Archive for June, 2018

Global recognition for Wimbledon International Piano Competition

Global recognition for Wimbledon International Piano Competition
Global recognition for Wimbledon International Piano Competition Founder Sally Wave (right) with Ken Virgin and Yukiko Shinohara. By James Brewer In a memorable debut, Wimbledon International Piano Competition has lived up to its name by impressing a signature on the global as well as local and London...
June 30th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Music | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
30-Jun-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 1-14 JULY 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 1-14 July 2018 Saturday, June 30, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 4 Jul (Wed) – USA Independence Day 5 Jul (Thu) – Algeria Independence Day 11 Jul (Wed) – Celebration...
June 30th, 2018 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Dr Ravi K Mehotra, CBE wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Seatrade Awards 30th Anniversary Celebration

Dr Ravi K Mehotra, CBE wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Seatrade Awards 30th Anniversary Celebration
Seatrade Awards 2018 winners gather onstage at the 30th anniversary celebrations Friday 29 June (London, UK) – This year’s Seatrade Awards was a celebration of 30 years rewarding excellence across the shipping industry. The event had a celebratory feel which culminated in the last award which...
June 30th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Awards, Events, People and Places, Story of the Week | Read More

Destination Chios!

Destination Chios!
Pristine waters The holiday season is on and its peak begins now that schools and academies are closed all over Europe – and in most other northern hemisphere countries. For sure the Mediterranean and in particular the Greek Archipelago has a lot to offer to those looking for tranquillity far from...
June 29th, 2018 | Holidays, Maritime Tourism | Read More

Capes keep the BDI afloat…

Capes keep the BDI afloat…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “thanks” to the Capes remained “afloat”. At 1,385 points remains in good levels taking on to account what is going on lately and in particular the last three years, as well as the Geopolitical aspects. The 56 plus points today promises a good weekend…...
June 29th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
29-Jun-2018 TESTING OF AUV OFF ST JOHN’S ISLAND Singapore Testing of AUV off St John’s Island Friday, June 29, 2018, Singapore From 2 July to 6 July, testing of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) will be carried out off St John’s Island, within the working area bounded by the following coordinates...
June 29th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Corvus Energy named “Supplier of the Year” for 4th consecutive year

Corvus Energy named “Supplier of the Year” for 4th consecutive year
Corvus Energy, the marine industry’s leading supplier of battery energy storage, has been named “Supplier of the Year” at the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards 2018. Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards 2018 recognizes Corvus Energy, supplier of battery energy storage systems, for its...
June 29th, 2018 | Awards, Energy | Read More

GAC Pindar appointed Golden Globe Race official logistics provider

GAC Pindar appointed Golden Globe Race official logistics provider
Specialist stand-by logistics support for 18 sailors in ‘back to basics’ race around the world Les Sables d’Olonne, France, 29 June 2018 – Fresh from the successful conclusion of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, GAC Pindar is ready for its next challenge as the official logistics provider for...
June 29th, 2018 | Logistics, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Help us celebrate our 20th anniversary! Just one year until Land’s End to John O’Groats!

Help us celebrate our 20th anniversary! Just one year until Land’s End to John O’Groats!
.. A year today, our cyclists will be close to completing our 20th anniversary challenge!   Don’t miss out on being one of them! To celebrate our 20th anniversary, next June will see Transaid’s biggest cycling challenge to date take place: Lands End to John O’Groats. With just under...
June 29th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity | Read More

Diana Containerships sells post panamax contship “Puelo”

Diana Containerships sells post panamax contship “Puelo”
.. Diana Containeships Inc., announces completion of sale of a post-panamax container vessel and delivery to her new owners ATHENS, GREECE, June 29, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, announced...
June 29th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Container shipping, Containers, Markets, Sales and Purchases | Read More

VIKING boosts support for Japanese shipowners

VIKING boosts support for Japanese shipowners
.. Spurred on by a highly successful alliance with MOL Techno-Trade, and recent government approvals for local liferaft assembly and supply, VIKING is establishing its own local presence. Having obtained Japanese government approval to supply liferafts to Japanese-flagged vessels and carry out final...
June 29th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Evergreen Strengthens Asia – East Africa Service

Evergreen Strengthens Asia – East Africa Service
. June 29, 2018 – In order to meet increasing and diverse market demands, Evergreen Line has announced enhancements to its current Asia – East Africa service (AEF) – adding to its direct calls in Central & Southern China. Five vessels are currently deployed on the AEF service – three operated...
June 29th, 2018 | Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

ESPO Monthly Overview – June 2018 and Port of the Month

ESPO Monthly Overview – June 2018 and Port of the Month
Raivis Veckagans (UKR) PORT PRO OF THE MONTH beginning with the Port pro of the month: Raivis Veckagans (UKR) On 31 May, the Ukranian Sea Ports Authoritiy (USPA) officially joined ESPO as an observer member. We thought this would be the perfect occasion to have an interview with Mr Raivis Veckagans,...
June 29th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Interviews, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ClassNK releases amendments to class rules

ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK has announced that it released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on 29 June 2018. ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance in order to reflect the latest results from relevant research...
June 29th, 2018 | Classification Societies, IACS, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Shiprepair | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 29, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 29, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: After marathon talks, European leaders reached a deal on migration in the early hours of Friday. Market reaction was positive. Major European bourses were firmer in early trading hours on Friday and the EUR/USD jumped to a session...
June 29th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Jeong-kie Lee, Chairman and CEO of the Korean Register, becomes IACS new chairman during C77

Jeong-kie Lee, Chairman and CEO of the Korean Register, becomes IACS new chairman during C77
Jeong-kie Lee, 29/06/18 – ENGAGEMENT, INNOVATION AND DELIVERY TO BE CORE OBJECTIVES OF NEW IACS CHAIRMAN’S TIME IN OFFICE The IACS Council held its 77th session (C77) in Hamburg last week, where the wide range of discussions reflected the key role IACS plays in supporting the maritime sector....
June 29th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IACS, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Decommissioning JV named Maersk Decom

Decommissioning JV named Maersk Decom
With the senior management team now in place and interest growing from potential customers, today the decommissioning joint venture reaches a new milestone with the launch of its new name. “Maersk Decom may be a new company, but it is built on the track Maersk Laser and Giant record that both parent...
June 29th, 2018 | Drill ships, Energy | Read More

Sovcomflot and Novatek agree strategic partnership to implement Arctic projects

Sovcomflot and Novatek agree strategic partnership to implement Arctic projects
Sovcomflot Novatek agreement signing 28 Jun 2018 From left Leonid Mikhelson Chairman & CEO of PAO Novatek Sergey Frank President & CEO of PAO Sovcomflot On 28 July, PAO Sovcomflot (Group) and PAO Novatek signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop together the logistical support for...
June 29th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Logistics, News | Read More

The BDI@1,329… Signs of correction?

The BDI@1,329… Signs of correction?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 20 points earlier on today bringing a ray of hope as over the last week the losses were creating an unsustainable situation. Geopolitics more than crucial. John Faraclas’ daily  recap: The Capes and the Panamaxes picked up; the BCI gained 83 points and...
June 28th, 2018 | Chartering, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Women Who Flew for Hitler…

The Women Who Flew for Hitler…
Clare Mulley at Women In War Group event. The Women Who Flew for Hitler: Clare Mulley’s brilliant dual biography  By James Brewer  While some of their female contemporaries were beginning to enjoy new freedoms and to be dismissed by menfolk as flighty, two brilliant girls entering adulthood could...
June 28th, 2018 | Aviation, Books, Insight, Military, News | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
28-Jun-2018 SUBMARINE CABLE REPAIR WORKS OFF SOUTH OF THE NINEPIN GROUP Hong Kong PORTS STATUS UPDATE (28 JUNE 2018) Yemen PORT SHIPS 200 MILLIONTH TONNE OF OIL Kozmino, Russia Submarine cable repair works off south of the Ninepin Group Thursday, June 28, 2018, Hong Kong For approximately 3 weeks, submarine...
June 28th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

EDF publishes legal analysis on IMO’s climate powers

EDF publishes legal analysis on IMO’s climate powers
Aoife O’Leary EDF has just published a legal analysis in conjunction with the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, investigating the potential legal bases for the IMO to enact climate measures. To evaluate what policies and measures the IMO could and should implement to meet the goals set out...
June 28th, 2018 | Climate, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Britain ready to lead the world on G7 Healthy Oceans commitments

Britain ready to lead the world on G7 Healthy Oceans commitments
UK Hydrographic Office headquarters in Taunton Britain ready to lead the world on G7 Healthy Oceans commitments This month the G7 signed a commitment to healthy oceans and ocean science Seven commitments are outlined in the Charlevoix Blueprint for Healthy Oceans, Seas and Resilient Coastal Communities Britain’s...
June 28th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Ten years after, shipping industry confidence holds firm

Ten years after, shipping industry confidence holds firm
Richard Greiner Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-May 2018 according to our latest Confidence Survey, which also marks the tenth anniversary. The average confidence level expressed by respondents was unchanged at the four-year high of 6.4 out of 10.0 recorded in February 2018....
June 28th, 2018 | Reports | Read More

Slow and Steady Wins the Race to Lower Operating Costs, says The Swedish Club

Slow and Steady Wins the Race to Lower Operating Costs, says The Swedish Club
Main Engine Damage The Swedish Club warns that vessel operators should always look to the long term, when specifying the type of engines to be installed across the fleet. Latest statistics from the Club show that vessels propelled by medium/high speed engines have a claims frequency 2.5 times higher...
June 28th, 2018 | Books, Claims, P and I Clubs | Read More