Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

Structural Changes in Shipping today

Structural Changes in Shipping today
Professor Elias Karakitsos The following by Professor Elias Karakitsos* is his presentation (with excellent sides) from the successful Capital Link’s 5th International Shipping & Marine Services Forum** held yestreday in London’s Stock Exchange. The traditional model of shipping based...
September 28th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Heavyweight international line-up for India Shipping Summit

the panel at the India Shipping Summit 2011 The India Shipping Summit returns to Mumbai for the eighth event on 8-10 October and this year’s programme is taking a prescriptive look at the unique challenges facing India’s maritime industry. The summit examines the country’s ambitions and...
September 24th, 2012 | Trade and Commerce | Read More

Another milestone for Laskaridis Shipping Co Ltd!

Another milestone for Laskaridis Shipping Co Ltd!
The reefer “Skyfrost” Laskaridis Shipping Co. Ltd. is pleased to announce that its Ice-Classed reefer vessel M/V Skyfrost (470, 604cbft, Vessel Class Bureau Veritas) has exited the Northern Sea Route Passage (NSR) on the 9th of September 2012 en route to St. Petersburg with a cargo of frozen...
September 13th, 2012 | News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Russia’s GCS seeks to expand its activities related to dry and liquid bulk transportation in ISO containers

Russia’s GCS seeks to expand its activities related to dry and liquid bulk transportation in ISO containers
Bulk liquid cargoes are pumped into flexi-tanks by GCS at an off-dock terminal, having arrived in Novorossiysk in rail tank cars. Flexi-tanks provide an excellent way of utilizing standard ISO containers that might otherwise be shipped out of Novorossiysk as empties. Novorossiysk’s Global Container...
September 1st, 2012 | Logistics, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HARRIS PYE nominated for “Exporter of the Year” in key awards

 Executives from the Harris Pye Group, the global maritime, offshore oil and gas and associated onshore industrial engineering company, will gather at The Royal Opera House in London on Thursday 6 September for The Private Business Awards 2012 where they have been shortlisted, with three other companies,...
August 4th, 2012 | Trade and Commerce | Read More

Sea2sea

A map of the region where all four ports are mentioned Sea2Sea: Developing a multimodal freight corridor to connect the Aegean to the Black Sea The Green light was given for this linkage by the European Commission  to develop a multimodal freight corridor to connect the Aegean to the Black Sea. The...
July 31st, 2012 | European Union, Logistics, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New defaults?

Damian Honey Commodity prices are falling or stagnating, and stockpiles, including of iron ore and coal in China, are rising. In commodity trading, there seems to be an increasing number of defaults, similar to those which occurred in 2008, where counterparties in long-term contracts refuse to perform...
July 18th, 2012 | Legal, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Cargo Security International

Cargo Security International
 Cargo Security International is a unique source of intelligence covering all modes of transportation – air, rail, road and maritime – always with a sharp focus on security. The magazine and website are used by thousands of transport, shipping, cargo and security professionals, governments, legislators...
June 28th, 2012 | Books, Logistics, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Former Director of U.S Census Bureau to be keynote speaker at IBEX Industry Breakfast

Steve H. Murdock Will Address Changing U.S. Demographics and Impact on Boating Industry LOUISVILLE, KY – June 26, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) Steve H. Murdock (pictured) , former director of the U.S. Census, will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference...
June 27th, 2012 | Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mineral development company mulls building $302m US Gulf plant to process rare earths

Mineral development company mulls building $302m US Gulf plant to process rare earths
  Avalon's Thor Lake mining camp makes use of solar panels Mineral development company mulls building $302m US Gulf plant to process rare earths Early mover Avalon Rare Metals prepares to meet demand for non-China resources. By James Brewer Rare earths are a class of metals vital to everyday...
May 29th, 2012 | News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

MOL contributes to debate on pricing fluctuations

London, 10 May 2012 – There are usually very good reasons for shippers receiving significant variations in price quotes from different shipping lines, says Adrian Jones, MOL’s UK Managing Director. Speaking at the ‘Saving logistics costs’ seminar at the Multimodal Exhibition in Birmingham,...
May 10th, 2012 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Africa needs better perishable supply chain costs, services and ‘farm-to-fork’ integration

Africa needs better perishable supply chain costs, services and ‘farm-to-fork’ integration
Mark Hassenkamp - Logistics costs in Africa are up to four times higher than elsewhere. African perishable shippers and logistics experts call for united efforts to tackle high supply chain costs and constraints at first Cool Logistics Africa conference London, 03.05.2012 – Logistics costs in Africa...
May 3rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Logistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Chartering by conduct and London arbitration proceedings: the importance of documents

Sarah Taylor, partner, Holman Fenwick Willan Identifying contractual documents for the purposes of bringing claims in arbitration can cause difficulties, particularly where parties have traded for several years. In Finmoon Limited and another v Baltic Reefer Management Ltd and others (17 April 2012)...
May 1st, 2012 | Legal, Trade and Commerce | Read More

