Archive for January, 2017

Flattened BDI@800; ground zero on Geopolitics

Flattened BDI@800; ground zero on Geopolitics
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The latest closing of the BDI not only sends alarming bells but coupled with the enfolding geopolitical chaos might create a multiple of ground zeros all over; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With minus 16 points the BDI (Baltic...
January 31st, 2017 | Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Harvard under-achieves: Daily Wealth Letter

Harvard under-achieves: Daily Wealth Letter
Ian Brodie Daily Wealth Letter a daily synopsis of the wealth news that’s most relevant, timely and dependable Compiled and edited by Ian Brodie of The Wealth Forums (www.thewealthforums.com NEXT WEALTH FORUM EVENT: Monaco Wealth Forum, March 15, Cafe de Paris, Monte-Carlo (visit www.thewealthforums.com...
January 31st, 2017 | Insight, Markets, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 31, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 31, 2017)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of euro area government bonds weakened on Tuesday amid heightened ECB tapering talk after Germany’s HICP rose to a 3 ½ year...
January 31st, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greencarrier Freight Services establishes Polarbase facility to serve Norway’s oil and gas market

Greencarrier Freight Services establishes Polarbase facility to serve Norway’s oil and gas market
Georg Skivik Moltu, Director, Energy & Projects and Head of HSE & QA. Greencarrier Freight Services has opened an office in Polarbase, the main hub for oil and gas related activities in the Barents Sea, after winning a contract to provide transport solutions and port logistics for ENI Norge....
January 31st, 2017 | Company Profiles, Energy, Logistics, Person Profiles | Read More

Marlins and Human Rights at Sea new Diversity and Inclusion at Sea course goes live

Marlins and Human Rights at Sea new Diversity and Inclusion at Sea course goes live
… Marlins, V.Group’s training business and Human Rights at Sea collaboration on a Diversity and Inclusion at Sea e-learning course is now available and being offered free of charge to individual seafarers for a limited time via Marlin’s online shop. The collaboration, which was announced in...
January 31st, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News | Read More

MARTHA Fatigue Report is launched at the IMO

MARTHA Fatigue Report is launched at the IMO
InterManager, the trade association for in-house and third party ship managers, together with The Warsash Maritime Academy, has presented the findings of its fatigue study, Project MARTHA, to The International Maritime Organization (IMO). Speaking at the presentation last night, Capt Kuba Szymanski,...
January 31st, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Intermanager, Organisations | Read More

No mercy for the falling markets; geopolitics crucial…

No mercy for the falling markets; geopolitics crucial…
John Faraclas All main indices, both in dry and wets cargoes fall further spoiling the Chinese New celebrations; geopolitical melt down approaches. John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 11 points since last Friday and now reads 816… The Capers BCI 2014 lost 34 points –...
January 30th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
30-Jan-2017 RELOCATION OF LIGHT BUOY FOR THREE-RUNWAY SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION Hong Kong SUPER BOWL SUNDAY – HOTEL AVAILABILITY Houston, USA LOCK CLOSURE FOR MAINTENANCE WORKS Kiel Canal, Germany Relocation of Light Buoy for Three-Runway System construction Monday, January 30,...
January 30th, 2017 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Busy spring for IMCA with an extensive seminar and workshop programme

Busy spring for IMCA with an extensive seminar and workshop programme
Richard Benzie During 2016 the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced it had changed its seminar strategy, replacing the traditional large annual event with a series of highly focused technical seminars. These proved very successful, and a commitment was made to build on this strategy...
January 30th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management System again chosen for new container vessels

Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management System again chosen for new container vessels
The Wärtsilä Aquarius UV system enables compliance with the BWM Convention Wärtsilä Corporation,  30 January 2017 –  Four new 3300 TEU container vessels being built for the French shipping group, CMA CGM, will feature Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). This is the third series...
January 30th, 2017 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

DFDS Statement: False claims from RMT

DFDS Statement: False claims from RMT
In response to claims from the RMT published over the weekend regarding rates of pay aboard the vessel Finlandia, below is a statement from Gert Jakobsen, Vice President, Communications for DFDS. QUOTE There is absolutely and categorically no single rank on-board the Finlandia Seaways being paid £1.64...
January 30th, 2017 | Claims, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

I, kid. Korean artists recreate childhood idylls

I, kid. Korean artists recreate childhood idylls
Korean Artists Association UK exhibition. I, kid. Korean artists recreate childhood idylls By James Brewer Childhood is steeped in innocence and joy, wherever conditions permit. Twenty-six artists living or working in the UK who have family origin in Korea created beautiful installations and performances...
January 30th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

IMO seeks nominations for 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

IMO seeks nominations for 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea
Do you know of a worthy recipient for the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea? IMO is looking for nominations relating to exceptional acts of bravery performed at sea between 1 March 2016 and 28 February 2017. The nomination form can be submitted by a UN Member State, intergovernmental...
January 30th, 2017 | Awards, Health and Safety, IMO, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

