Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 13, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, November 13, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Worries over the prospects of the US tax reform bill prevailed in European trade on Monday. Taking their cue from Wall Street’s losses on...
November 13th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

HELMEPA Junior celebrates 24 years of action

HELMEPA Junior celebrates 24 years of action
European Parliament Office in Athens – HELMEPA Junior Program rewarding On November 10, 2017 we celebrated 24 years of operation of the “HELMEPA Junior” Program. It was on November 10, 24 years ago, that HELMEPA’s Board of Directors, chaired by Basil Phr. Papachristidis and with the sincere,...
November 13th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Environment, Story of the Day | Read More

MAN Diesel & Turbo Acts on Decarbonisation

MAN Diesel & Turbo Acts on Decarbonisation
The ‘RheinFantasie’, moored in the heart of Bonn and close to the main conference centre forUNFCCC, hosted the shipping summit Shipping industry holds own summit at COP 23 climate meeting, pushes for ‘Maritime Energy Transition’ The 23rd session of the UN’s Climate Change Conference, ‘COP...
November 13th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Minnie Churchill: my grandfather-in-law Sir Winston’s passion for painting

Minnie Churchill: my grandfather-in-law Sir Winston’s passion for painting
Minnie Churchill and Simon Bird. Minnie Churchill: my grandfather-in-law Sir Winston’s passion for painting By James Brewer Winston Churchill, “the British bulldog,” regularly packed paintbrushes and palette on his visits overseas. He even set to painting straight after a summit in Morocco with...
November 13th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Military, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

London Group Open exhibition 2017 opens with exceptional artwork

London Group Open exhibition 2017 opens with exceptional artwork
Sumi Perera. London Group Open exhibition 2017 opens with exceptional artwork By James Brewer It is the most frequently uttered joke in the art shop – “2B or not 2B,” referencing grades of pencil and Hamlet’s great monologue as he ponders whether to take arms against a sea of troubles. The multi-disciplinary...
November 12th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 10, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 10, 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 Wall Street’s modest losses overnight, major European bourses opened lower on Friday on the back of increased...
November 10th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting…

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting…
Anthony Papadimitriou at the podium; to his right the panel Picture by iris D. Liaskonis …is as you read these lines enfolding at the Onassis Cultural Centre (STEGI) in Athens, Greece and continues tomorrow with nearly 1,000 registrations… The Grammenos Brigade as we call it! Iris Liaskonis is...
November 10th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Markets, Military, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Markets: …did I hear you uncertainty..?

The Markets: …did I hear you uncertainty..?
John Faraclas The Greeks have a …cliché, not just a word for today: “…And it’s the 9th day of the month…” with respect odd situation in life. The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five points earlier on today and now reads 1,481 – that’s 766 points below the 31st of Dec 2013 reading/level!!!...
November 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Rio keeps on rocking

Rio keeps on rocking
Sol Ipanema marketing manager Juliana Girão. Rio keeps on rocking By James Brewer The success of the Rock in Rio series of extravaganzas, the Olympic Games and the World Cup has proven the ability of Rio de Janeiro to organise and handle huge events, Brazilian representatives told delegates to the World...
November 9th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Vietnam makes monster impression at London’s World Travel Market

Vietnam makes monster impression at London’s World Travel Market
Vietnamese charm at WTM. Vietnam makes monster impression at London’s World Travel Market By James Brewer One of America’s most in-demand film directors has lavished praise on the people and landscapes of Vietnam, a prime location for his hit fantasy movie which has been described as one of the best...
November 9th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Insurance perspective of marine disasters: Swedish Club and Sigma Maritime event by Chios Marine Club

Insurance perspective of marine disasters: Swedish Club and Sigma Maritime event  by Chios Marine Club
l to r: Stelios Magkanaris, Manos Strongilos, Maria Yiassa and Konstantinos Vasilleiadis A high profile presentation entitled “The Insurance Perspective of Marine Disasters” was organised by Chios Marine Club at the Angelicoussis Group auditorium, on November 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by SM...
November 9th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs | Read More

DNV GL line optimization brings ten per cent fuel savings for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new expedition cruise vessels

DNV GL line optimization brings ten per cent fuel savings for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new expedition cruise vessels
Pressure distribution on the optimized hull Hamburg, 9 November 2017: Design changes made as a result of working with DNV GL has resulted in projected annual fuel savings of more than ten per cent for the new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises passenger expedition ships. The two vessels, HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC...
November 9th, 2017 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Cruise Industry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets | Read More

Wärtsilä modernising vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard to provide reliability in demanding conditions

Wärtsilä modernising vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard to provide reliability in demanding conditions
The Canadian Coast Guard’s vessel Ann Harvey will be equipped with new propulsion generators, which will contribute to the vessel’s reliability for many years to come. Wärtsilä Corporation, 9 September 2017 at 10 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä will support the 1100 Class High Endurance...
November 9th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

