Archive for the ‘News’ Category

LR and UMAS release new ‘Zero-Emission Vessels Transition Pathways’ study

LR and UMAS release new ‘Zero-Emission Vessels Transition Pathways’ study
  Katherine H. Palmer 29 January 2019 – Today, Lloyd’s Register (LR) and University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) have released ‘Zero-Emission Vessels Transition Pathways’, a study that aims to show what is needed to enable the transition, both at the ship and supply infrastructure...
January 29th, 2019 | Academia, Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Insight | Read More

IMCA seminar on the use of the competence e-Portfolio

IMCA seminar on the use of the competence e-Portfolio
Nick Hough, IMCA Technical Adviser – HSSE, Offshore Survey and ROV  IMCA SEMINAR ON THE USE OF THE COMPETENCE e-PORTFOLIO Understanding the advantages of IMCA’s competence e-portfolio How the e-portfolio works in practice Seminar – 5 February 2019, Aberdeen The International Marine Contractors...
January 29th, 2019 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Education and Training, HR, Jobs, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

The BDI@ 852: the effect is shuttering

The BDI@ 852: the effect is shuttering
John Faraclas The BDI ended with another loss making day, minus 53 points; Geopolitics become more than weird. John Faraclas daily briefing: An expected fall as the Dry Market begins to dry out! The Capes’ BCI lost nearly 100 points – 99 to be precise! At 1,631 and with the 1,700 point-base lost...
January 28th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Naval ambition and rustic harmony: the art of members of Kiev Union of Artists

Naval ambition and rustic harmony: the art of members of Kiev Union of Artists
Naval cadet. Oil painting by Grigori Minski. Naval ambition and rustic harmony: the art of members of Kiev Union of Artists By James Brewer Posing a little nervously, the cadet stands solitary and proud on the deck of his ship, which presumably lies close to the Ukrainian shore of the Black Sea. He is...
January 28th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

SAL Heavy Lift delivers bridge sections from China to Norway

SAL Heavy Lift delivers bridge sections from China to Norway
MV Trina discharging unit 1.2 73,8 x 5,5 x 5,8 m – 321 t Hamburg, 28 January 2019 – SAL Heavy Lift delivers 12 bridge sections for the Beitstadsundbrua bridge from China to Norway. The final bridge is part of the largest road construction project in northern Trøndelag, will measure 580 m in...
January 28th, 2019 | Construction, News | Read More

B&M increases imports through the Port of Liverpool

B&M increases imports through the Port of Liverpool
A Maersk Line vessel docking at the Port of Liverpool B&M, one of the UK’s leading variety retailers, has announced it is increasing its cargo into the Port of Liverpool by 30 per cent following frustrations with delay-struck southern ports. After completing a successful trial at the port, the...
January 28th, 2019 | Consumers Market, Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Jittery Markets with the BDI@905…

Jittery Markets with the BDI@905…
John Faraclas – picture credits Kenny Hickey The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell substantially from what one proportionally can calculate – do please the analysis and see the fall percentage-wise as well as historically-wise… Triple-digit losses the name of the game… The Geopolitical issues...
January 25th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Religion, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Roots & Rifts at Shoreditch’s Espacio Gallery

Roots & Rifts at Shoreditch’s Espacio Gallery
Marta Boros. Roots & Rifts at Shoreditch’s Espacio Gallery  By James Brewer Polish-born painter Marta Boros continues her autobiographical journey with a new work at the latest group exhibition at Espacio Gallery in London’s trendy Shoreditch. Her bold contribution is entitled Lost in Space,...
January 25th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Appointment of Nikos Benetis as Group Director, Hull & Machinery and Due Diligence Services

Appointment of Nikos Benetis as Group Director, Hull & Machinery and Due Diligence Services
Nikos Benetis LOC Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Nikos Benetis as Group Director of Hull & Machinery and Due Diligence Services. Nikos has been with LOC since 2017, previously in the role of Director of Financial Institution Advisory Services, and takes on his new role as part of...
January 25th, 2019 | Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Person Profiles, Technology | Read More

Euro: Success and vulnerability, Central banks and supervisory tech

Euro: Success and vulnerability, Central banks and supervisory tech
Vitor Constâncio Commentary: Euro – Success and vulnerability By Kat Usita in London Challenges facing Europe’s unfinished monetary union were discussed in a wide-ranging OMFIF London City Lecture with Vitor Constâncio, former vice-president, European Central Bank, Lucrezia Reichlin, London...
January 25th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance | Read More

The BDI@939: brace!

