Archive for the ‘HR’ Category

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
16-Jun-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 17-30 JUNE 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 17-30 June 2018 Saturday, June 16, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 19 Jun (Tue) – Trindad & Tobago Labour Day 21 Jun (Thu) – June Solstice 22 Jun (Fri) – Midsummer’s...
June 16th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Ports & Terminals | Read More

WISTA International welcomes WISTA Peru

WISTA International welcomes WISTA Peru
Despina Panayiotou Theodossiou June 15, 2018 – The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) continues to expand in South America, welcoming WISTA Peru as the latest National WISTA Association. WISTA Peru is the second South American National WISTA Association to...
June 15th, 2018 | WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up with an extra dozen points since yesterday and now stands at 1,445 points. On a weekly basis the 54 points  – up from 1,391 points since last Friday the 8th of June, is something to build on… Geopolitics and trade wars do not leave room for experiments....
June 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Leading maritime companies sign gender diversity pledge

Leading maritime companies sign gender diversity pledge
Anne-Marie Mountfield Industry body Maritime UK says the Women in Maritime pledge and its Taskforce will address fairness, equality and inclusion in the sector Leading members of industry body Maritime UK have signed a pledge aimed at supporting gender diversity and inclusion across the sector. The Women...
June 15th, 2018 | News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Fairplay’s Friday wrap

Fairplay’s Friday wrap
Yannick Guerry, News Editor at Fairplay Muslims around the world today celebrate the feast of Eid-al-Fitr, the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims are encouraged to shun material excess and reflect on what really matters, and afterwards comes the feast. READ MORE Shipping...
June 15th, 2018 | Communication, Press and Media, Religion | Read More

HFW boosts Greek ship finance with partner appointment and senior associate hire as office celebrates 25th Anniversary

HFW boosts Greek ship finance with partner appointment  and senior associate hire as office celebrates 25th Anniversary
Sector-focused law firm HFW has boosted its leading Greek ship finance practice with the promotion of Piraeus consultant Kalliopi Karaiskaki to partner and the hire of senior associate Dimitra Gelti. Kalliopi has also been appointed as head of the firm’s ship finance practice in Piraeus. The moves...
June 15th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, News, Person Profiles | Read More

IMCA announces strategic appointment in the USA

IMCA announces strategic appointment in the USA
Bruce Gresham The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced that Bruce Gresham has been appointed as director for client engagement in the USA, in a part-time consulting role. He will be supporting the Association in developing and expanding its engagement with oil companies...
June 15th, 2018 | Associations, Company Profiles, Person Profiles | Read More

“Cross” your fingers: the BDI@1,433…

“Cross” your fingers: the BDI@1,433…
John Faraclas All Dry indices turned upwards; mixed feelings for the Wets and more than enigmatic Geopolitics. John Faraclas’ brief Market recap: The BDI managed to clinch 29 points earlier on today thanks primarily to the Capes… The Capes’ BCI was up 93 points and now reads 2,184! The Panamaes’...
June 14th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Governments need to join the fight against the trade in counterfeit goods

Governments need to join the fight against the trade in counterfeit goods
TOC Europe 2018 Rotterdam, 13 June 2018 – Efforts to curtail the supply chain of counterfeit goods should be part of the everyday practise of supply chain service providers, delegates at this week’s TOC Container Supply Chain conference in Rotterdam heard this morning. Incorporating a “Know...
June 14th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

KVH Videotel Wins Multiple International Film Awards for “Cyber Security at Sea” Programme

KVH Videotel Wins Multiple International Film Awards for “Cyber Security at Sea” Programme
    James Cleave, Producer, for Videotel holding some of the awards. The maritime training film, a key component to KVH’s commercial shipping cyber security strategy, received five top awards KVH Videotel™ is delighted to announce that it has won a total of nine awards in four recent prestigious...
June 14th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Film Industry, IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

MPs mark Sailors’ Society’s 200th birthday

MPs mark Sailors’ Society’s 200th birthday
The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP and Stuart Rivers, Sailors’ Society CEO, at Sailors’ Society’s 200th anniversary reception at Westminster A host of industry representatives, MPs and members of the House of Lords joined international maritime charity Sailors’ Society to mark its 200 years of supporting...
June 14th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

The 2018 Bagong Bayani Award for Community and Social Service

The 2018 Bagong Bayani Award for Community and Social Service
Captain Augusto P. Buenaventura receiving the trophy (The third person from the right) “2018 Bagong Bayani Award for Community and Social Service” Awarded to Captain of HAMBURG BRIDGE for Rescue Operation at Sea Captain Augusto P. Buenaventura, the Master of containership HAMBURG BRIDGE, has been...
June 14th, 2018 | Awards, Health and Safety, Immigration, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,404 before the coming Shakespearian Tempest

The BDI@1,404 before the coming Shakespearian Tempest
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points earlier on today as all indices were on the rise – minimal rise but rising. Geopolitics though are so enigmatic and perplexed that ultra-caution should be observed; John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 23 points...
June 13th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

