Archive for March, 2017

Another volatile week – thanks to the Capers and Panamaxes

Another volatile week – thanks to the Capers and Panamaxes
John Faraclas Despite losing 27 points the BDI maintained its weekly plus modus; Geopolitics and reality will soon create havoc. John Faraclas brief weekly report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  lost 27 points since yesterday and now stands at 1,297 points but managed to remain on a weekly basis on plus...
March 31st, 2017 | Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Light Catching Fire…

Light Catching Fire…
Sarah Butterfield. Light Catching Fire: Sarah Butterfield paintings at D Contemporary Gallery, Mayfair By James Brewer One feature dominates the paintings of Sarah Butterfield – the bright, buoyant colours with which she gloriously illuminates such themes as sunrise and sunset over the ocean. Almost...
March 31st, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
31-Mar-2017 TIN HAU FESTIVAL – TAI MIU WAN (JOSS HOUSE BAY) Hong Kong APM TERMINALS INVEST A FURTHER 26 MILLION EUROS Gothenburg, Sweden CAISSON TOWING OPERATIONS AT TUAS RECLAMATION AREA Singapore RE-ARRANGEMENT OF PASSAGE AREA IN CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong MARINE WORKS...
March 31st, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Marine Money Magazine announces Ship Finance Deals of the Year

Marine Money Magazine announces Ship Finance Deals of the Year
STAMFORD, Conn., March 31, 2017 – Despite challenging conditions in both the ocean shipping and the capital markets, Marine Money evaluated an extraordinary number of outstanding transactions for its 2017 Deal of the Year Awards issue.   Although new syndicated lending volume was down 50% Year...
March 31st, 2017 | Press and Media, Shipfinance | Read More

FUGRO covers high profile projects and high tech solutions at Ocean Business 2017

FUGRO covers high profile projects and high tech solutions  at Ocean Business 2017
With a special focus on its innovations that include OARS® and SEADEVIL®, Fugro is using this year’s Ocean Business event to showcase how to increase efficiency and reduce the costs of offshore operations and exploration campaigns. A visit to the Fugro team will reveal information about its innovative...
March 31st, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology | Read More

Poseidon Med II participated at the AII & EUSAIR Round Table discussion…

Poseidon Med II participated at the AII & EUSAIR Round Table discussion…
“Poseidon Med II participated at the AII & EUSAIR Round Table discussion on Transport & Energy Connections” LNG Bunkering and Small-Scale LNG initiatives were highlighted by Poseidon Med II delegates at the Round Table discussion on Transport & Energy Connections, which was co-organised...
March 31st, 2017 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology | Read More

IMRF calls for dialogue to discuss unsubstansiated claims of misconduct

IMRF calls for dialogue to discuss unsubstansiated claims of misconduct
Bruce Reid Voluntary code agreed for NGOs providing maritime search and rescue in the Mediterranean Ten maritime search and rescue non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have met with representatives of the European Parliament in Brussels. The meeting which took place with the support of MEP Miguel Urban,...
March 31st, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 31, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 31, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: According to press reports, government sources claim that the Euroworking Group (EWG) that convened yesterday decided the return of the institutions’ mission...
March 31st, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports | Read More

Human Rights at Sea outlines the first voluntary Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue NGOs in the European Parliament

Human Rights at Sea outlines the first voluntary Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue NGOs in the European Parliament
On Wednesday 29 March, CEO David Hammond spoke in the European Parliament to outline the new voluntary ‘Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue Operations undertaken by civil society Non-Governmental Organisations in the Mediterranean Sea’ and to urge European institutions to better support lawful...
March 31st, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, HR | Read More

Markets drop and Geopolitics are a major liability…

Markets drop and Geopolitics are a major liability…
John Faraclas The BDI’s fall continues, thanks to the Capers. The Global situation turns sour. John Faraclas daily report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 14 points and now stands at 1,324. No steam left as sustainability evaporates yet again… The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 65 points and now stands...
March 30th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
30-Mar-2017 PLANNED CLOSURE FOR SCHEDULED EVENTS Bosphorus, Turkey LOCKS LANE OUTAGE & THE TRANSIT RESERVATION SYSTEM Panama Canal, Panama ANCHORAGE CLOSED Port Kembla, Australia REPAIRS TO DOLPHINS IN TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong Planned closure for scheduled events Thursday,...
March 30th, 2017 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie docks at Sabetta Russia

Ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie docks at Sabetta Russia
Christophe de Margerie Unique ice-breaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie ready to serve Yamal LNG project Christophe de Margerie, the world’s first ice-breaking LNG tanker, has successfully berthed at the gas terminal at Sabetta Port in Russia, becoming the first vessel to do so. The vessel was...
March 30th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Icebreakers, LNG, News | Read More

