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The www.allaboutshipping.co.uk Top 100 women in Shipping for 2019

The www.allaboutshipping.co.uk Top 100 women in Shipping for 2019
Dr. Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard The www.allaboutshipping.co.uk Top 100 women in Shipping for 2019 2019 was the year devoted to Women in the Shipping Industry: “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” was IMO’s theme for World Maritime Day 2019. This year, we …drop our annual lists of Top 100...
February 19th, 2020 | Awards, Breaking News, IMO, People and Places, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | 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

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

Coronavirus global health emergency – IMO issues advice to Member States, seafarers and the shipping industry

Coronavirus global health emergency – IMO issues advice to Member States, seafarers and the shipping industry
. Coronavirus global health emergency – IMO issues advice to Member States, seafarers and the shipping industry Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx Nouveau coronavirus (2019-nCoV) http://www.imo.org/fr/mediacentre/hottopics/pages/coronavirus.aspx  Nuevo...
January 31st, 2020 | Breaking News, Health and Safety, IMO, Medical | Read More

WISTA International signs MOU with the IMO

WISTA International signs MOU with the IMO
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim with WISTA Int’nal president Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou holding the signed MoU and other IMO and WISTA members and BoD WISTA International signs MOU with the International Maritime Organisation, IMO 27 January 2020, London, UK  WISTA (WISTA) International...
January 27th, 2020 | Events, IMO, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Oil companies must explain how their new “Super Pollutant” shipping fuels ever came to market

Oil companies must explain how their new “Super Pollutant” shipping fuels ever came to market
Photo Credit: Ajax News & Feature Service / Alamy Stock Photo Oil companies must explain how their new “Super Pollutant” shipping fuels ever came to market – IMO must act to stop new “Super Pollutant” shipping fuels in Arctic and globally – Urgent questions to be answered by oil...
January 27th, 2020 | Arctic Shipping, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

Markets dramatic fall

Markets dramatic fall
John Faraclas Markets dramatic fall The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 19 points earlier on today and now stands at 557 which is also 197 points down since last week’s 754 points. The Geopolitical perplexed mess continues with the Year of the Rat ante portas. All in all, as we have said last year, 2020...
January 24th, 2020 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Flags, IMO, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Sanctions, Shipping Indices | Read More

GSCC’s 2020 Vasilopita

GSCC’s 2020 Vasilopita
Harry J. Fafalios GSCC’s 2020 Vasilopita  The Annual Vasilopita event of the GSCC (Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee) took place earlier on tonight at the Royal  Victoria, Royal Albert and King Geoge V Rooms of the Baltic Exchange – the temple of British and International shipping. Over...
January 16th, 2020 | Associations, Events, IMO, People and Places, Politics and Government, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Modernizing the global maritime distress and safety system

Modernizing the global maritime distress and safety system
Modernizing the global maritime distress and safety system  IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 7, 15-24 January) will continue its ongoing work to review the GMDSS requirements. IMO’s first meeting of 2020 is now in session.   Search and rescue at...
January 15th, 2020 | Health and Safety, IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

North P&I Club Launches New Initiative to Help Members Prepare for the IMO’s Cyber Security Deadline

North P&I Club Launches New Initiative to Help Members Prepare for the IMO’s Cyber Security Deadline
Colin Gillespie North P&I Club Launches New Initiative to Help Members Prepare for the IMO’s Cyber Security Deadline 10 January 2020 – North P&I Club has announced details of a new benefit for its Members to encourage them to better understand their vulnerabilities to cyber risk and to...
January 10th, 2020 | IMO, IT and Communications, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

SOLAS amendments entering into force 1 January 2020

SOLAS amendments entering into force 1 January 2020
. SOLAS amendments entering into force 1 January 2020  A set of important amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and various codes mandatory under the Convention enter into force on 1 January 2020. They include: Addressing lifeboat maintenance – preventing...
December 20th, 2019 | Health and Safety, IMO, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries

Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries
The GloLitter Partnerships Project agreement was signed by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and His Excellency Wegger Chr. Strømmen, Norway’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on Thursday 5 December, 2019. Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from...
December 5th, 2019 | Environment, Fisheries, IMO, News, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