A story to remember

A story to remember
… As an artist best known for colorful paintings of foreign landscapes, part of my work schedule is travelling somewhere new every year to sketch and take photographs for source material. In the 1980s and 1990s my wife and I went to many different Greek islands. We decided to visit Astypalea in...
June 13th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Seafarers’ charity supports crew of ship detained in Port of Mobile since March 2016

Seafarers’ charity supports crew of ship detained in Port of Mobile since March 2016
Trans Gulf Mass at Our Savior. Seafarers on board a ship detained at the Port of Mobile, Alabama, since March 2016, are being supported by Apostleship of the Sea (AoS). The Trans Gulf, a roro cargo ship, has been prevented from sailing after it was found with deficiencies. Its current crew were also...
June 13th, 2018 | Charity, Health and Safety, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Supras and Handies “keep” the BDI buoyant

Supras and Handies “keep” the BDI buoyant
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained three points and now stands at 1,390 thanks to the Supras and Handies. Geopolitical turbulences will re-appear in the Balkans and beyond; add the mess all over Planet Ocean and see what you might get – sooner or later… John Faraclas daily brief: The...
June 12th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

European shipowners: Italian policy of refusing migrants to enter its ports alarming

European shipowners: Italian policy of refusing migrants to enter its ports alarming
Martin Dorsman ECSA finds it very alarming that Italy recently refused a humanitarian ship to disembark rescued persons in Italian ports. The passengers included children, pregnant women and persons needing medical assistance. It should have been ensured that these people received the care they needed...
June 12th, 2018 | Associations, Immigration | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
12-Jun-2018 RAMAZAN BAYRAMI HOLIDAY Turkey LOCK CHAMBER CLOSURE FOR MAINTENANCE Kiel Canal, Germany Ramazan Bayrami Holiday Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Turkey All official institutions and banks in Turkey will be closed from Thursday 14 June to Monday 18 June, due to the Ramazan Bayrami Holiday. Some ports...
June 12th, 2018 | Canals, Holidays, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

Lloyd’s Register becomes founding member of UN Group for Sustainable Ocean Business

Lloyd’s Register becomes founding member of UN Group for Sustainable Ocean Business
Featured are (left to right) Sturla Henriksen, UN Global Compact Special Advisor on Oceans, LR’s Suzanne Johnston, Lisa Kingo, UN Global Compact CEO and Executive Director, and Tom Boardley, Executive Vice-President, LR. 12th June 2018 – Oceans cover two thirds of the world’s surface but the...
June 12th, 2018 | Charity, Classification Societies, Environment, News, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

PD Ports director Jim French recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

PD Ports director Jim French recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Jim French MBE Jim French, PD Ports’ Director Portcentric Logistics and former RHA (Road Haulage Association) Chairman, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to young people in the transport industry. Jim started his career as a traffic office trainee before moving...
June 12th, 2018 | Awards, HR, News, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Portcare and Vooss Hanemann secure Evergreen Line’s Public Relations and Advertising roles in North America.

Portcare and Vooss Hanemann secure Evergreen Line’s Public Relations and Advertising roles in North America.
June 11, 2018 (New York): Portcare International Ltd. and Vooss Hanemann Associates, Inc., have been chosen by Evergreen Line to represent its public relations and advertising interests within North America. Portcare International has catered to the needs of the transportation industry since 1997. ...
June 12th, 2018 | Press and Media | Read More

RMT Port Workers to strike in fight for fair pay

RMT Port Workers to strike in fight for fair pay
Mick Cash SPECIALIST TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that a key group of port engineering and servicing staff will be striking for 48 hours this Thursday and Friday in a dispute over pay justice. The workers are employed by global shipping logistics and maintenance outfit MacGregors at a number...
June 12th, 2018 | Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

OrderWise to Get Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research

OrderWise to Get Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research
OrderWise staff Nicola Smith, Hannah Wallis, Jade Wilson, Holly Johnson, Nikki Cairnie, Charlotte Hill and Zoe Wells who are all ready for the Pretty Muddy race. Nine brave women from OrderWise are set to get dragged through the mud in Cancer Research’s Pretty Muddy 5K Race for Lifeat the end of...
June 12th, 2018 | Charity, Events, IT and Communications | Read More

Fast-growing start-up Adnavem hires operations specialist Andreas Gustavsson

Andreas Gustavsson In June 2018 the Adnavem team was further strengthened with the operations specialist  Andreas Gustavsson who most recently comes from TTS Marine AB where he was responsible for all logistics. “We are proud and happy that Andreas Gustavsson decided to join Adnavem and I am confident...
June 12th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Person Profiles | Read More

ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 addresses proactive response among stakeholders to counter piracy in Asia

ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 addresses  proactive response among stakeholders to counter piracy in Asia
Mr. Masafumi Kuroki declares open the ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 in Hong Kong, China ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre organises jointly with BIMCO and INTERTANKO for the first time its annual conference in Hong Kong, China The annual ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) Piracy...
June 12th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More