Archive for June, 2017

Markets are volatile and uncertain

Markets are volatile and uncertain
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 19 points at 901 points; Geopolitics continue to be dodgy. John Faraclas daily and weekly report: So the BDI dropped further and whatever more or less was gained during the week is now lost. The weekly though overall situ was better and the index gained...
June 30th, 2017 | Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  30-Jun-2017 PORT DUES/TONNAGE CHARGES TO INCREASE Dampier & Port Hedland, Australia WAIVER PROCESS AND PASSAGE PLAN FOR TRANSIT Delaware Bay & River, United States of America Port dues/tonnage charges to increase Friday, June 30, 2017, Dampier & Port Hedland, Australia Pilbara...
June 30th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The positive spirit that prevails within the European Social Dialogue for Ports…

The positive spirit that prevails within the European Social Dialogue for Ports…
The positive spirit that prevails within the European Social Dialogue for Ports should not be undermined by local developments For the second time in a row, the Social Dialogue Committee for Ports meeting has not been held.   Last March 1st, 2017, the Social Dialogue for Ports meeting in Brussels was...
June 30th, 2017 | European Union, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Caroline Barber to be appointed Chief Executive of Transaid

Caroline Barber to be appointed Chief Executive of Transaid
Caroline Barber We are delighted to announce that Transaid has appointed Caroline Barber to take over as Chief Executive with effect from 1 August 2017. She will replace Gary Forster who is stepping down after 11 years, including the last six as Chief Executive. Caroline first became involved with...
June 30th, 2017 | Charity, News, Person Profiles | Read More

ITIC pays out for pool manager’s acceptance of unacceptable tanker

ITIC pays out for pool manager’s acceptance of unacceptable tanker
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC)* has highlighted the costly consequences of a shipping pool manager’s failure to accurately describe a tanker, leading to a substantial claim by charterers. The pool manager misdescribed the tanker as being acceptable to a specific oil major, even...
June 30th, 2017 | Chartering, Claims, Disputes, Legal, P and I Clubs, Tankers | Read More

Brexit or dog’s breakfast? Maersk recovery from cyber attack continues and other stories

Brexit or dog’s breakfast? Maersk recovery from cyber attack continues and other stories
The Cool Logistician   Handpicked perishables supply chain news, straight to your inbox Will Waters | Thursday, 29 June 2017 Bookings for container line now possible via EDI and INTTRA, cargo in transit being offloaded as planned, but Damco has limited access to certain systems Maersk says it...
June 30th, 2017 | Communication, Markets, Press and Media, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Reports | Read More

Damen finalises Keppel Verolme takeover

Damen finalises Keppel Verolme takeover
From the contract signing on a l to r: Durk-Jan Nederlof, Managing Director Damen Shiprepair & Conversion and Ang Ting Yang, General Manager Corporate Development Keppel Offshore Marine. 30 June 2017: Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), a part of Damen Shipyards Group, today announced the acquisition...
June 30th, 2017 | Mergers and Acquisitions, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

The EU needs to tackle the issue of ship-breaking and pave the way for Europe’s recycling industry

The EU needs to tackle the issue of ship-breaking and pave the way for Europe’s recycling industry
Europe has the capacity and the technical know-how to repair and maintain vessels and oil and gas rigs. There is a strong business case for Europe to maintain and expand a specialised off–shore recycling industry. Many floating oil and gas structures need to be decommissioned in the coming years. Alongside...
June 30th, 2017 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Ballast water treatment – SunRui becomes first Asian manufacturer to win USCG type approval

Ballast water treatment – SunRui becomes first Asian manufacturer to win USCG type approval
Mr. Fu Hongtian General Manager of Sunrui (left) and Vincent Li, DNV GL’s Regional Business Development Manager for Greater China. Shanghai, 30 June 2017:  The Chinese manufacturer SunRui and classification society DNV GL celebrated last week, as Sunrui became the fourth manufacturer of ballast water...
June 30th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

WTM: Your monthly travel industry insight

WTM: Your monthly travel industry insight
  Forget social media – why quality blog content is the most valuable Paul Dow tells us why bloggers shouldn’t forget the importance of quality blog content amid the frenzy of social media. Take a look Defining...
June 30th, 2017 | Aviation, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

CSSC launches new marine service business with state of the art logistics centre

CSSC launches new marine service business with state of the art logistics centre
Andrew Stump, President, CSSC Marine Service Co.,Ltd, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has today formally launched a new business CSSC Marine Service Co.,Ltd, to coincide with the inauguration of their new logistic centre within the Yangshang free trade zone, Shanghai. The inauguration was...
June 30th, 2017 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Supplies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Stores and Provisions, Technical, Technology | Read More

Piracy situation still serious in the Gulf of Guinea

Piracy situation still serious in the Gulf of Guinea
Patrick Verhoeven European shipowners are concerned about the continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), and particularly off Nigeria. According to the latest International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy report in total 33 vessels were boarded...
June 30th, 2017 | News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

