Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

Shipping Markets dive setting a new low record with the BDI at 484…

Shipping Markets dive setting a new low record  with the BDI at 484…
John Faraclas – picture credits LISW2015 FLICKR Shipping Markets dive setting a new low record  with the BDI at 484 …whilst Britain’s first astronaut reaches the heights in the outer space; zenith and nadir at its …best! John Faraclas reports: Following our long term market predictions,...
December 15th, 2015 | Chartering, Insight, Markets, News, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Blue MBA: strategic further business education the name of the game

Blue MBA: strategic further business education the name of the game
Education is the most important aspect in all sectors of our lives, conversely Maritime Education in our multi-diversified / multi-disciplined industry; the most important industry of all on Planet Ocean! John Faraclas writes, video filming by Anny J. Zade: For nearly five years in allaboutshipping.co.uk...
December 13th, 2015 | Academia, Communication, Company Profiles, Consulting, Consumers Market, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, HR, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Organisations, People and Places, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Story of the Month, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI collapses; que sera, sera?

The BDI collapses; que sera, sera?
John Faraclas Today marked the lowest ever  Baltic Dry Index clocking just 504 points,   down 15 from yesterday, minus 11, 243 from its highest in May 2008 when it stood at 11, 747 points, and down  1, 770 points since December’s 2013 closing of 2, 274 being the point of no return – for the time...
November 19th, 2015 | Breaking News, Comment, Insight, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Midget Submarine Commander: The Life of Godfrey Place VC…

Midget Submarine Commander: The Life of Godfrey Place VC…
Midget Submarine Commander: The Life of Godfrey Place VC. Thrill-packed biography of the man whose sub crippled the Tirpitz By James Brewer Rear-Admiral Godfrey Place was the only Royal Navy officer to go to war below, above and on the waves. The most famous exploit of this outstanding naval officer...
November 12th, 2015 | Books, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Military, People and Places | Read More

A Royal pioneer in promoting trade with modern China…

A Royal pioneer in promoting trade with modern China…
Duke of Kent arrives in China for British Energy Exhibition in Beijing, June 1979. A Royal pioneer in promoting trade with modern China: new biography ‘HRH The Duke of Kent: A Life Of Service’ is published By James Brewer When the Queen termed the four-day state visit to Britain by Chinese President...
October 26th, 2015 | Associations, Books, Insight, Markets, People and Places, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

How soon will ships sailing without a crew be a reality?

How soon will ships sailing without a crew be a reality?
DNV GL’s ReVolt crewless ship concept How soon will ships sailing without a crew be a reality? Insurers offer a view during IUMI conference By James Brewer Unmanned merchant ships could begin sailing the seas in the next decade or so, according to the opinion of many professionals in the marine...
October 25th, 2015 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Insight, Marine Insurance, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Day, Technical, Technology | Read More

Energy sector needs to invest despite current low oil price…

Energy sector needs to invest despite current low oil price…
Gavin Strachan addresses IUMI. Energy sector needs to invest despite current low oil price, to avoid 2020s supply shortfall, IUMI gathering is told By James Brewer Investment in oil is needed now – in contrast to the cuts in spending being rushed into by the energy majors, according to a leading industry...
October 20th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Gas, Insight, LNG, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Supply ships, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A ‘sea’ without waves but beset by mirages…

A ‘sea’ without waves but beset by mirages…
The five-horse feat A ‘sea’ without waves but beset by mirages: the Puszta in Hungary and its mesmerising vistas James Brewer joins fellow tourists on a horse-drawn safari to view the pastoral beauty of eastern Hungary Europe’s largest grassland plain is far away from any shoreline, but it has...
October 10th, 2015 | Archaeology, Associations, Environment, Featured, Holidays, Insight, People and Places, Photography, Reports, Tourism | Read More

Looking after giant marine projects…

Looking after giant marine projects…
The FLNG Shell Prelude. Looking after giant marine projects: insurers are told by IUMI of need for care in coverage of massive ocean installations By James Brewer The world’s two biggest offshore energy installations which are being readied for production symbolise the new realities in the insurance...
October 4th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Gas, Insight, LNG, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, Oil Industry | Read More

Retail trade in Greece – July 2015

Retail trade in Greece – July 2015
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (30 September 2015) Retail trade in Greece, July 2015 The Hellenic Statistical Authority released on September 30th 2015, provisional data regarding retail trade in Greece in July 2015. Key points:  In July 2015, the first full month after the...
September 30th, 2015 | Banking, Consumers Market, Finance, Insight, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

A Dutch admiral who rescued from the galleys men persecuted for their faith…

A Dutch admiral who rescued from the galleys men persecuted for their faith…
Monument to the galley slaves. A Dutch admiral who rescued from the galleys men persecuted for their faith is saluted in Hungary’s second city Debrecen  By James Brewer To residents of the Hungarian city of Debrecen, the great Dutch 17th century admiral Michiel de Ruyter is a hero. He is known as...
September 27th, 2015 | Academia, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, Religion | Read More

Students from 41 countries converged in 2015 on Debrecen University Summer School…

Students from 41 countries converged in 2015 on Debrecen University Summer School…
Debrecen University main building Students from 41 countries converged in 2015 on Debrecen University Summer School to get the hang of speaking Hungarian and to learn about the evolution of the nation By James Brewer Why learn Hungarian, a language that has only 13m native speakers and presents a range...
September 23rd, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Education and Training, HR, Insight, News, People and Places | Read More

