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Italy a picture of political surrealism, Europe at a crossroads

Italy a picture of political surrealism, Europe at a crossroads
Italy a picture of political surrealism, Europe at a crossroads Wednesday 13 November 2019  Vol.10 Ed.46.2 Commentary: Italy a picture of political surrealism By Antonio Armellini in Rome Italy’s political crisis appears surreal even by the country’s well-worn standards. Objective factors...
November 13th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

IMO launches online tool to smooth reporting formalities

IMO launches online tool to smooth reporting formalities
IMO launches online tool to smooth reporting formalities Important tool used by software developers to create systems for exchanging the relevant data electronically has been made available by the Organization online and free of charge. ​Streamlining the many administrative procedures necessary...
November 11th, 2019 | IMO, IT and Communications, Regulatory | Read More

UK Chamber of Shipping: IMO should give clear direction on the preferred short-term measures to cut emissions

UK Chamber of Shipping: IMO should give clear direction on the preferred short-term measures to cut emissions
Anna Ziou, Policy director at the UK Chamber of Shipping No time to lose! The IMO should give clear direction on the preferred short-term measures to cut emissions The UK Chamber of Shipping has put tackling climate change at the top of its agenda. Shipping is six times more efficient than trucks and...
November 11th, 2019 | Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Greece pledges a sustainable approach to cruise tourism

Greece pledges a sustainable approach to cruise tourism
Tourism minister Theoharis Greece pledges a sustainable approach to cruise tourism By James Brewer Greece’s new tourism minister has said he is working on plans which in effect could save the country from the blight of cruiseship-led over-tourism. Harry Theoharis told a press conference at the World...
November 4th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

EU-backed Wind-Assist Ship Propulsion Project Sets Sail on its Three-Year Voyage

EU-backed Wind-Assist Ship Propulsion Project Sets Sail on its Three-Year Voyage
EU-backed Wind-Assist Ship Propulsion Project Sets Sail on its Three-Year Voyage The WASP (Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion) project, funded by the Interreg North Sea Europe programme, part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to the tune of €5.4 million has been officially approved and launched....
November 1st, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Organisations | Read More

ECSA launches strategic priorities for EU shipping policy for the next five years

ECSA launches strategic priorities for EU shipping policy for the next five years
Martin Dorsman ECSA launches strategic priorities for EU shipping policy for the next five years In line with the new cycle of the EU institutions where the European Parliament has just started its mandate and the European Commission’s College is being composed, ECSA publishes its new strategic...
October 31st, 2019 | Associations, European Union, Organisations | Read More

The BDI falls a point that could be a turning point unless the war begins…

The BDI falls a point that could be a turning point unless the war begins…
John Faraclas The BDI falls a point that could be a turning point unless the war begins… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost a point and now stands at 1,801 points despite the upwards Capes’ mode as all other indices fall. Very cynically, unless we see a war – any war, which we believe that same will...
October 29th, 2019 | Academia, Art and auctions, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IT and Communications, Markets, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Special Surveys, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BREXIT: extensions is the name of the game… but…

BREXIT: extensions is the name of the game… but…
…what’s up with BREXIT? BREXIT: extensions is the name of the game… but… Expect more twists and shouts from all sides at the House of All Parliaments. The PM might win, repeat: might win tomorrow’s vote for the election date as a small margin is needed following another defeat...
October 28th, 2019 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

ECSA launches its Maritime Growth Plan for “Sustainable Maritime Jobs, Growth and Competitiveness”

ECSA launches its Maritime Growth Plan for “Sustainable Maritime Jobs, Growth and Competitiveness”
Martin Dorsman ECSA launches its Maritime Growth Plan for “Sustainable Maritime Jobs, Growth and Competitiveness”  ECSA is launching its ambitious Maritime Growth plan today at an event attended by Member States, the European Commission, the European Parliament and its social partners. The Maritime...
October 28th, 2019 | Associations, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Complexities of central bank communication, The UK’s global economic position after Brexit

Complexities of central bank communication, The UK’s global economic position after Brexit
. Complexities of central bank communication, The UK’s global economic position after Brexit Thursday 24 October 2019  –  Vol.10 Ed.43.3 Commentary: Politics, manipulation and credibility By Pierre Ortlieb in London In his new book, The Long Journey of Central Bank Communication, Otmar...
October 24th, 2019 | Banking, Books, Finance, Markets, Politics and Government, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMO fishing vessel treaty gets major boost

IMO fishing vessel treaty gets major boost
IMO fishing vessel treaty gets major boost A global regime to create much-needed safety standards for fishing vessels has moved a significant step closer following the IMO-led international Ministerial Conference. Forty-Eight States sign public declaration to indicate their determination to ratify the...
October 23rd, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare support

Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare support
Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare suppor The Cook Islands and Sao Tome and Principe have become the latest States to become Party to the Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety. They deposited their instruments of accession during the Torremolinos Ministerial...
October 21st, 2019 | IMO | Read More

