWire) The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has issued a certificate of approval for the Danelec DM100 VDR for installation on ships under the Singapore registry. The Singapore approval follows on the type approval and European Union Wheelmark...
July 21st, 2014 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

The “Energy International Risk Assessment” (EIRA) Summer Issue

The “Energy International Risk Assessment” (EIRA) Summer Issue
Donna Hatzioannou Herebelow, viewers can find find this summer’s issue of EIRA, featuring articles Iraq, the Sectarian fightings and what comes out of it…., The Saddam revenge… The Kurds latest… and many other interesting report and news, as well as analysis! Log on and write...
July 21st, 2014 | Energy, Reports | Read More

Ship repairer Lisnave enjoys modest business upturn in first-half 2014

Ship repairer Lisnave enjoys modest business upturn in first-half 2014
Lisnave viewed from the air Ship repairer Lisnave enjoys modest business upturn in first-half 2014,  By James Brewer Major ship repair and maintenance complex Lisnave during the first half of 2014 repaired 52 vessels, from 37 clients of 16 countries. The Portuguese yard reported that despite continuing...
July 21st, 2014 | News, Ship Conversions, Ship Supplies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Greece on the road to recovery

Greece on the road to recovery
Platon Monokroussos Adjustment program success stories, investment opportunities & challenges lying ahead Summary of views improvement in sentiment indicators increasingly reflected in hard economic data real GDP growth to shift into positive territory from Q3 2014 onwards upside risks to the...
July 21st, 2014 | Banking, News, Reports, Statistics | Read More

Bureau Veritas kick-starts LNG bunkering

Bureau Veritas kick-starts LNG bunkering
Jean_Francois Segretain Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on LNG Bunkering, with the aim of speeding adoption of LNG as a ship’s fuel by kick-starting the LNG bunker chain. Jean-Francois Segretain, Technical Director, Marine...
July 21st, 2014 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, LNG | Read More

IBIA appoints new events & membership manager

IBIA appoints new  events & membership manager
Stephen Hoare 21 JULY 2014 – The International Bunkering Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed Stephen Hoare as its new events & membership manager at its Southampton office. The role involves developing the association’s conferences, seminars and dinner as well as growing its global...
July 21st, 2014 | Associations, Bunkering, HR | Read More

Record Breaking 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds Closes In Tavira + Video

Record Breaking 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds Closes In Tavira + Video
Saturday 19 July 2014 -The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has set new grounds for the regatta with Tavira, Portugal playing host to a record number of nations and sailors as the curtain was drawn on the event at the closing ceremony. Tavira’s Town Hall square played host...
July 19th, 2014 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
WORLDWIDE – WORLD HOLIDAYS: 20 JULY-2 AUGUST 2014 World Holidays: 20 July-2 August 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Wed 23 Jul – Egypt Revolution Day Mon 28, Tue 29 & Wed 30 Jul – Ramadan Holiday (Sheker Bayrami) Mon...
July 19th, 2014 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

ISAF Youth Worlds – Day 5 Video Alert

ISAF Youth Worlds – Day 5 Video Alert
19 July 2014 – Racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal came to a thrilling conclusion as the medals across the eight events were decided. A beautiful westerly breeze came through early in the afternoon allowing three RS:X Boys and Girls races, two 29er races...
July 19th, 2014 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Earthquakes: Nature’s most destructive force

Earthquakes: Nature’s most destructive force
the aftermath of an earthquake, an island appears.. Friday 18 July 2014 – They’re a daily occurrence, and while the mildest tremors go unnoticed, the most violent tear the countryside apart, reduce cities to rubble and generate terrible personal and economic losses. Better buildings, infrastructure...
July 18th, 2014 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

The Alexandros T: Court of Appeal bows to the Supreme Court and upholds settlement

The Alexandros T: Court of Appeal  bows to the Supreme Court and upholds settlement
Mike Mallin After a tortuous journey up to the Supreme Court, this case has finally found its way back to the Court of Appeal which, in a significant judgment delivered earlier today, has affirmed the right under English law of a party to a contract to obtain damages from the other contracting party...
July 18th, 2014 | Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Further dropping of the shipping markets…

Further dropping of the shipping markets…
John Faraclas, London – photo by Panos J. Tsakos With a 66, 35 percent downfall, since the end of December 2013 (when the BDI stood at 2, 227 points), the BDI is collapsing further, and the 800 barrier, as envisaged last week has gone; the 700 is very near  to be broken too… This is our twenty-seventh...
July 18th, 2014 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More