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This special edition of Maritime Connection COVID-19 UK Maritime SME Business Support – how to access support, assess eligibility & how to apply

This special edition of Maritime Connection COVID-19 UK Maritime SME Business Support – how to access support, assess eligibility & how to apply
. This special edition of Maritime Connection COVID-19 UK Maritime SME Business Support – how to access support, assess eligibility & how to apply This special edition of Maritime Connection focuses on a wide range of business support measures that have been made available to UK Maritime SMEs...
March 27th, 2020 | Communication, Health and Safety, News, Reports | Read More

Message from Tim Lowe CBE, CEO, UK Hydrographic Office on COVID-19

Message from Tim Lowe CBE, CEO, UK Hydrographic Office on COVID-19
Tim Lowe Message from Tim Lowe CBE, CEO, UK Hydrographic Office on COVID-19 LONDON, 27 MARCH 2020: On behalf of the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), I would like to reassure users of our products and services that maintaining safety of life at sea during this time remains one of our highest priorities....
March 27th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, News | Read More

Paris MOU guidance regarding the impact of COVID-19

Paris MOU guidance regarding the impact of COVID-19
Luc Smulders Paris MOU guidance regarding the impact of COVID-19 The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) acknowledges the crisis which the international shipping industry is facing. The Paris MoU is working to help Member Authorities protect the health and safety of our...
March 26th, 2020 | Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Customised Wärtsilä ship design chosen for two new P&O ships

Customised Wärtsilä ship design chosen for two new P&O ships
The Wärtsilä design will allow the new P&O ships to operate in challenging conditions in Papua New Guinea waters. Copyright: Wärtsilä. Customised Wärtsilä ship design chosen for two new P&O ships Wärtsilä Corporation,  26 March 2020 at 10 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä...
March 26th, 2020 | Container shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Midweek Dry Market blues, Wets “thrive” and Coronavirus begins to devastate Planet Ocean

Midweek Dry Market blues, Wets “thrive” and Coronavirus begins to devastate Planet Ocean
John Faraclas Midweek Dry Market blues, Wets “thrive” and Coronavirus begins to devastate Planet Ocean The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 21 points and now stands at 582; the Geopolitics remain sour as something is about to happen due to the Coronavirus effect as well as with the existing Recession...
March 25th, 2020 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Fugro partners with SEA-KIT International to develop new range of uncrewed surface vessels

Fugro partners with SEA-KIT International to develop new range of uncrewed surface vessels
Autonomous underwater vessel (AUV) being recovered into a SEA-KIT uncrewed surface vessel (USV) Fugro partners with SEA-KIT International to develop new range of uncrewed surface vessels Fugro, the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, has announced a strategic partnership with SEA‑KIT International, winner...
March 25th, 2020 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

American Club circular no.11/20 Guidance for loading steel cargoes…. due COVID-19 restrictions

American Club circular no.11/20 Guidance for loading steel cargoes…. due COVID-19 restrictions
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club AMERICAN CLUB CIRCULAR NO. 11/20 -GUIDANCE FOR THE LOADING OF STEEL CARGOES WHERE THIRD-PARTY SURVEYORS ARE PREVENTED FROM ATTENDING VESSELS DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS MARCH 24, 2020 CIRCULAR NO. 11/20 TO...
March 24th, 2020 | Chartering, Health and Safety, News, P and I Clubs | Read More

UGS: Aid of the shipping industry in the battle against the pandemic

UGS: Aid of the shipping industry in the battle against the pandemic
Theodore El. Veniamis, Aid of the shipping industry in the battle against the pandemic During these unprecedented trying times that our country is going through along with the entire planet, suffering from the Coronavirus pandemic, the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), through its collective body, the...
March 24th, 2020 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 22-Mar-2020 QUARANTINE FOR CARGO VESSELS India DOMESTIC LOGISTICS, INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING & CUSTOMS Philippines COMPLETE CLOSURE OF AIRPORT Trinidad & Tobago DENIAL OF PERMISSION TO LAND Japan LIBYA, QATAR & RUSSIA LISTED AS RESTRICTED COUNTRIES Turkey ADDITIONAL...
March 22nd, 2020 | Health and Safety, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets? Which Markets… Coronavirus the buzz word for Geopolitics!!!

Markets? Which Markets… Coronavirus the buzz word for Geopolitics!!!
John Faraclas Markets? Which Markets… Coronavirus the buzz word for Geopolitics!!! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) close down six points since yesterday at 625;  Coronavirus makes waves with thousand been infected and a new World order is ante portas. John Faraclas’ brief daily and weekly recaps: The...
March 20th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

HFW: COVID-19 Briefing on Business Interuption Issues

HFW: COVID-19 Briefing on Business Interuption Issues
COVID-19 Briefing on Business Interuption Issues As COVID-19’s grip across the globe continues to tighten, we have already seen business interruption coverage proceedings commenced in Louisiana this week following the closure of a fish restaurant due to COVID-19 virus contamination. Insurers are busy...
March 20th, 2020 | Health and Safety, Insight, Legal, Markets, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Charting a Course for the Future at the International Wind Propulsion Forum

Charting a Course for the Future at the International Wind Propulsion Forum
MV Ankie – ventifoil Charting a Course for the Future at the International Wind Propulsion Forum A tail wind is strengthening in the industry when it comes to decarbonisation, with an increasing number of companies assessing, trialling and installing wind propulsion solutions and it was with that...
March 20th, 2020 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Technical, Technology | Read More

