Archive for the ‘Breaking News’ Category

The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection?

The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection?
John Faraclas The BDI@738: a good start for the market’s resurrection? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 12 points and now stands at 38; a good start for the market’s resurrection… Geopolitics still might produce upheavals in all fronts… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up...
April 15th, 2019 | Breaking News, Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BREXIT: …an extension to ride…

BREXIT: …an extension to ride…
…and now back to the House of all Parliaments BREXIT: …an extension to ride… Just after midnight we learned that the EU27 granted UK a compromised six months flexible extension until the end of October 2019… There were some French “second thoughts” but unanimity was there… Let’s...
April 11th, 2019 | Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

BREXIT: Twist and Shout

BREXIT: Twist and Shout
.. BREXIT: Twist and Shout The romantics will definitely sing the Beatles song “Twist and Shout” – just read and paraphrase the lyrics and you will see what I mean. The hard “…rockers” will simply wonder by saying: “Who’s calling a fast one on the United Kingdom, eh?” Whatever, it is...
March 12th, 2019 | Breaking News, Politics and Government | Read More

Greece’s Ambassador spells it out…

Greece’s Ambassador spells it out…
In response to BBC’s website article dated 24th of February “Greece’s invisible minority – the Macedonias Slavs”, viewers can find herebelow the Greek Ambassador’s appropriate reply:              25 February 2019 Mr Stephen Mulvey Assistant...
February 25th, 2019 | Breaking News, Headlines, Insight, Politics and Government | Read More

Live from Berlinale 2019: Greek representation and shipping values

Live from Berlinale 2019: Greek representation and shipping values
Eva Marda Live from Berlinale 2019: Greek representation and shipping values by Eva Marda Colours. Lights. Red bears. Pretzels. Beers at Alexanderplatz. Packed cinema theatres. We are in Berlin for the annual German film festival, Berlinale. The 69th Berlin International Film Festival which takes...
February 15th, 2019 | Breaking News, Education and Training, Events, Exhibitions, Film Industry, People and Places | Read More

Greek Travel Awards – Winner, Best Boutique Hotel

Greek Travel Awards – Winner, Best Boutique Hotel
Maria Mavroudi and Carolina Alkalai holding the first, Gold, Prize Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel has received a new distinction, the Golden Award in the category of “Best Boutique Hotel” at the Greek Travel Awards 2019, for its unique service of authentic Greek hospitality offered to travelers. In...
February 14th, 2019 | Awards, Breaking News, Events, Story of the Year, Tourism | Read More

Kallichoron receives the Best Boutique Hotel Award in the famous “Nobel” Golden Hall in Stockholm…

Kallichoron receives the Best Boutique Hotel Award in the famous “Nobel” Golden Hall in Stockholm…
Maria Mavroudi and Carolina Alkalai; a drink for Kallichoron’s success “Kallichoron receives the Best Boutique Hotel Award in the famous “Nobel” Golden Hall in Stockholm for turning hotel accommodation into a unique experience!” Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel received the Best...
February 14th, 2019 | Awards, Breaking News, Food and Drink, Holidays, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@1,353: another mild fall amidst global uncertainty… UK PM Theresa May wins Confidence Vote!!!

The BDI@1,353: another mild fall amidst global uncertainty… UK PM Theresa May wins Confidence Vote!!!
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) 11 points losses were considerably marginal given that yesterday the losses were almost double – 21 points down. Geopolitical uncertainties with the BREXIT taking more twists and turns. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’...
December 12th, 2018 | Breaking News, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Has George A. Papandreou learned his lesson yet?

Has George A. Papandreou learned his lesson yet?
A full house …awaiting George A. Papandreou As you read these lines, George A. Papandreou …aka GAP, is talking to Prof. Kevin Featherstone  – director of the Hellenic Observatory at the LSE –  a full house must admit, downstairs at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre in the New Academic Building...
November 19th, 2018 | Breaking News, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector

Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector
Tourism minister Elena Kountoura. Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector By James Brewer Greece has confirmed that it wants to establish six new home-ports for cruise ships as part of its drive to expand the thriving tourism industry. Tourism minister Elena Kountoura said it was...
November 5th, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, Story of the Day, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

The BDI@1,557; The fall continues as WWIII is ante portas for all in a multiple of ways…

The BDI@1,557; The fall continues as WWIII is ante portas for all in a multiple of ways…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 22 points earlier on today amid a continued deterioration of the Geopolitical balance. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI  was down 60 points at 2,672… The Panamaxes’ BPI  lost 31 points and now reads 1,540. The Supras’ and...
September 3rd, 2018 | Breaking News, European Union, Fashion, Immigration, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Another wildfire in Greece

Another wildfire in Greece
A …deformed sun set given the effect of the wildfires… Following the wildfires nearly three weeks ago  (23/7) in Greece’s Attica region– Mati, Kineta, Rafina, Kato Voutzas and Little Red Port which claimed the lives of 94 people, many injured and still a dozen missing, another major...
August 12th, 2018 | Breaking News, Environment | Read More

