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ISS supports port infrastructure development project in Tanzania

ISS supports port infrastructure development project in Tanzania
Zen Hua 21berthing in Dar es Salaam Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) the world’s leading maritime services provider has recently managed heavy lift vessel project for Shanghai-based heavy-duty equipment manufacturer, ZPMC in Tanzania. Last month, ISS Tanzania acted as port and discharging agents for...
September 25th, 2014 | Containers, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Intra and inter port competition between port operators is a reality in EU ports

Intra and inter port competition between port operators is a reality in EU ports
When in 2013 the European Commission initially proposed a Regulation on Market access to port services and financial transparency of ports, FEPORT, the European organization which represents the interests of the terminal operators and stevedoring companies located out of the seaports of the European...
September 24th, 2014 | Associations, European Union, Labour Disputes, Legal, Logistics, Organisations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Chinese port scandal set to impact global insurance market..

Chinese port scandal set to impact global insurance market..
Maritime trade is blooming in Hong Kong Chinese port scandal set to impact global insurance market, IUMI cargo chief warns,  By James Brewer in Hong Kong Global cargo insurance markets could face substantial claims arising from  a variety of recent events including a scandal afflicting China’s...
September 21st, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greek economic upturn and stability goes via the Athens Stock Exchange

Greek economic upturn and stability goes via the Athens Stock Exchange
Bloomberg HQ’s in Finsbury Square On all counts, this 9th Annual Greek Roadshow in the Square Mile, organised by the Athens Exchange Group, was the best ever! This two-day event at Bloomberg’s completely changed the perception on Greece and its economy, given what this southern European country...
September 19th, 2014 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Awards, Banking, Clubs, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, EEZ, Energy, Events, Finance, HR, LNG, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mining, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Reports, Shipfinance, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hardouvelis’ …pulse

Hardouvelis’ …pulse
Gikas Hardouvelis, the Greek Minister of Finance During his brief stay in London on the occassion of Athens Exchanges’ 9th London Road Show, the Greek finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis gave an interview to Bloomberg’s journalist Guy Johnson for The Pulse.  We bring you this interesting...
September 19th, 2014 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Finance, Markets, Politics and Government, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Danish Maritime Days: Oct 7 Session on Revenue Management

Danish Maritime Days: Oct 7 Session on Revenue Management
Following comes from Oliver Wyman on the occasion of Danish Maritime Days in Copenhagen event; a must to attend : Title: Shifting from Defense to Offense: Moving Beyond Managing Costs to Growing Revenues in the Maritime Industry Date & time: Oct 7, 13:00-17:00 Location: Aalborg University, Copenhagen...
September 18th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Compliance with sanctions…

Compliance with sanctions…
Richard Tauwhare Compliance with sanctions: IUA hears of the challenge for insurers,  By James Brewer It is costly for businesses and insurers to get things wrong when faced with the growing raft of political and economic sanctions imposed on nations and individuals. “It is also costly to get it right,...
September 15th, 2014 | Associations, Breaking News, European Union, IUA, Military, Organisations, Politics and Government, Sanctions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (15 September 2014)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (15 September 2014)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS:. This week is filled with important events including; (i) the FOMC September 16-17 where the Central Bank is likely to adopt a slightly...
September 15th, 2014 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

U-FREIGHT expands in Hong Kong

U-FREIGHT expands in Hong Kong
The U-Freight Group (UFL) – www.ufreight.com – is expanding the operations of its logistics subsidiary in Hong Kong and has brought the operations of its airfreight import and export departments into one location in the Special Administrative Region. At the U-Freight Logistics facility...
September 11th, 2014 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

At the controls: how much power did the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Dutch East India Company really wield?

At the controls: how much power did the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Dutch East India Company really wield?
The shipyard of the Dutch East India Company in Amsterdam, 1726. Engraving by Joseph Mulder. At the controls: how much power did the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Dutch East India Company really wield? By Maximilian Gruschwitz Two of the most successful multinational corporations of the last half...
September 8th, 2014 | Academia, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, People and Places, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets: gear up for surprises…

The Markets: gear up for surprises…
John Faraclas This week’s slight improvement in the dry market cannot be taken as something encouraging; on the contrary: caution and alert should be exercised!  Modern tonnage is still needed, tonnage with the new rues!!!! As for the wets… a downfall is more than evidence; caution too! The reporting...
September 5th, 2014 | Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA welcomes Airports Commission’s decision

BIFA welcomes Airports Commission’s decision
Robert Keen 02 September 2014 – The trade association for UK freight forwarders and logistics service providers has welcomed the Airports Commission’s decision not to include the inner Thames estuary airport proposal in its shortlist of options for providing new airport capacity by 2030. The...
September 2nd, 2014 | Associations, Aviation, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ATHEX Roadshow in London 2014

ATHEX Roadshow in London 2014
Following on the success of previous such events,  the Athens Exchange will organize The 9th Annual Greek Roadshow in London on September 17th*- 19th 2014  at Bloomberg Headquarters 39-45 Finsbury Square City Gate House, London Amongst the speakers in the early afternoon of the 19th of September will...
September 1st, 2014 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, Finance, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The “Energy International Risk Assessment” (EIRA) end of the Summer 2014 Issue