The Markets, Coronavirus et al: mind the …”gap”*…

The Markets, Coronavirus et al: mind the …”gap”*…
John Faraclas The Markets, Coronavirus et al: mind the …”gap”*… Is there any inasmuch proviso to solve the perplexed Dry and Wet Markets or the Coronavirus – this unprecedented story engulfing everything all over Planet Ocean, or anything else the Business Hooligans of the Universe have...
March 19th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Tackling COVID-19 – a voyage together

Tackling COVID-19 – a voyage together
. Tackling COVID-19 – a voyage together IMO Secretary-General stresses vital need to maintain commerce by sea and protect seafarers’ welfare in face of coronavirus shut down. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has issued the following statement addressing the effect of the coronavirus pandemic...
March 19th, 2020 | Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security | Read More

COVID-19 UPDATE – Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

COVID-19 UPDATE – Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
Paillette Palaiologou, Vice President for the Hellenic Black Sea & Adriatic Zone, Bureau Veritas COVID-19 UPDATE – Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Protecting our people and your people Bureau Veritas is managing the consequences of the global coronavirus outbreak, protecting health and helping...
March 18th, 2020 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, News | Read More

The impact of COVID-19 (and the global response to it) on international trade (part 1)

The impact of COVID-19 (and the global response to it) on international trade (part 1)
Elizabeth Farrell Partner, London The impact of COVID-19 (and the global response to it) on international trade (part 1) At a Glance… The impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on all our lives – professional and personal – is changing day-by-day, if not hour-by-hour. It is hard to predict...
March 18th, 2020 | Health and Safety, Legal, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

COVID-19: Europe’s ports call on EU and Member States to keep goods moving in the EU

COVID-19: Europe’s ports call on EU and Member States to keep goods moving in the EU
(c) Piet Vandenkerkhove MBZ COVID-19: Europe’s ports call on EU and Member States to keep goods moving in the EU 18 March 2020 As main players in the supply of essential goods and materials to European citizens, Europe’s ports are doing everything possible to ensure and guarantee the continuity...
March 18th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ClassNK appoints new President & CEO and executives

ClassNK appoints new President & CEO and executives
Hiroaki SakashitaPresident & CEO, ClassNK ClassNK appoints new President & CEO and executives Tokyo – Current Senior Executive Vice President Hiroaki Sakashita has been appointed as President & CEO as well as a Representative Director of leading classification society ClassNK, effective...
March 18th, 2020 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Posidonia rescheduled for October 2020

Posidonia rescheduled for October 2020
. Posidonia rescheduled for October 2020 In view of the escalating challenges we all face as a result of the Coronavirus-COVID-19 pandemic and the need to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our exhibitors and visitors while at the same time complying with WHO and Greek Government guidelines, we have...
March 17th, 2020 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, News | Read More

Baltic Exchange authorised as Benchmark Administrator in the EU

Baltic Exchange authorised as Benchmark Administrator in the EU
Mark Jackson Baltic Exchange authorised as Benchmark Administrator in the EU The Baltic Exchange’s subsidiary, Baltic Exchange Information Services Ltd (BEISL), has been authorised by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a benchmark administrator under EU Benchmark Regulation. This means...
March 16th, 2020 | Markets, News, Shipping Indices | Read More

ECB puts the ball in the fiscal court, Lamont analyses end of austerity and more

ECB puts the ball in the fiscal court, Lamont analyses end of austerity and more
ECB puts the ball in the fiscal court, Lamont analyses end of austerity and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW   Most-Read Commentary ECB puts the ball in the fiscal court: In resisting market pressure to deliver a ‘whatever it takes’ message in response to the coronavirus shock to the euro area’s economy,...
March 14th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Health and Safety, Markets, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Perplexed Markets; and what a week that was… with Geopolitics and Coronavirus…

Perplexed Markets; and what a week that was… with Geopolitics and Coronavirus…
John Faraclas Perplexed Markets; and what a week that was… with Geopolitics and Coronavirus… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended down two points since yesterday at 631 amid an unprecedented Geopolitical mess and an “uprising” feeling that something very bad will develop all over Planet Ocean due...
March 13th, 2020 | Comment, Health and Safety, HR, Insight | Read More

Covid 19 – making the call to cancel a fully prepared conference

Covid 19 – making the call to cancel a fully prepared conference
Frances Baskerville, Secretary-General, CIRM Covid 19 – making the call to cancel a fully prepared conference There we are, preparing and enjoying the prospect of our best CIRM Annual Conference yet – more bookings than previously recorded, international delegates from all corners.  More sponsors,...
March 13th, 2020 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, IT and Communications | Read More

COVID-19: Transport workers need protection and Europe needs to act now!

COVID-19: Transport workers need protection and Europe needs to act now!
COVID-19: Transport workers need protection and Europe needs to act now! Friday, March 13 – Brussels Last week, the European Transport Workers’ Federation, who represents more than 5 million transport workers from more than 200 transport unions and 41 European countries, wrote to the Commission...
March 13th, 2020 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, News | Read More

Future of the EBRD, Lagarde to shoot high and go big

Future of the EBRD, Lagarde to shoot high and go big
.. Future of the EBRD, Lagarde to shoot high and go big Thursday 12 March 2020  –  Vol.11 Ed.11.3 Commentary: Future of the EBRD By Tadeusz Kościński in Warsaw and Pier Carlo Padoan in Rome The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was created almost 30 years ago to help build market...
March 12th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Markets | Read More