Archive for the ‘Maritime History and Museums’ Category

Hill Dickinson sponsors LISW 2015

Hill Dickinson sponsors LISW 2015
Maria Pittordis HILL DICKINSON SPONSORS LONDON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WEEK 2015 Hill Dickinson LLP is delighted to announce that it has become a proud sponsor of London International Shipping Week 2015 when leaders from every sector of the global shipping industry will descend on London for five days...
September 24th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Archaeology, Associations, Aviation, Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Finance, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Organisations, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Shipmanagement | Read More

London International Shipping Week unveils its 2015 theme

London International Shipping Week unveils its 2015 theme
Jeremy Penn Addressing an official LISW2015 launch event in London, Jeremy Penn, CEO of The Baltic Exchange and Chairman of the LISW Steering Group, underlined the importance of Government and industry working together as shipping looks to shape itself to meet the demands of the next decade. He said:...
September 10th, 2014 | Accountancy, Associations, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Flags, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, IT and Communications, ITF, IUA, Jobs, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Taxation, Technical, Technology, The Nautical Institute, Tourism, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

At the controls: how much power did the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Dutch East India Company really wield?

At the controls: how much power did the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Dutch East India Company really wield?
The shipyard of the Dutch East India Company in Amsterdam, 1726. Engraving by Joseph Mulder. At the controls: how much power did the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Dutch East India Company really wield? By Maximilian Gruschwitz Two of the most successful multinational corporations of the last half...
September 8th, 2014 | Academia, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, People and Places, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Titanic will finally reach New York – 106 years late

The Titanic will finally reach New York – 106 years late
The Titanic will finally reach New York – 106 years late,  By Maria Dixon, (based on a press release from Fundación Titanic, Spain.) Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, is reported to be among leaders of world-class cities showing interest in welcoming to their districts the largest and most...
August 12th, 2014 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Slovak Sea shimmers as “the land of sun and water”

Slovak Sea shimmers as “the land of sun and water”
Yachting on the Slovak Sea. Photo courtesy of www. kosiceregion.com Slovak Sea shimmers as “the land of sun and water”,  By James Brewer Every nation likes to be beside the sea – and countries that are landlocked wish that they were. Thus Slovakia, cradled in the European landmass, delights in...
August 8th, 2014 | Canals, Clubs, Executive Travel, Featured, Holidays, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

A dazzling wartime commemoration on the Thames

A dazzling wartime commemoration on the Thames
Installation on HMS President (1918) as part of 14-18 NOW. Courtesy Tobias Rehberger the artist, and Pilar Corrias, London. Getty Images. A dazzling wartime commemoration on the Thames:  artist Tobias Rehberger applies a 2014 ‘dazzle camouflage’ to HMS President (1918),  By James Brewer One of...
July 16th, 2014 | Art and auctions, Associations, Exhibitions, HR, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

World Premier of documentary: “GREEKS OF THE SEA”

On Tuesday, 1st July 2014, a special screening/preview of the 3-hour TV documentary “Greeks of the Sea” took place at the Hellenic Maritime Museum, Piraeus, Greece, a few days before the official premiere in Australia and other countries abroad.  The event was attended by H.E. the Ambassadress...
July 16th, 2014 | Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Film Industry, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

An Interview with John Faraclas in NOUSE

An Interview with John Faraclas in NOUSE
Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou   John Faraclas Live interview at NOUSE to Yvonni-Stefania Efstathiou*, politics editor  of the University of York’s Student newspaper on Friday the 11th of July 2014 and published today. On a summery yet rainy day, in a café at Holland Park, just a few minutes...
July 14th, 2014 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Cruise Industry, Defense, Energy, Environment, European Union, Flags, Gas, Holidays, HR, IT and Communications, Legal, LNG, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, Mining, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Pensions, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shiprepair, Stock Markets, Taxation, Technology, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Christian pilgrims revere human bones kept in a Black Sea church

Christian pilgrims revere human bones kept in a Black Sea church
Church of Sts Kiril and Metodii (Cyril and Methodius) to the left; foreground ruins of St Nicholas church. Christian pilgrims revere human bones kept in a Black Sea church that are said to be from the body of John the Baptist,  By James Brewer One of the greatest recent finds in the history of Christianity...
July 2nd, 2014 | Holidays, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

Anchored in a rich history, the Bulgarian town of Sozopol unearths…

Anchored in a rich history, the Bulgarian town of Sozopol unearths…
Sozopol harbour. Anchored in a rich history, the Bulgarian town of Sozopol unearths the ancient tools of maritime trade,  By James Brewer The sands of time will wipe out most remnants of any civilisation, but traces of maritime trade will stubbornly survive. Under water and on land near the Black Sea,...
July 2nd, 2014 | Archaeology, Marinas, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, News, Ports & Terminals, Religion, Reports, Tourism | Read More

How Greek settlers created a Black Sea metropolis that endured half a millennium…

How Greek settlers created a Black Sea metropolis that endured half a millennium…
View of Sozopol and its restored south fortress wall and tower. How Greek settlers created a Black Sea metropolis that endured half a millennium: Sozopol’s proud maritime history,  By James Brewer Seven civilisations left their mark on the picturesque Bulgarian town of Sozopol, some 35km south of...
July 1st, 2014 | Holidays, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, News, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

Don’t drown the seafarer…*

Don’t drown the seafarer…*
The memorial to ‘The Wife of Seafarer’  by sculptor Kostas Ananidas , Galaxidi, Greece Don’t drown the seafarer…* As this special day comes to a close, a few things knock in my mind and would like to share them with all of you. John Faraclas writes: Today, the international shipping...
June 25th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dialogs and Debates, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, Insight, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Quote of the Day, Safety and Security, Taxation, The Nautical Institute, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Merseyside opens its doors to the global shipping community

