Archive for the ‘European Union’ Category

The BDI on a slowing down mode amid Terrorism’s mess

The BDI on a slowing down mode amid Terrorism’s mess
John Faraclas The BDI managed to clinch just six points and now stands at 1,266; the Geopolitics with Terrorism on the rise “promise” to keep us busy and wondering. John Faraclas daily market briefing: The Capers’ BCI is definitely slowing down with only ten points plus since last Friday the 18th...
August 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Exhibitions, HR, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

MRV made easy by new functionality in NAPA performance monitoring systems

MRV made easy by new functionality in NAPA performance monitoring systems
Existing users of NAPA Shipping Solutions, ClassNK-NAPA GREEN and NAPA-DSME Power® can achieve compliance with new MRV reporting requirements Helsinki, Finland, August 16, 2017 – NAPA, a world leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider, has updated its performance monitoring...
August 16th, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Technical, Technology | Read More

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists

The BDI needs an injection and Geopolitics psychiatrists
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) managed to clinch just four points since last Friday and at 1,036 looks a bit stranded… The Geopolitical issues indeed …“dictate” for the politicians to seek, with all due respect, for  psychiatrics. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The...
August 7th, 2017 | Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…

The BDI makes it over the 1,000 but Geopolitics didn’t…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – At 1,023 points the BDI, thanks primarily to the volatile Capers and then to the promising Panamaxes managed to gain thirty points; the Geopolitics just offer the worse possible example of how we might see the trade collapse....
August 3rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Poole Harbour Commissioners receive Ministerial visit to the Port of Poole

Poole Harbour Commissioners receive Ministerial visit to the Port of Poole
Robin Walker, UK Government Minister for Exiting the EU, and Jim Stewart, CEO of Poole Harbour Commissioners Poole Harbour Commissioners received a special Parliamentary visit to the Port of Poole South Quay harbour expansion from Robin Walker, Minister for the Department for Exiting the European Union. The...
August 3rd, 2017 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…

Falling BDI@933 and Wets too; Geopolitical tremors are now felt…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell nine points earlier on today from yesterday’s 942 points and 44 points since last Friday the 21st of July when it stood at 977; a midsummers’ mess. Geopolitics are looking more than explosive in all fronts. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The...
July 28th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…

The BDI@942; the dry fall continues…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another 26 points earlier on today and now stands at 942; the Geopolitics continue to shake the Globe to its foundations and expect a …tsunami, a business so to speak tsunami to strike soon. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI down 68 point...
July 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Consumers Market, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Headlines, Inland Waterways, Insight, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Centers, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers

European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers
Mark Dickinson The European Maritime Social Partners warmly welcome the European Commission’s adoption of their proposal to update their Agreement on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC).  The ILO MLC amendments entered into force on 18 January 2017 and...
July 27th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Watch the Falling Market*

Watch the Falling Market*
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was on a falling mode – down 12 points since yesterday and now stands at 968 points; the Geopolitics continue to build up a warring atmosphere despite what the mass media and its cronies say. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers were down 15 points with...
July 26th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatile Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty might trigger monumental mess

Volatile Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty might trigger monumental mess
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with just three point plus and now reads 980 following two business days of stagnation… The Geopolitics are as dodgy as ever; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers were up 50 points and the BCI now reads 1,221… The Panamaxes...
July 25th, 2017 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Killini Port towards green sustainable future

Killini Port towards green sustainable future
From the elemed event at Killini The ground-breaking pilot project establishing cold-ironing technology at Killini Port, was presented last Thursday (20/7/2017) at a special event, gathering together public officials, representatives from the local community and stakeholders from social and institutional...
July 24th, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication
26 MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea work in support of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean With the on-going European migrant crisis, including the continued tragic loss of life in the southern Mediterranean offshore Libya, Human Rights at Sea and its supporting advisory work has been recognised...
July 12th, 2017 | European Union, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell two points and now reads 820; the entire Geopolitical spectrum leads with mathematical accurancy to a modern and ultra-destructive Armageddon. John Faraclas’ daily report: With minimal and controlled losses the BDI now reads 820 points – a crucial point...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, Gas, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Organisations, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points earlier on today and now stands uncomfortably at 829 points; the Geopolitics inclusive of the  G20 forum taking place tomorrow in Hamburg will determine a great deal of future politics and trade AND possibly the environment. John Faraclas’...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, European Union, Food and Drink, IUA, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The positive spirit that prevails within the European Social Dialogue for Ports…

The positive spirit that prevails within the European Social Dialogue for Ports…
The positive spirit that prevails within the European Social Dialogue for Ports should not be undermined by local developments For the second time in a row, the Social Dialogue Committee for Ports meeting has not been held.   Last March 1st, 2017, the Social Dialogue for Ports meeting in Brussels was...
June 30th, 2017 | European Union, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The EU needs to tackle the issue of ship-breaking and pave the way for Europe’s recycling industry

The EU needs to tackle the issue of ship-breaking and pave the way for Europe’s recycling industry
Europe has the capacity and the technical know-how to repair and maintain vessels and oil and gas rigs. There is a strong business case for Europe to maintain and expand a specialised off–shore recycling industry. Many floating oil and gas structures need to be decommissioned in the coming years. Alongside...
June 30th, 2017 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Who pays the damage for BDI’s volatily?

Who pays the damage for BDI’s  volatily?
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up earlier on today with 26 points plus at 929, but somebody will soon pay the damage as, except the volatile Capers who gained over 100 points all other Dry Indices where down or with extremely low “gains”. Geopoliticaly more mess is coming as more...
June 28th, 2017 | Associations, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Tourism | 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

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

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

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

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

BDI …“gains” amid geopolitical losses and terrorism’s mess

BDI …“gains” amid geopolitical losses and terrorism’s mess
John Faraclas Market intuition is what counts most, given that “news is what they don’t tell us” and the fact that nobody will really tell you  where the market is heading, you must rely in your business shipping intuition and geopolitical knowledge… John Faraclas’ daily recap…: Yesterday...
June 7th, 2017 | Associations, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More