Archive for the ‘European Union’ Category

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps
John Faraclas The euphoria – a better word than spree, of the Capers gaining 877 points since last Friday the 13th of April, must be seen as a good sign, despite what is coming up next,  given the geopolitical, environmental, technical advancements et al surrounding the shipping industry. The BDI...
April 20th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, IMO, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 72 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capers… The Geopolitical front could soon become not just uncertain, but an inferno. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI with these 72 points – as a result of the Capers’ sky...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Weak governance at UN shipping agency delaying action on climate change

Weak governance at UN shipping agency delaying action on climate change
Berlin, 3 April 2018 – The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is at risk of unresolved conflicts of interest due to shortcomings in its governance, according to preliminary key findings of a new study by Transparency International. Private shipping-industry concerns could have undue influence...
April 3rd, 2018 | Environment, European Union, IMO | Read More

ESPO outlines its priorities for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive

ESPO outlines its priorities for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive
Isabelle Ryckbost, EFIP’s director 22 March 2018 – Now that the Commission is drafting the proposal for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive, the European Sea Ports Organisation wants to outline once more its priorities and concerns through a position paper on this upcoming...
March 22nd, 2018 | European Union, News, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Solidarity action – Two years after the EU-Turkey statement

Solidarity action – Two years after the EU-Turkey statement
… 16/03/2018 – Lesvos – 2 years after the EU-Turkey statement, the local coordination group of refugee and migrant support in Lesvos calls for a solidarity action on Saturday 17 March at 12.00, in Sapfous Square. On 17 March, people will come together all over the world to show solidarity...
March 16th, 2018 | European Union, Immigration, Politics and Government | Read More

ECSA and WSC call for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive to improve the efficiency of maritime transport

ECSA and WSC call for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive to improve the efficiency of maritime transport
Martin Dorsman The European Commission is expected to publish a proposal for a revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive (RFD) in early May 2018 that is intended to remedy the current costly, unharmonised and burdensome reporting requirements facing ships calling at EU ports. Current complex, repetitive...
March 14th, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Investing in the port of tomorrow

Investing in the port of tomorrow
… What are the main drivers for ports to invest? How to match long investment processes with the rapidly changing supply chain needs? Can port authorities drive the change or are they driven by changes? How to build a strong case for further port development? Which are the most appropriate sources...
March 12th, 2018 | European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ESPO pleads for a strong Connecting Europe Facility…

ESPO pleads for a strong Connecting Europe Facility…
ESPO pleads for a strong Connecting Europe Facility to support the 48 billion EUR European port investment needs 09 March 2018 This week, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has submitted its contribution to the public consultation in preparation of the new Connecting Europe Facility (CEF II)...
March 9th, 2018 | Construction, European Union, Finance, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Declaration on the elimination of violence and harassment against female port workers

Declaration on the elimination of violence and harassment against female port workers
EU SECTORIAL SOCIAL DIALOGUE ON PORTS Whereas non-discrimination and equality between women and men are among the European Union’s founding values; Whereas the SSDCP adopted on 23 October 2014 its recommendations on Women’s Employment in the Port Sector, among which the elimination of discrimination...
March 9th, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Health and Safety, Jobs, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

ESPO asks Brexit negotiators to prioritise impact for ports in the assessment of potential post-Brexit scenarios

ESPO asks Brexit negotiators to prioritise impact for ports in the assessment of potential post-Brexit scenarios
Eamonn O’Reilly 06 March 2018 – The European Sea Ports Organisation has developed a position paper to submit to the negotiators now that Brexit has entered the second phase. With this paper, ESPO calls on the Brexit negotiators to prioritise transport and more in particular maritime transport...
March 6th, 2018 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

“K” Line: The European Commission Decision and Recording of Extraordinary Loss

“K” Line: The European Commission Decision and Recording of Extraordinary Loss
.. February 22, 2018 : Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line”) announced today that the Company has received notification of a European Commission Decision imposing a fine on “K”Line of € 39,100,000 for infringement of EU competition Law in connection with the deep sea car carriage services...
February 22nd, 2018 | European Union, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

ING and EIB provide EUR 300m to finance green shipping

ING and EIB provide EUR 300m to finance green shipping
l to r: Stephen Fewster, Global Head of Transportation Finance at ING, Werner Hoyer EIB President, Isabel Fernandez, Head of Wholesale Banking at ING Amsterdam, 19 February 2018 – ING and the European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed an agreement to support green investments for the European...
February 19th, 2018 | Banking, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Finance, Inland Waterways, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance | Read More

Dry and Wet volatility are here to stay…

Dry and Wet volatility are here to stay…
John Faraclas Once again the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) is running out steam and at best might create further shocks; Geopolitics still getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI ended the day at 1,219 points – just two higher since yesterday and 94 since last Friday the 19 of...
January 26th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin January 2018

