Archive for the ‘Organisations’ Category

The BDI on a slowing down mode amid Terrorism’s mess

The BDI on a slowing down mode amid Terrorism’s mess
John Faraclas The BDI managed to clinch just six points and now stands at 1,266; the Geopolitics with Terrorism on the rise “promise” to keep us busy and wondering. John Faraclas daily market briefing: The Capers’ BCI is definitely slowing down with only ten points plus since last Friday the 18th...
August 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Exhibitions, HR, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | 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

MRV made easy by new functionality in NAPA performance monitoring systems

MRV made easy by new functionality in NAPA performance monitoring systems
Existing users of NAPA Shipping Solutions, ClassNK-NAPA GREEN and NAPA-DSME Power® can achieve compliance with new MRV reporting requirements Helsinki, Finland, August 16, 2017 – NAPA, a world leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider, has updated its performance monitoring...
August 16th, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Technical, Technology | Read More

Wets Dry out… and geopolitics ignite

Wets Dry out… and geopolitics ignite
John Faraclas It is always that we all go firstly for the Dry Markets and the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and on …second thoughts we refer and advise you on the Wets… as main news on the Markets which are edging towards the bottom lately… Geopolitics are about to ignite, delivering more and more mess!...
August 15th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…

Low Volatility is in the air for the Markets and Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The volatility returns in the most unusual way both for the shipping Markets and  their respective Indices as well as for the ever turbulent Geopolitics. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI was up 12 points at 1,050 “rising” expectations given the Capers’ and Panamaxes’...
August 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…

The BDI loses steam again; Geopolitics in jeopardy…
John Faraclas With only two points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 1,038 loses steam yet again and we reiterate the view that the need of an injection as we stressed yesterday, is a MUST. Geopolitics are so bad that the entire economy on Planet Ocean may actually collapse despite the figures you see...
August 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Immigration, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, August 8 2017)

Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, August 8 2017)
Greece’s parliament building Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, August 8 2017) Greece: January – June 2017 State Budget Execution & June 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – June 2017, the budget...
August 8th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) managed to clinch just four points since last Friday and at 1,036 looks a bit stranded… The Geopolitical issues indeed …“dictate” for the politicians to seek, with all due respect, for  psychiatrics. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The...
August 7th, 2017 | Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

New global project to address bioinvasions via ships’ hulls

New global project to address bioinvasions via ships’ hulls
… A new global project to help protect marine ecosystems from the negative effects of invasive aquatic species has been given the go-ahead for preparation.  The GloFouling Partnerships project – a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme...
August 7th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Concentrated Inspection Campaign – Safety of Navigation

Concentrated Inspection Campaign – Safety of Navigation
… CIC on Safety of Navigation including ECDIS The Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU have announced a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) focusing on the Safety of Navigation including ECDIS. The CIC aims at checking the compliance with Safety of Navigation, including Electronic Chart Display Information...
August 7th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

New UN sanctions target North Korea’s exports of strategic commodities

New UN sanctions target North Korea’s exports of strategic commodities
On 5 August 2017 the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a significant expansion of the UN sanctions regime against North Korea, in response to North Korea’s recent ballistic missile tests.    Resolution 2371 (2017) (the Resolution) targets key elements of North Korea’s economy,...
August 6th, 2017 | Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

IMO’s Kitak Lim to visit Russia

IMO’s Kitak Lim to visit Russia
IMO’s Secretary-general Kitak Lim Kitak Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will visit Russia in September 2017, a Transport Ministry’s official told IAA PortNews. Vitaly Klyuyev, Director of the Transport Ministry’s Department of State Policy for...
August 4th, 2017 | IMO, Organisations | Read More

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – At 1,023 points the BDI, thanks primarily to the volatile Capers and then to the promising Panamaxes managed to gain thirty points; the Geopolitics just offer the worse possible example of how we might see the trade collapse....
August 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Poole Harbour Commissioners receive Ministerial visit to the Port of Poole

Poole Harbour Commissioners receive Ministerial visit to the Port of Poole
Robin Walker, UK Government Minister for Exiting the EU, and Jim Stewart, CEO of Poole Harbour Commissioners Poole Harbour Commissioners received a special Parliamentary visit to the Port of Poole South Quay harbour expansion from Robin Walker, Minister for the Department for Exiting the European Union. The...
August 3rd, 2017 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

