Archive for the ‘Corruption’ Category

Cyber Security panel debate at MECSS 2017

Cyber Security panel debate at MECSS 2017
Kevin Daffey “A new strain of ransomware nicknamed ‘Bad Rabbit’ has been found spreading in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere” reported the media as recently as 24 October. Hardly a day goes by without news of a fresh cyber-attack. Organisations as diverse as Maersk and the UK’s National Health...
November 1st, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, IMarEST, Safety and Security | Read More

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report
Captain P. Mukundan London, 17 October 2017 – A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime...
October 17th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW Briefing – Something rotten in the state of shipping:

HFW Briefing – Something rotten in the state of shipping:
Paul Dean, partner Something rotten in the state of shipping: what you need to know about Mandate Fraud and the fraudulent redirecting of payments A recent shipping review lists fraud, as well as theft and corruption, as the joint second highest risk to the shipping sector, ranked only behind that of...
October 6th, 2017 | Corruption, Insight, Legal, Maritime Fraud | Read More

Name and shame the Athens Riviera’s polluters

Name and shame the Athens Riviera’s polluters
John Faraclas at Edem beach …Falifornia It is nearly a week now that the entire Athens Riviera in the Saronic Gulf is threatened from a maritime accident leading to a catastrophic pollution with incalculable repercussions on all sector of everyday day life – economic, environmental, financial,...
September 16th, 2017 | Associations, Corruption, Environment, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Capers’ volatility continues as the BDI falls. @1,344 caution is the only remedy…

Capers’ volatility continues as the BDI falls. @1,344 caution is the only remedy…
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) fell 11 points since yesterday, thanks to the counter form the Panamaxes, otherwise the losses were going to be bigger. Geopolitics turn sour… and London International Shipping Week rewrites Shipping Business History: London will continue to call the shots;...
September 12th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Interferry conference to spotlight issues with bottom line benefits

Interferry conference to spotlight issues with bottom line benefits
Mike Corrigan Trade association Interferry stages its 42nd annual conference in Split, Croatia, next month with an agenda highlighting the income and savings potential in three key areas – the customer experience, ship technologies and safety issues including cybersecurity. The event runs from October...
September 12th, 2017 | Corruption, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

North P&I Club welcomes Airbus to CSO Alliance

North P&I Club welcomes Airbus to CSO Alliance
Colin Gillespie August 29, 2017 – North P&I Club has welcomed Airbus to the CSO Alliance, the industry-leading partnership of company security officers (CSOs) established to counter maritime crime. Airbus, the largest aerospace company in Europe and a world-leading manufacturer, has partnered...
August 29th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,200: tough…

The BDI@1,200: tough…
John Faraclas Some say it is a curse for the Capers and Panamaxes to dive following a week of “euphoria”; our interpretation is that you haven’t seen anything yet. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 22 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,200 points – 1-1,100...
August 24th, 2017 | Container shipping, Corruption, Markets, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) managed to clinch just four points since last Friday and at 1,036 looks a bit stranded… The Geopolitical issues indeed …“dictate” for the politicians to seek, with all due respect, for  psychiatrics. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The...
August 7th, 2017 | Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | 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

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points earlier on today and now stands uncomfortably at 829 points; the Geopolitics inclusive of the  G20 forum taking place tomorrow in Hamburg will determine a great deal of future politics and trade AND possibly the environment. John Faraclas’...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, European Union, Food and Drink, IUA, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New case of Seafarer abuse exposed

New case of Seafarer abuse exposed
MT Ocean Pride washing water “We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water…. If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” Human Rights at Sea today publishes yet another detailed...
July 4th, 2017 | Charity, Corruption, Flags, Groundings, Health and Safety, HR, IT and Communications, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

