Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Samskip leads the way for Norway’s next generation of sustainable shortsea shipping

Samskip leads the way for Norway’s next generation of sustainable shortsea shipping
Seashuttle 1 Samskip takes the lead in ambitious initiative to develop autonomous, zero-emissions container ships that also compete on cost Europe’s largest multimodal operator has been named lead partner in ‘Seashuttle’, a project seeking to bring emissions-free, autonomous container ships to...
December 21st, 2018 | Container shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Short-sea shipping, Technical, Technology | Read More

PMII/ Dissemination event Heraklion

PMII/ Dissemination event Heraklion
From the seminar room of TEI Heraklion, Crete, where the event took place. Poseidon Med II Workshop at the Technological Educational Institution of Crete The European co-funded Poseidon Med II programme (PMII), organised a workshop at the Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI) in the context...
December 21st, 2018 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

Early Warning on Global 2020 Sulphur Cap compliance

Early Warning on Global 2020 Sulphur Cap compliance
Luc Smulders The Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will start issuing a letter of warning from 1 January 2019 on the sulphur content of marine fuels during inspections in order to increase awareness of and to encourage timely compliance...
December 21st, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, News | Read More

US-China trade war postponed, A year in review

US-China trade war postponed, A year in review
Commentary: US-China trade war postponed By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore On the side line of the G20 meeting at the beginning of December, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to suspend announced tariff increases for 90 days – from 1 January to 1 April 2019 –...
December 21st, 2018 | Comment, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes triple-digit losses brings down the BDI@1,318…

Capes triple-digit losses brings down the BDI@1,318…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 60 (sixty) points earlier on today – once again thanks to the volatile Capes. Geopolitics on the edge… Christmas parties to the fore! John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 193 points and now reads 2,071 points and for sure...
December 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

American Club sails on steadily without need of premium rises

American Club sails on steadily without need of premium rises
Joe Hughes opens the Trinity House presentation. Steady as she goes – this was the main message from Joe Hughes, chairman and chief executive for Shipowners Claims Bureau, managers for the American P&I Club when he delivered the annual progress report on the club and the fixed premium facility...
December 20th, 2018 | Events, P and I Clubs | Read More

Diana fixes Capesize bulker “Seattle” on period with SwissMarine

Diana fixes Capesize bulker “Seattle” on period with SwissMarine
ATHENS, GREECE, December 20, 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 SwissMarine Services...
December 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Stock Markets | Read More

IMCA adds competence & training, remote systems and ROV specialist to its technical team

IMCA adds competence & training, remote systems and ROV specialist  to its technical team
Andre Rose              Andre Rose joins IMCA as Technical Adviser The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the appointment of Andre Rose as Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV. Andre has spent most of the last 18 years...
December 20th, 2018 | Associations, Maritime Education and Training, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Mid-week blues with the BDI@1,378

Mid-week blues with the BDI@1,378
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 17 points earlier on today; Geopolitics still enigmatically perplexed …and the Chios Marine Club Christmas party makes waves. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Another triple-digit points were lost for the Capes’ BCI  now standing at 2,264 – minus...
December 19th, 2018 | Charity, Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Edward Burne-Jones: a wealth of myth and romance on show at Tate Britain

Edward Burne-Jones: a wealth of myth and romance on show at Tate Britain
Edward Burne-Jones: a wealth of myth and romance on show at Tate Britain By James Brewer  Entrancing exhibition at Tate Britain. Sir Edward Burne-Jones loved to immerse himself in depicting dreamscapes, Greek myths and Biblical scenes, and he could evoke Mother Earth and the underworld within the wood...
December 19th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

HFW: Insurance Bulletin – December 2018

HFW: Insurance Bulletin – December 2018
Costas Frangeskides, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Court cases and arbitration; HFW publications and events 1. Regulation and Legislation UK: The FCA’s Brexit Impact Assessment UK: Covered Agreement announced between the UK and the US EU: EIOPA consults...
December 19th, 2018 | Communication, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal after Christmas recess; potential voting outcomes

House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal after Christmas recess; potential voting outcomes
Global Economic & Market Outlook (December 19, 2018) House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal after Christmas recess; potential voting outcomes UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that her government will bring the Brexit deal back to parliament the week commencing on 14 January. After failing...
December 19th, 2018 | European Union, Insight, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Angus Procter elected as wet FFABA Chairman

Angus Procter elected as wet FFABA Chairman
Angus Procter Angus Procter, of Braemar ACM-GFI, has been elected as Chairman of the Wet FFA Brokers Association (FFABA). He replaces Pat Donnelly, also of Braemar ACM-GFI, who has chaired the group, which represents the worldwide community of tanker Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) brokers, since 2017.  Founded...
December 19th, 2018 | Markets, News, Oil Industry | Read More

