Archive for the ‘Organisations’ Category

BDA partners with government to attract cryptocurrency

BDA partners with government to attract cryptocurrency
Premier the Hon David Burt announces a newgovernment initiative to attract and grow digital currency business in Bermuda Hamilton, Bermuda, November 23, 2017 – The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) will take a lead role in an initiative launched by the Bermuda government to accelerate...
November 23rd, 2017 | Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

European ports welcome the EP Transport Committee vote for a stronger CEF budget

European ports welcome the EP Transport Committee vote for a stronger CEF budget
This morning, the Transport Committee (TRAN) of the European Parliament voted its opinion on the Multi-Annual financial Framework after 2020 (Marinescu report). Isabelle Ryckbost The Transport MEPs voted in favour of an updated and more effective Connecting Europe Facility. They have asked for an increased...
November 23rd, 2017 | European Union, Finance, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Autumn Budget 2017 – looking forward, not backward

Autumn Budget 2017 – looking forward, not backward
Opt in | Contact us | Visit website Autumn Budget 2017 Looking forward, not backward Building a Britain ‘fit for the future’:...
November 22nd, 2017 | News, Politics and Government | Read More

Moore Stephens says UK Autumn Budget preserves stable tax regime for shipping

Moore Stephens says UK Autumn Budget preserves stable tax regime for shipping
Susan Bill The stability of tax rules is of vital importance to the UK shipping sector, and international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says it is therefore encouraging that the UK government continued to provide a stable regime in its Autumn Budget 2017.  The Budget includes some specific...
November 22nd, 2017 | Comment, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

European Shipowners welcome the agreement reached on CO2 Emissions Trading System

European Shipowners welcome the agreement reached on CO2 Emissions Trading System
Martin Dorsman Intensive negotiations came to an end two weeks ago when the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the reform of the emissions trading system, which today was approved by the Member States. “European shipowners have...
November 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Organisations, Shipmanagement | Read More

Cooperation for oil spill preparedness in west, central and southern Africa

Cooperation for oil spill preparedness in west, central and southern Africa
… Briefing: 31 17/11/2017  – A regional conference of countries in west, central and southern Africa has committed to continue to work at both national and regional levels to boost preparedness to deal with oil spill incidents which could be devastating both for the marine environment...
November 17th, 2017 | EEZ, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

HRAS: Industry leads the way on ILO 188

HRAS: Industry leads the way on ILO 188
l to r: Dave Fenner MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency), Robert Greenwood NFFO (National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations), Daniel Shepherd HRAS (Human Rights as Sea) The UK’s fishing federations in conjunction with the MCA Fishing Safety ​team have together developed a Fishing Safety Management...
November 17th, 2017 | Fisheries, ILO | Read More

Inland Waterway Transport and Ports ask Europe for an ambitious policy action plan and continuity in funding

Inland Waterway Transport and Ports ask Europe for an ambitious policy action plan and continuity in funding
l to r: Theresia Hacksteiner (EBU), Karin de Schepper (INE), Alexander van den Bosch (EFIP), MEP Wim van de Camp, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, Hester Duursema (ESO) 15 November 2017 – Today, a coalition of inland waterway transport (IWT) and ports has handed over a declaration with...
November 15th, 2017 | Canals, European Union, Inland Waterways, News, Organisations, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Vitaly Klyuyev: “Seafarers training system in Russia complies with international standards”

Vitaly Klyuyev: “Seafarers training system in Russia complies with international standards”
Vitaly Klyuyev The system of training and certification of seafarers in Russia has been brought into compliance with the international requirements. Major efforts of the Transport Ministry and other ad hoc agencies have lead up to that. In his interview* with IAA PortNews, Vitaly Klyuyev**, Director...
November 14th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Communication, HR, IMO, Interviews, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Shipmanagement | Read More

ICS and CMI update campaingn

ICS and CMI update campaingn
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – whose member national shipowner associations represent over 80% of the world merchant fleet, and the Comité Maritime International (CMI) – the international association for maritime lawyers, have released an updated brochure to promote the importance...
November 13th, 2017 | IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory | 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

Port State control regimes move to boost collaboration, harmonization and information sharing

Port State control regimes move to boost collaboration, harmonization and information sharing
​More PSC regimes are implementing targeted inspections mechanisms, as well as incentive schemes, so that ships found in compliance with international standards are subject to fewer inspections, while substandard ships are targeted more. The port State control regimes which carry out inspections...
November 6th, 2017 | IMO, Regulatory | Read More

Unsafe mixed migration by sea – an ongoing humanitarian challenge

Unsafe mixed migration by sea – an ongoing humanitarian challenge
… Unsafe mixed migration by sea continues to claim many lives, despite the strenuous efforts made by Governmental and naval rescue services, often supported by merchant vessels, abiding by the long-standing tradition and legal obligation to go to the rescue of persons in distress at sea. The complexities...
October 30th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Immigration, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Progress made in developing GHG strategy for international shipping

