Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

The Year of the Ship…err the Sheep has something to offer:…a plus two for the ailing BDI…

The Year of the Ship…err the Sheep has something to offer:…a plus two for the ailing BDI…
London – The Baltic Exchange At least from what they say things should start to calm down during the Year of the Sheep. Friendlier people, diplomatic success in resolving issues, calmer situations following the Arab Spring; better weather and the markets might get better. We shall see, as if the...
February 19th, 2015 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Breaking News, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Holidays, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Religion, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Holocaust Remembrance Day, Thessaloniki, Greece

Holocaust Remembrance Day, Thessaloniki, Greece
John Kittmer delivering his speech Ambassador John Kittmer was the keynote speaker at the commemoration event in Thessaloniki, Greece. “Through our words of humility we must educate and commemorate” Marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki invited...
February 2nd, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, HR, Press and Media, Religion | Read More

Seafarers’ charity launches global port chaplain directory

Seafarers’ charity launches global port chaplain directory
An image of the cover of the new directory Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has launched a revised version of its global port chaplains’ directory which helps crew get access to help and advice wherever they are in the world. The ‘Port Chaplain Directory 2015’ contains the phone...
January 19th, 2015 | Associations, Books, Charity, Communication, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

Unsustainable dry markets; …buoyant wet ones…

Unsustainable dry markets; …buoyant wet ones…
John Faraclas In our third weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015, tonight Friday the 16thof  January, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London we stress the effects of oil, prices, geopolitics and terrorism! • The BDI closed earlier this afternoon...
January 16th, 2015 | Energy, HR, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, Stock Markets | Read More

Charlie Hebdo: a vexed question needs an answer

Charlie Hebdo: a vexed question needs an answer
Over a million people, in an unprecedented turn out, took to the streets in Paris earlier this afternoon – and over two plus million all over France, together with 40 plus political leaders in a show of unity – and hopefully real solidarity, condemned what has happened. The marsh begun from the Place...
January 11th, 2015 | Breaking News, European Union, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
World Holidays: 28 December 2014-10 January 2015 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Tue 30 Dec – Rizal Day (Philippines) Wed 31 Dec – New Year’s Eve Thu 1 Jan – New Year’s Day Tue 6 Jan – Epiphany For information...
December 27th, 2014 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea boosts global port chaplain alliance

Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea boosts global port chaplain alliance
Fr Colum Kelly (middle row, 3rd from the right) with the participants of the conference. Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is enhancing cooperation among its global network of port chaplains to better support seafarers. A regional coordinators meeting in Mauritius late last month saw...
December 16th, 2014 | Charity, Communication, HR, Religion | Read More

Seafarers’ centre opens at King’s Lynn port

Seafarers’ centre opens at King’s Lynn port
Sr Marian and seafarer Seafarers arriving at Associated British Port’s (ABP) Port of King’s Lynn in East Anglia now have a place to call their own with the launch of a seafarers’ centre at the port on November 17. Initiated by seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) and largely funded...
November 18th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, HR, Religion | Read More

London’s Hellenic Centre celebrates its 20th Anniversary in style

London’s Hellenic Centre celebrates its 20th Anniversary in style
Over the weekend, The Hellenic Centre celebrated its 20th Anniversary in class and style with an excellent programme of events promoting its cultural and educational presence in the British capital. The events reflected on the spirit and mission of this unique centre of Hellenism. From its foundation...
November 16th, 2014 | Academia, Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Education and Training, Events, Exhibitions, Fashion, Film Industry, HR, Jewelry, Maritime Art, Music, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography, Press and Media, Religion | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
WORLDWIDE – WORLD HOLIDAYS: 16-29 NOVEMBER 2014 World Holidays: 16-29 November 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:Thu 27 Nov – Thanksgiving Day   For information about operations around the...
November 15th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

The “Energy International Risk Assessment” (EIRA) Autumn 2014 Issue

The “Energy International Risk Assessment” (EIRA) Autumn 2014 Issue
Donna Hatzioannou In this issue EIRA looks at the latest developments in the Middle East, as part of a renewed “Energy Cold War” and the hidden agendas in the area. This issue also looks at the impact of the war of smuggled Iraqi oil to foreign markets including some European ones. It explores...
October 22nd, 2014 | Associations, Consumers Market, Corruption, EEZ, Energy, Gas, Insight, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Religion, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION AT JUNK BAY Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2014 NATIONAL DAY FIREWORKS DISPLAY Hong Kong, all ports SOIL INVESTIGATION AT CHANGI CREEK Singapore, Singapore BUNKER UPDATE – MARKET PRICE UPDATE26/09/14 Marine Site Investigation at Junk...
September 26th, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

Apostleship of the Sea celebrates WMD with thanksgiving masses for seafarers

Apostleship of the Sea celebrates WMD with thanksgiving masses for seafarers
Apostleship of the Sea celebrates World Maritime Day with thanksgiving masses for seafarers Seafarers’ welfare charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has joined in this year’s World Maritime Day celebrations by saying ‘thank you’ to seafarers for their contributions. The organisation held masses...
September 26th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, HR, Religion | Read More

