Archive for the ‘European Union’ Category

Capes’ dive; a liability, a catastrophe or an asymmetrical temporarily situ?

Capes’ dive; a liability, a catastrophe or an asymmetrical temporarily situ?
John Faraclas Capes’ dive; a liability, a catastrophe or an asymmetrical temporarily situ? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up four points since yesterday following a 48 hours stagnation and now reads 425. On a weekly basis, hooray hooray, same was up ten points from last Friday’s (07/02) when same...
February 14th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Health and Safety, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…

With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed…
John Faraclas With the BDI down at 415, lips are sealed… What an end of a weak week that was with the BDI losing 16 points and now standing at 415 amid dangerous and perplexed geopolitical issues? John Faraclas’ recap: The weekly losses of the BDI stood at 72 points – down from 487 recorded last...
February 7th, 2020 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Awards, Chartering, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Fishing Trawlers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, Organisations, People and Places, Photography, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Midweek blues, …a lonely green, a birthday, and an acquittal (?)…

Midweek blues, …a lonely green, a birthday, and an acquittal (?)…
John Faraclas Midweek blues, …a lonely green, a birthday, and an acquittal (?)… The Dry and Wet Markets continued to fall with the exception of this lonely green, the Cleans. Geopolitics as messy, perplexed  and unprecedented as ever. John Faraclas extra midweek recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)...
February 5th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, European Union, Health and Safety, IMO, Markets, Medical, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

‘Green deal’ could deepen EU tensions, Developments in global financial stability

‘Green deal’ could deepen EU tensions, Developments in global financial stability
.. ‘Green deal’ could deepen EU tensions, Developments in global financial stability Tuesday 4 February 2020  – Vol.11 Ed.6.1 Commentary: ‘Green deal’ could deepen EU tensions By Miroslav Singer in Prague The European Union is seemingly united on a ‘green new deal’,...
February 4th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, Energy, Environment, European Union, Finance, Organisations | Read More

Watershed for Europe and the world, Fed faces repo firefighting fallout

Watershed for Europe and the world, Fed faces repo firefighting fallout
. Watershed for Europe and the world, Fed faces repo firefighting fallout THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 27-31 January 2020, Vol.11 Ed.3 Most-Read Commentary Watershed for Europe and the world: The UK’s departure from the European Union on 31...
February 1st, 2020 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…

The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too…
John Faraclas The “F” word “applies” for the Markets and Geopolitics too… The falling markets, an unprecedented for many development – although we have witnessed a BDI down to 290 points in Feb 10 2016 and the falling apart of the European Union with the United Kingdom’s BREXIT  is the...
January 31st, 2020 | Chartering, Comment, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, IMO, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

EU shipping wants to see the current seamless European shipping centre maintained after Brexit

EU shipping wants to see the current seamless European shipping centre maintained after Brexit
Martin Dorsman EU shipping wants to see the current seamless European shipping centre maintained after Brexit ECSA insists that the only and most economically sensible future is for the EU and the UK to remain an integrated and seamless shipping centre. Brexit discussions have brought to the forefront...
January 31st, 2020 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Watershed for Europe and the world

Watershed for Europe and the world
. Watershed for Europe and the world David Marsh in London 31 January 2020 The UK’s departure from the European Union on 31 January, after constant internal attrition during 47 years of adherence, marks an end-point. Not of Europe, but of the hope that a Europe reborn from the ashes of 1939-45 could...
January 31st, 2020 | Comment, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Story of the Year | Read More

Five scenarios for Brexit, Post-crisis US financial regulation

Five scenarios for Brexit, Post-crisis US financial regulation
Five scenarios for Brexit, Post-crisis US financial regulation Wednesday 29 January 2020 Vol.11 Ed.5.2 Commentary: Five scenarios for Brexit By Denis MacShane in London On 31 January, the UK will cease to be a member of the European Union. Having previously insisted there would be no EU-UK regulatory...
January 29th, 2020 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance | Read More

EU Fisheries Ministers flout law and allow overfishing to continue in 2020

EU Fisheries Ministers flout law and allow overfishing to continue in 2020
EU Fisheries Ministers flout law and allow overfishing to continue in 2020 EU Fisheries Ministers today failed to meet their legal obligation to end overfishing by 2020, setting fishing limits for the North Sea and North East Atlantic that go beyond the sustainable limits recommended by scientists (e.g....
December 18th, 2019 | Environment, European Union, Fisheries, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

EU Commission prolongs Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry Maritime Transport scheme

EU Commission prolongs Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry Maritime Transport scheme
Natasa Pilides, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister EU Commission prolongs Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry Maritime Transport scheme Approved scheme bolsters the competitiveness of the EU maritime transport sector and ship registration in Europe CYPRUS, 17 December 2019: The EU Commission, under EU state...
December 17th, 2019 | European Union, News, Taxation | Read More

Five ways to advance on climate change, Outlook for economic stability in Italy

Five ways to advance on climate change, Outlook for economic stability in Italy
Five ways to advance on climate change, Outlook for economic stability in Italy Thursday 12 December 2019 – Vol.10 Ed.50.3 Commentary: Five ways to advance on climate change By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Madrid This year’s United Nations Conference of the Parties in Madrid has heard plenty of...
December 12th, 2019 | Banking, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, Finance, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

A Globally-Oriented European Commission for a Strong European Union

A Globally-Oriented European Commission for a Strong European Union
Martin Dorsman A Globally-Oriented European Commission for a Strong European Union On behalf of the whole European shipping industry, ECSA welcomes the confirmation of the new College of the European Commission, under the leadership of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. “European shipping...
November 28th, 2019 | Associations, Environment, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

HFW Briefing: Turkey: EU Sanctions by Christmas?

HFW Briefing: Turkey: EU Sanctions by Christmas?
. HFW Briefing: Turkey: EU Sanctions by Christmas? On 11 November 2019 the EU adopted the legal framework to impose asset freezing measures against certain individuals and entities in Turkey. At this stage, while the legal framework is in place, no individuals and entities have so far been made subject...
November 15th, 2019 | European Union, News, Sanctions | Read More

ECSA welcomes the confirmation of new Transport Commissioner-designate Adina Ioana Vălean

ECSA welcomes the confirmation of new Transport Commissioner-designate Adina Ioana Vălean
ECSA welcomes the confirmation of new Transport Commissioner-designate Adina Ioana Vălean On behalf of the European shipping industry, ECSA warmly welcomes the confirmation of Adina Ioana Vălean as the new Transport Commissioner-designate, after the hearing at the European Parliament held yesterday. Of...
November 15th, 2019 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Person Profiles, Politics and Government | 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

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

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

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

Brexit: European shipping industry urges for negotiated settlement that includes transition period

Brexit: European shipping industry urges for negotiated settlement that includes transition period
Martin Dorsman Brexit: European shipping industry urges for negotiated settlement that includes transition period In a letter today to the EU’s Chief Negotiator for the exit of the UK from the EU, Mr Michel Barnier, ECSA and its member the UK Chamber of Shipping strongly urge for a negotiated settlement...
October 11th, 2019 | Associations, European Union, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..?

Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..?
John Faraclas Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..? Per our upload earlier on today the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) went on a free fall headed by the triple digit fall of the Capes. Geopolitics still getting sour. John Faraclas end of the day recap: The BDI lost 90 points thanks...
September 26th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, IMO, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More