Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category

Shipping Industry Increasingly Worried About EU Member States’ Policy on Migrants Rescued at Sea

Shipping Industry Increasingly Worried About EU Member States’ Policy on Migrants Rescued at Sea
Peter Hinchliffe The global trade association for ship operators – the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – is increasingly concerned about the new policy of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by ships at sea.  In the interest of protecting safety of life at sea,...
June 25th, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Immigration, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | 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

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

Shipping industry very concerned about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea

Shipping industry very concerned about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea
Peter Hinchliffe ICS is deeply concerned about the apparent new policy of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by vessels operated by humanitarian NGOs.  The refusal by Italy to allow rescued persons to be disembarked could have serious implications for the safety and welfare...
June 11th, 2018 | Immigration, International Chamber of Shipping, News | Read More

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained five points earlier on today – thanks once again to the Capers and a bit to the Panamaxes, and now stands at 979 points. Geopolitics and the Global Economy in total mess. John Faraclas’ brief Market recap: The Capers’ BCI clinched ten points –...
April 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Immigration, Insight, Marinas, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Solidarity action – Two years after the EU-Turkey statement

Solidarity action – Two years after the EU-Turkey statement
… 16/03/2018 – Lesvos – 2 years after the EU-Turkey statement, the local coordination group of refugee and migrant support in Lesvos calls for a solidarity action on Saturday 17 March at 12.00, in Sapfous Square. On 17 March, people will come together all over the world to show solidarity...
March 16th, 2018 | European Union, Immigration, Politics and Government | Read More

Market dives further; there is hope though for the very very very few…

Market dives further; there is hope though for the very very very few…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI was down ten points earlier on today at 1,169 posing dangers, but it is still good for the very very very few! Geopolitics going off hand and more trouble-spots and regions appear with any kind of problem you can imagine;...
March 14th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Immigration, Markets, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Film: AMERIKA SQUARE !

The Film: AMERIKA SQUARE !
AMERIKA SQUARE at The Hellenic Centre on Sunday 25th February, 2018 How do the fates of a local tattoo artist, a Syrian refugee from Aleppo and a young xenophobic man intersect? What happens when the fountain of your local square becomes the symbol of your identity, when you start to rediscover your...
February 25th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Film Industry, Immigration, Insight, People and Places | Read More

In Another Life: refugee dignity and desperation on screen

In Another Life: refugee dignity and desperation on screen
Actors Toyah Frantzen and Elie Haddad. In Another Life: refugee dignity and desperation on screen By James Brewer “Some are living in mansions, some are living in halls – when there is no place for us, my dear.” This is one of many paradoxes that play out brutally for the world’s refugees, more...
January 12th, 2018 | Film Industry, Immigration, Insight | Read More

Is the BDI losing steam or…

Is the BDI losing steam or…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) just managed to gain four points since yesterday ending (?) the weekly surge, now standing at 1,666 points – one thousand above the number of the beast…The Geopolitics are getting worse, once again in all fronts… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The...
December 5th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Immigration, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,477: Dry Volatility continues… Wets: another enigma…

The BDI@1,477: Dry Volatility continues… Wets: another enigma…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,477 points, up 19… The Geopolitical situation remind us of a Yellowstone situ…. WISTA-Hellas’ Annual Forum at the Athenaeum InterContinental more than a great success, as did the Chios Village Ladies’ Friends at their annual...
November 27th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Banking, Charity, Chartering, Climate, Clubs, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Containers, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Fashion, Film Industry, HR, Immigration, Jewelry, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, People and Places, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

“AMERIKA SQUARE “ – A Greek film with Oscars and Golden Globe aspirations in 2018.

