Archive for the ‘People and Places’ Category

Punjab beckons anew a rich mix of visitors

Punjab beckons anew a rich mix of visitors
Alka Kapoor, a leading promoter of Punjab tourism. Punjab beckons anew a rich mix of visitors  By James Brewer Alexander the Great took his conquering armies as far as what is now Punjab, in an invasion that changed the fate of India as a whole. His ruthless foray into the region finds echoes to this...
January 10th, 2019 | Insight, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

Yacht Club of Greece: An Epiphany with Apollo’s blessing

Yacht Club of Greece: An Epiphany with Apollo’s blessing
From the ceremony with the Holy Cross ready to be lowered Yacht Club of Greece: An Epiphany with Apollo’s blessing Anny Zade and John Faraclas were there with their cameras This year’s Epiphany at the Holly Rock by the Sea – I mean the Yacht Club of Greece – attracted nearly 370 guests – members...
January 6th, 2019 | Events, Holidays, News, People and Places, Religion, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | 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

The BDI on an upwards but still on a volatile and enigmatic mode…

The BDI on an upwards but still on a volatile and enigmatic mode…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on 33 points and now stands at 1,372 points – thanks mainly to the Capes’ triple-digit daily and weekly gains. Geopolitics still perplexed! Air-Travel schedules still an issue… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly brief recap: The weekly BDI’s...
December 7th, 2018 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Awards, Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, People and Places, Press and Media, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Royal visit to IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee

Royal visit to IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal 06/12/2018 – Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited IMO Headquarters in London (5 December). The Princess Royal was received by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and addressed the 100th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and took a keen interest...
December 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, News, Organisations, People and Places | Read More

Thome Chairman receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Thome Chairman receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Olav Eek Thorstensen, Executive Chairman of Thome Group with his Lifetime Achievement Award Olav Eek Thorstensen, Executive Chairman of the Thome Group, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tanker Shipping and Trade’s annual conference held in London on 20-21 November. Looking back over his...
December 3rd, 2018 | Awards, Company Profiles, Events, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Details: photographer Marco Carnaroli reconfigures classic cars as abstract art

Details: photographer Marco Carnaroli reconfigures classic cars as abstract art
Carola Syz and Marco Carnaroli with ‘Lagonda.’ Details: photographer Marco Carnaroli reconfigures classic cars as abstract art By James Brewer Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ferrari, Morgan, Lagonda, Mille Miglia… a convoy of classic automobiles of desire. Here are those exalted marques, though,...
December 2nd, 2018 | Art and auctions, Automobiles, Exhibitions, People and Places, Photography | Read More

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans
Kira Phoenix K’inan Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans Kira Phoenix K’inan talks to James Brewer about her innovative glass creations. London-based artist and designer Kira Phoenix K’inan brings together art and craft through her glass sculptures, many of...
November 30th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Environment, Exhibitions, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, News, Oceanology, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

The Oinoussians back to their …London roots…

The Oinoussians back to their …London roots…
A full house at the Nine Kings Suite Following last year’s 75th anniversary of the Oinoussai Benevolent Fund and its Oinoussian Ball at the historic Tower of London – whose battlements were adorned with the OBF logo sending the message from Father Thames to the rest of Planet Ocean, this year’s...
November 26th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Charity, Events, Maritime Education and Training, People and Places, Social Columns | Read More

Reflections: The Hornshaw Gallery boosts emerging artists

Reflections: The Hornshaw Gallery boosts emerging artists
Sarah Hornshaw Reflections: The Hornshaw Gallery boosts emerging artists By James Brewer This was an exhibition entitled Reflections – and it reflected the enormous variety and painstaking quality of work coming from emerging UK artists. The Hornshaw Gallery, which mainly markets its wares online,...
November 19th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Lloyd’s Register wins the 2018 PRCA Best B2B Award for its Technology Radar campaign.

Lloyd’s Register wins the 2018 PRCA Best B2B Award for its Technology Radar campaign.
PRCA Annual Awards 2018 recognises the ‘ground-breaking’ research and media campaign taken by Lloyd’s Register to deliver commercial insights that drive change for their clients, transforming the energy industry for the better. Lloyd’s Register (LR), a leading global provider of engineering and...
November 16th, 2018 | Awards, Classification Societies, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, People and Places, Technology | Read More

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points and now reads 1,020 thanks to the odd Capes’ rise. Geopolitics are getting sour with BREXIT becoming a far more than a perplexed play – Tragedy? Comedy? With a bit of Byzantine ..flavour, Italy creating further issues in the EU –...
November 15th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Fixtures, Markets, Military, People and Places, Photography, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2019

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces  Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2019
A view from the last Gala Dinner [November 14, 2018] The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is pleased to announce details of its seventh major event which will take place in Athens on the evening of Monday 8 April 2019 at Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall.  The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony...
November 14th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Charity, Events, Maritime History and Museums, News, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

