Archive for the ‘European Union’ Category

Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies…

Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies…
Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies comply with new EU MRV regulation Ahead of the new EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation which comes into force on 1st January 2018, Hanseaticsoft, a leading provider of maritime software, has launched Cloud MRV, a new...
June 26th, 2017 | European Union, IT and Communications, Organisations, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Navigating through the thorny thicket of EU MRV

Navigating through the thorny thicket of EU MRV
Members of IMarEST and Verifavia teams Dubai, 18 June 2017 Under the auspices of the IMarEST UAE branch, Verifavia Shipping from France sponsored a technical meeting on the EU MRV regulation. The event was attended by 80 delegates from the Middle East & Indian subcontinent maritime fraternity.  At...
June 20th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMarEST, Regulatory | Read More

Facing Brexit, the UK’s ‘island nation’ dependence on shipping and seafarers is set to grow

Facing Brexit, the UK’s ‘island nation’ dependence on shipping and seafarers is set to grow
Commodore Barry Bryant CVO RN, Director General, Seafarers UK As the UK finally embarks on Brexit negotiations, our island nation’s attention is being focused on the vital role our ports, harbours and seafarers will have to play in the future. Increased world trade will likely increase the 95% of imports...
June 19th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, HR, Jobs, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ETF and ECSA joint statement at the occasion of the EU Digital Assembly June 2017

ETF and ECSA joint statement at the occasion of the EU Digital Assembly June 2017
Digitalisation in shipping: Smart digital solutions to alleviate administrative workload on crew and companies On the occasion of the “Digital Assembly 2017” co-organised on 15 & 16 June by the European Commission and the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU the European seafarers and...
June 15th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, IT and Communications, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

Dropping BDI@865 and Geops* uncertainty

Dropping BDI@865 and Geops* uncertainty
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – Uncertain volatility coupled with new tactics and mode of fixing ships knock-off the markets. Uncertainty in Geops (Geopolitics) will create chaos in trading. John Faraclas midweek report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five...
June 14th, 2017 | European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

HFW Briefing – Brexit negotiations begin now: business must prepare

HFW Briefing – Brexit negotiations begin now: business must prepare
Brian Perrott The votes have been counted and the Conservatives, who failed to maintain a majority, remain the largest party. Theresa May has confirmed that she will continue as Prime Minister and has this afternoon been invited by the Queen to form a government, working with Northern Ireland’s Democratic...
June 9th, 2017 | Comment, European Union, News, Politics and Government | Read More

June ECB meeting: Slightly less accommodative forward guidance

June ECB meeting: Slightly less accommodative forward guidance
Mario Draghi Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, June 9, 2017) June ECB meeting: Slightly less accommodative forward guidance At its regular monetary policy meeting on Thursday 8 June, the ECB Governing Council kept key policy interest rates unchanged and its asset purchase...
June 9th, 2017 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

BDI …“gains” amid geopolitical losses and terrorism’s mess

BDI …“gains” amid geopolitical losses and terrorism’s mess
John Faraclas Market intuition is what counts most, given that “news is what they don’t tell us” and the fact that nobody will really tell you  where the market is heading, you must rely in your business shipping intuition and geopolitical knowledge… John Faraclas’ daily recap…: Yesterday...
June 7th, 2017 | Associations, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipowners encourage EU-China leadership in shaping IMO CO2 strategy

Shipowners encourage EU-China leadership in shaping IMO CO2 strategy
Patrick Verhoeven Following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) encourage the intention of the European Union and the People’s Republic of China...
June 7th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, European Union, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@818: Mild losses but losses. Warring global concerns and election enigmas in the UK…

The BDI@818: Mild losses but losses. Warring global concerns and election enigmas in the UK…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down three points earlier on today standing at 818 points; contained losses due to the 13 plus points of the Capers – could it be   “..13 for luck” per Agatha Christie’s famous book… Wonder! The BCI 2014 at 1,336 – the 13 plus points mentioned...
June 6th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Statement of the President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Mr. Theodore E. Veniamis

Statement of the President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Mr. Theodore E. Veniamis
Mr. Theodore E. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners “The recent and unwarranted attack on our country by the German Finance Minister, Mr. Schäuble, and in particular against Greek shipowners has raised questions.   It seems Mr. Schäuble has chosen to ignore the particularly...
June 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@878: Tempest ante portas and climate change in tatters…

