Archive for August, 2018

The BDI@1,736; controlled upwards stagnation

The BDI@1,736; controlled upwards stagnation
John Faraclas The BDI gained nine points earlier on today and expectations remain high but we suggest caution. As Shipping becomes Shipping for the very very very few, one needs a minimum of twenty ships flotilla to attract the interest of shipbrokers and charterers… Caution! Geopolitics continue to...
August 21st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Tsipras on Greece: “Nothing matters much and very little matters at all”*

Tsipras on Greece: “Nothing matters much and very little matters at all”*
The end is nigh Without prejudice Today’s “Ulyssean” message from Ithaca that the bailout era ends is a midsummer’s night dream and proves how low-level spin doctors are in the entourage and court of Maximos’ Mansion ridiculing Greece’s PM. John Faraclas writes:  Mr. Tsipras MUST sack...
August 21st, 2018 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
21-Aug-2018 MARINE WORKS OFF PAK MONG, LANTAU ISLAND Hong Kong SUNKEN BUOY IN CHANNEL, TRAFFIC SUSPENDED Pascagoula, United States HEAVY LIFT OPERATIONS Lower Mississippi River, United States Marine works off Pak Mong, Lantau Island Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Hong Kong For approximately 11 months, marine...
August 21st, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Passanger ship operators must do more to prevent the spread of Legionnaires’ disease

Passanger ship operators must do more to prevent the spread of Legionnaires’ disease
To protect cruise and ferry passengers against nosocomial infection, aqua-tools has introduced its FILT’RAY 2G point of use filters to the maritime market France/USA-based Infection Control Solutions expert aqua-tools has said that cruiseship and ferry operators must do more to protect passengers from...
August 21st, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment | Read More

Alex Hersham, CEO of Zencargo comments on Dr.Liam Fox’s new export strategy

Alex Hersham, CEO of Zencargo comments on Dr.Liam Fox’s new export strategy
Alex Hersham “Dr.Liam Fox’s ‘exporting superpower’ idea is a good start to help British businesses compete on a global level. A one-stop shop that mirrors the functionality of large ecommerce stores would increase the UK’s openness to trade. This could transform the success of UK PLC as...
August 21st, 2018 | Trade and Commerce | Read More

Niels Juncker: a leader in marine cleaning sector backs the Blue MBA

Niels Juncker: a leader in marine cleaning sector backs the Blue MBA
Niels Juncker Searching for possibilities in a $1bn-plus market, supporting the growing focus on safe chemicals and clean environment, and helping the shipping industry in its fight for survival; taking the latest chem-tech and quality equipment to a business area which values its traditions yet is open...
August 21st, 2018 | Environment, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Education and Training, News, Oceanology, Person Profiles, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

FONASBA announces winner of the 2018 Young Ship Agent or Broker Award

FONASBA announces winner of the 2018 Young Ship Agent or Broker Award
Filipe Martins, Winner of the FONASBA Young Ship Agent or Broker Award 2018 FONASBA is very pleased to announce that the winner of its Young Ship Agent or Broker Award for 2018 is Filipe Miguel Dias Martins of Navex Empresa Portuguesa de Navegação, S.A, Portugal. The Award was introduced in 2015 with...
August 21st, 2018 | Associations, Awards, HR, News, People and Places, Sales and Purchases | Read More

Wärtsilä makes significant investment in Finland – the Smart Technology Hub, next-generation innovation and production centre, will be built in Vaasa

Wärtsilä makes significant investment in Finland – the Smart Technology Hub, next-generation innovation and production centre, will be built in Vaasa
Wärtsilä Smart technology hub Wärtsilä Corporation, 21 August 2018, 10:00 am EEST – Wärtsilä is building the Smart Technology Hub, a new centre of research, product development and production, in Vaskiluoto, Vaasa. As of 2020, all of Wärtsilä’s functions and personnel in central...
August 21st, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

IUMI launches new online cargo insurance tutorial programme

IUMI launches new online cargo insurance tutorial programme
  Dieter Berg 21 August – the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) is advancing its education agenda and launching a new online cargo tutorial programme. This new programme is specifically designed for intermediate level cargo underwriters who wish to enrich their knowledge and expertise...
August 21st, 2018 | Associations, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

Castrol unveils new control fluid technology to enhance protection for subsea systems

Castrol unveils new control fluid technology to enhance protection for subsea systems
.. •    Castrol Transaqua SP (System Protection) designed for use in both greenfield and brownfield subsea production control systems •    Class-leading stability with expected system contaminants, providing assurance to operators 21 August 2018, London – Castrol, a leading global lubricants...
August 21st, 2018 | Bunkering | Read More

IMCA’s freelance personnel competence portfolio goes live

IMCA’s freelance personnel competence portfolio goes live
Steve Benzie Helping freelance and agency professionals to demonstrate their experience and competence Freely available to all freelance personal and agency professionals Competence portfolios are increasingly important to potential employers. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)...
August 21st, 2018 | Associations, HR | Read More

