Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

Capes unprecedented volatility might cause unprecedented mess…

Capes unprecedented volatility might cause unprecedented mess…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up today with a contained rise, just ten points and  a 237 plus points since last Friday… Too good to be true, or what…? The geopolitics more than messy. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: At 1,622 points the BDI holds – for the time being,...
July 6th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The Women Who Flew for Hitler…

The Women Who Flew for Hitler…
Clare Mulley at Women In War Group event. The Women Who Flew for Hitler: Clare Mulley’s brilliant dual biography  By James Brewer  While some of their female contemporaries were beginning to enjoy new freedoms and to be dismissed by menfolk as flighty, two brilliant girls entering adulthood could...
June 28th, 2018 | Aviation, Books, Insight, Military, News | Read More

The BDI@1,333 – ultra caution!

The BDI@1,333 – ultra caution!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its fall and today another eight points were lost… Geopolitics as we have long ago warned get now off hand… John faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI  lost ten points and now stands at 2,001 – just above the 2,000 point threshold; let’s...
June 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Summer blues with the BDI@1,341…

Summer blues with the BDI@1,341…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fall further earlier on today losing six points and on a weekly count 104 points – 1,341 from 1,445 points… Geopolitics are as crucial as ever and be prepared soon for the inevitable as things continue to deteriorate. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly brief...
June 22nd, 2018 | Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 22 June 2018

HFW Insurance Bulletin 22 June 2018
Costas Frangeskides, partner HFW INSURANCE BULLETIN, JUNE 2018 EDITION 3 In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Market developments; HFW Publications and events 1. Regulation and legislation UK: FCA regulation of claims management companies: FCA consults on proposed rules Following a review of claims...
June 22nd, 2018 | Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff

Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff
Anthony Georgieff. Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff By James Brewer A half-forgotten chapter of 20th European century history emerges from the shadows in a new exhibition in London. The episode has its shameful elements but is one that in large part brings out the better predispositions...
June 21st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, Photography, Religion | Read More

Scrubber technology must meet challenges of lifecycle costs and durability

Scrubber technology must meet challenges of lifecycle costs and durability
Neil Anderson, Director of Marine Technologies at LAB. Notion that scrubbers, are large, alloy units that are hard to install, maintain, and recycle needs to evolve, says manufacturer PARIS – 30 May 2018 – Global market-leader in flue gas treatment and desulphurisation, LAB, part of the CNIM Group,...
May 30th, 2018 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Insight, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technology | Read More

Human Rights in Japan…

Human Rights in Japan…
Dr Sanae Fujita. Human Rights in Japan: Freedom of Expression, the Media and the Constitutional Amendment By James Brewer Fundamental freedoms are at risk in Japan, the world’s third largest economy, a meeting in London heard. Draft revisions to the constitution prepared by the ruling Liberal Democratic...
May 13th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Insight, Safety and Security | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 11, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 11, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasuries retained a positive tone in European trade favored by weaker-than-expected core US inflation data, which supported the view that inflation is increasing but not so rapidly that the Fed would have to pursue a more aggressive...
May 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

A critical analysis of some issues arising from the use of safe port clauses in time charters

A critical analysis of some issues arising from the use of safe port clauses in time charters
Emily Lionis A critical analysis of some issues arising from the use of safe port clauses in time charters by Emily Lionis* ABSTRACT The purpose of this dissertation is to review certain issues arising from the use of safe port clauses in time charters, an area of maritime law which has become fairly...
May 6th, 2018 | Chartering, Insight, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Two weeks of Capes’ “dominating” the otherwise stagnant market…

Two weeks of Capes’ “dominating” the otherwise stagnant market…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just eight points since yesterday and now stands at 1,384 points. On a weekly basis it was up 23 points since Friday the 27th of April… (From 1,361). Geopolitics as usual, getting more than worse. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capes volatility...
May 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The path to digital classification.

The path to digital classification.
Ioannis Chiotopoulos After a fast start, DNV GL continues to pick up the pace in the digital transformation of its classification services. by Ioannis Chiotopoulos DNV GL, Piraeus “We started looking into machine learning as a tool for modernizing classification in 2016,” says Morten Østby, Senior...
May 4th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, Featured, Insight, IT and Communications, News | Read More

Academy of Lyric Art Maria Callas

Academy of Lyric Art Maria Callas
.. A noble task to support the creation and completion of this vision in creating the Academy of Lyric Art Maria Callas so as Greece and  all all over Planet Ocean to have a unique institution to further opera on the international scene; read on and look forward to your participation.   1. Vision...
May 3rd, 2018 | Academia, Education and Training, Insight, Music, People and Places | Read More