International Maritime Prize for 2016 goes to Koji Sekimizu, former IMO Secretary-General

International Maritime Prize for 2016 goes to Koji Sekimizu, former IMO Secretary-General
​Mr. Sekimizu joined the IMO Secretariat in 1989 and worked in both the Maritime Safety and Marine Environment Divisions, holding the post of Director for each before going on to be elected IMO Secretary-General, a post he held from 2012 to 2016. International Maritime Prize for 2016 goes to Koji...
August 2nd, 2017 | Awards, Events, IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMO in the polar environment: Search and Rescue

IMO in the polar environment: Search and Rescue
02/08/2017  – Following the launch of IMO’s film on the IMO Polar Code, a new video focused on search and rescued in polar regions is being published today. The second video in a series on IMO in the polar environment takes a closer look at the challenges of search and rescue operations in...
August 2nd, 2017 | Health and Safety, IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

Flame-defying maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Flame-defying maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade
Two members of the Houston Pilots in the United States are to receive the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. The pair will be recognized for their role in averting a major tragedy when the ship they were piloting broke down and burst into flames after colliding with mooring dolphins. Despite...
August 1st, 2017 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Awards, HR, IMO | Read More

First Woman Chief Executive for Transnet National Ports Authority

First Woman Chief Executive for Transnet National Ports Authority
Ms Shulami Qalinge Ms Shulami Qalinge has been appointed Chief Executive (CE) of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), becoming the first female CE of the organisation. Qalinge succeeds Mr Richard Vallihu who has been appointed Group Executive: Operational Readiness, Transnet Corporate Centre....
August 1st, 2017 | Associations, Company Profiles, HR, Organisations, People and Places, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…

Capers …“save” the BDI; Geopolitics in turmoil…
John Faraclas As Capers remained …”afloat” with 86 plus points, bringing the BCI up at 1,225 points; so does the BDI@946 – up 13 – for luck… per Agatha Cristies’ novel. The geopolitics are anytime now going to produce, as we have foreseen, a total mess. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
July 31st, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The Future-Ready Shipping Conference 2017 – coming soon

The Future-Ready Shipping Conference 2017 – coming soon
IMO and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore are organising the second edition of the Future-Ready Shipping Conference. Two months to go – 25-26 September 2017 – Now in its 2nd edition, the Future-Ready Shipping 2017 Conference – jointly organised by the Maritime and Port...
July 31st, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Royal New Zealand Navy value Lloyd’s Register’s safety and environment expertise…

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Royal New Zealand Navy value Lloyd’s Register’s safety and environment expertise…
Lloyd’s Register’s HQ’s Hyundai Heavy Industries and Royal New Zealand Navy value Lloyd’s Register’s safety and environment expertise to support their safety case preparation for the new MSC project in Korea Lloyd’s Register (LR), the leading provider of engineering and technology-centric...
July 31st, 2017 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Politics and Government, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell nine points earlier on today from yesterday’s 942 points and 44 points since last Friday the 21st of July when it stood at 977; a midsummers’ mess. Geopolitics are looking more than explosive in all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The...
July 28th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister
Minister of Economic Development & Tourism Jamahl Simmons (left) speaks with BDA CEO Ross Webber BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister, affirms positive partnership, “Bermuda open for business” Hamilton, Bermuda, July 27, 2017 – Following a meeting with the Minister...
July 28th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Banking, Charity, Clubs, Cruise Industry, Environment, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Finance, Holidays, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime History and Museums, Maritime Tourism, Oceanology, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 942; the Geopolitics continue to shake the Globe to its foundations and expect a …tsunami, a business so to speak tsunami to strike soon. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI down 68 point...
July 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Headlines, Inland Waterways, Insight, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers

European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers
Mark Dickinson The European Maritime Social Partners warmly welcome the European Commission’s adoption of their proposal to update their Agreement on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC).  The ILO MLC amendments entered into force on 18 January 2017 and...
July 27th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More