Archive for the ‘European Union’ Category

European ports welcome agreement on the European Maritime Single Window environment

European ports welcome agreement on the European Maritime Single Window environment
Isabelle Ryckbost The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the agreement reached on 7 February between the Parliament and the Council on the new regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe). With the new framework, which will repeal the current Reporting Formalities...
February 14th, 2019 | European Union, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

EFIP welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament resolution on NAIADES II – An action programme to support inland waterway transport

EFIP welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament resolution on NAIADES II – An action programme to support inland waterway transport
Turi Fiorito  On February 14th, the European Parliament adopted its Resolution on Inland Waterway Transport in the European Union, considering the specific actions undertaken so far and future actions to be implemented, also in the light of the NAIADES II action programme 2014-2020 onwards. The European...
February 14th, 2019 | Canals, European Union, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@629: stuck, coincidence, the beginning of an upturn…? Time will tell!

The BDI@629: stuck, coincidence, the beginning of an upturn…? Time will tell!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained unchanged at 629 points “offering” a deep breath to all… Time, as per our titles ending, will tell… We still advise CAUTION! Geopolitics still messy and perplexed and MP Costis Hatzidakis of Greece’s opposition vice president of New Democracy...
February 6th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

FEPORT Position on Combined Transport Trilogue

FEPORT Position on Combined Transport Trilogue
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid Revision of Combined Transport Directive Brussels, February 6th, 2019  – FEPORT warns: Combined Transport Directive Proposal should be adopted in line with Aiuto Report otherwise there is a major risk of fragmentation of combined transport rules. Ahead of the 13 February...
February 6th, 2019 | European Union, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Brexit? Business as usual! No fear!

Brexit? Business as usual! No fear!
John Faraclas opposite the place his used to work in 1974 Brexit? Business as usual! No fear! John Faraclas takes a tour down his own memory lane; an unforgettable good little adventure… The dubious work of propaganda and dirty party politics as well as international envy towards the United Kingdom...
January 12th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Consumers Market, European Union, Fashion, Holidays, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

European Maritime Single Window Environment Regulation

European Maritime Single Window Environment Regulation
Brussels 11 January 2019 – Adoption of the Clune Report on European Maritime Single Window Environment: CLECAT, ECSABA, ESC, EMPA, ESPO, FEPORT & IPCSA welcome focus on data harmonisation and existing reporting channels. However, we caution against the creation of an EU Level Access Point...
January 11th, 2019 | Environment, European Union, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Why Trump is wrong on Powell, Advancing the European regulatory agenda

Why Trump is wrong on Powell, Advancing the European regulatory agenda
The Fed Commentary: Why Trump is wrong on Powell By Mark Sobel in Washington President Trump has shown spurious reasoning in attacking the Fed and Chairman Jay Powell. It would be a huge disservice to America, the Fed and its independence if a debate over monetary policy gave succour to Trump’s...
January 2nd, 2019 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Finance, News | Read More

House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal after Christmas recess; potential voting outcomes

House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal after Christmas recess; potential voting outcomes
Global Economic & Market Outlook (December 19, 2018) House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal after Christmas recess; potential voting outcomes UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that her government will bring the Brexit deal back to parliament the week commencing on 14 January. After failing...
December 19th, 2018 | European Union, Insight, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Ministers head for cliff edge by failing to end overfishing

Ministers head for cliff edge by failing to end overfishing
.. After a long night of negotiations, the EU’s Fisheries Council agreed fishing limits for the North Sea and North-East Atlantic that will see overfishing continue in 2019. This was the penultimate chance for Ministers to meet their legal obligations under the Common Fisheries Policy to end overfishing...
December 19th, 2018 | Environment, European Union, Fisheries, Food and Drink, Oceanology | Read More

The BDI@1,401 within the context of a new Geopolitical mayhem…

The BDI@1,401 within the context of a new Geopolitical mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 36 points earlier on today and 29 since last week’s closing of 1,372 points – despite earlier mild hiccups (11 and 12 of Dec). Thanks to the volatile and predictably unpredictable Capes, it managed to stay afloat and “offer” a possible Christmas...
December 14th, 2018 | European Union, News, Politics and Government, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

EFIP welcomes and supports the European Parliament position on the Connecting Europe Facility for 2021-2027

EFIP welcomes and supports the European Parliament position on the Connecting Europe Facility for 2021-2027
Turi Fiorito 14 December 2018 – On 12 December the European Parliament adopted its final position on the TRAN/ITRE report from Rapporteurs Marinescu, Telička and Virrkkunen on the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for the 2021-2027 period, the so-called “CEF II”.   The European Federation...
December 14th, 2018 | Canals, European Union, Inland Waterways, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Power vacuum points to no-deal Brexit, The retreat of globalisation

