Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

At Whitechapel Gallery, Radical Figures headlines five new exhibitions

At Whitechapel Gallery, Radical Figures headlines five new exhibitions
The Last Shipwreck. By Cecily Brown. At Whitechapel Gallery, Radical Figures headlines five new exhibitions By James Brewer Contemporary artists are elated that painting is back in style. Yes, full-blown painting! To the dismay of some in artistic circles, the application of paint to canvas was “pronounced...
February 17th, 2020 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Debunking some of the myths around electronic bills of lading

Debunking some of the myths around electronic bills of lading
Andrew Raymond Debunking some of the myths around electronic bills of lading By Andrew Raymond, CEO of Bolero Surprisingly, there are still many myths surrounding electronic bills of lading (eBLs), despite them being a cornerstone of global trade. This lack of understanding means businesses are missing...
February 12th, 2020 | Chartering, Insight, IT and Communications, Technology | Read More

How have shipowners benefitted from investing in green technology?

How have shipowners benefitted from investing in green technology?
Anastasia Papadopoulou How have shipowners benefitted from investing in green technology? by Anastasia Papadopoulou, partner, Keystone Law As of 1 January 2020, the cap of the sulphur limit in marine fuel has decreased from 3.5% to 0.5% in accordance with Annex VI of the International Convention for...
February 12th, 2020 | Energy, Environment, Insight, Legal, Technology | Read More

Long term CIRM member SMD, Service Providers in South Africa, write

Long term CIRM member SMD, Service Providers in South Africa, write
Andile Dhlomo, managing director at SMD Marine Long term CIRM member SMD, Service Providers in South Africa, write on Disintermediation – The service man in the middle Recent changes in the maritime environment can be best described by what the Harvard Business Review refers to as a VUCA world. V...
February 8th, 2020 | CIRM, Communication, Insight, IT and Communications | Read More

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…
John Faraclas With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed… What an end of a weak week that was with the BDI losing 16 points and now standing at 415 amid dangerous and perplexed geopolitical issues? John Faraclas’ recap: The weekly losses of the BDI stood at 72 points – down from 487 recorded last...
February 7th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Awards, Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Fishing Trawlers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, Organisations, People and Places, Photography, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…
John Faraclas The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too… The falling markets, an unprecedented for many development – although we have witnessed a BDI down to 290 points in Feb 10 2016 and the falling apart of the European Union with the United Kingdom’s BREXIT  is the...
January 31st, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Aces…

Aces…
John Faraclas Aces… Aces come in many forms and categories in all sectors of everyday life, be it business, sports – say tennis for example, negotiations – particularly on S&P, politics – to be impeached or not, in numerology, in card games we might hear the cry “Aces high.”  This is...
January 30th, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Health and Safety, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Bulletin: Eurovision

The Bulletin: Eurovision
. The Bulletin: Eurovision Winter 2020 Vol.11 Ed.1 Eurovision: Saving the European project More than 60 years ago, the French statesman Charles de Gaulle said, ‘From the Atlantic to the Urals, it is Europe… that will decide the fate of the world.’ Today, putting its own affairs in order, rather...
January 19th, 2020 | Comment, Communication, Insight, Reports | Read More

Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines

Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines
. Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines What an excellent work is that written by Evridiki Livada-Duca that enthrallingly kept me awake many nights over the festive season; as most of you know, I am very much a lover so to speak of charts and in particular cartography ever since I studied...
January 10th, 2020 | Books, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography, Story of the Week | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points since yesterday and now the situ becomes a bit critical with unknown repercussions.  The Geopolitical situation following an early morning Iranian ballistic attack against bases with possible...
January 8th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Happy 2020 and Cheers to a New Fashion Decade

Happy 2020 and Cheers to a New Fashion Decade
Gucci Resort 2020 Ad Campaign Happy 2020 and Cheers to a New Fashion Decade by Elena Sendona Visuals of fashion ad campaigns are always a matter of deep discussion and most obviously lately correlating with issues of inclusivity, sustainability, and ethics. Images conceived but designers and style directors...
January 8th, 2020 | Fashion, Insight, Reports | Read More

Women in War: from Home Front to Front Line – now out in paperback edition, a tribute to the courageous fair sex

Women in War: from Home Front to Front Line – now out in paperback edition, a tribute to the courageous fair sex
In an Anti-Aircraft Regiment control room in Belgium 1945. (Imperial War Museum) Women in War: from Home Front to Front Line – now out in paperback edition, a tribute to the courageous fair sex By James Brewer “You didn’t think about being a woman at that time.” Thus, unassumingly, remarked one...
January 7th, 2020 | Books, Insight, Story of the Day | Read More

Fine Jewelry Shopping in Athens

Fine Jewelry Shopping in Athens
A brief visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, where famous 19th c. amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann’s solid gold artful finds from Mycenae (16th c. BC) are on display, will be indicative of the Greek heritage in jewelry making. Goldsmiths with simple tools created elaborate...
January 7th, 2020 | Archaeology, Holidays, Insight, Jewelry, News, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

Finest Dining on a Winter Trip to Athens

Finest Dining on a Winter Trip to Athens
Winter vacation in Athens, the vibrant and versatile capital of Greece sounds like an unconventional choice, as Greece is often associated with summer fun in the islands. Having said that, over the last years gradually an increasing number of visitors is noticeable downtown during winter months. Temperatures...
January 5th, 2020 | Archaeology, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

Capes’ triple-digit fall brings the BDI below the 1,000 point threshold!!

