Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

BDI dives further

BDI dives further
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 39 points  since yesterday and now stands at 1,114 points sending warnings …”shots” all around… The Wets too on a downfall mode and Geopolitics must question our patience as things escalate and WWIII might engulf us all very soon...
February 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Oil Industry, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Taiwan Government honours Fr. Bruno Ciceri, Apostleship of the Sea international director

Taiwan Government honours Fr. Bruno Ciceri, Apostleship of the Sea international director
Apostleship of the Sea International Director Fr Bruno Ciceri being awarded the Friend of Foreign Service Medal by H.E. Dr. David Tawei Lee, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan. On January 24, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan H.E. Dr. David Tawei Lee, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan),...
January 25th, 2018 | Awards, Charity, Religion | Read More

The Celebration of Epiphany at Chios port

The Celebration of Epiphany at Chios port
From the Holy Mass at Chios Port The Epiphany also Theophany* – Theophania Θεοφάνεια in Greek or the Three Kings’ Day, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely)...
January 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Holidays, Religion | Read More

North P&I Club and AoS spread Christmas cheer to seafarers

North P&I Club and AoS spread Christmas cheer to seafarers
.. Marine mutual liability insurer North P&I Club and seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) have teamed-up to spread some Christmas cheer to seafarers. On Tuesday, December 5, North donated 59 Christmas shoeboxes which will be distributed to seafarers by AoS port chaplains and ship visitors...
December 6th, 2017 | Charity, Holidays, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, P and I Clubs, Religion | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  05-Dec-2017 2017 CHRISTMAS BERTHING PROTOCOL Portland, Australia 2017 Christmas Berthing Protocol Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Portland, Australia This berthing protocol guides the Port of Portland’s decisions about berthing/unberthing vessels over the Christmas period. CHRISTMAS...
December 5th, 2017 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

Alongside container ship crews in the rough and the smooth

Alongside container ship crews in the rough and the smooth
… There is never a dull moment in container shipping with constant challenges on the horizon – from overcapacity and bleak employment prospects to the impact of ever-growing sizes of ships capable of carrying 22,000 TEUs. Yet prudent and responsible ship owners know that in spite of the ups and...
November 23rd, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

Caution with the BDI and Geopolitics…

Caution with the BDI and Geopolitics…
John Faraclas Caution with the BDI@1,523… and geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 38 points higher since last Friday and  now reads 1,523 points – one of the best ever for many months now… Geopolitics as per our feelings – in writing as you can read all our previous...
October 16th, 2017 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Seafarers’ charity supports crew after death at sea

Seafarers’ charity supports crew after death at sea
Bryony Watson The crew of a chemical /oil tanker was left shocked and devastated after one of their crew mates suffered a heart attack and died while at sea. When the ship, Horizon Thetis, called at Immingham port late September, the agent contacted seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) to...
October 12th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Religion | Read More

Apostleship of the Sea leads action against slavery at sea

Apostleship of the Sea leads action against slavery at sea
… ‘Slavery is not yet ended’, said Archbishop Sanchez Sorondo of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences Slavery at the 24th World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) in Taiwan. The Congress titled, ‘Caught in the Net’ focused specifically on the welfare and lives...
October 9th, 2017 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Religion | Read More

A life-line centre for seafarers officially opens under new charity

A life-line centre for seafarers officially opens under new charity
Chris Green, ABP’s port manager of Hull and Goole, centre, officially opened the centre along with Apostleship of the Sea national director, Martin Foley and port chaplain Anne McLaren. A centre which is vitally important for welcoming and supporting seafarers has been taken over by charity Apostleship...
October 2nd, 2017 | Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Aug-2017 FEAST OF SACRIFICE HOLIDAY Turkey CANAL WELCOMES LARGEST CAPACITY CONTAINER VESSEL TO-DATE THROUGH EXPANDED LOCKS Panama Canal, Panama PORT READINESS LEVEL RAISED Corpus Christi, United States Feast of Sacrifice Holiday Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Turkey All...
August 23rd, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

Charity supports grounded containership crew

Charity supports grounded containership crew
Fr Jos Vanhoof with CSCL Jupiter A port chaplain in Antwerp, Belgium has supported the crew of a containership that ran aground in the River Scheldt. Fr Jos Vanhoof, Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) port chaplain in Antwerp went on board the CSCL Jupiter, a 366-metre ship, to support the crew following the...
August 22nd, 2017 | Charity, Religion | Read More

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…

Capers rise and geopolitics go under…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 40 points and now reads 1,247 – more or less 1,000 less from the end of December 2013 level. The Geopolitics following today’s atrocities in Barcelona, Spain, might take a big twist and turn. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers not only were on a …top up situ,...
August 17th, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market gains ten points; so what!

