Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

An Easter Day and note to remember

An Easter Day and note to remember
Happy Easter An Easter Day and note to remember Happy Easter, He Has Risen! Part of the Christian World Celebrates Easter today – particularly the Western so to speak Christians. On a unique sunny day with temperatures soaring to 21C,  instead of our classic Easter Sunday visit in Hampstead Heath, we*...
April 21st, 2019 | Anniversaries, Climate, Comment, Emissions, Environment, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Politics and Government, Pollution, Religion, Reports | Read More

2019 Q1 IMB Piracy Report

2019 Q1 IMB Piracy Report
Captain P. Mukundan Maritime piracy incidents down in Q1 2019 but kidnapping risk in Gulf of Guinea persists London and Kuala Lumpur, 08 April 2019 – The International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report for the first quarter of 2019 reveals fewer incidents of piracy...
April 8th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Insight, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin: April 2019 – Edition 1

HFW Insurance Bulletin: April 2019 – Edition 1
Costas FrangeskidesPartnerHolman Fenwick Willan LLP HFW Insurance Bulletin: April 2019 – Edition 1 In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Market Developments. 1. Regulation and legislation UK: Brexit – no deal, no risk? No chance! The FCA has published a speech given by Nausicaa Delfas,...
April 4th, 2019 | Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin: March 2019 – Edition 2

HFW Insurance Bulletin: March 2019 – Edition 2
Costas FrangeskidesPartnerHolman Fenwick Willan LLP HFW Insurance Bulletin: March 2019 – Edition 2 In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Court cases and arbitration; Market Developments; HFW publications and events. 1. Regulation and legislation EU: No-deal Brexit – Temporary Permissions...
March 27th, 2019 | Arbiitration, Company Profiles, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Capes disaster amid …disastrous geopolitics

Capes disaster amid …disastrous geopolitics
John Faraclas Capes disaster amid …disastrous geopolitics The BDI lost another six points earlier on today and at 683 sends out another Mayday… Geopolitics with the BREXIT jargon gets seriously perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI lost the 200 points-threshold and now reads...
March 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMF enhancing efforts in Latin America, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week

IMF enhancing efforts in Latin America, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week
IMF enhancing efforts in Latin America, Infrastructure Investor Japan Korea Week Tuesday 26 March 2019 Vol.10 Ed.13.1 Commentary: IMF enhancing efforts in Latin America By Mark Sobel in Washington While the world focuses on the US and China, Britain’s exit from the European Union, G3 monetary policy...
March 26th, 2019 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight, News | Read More

Mendoza offers a taste of its rich body of wines

Mendoza offers a taste of its rich body of wines
  Marcela Terranova Mendoza offers a taste of its rich body of wines By Marcela Terranova    When you are born in Mendoza, Argentina, you do not just happen to get involved with the wine culture but the wine culture gets involved with you. This might be the result of a school trip to a wine cellar,...
March 26th, 2019 | Food and Drink, Insight, People and Places, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Grounded BDI@689; BREXIT’s tsunami approaches, unless…

Grounded BDI@689; BREXIT’s tsunami approaches, unless…
John Faraclas Grounded BDI@689; BREXIT’s tsunami approaches, unless… The BDI lost just a single point, thanks to all dry indices that managed to “counter” to the Capes further collapse! Geopolitics continue to be messy. John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI list another 21 points...
March 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Gustavo Rangel on Brazil, Steve Hanke on Trump, and more

Gustavo Rangel on Brazil, Steve Hanke on Trump, and more
Gustavo Rangel on Brazil, Steve Hanke on Trump, and more OMFIF UPDATE –  WEEK 12 2019 18 – 22 Mach 2019    Vol.110 Ed.12 COMMENTARY Brazil on rough road to reform Last month the Brazilian government presented its ‘New Social Security’ proposal to Congress. The government says...
March 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Women’s year in shipping 2019 makes a big splash right from the beginning

Women’s year in shipping 2019 makes a big splash right from the beginning
The Lifebuoy of my life – readily prepared by that She… Women’s year in shipping 2019 makes a big splash right from the beginning You all know that I owe everything in shipping to women; they all acted and continue to act as a lifebuoy every single day of my life. All women in my life played...
March 8th, 2019 | Anniversaries, HR, Insight, Special Surveys, Story of the Month, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Greek Controlled Shipping Statistics 2019

Greek Controlled Shipping Statistics 2019
The Baltic Exchange Building were the GSCC’s offices are GREEK CONTROLLED SHIPPING Αn information paper based on data provided to the GSCC by IHS Markit For the 32nd consecutive year the GSCC presents statistical data, in the form of 11 tables on Greek controlled ships over 1,000 GT, registered...
March 8th, 2019 | Headlines, Insight, Statistics | Read More

Flying the flag for seafarer training and recruitment…

Flying the flag for seafarer training and recruitment…
Captain Nishant Kumar on an offshore project. Flying the flag for seafarer training and recruitment: Capt Nishant Kumar of Anglo-Eastern and the Blue MBA Class of 2019 Capt Nishant Kumar is an advocate of ‘balance’ in two key areas of the maritime sector. He urges a balanced approach to the onset...
February 26th, 2019 | Academia, Featured, Insight, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Person Profiles | Read More

The BDI@637: buoyancy a must!

