Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Pinch me, the BDI is up nine points amid geopolitical mess

Pinch me, the BDI is up nine points amid geopolitical mess
John Faraclas Pinch me, the BDI is up nine points amid geopolitical mess The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) …”hit” back today and a …record of plus nine points was observed bringing same up to 1,354 points. The Geopolitics cannot be followed anymore and be prepared for everything… John...
November 12th, 2019 | Banking, Books, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Finance, Markets, Military, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

How Greeks can get back their Parthenon Marbles

How Greeks can get back their Parthenon Marbles
Geoffrey Robertson QC delivering his speech How Greeks can get back their Parthenon Marbles Greece can have the Parthenon Marbles returned to the Acropolis Museum if Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister on 12th December, says Geoffrey Robertson QC today. Otherwise, the only way to force future Conservative...
November 12th, 2019 | Archaeology, Books, Events, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Complexities of central bank communication, The UK’s global economic position after Brexit

Complexities of central bank communication, The UK’s global economic position after Brexit
. Complexities of central bank communication, The UK’s global economic position after Brexit Thursday 24 October 2019  –  Vol.10 Ed.43.3 Commentary: Politics, manipulation and credibility By Pierre Ortlieb in London In his new book, The Long Journey of Central Bank Communication, Otmar...
October 24th, 2019 | Banking, Books, Finance, Markets, Politics and Government, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ioannis Focas (Juan de Fuca) the first European to explore far latitudes off Canada

Ioannis Focas (Juan de Fuca) the first European to explore far latitudes off Canada
Juan de Fuca Ioannis Focas (Juan de Fuca) the first European to explore far latitudes off Canada Evridiki Livada-Duca* tells the true story of the Greek navigator Ioannis Focas or Juan de Fuca, the 16th century Ulysses.  In Venetian-occupied Kefallonia of the 16th century, trying to recover after...
October 22nd, 2019 | Books, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Story of the Week | Read More

K” Line Publishes 100-Year History Entitled “Voyaging Through Time”

K” Line Publishes 100-Year History Entitled “Voyaging Through Time”
… K” Line Publishes 100-Year History Entitled “Voyaging Through Time” Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year. As part of our centennial commemoration, we have published a company history entitled “Voyaging Through Time” and posted it...
October 1st, 2019 | Anniversaries, Books, Logistics, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

CSSF publishes free Guide to Safe Container Ship Operations

CSSF publishes free Guide to Safe Container Ship Operations
CSSF publishes free Guide to Safe Container Ship Operations Hamburg, 26 September 2019. The Container Ship Safety Forum e.V. (CSSF), a global business-to-business network and industry association aiming to improve safety performance and management practices in the container shipping industry, today...
September 26th, 2019 | Books, Containers | Read More

Nautical Institute launches Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence, volume 2

Nautical Institute launches Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence, volume 2
Maritime evidence guide goes on sale Nautical Institute launches Guidelines for Collecting Maritime Evidence, volume 2 By James Brewer Can you believe your own eyes, or your ‘electronic eyes’? Can you trust a video recording to yield the truth about a dangerous incident at sea? Penetrating questions...
September 11th, 2019 | Associations, Books, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

HFW -The Shipping Law Review – Edition 6

HFW -The Shipping Law Review – Edition 6
The Shipping Law Review – Edition 6 We are delighted to announce the publication of the sixth edition of The Shipping Law Review, an important legal book for the shipping sector, edited by HFW. The book is a cross-jurisdictional companion for those handling shipping disputes and contains a summary...
August 30th, 2019 | Books, Legal | Read More

The Keyman: Kamal M Malak’s new novel revolves around an insurance scam

The Keyman: Kamal M Malak’s new novel revolves around an insurance scam
New novel of City fraud. The Keyman: Kamal M Malak’s new novel revolves around an insurance scam By James Brewer  One of the lesser-known insurance products is the unusual theme for a new thriller. Kamal Malak’s latest book The Keyman hinges on what is known as key man insurance. His fast-paced...
May 28th, 2019 | Books, Insight, Marine Insurance, Story of the Month | Read More

South America Container Trades (2018)

South America Container Trades (2018)
.. South America Container Trades (2018) Dynamar is proud to present its latest Container Trades & Markets study: SOUTH AMERICA (worldwide) CONTAINER TRADES 2018 This publication builds on previous individual studies on both the East Coast of South America and the Andean Coast of the same continent....
May 28th, 2019 | Books, Containers, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Global Public Investor launching in three cities for the first time

Global Public Investor launching in three cities for the first time
. Global Public Investor launching in three cities for the first time OMFIF is pleased to announce that for the first time the Global Public Investor will be launching in three cities in 2019, reaching a larger audience than ever. The launches will kick off in Singapore on 12 June, featuring a keynote...
May 21st, 2019 | Banking, Books, Finance, Markets | Read More

‘Chartering Manual’ makes a big splash

‘Chartering Manual’ makes a big splash
. ‘Chartering Manual’ makes a big splash By John Faraclas This specialist shipbroking book is now the fifth volume* residing on my bedside table! You all know how particular I become – and I am on many issues and in relation to the many books I read and then study – also for reviewing same...
May 5th, 2019 | Books, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Insight, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Obituary: OMFIF remembers Johan Witteveen