The BDI@939: brace!
John Faraclas – picture credits Kenny Hickey The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 43 points earlier on today –  better than yesterday when the loss was 54 points and let’s hope that things change. The Geopolitics are now entering the worse stage; it will be the beginning of the end… Globalisation...
January 24th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Strong year confirms Marseille Fos growth trend

Strong year confirms Marseille Fos growth trend
Marseille Volumes last year in key areas of activity confirmed Marseille Fos as the leading French cargo and cruise port – a result matched by dynamic progress at its logistics and industrial sites.     Total cargo throughput improved 1% on 2017 to 81 million tonnes.  Standout performances included...
January 24th, 2019 | Markets, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shiprepair, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GAC Norway opens new Arctic Circle branch in response to growing demand

GAC Norway opens new Arctic Circle branch in response to growing demand
GAC Norway’s Regional Manager Henning Kjøs Lien (far right) with the team he is working with at Tromsø: Reidun K. Lie (SIVA representative); Marit Andreassen, Linken (Receptionist & Coordinator) and Dan Røberg (shipping agent). Tromsø, Norway, 24 January 2019 – Growing interest in year-round...
January 24th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry | Read More

Emerging market trials persist, Ahead of the ECB podcast

Emerging market trials persist, Ahead of the ECB podcast
Commentary: Emerging market trials persist By Gary Kleiman in Washington Last year’s thrashing in all emerging market investment classes, with debt, equity and currencies in simultaneous decline for the first time in a decade, prompted reconsideration of allocation rationale into the next decade. Crises...
January 24th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Markets, Reports | Read More

The BDI@982: a disaster waiting to happen

The BDI@982: a disaster waiting to happen
John Faraclas – picture credits Kenny Hickey The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell below the 1,000 points psychological threshold; an expected fall and now reads 982 – minus 54 points. Geopolitics continue to deteriorate all over Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily markets briefing: The Capes’ triple-digit...
January 24th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Finance, HR, Markets, Oceanology, Pollution, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Royal Academy’s new show: Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth

Royal Academy’s new show: Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth
Double billing at new Royal Academy exhibition. Royal Academy’s new show: Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth By James Brewer In what might strike some people as an odd pairing, the Royal Academy of Arts has put together in one spacious show productions of the California-based video artist...
January 23rd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Two key and complementary IMarEST events being held alongside each other for the first time

Two key and complementary IMarEST events being held alongside each other for the first time
Cdr Ian Hassall RN Two influential Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) events – Engine As A Weapon (EAAW VIII) and the Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS 2019) – are to be held for the first time alongside each other at America...
January 23rd, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMarEST, Military, Technical, Technology | Read More

Diving BDI@1,036: it’s the bankrupt global economy stupid…

Diving BDI@1,036: it’s the bankrupt global economy stupid…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 56 points earlier on today and approaches the dangerous zone – which already has each twice within the last two months… Geopolitics despicable; John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes … are “back” with a triple-digit figure loss 132 points and...
January 22nd, 2019 | Chartering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

David Barrow appointed Vice President, South Asia Zone, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

David Barrow appointed Vice President, South Asia Zone, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
David Barrow With 35 years of industry experience – as a seafarer and in classification, his appointment further strengthens the Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore management team. Paris-La Défense, France, January 22, 2019: – Bureau Veritas, a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection, and...
January 22nd, 2019 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Solving the wellbeing puzzle

Solving the wellbeing puzzle
Professor Dame Carol Black photographed for the RSA, commissioned by Wardour Dame Carol Black advises how to create a wellbeing culture in three new films produced by the British Safety Council ​Recent research by the British Safety Council identified significant levels of uncertainty in the UK about...
January 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Consumers Market, Film Industry, Health and Safety, HR, Story of the Day | Read More

Proper perspective on emerging risks, In Conversation with Paul Tucker

Proper perspective on emerging risks, In Conversation with Paul Tucker
.. Commentary: Proper perspective on emerging risks By Christopher Smart in Boston You can hear the bearishness in everyone’s voices. They fear a market swoon in a world of unstable politics. Risks are mounting, as indicated by recent data signalling slight economic contractions in Germany and...
January 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

Jump on board, Project Connect is setting sail in the schools of Greece with “Adopt-A-Ship”!

Jump on board, Project Connect is setting sail in the schools of Greece with “Adopt-A-Ship”!
All participants and contributors On Tuesday, 15th January 2019, the Project Connect team held its first formal presentation of the “Adopt-A-Ship” educational program for Teachers, Department of Education officials, Ship Owners and other shipping industry representatives at the Piraeus Marine Club. Project...
January 21st, 2019 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

IMO leader uses Foresight event to praise shipowners’ response to 2020 greener fuel challenge

IMO leader uses Foresight event to praise shipowners’ response to 2020 greener fuel challenge
Ravi Mehrotra greets IMO’s Kitack Lim. International Maritime Organization secretary-general Kitack Lim has taken advantage of his guest appearance at one of London’s top maritime social events to express his appreciation of the shipping industry’s alignment with the global strategy to limit...
January 20th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, Organisations, People and Places | Read More

Markets and Geopolitics: Between the devil and the deep blue sea* …and a Winter BBQ to remember!

Markets and Geopolitics: Between the devil and the deep blue sea* …and a Winter BBQ to remember!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained  35 points earlier on today and now reads 1,112; on a weekly basis though the BDI was down  57 points – from 1,169 (11/1/2019). Geopolitics in total disarray.  John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: Capes’ unprecedented volatility develops...
January 18th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

North is the first UK P&I Club to confirm post-Brexit trading arrangements

North is the first UK P&I Club to confirm post-Brexit trading arrangements
Paul Jennings, Chief Executive Officer, North P&I Club January 18, 2018 – North P&I, one of the world’s leading providers of marine insurance, today confirmed that its subsidiary in Ireland, North of England P&I DAC, has received authorisation as a non-life insurance business from...
January 18th, 2019 | Company Profiles, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More