Archive for February, 2016

Extended uncertainty keeps the BDI @ 329

Extended uncertainty keeps the BDI @ 329
The Baltic Exchange Two keys better than one… err two points plus better than none… to paraphrase the old maxim. With the Caspesize losing three  points dropping at 174 and the Panamaxes gaining two now at 354, the opening day of the week and the last of the month included “mixed” feelings! The...
February 29th, 2016 | Markets, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UN development agenda seeks to reach ‘those farthest behind’…

UN development agenda seeks to reach ‘those farthest behind’…
Ban Ki-moon at the opening of the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council, and the High-level panel discussion on human rights mainstreaming. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré   UN development agenda seeks to reach ‘those farthest behind, ‘ Ban tells Human Rights Council 29 February 2016...
February 29th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Shipping & offshore maritime sectors must be alert to implications of new US lease accounting standard

Shipping & offshore maritime sectors must be alert to implications of new US lease accounting standard
Michael Simms The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in the United States has issued a lease accounting standard update following the release in January 2016 of an International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) dealing with the same subject. Although it had been expected that the FASB and...
February 29th, 2016 | Accountancy, Associations, Regulatory | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
                29-Feb-2016 CHANGE TO IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS FOR CREW CHANGES Fujairah, UAE UNDERWATER INSPECTION Singapore Change to immigration restrictions for crew changes Monday, February 29, 2016, Fujairah, UAE Vessels coming from and...
February 29th, 2016 | Immigration, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Greece- Revised data for Q4 2015 point to full-year real GDP contraction of 0.3%

Greece-  Revised data for Q4 2015 point to full-year real GDP contraction of 0.3%
Global Economic & Market Outlook- Focus Notes Greece-  Revised data for Q4 2015 point to full-year real GDP contraction of 0.3% Hellenic statistical authority (EL.STAT.) published earlier today provisional national accounts data for the fourth quarter of 2015. The release contained a positive development...
February 29th, 2016 | Banking, Markets, Reports, Statistics | Read More

Oman Sailing Committee withdraw from hosting 2016 Youth Worlds

Oman Sailing Committee withdraw from hosting 2016 Youth Worlds
World Sailing is disappointed to announce that the Oman Sailing Committee have withdrawn from hosting the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships which were due to take place in December 2016. The Oman Sailing Committee was able to exercise the right to withdraw, as a final contract for the hosting of...
February 29th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Elcome International to Showcase Latest in Marine Technology at Dubai International Boat Show

Elcome International to Showcase Latest in Marine Technology at Dubai International Boat Show
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Feb. 29, 2016 – (Marine NewsWire) Elcome International, the leading marine solutions provider and system integrator in the Middle East and one of the largest marine technology companies in the world, will showcase a full array of the latest technologies at the Dubai...
February 29th, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

HFW Briefing on Insurance / Reinsurance

HFW Briefing on Insurance / Reinsurance
            HFW Briefing – The wind of change: emergence of an insurance regime appropriate for French marine renewable energy projects? The wind of change: emergence...
February 29th, 2016 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Reports | Read More

Diana Containerships announces results of 2016 AMS

Diana Containerships announces results of 2016 AMS
DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF 2016 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS  ATHENS, GREECE, February 29, 2016 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that the Company’s Annual...
February 29th, 2016 | Containers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana announces results of 2016 AMS

Diana announces results of 2016 AMS
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF 2016 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS  ATHENS, GREECE, February 29, 2016 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that the Company’s Annual Meeting...
February 29th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Container shipper CMA CGM signs agreement with GAC Norway

Container shipper CMA CGM signs agreement with GAC Norway
Deal to provide agency, husbandry and NOx reporting at Oslo Oslo, 29 February 2016 – The Scandinavian arm of the world’s third largest container shipping company CMA CGM has signed an agency, husbandry and NOx reporting agreement with GAC Norway for its ships calling at the port of Oslo. The CMA...
February 29th, 2016 | Container shipping, Containers, Emissions, Environment, News, Pollution, Ship Agencies | Read More

Seamanship at its best

Seamanship at its best
A view from the Port of Chios The biggest ferry of Hellenic Seaways “Ariadne” manoeuvring in the small port of Chios  Seamanship coupled with Maritime Education and Training has always been one of the charismatic qualities of Greek Shipping – coastal and ocean going! In the video that...
February 29th, 2016 | Associations, Film Industry, Maritime Education and Training, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, February 29, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, February 29, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Asian bourses kicked off the week on a negative tone pressured by the lack of concrete measures from the group of G20 at the February 26-27...
February 29th, 2016 | Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ISWAN to hold Manila event to mark Day of The Seafarer

ISWAN to hold Manila event to mark Day of The Seafarer
29 February 2016 – The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) is delighted to announce that it will be holding an event to celebrate the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Day of the Seafarer on 25th June 2016. The celebrations – aimed at seafarers...
February 29th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, ITF | Read More