“AMERIKA SQUARE “ – A Greek film with Oscars and Golden Globe aspirations in 2018.
. Marblemen Productions, a nascent Greek owned independent film production company, headed by George T. Lemos and Nikkos J. Frangos, is proud to have produced the feature length film, Amerika Square (ΠΛΑΤΕΙΑ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΗΣ) which has been submitted by Greece for an Academy Award (Oscar) nomination...
November 27th, 2017 | Awards, Clubs, Events, Film Industry, Immigration, Insight | Read More

Unsafe mixed migration by sea – an ongoing humanitarian challenge

Unsafe mixed migration by sea – an ongoing humanitarian challenge
… Unsafe mixed migration by sea continues to claim many lives, despite the strenuous efforts made by Governmental and naval rescue services, often supported by merchant vessels, abiding by the long-standing tradition and legal obligation to go to the rescue of persons in distress at sea. The complexities...
October 30th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Immigration, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Volatility continues with the Capers raising the BDI@1,449

Volatility continues with the Capers raising the BDI@1,449
John Faraclas …seaborne on Superfast XI The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 34 points since yesterday, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers – it now reads 1,449; Geopolitics continue to be dodgy… John Faraclas’ midweek report: The Capers “back” on truck with a triple-digit uplift; the...
September 20th, 2017 | Environment, European Union, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

IMCA welcomes UK home office decision

IMCA welcomes UK home office decision
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes the extension by the Home Office until 21 October 2018 of the concession to UK immigration rules concerning workers joining vessels engaged in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind projects. As noted by IMCA in June, IMCA welcomes...
September 1st, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Energy, HR, Immigration | Read More

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…
John Faraclas With only two points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,038 loses steam yet again and we reiterate the view that the need of an injection as we stressed yesterday, is a MUST. Geopolitics are so bad that the entire economy on Planet Ocean may actually collapse despite the figures you see...
August 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Immigration, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Be cautious with the BDI and Geopolitics

Be cautious with the BDI and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “raises” hopes given its 20 plus points rise, but be cautious as things are not that promising and in any case we are far apart the December 2013 level of 2,277 points – 1,345 points down! Geopolitics are not just an enigma, they are a harsh reality and...
July 18th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell two points and now reads 820; the entire Geopolitical spectrum leads with mathematical accurancy to a modern and ultra-destructive Armageddon. John Faraclas’ daily report: With minimal and controlled losses the BDI now reads 820 points – a crucial point...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, Gas, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Organisations, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Turkish Coast Guard Command takes delivery of first two (of six) Damen Search and Rescue Vessels

Turkish Coast Guard Command takes delivery of first two (of six) Damen Search and Rescue Vessels
.. As part of an agreement between the European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two SAR 1906 vessels to the Turkish Coast Guard. The two vessels – the first to be delivered in what is a six-vessel contract – will be mobilised in refugee...
July 7th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Immigration, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

IMCA welcomes the UK Home Office concession

IMCA welcomes the UK Home Office concession
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes the short term concession by the Home Office to immigration rules concerning seafarers joining vessels engaged in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind projects. However, IMCA notes that the recent change by the Home Office...
June 26th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Immigration, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Merchant ships’ involvement in migrants’ search and rescue operations growing again

Merchant ships’ involvement in migrants’ search and rescue operations growing again
From the Warsaw meeting ECSA’s Maritime Security Working Group recently had an exchange of views with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Warsaw on maritime security issues. The Shipping industry is directly affected by challenges, such as migrants at sea.  Whereas the number of migrants...
May 24th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
29-Mar-2017 NEW RULES FOR 96-HOURS ONLINE VISA Fujairah, United Arab Emirates ANCHORAGE CLOSED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER Port Kembla, Australia DREDGING SPOILS USED TO BUILD NEW FREIGHT TERMINAL Gothenburg, Sweden New rules for 96-hours online visa Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Fujairah,...
March 29th, 2017 | Immigration, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders

EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders
MARCH 15, 2017 / LEAVE A COMMENT EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders To mark one year since the EU closed its borders, refugee community leaders – supported by the local community in Lesvos – have come together to fight for the rights of refugees...
March 15th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Breaking News, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Immigration, Letters, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, UN | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  09-Mar-2017 NEW SEA LOCK PROGRESS REPORT Amsterdam, Netherlands CUSTOMS UPDATE: METHOD OF PAYMENT EVIDENCE/GUARANTEE LETTER Saudi Arabia NEW IMMIGRATION CHARGES Jeddah, Saudi Arabia New Sea Lock progress report Thursday, March 9, 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands Work...
March 9th, 2017 | Immigration, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 50 (indeed you read correct, fifty) points plus and now stands at 856 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics and in general the masses all over Planet Ocean are in a very uneasy situation. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’...
February 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More