Archive for the ‘Organisations’ Category

Visas of Life…

Visas of Life…
Seafarer heroes. Visas of Life: how Japanese diplomats and seafarers saved Jewish refugees By James Brewer Chiune Sugihara, a diplomat at the Japanese consulate in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1940, is greatly honoured in Japan. Flouting his government’s instructions and its alliance with Nazi Germany, he...
June 27th, 2017 | Featured, Military, Politics and Government, Religion | Read More

Focus on GHG emissions

Focus on GHG emissions
27 June 2017 – Nearly 300 delegates from IMO Member States, international NGOs and intergovernmental organizations have gathered at IMO Headquarters in London for the first meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ships (26-30 June). The group,...
June 27th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty

Slight Dry gains amid geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points earlier on today and now stands at 884. The Wets still low and Geops (Geopolitics) unpredictably predictable…lead to an all-out war!  John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers managed to clinch 18 points and the BCI 2014 managed to go over and...
June 26th, 2017 | Comment, Energy, Environment, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Call to end ‘one in, three out’ deregulation gains wide support

Call to end ‘one in, three out’ deregulation gains wide support
More than 700 organisations and individuals have now signed an open letter to UK Prime Minister Theresa May which challenges arbitrary deregulation of health and safety. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze, global health and safety professionals, leading academics and some MPs have joined leading...
June 26th, 2017 | Associations, Construction, Health and Safety, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Ports ready to facilitate pathway to zero-emission Shipping

Ports ready to facilitate pathway to zero-emission Shipping
TOKYO, 26 June 2017 – Ports worldwide are at the crossroads of land-based and maritime industries and are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, such as sea level rise and extreme weather conditions. That is why the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) actively supports the development...
June 26th, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies…

Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies…
Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies comply with new EU MRV regulation Ahead of the new EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation which comes into force on 1st January 2018, Hanseaticsoft, a leading provider of maritime software, has launched Cloud MRV, a new...
June 26th, 2017 | European Union, IT and Communications, Organisations, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 15 points since yesterday and 19 since last week’s 851 points ending the week at 870; Geops (Geopolitics) simply sour. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers lost another six points since yesterday and its respective BCI 2014 now stands at 987...
June 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Day of the Seafarer – join the campaign on 25 June

Day of the Seafarer – join the campaign on 25 June
IMO encourages everyone to join the campaign and show that #SeafarersMatter. Under this theme, the campaign is engaging people responsible for the world’s ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them by featuring great initiatives that support and promote seafarer welfare....
June 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, Organisations | Read More

The New World

The New World
Frank Coles, CEO Transas A message from Frank Coles, CEO of Transas on the International Day of the Seafarer 23 June 2017: On this day of recognition, I would like to celebrate the women and men who commit their careers and their lives to being at sea for extended periods of time. The future facing...
June 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, IMO, IT and Communications, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, Shipmanagement | Read More

RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’

RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’
Mick Cash SEAFARERS’ UNION RMT today welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Day of the Seafarer, this Sunday 25 June 2017, in recognition of the vital role of 1.5 million seafarers in transporting billions of tonnes of goods and equipment and hundreds of millions of passenger across...
June 23rd, 2017 | Associations, HR, ILO, IMO, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?

The Markets; a fool’s paradise?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point earlier on today, thanks to the Panamaxes, Supras and Handies …”balancing” the Capers’ fall; Geops (Geopolitics) will soon cause a …geopolitical inferno of incalculable dimensions. It will be both a Tsunami and a …forest fire on...
June 20th, 2017 | Banking, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Maritime Fraud, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Navigating through the thorny thicket of EU MRV

Navigating through the thorny thicket of EU MRV
Members of IMarEST and Verifavia teams Dubai, 18 June 2017 Under the auspices of the IMarEST UAE branch, Verifavia Shipping from France sponsored a technical meeting on the EU MRV regulation. The event was attended by 80 delegates from the Middle East & Indian subcontinent maritime fraternity.  At...
June 20th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMarEST, Regulatory | Read More

Panamaxes contain BDI loses

Panamaxes contain BDI loses
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points since last Friday the 16th of June, thanks to the Panamaxes who gained 20 points earlier on today; the Geopolitical issues have gone beyond control and soon it will be chaos with Armageddon arriving soon. Terrorism and revenge ante portas. John...
June 19th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Facing Brexit, the UK’s ‘island nation’ dependence on shipping and seafarers is set to grow

Facing Brexit, the UK’s ‘island nation’ dependence on shipping and seafarers is set to grow
Commodore Barry Bryant CVO RN, Director General, Seafarers UK As the UK finally embarks on Brexit negotiations, our island nation’s attention is being focused on the vital role our ports, harbours and seafarers will have to play in the future. Increased world trade will likely increase the 95% of imports...
June 19th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, HR, Jobs, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IMO needs to finalise ballast water implementation dates

IMO needs to finalise ballast water implementation dates
Peter Hinchliffe The global shipping industry – as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – has urged its global regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to back a carefully crafted proposal, from a broad coalition of governments, concerning the implementation...
June 19th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Regulatory | Read More

Day of the Seafarer – ten days to go! take our new quiz (new questions for 2017!!!)

