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European Shipowners encourage the European Commission to have sufficient recycling capacity on the EU approved ship recycling yards list

European Shipowners encourage the European Commission to have sufficient recycling capacity on the EU approved ship recycling yards list
Martin Dorsman European Shipowners encourage the European Commission to have sufficient recycling capacity on the EU approved ship recycling yards list All vessels sailing under an EU flag will eventually be required to use an approved ship recycling facility, once the EU Ship Recycling Regulation effectively...
June 22nd, 2018 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Liberia backs Australia’s push for IMO reform

Liberia backs Australia’s push for IMO reform
Scott Bergeron The Liberian Registry has confirmed its support for an initiative by Australia calling on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reconsider transparency and the role of industry bodies in the organisation. Liberia is the largest flag state to support the push by Australia, which...
June 20th, 2018 | Flags, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Markets unsustainable yet again with the BDI@ 1,373…

Markets unsustainable yet again with the BDI@ 1,373…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 46 points; Geopolitics coupled with the trade warring aspect of tariffs and other measures due, are already creating havoc, even among allies… John Faraclas brief midweek recap: The Capes lost nearly 100 points, to be precise 97 and the...
June 20th, 2018 | Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Poland’s World Maritime Day parallel event

Poland’s World Maritime Day parallel event
Following a successful event, the World Maritime Day Parallel Event flag was handed over to Rear Admiral Mario Germán Rodríguez Viera, Maritime General Director, Colombian National Navy. Colombia will host the 2019 Parallel Event. How to create better shipping for a better future was a theme running...
June 18th, 2018 | IMO, Organisations | Read More

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up with an extra dozen points since yesterday and now stands at 1,445 points. On a weekly basis the 54 points  – up from 1,391 points since last Friday the 8th of June, is something to build on… Geopolitics and trade wars do not leave room for experiments....
June 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

FEPORT Position – Digitalisation in the Maritime Sector

FEPORT Position – Digitalisation in the Maritime Sector
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid Brussels, June 13th, 2018 – Ahead of the European Parliament public hearing on “Digitalisation in Transport” scheduled for 20 June, and in follow  up as  to FEPORT’s priorities for digitalisation  as communicated prior to the commencement of the Estonian Presidency...
June 13th, 2018 | European Union, IT and Communications, News, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

EU Commissioner for Transport, Ms Violeta Bulc, visits the Union of Greek Shipowners

EU Commissioner for Transport, Ms Violeta Bulc, visits the Union of Greek Shipowners
EU Commissioner for Transport, Ms Violeta Bulc with UGS president Theodore El. Veniamis The Union of Greek Shipowners warmly welcomed the EU Commissioner for Transport, Ms Violeta Bulc, to its premises in Piraeus today. The visit took place on the occasion of the Posidonia Exhibition 2018 and as Greek...
June 4th, 2018 | European Union, News | Read More

IMO takes first steps to address autonomous ships

IMO takes first steps to address autonomous ships
.. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the global regulatory body for international shipping – has commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations may be addressed in IMO instruments. The International Maritime...
May 25th, 2018 | IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

IMO expands

IMO expands
Nauru joins IMO IMO has welcomed a new member. Today (14 May) Nauru deposited its instrument of acceptance to the IMO Convention with the United Nations depositary – becoming IMO’s 174th Member State.  Nauru is a Small Island Developing State in the western Pacific Ocean. Viewers can click here to...
May 15th, 2018 | IMO | Read More

Jeddah workshop aims to ensure safe and secure regional waters

Jeddah workshop aims to ensure safe and secure regional waters
… Signatory States to an agreement aimed at repressing piracy, armed robbery and illicit maritime activity in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden Area have agreed that building response capability and information sharing are vital steps towards achieving a more safe and secure maritime...
May 11th, 2018 | IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Ambassador Fatema Khamis Al Mazrouei seeks to step up trade links between the UAE and Europe

Ambassador Fatema Khamis Al Mazrouei seeks to step up trade links between the UAE and Europe
Her Excellency Fatema Khamis Al Mazrouei Boosting trade relations is high on the agenda of the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Denmark. Her Excellency Fatema Khamis Al Mazrouei says that her Copenhagen base is a strong platform for furthering growing links with the European Union as a whole. She...
May 3rd, 2018 | Insight, News, Person Profiles, Politics and Government | Read More

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