MarineTraffic joins new IMO-led initiative to support energy efficient shipping

MarineTraffic joins new IMO-led initiative to support energy efficient shipping
Argyris Stasinakis Global ship tracking intelligence company MarineTraffic has become a founding member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) supported Global Industry Alliance (GIA). GIA, launched yesterday (29 June 2017) at IMO’s London headquarters, is an alliance made of 13 leading...
June 30th, 2017 | IMO, IT and Communications, Organisations | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 30, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 30, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Yields of core government bonds remained in an upward trend in European trade on Friday in response to recent hawkish comments from G10 central bankers...
June 30th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

King George’s Fund for Sailors (Seafarers UK) to Celebrate 100th Birthday on 5 July

King George’s Fund for Sailors (Seafarers UK) to Celebrate 100th Birthday on 5 July
King George V at the helm of HMY Britannia A charity set up in the midst of World War One to assist families of seafarers lost or injured at sea will be one hundred years old on 5 July. Charting the charity’s history, a ‘Centenary Timeline’ – www.seafarers.uk/timeline – identifies...
June 30th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Events, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

The BDI@920: Volatile and Uncertain Markets

The BDI@920: Volatile and Uncertain Markets
John N. Faraclas The BDI lost nine points since yesterday as the upwards trend of the markets evaporated… Our feeling come out to be more than accurate; geopolitics are still very dodgy and expect, soon, total mess. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers although yesterday  gained 104 points, today...
June 29th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Find out who won this year’s Clipper Regatta.

Find out who won this year’s Clipper Regatta.
It’s been another exciting month for the charity with new charity shops opening in Eastleigh and Salisbury and the launch of our BySea coffee subscription. There are many ways you can get involved and help us help more, visit our website to find out how. We are incredibly grateful for your support,...
June 29th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Company Profiles, HR | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  29-Jun-2017 RESTRICTED AREA AND CLOSURE OF LANDING STEPS AT HKCEC Hong Kong Restricted area and closure of landing steps at HKCEC Thursday, June 29, 2017, Hong Kong From 0600 hours on 29 June to 1800 hours on 1 July, a restricted area will be established in Victoria Harbour...
June 29th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Carleen Lyden Walker Joins Gibbs & Cox, Inc. Board of Directors

Carleen Lyden Walker Joins Gibbs & Cox, Inc. Board of Directors
Carleen Lyden Walker Arlington, VA. – Gibbs & Cox, Inc., a leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, announced that Carleen Lyden Walker, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Marketing & Communications, LLC has been elected to its Board of Directors effective...
June 29th, 2017 | Associations, Company Profiles, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

Innovative logistics technology under the spotlight

Innovative logistics technology under the spotlight
Representatives of the Logistics Tech Accelerator team including Kaleido Logistics, corporate partners and selected startups at RocketSpace’s tech campus in San Francisco. Logistics technology drivers Kaleido Logistics and RocketSpace have showcased the work of the second group of ten startup businesses...
June 29th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Logistics | Read More

Affordable Housing in Africa | UK Heads of Mission

Affordable Housing in Africa | UK Heads of Mission
Business Council for Africa  Upcoming Events Affordable Housing in Africa Date and Time: 5 July 2017, 12:00 to 14:00 Venue: DLA Piper, 3 Noble St, London, EC2V 7EE The World Bank Group estimates that by 2030, three billion people of the world’s population will need new housing units. Cities on...
June 29th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

TT Club’s Specialised Cover for China-Europe Rail Link

TT Club’s Specialised Cover for China-Europe Rail Link
Phillip Emmanouel Leading international freight transport insurer, TT Club is ensuring that its Members utilising the burgeoning Asia-Europe rail corridor for container traffic are adequately protected regarding liability exposures. London, Hong Kong & Shanghai, 29 June 2017 Chinese Government investment...
June 29th, 2017 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Global Industry Alliance launched to support low carbon shipping

Global Industry Alliance launched to support low carbon shipping
Briefing: 17 29/06/2017 –  Leading shipowners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data providers, and oil companies have signed up to a new Global Industry Alliance (GIA) to support transitioning shipping and its related industries towards...
June 29th, 2017 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company awards GAC Fujairah husbandry contract

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company awards GAC Fujairah husbandry contract
GAC Fujairah’s Ship Supply Services. Covers KOTC vessels in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore Fujairah, UAE, 29 June 2017 – GAC Fujairah has been awarded a husbandry contract by the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) to provide ship supply services, spare parts handling and a range of other logistical...
June 29th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies | Read More

OMA Group Appoints Corporate Social Responsibility Director

OMA Group Appoints Corporate Social Responsibility Director
Gary Miller with Simon Milton The OMA Group Board are delighted to announce that Simon Milton will join OMA as Corporate Social Responsibility & #futurestars Director with effect from 17th July 2017. Group Director Gary Miller commented: “Simon comes on board to develop the next phase of OMA’s...
June 29th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Person Profiles, Sports | Read More