Archive for the ‘Featured’ Category

Visas of Life…

Visas of Life…
Seafarer heroes. Visas of Life: how Japanese diplomats and seafarers saved Jewish refugees By James Brewer Chiune Sugihara, a diplomat at the Japanese consulate in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1940, is greatly honoured in Japan. Flouting his government’s instructions and its alliance with Nazi Germany, he...
June 27th, 2017 | Featured, Military, Politics and Government, Religion | Read More

The Pursuit of Value

The Pursuit of Value
Lars Fischer, Managing Director of Softship Data Processing For a function that is so fundamental to the day to day operations of every shipping company, ship agency is an area of the maritime industry that is rarely subject to the same level of discussion, of ongoing scrutiny or analysis as other core...
May 31st, 2017 | Featured, News, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies, Shipmanagement | Read More

A million senses from Greece

A million senses from Greece
Aggela Menni, Kostas Boulazeris and Vivi Sidirofagi We  dream to live in an autism friendly world “A million senses is a social start up, created in 2016, to design autism friendly holidays in Greece for people within the autism spectrum and their families.” There are a million different stories...
January 22nd, 2017 | Featured, Health and Safety, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Tourism | Read More

Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria

Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria
Kastoria: 1930s community cohesion. Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria. Superb documentary chronicles forgotten history By James Brewer Strolling through Kastoria, a tranquil city of northern Greece perched on an isthmus by a lake teeming with fish and blessed with grand mountain scenery, you would...
September 30th, 2016 | Events, Featured, Film Industry, Press and Media | Read More

Egypt: New report reveals illegal trade in sea turtles in Alexandria continues

Egypt: New report reveals illegal trade in sea turtles in Alexandria continues
A new report by MEDASSET reveals that sea turtles are being illegally traded openly once again in the fish markets of Alexandria, Egypt, and that covert trading persists. Sea turtle captivity, trade and slaughter was recorded in 6 fish markets in 3 areas of Alexandria. Fishermen in Alexandria reported...
July 5th, 2016 | Charity, Corruption, Environment, Featured, News, Oceanology, Reports | Read More

How translation helps firms grow their business…

How translation helps firms grow their business…
Alex Fiddler of Eurotext Ltd   How translation helps firms grow their business by enabling them to sell their products globally By Alex Fiddler* How translation helps firms grow their business by enabling them to sell their products globally. An overview of language solutions: In recent years we...
June 20th, 2016 | Associations, Comment, Communication, Consumers Market, Featured, HR, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipping Finance Pattern, a New Paradigm

Shipping Finance Pattern, a New Paradigm
Fabrizio Vettosi Shipping Finance Pattern, a New Paradigm By Fabrizio Vettosi* “We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds”. Posidonia  2016 offers the opportunity for further reflections within the shipping community, weighing up the opposing...
June 4th, 2016 | Banking, Featured, Insight, Markets, Shipfinance | Read More

Legal implications for business after Brexit…

Legal implications for business after Brexit…
London lawyers Silvia Campeanu and John Walmsley. Legal implications for business after Brexit. London lawyer John Walmsley warns that full exit could take up to 10 years By James Brewer Britain may face a longer transition process than many commentators forecast if the electorate votes in the June...
May 30th, 2016 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Featured, HR, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Brexit would hurt UK economy and financial services sector…

Brexit would hurt UK economy and financial services sector…
David Page of AXA Investment Managers. Brexit would hurt UK economy and financial services sector, Lloyd’s Market Association audience hears By James Brewer Britain would be likely to suffer “a significant adverse economic impact” from leaving the European Union, a packed meeting of underwriters...
March 4th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Featured, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The attractive low BDI now makes waves…

The attractive low BDI now makes waves…
John Faraclas Amidst the economic and geopolitical turmoil one should not lose the appetite for gains; John Faraclas explains: With plus four points, the BDI at 322 is more than an attractive component to invest if you are capable these turbulent days the world of trade and transport lives! The Capers...
February 24th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, Canals, Comment, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Featured, Holidays, HR, Immigration, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Markets, Military, Mining, News, Oil Industry, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Blue MBA: strategic further business education the name of the game

Blue MBA: strategic further business education the name of the game
Education is the most important aspect in all sectors of our lives, conversely Maritime Education in our multi-diversified / multi-disciplined industry; the most important industry of all on Planet Ocean! John Faraclas writes, video filming by Anny J. Zade: For nearly five years in allaboutshipping.co.uk...
December 13th, 2015 | Academia, Communication, Company Profiles, Consulting, Consumers Market, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, HR, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Organisations, People and Places, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Story of the Month, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

WISTA Denmark and WISTAs of the north

WISTA Denmark and WISTAs of the north
Irene Rosberg, president of WISTA Denmark WISTAs of the north Meeting with WISTA-Denmark:  John Faraclas reports; videos by Anny J. Zade: I guess you all know over the last 30 years or so via my articles and speeches to international fora of  accepting the important and decisive role women play too,...
December 10th, 2015 | Associations, Clubs, Communication, Featured, HR, News, Organisations, People and Places, Shipping Centers, What Others Say, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

A ‘sea’ without waves but beset by mirages…

A ‘sea’ without waves but beset by mirages…
The five-horse feat A ‘sea’ without waves but beset by mirages: the Puszta in Hungary and its mesmerising vistas James Brewer joins fellow tourists on a horse-drawn safari to view the pastoral beauty of eastern Hungary Europe’s largest grassland plain is far away from any shoreline, but it has...
October 10th, 2015 | Archaeology, Associations, Environment, Featured, Holidays, Insight, People and Places, Photography, Reports, Tourism | Read More

The alarming Migrants saga continues worse than ever before…

The alarming Migrants saga continues worse than ever before…
Outside a temporary…accomodation: washed clothes hanging before the migrants departure to Piraeus… We have numerous times in writing expressed our dismay from the way the Migrants saga is being tackled by governments, politicians, organisations, ngo’s and others over the last four years,...
August 13th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Defense, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Medical, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Alma Anaptixis spells it out!

