Archive for the ‘Story of the Month’ Category

Greece: Wildfire inferno in Attica claims 50 dead and 160 injured…

Greece: Wildfire inferno in Attica claims 50 dead and 160 injured…
Fire Smog covers the plain of Athens Further to our late report last night, despicable on all counts developments on what Attica, Greece, Europe, the entire Planet Ocean witnessed from yesterdays and all night long inferno! Time to ensure things like this NEVER ever happen again and above all time to...
July 24th, 2018 | Breaking News, Story of the Month | Read More

Celebrate Christo!

Celebrate Christo!
The Mastaba being built on the Serpentine. Celebrate Christo! His ‘revolutionising art’ is saluted by Bulgarians in London By James Brewer Christo, Bulgarian-born and for much of his life a resident of New York, is a revolutioniser of visual art. That description was bestowed by Konstantin Dimitrov,...
June 4th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Film Industry, Story of the Month | Read More

Another Capes’ spike with the BDI@1,432 …and the War IS on…

Another Capes’ spike with the BDI@1,432 …and the War IS on…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended earlier on today at 1,432 points – that’s 48 points higher since last Friday the 4th of May, thanks to the as ever volatile Capes which produced another spike… Wold Peace is in disarray as Geopolitics as we expected and stated in writing –  after...
May 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Story of the Month, Tankers | Read More

World acclaimed astrophysicist Dr. Stamatis Krimizis resigns

World acclaimed astrophysicist Dr. Stamatis Krimizis resigns
Dr. Stamatis M. Krimizis Given what takes place in Greece lately, the resignation of world acclaimed academic Dr. Stamatis Krimizis didn’t surprised me at all! John Faraclas reports from London: The distinguished compatriot of mine, emanating from Vrontados, Chios, Greece, resigned from his position...
April 25th, 2018 | News, Politics and Government, Story of the Month | Read More

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 72nd session, 9-13 April 2018 Outcome

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 72nd session, 9-13 April 2018 Outcome
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim IMO’s key environmental meeting adopted an initial GHG strategy for shipping, adopted amendments to the Ballast Water Management Convention; approved an amendment related to implementation of the sulphur 2020 fuel oil limit;  agreed to develop a ban on...
April 16th, 2018 | Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, Story of the Month | Read More

Victoria Gold and Banyan Gold: commitment in Canada’s Yukon

Victoria Gold and Banyan Gold: commitment in Canada’s Yukon
John McConnell and Tara Christie. Victoria Gold and Banyan Gold: commitment in Canada’s Yukon  By James Brewer In what might be a first in investment circles, a husband and wife have delivered presentations on the same occasion in London detailing progress at their respective mining development and...
November 24th, 2017 | Markets, Mining, News, Story of the Month | 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

LISW2017 comes of age and is hailed as the best yet

LISW2017 comes of age and is hailed as the  best yet
LISW17 opening the London Stock Exchange Monday September 11th, 2017 LONDON: SEPT 18TH, 2017: London International Shipping Week 2017 has been hailed a resounding success with thousands of global shipping industry leaders attending more than 160 official events throughout the week. Initial estimates...
September 18th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, People and Places, Story of the Month | Read More

Blue MBA graduation ceremony reminded of urgent industry need for high degree of talent

Blue MBA graduation ceremony reminded of urgent industry need for high degree of talent
The Graduates, Class of 2017 of the Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics Prominent maritime personalities, including a leader at the world’s largest container shipping company and a key figure in the marine insurance sector, were among those congratulating graduates from the Class of 2017 of the...
August 17th, 2017 | Academia, Events, HR, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training, News, People and Places, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Story of the Month | Read More

ICS pleased with IMO progress on environmental issues

ICS pleased with IMO progress on environmental issues
Simon Btennet Commenting on the outcome of last week’s meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents the world’s national shipowners’ associations – says it is pleased with...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Headlines, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution, Story of the Month | Read More

HESGB conquering Park Lane…

HESGB conquering Park Lane…
The HESGB Governing Committee; the great team behind the super event… When you come to age, your immediate action and conversely reaction is to conquer; conquer everything that comes as a challenge to you, needless to say in business. Last year the HESGB* (Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain)...
February 24th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Charity, Events, People and Places, Shipping Centers, Social Columns, Story of the Month | Read More

The University of the Aegean on the top of the national list

The University of the Aegean on the top of the national list
External periodic evaluation: the University of the Aegean on the top of the national list Following the announcement by the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQA)*, of the results of the external periodic evaluation of the 22 Greek public universities http://www.hqa.gr/en/insteval-reports.php...
February 2nd, 2017 | Academia, Awards, Education and Training, HR, Maritime Education and Training, News, People and Places, Story of the Month | Read More

Changes and Challenges are tough on the World’s Ship Masters

Changes and Challenges are tough on the World’s Ship Masters
l to r: Michael Chalos, Partner at K&L Gates LLP (New York); Jeff Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards at the US Coast Guard; Faz Peermohamed, Partner and Head of Global Shipping at Ince & Co; Chairman of the panel Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony; Michael Kelleher, Director...
November 7th, 2016 | Associations, Comment, Events, HR, London Shipping Law Centre, News, Person Profiles, Story of the Month | Read More

Baltic Exchange: Results of voting at Court Meeting & General Meeting

Baltic Exchange: Results of voting at Court Meeting & General Meeting
26 September 2016 Results of voting at Court Meeting and General Meeting Recommended cash acquisition of The Baltic Exchange Limited (“Baltic Exchange”) by a wholly owned subsidiary Singapore Exchange Limited, by means of a Scheme of Arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006. The Baltic...
September 26th, 2016 | Associations, Chartering, Fixtures, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Stock Markets, Story of the Month | Read More

The Chios Mastic Museum: an apotheosis of nature and uniqueness

The Chios Mastic Museum: an apotheosis of nature and uniqueness
A view of the Chios Mastic Museum from the south Time and again we have stressed the importance of uniqueness and nature of Greece and its islands blessed soil. This time and following respective articles on Chios Island and its masticha products we bring you a glimpse of this uniqueness in a form of...
August 13th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Consumers Market, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Story of the Month, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Panama: Look who is coming!

