Archive for the ‘Headlines’ Category

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 942; the Geopolitics continue to shake the Globe to its foundations and expect a …tsunami, a business so to speak tsunami to strike soon. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI down 68 point...
July 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Headlines, Inland Waterways, Insight, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication
26 MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea work in support of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean With the on-going European migrant crisis, including the continued tragic loss of life in the southern Mediterranean offshore Libya, Human Rights at Sea and its supporting advisory work has been recognised...
July 12th, 2017 | European Union, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

ICS pleased with IMO progress on environmental issues

ICS pleased with IMO progress on environmental issues
Simon Btennet Commenting on the outcome of last week’s meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents the world’s national shipowners’ associations – says it is pleased with...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Headlines, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution, Story of the Month | 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

Brexit: what next? Start lobbying now, experts urge shipping industry

Brexit: what next? Start lobbying now, experts urge shipping industry
Allie Renison of Institute of Directors addresses Brexit event.   Brexit: what next? Start lobbying now, experts urge shipping industry By James Brewer Shipping interests have been advised to seize the moment to lobby new ministers and their departments while the UK government is groping towards...
July 21st, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Headlines, Immigration, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Organisations, People and Places, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Centers | Read More

The BDI@ 671

The BDI@ 671
John Faraclas With only one point plus the BDI, as we have said on the 19th, is losing steam; John Faraclas questions the viability of the shipping markets… The Capers, branded the most …”predictably” volatile size lost 18 points since yesterday  and the respective BCI 2014 index now stands...
April 21st, 2016 | Breaking News, Headlines, Insight, Markets, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI beats at 487; the world’s on fire…

The BDI beats at 487; the world’s on fire…
John Faraclas With no significant changes the BDI closed earlier today at 487 points – 16 plus since yesterday. Only the Capers and Panamaxes “did” …the trick gaining 42 and 33 points respectively standing at 466 the BCI 2014 and 596 the BPI; John Faraclas reports: So nothing spectacular...
April 5th, 2016 | Comment, Energy, European Union, Headlines, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Top Ship Owning Nations 2016 by VesselsValue

Top Ship Owning Nations 2016 by VesselsValue
It’s the time of the year again when VesselsValue provides the Top 10 Shipowning Nations by Value (USD Millions), including the % change difference against 2015. This year the order may not have changed but the stand out winner appears to be Denmark, being the only country to increase in values...
February 10th, 2016 | Headlines, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Statistics | Read More

Foresight Group appoints Richard Sadler as new CEO

Foresight Group appoints Richard Sadler as new CEO
Richard Sadler Following the resignation of Mr Anil Deshpande as CEO of Foresight, London, the Group is pleased to announce that Mr Richard Sadler FREng has agreed to a consultancy agreement fulfilling the functions of Chief Executive Officer from 1st January 2016. Richard Sadler comes to the Group with...
December 29th, 2015 | Banking, Breaking News, Company Profiles, Headlines, People and Places, Person Profiles, Shipmanagement | Read More

Greek Elections: tough times ahead for the winners and losers

Greek Elections: tough times ahead for the winners and losers
John Faraclas outside the Greek Parliament: Watch this space… The results of today’s election in Greece will now ensure whether the winners can deliver! 45 per cent of the voters abstained in casting their vote; a very dangerous figure with incalculable, detrimental so to speak repercussions...
September 20th, 2015 | Breaking News, Comment, European Union, Events, Headlines, Insight, Politics and Government | Read More

Syria: UNESCO chief condemns destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple

Syria: UNESCO chief condemns destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple
Archaeological site of Palmyra in Syria. Photo: ©UNESCO/F. Bandarin 24 August 2015 – Extremists “cannot silence history, ” the Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, declared today, firmly condemning the destruction of Palmyra’s...
August 24th, 2015 | Archaeology, Headlines, Military, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Closing remarks to the high level meeting on migration by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu

Closing remarks to the high level meeting on migration by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu
IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu High-level Meeting to Address Unsafe Mixed Migration by Sea IMO Headquarters, London,  4 and 5 March 2015 Closing remarks by Koji Sekimizu Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization Ladies and gentlemen, We are coming to the end of this session,...
March 6th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Events, Headlines, Health and Safety, IMO, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, News, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

100, 000th block future reported to Baltex

100, 000th block future reported to Baltex
London – The Baltic Exchange The Baltic Exchange’s electronic trading platform, Baltex, has now handled more than 100, 000 block futures since launching its new block futures facility on 1 December 2014. The system allows brokers to use LCH.Clearnet’s clearing services while helping the FFA...
March 5th, 2015 | Associations, Chartering, Company Profiles, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Gas, Gas Carriers, Headlines, LNG, LPG, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Reefer ships, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

LSLC best ever Cadwallader’s event!

