Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Maersk Line partners with AkzoNobel to drive sustainability

Maersk Line partners with AkzoNobel to drive sustainability
André Veneman, AkzoNobel’s Corporate Director of Sustainability, with Annette Stube, Head of Sustainability, Maersk Transport and Logistics March 28, 2017 – AkzoNobel and leading global container shipping company Maersk Line have signed a strategic sustainability partnership to reduce carbon...
March 28th, 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Events | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In the absence of major data releases, G10 currency pairs were little changed on a daily basis in European trade on Tuesday. Major US equity markets closed...
March 28th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The future of the East Med in the spotlight

The future of the East Med in the spotlight
CRUISE INDUSTRY LEADERS COME TOGETHER AT POSIDONIA SEA TOURISM FORUM With the cruise season in full swing, the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will once again place the East Mediterranean on center stage. Given the geo-political challenges faced at this juncture, it will be an especially valuable opportunity...
March 28th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry | Read More

Changes to Baltic Exchange dry bulk indices

Changes to Baltic Exchange dry bulk indices
The Baltic Exchange The Baltic Exchange will be implementing previously announced changes to its Supramax Index; launching dual reporting of a new Panamax Index on a trial basis and is in the final consultation process of a new Handysize Vessel dual reporting period for the Handysize Index. These actions...
March 28th, 2017 | Markets, News, Shipping Indices | Read More

Q1 2017 Tsavliris activities

Q1 2017 Tsavliris activities
The Ecofaith On 27 February 2017, Tsavliris dispatched the salvage tug “MICHELE FOSS” (7,270 BHP – 110 TBP) from Seattle, USA, to the assistance of Bulk Carrier “ECOFAITH G.O.” (GT 44,647 – DWT 81,883). The vessel was immobilised due to intermediate shaft breakage, resulting in the shifting...
March 27th, 2017 | Charity, Events, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Keep close tabs on your newbuildings if you want shipyards to remedy defects

Keep close tabs on your newbuildings if you want shipyards to remedy defects
The panel (l to r): Sea O’ Sullivan, Charles Buss, The Rt. Hon. Mr. Justice Andrew Baker, Dr. Ken Kirby , Brendan Cuffe and Nicola Cox Contractual issues arising from building merchant ships are inevitably “tricky” and give rise to problems requiring solutions. At a seminar organised by the...
March 27th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Portraying in oil, words and music the neglected composer André Tchaikowsky

Portraying in oil, words and music the neglected composer André Tchaikowsky
Rodolfo Villaplana and Anastasia Belina-Johnson. Portraying in oil, words and music the neglected composer André Tchaikowsky By James Brewer A kaleidoscopic, fivefold vision of the impact of the 20th century composer and pianist André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982) thrilled a discriminating audience at an...
March 27th, 2017 | Events, Music | Read More

Abstractions: debut show in London of Sicilian painter Silvana Salinaro

Abstractions: debut show in London of Sicilian painter Silvana Salinaro
Silvana Salinaro (right) with Carola Syz. Abstractions: debut show in London of Sicilian painter Silvana Salinaro By James Brewer As a committed artist, Silvana Salinaro feels the psychological pull of the sea that surrounds her Sicilian homeland despite her family lacking the maritime connections of...
March 26th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Still caution on both the Markets and Geopolitics

Still caution on both the Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today on a positive tone at 1,240 points; geopolitics though were far worse than last week. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI gained 44 points since yesterday as well as from last week’s 1,196 points and managed to end the week in a positive...
March 24th, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati
Stephen Blaikie (Chief Executive Officer, Bibby Marine Services Ltd), Florin Spataru (Human Resources & Corporate Affairs, Damen Shipyards Galati). A purpose-built Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with Walk-to-Work capability The pioneering Bibby WaveMaster 1, the first of Damen’s purpose-built...
March 24th, 2017 | Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The Nautical Institute launches Command Diploma Scheme

The Nautical Institute launches Command Diploma Scheme
David Patraiko FNI, Director of Projects, The Nautical Institute 24.03.17 – The Nautical Institute’s flagship distance learning programme, the Command Diploma Scheme, was launched today in Singapore at the first of this year’s Nautical Institute Command Seminars. The scheme is intended for...
March 24th, 2017 | Academia, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Maritime Education and Training, The Nautical Institute | Read More

British Safety Council – the past, present and future

British Safety Council – the past, present and future
​The British Safety Council launches its 60th anniversary celebrations using the medium of film to reflect on the organisation’s past, present and future The British Safety Council held a gala film night, hosted by eminent film critic Mark Kermode, to demonstrate the contribution it has made to improving...
March 24th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Story of the Day | Read More