Sabine Passe exported the first cargo of liquefied US shale gas

Sabine Passe exported the first cargo of liquefied US shale gas
The LNG Asia Vision: Griaig Jallal,  Senior Data Editor of VesselsValue writes: According to VV@, a vessel movements application from online ship search, valuation and mapping service VesselsValue.com, the 2014-built, 160, 000 cbm LNG Carrier Asia Vision has left the LNG loading berth at Sabine Pass...
February 29th, 2016 | Energy, LNG, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

US Enacts Secondary Sanctions Concerning North Korea

US Enacts Secondary Sanctions Concerning North Korea
On February 18, 2016, President Obama signed the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 into law. The wide-ranging law was enacted in response to North Korea’s nuclear weapons test on January 6, 2016, and it significantly expands the scope of the current US-North Korean sanctions...
February 29th, 2016 | Sanctions | Read More

North P&I Club boosts loss prevention team in Asia Pacific

North P&I Club boosts loss prevention team in Asia Pacific
George Cuthbert North P&I Club has boosted its loss-prevention presence in the Asia Pacific. Loss prevention executive George Cuthbert moved to Singapore from North’s head office in Newcastle this month to work alongside loss prevention executive Aniruddha Desai, who joined North last April. North’s...
February 29th, 2016 | Associations, Company Profiles, HR, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

Ovinto and Globalstar underpin brewing industry’s first IoT deployment for beer shipment monitoring

Ovinto and Globalstar underpin brewing industry’s first IoT deployment for beer shipment monitoring
Ovinto and Globalstar underpin brewing industry’s first Internet of Things (IoT) deployment for beer shipment monitoring Brings the freshly brewed taste of craft beers from aroundthe world to US consumers Highlights B. United choses Ovinto and Globalstar satellite communications to monitor shipments...
February 29th, 2016 | Consumers Market, Food and Drink, IT and Communications, Logistics, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Unique new system from Braemar Engineering saves owners and operators up to 35% on annual DP trials

Unique new system from Braemar Engineering saves owners and operators up to 35% on annual DP trials
Kyle Eddings, Global Manager for DP and Offshore Projects at Braemar Engineering Braemar Engineering has introduced a unique new initiative which can save on average 25-35% of the costs of carrying out annual dynamic positioning (DP) trials. The system offers savings that hard pressed vessel owners and...
February 29th, 2016 | Energy, Markets, News, Technology | Read More

Common Marine Inspection Document under the spotlight at IMCA…

Common Marine Inspection Document under the spotlight at IMCA…
IMCA Technical Adviser, Chris Baldwin who will be at the Section meeting COMMON MARINE INSPECTION DOCUMENT UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT AT IMCA MEETING IN MACAE The Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) will be coming under the spotlight at a meeting of the South America Section Meeting of the International...
February 29th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

SPNL excited to be recognised as ‘Best Shipping Network’

SPNL excited to be recognised as ‘Best Shipping Network’
The SPNL is the proud winner of the ‘Best Shipping Network’ category at this year’s Trade Finance Global Shipping Awards. The TFG Shipping Awards recognise exceptional candidates driving the global maritime, shipping and transport sector. SPNL received particular acknowledgement for their work...
February 29th, 2016 | Associations, Awards, Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

RUSCON container traffic grows despite overall Russian slump

RUSCON container traffic grows despite overall Russian slump
Vladimir Bychkov, Chairman of Ruscon RUSCON, one of the leading multimodal transport companies in Russia, has shown strong growth in 2015 despite a significant fall in the country’s overall container traffic. The company reported a 32% increase in export traffic, compared with the Russian total of...
February 29th, 2016 | Container shipping, Containers, Logistics, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

One Size Fits All: Jack Brindley and Inma Femenía at The Ryder gallery…

One Size Fits All: Jack Brindley and Inma Femenía at The Ryder gallery…
Jack Brindley One Size Fits All: Jack Brindley and Inma Femenía at The Ryder gallery in East London present artworks that challenge digital dictates By James Brewer An exhibition at one of London’s newest galleries thrusts a sharp light onto the hidden ideology of the digital omniverse. It laudably...
February 29th, 2016 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

Shanghai 2016: Practical Information for COA Members

Shanghai 2016: Practical Information for COA Members
SHANGHAI 2016 ·       COA Seminar and Welcome Reception on Monday 21 March 2016 ·       Intermodal Asia 2016: Registration, Exhibition and Conference Agenda ·       COA Container Pavilion ·       Hotel Information and Shuttle Buses If you are planning to attend...
February 29th, 2016 | Associations, Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions | Read More

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin

Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin
  Smart Operations Series Returns For 2016 – First Stop Rotterdam Fathom Maritime Intelligence has announced that the global Smart Operations event series has returned for 2016, with the first conference and exhibition set to take place...
February 28th, 2016 | Communication, Energy, Environment | Read More