Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

DNV GL – Supersizing car carriers – New Horizon Class

DNV GL – Supersizing car carriers – New Horizon Class
… Similar to container vessels, bulk carriers and cruise ships, car carriers are rapidly growing in size. A new series of the world’s largest pure car and truck carriers sets a new standard for this segment. The final two vessels in a series of six New Horizon Class pure car and truck carriers...
January 18th, 2017 | Car trade, Classification Societies, Insight, Markets, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Dangerous Market volatility and Geopolitics uncertainty

Dangerous Market volatility and Geopolitics uncertainty
John Faraclas Many times in the past we have explained that volatility is the stumbling block and the geopolitical mess bringing cataclysmic and destructive results in the entire shipping industry; John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained, thanks to the Capers, 16 points rising...
January 4th, 2017 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices | Read More

The Book for 2017 and beyond given the scarcity to fund Shipping

The Book for 2017 and beyond given the scarcity to fund Shipping
THE INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF SHIPPING FINANCE Edited by Manolis G. Kavussanos & Ilias D. Visvikis The International Handbook of Shipping Finance is a one-stop resource, offering comprehensive reference to theory and practice in the area of shipping finance. In the multi billion dollar international...
January 3rd, 2017 | Books, Insight, Markets, Ship Finance | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 22, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 22, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD was modesty weaker in European trade on Thursday on profit taking ahead of a flurry of US data later in the day including the...
December 22nd, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Insight, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 19, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 19, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: The Greek PM Alexis Tsipras met the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday to discuss, among others, the progress of the 2nd programme...
December 19th, 2016 | Banking, Finance, Insight, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

What to look for when investing in junior mining companies

What to look for when investing in junior mining companies
Tanya Matveeva. What to look for when investing in junior mining companies By James Brewer Investors are spoilt for choice as they search the stock markets – even in tough times, there are opportunities to buy shares in for instance hundreds of emerging companies specialising in mining exploration...
December 16th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insight, Mining | Read More

Professor George C. Bitros on the success of Greek Ocean-going shipping

Professor George C. Bitros on the success of Greek Ocean-going shipping
Prof. George C. Bitros Ocean Shipping: By Far the Best Growth Model for Greece by Prof. George C. Bitros* Abstract: Today there is unanimous agreement that the country’s production model must change. But Greeks are very confused about the direction of the necessary changes. For, as the recent elections...
December 16th, 2016 | Academia, Insight, Reports, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers | Read More

Markets & Geopolitics: Controlled optimism, right actions the antidote for the current situ

Markets & Geopolitics: Controlled optimism, right actions the antidote for the current situ
John Faraclas Another day of losses as the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) drops to 1,052 points – down 17 since yesterday and Geopolitics are about, like a volcanic eruption, to make the world ten times worse than things stand now; John Faraclas’ daily recap: Capers and Panamaxes continued their fall; the...
December 13th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Global business teams: how the best teams achieve high performance

Global business teams: how the best teams achieve high performance
Jo Owen, Global business teams: how the best teams achieve high performance By James Brewer When the East India Company gained a royal charter in 1600 and established its shipping and trading empire, it adopted the strategy of “exporting the home nation around the world.”  This has been the traditional...
December 5th, 2016 | Books, Insight | Read More

Dropping Markets and explosive Geopolitics are here to stay…

Dropping Markets and explosive Geopolitics are here to stay…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) stands at 1,224 points after losing another eight points earlier on today; the geopolitics any moment now will become unbearable. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The main culprit still remains the Capers; the BCI 2014 lost almost 100 points – to be precise another...
November 23rd, 2016 | Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Moore Stephens says Autumn Statement bodes well for UK business stability

Moore Stephens says Autumn Statement bodes well for UK business stability
Gill Smith International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the Autumn Statement from the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer should provide stability for UK businesses. Moore Stephens tax partner Sue Bill says, “While there are no new developments relating specifically to the shipping...
November 23rd, 2016 | Accountancy, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipmanagement, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Determinants of Loan Loss Provisions…

The Determinants of Loan Loss Provisions…
The Determinants of Loan Loss Provisions: An Analysis of the Greek Banking System in Light of the Sovereign Debt Crisis This is latest study on the loan loss provisioning policies in the Greek banking system that has just been published under the London School of Economics, Hellenic Observatory Discussion...
November 16th, 2016 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Insight, Person Profiles, Reports | Read More

Hackers geared for new attacks on shipping…

Hackers geared for new attacks on shipping…
Yohan Le Gonidec. Hackers geared for new attacks on shipping, says class society expert By James Brewer Maritime interests must step up their defences against the threat of serious cyber attacks, an expert associated with classification society Bureau Veritas has urged. Yohan Le Gonidec, head of the...
November 5th, 2016 | Associations, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Events, Insight, IT and Communications, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