SingPost and TUMCREATE launch trial of electric vehicle for mail delivery

SingPost and TUMCREATE launch trial of electric vehicle  for mail delivery
.. SINGAPORE, 24 March 2017 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) and TUMCREATE will on 28 March 2017 commence a road trial of a prototype electric three-wheeler that is environmentally friendly and features innovations to boost mail delivery efficiency. Developed by researchers with the support of the...
March 24th, 2017 | Automobiles, Energy, Insight | Read More

LEK lubrication systems scoops Mersey Maritime Maritime Industry Award

LEK lubrication systems scoops Mersey Maritime Maritime Industry Award
Alexis & Norman Lay of LEK Lubrication Systems, winner of Micro Business of the Year 2017 in the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs) Merseyside business LEK Lubrication Systems has scooped the Micro Business of the Year 2017 award at the prestigious Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs). Success...
March 23rd, 2017 | Awards, Events | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: According to data released yesterday by the Bank of Greece, in January 2017, the current account showed a deficit of €271mn, down by €500 mn yoy. This development...
March 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Market falls amid geopolitical chaos and terrorism

Market falls amid geopolitical chaos and terrorism
John Faraclas The BDI lost ten points earlier on today and now reads 1,190 points. The Geopolitics continue to get sour and Terrorism hits London. John Faraclas midweek recap: The Capers lost 63 points and now the BCI 2014 stands at 2,378 points; volatility and uncertainty at its best not to mention...
March 22nd, 2017 | Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

London tastes terror

London tastes terror
London has now had a direct taste of the type of terror attack that has struck many cities around the world in the last 12 months. The Westminster shock came exactly one year after a double atrocity which struck Zaventem airport and a metro station in Brussels. Nice, Berlin, Athens, Turkey and Middle...
March 22nd, 2017 | Breaking News, Comment, Events, Headlines, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Hands-on at Canary Wharf for Made London craft fair

Hands-on at Canary Wharf for Made London craft fair
Belgin Bozsahin. Hands-on at Canary Wharf for Made London craft fair By James Brewer Artistically creative hands have been gracing one of the world’s leading financial centres, Canary Wharf, thanks to a temporary, contemporary design fair installed at its core. Moreover, the very symbol of “hands”...
March 22nd, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

IMarEST UAE Secretary awarded Marine Ambassador

IMarEST UAE Secretary awarded Marine Ambassador
Prof. Christopher Hodge presents award to Nikeel Idnan The inaugural Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) Outstanding Contribution Awards were presented at the 114th annual dinner in London. Nikeel Idnani, Honorary Secretary of the IMarEST UAE branch was awarded the worldwide...
March 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Events, IMarEST, People and Places | Read More

Greek Technical Committee of DNV GL meets in Athens

Greek Technical Committee of DNV GL meets in Athens
Group Photo of DNV GL Greek Technical Committee Athens, February 21st, 2017 – The Annual Greek Technical Committee of DNV GL attended by its members, gathered in the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, in Athens. Chairman’s opening address The acting Chairman, Sokratis Dimakopoulos, made an introduction...
March 22nd, 2017 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Events, News, People and Places, Pollution, Technical | Read More

New Container Service between Cork and Liverpool

New Container Service between Cork and Liverpool
BG Freight Line, a fully-owned subsidiary of Peel Ports Group, is introducing a new weekly container service between Cork and Liverpool. This is the first time the two ports have been connected directly, with the service starting on Monday 27 March. It is intended that the new route will offer greater...
March 22nd, 2017 | Container shipping, Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Kallichoron gets Bronze at the Tourism Awards 2017

Kallichoron gets Bronze at the Tourism Awards 2017
Smiling faces; Maria Mavroudi and Carolina Alkalai Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel is awarded at the Tourism Awards 2017 and receives the Bronze Award at the category “Personalized and tailor-made experiences” for its proposal “Turning the hotel accommodation to a unique experience”!...
March 21st, 2017 | Awards, Events, Food and Drink, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

SYN-ENOSIS was presented to members of the maritime community

SYN-ENOSIS was presented to members of the maritime community
UGS president Theodore Veniamis with a young member from the Philharmonic School of Lixouri Kefalonia, The Greek Shipowner’s Social Welfare Company SYN-ENOSIS, was presented to members of the maritime community during an event held on Wednesday the 15th of March 2017, at Benaki Museum (Piraeus str....
March 21st, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events | Read More

Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is…

Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is…
Robert Tomlinson (left) with Keith Martin, chairman, Association of Average Adjusters Somali piracy dilemma over General Average treatment of shipowners’ expenses is highlighted at Association of Average Adjusters event in London Marine average adjusters are at the centre of a conflict over whether...
March 21st, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Greece – Expenditure on social protection and pensions

Greece – Expenditure on social protection and pensions
Greece Macro Monitor (21.03.2017) Greece – Expenditure on social protection and pensions: How generous is it by international standards and relative to the rest of the EU? 1. For a couple of decades before the outbreak of the Greek sovereign debt crisis, Greece’s pension expenditure recorded...
March 21st, 2017 | Country Profiles, Reports | Read More