Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category

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

A very significant Presidents’ Day and Presidents Day 2017

A very significant Presidents’ Day and Presidents Day 2017
President’s Day in the USA. A great day on all screens; picture credits Anny Zade in Philadelphia Among some of history’s most important and significant anniversaries this year is this double anniversary in the USA; the Presidents’ Day AND the President’s Day given the new occupant of the...
February 20th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Holidays, Immigration, Maritime History and Museums, Religion | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  18-Jan-2017 STOWAWAYS & ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ON BOARD BARGES Singapore POLLUTION IN IZMIT BAY Izmit Bay, Turkey Stowaways & illegal immigrants on board barges Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Singapore The Singapore Police Coast Guard has issued an advisory to masters and...
January 18th, 2017 | Environment, Immigration, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

World Economic Forum panel event announce initiative to change the World of Refugee Girls

P&G AND ITS ALWAYS BRAND ANNOUNCE COMMITMENT TO CHANGING THE WORLD OF REFUGEE GIRLS In partnership with UNESCO and Save the Children, P&G and its Always feminine care brand help rebuild the confidence of girls impacted by the Syrian crisis through education and skill development. DAVOS, WORLD...
January 18th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Immigration | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  05-Jan-2017 AL JUBAIL PORT OPERATIONS SUSPENDED DUE TO WEATHER Al Jubail DISEMBARKATION SUSPENDED AT YANBU Saudi Arabia, Yanbu Al Jubail port operations suspended due to weather Thursday, January 5, 2017, Al Jubail Winds of approximately 31 knots have led to the suspension...
January 5th, 2017 | Immigration, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies, Shipmanagement, Weather | Read More

Thuraya donates books and helps displaced Syrian children in Lebanon get back to school

Thuraya donates books and helps displaced  Syrian children in Lebanon get back to school
.. Support given to restore structured classroom life for refugees Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 December 2016: Thuraya Telecommunications Company has supplied books for classrooms in Lebanon, where displaced Syrian children are being helped to return to structured school life.  Thuraya is supporting...
December 15th, 2016 | Associations, Books, Charity, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Immigration, IT and Communications | Read More

Coastal security tops maritime agenda

Coastal security tops maritime agenda
Delegation from The Maritime Group International (TMG) and State 21 for coastal security presentation at Parliament. From left: State 21 managing director Richard Rowland, State 21 business director Tony Birr, TMG director and partner Les Chapman and TMG managing director Malcolm Parrott Concerns about...
December 7th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Immigration, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  01-Dec-2016 LANDING ENDORSEMENT FOR SHIP CREW MEMBERS Sri Lanka LOCK CLOSURE FOR MAINTENANCE Kiel Canal, Germany IMMIGRATION FEE FOR JOINING CREW Yanbu, Saudi Arabia NEW DUES IN EFFECT Sabetta, Russia Landing endorsement for ship crew members Thursday, December 1, 2016, Sri...
December 1st, 2016 | Canals, Immigration, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMRF H.E.RO. winners announced

IMRF H.E.RO. winners announced
In Washington, winners and nominees; from left to right Oscar Camps and Gerard Canals (Proactiva), Bruce Reid (CEO IMRF), Sadi Resdedant (CMA CGM) and Paul Mueller (Bristow Group) SEARCH AND RESCUE ‘HEROES’ ANNOUNCED AT FIRST IMRF INTERNATIONAL AWARDS EVENT London, Wednesday, November 16. –...
November 16th, 2016 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Market volatility at its best; chaotic geopolitics ahead yet again…

Market volatility at its best; chaotic geopolitics ahead yet again…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) on …a falling, plus though modus, gained only 19 points since yesterday and now stands at 1,084 points; Geopolitical aspects – better say problems, following the USA elections begin to surface on all fronts; John Faraclas daily market recap: The Capers proved...
November 15th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  11-Nov-2016 CANOE RACE FROM CLEAR WATER BAY TO STANLEY MAIN BEACH Hong Kong IMMIGRATION FEE FOR JOINING CREW Jeddah, Saudi Arabia NEW BIG SOUTH LOCK AT BRUNSBUETTEL, KIEL CANAL, CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE Germany, Kiel Canal Canoe Race from Clear Water Bay to Stanley Main Beach Friday,...
November 11th, 2016 | Immigration, Ports & Terminals, Sports | Read More

Mexico City still welcomes US travellers after Trump victory

Mexico City still welcomes US travellers after Trump victory
Mexico’s huge presence at WTM. Mexico City still welcomes US travellers after Trump victory By James Brewer After president-elect Donald Trump made his campaign threat to deport “illegal immigrants” to Mexico, it has been revealed that the number of US citizens travelling in the very same southerly...
November 10th, 2016 | Immigration, Marinas, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  11-Oct-2016 JETTY CONSTRUCTION & UPGRADING WORK Singapore UNDERWATER SONAR EXPERIMENT Singapore IMMIGRATION INWARD FORMALITIES Fujairah, United Arab Emirates Jetty construction & upgrading work Tuesday, October 11, 2016, Singapore The working period has been extended...
October 11th, 2016 | Associations, Construction, Immigration, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Capers dive below the 2,000 threshold; geopolitical tsunamis are on the way…

Capers dive below the 2,000 threshold; geopolitical tsunamis are on the way…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 11 points and now at 864 proves that there is no sustainability and appropriate conditions to move over and above the 2,000 points… The explosive geopolitics might floor down all the efforts humanity did in seven decades and in particular following...
October 3rd, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More