The BDI@637: buoyancy a must!
John Faraclas The BDI@637: buoyancy a must! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remains in low levels “thanks” to the Capes’ continuous fall… Geopolitics still the stumbling block to see the Global economy move on as the US$ 250 trillion debt and protectionism are causing turbulances. John Faraclas’...
February 25th, 2019 | Associations, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Insight, Letters, Markets, News, Reports, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Greece’s Ambassador spells it out…

Greece’s Ambassador spells it out…
In response to BBC’s website article dated 24th of February “Greece’s invisible minority – the Macedonias Slavs”, viewers can find herebelow the Greek Ambassador’s appropriate reply:              25 February 2019 Mr Stephen Mulvey Assistant...
February 25th, 2019 | Breaking News, Headlines, Insight, Politics and Government | Read More

Midweek blues: The BDI@622 as Capes continue to disappoint…

Midweek blues: The BDI@622 as Capes continue to disappoint…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points earlier on today “THANKS” to the cursed Capes… Geopolitics continue to be more than messy. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes lost 72 points and the BCI now stands at 578 – it lost the 600 points threshold and things might get sour…...
February 20th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Comment, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Digital class – the way forward

Digital class – the way forward
Jacques Maury Scorpio – an early embracer of digital class As DNV GL continues on its journey towards modernizing class, the first movers in the digital shift are emerging. Scorpio Group, with over 200 ships in the tanker, bulker and offshore trades, is a clear front runner. DNV GL met with Scorpio...
February 20th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Insight, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Story of the Day | Read More

Keeping the peace in US-China talks, Roundtable on developments in the euro area

Keeping the peace in US-China talks, Roundtable on developments in the euro area
China’s Xi Jinping with USA’s Donald Trump Commentary: Keeping the peace in US-China talks By Darrell Delamaide in Washington Ongoing US-China trade talks are a skirmish in what could become a protracted struggle. Not a trade war, but a wider contest – hopefully economic, not military –...
February 20th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Insight, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes’ hiccups bring down the BDI@635…

Capes’ hiccups bring down the BDI@635…
John Faraclas Capes’ hiccups bring down the BDI@635… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost eight points earlier on today and that’s “thanks” to the predictably unpredictable Capes! Geopolitics continue to be enigmatic and perplexed and wonder if there is any risk assessment in place...
February 19th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@639; recovery, rebound or reboot? Obviously NOT a correction…

The BDI@639; recovery, rebound or reboot? Obviously NOT a correction…
John Faraclas The BDI@639; recovery, rebound or reboot? Obviously NOT a correction… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with  11 points plus and 38 points also plus(!) since last week’s 601 (08 Feb. 2019). Geopolitics are now on the edge more than your imagination can think of…...
February 15th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Sharp shift to Fed dovishness, Gender diversity in central banks

Sharp shift to Fed dovishness, Gender diversity in central banks
Commentary: Sharp shift to Fed dovishness By Mark Sobel in Washington The Federal Open Market Committee’s decision at the end of January to pause rate increases was long telegraphed and widely expected. But the highly dovish messaging in the Federal Reserve statement and press conference by Chair...
February 13th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, HR, Insight | Read More

The BDI@598: as “odd” as it gets…

The BDI@598: as “odd” as it gets…
John Faraclas Finally a day, after quite a while we see the BDI on the plus, even three points make a big difference. In Geopolitics we see that aggression is there to stay. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Cape’s BCI approached dangerous level after losing another 25 points and now stands at...
February 12th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Curator Line Clausen Pedersen embarks on new dream projects after 10 years at top Danish museum

Curator Line Clausen Pedersen embarks on new dream projects after 10 years at top Danish museum
Line Clausen Pedersen with Degas bronzes, photo by Ana Cecilia Gonzalez, Glyptotek. Curator Line Clausen Pedersen embarks on new dream projects after 10 years at top Danish museum By James Brewer One of Europe’s most imaginative fine art curators, Line Clausen Pedersen, has begun 2019 with a career...
February 9th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Story of the Month | Read More

Vietnamese Art: between Asia and the Western World

Vietnamese Art: between Asia and the Western World
Dr. Kanellos Charalambous with Dr. Maray Georgousis Vietnamese Art: between Asia and the Western World by Maray Georgousis, Dr. Art Historian* Modern Vietnamese art inherits rich elements from a culturally diversified past. Starting with the world-known bronze drums and impressive artilleries of the...
February 8th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Featured, Insight, Maritime Art, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

The BDI@610: enter the abyss?

The BDI@610: enter the abyss?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down 19 points mainly due to another asymmetrical fall of the Capes. Geopolitics maintain its momentum and we warn for dangers ahead; John Faraclas daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was a bit upsetting at 846 – minus 83 points as the 900 points-threshold has...
February 7th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Paintings and Sculpture, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

FUGRO supports entire English Coast Monitoring Network with essential data

FUGRO  supports entire English Coast Monitoring Network with essential data
Wave measurement buoys, like this one near Lincs Offshore Wind Farm, are amongst 72 RCMP instruments under Fugro’s management around the 5,672 km of English coastline. The recent award of a three-year maintenance contract for the hydrodynamic element of the Anglian Coastal Monitoring programme means...
February 5th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Environment, Insight, News | Read More