Archive for August, 2019

Sustainable footwear company ALLBIRDS selects GEODIS to support its European E-Commerce expansion

Sustainable footwear company ALLBIRDS selects GEODIS to support its European E-Commerce expansion
. Sustainable footwear company ALLBIRDS selects GEODIS to support its European E-Commerce expansion AUGUST 23, 2019 SCHIPHOL/NETHERLANDS Global supply chain operator GEODIS has been chosen by Allbirds to service sales through its newly launched e-commerce website, www.allbirds.eu which caters to 12...
August 23rd, 2019 | Consumers Market, Logistics | Read More

The BDI surge whilst Planet Ocean recession gets worse

The BDI surge whilst Planet Ocean recession gets worse
John Faraclas The BDI surge whilst Planet Ocean recession gets worse The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 57 points earlier on today and now stands at 2,118, 129 points below the 2,247 points as of the end of December 2013 Geopolitics and Recession on Planet Ocean gets worse. John Faraclas’ brief daily...
August 23rd, 2019 | Reports | Read More

Training aid ship project set for launch

Training aid ship project set for launch
BMA chairman Kevin Slade Training aid ship project set for launch Ambitious plans are being launched for a £150m training and disaster relief ship with cutting-edge British technology. Britannia Maritime Aid (BMA), a registered charity, aims to build the futuristic vessel in Britain. It is officially...
August 22nd, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Port chaplain shocked at kidnapping of seafarers

Port chaplain shocked at kidnapping of seafarers
Deacon Paul Rosenblum Port chaplain shocked at kidnapping of seafarers A Stella Maris port chaplain has spoken of meeting the crew of the cargo ship that was attacked near the port of Douala with eight crew kidnapped. According to media reports on August 15, west African pirates, attacked the MarMalaita...
August 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 22-Aug-2019 CANOE RACE Hong Kong Canoe Race Thursday, August 22, 2019, Hong Kong A canoe race will take place along eastern coast of Hong Kong Island on 25 August 2019 (Sunday) during the period from 0900 hours to 1600 hours. About 100 canoes are expected to participate in the...
August 22nd, 2019 | Sports | Read More

Avoid boiler defects: Proper monitoring saves owners money

Avoid boiler defects: Proper monitoring saves owners money
Active corrosion on water side steel surface without a passive magnetite layer (note the reddish shade) Avoid boiler defects: Proper monitoring saves owners money BMON notation shows boiler maintenance pays off Hamid Reza Farmahiny Farahany, Principal Engineer, DNV GL Expert writes: Zero avoidable...
August 22nd, 2019 | Classification Societies, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

Impressive speaker line up announced for Maritime Cyprus 2019

Impressive speaker line up announced for Maritime Cyprus 2019
Impressive speaker line up announced for Maritime Cyprus 2019 LIMASSOL, 22 August, 2019 – Maritime Cyprus has unveiled its impressive speaker line-up and programme for the October conference, themed ‘Sea Change’. The bi-annual conference, taking place between 6-9 October in Limassol, will tackle...
August 22nd, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Italy’s latest crisis just beginning, Singapore roundtable with Grant Spencer

Italy’s latest crisis just beginning, Singapore roundtable with Grant Spencer
. Italy’s latest crisis just beginning, Singapore roundtable with Grant Spencer Commentary: Italy’s latest crisis just beginning By Pier Carlo Padoan in Rome Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned, heralding a complex political crisis. The economic landscape is somewhat less complicated....
August 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

BDI fights back to maintain the 2,000 point threshold

BDI fights back to maintain the 2,000 point threshold
John Faraclas BDI fights back to maintain the 2,000 point threshold The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  gained two points – thanks to all Dry Indices rise and now stands at 2,061 points. Geopolitics still messy with BREXIT and Italy championing uncertainty. John Faraclas’ mid-week brief recap: The Capes’...
August 21st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Santi Find The Eagle – 8th expedition reaps seabed wrecks data

Santi Find The Eagle –  8th expedition reaps seabed wrecks data
Expedition team Santi Find The Eagle –  8th expedition reaps seabed wrecks data On 31st July 2019 the eighth Santi Find the Eagle team expedition got underway. For the third time the crew set off from the Danish port of Thyborøn, sailing on a 27 m trawler Nemo A which was converted into a fully...
August 21st, 2019 | Maritime History and Museums, Underwater Shipping | Read More

CL Yachts Set to Debut at The Newport International Boat Show

CL Yachts Set to Debut at The Newport International Boat Show
. CL Yachts Set to Debut at The Newport International Boat Show The buzz-worthy performance brand will display its popular CLB72 model in Rhode Island Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Aug. 21, 2019 – (Marine NewsWire) The luxury performance yacht brand making waves within the industry, CL Yachts, is gearing...
August 21st, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port news from GAC 21-Aug-2019 CANAL’S ‘A’ RATING AFFIRMED WITH STABLE OUTLOOK Panama Canal, Panama Canal’s ‘A’ rating affirmed with stable outlook Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Panama Canal, Panama For the fourth consecutive year, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the...
August 21st, 2019 | Awards, Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ICS Professional Maritime Programme – New Groups

