Archive for the ‘Breaking News’ Category

Migrants: For whom the bells toll

Migrants: For whom the bells toll
Chios, just off the Harbour Masters/Hellenic Coast Guard HQ’s: Young migrants playing around, whilst at the far end their parents wash their clothes… As we have reported over the last three years and in particular over the last six months, the focal point these days in the Mediterranean region,...
August 19th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Defense, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Tourism, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Story of the Month, Tourism | Read More

Midweek Markets Blues dictates caution…

Midweek Markets Blues dictates  caution…
John Faraclas As we have numerous times written, the shipping markets are unstable and during the last two weeks a few listed companies are going slowly slowly in the red; the blues is on the way. Lets see how many more will face the music… err the sea breeze…  John Faraclas warns: Be it the world’s...
August 19th, 2015 | Breaking News, Chartering, Comment, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The alarming Migrants saga continues worse than ever before…

The alarming Migrants saga continues worse than ever before…
Outside a temporary…accomodation: washed clothes hanging before the migrants departure to Piraeus… We have numerous times in writing expressed our dismay from the way the Migrants saga is being tackled by governments, politicians, organisations, ngo’s and others over the last four years,...
August 13th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Defense, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Medical, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Only* a Naval Blockade can stop Migrants coming to Europe…

Only* a Naval Blockade can stop Migrants coming to Europe…
Outside a temporary… accomodation at the main port of  the Greek Island of Chios: washed clothes hanging before the migrants departure to Piraeus… The hypocrisy surrounding the Migrants issue is the biggest issue in halting these despicable acts which already/ possibly destabilize the foundations...
August 9th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Civil Unrest, Comment, Corruption, EEZ, Emissions, Health and Safety, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions | Read More

The SYRIZA Clash

The SYRIZA Clash
Time and again we have warned you of the world’s biggest scam that takes place in Greece from within and from external factors and forces – always looming in the background for 2015 years (the last 40 being more detrimental than one can imagine…). We have also expressed in the most open way...
July 31st, 2015 | Breaking News, European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

Despicable Migrants issues

Despicable Migrants issues
Yong migrants playing around, whilst at the far end their parents wash their clothes… We have numerous times draw the attention of the international community of the dangers looming for our society  with the despicable Migrants issue. The entire Mediterranean Sea and in particular Italy, Greece...
July 24th, 2015 | Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, European Union, Immigration, Politics and Government | Read More

Wild fires in Greece

Wild fires in Greece
From the Careas fire front in west Athens The Laconian villages of Faraklo, off Neapoli and  the Mountain of Voion in south east Peloponnese is on fire since 03:50 hrs Greek time. Unfortunately the strong winds in the area 5-7 Beaufort scale, create an even worse fire front making it difficult for  the...
July 17th, 2015 | Breaking News, Climate, Environment, Weather | Read More

Greece: the suspense continues

Greece: the suspense continues
With 229 MP’s voting yes, 64 voting a non-surprised no,  six “declared”/”answered”  being “present” and one absent  the tragedy of the Greek people continues. Syriza’a image has been tainted by three of its own powerful and equally very important MP Ministers, namely Zoe Constantopoulou...
July 16th, 2015 | Breaking News, Politics and Government | Read More

PORT ALERT: 15 July 2015 – Bosphorus Strait further closure

PORT ALERT: 15 July 2015 – Bosphorus Strait further closure
14/7/2015 – 15 July 2015 – Bosphorus Strait further closure Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey will be closed in both directions on 15 July between 07:00-14:00 approximately due to the ongoing construction works on the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge...
July 14th, 2015 | Breaking News, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Update on port operations in Greece

Update on port operations in Greece
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising the following details on the current capital controls and potential effects on operations in Greece. The capital controls enforced by the Greek Government on 28th June are continuing: –  All Greek Banks are currently closed until Tuesday 7th July. –...
July 1st, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Ship Agencies | Read More

United Greeks overwhelming wish to remain in Europe

United Greeks overwhelming wish to remain in Europe
Earlier on tonight at Athens’ Constitution Square thousands of Greeks defying an unprecedented rain, made their voice heard by saying: We want to remain in Europe. John Faraclas with the Athenian All About Shipping team was there: Speeches were delivered and the most powerful one come from the mayor...
June 30th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Bank holiday in Greece: Restrictions on bank transactions envisaged in the respective legislative act (29 June, 2015

Bank holiday in Greece: Restrictions on bank transactions envisaged in the respective legislative act (29 June, 2015
Greece Macro Monitor (29 June 2015) Bank holiday in Greece Restrictions on bank transactions envisaged in the respective legislative act Viewers can read the full report herebelow: GREECE MACRO FOCUS June 29 2015
June 29th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Breaking News, Company Profiles, Cruise Ferry, Finance, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Tourism | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 29, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 29, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: European bourses were significantly lower in early trade on Monday, following the Greek government’s announcement for imposition of...
June 29th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Breaking News, Company Profiles, Energy, European Union, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greece: an undemocratic referendum ante portas