Obituary: OMFIF remembers Johan Witteveen
Johannes ‘Johan’ Witteveen Obituary: OMFIF remembers Johan Witteveen Thursday 2 May 2019  Vol.10 Ed.18.4 Johannes ‘Johan’ Witteveen, former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, who has died in the Netherlands aged 97, is the subject of a special two-part tribute....
May 2nd, 2019 | Banking, Books, News, Obituaries, Person Profiles, Story of the Day | Read More

The NI launches new edition of The Principles of Navigation

The NI launches new edition of The Principles of Navigation
..  The NI launches new edition of The Principles of Navigation 28.03.19 – Safe navigation at sea is dependent on good training, sound practice and long experience – and no organisation is better placed to draw on those qualities than the UK’s Royal Navy. The Nautical Institute is proud,...
March 28th, 2019 | Books, Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

OCIMF releases fourth edition of Effective Mooring

OCIMF releases fourth edition of Effective Mooring
The Cover of “Effective Mooring”  OCIMF releases fourth edition of Effective Mooring 4 March 2019 London Mooring is one of the most complex and dangerous operations for ship and terminal crew. If something goes wrong, the consequences can be severe. That’s why the Oil Companies International...
March 4th, 2019 | Books, Claims, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

IMCA issues guidance to assist analysis and testing of DP systems

IMCA issues guidance to assist analysis and testing of DP systems
Andy Goldsmith The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Guidance to Identify DP System Components and their Failure Modes’ (IMCA M 247). The new document complements the Association’s existing guidance on Dynamic Positioning (DP). Captain Andy Goldsmith, IMCA’s Marine...
January 8th, 2019 | Associations, Books, Reports | Read More

NI releases new edition of Handling Ships in First-Year Ice

NI releases new edition of Handling Ships in First-Year Ice
Handling Ships in First-Year Ice 29.11.18 – The Nautical Institute has launched the second edition of its practical guide to shiphandling in ‘new ice’ conditions in the Baltic, North Atlantic and St Lawrence Seaway. Handling ships in first-year ice demands specialist knowledge and skills. Ice...
November 29th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Books, Maritime Education and Training, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Churchill: Walking with Destiny reviewed by a leading medical biographer

Churchill: Walking with Destiny reviewed by a leading medical biographer
Mary Churchill, later The Lady Soames, is given away by her father on her wedding day. Churchill: Walking with Destiny reviewed by a leading medical biographer Churchill: Walking with Destiny, the new book by Andrew Roberts, is reviewed here by medical biographer Dr John H Mather. By all accounts, Andrew...
October 31st, 2018 | Books, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Carolyn Gowdy’s Scrapbook: Life is an adventure… life is a gift

Carolyn Gowdy’s Scrapbook: Life is an adventure… life is a gift
Carolyn Gowdy. Carolyn Gowdy’s Scrapbook: Life is an adventure… life is a gift By James Brewer  Illustrator and painter Carolyn Gowdy invites us to board with her what she calls the Dreamboat, so that we can explore together the reaches of human existence. Sound and seaworthy, the Dreamboat’s...
October 21st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Books, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

OCIMF releases best practices for conducting navigational assessments

OCIMF releases best practices for conducting navigational assessments
10 October 2018 – London OCIMF has today released a new information paper on best practices for conducting navigational assessments, called A Guide to Best Practice for Navigational Assessments and Audits. Navigational assessments and audits help vessel owners, operators and Masters to identify areas...
October 10th, 2018 | Books, Communication, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

ICS publishes New Edition of Industry Guidance on Garbage Management Plans

ICS publishes New Edition of Industry Guidance on Garbage Management Plans
Simon Bennett The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has recently published a new edition of its ‘Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans as Required by MARPOL Annex V’. This second edition is intended to help shipping companies comply with the latest requirements...
October 10th, 2018 | Books, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

The Ameican Club and Seamen’s Church Institute jointly publish Mental Wellbeing guide for Seafarers

The Ameican Club and Seamen’s Church Institute jointly publish Mental Wellbeing guide for Seafarers
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club Publication released on World Mental Health Day to promote the recognition of mental wellbeing as a key component of the health of seafarers, who live and work in conditions which sometimes generate not only...
October 9th, 2018 | Books, Charity, Communication, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Medical, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

IACS: Cyber Safety Recommendations Published

IACS: Cyber Safety Recommendations Published
Jeong-kie Lee, IACS recommendations result from extensive collaboration across industry and provide much needed guidance on how to develop and maintain the cyber integrity of vessels. IACS has today published 9 (nine) of its 12 (twelve) recommendations[i] on cyber safety with the aim of enabling the...
September 28th, 2018 | Books, IACS, News, Safety and Security | Read More

TMS Publishes UAE Yearbook 2018/2019

TMS Publishes UAE Yearbook 2018/2019
.. The third annual TMS UAE Yearbook 2018/19 has been published and officially launched at SMM in Hamburg this September. The unveiling of the Yearbook, which provides in- depth coverage of development in the UAE’s ports, shipping, shipyard, marine services and other sectors, took place at the Dubai...
September 23rd, 2018 | Books, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Mariah Georgoussis reviews “A Postmodern Requiem”

Mariah Georgoussis reviews  “A Postmodern Requiem”
The Book cover “A Postmodern Requiem” * Topics of European Philosophy, Art and Politics in the 21st Century By Mariah Georgousis I really loved this book. Ιt’s more like a how-to-make-sense-of-the-world manual, scientifically well-grounded, but also clear and easy to comprehend. The competent...
September 20th, 2018 | Books | Read More