Alma Anaptixis spells it out!
The panellists A “Friendly Society of the 21st  Century which will bring together people, think tanks, groups and political parties in an effort to create a productive and innovative Greece”; this is how Prof. George Bitros, president of the its steering committee,  “branded” ALMA ANAPTIXIS...
July 22nd, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Banking, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Corruption, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Featured, HR, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

The despicable Migrants saga continues…

The despicable Migrants saga continues…
A helicopter searching for migrants Shame shame shame! The despicable Migrants saga continues with one more incident, this time in Greece and in particular in eastern Crete, at the port of Sitia where one more boat with illegal immigrants, victims of migrants traders/traffickers safely arrived. John...
July 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, EEZ, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Reaching the climax of the Greek drama and then what?

Reaching the climax of the Greek drama and then what?
Prof. Thanos Skouras Reaching the climax of the Greek drama and then what? Prof. Thanos Skouras* writes:  There is little doubt that the pre-electoral pledges of the Greek government are not realizable. The long period, which was requested by Greece in order to finalize negotiations with its lenders,...
June 23rd, 2015 | Academia, Comment, European Union, Featured, Finance, HR, Insight, Person Profiles, Politics and Government | Read More

Demand for nuclear power holds game-changing prospects for uranium companies…

Demand for nuclear power holds game-changing prospects for uranium companies…
Daniel Major, Bryn Jones, Peter Dasler, Gabriel Didham and Antony Froggatt. Demand for nuclear power holds game-changing prospects for uranium companies, explorers tell Objective Capital Uranium Investment Forum in London,  By James Brewer  An upsurge in nuclear power generation will revitalise prospects...
June 19th, 2015 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Featured, Mining, News | Read More

Dynamic launch of East London Export Club…

Dynamic launch of East London Export Club…
Bryan Treherne, Nick Howe, Ade Awokoya, Jim Foxall and Levent Yildizgoren. Dynamic launch of East London Export Club draws a capital crowd,  By James Brewer From all points of the compass in the capital they came, to launch the East London Export Club. It was an auspicious start for the latest London...
June 16th, 2015 | Associations, Featured, HR, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Poseidon Med Stakeholders Conference Athens 30 June 2015

Poseidon Med Stakeholders Conference Athens 30 June 2015
Poseidon Med Stakeholders Conference is to be held on 30 June at Zappeion, Athens. The conference aims to provide an update on the technical and financial aspects of the project and raise discussion among Shipping and Energy Industry stakeholders.  State authorities, shipowners, ports, financiers,...
June 15th, 2015 | Associations, Bunkering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Exhibitions, Featured, HR, LNG, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance, Shipping Centers | Read More

Black Tears Project comes to London…

Black Tears Project comes to London…
Alejandra Corral (Kuska) with Black Tears Project tapestry. Black Tears Project comes to London, weaving message of defiance against global exploitation of women,  By James Brewer Here is a record-breaking work of art, the product of the combined contributions of 2, 245 women from 46 countries in all...
April 25th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Featured, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Art, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Safety and Security, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The Migrants issue: the masks must fall….the Bautas must be dropped…

The Migrants issue: the masks must fall….the Bautas must be dropped…
A Guarda Costiera patrol boat from Italy, part of the Frontex Force in the port of Chios WITHOUT PREJUDICE Time and again I have stressed the fact that the media and politicians must come down to their senses and face reality on this ongoing inhumane issue. John Faraclas writes and provokes: The latest...
April 14th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, European Union, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Medical, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Seizures, Short-sea shipping, UN | Read More

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Satisfaction Guaranteed
“Satisfaction Guaranteed” is a feature article is part 1 of a 2 part article that focuses on the Customer Experience (CX) and B2B Sales. It just got published in this month’s “Winning Edge” magazine, which is the official magazine of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management (ISMM)...
April 9th, 2015 | Associations, Communication, Company Profiles, Consulting, Consumers Market, Featured, HR, Insight, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…
Large scale rescue -Picture credits: Stolt Tankers B.V. THOUSANDS OF LIVES WILL BE LOST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN UNLESS EU GOVERNMENTS TAKE URGENT ACTION,  SAY SHIPOWNER GROUPS AND SEAFARER UNIONS  European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member...
April 8th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, BIMCO, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, IACS, ILO, Immigration, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

Vessels for the future

Vessels for the future
In recognition of the need to reinforce targeted R&D and innovation efforts, interests across the European maritime industry have joined forces in the Vessels for the Future initiative. Launched in late 2014, the Public Private Partnership (PPP) is overseen by the European Research Association and...
February 23rd, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Featured, HR, IMarEST, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Technical, Technology, The Nautical Institute | Read More