Ambassador Fatema Khamis Al Mazrouei seeks to step up trade links between the UAE and Europe

Ambassador Fatema Khamis Al Mazrouei seeks to step up trade links between the UAE and Europe
Her Excellency Fatema Khamis Al Mazrouei Boosting trade relations is high on the agenda of the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Denmark. Her Excellency Fatema Khamis Al Mazrouei says that her Copenhagen base is a strong platform for furthering growing links with the European Union as a whole. She...
May 3rd, 2018 | Insight, News, Person Profiles, Politics and Government | Read More

Capers “distorting” the Markets…

Capers “distorting” the Markets…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,346 points – up 19 since yesterday, thanks to the Capers’ “monologue”… Geopolitics become crucial once again- don’t be naive as the quiet/downgraded so to speak news are just dust; the harsh reality is that we are at...
May 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Insight, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Reducing OPEX and Off-Hire at the same time. Can it be done?

Reducing OPEX and Off-Hire at the same time. Can it be done?
Constandinos Karikoglou Reducing OPEX and Off-Hire at the same time. Can it be done? by Constandinos Karikoglou* …More often than not, your ship condition suffers, as a direct consequence of ill use of office human resources, and bad cooperation within and between office departments. The recent market...
May 2nd, 2018 | Communication, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Person Profiles, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shiprepair, Technical | Read More

Technological characterization of natural zeolites for the removal of inorganic pollutants

Technological characterization of natural zeolites for the removal of inorganic pollutants
Giovanni Varriale Technological characterization of natural zeolites for the removal of inorganic pollutants by Giovanni Varriale* Natural zeolites represent some of the most important inorganic ionic exchangers. Nowadays, considering their high availability and low cost, zeolites are used in a wide...
May 1st, 2018 | Featured, Insight, Oceanology, Pollution, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Context Free brings mimesis to Shoreditch’s Espacio Gallery

Context Free brings mimesis to Shoreditch’s Espacio Gallery
Marcia Mar in guru mask Context Free brings mimesis to Shoreditch’s Espacio Gallery By James Brewer As a “collaborative gallery,” Espacio in Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, brings scores of artists together.  Enlivening its latest exhibition, entitled Context Free, was the ultimate collaborative...
April 30th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Clubs, Communication, Events, Insight, Music, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Angelos: Let There Be Light – artist’s cosmic retrospective at the Hellenic Centre

Angelos: Let There Be Light – artist’s cosmic retrospective at the Hellenic Centre
Maridia Kafetzopoulou, Angelos, and Constantine Lemos, Angelos: Let There Be Light – artist’s cosmic retrospective at the Hellenic Centre James Brewer and John Faraclas were at an opening night with a galactic ambience. Their report: Some 400 people, including an array of dignitaries, flocked to...
April 28th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

The BDI@1,375 amid further uncertainty and global mess

The BDI@1,375 amid further uncertainty and global mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended down one point since yesterday’s closing  for the first time after the Capers rally… Geopolitics of pathetic uncertainty when warmongers loom in the background and wish to turn Planet Ocean upside down; SHAME! John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’...
April 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…

A Capers Market with …whatever this entails…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 24 points and now stands at 1,330 – all thanks to the Capers who clinched  121 points keeping the market “buoyant”… The geopolitics as mentioned in previous...
April 25th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 72 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capers… The Geopolitical front could soon become not just uncertain, but an inferno. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI with these 72 points – as a result of the Capers’ sky...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Naked ambitions in Flux exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts

Naked ambitions in Flux exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts
Josée St-Amant. Naked ambitions in Flux exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts By James Brewer When the Montreal contemporary artist Josée St-Amant engaged a young woman for a studio session as a nude model, her sitter brought along a saxophone she was planning to take later to a jazz rehearsal. St-Amant...
April 16th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!

The BDI@979: uncertainty and unsustainability… War is on!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained five points earlier on today – thanks once again to the Capers and a bit to the Panamaxes, and now stands at 979 points. Geopolitics and the Global Economy in total mess. John Faraclas’ brief Market recap: The Capers’ BCI clinched ten points –...
April 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Immigration, Insight, Marinas, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

Wind Propulsion is an Essential Tool in Shipping’s Decarbonisation Efforts says the International Windship Association

Wind Propulsion is an Essential Tool in Shipping’s  Decarbonisation Efforts says the International Windship Association
Windship technology [11 April 2018]: The International Windship Association, along with it’s 40-plus member companies and organisations is positioned to help the shipping industry meet urgent and ambitious carbon reduction targets to be set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at MEPC72...
April 11th, 2018 | Environment, Insight, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More