Capes’ triple-digit fall brings the BDI below the 1,000 point threshold!!
John Faraclas Capes’ triple-digit fall brings the BDI below the 1,000 point threshold!! Yesterday’s headline from this medium on the 2020 being an Annus Horribilis was spectacularly proven verbatim right today with the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) losing 114 points. At 976 sends the message: tough times...
January 2nd, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

Juan de Fuca in the Straits of Chimera; the Book

Juan de Fuca in the Straits of Chimera; the Book
Juan de Fuca in the Straits of Chimera; the Book Ioannis Focas (Juan de Fuca) the first European to explore far latitudes off Canada; Evridiki Livada-Duca* tells the true story of the Greek navigator Ioannis Focas or Juan de Fuca, the 16th century Ulysses. Back on the 22nd of October we had an article...
December 29th, 2019 | Books, Charity, Clubs, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Story of the Week | Read More

Technology Outlook 2030: The ten technology trends and their risks that will shape industry and society in the next decade

Technology Outlook 2030: The ten technology trends and their risks that will shape industry and society in the next decade
Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL. Technology Outlook 2030: The ten technology trends and their risks that will shape industry and society in the next decade December 03 2019, Høvik, Norway – A new report from DNV GL, the global risk management and quality assurance company, has...
December 3rd, 2019 | Classification Societies, Insight, Reports, Technology | Read More

Breaking barriers and uniting ideas to take shipping forward

Breaking barriers and uniting ideas to take shipping forward
Dr. Aleka Sheppard during her keynote speech Breaking barriers and uniting ideas to take shipping forward A vision of synergy for the exchange of knowledge, the forging of bonds and the promotion of the maritime and legal strengths of London gave birth to the London Shipping Law Centre and provided the...
November 29th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Charity, Events, Insight, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Story of the Year | Read More

Plakiotakis spells it out!

Plakiotakis spells it out!
Ioannis Plakiotakis at the podium address the 31st IMO Assembly opening session Plakiotakis spells it out! What an address that was by the Greek Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy on the  occasion of the 31st IMO Assembly Opening Session earlier on this afternoon; Ioannis Plakiotakis’...
November 25th, 2019 | Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, Insight, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

The BDI@1,338… CAUTION!

The BDI@1,338… CAUTION!
John Faraclas The BDI@1,338… CAUTION! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 19 points since last Friday the 15th of November and makes things more uncertain as it’s a bad start for this week, given that  Geopolitics are being governed by the few who don’t care at all how the 7.7 billion people on...
November 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greece pledges a sustainable approach to cruise tourism

Greece pledges a sustainable approach to cruise tourism
Tourism minister Theoharis Greece pledges a sustainable approach to cruise tourism By James Brewer Greece’s new tourism minister has said he is working on plans which in effect could save the country from the blight of cruiseship-led over-tourism. Harry Theoharis told a press conference at the World...
November 4th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

Latest Seafarers Happiness report paints optimist picture across the shipping industry

Latest Seafarers Happiness report paints optimist picture across the shipping industry
Latest Seafarers Happiness report paints optimist picture across the shipping industry New report from the Mission to Seafarers shows increased positivity and satisfaction among those working at sea LONDON, 4 NOVEMBER 2019: After concerning reports earlier in the year, the latest Seafarers Happiness...
November 4th, 2019 | Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

‘Only one justification’ for fresh ECB QE, Libra and the global monetary system, and more

‘Only one justification’ for fresh ECB QE, Libra and the global monetary system, and more
‘Only one justification’ for fresh ECB QE, Libra and the global monetary system, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 28 October-1 November 2019, Vol.10 Ed.44 Most-Read Commentary ‘Only one justification’ for fresh ECB QE: In...
November 2nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Insight, Reports | Read More

Shipping Markets: The Reds are here to stay…

Shipping Markets: The Reds are here to stay…
John Faraclas Shipping Markets: The Reds are here to stay… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 34 points losing also the 1,700 points threshold in a week’s time! At 1,697 seems vulnerable and ultra-CAUTION should be observed. Geopolitics are the name of the game in all fronts and as News is what they...
November 1st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Finnish innovative research in Virtual Reality for Maritime Safety wins two first place awards in the 10th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive InfoCommunications

Finnish innovative research in Virtual Reality for Maritime Safety wins two first place awards in the 10th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive InfoCommunications
Prof. Evangelos Markopoulos testing the technology at TUAS Game Lab prior the conference presentation. Finnish innovative research in Virtual Reality for Maritime Safety wins two first place awards in the 10th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive InfoCommunications  Maritime Safety Education...
October 30th, 2019 | Academia, Awards, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, HR, Insight, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, News, Story of the Month, Technology | Read More