Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Bureau Veritas marks remote survey first with Kongsberg Maritime in Bourbon’s ‘Smart Ship’ project

Bureau Veritas marks remote survey first with Kongsberg Maritime in Bourbon’s ‘Smart Ship’ project
Bourbon 508, an OSV stationed off Angola Bureau Veritas marks remote survey first with Kongsberg Maritime in Bourbon’s ‘Smart Ship’ project  Bureau Veritas has successfully completed the first remote inspection and audit survey using Kongsberg’s DP Digital Survey solution on ‘Bourbon 508’,...
March 21st, 2019 | Classification Societies, Energy, News | Read More

Svitzer holds naming ceremony for newest London tug, Svitzer Meridian

Svitzer holds naming ceremony for newest London tug, Svitzer Meridian
.. Svitzer holds naming ceremony for newest London tug, Svitzer Meridian Event on the Thames, in partnership with National Grid Grain LNG and Sanmar, celebrates latest addition to ten-strong London fleet  LONDON, 21 March, 2019: In London, leading global towage operator Svitzer and key partners have...
March 21st, 2019 | Events, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Next financial crisis may eclipse 2008, OMFIF-British Chamber of Commerce Singapore meeting

Next financial crisis may eclipse 2008, OMFIF-British Chamber of Commerce Singapore meeting
Commentary: Next financial crisis may eclipse 2008 By Desmond Lachman in Washington It is difficult to forecast when the next global economic recession will happen. It is much easier to predict its severity. Among the more disturbing vulnerabilities of the global economy is the large amount of debt spawned...
March 21st, 2019 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, News | Read More

Trump must ‘get real on trade’, In conversation with Nellie Liang

Trump must ‘get real on trade’, In conversation with Nellie Liang
US President Donald Trump mentary: Trump must ‘get real on trade’ By Steve Hanke in Baltimore The US trade deficit is not made by foreigners who engage in unfair trade practices; it is homegrown. To the extent that domestic savings in the US fall short of domestic investments, the economy...
March 20th, 2019 | News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets et al; Panama Maritime Convention 2019 super day two…

Markets et al; Panama Maritime Convention 2019 super day two…
Anny Zade and John Faraclas Markets et al; Panama Maritime Convention 2019 super day two… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another nine points yet again – same as yesterday and now reads 712… We are heading for lows once again, equally for geopolitics… Panama Maritime’s second day Conference...
March 19th, 2019 | Canals, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Inland Waterways, Logistics, Marinas, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Globar Cruise Industry meets at Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019

Globar Cruise Industry meets at Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019
. Piraeus, 19 March 2019 – GLOBAL CRUISE INDUSTRY MEETS AT POSIDONIA SEA TOURISM FORUM 2019 Event’s growing role fueled by Greece’s status as top cruise destination, impending port privatisations and a return to stability of regional geopolitical hotspots The biennial Posidonia Sea Tourism...
March 19th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Industry | Read More

Panama Maritime makes a big splash…

Panama Maritime makes a big splash…
.. Panama Maritime makes a big splash… Panama Maritime makes a big splash north and south in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with a spectacular kick start at the Megapolis Convention Centre with over 400 delegates, speakers, guests and shipping dignitaries from all over Planet Ocean. A great opening...
March 18th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, News, Story of the Month | Read More

Desmond Lachman on Brexit, David Marsh on ECB pressures, and more

Desmond Lachman on Brexit, David Marsh on ECB pressures, and more
Desmond Lachman on Brexit, David Marsh on ECB pressures, and more 11-15 March 2019 Vol.10 Ed.11 COMMENTARY Missing out on monetary normalisation The European Central Bank’s postponement of its first post-financial crisis interest rate increases exposes it to pressures which will weigh on the bank’s...
March 16th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, News, Reports | Read More

The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem…

The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI@730; an uplift (?) amid mega geopolitical mayhem… What a week that was, eh! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 53 points earlier on today and 81 since last week’s 649! Geopolitics with the BREXIT saga enigmatically perplexed,  as well as with the unprecedented bankruptcy of...
March 15th, 2019 | Canals, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

American P&I Club: Circular no. 08/19 – Pre-employment medical (PEME) Program

American P&I Club: Circular no. 08/19 – Pre-employment medical (PEME) Program
Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Managers for The American Club From the American P & I Club:  MARCH 15, 2019   CIRCULAR NO. 08/19   TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION   Dear Member:   PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION (PEME) PROGRAM: CHANGE TO THE EXAMINATION FORM...
March 15th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Medical, News, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

London International Shipping Week • Latest news

London International Shipping Week • Latest news
The Square Mile Industry support for LISW19 goes from strength to strength Six months before the start of this year’s London International Shipping Week, the number of official sponsors, supporting organisations and media partners looks set to smash all previous records, underlining the importance...
March 15th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Former SKANReg leader to retire as new head plans for growth

Former SKANReg leader to retire as new head plans for growth
Nigel Smith Former SKANReg leader to retire as new head plans for growth Nigel Smith, inaugural International Registrar of the London-headquartered St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg), is retiring in May after 47 years in the shipping industry.   Mr Smith, 62, is a former seagoing...
March 13th, 2019 | Flags, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces the Filing of its 2018 Annual Report on Form 20-F

