Archive for November, 2018

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 23, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 23, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Ahead of this Sunday’s extraordinary meeting of EU leaders to endorse the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, the UK and the European Commission agreed yesterday on a draft political declaration on the future UK/EU relationship. In a knee-jerk...
November 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

European ports welcome EP Transport Committee vote result on CEF II

European ports welcome EP Transport Committee vote result on CEF II
.. On 22 November (yesterday), the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism and the Industry Committee jointly adopted the Marinescu- Telička- Virrkkunen report on the Connecting Europe Facility proposal 2021-2027.  The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the demand...
November 23rd, 2018 | Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

Cheer up – it’s the best UK can do, Outlook for reserve asset management

Cheer up – it’s the best UK can do, Outlook for reserve asset management
United Kingdom’s PM Theresa May Commentary: Cheer up, it’s the best UK can do By Meghnad Desai in London Theresa May is safe from a leadership challenge through her rebellious but so far irresolute backbenchers. Just as the challenge to the prime minister in the 1922 Committee has not happened...
November 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

Capes “fight” back to keep the pace, but…

Capes “fight” back to keep the pace, but…
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained ten points earlier on today and now stands at 1,018, thanks to the mild rise of the Capes; Geopolitics still messy. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 33 points and now stands at 1,089 points, a bit of a less than yesterday’s gains… The...
November 22nd, 2018 | Anniversaries, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Marseille Fos set to offer LNG bunkering

Marseille Fos set to offer LNG bunkering
View of the Marseille port Work is underway for the imminent provision of LNG bunkering facilities at Marseille Fos following a feasibility study initiated by the port authority aimed at reducing the impact of ship emissions.  In late 2017 the authority set up a working group to examine relevant logistical...
November 22nd, 2018 | Bunkering, LNG, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
22-Nov-2018 ROWING BOAT RACE Hong Kong SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF SAND AT TUAS VIEW EXTENSION Singapore REPAIR OF DAMAGED REVETMENTS Singapore SUSPENSION OF TRAFFIC FOR PASSAGE OF CRANE SHIP Dardanelles, Turkey Rowing Boat Race Thursday, November 22, 2018, Hong Kong A rowing boat race will take place...
November 22nd, 2018 | Canals, Construction, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rowing | Read More

Ongoing partnership to empower port women

Ongoing partnership to empower port women
.. More women are joining the maritime ranks in many aspect of the industry. To encourage this trend, IMO is supporting a training course aimed at female officials from maritime and port authorities entitled. Twenty-seven women from 18 developing countries* are taking part in the two-week “Women...
November 22nd, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Jobs, Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

NO to single use plastics…

NO to single use plastics…
Pupils of 1st Primary School of Alimos at HELMEPA’s exhibition “NO to single use plastics” by HELMEPA and the Embassy of Canada in Greece Raising awareness among children and adults on the need to reduce single use plastics is the aim of the joint initiative of HELMEPA and the Embassy of Canada...
November 22nd, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Emissions, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Corvus Energy Details Plans for Expansion with Battery Factories in Norway and Canada

Corvus Energy Details Plans for Expansion with Battery Factories in Norway and Canada
A new fully automated battery factory will be built near Bergen, Norway. Set to open in Q3 2019 with capacity to build 400 MWh annually, the factory located will serve the rapidly expanding European market for maritime energy storage systems (ESS). Fully automated factory in Norway and semi-automated...
November 22nd, 2018 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

IBIA at the Annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference

IBIA at the Annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference
Only 8 days left until the 7th Annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference, taking place on 29th-30th November, in Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens, Greece. IBIA Director Unni Einemo will be participating as a key speaker. Why attend? With IMO2020 implementation fast approaching: discuss how the 0.5%...
November 22nd, 2018 | Bunkering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Markets | Read More

KR’s SeaTrust-HullScan software wins 2018 Tanker Safety Award

KR’s SeaTrust-HullScan software wins 2018 Tanker Safety Award
KR’s executive vice president Mr Hyungchul Lee accepting the award; to his left is Edwin Lampert The Korean Register of Shipping (KR) has won the 2018 Tanker Safety Award for its specialist software – SeaTrust-HullScan. The annual award is presented to a company that has shown excellence...
November 22nd, 2018 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security, Tankers | Read More

GEODIS appoints a global head of E-Commerce

GEODIS appoints a global head of E-Commerce
  Ashwani Nath GEODIS announces the creation of a global position for e-commerce with the appointment of Ashwani Nath as Vice-President & Global Head of e-channel solutions. Reporting to Philippe de Carné, Group CCO, Ashwani Nath will be responsible for building and promoting end-to-end e-commerce...
November 22nd, 2018 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Person Profiles | Read More

UK Hydrographic Office presents Guyana with marine geospatial data to support the sustainable development of its blue economy