Greek Elections: tough times ahead for the winners and losers

Greek Elections: tough times ahead for the winners and losers
John Faraclas outside the Greek Parliament: Watch this space… The results of today’s election in Greece will now ensure whether the winners can deliver! 45 per cent of the voters abstained in casting their vote; a very dangerous figure with incalculable, detrimental so to speak repercussions...
September 20th, 2015 | Breaking News, Comment, European Union, Events, Headlines, Insight, Politics and Government | Read More

The beautiful maneuver of captain Diamantis Papageorgiou with Nissos Rodos in Chios Port –

The beautiful maneuver of captain Diamantis Papageorgiou with Nissos Rodos in Chios Port –
The “Nissos Rodos” stern-berthed at the Port of Chios – photo credits Konstantinos Milt. Anagnostou The issue of Ports is paramount not just for Greece and its hundreds islands, but for the entire European Union. The new technological advancements, size and propulsion systems in ships...
September 16th, 2015 | Associations, Bunkering, Coastal Shipping, Insight, Logistics, Marinas, Photography, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Sailing, Story of the Month, Technical, Technology | Read More

What have we learnt, 10 years on from Hurricane Katrina?

What have we learnt, 10 years on from Hurricane Katrina?
Hurricane Katrina To mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, specialist insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has released a report analysing windstorm risks and losses and how to mitigate future losses, given increasing weather volatility.   Chris Fischer Hirs, CEO of AGCS,...
August 26th, 2015 | Associations, Climate, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Health and Safety, IMarEST, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Oceanology, Reports, Safety and Security, Weather | Read More

Helena Kountoura on Europa Donna Hellas’ importance and work

Helena Kountoura on Europa Donna Hellas’ importance and work
Helena Kountoura, the Greek alternate minister for Tourism You all know how important Health, Safety and Well Being is and you all read from time to time in the respective categories herein such issues. You also know how important are Women in our Shipping Industry and WISTA is the reply! Herebelow is...
August 25th, 2015 | Charity, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Naming and shaming the pests…

Naming and shaming the pests…
  London, Lloyd’s of London and Willis’ buildings in the  heart of the Square Mile   Without Prejudice Naming and shaming the pests: a must to save our society and shipping in particular! Our viewers might recall two articles back in July 2013 following the Edward Snowden affair,...
August 20th, 2015 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Communication, Corruption, Fixtures, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement | Read More

Greeks

Greeks
Indeed, “Greeks”, the book! Greeks, “the Lighthouse of Civilization throughout the ages”; what a shipping title this subtitle stands for, and why not for a sea-wise nation! The Lighthouse, the beacon leading you to the sail of infinity! In these turbulent times we live in, with the world economy...
August 19th, 2015 | Academia, Archaeology, Books, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #6

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #6
Ebrahim walking again in his home village, thanks to an operation performed on his leg Brussels,  30 July 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the sixth South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and...
July 30th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Jobs, Organisations, Pollution, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

A (Greek) Midsummer’s night dream…

A (Greek) Midsummer’s night dream…
Constitutions Square’s … western approach…during the YES demo event Neither William Shakespeare, nor Aeschylus, Sophocles or Euripides could have ever imagined the unique story – you can call it tragedy, drama or even comedy, enfolding in Greece following last Friday’s failure to...
July 1st, 2015 | Banking, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Reaching the climax of the Greek drama and then what?

Reaching the climax of the Greek drama and then what?
Prof. Thanos Skouras Reaching the climax of the Greek drama and then what? Prof. Thanos Skouras* writes:  There is little doubt that the pre-electoral pledges of the Greek government are not realizable. The long period, which was requested by Greece in order to finalize negotiations with its lenders,...
June 23rd, 2015 | Academia, Comment, European Union, Featured, Finance, HR, Insight, Person Profiles, Politics and Government | Read More

Who can stand the truth?

Who can stand the truth?
Thanos Tzimeros By the end of this week, or at most by the end of this month, the scam of the so-called “restoration of democracy”, the  period that followed the years of the dictatorship of the junta in Greece, is collapsing with a bang. It was the notion that a country of public employees, pensioners...
June 19th, 2015 | Comment, Insight, People and Places, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Cetacean response to summer maritime traffic in the Western Mediterranean Sea

Cetacean response to summer maritime traffic in the Western Mediterranean Sea
In summer months in the Western Mediterranean Sea, vessel abundance recorded in the presence of cetacean species is lower by 20% compared to locations where no cetacean are observed. This is the general result emerging from a recent study by PhD student of Tuscia University (Viterbo, Italy) and the research...
June 9th, 2015 | Associations, Climate, Environment, Insight, Oceanology, Pollution, Reports | Read More

In the Greek Crisis the Time of Truth

In the Greek Crisis the Time of Truth
  John A. Economides “Fiscal measures leading to austerity and so to recession need to be replaced forthwith with state and structural reform measures leading to economic development and growth”, John A. Economides* writes: “Austerity is a short to medium – term economic remedy for...
June 5th, 2015 | Insight, Markets, Politics and Government | Read More

Macho behaviour, patronising colleagues and safety fears are putting women off working in the fishing industry

Genevieve Kurliec Breweries and construction sites are the least appealing work environments for women. Military and marine jobs are perceived to be most dangerous. Women perceive aviation and medicine as industries most likely to have patronising male colleagues. A poll* of over 1, 000 women has found...
June 5th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Fishing Trawlers, HR, Insight, Reports, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More