Archive for June, 2017

The BDI@818: Mild losses but losses. Warring global concerns and election enigmas in the UK…

The BDI@818: Mild losses but losses. Warring global concerns and election enigmas in the UK…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down three points earlier on today standing at 818 points; contained losses due to the 13 plus points of the Capers – could it be   “..13 for luck” per Agatha Christie’s famous book… Wonder! The BCI 2014 at 1,336 – the 13 plus points mentioned...
June 6th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
06-Jun-2017 PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – ABU DHABI Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi Port entry restrictions – Abu Dhabi Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Petroleum Ports, Abu Dhabi Das Port Authority has confirmed that all vessels flying the Flag of Qatar, and all vessels, arriving from...
June 6th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

Greece: Jan – Apr 2017 State Budget Execution & April 2017…

Greece: Jan – Apr 2017 State Budget Execution & April 2017…
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, June 6 2017) Greece: January – April 2017 State Budget Execution & April 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – April 2017, the budget balance recorded a deficit of ca...
June 6th, 2017 | Country Profiles, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón at the WISTA-Med conference

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón at the WISTA-Med conference
Capt. Antonio M. Padrón delivering his speech Capt. Antonio M. Padrón, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife participated in the WISTA MED CONFERENCE, held in Madrid The events took place in the auditorium of the Madrid Bar Association, together with the WISTA MED...
June 6th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Inaugural Meeting of the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum (5-6 June 2017)

Inaugural Meeting of the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum (5-6 June 2017)
Ashok Mahapatra, Director of the Maritime Safety Division of the IMO Today, 6 June 2017, at Lloyd’s Register’s office in London, the inaugural meeting of the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum concluded. The Forum has been established by the eight Arctic States (Canada, the...
June 6th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Classification Societies, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

“Fugro Venture” to commence offshore survey campain

“Fugro Venture” to commence offshore survey campain
Fugro Venturer – copyright Fassmer With a maiden voyage that takes her to the deep waters of Ireland’s Atlantic margin and the far North of the Barents Sea, Fugro Venturer is the newest of Fugro’s successful purpose-designed, standardised survey vessels, originally formulated in 2013. The...
June 6th, 2017 | Energy, Markets, Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Maritime knowledge hub doubles industry engagement in first 12 months of opening

Maritime knowledge hub doubles industry engagement in first 12 months of opening
Chris Shirling-Rooke Mersey Maritime is hailing the success of its first 12 months since moving into the Maritime Knowledge Hub. The trade representative body for the maritime and related industry sectors across the Liverpool city region set up its office within the newly opened Maritime Knowledge Hub...
June 6th, 2017 | Jobs, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

DA-Desk Announces Collaboration with CDI

DA-Desk Announces Collaboration with CDI
Howard Snaith DA-Desk Announces Collaboration with the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) to Increase Transparency in the Maritime Industry June 6, 2017 (London, UK | Dubai, UAE) – DA-Desk FZ-LLC, the largest independent provider of port cost management services, and the Chemical Distribution Institute...
June 6th, 2017 | Regulatory, Safety and Security, Ship Agencies | Read More

Christophe de Margerie – Naming Ceremony

Christophe de Margerie – Naming Ceremony
Christophe de Margerie moored at the Port of Bronka, St. Petersburg Naming ceremony for unique icebreaking LNG tanker takes place in St. Petersburg The naming ceremony for the world’s first icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker took place on 3 June 2017. The event was held in Port Bronka (St....
June 6th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, LNG, News, People and Places, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services secures new global business with EXMAR Ship Management

Inchcape Shipping Services secures new global business with EXMAR Ship Management
ISS has secured a new global contract to provide husbandry services for all EXMAR Ship Management port calls. Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, has announced a new global contract with marine infrastructure specialist EXMAR Ship Management...
June 6th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies, Shipmanagement | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 06, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, June 06, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets opened lower on Tuesday as investors adopt a cautious stance ahead of a string of major events in the remainder of this week. Former...
June 6th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

MAN Diesel & Turbo Signs Cooperation Agreement with MM-Offshore

MAN Diesel & Turbo Signs Cooperation Agreement with MM-Offshore
Pictured at the signing ceremony at Nor-Shipping (from left): Jan Hamann – President MM Offshore; Helge Schmale – General Manager MM-Offshore; Jens Ring Nielsen – SeniorManager Propeller and Aft Ship, MAN Diesel & Turbo; and Poul Knudsgaard – Vice Presidentand Head of Propeller and Aftship,...
June 6th, 2017 | Events, Exhibitions, Gas, Gas Carriers, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

