Archive for January, 2018

BDI: the fall continues…

BDI: the fall continues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today another fifteen points and now stands at 1,264 which is 983 points below the end of December 2013 level! CAUTION! John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes lost 65 points and the BCI now reads 2,231 points. Losses for the Panamaxes with...
January 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Hot Pot News from GAC

Hot Pot News from GAC
  15-Jan-2018 REASSIGNMENT OF BOOKING SLOTS OF NEOPANAMAX VESSELS TRANSITING BEFORE BOOKED DATE Panama Canal, Panama PORT REOPENED AFTER CYCLONE PASSES Port Hedland, Australia SEASONAL ICE PROCEDURE STATUS UPDATE (CHANGE 7) Delaware River & Bay, United States Reassignment of...
January 15th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New look London Boat Show celebrates vibrant atmosphere across five-day format

New look London Boat Show celebrates vibrant atmosphere  across five-day format
… The 2018 London Boat Show drew to a close yesterday (Sunday 14 January 2018) amidst incredible sales reports, a vibrant atmosphere, strong visitor numbers and the fantastic launch of the all new Boating & Watersports Holiday Show. The changes made to the 2018 Show were a success amongst exhibitors...
January 15th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Crowley announces plans to build new 100,000-Barrel Alaska Class ATB to enhance Alaska Fuel Services

Crowley announces plans to build new 100,000-Barrel Alaska Class ATB to enhance Alaska Fuel Services
An artist’s impression of the tug-barge (ANCHORAGE, Alaska.; Jan. 15, 2018) ­– Crowley Fuels LLC announced today that it has signed a construction contract with Bollinger Shipyards to build a new Alaska Class 100,000-barrel-capacity articulated tug-barge (ATB) to transport multiple clean petroleum...
January 15th, 2018 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Young designer scoops top prize with philanthropic superyacht design

Young designer scoops top prize with philanthropic superyacht design
Christopher Mobley, Superyacht UK Young Designer 2018 Philanthropic design proved the key to success at this year’s annual Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition 2018, in partnership with Pendennis Shipyard and Olesinski, as Christopher Mobley, a transport design student from Staffordshire...
January 15th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Exhibitions, News | Read More

The 2018 HELMEPA Refresher Training Program kicks off

The 2018 HELMEPA Refresher Training Program kicks off
HELMEPA, operating as a DNV GL certified “Maritime Training Center for Pollution Prevention, Safety at Sea and Environmental Awareness” launches tomorrow, 16 January 2018, its 36th Annual Program of Voluntary Refresher Training. The Program kicks off with the 2-day Seminar “Marine Environmental...
January 15th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 15, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 15, 2018)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD extended its recent losses in European trade on Monday on the view that other G10 central banks will follow the Fed in gradually...
January 15th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

QuantiServ introduces robotised laser technology that drastically increases the lifespan of 2-stroke engine pistons

QuantiServ introduces robotised laser technology that drastically increases the lifespan of 2-stroke engine pistons
QuantiServ’s new laser cladding technology revolutionises the reconditioning of 2-stroke engine pistons Wärtsilä Corporation, 15 January 2018 at 11.45 a.m. EET Wärtsilä Services’ Business Line QuantiServ, which offers specialised maintenance and repair services for marine and energy customers...
January 15th, 2018 | News | Read More

RMT hits out at latest North Sea decommissioning scandal

RMT hits out at latest North Sea decommissioning scandal
Mick Cash OFFSHORE energy union RMT today raised concerns over the North Sea decommissioning industry, following the cash sale of three semi-submersible drilling platforms to a company that transports offshore oil and gas infrastructure to be scrapped in India and Bangladesh. The platforms predominantly...
January 15th, 2018 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Threesome and 3×3…

Threesome and 3×3…
Sadie Lee, Ursula Martinez, Roxana Halls and Sarah Jane Moon. Threesome and 3×3: exploring the gaze and gesture of gay women By James Brewer Any eroticism in these works is strictly intentional, says the publicity for the exhibition Threesome. Certainly, this fascinating spectacle is full of imagery...
January 14th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  13-Jan-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 14-27 JANUARY 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 14-27 January 2018 Saturday, January 13, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 25 Jan (Thu) – Revolution Day (Egypt) 26 Jan (Fri) – India...
January 13th, 2018 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

CAUTION for the BDI@1,279

CAUTION for the BDI@1,279
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its twists and turns and let’s see how the hoi polloi respond as well as how the capable ones react to this downfall… Geopolitical turmoil at its… best. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly brief recap: With a loss of 24 points today and 92 since...
January 12th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Fixtures, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

In Another Life: refugee dignity and desperation on screen

In Another Life: refugee dignity and desperation on screen
Actors Toyah Frantzen and Elie Haddad. In Another Life: refugee dignity and desperation on screen By James Brewer “Some are living in mansions, some are living in halls – when there is no place for us, my dear.” This is one of many paradoxes that play out brutally for the world’s refugees, more...
January 12th, 2018 | Film Industry, Immigration, Insight | Read More

