Archive for July, 2017

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…
John Faraclas As Capers remained …”afloat” with 86 plus points, bringing the BCI up at 1,225 points; so does the BDI@946 – up 13 – for luck… per Agatha Cristies’ novel. The geopolitics are anytime now going to produce, as we have foreseen, a total mess. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
July 31st, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Flying, Crashing, and On Day 2 of European Championship

Flying, Crashing, and On Day 2 of European Championship
Another sunny, bright, breezy day welcomed the combined Olympic fleets of Nacra 17, 49er, and 49erFX race boats today as the 2017 European Championship continued in Germany’s North Sea port of Kiel.  The 49er and 49erFX entered their second day of competition while all eyes were on the brand new...
July 31st, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  31-Jul-2017 SEABED STUDIES FOR TUNNEL PROJECT Istanbul, Turkey DREDGING OFF WESTERN END OF JURONG ISLAND Singapore SOIL INVESTIGATION OFF SHELL BUKOM BERTHS 10, 10A-10C AND VICINITY Singapore BULKHEAD REMOVAL WORKS FOR SEAWATER INTAKE & OUTFALL CULVERTS Hong Kong PORT DEAL SIGNED Hambantota,...
July 31st, 2017 | Associations, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Smart ships need smart registries

Smart ships need smart registries
Panos Kirnidis The shipping world needs to wake up and embrace the philosophy of smart shipping because it is already here and the downturn in the world economy is not going to last forever, according to Panos Kirnidis, CEO of the Palau International Ship Registry. “The maritime industry knows that...
July 31st, 2017 | Flags | Read More

The Future-Ready Shipping Conference 2017 – coming soon

The Future-Ready Shipping Conference 2017 – coming soon
IMO and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore are organising the second edition of the Future-Ready Shipping Conference. Two months to go – 25-26 September 2017 – Now in its 2nd edition, the Future-Ready Shipping 2017 Conference – jointly organised by the Maritime and Port...
July 31st, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Royal New Zealand Navy value Lloyd’s Register’s safety and environment expertise…

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Royal New Zealand Navy value Lloyd’s Register’s safety and environment expertise…
Lloyd’s Register’s HQ’s Hyundai Heavy Industries and Royal New Zealand Navy value Lloyd’s Register’s safety and environment expertise to support their safety case preparation for the new MSC project in Korea Lloyd’s Register (LR), the leading provider of engineering and technology-centric...
July 31st, 2017 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Politics and Government, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hill Dickinson appoints legal director to expanding shipping team

Hill Dickinson appoints legal director to expanding shipping team
Tom Burdass International commercial law firm Hill Dickinson continues to grow its shipping practice with the addition of Legal Director Tom Burdass. Tom joins the firm’s Broadgate Tower, London office from Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) where he spent more than six years acting for clients in dry...
July 31st, 2017 | Company Profiles, HR, Legal, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

He gave his life that we might not starve

He gave his life that we might not starve
Two of the Belgian Prince survivors who were helped by Sailors’ Society Drowned crew of the SS Belgian Prince are commemorated 100 years on from one of the most heinous war crimes of World War 1 One hundred years ago today (July 31), one of the most heinous war crimes of World War One took place...
July 31st, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Clubs, HR, Maritime Accidents, Military, News | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 31, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 31, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of global equity indices traded higher on Monday, shrugging off North Korea’s latest missile test late on Friday and the US response...
July 31st, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

HRAS News: New Infographic – An introduction to Human Rights at Sea

HRAS News: New Infographic – An introduction to Human Rights at Sea
Human Rights at Sea adds to its free educational materials Human Rights at Sea has now added an accompanying infographic to its new free to download first educational film titled: “An introduction to Human Rights”. The infographic is aimed at providing a copy of the detail within the film if the...
July 31st, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

The International Group

The International Group
Many vessel owners join a Mutual P&I Club to access limits of liability that are generally unavailable in the commercial fixed premium market. The highest limits are provided by the International Group of P&I Clubs, a collection of 13 mutual P&I Clubs, including the Shipowners’ Club.  How...
July 31st, 2017 | Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

“K” Line Announce Financial Highlights for 1st quarter FY2017

“K” Line Announce Financial Highlights for 1st quarter FY2017
.. July 31, 2017 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. Please be advised that “K” Line Tokyo Head Office published the following press release today. ・Financial Highlights for 1st quarter FY2017 –  Click here ・Forecast for the Interim and Year-end Dividends for the Fiscal Year ending March...
July 31st, 2017 | Accountancy, Company Profiles | Read More

