Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 02, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, October 02, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: According to the Catalan government, in Sunday’s referendum that was marred by clashes between police and voters, around two million...
October 2nd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Peckham International Art Fair: profusion of talent

Peckham International Art Fair: profusion of talent
Junghyun Lee. Peckham International Art Fair: profusion of talent By James Brewer Passion in Peckham! An ambitious new feature on London’s arts scene – the Peckham International Art Fair, PIAF – is a triumph of collaboration, creative connections and commitment. The first PIAF hosts 15 characterful...
October 2nd, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, News, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble

Let’s be blunt: the markets and geopolitics are in trouble
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down earlier on today at 1,356 points – 35 points down since yesterday and 146 since last Friday’s closing when the general index stood at 1,502 points. Geopolitics might become a times two Armageddon.  John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: Whatever...
September 29th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Making headway into alternative fuels

Making headway into alternative fuels
The LPGreen concept design combines the best technologies available today. LPGreen, a joint development project between four leaders in the maritime industry, has been working on a concept design for an LPG carrier capable of operating on LPG fuel. The successful outcome of an innovative project depends...
September 29th, 2017 | Bunkering, Energy, Environment, LPG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2017 Winners Unveiled

Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2017 Winners Unveiled
Group winners on the stage of the world! The maritime industry’ most influential awards honour the past year’s best in shipping  LONDON, September 29, 2017 – The winners of the 20th Anniversary Lloyd’s List Global Awards have been unveiled at the Lloyd’s List annual gala event.  “Congratulations...
September 29th, 2017 | Awards, Events, News, People and Places | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 29, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, September 29, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major currency pairs were little changed on the day with the DXY on track for weekly gains to the tune of 1.0%, the highest in a week...
September 29th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

QinetiQ to sponsor IMarEST’S MECSS 2017 Conference

QinetiQ to sponsor IMarEST’S MECSS 2017 Conference
Kevin Duffey QinetiQ is to be the Principal Sponsor of the Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS 2017). The third conference in the series, being held in Glasgow on 22 and 23 November 2017, continues the theme of ‘Delivering integrated, dependable, safe and reliable systems’...
September 29th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMarEST | Read More

Sovcomflot named Class NK Tanker Operator of the Year at the 2017 Lloyd’s List Global Awards

Sovcomflot named Class NK Tanker Operator of the Year at the 2017 Lloyd’s List Global Awards
l to r: Mr Jeremy Vine (Host)/Centre: Mr Nikolai Kolesnikov, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PAO Sovcomflot/Right: Mr. Tetsuya Kinoshita, Senior Executive Vice President, Executive Director, ClassNK. Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has won the award for Class NK Tanker Operator of the...
September 28th, 2017 | Awards, Events, People and Places, Shipmanagement | Read More

Moore Stephens reports fifth successive year of decline in operating costs

Moore Stephens reports fifth successive year of decline in operating costs
Richard Greiner International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 1.1% in 2016. This compares with the 2.4% average fall in costs recorded for 2015. For the second successive year, all categories of expenditure...
September 28th, 2017 | Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Happy World Maritime Day!

Happy World Maritime Day!
The maritime sector, which includes shipping, ports and the people that operate them, can and should play a significant role helping Member States to create conditions for increased employment, prosperity and stability ashore through promoting trade by sea; enhancing the port and maritime sector as wealth...
September 28th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Environment, Events, HR, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

First composite, personal submarine classed by Lloyd’s Register

First composite, personal submarine classed by Lloyd’s Register
An image of the DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S is the first composite submersible designed, built and tested to LR Rules 28 September 2017 – Lloyd’s Register (LR) has classed the DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S in accordance with its Rules for the Construction and Classification...
September 28th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Sports, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The BDI@1,429: The storm before the storm?

