Archive for the ‘Sanctions’ Category

Implementation Day – trade update from Clyde & Co on Iran

Implementation Day – trade update from Clyde & Co on Iran
As reported in our update of 17 January 2016, the lifting of EU sanctions following Implementation Day is expected to trigger a substantial increase in trade between western companies and their Iranian counterparts. Written by Michael Swangard  (on the left) and Anousheh Bromfield . In a move which...
February 5th, 2016 | Legal, Press and Media, Sanctions | Read More

Strict compliance process still needed over Iranian business…

Strict compliance process still needed over Iranian business…
Frédéric Denèfle. Strict compliance process still needed over Iranian business as insurance curbs are dropped By James Brewer Insurers are being advised that before underwriting Iran-linked risks, they must carry out thorough checks to avoid violating the US sanctions on Tehran that remain in place....
February 3rd, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance, News, Sanctions | Read More

The Migrants issue continues…

The Migrants issue continues…
John Faraclas Without prejudice Anathema and Migrants: Human Aggression at its best! Why all this hypocrisy by all involved and in particular from the so called politically correct EU’s masters of colonialism? Do they have an idea what an… ism ending means and entails…? John Faraclas’s insight...
February 1st, 2016 | At the end of the day..., Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, P and I Clubs, Religion, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Monthly Global Economic & Market Monitor (Monday, February 01, 2016)

Monthly Global Economic & Market Monitor (Monday, February 01, 2016)
Monthly Global Economic & Market Monitor (Monday, February 01, 2016) Viewers can read the preamble and at the end the entire report in the link that follows: Global growth is expected to move broadly sideways, hovering around 3.3% in 2016 from 3.1% in 2015, the slowest pace in the post-crisis period....
February 1st, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Energy, Environment, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The Rollback of Iranian Sanctions: What does this mean for the international oil and gas sector?

The Rollback of Iranian Sanctions: What does this mean for the international oil and gas sector?
January 26, 2016 | Written by Clare Hatcher, Richard Devine, Brett Hartley and Thomas Chapple Iran is one of the most significant producers of crude oil and natural gas in the world. According to the OFAC Annual Statistical Bulletin 2015, Iran has proven crude oil deposits equating to 157, 530 million...
January 26th, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Energy, Gas, LNG, Markets, Oil Industry, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Lifting of EU and US sanctions in respect of Iran following Implementation Day – 16 January 2016

Lifting of EU and US sanctions in respect of Iran following Implementation Day – 16 January 2016
Following comes from Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited with respect the Iranian sanctions; London Circular  L.268: Implementation Day under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) occurred on 16 January 2016, resulting in the general lifting of most (but not all) EU sanctions,...
January 22nd, 2016 | P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

“Implementation Day” declared as EU and US sanctions against Iran are eased

“Implementation Day” declared as EU and US sanctions against Iran are eased
Patrick Murphy “Implementation Day” declared as EU and US sanctions against Iran are eased January 17, 2016 The International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) issued a report on Saturday (16 January 2016) confirming that Iran has completed the necessary preparatory steps to start the implementation...
January 17th, 2016 | European Union, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

Security Institute update

Security Institute update
Jonathon Bright Security Institute – a great time to join; an interesting letter received from Jonathon Bright: Dear John, Just a quick e-mail to wish you a Happy New Year and to highlight a few reasons why it is now a great time to join the largest membership organisation for security professionals...
January 15th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

The MSC Domitille Calling at Iran

The MSC Domitille Calling at Iran
This is  screen shot from  VV@ Mapping Service showing the MSC Domitille calling at Bandar Abbas, Iran at the end of last year. With US Sanctions being lifted from Iran, other vessels have entered into these waters earlier in the year: the CMA CGM Andromeda travelled to Iran on the 6th August 2015...
January 7th, 2016 | Sanctions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Russia’s Sanctions Against Turkey

Russia’s Sanctions Against Turkey
On 28 November 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an Executive Order On Measures to Ensure the National Security of the Russian Federation and the Protection of Citizens of the Russian Federation against Criminal and Other Illegal Acts and on the Application of Special Economic Measures Against...
December 15th, 2015 | Associations, Marine Insurance, Sanctions | Read More

Home Office Security Minister to open Transport Security Expo

Home Office Security Minister to open Transport Security Expo
Rt Hon John Hayes MP On 2nd December, the Rt Hon John Hayes MP, UK Security Minister at the Home Office, will be officially opening this year’s Transport Security Expo at Olympia London. An MP since 1997, Mr Hayes has held a number of shadow ministerial and Government roles, including Minister of...
November 10th, 2015 | Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Shipowners’ holistic approach to maritime security

Shipowners’ holistic approach to maritime security
Jakob Paaske Larsen the global security manager for Maersk Line In a move intended to allow the European shipping industry to stay abreast of recent developments, European shipowners have widened the scope of the former ECSA Piracy Working Group, which has been renamed “ECSA Maritime Security Working...
November 10th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Company Profiles, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Marine Insurance, Military, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

