Archive for the ‘Short-sea shipping’ Category

Scotline’s new acquisition

Scotline’s new acquisition
The “Scot Leader” Scotline are pleased to announce the purchase of Scot Leader, IMO 9404235 (formally MV Odertal).  Scot Leader was built in August 2007 in Bodewes Shipyard Holland and is ice classed; she is 4507 DWAT and has cubics of about 6360m3. She will be sailing under the British...
December 2nd, 2016 | Markets, Sales and Purchases, Shipmanagement, Short-sea shipping | Read More

The Markets losing further ground and Geopolitics are as explosive as ever…

The Markets losing further ground and Geopolitics are as explosive as ever…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained the same since yesterday at 636 points, but lost 20 points since last Friday’s 656 points. Geopolitics are freezing the peace process and becoming the real stumbling bloc in halting business...
August 5th, 2016 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Is the End Nigh with the BDI@601 ?

Is the End Nigh with the BDI@601 ?
John Faraclas Approaching summer indeed has its blues particularly as it happens with the shipping markets; John Faraclas’ daily briefing…: With minus four points the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) stood at 601 points earlier on this afternoon and the situation might become as close to the all times record...
May 26th, 2016 | Markets, News, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Five Years of VesselsValue

Five Years of VesselsValue
Five years ago, ship brokers were introduced to a scary new phrase, which was to forever disrupt the cozy and somewhat Delphic world of desktop ship valuations. That phrase was “quantitative analyst1”, which first appeared in a Tradewinds article describing the launch of the mapping, ship search...
May 12th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Events, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics | Read More

The attractive low BDI now makes waves…

The attractive low BDI now makes waves…
John Faraclas Amidst the economic and geopolitical turmoil one should not lose the appetite for gains; John Faraclas explains: With plus four points, the BDI at 322 is more than an attractive component to invest if you are capable these turbulent days the world of trade and transport lives! The Capers...
February 24th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, Canals, Comment, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Featured, Holidays, HR, Immigration, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Markets, Military, Mining, News, Oil Industry, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

European shipowners showcase Short Sea Shipping

European shipowners showcase Short Sea Shipping
Niels Smedegaard During a high level meeting organised by the Dutch Presidency of the Council yesterday in Amsterdam, ECSA presented its new brochure on the merits of short sea shipping. The intention behind this new initiative is to revitalise the EU’s short sea policy, which has unfortunately been...
February 16th, 2016 | Associations, Shipmanagement, Short-sea shipping | Read More

A sea change…for the BDI @325…

A sea change…for the BDI @325…
John Faraclas Another 12 points down, another all times low record… making the BDI’s history more than interesting!  The John Faraclas daily market commentary: The Capes minus 19 points at 216 approaching the 200 barrier yet again. The Panamaxes’ BDI down 10 at 293 points; the Supras’ BSI...
January 28th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Comment, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Gas Carriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Oil Industry, Reefer ships, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The transportation problem of Chios and proposals to resolve it…

The transportation problem of Chios and proposals to resolve it…
Markos J. Tripolitis at the podium delivering his speech Following previous announcements, the transportation problem of Chios and proposals to resolve same was presented at the Homeric Cultural Centre of Chios on Thursday the 29 October 2015 by the President of Chios Marine Club,  Markos J. Tripolitis...
November 4th, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Holidays, HR, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Short-sea shipping | Read More

Hot debate as Interferry conference airs emissions and fire issues

Hot debate as Interferry conference airs emissions and fire issues
Michael Cramer Firefighting led a stream of topical debate at trade association Interferry’s 40th annual conference in Copenhagen last week – but not before a record 342 delegates came under fire from a leading Green politician claiming that ‘shipping is currently one of the unaddressed areas of...
October 15th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Ferry, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Groundings, Health and Safety, Holidays, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Short-sea shipping, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Damen deliver third Fast Ferry of the year to South Korean operators

Damen deliver third Fast Ferry of the year to South Korean operators
The “Sunrise” All good things come in threes as Damen delivers the third vessel of the year, from the Damen Fast Ferry (DFFe) series to South Korean operators. Having already delivered the SeaStar 5 to existing customer Seaspovill earlier this year, two additional DFFe deliveries to new customers...
October 2nd, 2015 | Cruise Ferry, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Short-sea shipping, Technical, Technology | Read More

DNV GL: Five pilot projects for Green Coastal Shipping programme chosen

DNV GL: Five pilot projects for Green Coastal Shipping programme chosen
The first pilot project, CargoFerry Plug-in Hybrid, aims to develop a cost-effective and profitable short-sea container ship that is powered by a plug-in hybrid LNG/battery propulsion system. Ålesund,  16 September 2015 – DNV GL and 25 partners from the Norwegian maritime industry and the Norwegian...
September 16th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Short-sea shipping, Technical, Technology | Read More

Interferry innovations agenda to explore unmanned ships game-changer

Interferry innovations agenda to explore unmanned ships game-changer
Oskar Levander The first remote-controlled ferry demonstrator could hit the water within four to five years thanks to a new wave of research into operational efficiency based on ship intelligence solutions. The prediction from Oskar Levander, VP for innovation, engineering & technology at Rolls-Royce...
September 14th, 2015 | Cruise Ferry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Short-sea shipping, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Short sea Companies and Vessels become Members of HELMEPA

Short sea Companies and Vessels become Members of HELMEPA
george Alexndratos, Charalampos Simantonis, Dimitris Mitsatsos and VassilisTerzis Yesterday, Tuesday, 9 June 2015, at an event at the offices of the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association-HSSA, the President,  Charalampos Simantonis and the Board of Directors, handed to the Director General of HELMEPA,...
June 10th, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Short-sea shipping | Read More