Saudi Fund attracts attention: Daily Wealth Letter

Saudi Fund attracts attention: Daily Wealth Letter
Richard Moir, The Wealth Forums CEO Daily Wealth Letter a daily synopsis of the wealth news that’s most relevant, timely and dependable Compiled and edited by Ian Brodie of The Wealth Forums (www.thewealthforums.com NEXT WEALTH FORUM EVENT: Monaco Wealth Forum, March 15, Cafe de Paris, Monte-Carlo (visit...
January 30th, 2017 | News, Reports | Read More

“My Jobs” – a new digital application for Bureau Veritas surveyors

“My Jobs” – a new digital application for Bureau Veritas surveyors
… Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, January 30, 2017 – the latest digital development launched by BV supports in-service surveyors with a new ‘app’ for their class and statutory surveys “My Jobs” is a mobile application developed by the Marine & Offshore division of Bureau Veritas (BV) to...
January 30th, 2017 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 30, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 30, 2017)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aiming to curb immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, reinforcing...
January 30th, 2017 | Banking, Markets, News, Reports | Read More

Navy Day and other Soviet scenes.

Navy Day and other Soviet scenes.
On Leave, Navy Day. 1963. By Lydia Davidenkova. Navy Day and other Soviet scenes. Historic paintings shown by UK dealer John Barkes By James Brewer A dwindling band of Soviet-trained artists is finding a wider audience, alas too late for most of them to savour their success. One of the survivors is Lydia...
January 28th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Hot port News from GAC

Hot port News from GAC
  28-Jan-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 29 JANUARY-11 FEBRUARY 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 29 January-11 February 2017 Saturday, January 28, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 4 Feb (Sat) – Angola Liberation Day 9 Feb (Thu)...
January 28th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Grael and Kunze show their mettle on day four

Grael and Kunze show their mettle on day four
For Brazil’s Martine Soffiati Grael and Kahena Kunze, the fourth day of the 2017 World Cup Series Miami presented by Sunbrella started on a sour note, with a 14th in a 16-boat 49erFX fleet. “It was crazy,” said Kunze when asked about the wind in the first race. “It was going to the...
January 28th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

The Markets, Dry and Wet are down and out; Geopolitics a total recall…

The Markets, Dry and Wet are down and out; Geopolitics a total recall…
John Faraclas For a second running week all the Market indices are in red and the forthcoming Geopolitical changes will definitely change International Trade and conversely Shipping; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 13 points since yesterday and now stands...
January 27th, 2017 | Markets, News, Shipping Indices | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  27-Jan-2017 SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS AT NORTH-WESTERN CORNER OF KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN Hong Kong SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS OFF BLACK POINT POWER STATION Hong Kong BERTHING AND UNBERTHING HALTED Jubail, Saudi Arabia TROPICAL LOW 14U – UPDATE 4, 27 JANUARY 2017 Dampier...
January 27th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Marseille Fos 2016 results

Marseille Fos 2016 results
Port of Marseille Full year result at Marseille Fos reflects wide-ranging strategy                 Total 2016 cargo of 81 million tonnes at Marseille Fos was on a par with 2015 throughput in a year that confirmed the leading French port’s diversification strategy. Emerging trades –...
January 27th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

GAC partners with Hemasto build an integrated logistics facility in Sri Lanka

GAC partners with Hemasto build an integrated logistics facility in Sri Lanka
read the full caption* Sri Lanka, 27 January 2017 – GAC Sri Lanka has partnered with Hemas Transportation to build an integrated logistics facility in Muthurajawela Industrial Zone in the western part of Sri Lanka. It will comprise a state-of-the-art distribution centre, a container yard and a 15-acre...
January 27th, 2017 | Logistics, Ship Agencies | Read More

HFW Briefing: Enforcement against foreign states – new rules on immunity following the Loi Sapin 2

HFW Briefing: Enforcement against foreign states – new rules on immunity following the Loi Sapin 2
Enforcement against foreign states – new rules on immunity following the Loi Sapin 2 The Loi Sapin 2 has amended the rules on the immunity of foreign States by creating new conditions for the obtaining...
January 27th, 2017 | Legal, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Wealth fee structure ‘broken:’ Daily Wealth Letter

Wealth fee structure ‘broken:’ Daily Wealth Letter
Richard Moir, The Wealth Forums CEO Daily Wealth Letter a daily synopsis of the wealth news that’s most relevant, timely and dependable Compiled and edited by Ian Brodie of The Wealth Forums (www.thewealthforums.com NEXT WEALTH FORUM EVENT: Monaco Wealth Forum, March 15, Cafe de Paris, Monte-Carlo (visit www.thewealthforums.com for...
January 27th, 2017 | News, Reports | Read More