Archive for February, 2019

The BDI@658: Capes spoil the broth

The BDI@658: Capes spoil the broth
John Faraclas The BDI@658: Capes spoil the broth The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up seven points earlier on today but the Capes’ fall spoiled an otherwise good day… Geopolitics still to watch given the fast developments all over Planet Ocean on many issues… John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
February 28th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
28-Feb-2019 REPAIRS AT BERTHS 3 & 4 OF PULAU BUSING TERMINAL (TANKSTORE) Singapore INSTALLATION OF FLOATING SEA BARRIER OFF TANAH MERAH COAST ROAD Singapore HIGH WATER RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE Mississippi River, United States Repairs at Berths 3 & 4 of Pulau Busing Terminal (Tankstore) Thursday,...
February 28th, 2019 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ESPO: Port pro of the month: Ingvar M. Mathisen (NO)

ESPO: Port pro of the month: Ingvar M. Mathisen (NO)
Ingvar Mathisen For this port pro of the month, we are interviewing Ingvar M. Mathisen, who started as Port Director/CEO at Port of Oslo in August 2017. The Board of Directors was very clear it wanted a renewed focus on the port’s core business: port development and increasing cargo and passenger throughput....
February 28th, 2019 | Interviews, Ports & Terminals | Read More

An exciting new chapter for BDO shipping

An exciting new chapter for BDO shipping
The world’s leading team of accountants and advisers for shipping just got even stronger The merger of BDO and Moore Stephens LLP has extended our reach and brought new expertise and resources to add to our shipping experience. As part of the BDO global network, we have access to offices in over...
February 28th, 2019 | Accountancy | Read More

West of England reports positive renewals result

West of England reports positive renewals result
Tom Bowsher,West of England CEO The West of England, a leading mutual marine insurer, has announced a positive renewal period with continued support being seen from new and existing Members and a modest increase in renewing premium. Owned mutual tonnage has grown over the year to 90m GT including the...
February 28th, 2019 | News, P and I Clubs | Read More

Insights from the PwC Annual Shipping Industry Finance update

Insights from the PwC Annual Shipping Industry Finance update
A view from the event The key trends and current challenges for the shipping industry and their impact to the shipping finance teams were presented during the “The PwC Annual Shipping Industry Finance Update” event organized by PwC Greece.  Key trends and hot topics in the shipping industry were...
February 28th, 2019 | Accountancy, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement | Read More

The Consular Corps in Greece (CCG) annual dinner

The Consular Corps in Greece (CCG) annual dinner
Harry Vafias at the podium delivering his speech On Monday the 25th of February 2019, the Consular Corps in Greece (CCG) held its new year dinner and traditional Vasilopita celebration.  The Consular Corps in Greece was established in 1972 to develop relations among its members and the host country...
February 28th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, February 28, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, February 28, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The UK House of Commons approved yesterday Labour MP Yvette Cooper’s amendment which was changed from its original form so as to put in writing Prime Minister Theresa May’s commitment for: (i) a meaningful vote on her Brexit deal...
February 28th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

EU and Britain: Pinnacle of paradoxes, Gender balance across financial institutions

EU and Britain: Pinnacle of paradoxes, Gender balance across financial institutions
British PM Theresa May Commentary: EU and Britain: Pinnacle of paradoxes By David Marsh in London Once again, Theresa May’s enemies are riding in droves to her rescue. A deal now looks probable for Britain to leave the EU (with a transition period) at the end of March or soon afterwards. The machinations...
February 28th, 2019 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, HR, Jobs | Read More

The BDI@651… Losing steam

The BDI@651… Losing steam
John Faraclas The BDI@651… Losing steam The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched two points and seems that it’s losing steam; Geopolitics in jeopardy. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: It seems that we are having a Dry Market stagnation and hope same will change as the Capes did the damage yet again… With...
February 27th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Qualifying Update for 2020

Qualifying Update for 2020
Mapping the Route to Tokyo for 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 World Sailing and the IOC have finally concluded the Tokyo 2020 qualification system, including continental qualification. The 49er has 19 spots at the games, 20 for the Nacra 17, and 21 for the 49erFX. The previous baseline of 20 was slightly...
February 27th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc commences self tender offer to purchase up to 5,178,571 shares

Diana Shipping Inc commences self tender offer to purchase up to 5,178,571 shares
DIANA SHIPPING INC. COMMENCES SELF TENDER OFFER TO PURCHASE UP TO 5,178,571 SHARES  Athens, Greece, February 27, 2019 – 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...
February 27th, 2019 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
27-Feb-2019 INSTALLATION OF FLOATING SEA BARRIER OFF PA WATER-VENTURE (PASIR RIS) Singapore INSTALLATION OF FLOATING SEA BARRIER OFF CHANGI BEACH PARK Singapore INSTALLATION OF FLOATING SEA BARRIER OFF CHANGI EAST Singapore “QUANTITIES INCENTIVE” REBATES FOR LNG CARRIERS Suez Canal, Egypt Installation...
February 27th, 2019 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ABPmer’s audit confirms the Port of Milford Haven’s clear focus on marine safety standards

