Archive for the ‘European Union’ Category

EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders

EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders
MARCH 15, 2017 / LEAVE A COMMENT EU-Turkey deal: Open letter from refugee community leaders to European government leaders To mark one year since the EU closed its borders, refugee community leaders – supported by the local community in Lesvos – have come together to fight for the rights of refugees...
March 15th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Breaking News, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Immigration, Letters, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Religion, UN | Read More

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event

Geopolitics and the shipping markets: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event
Ken McLean, vice-president of the Port of London chapter of the New York-based Propeller Club and John Faraclas Geopolitics and the shipping market: stark warnings from John Faraclas at Propeller Club event by James Brewer Hidden currents – that is, hidden to the general public and even to some in...
March 7th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Canals, Clubs, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Flags, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BREXIT and its implications for regulating takeovers in the UK: Why Law matters

BREXIT and its implications for regulating takeovers in the UK: Why Law matters
Dr Georgina Tsagas BREXIT and its implications for regulating takeovers in the UK: Why Law matters By Dr Georgina Tsagas* The regulation of takeovers constitutes a highly sensitive topic insofar as takeovers may be the means by which control over a typically dominant corporation in one EU Member State...
February 17th, 2017 | European Union, Insight, Legal, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

FEPORT: Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)…

FEPORT: Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)…
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid February 17th, 2017 – Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS): a strong message sent by the European Parliament to all maritime stakeholders Two days ago, the European Parliament has voted in favour of the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission...
February 17th, 2017 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

IMO head to speak at European Shipping Week

IMO head to speak at European Shipping Week
Key seminar announced at European Shipping Week The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Kitack Lim, and Magda Kopczynska from the European Commission’s DG MOVE, which is the directorate responsible for freight transport safety within the EU, will join industry leaders...
February 17th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

INTERTANKO considers including shipping in EU ETS counter-productive

INTERTANKO considers including shipping in EU ETS counter-productive
Katharina Stanzel By majority vote, the Members of the European Parliament have agreed to include shipping in the European Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) Directive as of 2023, unless there is a comparable system agreed under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) by the end of 2021. “INTERTANKO...
February 15th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Intertanko, News, Organisations | Read More

EU member states must reject European Parliament’s proposal to include global shipping into regional CO2 trading system

EU member states must reject European Parliament’s proposal to include global shipping into regional CO2 trading system
Simon Bennett The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet – says it is ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by today’s vote in the European Parliament to propose that international shipping (including non-EU flag ships) should be incorporated...
February 15th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

EU Parliament vote sets clear deadline for a global solution on CO2 for maritime transport

EU Parliament vote sets clear deadline for a global solution on CO2 for maritime transport
Isabelle Ryckbost 15 February 2017 Today the European Parliament voted in favour of  the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the establishment of a maritime climate fund “in the absence of progress at international level” as from 2023. Climate change...
February 15th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Support CETA to boost trade

Support CETA to boost trade
Patrick Verhoeven The EU-Canada Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) should facilitate and boost trade between Canada and the EU, eliminating many trade barriers and offering access to new markets. Shipping takes care of around 80 percent of global trade. It hence stands to benefit from...
February 14th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight association urges caution when seeking Brexit advice

Freight association urges caution when seeking Brexit advice
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to carefully consider the options when seeking advice on the likely implications to their business and services of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Director General, Robert Keen says: “There has been a huge...
February 7th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy…

Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy…
Greece Macro Monitor (6 February, 2017) Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy and the present bailout programme The study presented herein has been motivated by the ongoing negotiations between the Greek government and the Institutions (EC/ECB/IMF/ESM)...
February 6th, 2017 | Country Profiles, European Union, Insight, News, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

No BREXIT blues for UK/Turkey trade says Davies Turner

No BREXIT blues for UK/Turkey trade says Davies Turner
Philip Stephenson Despite Sterling’s volatility, trade volumes on its UK/Turkey services continue to grow, says leading British freight forwarder Davies Turner. Turkey is expanding  both as a market for British products and a major supplier to the UK regardless of the uncertainties brought about...
February 1st, 2017 | European Union, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 27, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 27, 2017)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Wall Street consolidated overnight retaining recent hefty gains, with the S&P500 index closing flat on the session despite the overall...
January 27th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, European Union, Finance, Markets, News, Organisations, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

HFW Briefing – Parliamentary Sovereignty Supreme: UK government still on target for Article 50 Brexit trigger before the of end March

