Archive for February, 2018

Greek opera singer Kassandra Dimopoulou’s latest success

Greek opera singer Kassandra Dimopoulou’s latest success
Kassandra Dimopoulou with Philip Modinos to her left and Placido Domingo to her right Greek and internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano Kassandra Dimopoulou has great pleasure to share with us and all our viewers in many countries her joy at the growing recognition that she and her team are winning....
February 28th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Music | Read More

The BDI gets stuck into snow… and geopolitics in the cupboard

The BDI gets stuck into snow… and geopolitics in the cupboard
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four points thanks to the  Supras and Handies; at 1,192 points same remains stuck …in the snow… Geopolitics’ cupboard is full of skeletons; CAUTION. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capers’ BCI was down 35 points and now stands at 1,560… The...
February 28th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Weather | Read More

Greek minister Nikos Pappas speaks at LSE on ““Fake News, Propaganda and Media in Greece”,

Greek minister Nikos Pappas speaks at LSE on ““Fake News, Propaganda and Media in Greece”,
Nikos Pappas delivering his speech; to his left seated Prof. Kevin Featherstone GREECE’S MINISTER OF DIGITAL POLICY, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA, NIKOS PAPPAS, SPEAKS AT THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS • N.Pappas: «New media are not the only ones responsible for fake news. Fake news diffusion often...
February 28th, 2018 | Academia, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Press and Media | Read More

MISC group welcomes its fourth Moss-type LNG carrier

MISC group welcomes its fourth Moss-type LNG carrier
MISC’s Fourth MOSS-Type LNG Carrier, the Seri Camar MISC Group, a world leading energy related maritime solutions and services provider has today taken delivery of Seri Camar, the fourth in a series of five MOSS-Type Seri C Class Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers. The 150,200 CBM LNG carrier...
February 28th, 2018 | Company Profiles, LNG, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Niron Staal supplies critical steel components for iconic new London residential skyscraper

Niron Staal supplies critical steel components for iconic new London residential skyscraper
Set up and preparation works on the frontal cross pieces Niron Staal, the specialist steel machining and construction subsidiary of Damen Shipyards Group, is nearing the completion of its first major machining contract for a skyscraper project for its client Hollandia Structures, partner in the VBH structural...
February 28th, 2018 | Construction | Read More

Experienced private owners for HSH – remaining legacy assets to be carved out

Experienced private owners for HSH – remaining legacy assets to be carved out
Stefan Ermisch HAMBURG/KIEL – HSH Nordbank AG is to become a corporate bank with entirely private shareholders, including independent affiliates of Cerberus European Investments, J. C. Flowers & Co., GoldenTree Asset Management, Centaurus Capital LP and BAWAG. The federal state owners Hamburg and...
February 28th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Shipfinance | Read More

Oslo Børs offers a solution for the management of lists of insiders

Oslo Børs offers a solution for the management of lists of insiders
28/02/2018 – Oslo Børs has decided to offer a functionality in NewsPoint for the management of lists of insiders. The new solution will be launched by the end of 2018, and will comply with all formal requirements set out in the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). The Oslo Stock Exchange will thus...
February 28th, 2018 | Stock Markets | Read More

SKY Perfect JSAT agrees to Invest $4.5 million in KVH

SKY Perfect JSAT agrees to Invest $4.5 million in KVH
Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH chief executive officer. SKY Perfect JSAT Agrees to Invest $4.5 Million in KVH as Part of Strategic Collaboration in Maritime Satellite Connectivity The two companies continue long-standing relationship in delivering next-generation maritime broadband services MIDDLETOWN,...
February 28th, 2018 | IT and Communications, News | Read More

Bureau Veritas launches world-wide e-certification

Bureau Veritas launches world-wide e-certification
E-certificates now delivered by email or accessible via the My VeriSTAR mobile application and the VeriSTAR Info desktop portal Latest addition in end-to-end integrated digital platform for classification Electronic certificates issued in lieu of paper certificates following agreement with both the...
February 28th, 2018 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, News, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 28, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 28, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In his first semi-annual monetary policy testimony before Congress yesterday, new Fed Chair Jerome Powell was optimistic on the US growth outlook and increasingly confident about inflation moving up closer to the 2% target medium-term,...
February 28th, 2018 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Foreship counsels caution on expedition ship rush

Foreship counsels caution on expedition ship rush
Markus Aarnio, Chairman, Foreship. Booming demand for expedition ships should not mean that good and safe shipbuilding practices for passenger vessels are compromised, leading naval architecture and engineering company Foreship has warned.   The consultancy, which has more cruise ship construction,...
February 28th, 2018 | Cruise Industry, Environment, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Will the implementation of the Sulphur Cap 2020 be delayed?