TOC Container Supply Chain Asia 2012

TOC Container Supply Chain  Asia 2012
l to r: Greg Knowler, Editor & Publisher, Cargonews Asia, Tim Wickmann, CEO, MCC Transport, Lars Jensen, CEO & Partner, SeaIntel, Frank Hercksen, Global Head of Ocean Freight, Executive Vice President, Panalpina, Juan Manuel Gonzalez, Managing Director, Asia Region, Hapag-Lloyd Asia box shippers...
April 30th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Global economic outlook slowly improving but remains fragile, says UN-backed report

Global economic outlook slowly improving but remains fragile, says UN-backed report
International Monetary Fund's Economic Counsellor Olivier Blanchard. Photo: IMF/Stephen Jaffe The prospects for the global economy are slowly improving, but growth is expected to be weak, especially in Europe, according to a United Nations-backed report released today. The 2012 World Economic Outlook...
April 17th, 2012 | News, Organisations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New horizons in trade finance

Matthew Parish The market for financing commodities trades, long dominated by a handful of European banks, is becoming more restrictive. Major players have been tightening rules to exclude certain categories of commodities deals and reduce trade finance as a proportion of their total book of business. The...
April 5th, 2012 | Finance, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Africa is ripe for more investment deals, fund chief tells London meeting of Afrimari network

Africa is ripe for more investment deals, fund chief tells London meeting of Afrimari network
Henry Obi, chief operating officer of Helios Investment Partners Africa is ripe for more investment deals, fund chief tells London meeting of Afrimari network – By James Brewer An upbeat assessment of business prospects in Africa has come from one of the most successful private equity firms in...
March 30th, 2012 | Events, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

CMB acquires dry bulk assets from Delphis

Today the Board of Directors of CMB met pursuant to the provisions of the Belgian Code of Companies relating to the existence of conflicts of interest and authorised the company to acquire the dry bulk assets of Delphis on the basis of current market values. Delphis is a subsidiary of SAVERCO, one of...
March 23rd, 2012 | Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mitsui& Co., Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation toParticipate in Ultra-Deepwater FSPO Chartering Project for Cernambi Sul Area ofBrazilian Offshore Pre-Salt Oil Field

MODEC, Inc. (“MODEC, ” head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo;president: Toshiro Miyazaki), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui, ” head office:Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president: Masami Iijima), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.(“MOL, ”  head office: Minato-ku,   Tokyo; president: Koichi Muto) andMarubeni Corporation...
March 22nd, 2012 | Chartering, Trade and Commerce | Read More

297, 000-dwt Iron Ore Carrier Ore Sao Luis Completed – Will Sail under Long-term Contract with Vale of Brasil –

297, 000-dwt Iron Ore Carrier Ore Sao Luis Completed – Will Sail under Long-term Contract with Vale of Brasil –
1st from left: Universal Shipbuilding Director and Senior Managing Officer Kuniteru Ishikawa, 3rd from left: MOL Managing Executive Officer Kenichi Nagata 4th from left:Vale International General Manager, Shipping Pietro Allevato 297, 000-dwt Iron Ore Carrier Ore Sao Luis Completed – Will Sail...
March 22nd, 2012 | Events, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Coal industry gearing up for more exports from west coast Canada

Coal industry gearing up for more exports from west coast Canada
Alberta Coal Chief Executive John Hogg Canada is aiming to boost its volume of seaborne coal trade,   by James Brewer. Companies exploiting resources in western Canada include Alberta Coal which is eyeing demand in the Asia/Pacific region. Strategy is being tempered by the dismal performance of...
March 15th, 2012 | Energy, News, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Key rulings imminent from Court of Appeal over freight futures debacle

Key rulings imminent from Court of Appeal over freight futures debacle
James Brewer London Shipping Law Centre briefed on latest opinions during seminar at Holman Fenwick Willan offices, By James Brewer Four years after the great freight futures fever led to market chaos, important legal rulings on payment disputes are soon to be pronounced in London. The volatility...
March 8th, 2012 | London Shipping Law Centre, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panamax Hysteria – Shipping never learns from the past

Panamax Hysteria – Shipping never learns from the past
Fabrizio Vettosi – Panamax Hysteria – Shipping never learns from the past, by Fabrizio Vettosi* – Undoubtedly the new century marked some deep changes in the entire logistics and the shipping industry thanks to the following critical issues: Factor “C”, the China Growth Factor; Industrial...
March 8th, 2012 | Comment, Shipfinance, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Food 2040 and its impact on shipping –

Food 2040 and its impact on shipping –
  – Food 2040 and its impact on shipping, By Mike Corkhill* The news in recent weeks that the world’s population has passed the seven billion mark caught everyone’s attention. The first question that springs to mind is how did we get here so fast? Since hitting three billion in 1960, the number...
March 7th, 2012 | BIMCO, Story of the Month, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services launches operations in Saudi Arabia

Inchcape Shipping Services launches operations in Saudi Arabia
Joint venture with Al Bakri Group set to create leading maritime and cargo services business in the region Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, today announced the launch of new operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  The move provides ISS with a significant...
February 22nd, 2012 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ship Agencies, Trade and Commerce | Read More