UK Hydrographic Office presents Guyana with marine geospatial data to support the sustainable development of its blue economy
… Guyanese Government presented with findings from recent seabed mapping campaign to support the management of their marine environment and the sustainable use of their natural economic resources TAUNTON, 22 NOVEMBER 2018 – The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has officially handed over marine...
November 22nd, 2018 | Environment, Oceanology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 22, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, November 22, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In its updated economic outlook report released yesterday, the OECD said that the global expansion has peaked and revised lower its global GDP growth estimate for 2019 to 3.5% from 3.7% previously, citing continued headwinds from trade...
November 22nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Successful trials for unmanned survey vessel

Successful trials for unmanned survey vessel
… The ‘micro Rapid Environmental Assessment Vessel’ (mREAV); an unmanned and highly-portable integrated survey system for inland waterways has successfully completed initial trials in the South West of England. The very small Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) was developed by Safeguard Nautica...
November 22nd, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

First ever Wärtsilä 31 engine retrofit brings massive NOx and fuel savings to Gardar

First ever Wärtsilä 31 engine retrofit brings massive NOx and fuel savings to Gardar
Norwegian Gardar fishing vessel has the honor of being the first ever Wärtsilä 31 engine retrofit. Copyright: Norwegian Gardar AS Wärtsilä Corporation,  22 November 2018 at 11 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä will deliver its first ever Wärtsilä 31 engine retrofit to Gardar, a fishing...
November 22nd, 2018 | Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions | Read More

Trump stuck with Powell despite strains, Global crypto-asset regulatory landscape

Trump stuck with Powell despite strains, Global crypto-asset regulatory landscape
Commentary: Trump stuck with Powell despite strains By Darrell Delamaide in Washington Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari’s defiance on the Fed’s interest rate increases has made commentators wonder if he was angling for Jerome Powell’s job as Fed chair. Donald Trump...
November 22nd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, News | Read More

The BDI … “stands” the test of time

The BDI … “stands” the test of time
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinches five much needed points – thanks to the “everlasting” Capes’ volatility and now stands at 1,008 points. Geopolitics in red! John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The culprit …err the Capes “did it”...
November 21st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. commences self tender offer to purchase up to 4,166,666 shares

Diana Shipping Inc. commences self tender offer to purchase up to 4,166,666 shares
Athens, Greece, November 21, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced the commencement of a tender offer to purchase up to 4,166,666 shares, or about 3.86%, of its outstanding...
November 21st, 2018 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
21-Nov-2018 TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY AT CHA KWO LING Hong Kong Temporary Loading Facility at Cha Kwo Ling Wednesday, November 21, 2018, Hong Kong A temporary loading facility has been established at Cha Kwo Ling. The facility has one discharging platform protruding about 10 metres seawards from the...
November 21st, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

A major milestone you can’t miss

A major milestone you can’t miss
Join the celebration Be a part of the Oi journey and join us in San Diego as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Since its launch 50 years ago, Oceanology International has established itself as the world’s leading marine science and ocean technology portfolio of events. Bringing together the newest...
November 21st, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology | Read More

FUGRO Generates AUD 10 million cost saving award-winning ROV deployment technique

FUGRO Generates AUD 10 million cost saving award-winning ROV deployment technique
Fugro’s award-winning PDROV technology delivers substantial cost-savings and operational improvements. Fugro’s innovative use of platform deployed ROV (PDROV) technology has demonstrated substantial reductions in the costs of subsea jacket inspections and significant operational improvements. Recognised...
November 21st, 2018 | Energy, Gas, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Firms join forces for hurricane devastated school

Firms join forces for hurricane devastated school
Steelwork from REIDsteel in Christchurch, Dorset, UK, going into shipping containers to be shipped to the British Virgin Islands for the new Enis Adams Primary School on the island of Tortola. Steelwork is on a 4,000 mile journey from Dorset in the UK to the Caribbean for the reconstruction of a primary...
November 21st, 2018 | Charity, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons | Read More

Diversity – does it matter in shipping?

Diversity – does it matter in shipping?
Professor Averil Macdonald OBE Diversity – does it matter in shipping? by  Professor Averil Macdonald OBE, DSc, D.Univ, FInstP, FRSA. Emeritus Professor University of Reading, Senior Warden Worshipful Company of Fuellers. Organisations of all sizes across every industry sector are scrutinising their...
November 21st, 2018 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Comment, Communication, Featured, HR, Insight, Jobs, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Albwardy Damen celebrates its tenth anniversary

Albwardy Damen celebrates its tenth anniversary
Group photo at the new Dubai Maritime City facility Albwardy Damen celebrated its tenth anniversary on the 15th of November by officially opening its new ship repair facility at Dubai Maritime City (DMC). Over 100 guests from both the regional maritime industry and the Dubai government joined the Albwardy...
November 21st, 2018 | Anniversaries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More