Greece: an undemocratic referendum ante portas
Upon my landing at Herakleion  Airport in Crete on my way to Athens, I was advised by the authorities there on the announcement  that Greece’s prime minister opted for Sunday the 5th of July on a referendum following yet another “deadlock” of the talks with his European counterparts. John Faraclas...
June 27th, 2015 | Breaking News, European Union, Organisations | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 26, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 26, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market uncertainty on Greece prevails with technical talks between the two sides continuing today, ahead of Saturday’s extraordinary...
June 26th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Breaking News, Company Profiles, Energy, European Union, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greeks demonstrate to remain in Europe

Greeks demonstrate to remain in Europe
Yes to Europe- picture credits Prof. Manolis Kavussanos At last!!! Thousands of Greeks, basically Athenians, gathered tonight at Constitution Square to declare their support for their country to remain in the EURO and Europe. It was an almost spontaneous demonstration, a very successful and peaceful...
June 18th, 2015 | Breaking News, European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

Give Greece a chance Mr Tsipras!

Give Greece a chance Mr Tsipras!
Whatever you read or hear in the media these days with respect  to the  Greek saga, is a part of one of the world’s biggest,  well orchestrated scams for over two thousand years. It is the mass media and in particular the media moguls who both having the backing of the masters of the geopolitical...
June 14th, 2015 | Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Cameron lift the Tories!!!

Cameron lift the Tories!!!
The campaign paid off! (picture by Anny Zade) Conservatives win the United Kingdom’s General election! John Faraclas writes: It might be a signal for a big change in the United Kingdom and Europe after David Cameron scored higher than most predicted! A night of suspense! End for Ed(?); we shall...
May 8th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Events, People and Places, Politics and Government | Read More

Merchant Shipping Industry Repeats Call for Urgent and Immediate Collective Action by EU Member States

Merchant Shipping Industry Repeats Call for Urgent and Immediate Collective Action by EU Member States
Patrick Verhoeven Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg yesterday (20 April) the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that all EU Member States are giving to the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean. This includes the ‘10...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, European Union, ILO, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…
Large scale rescue -Picture credits: Stolt Tankers B.V. THOUSANDS OF LIVES WILL BE LOST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN UNLESS EU GOVERNMENTS TAKE URGENT ACTION,  SAY SHIPOWNER GROUPS AND SEAFARER UNIONS  European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member...
April 8th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, BIMCO, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, IACS, ILO, Immigration, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

Boosting regional maritime security coordination in west and central Africa

Boosting regional maritime security coordination in west and central Africa
The IMO’s HQ’s in London 26/03/2015 A regional workshop organized by IMO, in cooperation with the Government of Angola, is being held in Luanda, Angola (24-27 March), to discuss the implementation of the Code of Conduct concerning the repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and...
March 26th, 2015 | Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, ILO, IMO, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Short Sea Shipping, Story of the Day, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Hellenic Coast Guard seizes the “Zahra” on cigarette contraband case

Hellenic Coast Guard seizes the “Zahra” on cigarette contraband case
The “Zahra” seized in Crete In the early hours of this morning the Hellenic Coast Guard / Harbour Corps of Greece in Crete,  following an air, sea and land combined operation directed by the regional Hellenic Coast Guard Center in Herakleion, in a very remote rocky place at the Gulf of Messaras,...
March 16th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Breaking News, Corruption, Events, Flags, HR, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Greece: Drachma Ante Portas…

Greece: Drachma Ante Portas…
Dr. Andreas Koutras Drachma Ante Portas. How it can be done. by Andreas Koutras Any decision, Euro or Drachma has its winners and losers. The way either solution is implemented would define the proportion and the section of the Greek society from which they would come. As much as the Greek government...
March 16th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Banking, Breaking News, Comment, Communication, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, European Union, Holidays, HR, Labour Disputes, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UN agencies meet to address unsafe mixed migration by sea

UN agencies meet to address unsafe mixed migration by sea
United Nations agencies are meeting in London today (Wednesday, 4 March) to discuss concerted ways to address the high numbers of lives being lost at sea in unsafe craft, particularly in the Mediterranean Sea, where hundreds of people are reported to have died in recent weeks alone on dangerous and unregulated...
March 4th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, European Union, Flags, ILO, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Greece: what next…

Greece: what next…
John Faraclas WITHOUT PREJUDICE Greece: what next… I am sure you all know about the Mutiny on the Bounty, and many of you have seen the 1962 film… Now we see the Mutiny on SYRIZA following a statement by Manoli Glezos, a SYRIZA MEP at 91 years old and a hero of Greek Resistance during World War II....
February 23rd, 2015 | Banking, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Communication, Corruption, Insight, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More