Archive for July, 2015

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 27, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 27, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Mirroring the negative tone in Asia, European bourses were weaker in early trade on Monday amid investors’ concerns that this week’s...
July 27th, 2015 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Korea unveils plans to create major trans-shipment port at Busan

Korea unveils plans to create major trans-shipment port at Busan
Busan Port aims to handle 13 million TEU of trans-shipment cargo by 2020 ranking it number two in the world. The Korean Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries together with the Busan Port Authority announces a long-term vision and strategy to develop Busan Port into a global trans-shipment hub port. In recent...
July 27th, 2015 | Containers, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Greece Macro Monitor (27 July, 2015)

Greece Macro Monitor (27 July, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A Greek GDP NOWcasting for Q2, Q3 & Q4, 2015; preliminary estimates of the impact of the new austerity measures   Based on a range of macro data releases up to July 24th, this note provides a preliminary...
July 27th, 2015 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Ardmore Chinook joins Ardmore Fleet

Ardmore Chinook joins Ardmore Fleet
Ardmore Shipping Corporation today announced that its latest newbuild vessel, the Ardmore Chinook, was delivered by Fukuoka Shipbuilding Co. Ltd from their Nagasaki shipyard in Japan on 17th July 2015. The Ardmore Chinook is a 25, 000 DWT IMO 2 product and chemical tanker. Her addition to the Ardmore...
July 27th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Funding agreed for Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP)

Funding agreed for Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP)
The GloMEEP project, formally designated “Transforming the Global Maritime Transport Industry towards a Low Carbon Future through Improved Energy Efficiency”, will focus in particular on building capacity to implement technical and operational measures in developing countries, where shipping is...
July 27th, 2015 | Energy, Environment, Finance, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Sim4crew from Hutton’s simplifies seafarer internet & phone use

Sim4crew from Hutton’s simplifies seafarer internet & phone use
Hutton’s Group is now the sole UK distributor of Sim4crew global sim cards for seafarers. Sim4crew roams in more than 200 countries at local prices – meaning seafarers never need to buy a local sim card again. Operational in over 4, 500 ports and 120 anchorage areas, the Sim4crew sim card enables...
July 27th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

New president for IMCA

New president for IMCA
Bruno Faure Bruno Faure, Group Senior Vice President Subsea Projects and Operations at Technip, a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry, has taken over the role of President of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), the association...
July 27th, 2015 | Associations, Construction, HR, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet comes together for the first time ever – in Bergen – on 28th July 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet comes together for the first time ever – in Bergen – on 28th July 2015
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will all be coming together in Norway’s second city, Bergen, on Tuesday 28th July 2015, for an historic joint celebration! This ‘4 Bs in Bergen’ event – named after the initial letter of each...
July 26th, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Huge success for first edition of the Tour’s new version

Huge success for first edition of the Tour’s new version
Fast racing, thousands of visitors and a suspense up to the very last day. The 2015 Tour de France à la Voile is coming to an end and after the victory of Team Spindrift yesterday, the fleet sailed a series of exhibition races followed by a boat parade in the Bay of Angels. The 28 teams have been part...
July 26th, 2015 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

And the winner of the Tour de France à la Voile is : Spindrift

And the winner of the Tour de France à la Voile is : Spindrift
Spindrift wins last Coastal Race in Nice to come up the rankings in first tied in points with Groupama ! The leaderboard top 5 has been totally shaken up today after the last coastal race that took the fleet on a 20 mile long course in the Bay of Angels in Nice. The wind did not exceed 6 knots all day...
July 25th, 2015 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
World Holidays: 26 July-8 August 2015 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Thu 30 Jul – Asarnha Bucha Day (Thailand) Fri 31 Jul – Esala Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka) Sat 1 Aug – Trinidad & Tobago Emancipation Day Sat 1 Aug –...
July 25th, 2015 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

America’s Cup and ISAF to invest in youth sailing

America’s Cup and ISAF to invest in youth sailing
America’s Cup and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) are supporting youth sailing with major investments in two youth sailing programs – one in Bermuda and one international. In a new first, the entire sanction fee for the 35th America’s Cup will be split equally between ISAF’s...
July 25th, 2015 | Associations, Sailing, Weather, Yachting | Read More

The shipping markets and politics suspense continues…

The shipping markets and politics suspense continues…
John Faraclas Our thirtieth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 24th of July 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in Chios, Greece. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, was down 16...
July 24th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Chartering, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Tourism | Read More

