Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

Pirates and Sea Rovers…err Corsaires if you like the French version…

Pirates and Sea Rovers…err Corsaires if you like the French version…
John Faraclas Piracy et al of any kind, including terrorism is as old as the world we live in – it is also an endemic pandemic which has risen, given the fact that it always existed, with tough and effective means being the only solution of any determined and honest world leader to eradicate (the international...
February 12th, 2014 | Immigration, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipmanagement | Read More

The BDI shows signs of …resistance

The BDI shows signs of …resistance
John Faraclas Allaboutshipping.co.uk’s fourth overview of the Shipping Markets and the World Economy for 2014 is in writing as presenter John Faraclas’ cold intervened and…cancelled the fixture… With the BDI closing just a point down since yesterday at 1, 091, it was though 19 points …worse-off...
February 7th, 2014 | Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Insight, LNG, Markets, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Tankers | Read More

The 23rd annual Runciman lecture: Alexander, Asia and the natural world

The 23rd annual Runciman lecture: Alexander, Asia and the natural world
Bettany Hudges, her daughter Sorrel Evans, H.E. The Greek Ambassador Constantinos Bikas and the speaker Professor Robin Lane Fox Despite the rain and above all the tube strike et al, which created havoc in the British capital last night, a full house at King’s Great Hall, heard and applauded Professor...
February 7th, 2014 | Academia, Books, Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Events, Insight, Reports | Read More

Panama Canal Expansion and the Implications for Increased Competitiveness

Panama Canal Expansion and the Implications for Increased Competitiveness
The Panama Canal saga to which we have referred numerous times  for various geopolitical trading issues and in particular with articles and live interviews over the last three months, will be a great issue (its opening time for bigger Panamax vessels and the effects in global transport and the markets)...
February 1st, 2014 | Canals, Container shipping, Insight, Logistics, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ariousios, the wine of Chios

Ariousios, the wine of Chios
Ariousios, the wine of Chios, John Faraclas writes: The industrious people of Chios, the fifth largest Greek island in central eastern Aegean Sea, are not just famous because they rule the seven seas with their shipping fleet, nor because they are  effectively the only growers of the mastic gum bushes...
January 31st, 2014 | Books, Food and Drink, Insight, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

What George Santayana has to say about Somali Piracy

What George Santayana has to say about Somali Piracy
George Kiourktsoglou What George Santayana has to say about Somali Piracy George Kiourktsoglou (Part Time Lecturer, PhD Candidate, University of Greenwich, London)[1] Dr. Alec Coutroubis (Principal Lecturer, University of Greenwich, London) with the kind contribution of CDR. Kentaro Furuya, (Associate...
January 30th, 2014 | Insight, International Chamber of Shipping, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Market blues…

Market blues…
John N. Faraclas Allaboutshipping.co.uk’s second live overview of the Shipping Markets and the World Economy for 2014 was presented earlier this Friday evening the 24th of January 2014 by John Faraclas who was once again more than provocative… The Shipping Markets skyfall… The BDI closed earlier...
January 24th, 2014 | Canals, Insight, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

World shipping markets et al: mind the gaps…

World shipping markets et al: mind the gaps…
John N. Faraclas Allaboutshipping.co.uk’s second live overview of the Shipping Markets and the World Economy for 2014 was presented earlier this Friday evening the 24th of January 2014 by John Faraclas who was once again more than provocative… The Shipping Markets skyfall… The BDI closed earlier...
January 24th, 2014 | Insight, Markets | Read More

Latvian city of Daugavpils celebrates the legacy of Mark Rothko

Latvian city of Daugavpils celebrates the legacy of Mark Rothko
Mark Rothko with painting Latvian city of Daugavpils celebrates the legacy of Mark Rothko – and will honour him at the major Art14 London fair in February,  By James Brewer  Mark Rothko, the great abstract expressionist painter, is exalted as never before in his birthplace in Latvia, in parallel...
January 8th, 2014 | Art and auctions, Insight, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

BIMCO Reflections 2014

BIMCO Reflections 2014
John Denholm BIMCO today publishes its Reflections 2014,  a short and accessible analysis including its clear views on the critical issues faced by the shipping industry today and in the coming years. Not least, the steady improvement of the global economy is bettering the outlook for shipping, as...
January 8th, 2014 | BIMCO, Insight | Read More

