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ABS Hellenic Technical Committee Meeting 2018

ABS Hellenic Technical Committee Meeting 2018
Dr. Chris Leontopoulos, the Hellenic Technical Committee Chairman and ABS Global Ship Systems Center Director, closed the meeting and thanked all members The third ABS Hellenic Technical Committee meeting took place on November 21st at The Margi Hotel outside of Athens, Greece. More than 40 distinguished...
December 5th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Technical | Read More

Preserving Britain’s place in the EEA, Brexit deal podcast

Preserving Britain’s place in the EEA, Brexit deal podcast
. Commentary: Preserving Britain’s place in the EEA By David Owen in London The UK intends to remain a member of the European Economic Area on the same grounds as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. There will be a deep free trade agreement in place on 30 March 2019 and no need to take recourse...
December 5th, 2018 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, Politics and Government | Read More

LR becomes first class society to be assigned RO status by Canadian Department of National Defence

LR becomes first class society to be assigned RO status by Canadian Department of National Defence
From the signing ceremony between LR and the Canadian Department of National Defence  (John Hicks and Captain (Navy) Jacques Olivier pictured center) 04 December 2018 – On 15 November 2018, Lloyd’s Register (LR) became the first classification society to be assigned RO (Recognised Organisation)...
December 4th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Military, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

FUGRO’s IRM efficiencies reduce and attract new North Sea clients

FUGRO’s IRM efficiencies reduce and attract new North Sea clients
Fugro’s IRM service efficiencies have accelerated projects and reduced costs and risks. Reaffirming its market-leading position in the UK North Sea ROV inspection market, Fugro has attracted seven new clients for its IRM services. Recent work includes significant pipeline and structure...
December 4th, 2018 | Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

European Central Bank, IMF, and Political Risk podcast

European Central Bank, IMF, and Political Risk podcast
Vítor Constâncio, vice-president of the European Central Bank   City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio Wednesday 23 January, 10:30 London A city lecture with Vítor Constâncio, vice-president of the European Central Bank who served from June 2010-May 2018. The lecture focuses on the developments...
December 4th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 28 points earlier on today thanks, once again to the Capes losing whatever more or less gained during the past ten days… Geopolitical chaos gets another extension before Armageddon’s arrival…...
December 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW helps BIMCO draft first cyber security clause

HFW helps BIMCO draft first cyber security clause
William MacLachlan, senior associate, HFW Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has helped shipping association BIMCO draft its first cyber security clause. The new clause, which is designed for use in a broad range of contracts, is due to be published in May 2019.  It requires parties to have plans and...
December 3rd, 2018 | BIMCO, Legal, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Low expectations, modest victory

Low expectations, modest victory
Low expectations, modest victory Buenos Aires avoids bad outcomes By Mark Sobel in Washington Monday 3 December 2018 Another year, another G20 leaders’ summit. But memories of Buenos Aires may last longer than for some other G20 meetings. President Donald Trump behaved well. Expectations were exceeded...
December 3rd, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Thome Chairman receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Thome Chairman receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Olav Eek Thorstensen, Executive Chairman of Thome Group with his Lifetime Achievement Award Olav Eek Thorstensen, Executive Chairman of the Thome Group, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tanker Shipping and Trade’s annual conference held in London on 20-21 November. Looking back over his...
December 3rd, 2018 | Awards, Company Profiles, Events, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Details: photographer Marco Carnaroli reconfigures classic cars as abstract art

Details: photographer Marco Carnaroli reconfigures classic cars as abstract art
Carola Syz and Marco Carnaroli with ‘Lagonda.’ Details: photographer Marco Carnaroli reconfigures classic cars as abstract art By James Brewer Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ferrari, Morgan, Lagonda, Mille Miglia… a convoy of classic automobiles of desire. Here are those exalted marques, though,...
December 2nd, 2018 | Art and auctions, Automobiles, Exhibitions, People and Places, Photography | Read More

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 50 points and now stands at 1,231 points. Geopolitics are about to bring a Shakespearean Tempest revisited; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: On a weekly basis the BDI was up 138 points – from 1,093, thanks to the Capes’ erroneous skyrocking earlier...
November 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans
Kira Phoenix K’inan Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans Kira Phoenix K’inan talks to James Brewer about her innovative glass creations. London-based artist and designer Kira Phoenix K’inan brings together art and craft through her glass sculptures, many of...
November 30th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Environment, Exhibitions, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, News, Oceanology, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Holland America Line Takes Delivery of Nieuw Statendam from Fincantieri Shipyard

Holland America Line Takes Delivery of Nieuw Statendam from Fincantieri Shipyard
The “Nieuw Statendam” in Fincantieri Shipyard Holland America Line took delivery of Nieuw Statendam 29 November 2018, officially making it the 15th ship in the fleet. A hand-over ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera, Italy, shipyard, and Nieuw Statendam will set sail for...
November 30th, 2018 | Cruise Industry, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Tokenisation unlocks illiquid markets, Global financial stability