The “Energy International Risk Assessment” (EIRA) end of the Summer 2014 Issue
Donna Hatzioannou Herebelow, viewers can find this summer’s  second issue of EIRA, featuring articles as its authors   take a closer look at the developments that have been taking place in the international energy sector. In this issue the focus, amongst others, is the Israeli-Palestinian crisis,...
August 30th, 2014 | Associations, Energy, Environment, Gas, LNG, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Press and Media, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Peter G. Livanos becomes Chairman of Euronav

Peter G. Livanos becomes Chairman of Euronav
Peter G. Livanos ANTWERP, Belgium, 27 August 2014 – On 22 July 2014, the Board of Directors of Euronav  NV (NYSE EURONEXT BRUSSELS: EURN) unanimously appointed Mr. Peter G. Livanos as Chairman of the Board, with immediate effect in replacement of Mr. Marc Saverys who was appointed Vice Chairman of...
August 27th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Special focus conference sessions added to Intermodal Europe 2014 programme

Special focus conference sessions added to Intermodal Europe 2014 programme
More than 30 conference sessions have already been confirmed for Intermodal Europe 2014, from 11-13 November at the Rotterdam Ahoy. “We are well ahead of schedule with a conference programme divided into topic groups providing more focus for delegates to help maximise their time at the event” explains...
August 21st, 2014 | Associations, Automobiles, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Exhibitions, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The shipping markets: Volatility knocks…

The shipping markets: Volatility knocks…
John Faraclas We have numerous times in our previous reports over the last three years stressed the fact that volatility is the worse factor on all counts in the shipping markets/indices, as well as the fact when one or two sizes within the Baltic indices move up or down with extreme volatility, as it...
August 15th, 2014 | Containers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Russia bans agricultural imports

Russia bans agricultural imports
8 August 2014 – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed on August 6, 2014 a Presidential Decree No. 560 “On the adoption of discrete special economic measures with the aim of guaranteeing the security of the Russian Federation”. The Decree requested the Russian Government to...
August 11th, 2014 | European Union, Food and Drink, Organisations, Politics and Government, Sanctions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

No rich pickings yet in the shipping markets…

No rich pickings yet in the shipping markets…
John Faraclas Nothing spectacular has happened and the dry markets are still 65.1 centum below the December 2013 closing; a very disappointing market performance. The wets too are overall  still down despite the plus symbols. This is our thirtieth overview of the markets and geopolitics, today Friday...
August 8th, 2014 | Associations, Fixtures, HR, Markets, News, Sales and Purchases, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Evidence of ancient commerce between Greece and central Europe is on display…

Evidence of ancient commerce between Greece and central Europe is on display…
Zemplín Museum, Michalovce. Evidence of ancient commerce between Greece and central Europe is on display in Slovak city of Michalovce,  By James Brewer A depiction of two-wheeled chariots from the Bronze Age provides an intriguing link between the Ancient Greeks and the early civilisations of central...
August 8th, 2014 | Archaeology, People and Places, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Tasting success: Slovakia decants its Tokaj wine…

Tasting success: Slovakia decants its Tokaj wine…
In vino veritas: mural in the village of Malá Tŕňa. Tasting success: Slovakia decants its Tokaj wine harvest into new global markets,  By James Brewer A variety of illustrious emperors, kings, state presidents, and the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, have had something in common when it comes to good...
August 7th, 2014 | Associations, Events, Executive Travel, Exhibitions, Featured, Food and Drink, Holidays, News, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UNIT45 launches long distance innovative…

UNIT45 launches long distance innovative…
UNIT45’s long distance innovative diesel-electric refrigerated container 29 July 2014 – UNIT45 launches long distance innovative diesel-electric refrigerated container Container specialist UNIT45 has opened up new opportunities for shippers seeking to move temperature-controlled products over...
July 29th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Markets, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Container growth cheers mixed first-half at Marseilles Fos

Container growth cheers mixed first-half at Marseilles Fos
Port of Marseille 28 July 2014   Port news from Marseilles Fos   –  First-half container traffic at leading French port Marseilles Fos totalled 583, 287 teu – up 7% on the first six months last year – marked by a 10% increase at the deepsea Fos terminals.    Dry bulk and cruise passenger...
July 28th, 2014 | Associations, Car trade, Containers, Gas, Gas Carriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Logistics, LPG, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Reefer ships, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipping markets still low… caution!

Shipping markets still low… caution!
John Faraclas With a low market, close to 700 points the BDI brings havoc and the wets in mixed levels might add to a major market grounding with incalculable repercussions…  This is our twenty-eighth overview today Friday the 25th of July 2014 of www.allaboutshipping.co.uk with John Faraclas...
July 25th, 2014 | Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Shipmanagement, Stock Markets, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Further dropping of the shipping markets…

Further dropping of the shipping markets…
John Faraclas, London – photo by Panos J. Tsakos With a 66, 35 percent downfall, since the end of December 2013 (when the BDI stood at 2, 227 points), the BDI is collapsing further, and the 800 barrier, as envisaged last week has gone; the 700 is very near  to be broken too… This is our twenty-seventh...
July 18th, 2014 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More