Day of the Seafarer – ten days to go! take our new quiz (new questions for 2017!!!)
15 June 2017 – Ten days to Day of the Seafarer 2017 …..to kick off our ten day countdown, IMO is launching a brand new Day of the Seafarer quiz, testing your knowledge of ports, maritime affairs and IMO instruments. Take the quiz and share your score on FaceBook and Twitter! With only ten days...
June 15th, 2017 | IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

ETF and ECSA joint statement at the occasion of the EU Digital Assembly June 2017

ETF and ECSA joint statement at the occasion of the EU Digital Assembly June 2017
Digitalisation in shipping: Smart digital solutions to alleviate administrative workload on crew and companies On the occasion of the “Digital Assembly 2017” co-organised on 15 & 16 June by the European Commission and the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU the European seafarers and...
June 15th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, IT and Communications, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

Dropping BDI@865 and Geops* uncertainty

Dropping BDI@865 and Geops* uncertainty
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – Uncertain volatility coupled with new tactics and mode of fixing ships knock-off the markets. Uncertainty in Geops (Geopolitics) will create chaos in trading. John Faraclas midweek report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five...
June 14th, 2017 | European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Don’t let Brexit uncertainties delay key logistics infrastructure decisions, says freight association

Don’t let Brexit uncertainties delay key logistics infrastructure decisions, says freight association
Robert Keen Commenting ahead of news about whether there will be a Queen’s Speech and start of Brexit negotiations next Monday, British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general, Robert Keen says: “The goalposts may well have moved since the results of the general election, but the...
June 14th, 2017 | Associations, Markets, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BDI stranded @870, Wets down, Geops in mess

BDI stranded @870, Wets down, Geops in mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost steam again; the Geopolitics messy as always and time is up for politicians worldwide. They are about to face earthquakes and tsunamis, and they …deserve it given their attitude in tackling issues! John Faraclas daily report: The BDI remained the same at...
June 13th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón meets Senegal’s ambassador in Spain

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón meets Senegal’s ambassador in Spain
The Hon. Mr. Mamadou Sow with Capt. Antonio M. Padrón Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife held a meeting with the Hon. Mr. Mamadou Sow, Ambassador of Senegal in Spain During the meeting, Capt. Antonio M. Padrón explained his functions...
June 10th, 2017 | Charity, IMO, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Gains for the BDI@849, Wets are down and Geopolitics more than messy

Gains for the BDI@849, Wets are down and Geopolitics more than messy
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 25 points since yesterday – now standing at 849, and 19 plus since last Friday the 2nd of June when the main index stood at 830 points. Every single plus point counts. Not the same situ though...
June 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

HFW Briefing – Brexit negotiations begin now: business must prepare

HFW Briefing – Brexit negotiations begin now: business must prepare
Brian Perrott The votes have been counted and the Conservatives, who failed to maintain a majority, remain the largest party. Theresa May has confirmed that she will continue as Prime Minister and has this afternoon been invited by the Queen to form a government, working with Northern Ireland’s Democratic...
June 9th, 2017 | Comment, European Union, News, Politics and Government | Read More

June ECB meeting: Slightly less accommodative forward guidance

June ECB meeting: Slightly less accommodative forward guidance
Mario Draghi Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, June 9, 2017) June ECB meeting: Slightly less accommodative forward guidance At its regular monetary policy meeting on Thursday 8 June, the ECB Governing Council kept key policy interest rates unchanged and its asset purchase...
June 9th, 2017 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Mighty May’s must!

Mighty May’s must!
Whatever the result in RBKC due to recounting, Mrs. Theresa May MUST remain and continue. Populists in the opposition DO NOT have the programme and live back in the 70’s… Luring the youngsters with the tuition fee issue and a few other “perks” is coincidentally due to the season, a midsummer...
June 9th, 2017 | Breaking News, Comment, Politics and Government | Read More