Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 24 points and now stands at 1,330 – all thanks to the Capers who clinched  121 points keeping the market “buoyant”… The geopolitics as mentioned in previous...
April 25th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 72 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capers… The Geopolitical front could soon become not just uncertain, but an inferno. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI with these 72 points – as a result of the Capers’ sky...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Naked ambitions in Flux exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts

Naked ambitions in Flux exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts
Josée St-Amant. Naked ambitions in Flux exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts By James Brewer When the Montreal contemporary artist Josée St-Amant engaged a young woman for a studio session as a nude model, her sitter brought along a saxophone she was planning to take later to a jazz rehearsal. St-Amant...
April 16th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained five points earlier on today – thanks once again to the Capers and a bit to the Panamaxes, and now stands at 979 points. Geopolitics and the Global Economy in total mess. John Faraclas’ brief Market recap: The Capers’ BCI clinched ten points –...
April 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Immigration, Insight, Marinas, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Wind Propulsion is an Essential Tool in Shipping’s Decarbonisation Efforts says the International Windship Association

Wind Propulsion is an Essential Tool in Shipping’s  Decarbonisation Efforts says the International Windship Association
Windship technology [11 April 2018]: The International Windship Association, along with it’s 40-plus member companies and organisations is positioned to help the shipping industry meet urgent and ambitious carbon reduction targets to be set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at MEPC72...
April 11th, 2018 | Environment, Insight, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions!

Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions!
New in store: ”Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions: Images, Ruins and Cultural Memory” In 2015–2017 Palmyra, a World Heritage Site situated in Syria, was conquered by ISIS who destroyed its monuments and museum, also killing several of its inhabitants. Their aim was to erase the memory...
April 9th, 2018 | Archaeology, Books, Education and Training, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

The future of fuel

The future of fuel
Sugar can be used for biofuel The future of fuel Environmental regulations are constantly forcing carriers to adjust their fuel strategy – so what will power the container ships of the future? Joe Lo investigates Ensuring that container shipping complies with emissions regulations these days is like...
April 3rd, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Bunkering, Insight, Shipmanagement | Read More

The BDI@1,117: uncertainty, volatility, shock and awe… on the way

The BDI@1,117: uncertainty, volatility, shock and awe… on the way
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today  and now reads 1,117 points amid an approaching shock and awe in the markets and geopolitics; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lost six points with the BCI standing at 1,191 points… The Panamaxes’ BPI from the 40...
March 27th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,136 still frozen amid exceptional geopolitical developments

The BDI@1,136 still frozen amid exceptional geopolitical developments
John Faraclas The BDI begun the week, thank Posidon, with single-digit losses. Geopolitics will definitely take a big twist and turn with chaotic with incalculable repercussions; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: With minus 7 points the BDI is below today’s temperature in London… Not a nice start...
March 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Maritime Academy News January-April 2018

Maritime Academy News January-April 2018
  Dr. Marina Papaioannou A message to viewers  from  Dr. Marina Papaioannou and Vassilia Dimitrakou Maritime Academy Hellas on this First Edition of the Maritime Academy News: In this first edition for 2018 you will read about:   DNV GL’s Postgraduate Diplomas in cooperation with WMU: Registrations...
March 15th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Communication, Insight | Read More

Falling BDI@1,192 as Capers dive again…

Falling BDI@1,192 as Capers dive again…
John Faraclas Both Dry and Wet markets look unsustainable no matter how optimists we stand and no matter what sort of projections many believe they have; the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points and going under the 1,200 threshold posses dangers… CAUTION as the geopolitical situation – for which...
March 12th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Dualog says Shipping must prepare for a different future

Dualog says Shipping must prepare for a different future
Morten Lind-Olsen, CEO of Dualog Shipping should start to prepare itself for a future where total emphasis will be placed on the efficient and digitised movement of goods along the supply chain rather than on the individual components of the chain such as the ships themselves, according to one of the...
March 12th, 2018 | Insight, IT and Communications, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

The BDI@1,201 with Planet Ocean on fire…

The BDI@1,201 with Planet Ocean on fire…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) on a daily basis gained four points since yesterday – thanks to the Panamaxes, but on a weekly one there was a minimal loss of six points from last Friday the 2nd of March when it stood at 1,207! Geopolitics continue to be perplexed in all fronts; is that...
March 9th, 2018 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Keynote: Frank Coles, Transas CEO at the Transas Global Conference, Vancouver

