Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

Looking from the outside in: new industry report reveals how predictive analytics is set to transform oil and gas, but are we doing enough?

Looking from the outside in: new industry report reveals how predictive analytics is set to transform oil and gas, but are we doing enough?
Nial McCollum Insight from companies across the world brings the future in focus on the pace and development of predictive analytics. A new industry report launched today – an extension of the global Technology Radar survey series produced by Lloyd’s Register (LR) – reveals the pace, development...
November 15th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Insight, Reports, Technology | Read More

Global insurance and trade grapple with blockchain innovation

Global insurance and trade grapple with blockchain innovation
Prof Michael Mainelli. Global insurance and trade grapple with blockchain innovation By James Brewer Blockchain, a system that has seen substantial growth in 2018, holds out immense promise for mitigating business and financial risk, a conference in the heart of London’s insurance market heard. The...
November 15th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Finance, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Shipfinance | Read More

Zambia’s infrastructure habit, Super-fast politics podcast

Zambia’s infrastructure habit, Super-fast politics podcast
Commentary: Zambia’s infrastructure habit By Max Roch in London Infrastructure development in Zambia is a powerful tool for swaying public opinion. However, despite its importance to economic growth, it is contentious. Past projects are associated with high costs, opaque tender processes and rising...
November 14th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Insight, Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,064: …the plot thickens…

The BDI@1,064: …the plot thickens…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 61 points earlier on today sending alarms around as the Capes … “returned” to triple digit losses. Geopolitics still critical and everything in the Mighty Continent “shifts” to BREXIT and the Italian Budget… whilst all other crucial issues remain...
November 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMCA launches Ethics and Compliance Programme

IMCA launches Ethics and Compliance Programme
Allen Leatt Doing Business Without Bribery – a free online ABC training program for its Members IMCA is developing an ethics programme to support its membership comprising three phases: A Code of Practice for the Secretariat which was put in place earlier this year. An Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) eLearning module...
November 12th, 2018 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Insight, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

Looking from the outside in: new industry report reveals how predictive analytics is set to transform oil and gas, but are we doing enough?

Looking from the outside in: new industry report reveals how predictive analytics is set to transform oil and gas, but are we doing enough?
Lloyd’s Register HQ’s in London Insight from companies across the world brings the future in focus on the pace and development of predictive analytics. A new industry report launched today – an extension of the global Technology Radar survey series produced by Lloyd’s Register (LR) –...
November 12th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Gas, Insight, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Technology | Read More

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,395; Geopolitics still messy and IBIA’s Annual Convention makes waves. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The  volatile Capes’ BCI three-digit loss of 101 points bringing down this index at 2,296 points was...
November 6th, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Chartering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology, Tourism | Read More

‘Incertitudes allemandes’ back again, Global trends in interest rates

‘Incertitudes allemandes’ back again, Global trends in interest rates
Commentary: ‘Incertitudes allemandes’ back again By David Marsh in Berlin German instability is back again. Angela Merkel, presiding over the ruling Christian Democratic Union as chairman since 2000 and as chancellor since 2005, will step down from the party leadership in December. She protests...
November 1st, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Insight, Markets | Read More

Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted

Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted
Valentina Keys Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted by Valentina Keys, Senior Associate  at CMS On 26 October 2018, during its 73rd session on 22 – 26 October, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (‘MEPC73’) of the International Maritime...
October 31st, 2018 | Environment, Insight, Legal, Pollution | Read More

DNV GL’s Maritime Academy – Creating Perspectives

DNV GL’s Maritime Academy – Creating Perspectives
Dr Marina Papaioannou –  Maritime Academy Hellas DNV GL’s Maritime Academy – Creating Perspectives by Dr Marina Papaioannou, Maritime Academy Hellas Training of people on board and ashore has always been a great concern of the maritime industry, in an effort to achieve the goal of ships sailing...
October 31st, 2018 | Classification Societies, Insight, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Decision time for US deficit, OMFIF-IBM Central bank digital currency report

Decision time for US deficit, OMFIF-IBM Central bank digital currency report
. Commentary: Decision time for US deficit By Seema Shah in London US President Donald Trump must choose between a larger budget deficit or a smaller trade deficit. The US has so far managed to run up its debt without alarming the markets, thanks to the dollar’s unchallenged role as the world’s...
October 29th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Insight, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Record‐low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea, shows latest global piracy report

Record‐low hijackings yet danger persists in Gulf of Guinea, shows latest global piracy report
Captain P. Mukundan A total of 156 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in the first nine months of 2018 compared to 121 for the same period in 2017. The 2018 figure is broken down as 107 vessels...
October 29th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

