Archive for November, 2018

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, November 14, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, November 14, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: According to press reports, the UK and EU negotiators reached an agreement on a technical level on the terms of the Brexit divorce. The UK cabinet will meet today at 14:00 GMT to decide whether to approve the draft text. In reaction...
November 14th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

HELMEPA at the USCG Eighth District in Louisiana

HELMEPA at the USCG Eighth District in Louisiana
Following the meeting of the delegation of HELMEPA Member operators with the US Coast Guard at their Headquarters in Washington, DC, the association’s contacts extend to USCG Eighth District based in New Orleans, Louisiana. On Friday 9 November, HELMEPA representatives met with senior officials of...
November 14th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

ITF welcomes the Manila statement about the fair treatment of seafarers

ITF welcomes the Manila statement about the fair treatment of seafarers
The ITF HQ’s in London International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) general secretary Stephen Cotton, and a delegation of ITF unions, is at a regional meeting in Manila, the Philippines, of Asia’s leading seafaring nations that has agreed the first ‘Manila statement on the fair treatment...
November 14th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Zambia’s infrastructure habit, Super-fast politics podcast

Zambia’s infrastructure habit, Super-fast politics podcast
Commentary: Zambia’s infrastructure habit By Max Roch in London Infrastructure development in Zambia is a powerful tool for swaying public opinion. However, despite its importance to economic growth, it is contentious. Past projects are associated with high costs, opaque tender processes and rising...
November 14th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Insight, Markets | Read More

Thuraya’s highly anticipated X5-Touch Satellite Smartphone Launches in stores in less than a month

Thuraya’s highly anticipated X5-Touch Satellite Smartphone Launches in stores in less than a month
Thuraya X5-Touch the world’s smartest satellite phone First Android based satellite & GSM phone in the industry offering unparalleled flexibility for users Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018 –Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat),...
November 13th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,064: …the plot thickens…

The BDI@1,064: …the plot thickens…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 61 points earlier on today sending alarms around as the Capes … “returned” to triple digit losses. Geopolitics still critical and everything in the Mighty Continent “shifts” to BREXIT and the Italian Budget… whilst all other crucial issues remain...
November 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ocean Shipping Industry prioritizes technology investment for year ahead

Ocean Shipping Industry prioritizes technology investment for year ahead
. New Survey Finds Shipping Industry Concerned About Impact of Trade Protectionism and Cyber Threats, But Mostly Optimistic About Growth Industry Respondents Say Technology Spending Will Increase as Companies Seek to Improve Process Efficiency, Customer Experience, and Supply Chain Collaboration SAN...
November 13th, 2018 | Maritime Fraud, Markets, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
13-Nov-2018 TRAFFIC SUSPENDED DUE TO ROUGH WEATHER Beaumont/Corpus Christi/Lake Charles, United States BHP IRON ORE TRAIN SERVICES RECOMMENCE Western Australia, Australia WORKS AT TUAS WESTERN COAST Singapore Traffic suspended due to rough weather Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Beaumont/Corpus Christi/Lake...
November 13th, 2018 | Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Weather | Read More

British innovation wins top prize at DAME Design Award 2018

British innovation wins top prize at DAME Design Award 2018
Lesley Robinson Winners of the prestigious DAME Design Award 2018 were announced today with British designed and manufactured products receiving over 40% of the accolades presented, including Overall Winner. At the leading global design competition for new marine equipment and accessories, creativity...
November 13th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Yachting | Read More

BDA appoints Roland (Andy) Burrows as next CEO

BDA appoints Roland (Andy) Burrows as next CEO
Roland (Andy) Burrows Hamilton, Bermuda, November 13, 2018 – The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) announced today its Board of Directors has appointed Roland (Andy) Burrows as the organisation’s next Chief Executive Officer. Burrows, who most recently served as Chief Investment...
November 13th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Person Profiles | Read More

Diana fixes on period t/c m/v Maia with Glencore

Diana fixes on period t/c m/v Maia with Glencore
ATHENS, GREECE, November 13, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Glencore Agriculture...
November 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

STX receives AiP from LR for LNG-fuelled 50k dwt MR tanker

STX receives AiP from LR for LNG-fuelled 50k dwt MR tanker
The vessel design 13 November 2018 – Lloyd’s Register (LR) has presented STX with approval in principle for a 50k dwt MR tanker design capable of using LNG as a fuel. This development is the result of close collaboration between STX and LR. STX incorporated an LNG-fuelled propulsion system...
November 13th, 2018 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Gas, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Tankers, Technical, Technology | Read More

Scrubber Statistics – Alternative Fuels Insight Platform (AFI)