Despicable Migrants issues

Despicable Migrants issues
Yong migrants playing around, whilst at the far end their parents wash their clothes… We have numerous times draw the attention of the international community of the dangers looming for our society  with the despicable Migrants issue. The entire Mediterranean Sea and in particular Italy, Greece...
July 24th, 2015 | Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, European Union, Immigration, Politics and Government | Read More

Incredible scenario just a day before the Tour’s finish

Incredible scenario just a day before the Tour’s finish
Spindrift wins last Coastal Race in Nice to come up the rankings in first tied in points with Groupama ! The leaderboard top 5 has been totally shaken up today after the last coastal race that took the fleet on a 20 mile long course in the Bay of Angels in Nice. The wind did not exceed 6 knots all day...
July 24th, 2015 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Installation of silt curtains July 24, 2015, Singapore, Singapore The working period has been extended for installation of silt curtains at Tuas Spring Desalination Plant and sea water intake at Tuas View. According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.78 of 2015 dated...
July 24th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Maritime education and training in focus at Japan’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event

Maritime education and training in focus at Japan’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event
Maritime education and training needs – now and in the future – were the focus of a high-level international symposium held during the 2015 World Maritime Day Parallel Event (20 – 21 July), hosted in Japan’s port city of Yokohama and its capital Tokyo. The event was held in conjunction with...
July 24th, 2015 | Events, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 24, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 24, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of Asian bourses weakened on Friday amid renewed concerns about the growth outlook of China. Meanwhile, prices of a wide range...
July 24th, 2015 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Hill Dickinson announces LISW Conference line up

Hill Dickinson announces LISW Conference line up
Major international maritime law firm Hill Dickinson LLP is to host a series of hard hitting conferences during London International Shipping Week 2015 which will focus on issues surrounding casualties and commodities. Major players in the maritime industry, the UK government and Hill Dickinson are...
July 24th, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Legal | Read More

Fish eaters care about welfare and sustainability but two thirds never read the label

Fish eaters care about welfare and sustainability but two thirds never read the label
69 percent don’t read the label and are unaware of whether they eat wild or farmed fish 83 percent feel better informed about their meat than their fish 64 percent would eat more fish if labelling was easier to understand Sustainability of stock is biggest concern for wild fish eaters Welfare...
July 24th, 2015 | Environment | Read More

Second Damen Offshore Carrier 8500 launched

Second Damen Offshore Carrier 8500 launched
To be equipped as a cable-laying vessel for Maersk Supply Service/DeepOcean Thursday 23 July saw senior representatives of Maersk Supply Service, DeepOcean UK and the Damen Shipyards Group gather at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania to witness the launching of subsea support vessel Maersk Connector. The...
July 24th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Double USA Gold at 2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championship

Double USA Gold at 2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championship
Thursday 23 July 2015 – Issued on behalf of ISAF – The 2015 Team Racing World Championship came to a close today with a dominant USA team heading home with two Division titles. Race officials made the decision on day three to finish the regatta a day ahead of schedule which made for an...
July 24th, 2015 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

PRB wins Stadium racing in Marseille

PRB wins Stadium racing in Marseille
And Groupama extend the lead overall, two days from the finish in Nice. The mistral wind was not as strong as forecast and the fleet ended up having amazing sailing conditions on Marseille race course. Hot temperatures, big blue sky, warm water, nice 10-12 knots wind… As always the 28 boats were...
July 23rd, 2015 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

NMEA 2000 installer training offered at METS and IBEX

NMEA 2000 installer training offered at METS and IBEX
Full-day sessions teach multiple skills from network – planning and installation to troubleshooting SEVERNA PARK, MD-For the first time, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) will be offering their full-day NMEA 2000® installer training course at two of the world’s largest...
July 23rd, 2015 | Education and Training, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

US-UK Fulbright Commission and Lloyd’s of London Announce the Extension and Expansion of the Fulbright – Lloyd’s of London Awards

US-UK Fulbright Commission and Lloyd’s of London Announce the Extension and Expansion of the Fulbright – Lloyd’s of London Awards
Thursday 23 Jul 2015 – The US-UK Fulbright Commission and Lloyd’s are pleased to announce the extension and expansion of the Fulbright – Lloyd’s of London Awards for academics and professionals to carry out risk related research in the US.  (source: Lloyd’s of London) The partnership...
July 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More