RORO to be incorporated within Intermodal Europe 2015 in Hamburg this November

RORO to be incorporated within Intermodal Europe 2015 in Hamburg this November
RORO heads to Hamburg! NEW for 2015 – RORO will be incorporated within Intermodal Europe to create an enhanced exhibition experience. By bringing RORO within Intermodal Europe, the event will not only benefit from more content and speakers,...
May 28th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Events, Exhibitions, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Short-sea shipping | Read More

ESPO joins a Plea for Exploiting the Full Potential of Short Sea Shipping

ESPO joins a Plea for Exploiting the Full Potential of Short Sea Shipping
ESPO is joining a group of transport stakeholder associations, including European association for forwarding, transport, logistics and customs services (CLECAT), The European Community Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ECASBA), The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), ECS, European...
April 30th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, Markets, Short-sea shipping | Read More

The Migrants issue: the masks must fall….the Bautas must be dropped…

The Migrants issue: the masks must fall….the Bautas must be dropped…
A Guarda Costiera patrol boat from Italy, part of the Frontex Force in the port of Chios WITHOUT PREJUDICE Time and again I have stressed the fact that the media and politicians must come down to their senses and face reality on this ongoing inhumane issue. John Faraclas writes and provokes: The latest...
April 14th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, European Union, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Medical, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Seizures, Short-sea shipping, UN | Read More

Motoring into a more joined-up era: the challenge which will be posed at the European Short Sea Shipping Conference 2015

Motoring into a more joined-up era: the challenge which will be posed at the European Short Sea Shipping Conference 2015
Jose Anselmo Motoring into a more joined-up era: the challenge which will be posed at the European Short Sea Shipping Conference 2015 Healthy customer demand on key routes coinciding with volatile freight rates and pressures for greater efficiency is among the challenges facing short-sea operators, and...
April 10th, 2015 | Automobiles, Canals, Car trade, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Cruise Ferry, European Union, Events, Exhibitions, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Markets, Organisations, People and Places, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Short Sea Shipping, Short-sea shipping, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Interferry calls for closer co-operation in regulations process

Interferry calls for closer co-operation in regulations process
Johan Ross Interferry has joined other co-organisers in praising last week’s inaugural European Shipping Week (ESW) in Brussels – and is now urging the industry and regulators to build on the initiative’s success by continuing to develop closer cooperation.  Hailing the high attendance and constructive...
March 12th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Short-sea shipping | Read More

Cold chain logistics a hot topic at Intermodal Asia 2015

Cold chain logistics a hot topic at Intermodal Asia 2015
The world’s growing appetite for food and drink, as well as many other temperature sensitive products such as photographic film, chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs,  has increased the need for more efficient and ecological methods of storage and shipping in the cold store chain sector. Intermodal...
February 24th, 2015 | Associations, Automobiles, Canals, Car trade, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Emissions, Events, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Markets, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Short-sea shipping, Trade and Commerce | Read More

U-Freight welcomes recovery in Australian wine exports

U-Freight welcomes recovery in Australian wine exports
 February 24, 2015 – The U-Freight Group (UFL) welcomes the news that Australian wine exports to China have almost recovered to levels recorded before Beijing’s austerity measures severely dented volumes, and believes it will be a major boost for the company’s specialist wine logistics services...
February 24th, 2015 | Associations, Consumers Market, Containers, Food and Drink, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Short-sea shipping, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Bureau Veritas wins innovative Canadian gas fuel contracts

Bureau Veritas wins innovative Canadian gas fuel contracts
Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas is to class two innovative projects for gas-fuelled vessels to be built for Canadian owners in Turkish shipyards. British Columbia-based Seaspan Ferries has chosen BV class for two hybrid LNG/diesel/battery-powered ro-ro cargo ferries which...
February 17th, 2015 | Car trade, Classification Societies, Environment, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Short-sea shipping | Read More

3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 26-27 May 2015

3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 26-27 May 2015
East Med Cruise Sector Strong in 2015 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum Attracts Global Industry Interest Posidonia Forum to host CLIA Europe Executive Committee Meeting The East Mediterranean is gearing to increase its share of the cruise sector’s €40 billion annual contribution to Europe’s economy....
February 11th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Short-sea shipping | Read More

Short Sea Shipping 2015: the Challenges and the Potential

Short Sea Shipping 2015: the Challenges and the Potential
Copenhagen. Photo by Danny Cornelissen. Challenges faced by the European Union programme Motorways of the Sea, in the form of new regulatory demands and sluggish economic growth, will be addressed head-on by the next European Short Sea Shipping Conference, set for June 18 and 19 2015 in Copenhagen. The...
January 17th, 2015 | Associations, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Short-sea shipping, Trade and Commerce | Read More

WISTA International Annual General Meeting Reaches new heights!

WISTA International Annual General Meeting Reaches new heights!
Despina Panayiotou-Theodossiou introducing the event October 17, 2014—At its International Annual General Meeting & Conference, nearly 300 members of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) and conference attendees from 35 countries were treated to an energetic, exciting...
October 20th, 2014 | Academia, Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Chartering, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, Fixtures, Gas Carriers, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, People and Places, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Story of the Month, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Interferry conference sees commercial light at end of regulatory tunnel

Interferry conference sees commercial light at end of regulatory tunnel
Len Roueche A wide-ranging review of the ferry industry’s latest challenges and opportunities attracted a record 340 delegates to Vancouver last week for the 39th annual Interferry conference. The global trade association event exposed a string of concerns – notably over punitive safety and environmental...
October 16th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Short-sea shipping | Read More