Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

Remembering Reggie Dale, Banks prepared for ‘guillotine Brexit’, Islamic finance podcast

Remembering Reggie Dale, Banks prepared for ‘guillotine Brexit’, Islamic finance podcast
Reginald ‘Reggie’ Dale, 1940-2018 Obituary: Reginald ‘Reggie’ Dale, 1940-2018 Reginald ‘Reggie’ Dale, OMFIF advisers network member, who died on 18 September, was a much-admired commentator on European politics and economics with a matchless catalogue of contacts...
September 21st, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insight, News, Obituaries, Reports | Read More

Is there hope for the BDI?

Is there hope for the BDI?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 17 points earlier on today and now at 1,373 – as on the 20 June, takes a deep breath… Geopolitics once again more than perplexed. John Faraclas daily market briefing: Difficult days lie ahead for all sectors in the markets as nothing much has happened...
September 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Naval Dome calls on Insurers to revoke Clause CL 380

Naval Dome calls on Insurers to revoke Clause CL 380
Itai Sela Naval Dome has called on marine insurers to revoke the controversial Clause CL 380 and implement policies that insure against the risk of cyber-attacks on ship systems. Speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, today during the International Union of Marine Insurance’s (IUMI) annual conference,...
September 19th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Events, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 14 Sept 2018

HFW Insurance Bulletin 14 Sept 2018
Costas Frangeskides, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP In this week’s Bulletin: 1. REGULATION AND LEGISLATION UK: No-deal Brexit – More details published on the “Temporary Permissions Regime”    2. COURT CASES AND ARBITRATION Australia: Combustible cladding claims: who pays and...
September 14th, 2018 | Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, News, Reports | Read More

Threat of ‘currency bullying’, The UK’s macroeconomic outlook

Threat of ‘currency bullying’, The UK’s macroeconomic outlook
.. Commentary: Threat of ‘currency bullying’ By Otaviano Canuto in Washington In July the IMF released its 2018 External Sector Report, its latest assessment of the current account balances of the world’s 30 largest economies. There are reasons to expect abrupt alterations ahead, particularly...
September 14th, 2018 | Banking, Insight, Markets, Reports | Read More

Greek Fraport Profiteering

Greek Fraport Profiteering
Landing in Chios airport Without prejudice Greek Fraport Profiteering, by John Faraclas The other day, I was thinking about the so-called “reforms” that the Greek government is allegedly bound to accomplish. The majority of these promised reforms have either not matured or those that probably have,...
September 4th, 2018 | Aviation, European Union, Insight, Maritime Tourism, Politics and Government, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@1,684… Geopolitics too bad to follow…

The BDI@1,684… Geopolitics too bad to follow…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points and let’s see how many can ride the triple storm: The Markets, the Geopolitics and the entry in the second year of World War Three… John Faraclas’ post Bank Holiday recap: We are approaching the end of the summer and still the Dry and...
August 28th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Blue MBA: An outperforming MBA

Blue MBA: An outperforming MBA
A view from Frederiksberg Have of the CBS and in particular that of the building where the Blue MBA tutoring takes place. The outstanding performance of some shipping entities today – given the worst so far shipping environment and geopolitical scene we live in, does not only rest with the individual’s...
August 28th, 2018 | Academia, Communication, Education and Training, Film Industry, HR, Insight, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Niels Juncker: a leader in marine cleaning sector backs the Blue MBA

Niels Juncker: a leader in marine cleaning sector backs the Blue MBA
Niels Juncker Searching for possibilities in a $1bn-plus market, supporting the growing focus on safe chemicals and clean environment, and helping the shipping industry in its fight for survival; taking the latest chem-tech and quality equipment to a business area which values its traditions yet is open...
August 21st, 2018 | Environment, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Education and Training, News, Oceanology, Person Profiles, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,694; what next…

The BDI@1,694; what next…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 10 points as well as the 1,700 points threshold as the main indices fell except the BSI and BHSI. Geopolitics still in tatters… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 11 points and now reads 3,472… The Panamaxes’ BPI lost 16 and now reads...
August 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Blaze and Blame

Blaze and Blame
.John Faraclas WITHOUT PREJUDICE Blaze and Blame Eight days have passed since the despicable events of the 23rd of July in Attica – mainly hitting Kineta, Mati, Rafina, Little Red Port, Neos Voutzas in the wildfires inferno which until this moment have claimed the lives of 92 people including young...
July 31st, 2018 | Corruption, Health and Safety, Insight, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Stephenson Harwood team publishes fourth edition of leading shipping finance text

Stephenson Harwood team publishes fourth edition of leading shipping finance text
. Shipping finance experts from law firm Stephenson Harwood have published the fourth edition of the leading industry text, Shipping Finance: A Practical Handbook. Shipping Finance includes an analysis of ship mortgage terms and conditions, and mortgagee rights across the main maritime jurisdictions....
July 25th, 2018 | Books, Insight, Legal, Shipfinance | Read More