HFW Insurance Bulletin January 2018
Andrew Bandurka HFW Insurance Bulletin January 2018 1. Regulation and legislation EU: “Accidental” damage and the importance of causation Following a recommendation from the European Parliament, on 20 December 2017 the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal for a directive (COM (2017)...
January 25th, 2018 | European Union, Legal | Read More

Sentinel Marine awarded contract by European Fisheries Control Agency for charter of patrol vessel

Sentinel Marine awarded contract by European Fisheries Control Agency for charter of patrol vessel
Sentinel Marine has been awarded a contract to charter its Lundy Sentinel ERRV to the European Fisheries Control Agency. Framework contract provides for maximum of 20m Euros over four-year period Aberdeen-based Sentinel Marine has been awarded a contract to provide a patrol vessel to be chartered by...
January 25th, 2018 | European Union, Fisheries | Read More

Improved Port Reception Facilities welcomed by European Shipowners

Improved Port Reception Facilities welcomed by European Shipowners
Martin Dorsman European shipowners welcome the Plastic Strategy adopted by the European Commission last week. The coherent and impressively first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastic forming part of the transition towards a more circular economy also included the long awaited revision of the Ports...
January 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Environment, European Union, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

EU ports welcome Framework on Foreign Investment Screening…

EU ports welcome Framework on Foreign Investment Screening…
EU ports welcome Framework on Foreign Investment Screening as useful Instrument for an open Investment Environment On 13 September 2017, the European Commission published a Proposal for a Regulation establishing a framework for screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union and a Communication...
January 18th, 2018 | Environment, European Union, Organisations | Read More

Brexit – where next?

Brexit – where next?
Margaret Pinder Brexit – where next? by Margaret Pinder, Head of Market Intelligence, Hill Dickinson Now that the Government has achieved sufficient progress in the Brexit negotiations to reach agreement to progress to stage two, this is a good time to review what this means for your business going...
January 2nd, 2018 | European Union, Legal, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Taxation | Read More

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?
John Faraclas Falling Markets at the end of the day is nothing to be afraid of or being a bad thing so to speak, as it separates the wheat from the chaff, particularly as many failed to use the appropriate mechanisms with their risk assessment tools available and contain at worse this eight year old...
December 15th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Communication, Education and Training, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, HR, Jobs, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, WISTA - Women in Shipping, Yachting | Read More

Shipowners urge for rapid and positive progress in the Brexit negotiations

Shipowners urge for rapid and positive progress in the Brexit negotiations
Niels Smedegaard In view of the European Council deciding this week on whether the Brexit negotiations can enter the next phase, ECSA representing European shipowners calls for rapid and positive progress to be made towards an EU/UK agreement. Shipowners look forward to an agreement which preserves...
December 13th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

BIFA welcomes news of progress in Brexit negotiations

BIFA welcomes news of progress in Brexit negotiations
Robert Keen Commenting on the European Commission’s announcement this morning that it has recommended to the European Council to conclude that sufficient progress has been made in the first phase of the negotiations with the UK, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association...
December 8th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Markets, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IUA media comment on Brexit negotiations

IUA media comment on Brexit negotiations
Dave Matcham Dave Matcham, chief executive of the International Underwriting Association, said: “It is a great relief to hear that Brexit discussions are now ready to move onto the details of a new trading relationship between the EU and UK. London’s role as a global insurance centre, hosting branch...
December 8th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, IUA, Markets, Organisations | Read More

The BDI@1,670 proves that the Dry Markets are still stuck…

The BDI@1,670 proves that the Dry Markets are still stuck…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just nine points since yesterday and now reads 1,679; the Wets at the same levels and Geopolitics are explosive in many fronts; John Faraclas brief report: The Capers look safe above the 4,000 threshold and gained 21 points with the BCI now standing...
December 7th, 2017 | European Union, Events, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Council agrees to implement ECSA-ETF Agreement on decent work for seafarers

Council agrees to implement ECSA-ETF Agreement on decent work for seafarers
Mark Dickinson European shipowners and European transport workers speak together to warmly welcome today’s adoption of a Council Directive improving seafarers’ working conditions. This change will implement an agreement between the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European...
December 7th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

HFW Briefing – Brexit Considerations Commercial

HFW Briefing – Brexit Considerations Commercial
Anthony Woolich, partner The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will have a significant impact on commercial contracts between UK and EU businesses. UK businesses should now be looking at how best to ‘Brexit-proof’ their contracts. We are seeing an increasing demand for advice in this area There...
December 7th, 2017 | European Union, Flags, ILO, Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More