No-deal Brexit threat to rich EU nations, Efficacy of macroprudential policies

No-deal Brexit threat to rich EU nations, Efficacy of macroprudential policies
Commentary: No-deal Brexit threat to rich EU nations By David Owen in London When examining the potential fallout from the two greatest risks facing European markets, a no-deal UK exit from the European Union and possible Italian contagion, the impact on EU supply chains and cross-border banking exposures...
October 26th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Insight, Markets | Read More

DNV GL – ERS: Managing emergencies, preventing disasters

DNV GL – ERS: Managing emergencies, preventing disasters
.. Emergency response services, or ERS, are on hand to help owners minimize risk in the first, critical hours after an incident. But sometimes, as MSC found out after an incident involving one of their vessels, the benefits of working with real ERS experts can extend long after the emergency has passed. In...
October 24th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

ECB capital key dilemma on reinvestment, Africa Financial Markets Index

ECB capital key dilemma on reinvestment, Africa Financial Markets Index
Commentary: ECB capital key dilemma on reinvestment By David Marsh and Ben Robinson in London The ECB faces potential charges of discrimination from Italy over maintaining its quantitative easing programme next year. Technical changes in allocating reinvestment of national central banks’ maturing...
October 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Insight | Read More

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…
John Faraclas With 11 plus points, thanks to the volatility of the Capes – down 58 yesterday and plus 70 today,  the BDI …floats “safely”… Geopolitics messy as ever… John Faraclas’ daily Markets and Geopolitics briefing: The Capes’ BCI  with its 70 points plus now reads 2,176 points… Minus...
October 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Legal, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Investment Clock – A pivotal October, Risk management in Islamic finance

Investment Clock – A pivotal October, Risk management in Islamic finance
. Commentary: Investment Clock – A pivotal October By Trevor Greetham in London An astonishing 97% of global stock market returns since 1973 have accrued during the seven months from October to April. Volatility also tends to peak in October, underlined by famous crashes in 1929, 1987 and 2008. Cross-currents...
October 17th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Insight | Read More

Global momentum abating, The role of central banks in greening finance

Global momentum abating, The role of central banks in greening finance
. Commentary: Global momentum abating By David Skilling in Singapore The global economy is slowing, and headwinds are unlikely to disappear soon. But looking across small advanced economies – helpful indicators for the health of the world economy – suggests this is more a moderation in economic momentum....
October 15th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Insight, News | Read More

Brexit negotiations- The bumpy road to a withdrawal agreement (Friday, October 12, 2018)

Brexit negotiations- The bumpy road to a withdrawal agreement (Friday, October 12, 2018)
The City of London Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, October 12, 2018) Brexit negotiations- The bumpy road to a withdrawal agreement Brexit negotiations- Where we currently stand With just five and a half months before the planned Brexit date of 30 March 2019 and an agreement...
October 12th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Shipfinance | Read More

Alternative fuels: the options

Alternative fuels: the options
. DNV GL has issued a new white paper assessing a range of alternative fuels and technologies. Titled “Alternative fuels and technologies for greener shipping”, the paper examines the cost, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies.   by...
October 11th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Bunkering, Classification Societies, Energy, Insight | Read More

ECB faces QE dilemma, Developing the UAE as a centre of green finance

ECB faces QE dilemma, Developing the UAE as a centre of green finance
. Commentary: ECB faces QE dilemma By Marchel Alexandrovich in London While Italy continues to dominate the headlines, the European Central Bank is more interested in the big picture: the continuing economic recovery, building inflationary pressure, the end of quantitative easing and guiding interest...
October 10th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Events, Insight, Reports | Read More

BDI’s contained fall at 1,530…

BDI’s contained fall at 1,530…
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) lost six points earlier on today, a rather contained fall thanks to the Panamaxes upwards “trend” as the Capes’ fall triggers worries… Geopolitics go bankrupt… John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 39 points and now stand at ...
October 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@1,554 “thanks” to the Capes’ volatility…

Falling BDI@1,554 “thanks” to the Capes’ volatility…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell earlier on today 20 points; it was an expected result following yestedays perplexed figures… the Geopolitical and mainly economic chaos and environmental “concerns” all over Planet Ocean will affect everything. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
October 4th, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capes’ volatility might shake the Markets…

Capes’ volatility might shake the Markets…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 15 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,570; the Geopolitics are turning sour! Ultra-CAUTION should be observed. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes increased its fortunes by another 87 points and now the BCI reads 2,148 points… On...
October 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Despite the global financial turmoil the BDI’s renowned volatility is here to stay…

Despite the global financial turmoil the BDI’s renowned volatility is here to stay…
John Faraclas The BDI was up 53 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,503 points surpassing the crucial but also psychological threshold of 1,500. The Geopolitical turmoil coupled with the Trade War, Sanctions, Tariffs will soon become a catalyst and the shit will hit the fan… John Faraclas’...
September 26th, 2018 | Comment, European Union, IMO, Insight, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More