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ING and EIB provide EUR 300m to finance green shipping

ING and EIB provide EUR 300m to finance green shipping
l to r: Stephen Fewster, Global Head of Transportation Finance at ING, Werner Hoyer EIB President, Isabel Fernandez, Head of Wholesale Banking at ING Amsterdam, 19 February 2018 – ING and the European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed an agreement to support green investments for the European...
February 19th, 2018 | Banking, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Finance, Inland Waterways, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance | Read More

Freight forwarders demand action on infrastructure investment

Freight forwarders demand action on infrastructure investment
Robert Keen Commenting on the National Infrastructure Commission’s (NIC) first Annual Monitoring Report, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), said: “Today, we have seen the value of having an independent National Infrastructure Commission to hold...
February 16th, 2018 | Associations, Aviation, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Implementing the 2020 sulphur limit – ban on carriage of non-compliant high sulphur fuel oil agreed

Implementing the 2020 sulphur limit – ban on carriage of non-compliant high sulphur fuel oil agreed
Implementing the 2020 sulphur limit – ban on carriage of non-compliant high sulphur fuel oil agreed IMO has agreed to move forward with a prohibition on the carriage of fuel oil for use on board ships, when that fuel oil is not compliant with a new low sulphur limit which comes into force from 2020. ...
February 9th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

IMO and EBRD sign new partnership to support sustainable shipping

IMO and EBRD sign new partnership to support sustainable shipping
From the signing ceremony The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has signed a new partnership agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The agreement will help promote sustainable shipping through a range of safety- and environment-focused capacity-building...
February 8th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, IMO, Organisations, Shipfinance, UN | Read More

Dora @ LSE

Dora @ LSE
Mrs. Dora Bakogiannis delivering her speech Mrs Dora Bakogiannis, a leading Greek politician, was invited to speak at the London School of Economics by the LSE Students’ Union Hellenic Society. The event took place at the LSE Hong Kong Theatre on February 6 under the title “Dora@LSE.” The theme...
February 7th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight, People and Places, Politics and Government | Read More

The falling BDI@1,082 raises concerns…

The falling BDI@1,082 raises concerns…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) begun the week with a controlled fall. Geopolitics on a turning point. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI lost 13 points and now reads 1,082 points amid a general market fall with the Dow Jones on record losses since the crisis of 2008 and that surely...
February 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, UN | Read More

PPR 5 meets – Implementing the 2020 sulphur limit

PPR 5 meets – Implementing the 2020 sulphur limit
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim 05/02/2018  – The 0.50% limit on sulphur in fuel oil on board ships (outside designated emission control areas) will come into effect on 1 January 2020. Ensuring consistent implementation of the 0.50% requirement is a key item on the agenda of IMO’s Sub-committee...
February 5th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

UKHO returns to the British Virgin Islands to conduct seabed mapping in support of marine economic development and safer navigation

UKHO returns to the British Virgin Islands to conduct seabed mapping in support of marine economic development and safer navigation
Photo of Research Vessel ‘Chapman’, employed with a smaller motor boat to survey priority areas in the BVIs 05 February 2018 – The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has chartered two boats to survey the waters around the British Virgin Islands as part of the UK’s Overseas...
February 5th, 2018 | Organisations, Politics and Government, Underwater Shipping | Read More

New CEO for Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority

New CEO for Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority
Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Association (BSMA) Chair Paul Scope, left, with incoming BSMA CEO Francis Richardson Hamilton, Bermuda, February 2, 2018 – Francis C. Richardson, a marine engineer with 25 years’ of service to the Bermuda government, will join the Bermuda Shipping and Maritime...
February 2nd, 2018 | Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Greece’s minister for digital policy, telecommunications and media Nikos Pappas meets with officials of the Sciotish Government

Greece’s minister for digital policy, telecommunications and media Nikos Pappas meets with officials of  the  Sciotish Government
l to r: Nikos Pappas,  Nicola Sturgeon, Lefteris Kretsos and  Derek Mackay. The Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, Mr. Nikos Pappas, met with officials of the Scottish Government yesterday, on the second day of his visit to the United Kingdom. In particular, Mr. Pappas met with...
February 2nd, 2018 | Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

IMO has launched a new informative web page on sulphur 2020

IMO has launched a new informative web page on sulphur 2020
The main type of “bunker” oil for ships is heavy fuel oil, derived as a residue from crude oil distillation. Crude oil contains sulphur which, following combustion in the engine, ends up in ship emissions. Sulphur oxides (SOx) are known to be harmful to human health, causing respiratory symptoms...
February 2nd, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Greece’s minister of digital policy, telecommunications and media Nikos Pappas, in London

Greece’s minister of digital policy, telecommunications and media Nikos Pappas, in London
Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, Nikos Pappas, with UK’s Minister of Digital Policy and the Creative Industry, Margot James. Greece’s Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, Nikos Pappas, visited London on Wednesday 31 January 2018.  Nikos Pappas met...
February 1st, 2018 | Communication, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Dry and Wet volatility are here to stay…

