Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

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

Corvus Energy ESS selected by Rolls-Royce for new multipurpose hybrid vessel

Corvus Energy ESS selected by Rolls-Royce for new multipurpose hybrid vessel
… Corvus Energy has been selected to provide a 3 MWh Orca ESS for a new Norwegian Coastal Authority hybrid vessel Richmond, B.C. – October 9, 2017 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Rolls-Royce as the supplier of a lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS)...
October 9th, 2017 | Energy, Environment, Insight, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

HFW Briefing – Something rotten in the state of shipping:

HFW Briefing – Something rotten in the state of shipping:
Paul Dean, partner Something rotten in the state of shipping: what you need to know about Mandate Fraud and the fraudulent redirecting of payments A recent shipping review lists fraud, as well as theft and corruption, as the joint second highest risk to the shipping sector, ranked only behind that of...
October 6th, 2017 | Corruption, Insight, Legal, Maritime Fraud | Read More

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 28 points since last Friday and now stands at 1,328 points; Geopolitics continue to get sour on all fronts everywhere on Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lost 67 points with the BCI now reading 2,671 points… The Panamaxes’...
October 2nd, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Banking, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, European Union, Gas, Insight, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down earlier on today at 1,356 points – 35 points down since yesterday and 146 since last Friday’s closing when the general index stood at 1,502 points. Geopolitics might become a times two Armageddon.  John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: Whatever...
September 29th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

New paperbacks revive dramatic postcard images such as ‘ship-rocked’ Princess May

New paperbacks revive dramatic postcard images such as ‘ship-rocked’ Princess May
Princess May aground in Alaska. New paperbacks revive dramatic postcard images such as ‘ship-rocked’ Princess May By James Brewer One of the most remarkable shipwreck photographs of all times is back in the spotlight. It shows the steamship Princess May appearing to defy gravity, perched precariously...
September 21st, 2017 | Books, Insight, Maritime History and Museums | Read More

Ships and People in the future

Ships and People in the future
Steven Jones Ships and People in the future by Steven Jones, Partner at McWatt and Jones Shipping markets are at a very unusual, even pivotal time in history, and there is seeming confusion about what the future holds. For all the talk of the blockchain, will it be new technology that disrupts the markets,...
September 18th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight | Read More

The Health of US Presidents

The Health of US Presidents
Dr John Mather. The Health of US Presidents: Fitness to Lead By James Brewer A call for rigorous monitoring of the health of American presidents and other leading statesmen and stateswomen has been made by an eminent medical expert, in an intriguingly documented presentation at a meeting in London. John...
September 17th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Insight, News | Read More

Moore Stephens says shipping must beware exposure to changing risk landscape

Moore Stephens says shipping must beware exposure to changing risk landscape
Michael Simms The third annual Shipping Risk Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens confirms that the effective management of risk within the industry has improved slightly over the past 12 months. But shipping still needs to up its game in terms of managing its exposure...
August 31st, 2017 | Accountancy, Insight, Markets, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Falling Dry Market; Wet “re-surfacing”… and Geopolitical Blues…

Falling Dry Market; Wet “re-surfacing”… and Geopolitical Blues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) despite a short lived “rebound” fell six points since last Friday and now reads 1,203. The Wets due to the Geopolitical and Natural disaster events are on the rise. Geopolitics might take a sour turn… John Faraclas daily recap: After a long weekend coupled...
August 29th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

VANQUISH TM – The new non-invasive, non surgical procedure body contouring procedures

VANQUISH TM – The new non-invasive, non surgical procedure body contouring procedures
… VANQUISH – The new non-invasive, non surgical procedure body contouring procedures by Dr. Evelyn Stefanaki M.D. Dermatologist, Dermatology Microsurgeon, Clinical Fellow Royal Free Hospital Non-invasive body contouring treatment is an ever-expanding category in aesthetics. Today there is an...
August 21st, 2017 | Health and Safety, Insight, Medical, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 942; the Geopolitics continue to shake the Globe to its foundations and expect a …tsunami, a business so to speak tsunami to strike soon. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI down 68 point...
July 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Headlines, Inland Waterways, Insight, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Canadian company ProMIS Neurosciences targets Alzheimer’s disease

Canadian company ProMIS Neurosciences targets Alzheimer’s disease
Gene Williams of ProMIS Neurosciences. Canadian company ProMIS Neurosciences targets Alzheimer’s disease By James Brewer A Canadian development-stage biotech company is using precision medicine to target what it says is the root cause of Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),...
May 31st, 2017 | Insight, Medical, Technology | Read More

How far apart are the official creditors in their positions towards Greek public debt?

How far apart are the official creditors in their positions towards Greek public debt?
Greece Macro Monitor (30 May 2017) How far apart are the official creditors in their positions towards Greek public debt? Summary of views & key findings The study presented herein constitutes an update of a relevant analysis we presented in “Greece: How much relief is actually needed to restore...
May 30th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

How shipping makes related-party transactions work for shareholders

How shipping makes related-party transactions work for shareholders
Nicolas Bornozis How shipping makes related-party transactions work for shareholders Don’t be misled by simplistic methodology, writes Nicolas Bornozis, president of Capital Link. With the right corporate governance, public companies can reap benefits from the relationship with their private entities Can...
May 26th, 2017 | Comment, Insight, Markets | Read More

Struggling BDI clinches six points; Geopolitics getting sour…

Struggling BDI clinches six points; Geopolitics getting sour…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,007 points – thanks once again to the as ever volatile Capers, “managed” to maintain the psychological 1,000-point-threshold… The geopolitical situation gets day by day worse and it will only be that special momentum of explosion in a global scale…...
May 9th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A twist in the tail: DNV GL adds asymmetric stern to ECO Lines hull optimization service

A twist in the tail: DNV GL adds asymmetric stern to ECO Lines hull optimization service
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) allow the details of the flow to be assessed. The colors denote the pressure distribution on the hull. Hamburg, 9 May 2017: A vessel with an asymmetric stern has a twisted aft shape that is designed to account for the differing flow conditions on each side of the propeller....
May 9th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Insight, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More