Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

INTERCARGO – The First 40 Years

INTERCARGO – The First 40 Years
.   INTERCARGO – The First 40 Years INTERCARGO is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020! Free copies of our Association’s 40-year anniversary special publication (please view https://www.intercargo.org/first-forty-years/) will be distributed to our Members during events within 2020. Non-members,...
January 16th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Associations, Books, Intercargo | Read More

International Chamber of Shipping Helps Industry Tackle Age Discrimination On Board Ships

International Chamber of Shipping Helps Industry Tackle Age Discrimination On Board Ships
Guidelines for Shipowners to Avoid Age Discrimination On Board Ships International Chamber of Shipping Helps Industry Tackle Age Discrimination On Board Ships Age discrimination is no joke, and can affect individuals of all ages in any field of work. The shipping industry is no different. The ILO...
January 16th, 2020 | Associations, Books, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines

Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines
. Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines What an excellent work is that written by Evridiki Livada-Duca that enthrallingly kept me awake many nights over the festive season; as most of you know, I am very much a lover so to speak of charts and in particular cartography ever since I studied...
January 10th, 2020 | Books, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography, Story of the Week | Read More

Women in War: from Home Front to Front Line – now out in paperback edition, a tribute to the courageous fair sex

Women in War: from Home Front to Front Line – now out in paperback edition, a tribute to the courageous fair sex
In an Anti-Aircraft Regiment control room in Belgium 1945. (Imperial War Museum) Women in War: from Home Front to Front Line – now out in paperback edition, a tribute to the courageous fair sex By James Brewer “You didn’t think about being a woman at that time.” Thus, unassumingly, remarked one...
January 7th, 2020 | Books, Insight, Story of the Day | Read More

Juan de Fuca in the Straits of Chimera; the Book

Juan de Fuca in the Straits of Chimera; the Book
Juan de Fuca in the Straits of Chimera; the Book 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. Back on the 22nd of October we had an article...
December 29th, 2019 | Books, Charity, Clubs, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Story of the Week | Read More

OCIMF updates Design and Construction Specification for Marine Loading Arms (MLA) guidance

OCIMF updates Design and Construction Specification for Marine Loading Arms (MLA) guidance
.. OCIMF updates Design and Construction Specification for Marine Loading Arms (MLA) guidance 23 December 2019 – (LONDON) The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), a voluntary association of 112 oil companies, has today published an updated edition of its Design and Construction Specification...
December 23rd, 2019 | Associations, Books, Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

New edition of Offshore Vessel Management and Self Assessment (OVMSA) published by OCIMF

New edition of Offshore Vessel Management and Self Assessment (OVMSA) published by OCIMF
.. New edition of Offshore Vessel Management and Self Assessment (OVMSA) published by OCIMF 20 December 2019 – (LONDON) The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), a voluntary association of 112 oil companies, has today published an updated edition of its Offshore Vessel Management and...
December 20th, 2019 | Books, Energy | Read More

The Mad Silkman: Zika & Lida Ascher, Textiles and Fashion. Trend-setters for generations.

The Mad Silkman: Zika & Lida Ascher, Textiles and Fashion. Trend-setters for generations.
Lida and Zika Ascher. The Mad Silkman: Zika & Lida Ascher, Textiles and Fashion. Trend-setters for generations. by James Brewer Beauty imprinted on wool, linen, mohair, chenille, silk, cotton, crepe, rayon, even nylon as used in wartime parachutes and flimsy material that wrapped electric cables. Fabrics...
November 24th, 2019 | Books, Fashion, News | Read More

Dry Market’s contained fall amid perplexed Geopolitics and Global Debt continues…

Dry Market’s contained fall amid perplexed Geopolitics and Global Debt continues…
John Faraclas Dry Market’s contained fall amid perplexed Geopolitics and Global Debt continues… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down earlier on today seven points to 1,357 and on a weekly basis 21 – from 1,378 points (08 Nov.2019). A contained fall with only the Capes being on a slight upwards...
November 15th, 2019 | Awards, Books, Chartering, Civil Unrest, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

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