Dry and Wet volatility are here to stay…
John Faraclas Once again the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) is running out steam and at best might create further shocks; Geopolitics still getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI ended the day at 1,219 points – just two higher since yesterday and 94 since last Friday the 19 of...
January 26th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,217…

The BDI@1,217…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) couldn’t continue its yesterday’s rise and today’s gains were almost halved. The Geopolitics remain messy and only Ares (Mars) can sort all this mess in his usual way; so should we say: let it be? John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI gained 17 points –...
January 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, P and I Clubs, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin January 2018

HFW Insurance Bulletin January 2018
Andrew Bandurka HFW Insurance Bulletin January 2018 1. Regulation and legislation EU: “Accidental” damage and the importance of causation Following a recommendation from the European Parliament, on 20 December 2017 the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal for a directive (COM (2017)...
January 25th, 2018 | European Union, Legal | Read More

Sentinel Marine awarded contract by European Fisheries Control Agency for charter of patrol vessel

Sentinel Marine awarded contract by European Fisheries Control Agency for charter of patrol vessel
Sentinel Marine has been awarded a contract to charter its Lundy Sentinel ERRV to the European Fisheries Control Agency. Framework contract provides for maximum of 20m Euros over four-year period Aberdeen-based Sentinel Marine has been awarded a contract to provide a patrol vessel to be chartered by...
January 25th, 2018 | European Union, Fisheries | Read More

Improved Port Reception Facilities welcomed by European Shipowners

Improved Port Reception Facilities welcomed by European Shipowners
Martin Dorsman European shipowners welcome the Plastic Strategy adopted by the European Commission last week. The coherent and impressively first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastic forming part of the transition towards a more circular economy also included the long awaited revision of the Ports...
January 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Environment, European Union, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Armenia joins IMO

Armenia joins IMO
.. Armenia joins the International Maritime Organization The Republic of Armenia has become the latest Member of IMO, following the deposit of an instrument of acceptance of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization with the Secretary-General of the United Nations on 19 January 2018. With...
January 22nd, 2018 | IMO, Organisations | Read More

EU ports welcome Framework on Foreign Investment Screening…

EU ports welcome Framework on Foreign Investment Screening…
EU ports welcome Framework on Foreign Investment Screening as useful Instrument for an open Investment Environment On 13 September 2017, the European Commission published a Proposal for a Regulation establishing a framework for screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union and a Communication...
January 18th, 2018 | Environment, European Union, Organisations | Read More

Port Authority of Thailand Successfully Completes Navis N4 Implementation

Port Authority of Thailand Successfully Completes Navis N4 Implementation
Port Authority of Thailand Completes Navis N4 Implementation, Improving Real-Time Data Management and Productivity Upgrade Marks First Step in Supporting National Government’s ‘Thailand 4.0’ Innovation Initiative Oakland, CA—January 11, 2018 — Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and...
January 11th, 2018 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology | Read More

Fourth Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services

Fourth Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services
FCS 3307 Guardian Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, has taken delivery of another Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel for operations in the offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Guinea. This takes the total delivered vessels/Guardians since the first arrived in early 2014 to four....
January 11th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

New Baltic Exchange LNG Panellists Group

New Baltic Exchange LNG Panellists Group
Mark Jackson Following an approach by leading Baltic Exchange LNG shipbroking companies, the Baltic Exchange has formed the Baltic LNG Panellists Group. The move comes as the Baltic Exchange looks to develop a new Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Index comprising several routes for the evolving LNG shipping...
January 11th, 2018 | Associations, LNG, Markets, Organisations, Shipping Centers | Read More

Maritime London to merge with International Maritime Industries Forum

Maritime London to merge with International Maritime Industries Forum
The Baltic Exchange Building which houses Maritime London Members of UK maritime trade promotional body Maritime London have unanimously approved a proposal to incorporate The International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF) into the association. Established in 1975, IMIF runs a programme of highly informative...
January 3rd, 2018 | Associations, IMIF, News, Shipping Centers | Read More

Brexit – where next?

Brexit – where next?
Margaret Pinder Brexit – where next? by Margaret Pinder, Head of Market Intelligence, Hill Dickinson Now that the Government has achieved sufficient progress in the Brexit negotiations to reach agreement to progress to stage two, this is a good time to review what this means for your business going...
January 2nd, 2018 | European Union, Legal, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Taxation | Read More

IMO chiefs praise Georgia’s Nino Kharadze for her magnificent work

IMO chiefs praise Georgia’s Nino Kharadze for her magnificent work
Far-sighted: ambassador Beruchashvili and Nino Kharadze. IMO chiefs praise Georgia’s Nino Kharadze for her magnificent work By James Brewer  Diplomats accredited to the International Maritime Organization, secretariat leaders, entrepreneurs and colleagues gathered for a special event at the London...
December 20th, 2017 | Country Profiles, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More