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Ensure you join WISTA’s event in Tromsø, Norway 23-26 October 2018

Ensure you join WISTA’s event in Tromsø, Norway 23-26 October 2018
Bjørg Ekornrud, President, WISTA Norway The international WISTA AGM & Conference 23-26 October 2018 in Tromsø, Norway Dear WISTA-members, dear friends! Welcome to the WISTA 2018 Conference website. We are proud and excited to host the international WISTA AGM and Conference in Tromsø – Norway’s...
October 9th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

MEPC 73: Correcting the Record

MEPC 73: Correcting the Record
Correcting the Record – Contributing Cosponsors Clarifying Recent Misconceptions On 31 August 2018 the Bahamas, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Panama, BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO cosponsored and submitted a document to the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) 73 meeting taking place 22-26...
October 8th, 2018 | Environment, IMO | Read More

Goodbye NAFTA, hello USMCA

Goodbye NAFTA, hello USMCA
USMCA Trade Deal – NAFTA Revised A collaboration between Floyd Zadkovich (US and English lawyers) & zeiler.partners (Mexican and Austrian lawyers) USMCA – Investment Protection Standards and Dispute Resolution Process After long and intense negotiations, the United States, Mexico...
October 5th, 2018 | Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@1,554 “thanks” to the Capes’ volatility…

Falling BDI@1,554 “thanks” to the Capes’ volatility…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell earlier on today 20 points; it was an expected result following yestedays perplexed figures… the Geopolitical and mainly economic chaos and environmental “concerns” all over Planet Ocean will affect everything. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
October 4th, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capes’ contained rise and perplexed figures rule the day… plus the 2020 saga

Capes’ contained rise and perplexed figures rule the day… plus the 2020 saga
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four points and now stands at 1,574; Geopolitics in total mess and the Environment another issue to be appropriately tackled… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 51 points and now stands at 2,199… Are the capes sustainable or just...
October 3rd, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, IMO, Intercargo, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

UK freight forwarders association expresses surprise at the recent news on the UK Government’s plans for Customs

UK freight forwarders association expresses surprise at the recent news on the UK Government’s plans for Customs
Robert Keen The trade association for UK freight forwarders has expressed its surprise at the recent report in the Times newspaper that the UK Government is planning to invest £8 million in customs training and automation to support the extra demand for customs brokerage services in the event that the...
October 3rd, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

MAJ Deputy DG to Chair IMO sub-committee

MAJ Deputy DG to Chair IMO sub-committee
Claudia Grant, Deputy Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica Claudia Grant, Deputy Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), has been elected chairman of an important sub-committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). An experienced maritime professional,...
October 1st, 2018 | Flags, IMO, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI@1,524 …hooray hooray?

The BDI@1,524 …hooray hooray?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 21 points earlier on today greatly assisting the mood for the World Maritime Day! Geopolitics in perplexed jeopardy; ultra-caution should be observed. John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI managed a good 39 points plus and now stands at 1,949...
September 27th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, IMO, Markets, News, Organisations, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Despite the global financial turmoil the BDI’s renowned volatility is here to stay…

Despite the global financial turmoil the BDI’s renowned volatility is here to stay…
John Faraclas The BDI was up 53 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,503 points surpassing the crucial but also psychological threshold of 1,500. The Geopolitical turmoil coupled with the Trade War, Sanctions, Tariffs will soon become a catalyst and the shit will hit the fan… John Faraclas’...
September 26th, 2018 | Comment, European Union, IMO, Insight, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Brexit – impact of a “no deal” on English disputes with EU counter-parties

Brexit – impact of a “no deal” on English disputes with EU counter-parties
Nicola Gare, professional support lawyer In preparation for what many now see as being the most likely outcome, the UK Government (Government) has published its guidance on how disputes will be dealt with in the event of the UK exiting the EU without it first having agreed a framework with the EU for...
September 26th, 2018 | European Union, Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Chios: Navigator takes us back to our maritime roots!

Chios: Navigator takes us back to our maritime roots!
Danae Bezantakos at the podium introducing the event and welcoming speakers and delegates The kick start of Navigator Forum’s First ever Shipping Decision Makers weekend is now a reality! Our Chian contributor Galatia Paradisis was there with her camera covering this more than timely event at a full...
September 22nd, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Markets, News, Organisations, People and Places, Shipping Centers | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets “swing” back to black, but…

Dry and Wet Markets “swing” back to black, but…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 17 points earlier on today and now reads 1,413; on a weekly basis same was up 47 points (from 1,366) thanks mainly  to the Supras and Handies which “kept” the pace up… Geopolitics are marred with all the issues we have extensively covered all these last six  years....
September 21st, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Going . . back to our Maritime Roots !!

