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Autumn Budget 2017 – looking forward, not backward

Autumn Budget 2017 – looking forward, not backward
Opt in | Contact us | Visit website Autumn Budget 2017 Looking forward, not backward Building a Britain ‘fit for the future’:...
November 22nd, 2017 | News, Politics and Government | Read More

Moore Stephens says UK Autumn Budget preserves stable tax regime for shipping

Moore Stephens says UK Autumn Budget preserves stable tax regime for shipping
Susan Bill The stability of tax rules is of vital importance to the UK shipping sector, and international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says it is therefore encouraging that the UK government continued to provide a stable regime in its Autumn Budget 2017.  The Budget includes some specific...
November 22nd, 2017 | Comment, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

Vitaly Klyuyev: “Seafarers training system in Russia complies with international standards”

Vitaly Klyuyev: “Seafarers training system in Russia complies with international standards”
Vitaly Klyuyev The system of training and certification of seafarers in Russia has been brought into compliance with the international requirements. Major efforts of the Transport Ministry and other ad hoc agencies have lead up to that. In his interview* with IAA PortNews, Vitaly Klyuyev**, Director...
November 14th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Communication, HR, IMO, Interviews, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Shipmanagement | Read More

ICS and CMI update campaingn

ICS and CMI update campaingn
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – whose member national shipowner associations represent over 80% of the world merchant fleet, and the Comité Maritime International (CMI) – the international association for maritime lawyers, have released an updated brochure to promote the importance...
November 13th, 2017 | IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

Greek minister hails tourism as bridge to energy, transport and IT success

Greek minister hails tourism as bridge to energy, transport and IT success
Tourism minister Elena Kountoura. Greek minister hails tourism as bridge to energy, transport and IT success By James Brewer Tourism is a top priority for the Greek government, Elena Kountoura, minister of tourism, told the World Travel Market in London, as she confirmed that 2017 has created new records...
November 6th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Organisations, People and Places, Politics and Government, Tourism | Read More

Hands off the Hellenic Coast Guard officers

Hands off the Hellenic Coast Guard officers
The Greek Ministry of Shipping and the Aegean which also houses the Hellenic Coast Guard’s HQ’s To our great perplexity, we hear that the Greek minister of shipping and the Aegean has ordered the commandant of the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) to transfer to other posts the officers who dealt...
October 24th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, Oil Spill, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | 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

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

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?

The BDI@1,405: a controlled correction…?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) and in general the markets do not surprise us at all with their performance and behaviour so far needless to say their volatility; the Geopolitics are so perplexed and enigmatic that either you consult …the oracle or use your own shipping business intuition...
October 6th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI in search for survival…

The BDI in search for survival…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  with a dozen points plus fights for survival; but everything is possible. Geopolitics are on the worse ever point and for sure will affect the Markets, Dry and Wets. John Faraclas’ midweek briefing: With a dozen points at 1,320, following the recent 200 point...
October 4th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | 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

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

Angela Merkel won fourth term as German Chancellor…

Angela Merkel won fourth term as German Chancellor…
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Monday, September 25, 2017) Angela Merkel won fourth term as German Chancellor; likelihood of protracted coalition talks ahead September 24th federal election outcome. As expected, Angela Merkel won her fourth term as German Chancellor on Sunday’s...
September 25th, 2017 | Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Reports | 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

Volatility continues with the Capers raising the BDI@1,449

Volatility continues with the Capers raising the BDI@1,449
John Faraclas …seaborne on Superfast XI The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 34 points since yesterday, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers – it now reads 1,449; Geopolitics continue to be dodgy… John Faraclas’ midweek report: The Capers “back” on truck with a triple-digit uplift; the...
September 20th, 2017 | Environment, European Union, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Name and shame the Athens Riviera’s polluters

Name and shame the Athens Riviera’s polluters
John Faraclas at Edem beach …Falifornia It is nearly a week now that the entire Athens Riviera in the Saronic Gulf is threatened from a maritime accident leading to a catastrophic pollution with incalculable repercussions on all sector of everyday day life – economic, environmental, financial,...
September 16th, 2017 | Associations, Corruption, Environment, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

The dangers of Volatility in the Markets and Geopolitics

The dangers of Volatility in the Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas As predicted yesterday the market “improved” today following its midweek fall, an easy job to do being familiarised with volatility which enable us to foresee the asymmetrical behaviour of the indices. Geopolitics continue an erratic course. John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI gained...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Major Port Group Warns UK Businesses Against ‘Brexit Blinkers’

Major Port Group Warns UK Businesses Against ‘Brexit Blinkers’
Theresa May visiting Teesport earlier this month EXPORTERS URGED TO EXPLORE EMERGING MARKETS AS INDUSTRY UNITES FOR LONDON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WEEK. In the week that global maritime leaders gave the UK a vote of confidence, naming it one of the world’s leading maritime centres, PD Ports is urging...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

UGS president Theodore Veniamis meets UK’s minister for Transport John Hays during LISW2017

UGS president Theodore Veniamis meets UK’s minister for Transport John Hays during LISW2017
Theodore Veniamis Meeting of the President of the UGS, Mr. Theodore Veniamis,  with the UK Minister of State for Transport, Mr. John Hayes The President of the UGS, Mr. Theodore Veniamis, accepting a formal invitation, visited London on the occasion of the London International Shipping Week and had...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

HELMEPA on the “Agia Zoni II” incident

HELMEPA on the “Agia Zoni II” incident
HELMEPA Director General, Mr. Dimitris Mitsatsos It is with sadness and apprehension that we follow the development of the oil spill resulting from the wreck of the vessel “Agia Zoni II” in the Saronic Gulf. Unfortunately, accidents are unavoidable but for their minimization there is a need for prevention...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, September 8 2017)

Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Friday, September 8 2017)
Greece: January – July 2017 State Budget Execution & July 2017 General Government Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – July 2017, the budget balance recorded a deficit of ca €1.35 bn, ca €0.93 bn narrower relatively to the respective Medium Term 2018-21...
September 8th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Cyprus extends Electronic Oil Record Book approval

Cyprus extends Electronic Oil Record Book approval
Ioannis Efstratiou, Acting Director, Cyprus DMS CYPRUS EXTENDS ACCEPTANCE OF THE USE OF ELECTRONIC OIL RECORD BOOK Helping shipowners mitigate the risk of costly delays, penalties and fines CYPRUS, September 6, 2017: The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) today announced it has extended...
September 6th, 2017 | Bunkering, Flags, Flags, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Port of Cape Town’s new fuel storage facility open for business

Port of Cape Town’s new fuel storage facility open for business
The first liquid bulk vessel discharged product at the Burgan Cape Terminal at the Port of Cape Town during the first week of July 2017. [Cape Town, South Africa, 22 August 2017]  The Port of Cape Town’s new fuel storage facility operated by black-empowered Burgan Cape Terminals, is now fully operational....
August 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Organisations, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More