Archive for December, 2018

Diana announces final results of Self Tender Offer for Shares of Common Stock

Diana announces final results of Self Tender Offer for Shares of Common Stock
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES FINAL RESULTS OF SELF TENDER OFFER FOR SHARES OF COMMON STOCK ATHENS, GREECE, December 31, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced the final results of...
December 31st, 2018 | Company Profiles, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

HRAS News: Migrants crossing The English Channel & Port Strategies

HRAS News: Migrants crossing The English Channel & Port Strategies
… COMMENT 28 December 2018 London.UK.  The recent increase in migrant crossings from France to England across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, has prompted calls within the UK to increase sea patrols and prevent crossings. Nonetheless, the issue should not be unexpected for UK Border...
December 31st, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

Forthcoming meetings in January 2019

Forthcoming meetings in January 2019
George Magnus China and the US: Adapting to a changing relationship Tuesday 15 January, 16:30 New York With US-China relations in flux, this discussion looks at how the Trump presidency is changing the geopolitical balance of power and the global economic consequences of trade wars. George Magnus is...
December 31st, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
29-Dec-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 30 DECEMBER 2018-12 JANUARY 2019 Worldwide World Holidays: 30 December 2018-12 January 2019 Saturday, December 29, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 1 Jan (Tue) – New Year’s Day 2 Jan (Wed) – Public holiday...
December 29th, 2018 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

Oslo Børs: The year with the hot summer and the dismal autumn

Oslo Børs: The year with the hot summer and the dismal autumn
The year with the hot summer and the dismal autumn 28/12/2018 2018 was a record-hot year for the Oslo stock exchange until autumn’s storms blew in over stock markets On 25 September the Oslo Børs Benchmark Index closed at an all-time high of 946.43, but this was the last of the all-time highs...
December 28th, 2018 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
28-Dec-2018 MARINE WORKS TO THE NORTH OF SHA CHAU Hong Kong MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION NEAR WESTERN & SOUTHWESTERN PARTS OF SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION BOUNDARY Hong Kong PROHIBITED ANCHORING IN WESTERN SINGAPORE PORT LIMITS Singapore Marine works to the North of Sha Chau Friday, December 28, 2018,...
December 28th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Diana fixes Cape-size “G.P.Zafirakis” on period to SwissMarine

Diana fixes Cape-size “G.P.Zafirakis” on period to SwissMarine
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V G. P. ZAFIRAKIS WITH SWISSMARINE  ATHENS, GREECE, December 28, 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...
December 28th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Stock Markets | Read More

Row4Ocean Time and Tide

Row4Ocean Time and Tide
1000 miles completed Row4Ocean’s ‘Year of Zayed’ is on course for a world record. (Nick Leggatt/Row4Ocean) Row4Ocean Time and Tide DAKAR TO PARAMARIBO – 2305nm Row4Ocean – World Record Attempt to row 2305nm. Africa to South America. Port of Departure: Dakar, Senegal, Africa...
December 28th, 2018 | Rowing, Sports | Read More

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) receives RO authorisation from Jordan & Bahrain, opens office in Saudi Arabia

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) receives RO authorisation from Jordan & Bahrain, opens office in Saudi Arabia
Leading classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has made significant inroads into the Middle East market, following the announcement in October on its plans to further strengthen its footprint in the region. RO recognition from Jordan and Bahrain IRClass has received authorisation...
December 28th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

MacGregor receives clearance from the S. Korean competition regulator for the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS

MacGregor receives clearance from the S. Korean competition regulator for the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 27 DECEMBER 2018 AT 5.00 PM EET MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has today received a clearance decision from the South Korean Fair Trade Commission on the company’s acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA, which was announced on 8 February, 2018.  MacGregor...
December 27th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
27-Dec-2018 SUBMARINE OUTFALL REPAIR WORKS OFF CHAI WAN Hong Kong DREDGING AT TUEN MUN PUBLIC CARGO WORKING AREA Hong Kong FENDER REPAIR WORKS FOR DOLPHINS Hong Kong NEW YEAR COUNTDOWN CELEBRATION Hong Kong Submarine outfall repair works off Chai Wan Thursday, December 27, 2018, Hong Kong For a period...
December 27th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

The Head, Heart, and Hands of Transformation

The Head, Heart, and Hands of Transformation
The Head, Heart, and Hands of Transformation Transformation in the digital era is always on—and never easy. This holistic and human-centric approach enables organizations to succeed today and thrive tomorrow.   . CLICK TO READ MOR FURTHER READING Preemptive...
December 27th, 2018 | Markets | 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 25 December 2018.  ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance in order to reflect the latest results from relevant research...
December 27th, 2018 | Classification Societies | Read More