Scrubber Statistics – Alternative Fuels Insight Platform (AFI)
… Georgios TERIAKIDIS, Regional Business Development Manager, South East Europe, Middle East & Africa, DNV GL – Maritime advises on the  Scrubber Statistics – Alternative Fuels Insight Platform (AFI): DNV GL’s Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform is a new application, offered...
November 13th, 2018 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Statistics, Technical, Technology | Read More

Multraship / Novatug scoop KVNR award for CARROUSEL RAVE TUG

Multraship / Novatug scoop KVNR award for CARROUSEL RAVE TUG
From the awards ceremony Leading towage and salvage specialist Multraship and its innovation arm, Novatug, have won the prestigious Maritime KVNR Shipping Award 2018 for their ground-breaking Carrousel RAVE TUG (CRT) design. The award was presented to Leendert Muller, managing director of Multraship,...
November 13th, 2018 | Awards, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 13, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, November 13, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European bourses opened in positive territory today amid hopes for a de-escalation of trade frictions between the world’s two biggest economies. Meanwhile, Italy’s sovereign paper remained under pressure with the 10-yr BTP/Bund...
November 13th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Doves waiting in Fed wings, Global trends in interest rates

Doves waiting in Fed wings, Global trends in interest rates
Commentary: Doves waiting in Fed wings By Darrell Delamaide in Washington The rotation of voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee after its December meeting will bring to the fore outspoken doves, James Bullard of the St. Louis Fed and Charles Evans of the Chicago Fed, to balance out incoming...
November 13th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

“Contained” losses with the BDI@1,125

“Contained” losses with the BDI@1,125
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 22 points earlier on today as all indices except the Panamaxes fell. Geopolitics more than perplexed and bankruptcy ante portas “rules” the day. IMIF and Maritime London make a big splash with its 43rd Dinner; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes lost...
November 12th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC –

Hot Port News from GAC –
12-Nov-2018 NEW TERMINAL CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY Gothenburg, Sweden NEW TERMINAL CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY Gothenburg, Sweden PROHIBITION ON VESSELS ANCHORING IN THE DEMARCATED AREAS WITHIN THE EASTERN AND EASTERN HOLDING C ANCHORAGES, AND ENHANCED SECURITY MEASURES FROM 13 TO 15 NOV 2018 Singapore New terminal...
November 12th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMCA launches Ethics and Compliance Programme

IMCA launches Ethics and Compliance Programme
Allen Leatt Doing Business Without Bribery – a free online ABC training program for its Members IMCA is developing an ethics programme to support its membership comprising three phases: A Code of Practice for the Secretariat which was put in place earlier this year. An Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) eLearning module...
November 12th, 2018 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Insight, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

IMRF and The Nautical Institute sign MOU

IMRF and The Nautical Institute sign MOU
Theresa Crossley CEO, IMRF and Capt. John Lloyd, CEO Nautical Institute The IMRF (International Maritime Rescue Federation) and The Nautical Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to work together on projects that support both organisations’ shared objective to improve...
November 12th, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland sign partnership agreement for Cybersecurity Services

ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland sign partnership agreement for Cybersecurity Services
l to r: Tobias Schweinfurter, President and CEO, TÜV Rheinland Japan, Dr. Michael Fübi, Chairman, TÜV Rheinland and  Koichi Fujiwara, President & CEO, ClassNK Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland have concluded a worldwide partnership agreement for cybersecurity...
November 12th, 2018 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

HullWiper network expands into Gibraltar with SCAMP

HullWiper network expands into Gibraltar with SCAMP
Arrival of the SCAMP Workboat Palencia II at the Gibraltar Berth after attending to a full cleaning of a 285m commercial vessel. Gibraltar, 12 November 2018 – HullWiper Ltd, in partnership with global provider of ship fuel conservation and underwater services SCAMP, is now offering an affordable,...
November 12th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Looking from the outside in: new industry report reveals how predictive analytics is set to transform oil and gas, but are we doing enough?

Looking from the outside in: new industry report reveals how predictive analytics is set to transform oil and gas, but are we doing enough?
Lloyd’s Register HQ’s in London Insight from companies across the world brings the future in focus on the pace and development of predictive analytics. A new industry report launched today – an extension of the global Technology Radar survey series produced by Lloyd’s Register (LR) –...
November 12th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Gas, Insight, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 12, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 12, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The GBP was under pressure across the board on mounting worries over a non-timely Brexit deal. Meanwhile, mounting Brexit jitters and concerns about a further increase in tensions between Italy and the European Commission over Italy’s...
November 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Rising external deficit ‘made in USA’, In Conversation with Scott Morris

Rising external deficit ‘made in USA’, In Conversation with Scott Morris
Commentary: Rising external deficit ‘made in USA’ By Mark Sobel in Washington As US external deficits widen in response to relatively strong US economic performance and imbalanced macroeconomic policies, there is a considerable risk the Trump administration could amplify its protectionist...
November 12th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More