Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

HFW Briefing – Reforming Australia’s Coastal Shipping Regime

HFW Briefing – Reforming Australia’s Coastal Shipping Regime
Reforming Australia’s Coastal Shipping Regime The Australian Government has today released the Coastal Shipping Reforms Discussion Paper. The Minister’s accompanying message is that the Australian...
March 22nd, 2017 | Legal, Politics and Government | Read More

London tastes terror

London tastes terror
London has now had a direct taste of the type of terror attack that has struck many cities around the world in the last 12 months. The Westminster shock came exactly one year after a double atrocity which struck Zaventem airport and a metro station in Brussels. Nice, Berlin, Athens, Turkey and Middle...
March 22nd, 2017 | Breaking News, Comment, Events, Headlines, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | 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

Moore Stephens says UK Budget is neutral for shipping and good for offshore

Moore Stephens says UK Budget is neutral for shipping and good for offshore
International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the UK Budget 2017 contained no unwelcome surprises for the shipping industry, and some good news for the offshore sector. Moore Stephens tax partner Sue Bill says, “There are new rules, already announced, that will affect the deductions...
March 8th, 2017 | Country Profiles, News, Politics and Government | 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

FEPORT: Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)…

FEPORT: Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)…
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid February 17th, 2017 – Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS): a strong message sent by the European Parliament to all maritime stakeholders Two days ago, the European Parliament has voted in favour of the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission...
February 17th, 2017 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

IMO head to speak at European Shipping Week

IMO head to speak at European Shipping Week
Key seminar announced at European Shipping Week The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Kitack Lim, and Magda Kopczynska from the European Commission’s DG MOVE, which is the directorate responsible for freight transport safety within the EU, will join industry leaders...
February 17th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

Port stocks and politics will shape Q1 dry bulk fortunes says MSI

Port stocks and politics will shape Q1 dry bulk fortunes says MSI
Will Fray The bulk carrier markets began 2017 in reasonably robust form, but future earnings will partly be influenced by events beyond the control of shipowners London, February 16, 2017. Maritime Strategies International (MSI), a leading independent research and consultancy has forecast weak forward...
February 16th, 2017 | Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

The BDI@688 and Geopolitics; an enigma…

The BDI@688 and Geopolitics; an enigma…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained three points since yesterday – being those lost yesterday, and at 688 fights for survival. The Geopolitical front will soon produce a mega mayhem; it might be a good bye to Peace. John Faraclas’ daily report: The Capers and the Panamaxes lost 11...
February 15th, 2017 | Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

EU member states must reject European Parliament’s proposal to include global shipping into regional CO2 trading system

EU member states must reject European Parliament’s proposal to include global shipping into regional CO2 trading system
Simon Bennett The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet – says it is ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by today’s vote in the European Parliament to propose that international shipping (including non-EU flag ships) should be incorporated...
February 15th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

EU Parliament vote sets clear deadline for a global solution on CO2 for maritime transport

EU Parliament vote sets clear deadline for a global solution on CO2 for maritime transport
Isabelle Ryckbost 15 February 2017 Today the European Parliament voted in favour of  the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the establishment of a maritime climate fund “in the absence of progress at international level” as from 2023. Climate change...
February 15th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Support CETA to boost trade

Support CETA to boost trade
Patrick Verhoeven The EU-Canada Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) should facilitate and boost trade between Canada and the EU, eliminating many trade barriers and offering access to new markets. Shipping takes care of around 80 percent of global trade. It hence stands to benefit from...
February 14th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Freight association urges caution when seeking Brexit advice

Freight association urges caution when seeking Brexit advice
Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to carefully consider the options when seeking advice on the likely implications to their business and services of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Director General, Robert Keen says: “There has been a huge...
February 7th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets: shall we …blame the Rooster? Geopolitics: Enigmatic!