Safe fishing, legal fishing: conference pushes ratification of Cape Town Agreement

Safe fishing, legal fishing: conference pushes ratification of Cape Town Agreement
Safe fishing, legal fishing: conference pushes ratification of Cape Town Agreement A Ministerial Conference (21-23 October) has opened in Torremolinos, Spain, to garner momentum towards entry into force of the Agreement. This will also help to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing. The...
October 21st, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Fisheries, IMO | Read More

BREXIT: Sticks nix hick pix

BREXIT: Sticks nix hick pix
…and now back again to House of all Parliaments BREXIT: Sticks nix hick pix Following our yesterdays point/note as well as todays Super Saturday’s deliberations in the House of Parliament, I guess Ariadne’s Thread says it all. There is more bad news to come as well as good news depending on...
October 19th, 2019 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

BREXIT: Ariadnes’ thread in sight…

BREXIT: Ariadnes’ thread in sight…
…and now back to the House of all Parliaments BREXIT: Ariadnes’ thread in sight… “Nothing matters much and very little matters at all”* is what applies currently in view of tomorrrow’s cucial vote at the Mother of all Parliaments with the BREXIT vote. We eagerly await...
October 18th, 2019 | Breaking News, European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

Fuels of the future to decarbonize shipping

Fuels of the future to decarbonize shipping
. Fuels of the future to decarbonize shipping Ammonia and hydrogen are promising potential fuels of the future in a decarbonized shipping industry, which has to switch to alternative, zero carbon fuels in order to meet the targets set out in the initial IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from...
October 18th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Regulatory | Read More

The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread

The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread
John Faraclas                             The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 36 points amid chaotic Geopolitical developments. Everything is at stake now all over Planet...
October 17th, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The European shipping industry urges the EU to bolster maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea

The European shipping industry urges the EU to bolster maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea
Martin Dorsmanulf The European shipping industry urges the EU to bolster maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea The Gulf of Guinea remains a high-risk area for piracy and armed robbery. European shipowners are extremely concerned about the escalating rate of piracy incidents and the continued levels...
October 17th, 2019 | Associations, European Union, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas’

Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas’
John Faraclas Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point earlier today and now stands at 1,897 points. The wets with mixed feelings and Geopolitics completely out of hand. John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The Capes’...
October 16th, 2019 | European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The Union of Greek Shipowners backs Greek proposal to limit main engine power of ships as an immediately effective measure to reduce GHG emissions from ships

The Union of Greek Shipowners backs Greek proposal to limit main engine power of ships as an immediately effective measure to reduce GHG emissions from ships
Theodore El. Veniamis, The Union of Greek Shipowners backs Greek proposal to limit main engine power of ships as an immediately effective measure to reduce GHG emissions from ships In the context of materialising the United Nations International Maritime Organization’s (UN IMO) Initial Strategy for...
October 16th, 2019 | Associations, Comment, Emissions, Environment, IMO, News | Read More

Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess

Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess
John Faraclas Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points as well as the 1,900 points-threshold. The Wets still doing well… but perplexed Geopolitics will create total chaos – in the entire Middle East and beyond. John...
October 15th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMO Ministerial Conference aims for safe fishing, legal fishing

IMO Ministerial Conference aims for safe fishing, legal fishing
. IMO Ministerial Conference aims for safe fishing, legal fishing The Conference (21-23 October) brings together ministers and high-level officials from more than 100 countries to promote ratification of the Cape Town Agreement, a key international treaty for safety of fishing vessels. Entry into force...
October 15th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Fisheries, IMO | Read More

British Safety Council welcomes measures on clean air in Queen’s Speech

British Safety Council welcomes measures on clean air in Queen’s Speech
Matthew Holder, Head of Campaigns, British Safety Council. British Safety Council welcomes measures on clean air in Queen’s Speech The proposed government’s measures on air quality, building safety and employment reform must protect workers’ health and wellbeing, says British Safety Council Against...
October 14th, 2019 | Politics and Government | Read More

IMO: Addressing barriers to transboundary carbon capture and storage

IMO: Addressing barriers to transboundary carbon capture and storage
IMO: Addressing barriers to transboundary carbon capture and storage Resolution will allow provisional application of an amendment to allow sub-seabed geological formations for CO2 sequestration projects to be shared across national boundaries Transboundary export of carbon dioxide (CO2) for the purpose...
October 14th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

Addressing invasive species in ships’ ballast water – treaty amendments enter into force

Addressing invasive species in ships’ ballast water – treaty amendments enter into force
. Addressing invasive species in ships’ ballast water – treaty amendments enter into force  The BWM Convention amendments formalizing the implementation schedule for the D-2 standard are now in force.  Amendments to an international treaty aimed at preventing the spread of potentially invasive...
October 14th, 2019 | Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More