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From new normal to new mediocrity, Impact investing: Promoting a universal standard

From new normal to new mediocrity, Impact investing: Promoting a universal standard
. From new normal to new mediocrity, Impact investing: Promoting a universal standard Tuesday 14 January 2020 Vol.11 Ed.3.1 Commentary: From new normal to new mediocrity By Mark Sobel in Washington Pundit predictions for the 2020 global economy abound. A consensus exists – global growth will be underwhelming...
January 14th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

ABS Participates in Seminar at the National Technical University of Athens

ABS Participates in Seminar at the National Technical University of Athens
  Dr. Chris Leontopoulos ABS Participates in Seminar at the National Technical University of Athens ABS Greece was invited by the National Technical University of Athens to deliver a seminar on propulsion shafting systems. The lecture took place on the 4 December, 2019 to a group of graduate and...
January 13th, 2020 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Technical, Technology | Read More

Maxim Kulinko: “First-ever phase-by-phase approach applied to ensure year-round navigation on the Northern Sea Route”

Maxim Kulinko: “First-ever phase-by-phase approach applied to ensure year-round navigation on the Northern Sea Route”
Maxim Kulinko NSR Directorate Maxim Kulinko: “First-ever phase-by-phase approach applied to ensure year-round navigation on the Northern Sea Route” In his interview with IAA PortNews, Maxim Kulinko, Deputy Head of the Northern Sea Route Directorate – Head of Rosatom’s Department for Development...
January 13th, 2020 | Arctic Shipping, Bunkering, Environment, Interviews | Read More

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces additional support for 2020 Induction Dinner

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces additional support for 2020 Induction Dinner
.. Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces additional support for 2020 Induction Dinner January 13, 2020 – The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is pleased to announce additional support for its Induction Ceremony & Dinner on the evening of Monday 6 April 2020 at Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall. ...
January 13th, 2020 | Awards, Events, People and Places | Read More

New DNV GL joint industry report offers recommendations for enhanced battery safety on vessels

New DNV GL joint industry report offers recommendations for enhanced battery safety on vessels
DNV GL’s Large Battery Destructive Test Chamber in Rochester New DNV GL joint industry report offers recommendations for enhanced battery safety on vessels Oslo, 7 January 2020: In collaboration with the Norwegian, Danish and US maritime authorities, battery manufacturers, system integrators, suppliers...
January 13th, 2020 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Where to Find a Great Suit in Athens

Where to Find a Great Suit in Athens
A bespoke suit for you is definitely a possibility in Athens, yet the required fittings are normally scheduled within a period that might exceed your vacation time. There is rich tailoring heritage in this city and even now that made-to-order is a less frequent request than a ready-made suit, you will...
January 11th, 2020 | Fashion, News, Tourism | Read More

Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines

Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines
. Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines What an excellent work is that written by Evridiki Livada-Duca that enthrallingly kept me awake many nights over the festive season; as most of you know, I am very much a lover so to speak of charts and in particular cartography ever since I studied...
January 10th, 2020 | Books, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography, Story of the Week | Read More

The future of mussel farming: Damen leads the way with zero emissions research

The future of mussel farming: Damen leads the way with zero emissions research
The future of mussel farming The future of mussel farming: Damen leads the way with zero emissions research Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam coordinating multi-party hybrid and electric propulsion research project Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam is heading a research project to investigate the...
January 10th, 2020 | Emissions, Environment, Fisheries, Food and Drink | Read More

The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance…

The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance…
John Faraclas; photo by Niki Paterakis                           The BDI@772; very odd given the other dry indices performance… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point since yesterday and now stands at 772 points. Geopolitically...
January 9th, 2020 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Top new speakers join the ESW 2020 Flagship Conference line-up

Top new speakers join the ESW 2020 Flagship Conference line-up
. Top new speakers join the ESW 2020 Flagship Conference line-up European Shipping Week brings together the major players in the European shipping industry with the key legislators and policymakers of the European Commission, European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers. The primary aim is to...
January 9th, 2020 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Strong container spot rates up at USD 1,124 due to seasonality – not IMO2020

Strong container spot rates up at USD 1,124 due to seasonality – not IMO2020
Strong container spot rates up at USD 1,124 due to seasonality – not IMO2020 The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) spot rate for transporting one TEU from Shanghai to Europe was up 41% to USD 1,124 per container on 3 January 2020 – its highest level since December 2016 – from...
January 9th, 2020 | BIMCO, Container shipping | Read More

Diana fixes panamax “Ismene” on period t/c to Phaethon

Diana fixes panamax “Ismene” on period t/c to Phaethon
. DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V ISMENE WITH PHAETHON ATHENS, GREECE, January 9, 2020 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned...
January 9th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana fixes panamax “Dione” on period t/c to Phaethon

