Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

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

BIMCO launches new innovative contract editing solution

BIMCO launches new innovative  contract editing solution
Grant Hunter Head of Contracts and Clauses at BIMCO BIMCO has taken a big step forward and launched an innovative new solution for editing contracts. The solution is called SmartCon, and it makes contractual work easier and more secure. The product was launched at an event in Singapore today (Thursday...
January 18th, 2018 | BIMCO, Chartering, Fixtures, Insight, Markets | Read More

Hill Dickinson: Shipping case digest – January 2018

Hill Dickinson: Shipping case digest – January 2018
. Shipping case digest January 2018 Welcome to this month’s edition of our shipping case digest, providing you with concise and useful summaries of recent legal decisions in the shipping market. Transgrain Shipping (Singapore) Pte Limited -v- Yangtze Navigation (Hong Kong) Co. Limited [2017] EWCA...
January 16th, 2018 | Insight, Legal, Reports | Read More

In Another Life: refugee dignity and desperation on screen

In Another Life: refugee dignity and desperation on screen
Actors Toyah Frantzen and Elie Haddad. In Another Life: refugee dignity and desperation on screen By James Brewer “Some are living in mansions, some are living in halls – when there is no place for us, my dear.” This is one of many paradoxes that play out brutally for the world’s refugees, more...
January 12th, 2018 | Film Industry, Immigration, Insight | Read More

Dry and Wet Market Blues…

Dry and Wet Market Blues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index), thanks to the Capers, following yesterdays major losses, managed to gain 32 points and now stands at 1,262 points; the Wets collapsed and all of us must consider the geopolitical effects. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Volatiles, …err the Capers clinched...
January 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Business prediction 2018 – Transport

Business prediction 2018 – Transport
Harry Theochari Viewers can read herebelow below a business prediction for transport from Harry Theochari, Global Head of Transport, at global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright: “Consolidation is becoming a key feature for both the shipping and aviation industry with mergers and acquisitions likely to...
December 18th, 2017 | Insight, Markets | Read More

Mr & Mrs Boheim: a novel of affairs of the rich

Mr & Mrs Boheim: a novel of affairs of the rich
Mr & Mrs Boheim: a novel of affairs of the rich Sex is the bedrock of this novel. The story is front-loaded with encounters that leapfrog a lot of the formalities. It is high-end living, with the hero, if so he can be called, focused on his ex-wife and succession of girlfriends rather than his profession. That...
November 30th, 2017 | Books, Insight | Read More

Give maritime a fairer share of EU funds, urges Motorways of the Sea coordinator Brian Simpson

Give maritime a fairer share of EU funds, urges Motorways of the Sea coordinator Brian Simpson
Brian Simpson OBE Brian Simpson, European coordinator for the Motorways of the Sea mega-project, has called for the European Union to support more vigorously the maritime sector in the transport network, when future Connecting Europe Facility calls for proposals are launched. He said: “Over 75%...
November 30th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Insight, News, Organisations, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

“AMERIKA SQUARE “ – A Greek film with Oscars and Golden Globe aspirations in 2018.

“AMERIKA SQUARE “ – A Greek film with Oscars and Golden Globe aspirations in 2018.
. Marblemen Productions, a nascent Greek owned independent film production company, headed by George T. Lemos and Nikkos J. Frangos, is proud to have produced the feature length film, Amerika Square (ΠΛΑΤΕΙΑ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΗΣ) which has been submitted by Greece for an Academy Award (Oscar) nomination...
November 27th, 2017 | Awards, Clubs, Events, Film Industry, Immigration, Insight | Read More

Insurer MS Amlin honours Marguerite Horner…

Insurer MS Amlin honours Marguerite Horner…
Marguerite Horner. Insurer MS Amlin honours Marguerite Horner for poignant painting of migrants’ church By James Brewer After surviving an arduous journey across North Africa and the Mediterranean and overland in France, only to be forced to bivouac on waste ground outside the port of Calais, a group...
November 25th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Charity, Exhibitions, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography | Read More