Power vacuum points to no-deal Brexit, The retreat of globalisation
Commentary: Power vacuum points to no-deal Brexit Theresa May By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore With her back to the wall, Theresa May seems to have forged a strategy to achieve her goals, however lofty or improbable they seem. If the opposition parties in parliament and those Conservatives who...
December 14th, 2018 | Comment, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

First non-EU ship recycling yards join EU List of approved facilities

First non-EU ship recycling yards join EU List of approved facilities
… LEYAL and LEYAL-DEMTAS join the EU list following independent verification from Lloyd’s Register (LR) 13 December 2018 – The European Commission published the fourth version of the ‘European List of ship recycling facilities’ last week, adding six new yards, taking the total up...
December 13th, 2018 | European Union, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The BDI@1,353: another mild fall amidst global uncertainty… UK PM Theresa May wins Confidence Vote!!!

The BDI@1,353: another mild fall amidst global uncertainty… UK PM Theresa May wins Confidence Vote!!!
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) 11 points losses were considerably marginal given that yesterday the losses were almost double – 21 points down. Geopolitical uncertainties with the BREXIT taking more twists and turns. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’...
December 12th, 2018 | Breaking News, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Podcast: Ahead of the ECB Expected end of QE and implications for markets

Podcast: Ahead of the ECB Expected end of QE and implications for markets
… Podcast: Ahead of the ECB Expected end of QE and implications for markets Marcin Stepan, deputy head of meetings at OMFIF, is joined by Francesco Papadia, fellow at Bruegel and former director general for market operations at the European Central Bank, and Alexander Petrov, assistant vice-president...
December 12th, 2018 | Banking, European Union, News | Read More

AKK’s rise: France, euro repercussions, City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio

AKK’s rise: France, euro repercussions, City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio
.. Commentary: AKK’s rise – France, euro repercussions By David Marsh in London Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany’s principal governing party, faces a complex struggle to impose her will on her fractious Christian Democratic Union. She will pursue a more conservative...
December 10th, 2018 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

HFW Briefing: The Geo-Blocking Regulation – is your business compliant?

HFW Briefing: The Geo-Blocking Regulation – is your business compliant?
Anthony Woolwich From 3 December 2018, businesses operating in the EEA need to comply with the new Geo-Blocking Regulation. In general, the Regulation prohibits businesses from unfairly discriminating against consumers or other businesses on the grounds of nationality, place of residence or place of...
December 5th, 2018 | European Union, Legal, Organisations | Read More

The Bulletin: Up in the air

The Bulletin: Up in the air
.. December 2018 Vol.9 Ed.11 The state of globalisation From the UK’s Brexit challenge and US unilateralism, to trade wars and European immigration concerns, the unifying theme that preoccupied liberal policy-makers in 2018 was the political threat to economic globalisation and how best to share...
December 1st, 2018 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Immigration, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

May the survivor will plough on, Where we are on fears for euro breakup

May the survivor will plough on, Where we are on fears for euro breakup
Commentary: May the survivor will plough on By Meghnad Desai in London Theresa May is still standing after last week’s Cabinet battles. The British prime minister has more resilience and better cards in her hand than many opponents think. May’s strengths are her apparent weakness and the lack of...
November 21st, 2018 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

Fisheries ministers disregard their legal obligation to end overfishing by 2020 in the deep sea

Fisheries ministers disregard their legal obligation to end overfishing by 2020 in the deep sea
.. Brussels, 19th November 2018 – Seas At Risk is deeply disappointed by the decisions on fishing limits for deep sea fish stocks for 2019-2020 taken by the Fisheries’ Council of Ministers tonight. This was the very last opportunity fisheries ministers had to end overfishing of deep sea species...
November 19th, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Five options if UK rejects May deal, Balancing the roles of the ECB

Five options if UK rejects May deal, Balancing the roles of the ECB
UK PM Theresa May – Commentary: Five options if UK rejects May deal By Charles Grant in London UK Prime Minister Theresa May has clinched her deal with the European Union and persuaded most of her cabinet to support it. But after EU leaders sign off the deal at a summit on 25 November, May has...
November 19th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Insight, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

ECSA welcomes BREXIT Deal

ECSA welcomes BREXIT Deal
Martin Dorsman European shipowners welcome the agreement reached on BREXIT yesterday. “ Our primary concern on the short term, the frictionless trade, seems to be taken care off. A no deal scenario was just not an option and a clear lose-lose situation for shipowners and clients at both sides,” commented...
November 15th, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Organisations | Read More

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit
Commentary: Incorporating climate risk in QE By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Geneva Ensuring climate-related risk does not translate to financial instability is a key concern for central banks, but not an exclusive one. Central banks are tasked with safeguarding prosperity, which in turn requires that prosperity...
November 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, Finance, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | 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

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