ABPmer’s audit confirms the Port of Milford Haven’s clear focus on marine safety standards
Port of Milford Haven The Port Marine Safety Code assurance audit is required for all UK Harbour Authorities and any organisation running port marine terminals.  The Port of Milford Haven commissioned ABPmer to provide a full and transparent check of its compliance with the requirements of the Code. ...
February 27th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

FUGRO to apply specialist geodata services in a return to Hollandse Kust (Zuid) wind farm development

FUGRO to apply specialist geodata services in a return to Hollandse Kust (Zuid) wind farm development
… Fugro has been awarded a further substantial marine site characterisation project off the Dutch Coast. This is the largest geotechnical site characterisation programme tendered by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl, part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) and will...
February 27th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, News | Read More

HRAS publishes Briefing Note on Criminalisation of Civil Society SAR Activities in the Mediterranean

HRAS publishes Briefing Note on Criminalisation of Civil Society SAR Activities in the Mediterranean
26th February 2019 London. UK.  Human Rights at Sea has published a new Briefing Note on the ‘Legal and Policy Matters Arising from the Increased Criminalisation of the Civil Society Search and Rescue Activities in the Mediterranean’. This is the second publication on the issue of the increasing...
February 27th, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 27 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 27 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Addressing the UK House of Commons on 26 February, Prime Minister Theresa May committed that: (i) another vote on her Brexit plan will be held on 12 March, at the latest; (ii) if the plan is rejected, a vote on whether to proceed with...
February 27th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

World Fuel Services increases bunker capacity in Port of Gibraltar

World Fuel Services increases bunker capacity in Port of Gibraltar
World Fuel Services extends its physical bunker operations capacity in the port of Gibraltar with the addition of two barges World Fuel Services increases bunker capacity in port of Gibraltar Miami, Florida, US (27 February 2019) – World Fuel Services (WFS), via its fully owned subsidiary Gib Oil...
February 27th, 2019 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

Italy downturn signals troubled summer, The potential for central bank digital currencies

Italy downturn signals troubled summer, The potential for central bank digital currencies
Commentary: Italy downturn signals troubled summer By Sofia Melis in Rome Luigi Di Maio, leader of Five Star Movement, and Matteo Salvini, head of the League, proclaim the strong partnership between Italy’s two governing parties. Not only will they retain power, they say; they will also implement...
February 27th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, News | Read More

UK’s good weather …“boosts” the BDI now at 649

UK’s good weather …“boosts” the BDI now at 649
John Faraclas UK’s good weather …“boosts” the BDI now at 649 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained a dozen points earlier on today; all indices were on the plus mode… Wets though fell; an abrupt fall for the Dirties…. Geopolitics remain crucial. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI...
February 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
26-Feb-2019 TESTING OF AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE Singapore FENDER REPAIR WORKS FOR DOLPHINS IN HEI LING CHAU TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong Testing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Singapore An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) will be tested off St John’s Island from...
February 26th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Oceanology, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Flying the flag for seafarer training and recruitment…

Flying the flag for seafarer training and recruitment…
Captain Nishant Kumar on an offshore project. Flying the flag for seafarer training and recruitment: Capt Nishant Kumar of Anglo-Eastern and the Blue MBA Class of 2019 Capt Nishant Kumar is an advocate of ‘balance’ in two key areas of the maritime sector. He urges a balanced approach to the onset...
February 26th, 2019 | Academia, Featured, Insight, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Person Profiles | Read More

Columbia Shipmanagement takes eLEARNING in Shipping to the next level

Columbia Shipmanagement takes  eLEARNING in Shipping to the next level
…. Columbia Shipmanagement proudly announces the launch of its own eLearning Management System (LMS) in partnership with Adobe Systems. It is the first time a ship manager has partnered with a multinational computer software company to implement a global LMS solution for its entire eLearning courses....
February 26th, 2019 | HR, IT and Communications, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Shipmanagement | Read More

British Marine Expo confirms HPi Verification Services as title sponsor

British Marine Expo confirms HPi Verification Services as title sponsor
Lesley Robinson British Marine Expo confirms HPi Verification Services as title sponsor  British Marine is delighted to announce a title sponsorship with HPi Verification Services (HPiVS) for the inaugural British Marine Expo (26-27 March 2019). The 2019 edition of the trade event will be promoted as British...
February 26th, 2019 | Exhibitions | Read More

Nusrat Ghani MP announced as Maritime HR Conference Keynote Speaker

Nusrat Ghani MP announced as Maritime HR Conference Keynote Speaker
Nusrat Ghani MP, Minister for Shipping Minister for Maritime Nusrat Ghani MP announced as Keynote Speaker of the 2019 Maritime HR Conference The Spinnaker Global Maritime HR Conference is taking place in London in May 2019, where Minister for Maritime Nusrat Ghani MP will be a Keynote Speaker. “We...
February 26th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More