Archive for the ‘News’ Category

WISTA International Welcomes WISTA Panama

WISTA International Welcomes WISTA Panama
WISTA International president Despina Panayiotou Theodossiou WISTA INTERNATIONAL WELCOMES WISTA PANAMA Panama joins global network of executive women in shipping The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) International has reactivated WISTA Panama as a National WISTA...
August 27th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, People and Places, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Panama Maritime XIV Conference & World Exhibition

Panama Maritime XIV Conference & World Exhibition
Panama Maritime 2019 Organising Committee PANAMA MARITIME XIV CONFERENCE & WORLD EXHIBITION 17-20 MARCH 2019 Panama City will be 500 years old in 2019 and of course Panamanians are planning on celebrating in a grand style, as they know how to do –and to help celebrate Panama´s contributions to...
August 27th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Shipping Centers | Read More

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi
The sculpture by Kostas Ananidas An early tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi Nearly 10 years ago – 20 September 2008, in a  unique gathering of the international shipping community at Galaxidi, at the centre more or less of the Corinthian Gulf in Greece, the unveiling ceremony of the...
August 26th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

A Hackathon with real purpose

A Hackathon with real purpose
Morten Lind Olsen, CEO Dualog As with all things new and innovative, there is some debate as to where the term ‘hackathon’ came from. Almost certainly first coined in the mid-2000s, the ‘hack marathon’ to give it its correct epithet, gained traction at the time in the tech world, almost certainly...
August 24th, 2018 | IT and Communications, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

‘Crazy’ pricing and strong results put StealthGas back on screen for investors

‘Crazy’ pricing and strong results put StealthGas back on screen for investors
Harry Vafias Chief executive says huge void between fleet value and market cap opens door for bargain hunters. A surprisingly strong second quarter result is set to put StealthGas on the map for new investors at a time when its market capitalization is almost $1bn below the value of its fleet. Chief...
August 24th, 2018 | Accountancy, LPG, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Forwarders say Government statements still leave questions unanswered

Forwarders say Government statements still leave questions unanswered
Robert Keen It is interesting that the UK Government has today supplied information to businesses on trading with the EU if there’s no Brexit deal. “As most of the visible trade that takes place between the EU and the UK is managed by freight forwarders and logistics professionals on behalf...
August 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Experience Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel

Experience Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel
… Late Summer Holiday? Join us for a late summer break on Astypalea, the “butterfly” of Aegean Sea! Kαλοκαίρι για πάντα!  Προγραμματίστε την επόμενη απόδρασή σας στην “Πεταλούδα του Αιγαίου”!  5+1...
August 23rd, 2018 | Executive Travel, Food and Drink, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

The BDI down at 1,735… CAUTION!!!!!!

The BDI down at 1,735… CAUTION!!!!!!
John Faraclas Uncertainty, perplexed and explosive Geopolitics keep the shipping markets down despite demand for goods …and  all on Planet Ocean  guessing what’s up next… John Faaclas’ brief midweek recap: The BDI lost a single point and now reads 1,735, thanks to the Capes and Panamaxes ups...
August 22nd, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana announces T/C period fixture for m/v Semirio with Pacific Bulk

Diana announces T/C period fixture for m/v Semirio with Pacific Bulk
ATHENS, GREECE, August 22, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Pacific Bulk Cape Company...
August 22nd, 2018 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

New North American Office for North

New North American Office for North
Ian Duthie August 22, 2018 – North P&I Club has today announced the opening of a new office in New York, USA, to represent our interests across North America.   The new office will be headed by Ian Duthie, who joins the Club from brokers, Marsh. The office will work closely with the existing...
August 22nd, 2018 | Company Profiles, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Wärtsilä secures operations of De Beers’ diamond mining vessel

Wärtsilä secures operations of De Beers’ diamond mining vessel
Mining vessel Debmar Pacific departuring from Cape Town, outfitted with new Wärtsilä gensets to extend their lifetime and improve reliability Wärtsilä Corporation,  22 August 2018 at 10.30 am EEST – Wärtsilä and De Beers Marine have signed an agreement for the replacement of generating...
August 22nd, 2018 | Mining, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Niels Juncker: a leader in marine cleaning sector backs the Blue MBA

Niels Juncker: a leader in marine cleaning sector backs the Blue MBA
Niels Juncker Searching for possibilities in a $1bn-plus market, supporting the growing focus on safe chemicals and clean environment, and helping the shipping industry in its fight for survival; taking the latest chem-tech and quality equipment to a business area which values its traditions yet is open...
August 21st, 2018 | Environment, Health and Safety, Insight, Maritime Education and Training, News, Oceanology, Person Profiles, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

