Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Summer blues with the BDI@1,341…

Summer blues with the BDI@1,341…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fall further earlier on today losing six points and on a weekly count 104 points – 1,341 from 1,445 points… Geopolitics are as crucial as ever and be prepared soon for the inevitable as things continue to deteriorate. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly brief...
June 22nd, 2018 | Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 22 June 2018

HFW Insurance Bulletin 22 June 2018
Costas Frangeskides, partner HFW INSURANCE BULLETIN, JUNE 2018 EDITION 3 In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Market developments; HFW Publications and events 1. Regulation and legislation UK: FCA regulation of claims management companies: FCA consults on proposed rules Following a review of claims...
June 22nd, 2018 | Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Portugal Shipping Week 2018 – Register Free

Portugal Shipping Week 2018 – Register Free
.. MARITIME BUSINESS NETWORKING OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY 17-21 SEPTEMBER 2018 – LISBON Portugal Shipping Week, hosted in the country’s stunningly attractive capital city, will showcase Portugal’s role as a global shipping and logistics maritime centre and highlight Lisbon’s soaring prominence...
June 22nd, 2018 | Cruise Industry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Holidays, News | Read More

Baleària celebrates 20 years committed to energy efficiency, digitization and the opening of new international routes

Baleària celebrates 20 years committed to energy efficiency, digitization and the opening of new international routes
Baleària’s  “Bahama Mama” The shipping company’s expansion has been continuous ever since it was founded in 1988, and it currently operates 21 routes in five countries with a fleet of 30 ships The Sustainable Development Goals mark the roadmap for the company, which has undertaken...
June 22nd, 2018 | Anniversaries, Cruise Industry, News | Read More

The Market dries up… Caution?

The Market dries up… Caution?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its downfall and earlier on today lost 26 points standing at 1,347. Geopolitics with trade wars beginning more than crucial… John Faraclas daily market brief: The Capes’ fall was reduced to 52 points (it was 97 yesterday) and the BCI now reads 2,038,...
June 21st, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff

Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff
Anthony Georgieff. Jewish Bulgaria, photography by Anthony Georgieff By James Brewer A half-forgotten chapter of 20th European century history emerges from the shadows in a new exhibition in London. The episode has its shameful elements but is one that in large part brings out the better predispositions...
June 21st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Insight, Photography, Religion | Read More

AM BestTV features Captive Conference industry leaders

AM BestTV features Captive Conference industry leaders
Bermuda: the place Hamilton, Bermuda, June 21, 2018: Deputy Premier Walter Roban was among industry and government leaders interviewed by AM BestTV’s Meg Green during this month’s 14th annual Bermuda Captive Conference at the Fairmont Southampton.  The three-day conference registered...
June 21st, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Optimising the Norwegian Continental Shelf…

Optimising the Norwegian Continental Shelf…
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has started work with AkerBP for maintenance optimization of its Skarv FPSO infrastructure and equipment on a test project in Norway. Optimising the Norwegian Continental Shelf: Project between AkerBP and Lloyd’s Register tests latest software to optimise maintenance activities...
June 21st, 2018 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Approval Explorer – a new search engine to identify, locate and contact certified service suppliers and product manufacturers

Approval Explorer – a new search engine to identify, locate and contact certified service suppliers and product manufacturers
The new Approval Explorer allows users to identify, locate and contact Bureau Veritas approved service suppliers or manufacturers Paris-La Défense, France, June 21, 2018 – Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore today launched the latest addition to their end-to-end and integrated platform of digital...
June 21st, 2018 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Liberia backs Australia’s push for IMO reform

Liberia backs Australia’s push for IMO reform
Scott Bergeron The Liberian Registry has confirmed its support for an initiative by Australia calling on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reconsider transparency and the role of industry bodies in the organisation. Liberia is the largest flag state to support the push by Australia, which...
June 20th, 2018 | Flags, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Markets unsustainable yet again with the BDI@ 1,373…

Markets unsustainable yet again with the BDI@ 1,373…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 46 points; Geopolitics coupled with the trade warring aspect of tariffs and other measures due, are already creating havoc, even among allies… John Faraclas brief midweek recap: The Capes lost nearly 100 points, to be precise 97 and the...
June 20th, 2018 | Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Fraport scorns general aviation in Greece

Fraport scorns general aviation in Greece
Dr Chris Leontopoulos, Vice-President of the Hellenic Pilots Association 12TH “AVIATION – PRESENT AND FUTURE” CONFERENCE INTERVENTION OF THE HELLENIC PILOTS ASSOCIATION The scientific conference with subject “AVIATION – PRESENT AND FUTURE” was held in Athens for the twelfth year and presented...
June 20th, 2018 | Aviation, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 23 points earlier on today as all dry indices – except the BSI fell. Geopolitics and its short term outcome – don’t ask for the medium or long term, are more than crucial. John Faraclas’ daily market and geopolitics recap: The...
June 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Qualifying teams announced for human-powered submarine races (eISR 2018)