Record turnover for LIQUI MOLY with lower growth

Record turnover for LIQUI MOLY with lower growth
Ernst Prost, LIQUI MOLY CEO Trade disputes, a weak ruble and low crude oil prices have slowed down the German oil and additive specialist December 2018 – During its first year as part of the Würth Group LIQUI MOLY has chalked up a new record turnover. But the growth has been more subdued than previously....
December 27th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Oil Industry, Reports | Read More

Damen signs with EMAR Offshore Services for ASD Tug 2811

Damen signs with EMAR Offshore Services for ASD Tug 2811
Johan van Beek, managing director EMAR Offshore Services, Vincent de Maat, sales manager Damen and Wilbert Versteeg, commercial director EMAR Offshore Services, during the contract signing for a Damen ASD Tug 2811. EMAR Offshore Services places order for  Damen Tug ASD 2811 EMAR Offshore Services, a...
December 27th, 2018 | Marine Equipment, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
26-Dec-2018 MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION SOUTHEAST OF SOKO ISLANDS Hong Kong NOTICE OF STRIKE Cochin, India Marine site investigation southeast of Soko Islands Wednesday, December 26, 2018, Hong Kong For approximately 5 months, marine site investigation involving drilling of boreholes [is being] carried...
December 26th, 2018 | Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

GAC wins three awards in the 2018 National Business Excellence Awards

GAC wins three awards in the 2018 National Business Excellence Awards
Navin Perera, General Manager (5th from left) receives award on behalf of the GAC Marine Services team, from Sunil G Wijesinha, Chairman, National Business Excellence Awards 2018 panel of judges and Past President, National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, accompanied by Gamini Wimalasuriya, Honorary...
December 26th, 2018 | Awards, Events | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
24-Dec-2018 EXERCISING SAFETY AND VIGILANCE DURING FESTIVE SEASONS Singapore REMOVAL OF WRECK Hong Kong GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY AT PING CHAU Hong Kong PORT OPENED AFTER TSUNAMI Merak, Indonesia Exercising safety and vigilance during festive seasons Monday, December 24, 2018, Singapore The Maritime and Port...
December 24th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Controlled fall with the BDI@1,271

Controlled fall with the BDI@1,271
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost eight points earlier on today; Geopolitics chaotic but humanity finds the strength to celebrate Christmas amid natural disasters, Wars and inhumane behaviour by 99,9 centum of Planet Ocean’s politicians and their cronies.  John Faraclas’ Christmas Eve...
December 24th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

Inauguration ceremony of the first cold ironing installation in Eastern Mediterranean at the port of Killini

Inauguration ceremony of the first cold ironing installation in Eastern Mediterranean at the port of Killini
Inauguration ceremony with attendees: Mr Nektarios Santorinios/ Alternate Minister, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Greece, Mr Dionysios Kalamatianos/ ex General Secretary of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Greece, Mr Nabil Iosif Morant/ Mayor of Andravida‐ Killini,President...
December 24th, 2018 | Bunkering, Energy, Environment | Read More

Seafarers’ charity provides support for stowaway ship crew

Seafarers’ charity provides support for stowaway ship crew
‘Stowaways held onboard cargo ship’. Behind the headlines of illegal immigrants and special force helicopters being deployed, little mention was made of the seafarers who live and work Grande Tema. This ship docked regularly at the port of Tilbury over the years, so a visit on Saturday morning by...
December 24th, 2018 | Charity | Read More

Diana fixes Kamsarmax bulker “Myrsini” on period to Glencore

Diana fixes Kamsarmax bulker “Myrsini” on period to Glencore
.. DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V MYRSINI WITH GLENCORE ATHENS, GREECE, December 24, 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...
December 24th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana announces preliminary results of self tender offer for shares of common stock

Diana announces preliminary results of self tender offer for shares of common stock
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF SELF TENDER OFFER FOR SHARES OF COMMON STOCK Athens, Greece, December 24, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced the preliminary...
December 24th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Row4Ocean Christmas Safari

Row4Ocean Christmas Safari
.   Row4Ocean Christmas Safari DAKAR TO PARAMARIBO – 2305nm Row4Ocean – World Record Attempt to row 2305nm in under 27 Days. Africa to South America. Port of Departure: Dakar, Senegal, Africa – Port of Arrival: Paramaribo, Suriname, South America. Team: Patrick Bol, Lewis Knollman,Andrew...
December 24th, 2018 | Rowing, Sports | Read More

US tax cuts must take the blame, US-China trade war implications

US tax cuts must take the blame, US-China trade war implications
Fed Chair Jerome Powell Commentary: US tax cuts must take the blame By Desmond Lachman in Washington After Wednesday’s interest rate increase, Fed Chair Jerome Powell is likely to get the blame for the bursting of the stock market bubble. But it was Trump who introduced a large unfunded tax cut that...
December 24th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, News | Read More