Will the implementation of the Sulphur Cap 2020 be delayed?
Kim Yeon-tae, Executive Director, Korean Register Two of the most discussed issues in the international maritime industry in recent years have been the implementation of Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) and the approaching Sulphur Cap 2020. The prolonged maritime downturn of the last decade...
February 28th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Climate, Emissions, Environment | Read More

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City introduces new Tyre Competence product category to reflect Vietnam’s healthy tyre prospects

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City introduces new Tyre Competence product category to reflect Vietnam’s healthy tyre prospects
… The United Arab Emirates to become part of the show’s international pavilion offerings The upcoming edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City will debut its new Tyre Competence, a dedicated exhibitor categorisation which will sit alongside the shows already established Motorcycle Competence....
February 28th, 2018 | Associations, Automobiles, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions | Read More

The future is ecoSMRT with Babcock

The future is ecoSMRT with Babcock
… Babcock has been contracted to supply its ground-breaking ecoSMRT® LNG reliquefaction technology to four recently ordered LNG carriers being built at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Ulsan and Samho shipyards in South Korea. Offering unparalleled efficiency, cost and footprint savings, ecoSMRT® innovative...
February 27th, 2018 | LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  27-Feb-2018 NEW TRANSIT TOLL REBATE OFFERS FOR DRY BULK CARRIERS Suez Canal, Egypt New transit toll rebate offers for dry bulk carriers Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Suez Canal, Egypt Meeting the desire of vessels’ owners and operators using the Suez Canal and encouraging more...
February 27th, 2018 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

BDI dives as Capers lose 85 points; havoc in Geopolitics…

BDI dives as Capers lose 85 points; havoc in Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI lost three points and now reads 1,188 points. The Geopolitical situation will turn sour for all. CAUTION in all fronts. John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers’ BCI now stands at 1,595 points – under the 1,600 threshold… The Panamaxes  rise was halted with low gains; the...
February 27th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Navis Hosts Employee Hackathon to Spark Innovation Aimed at Shaping the Future of Ocean Shipping Technology

Navis Hosts Employee Hackathon to Spark Innovation Aimed at Shaping the Future of Ocean Shipping Technology
‘Navis Hack’ designed to help address the challenge of developing and delivering new and innovative products while shortening lead-time  Oakland, CA—February 27, 2018—Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance...
February 27th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Crowley Carries Bridge Sections and Oversized Drill to Puerto Rico in Support of Roadway Reconstruction

Crowley Carries Bridge Sections and Oversized Drill to Puerto Rico in Support of Roadway Reconstruction
… (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Feb. 27, 2018) ­– Crowley Maritime Corporation’s logistics group is transporting multiple bridges in sections to Puerto Rico to support the roadway reconstruction efforts in the Utuado region. This project is essential to restoring access to Rio Abajo, a remote community...
February 27th, 2018 | Land Trasnport, Logistics | Read More

AAL breaks records for major Australian windfarm project that will produce 200MW of power!

AAL breaks records for major Australian windfarm project that will produce 200MW  of power!
AAL’s “AAL Newcastle” AAL SHIPS 45 OF AUSTRALIA’S LONGEST WINDMILL BLADES ON A SINGLE SAILING INTO ADELAIDE FOR COLI BREMEN. February 27, 2018 – AAL has successfully completed three sailings into Adelaide with 45 windmill blades, turbine generators and other related components...
February 27th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

Natasa Pilides appointed Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping

Natasa Pilides appointed Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping
Natasa Pilides CYPRUS, February 27, 2018: The President of the Republic of Cyprus has officially announced the new Ministers of the Government, and has appointed Ms. Natasa Pilides as the Deputy Minister of Shipping. Ms. Pilides is the current Director General of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency...
February 27th, 2018 | News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Politics and Government | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 27, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 27, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: All eyes today are on Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s first semi-annual testimony before Congress at 16:00 CET. His remarks are expected to mirror the tone of both last week’s January FOMC minutes and the semi-annual policy report...
February 27th, 2018 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Infrastructure – HSH focuses on new growth market areas

Infrastructure – HSH focuses on new growth market areas
Dr. Marcus Kleiner HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank is increasingly backing the growth sectors of broadband, energy contracting and storage in the European infrastructure market – and its efforts have met with success: “In these parts, the competition on this highly attractive market is mainly international....
February 27th, 2018 | Banking | Read More

IMCA’S Mark Ford joins IACS advisory committee

IMCA’S Mark Ford joins IACS advisory committee
Mark Ford IMCA’s Technical Manager to support International Association of Classification Societies’ Quality System Certification Scheme The International Marine Contractor’s (IMCA) Technical Manager, Mark Ford, has been unanimously endorsed by the International Association of Classification...
February 27th, 2018 | Associations, IACS, Person Profiles | Read More

Struggling BDI@1,191 amid chaotic geopolitics

Struggling BDI@1,191 amid chaotic geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI gained just six points earlier on today as the Capers fall and geopolitics become a liability for all; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers lost 42 points and the BCI now reads 1,680; the most volatile of all indices “maintains” its status… The Panamaxes gained 23 points...
February 26th, 2018 | Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

The Open Couple by Dario Fo and Franca Rame

The Open Couple by Dario Fo and Franca Rame
A comedy about sexual politics in marriage, a man persuades his suicidal wife that an open marriage is politically correct and embarks on dalliances with younger women, to her dismay and fury. After deciding to be on her own, the tables are turned when she confesses to a new man, Nobel prize nominated...
February 26th, 2018 | Theatre, Comedy, Drama, Dance | Read More