Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn, Five ways to advance on climate change, and more

Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn, Five ways to advance on climate change, and more
Boris Johnson Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn, Five ways to advance on climate change, and more THE WEEKEND REVIEW Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world 9-13 December 2019, Vol.10 Ed.50 Most-Read Commentary Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn: Britain will leave the European...
December 14th, 2019 | Climate, Comment, Emissions, Environment, News, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises

Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises
Robert Keen Freight association calls on new government to deliver on election promises Commenting on the results of yesterday’s general election in the UK, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that members of his trade association will be looking...
December 13th, 2019 | Associations, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Message from the Chairman: Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn

Message from the Chairman: Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn
Boris Johnson Message from the Chairman: Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn Friday 13 December 2019  –  Vol.10 Ed.50.4 Commentary: Divisive Johnson, improbable Corbyn By David Marsh in London Britain will leave the EU at breakneck speed following a sweeping Conservative victory in yesterday’s...
December 13th, 2019 | News, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI dives further amid an expected landslide Tories victory…

The BDI dives further amid an expected landslide Tories victory…
John Faraclas The BDI dives further amid an expected landslide Tories victory… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost its 1,400 points threshold and now stands at 1,388 points. Let’s hope, all of us all over Planet Ocean that Boris Johnson’s outright win will be for the benefit, primarily of the British...
December 12th, 2019 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Five ways to advance on climate change, Outlook for economic stability in Italy

Five ways to advance on climate change, Outlook for economic stability in Italy
Five ways to advance on climate change, Outlook for economic stability in Italy Thursday 12 December 2019 – Vol.10 Ed.50.3 Commentary: Five ways to advance on climate change By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Madrid This year’s United Nations Conference of the Parties in Madrid has heard plenty of...
December 12th, 2019 | Banking, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, Finance, Organisations, Politics and Government | 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

A Globally-Oriented European Commission for a Strong European Union

A Globally-Oriented European Commission for a Strong European Union
Martin Dorsman A Globally-Oriented European Commission for a Strong European Union On behalf of the whole European shipping industry, ECSA welcomes the confirmation of the new College of the European Commission, under the leadership of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. “European shipping...
November 28th, 2019 | Associations, Environment, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | 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

RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarer pay

RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarer pay
Mick Cash RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarer pay Maritime union RMT has today welcomed the commitment in Labour’s manifesto to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarers pay. Currently the law treats the maritime...
November 21st, 2019 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government, Rail | Read More

Awkward truths on UK campaign trail, Project financing for infrastructure development

Awkward truths on UK campaign trail, Project financing for infrastructure development
UK PM Boris Johnson Awkward truths on UK campaign trail, Project financing for infrastructure development Wednesday 20 November 2019 Vol.10 Ed.47.2 Commentary: Awkward truths on UK campaign trail By John Nugée in London When UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally succeeded in persuading parliament...
November 20th, 2019 | Comment, Construction, Finance, Markets, Politics and Government | Read More

Stand up for Shipping: UK Chamber of Shipping launches its 2019 election manifesto

Stand up for Shipping: UK Chamber of Shipping launches its 2019 election manifesto
Stand up for Shipping: UK Chamber of Shipping launches its 2019 election manifesto The UK’s shipping association has today (Tuesday 19 November) launched its four-point plan for the 2019 General Election. In its ‘Stand up for Shipping’ manifesto, the Chamber calls for more investment to make the...
November 19th, 2019 | Associations, Politics and Government | Read More

ECSA welcomes the confirmation of new Transport Commissioner-designate Adina Ioana Vălean

ECSA welcomes the confirmation of new Transport Commissioner-designate Adina Ioana Vălean
ECSA welcomes the confirmation of new Transport Commissioner-designate Adina Ioana Vălean On behalf of the European shipping industry, ECSA warmly welcomes the confirmation of Adina Ioana Vălean as the new Transport Commissioner-designate, after the hearing at the European Parliament held yesterday. Of...
November 15th, 2019 | Associations, European Union, Organisations, Person Profiles, Politics and Government | Read More

Ioannis Plakiotakis, Greek Minister of Shipping and Islands Policy on “Developments in Greek Shipping”

Ioannis Plakiotakis, Greek Minister of Shipping and Islands Policy on “Developments in Greek Shipping”
Ioannis Plakiotakis during his speech at the Piraeus Marine Club Ioannis Plakiotakis, Greek Minister of Shipping and Islands Policy on “Developments in Greek Shipping” The Piraeus Marine Club Enhances Its Role as a Center for Regional Intelligence for its Membership On Tuesday November 12th,...
November 15th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

