Archive for the ‘Trade and Commerce’ Category

TT Talk – Trade ‘Esperanto’ still requires understanding

TT Talk – Trade ‘Esperanto’ still requires understanding
Supply chain management and contracts of carriage are, inevitably, derivations of sale contracts. The interface between the different types of contracts and the parties involved can be critical to keep things moving smoothly and resolve misunderstandings,  Peregrine Storrs-Fox  Risk Management Director,...
September 15th, 2013 | Aviation, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Trade and Commerce | Read More

LISW daily news

LISW daily news
From: London International Shipping Week 10 September 2013 LISW Delegation Opens Stock Exchange Inmarsat Maritime President Frank Coles headed up a London International Shipping Week delegation which included UK Shipping Minister Stephen Hammond to open trading at the London Stock Exchange today. LISW...
September 11th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Derek Prentis’ views on the industry in black and white!

Derek Prentis’ views on the industry in black and white!
Derek Prentis, MBE, The Father of the Baltic Both the world economy and world politics are in a bad state and things should change, otherwise we fear of unprecedented social repercussions with detrimental effects; the following questions address our fears and also one has to prioritise the wants and...
August 14th, 2013 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

SBS Worldwide Appoints Chris Paulz as Regional Vice President South East

SBS Worldwide Appoints Chris Paulz as Regional Vice President South East
Chris Paulz, Regional Vice President South East, SBS Worldwide SBS Worldwide has appointed Chris Paulz as its Regional Vice President South East, based in Atlanta. Paulz, who will report to Christian Marz, Director of Operations USA, will focus on the company business plan, ensuring growth targets are...
July 15th, 2013 | HR, Person Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ruscon launches dedicated train from Ust-Luga to carry Volkswagen CKD parts

Ruscon launches dedicated train from Ust-Luga to carry Volkswagen CKD parts
M/v Anina at Ust-Luga port discharging containers for Ruscon’s dedicated train service of VW parts Ruscon, one of Russia’s leading container transport operators, has launched a new block train from Ust-Luga port to Nizhniy Novgorod to supply the Volkswagen assembly plant located there. The dedicated...
July 12th, 2013 | Logistics, News, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Edward Snowden: Whose tipping was he…? – The Safety of Shipping’s info…

Edward Snowden: Whose tipping was he…?  –  The Safety of Shipping’s info…
Without Prejudice Edward Snowden: Whose tipping was he…?  –  The Safety of Shipping’s info… By John Faraclas What a palaver, once again our western values are tainted by another* under-the-stairs bastard: Edward Snowden – John Major, the former British Prime Minister, was at least honest...
July 1st, 2013 | Breaking News, Comment, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Headlines, HR, IT and Communications, Military, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The long and winding road in Argentina for wine lovers: Ruta 40 uncorks new delights for European connoisseurs

The long and winding road in Argentina for wine lovers: Ruta 40 uncorks new delights for European connoisseurs
Fruitful bodegas The long and winding road in Argentina for wine lovers: Ruta 40 uncorks new delights for European connoisseurs,  By James Brewer  It has been likened to a Route 66 (the old highway from Chicago to Los Angeles that brought prosperity to many communities) for oenophiles.  Ruta 40 in...
June 18th, 2013 | Food and Drink, People and Places, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipping confidence reaches highest level for two and a half years

Shipping confidence reaches highest level for two and a half years
Richard Greiner Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry rose to their highest level for two and a half years in the three months ended May 2013, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. The survey produced evidence...
June 14th, 2013 | Consumers Market, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Korean Register signs MoU with Dongkuk Steel to implement strategic technology exchange

Korean Register signs MoU with Dongkuk Steel to implement strategic technology exchange
This week (11 June 2013) in Seoul, the Korean Register – an IACS member class society – signed an MoU with global steel producer Dongkuk Steel. This industry leading agreement paves the way for the two organizations to cooperate on the exchange of strategic technology relevant to the construction...
June 13th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Asian directors under scrutiny

Asian directors under scrutiny
Singapore Financial Centre – picture credits: S. Venardos Asian directors under scrutiny (source: Lloyd’s of London) Wed 12 Jun 2013 – Directors & officers (D&O) liability in Asia is changing as a result of globalisation and changing regulations. Companies in Asia are becoming...
June 12th, 2013 | Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Baltic data services underpin strong 2012/13 result

Baltic data services underpin strong 2012/13 result
  The Baltic Exchange Use of the Baltic Exchange’s freight market information and its disputes resolution services has shown a marked increase over the past 12 months as more companies from outside the UK join the London headquartered shipping exchange.  The Baltic Exchange has today (12 June...
June 12th, 2013 | Chartering, Fixtures, Markets, News, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

An explosion in Turkey will be devastating…*

An explosion in Turkey will be devastating…*
Without prejudice …clouds over the Straits of Bosporus, with its famous bridge linking Europe and Asia. Photo credit Anny Zade An explosion in Turkey will be devastating…* By John Faraclas The Americans have an interesting expression which refers to “new kids on the block”** and this matches...
June 9th, 2013 | Breaking News, Canals, Country Profiles, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, ITF, Marinas, Marine Insurance, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, Ocean Shipping, Organisations, People and Places, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Stock Markets, Story of the Month, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, UN, Yachting | Read More

