Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Markets still falling with the …exception of Capes and Cleans, but…

Markets still falling with the …exception of Capes and Cleans, but…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched earlier on today 22 points thanks to the volatility governing the Capes… Geopolitics are about to produce global chaos… John Faraclas’ brief recap: The BDI now reads 1,077 points – plus 22 thanks as said above to the Capes… All other indices...
January 17th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Tsavliris Salvage joins forces with Green Award Foundation

Tsavliris Salvage joins forces with Green Award Foundation
l to r: Nicolas Tsavliris, Andreas Tsavliris, Dimitrios Mattheou (Chairman, Green Award Foundation), George Tsavliris, Jan Fransen (Executive Director, Green Award) Tsavliris Salvage celebrated its induction into the Green Award Foundation during a reception at the Yacht Club of Greece on January 10,...
January 17th, 2019 | Awards, Emissions, Environment, Events, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Seafarers, technology and automation – managing future challenges

Seafarers, technology and automation – managing future challenges
ITF’s Stephen Cotton, WMU’s Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry and IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim. Picture credits IMO Launch of ITF-WMU report: Transport 2040: Automation, Technology and Employment – the Future of Work ​IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the need...
January 15th, 2019 | Associations, Events, HR, IMO, ITF, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations, Technology | Read More

Blue MBA participant from AP Møller Maersk nominated for the ‘AMBA Business School Impact on Community and Society Award’

Blue MBA participant from AP Møller Maersk nominated for the ‘AMBA Business School Impact on Community and Society Award’
Irene Rosberg Helping to create a more sustainable future for the maritime industry is at the core of the CBS Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics (known informally as the Blue MBA), and we are excited to announce that AMBA has added a new award to the AMBA Business School Award ceremony in London....
January 15th, 2019 | Academia, Awards, Events, HR | Read More

Falling BDI@1,169: not yet a disaster…

Falling BDI@1,169: not yet a disaster…
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nearly 100 points on a weekly basis and now stands at 1,169; Geopolitics in jeopardy… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI was down 20 points earlier on today and now reads 1,169 and was exactly 91 points down...
January 11th, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Music, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Back to pre-1914 Fortress America, Fed Talk: 2018 overview and 2019 outlook

Back to pre-1914 Fortress America, Fed Talk: 2018 overview and 2019 outlook
. Commentary: Back to pre-1914 Fortress America By Meghnad Desai in New Delhi President Donald Trump has redefined the aims of US foreign policy. We are back to pre-1914 ‘Fortress America’. The US entered the first world war only because of the German U-boat sinking of the RMS Lusitania....
January 9th, 2019 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Finance, Military, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Yacht Club of Greece: An Epiphany with Apollo’s blessing

Yacht Club of Greece: An Epiphany with Apollo’s blessing
From the ceremony with the Holy Cross ready to be lowered Yacht Club of Greece: An Epiphany with Apollo’s blessing Anny Zade and John Faraclas were there with their cameras This year’s Epiphany at the Holly Rock by the Sea – I mean the Yacht Club of Greece – attracted nearly 370 guests – members...
January 6th, 2019 | Events, Holidays, News, People and Places, Religion, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Tough and Tenacious

Tough and Tenacious
Photo: Nick Leggatt/Row4Ocean DAKAR TO PARAMARIBO – 2305nm Row4Ocean – World Record Attempt to row 2305nm. Africa to South America. Port of Departure: Dakar, Senegal, Africa – Port of Arrival: Paramaribo, Suriname, South America. Team: Patrick Bol, Lewis Knollman,Andrew Ruinoff, Matt...
January 5th, 2019 | Events, Rowing, Sports | Read More

GAC wins three awards in the 2018 National Business Excellence Awards

GAC wins three awards in the 2018 National Business Excellence Awards
Navin Perera, General Manager (5th from left) receives award on behalf of the GAC Marine Services team, from Sunil G Wijesinha, Chairman, National Business Excellence Awards 2018 panel of judges and Past President, National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, accompanied by Gamini Wimalasuriya, Honorary...
December 26th, 2018 | Awards, Events | Read More

PMII/ Dissemination event Heraklion

PMII/ Dissemination event Heraklion
From the seminar room of TEI Heraklion, Crete, where the event took place. Poseidon Med II Workshop at the Technological Educational Institution of Crete The European co-funded Poseidon Med II programme (PMII), organised a workshop at the Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI) in the context...
December 21st, 2018 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

Capes triple-digit losses brings down the BDI@1,318…

Capes triple-digit losses brings down the BDI@1,318…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 60 (sixty) points earlier on today – once again thanks to the volatile Capes. Geopolitics on the edge… Christmas parties to the fore! John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 193 points and now reads 2,071 points and for sure...
December 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

American Club sails on steadily without need of premium rises

American Club sails on steadily without need of premium rises
Joe Hughes opens the Trinity House presentation. Steady as she goes – this was the main message from Joe Hughes, chairman and chief executive for Shipowners Claims Bureau, managers for the American P&I Club when he delivered the annual progress report on the club and the fixed premium facility...
December 20th, 2018 | Events, P and I Clubs | Read More