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces the Filing of its 2018 Annual Report on Form 20-F
DIANA SHIPPING INC. ANNOUNCES THE FILING OF ITS 2018 ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 20-F  ATHENS, GREECE, March 13, 2019 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that on March 12, 2019 it filed its 2018...
March 13th, 2019 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

CSA 2020 Wins Green Shipping Award

CSA 2020 Wins Green Shipping Award
Charis Plakantonaki and Christopher Fee collected the Green4Sea award on behalf of CSA 2020 CSA 2020 Wins Green Shipping Award The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has won the Clean Shipping category of this year’s Green4Sea Awards, which took place yesterday in Athens, Greece. CSA 2020 was...
March 13th, 2019 | Awards, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment | Read More

‘Superstar firms’ fuel price volatility, Roundtable with Ambassador Patrick Suckling

‘Superstar firms’ fuel price volatility, Roundtable with Ambassador Patrick Suckling
‘Superstar firms’ fuel price volatility, Roundtable with Ambassador Patrick Suckling Commentary: ‘Superstar firms’ fuel price volatility By Pierre Ortlieb in London Globalisation and technological advances have allowed a small number of firms to become dominant within their industries....
March 13th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

BREXIT: Twist and Shout

BREXIT: Twist and Shout
.. BREXIT: Twist and Shout The romantics will definitely sing the Beatles song “Twist and Shout” – just read and paraphrase the lyrics and you will see what I mean. The hard “…rockers” will simply wonder by saying: “Who’s calling a fast one on the United Kingdom, eh?” Whatever, it is...
March 12th, 2019 | Breaking News, Politics and Government | Read More

Missing out on monetary normalisation, Gender Balance Index 2019

Missing out on monetary normalisation, Gender Balance Index 2019
Mario Draghi Missing out on monetary normalisation, Gender Balance Index 2019 Commentary: Missing out on monetary normalisation By David Marsh in Boston The European Central Bank’s postponement until at least 2020 of its first post-financial crisis interest rate increase could mean it will miss...
March 12th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, News, Reports | Read More

Major partnership announced between The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and The Five Deeps Expedition

Major partnership announced between The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and The Five Deeps Expedition
Victor Vescovo (left) and Dr Graham Allen sign the Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Dr Mathias Jonas, Secretary General of the International Hydrographic Organization (Photograph: IHO) Major partnership announced between The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and The Five Deeps...
March 11th, 2019 | Underwater Shipping | Read More

Maersk Supply Service secures second walk-to-work contract with Total Denmark

Maersk Supply Service secures second walk-to-work contract with Total Denmark
The “Maersk Involver” Maersk Supply Service secures second walk-to-work contract with Total Denmark  Newbuild vessel, Maersk Involver, has been fixed for 161 days to support maintenance of the DAN F platform located offshore Esbjerg for walk-to-walk and accommodation services. The contract...
March 11th, 2019 | Energy, News, Supply ships, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Women’s year in shipping 2019 makes a big splash right from the beginning

Women’s year in shipping 2019 makes a big splash right from the beginning
The Lifebuoy of my life – readily prepared by that She… Women’s year in shipping 2019 makes a big splash right from the beginning You all know that I owe everything in shipping to women; they all acted and continue to act as a lifebuoy every single day of my life. All women in my life played...
March 8th, 2019 | Anniversaries, HR, Insight, Special Surveys, Story of the Month, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

International Women’s Day – IMO women in maritime profiles launch

International Women’s Day – IMO women in maritime profiles launch
Today, IMO launches a video trailer for a forthcoming film which will showcase success stories of how IMO’s Women in Maritime programme has benefited women in ports, on the shoreside and on ships. A series of profiles of individual women also launches today, helping to inspire the next generation. Think...
March 8th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Comment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Greek Controlled Shipping Statistics 2019

Greek Controlled Shipping Statistics 2019
The Baltic Exchange Building were the GSCC’s offices are GREEK CONTROLLED SHIPPING Αn information paper based on data provided to the GSCC by IHS Markit For the 32nd consecutive year the GSCC presents statistical data, in the form of 11 tables on Greek controlled ships over 1,000 GT, registered...
March 8th, 2019 | Headlines, Insight, Statistics | Read More

Maritime UK makes a splash on International Women’s Day

Maritime UK makes a splash on International Women’s Day
Harry TheochariChair of Maritime UK Maritime UK makes a splash on International Women’s Day by launching two brand new initiatives aimed at boosting gender diversity within the maritime sector  •    Maritime UK’s Women in Maritime Taskforce will meet in Belfast today to launch two new initiatives...
March 8th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

New funding to support Women into Maritime Careers

New funding to support Women into Maritime Careers
Nusrat Ghani MP, Maritime Minister  More young women will be encouraged to embark on a career at sea thanks to new funding announced on International Women’s Day (Friday 8 March) by Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani.  Educational charity, the 1851 Trust, has been given £100,000 by the Department for...
March 8th, 2019 | Jobs, News, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Panamaxes “join” Capes in pulling down the BDI@657

Panamaxes “join” Capes in pulling down the BDI@657
John Faraclas The BDI@657; Capes and Panamaxes fall… Panamaxes “join” Capes in pulling down the BDI@657 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down seven points; Geopolitics remain dodgy and perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes lost 34 points and the BCI now stands at 236 points…...
March 7th, 2019 | Arrest of ships, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More