Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

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

Seafarers’ charity appoints new port chaplain

Seafarers’ charity appoints new port chaplain
Bryoni Watson (second from hte left)and crew members Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has appointed a new port chaplain. Bryony Watson, 23, is the youngest AoS port chaplain, and joins the port chaplaincy team in Immingham. She spent four years as a volunteer ship visitor before taking...
April 5th, 2017 | Charity, Religion | 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

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT

Cool markets and exciting geopolitics with BREXIT
John Faraclas The BDI was modestly up and Geopolitics get the impulse of BREXIT – to be triggered anytime now; John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed up 13 points at 1,099, thanks once again to the Capers, as all other sizes where on a single-digit plus or minus modus. The...
March 13th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Markets, News, Religion, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Who isn’t afraid of volatility; fighting the geopolitical jargon

Who isn’t afraid of volatility; fighting the geopolitical jargon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) as we have warned run out of steam… Volatility is more than dangerous and is here to stay… In the Geopolitical front the fight begins for carving yet another new world and “order”.  Not just new World Order… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With the...
February 28th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
25-Feb-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 26 FEBRUARY-11 MARCH 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 26 February-11 March 2017 Saturday, February 25, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 26 Feb (Sun) – Kuwat Liberation Day 27 Feb (Mon)...
February 25th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion | 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-Feb-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 19 FEBRUARY-4 MARCH 2017 Worldwide BAD WEATHER STILL AFFECTING PORT OPS Jubail, Saudi Arabia World Holidays: 19 February-4 March 2017 Saturday, February 18, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 19...
February 18th, 2017 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion, Weather | Read More

The BDI’s “recovery”, has a long way to go… so does Geopolitics

The BDI’s “recovery”, has a long way to go… so does Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI’s (Baltic Dry Index) “recovery”, if it happens, has a long way to go; indeed, coupled with certain Geopolitical uncertainties will create a new shipping, trade and logistics order – part of the Planet Ocean’s Transport Chain. John Faraclas assesses the Markets and Geopolitics...
February 17th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Seafarers at Fawley not paid wages and without warm clothing

Seafarers at Fawley not paid wages and without warm clothing
The “Sea Emperor” Seafarers on board a ship held at Fawley Port were found to be without warm clothing for days and their wages unpaid for three months. The chemical tanker, Sea Emperor, was detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on January 28, after it was found to have various equipment...
February 6th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Labour Disputes, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  31-Dec-2016 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 1-14 JANUARY 2016 Worldwide World Holidays: 1-14 January 2016 Saturday, December 31, 2016, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Fri 6 Jan – EpiphanyFor information about operations around the...
December 31st, 2016 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

Seafarers’ charity brings Christmas cheer to seafarers

Seafarers’ charity brings Christmas cheer to seafarers
… For seafarers visiting ports in Great Britain this Christmas, it can be a lonely time, hundreds or thousands of miles from their families.  For many, the sight of a port chaplain from the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) coming on board will be a welcome one. Before Christmas and on Christmas Day,...
December 19th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

Lykion Ton Hellinidon: the 2016 Annual Christmas Bazaar at the Hellenic Centre

Lykion Ton Hellinidon: the 2016 Annual Christmas Bazaar at the Hellenic Centre
l to r: Pighi N. Skinitis, Anny J. Zade, Tina Tsoukala, Natasha Konstandellou, Tenia Koroneou and Iris Liaskoni at the Yfantourgimata stand Following the successful Annual Christmas Lunch at the Royal Thames Yacht Club last Sunday, the Lyceums last event for 2016 was also a great success. Earlier on...
December 16th, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Holidays, Religion | Read More