Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Damen Landing Utility Vessel 1608 unveiled for aquaculture industry

Damen Landing Utility Vessel 1608 unveiled for  aquaculture industry
The “Lady Rebecca” – aft section Damen Landing Utility Vessel 1608 unveiled for  aquaculture industry D-day for new fish farm landing craft On 26th July, Damen Shipyards Group and Coastal Workboats Scotland unveiled a new vessel for the aquaculture industry in Oban, Scotland. The unveiling...
August 2nd, 2019 | Fisheries, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Join in the festivities of the August 15 holiday in Attica, under the majestic full moon!

Join in the festivities of the August 15 holiday in Attica, under the majestic full moon!
The full moon above the Temple of Posidon at Cape Sounion Join in the festivities of the August 15 holiday in Attica, under the majestic full moon! The greatest religious holiday of the summer and the most enchanting full moon of the year in a magical combination! This August in Attica we visit beautiful...
August 1st, 2019 | Environment, Events, Maritime Tourism, Religion, Tourism | Read More

Accelerating Islamic finance growth, International capital markets conference

Accelerating Islamic finance growth, International capital markets conference
… Accelerating Islamic finance growth, International capital markets conference Commentary: Accelerating Islamic finance growth By Mohamed Damak in Dubai Total Islamic finance assets increased by only around 2% in 2018, compared with 10% in 2017. The market is unlikely to fare much better in the...
August 1st, 2019 | Banking, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Finance, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI down – yet again @1,868: a midsummer’s tempest…?

The BDI down – yet again @1,868: a midsummer’s tempest…?
John Faraclas The BDI down – yet again @1,868: a midsummer’s tempest…? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 31 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,868… The Geopolitics continue not just to be enigmatically perplexed or getting worse, the will soon produce simultaneously too many issues detrimental...
July 31st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tenders | Read More

Throughput of Taganrog sea commercial port in H1 2019

Throughput of Taganrog sea commercial port in H1 2019
Throughput of Taganrog sea commercial port in H1 2019 In the first half of 2019, Taganrog Sea Commercial Port JSC (TagSCP, a company of UCL Holding) handled 554,000 tonnes of cargo, down 11%, year-on-year. The decrease should be attributed to business decline in foreign trade market dealing with the...
July 31st, 2019 | News, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

On the road to a US-German trade war, Libor’s evolution, scandals and future

On the road to a US-German trade war, Libor’s evolution, scandals and future
US president Donald Trump with German Chancellor Angela Merkel On the road to a US-German trade war, Libor’s evolution, scandals and future Commentary: On the road to a US-German trade war By Desmond Lachman in Washington At around $300bn, Germany has the world’s largest external surplus....
July 31st, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Marine Kidnap & Ransom Cover / Cyber Extortion Extension

Marine Kidnap & Ransom Cover / Cyber Extortion Extension
. Marine Kidnap & Ransom Cover / Cyber Extortion Extension Steamship Mutual Club Circular L.330 Marine Kidnap & Ransom Cover  – Cyber Extortion Extension       30 July 2019 Steamship Mutual has for a number of years offered its Members cover for marine Kidnap & Ransom risks. This...
July 30th, 2019 | Corruption, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Marine and logistics company, Williams Shipping, is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019.

Marine and logistics company, Williams Shipping, is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019.
All the Directors and partners. Jonathan Williams (MD Logistics), Victoria Williams, Ulla Williams, Philip Williams (MD Marine), Colin Williams (Director) Heather Williams, Chris Williams (Director – Willbox), Emily Walden, Mary Williams, Eric Williams (Chairman) Marine and logistics company, Williams...
July 30th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Anniversaries, Company Profiles, Energy, Events, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, People and Places, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Diana reports financial results for Q2 and six months ended 30 June 2019

Diana reports financial results for Q2 and six months ended 30 June 2019
DIANA SHIPPING INC. REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS  FOR THE second quarter AND six months ended June 30, 2019  ATHENS, GREECE, July 30, 2019 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today reported a net loss of...
July 30th, 2019 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipmanagement, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Deciphering FOMC rate-cut rationale, Digital currencies special report

Deciphering FOMC rate-cut rationale, Digital currencies special report
. Deciphering FOMC rate-cut rationale, Digital currencies special report Commentary: Deciphering FOMC rate-cut rationale By Mark Sobel in Washington It’s not easy steering monetary policy given the need to anticipate the future amid tweets and challenges to central bank ‘independence’,...
July 30th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Reports | Read More

The BDI down @1922: the heat is on for Geopolitics too

The BDI down @1922: the heat is on for Geopolitics too
John Faraclas The BDI down @1922: the heat is on for Geopolitics too The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 15 points earlier on today and now stands at 1922 points as the Panamaxes fell sharply. Geopolitics in total mess all over Planet Ocean and BREXIT will cause upheavals. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
July 29th, 2019 | Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices | Read More

Helene Schjerfbeck. Royal Academy revelation

Helene Schjerfbeck. Royal Academy revelation
Helene Schjerfbeck, Self-portrait, Black Background – detail Helene Schjerfbeck. Royal Academy revelation  By James Brewer All hail Helene Schjerfbeck! Hers is an illustrious name in Finland’s pantheon of modern artists, but she has been sadly overlooked in the UK. No longer, and about time...
July 29th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Performance Shipping Inc., reports financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2019