Merseyside opens its doors to the global shipping community
Merseyside’s maritime sector has thrown open its doors to welcome the international shipping sector as the Maritime, Logistics & Energy thematic of the International Festival for Business begins this week. Speaking on board the three-masted Tall Ship Kathleen and May, berthed in Albert Dock on...
June 10th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Events, Exhibitions, Inland Waterways, Maritime History and Museums, Shipping Centers | Read More

500 years of the Corporation of Trinity House

500 years of the Corporation of  Trinity House
Trinity House 500 years of the Corporation of  Trinity House* – Today, 20 May 2014, is the 500th anniversary of the Corporation of Trinity House. 500 years ago today Henry VIII awarded a Royal Charter that established our organisation and set in train five centuries of Serving the Mariner. Over...
May 20th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, HR, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties: Succession across Generations; issues to remember!

The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties: Succession across Generations; issues to remember!
The panel on an l to r: Prof. Panikkos Poutziouris, Dr. Loukas Glyptis, Haralambos J. Fafalios and George K.  Mouskas Following the successful delivery of the workshop “The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties: Succession across Generations”, which was conducted on 29th April, 2014 by UClan Cyprus,...
May 8th, 2014 | Academia, Books, Charity, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More

The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties; the London workshop to remember!

The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties; the London workshop to remember!
A view of the audience at the Great Hall of London’s Hellenic Centre The Centre of Entrepreneurial Development, Alliance and Research (CEDAR) of UClan Cyprus, the Enterprising British University on the Island, in cooperation with www.allaboutshipping.co.uk and with the support of the Hellenic Centre...
April 30th, 2014 | Academia, Charity, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Insight, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More

Singapore’s Fort Canning Park Lighthouse shines again

Singapore’s Fort Canning Park Lighthouse shines again
Last Friday evening a replica of the 36m-tall beacon that guided ships in and out Singapore waters in the early 20th century was lit on again. The original one ceased its operations 56 years ago (1958), as new buildings blocked it from ship’s view. John Faraclas reports: The lit gave a warm glow launching...
April 15th, 2014 | Associations, Environment, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties: Succession across Generations

The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties: Succession across Generations
The London Hellenic Centre The Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Alliance and Research (CEDAR) of UClan Cyprus, the Enterprising British University on the Island, in cooperation with www.allaboutshipping.co.uk and supported by the Hellenic Centre London, are  hosting a  workshop focusing on «The...
April 15th, 2014 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Person Profiles, Press and Media | Read More

Greece: Independence Day

Greece:  Independence Day
It is 193 years from the Greek Revolt back in 1821 against the Ottoman yoke which was based on the triumph of the Greek sails! The Greek modern heroes of 1821 defended their modern freedom and democracy (in its proper meaning and not that portrayed by the traitors, infidels and the hoi polloi today)...
March 25th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Events, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, What Others Say | Read More

Top contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE fires a Nelsonian salvo…

Top contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE fires a Nelsonian salvo…
Cannonball Heaven. By Yinka Shonibare. Presented by Pearl Lam Galleries in association with Stephen Friedman Gallery. Image copyright the artist. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery Top contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE fires a Nelsonian salvo at entrenched power structures,  By...
March 5th, 2014 | Art and auctions, Charity, Clubs, Exhibitions, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Collapse of time in Chios…

Collapse of time in Chios…
Dr. Nicolas Argenti Collapse of time in Chios: the Greek financial crisis is conflating the island’s historic tragedies, says Nicolas Argenti of Brunel University,  By James Brewer Sections of the Greek people have been plunged into a time maelstrom by the savage austerity measures imposed since the...
February 27th, 2014 | Academia, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More

Pirates and Sea Rovers…err Corsaires if you like the French version…

Pirates and Sea Rovers…err Corsaires if you like the French version…
John Faraclas Piracy et al of any kind, including terrorism is as old as the world we live in – it is also an endemic pandemic which has risen, given the fact that it always existed, with tough and effective means being the only solution of any determined and honest world leader to eradicate (the international...
February 12th, 2014 | Immigration, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipmanagement | Read More

Love and War

Love and War
Back in Athens during our latest Festive Season’s visit,  strolling down near my sea-side neighbourhood  – that is Paleo Faliro, and thinking of the state of the shipping markets, suddenly I met Zachos Hadjifotiou*, the world acclaimed Greek journalist, and WWII veteran, as usually bespokenly...
February 10th, 2014 | Books, Charity, Maritime History and Museums, Military | Read More

A remarkable maritime heritage in the central European city of Košice…

A remarkable maritime heritage in the central European city of Košice…
Košice city view A remarkable maritime heritage in the central European city of Košice, a Slovakian destination now directly accessible by air from London,  By James Brewer One of central Europe’s cultural and business centres, hundreds of kilometres from the sea, has a close association with one...
January 7th, 2014 | Inland Waterways, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More

Piraeus: world leader in shipping and naval grandeur

Piraeus: world leader in shipping and naval grandeur
At the municipal Kantharou street neoclassic mansion in the heart of Piraeus, a unique exhibition takes place since the 4th of December epitomising the Athenian Hegemony’s and beyond maritime and naval achievements. The exhibition spreads in both floors and includes traditional ships hulls, replicas...
December 30th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Charity, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, News | Read More