FONASBA announces winner of the 2018 Young Ship Agent or Broker Award

FONASBA announces winner of the 2018 Young Ship Agent or Broker Award
Filipe Martins, Winner of the FONASBA Young Ship Agent or Broker Award 2018 FONASBA is very pleased to announce that the winner of its Young Ship Agent or Broker Award for 2018 is Filipe Miguel Dias Martins of Navex Empresa Portuguesa de Navegação, S.A, Portugal. The Award was introduced in 2015 with...
August 21st, 2018 | Associations, Awards, HR, News, People and Places, Sales and Purchases | Read More

IUMI launches new online cargo insurance tutorial programme

IUMI launches new online cargo insurance tutorial programme
  Dieter Berg 21 August – the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) is advancing its education agenda and launching a new online cargo tutorial programme. This new programme is specifically designed for intermediate level cargo underwriters who wish to enrich their knowledge and expertise...
August 21st, 2018 | Associations, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

An unsustainable BDI@ 1,727…

An unsustainable BDI@ 1,727…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI clinched four points and now stands at 1,727 thanks to the rise of the Panamaxes making it up for the falling Capes; expect a Geopolitical tsunamis and another credit crunch deriving from the current up and coming Trade Wars… John Faraclas’ brief...
August 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

From Celestial to Digital navigation

From Celestial to Digital navigation
Emma Wise and Paul Hailwood receive IMarEST tokens of appreciatio Dubai, 8 August 2018 – ChartWorld conceptualized World ECDIS Day four years ago which was very well appreciated by the industry.  As a result, ChartWorld decided to take the concept on tour and over the last 9 months have hosted...
August 20th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMarEST | Read More

Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together

Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together
Allen Leatt IMCA ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME FOR ITS CONTRACTS & INSURANCE SEMINAR Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together Experts from oil companies, contractors and the legal and insurance sectors to share their thoughts and opinions on Working Together The share of risks and liabilities...
August 20th, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

AET and Shell agree first contract for dynamic positioning shuttle tanker

AET and Shell agree first contract for dynamic positioning shuttle tanker
Yee Yang Chien – MISC President CEO 20 August 2018, Singapore, AET Inc Limited formally agreed its first contract with Brazil Shipping Limited 1 (“Shell”) to time charter one new-build dynamic positioning (IMO Class 2) shuttle tanker (DPST) in Brazil.  “MISC Group’s wholly-owned...
August 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Tankers | Read More

Trump wide of mark on ‘manipulation’, Central Bank of Ireland meeting

Trump wide of mark on ‘manipulation’, Central Bank of Ireland meeting
.. Commentary: Trump wide of mark on ‘manipulation’ By Mark Sobel in Washington Donald Trump’s claims that China is manipulating its currency are woefully wide of the mark. China’s current account surplus is falling to under 1% of GDP. The renminbi, hit by capital outflows between...
August 20th, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Hapag-Lloyd invests in growing East African market

Hapag-Lloyd invests in growing East African market
Hapag-Lloyd invests in growing East African market HAMBURG, Germany, August 17, 2018/ — Kenya as a driver of growth in the East Africa region Serving nearly 900 export and import customers Hapag-Lloyd with weekly service to and from Mombasa Hapag-Lloyd (www.Hapag-Lloyd.com) is continuing to...
August 17th, 2018 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News | Read More

BDI falls at 1,720 amid perplexed Geopolitics

BDI falls at 1,720 amid perplexed Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost seven points and now stands at 1,720; Perplexed and enigmatic Geopolitics. John Faraclas’ brief markets and Geopolitics recap: The Capes uncertainty brings the Dry Market down. The BCI lost 84 points and now stands at 3,476… below the 3,500 point threshold! The...
August 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Diana announces period time charter contract for m/v Coronis

Diana announces period time charter contract for m/v Coronis
ATHENS, GREECE, August 16, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with CJ International Italy...
August 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Damen Shipyards Galati celebrates 125 years

Damen Shipyards Galati celebrates 125 years
from the celebrations Galati yard has delivered over 1,300 vessels during proud history On 15th August, Damen Shipyards Galati held a party for the annual celebration of Ziua Navalistului – Shipbuilder’s Day. This year the party was larger than usual as it incorporated a celebration of 100 years...
August 16th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, News, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

MTU’s new marine engines combined with SCR system

MTU’s new marine engines combined with SCR system
… The latest generation of MTU’s Series 4000 marine engines combined with MTU’s new SCR system for IMO III and EPA Tier IV are designed for flexible installation and feature an excellent power-to-weight ratio. NOx emissions have been reduced by 75% compared with IMO II and particulate emissions...
August 16th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI@1,727: Capes tumble; Geopolitics “await” the tsunami…

The BDI@1,727: Capes tumble; Geopolitics “await” the tsunami…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Exchange Dry Index) clinched two points and now reads 1,727 amid an uncertain global political, economic and waring future. John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: The Capes’ BCI lost 27 points and now stands at 3,560 points… Good news for the...
August 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More