World Sailing selects Olympic Events for Antitrust review

World Sailing selects Olympic Events for Antitrust review
Following the adoption of World Sailing’s new Antitrust Policy in November 2017, World Sailing has now selected the initial Olympic Events which will undergo an antitrust review in 2018.   World Sailing has decided at this time to review the Men and Women’s Windsurfer and the Men and Women’s...
January 12th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

US December CPI: core inflation surprises on the upside

US December CPI: core inflation surprises on the upside
New York – picture credits Anny Zade Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, January 12, 2018) US December CPI: core inflation surprises on the upside In line with consensus estimate, headline CPI inflation decelerated to 0.1%MoM (+2.1%YoY) in December from 0.4%MoM (+2.2%YoY)...
January 12th, 2018 | Banking, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Marseille Fos and Le Havre to link in Swiss rail shuttle

Marseille Fos and Le Havre to link in Swiss rail shuttle
Provence Promotion head Philippe Stéfanini, Marseille Fos CEO Christine Cabau Woehrel, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire and Que Weidong, founder and CEO of Quechen Silicon, with his wife A rail shuttle container service linking the major French ports of Marseille Fos and Le Havre with Switzerland...
January 12th, 2018 | Logistics, News, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
  12-Jan-2018 HEAVY LIFT & SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE/HEAVY LIFT VESSELS Suez Canal, Egypt JOYCE DECLARED CATEGORY 1 CYCLONE Australia PORTS PREPARE FOR CYCLONE Port Hedland, Dampier & Broome, Australia ESTABLISHMENT OF SILT CURTAIN AT RAMBLER CHANNEL Hong Kong Heavy Lift & Semi-submersible/Heavy...
January 12th, 2018 | Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Tuapse Commercial Seaport to invest RUB 1.93 bn under the 2018 development programme

Tuapse Commercial Seaport to invest RUB 1.93 bn under the 2018 development programme
The Port of Tuapse Tuapse Commercial Seaport JSC (TCSP, part of UCL Holding) says it is going to allocate RUB 1.931 billion of its own funds for financing of the company’s investment programme in 2018. According to the statement, this year’s investment programme of Tuapse Commercial Seaport provides...
January 12th, 2018 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 12, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 12, 2018)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: According to today’s newswires, preliminary talks in Germany between the CDU/CSU and SPD for the formation of a grand coalition concluded...
January 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Factum: the BDI@1,303

Factum: the BDI@1,303
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 63 points earlier on today thanks to the as ever volatile Capers and to a lesser extent the enigmatic Panamaxes; both Wets fell too. Geopolitics still enigmatic and perplexed. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The Capers triple-digit fall was more...
January 11th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  11-Jan-2018 MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION AT CASTLE PEAK BAY Hong Kong PORTS PREPARE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE JOYCE Port Hedland, Dampier & Broome, Australia MARITIME PIRACY & ARMED ROBBERY REACHES 22-YEAR LOW, SAYS IMB REPORT Worldwide FOG AND POOR VISIBILITY IN THE BOSPHORUS Turkish...
January 11th, 2018 | Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Crowley Liner Services teams announce new organization

Crowley Liner Services teams announce new organization
… (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Jan. 11, 2018) ­– To improve operational efficiency and service within its international shipping and logistics businesses, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services teams announced several organizational changes today impacting the Caribbean and Central America markets. Sal...
January 11th, 2018 | Company Profiles, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Person Profiles | Read More

Damen Yacht Support GAME CHANGER sold

Damen Yacht Support GAME CHANGER sold
The GameChanger Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN is delighted to announce the sale of 70-metre GAME CHANGER (227 ft) from the Yacht Support range. GAME CHANGER is DAMEN’s fourth Yacht Support vessel sold in the 70-metre segment, proving the ongoing demand for large yachting solutions for worldwide adventures,...
January 11th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Yachting | Read More

Port Authority of Thailand Successfully Completes Navis N4 Implementation

Port Authority of Thailand Successfully Completes Navis N4 Implementation
Port Authority of Thailand Completes Navis N4 Implementation, Improving Real-Time Data Management and Productivity Upgrade Marks First Step in Supporting National Government’s ‘Thailand 4.0’ Innovation Initiative Oakland, CA—January 11, 2018 — Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and...
January 11th, 2018 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology | Read More

GEODIS sets holiday record with 2.3 million orders fulfilled in the U.S.

GEODIS sets holiday record with 2.3 million orders fulfilled in the U.S.
2.3 million orders shipped from Black Friday through Cyber Monday is a 14 percent increase from 2016 orders Further reinforcing the growth of online retail, global supply chain operator GEODIS announces that the critical four-day Thanksgiving shopping holiday was a record-breaker for the company’s...
January 11th, 2018 | Consumers Market, Logistics | Read More