Archive for the ‘Organisations’ Category

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

Singapore launches enhanced technical co-operation and training program for IMO and its member states

Singapore launches enhanced technical co-operation and training program for IMO and its member states
Singapore Singapore has launched an enhanced 5-year technical co-operation and training package for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its Member States. Valued at USD 5 million (approximately SGD 6.5 million), the package comprises fellowships, scholarships, workshops, and courses to...
April 25th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

Winners announced at International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards in Geneva

Winners announced at International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards in Geneva
Greg Vines, ILO Deputy Director-General for Management & Reform Last night, the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) revealed the 2018 winners of its prestigious International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards at a high-profile ceremony in Geneva.  The awards honour...
April 24th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Health and Safety, ILO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

Compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes a step closer

Compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes a step closer
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim with Ms. Sarah Fountain Smith, Deputy High Commissioner, High commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, Ratifications from Canada and Turkey bring key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship closer to entry into...
April 23rd, 2018 | IMO | Read More

The UGS visits Washington DC for talks

The UGS visits Washington DC for talks
The UGS delegation with Mrs. E. Chao, US Secretary of Transportation A high-level delegation of the Union of Greek Shipowners headed by its President, Mr. Theodore Veniamis, completed one of its most successful regular visits to Washington DC from 16th to 20th April 2018. The delegation additionally...
April 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Military, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

U.S. Salvors successfully pass every Coast Guard Verification to-date

U.S. Salvors successfully pass every Coast Guard Verification to-date
Jim Elliott, President of the American Salvage Association. April 19, 2018 – On April 18th, Rear Admiral Anthony “Jack” Vogt, Assistant Commandant for Response Policy, released an update on the status of the most recent U.S. Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) industry verification initiative....
April 22nd, 2018 | Environment, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps
John Faraclas The euphoria – a better word than spree, of the Capers gaining 877 points since last Friday the 13th of April, must be seen as a good sign, despite what is coming up next,  given the geopolitical, environmental, technical advancements et al surrounding the shipping industry. The BDI...
April 20th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, IMO, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Can off-site manufacture improve the productivity and sustainability of the construction industry? Lords to hear evidence

Can off-site manufacture improve the productivity and sustainability of the construction industry? Lords to hear evidence
… The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will take evidence for its inquiry investigating Off-site manufacture for construction. The Committee will hear from house builders and engineering experts. The Committee will consider the potential benefits of off-site manufacture and the...
April 20th, 2018 | Construction, Politics and Government | Read More

Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
Wärtsilä Corporation,  20 April 2018 at 11.15 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä announces its strong support for the agreement reached last week at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. The agreed plan is for shipping to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by...
April 20th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Chief Executive of IMarEST appointed to government Maritime 2050 panel

Chief Executive of IMarEST appointed to government Maritime 2050 panel
David Loosley David Loosley – Chief Executive of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology – has been appointed to a maritime panel by Transport Secretary, Rt Hon Chris Grayling. Working in partnership with industry, the government aims to challenge the sector to think about...
April 19th, 2018 | IMarEST, Politics and Government | Read More

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 72 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capers… The Geopolitical front could soon become not just uncertain, but an inferno. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI with these 72 points – as a result of the Capers’ sky...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | 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

The UGS welcomes IMO’s ambitious initial GHG reduction strategy…

The UGS welcomes IMO’s ambitious initial GHG reduction strategy…
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners The UGS welcomes IMO’s ambitious initial GHG reduction strategy as a first but critical step towards the industry’s decarbonization The Union of Greek Shipowners welcomes the adoption of the IMO’s initial GHG reduction strategy by...
April 16th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Pollution | Read More

UN body adopts climate change strategy for shipping

UN body adopts climate change strategy for shipping
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim Nations meeting at the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London have adopted an initial strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships, setting out a vision to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping and phase...
April 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News | Read More

