Archive for the ‘Associations’ Category

Message from Tim Lowe CBE, CEO, UK Hydrographic Office on COVID-19

Message from Tim Lowe CBE, CEO, UK Hydrographic Office on COVID-19
Tim Lowe Message from Tim Lowe CBE, CEO, UK Hydrographic Office on COVID-19 LONDON, 27 MARCH 2020: On behalf of the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), I would like to reassure users of our products and services that maintaining safety of life at sea during this time remains one of our highest priorities....
March 27th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, News | Read More

The Mission to Seafarers urges industry to recognise seafarers as international key workers during Covid-19 crisis

The Mission to Seafarers urges industry to recognise seafarers as international key workers during Covid-19 crisis
. The Mission to Seafarers urges industry to recognise seafarers as international key workers during Covid-19 crisis The Mission unites with maritime organisations and charities to campaign for seafarers’ welfare at a time of significant difficulty    LONDON, 27 March 2020 – The Mission to Seafarers...
March 27th, 2020 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Refusing to ask for an extension of Brexit transition amid coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, say freight forwarding chief

Refusing to ask for an extension of Brexit transition amid coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, say freight forwarding chief
Robert Keen Refusing to ask for an extension of Brexit transition amid coronavirus crisis would be ‘irresponsible’, say freight forwarding chief The director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that it in light of the massive disruption to supply chains being caused...
March 25th, 2020 | Associations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Eurozone’s manufacturing PMI indicates drop to 92-month low in March

Eurozone’s manufacturing PMI indicates drop to 92-month low in March
Shipping number of the week: Eurozone’s manufacturing PMI indicates drop to 92-month low in March As countries world-wide implement far-reaching measures in an attempt to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19), the global economy is starting to slow down significantly. The crisis is prompting flashbacks...
March 25th, 2020 | BIMCO, Markets | Read More

“Transport is essential for all” say FEPORT and 32 sister organizations “All workers keeping supply chains functional are heroes”

“Transport is essential for all” say FEPORT and 32 sister organizations “All workers keeping supply chains functional are heroes”
“Transport is essential for all” say FEPORT and 32 sister organizations “All workers keeping supply chains functional are heroes” “Transport is essential for all” say FEPORT and 32 sister organizations and “All workers who are on land, at sea, on rivers, in sea ports or from their desks...
March 24th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

UGS: Aid of the shipping industry in the battle against the pandemic

UGS: Aid of the shipping industry in the battle against the pandemic
Theodore El. Veniamis, Aid of the shipping industry in the battle against the pandemic During these unprecedented trying times that our country is going through along with the entire planet, suffering from the Coronavirus pandemic, the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), through its collective body, the...
March 24th, 2020 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

COVID-19 ETF responds to the outcome of Council of Transport Ministers Meeting

COVID-19 ETF responds to the outcome of Council of Transport Ministers Meeting
COVID-19 ETF responds to the outcome of Council of Transport Ministers Meeting Thursday, March 19 – Brussels – In the wake of the informal meeting of the Council of Transport Ministers, the ETF has once again sent a letter to Commissioner Vălean. The ETF waited for the outcome of this...
March 19th, 2020 | Associations, Automobiles, Health and Safety, HR, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Joint open leter to UN Agencies from the global maritime transport industry

Joint open leter to UN Agencies from the global maritime transport industry
Guy Platten Secretary General, ICS Joint open leter to UN Agencies from the global maritime transport industry To: Director General, United Nations International Labour Organization Secretary-General, United Nations International Maritime Organization Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on...
March 19th, 2020 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, ITF | Read More

COVID-19: Europe’s ports call on EU and Member States to keep goods moving in the EU

COVID-19: Europe’s ports call on EU and Member States to keep goods moving in the EU
(c) Piet Vandenkerkhove MBZ COVID-19: Europe’s ports call on EU and Member States to keep goods moving in the EU 18 March 2020 As main players in the supply of essential goods and materials to European citizens, Europe’s ports are doing everything possible to ensure and guarantee the continuity...
March 18th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for multi-million pound relief fund

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for multi-million pound relief fund
UK Chamber of Shipping calls for multi-million pound relief fund The UK Chamber of Shipping spoke with the Maritime Minister Kelly Tolhurst today (17 March) and demanded an immediate multi-million pound government support package to ensure the shipping industry can continue to bring in the food, goods...
March 17th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety | Read More

Coronavirus poses major challenges for seafarers on merchant ships from increasing restrictions imposed by port states

Coronavirus poses major challenges for seafarers on merchant ships from increasing restrictions imposed by port states
Coronavirus poses major challenges for seafarers on merchant ships from increasing restrictions imposed by port states The coronavirus (COVID-19) has already caused the loss of thousands of human lives and the imposition by authorities of travel restrictions and lockdown of cities, provinces and countries...
March 17th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, Intercargo | Read More

IUA members focus on non-affirmative cyber coverage

IUA members focus on non-affirmative cyber coverage
Tom Hughes IUA members focus on non-affirmative cyber coverage A new London Market committee, established to address non-affirmative cyber insurance coverage, has met for the first time. The group has been set up by the International Underwriting Association in response to a growing regulatory scrutiny...
March 16th, 2020 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA | Read More

Covid 19 – making the call to cancel a fully prepared conference

Covid 19 – making the call to cancel a fully prepared conference
Frances Baskerville, Secretary-General, CIRM Covid 19 – making the call to cancel a fully prepared conference There we are, preparing and enjoying the prospect of our best CIRM Annual Conference yet – more bookings than previously recorded, international delegates from all corners.  More sponsors,...
March 13th, 2020 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, IT and Communications | Read More

COVID-19: Transport workers need protection and Europe needs to act now!