Dry Market gains ten points; so what!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained hooray hooray ten points earlier on today and now reads 830; the Geopolitics continue to be in a mess; John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: Yesterday we hinted that we might see the market going for an upwards mode and it did happened… The Capers lead...
July 11th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Communication, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Pope Francis makes history with Sea Sunday tweet

Pope Francis makes history with Sea Sunday tweet
Pope Francis © Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk Pope Francis made history with seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) by tweeting for the first time about Sea Sunday on July 9. The pontiff’s tweet, which went out at 12:30 in the afternoon read, “I entrust sailors, fishermen, and all those in...
July 11th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | 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

Visas of Life…

Visas of Life…
Seafarer heroes. Visas of Life: how Japanese diplomats and seafarers saved Jewish refugees By James Brewer Chiune Sugihara, a diplomat at the Japanese consulate in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1940, is greatly honoured in Japan. Flouting his government’s instructions and its alliance with Nazi Germany, he...
June 27th, 2017 | Featured, Military, Politics and Government, Religion | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
19-Jun-2017 NEW MOORING, MOVING & UNMOORING CHARGES Cairns & Mourilyan, Australia FOUR-DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY Turkey New mooring, moving & unmooring charges Monday, June 19, 2017, Cairns & Mourilyan, Australia North Queensland Shipping Services (NQ Shipping Services...
June 19th, 2017 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
17-Jun-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 18 JUNE-1 JULY 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 18 June-1 July 2017 Saturday, June 17, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 19 Jun (Mon) – Trinidad Labour Day 23 Jun (Fri) – Midsummer’s...
June 17th, 2017 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

London is alive and kicking; no fear!

London is alive and kicking; no fear!
The despicable atrocities by an organised group of Islamist terrorist cowards late last night here in London (22:08 BST), in one of Father Thames’ London bridges, the often crowded London Bridge and its adjacent popular area including the Borough Market, will NOT stop life going on, despite what these...
June 4th, 2017 | Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, Safety and Security, Tourism | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
25-May-2017 PORT WORKING HOURS DURING RAMADAN Yanbu, Saudi Arabia TYPHOON SEASON Hong Kong RAMADAN PORT WORKING HOURS Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates MARINE WORKS AT OIL TERMINAL, CHAI WAN Hong Kong UNDERWATER INSPECTION WORKS AND SUBMARINE CABLE LAYING OPERATIONS Hong Kong RAMADAN...
May 25th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

Seafarers ‘charity supports ship crew after master’s death

Seafarers ‘charity supports ship crew after master’s death
Fr Colum Kelly AoS port chaplain Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has responded to the pastoral needs of a group of seafarers after their captain was found dead on their ship during a voyage from New York, United States to Tilbury, Essex. The container ship, Santa Bettina, was a week...
May 24th, 2017 | Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Religion | Read More

MtS to develop its justice and welfare work in the United Arab Emirates

MtS to develop its justice and welfare work in the United Arab Emirates
THE MISSION TO SEAFARERS in the UAE (MtS) is refocussing its operations in the region to enhance its justice and welfare team and further combat human rights abuses against seafarers by unscrupulous manning agencies and ship owners. In the last two years, the Dubai-based team has dealt with 298 vessels...
May 4th, 2017 | Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

Epitaph procession on orthodox Good Friday goes to roro/ferry Ariadne in Chios port!

Epitaph procession on orthodox Good Friday goes to roro/ferry Ariadne in Chios port!
The Epitaph process at the port of Chios a few yards away from the “Ariadne” Epitaph procession on orthodox Good Friday goes to Ariadne ship in Chios port! Another interesting coverage by Konstantinos Milt. Anagnostou, this time during the Holy Easter Week on the island of Chios, Greece,...
April 15th, 2017 | Film Industry, Religion | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
08-Apr-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 9-22 APRIL 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 9-22 April 2017 Saturday, April 8, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 14 Apr (Fri) – Good Friday 14 Apr(Fri)- Tamil New Year’s Day 16 Apr (Sun)...
April 8th, 2017 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More