Going . . back to our Maritime Roots !!
Danae Bezantakou Athens, Wednesday 19th September 2018 – It gives us great pleasure to announce that NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS will proudly host the NAVIGATOR– ‘The Shipping Decision Makers Weekend’ on the occasion of the 18th NAVIGATOR FORUM, which will be held at Chios Island on 21st,...
September 19th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Shipping Centers | Read More

Greek Fraport Profiteering

Greek Fraport Profiteering
Landing in Chios airport Without prejudice Greek Fraport Profiteering, by John Faraclas The other day, I was thinking about the so-called “reforms” that the Greek government is allegedly bound to accomplish. The majority of these promised reforms have either not matured or those that probably have,...
September 4th, 2018 | Aviation, European Union, Insight, Maritime Tourism, Politics and Government, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@1,557; The fall continues as WWIII is ante portas for all in a multiple of ways…

The BDI@1,557; The fall continues as WWIII is ante portas for all in a multiple of ways…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 22 points earlier on today amid a continued deterioration of the Geopolitical balance. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI  was down 60 points at 2,672… The Panamaxes’ BPI  lost 31 points and now reads 1,540. The Supras’ and...
September 3rd, 2018 | Breaking News, European Union, Fashion, Immigration, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Launch of world’s first online information platform collective ‘Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster’

Launch of world’s first online information platform collective ‘Dubai Maritime Virtual Cluster’
 www.dmvc.ae makes Dubai Maritime Sector available 24 hours a day Bin Sulayem: ‘The initiative is a step towards strengthening the sector’s investment appeal and catalyze the industry to achieve economic diversification.’ More than 5,500 companies work in maritime sector practicing 13,000 activities Maritime...
September 3rd, 2018 | Shipping Centers | Read More

Four proposals to lower contagion, DZ BANK capital markets conference

Four proposals to lower contagion, DZ BANK capital markets conference
Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Commentary: Four proposals to lower contagion By Mark Sobel in Washington The international community needs to do a better job in guarding against financial market contagion. The collapse of Turkish markets and the effects on other emerging economies make...
September 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Politics and Government | Read More

David Marsh on Berlin, Desmond Lachman on Trump and the Fed, and more

David Marsh on Berlin, Desmond Lachman on Trump and the Fed, and more
Chancellor Angela Merkel COMMENTARY Berlin strains to flare again Strains in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s three-party coalition, which appear to have died down during the summer, seem ready to flare again in coming weeks, writes David Marsh. This will significantly influence German policy-making...
September 1st, 2018 | Associations, Banking, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

Berlin strains to flare again, Cities as drivers of global growth

Berlin strains to flare again, Cities as drivers of global growth
Chancellor Angela Merkel Commentary: Berlin strains to flare again By David Marsh in Berlin Strains in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s three-party coalition, which appear to have died down during the summer, seem ready to flare again. This will significantly influence German policy-making in fields...
August 31st, 2018 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

Trump’s hallmark is insularity, Introduction to Islamic finance podcast

Trump’s hallmark is insularity, Introduction to Islamic finance podcast
US president Donald Trump Commentary: Trump’s hallmark is insularity By Desmond Lachman in Washington The hallmark of US economic policy-making in the age of Trump is insularity. This is particularly the case with emerging markets. The international repercussions of the Turkish economic crisis...
August 29th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Politics and Government, Religion, Shipfinance | Read More

WISTA International Welcomes WISTA Panama

WISTA International Welcomes WISTA Panama
WISTA International president Despina Panayiotou Theodossiou WISTA INTERNATIONAL WELCOMES WISTA PANAMA Panama joins global network of executive women in shipping The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) International has reactivated WISTA Panama as a National WISTA...
August 27th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, People and Places, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Panama Maritime XIV Conference & World Exhibition

Panama Maritime XIV Conference & World Exhibition
Panama Maritime 2019 Organising Committee PANAMA MARITIME XIV CONFERENCE & WORLD EXHIBITION 17-20 MARCH 2019 Panama City will be 500 years old in 2019 and of course Panamanians are planning on celebrating in a grand style, as they know how to do –and to help celebrate Panama´s contributions to...
August 27th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Shipping Centers | Read More

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi
The sculpture by Kostas Ananidas An early tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi Nearly 10 years ago – 20 September 2008, in a  unique gathering of the international shipping community at Galaxidi, at the centre more or less of the Corinthian Gulf in Greece, the unveiling ceremony of the...
August 26th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Mark Sobel on Trump, Daniel Glaser on financial crime, and more

Mark Sobel on Trump, Daniel Glaser on financial crime, and more
… COMMENTARY Trump wide of mark on ‘manipulation’ Although Donald Trump has legitimate gripes on China about the theft of intellectual property and high tariffs, his claims that Beijing is manipulating the renminbi are woefully wide of the mark. There is little evidence of more than...
August 25th, 2018 | Politics and Government | Read More

Greek Odyssey far from over

Greek Odyssey far from over
Commentary: Greeak Odyssey far from over Greek PM Alexis Tsipras By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Athens Greece’s exit from the third bail-out this week was celebrated by Greek politicians and their counterparts in the rest of Europe alike. Speaking from Ithaca on Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis...
August 24th, 2018 | Politics and Government | Read More