COVID-19: Transport workers need protection and Europe needs to act now!
COVID-19: Transport workers need protection and Europe needs to act now! Friday, March 13 – Brussels Last week, the European Transport Workers’ Federation, who represents more than 5 million transport workers from more than 200 transport unions and 41 European countries, wrote to the Commission...
March 13th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, News | Read More

2020 Extraordinary General Meeting cancelled

2020 Extraordinary General Meeting cancelled
2020 Extraordinary General Meeting cancelled World Sailing’s Board of Directors will not call a 2020 Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The EGM was due to be held in London, UK on 2 May 2020. In a letter addressed and distributed to World Sailing’s Member National...
March 13th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, Sailing, Sports | Read More

New strategic plan published as Chamber confirms John Denholm as new president

New strategic plan published as Chamber confirms John Denholm as new president
John Denholm; photo by Mark Earthy New strategic plan published as Chamber confirms John Denholm as new president 13 March 2020 – The UK Chamber of Shipping has launched its new Strategic Plan for the next five years on the day John Denholm took over from Sir Michael Bibby as Chamber President. The...
March 13th, 2020 | Associations, Person Profiles | Read More

Significant ships of 2019

Significant ships of 2019
Significant Ships of 2019 Comprising a selection of around 35 newbuildings over 100m in length delivered during the year, the 2019 edition of Significant Ships will be published in February 2020. Featuring general arrangements, ship descriptions, technical particulars and photographs, the publication...
March 13th, 2020 | Books, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

“People must be put first!” – ETF reaction to the Opatija Declaration

“People must be put first!” – ETF reaction to the Opatija Declaration
“People must be put first!” – ETF reaction to the Opatija Declaration On Wednesday, EU Transport Ministers adopted the Opatija Declaration on the future outlook of EU Waterborne Transport. It aims to provide guidelines for the EU Member States for the development of maritime policy...
March 13th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

Decision to remove red diesel subsidy “disappointing” says British Marine

Decision to remove red diesel subsidy “disappointing” says British Marine
Lesley Robinson Decision to remove red diesel subsidy “disappointing” says British Marine Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, delivered his first Budget setting out the Government’s fiscal priorities. Speaking to MPs in the House of Commons, he pledged greater...
March 12th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety | Read More

US-China “Phase One” agreement fails to boost January volumes

US-China “Phase One” agreement fails to boost January volumes
Peter Sand US-China “Phase One” agreement fails to boost January volumes Even before the effects of the coronavirus, the ‘Phase One’ agreement between China and the US failed to boost volumes of the implicated goods in January. In fact, exports of the manufactured, agricultural and energy goods...
March 12th, 2020 | BIMCO, Markets | Read More

Is Crisis A Trigger for Change??

Is Crisis A Trigger for Change??
Is Crisis A Trigger for Change?? Not a moment passes during these weeks when the coronavirus isn’t the top subject.  News of cruise ships quarantined, conferences being canceled or postponed, oil markets plummeting with the stock markets following close behind, and the numbers of those affected...
March 11th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

British Safety Council welcomes government support for workers in the Budget Statement

British Safety Council welcomes government support for workers in the Budget Statement
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of British Safety Council British Safety Council welcomes government support for workers in the Budget Statement “It is right that the Chancellor is focusing on workers affected by the Coronavirus crisis” says British Safety Council Chief Executive Mike Robinson The...
March 11th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

UK budget is all spin and noise if borrowing and spending plans are not delivered, says UK freight association head

UK budget is all spin and noise if borrowing and spending plans are not delivered, says UK freight association head
Robert Keen UK budget is all spin and noise if borrowing and spending plans are not delivered, says UK freight association head Robert Keen, speaking as Director General on behalf of the trade association that represents the UK’s freight forwarding companies and logistics service providers says...
March 11th, 2020 | Associations, Finance, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

British Safety Council announces winners of the International Safety Awards

British Safety Council announces winners of the International Safety Awards
Mike Robinson Chief Executive of the British Safety Council British Safety Council announces winners of the International Safety Awards 509 organisations from across the world achieve prestigious recognition of their work in health, safety and wellbeing The British Safety Council has today revealed the...
March 11th, 2020 | Associations, Awards, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

IUA launches new commercial crime underwriting group

IUA launches new commercial crime underwriting group
IUA launches new commercial crime underwriting group  A new London Market underwriting group has been established by the International Underwriting Association for companies writing commercial crime business. It met for the first time this week (10 March) following requests from a number of the association’s...
March 11th, 2020 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, IUA | Read More