LSLC best ever Cadwallader’s event!
Julian Bray, Clay Maitland and Dr. Christine Berg in the panel with Dr. Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard introducing the debate – photo credits: Katerina Kalogeraki The 20th Anniversary Celebration gala dinner and Cadwalleder’s debate of the London Shipping Law  Centre (LSLC) at the Savoy on the Strand...
November 26th, 2014 | Academia, Anniversaries, Associations, Classification Societies, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Dialogs and Debates, Education and Training, Environment, European Union, Events, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, IMO, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Organisations, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Stock Markets, Technical, Technology, UN, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The Dry Markets …“rally” and “cool” wets in a struggling world economy…makes the day

The Dry Markets …“rally” and “cool” wets in a struggling world economy…makes the day
John Faraclas In this forty-first weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same, tonight Friday the 24th of October 2014 John Faraclas and AllAboutShipping in London, present you their view and what to expect… We reiterate our view that the world has entered its worse so...
October 24th, 2014 | Headlines, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greece: How feasible is an early exit from the IMF lending program

Greece: How feasible is an early exit from the IMF lending program
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A Greece Macro Monitor (24 September 2014) How feasible is an early exit from the IMF lending program Summary Heading to the inception of official talks in the context of Greece’s next (5th) program review[1],...
September 24th, 2014 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Headlines, Insight, Markets, People and Places, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Stamatellos appointed Marine Area Manager for LR’s GEMA

Stamatellos appointed Marine Area Manager for LR’s GEMA
Theodosis Stamatellos Theodosis Stamatellos appointed Marine Area Manager for Greece, East Mediterranean & Adriatic (GEMA) Regional Manager Apostolos Poulovassilis will depart LR in November 2014 to join Eletson Corp. Theodosis Stamatellos (48) has been promoted to the important Lloyd’s Register...
September 3rd, 2014 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, Headlines, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Shipmanagement | Read More

The “Costa Concordia” is finally afloat

The “Costa Concordia” is finally afloat
Costa Concordia seen during the operations to put it afloat. Photo: PA Costa Concordia is now afloat, Costa Cruises has confirmed. “The Concordia’s stern and bow are now detached from the false sea bed by about 1m, ” the company said. (source: IHS Fairplay) The wreck is now afloat due...
July 16th, 2014 | Associations, Cruise Industry, Headlines, Maritime Accidents, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Sovcomflot wins industry award for project financing

Sovcomflot wins industry award for project financing
Sovcomflot Wins Marine Money’s ”Deal of the Year” Award for Project Financing of LNG Carriers Construction. Sovcomflot’s USD 316-million project financing transaction has been recognised by the international shipping magazine Marine Money as one of the best financial transactions in 2013 and...
March 5th, 2014 | Awards, Headlines, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement | Read More

The shipping markets in turmoil….

The shipping markets in turmoil….
John Faraclas The shipping markets in turmoil; the BDI still down 1, 121 points  – 50 centum in  50 days… Allaboutshipping.co.uk’s fifth overview of the Shipping Markets and the World Economy for 2014 with John Faraclas who recovered from his cold… The BDI  closed earlier on at 1, 106...
February 14th, 2014 | Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, European Union, Fixtures, Headlines, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, News, Ocean Shipping, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Seizures, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Taxation, Trade and Commerce, Weather | Read More

The Hellenic Shipyards scandal…

The Hellenic Shipyards scandal…
At the centre left the Hellenic Shipyards docks can be easily seen empty – photo courtesy John Faraclas In all earnest: shouldn’t the judicial European Authorities check the Hellenic Shipyards et al issue…? John Faraclas writes: I have been a strong advocate for over two decades (twenty-two years...
February 4th, 2014 | At the end of the day..., Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Comment, Corruption, Country Profiles, Defense, Disputes, European Union, Headlines, HR, Labour Disputes, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shiprepair, Story of the Month, Technical | Read More

Edward Snowden: Whose tipping was he…? – The Safety of Shipping’s info…

Edward Snowden: Whose tipping was he…?  –  The Safety of Shipping’s info…
Without Prejudice Edward Snowden: Whose tipping was he…?  –  The Safety of Shipping’s info… By John Faraclas What a palaver, once again our western values are tainted by another* under-the-stairs bastard: Edward Snowden – John Major, the former British Prime Minister, was at least honest...
July 1st, 2013 | Breaking News, Comment, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Headlines, HR, IT and Communications, Military, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Tax tribunal rules that security deposit interest is ring-fenced under tonnage tax

Tax tribunal rules that security deposit interest is ring-fenced under tonnage tax
Sue Bill International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens* has welcomed a decision by the UK First Tax Tribunal that interest received on security deposits relating to loans taken out to buy ships within tonnage tax is not taxable. HMRC had argued that the interest income was outside tonnage...
May 31st, 2013 | Headlines, Taxation | Read More

Baroness Thatcher sails to eternity

Baroness Thatcher sails to eternity
Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies Baroness Thatcher Baroness Thatcher, was the first woman to be UK prime minister Baroness Thatcher 1925-2013 Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died “peacefully” at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke, her family has announced. Successor...
April 8th, 2013 | Headlines, News, Politics and Government, What Others Say, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Ballast Water Convention – Tripartite meetings shares concerns with implementation

Ballast Water Convention – Tripartite meetings shares concerns with implementation
ICS Chairman Masamichi Morooka Representatives of the leading worldwide Associations of Shipbuilders, Classification Societies and Shipowners met in Busan, Korea for their annual Tripartite meeting hosted by the Korean Register of Shipping and KOSHIPA, the national shipbuilders association.  The meeting...
December 13th, 2012 | BIMCO, Headlines, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More