The BDI@1,429: The storm before the storm?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 47 points and now stands at 1,429 points thanks mainly to the as ever volatile Capers; the Geopolitical situation becomes messy given the multiple of provocations… John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: The Capers lost 159 points and the BCI now stands...
September 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017, at Whitechapel Gallery

Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017, at Whitechapel Gallery
Thomas Ruff. Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017, at Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer To many who were born in the middle of the last century, it became clear as 1984 approached that Big Brother really was watching you. Anyone who had read or heard of Nineteen Eighty-Four, a novel by George...
September 27th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Photography | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, September 27, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, September 27, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Speaking about the uncertain inflation outlook and implications for monetary policy in a keynote speech at the NABE meeting in Cleveland on...
September 27th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

From a vicious to a virtuous cycle? Turning Greece into an attractive investment destination…

From a vicious to a virtuous cycle? Turning Greece into an attractive investment destination…
Eurobank Economy & Markets  From a vicious to a virtuous cycle? ‘Turning Greece into an attractive investment destination: Opportunities and Challenges’   Co-authored by: Nikolaos Karamouzis, Chairman of Eurobank Ergasias S.A.  & Chairman of the Hellenic Bank Association Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Group...
September 27th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Reports | Read More

DNV GL creates new 1,000 strong organization to accelerate digital drive

DNV GL creates new 1,000 strong organization to accelerate digital drive
Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad DNV GL establishes a dedicated Digital Solutions organization by consolidating its digital business across the Group, to be headed by Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad. Høvik, 27 September 2017: DNV GL is creating a specialized Digital Solutions organization, consisting of...
September 27th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, HR, IT and Communications, News, Person Profiles, Technical, Technology | Read More

17th Asian Achievers Awards…

17th Asian Achievers Awards…
Lord Indarjit Singh: lifetime achievement. 17th Asian Achievers Awards: glittering ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel By James Brewer British Asians were shown to be not merely forces in the community but ‘forces of nature’ as they were celebrated on Friday September 22 at the Grosvenor House Hotel...
September 26th, 2017 | Awards, Charity, Events, News, People and Places | Read More

Sovcomflot to operate new Rosneft large-capacity oil tankers built at Zvezda shipyard

Sovcomflot to operate new Rosneft large-capacity oil tankers built at Zvezda shipyard
From the signing ceremony* PAO Sovcomflot (“SCF Group”), Rosneft, the State Transport Leasing Company (“STLC”), and Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex have signed a set of agreements that entail the construction of five Aframax tankers to enable export shipments of crude oil and oil products. The 114,000...
September 26th, 2017 | News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Tankers, Technical, Technology | Read More

The ‘unreasonable’ cost of casualty repairs…

The ‘unreasonable’ cost of casualty repairs…
Willum Richards (left) and Keith Martin. The ‘unreasonable’ cost of casualty repairs: Association of Average Adjusters chairman details claims dilemmas Marine underwriters and insurance brokers have been urged to keep up to date with the changing ramifications for repair of casualty-stricken ships,...
September 26th, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, September 26, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, September 26, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their cue from the slightly negative tone in Wall Street overnight, the majority of European equity markets were moderately in...
September 26th, 2017 | News | Read More

The Lost Heaven…

The Lost Heaven…
Architect and designer Gaetano Borrelli. The Lost Heaven: a profoundly engaged project of London Design Festival By James Brewer From the Fall of Man to the modern fate of migrants traversing the seas, this installation highlighted as much as any the vast scope of subject matter under the wing of London...
September 25th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

The 8th Annual Hydra Shipping Conference “Money Talks but Wealth Whispers” makes waves!

The 8th Annual Hydra Shipping Conference “Money Talks but Wealth Whispers” makes waves!
John Sahinis – fifth from the left, flanked by the speakers* The successful 8th Hydra Shipping Conference took place on Saturday 9 September 2017, in Hydra’s Cathedral Conference Hall and the theme was: “Money talks but wealth whispers”. Leading Greek shipowners, as well as senior...
September 25th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, News, People and Places, Story of the Month | Read More

Bureau Veritas joins Global Industry Alliance (GIA)

Bureau Veritas joins Global Industry Alliance (GIA)
Philippe Donche-Gay The GIA will support the implementation of energy efficiency measures for ships and shipping Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, September 25, 2017 – At a ceremony in Singapore today Bureau Veritas formally joined the Global Industry Alliance (GIA). Philippe Donche-Gay, President Marine...
September 25th, 2017 | Classification Societies, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 25, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, September 25, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Angela Merkel won a fourth term as German chancellor in Sunday’s federal election, in line with expectations. Yet, Angela Markel’s...
September 25th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Winston Churchill: Aspects in Focus

Winston Churchill: Aspects in Focus
Winston Churchill portrait by Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton. Winston Churchill: Aspects in Focus By James Brewer Winston Churchill deserves to be much better recognised for the “the extraordinary contribution he made in the First World War” to the campaign by Britain and its allies, a leading military...
September 24th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Featured | Read More