Archive for June, 2017

HBUK- Banking on charity’s success

HBUK- Banking on charity’s success
Another sector besides shipping that Greeks admire worldwide, both as a vital activity and for its charitable offerings, is that of banking. Last night at the Ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge, the HBUK – the Hellenic Bankers Association in the UK* – had its...
June 11th, 2017 | Banking, Charity, Events, Finance, Food and Drink, People and Places, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

Drama at the death as World Cup Series Final concludes

Drama at the death as World Cup Series Final concludes
Mantis and Kagialis win gold in the 470 Men There was drama at the death at the World Cup Series Final in Santander, Spain as the Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy, Finn, Medal Race provided a tense finale.   Four new World Cup Series Champions were crowned earlier on in the day but the best of the action...
June 11th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Memories from the Market…

Memories from the Market…
Covent Garden wholesaler Trevor Clackett. Memories of the Market: old and New Covent Garden By James Brewer Let me take you down, ’cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields, sang the Beatles.  Unlike the dreamy haze in the Lennon-McCartney song from the psychedelic rock era, everything was real...
June 10th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón meets Senegal’s ambassador in Spain

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón meets Senegal’s ambassador in Spain
The Hon. Mr. Mamadou Sow with Capt. Antonio M. Padrón Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife held a meeting with the Hon. Mr. Mamadou Sow, Ambassador of Senegal in Spain During the meeting, Capt. Antonio M. Padrón explained his functions...
June 10th, 2017 | Charity, IMO, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
10-Jun-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 11-24 JUNE 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 11-24 June 2017 Saturday, June 10, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 12 Jun (Mon) – Russian National Day 12 Jun (Mon) – Philippines Independence...
June 10th, 2017 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Gains for the BDI@849, Wets are down and Geopolitics more than messy

Gains for the BDI@849, Wets are down and Geopolitics more than messy
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 25 points since yesterday – now standing at 849, and 19 plus since last Friday the 2nd of June when the main index stood at 830 points. Every single plus point counts. Not the same situ though...
June 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Medal Race places confirmed in six fleets at the World Cup Final

Medal Race places confirmed in six fleets at the World Cup Final
Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze of Brazil in the 49erFX Friday’s action at Sailing’s 2017 World Cup Series Final in Santander, Spain saw the Medal Race places decided in six of the 11 events.   The Men’s and Women’s Skiff, Windsurfers, Mixed Multihull and Foiling Formula Kiteboarding...
June 9th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
09-Jun-2017 PORT KEMBLA DEMOLITION 29 JUNE Kembla Coal Terminal, Australia Port Kembla demolition 29 June Friday, June 9, 2017, Kembla Coal Terminal, Australia Port Kembla Coal Terminal will conduct the explosive demolition of one reclaimer structure on Thursday 29 June. An...
June 9th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HFW Briefing – Brexit negotiations begin now: business must prepare

HFW Briefing – Brexit negotiations begin now: business must prepare
Brian Perrott The votes have been counted and the Conservatives, who failed to maintain a majority, remain the largest party. Theresa May has confirmed that she will continue as Prime Minister and has this afternoon been invited by the Queen to form a government, working with Northern Ireland’s Democratic...
June 9th, 2017 | Comment, European Union, News, Politics and Government | Read More

June ECB meeting: Slightly less accommodative forward guidance

June ECB meeting: Slightly less accommodative forward guidance
Mario Draghi Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, June 9, 2017) June ECB meeting: Slightly less accommodative forward guidance At its regular monetary policy meeting on Thursday 8 June, the ECB Governing Council kept key policy interest rates unchanged and its asset purchase...
June 9th, 2017 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

What will power shipping in 2050?

What will power shipping in 2050?
Eleni Antoniadou Eleni Antoniadou, Policy and Regulatory Affairs Advisor at the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) was one of 19 experts asked by KNect365 Maritime “What will power shipping in 2050?” The answers appear on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. This followed a previous...
June 9th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, Special Surveys | Read More

Diana’s latest period t/c fixtures

Diana’s latest period t/c fixtures
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V MYRSINI WITH RWE AND  TIME CHARTER CONTRACTS FOR M/V ELECTRA WITH UNIPER, M/V ALCMENE WITH CARGILL, M/V OCEANIS AND M/V TRITON WITH AUSCA ATHENS, GREECE, June 9, 2017 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”),...
June 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 9 June 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 9 June 2017
Rebecca Huggins In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation Europe: Proposal to merge European insurance and banking supervisory authorities causes controversy Europe/UK: Don’t expect concessions – EU insurance policy mirrors tough political stance on Brexit 2. Court cases...
June 9th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 9, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 9, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The June  8th UK snap elections yielded a hung Parliament with the Conservative Party coming first but short of majority. In a knee-jerk reaction to the UK election...
June 9th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

LISW17 publishes speaker line-up for flagship conference

LISW17 publishes speaker line-up for flagship conference
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim The programme for the flagship London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17) conference to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, on Thursday 14th September has been published on the official LISW17 website (https://londoninternationalshippingweek.com/conferenceprogramme-2017/). To...
June 9th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Mighty May’s must!