The BDI@878: Tempest ante portas and climate change in tatters…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI lost its 900 point-base threshold and things as you understand are becoming grave for the hoi polloi; the geopolitical issues with the president Trump’s position can cause tsunamis. John Faraclas’ mid-week market...
May 31st, 2017 | Breaking News, Charity, Chartering, Climate, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, European Union, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, UN | Read More

ClassNK Consulting Service launches support service for setting up EU MRV Monitoring Plan

ClassNK Consulting Service launches support service for setting up EU MRV Monitoring Plan
ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd*1 just launched a support service for setting up an EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2) Monitoring Plan (MP) in compliance with the EU MRV regulation. This regulation lays down rules for developing MP and submitting the emissions report for ships...
May 31st, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, Climate, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

The BDI@900 and messy geopolitics; it’s the nature of the beast…

The BDI@900 and messy geopolitics; it’s the nature of the beast…
John Faraclas As mention last Friday the eventuality of further frustrating losses particularly in the Dry market now creates the mess! Geopolitically the mess is here to stay. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: With the BDI losing 12 points the Dry Market enters a very difficult and unpredictable period...
May 30th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, UN | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) lost six points given that there was a contained loss for both the Capers and Panamaxes; geopolitics are worsening and Terrorism of ANY kind must be curbed. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly report: The BDI was also down  44 points since last week’s closing...
May 26th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Climate, Container shipping, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Market Summer Blues or…

Market Summer Blues or…
The BDI drops further, a bit contained though as Capers are in demand. Geopolitics will prove detrimental for all; John Faraclas’ daily recap: John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points and now reads 954 sending alarms… The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained 26 points and now stands at 1,704....
May 22nd, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ESG investing and section 172 CA 2006: Desperate times call for soft law measures

ESG investing and section 172 CA 2006: Desperate times call for soft law measures
Dr Georgina Tsagas ESG investing and section 172 of the Companies Act 2006: Desperate times call for soft law measures by Dr. Georgina Tsagas, Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol Law School Section 172 CA 2006: Not worth the paper it is written on? Section 172 of the Companies Act 2006 has been...
May 22nd, 2017 | Academia, European Union, Legal, News, Organisations | Read More

European shipping should remain the enabler of free movement of goods and persons even after Brexit

European shipping should remain the enabler of free movement of goods and persons even after Brexit
Patrick Verhoeven European shipowners today published their priorities when it comes to Brexit negotiations outcome. The shipping community embodies a fundamental acquis of the EU: Free movement of goods and persons. ECSA believes that the current operating climate should be preserved as much as possible...
May 17th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,005 – minus two is NOT the issue

The BDI@1,005 – minus two is NOT the issue
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points earlier on today and many analysts wonder why it’s minus as the other indices where…covering the difference – or is it a mathematical analysts’ index paradox…? The Geopolitics are more than messy and we insist for all to be on guard....
May 10th, 2017 | European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Topical freight and trade issues to be discussed at joint meeting

Topical freight and trade issues to be discussed at joint meeting
Robert Keen The leading UK trade associations for companies that offer freight forwarding and warehousing logistics services have organised a joint meeting to update their respective members on a number of common current issues affecting their activities. The British International Freight Association...
May 10th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

From Valetta to Tallinn: ESPO’s statement to mark the Maritime Year of the European Union

From Valetta to Tallinn: ESPO’s statement to mark the Maritime Year of the European Union
Isabelle Ryckbost 03 May 2017 – Today the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) issued a statement to contribute to the Commission’s Maritime Year and to follow up on the Valletta Declaration, the ministerial declaration on maritime transport, adopted on 28 March focusing on competitiveness,...
May 3rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Events, News, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Valletta Declaration casts important foundation for future EU shipping strategy

Valletta Declaration casts important foundation for future EU shipping strategy
Niels Smedegaard European Transport Ministers adopted Wednesday afternoon a ministerial declaration on maritime transport. The declaration outlines priorities for the EU’s maritime transport policy, focusing on competitiveness, digitalisation and decarbonisation. The so-called ‘Valletta Declaration’...
March 30th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, News, Organisations | Read More

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