Progress made in developing GHG strategy for international shipping
… The second meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ships (23-27 October) has made progress in starting to shape a draft initial IMO GHG strategy including refining the vision for IMO, which will express IMO’s further commitment to...
October 30th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

EU brings money to Europe

EU brings money to Europe
Despina Doxaki EU brings money to Europe* by Despina Doxaki Banking & Finance Advisor The European Investment Bank estimates that the European Union will need to invest €2 trillion in infrastructure in the 28 member countries through 2020.  The sheer scale of the capital needed will require...
October 28th, 2017 | Automobiles, Banking, Canals, Construction, European Union, Finance, Inland Waterways, Insight, Logistics, News, Organisations, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Monitoring phase for a Clean Inland Shipping project begins

Monitoring phase for a Clean Inland Shipping project begins
Inland shipping The vessels which will take part in the trials for the CLINSH project (CLean INland SHipping) have been selected. Their emissions will be closely monitored during the two-year project which is part of the European Union’s LIFE programme.  The vessels are to test various emissions-reducing...
October 27th, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Organisations | Read More

Shipping Industry ‘broadly satisfied’ with IMO progress on CO2 strategy – but much work still to be done

Shipping Industry ‘broadly satisfied’ with IMO progress on CO2 strategy – but much work still to be done
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO represented the global shipping industry throughout this week’s intensive discussions at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), which continued the development of a comprehensive CO2 reduction strategy for...
October 27th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Environment, IMO, Intercargo, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko, Organisations | Read More

Hands off the Hellenic Coast Guard officers

Hands off the Hellenic Coast Guard officers
The Greek Ministry of Shipping and the Aegean which also houses the Hellenic Coast Guard’s HQ’s To our great perplexity, we hear that the Greek minister of shipping and the Aegean has ordered the commandant of the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) to transfer to other posts the officers who dealt...
October 24th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, Oil Spill, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

“Abnormal” situation for Greece the imposition of excise duty on Natural Gas when used as feedstock

“Abnormal” situation for Greece the imposition of excise duty on Natural Gas when used as feedstock
The fist panel with Maria Spyraki and Nikolas Papadopoulos; to the right Dr .Kostas Andriosopoulos In a spirit of close cooperation, Greece and Cyprus presented their positions during an international gas forum organized by the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE) on Thursday 19.10.2017,...
October 24th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, European Union, LNG, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?
John Faraclas With eight points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) opened this week’s dry market …deliberations, thanks to the Capers as all the other dry sizes remained more or less stagnant… The Geopolitical situation smells of more gun powder… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI was...
October 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

CYPRUS Fitch sovereign review

CYPRUS Fitch sovereign review
Regional Economics & Market Strategy Focus Note CYPRUS – Fitch upgraded rating to BB, outlook still positive (Monday, October 23, 2017) CYPRUS Fitch sovereign review: long term sovereign rating upgraded to two notches below investment grade, outlook still positive On Friday October 20th, Fitch...
October 23rd, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Markets, Organisations, Reports | Read More

Ocean Change requires solutions – UN Oceans Envoy

Ocean Change requires solutions – UN Oceans Envoy
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim with ​Fiji’s Ambassador Peter Thomson, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean Solutions to address human-induced “Ocean Change” are needed to save life in the ocean and reverse the cycle of decline in which it is caught, according...
October 23rd, 2017 | Associations, Environment, Events, IMO, News, Oceanology, Organisations, UN | Read More

Early Dry and Wet Market blues…

Early Dry and Wet Market blues…
John Faraclas Did I hear you say shipping business intuition, eh??? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) despite a steady upwards …“spree” ended the day with four points down at 1,578, which on the other hand is 91 points plus since last week’s closing (1,487). The wets were both down. The Geopolitics...
October 20th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Charity, European Union, Events, Food and Drink, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Regulating ship speed could cut emissions by a third – study

Regulating ship speed could cut emissions by a third – study
… Greenhouse gas emissions from three ship types – containerships, bulkers and tankers – could be reduced by a third, on average, by reducing their speed, according to a new independent study that will be presented to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) next week.  The cumulative...
October 18th, 2017 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO | Read More

IMO regional centre assists in Agia Zoni II clean up

IMO regional centre assists in Agia Zoni II clean up
… 10/10/2017  – ​The IMO-administered Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) is providing technical expertise to help clean up beaches in Greece affected by an oil spill. Two experts are in Greece (8 to 14 October) to give technical support...
October 10th, 2017 | Environment, HR, IMO, Military, News, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More