An unsustainable BDI@ 1,727…

An unsustainable BDI@ 1,727…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI clinched four points and now stands at 1,727 thanks to the rise of the Panamaxes making it up for the falling Capes; expect a Geopolitical tsunamis and another credit crunch deriving from the current up and coming Trade Wars… John Faraclas’ brief...
August 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
20-Aug-2018 MARINE WORKS AT THE BLACK POINT POWER STATION Hong Kong LOCK CLOSURE FOR MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS Kiel Canal, Germany SHORE PROTECTION WORKS Singapore Marine works at the Black Point Power Station Monday, August 20, 2018, Hong Kong For approximately 13 months, marine works involving reinstatement...
August 20th, 2018 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Welcome to the Future of Shipping – Follow the Wind at SMM 2018

Welcome to the Future of Shipping – Follow the Wind at SMM 2018
Ecoship Main One SDGs The shipping industry is now set on a serious decarbonisation course and the search is on for credible, viable and cost-effective solutions to meet the IMO’s initial strategy challenge to peak GHG emissions from international shipping as soon as possible and to reduce the total...
August 20th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions | Read More

14th September… a very special race!

14th September… a very special race!
Phil Parry On 14th January 2007, I was told that my son Oscar would not survive the day. At that point, he had endured two forms of leukaemia, two bone marrow transplants, over 100 blood transfusions, five brain haemorrhages and five years of chemotherapy. On 14th September 2018 my colleagues and I...
August 20th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Sailing | Read More

From Celestial to Digital navigation

From Celestial to Digital navigation
Emma Wise and Paul Hailwood receive IMarEST tokens of appreciatio Dubai, 8 August 2018 – ChartWorld conceptualized World ECDIS Day four years ago which was very well appreciated by the industry.  As a result, ChartWorld decided to take the concept on tour and over the last 9 months have hosted...
August 20th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMarEST | Read More

Dubai ranked among top five in latest International Shipping Centre Development Index

Dubai ranked among top five in latest International Shipping Centre Development Index
Dubai joins the ranks of Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Shanghai 20th August 2018 – Dubai, United Arab of Emirates – Dubai has scored a new milestone in its bid to cement its leadership in the international maritime sector after it was selected as one of the world’s top five in...
August 20th, 2018 | Shipping Centers | Read More

Thermo King and Frigoblock Envision the City of the Future at the 2018 IAA Show in Hannover, Germany

Thermo King and Frigoblock Envision the City of the Future  at the 2018 IAA Show in Hannover, Germany
New electric, hybrid and other low-emission diesel alternatives to highlight the transport refrigeration portfolio of the future, available today Brussels, Aug. xx, 2018 – Transportation solution businesses Thermo King and Frigoblock of Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable,...
August 20th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Technical, Technology | Read More

V.Group launches project ‘Embark’ to transform crewing

V.Group launches project ‘Embark’ to transform crewing
Photo by Will Reddaway [WR Photography]World’s leading provider of marine support services engages Accenture to redesign crew management and seafarer experience London, August 20 2018: V.Group, the leading global marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider, announced today that...
August 20th, 2018 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Shipmanagement | Read More

“K” Line Invites Graduate School Student as Intern from Republic of Mozambique

“K” Line Invites Graduate School Student as Intern from Republic of Mozambique
.. “K” LINE has offered an internship program as part of a “Master’s Degree and Internship Program” of the “African Business Education Initiative for Youth,” also known as the ABE Initiative, sponsored by the Japanese government and its implementing agency, Japan International Cooperation...
August 20th, 2018 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Jobs, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Tindall Riley Team Raise Money by Walking 56 Miles Along the Thames Path

Tindall Riley Team Raise Money by Walking 56 Miles Along the Thames Path
A group of staff from Britannia’s managers, Tindall Riley, walked 56 miles of the Thames Footpath Route to raise money for the Marine Conservation Society with a mission to complete the walk within 24 hours. 13 staff set off from Cookham, Berkshire, at 6pm on 12th July and walked through the night,...
August 20th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, P and I Clubs, Sports | Read More

Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together

Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together
Allen Leatt IMCA ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME FOR ITS CONTRACTS & INSURANCE SEMINAR Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together Experts from oil companies, contractors and the legal and insurance sectors to share their thoughts and opinions on Working Together The share of risks and liabilities...
August 20th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

AET and Shell agree first contract for dynamic positioning shuttle tanker

AET and Shell agree first contract for dynamic positioning shuttle tanker
Yee Yang Chien – MISC President CEO 20 August 2018, Singapore, AET Inc Limited formally agreed its first contract with Brazil Shipping Limited 1 (“Shell”) to time charter one new-build dynamic positioning (IMO Class 2) shuttle tanker (DPST) in Brazil.  “MISC Group’s wholly-owned...
August 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Tankers | Read More

Trump wide of mark on ‘manipulation’, Central Bank of Ireland meeting

Trump wide of mark on ‘manipulation’, Central Bank of Ireland meeting
.. Commentary: Trump wide of mark on ‘manipulation’ By Mark Sobel in Washington Donald Trump’s claims that China is manipulating its currency are woefully wide of the mark. China’s current account surplus is falling to under 1% of GDP. The renminbi, hit by capital outflows between...
August 20th, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Hot Pot News from GAC

Hot Pot News from GAC
18-Aug-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 19 AUGUST-1 SEPTEMBER 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 19 August-1 September 2018 Saturday, August 18, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 22 (Wed)-23 (Thu) Aug – Eid al-Adha 26 Aug (Sun) – Namibia Heroes’ Day 27...
August 18th, 2018 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More