Mighty May’s must!
Whatever the result in RBKC due to recounting, Mrs. Theresa May MUST remain and continue. Populists in the opposition DO NOT have the programme and live back in the 70’s… Luring the youngsters with the tuition fee issue and a few other “perks” is coincidentally due to the season, a midsummer...
June 9th, 2017 | Breaking News, Comment, Politics and Government | Read More

Oslo Børs: Changes to the composition of the OBX Index from 16 June 2017

Oslo Børs: Changes to the composition of the OBX Index from 16 June 2017
09/06/2017 –  Oslo Børs has performed the semi-annual revision of the composition of the OBX Index, which consists of the 25 most traded shares at Oslo Børs. From 16 June 2017 Golden Ocean Group (GOGL) and Nordic Nanovector (NANO) will be added to the index, while Seadrill (SDRL) and Frontline...
June 9th, 2017 | Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

SingPost’s SAM wins World Post and Parcel Award

SingPost’s SAM wins World Post and Parcel Award
Dr Bernard Leong, Head of Post Office Network and Digital Services, SingPost, receives the World Post and Parcel Award for Retail Consumer Access at a gala dinner in Paris. SINGAPORE, 8 June 2017 – Singapore Post (SingPost) won top honours at the 2017 World Post and Parcel Awards, its fourth win in...
June 9th, 2017 | Awards | Read More

Shipping Markets remain low, geopolitics on the “high”…

Shipping Markets remain low, geopolitics on the “high”…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained on the low with just three points up at 824, thanks not to the Capers but to the Panamaxes’ ten plus points! John Faraclas assessing the Markets and geopolitics affecting same: The BCI...
June 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
08-Jun-2017 PORT CLEARANCE AT KHASAB, OMAN, FOR VESSELS IN DIFFICULTY Khasab, Oman Port clearance at Khasab, Oman, for vessels in difficulty Thursday, June 8, 2017, Khasab, Oman The Port of Khasab, northern Oman, has agreed to issue port clearance to vessels having difficulties...
June 8th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

NAMEPA: Marina Cleanup Day, June 11th and All Year Long!

NAMEPA: Marina Cleanup Day, June 11th and All Year Long!
Marina Cleanup Day for Trash Free Seas Whether at the Dock or on the Water, Everyone Can Make a Difference What? The Ocean Conservancy, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the California Coastal Commission...
June 8th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Environment | Read More

HEINEKEN Netherlands, Nedcargo and GoodFuels to transport beer using low carbon, sustainable marine fuel

HEINEKEN Netherlands, Nedcargo and GoodFuels to transport beer using low carbon, sustainable marine fuel
… Collaborative initiative paves the way for further dramatic reductions in CO2 and local emissions from both inland and seaborne maritime transport AMSTERDAM, JUNE 8, 2017: HEINEKEN® Netherlands, leading foodstuff distributor Nedcargo, and GoodFuels, the first marine biofuel company focused on...
June 8th, 2017 | Associations, Bunkering, Consumers Market, Emissions, Environment, Food and Drink, Logistics | Read More

“Braindancing Via AdaptAgility” by WISTA Cyprus

“Braindancing Via AdaptAgility” by WISTA Cyprus
The Board of WISTA Cyprus with the trainer and representation from WISTA Hellas. From left to right Helen Joannou Chrysostomou, Anna Pittalis, Gina Panayiotou, Maria Angelidou, Tassoula Tsakanias, Dilip Mukerjea, Anna Vourgos, Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Yvonne Tsanos, Koula Louka. Photo Credit: Whiteleaf...
June 8th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, HR, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

ABB to undertake major modernizations of Canadian Coast Guard ships

ABB to undertake major modernizations of Canadian Coast Guard ships
ABB will modernize 10 out of 14 Medium Icebreakers and High Endurance Multi Task Canadian Coast Guard ships to extend operational life of the vessels by another 20 years. These ships undertake major search and rescue operations and are instrumental in keeping northern Canadian shipping lanes ice free. “For...
June 8th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Ship Conversions, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

MarineFields Holdings Ltd and Inmarsat have signed an MOU

MarineFields Holdings Ltd  and Inmarsat have signed an MOU
Socrates Theodossiou and Roland Spithout MarineFields Holdings Ltd (a member of Tototheo Maritime) and Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) have signed an MOU to partner in investigating how sea traffic management and satellite connectivity can make port calls more efficient for all stakeholders through improved information...
June 8th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More