An innovative approach in the campaign for the Parthenon Marbles

An innovative approach in the campaign for the Parthenon Marbles
. The novel Plunder with Intent was released on 9 November 2017. It made its pre-launch debut at a dinner of the Greek Press Association-UK, at the Greek Larder Restaurant at King’s Cross, London, on Friday 20 October 2017. The author, Joanna D’Este Clark, was present at the dinner. She...
November 24th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Clubs, Events, Insight, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Social Columns, Story of the Week | Read More

New legal commentary on CMR uncovers Danish and international jurisprudence

New legal commentary on CMR uncovers Danish and international jurisprudence
Ulla Fabricius The inclusion of additional protocols to the CMR Convention in Danish legislation gave access to the possibility of establishing electronic freight agreements and communications for international road transport in Denmark. Lawyer and partner Ulla Fabricius has prepared a new legal commentary...
November 16th, 2017 | Insight, Land Trasnport, Legal, Logistics, Person Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,476: when the balloon goes up…

The BDI@1,476: when the balloon goes up…
John Faraclas The Markets lacks sustainability and hope the winter climate reverses the current downfall although the fall doesn’t correlates with the freight earnings for both  Dries and Wets. Geopolitics as you possible notice become day by day more than crucial and all governments must put their...
November 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Insight – The “LONGCHAMP” – Supreme Court Ruling

Insight – The “LONGCHAMP” – Supreme Court Ruling
… The “LONGCHAMP” – Supreme Court: Hijacked vessel costs incurred during negotiations fall within Rule F of the York-Antwerp Rules 1974 by David Handley and Martin Hall* Last week, by a 4-1 majority, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeal in Mitsui & Co...
October 31st, 2017 | Insight, Legal | Read More

EU brings money to Europe

EU brings money to Europe
Despina Doxaki EU brings money to Europe* by Despina Doxaki Banking & Finance Advisor The European Investment Bank estimates that the European Union will need to invest €2 trillion in infrastructure in the 28 member countries through 2020.  The sheer scale of the capital needed will require...
October 28th, 2017 | Automobiles, Banking, Canals, Construction, European Union, Finance, Inland Waterways, Insight, Logistics, News, Organisations, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report
Captain P. Mukundan London, 17 October 2017 – A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime...
October 17th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Out of his struggles: the poems of Kosuke Shirasu

Out of his struggles: the poems of Kosuke Shirasu
Articulating the cause. Out of his struggles: the poems of Kosuke Shirasu By James Brewer Don’t ever give up. This resonant line from a poem by a principled labour activist in the thick of harsh repressions in 1920s and 1930s Japan typified his courage, his championing of the interests of his fellow...
October 16th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, Insight, People and Places | Read More

The Medon Pleioni: Boat building heritage celebrated in Greece

The Medon Pleioni: Boat building heritage celebrated in Greece
…what’s in a name… and fine lines A traditional boat of the type that has disappeared from the Greek seas this past 80 years is preparing for its maiden voyage. Named Medon-Pleioni, it has been constructed at the boat building yard Neososikos in Glyfa, Halkida. The project is the initiative...
October 11th, 2017 | Associations, Events, HR, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Person Profiles, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Week | Read More

A futile regulation…

A futile regulation…
Panos Zachariades A futile regulation by Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd I recently read reports (1), about a “surprising” effect of the Japanese tsunami of 2011:  Nearly 300 different invasive species from Japan hitched a ride on debris to the west coast...
October 11th, 2017 | Environment, Insight, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Capers down; Panamaxes up: a balancing act in an unending crisis…?

Capers down; Panamaxes up: a balancing act in an unending crisis…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up just six point today at 1,411 proving once again our views AND not our fears – to make things clear, on how uncertain and without steam the Markets stand. Geopolitics on par with our past reporting: simply getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
October 9th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More