“K” Line Change of Executive Officers

“K” Line Change of Executive Officers
.. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has decided on changes of Executive Officers. Changes of Executive Officers. (1) Retirement scheduled for September 30, 2017 Present Position Name After Retirement (scheduled for October 1, 2017) Managing Executive Officer Nobuo Ishida Ocean Network...
July 31st, 2017 | Company Profiles, Liner Shipping and Trade, Person Profiles | Read More

Premium car manufacturer trusts GEODIS to manage in Korea…

Premium car manufacturer trusts GEODIS to manage in Korea…
PREMIUM CAR MANUFACTURER TRUSTS GEODIS TO MANAGE IN KOREA ONE OF ITS LARGEST DISTRIBUTION CENTERS IN THE WORLD In April 2017, BMW Korea opened a new Regional Parts Distribution Center for BMW, MINI and motorcycle spare parts in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, 70 kilometers south of Seoul. GEODIS was entrusted...
July 31st, 2017 | Automobiles, Logistics | Read More

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on safety of navigation (SOLAS CH.V)

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on safety of navigation (SOLAS CH.V)
Richard Schiferli The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on SAFETY OF NAVIGATION. The aim of the CIC is to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention,...
July 31st, 2017 | Health and Safety, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Bermuda to host two major new insurance events

Bermuda to host two major new insurance events
Jereme Ramsay Hamilton, Bermuda, July 30, 2017 – Two major new insurance-industry events highlighting innovation in the Bermuda market are headed to the island this fall, the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) announced today. The BDA has worked with two London-based organisations to...
July 30th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

40th anniversary edition of the Tour de France à la Voile does not disappoint

40th anniversary edition of the Tour de France à la Voile does not disappoint
Twenty-nine teams, nine Acts, eight Coastal Raids and more Nautical Stadium Races than you can shake a stick at are just a few of the numbers that cannot possibly sum up a marathon sailing event that is as exciting as it is exacting. The nine host ports touched on in the 40th Tour de France à la Voile:...
July 30th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

The Day Before the Drama

The Day Before the Drama
… Practice Day Complete The 2017 European Championship for the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 is set to begin tomorrow, Sunday July 30. This will be the first event for the full foiling Nacra 17 since it evolved from its original C foil configuration to the Full Foil configuration, ushering in a new...
July 29th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Final showdown rewards Tahiti and Beijaflore

Final showdown rewards Tahiti and  Beijaflore
.. FONDATION FDJ – DES MAIN ET DES PIEDS CROWNED 2017 CHAMPIONS At the conclusion of a truly entertaining Super Final, Fondation FDJ – Des Mains et Des Pieds skippered by Damien Iehl and Damien Seguin, Tresors de Tahiti skippered by Teva Plichart and Beijaflore Sailing skippered by Valentin...
July 29th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell nine points earlier on today from yesterday’s 942 points and 44 points since last Friday the 21st of July when it stood at 977; a midsummers’ mess. Geopolitics are looking more than explosive in all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The...
July 28th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Calm consistency wins as Fondation FDJ – Des Pieds et Des Mains claim championship with a day in hand

Calm consistency wins as Fondation FDJ – Des Pieds et Des Mains claim championship with a day in hand
… While Team SFS triumphed in spectacular style in today’s Coastal Raid, a third place finish in Nice was more than sufficient to assure Fondation FDJ – Des Pieds et Des Mains overall victory in the 40th edition of the Tour de France à la Voile. Eighteen points clear of Team SFS in second,...
July 28th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Twelve racers ready for the Youth Match Racing World Championship

Twelve racers ready for the Youth Match Racing World Championship
Harry Price at the 2016 Youth Match Racing Worlds Twelve of the best youth match racers will race out of the Balboa Yacht Club from 31 July to 5 August at the 2017 Youth Match Racing World Championship. The Championship brings together the best youth match racers from around the world, acknowledging...
July 28th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Navis launches new Bluetracker Hull and Propeller Performance Monitoring Module

Navis launches new Bluetracker Hull and Propeller Performance Monitoring Module
Hull Monitor Assists Ship Operators in Data-Driven Decision-Making for the Best Scheduling of Maintenance Activity and its Effect on the Ship’s Energy Efficiency Performance Flensburg, July 28, 2017 – Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services...
July 28th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Iridium Announces Third Iridium® NEXT Launch Date

Iridium Announces Third Iridium® NEXT Launch Date
… MCLEAN, Va. – July 28, 2017 – Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced today that the upcoming Iridium NEXT launch has been targeted for September 30, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. PDT. This launch will deliver another 10 Iridium NEXT satellites to orbit on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket...
July 28th, 2017 | Communication, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 28, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, July 28, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of global equity indices traded lower on Friday, as technology shares retreated from their recent rally over the past month. In FX markets,...
July 28th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More