Italy a picture of political surrealism, Europe at a crossroads

Italy a picture of political surrealism, Europe at a crossroads
Italy a picture of political surrealism, Europe at a crossroads Wednesday 13 November 2019  Vol.10 Ed.46.2 Commentary: Italy a picture of political surrealism By Antonio Armellini in Rome Italy’s political crisis appears surreal even by the country’s well-worn standards. Objective factors...
November 13th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

Greece pledges a sustainable approach to cruise tourism

Greece pledges a sustainable approach to cruise tourism
Tourism minister Theoharis Greece pledges a sustainable approach to cruise tourism By James Brewer Greece’s new tourism minister has said he is working on plans which in effect could save the country from the blight of cruiseship-led over-tourism. Harry Theoharis told a press conference at the World...
November 4th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

The BDI falls a point that could be a turning point unless the war begins…

The BDI falls a point that could be a turning point unless the war begins…
John Faraclas The BDI falls a point that could be a turning point unless the war begins… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost a point and now stands at 1,801 points despite the upwards Capes’ mode as all other indices fall. Very cynically, unless we see a war – any war, which we believe that same will...
October 29th, 2019 | Academia, Art and auctions, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IT and Communications, Markets, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Special Surveys, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BREXIT: extensions is the name of the game… but…

BREXIT: extensions is the name of the game… but…
…what’s up with BREXIT? BREXIT: extensions is the name of the game… but… Expect more twists and shouts from all sides at the House of All Parliaments. The PM might win, repeat: might win tomorrow’s vote for the election date as a small margin is needed following another defeat...
October 28th, 2019 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

Complexities of central bank communication, The UK’s global economic position after Brexit

Complexities of central bank communication, The UK’s global economic position after Brexit
. Complexities of central bank communication, The UK’s global economic position after Brexit Thursday 24 October 2019  –  Vol.10 Ed.43.3 Commentary: Politics, manipulation and credibility By Pierre Ortlieb in London In his new book, The Long Journey of Central Bank Communication, Otmar...
October 24th, 2019 | Banking, Books, Finance, Markets, Politics and Government, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BREXIT: Sticks nix hick pix

BREXIT: Sticks nix hick pix
…and now back again to House of all Parliaments BREXIT: Sticks nix hick pix Following our yesterdays point/note as well as todays Super Saturday’s deliberations in the House of Parliament, I guess Ariadne’s Thread says it all. There is more bad news to come as well as good news depending on...
October 19th, 2019 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

BREXIT: Ariadnes’ thread in sight…

BREXIT: Ariadnes’ thread in sight…
…and now back to the House of all Parliaments BREXIT: Ariadnes’ thread in sight… “Nothing matters much and very little matters at all”* is what applies currently in view of tomorrrow’s cucial vote at the Mother of all Parliaments with the BREXIT vote. We eagerly await...
October 18th, 2019 | Breaking News, European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread

The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread
John Faraclas                             The BDI@1,861: paint it red; Geopolitics under Ariadne’s thread The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 36 points amid chaotic Geopolitical developments. Everything is at stake now all over Planet...
October 17th, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas’

Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas’
John Faraclas Dry Market paint in Red with Wets twists and turns amid Geopolitical dramas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just one point earlier today and now stands at 1,897 points. The wets with mixed feelings and Geopolitics completely out of hand. John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The Capes’...
October 16th, 2019 | European Union, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess

Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess
John Faraclas Falling BDI@1,898 raises eyebrows; Wets doing well and Geopolitics in total mess The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points as well as the 1,900 points-threshold. The Wets still doing well… but perplexed Geopolitics will create total chaos – in the entire Middle East and beyond. John...
October 15th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

British Safety Council welcomes measures on clean air in Queen’s Speech

British Safety Council welcomes measures on clean air in Queen’s Speech
Matthew Holder, Head of Campaigns, British Safety Council. British Safety Council welcomes measures on clean air in Queen’s Speech The proposed government’s measures on air quality, building safety and employment reform must protect workers’ health and wellbeing, says British Safety Council Against...
October 14th, 2019 | Politics and Government | Read More

Brexit: European shipping industry urges for negotiated settlement that includes transition period

Brexit: European shipping industry urges for negotiated settlement that includes transition period
Martin Dorsman Brexit: European shipping industry urges for negotiated settlement that includes transition period In a letter today to the EU’s Chief Negotiator for the exit of the UK from the EU, Mr Michel Barnier, ECSA and its member the UK Chamber of Shipping strongly urge for a negotiated settlement...
October 11th, 2019 | Associations, European Union, News, Politics and Government | Read More