The BDI “recovers”, Wets “falling” and Geopolitics more than messy…

The BDI “recovers”, Wets “falling” and Geopolitics more than messy…
John Faraclas                             The BDI “recovers”, Wets “falling” and Geopolitics more than messy… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 61 points earlier on today and now reads 1,528 – over and above the 1,500 points....
November 29th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Flags, IMO, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers | Read More

Panama maintains category A in the IMO Council with an absolute majority of votes

Panama maintains category A in the IMO Council with an absolute majority of votes
. Panama maintains category A in the IMO Council with an absolute majority of votes Once again, Panama hosted their traditional Panama party for all IMO Delegates and guests, attending this week the 31st session of the IMO Assembly at IMO Headquarters in London, from 25 November to 4 December 2019. We...
November 29th, 2019 | Flags, IMO | Read More

IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council
. IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2020-2021 biennium: Category (a)    10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: China, Greece,...
November 29th, 2019 | Flags, IMO | Read More

India accession brings ship recycling convention a step closer to entry into force

India accession brings ship recycling convention a step closer to entry into force
Mr. Gopal Krishna, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Shipping and Mr. Amitabh Kumar, India’s Director General of Shipping, deposited the instrument of accession to the treaty with IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim (l) today (28 November) during the thirty-first session of the IMO...
November 28th, 2019 | Environment, IMO, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More

IMO Secretary-General opens 31st Assembly with a call for concrete action

IMO Secretary-General opens 31st Assembly with a call for concrete action
… IMO Secretary-General opens 31st Assembly with a call for concrete action The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr. Kitack Lim, has opened the Organization’s 31st Assembly session, calling for concrete action to address climate change and other challenges. The...
November 26th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Headlines, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Capes surge to lift BDI, Geopolitics stuck in uncertainty and the 31st IMO Assembly Opening session kick starts

Capes surge to lift BDI, Geopolitics stuck in uncertainty and the 31st IMO Assembly Opening session kick starts
John Faraclas Capes surge to lift BDI, Geopolitics stuck in uncertainty and the 31st IMO Assembly Opening session kick starts The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 67 points and now stands at 1,351 thanks to the Capes’ surge… The Geopolitical situation will turn Planet Ocean upside down. John Faraclas’...
November 25th, 2019 | IMO, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Plakiotakis spells it out!

Plakiotakis spells it out!
Ioannis Plakiotakis at the podium address the 31st IMO Assembly opening session Plakiotakis spells it out! What an address that was by the Greek Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy on the  occasion of the 31st IMO Assembly Opening Session earlier on this afternoon; Ioannis Plakiotakis’...
November 25th, 2019 | Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, Insight, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

Norway boosts IMO’s GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project

Norway boosts IMO’s GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim with Norway’s Sveinung Oftedal Norway boosts IMO’s GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project Partnerships and innovations are essential to combat climate change through reductions in GHG emissions. Norway has provided an additional NOK 40,000,000 (US$4.3. million)...
November 13th, 2019 | Environment, Flags, IMO | Read More

IMO launches online tool to smooth reporting formalities

IMO launches online tool to smooth reporting formalities
IMO launches online tool to smooth reporting formalities Important tool used by software developers to create systems for exchanging the relevant data electronically has been made available by the Organization online and free of charge. ​Streamlining the many administrative procedures necessary...
November 11th, 2019 | IMO, IT and Communications, Regulatory | Read More

UK Chamber of Shipping: IMO should give clear direction on the preferred short-term measures to cut emissions

UK Chamber of Shipping: IMO should give clear direction on the preferred short-term measures to cut emissions
Anna Ziou, Policy director at the UK Chamber of Shipping No time to lose! The IMO should give clear direction on the preferred short-term measures to cut emissions The UK Chamber of Shipping has put tackling climate change at the top of its agenda. Shipping is six times more efficient than trucks and...
November 11th, 2019 | Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

IMO fishing vessel treaty gets major boost

IMO fishing vessel treaty gets major boost
IMO fishing vessel treaty gets major boost A global regime to create much-needed safety standards for fishing vessels has moved a significant step closer following the IMO-led international Ministerial Conference. Forty-Eight States sign public declaration to indicate their determination to ratify the...
October 23rd, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare support

Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare support
Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare suppor The Cook Islands and Sao Tome and Principe have become the latest States to become Party to the Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety. They deposited their instruments of accession during the Torremolinos Ministerial...
October 21st, 2019 | IMO | Read More