Archive for the ‘News’ Category

British Marine sees Marine Showcase sell out at brand new Expo

British Marine sees Marine Showcase sell out at brand new Expo
Lesley Robinson Stand space for British Marine Expo’s brand new Marine Showcase is fully sold out following overwhelming interest from companies looking to promote their brand at the one-of-a-kind, two day event. Taking place on 26-27 March 2019 at the impressive St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton,...
February 14th, 2019 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, News | Read More

IMCA publishes guidelines on the shared use of ROV sensors

IMCA publishes guidelines on the shared use of ROV sensors
Nick Hough, IMCA’s Technical Adviser, responsible for IMCA’s Health, Safety, Security & Environment Committer Potential to improve efficiency and reduce costs The International Marine Contractors Association’s(IMCA) has published ‘Guidelines for the Shared Use of Sensors for ROV...
February 14th, 2019 | Associations, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Italy headed for ‘vicious’ debt crisis, Hard currencies outlook

Italy headed for ‘vicious’ debt crisis, Hard currencies outlook
Commentary: Italy headed for ‘vicious’ debt crisis By Desmond Lachman in Washington Italy has succumbed to its third recession in a decade. Its government is becoming more radical in a manner that is unlikely to revive flagging investor confidence in the country. It is now openly attacking...
February 14th, 2019 | News | Read More

The BDI@608: Revival?

The BDI@608: Revival?
John Faraclas For a second day the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) saw a light improvement  since yesterday despite the continue fall of the Capes. Developments in Geopolitics must be watched as they might produce unwanted detrimental situations… John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: These 10 points today was...
February 13th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Holidays, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The port of Marseille-Fos sets the path towards the maritime data-hub concept…

The port of Marseille-Fos sets the path towards the maritime data-hub concept…
  The port of Marseille-Fos sets the path towards the maritime data-hub concept: a global digital gateway offering smart and reliable landing infrastructure for subsea cables Globalization does not simply mean more ships; it also means more information flows. No wonder that data traffic is predicted...
February 13th, 2019 | Construction, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel

DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
l to r: Alberto Iglesias, Managing Director at Metalships & Docks, Jorge Dahl, Business Development Manager Iberia at DNV GL, and Vicente Santiago, Commercial Manager at Metalships & Docks (Source: DNV GL). Vigo, Spain, 13 February 2019: ​DNV GL has been awarded a contract for the classification...
February 13th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Sailing, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Day | 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

Bermuda life insurance sector marks 2018 growth

Bermuda life insurance sector marks 2018 growth
Members of BILTIR and the BDA joinedPremier Burt and Ministers Dickinson and Cainesfor a lunch hosted by the government this monthto discuss the long-term sector’s growth Hamilton, Bermuda, February 12, 2019 – Bermuda’s long-term insurance and reinsurance industry is marking a banner...
February 12th, 2019 | Events, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Venezuela’s death spiral, Germany and the UK after Brexit

Venezuela’s death spiral, Germany and the UK after Brexit
Nicolás Maduro Commentary: Venezuela’s death spiral By Steve Hanke in Baltimore Under President Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela has fallen ever further into an economic death spiral. Evidence of this comes from Venezuela’s inflation rate, which is running at 139,839% per year. At the same time...
February 12th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Country Profiles, Finance | Read More

The BDI@595: loud and clear!

The BDI@595: loud and clear!
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) lost, thanks to Posidon, just six points since last Friday the  8th of February, and let’s hope this disastrous skyfall will end soon. Geopolitics getting off hand. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes still the big looser...
February 11th, 2019 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces additional support for 2019 Induction Dinner

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces additional support for 2019 Induction Dinner
..  February 11, 2019 – The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is pleased to announce additional support for its Induction Ceremony & Dinner on the evening of Monday 8 April 2019 at Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall.  Unique in the shipping world, the annual dinner event generates a high level...
February 11th, 2019 | Awards, Charity, Events, Person Profiles | Read More

OMFIF – new speakers to discuss central bank gender diversity

OMFIF – new speakers to discuss central bank gender diversity
   OMFIF is pleased to announce two new speakers joining the panel to discuss the 2019 Gender Balance Index and how to encourage diversity in the traditionally male-dominated financial sector: Martin Taylor, member of the financial policy committee, Bank of England Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, founder...
February 11th, 2019 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR | Read More