Markets: shall we …blame the Rooster? Geopolitics: Enigmatic!
John Faraclas With another fall, basically “credited” to the Capers, the BDI “must” blame the Roosters’ Chinese celebrations which by now come to an end and let’s hope there will be a reverse or else… The Geopolitical conundrum is more than enigmatic; John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The...
February 6th, 2017 | Corruption, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy…

Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy…
Greece Macro Monitor (6 February, 2017) Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy and the present bailout programme The study presented herein has been motivated by the ongoing negotiations between the Greek government and the Institutions (EC/ECB/IMF/ESM)...
February 6th, 2017 | Country Profiles, European Union, Insight, News, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

RMT welcomes review of Scottish Ferries procurement policy

RMT welcomes review of Scottish Ferries procurement policy
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT today welcomed Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP’s review of ferries procurement policy in light of the European Commission’s view that lifeline Scottish ferry services can be exempted from re-tendering regulations under ‘Teckal’ case law. RMT and the Scottish Government...
February 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Jobs, Politics and Government, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

No BREXIT blues for UK/Turkey trade says Davies Turner

No BREXIT blues for UK/Turkey trade says Davies Turner
Philip Stephenson Despite Sterling’s volatility, trade volumes on its UK/Turkey services continue to grow, says leading British freight forwarder Davies Turner. Turkey is expanding  both as a market for British products and a major supplier to the UK regardless of the uncertainties brought about...
February 1st, 2017 | European Union, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 26, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 26, 2017)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from the positive tone in Wall Street overnight where the Dow Jones Industrial Average index moved above the 20,000 level...
January 26th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Organisations, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

HFW Briefing – Parliamentary Sovereignty Supreme: UK government still on target for Article 50 Brexit trigger before the of end March

HFW Briefing – Parliamentary Sovereignty Supreme: UK government still on target for Article 50 Brexit trigger before the of end March
Parliamentary Sovereignty Supreme: UK government still on target for Article 50 Brexit trigger before the end of March In this briefing we discuss today’s Supreme Court judgment, which upheld the...
January 24th, 2017 | European Union, Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

IMO: Outcome of PPR Sub-Committee

IMO: Outcome of PPR Sub-Committee
Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR), 4th session, 16-20 January 2017 Implementation of the 2020 0.50% sulphur limit The Sub-Committee began work to ensure the effective implementation of the 2020 0.50% m/m sulphur limit, which was decided by MEPC 70.. The proposed work would be aimed...
January 24th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, IMO, News, Politics and Government | Read More

The first legislative Act of the “EU Maritime year”…

The first legislative Act of the “EU Maritime year”…
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid Brussels, January 24th, 2017 – The first legislative Act of the “EU Maritime year” creates more expectations for an enabling framework for private investments in ports Yesterday, the European Agriculture Council has concluded the procedure, at first reading concerning...
January 24th, 2017 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

BDI and Geopolitical volatility bites

BDI and Geopolitical volatility bites
John Faraclas Volatility and geopolitical knocks begin to bite following today’s fall, leaving the markets high and dry – …with the exception of the BDTI…; John Faraclas daily report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down ten points since yesterday at 942, sending more shocks, despite the...
January 19th, 2017 | Associations, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Freight is none the wiser on how Brexit will affect its operations following May’s speech

Freight is none the wiser on how Brexit will affect its operations following May’s speech
  Robert Keen The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that whilst Prime Minister Theresa May’s much anticipated speech today has delivered some clarity on the UK’s plans to leave the European Union’s single market, it remains short on the details that will assist its members...
January 17th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Cool… another fall with the BDI@949 and Geopolitics in red…

Cool… another fall with the BDI@949 and Geopolitics in red…
John Faraclas No surprise, but caution all on fronts ; mind the snowfall too… John Faraclas daily report: The BDI (The Baltic Dry Index) lost, since last Friday the 6th of January, another 14 points and now stands at 949. The Capers lost 60 and the BCI 2014 now reads 1,598 points –  a dropping volatility…? The...
January 9th, 2017 | European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices | Read More

IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim Including international shipping in European system could undermine global efforts IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS)...
January 9th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More