Offshore rig market must drill deeper to achieve a lasting turnaround, says MSI

Offshore rig market must drill deeper to achieve a lasting turnaround, says MSI
MSI’s James Frew Analyst begins quarterly sector coverage by contrasting recent market optimism with the impact of rig utilisation rates on near-term earnings London, June 6, 2017. Maritime Strategies International (MSI), a leading independent research and consultancy, has forecast a challenging...
June 6th, 2017 | Drill ships, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

Shipowners’ Club: Yacht manning levels – FAQs

Shipowners’ Club: Yacht manning levels – FAQs
The Club is often approached by yacht owners and operators for advice on manning levels. This article answers some of the most frequently asked questions to assist Members with their specific operations. How are minimum safe manning levels established? Assessment criteria will vary between Flag States...
June 6th, 2017 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, P and I Clubs, Yachting | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive

Dry and Wet Markets in Red; geopolitics more than explosive
John Faraclas The week begins with the BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) falling further – although a bit contained at 821 points, that’s minus nine points since last Friday’s report; the Geopolitical situation is more than explosive and Islamist Terrorism tries to disrupt our lives in London and elsewhere...
June 5th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Groundings, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
05-Jun-2017 PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS Bahrain PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – FUJAIRAH Fujairah, United Arab Emirates SHIP TO SHIP OPERATIONS SUSPENDED AT ANCHORAGE Salalah, Oman REMOVAL OF GOVERNMENT MOORING BUOY A29 OFF CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION...
June 5th, 2017 | Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

Olympic rivalry renewed in Santander

Olympic rivalry renewed in Santander
Santander ready for the week of racing The World Cup Series Final in Santander, Spain will see a familiar rivalry renewed when racing commences on Tuesday 6 June. Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallists Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) will face off against silver medallists Alex Maloney and Molly Meech...
June 5th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

“Shipping committed to Green Growth” ICS to tell UN Ocean Conference

“Shipping committed to Green Growth” ICS to tell UN Ocean Conference
Simon Bennett The high level United Nations Ocean Conference (5-9 June), organised by the UN General Assembly, opens today in New York. On Tuesday 6 June, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will explain that the global shipping industry is fully committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goal...
June 5th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Events, International Chamber of Shipping, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Leading experts appointed to World Sailing’s Sustainability Commission

Leading experts appointed to World Sailing’s Sustainability Commission
Following the announcement of World Sailing’s sustainability strategy in November 2016, the international federation of the sport has appointed a leading group of experts to its first sustainability commission which will be chaired by Mike Golding OBE. One of the world’s most accomplished...
June 5th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Ports are key assets which require a more strategic approach from national and European policy makers and regulators

Ports are key assets which require a more strategic approach from national and European policy makers and regulators
FEPORT’s President, Gunther Bonz. Gathered in Klaipeda for their General Assembly, FEPORT members have exchanged about the strategic roadmap of the organization for the three coming years. They have also commented the adoption of the Ports Regulation (in February 2017) and the General Block Exemption...
June 5th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Ports & Terminals | Read More

BLOK Container System set to improve efficiency for Singamas QSOE

BLOK Container System set to improve efficiency for Singamas QSOE
… A leading company based in China, Singamas QSOE is to transport containers in BLOKs in a bid to dramatically speed up loading and unloading empty containers by up to 400 per cent. Singamas is one of the world’s leading container manufacturers, an operator of terminals and container depots and...
June 5th, 2017 | Containers, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Consultation on foresight review on the public understanding of risk

Consultation on foresight review on the public understanding of risk
How could developments in the area of public understanding of risk improve outcomes for individuals and society – to enable better decisions for a safer world? London, 5 June 2017:  The Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (LRFI) has issued a draft foresight...
June 5th, 2017 | Charity, Classification Societies, News | Read More

London is alive and kicking; no fear!

London is alive and kicking; no fear!
The despicable atrocities by an organised group of Islamist terrorist cowards late last night here in London (22:08 BST), in one of Father Thames’ London bridges, the often crowded London Bridge and its adjacent popular area including the Borough Market, will NOT stop life going on, despite what these...
June 4th, 2017 | Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, Safety and Security, Tourism | Read More

Future champions battling at the North Sea Regatta, day 2

Future champions battling at the North Sea Regatta, day 2
Day 2 North Sea Regatta The Hague – Scheveningen, 27 May – 4 June 2017 What started as a grey and raining morning in The Hague – Scheveningen, turned into a day with champagne sailing conditions. We had to wait a little, but around noon the sun came out, the wind picked up and the...
June 3rd, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
03-Jun-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 4-17 JUNE 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 4-17 June 2017 Saturday, June 3, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 5 Jun (Mon) – Whit Monday 5 Jun (Mon) – June Bank Holiday (Ireland) 6 Jun...
June 3rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More