IMO gives strong signal to the shipping industry to start decarbonizing

IMO gives strong signal to the shipping industry to start decarbonizing
Martin Dorsman The environmental committee of IMO decided at its 72th meeting to adopt an initial strategy on the reduction of Green House Gases (GHG) emissions from ships. This strategy sets out levels of ambition to reduce GHG emissions on a pathway to full decarbonisation, consistent with the Paris...
April 13th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO | Read More

INTERTANKO salutes the adoption of the IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from International Shipping

INTERTANKO salutes the adoption of the IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from International Shipping
Katharina Stanzel The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) congratulates the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on the decision taken today by the Maritime Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) to adopt a comprehensive Initial Strategy for significant reduction...
April 13th, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Intertanko | Read More

Hellenic Coast Guard and Bureau Veritas renew their cooperation agreement

Hellenic Coast Guard and Bureau Veritas renew their cooperation agreement
Vice Admiral Stamatios Raptis with Paillette Palaiologou In the presence in Piraeus of the leading ranks of the Hellenic Coast Guard and representatives of the Paris-headquartered classification society Bureau Veritas an updated authorisation agreement was signed on Orthodox Holy Wednesday (4/4/2018)....
April 11th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Flags, News, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

ICS urges governments to see through major climate deal for international shipping

ICS urges governments to see through major climate deal for international shipping
Simon Bennett, The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) which represents the world’s national shipowner associations at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) says it is satisfied with progress made by governments on a draft GHG reduction strategy for international shipping. This will...
April 6th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations | Read More

ESPO supports EU position on IMO CO2 negotiations

ESPO supports EU position on IMO CO2 negotiations
Isabelle Ryckbost 04 April 2018 – The International Maritime Organization (MEPC 72)1 is expected to adopt its Initial GHG Strategy for shipping by the end of next week. The discussions aim to include in the Initial Strategy a CO2 emissions reduction target for the sector as well as potential...
April 4th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Weak governance at UN shipping agency delaying action on climate change

Weak governance at UN shipping agency delaying action on climate change
Berlin, 3 April 2018 – The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is at risk of unresolved conflicts of interest due to shortcomings in its governance, according to preliminary key findings of a new study by Transparency International. Private shipping-industry concerns could have undue influence...
April 3rd, 2018 | Environment, European Union, IMO | Read More

UGS strongly supports the successful outcome of IMO’s MEPC 72…

UGS strongly supports the successful outcome of IMO’s MEPC 72…
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners The Union of Greek Shipowners strongly supports the successful outcome of the forthcoming IMO MEPC 72 deliberations with the conclusion of an agreement on the Initial IMO Strategy for GHG emissions reduction for international shipping....
March 28th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, IMO, News | Read More

Governments Need to Compromise or Risk Having No IMO Strategy At All

Governments Need to Compromise or Risk Having No IMO Strategy At All
Esben Poulsson Ahead of critical meetings at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) which commence on 3 April, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that governments must compromise to help IMO agree an ambitious strategy for the further reduction of CO2 emissions by shipping that...
March 26th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

BIFA urges early parliamentary vote on third Heathrow runway

BIFA urges early parliamentary vote on third Heathrow runway
Robert Keen The trade association that represents the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics businesses has joined the chorus of people urging Parliament to have an early vote on the recommendations of the Transport Select Committee’s report on the Airports National Policy Statement – published...
March 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Aviation, Logistics, Politics and Government | Read More

ESPO outlines its priorities for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive

ESPO outlines its priorities for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive
Isabelle Ryckbost, EFIP’s director 22 March 2018 – Now that the Commission is drafting the proposal for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive, the European Sea Ports Organisation wants to outline once more its priorities and concerns through a position paper on this upcoming...
March 22nd, 2018 | European Union, News, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Solidarity action – Two years after the EU-Turkey statement

Solidarity action – Two years after the EU-Turkey statement
… 16/03/2018 – Lesvos – 2 years after the EU-Turkey statement, the local coordination group of refugee and migrant support in Lesvos calls for a solidarity action on Saturday 17 March at 12.00, in Sapfous Square. On 17 March, people will come together all over the world to show solidarity...
March 16th, 2018 | European Union, Immigration, Politics and Government | Read More