Capital Link’s CSR; the catch phrase for furthering the shipping saga

Capital Link’s CSR; the catch phrase for furthering the shipping saga
l to r: Fred Kenney (IMO), Dee Taylor (Liskow and Lewis), Harry J. Fafalios chairman GSCC and director Fafalios Shipping, Michael Lund – BIMCO chairman and moderator Peter Hinchliffe sg of ICS The 5th Capital Link Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum in London Now, what an event that was earlier today!...
November 3rd, 2015 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Banking, BIMCO, Breaking News, Charity, Climate, Clubs, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Consumers Market, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Events, Executive Travel, Finance, Health and Safety, Holidays, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Immigration, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko, Jobs, London Shipping Law Centre, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Oceanology, Oil Spill, P and I Clubs, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Religion, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, The Nautical Institute, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications

UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications
UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications 2-3 December 2015 / Olympia London 29 October 2015 – The recent growth in the number of UAVs – from the highly sophisticated devices deployed by the military to low-cost recreational versions –...
October 30th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

The Surge in Illegal Migration to the Old Continent…

The Surge in Illegal Migration to the Old Continent…
George Kiourktsoglou The Surge in Illegal Migration to the Old Continent: a Formidable Challenge to the European Intelligence Apparatus by George Kiourktsoglou, Visiting Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London Population transfers, a form of either directly or indirectly forced migration, have taken...
October 28th, 2015 | Corruption, European Union, Health and Safety, Immigration, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions | Read More

The US further eases Cuban sanctions

The US further eases Cuban sanctions
On September 18, 2015, the US Departments of Treasury and Commerce announced further revisions to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations consistent with the continued opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba by the Obama Administration. As Treasury Secretary Jacob...
September 28th, 2015 | Politics and Government, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Undeclared weapons in UN shipment cause of detention of Höegh Transporter

Undeclared weapons in UN shipment cause of detention of Höegh Transporter
Höegh Transporter has finally been released from detention in Mombasa, Kenya, and has continued her ocean voyage to South Africa, West Africa and Mexico, having suffered a delay of more than a week. No crew have been arrested, no drugs found on board but a consignment of undeclared United Nations weapons...
September 26th, 2015 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, News, Safety and Security, Sanctions | Read More

Continuous Capers Volatility and Geopolitical Uncertainty marks the shipping markets…

Continuous Capers Volatility and Geopolitical Uncertainty marks the shipping markets…
John Faraclas Our thirty-ninth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 25th of September 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed up 21...
September 25th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capers Volatility and Uncertainty reigns in the shipping markets; geopolitics of the edge…

Capers Volatility and Uncertainty reigns in the shipping markets; geopolitics of the edge…
John Faraclas Our thirty-eighth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 18th of September 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed up...
September 18th, 2015 | Associations, Chartering, Civil Unrest, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, LNG, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism | Read More

Re-integrating Iran into the global port and trading community

Re-integrating Iran into the global port and trading community
TOC Middle East to examine the future post-sanctions direction for Iran’s ports  London,  17.09.15 – The door is opening for Iran to re-join global and regional container trades as sanctions imposed by the United Nations, the US and European Union now seem highly likely to be lifted. Potential...
September 17th, 2015 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

The Mediterranean Migrant Mess

The Mediterranean Migrant Mess
Captain John B. Dalby Captain John Dalby (Captain), AFNI, CEO, Marine Risk Management Ltd and Globalert Airborne Reconnaissance and Surveillance report on  The Mediterranean Migrant Mess (with no apologies for the absence of tear-jerking images)… I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again....
September 16th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Civil Unrest, Claims, Communication, Company Profiles, Corruption, Defense, Groundings, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

GLOBAL reporting mechanism required to curtail piracy!

GLOBAL reporting mechanism required to curtail piracy!
Captain P. Mukundan In the shadow of alarming global statistics showing a continual increase in the number of piracy and armed robbery attacks against merchant ships, an international gathering of key maritime stakeholders discussed the major risks in a changing threat environment. These discussions...
September 15th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

INTERTANKO still advising against Nigeria trade for banned tankers

INTERTANKO still advising against Nigeria trade for banned tankers
INTERTANKO’s continues to advise its Members against taking any vessel on Nigeria’s list of banned tankers either into Nigeria or into its EEZ, despite a recent letter from NNPC which some are interpreting as a lifting of the ban. Moreover we continue to advise Members who have ships on the banned...
September 10th, 2015 | Corruption, Disputes, EEZ, Intertanko, Maritime Fraud, Oil Industry, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Tankers | Read More

Shipping Markets drop further; geopolitics an issue!

Shipping Markets drop further; geopolitics an issue!
Our thirty-sixth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 4thof September 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in Tienen, Belgium. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed down 16points...
September 4th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Events, Exhibitions, HR, Markets, News, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Exmar – Half year results as per 30 June 2015

Exmar – Half year results as per 30 June 2015
The board of directors of EXMAR has approved the accounts for the period ending 30th June 2015. This press release also refers to the one distributed on 28th July 2015 (provisional results). Highlights of recent developments are: – EXMAR LNG: creation of a vertically-integrated pure LNG company...
September 4th, 2015 | Accountancy, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More