UOB the first bank in Asia off the starting block with Fitbit PayTM

UOB the first bank in Asia off the starting block with Fitbit PayTM
UOB – Ms Choo Wan Sim Singapore, 9 November 2017 – United Overseas Bank’s (UOB) cardmembers will be the first in Asia to be able to make Fitbit PayTM contactless payments through the new Fitbit IonicTM smartwatch. UOB’s latest innovation in payments is set for the lifestyles and payment...
November 9th, 2017 | Banking, Clubs, Consumers Market, Health and Safety, News | Read More

All indices fell except the BCI…

All indices fell except the BCI…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was for a second day slightly up thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics continue to be sour… John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The BDI ended the day at 1,486 points – nine more since yesterday… The Capers’ BCI gained 158 points driving...
November 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Tourism | Read More

Bureau Veritas to class CMA CGM’s LNG fuelled ultra-large containerships

Bureau Veritas to class CMA CGM’s LNG fuelled ultra-large containerships
Philippe Donche-Gay, President, Bureau Veritas, Marine & Offshore The 22,000 TEU ships will be built under BV Classification Bureau Veritas has provided significant support with feasibility studies to provide project confidence Award to Bureau Veritas further underlines leadership in gas fuelled...
November 8th, 2017 | Awards, Bunkering, Classification Societies, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Winners of the H.E.R.O. Awards announced

Winners of the H.E.R.O. Awards announced
The winners on stage The International Maritime Rescue Federation has announced  the international winners of its second IMRF H.E.R.O Awards, 2017 The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) H.E.R.O. Awards 2017 have been presented to a selection of exceptional individuals and organisations,...
November 8th, 2017 | Awards, Events, HR | Read More

Europort 2017 invigorates future thinking

Europort 2017 invigorates future thinking
A view from the exhibition hall Leading maritime exhibition Europort yesterday opened its doors to welcome international visitors to the 38th edition, once again confirming Rotterdam’s position at the heart of the global maritime industry. This year the exhibition has set its focus on three core themes;...
November 8th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Ship Conversions, Ship Supplies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipmanagement, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Mexico City’s tourist sector flourishes amid quick recovery from quake disaster

Mexico City’s tourist sector flourishes amid quick recovery from quake disaster
Centro Citibanamex. Mexico City’s tourist sector flourishes amid quick recovery from quake disaster By James Brewer After two big earthquakes, Mexico City’s ground transport, airport, restaurants and other infrastructure is back to business as usual, the World Travel Market 2017 in London was told. Mauricio...
November 7th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

A Lloyd’s briefing and Marine Hull Market discussion

A Lloyd’s briefing and Marine Hull Market discussion
l to r: Manos Lorentzos ( Seascope Hellas S.A.), Maria Kouliga- Pavlou (Trinity Marine Services Ltd), John Myrianthopoulos (European Link S.A.), Phoevos Bartsiokas ( Trireme S.A. International Insurance Brokers) By kind permission of H.E. the British Ambassador, Ms Kate Smith CMG, the Hellenic Committee...
November 7th, 2017 | Events, Marine Insurance | Read More

German Environmental Ministry Backs Industry-Led Shipping Decarbonization Summit at UNFCCC COP23

German Environmental Ministry Backs Industry-Led Shipping Decarbonization Summit at UNFCCC COP23
LONDON – NOVEMBER 07, 2017: The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has pledged its support for the ‘Ambition 1.5oC: Global Shipping’s Action Plan’ summit which will gather 150-200 invited, influential shipping industry representatives...
November 7th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment | Read More

Tourist industry optimism persists, despite Brexit, Trump and terrorism

Tourist industry optimism persists, despite Brexit, Trump and terrorism
Aaron Heslehurst presents findings. Tourist industry optimism persists, despite Brexit, Trump and terrorism By James Brewer Italy, Greece and Tunisia are among countries poised to benefit from tourism industry optimism over the year ahead. There are nerves among sellers and buyers of holidays though...
November 6th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Greek minister hails tourism as bridge to energy, transport and IT success

Greek minister hails tourism as bridge to energy, transport and IT success
Tourism minister Elena Kountoura. Greek minister hails tourism as bridge to energy, transport and IT success By James Brewer Tourism is a top priority for the Greek government, Elena Kountoura, minister of tourism, told the World Travel Market in London, as she confirmed that 2017 has created new records...
November 6th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Organisations, People and Places, Politics and Government, Tourism | Read More

Damen contracts Taylor Bros for icebreaker barges

Damen contracts Taylor Bros for icebreaker barges
l to r Mr. Peter Gutwein (the Tasmanian Minister for State Growth), Mr. Magiel Venema (Damen Australia Project Director), Mr. Greg Taylor (Taylor Bros), Mr. Phillip Taylor (Taylor Bros) Tasmanian company will deliver barges for Australian Antarctic Division’s  RSV Nuyina Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding...
November 6th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Beata Korabiowska and her unique SHE HORSE brand

Beata Korabiowska and her unique SHE HORSE brand
Beata Korabiowska. Beata Korabiowska and her unique SHE HORSE brand By James Brewer “My unique brand is SHE HORSE. It is all about sensuality,” says Beata Korabiowska, Polish-born multi-talented artist, poet and photographer living in London. The brand name says everything, or nearly everything:...
November 4th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography | Read More