Archive for the ‘European Union’ Category

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

European shipowners discuss the EU funding programs

European shipowners discuss the EU funding programs
Martin Dorsman European shipowners discuss the EU funding programs – more communication and visibility needed to increase effectiveness European shipowners organised a seminar on EU funding this week in Brussels. A discussion took place between the Commission and shipping companies aiming at identifying...
December 1st, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Organisations, Shipfinance | Read More

Give maritime a fairer share of EU funds, urges Motorways of the Sea coordinator Brian Simpson

Give maritime a fairer share of EU funds, urges Motorways of the Sea coordinator Brian Simpson
Brian Simpson OBE Brian Simpson, European coordinator for the Motorways of the Sea mega-project, has called for the European Union to support more vigorously the maritime sector in the transport network, when future Connecting Europe Facility calls for proposals are launched. He said: “Over 75%...
November 30th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Insight, News, Organisations, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

European ports welcome the EP Transport Committee vote for a stronger CEF budget

European ports welcome the EP Transport Committee vote for a stronger CEF budget
This morning, the Transport Committee (TRAN) of the European Parliament voted its opinion on the Multi-Annual financial Framework after 2020 (Marinescu report). Isabelle Ryckbost The Transport MEPs voted in favour of an updated and more effective Connecting Europe Facility. They have asked for an increased...
November 23rd, 2017 | European Union, Finance, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

European Shipowners welcome the agreement reached on CO2 Emissions Trading System

European Shipowners welcome the agreement reached on CO2 Emissions Trading System
Martin Dorsman Intensive negotiations came to an end two weeks ago when the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the reform of the emissions trading system, which today was approved by the Member States. “European shipowners have...
November 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Organisations, Shipmanagement | Read More

Inland Waterway Transport and Ports ask Europe for an ambitious policy action plan and continuity in funding

Inland Waterway Transport and Ports ask Europe for an ambitious policy action plan and continuity in funding
l to r: Theresia Hacksteiner (EBU), Karin de Schepper (INE), Alexander van den Bosch (EFIP), MEP Wim van de Camp, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, Hester Duursema (ESO) 15 November 2017 – Today, a coalition of inland waterway transport (IWT) and ports has handed over a declaration with...
November 15th, 2017 | Canals, European Union, Inland Waterways, News, Organisations, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

EU brings money to Europe

EU brings money to Europe
Despina Doxaki EU brings money to Europe* by Despina Doxaki Banking & Finance Advisor The European Investment Bank estimates that the European Union will need to invest €2 trillion in infrastructure in the 28 member countries through 2020.  The sheer scale of the capital needed will require...
October 28th, 2017 | Automobiles, Banking, Canals, Construction, European Union, Finance, Inland Waterways, Insight, Logistics, News, Organisations, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Monitoring phase for a Clean Inland Shipping project begins

Monitoring phase for a Clean Inland Shipping project begins
Inland shipping The vessels which will take part in the trials for the CLINSH project (CLean INland SHipping) have been selected. Their emissions will be closely monitored during the two-year project which is part of the European Union’s LIFE programme.  The vessels are to test various emissions-reducing...
October 27th, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Organisations | Read More

“Abnormal” situation for Greece the imposition of excise duty on Natural Gas when used as feedstock

“Abnormal” situation for Greece the imposition of excise duty on Natural Gas when used as feedstock
The fist panel with Maria Spyraki and Nikolas Papadopoulos; to the right Dr .Kostas Andriosopoulos In a spirit of close cooperation, Greece and Cyprus presented their positions during an international gas forum organized by the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE) on Thursday 19.10.2017,...
October 24th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, European Union, LNG, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?

The BDI@1,586: …recalibration..?
John Faraclas With eight points plus the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) opened this week’s dry market …deliberations, thanks to the Capers as all the other dry sizes remained more or less stagnant… The Geopolitical situation smells of more gun powder… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’ BCI was...
October 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

CYPRUS Fitch sovereign review

CYPRUS Fitch sovereign review
Regional Economics & Market Strategy Focus Note CYPRUS – Fitch upgraded rating to BB, outlook still positive (Monday, October 23, 2017) CYPRUS Fitch sovereign review: long term sovereign rating upgraded to two notches below investment grade, outlook still positive On Friday October 20th, Fitch...
October 23rd, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Markets, Organisations, Reports | Read More

Early Dry and Wet Market blues…

Early Dry and Wet Market blues…
John Faraclas Did I hear you say shipping business intuition, eh??? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) despite a steady upwards …“spree” ended the day with four points down at 1,578, which on the other hand is 91 points plus since last week’s closing (1,487). The wets were both down. The Geopolitics...
October 20th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Charity, European Union, Events, Food and Drink, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

MAN Diesel & Turbo Makes Pledge at International Ocean Conference

MAN Diesel & Turbo Makes Pledge at International Ocean Conference
Wayne Jones Engine-retrofit commitment aims to move world’s fleet towards clean technology Malta set the scene for the invitation-only ‘Our Ocean 2017 Conference’ this past October 5th and 6th that brought together statesmen, government ministers and industry leaders from around the world to look...
October 9th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters

The BDI@1,328: learning to operate in turbulent waters
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 28 points since last Friday and now stands at 1,328 points; Geopolitics continue to get sour on all fronts everywhere on Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lost 67 points with the BCI now reading 2,671 points… The Panamaxes’...
October 2nd, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Banking, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, European Union, Gas, Insight, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW: All change – are you ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation? Special update

HFW: All change – are you ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation? Special update
Anthony Woolich, partner Businesses (including many outside the EEA) now have less than nine months to prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which overhauls a data protection regime dating from 1995 The GDPR becomes effective across the European Economic Area (EEA), including...
September 28th, 2017 | European Union, IT and Communications, Legal, Organisations, Technology | Read More

elemed at Connecting Europe Conference & Exhibition

elemed at Connecting Europe Conference & Exhibition
Updating EU Commissioner for Transport on elemed project (from left to right: Theodore Kourmpelis, Project Service Delivery Manager, Marine & Offshore, Lloyd’s Register; Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Transport; Panayiotis Mitrou, Marine & Offshore Technology & Innovation Manager, Lloyd’s...
September 26th, 2017 | European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Statement by Michel Barnier on Mrs. May’s speech today on BREXIT

Statement by Michel Barnier on Mrs. May’s speech today on BREXIT
Michel Barnier In her speech in Florence, Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed a constructive spirit which is also the spirit of the European Union during this unique negotiation. The speech shows a willingness to move forward, as time is of the essence. We need to reach an agreement by autumn 2018...
September 22nd, 2017 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

30 organisations ask Europe to invest more in transport

30 organisations ask Europe to invest more in transport
Isabelle Ryckbost With the slogan “More EU budget for transport, the best investment plan for Europe” a coalition of thirty European transport organisations are launching today their campaign for a strong connecting Europe Facility for the next financial period 2021-2028. “We are very pleased ...
September 21st, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More