2017 Q2 IMB Piracy Report

2017 Q2 IMB Piracy Report
Captain P. Mukundan London, 4 July 2017 – Continuing decline in the number of reported incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery against ships has been revealed in the second quarter piracy report of the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), published today. According to the report, the first...
July 4th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point earlier on today, thanks to the Panamaxes, Supras and Handies …”balancing” the Capers’ fall; Geops (Geopolitics) will soon cause a …geopolitical inferno of incalculable dimensions. It will be both a Tsunami and a …forest fire on...
June 20th, 2017 | Banking, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Maritime Fraud, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

North P&I Club joins industry coalition to combat cyber crime

North P&I Club joins industry coalition to combat cyber crime
Colin Gillespie June 13, 2017 – North P&I Club has joined a collaboration between shipping industry leaders, including BIMCO, DNV GL and the Marshall Islands Registry, to combat cyber criminals by committing to the CSO Alliance’s global information and reporting platform for digital attacks. Cybercrime...
June 13th, 2017 | Corruption, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
05-Jun-2017 PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS Bahrain PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – FUJAIRAH Fujairah, United Arab Emirates SHIP TO SHIP OPERATIONS SUSPENDED AT ANCHORAGE Salalah, Oman REMOVAL OF GOVERNMENT MOORING BUOY A29 OFF CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION...
June 5th, 2017 | Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | 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

The BDI@830, geopolitics and climate change: …all your swans are geese

The BDI@830, geopolitics and climate change: …all your swans are geese
John Faraclas Now then, how does it feels financially for the investors as they see the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) standing at 830 points– minus 20 since yesterday and 62 since last Friday the 26th of May? John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The Capers lost 56 points and the BCI 2014 stands at...
June 2nd, 2017 | Academia, Airline Industry, Anniversaries, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Environment, Events, Markets, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

A Cyberweapon Unleashed

A Cyberweapon Unleashed
          Last Friday the world witnessed one of the greatest cyber attacks ever recorded. Europol said that the attack was of an “unprecedented level and requires international investigation.” Attack started on Friday and it involved a zero-day hack leaked from the NSA,...
May 16th, 2017 | Corruption, IT and Communications, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Maritime piracy report sees first Somali hijackings after five-year lull

Maritime piracy report sees first Somali hijackings after five-year lull
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 4 May 2017 – Pirates and armed robbers attacked 43 ships and captured 58 seafarers in the first quarter of 2017, slightly more than the same period last year, according to the latest ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) piracy report. The global report...
May 4th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

What Are the Digital Threats to your Business

What Are the Digital Threats to your Business
Flavio Menghini (left) and Sandis Medins. What Are the Digital Threats to Your Business? By James Brewer Executives have been recommended to exercise a “healthy level of paranoia” over the safety of their computerised systems.  The advice came from Sandis Medins, a specialist at IDYNAMIC Group,...
April 8th, 2017 | Corruption, Events, Insight, Safety and Security | Read More

Cyber Security in Action

Cyber Security in Action
Andrew Fitzmaurice (left) and Alan McCarthy. Cyber Security in Action – IMIF hears of fight against attacks on businesses A stark warning of a new plague of technology-enabled criminal attacks on companies and individuals was delivered to an audience of maritime executives, financiers and lawyers in...
April 7th, 2017 | Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Events, IMIF, Insight, Safety and Security | Read More

Endeavour Maritime March 2017 Update

Endeavour Maritime March 2017 Update
      Good Afternoon, Welcome to our regular bulletin that showcases the expanding capabilities of Endeavour Maritime. Monaco Wealth Forum Endeavour Maritime is pleased to announce that our managing director, Alistair Galloway, will speak at the annual Monaco...
March 10th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Company Profiles, Consulting, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

ASPIDA Cyber Security – General Awareness Training

ASPIDA Cyber Security – General Awareness Training
DNV GL acknowledges that the maritime sector is in need of adequate cyber security to safeguard organizations, assets and information. To that end, Maritime Academy Hellas is offering on 16 March 2017, a 1-day general awareness Cyber Security course in order to provide awareness for all personnel and...
February 28th, 2017 | Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Safety and Security | 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