KVH ships its 7,000th mini-VSAT Broadband System…

KVH ships its 7,000th mini-VSAT Broadband System…
TracPhone VIPseries family KVH Ships its 7,000th mini-VSAT Broadband System, Continuing its Dominant Role in the Maritime VSAT Market Designed and manufactured by KVH, the TracPhone® systems provide satellite broadband connectivity to yachts and commercial vessels around the world, and are a testament...
March 30th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

London International Shipping Week 2017 Update 30 March

London International Shipping Week 2017 Update 30 March
LISW17 Supporting Organisations and Sponsors meet in London to discuss plans for the event Over 50 London International Shipping Week (LISW) sponsors and supporting organisations attended a briefing and lunch held at the Baltic Exchange yesterday to hear latest developments about the week from LISW’s...
March 30th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

FEPORT welcomes the inclusive approach of the Council of Transport Minsters as expressed in “Valletta Ministerial Declaration”

FEPORT welcomes the inclusive approach of the Council of Transport Minsters as expressed in “Valletta Ministerial Declaration”
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid Brussels, March 30th, 2017 – Following the High Level Ministerial Stakeholder Conference organized in Malta on 28th March 2017 by the Maltese Presidency, EU Transport Ministers have adopted a declaration “Valletta Ministerial Declaration” expressing the common vision...
March 30th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Ports & Terminals | Read More

DailyOverview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 30, 2017)

DailyOverview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 30, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: The Greek government and the institutions are reportedly close to an agreement in the context of the 2nd programme review. Today’s Euroworking Group (EWG) is...
March 30th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Valletta Declaration casts important foundation for future EU shipping strategy

Valletta Declaration casts important foundation for future EU shipping strategy
Niels Smedegaard European Transport Ministers adopted Wednesday afternoon a ministerial declaration on maritime transport. The declaration outlines priorities for the EU’s maritime transport policy, focusing on competitiveness, digitalisation and decarbonisation. The so-called ‘Valletta Declaration’...
March 30th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, News, Organisations | Read More

Hill Dickinson partner Joanna Kolatsis chaired session at era regional airline conference 2017

Hill Dickinson partner Joanna Kolatsis chaired session at era regional airline conference 2017
Joanna Kolatsis Joanna Kolatsis, partner and head of aviation travel at international law firm Hill Dickinson, chaired the first session of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) Regional Airline Conference 2017. The event, that took place on 29th March in Copenhagen, brought together representatives...
March 30th, 2017 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR | Read More

Thuraya appoints Acting CEO

Thuraya appoints Acting CEO
Ahmed Al Shamsi Dubai, UAE, 30 March, 2017: Thuraya Telecommunications Company announced that Mr. Ahmed Al Shamsi, Chief Technology Officer has been appointed as temporary Acting Chief Executive Officer of the company, assuming the role immediately. Al Shamsi has been a key member of Thuraya’s leadership...
March 30th, 2017 | Company Profiles, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Person Profiles | Read More

Contained “stability” as Capers fall…

Contained “stability” as Capers fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained only five points since yesterday and this seems to bring up the falling story of the Indices yet again; volatility and uncertainty at its best. John Faraclas and Anny Zade report on the Markets, Geopolitics and the Euro-crossing trip: The BDI at 1,338 points...
March 29th, 2017 | Reports | Read More

MAZARS adds its support to Poole Harbours Boat show

MAZARS adds its support to Poole  Harbours Boat show
Jim Stewart and Stephen Mills – Mazars The Poole office of international accounting and advisory firm, Mazars, has announced that it will be sponsoring Poole Harbour Boat Show’s business-to-business lunch.  The lunch, which takes place on the first day of the show (Friday 19 May), will see around...
March 29th, 2017 | News, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

The Maritime Standard Awards 2017 aims to set the bar higher still

The Maritime Standard Awards 2017 aims to set the bar higher still
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al MaktoumPresident, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group (centre), (left to right) Noura Rashed Al Dhaheri….* See the full caption at the end of this reporting The region’s leading maritime industry awards,...
March 29th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Markets, News, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
29-Mar-2017 NEW RULES FOR 96-HOURS ONLINE VISA Fujairah, United Arab Emirates ANCHORAGE CLOSED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER Port Kembla, Australia DREDGING SPOILS USED TO BUILD NEW FREIGHT TERMINAL Gothenburg, Sweden New rules for 96-hours online visa Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Fujairah,...
March 29th, 2017 | Immigration, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Youth interest in Shipping means sector needs to respond

Youth interest in Shipping means sector needs to respond
Beth Carter left and Sue Terpilowski President WISTA UK From hundreds of photos and essays, winners of the Wista UK 2016 Came by SHIP competition have just been announced in London. The photo and essay competition was organised by WISTA UK through its Came by Ship campaign (inconjunction with Seavision)...
March 29th, 2017 | Associations, Events, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

NKK(UK) Ltd receives ISO9001 accreditation from UKAS

London – Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of the leading classification society, ClassNK, has become an accredited Certification Body. The accreditation was granted by the UK national accreditation body UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service).   The accreditation covers the certification...
March 29th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More