Archive for October, 2018

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!
John Faraclas The BDI fell below the 1,500 threshold earlier on today and now reads 1,490 – that’s minus 23 points, 23 important and otherwise valuable points. Geopolitics still messy, enigmatic and above all perplexed… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI lost 34 points and now stands...
October 31st, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Health and Safety, Marinas, Markets, Medical, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Churchill: Walking with Destiny reviewed by a leading medical biographer

Churchill: Walking with Destiny reviewed by a leading medical biographer
Mary Churchill, later The Lady Soames, is given away by her father on her wedding day. Churchill: Walking with Destiny reviewed by a leading medical biographer Churchill: Walking with Destiny, the new book by Andrew Roberts, is reviewed here by medical biographer Dr John H Mather. By all accounts, Andrew...
October 31st, 2018 | Books, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
31-Oct-2018 YACHT RACE FROM HONG KONG TO DAYA BAY Hong Kong RECORD-LOW HIJACKINGS YET DANGER PERSISTS IN GULF OF GUINEA: IMB GLOBAL PIRACY REPORT Worldwide Yacht race from Hong Kong to Daya Bay Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Hong Kong A yacht race from Hong Kong to Daya Bay in the Mainland will take place...
October 31st, 2018 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted

Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted
Valentina Keys Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted by Valentina Keys, Senior Associate  at CMS On 26 October 2018, during its 73rd session on 22 – 26 October, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (‘MEPC73’) of the International Maritime...
October 31st, 2018 | Environment, Insight, Legal, Pollution | Read More

FONASBA elects first Arab and North African President

FONASBA elects first Arab and North African President
Aziz Mantrach, FONASBA President for 2018 to 2021 As it approaches its 50th year, FONASBA has demonstrated increasing global reach by appointing the first President from an Arabic and North African country. Aziz Mantrach, Partner and General Managing Director of Transports Marocaines S.A. of Casablanca,...
October 31st, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Person Profiles, Sales and Purchases, Ship Agencies, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Full summary MEPC 73

Full summary MEPC 73
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 73rd session, 22-26 October 2018 26/10/2018 Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships  The MEPC approved the Programme of follow-up actions of the initial IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships up to 2023. The programme of action...
October 31st, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

DNV GL’s Maritime Academy – Creating Perspectives

DNV GL’s Maritime Academy – Creating Perspectives
Dr Marina Papaioannou –  Maritime Academy Hellas DNV GL’s Maritime Academy – Creating Perspectives by Dr Marina Papaioannou, Maritime Academy Hellas Training of people on board and ashore has always been a great concern of the maritime industry, in an effort to achieve the goal of ships sailing...
October 31st, 2018 | Classification Societies, Insight, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

David Dingle CBE announces Harry Theochari and Sarah Kenny as Maritime UK successors

David Dingle CBE announces Harry Theochari and Sarah Kenny as Maritime UK successors
  Maritime UK is pleased to confirm the appointment of Harry Theochari as its Chair and Sarah Kenny as Vice Chair.  Theochari is global head of transport at law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, and Kenny is CEO at BMT Global. Maritime UK is the sector’s umbrella body, bringing together the shipping,...
October 31st, 2018 | Associations, Person Profiles | Read More

Wärtsilä divests its pumps business

Wärtsilä divests its pumps business
Wärtsilä Corporation, 31 October 2018 at 2.25 pm EET – The technology group Wärtsilä has divested its pumps business to Solix Group, a Scandinavian investment company with offices in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden. Wärtsilä Pumps has belonged to the Wärtsilä Marine Solutions organisation...
October 31st, 2018 | Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Wärtsilä strengthens its position by acquiring Spanish Burriel Navarro

Wärtsilä strengthens its position by acquiring Spanish Burriel Navarro
Burriel Navarro Wärtsilä strengthens its position as a global operator in the underwater services market by acquiring Spanish Burriel Navarro Wärtsilä Corporation, 31 October 2018 at 4.30 pm EET – The technology group Wärtsilä has acquired Burriel Navarro, S.L, a company operating in underwater...
October 31st, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, Shiprepair, Technology | Read More

IMCA publishes new guidance on divers’ Health, Fitness & Medical issues

IMCA publishes new guidance on divers’ Health, Fitness & Medical issues
Bryan McGlinchy Diver health (medical fitness) and physical fitness issues need to be managed more effectively The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) newly published ‘Guidance on Health, Fitness and Medical Issues in Diving Operations’ (IMCA D 061) has been prepared in response...
October 31st, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

Central banks greening financial system, Politics in the Middle East podcast

Central banks greening financial system, Politics in the Middle East podcast
Commentary: Central banks greening financial system By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Geneva Central banks’ remits have changed profoundly since the 2008 financial crisis, notably – and sometimes controversially – in relation to their monetary policy practices and quantitative easing policies. Their...
October 31st, 2018 | Banking, Climate, Finance | Read More