Uncovering the hidden visages of Venice…

Uncovering the hidden visages of Venice…
Al Ridotto. Oil on canvas. By Pietro Longhi Uncovering the hidden visages of Venice: Marie Ghisi’s new book ‘The Venetian Mask: the Bauta as a Political Asset’, Review by James Brewer  Amid the splendour and pomp of Venice at the height of its glory, political power lurked beneath… a stark...
December 26th, 2013 | Books, Insight, People and Places, Politics and Government | Read More

The Markets: Sustainability? Volatility? or what?

The Markets: Sustainability? Volatility? or what?
John N. Faraclas Ever since the mega market mayhem of 2008 with the BDI entertaining the world with its 11, 700 plus points, the market remains predictably unpredictable. The moment the index peaks a bit the sirens are there to encourage the punters “create” a market. For which market do we talk...
December 9th, 2013 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Insight, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Stock Markets, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Increasing cyber risks through the supply chain

Increasing cyber risks through the supply chain
Peregrine Storrs-Fox Whilst technological advances undoubtedly provide greater operational efficiencies and opportunities for carriers and operators to mitigate their exposure to theft and fraud, unfortunately they equally benefit organised criminal organisations. As invasive cyber-technology becomes...
December 2nd, 2013 | Corruption, Insight, IT and Communications, Safety and Security | Read More

Shuttle tankers – not like other tankers

Shuttle tankers – not like other tankers
In 2002, Knutsen OAS Shipping developed its passive KVOC system for loading, with DNV as its concept verification, testing and installation partner. The system combined with increased tank pressure and small swirl absorption systems, is estimated to reduce emissions by 50–70 per cent with 100 per cent...
August 12th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Insight, Oil Industry, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

GL Shares Best Practice in Ship Management Study Results

GL Shares Best Practice in Ship Management Study Results
The new report will be presented at a series of events around the world. Hong Kong,  2 August 2013 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) will introduce the results of a joint global study on ‘Best Practice in Ship Management’, conducted with the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services...
August 2nd, 2013 | Books, Classification Societies, Insight, Shipmanagement | Read More

Wear and tear is not always what it seems

Wear and tear is not always what it seems
Jonathan Bruce Insurance is designed to insure  against a fortuity occurring – this is a  fundamental principle of insurance. In the context of marine claims, the Marine Insurance Act 1906 (MIA), Section 55, expressly excludes insurers’ liability for claims arising from wear and tear (a principle...
June 18th, 2013 | Insight, Legal | Read More

The Green Ferry Vision

The Green Ferry Vision
Henrik Hagbarth Mikkelsen It is my great pleasure to introduce a series  of articles to the international shipping and logistics industry – and to the wider general public – delivering insights into the latest commercial projects and original research papers of participants in the Executive MBA...
May 6th, 2013 | Environment, Insight | Read More

Global CEOs enter an era of “stable instability”

Global CEOs enter an era of “stable instability”
Global CEOs enter an era of “stable instability” (source:Lloyd’s of London website)  The global economy has entered a new era where risks that once seemed improbable and remote are real for CEOs across the world “Expect the unexpected” is the new mantra for business leaders around the...
May 4th, 2013 | Consumers Market, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greece: Taxation of Vessels – Shipping Companies

Greece: Taxation of Vessels – Shipping Companies
Despina Doxaki An interesting recapitulation on Greece’s latest taxation issues on Vessels and Shipping Companies comes from the KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS Law Firm, worth having in mind. Taxation of Vessels – Shipping Companies (a)       What Changes? Taxation Ships Under Foreign Flag...
February 25th, 2013 | Insight, Legal, Taxation | Read More

Alert! Issue No.31 – now the solutions!

Alert!  Issue No.31 – now the solutions!
Nobody would think of fitting incompatible equipment or machinery into a ship, so why not take exactly the same care when recruiting, hiring, training and retaining seafarers? This is the theme of Alert! the International Maritime Human Element Bulletin, in its latest issue. Getting things wrong can...
January 2nd, 2013 | Insight, Maritime Education and Training, Reports | Read More