Panama: Look who is coming!
From Panama City, Maria Dixon writes: While the bulk carrier Baroque has been trialling passage through the new locks, and the containership Cosco Shipping Panama is crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the first commercial transit  – this morning the TV reported that the ships were passing the island...
June 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Canals, Inland Waterways, Markets, News, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Story of the Month | Read More

Globalisation of yore

Globalisation of yore
A large ‘Philips’ globe by Rand McNally & Co of Chicago from around 1928. Globalisation of yore: antique globes are firmly on the collectables map Based on an article by Caroline Wallrock of Wick Antiques* One of the most sought-after antiques of the modern era owes its origin to a multi-talented...
June 1st, 2016 | Art and auctions, Story of the Month | Read More

How to get cracking with fracking

How to get cracking with fracking
Siegfried Konig, executive chairman of LWP Technologies. How to get cracking with fracking: Proppants Investment Forum in the City hears the options By James Brewer Fracking – the hydraulic fracturing of solid ground to reach for oil and gas – has recently sometimes hit the financial rocks as a result...
April 29th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Insight, News, Story of the Month, Technology | Read More

Developments of the Panama Canal

Developments of the Panama Canal
The President of the Propeller Club Cdr Ian Millen, RN, with Ana Delgado A full house earlier on today at the Naval Club attended one of the best ever events of its kind organised by the Propeller Club of the United States, Port of London. Ana Delgado, partner at the Panamanian law firm Solis, Enara,...
April 20th, 2016 | Canals, Construction, Dry Bulkcarriers, Inland Waterways, Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Story of the Month, Trade and Commerce | Read More

John C. Carras and Stavros Daifas inducted into Greek Shipping Hall of Fame

John C. Carras and Stavros Daifas inducted into Greek Shipping Hall of Fame
Two more historic shipping personalities have been inducted into the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame. John C. Carras and Stavros Daifas were lauded as the Inductees for 2015 in front of 600 guests at a special Induction Ceremony & Dinner held at the Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall. John C. Carras (1907-1989)...
April 8th, 2016 | Events, News, People and Places, Shipmanagement, Story of the Month | Read More

Tsavliris Brothers receive most prestigious award

Tsavliris Brothers receive most prestigious award
l to r: Olga Bornozis, Nicolas Tsavliris, George Tsavliris, Andreas Tsavliris, Nicky Pappadakis and Nicolas Bornozis The “2016 Capital Link Greek Shipping Leadership Award” was awarded to the three Tsavliris Brothers of Tsavliris Salvage Group, in recognition of their unique and extensive contribution...
February 19th, 2016 | Awards, Charity, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Emissions, Environment, Events, Groundings, Health and Safety, HR, Logistics, Maritime Accidents, Oceanology, Oil Spill, People and Places, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Story of the Month | Read More

Blue MBA: strategic further business education the name of the game

Blue MBA: strategic further business education the name of the game
Education is the most important aspect in all sectors of our lives, conversely Maritime Education in our multi-diversified / multi-disciplined industry; the most important industry of all on Planet Ocean! John Faraclas writes, video filming by Anny J. Zade: For nearly five years in allaboutshipping.co.uk...
December 13th, 2015 | Academia, Communication, Company Profiles, Consulting, Consumers Market, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, HR, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Organisations, People and Places, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Story of the Month, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Despicable murders by Islamist terrorists rock the City of Light

Despicable murders by Islamist terrorists rock the City of Light
Without prejudice Despicable murders by Islamist terrorists rock the City of Light In need of a Historical Peace in the Middle East and its periphery; John Faraclas writes: Time and again due to disturbances from pirates and terrorists that endanger our industry, that of the shipping industry in its...
November 14th, 2015 | Comment, European Union, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Story of the Month, UN | Read More

UN condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist attacks in Paris

UN condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist attacks in Paris
View of Paris, France, from UNESCO headquarters. UN Photo/Mark Garten 13 November 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have condemned the “despicable” terrorist attacks carried out today in various locations in and around Paris, and Mr. Ban has demanded...
November 14th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Military, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Story of the Month, UN | Read More

Warm praise for chairman Jim Davis at IMIF 40th anniversary gala dinner

Warm praise for chairman Jim Davis at IMIF 40th anniversary gala dinner
Jim Davis receiving his special gifts from Citi’s Michael Parker and Harry Theochari Warm praise for chairman Jim Davis at International Maritime Industries Forum 40th anniversary gala dinner By James Brewer Members and guests of the International Maritime Industries Forum gave a standing ovation...
November 5th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Clubs, Energy, Environment, Events, People and Places, Person Profiles, Shipfinance, Story of the Month | Read More