“Contained” losses with the BDI@1,125

“Contained” losses with the BDI@1,125
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 22 points earlier on today as all indices except the Panamaxes fell. Geopolitics more than perplexed and bankruptcy ante portas “rules” the day. IMIF and Maritime London make a big splash with its 43rd Dinner; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes lost...
November 12th, 2018 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance | Read More

Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector

Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector
Tourism minister Elena Kountoura. Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector By James Brewer Greece has confirmed that it wants to establish six new home-ports for cruise ships as part of its drive to expand the thriving tourism industry. Tourism minister Elena Kountoura said it was...
November 5th, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, Story of the Day, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Churchill: Walking with Destiny reviewed by a leading medical biographer

Churchill: Walking with Destiny reviewed by a leading medical biographer
Mary Churchill, later The Lady Soames, is given away by her father on her wedding day. Churchill: Walking with Destiny reviewed by a leading medical biographer Churchill: Walking with Destiny, the new book by Andrew Roberts, is reviewed here by medical biographer Dr John H Mather. By all accounts, Andrew...
October 31st, 2018 | Books, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Kathy Metcalf wins WISTA International Personality of the year 2018

Kathy Metcalf wins WISTA International Personality of the year 2018
… the moment she heard the announcement At a full house in Ishavet Conference Room at the Scandic Ishavhotel in Tromsø, Kathy Metcalf is announced as the winner of this year’s WISTA International Personality of the year! A very touching moment as we managed to get this down to earth woman’s...
October 24th, 2018 | Awards, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Organisations, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

CMA CGM and SHONE capture SHIPPINGInsight Innovative Technology Award

CMA CGM and SHONE capture SHIPPINGInsight Innovative Technology Award
l to r: Jim Rhodes, Balentin Perret, Clément Renault, Frank Soccoli, and Carleen Lyden Walker Award Presented at 7th SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization & Innovation Conference STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 17, 2018 – The prestigious SHIPPINGInsight Award for 2018 was presented today to CMA CGM Group...
October 18th, 2018 | Awards, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Events, IT and Communications, People and Places, Technology | Read More

Time Lapse: Iranian film directors display their photography talent in London

Time Lapse: Iranian film directors display their photography talent in London
Gallery director Ava Moradi. Time Lapse: Iranian film directors display their photography talent in London  By James Brewer A new London gallery is hosting a celebration of distinguished film directors – unusually, without their movies, but showcasing their talent in fine art photography as reflecting...
October 11th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Film Industry, People and Places, Photography | Read More

North P&I Club celebrates new, larger office opening in Piraeus

North P&I Club celebrates new, larger office opening in Piraeus
Paul Jennings and Ioanna Procoplou cutting the ribbon at office opening October 10, 2018 – North P&I Club celebrated the opening of its new office in Piraeus, Greece, yesterday with an open-house reception for around 350 representatives from the Greek shipping community. The reception, which...
October 10th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Events, P and I Clubs, People and Places | Read More

Row4Ocean: Dakar to Paramaribo

Row4Ocean: Dakar to Paramaribo
ROW4OCEAN training in Dubai for the 14 December departure. Row4Ocean START: 14 DECEMBER 2018  DAKAR TO PARAMARIBO – 2305 NAUTICA Eight billion kilos of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year. Eight billion kilos of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year. For the number crunchers among...
October 8th, 2018 | Environment, News, Oceanology, People and Places, Pollution, Rowing | Read More

Farewell M. Didier Bouttier

Farewell M. Didier Bouttier
Mr. Didier Bouttier, Senior Vice President, South Europe, Middle East and Africa zone (SEMEA) retired at the end of September. In a distinguished career – spanning 36 years of dedicated service to the Marine & Offshore division of Bureau Veritas – he oversaw significant growth in the...
October 5th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, News, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

MAJ Deputy DG to Chair IMO sub-committee

MAJ Deputy DG to Chair IMO sub-committee
Claudia Grant, Deputy Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica Claudia Grant, Deputy Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), has been elected chairman of an important sub-committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). An experienced maritime professional,...
October 1st, 2018 | Flags, IMO, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

World leading academics recognised with presentation of Onassis Prizes 2018

World leading academics recognised with presentation of Onassis Prizes 2018
A full view at the Guildhall Five prize recipients gave lectures at Cass Business School before receiving their awards at a banquet at the Guildhall, in the City of London The 2018 Onassis Prizes, awarded to the world’s foremost academics in the fields of finance, international trade and shipping,...
September 25th, 2018 | Awards, Events, People and Places | Read More

Chios: Navigator takes us back to our maritime roots!

Chios: Navigator takes us back to our maritime roots!
Danae Bezantakos at the podium introducing the event and welcoming speakers and delegates The kick start of Navigator Forum’s First ever Shipping Decision Makers weekend is now a reality! Our Chian contributor Galatia Paradisis was there with her camera covering this more than timely event at a full...
September 22nd, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, News, Organisations, People and Places, Shipping Centers | Read More