Mid-week blues with the BDI@1,378

Mid-week blues with the BDI@1,378
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 17 points earlier on today; Geopolitics still enigmatically perplexed …and the Chios Marine Club Christmas party makes waves. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Another triple-digit points were lost for the Capes’ BCI  now standing at 2,264 – minus...
December 19th, 2018 | Charity, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mild upturn with the BDI@1,406…

Mild upturn with the BDI@1,406…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched five points  despite the fact that 99 centum of all dry indices were on the rise, even low key… Strange things… The Wets …falling and Geopolitics now produce tsunamis… John Faraclas’ daily brief / recap: The Capes’ BCI gained 50 points and...
December 17th, 2018 | Charity, Events, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Ultramax bulker vessel installed with ‘wind engines’ named 2018’s ‘Ship of the Year’

Ultramax bulker vessel installed with ‘wind engines’ named 2018’s ‘Ship of the Year’
The MV Afros, an Ultramax bulk carrier fitted with Anemoi’s Flettner Rotor system, has been named ‘Ship of the Year’ at the prestigious Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2018. The 64,000 dwt newbuild vessel, managed by Piraeus-based Blue Planet Shipping, is the first geared...
December 13th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Awards, Energy, Environment, Events, News, Technology | Read More

Rescue diver from China who saved three recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Rescue diver from China who saved three recognized with IMO bravery accolade
Zhong Haifeng with his bravery award certificate A rescue diver from China who made a series of underwater dives to rescue three people from a sunken cargo ship, received the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea during the this year’s IMO Awards ceremony (6 December). Mr. Zhong Haifeng,...
December 10th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

International Maritime Prize presented to Mrs. Birgit Sølling Olsen

International Maritime Prize presented to Mrs. Birgit Sølling Olsen
Mrs. Birgit Sølling Olsen winner of the prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2017 The prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2017 has been presented to Mrs. Birgit Sølling Olsen, former Deputy Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim presented...
December 10th, 2018 | Awards, Events, IMO | Read More

ROW4OCEAN ready in Dakar

ROW4OCEAN ready in Dakar
“Year of Zayed” in Dakar, Senegal (Row4Ocean) Row4Ocean START: 14 DECEMBER 2018  DAKAR TO PARAMARIBO – 2305 NAUTICAL MILES Representing the spirit of DP World, Patrick Bol has formed a team of rowers; Lewis Knollman, Andrew Ruinoff, and Matt Wilds to cross the Atlantic Ocean in 27 days or...
December 9th, 2018 | Charity, Events, Rowing, Sports | Read More

Royal visit to IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee

Royal visit to IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal 06/12/2018 – Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited IMO Headquarters in London (5 December). The Princess Royal was received by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and addressed the 100th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and took a keen interest...
December 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, News, Organisations, People and Places | Read More

Visions of the future as Maritime Safety Committee celebrates 100th session

Visions of the future as Maritime Safety Committee celebrates 100th session
John Faraclas Evolution not revolution. Autonomous and remote-controlled ships are being trialled but seafarers, for now, remain indispensable to safe shipping. These were key takeaways from a special session (3 December) of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, which is celebrating its 100th session.   Delegates...
December 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Thome Chairman receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Thome Chairman receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Olav Eek Thorstensen, Executive Chairman of Thome Group with his Lifetime Achievement Award Olav Eek Thorstensen, Executive Chairman of the Thome Group, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tanker Shipping and Trade’s annual conference held in London on 20-21 November. Looking back over his...
December 3rd, 2018 | Awards, Company Profiles, Events, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

The BDI@1,281: think the unthinkable

The BDI@1,281: think the unthinkable
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 49 points earlier on today “thanks” to the Capes, the culprits of the Dry Market. Geopolitics couldn’t be more perplexed; John Faraclas’ daily recap: Another triple-digit loss for the Capes with the BCI down at 1,950 points – down 171 point losing...
November 29th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Chartering, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Fixtures, Markets, Military, News, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

“Amerika Square” triumphs in Piccadilly Circus!

“Amerika Square” triumphs in Piccadilly Circus!
Marblemen Productions receive the Founders Award for Sustainability on the Big Screen from Surina Narula MBE © Photo by Yakir Zur On Monday 26th November, 2018 at the iconic building of BAFTA in Piccadilly, London, “Amerika Square”, the Greek feature film which represented Greece at the 90th Academy...
November 27th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Film Industry, Immigration | Read More

The Oinoussians back to their …London roots…

The Oinoussians back to their …London roots…
A full house at the Nine Kings Suite Following last year’s 75th anniversary of the Oinoussai Benevolent Fund and its Oinoussian Ball at the historic Tower of London – whose battlements were adorned with the OBF logo sending the message from Father Thames to the rest of Planet Ocean, this year’s...
November 26th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Charity, Events, Maritime Education and Training, People and Places, Social Columns | Read More

2020: Shipowners have a cause to be awake at night!

2020: Shipowners have a cause to be awake at night!
Unni Einemo introduces the panel IBIA’s 2018 Annual Convention in Copenhagen will remain for a multiple of reasons in the hearts and minds of all present as well as those reading various reports in the media for ever. It was one of the most timely events over the last 25 years! John Faraclas writes: John...
November 24th, 2018 | Bunkering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Shipmanagement | Read More