ICS Professional Maritime Programme – New Groups
ICS Professional Maritime Programme – New Groups Starting September 2019 New Groups The Hellenic Management Centre, official educational provider of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in Greece, offers the ICS Professional Maritime Programme; a 1-year Course which has been designed to...
August 21st, 2019 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

SeaRenergy acquires engineering & permit specialist Elbe-1

SeaRenergy acquires engineering & permit specialist Elbe-1
.. SeaRenergy acquires engineering & permit specialist Elbe-1 Hamburg-based offshore service provider SeaRenergy has acquired Elbe-1, an engineering company that offers expertise and consultancy for design, certification and approval of offshore wind projects. Whereas SeaRenergy provides engineering,...
August 21st, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Technical, Technology | Read More

Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% – sulphur marine fuel

Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% – sulphur marine fuel A number of shipping, refining, fuel supply and standards organisations have worked together to produce Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% – sulphur marine fuel released on 20 August 2019. The...
August 21st, 2019 | Associations, Bunkering, Emissions, Energy, Environment, IACS, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Thomas Jakob to head Hamburg Commercial Bank’s corporate client business as of 2020

Thomas Jakob to head Hamburg Commercial Bank’s corporate client business as of 2020
Thomas Jakob Thomas Jakob to head Hamburg Commercial Bank’s corporate client business as of 2020  HAMBURG – Hamburg Commercial Bank AG (HCOB) is further strengthening its nationwide corporate client business: Thomas Jakob will be responsible for all corporate banking and advisory activities...
August 21st, 2019 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance | Read More

Peel Ports Group takes important step towards being BREXIT ready

Peel Ports Group takes important step towards being BREXIT ready
A Maersk Line vessel docking at the Port of Liverpool Peel Ports Group takes important step towards being BREXIT ready Peel Ports Group, one of the UK’s leading port operators, has been officially accredited with the internationally recognised quality mark of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) at all...
August 21st, 2019 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Deteriorating economy to dominate G7, Private debt: Too big to ignore (Part II)

Deteriorating economy to dominate G7, Private debt: Too big to ignore (Part II)
Deteriorating economy to dominate G7, Private debt: Too big to ignore (Part II) Commentary: Deteriorating economy to dominate G7 By Mark Sobel in Washington Leaders of the G7 will gather in Biarritz on 24 August for their annual summit. Expect a do-nothing affair, marked by notable absences. The formal...
August 21st, 2019 | Associations, Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Contained Market fall…

Contained Market fall…
John Faraclas Contained Market fall… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell eight points and now reads 2,059. Geopolitics still messy with Salvini’s resigning making things difficult for Italy and Europe. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes fell 63 points and now the BCI stands at 3,665 points. The...
August 20th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 20-Aug-2019 ABOVE-NORMAL HURRICANE SEASON FORECAST Atlantic Ocean/Eastern Seaboard, United States Above-normal hurricane season forecast Tuesday, August 20, 2019, Atlantic Ocean/Eastern Seaboard, United States NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions...
August 20th, 2019 | Climate, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Wallem-managed bulk carrier rescues Indonesian fishermen lost at sea for 10 days

Wallem-managed bulk carrier rescues Indonesian fishermen lost at sea for 10 days
Rescued fishermen and ISL Star Master Wallem-managed bulk carrier rescues Indonesian fishermen lost at sea for 10 days ISL Star, a bulk carrier managed by Wallem Group, together with the U.S. Coast Guard successfully retrieved a crew of eight Indonesian fishermen adrift for over a week after their boat...
August 20th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Macri defeat prompts crisis fears, Norges Bank seminar

Macri defeat prompts crisis fears, Norges Bank seminar
Macri defeat prompts crisis fears, Norges Bank seminar Commentary: Macri defeat prompts crisis fears By Desmond Lachman and Mark Sobel in Washington President Macri’s defeat in Argentina’s primary presidential elections was unexpected. The Peronist leader Alberto Fernández is now the frontrunner...
August 20th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, News, Reports | Read More

Unsustainability and uncertainty brings the BDI down to 2,067 amid messy Geopolitics

Unsustainability and uncertainty brings the BDI down to 2,067 amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas Unsustainability and uncertainty brings the BDI down to 2,067 amid messy Geopolitics The BDI lost 21 points earlier on today and let’s hope the losses are contained tomorrow or that today wasn’t a “Dry day”… John Faraclas brief recap: The uncertainty was calculated in our last...
August 19th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ready Steady Tokyo – Day Three Update

Ready Steady Tokyo – Day Three Update
Ready Steady Tokio Sailing 2019. ©PEDRO MARTINEZ/SAILING ENERGY/WORLD SAILING19 August, 2019. Ready Steady Tokyo – Day Three Update Racing on the Tokyo Olympic medal race course in Enoshima Japan, the Argentinian team of Santiago Lange & Cecilia Carranza Saroli, who captured the hearts of...
August 19th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 19-Aug-2019 MINISTRIES CLOSE ADEN OFFICES, AIRPORT AND PORT STILL OPERATING Aden, Yemen DRAFT INCREASED Mississippi River, United States Ministries close Aden offices, airport and port still operating Monday, August 19, 2019, Aden, Yemen The Yemeni Foreign and Interior Ministries...
August 19th, 2019 | Aviation, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More