Global Dry Bulk Shipping Industry Report: 2013 Edition

Global Dry Bulk Shipping Industry Report: 2013 Edition
One of the most important features of growth in world economies in recent years is the dry bulk shipping market, which constitutes the backbone of international trade. Dry bulk shipping vessels carry iron ore, coal, grains, or other dry materials around the world. The global shipping industry went through...
June 6th, 2013 | Books, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

When products come back to haunt

  Wednesday  05 June 2013 Dangerous products are in the public eye again after a spate of motor related recalls                 (source: Lloyd’s of London) The news in May that carmaker Nissan plans to recall approximately 841, 000 vehicles worldwide due to a faulty steering wheel...
June 5th, 2013 | Trade and Commerce | Read More

IFLN members gather in Istanbul for Membership Conference

IFLN members gather in Istanbul for Membership Conference
Michel Vanlerberghe Last month saw members of IFLN, the Texas-headquartered worldwide network of independent freight forwarders, come together in Istanbul for the rapidly expanding Group ’s annual conference. IFLN president Michel Vanlerberghe comments: “The Istanbul conference was a great success...
May 9th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A gold business plan in Guyana: well financed junior Sacre-Coeur Minerals confident in its business model

A gold business plan in Guyana: well financed junior Sacre-Coeur Minerals confident in its business model
  Gregory Sparks, president and chief executive of Sacre-Coeur Minerals A gold business plan in Guyana: well financed junior Sacre-Coeur Minerals confident in its business model By James Brewer Drilling for and producing gold in the tropical jungles of Guyana, Toronto-listed junior company Sacre-Coeur...
May 6th, 2013 | Mining, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Global CEOs enter an era of “stable instability”

Global CEOs enter an era of “stable instability”
Global CEOs enter an era of “stable instability” (source:Lloyd’s of London website)  The global economy has entered a new era where risks that once seemed improbable and remote are real for CEOs across the world “Expect the unexpected” is the new mantra for business leaders around the...
May 4th, 2013 | Consumers Market, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Trade and Commerce | Read More

MOL’s Participation in China FOB Transportation Project

MOL’s  Participation in China FOB Transportation Project
We  are very pleased to announce that MOL has participated in both the ownership of  six new LNG ships to be built in China by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group)  Co., Ltd. (Hudong) and the associated ship-management agreements through the  relevant joint ventures that are already formed in Hong ...
April 30th, 2013 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Opportunity Brazil! Trade tempo surges, but – mind the cultural gap!

Opportunity Brazil! Trade tempo surges, but – mind the cultural gap!
Opportunity Brazil speakers Opportunity Brazil! Trade tempo surges, but – mind the cultural gap! Institute of Export London seminar sets scene for dealing with the South American giant By James Brewer Companies keen to break into the booming Brazilian market should not be seduced by the relaxing rhythm...
April 27th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Immigration, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Smit Lamnalco welcomes new vessels in Gabon

Smit Lamnalco welcomes new vessels in Gabon
Welcoming ceremony SL Gabon SL Libreville (c) Smit Lamnalco A welcoming ceremony was held for two newbuild vessels SL Gabon and SL Libreville at Port‐Gentil, Gabon on 17 April. Among those attending the ceremony were the Minister Delegate of Transport Mr Emmanuel Jean Didier Biye, the Governor of the...
April 23rd, 2013 | Energy, Oil Industry, Trade and Commerce, Underwater Shipping | Read More

LISW appoints official Board of Advisors

LISW appoints official Board of Advisors
Doug Barrow LONDON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WEEK APPOINTS  OFFICIAL BOARD OF ADVISORS The industry-led Steering Group running the inaugural London International Shipping Week (LISW) has established an official Board of Advisors which will act as guardians of the event to ensure it maintains objectivity...
April 18th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Jim Davis’ thoughts for shipping and the world economy

Jim Davis’ thoughts for shipping and the world economy
  Once again Jim Davis CBE K(DK)*,   Chairman of the International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF)** shares his thoughts with us following John Faraclas’ questionnaire on  the ever Changing World, the current economic crisis, the many issues deriving from overcapacity and how important is...
April 16th, 2013 | News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

There’s an awful lot of sparkle in Brazil: infrastructure and luxury goods to be among sectors in focus at Institute of Export London event Opportunity Brazil

There’s an awful lot of sparkle in Brazil: infrastructure and luxury goods to be among sectors in focus at Institute of Export London event Opportunity Brazil
Vitoria Nabas There’s an awful lot of sparkle in Brazil: infrastructure and luxury goods to be among sectors in focus at Institute of Export London event Opportunity Brazil, By James Brewer  Brazil is celebrating news of record investment growth by foreign companies – a fitting fanfare for an event...
April 10th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

U-FREIGHT handles ultra-long load

U-Freight Group (UFL) brand, Dalian China Express  International  Transportation has handled the shipment of very long cargo  through  Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (DLC) that required airport  authorities to temporarily remove a length of handrails to allow the  safe handling of a very...
April 8th, 2013 | Aviation, Trade and Commerce | Read More

London P&I Club issues warning on bagged rice cargoes

THE London P&I Club has advised shipowners to seek advice before loading bagged rice cargoes in view of the inherent risks associated with the trade and an increase in the severity of claims in recent years. In the latest issue of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club notes that poor freight markets have...
March 28th, 2013 | Chartering, Disputes, P and I Clubs, Trade and Commerce | Read More