Qualifying teams announced for human-powered submarine races (eISR 2018)
Submarine-4 UVIC In July, university teams from around the world will travel to QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin in Gosport, UK to compete in the fourth biennial European International Submarine Races. This unique engineering and sporting challenge has students design, build and race human-powered submarines...
June 19th, 2018 | Associations, IMarEST, Underwater Shipping | Read More

‘Think global, act local’: Harbour Life presents the people behind the Port of Antwerp

‘Think global, act local’: Harbour Life presents the people behind the Port of Antwerp
Harbourlife – Patick Verhoeven With the English edition of ‘Harbour Life’ the Antwerp-based publisher Pandora returns to its maritime roots. ‘Harbour Life’ presents the full gamut of life in the Port of Antwerp. In four walking and cycling tours through the city and port, author Patrick...
June 19th, 2018 | Books, Company Profiles, News, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Shelf Drilling for listing

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Shelf Drilling for listing
19/06/2018 – At its meeting on 19 June 2018, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to admit the shares in Shelf Drilling, Ltd. to listing on Oslo Børs. It is stipulated that the company prior to the first day of listing must satisfy the listing requirements on Oslo Børs. If the requirements...
June 19th, 2018 | News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI fells; Geopolitics muddy

The BDI fells; Geopolitics muddy
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points since last Friday and now stands at 1,442. Geopolitics muddy as usual and caution should be observed. John Faraclas’ brief market recap:the fall The Capes managed to gain five points with the BCI reading 2,228 points...
June 18th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Weather | Read More

Damen and Saab announce partnership to participate on the tender for the Tamandaré Class Corvette

Damen and Saab announce partnership to participate on the tender for the Tamandaré Class Corvette
Damen and Saab announce partnership to participate on the tender for the Tamandaré Class Corvette In order to meet the needs of the Brazilian Navy, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and Saab come together to develop the project that will supply four Tamandaré Class corvettes. The companies are world-leading...
June 18th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Tidetech unveils data-driven vision for next generation voyage optimisation

Tidetech unveils data-driven vision for next generation voyage optimisation
The Tidetech Data Cube can generate metocean data at different resolutions for different parts of a voyage and focus on sections with greatest optimisation potential. Cutting edge technology enables owners and operators to access historical and forecast weather data in multiple resolutions with output...
June 18th, 2018 | News, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology, Weather | Read More

IMCA to provide insight into important aspects of DP

IMCA to provide insight into important aspects of DP
Capt Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, IMCA IMCA’s Technical Adviser and Workgroup Chairman to speak at 8th DP Asia Conference & Exhibition The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, and Captain Mike...
June 18th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

All afloat at Bureau Veritas’ Posidonia 2018 splash at Ecali Club

All afloat at Bureau Veritas’ Posidonia 2018 splash at Ecali Club
l to r: George Andreadis,  Ioanna Procopiou, Paillette Palaiologou , Mike Kasmas and Redouane Assad Further to our inclusion in our daily market recap, geopolitics and events on the 24th of May, we bring you tonight a bit more with pictures from the Reception and Dinner that the  Management of Bureau...
June 15th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Events, News, People and Places | Read More

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up with an extra dozen points since yesterday and now stands at 1,445 points. On a weekly basis the 54 points  – up from 1,391 points since last Friday the 8th of June, is something to build on… Geopolitics and trade wars do not leave room for experiments....
June 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Leading maritime companies sign gender diversity pledge

Leading maritime companies sign gender diversity pledge
Anne-Marie Mountfield Industry body Maritime UK says the Women in Maritime pledge and its Taskforce will address fairness, equality and inclusion in the sector Leading members of industry body Maritime UK have signed a pledge aimed at supporting gender diversity and inclusion across the sector. The Women...
June 15th, 2018 | News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

HFW boosts Greek ship finance with partner appointment and senior associate hire as office celebrates 25th Anniversary

HFW boosts Greek ship finance with partner appointment  and senior associate hire as office celebrates 25th Anniversary
Sector-focused law firm HFW has boosted its leading Greek ship finance practice with the promotion of Piraeus consultant Kalliopi Karaiskaki to partner and the hire of senior associate Dimitra Gelti. Kalliopi has also been appointed as head of the firm’s ship finance practice in Piraeus. The moves...
June 15th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Bolidt gets a warm reception from polar cruise operators

Bolidt gets a warm reception from polar cruise operators
The National Geographic “Explorer” The well-established position of Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems decking and flooring in mainstream cruise ship and superyacht markets has been quickly converted into a series of business wins in the fast-emerging polar expedition cruise ship sector. The...
June 15th, 2018 | Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More