Tokenisation unlocks illiquid markets, Global financial stability
Commentary: Tokenisation unlocks illiquid markets By Pierre Ortlieb in London The promise of tokenisation lies in substantially reducing remaining illiquidity discounts by creating tokens that represent partial ownership rights to underlying illiquid assets. This is particularly encouraging in the commercial...
November 30th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,281: think the unthinkable

The BDI@1,281: think the unthinkable
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 49 points earlier on today “thanks” to the Capes, the culprits of the Dry Market. Geopolitics couldn’t be more perplexed; John Faraclas’ daily recap: Another triple-digit loss for the Capes with the BCI down at 1,950 points – down 171 point losing...
November 29th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Chartering, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Fixtures, Markets, Military, News, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Bureau Veritas Marine Technical Committee addresses key technical, technology and regulatory challenges in its autumn meeting in Piraeus

Bureau Veritas Marine Technical Committee addresses key technical, technology and regulatory challenges in its autumn meeting in Piraeus
A picture with all the members of the Hellenic Marine Technical Committee of Bureau Veritas. Following presentations by BV experts, the Committee discussed IMO 2020 fuels, scrubbers, BWTS and cyber-security Piraeus, November 29th, 2018 The 29th Marine Technical Committee Meeting of Bureau Veritas Piraeus...
November 29th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

World’s first iVLOC delivered with DNV GL class

World’s first iVLOC delivered with DNV GL class
The “Pacific Vision” – Image care of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard. Shanghai, 29 November 2018: The world’s first intelligent very large ore carrier (iVLOC), the DNV GL-classed Pacific Vision, was delivered by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard to China Merchants Energy Shipping Company....
November 29th, 2018 | Classification Societies, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Post-Brexit UK will find no sympathy, City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio

Post-Brexit UK will find no sympathy, City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio
Commentary: Post-Brexit UK will find no sympathy By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore Regardless of whether it endures in its current form or is amended in the coming weeks, Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the EU opens the door to further contentious negotiations. The first involves expanding on...
November 29th, 2018 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News | Read More

The naked truth; the BDI@1,330

The naked truth; the BDI@1,330
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today due to Capes’ hiccups so to speak. Geopolitics create an uncertainty and things – as we have numerous times warned you: will get sour. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The Capes’ BCI  following a crazy upwards...
November 28th, 2018 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

American Club: Iran sanctions update – Iranian crude oil shipment waivers

American Club: Iran sanctions update – Iranian crude oil shipment waivers
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club In Club Circular 41/18 of November 6, 2018 Members were informed of the reimposition of US secondary sanctions against Iran in the aftermath of the US Administration’s decision to withdraw from the...
November 28th, 2018 | Markets, News, Oil Industry, P and I Clubs, Sanctions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

First successful privatisation of a Landesbank completed

First successful privatisation of a Landesbank completed
Stefan Ermisch, CEO HAMBURG/KIEL – HSH Nordbank AG is today embarking on its future as the first successfully privatised Landesbank in Germany. The commercial bank’s new shareholders, who are independent of each other, are Cerberus Capital Management, J. C. Flowers & Co., GoldenTree Asset Management,...
November 28th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Shipfinance | Read More

The global insurance market into the red for the first time in six years

The global insurance market into the red for the first time in six years
_ Maria Mavroudi Over 80% of the global trade, by volume, relies on Shipping to transport goods. The global seaborne trade is expanding, supported also by the 2018 upswing in the world economy.  After a long period of stagnation, the world economy is finally strengthening. In 2017, global economic growth...
November 28th, 2018 | Featured, Insight, Marine Insurance, Reports | Read More

May deal faces near-impossible hurdles, In conversation with Caroline Atkinson

May deal faces near-impossible hurdles, In conversation with Caroline Atkinson
British PM Theresa May Commentary: May deal faces near-impossible hurdles By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore Prime Minister Theresa May would almost certainly try to counter a rejection of her Brexit deal in the UK parliament by returning with an amended version to avoid the more dramatic alternatives....
November 28th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,339: The roulette wheel keeps turning. It all depends on what day of the week you fix

The BDI@1,339: The roulette wheel keeps turning. It all depends on what day of the week you fix
John Faraclas The BDI@1,339: The roulette wheel keeps turning. It all depends on what day of the week you fix. Just compare to only 5 days ago (22/11) and see what you get out of this. The BCI has exactly doubled whilst Handies and Supras are completely flat; all the Capes heading to China. Geopolitics...
November 27th, 2018 | Associations, Classification Societies, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, Reports, Technical, Technology | Read More

“Amerika Square” triumphs in Piccadilly Circus!

“Amerika Square” triumphs in Piccadilly Circus!
Marblemen Productions receive the Founders Award for Sustainability on the Big Screen from Surina Narula MBE © Photo by Yakir Zur On Monday 26th November, 2018 at the iconic building of BAFTA in Piccadilly, London, “Amerika Square”, the Greek feature film which represented Greece at the 90th Academy...
November 27th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Film Industry, Immigration | Read More