HFW Briefing – Calcium hypochlorite : it’s back and hiding in plain sight

HFW Briefing – Calcium hypochlorite : it’s back and hiding in plain sight
Rory Butler, partner HFW The often dramatic risks associated with transporting calcium hypochlorite first came to light in the 1970s in a series of serious incidents involving US and Japanese producers. Casualties in the 1990s including (it has been suggested) “CONTSHIP FRANCE”, “DG HARMONY”,...
November 3rd, 2016 | Chartering, Health and Safety, Insight, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Global Banks exposure to shipping

Global Banks exposure to shipping
Dr. Alec D. Coutroubis Is Global Banks’ Exposure to Global Shipping being neglected by markets? By: Dr Alec D Coutroubis & Dr Vince Hooper, Department of Applied Engineering and Management, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, Kent. We see the major risk factors facing Global Shipping to...
October 28th, 2016 | Academia, Banking, Insight, Markets, Shipfinance | Read More

Where are the Markets and Geopolitics spin doctors…?

Where are the Markets and Geopolitics spin doctors…?
John Faraclas Another fall for the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) as the capers had another triple digit collapse; Geopolitics are polarised and collapse there is imminent too. John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI fall 18 points earlier on today and  now reads 813 thanks to the Capers fall. The BCI 2014 lost...
October 25th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Italian shipping is building on success story, says shipowners’ chief

Italian shipping is building on success story, says shipowners’ chief
Stefano Messina of Confitarma. Italian shipping is building on success story, says shipowners’ chief By James Brewer Italian shipowners have shown faith in their capabilities by investing heavily in hardware over the past decade, Stefano Messina, president of Commissione Risorse Umane e Relazioni Industriali...
October 19th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Insight, News, People and Places | Read More

Shipping: All change? Markets and geopolitics falling apart…

Shipping: All change? Markets and geopolitics falling apart…
John Faraclas Despite the Panamaxes “rally” the BDI closed just seven points up at 892 points which is MINUS 29 since last Friday’s 921 points; Geopolitics will produce tsunamis of 30 meters high… John Faraclas’ weekly Markets and Geopolitics recap: The Capers remained stuck at 2,018 points...
October 14th, 2016 | Energy, Environment, HR, Insight, Markets, News, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Wealth Letter from The Wealth Forums 07 Oct. 2016

Daily Wealth Letter from The Wealth Forums 07 Oct. 2016
Ian Brodie Daily Wealth letter a daily synopsis of the wealth news that’s most relevant, timely and dependable Compiled and edited by Ian Brodie of The Wealth Forums (www.thewealthforums.com) NUMBER 313  FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 7, 2016 Thorny questions on London’s role Professor Michael Mainelli, Co-Founder...
October 7th, 2016 | Insight, Reports | Read More

Guerrilla Girls

Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls ‘Frida Kahlo’ and ‘Käthe Kollwitz.’ Guerrilla Girls are hosted by Whitechapel and Tate Modern in battle against sexism By James Brewer Feminist guerrillas in gorilla garb are in London to hold to account the contemporary arts world in Europe – and by extension...
October 4th, 2016 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Insight, People and Places | Read More

Are Greek banks able to finance Greece’s economic recovery?

Are Greek banks able to finance Greece’s economic recovery?
ECONOMY & MARKETS Volume X| Issue 2|2016 The Road to Recovery: Are Greek banks able to finance Greece’s economic recovery?1 1. Introduction The question dominating the public dialogue in Greece these days is whether the conditions are in place for the economy to return to a path of strong and sustainable...
September 22nd, 2016 | Banking, Insight, Markets, News, Reports | Read More

Don’t count on Capers “euphoria”…

Don’t count on Capers “euphoria”…
John Faraclas With another 111 points plus the Capers “boosted” the BDI with 29 plus points; explosive Geopolitics can cause major tsunamis….John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 29 points and now stands at 865 thanks to the Capers’ BCI 2014 which gained 111 points and...
September 20th, 2016 | Comment, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The importance of safety and rescue…

The importance of safety and rescue…
The importance of health and safety, conversely that of rescue in the maritime world is of paramount importance and given the additional burden, that of the Migrants issue over the last ten years with the last three being very tensed, this search and rescue gives you also the importance for maritime...
August 29th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Insight, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

The Chios Mastic Museum: an apotheosis of nature and uniqueness

The Chios Mastic Museum: an apotheosis of nature and uniqueness
A view of the Chios Mastic Museum from the south Time and again we have stressed the importance of uniqueness and nature of Greece and its islands blessed soil. This time and following respective articles on Chios Island and its masticha products we bring you a glimpse of this uniqueness in a form of...
August 13th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Consumers Market, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Story of the Month, Trade and Commerce | Read More

How can the Nigerian ports industry overcome obstacles after oil shocks?

How can the Nigerian ports industry overcome obstacles after oil shocks?
Albert Otesile of Sealandair. How can the Nigerian ports industry overcome obstacles after oil shocks? By Albert Otesile* The Nigerian economy has been buffeted in the past year as a result of depressed oil prices, since the economy is heavily dependent on oil revenues. It is quite significant also that...
July 23rd, 2016 | Insight, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More