Capes unprecedented volatility might cause unprecedented mess…

Capes unprecedented volatility might cause unprecedented mess…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up today with a contained rise, just ten points and  a 237 plus points since last Friday… Too good to be true, or what…? The geopolitics more than messy. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: At 1,622 points the BDI holds – for the time being,...
July 6th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The Women Who Flew for Hitler…

The Women Who Flew for Hitler…
Clare Mulley at Women In War Group event. The Women Who Flew for Hitler: Clare Mulley’s brilliant dual biography  By James Brewer  While some of their female contemporaries were beginning to enjoy new freedoms and to be dismissed by menfolk as flighty, two brilliant girls entering adulthood could...
June 28th, 2018 | Aviation, Books, Insight, Military, News | Read More

The BDI@1,333 – ultra caution!

The BDI@1,333 – ultra caution!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its fall and today another eight points were lost… Geopolitics as we have long ago warned get now off hand… John faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI  lost ten points and now stands at 2,001 – just above the 2,000 point threshold; let’s...
June 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Summer blues with the BDI@1,341…

Summer blues with the BDI@1,341…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fall further earlier on today losing six points and on a weekly count 104 points – 1,341 from 1,445 points… Geopolitics are as crucial as ever and be prepared soon for the inevitable as things continue to deteriorate. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly brief...
June 22nd, 2018 | Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 22 June 2018

HFW Insurance Bulletin 22 June 2018
Costas Frangeskides, partner HFW INSURANCE BULLETIN, JUNE 2018 EDITION 3 In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Market developments; HFW Publications and events 1. Regulation and legislation UK: FCA regulation of claims management companies: FCA consults on proposed rules Following a review of claims...
June 22nd, 2018 | Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff

Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff
Anthony Georgieff. Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff By James Brewer A half-forgotten chapter of 20th European century history emerges from the shadows in a new exhibition in London. The episode has its shameful elements but is one that in large part brings out the better predispositions...
June 21st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, Photography, Religion | Read More

Scrubber technology must meet challenges of lifecycle costs and durability

Scrubber technology must meet challenges of lifecycle costs and durability
Neil Anderson, Director of Marine Technologies at LAB. Notion that scrubbers, are large, alloy units that are hard to install, maintain, and recycle needs to evolve, says manufacturer PARIS – 30 May 2018 – Global market-leader in flue gas treatment and desulphurisation, LAB, part of the CNIM Group,...
May 30th, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Insight, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technology | Read More

Human Rights in Japan…

Human Rights in Japan…
Dr Sanae Fujita. Human Rights in Japan: Freedom of Expression, the Media and the Constitutional Amendment By James Brewer Fundamental freedoms are at risk in Japan, the world’s third largest economy, a meeting in London heard. Draft revisions to the constitution prepared by the ruling Liberal Democratic...
May 13th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Insight, Safety and Security | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 11, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 11, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasuries retained a positive tone in European trade favored by weaker-than-expected core US inflation data, which supported the view that inflation is increasing but not so rapidly that the Fed would have to pursue a more aggressive...
May 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

A critical analysis of some issues arising from the use of safe port clauses in time charters

A critical analysis of some issues arising from the use of safe port clauses in time charters
Emily Lionis A critical analysis of some issues arising from the use of safe port clauses in time charters by Emily Lionis* ABSTRACT The purpose of this dissertation is to review certain issues arising from the use of safe port clauses in time charters, an area of maritime law which has become fairly...
May 6th, 2018 | Chartering, Insight, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Two weeks of Capes’ “dominating” the otherwise stagnant market…

Two weeks of Capes’ “dominating” the otherwise stagnant market…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just eight points since yesterday and now stands at 1,384 points. On a weekly basis it was up 23 points since Friday the 27th of April… (From 1,361). Geopolitics as usual, getting more than worse. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capes volatility...
May 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The path to digital classification.

The path to digital classification.
Ioannis Chiotopoulos After a fast start, DNV GL continues to pick up the pace in the digital transformation of its classification services. by Ioannis Chiotopoulos DNV GL, Piraeus “We started looking into machine learning as a tool for modernizing classification in 2016,” says Morten Østby, Senior...
May 4th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, Featured, Insight, IT and Communications, News | Read More

Academy of Lyric Art Maria Callas

Academy of Lyric Art Maria Callas
.. A noble task to support the creation and completion of this vision in creating the Academy of Lyric Art Maria Callas so as Greece and  all all over Planet Ocean to have a unique institution to further opera on the international scene; read on and look forward to your participation.   1. Vision...
May 3rd, 2018 | Academia, Education and Training, Insight, Music, People and Places | Read More