HFW Briefing – Parliamentary Sovereignty Supreme: UK government still on target for Article 50 Brexit trigger before the of end March
Parliamentary Sovereignty Supreme: UK government still on target for Article 50 Brexit trigger before the end of March In this briefing we discuss today’s Supreme Court judgment, which upheld the...
January 24th, 2017 | European Union, Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

The first legislative Act of the “EU Maritime year”…

The first legislative Act of the “EU Maritime year”…
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid Brussels, January 24th, 2017 – The first legislative Act of the “EU Maritime year” creates more expectations for an enabling framework for private investments in ports Yesterday, the European Agriculture Council has concluded the procedure, at first reading concerning...
January 24th, 2017 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Freight is none the wiser on how Brexit will affect its operations following May’s speech

Freight is none the wiser on how Brexit will affect its operations following May’s speech
  Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that whilst Prime Minister Theresa May’s much anticipated speech today has delivered some clarity on the UK’s plans to leave the European Union’s single market, it remains short on the details that will assist its members...
January 17th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Initial EU ship recycling list shows clear need for global mind-set

Initial EU ship recycling list shows clear need for global mind-set
Patrick Verhoeven The European Commission recently published its first edition of the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities. At this stage, it only features yards situated in Europe and reaches under 30% of the EU’s own recycling capacity target. For ECSA, this demonstrates clearly that third...
January 13th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More

New Report on Potential for Wind Propulsion in Commercial Shipping

New Report on Potential for Wind Propulsion in Commercial Shipping
ISWA’s Gavin Allwright Gavin Allwright, ISWA Secretary  send us the following: Dear All, Please find below a link to the EU commissioned report on: Study on the Analysis of Market Potentials & Market Barriers for Wind Propulsion Technologies for Ships The study report, commissioned by the...
January 11th, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Energy, European Union, Organisations, Technical, Technology | Read More

Cool… another fall with the BDI@949 and Geopolitics in red…

Cool… another fall with the BDI@949 and Geopolitics in red…
John Faraclas No surprise, but caution all on fronts ; mind the snowfall too… John Faraclas daily report: The BDI (The Baltic Dry Index) lost, since last Friday the 6th of January, another 14 points and now stands at 949. The Capers lost 60 and the BCI 2014 now reads 1,598 points –  a dropping volatility…? The...
January 9th, 2017 | European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices | Read More

IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim Including international shipping in European system could undermine global efforts IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS)...
January 9th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

optiTruck – towards optimal fuel consumption with Innovative Predictive PowerTrain for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

optiTruck  – towards optimal fuel consumption with Innovative Predictive PowerTrain for Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Brussels, 23 December 2016 – optiTruck, a key European project focusing on reducing the impact of Heavy-Duty Vehicles (HDV) on greenhouse gas emission has kicked off its activities in September 2016. By using intelligent and predictive powertrain control and calibration methods, and  the state...
December 23rd, 2016 | Associations, Automobiles, Construction, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

The BDI@946, a foregone conclusion…

The BDI@946, a foregone conclusion…
John Faraclas Another day and week of falling Dry Market and Geopolitical chaos engulfing us all; few had got the message right. John Faraclas’ weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down today at 946 points, down 20 since yesterday and 144 since last Friday the 9th of December –  a...
December 16th, 2016 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, HR, LNG, LPG, Markets, Military, News, Reefer Containers, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Europe should pile up pressure on the IMO to deliver on CO2 cap

Europe should pile up pressure on the IMO to deliver on CO2 cap
Isabelle Ryckbost 16 December 2016 – The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted for the inclusion of the shipping emissions in the EU ETS “in the absence of progress at international level” as from 2023 and the establishment of a maritime climate fund.  Shipping being a global...
December 16th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

Global Shipping Industry slams European Parliament proposal on emissions….

Global Shipping Industry slams European Parliament proposal on emissions….
Simon Bennett GLOBAL SHIPPING INDUSTRY SLAMS EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PROPOSAL TO IMPOSE REGIONAL EMISSIONS TRADING SYSTEM The global trade association for shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), says that a unilateral decision by the European Union to incorporate international shipping...
December 16th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, European Union, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations | Read More

Join Global Shipping Industry Leaders at European Shipping Week 2017

Join Global Shipping Industry Leaders at European Shipping Week 2017
  Shipping industry leaders from Europe and around the world will descend on Brussels to meet and network with top legislators from the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. The week‐long series of high level events will bring together the major players...
December 15th, 2016 | Associations, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, Organisations, Trade and Commerce | Read More