Radical risk-sharing rethink, Advancing the European regulatory agenda

Radical risk-sharing rethink, Advancing the European regulatory agenda
Commentary: Radical risk-sharing rethink By Marcello Minenna in Milan Now that the ECB’s four-year €2.6tn bond-buying programme is coming to an end, there are other ways, more overt and effective, to stabilise monetary union, through a more concentrated form of risk-sharing. The first step would...
December 19th, 2018 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News | Read More

Ministers head for cliff edge by failing to end overfishing

Ministers head for cliff edge by failing to end overfishing
.. After a long night of negotiations, the EU’s Fisheries Council agreed fishing limits for the North Sea and North-East Atlantic that will see overfishing continue in 2019. This was the penultimate chance for Ministers to meet their legal obligations under the Common Fisheries Policy to end overfishing...
December 19th, 2018 | Environment, European Union, Fisheries, Food and Drink, Oceanology | Read More

Shipping, logistics and marine giant GAC to set up operations at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD)

Shipping, logistics and marine giant GAC to set up operations at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD)
  Samir Chaturvedi, KIZAD CEO and GAC Abu Dhabi’s Managing Director, Göran Eriksson Leading integrated shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC is opening a warehouse and open yard in the Middle East’s largest industrial zone and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, Khalifa Industrial...
December 18th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Construction, Consumers Market, Gas, Logistics, News, Oil Industry, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

Mild upturn with the BDI@1,406…

Mild upturn with the BDI@1,406…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched five points  despite the fact that 99 centum of all dry indices were on the rise, even low key… Strange things… The Wets …falling and Geopolitics now produce tsunamis… John Faraclas’ daily brief / recap: The Capes’ BCI gained 50 points and...
December 17th, 2018 | Charity, Events, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Columbia takes optimisation to the next level

Columbia takes optimisation to the next level
Ms Natasa Pilides, Deputy Minister of Shipping, Republic of Cyprus and Mark O’Neil, President of Columbia Shipmanagement Columbia Shipmanagement formally opened its high-tech Performance Optimisation Control Room on Friday 14 December in Cyprus. The opening ceremony was attended by Ms Natasa Pilides, Deputy...
December 17th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Markets, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc. announces date for its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Diana Containerships Inc. announces date for its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
.. ATHENS, GREECE, December 17, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, announced today that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has scheduled the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders...
December 17th, 2018 | Container shipping, Containers, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

2018: The year we see HMS Queen Elizabeth officially enter into LR Class

2018: The year we see HMS Queen Elizabeth officially enter into LR Class
Nick Brown, LR Marine & Offshore Director, handing over the class certificates to HMS Queen Elizabeth’s Commanding Officer, Captain Kyd 17 December 2018 – The largest warship to be built in Britain, the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, was officially welcomed into Lloyd’s...
December 17th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Military, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Trump’s trade policies backfiring, Ahead of the ECB

Trump’s trade policies backfiring, Ahead of the ECB
Commentary: Trump’s trade policies backfiring By Desmond Lachman in Washington Something is going very wrong with the US administration’s effort to reduce the US trade deficit. It has been increasing steadily. It now stands at its highest level in the past 10 years and shows every sign of rising....
December 17th, 2018 | Markets, News, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@1,401 within the context of a new Geopolitical mayhem…

The BDI@1,401 within the context of a new Geopolitical mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 36 points earlier on today and 29 since last week’s closing of 1,372 points – despite earlier mild hiccups (11 and 12 of Dec). Thanks to the volatile and predictably unpredictable Capes, it managed to stay afloat and “offer” a possible Christmas...
December 14th, 2018 | European Union, News, Politics and Government, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Power vacuum points to no-deal Brexit, The retreat of globalisation

Power vacuum points to no-deal Brexit, The retreat of globalisation
Commentary: Power vacuum points to no-deal Brexit Theresa May By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore With her back to the wall, Theresa May seems to have forged a strategy to achieve her goals, however lofty or improbable they seem. If the opposition parties in parliament and those Conservatives who...
December 14th, 2018 | Comment, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Ultramax bulker vessel installed with ‘wind engines’ named 2018’s ‘Ship of the Year’

Ultramax bulker vessel installed with ‘wind engines’ named 2018’s ‘Ship of the Year’
The MV Afros, an Ultramax bulk carrier fitted with Anemoi’s Flettner Rotor system, has been named ‘Ship of the Year’ at the prestigious Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2018. The 64,000 dwt newbuild vessel, managed by Piraeus-based Blue Planet Shipping, is the first geared...
December 13th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Awards, Energy, Environment, Events, News, Technology | Read More

FUGRO Recognised by Marine Technology Society for industry-leading efforts to close seabed mapping data gap

FUGRO Recognised by Marine Technology Society  for industry-leading efforts to close seabed mapping data gap
David Millar accepts the MTS Compass Industrial Award as Fugro is recognised for its industry-leading efforts to close the data gap in global seabed mapping. (Image courtesy of the Marine Technology Society); Left to right: Rick Martin, Vice President, Compass Publications, Inc; David Millar, Government...
December 13th, 2018 | Awards, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More