Archive for the ‘News’ Category

ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia, Ports of Bremen, Port of Moerdijk and Port of Tangier for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental standard (PERS)

ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia, Ports of Bremen, Port of Moerdijk and Port of Tangier for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental standard (PERS)
Isabelle Ryckbost 19 October 2018 – ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia (Spain), Ports of Bremen (Germany), Port of Moerdijk (Netherlands) and Port of Tangier (Morocco) for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO’s Secretary General, and Sotiris...
October 19th, 2018 | Awards, Environment, Events, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…
John Faraclas With 11 plus points, thanks to the volatility of the Capes – down 58 yesterday and plus 70 today,  the BDI …floats “safely”… Geopolitics messy as ever… John Faraclas’ daily Markets and Geopolitics briefing: The Capes’ BCI  with its 70 points plus now reads 2,176 points… Minus...
October 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Legal, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greek shipowners strongly support the forthcoming discussions at the UN IMO for effective implementation and enforcement of the 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap

Greek shipowners strongly support the forthcoming discussions at the UN IMO for effective implementation and enforcement of the 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners Greek shipowners strongly support the forthcoming discussions at the UN IMO for effective implementation and enforcement of the 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) remains firmly committed to the successful...
October 18th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, News | Read More

CMA CGM and SHONE capture SHIPPINGInsight Innovative Technology Award

CMA CGM and SHONE capture SHIPPINGInsight Innovative Technology Award
l to r: Jim Rhodes, Balentin Perret, Clément Renault, Frank Soccoli, and Carleen Lyden Walker Award Presented at 7th SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization & Innovation Conference STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 17, 2018 – The prestigious SHIPPINGInsight Award for 2018 was presented today to CMA CGM Group...
October 18th, 2018 | Awards, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Events, IT and Communications, People and Places, Technology | Read More

IAPH to present climate-related initiatives to IMO

IAPH to present climate-related initiatives to IMO
Dr. Antonis Michail Valencia, 18th October 2018 With the upcoming IMO MEPC73 meeting in London next week focussing on an action plan to reduce shipping-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) will present its climate-related work to the IMO in...
October 18th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ESPO publishes Environmental Report 2018 – Top 10 Environmental Priorities

ESPO publishes Environmental Report 2018 – Top 10 Environmental Priorities
Isabelle Ryckbost 18 October 2018 – ESPO presented yesterday its annual Environmental Report for 2018 at the GreenPort Congress in Valencia. The ESPO Environmental Report includes environmental performance benchmark indicators as well as the Top 10 Environmental Priorities of the European...
October 18th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

Diana extends Kamsarmax “Astarte’s” period charter to Glencore

Diana extends Kamsarmax “Astarte’s” period charter to Glencore
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V ASTARTE WITH GLENCORE ATHENS, GREECE, October 17, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through...
October 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Seafarers’ Mental Health is focus of New Training Programme offered free to Mariners Worldwide

Seafarers’ Mental Health is focus of New Training Programme offered free to Mariners Worldwide
.. KVH Videotel introduced a new training package, “Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing,” yesterday during the 5th Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit in London, and announced that the package will be available free of charge throughout the industry due to the critical...
October 17th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Good nutrition – the ultimate tool for both health and safety

Good nutrition – the ultimate tool for both health and safety
Uta Steffen and Christian Ioannou You are what you eat, the saying goes – and the drive for healthy eating is just as important at sea as it is ashore. The implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention (2016) has focused attention on the importance of a good standard of food for those onboard, and...
October 17th, 2018 | Food and Drink, HR, News | Read More

Investment Clock – A pivotal October, Risk management in Islamic finance

Investment Clock – A pivotal October, Risk management in Islamic finance
. Commentary: Investment Clock – A pivotal October By Trevor Greetham in London An astonishing 97% of global stock market returns since 1973 have accrued during the seven months from October to April. Volatility also tends to peak in October, underlined by famous crashes in 1929, 1987 and 2008. Cross-currents...
October 17th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Insight | Read More

Merkel setback hurts EMU reform chances, Future of the euro area

Merkel setback hurts EMU reform chances, Future of the euro area
Angela Merkel Commentary: Merkel setback hurts EMU reform odds By David Marsh in Bali The stunning setback for Germany’s coalition parties in Sunday’s Bavarian state elections will toughen Chancellor Angela Merkel’s already difficult task of winning consensus for reforming and strengthening...
October 16th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

Long standing Chinese relationship pays off as major shipping line announces Liverpool call

Long standing Chinese relationship pays off as major shipping line announces Liverpool call
Aerial view of Liverpool The Port of Liverpool has demonstrated the strength of its relationships with China by announcing it will welcome a vessel call from COSCO on Wednesday 17 October. The MV Jork will call at Liverpool after a stop in Rotterdam before returning with UK exports. Once in Liverpool...
October 15th, 2018 | Container shipping, Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Global momentum abating, The role of central banks in greening finance

Global momentum abating, The role of central banks in greening finance
. Commentary: Global momentum abating By David Skilling in Singapore The global economy is slowing, and headwinds are unlikely to disappear soon. But looking across small advanced economies – helpful indicators for the health of the world economy – suggests this is more a moderation in economic momentum....
October 15th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Insight, News | Read More

