Archive for the ‘Organisations’ Category

Hypatia and Theresa May; diversity victims?

Hypatia and Theresa May; diversity victims?
British PM Theresa May Hypatia and Theresa May; diversity victims? Theresa May’s announcement of stepping down “come” at no better time and to no surprise at all here at allaboutsshipping. John Faraclas’ note: As the WISTA Med 2019 Conference was progressing earlier on today and just before the...
May 24th, 2019 | Politics and Government, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst

Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst
Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst Commentary: Britain’s powerless leaders By Meghnad Desai in London Theresa May, like Jeremy Corbyn, and indeed any current party leader, lacks a Commons majority to break the Brexit impasse. One escape route lies in the ‘March revolution’ engineered...
May 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting

EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting
EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting Commentary: EU elections may end Italy coalition By Antonio Armellini in Rome For Italy’s ruling coalition, the European parliamentary elections are a test on the viability of governing together. If Salvini’s...
May 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Country Profiles, European Union, Events, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance

Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance
.. Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved and adopted a comprehensive set of guidance and guidelines to support the consistent implementation of the lower 0.50% limit on sulphur in ships’ fuel oil, which will enter...
May 20th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction

UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction
. UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) pushed forward with a number of measures aimed at supporting the achievement of the objectives set out in the initial IMO strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from...
May 20th, 2019 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

The UGS welcomes the progress made at the UN IMO MEPC74

The UGS welcomes the progress made at the UN IMO MEPC74
Theodore El. Veniamis, The UGS welcomes the progress made at the UN IMO MEPC74  The UGS welcomes the progress made at the UN IMO MEPC74 towards a safe and consistent implementation of the 2020 global sulphur cap on marine fuels and sustainable environmental policies The Union of Greek Shipowners warmly...
May 20th, 2019 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, News | Read More

Still a Capes’ market amid unexpected geopolitical turmoil

Still a Capes’ market amid unexpected geopolitical turmoil
John Faraclas Still a Capes’ market amid unexpected geopolitical turmoil The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) maintained its upwards mode gaining eight points since yesterday and now stands at 1,040. Geopolitical turmoil though will turn things upside down; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI’s...
May 17th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs training funding applications

BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs training funding applications
Robert Keen BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs training funding applications The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is alerting its members to a looming deadline by which they can apply for funding from the Government’s £5 million grant scheme opened in December 2018, as part...
May 16th, 2019 | Associations, Education and Training, Logistics, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market hiccups with the BDI down to 1,032…

Market hiccups with the BDI down to 1,032…
John Faraclas; picture credits Anny Zade Market hiccups with the BDI down to 1,032… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 11 points thanks – obviously, to the Capes’ ups and downs. Geopolitics still in a mess and the Hellenic Platform of women Scientists make their presence felt! John Faraclas’...
May 15th, 2019 | Academia, Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, HR, Marinas, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Invest in Change

Invest in Change
Carleen Lyden Walker Invest in Change “Actions not Words” Kitack Lim opened the MEPC meeting in London with a call for “actions not words”.  This refrain is being echoed throughout the world as society demands the shipping industry work to reduce its contribution to climate change by reducing...
May 15th, 2019 | Energy, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions

Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions
Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions A new IMO video puts the spotlight on how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions in the Solomon Islands as part of a global project to help tackle climate change. http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/09-video-launch-global-problem-local-actions.aspx  Watch...
May 15th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

UN agency launches new global project to tackle maritime GHG emissions

UN agency launches new global project to tackle maritime GHG emissions
​IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim (left) and Mr Sveinung Oftedal, Specialist Director of the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, signed the GreenVoyage-2050 project. UN agency launches new global project to tackle maritime GHG emissions A major international project to support the International...
May 14th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

Greek Shipowners put their weight behind the forthcoming UN IMO MEPC 74 for effective and sustainable solutions

Greek Shipowners put their weight behind the forthcoming UN IMO MEPC 74 for effective and sustainable solutions
Theodore El. Veniamis, Greek Shipowners put their weight behind the forthcoming UN IMO MEPC 74 for effective and sustainable solutions Ahead of the critical UN IMO Marine Environment and Protection Committee 74 (MEPC 74) meeting of next week, the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) urges IMO Member States...
May 10th, 2019 | Associations, Energy, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, UN | Read More

Ana Irene Delgado got elected as a Panamanian Senator

Ana Irene Delgado got elected as a Panamanian Senator
Ana Irene Delgado with her father Hernan Ana Irene Delgado Former Panama Ambassador to the UK, Ireland and Iceland and Panama permanent Representative to the IMO just got elected as a Panamanian Senator. She said: “We hereby express our gratitude to the more than 500 maritime and terrestrial...
May 9th, 2019 | News, Politics and Government | Read More

Statement: Dame Caroline Spelman in reply to Government response on Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill

Statement: Dame Caroline Spelman in reply to Government response on Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill
.. Statement: Dame Caroline Spelman in reply to Government response on Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill Joint Committee on the Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill  Tuesday 7 May 2019 Chair of the Committee Dame Caroline Spelman MP said: “I am pleased...
May 7th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Politics and Government | Read More

Arias B. & Associates is pleased to announce that Margareth J. Mosquera T. has joined the firm as Senior Associate

Arias B. & Associates is pleased to announce that Margareth J. Mosquera T. has joined the firm as Senior Associate
Margareth Mosquera Arias B. & Associates is pleased to announce that Margareth J. Mosquera T. has joined the firm as Senior Associate We are pleased to announce to our esteemed clients and friends the addition of Ms. Margareth Mosquera as the new Head of our Maritime Litigation Department. Our aim...
May 6th, 2019 | Company Profiles, Legal, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

A quick introduction to ancient Democracies and “Republicanism”

A quick introduction to ancient Democracies and “Republicanism”
Petros G. Doukas A quick introduction to ancient Democracies and “Republicanism”   By Petros G. Doukas * Heraclitus (late 6th cent.BC) said it all: “… all things happen according to strife and necessity” [DK22B80], and that “war is the father of all and king of...
April 30th, 2019 | Insight, Politics and Government | Read More

No job, employer or regulator should take away workers’ health, safety and wellbeing

No job, employer or regulator should take away workers’ health, safety and wellbeing
Lawrence Waterman, Chairman of the British Safety Council No job, employer or regulator should take away workers’ health, safety and wellbeing British Safety Council’s campaigning and research work supports the aims of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work The World Day for Safety and Health...
April 25th, 2019 | Health and Safety, HR, ILO, Safety and Security | Read More

An Easter Day and note to remember

An Easter Day and note to remember
Happy Easter An Easter Day and note to remember Happy Easter, He Has Risen! Part of the Christian World Celebrates Easter today – particularly the Western so to speak Christians. On a unique sunny day with temperatures soaring to 21C,  instead of our classic Easter Sunday visit in Hampstead Heath, we*...
April 21st, 2019 | Anniversaries, Climate, Comment, Emissions, Environment, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Politics and Government, Pollution, Religion, Reports | Read More

Brexit delay may mean end of May, Implications of exit for UK and EU

Brexit delay may mean end of May, Implications of exit for UK and EU
. Brexit delay may mean end of May, Implications of exit for UK and EU Commentary: Brexit delay may mean end of May By James Smith in London The agreement struck by the EU on the UK’s Article 50 negotiating period was a difficult compromise, with few predicting the six-month extension. Theoretically,...
April 17th, 2019 | European Union, News, Politics and Government | Read More

IMO guidance on implementation plan for compliance with 0.50% Sulphur limit under Annex VI

IMO guidance on implementation plan for compliance with 0.50% Sulphur limit under Annex VI
APRIL 16, 2019   IMO GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR COMPLIANCE WITH 0.50% SULFUR LIMIT UNDER MARPOL ANNEX VI Your Managers would like to draw your attention to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidance as set forth in the annex to the attached document MEPC.1/Circ.878, Guidance...
April 16th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Sailors’ Society launches Not On My Watch petition to make wellness training mandatory for seafarers

Sailors’ Society launches Not On My Watch petition to make wellness training mandatory for seafarers
Sailors’ Society launches Not On My Watch petition to make wellness training mandatory for seafarers Sailors’ Society launches Not On My Watch petition to make wellness training mandatory for seafarers Petition to the ILO is part of the charity’s campaign to tackle suicide and depression at sea Maritime...
April 16th, 2019 | Health and Safety, ILO, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs | Read More

Industry supports the IMO’s new anti-corruption agenda

Industry supports the IMO’s new anti-corruption agenda
Guy PlattenICS Secretary General Industry supports the IMO’s new anti-corruption agenda The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to address maritime corruption by including this important issue in its work programme for the Facilitation Committee. The decision to include an anti-corruption...
April 15th, 2019 | Associations, Corruption, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations | Read More

Brexit commentary | How this extension will benefit businesses

Brexit commentary | How this extension will benefit businesses
John Perry Brexit commentary | How this extension will benefit businesses John Perry, managing director of leading supply chain and logistics consultancy SCALA, commented: “With the EU leaders granting the UK a further six month extension, we are now in a very interesting, if somewhat precarious position....
April 11th, 2019 | European Union, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Markets, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BREXIT: …an extension to ride…

BREXIT: …an extension to ride…
…and now back to the House of all Parliaments BREXIT: …an extension to ride… Just after midnight we learned that the EU27 granted UK a compromised six months flexible extension until the end of October 2019… There were some French “second thoughts” but unanimity was there… Let’s...
April 11th, 2019 | Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More