Performance Shipping Inc., reports financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2019
PERFORMANCE SHIPPING INC. REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS  FOR THE SECOND QUARTER AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2019 ATHENS, GREECE, July 29, 2019 – Performance Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of vessels, today reported a net loss...
July 29th, 2019 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Container shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

International Safety Awards 2020 are launched

International Safety Awards 2020 are launched
James Tye – drawing International Safety Awards 2020 are launched British Safety Council launches new categories of International Safety Awards to celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations who campaign to transform health, safety and wellbeing The British Safety Council’s International...
July 29th, 2019 | Awards, Events, Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

FONASBA Quality Standard now covers 35 countries, 500 companies

FONASBA Quality Standard now covers 35 countries, 500 companies
The Baltic Exchange were the FONASBA HQ’s are FONASBA Quality Standard now covers 35 countries, 500 companies FONASBA’s Quality Standard (FQS), the only quality mark designed by, and specifically for, ship agents and ship brokers, reached another milestone this month when the number of companies...
July 29th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Fixtures, News, Sales and Purchases, Ship Agencies, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

An Enthronement to remember

An Enthronement to remember
From the Sacred Service of the Enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas An Enthronement to remember John Faraclas was there and writes: This was a unique weekend in the Orthodox history of Great Britain; a weekend of events for the Enthronement of his Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and...
July 28th, 2019 | Events, Religion | Read More

10th Hydra Shipping Conference – 14 Sept. 2019: The Controversy in Shipping – Is it Justifiable?

10th Hydra Shipping Conference – 14 Sept. 2019:  The Controversy in Shipping – Is it Justifiable?
. 10th Hydra Shipping Conference Saturday September 14th, 2019 Theme: The Controversy in Shipping – Is it Justifiable? Every September since 2009, the Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots organises the Hydra Shipping Conference in the historic island of Hydra. The gathering has become a tradition in...
July 27th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Desai and Marsh on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Fed ‘overlooking’ US consumers, and more

Desai and Marsh on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Fed ‘overlooking’ US consumers, and more
Boris Johnson Desai and Marsh on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Fed ‘overlooking’ US consumers, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 22-26 July 2019, Vol.10 Ed.30 Most-Read Commentary Johnson’s grim political arithmetic: The British...
July 27th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Markets, News, Reports | Read More

What a week that was: Turbulent markets and perplexed geopolitics

What a week that was: Turbulent markets and perplexed geopolitics
John Faraclas What a week that was: Turbulent markets and perplexed geopolitics The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell ten points earlier on today and now stands at 1,937; it also fell 233 points since last week’s 2,170!!! That was a fall thanks to the Capes’ “performance”! The Geopolitical aspects...
July 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana sells panamax “Nirefs”

Diana sells panamax “Nirefs”
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES THE SALE  OF A PANAMAX DRY BULK VESSEL, THE M/V NIREFS ATHENS, GREECE, July 26, 2019 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has signed, through a separate...
July 26th, 2019 | News, Sales and Purchases, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Panasonic equips exploration expedition “Under The Pole III” with rugged mobile devices

Panasonic equips exploration expedition “Under The Pole III” with rugged mobile devices
Under The Pole III has arrived in French Polynesia. After a couple of weeks of workshop with the scientists of the CRIOBE to prepare for the upcoming scientific program ”Deep Hope” focusing on mesophotic corals, the program is done in Moorea and Bora Bora is the next island to be explored. Panasonic...
July 26th, 2019 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The BDI@1947: the fall?

The BDI@1947: the fall?
John Faraclas The BDI@1947: the fall? The BDI lost 67 points earlier on today given that its two main drivers the Capes – mainly and to a lesser extent the Panamaxes fell. Above all the psychological threshold of 2,000 was lost! Geopolitics: still getting worse. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
July 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Weather | Read More

A letter from Maritime UK to New Prime Minister

A letter from Maritime UK to New Prime Minister
. Maritime UK has today written to the new UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. The letter, from Maritime UK Chair, Harry Theochari, stresses the importance of the sector to national prosperity, and identifies key priorities for the UK’s maritime industries. These include protecting freedom of navigation,...
July 25th, 2019 | Associations, Letters, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

Scotline Marine Holdings Ltd orders third vessel from Royal Bodewes

Scotline Marine Holdings Ltd orders third vessel from Royal Bodewes
The “Scot Explorer”; her transom Scotline Marine Holdings Ltd orders third vessel from Royal Bodewes Scotline Marine Holdings Ltd is pleased to announce the order from the Royal Bodewes Shipyard of newbuilding number 750 to be named Scot Ranger with Swedish/Finnish Ice Class 1A. After the...
July 25th, 2019 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Human Rights at Sea Latest News: Pacific Fisheries Abuses: Testimony of Fijian Fishing Widows, Mother and Sister

Human Rights at Sea Latest News: Pacific Fisheries Abuses: Testimony of Fijian Fishing Widows, Mother and Sister
Pacific Fisheries Abuses: Testimony of Fijian Fishing Widows, Mother and Sister 24th July 2019 “He was stabbed with a knife below his heart by a Chinese crewman.” London. UK. In partnership with Fijian-based NGO, Pacific Dialogue, Human Rights at Sea publishes the fifth case study in the current...
July 25th, 2019 | Fisheries | Read More