Unforgettable Mrs Niki Goulandris…

Unforgettable Mrs Niki Goulandris…
…  Unforgettable Mrs Niki Goulandris, we thank you for everything you have contributed for the protection of the environment in our country. With great sorrow we were informed of the passing away of Niki Goulandris. Τhe Museum of Natural History will remind us all, in the years to come, of her...
February 11th, 2019 | Charity, Environment, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, News, Obituaries, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography | 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

The BDI@601; enough to buy a pair of jeans…

The BDI@601; enough to buy a pair of jeans…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week down to 601 points – minus nine points since yesterday and 44 since last week’s closing when the BDI stood at 645 points. Geopolitics in total disarray. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The Capes despite a “stabilization” continue...
February 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | 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

Capt. Prashant Widge of A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Blue MBA acclaimed in AMBA Excellence Awards

Capt. Prashant Widge of A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Blue MBA acclaimed in AMBA Excellence Awards
l to r: Sean Molony, Dr Malcolm Willingale, John Faraclas, Captain Prashant Widge, Irene Rosberg and Dr Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard Capt. Prashant Widge of A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Blue MBA acclaimed in AMBA Excellence Awards A prestige award has gone to a key corporate sustainability expert at...
February 8th, 2019 | Academia, Awards, Events, HR, Maritime Education and Training, People and Places | Read More

Key fishing vessel safety treaty boosted with accession by Spain

Key fishing vessel safety treaty boosted with accession by Spain
H.E. Mr. Carlos Bastarreche Sagües, Ambassador of Spain to the United Kingdom and Permanent Representative of Spain to IMO, deposited the instrument of accession to the Cape Town Agreement with Secretary-General Lim. Spain is latest country to accede to the International Maritime Organization’s Cape...
February 8th, 2019 | Fisheries, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

Wärtsilä to deliver world’s first hybrid retrofit for short-sea shipping vessel

Wärtsilä to deliver world’s first hybrid retrofit for short-sea shipping vessel
An impression of how the ‘Hagland Captain’ will look after the retrofit of a Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion solution. The conversion will create fuel savings and environmentally sustainable operations. Image copyright: Hagland Shipping AS. Wärtsilä Corporation, 8 February 2019 at 10 am EET The...
February 8th, 2019 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Short Sea Shipping, Technical, Technology | 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

IUMI confronts trade ‘chaos’ as it strives to protect insured clients

IUMI confronts trade ‘chaos’ as it strives to protect insured clients
Richard Turner, IUMI president. IUMI confronts trade ‘chaos’ as it strives to protect insured clients By James Brewer London’s marine insurance market is going through one of its toughest periods in recent years, the president of the International Union of Marine Insurance has warned. The twin...
February 7th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance | Read More

Yevgeny Primakov named Support Vessel of the Year

Yevgeny Primakov named Support Vessel of the Year
The “Yevgeny Primakov” – picture cedits: Sovcomflot Yevgeny Primakov, an icebreaking standby vessel owned and operated by Sovcomflot, has been awarded the 2019 Support Vessel of the Year by Offshore Support Journal, an international trade publication. The official award ceremony was...
February 7th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Awards, Icebreakers, News | Read More

Powell pivots to patience, Roundtable with Hans Vijlbrief

Powell pivots to patience, Roundtable with Hans Vijlbrief
US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Commentary: Powell pivots to patience By Darrell Delamaide in Washington US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell wanted to make sure everyone understood that the Fed has changed its stance and that patience is the new byword. Not gradual rises in interest rates,...
February 7th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

The BDI@629: stuck, coincidence, the beginning of an upturn…? Time will tell!

The BDI@629: stuck, coincidence, the beginning of an upturn…? Time will tell!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained unchanged at 629 points “offering” a deep breath to all… Time, as per our titles ending, will tell… We still advise CAUTION! Geopolitics still messy and perplexed and MP Costis Hatzidakis of Greece’s opposition vice president of New Democracy...
February 6th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More