Seafarers’ charity supporting crew after colleague went overboard on the Humber River

Seafarers’ charity supporting crew after colleague went overboard on the Humber River
4 September 2014 – Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea is supporting the crew of a cargo vessel whose colleague went overboard on the Humber River on Wednesday night (3rd September). The 18-year-old Indonesian seafarer was from the ship Freya which was bound for Immingham port. AoS’...
September 4th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Religion | Read More

Is there a RWAD* policy to counter ISIS et al “incursion”…

Is there a RWAD* policy to counter ISIS et al “incursion”…
John Faraclas There are obviously two schools of thought on the above issue: the one saying that ISIS et al are a “naturally” unfolding case due to “various” reasons, the other that simply focusing so much attention on ISIS and the like and their actions, is a scam, a perfectly pre-arranged macabre...
August 28th, 2014 | Banking, Civil Unrest, Defense, Energy, Finance, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Tilbury container death: Seafarers’ charity holds service for ferry crew

Tilbury container death: Seafarers’ charity holds service for ferry crew
A special service was held yesterday (August 18th) for the crew of the P&O Ferries ro-ro vessel on which a container was found with 35 stowaways at Tilbury port. The discovery has left the crew of the Norstream distressed and seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is supporting them. AoS...
August 19th, 2014 | Charity, Maritime Accidents, News, P and I Clubs, Ports & Terminals, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Pilgrims pay respect to the ‘miracle rabbi’ who healed a future president

Pilgrims pay respect to the ‘miracle rabbi’ who healed a future president
At the grave of Rabbi Moses Teitelbaum, Sátoraljaújhely synagogue. Pilgrims pay respect to the ‘miracle rabbi’ who healed a future president,  By James Brewer Very few professed Jews live among the 15, 000 population of the northern Hungarian town of Sátoraljaújhely, but a 19thcentury religious...
August 8th, 2014 | Archaeology, Charity, Religion | Read More

Incalculable value: Golden Treasure of Košice is shining brightly after 325 years

Incalculable value: Golden Treasure of Košice is shining brightly after 325 years
The Golden Treasure of Košice. Photo copyright www. visitkosice.eu Incalculable value: Golden Treasure of Košice is shining brightly after 325 years,  By James Brewer At today’s gold commodity price, a cache of riches stored in a strong-room near the centre of the city of Košice, eastern Slovakia,...
August 8th, 2014 | Archaeology, Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Jewelry, Religion | Read More

Mazal Tov! Jewish culture festival 2014 in Košice…

Mazal Tov! Jewish culture festival 2014 in Košice…
Beáta Beregrad Grünmannová (left) and Jana Šargová Mazal Tov! Jewish culture festival 2014 in Košice, Slovakia, wins wide congratulations,  By James Brewer From a cultural standpoint, it has been a good summer for the Jewish community in Europe. There have been many events paying homage to Jewish...
August 7th, 2014 | Events, Holidays, Religion, Tourism | Read More

In search of the Jewish pre-war societies…

In search of the Jewish  pre-war societies…
Old synagogue of Kráľovský Chlmec. In search of the Jewish  pre-war societies of eastern Slovakia and northern Hungary,  By James Brewer Tracking down what remains of the of once-thriving Jewish communities in largely-rural eastern Slovakia takes patience. Much of the physical infrastructure has...
August 7th, 2014 | Archaeology, Featured, Holidays, Paintings and Sculpture, Religion, Tourism | Read More

Heritage of a reviving Jewish community comes into view in Košice, Slovakia

Heritage of a reviving Jewish community comes into view in Košice, Slovakia
Richard Duda Heritage of a reviving Jewish community comes into view in Košice, Slovakia,  By James Brewer Lay and religious devotees are unlocking the story of one of the most important Jewish communities of the past century and a half in Europe, creating renewed interest in Judaism and expressions...
August 6th, 2014 | Featured, Religion, Tourism | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
WORLDWIDE – WORLD HOLIDAYS: 20 JULY-2 AUGUST 2014 World Holidays: 20 July-2 August 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Wed 23 Jul – Egypt Revolution Day Mon 28, Tue 29 & Wed 30 Jul – Ramadan Holiday (Sheker Bayrami) Mon...
July 19th, 2014 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

ITF condemns Gaza airstrikes and launches appeal to aid victims

ITF condemns Gaza airstrikes and launches appeal to aid victims
The ITF HQ’s in London 14 July 2014 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has condemned the growing number of deaths resulting from Israeli military strikes against Gaza in the last few days and launched an appeal to assist those affected. The air strikes have been in...
July 14th, 2014 | Civil Unrest, HR, ITF, Maritime Fraud, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Author hails seafarers’ charity ahead of Sea Sunday

Author hails seafarers’ charity ahead of Sea Sunday
British author and maritime industry commentator Rose George has lauded the role of seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) and praised seafarers for the work they do ahead of the annual Sea Sunday celebrations on July 13. George who wrote the book “Deepsea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping,...
July 10th, 2014 | Books, Charity, HR, Religion | 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