Keynote: Frank Coles, Transas CEO at the Transas Global Conference, Vancouver
Frank Coles Enterprise Change Vancouver – 08 March 2018: You know if Elon Musk was to attend a plenary session of the IMO, he could be forgiven if he thought he was watching a reenactment of the Charles Dickens book Hard Times, with Mr. Gradgrind the Headmaster. What a sad reflection of our industry....
March 8th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insight, Person Profiles | Read More

Europe in the Family – Polish landed gentry in the 20th century

Europe in the Family – Polish landed gentry in the 20th century
The Czapski family, 1902. Europe in the Family – Polish landed gentry in the 20th century By James Brewer Landowners without land: such has been the fate of thousands of formerly wealthy Polish individuals and aristocrats. They were dispossessed by the harsh political blasts that swept their country...
March 6th, 2018 | Exhibitions, Insight | Read More

Blockchain only as strong as its weakest link – opportunities and challenges for the shipping industry

Blockchain only as strong as its weakest link – opportunities and challenges for the shipping industry
.. LONDON, 5 March 2018 – Blockchain has vast potential in a world where over 90 per cent of goods in global trade are carried by ships, and shipping transactions often involve dozens of people and organisations and can generate hundreds of interactions and communications among them. It is not surprising...
March 5th, 2018 | Corruption, Insight, Legal, Maritime Fraud | Read More

The Film: AMERIKA SQUARE !

The Film: AMERIKA SQUARE !
AMERIKA SQUARE at The Hellenic Centre on Sunday 25th February, 2018 How do the fates of a local tattoo artist, a Syrian refugee from Aleppo and a young xenophobic man intersect? What happens when the fountain of your local square becomes the symbol of your identity, when you start to rediscover your...
February 25th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Film Industry, Immigration, Insight, People and Places | Read More

South Korea – a champion host for the Olympics

South Korea –  a champion host for the Olympics
Ana Delgado The 2018 Winter Olympics has thrust the two Koreas into the sporting and political spotlight.  Ana Delgado*, senior lawyer and diplomat and a sports enthusiast, has been at PyeongChang  and sends us this report. For the fourth consecutive time I am attending the Olympic Games. The first...
February 23rd, 2018 | Events, Insight, People and Places, Sports | Read More

Navigating the future of our industry has never been more interesting

Navigating the future of our industry has never been more interesting
Joanna Pohorski,  Lloyd’s Register, Marine & Offshore Area Manager, UK & Ireland It has always been a privilege for me to be able to work in an industry whose purpose is to safeguard the safety of people, assets and the environment, while continuously striving to add value to our clients’...
February 23rd, 2018 | Classification Societies, Insight | Read More

Autonomous ships and regulatory developments

Autonomous ships and regulatory developments
Marcia Vieira-Royle Autonomous ships and regulatory developments By Marcia Vieira-Royle* The First Autonomous Vessels Initiatives and Immediate Similar Developments The idea of having an autonomous or an unmanned 105 teu vessel crossing the oceans had hardly been met with belief and acceptance by the...
February 11th, 2018 | Insight, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Person Profiles, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Dora @ LSE

Dora @ LSE
Mrs. Dora Bakogiannis delivering her speech Mrs Dora Bakogiannis, a leading Greek politician, was invited to speak at the London School of Economics by the LSE Students’ Union Hellenic Society. The event took place at the LSE Hong Kong Theatre on February 6 under the title “Dora@LSE.” The theme...
February 7th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight, People and Places, Politics and Government | Read More

The Holocaust: what the Allies knew

The Holocaust: what the Allies knew
Georgina Natzio and Jonathan Walker. The Holocaust: what the Allies knew By James Brewer  For 10 years, public figures and civil servants in some of the world’s leading powers refused to accept how severe and widespread was Nazi persecution of Jews, Slavs and other victims. There were exceptions to...
January 26th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 25, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 25, 2018)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD extended recent losses in European trade on Thursday following comments by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at a press...
January 25th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Respect and honor in business is our business

Respect and honor in business is our business
Irene K. Notias Respect and honor in business is our business  By Irene K. Notias, Prime Petroleum Services The terms honor, trust, integrity, respect, teamwork, gentlemen’s agreement refer to qualities increasingly missing in today’s bunker business, but nevertheless everyone claims to...
January 22nd, 2018 | Bunkering, Comment, HR, Insight, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

From 1 January 2018 large ships must monitor and report CO2 emissions

From 1 January 2018 large ships must monitor and report CO2 emissions
Valentina Keys As of 1 January 2018, subject to a few exclusions, ships over 5000 gross tonnage (“Relevant Ships”) became subject to monitoring and reporting requirements on carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), fuel consumption and cargo carried within all ports under the jurisdiction of a Member State...
January 18th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Insight, Legal, Regulatory | Read More