Diana fixes panamax “Dione” on period t/c to Phaethon
. DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER  CONTRACT FOR M/V ISMENE WITH PHAETHON ATHENS, GREECE, January 9, 2020 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned...
January 9th, 2020 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics

Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas Contained losses with the BDI@773 amid messy Geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points since yesterday and now the situ becomes a bit critical with unknown repercussions.  The Geopolitical situation following an early morning Iranian ballistic attack against bases with possible...
January 8th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance

American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance
American P&I Club: MSCI notice on the threat to commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies: guidance generally as to shipboard vigilance JANUARY 08, 2020 MARITIME SECURITY COMMUNICATIONS WITH INDUSTRY (MSCI) NOTICE ON THE THREAT TO COMMERCIAL VESSELS FROM IRAN AND ITS PROXIES: GUIDANCE GENERALLY...
January 8th, 2020 | Military, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The Canal Connection – December 2019

The Canal Connection – December 2019
. The Canal Connection – December 2019 Today, the Panama Canal celebrates two decades under Panamanian administration. While the waterway was already an important trade route and engineering marvel, its transfer to the Panamanian people at noon on December 31, 1999, set in motion a redefining period...
January 8th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Canals, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Oceanis with Phaethon

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Oceanis with Phaethon
. Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Oceanis with Phaethon ATHENS, GREECE, January 8, 2020 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned...
January 8th, 2020 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News | Read More

Happy 2020 and Cheers to a New Fashion Decade

Happy 2020 and Cheers to a New Fashion Decade
Gucci Resort 2020 Ad Campaign Happy 2020 and Cheers to a New Fashion Decade by Elena Sendona Visuals of fashion ad campaigns are always a matter of deep discussion and most obviously lately correlating with issues of inclusivity, sustainability, and ethics. Images conceived but designers and style directors...
January 8th, 2020 | Fashion, Insight, Reports | Read More

Is it the Bunker prices that floor-down the BDI now at 791… or what?

Is it the Bunker prices that floor-down the BDI now at 791… or what?
John Faraclas Is it the Bunker prices that floor-down the BDI now at 791… or what? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 53 points as well as the 800 point threshold. Geopolitics are expected to be explosive as ever… John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ once again on a triple-digit fall –...
January 7th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Women in War: from Home Front to Front Line – now out in paperback edition, a tribute to the courageous fair sex

Women in War: from Home Front to Front Line – now out in paperback edition, a tribute to the courageous fair sex
In an Anti-Aircraft Regiment control room in Belgium 1945. (Imperial War Museum) Women in War: from Home Front to Front Line – now out in paperback edition, a tribute to the courageous fair sex By James Brewer “You didn’t think about being a woman at that time.” Thus, unassumingly, remarked one...
January 7th, 2020 | Books, Insight, Story of the Day | Read More

Fine Jewelry Shopping in Athens

Fine Jewelry Shopping in Athens
A brief visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, where famous 19th c. amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann’s solid gold artful finds from Mycenae (16th c. BC) are on display, will be indicative of the Greek heritage in jewelry making. Goldsmiths with simple tools created elaborate...
January 7th, 2020 | Archaeology, Holidays, Insight, Jewelry, News, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…

The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead…
John Faraclas The BDI@844: unprecedented market and geopolitical challenges ahead… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 63 points as well as the 900 points threshold thanks to yet another triple-digit fall of the Capes. Geopolitics on the edge… John Faraclas’ daily brief recap: The Capes’ BCI lost...
January 6th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

2019 volatility lifts freight derivative volumes

2019 volatility lifts freight derivative volumes
Mark Jackson 2019 volatility lifts freight derivative volumes The freight derivatives markets for both tankers and dry cargo vessels saw increased traded volumes in 2019 according to data released by the Baltic Exchange. Tanker Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) volumes were up 38% on the previous year,...
January 6th, 2020 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Tankers | Read More

NAMEPA to host 2020 Benkert Awards

NAMEPA to host 2020 Benkert Awards
The Benkert Medallion is presented to maritime-related companies for their outstanding work in marine environmental protection. NAMEPA to host 2020 Benkert Awards  NAMEPA to Host 2020 RADM William M. Benkert Environmental Award Presentation December 17, 2019 – The North American Marine Environment...
January 6th, 2020 | Associations, Awards, Environment, Events | Read More

Finest Dining on a Winter Trip to Athens

Finest Dining on a Winter Trip to Athens
Winter vacation in Athens, the vibrant and versatile capital of Greece sounds like an unconventional choice, as Greece is often associated with summer fun in the islands. Having said that, over the last years gradually an increasing number of visitors is noticeable downtown during winter months. Temperatures...
January 5th, 2020 | Archaeology, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, People and Places, Tourism | Read More