LAST CALL: Marine Money Tokyo 2018

LAST CALL: Marine Money Tokyo 2018
3rd Annual Marine Money Japan Ship Finance Forum Wednesday, 7th November 2018 Peninsula Hotel, Tokyo https://www.marinemoney.com/forum/JAP18 This is your last opportunity to register for our 3rd Annual Marine Money Japan Ship Finance Forum which will take place next week on Wednesday 7th...
October 31st, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Shipfinance | Read More

WISTA International Elects New Executive Board Members

WISTA International Elects New Executive Board Members
… WISTA International Elects New Board Members and Honors 2018 Personality of the Year October 30, 2018 – Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) elected Connie Roozen, Director of C&B More (WISTA the Netherlands) as Treasurer and Angie Hartmann, Vice...
October 30th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Capital Ship Management Corp. receives Amver Awards by the U.S. Coast Guard

Capital Ship Management Corp. receives Amver Awards by the U.S. Coast Guard
.. Athens, Greece, October 30, 2018. Capital Ship Management Corp received Amver Awards by the U.S. Coast Guard for the vessels M/V ‘Agamemnon’, M/T ‘Aiolos’ (ex ‘British Emissary’) and M/T ‘Aktoras ’ (ex ‘British Envoy’). Mr. Benjamin M. Strong, Director, Amver Maritime...
October 30th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Events, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

BCI’s 23 plus points not enough for falling BDI

BCI’s 23 plus points not enough for falling BDI
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today and now reads 1,513 – too close to the 1,500 points threshold and the market losses steam… hopefully. The Geopolitics continue to be as ever  perplexed and expect Yellowstone-style “explosions”… John Faraclas’ daily...
October 30th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
30-Oct-2018 WORKS OFF MARINA EAST Singapore THIRD QUARTER FIGURES SHOW CONTAINER VOLUME GROWTH Rotterdam, Netherlands Works off Marina East Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Singapore The working period for works being conducted south of Marina East has been extended. The works will now be carried out from...
October 30th, 2018 | Containers, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Bank of England, Progress on Brexit, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Bank of England, Progress on Brexit, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Donald Kohn Roundtable discussion with Donald Kohn, Member of the Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England Wednesday 7 November, 12:15 GMT London A roundtable discussion with Donald Kohn, member of the Financial Policy Committee at the Bank of England and vice-chairman of the Federal Reserve (2006-10)....
October 30th, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance | Read More

MacGregor signs Letter of Intent on strategic cooperation with CSSC

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 30 OCTOBER, 2018 AT 2.30 PM  EET   MacGregor sees that this cooperation will further strengthen its presence in Asia and specifically in China, the world’s biggest shipbuilding market. CSSC is a very important partner for MacGregor, as it is the primary shipbuilding group...
October 30th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

ESPO Award 2018: Port of Tallinn

ESPO Award 2018: Port of Tallinn
(c) Port of Tallinn 30 October 2018 – The ESPO Award 2018 will go to the port authority that creates a good workplace environment for its current and future employees and demonstrates its investment in a diverse and inclusive environment, facilitating mutual respect, non-discrimination and personal...
October 30th, 2018 | Awards, Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals | Read More

UK tax regime continues to provide stability for shipping and offshore maritime

UK tax regime continues to provide stability for shipping and offshore maritime
Sue Bill International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens has outlined a number of unexpected changes introduced by the UK Budget 2018 which could have implications for the shipping and offshore maritime industries. But it stresses that these are relatively minor alterations which will...
October 30th, 2018 | Accountancy, Taxation | Read More

Diana completes redemption of its 8.50% senior notes due 2020

Diana completes redemption of its 8.50% senior notes due 2020
DIANA SHIPPING INC. COMPLETES REDEMPTION OF ITS 8.50% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2020 ATHENS, GREECE, October 30, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that on October 29, 2018, it completed the...
October 30th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Stock Markets | Read More

Not a lot of freight forwarders in yesterday’s UK Budget

Not a lot of freight forwarders in yesterday’s UK Budget
Robert Keen The trade association for UK freight forwarding companies and logistics service providers says that whilst it welcomes some of the announcements in yesterday’s UK Budget, it feels that the issues covered are all overshadowed by the ongoing uncertainty over the shape that the UK’s...
October 30th, 2018 | Associations, Automobiles, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Markets, Politics and Government, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IBIA Mass Flow Meters Seminar

IBIA Mass Flow Meters Seminar
HESGB president Dimitris Monioudis, with Ingo Knudsen and Menalaos Pangalos IBIA Seminar on “New Fuels – New Rules – New Technologies” On Wednesday 24th September IBIA held a seminar at the offices of the UK Chamber of Shipping, attended by about 50 delegates from many different...
October 30th, 2018 | Bunkering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – action plan adopted

Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – action plan adopted
Marine litter The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has pledged to address the significant problem posed by plastics to the marine environment, with the adoption of an action plan which aims to enhance existing regulations and introduce new supporting measures to reduce marine plastic litter...
October 30th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More