An exceptional sea-passage with ANEK

An exceptional sea-passage with ANEK
. We have just been reminded that even in this sometimes soul-less age, one can experience at sea what seem like magical voyages, if the stars – the combination of quality ship, owner, management and crew – are gloriously aligned. We take pride in covering more than 150 categories in this medium,...
October 14th, 2018 | Coastal Shipping, Featured | Read More

Greece and Italy claim Windsurfing gold at the Youth Olympic Games

Greece and Italy claim Windsurfing gold at the Youth Olympic Games
Alexandros Kalpogiannakis Alexandros Kalpogiannakis (GRE) and Giorgia Speciale (ITA) became the first sailors to take the title of 2018 Youth Olympic Champions at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition, held out of Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first Medal Races in Sailing were...
October 13th, 2018 | Events, News, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Brexit negotiations- The bumpy road to a withdrawal agreement (Friday, October 12, 2018)

Brexit negotiations- The bumpy road to a withdrawal agreement (Friday, October 12, 2018)
The City of London Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, October 12, 2018) Brexit negotiations- The bumpy road to a withdrawal agreement Brexit negotiations- Where we currently stand With just five and a half months before the planned Brexit date of 30 March 2019 and an agreement...
October 12th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Shipfinance | Read More

No ‘competitive devaluation’ in China, The efficacy of macroprudential policies

No ‘competitive devaluation’ in China, The efficacy of macroprudential policies
Commentary: No ‘competitive devaluation’ in China By Mark Sobel in Washington When the Trump administration asserts that China steals intellectual property, violates foreign investor rights, engages in wholesale subsidisation of the economy, and raises questions about industrial policy pursuant...
October 12th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

Time Lapse: Iranian film directors display their photography talent in London

Time Lapse: Iranian film directors display their photography talent in London
Gallery director Ava Moradi. Time Lapse: Iranian film directors display their photography talent in London  By James Brewer A new London gallery is hosting a celebration of distinguished film directors – unusually, without their movies, but showcasing their talent in fine art photography as reflecting...
October 11th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Film Industry, People and Places, Photography | Read More

Clearwater works with Norway’s maritime war risk insurance club (DNK) to develop ground-breaking digital solutions for maritime insurance market

Clearwater works with Norway’s maritime war risk insurance club (DNK) to develop ground-breaking digital solutions for maritime insurance market
Clearwater Tracking and DNK have partnered to provide the first end-to-end truly digital platform for maritime insurance, operations and management, deploying advanced satellite technology from ORBCOMM for cost-effective, near real-time data on vessel position, breach reporting and other on-board information Poole,...
October 11th, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs | Read More

Alternative fuels: the options

Alternative fuels: the options
. DNV GL has issued a new white paper assessing a range of alternative fuels and technologies. Titled “Alternative fuels and technologies for greener shipping”, the paper examines the cost, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies.   by...
October 11th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Bunkering, Classification Societies, Energy, Insight | Read More

North P&I Club celebrates new, larger office opening in Piraeus

North P&I Club celebrates new, larger office opening in Piraeus
Paul Jennings and Ioanna Procoplou cutting the ribbon at office opening October 10, 2018 – North P&I Club celebrated the opening of its new office in Piraeus, Greece, yesterday with an open-house reception for around 350 representatives from the Greek shipping community. The reception, which...
October 10th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Events, P and I Clubs, People and Places | Read More

ECB faces QE dilemma, Developing the UAE as a centre of green finance

ECB faces QE dilemma, Developing the UAE as a centre of green finance
. Commentary: ECB faces QE dilemma By Marchel Alexandrovich in London While Italy continues to dominate the headlines, the European Central Bank is more interested in the big picture: the continuing economic recovery, building inflationary pressure, the end of quantitative easing and guiding interest...
October 10th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Events, Insight, Reports | Read More

Falling BDI@1,503 a concern?

Falling BDI@1,503 a concern?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 27 points since yesterday and if same goes below the 1,500 point-threshold it will be an issue. Geopolitics equalise the theatre of the absurd! John Faraclas’ brief report: The Capes did it again; falling 81 points and going well below the 2,000 points...
October 9th, 2018 | Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Ensure you join WISTA’s event in Tromsø, Norway 23-26 October 2018

Ensure you join WISTA’s event in Tromsø, Norway 23-26 October 2018
Bjørg Ekornrud, President, WISTA Norway The international WISTA AGM & Conference 23-26 October 2018 in Tromsø, Norway Dear WISTA-members, dear friends! Welcome to the WISTA 2018 Conference website. We are proud and excited to host the international WISTA AGM and Conference in Tromsø – Norway’s...
October 9th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Swallowing the anchor: How not to choke when making the transition from ship to shore

Swallowing the anchor: How not to choke when making the transition from ship to shore
.. The prospect of coming ashore to progress their career can be daunting to many working at sea, according to a survey into the experiences of those who had made the ship-to-shore transition conducted by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST). Many, understandably, reported...
October 9th, 2018 | Associations, IMarEST, Special Surveys | Read More