Breaking News: Wildfires – Greek Alternate Minister Nikos Toskas resigns

Breaking News: Wildfires – Greek Alternate Minister Nikos Toskas resigns
A burnt down house – picture by Regina Faraclas Blaze and Blame continues – the first resignation; Nikos Toskas a retired rmy general and Citizens Protection alternate minister resigned following the wildfires and the end of the state of emergency declared last week. Let’s see how many will...
August 3rd, 2018 | Breaking News, Politics and Government | Read More

Greece: Wildfire inferno in Attica claims 50 dead and 160 injured…

Greece: Wildfire inferno in Attica claims 50 dead and 160 injured…
Fire Smog covers the plain of Athens Further to our late report last night, despicable on all counts developments on what Attica, Greece, Europe, the entire Planet Ocean witnessed from yesterdays and all night long inferno! Time to ensure things like this NEVER ever happen again and above all time to...
July 24th, 2018 | Breaking News, Story of the Month | Read More

Wildfires in Attica, Greece

Wildfires in Attica, Greece
Fire Smog covers the plain of Athens As you read these lines, there are over 500 burned down house and 200 destroyed cars only in Rafina, north east of Attica, Athens. The destruction according to the Mayor of the town of Rafina Vangelis Bournous is despicable. At the port of Rafina, crafts from the...
July 23rd, 2018 | Breaking News | Read More

Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020 Warn World’s Shipowners

Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020 Warn World’s Shipowners
Esben Poulsson The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) fears ‘chaos and confusion’ unless the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) urgently resolves some serious issues concerning the successful implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in marine fuel cap, which is scheduled to come into...
May 21st, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

INTERTANKO salutes the adoption of the IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from International Shipping

INTERTANKO salutes the adoption of the IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from International Shipping
Katharina Stanzel The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) congratulates the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on the decision taken today by the Maritime Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) to adopt a comprehensive Initial Strategy for significant reduction...
April 13th, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Intertanko | Read More

TheSeaNation’s conference is on…

TheSeaNation’s conference is on…
…the Ambassadors panel with (on a l to r): Leonidas Dimitriadis-Evgenidis (moderator); John Eugene Gjelstad (Norway), AHN Youngjip (South Korea), Geoffey Ross Pyatt (USA), Kate Smith CMG (UK) and  Yasuhiro Shimizu (Japan) The Global Impact of Shipping is the theme of this very special conference...
March 14th, 2018 | Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

BREAKING: MV Seaman Guard Crew Acquitted by Indian Court

BREAKING: MV Seaman Guard Crew Acquitted by Indian Court
… Human Rights at Sea has been informed that the entire crew, including the six British maritime security guards known as the ‘Chennai 6’, have been acquitted of all charges by an Indian Court. This has followed a four year fight for justice since their arrest on the 12th October 2013 while...
November 29th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, HR, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Breaking News: What’s happening at the Gherkin in the City?

Breaking News: What’s happening at the  Gherkin in the City?
.. As you read these lines (forty minutes ago) –  the area around the Gherkin at St. Mary Axe in the City of London, next door to the Baltic Exchange has been cordoned-off… There has been an evacuation of the entire building (The famous Gherkin). There is a silver Focus car opposite opposite...
November 28th, 2017 | Breaking News, Safety and Security | Read More

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting…

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting…
Anthony Papadimitriou at the podium; to his right the panel Picture by iris D. Liaskonis …is as you read these lines enfolding at the Onassis Cultural Centre (STEGI) in Athens, Greece and continues tomorrow with nearly 1,000 registrations… The Grammenos Brigade as we call it! Iris Liaskonis is...
November 10th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Markets, Military, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell two points and now reads 820; the entire Geopolitical spectrum leads with mathematical accurancy to a modern and ultra-destructive Armageddon. John Faraclas’ daily report: With minimal and controlled losses the BDI now reads 820 points – a crucial point...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, Gas, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Organisations, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mighty May’s must!

Mighty May’s must!
Whatever the result in RBKC due to recounting, Mrs. Theresa May MUST remain and continue. Populists in the opposition DO NOT have the programme and live back in the 70’s… Luring the youngsters with the tuition fee issue and a few other “perks” is coincidentally due to the season, a midsummer...
June 9th, 2017 | Breaking News, Comment, Politics and Government | Read More

Statement of the President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Mr. Theodore E. Veniamis

Statement of the President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Mr. Theodore E. Veniamis
Mr. Theodore E. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners “The recent and unwarranted attack on our country by the German Finance Minister, Mr. Schäuble, and in particular against Greek shipowners has raised questions.   It seems Mr. Schäuble has chosen to ignore the particularly...
June 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@878: Tempest ante portas and climate change in tatters…

The BDI@878: Tempest ante portas and climate change in tatters…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI lost its 900 point-base threshold and things as you understand are becoming grave for the hoi polloi; the geopolitical issues with the president Trump’s position can cause tsunamis. John Faraclas’ mid-week market...
May 31st, 2017 | Breaking News, Charity, Chartering, Climate, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, European Union, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, UN | Read More