Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

Singapore launches enhanced technical co-operation and training program for IMO and its member states

Singapore launches enhanced technical co-operation and training program for IMO and its member states
Singapore Singapore has launched an enhanced 5-year technical co-operation and training package for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its Member States. Valued at USD 5 million (approximately SGD 6.5 million), the package comprises fellowships, scholarships, workshops, and courses to...
April 25th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

The UGS visits Washington DC for talks

The UGS visits Washington DC for talks
The UGS delegation with Mrs. E. Chao, US Secretary of Transportation A high-level delegation of the Union of Greek Shipowners headed by its President, Mr. Theodore Veniamis, completed one of its most successful regular visits to Washington DC from 16th to 20th April 2018. The delegation additionally...
April 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Military, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

U.S. Salvors successfully pass every Coast Guard Verification to-date

U.S. Salvors successfully pass every Coast Guard Verification to-date
Jim Elliott, President of the American Salvage Association. April 19, 2018 – On April 18th, Rear Admiral Anthony “Jack” Vogt, Assistant Commandant for Response Policy, released an update on the status of the most recent U.S. Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) industry verification initiative....
April 22nd, 2018 | Environment, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps
John Faraclas The euphoria – a better word than spree, of the Capers gaining 877 points since last Friday the 13th of April, must be seen as a good sign, despite what is coming up next,  given the geopolitical, environmental, technical advancements et al surrounding the shipping industry. The BDI...
April 20th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, IMO, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Can off-site manufacture improve the productivity and sustainability of the construction industry? Lords to hear evidence

Can off-site manufacture improve the productivity and sustainability of the construction industry? Lords to hear evidence
… The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will take evidence for its inquiry investigating Off-site manufacture for construction. The Committee will hear from house builders and engineering experts. The Committee will consider the potential benefits of off-site manufacture and the...
April 20th, 2018 | Construction, Politics and Government | Read More

Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
Wärtsilä Corporation,  20 April 2018 at 11.15 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä announces its strong support for the agreement reached last week at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. The agreed plan is for shipping to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by...
April 20th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Chief Executive of IMarEST appointed to government Maritime 2050 panel

Chief Executive of IMarEST appointed to government Maritime 2050 panel
David Loosley David Loosley – Chief Executive of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology – has been appointed to a maritime panel by Transport Secretary, Rt Hon Chris Grayling. Working in partnership with industry, the government aims to challenge the sector to think about...
April 19th, 2018 | IMarEST, Politics and Government | Read More

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 72 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capers… The Geopolitical front could soon become not just uncertain, but an inferno. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI with these 72 points – as a result of the Capers’ sky...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Hellenic Coast Guard and Bureau Veritas renew their cooperation agreement

Hellenic Coast Guard and Bureau Veritas renew their cooperation agreement
Vice Admiral Stamatios Raptis with Paillette Palaiologou In the presence in Piraeus of the leading ranks of the Hellenic Coast Guard and representatives of the Paris-headquartered classification society Bureau Veritas an updated authorisation agreement was signed on Orthodox Holy Wednesday (4/4/2018)....
April 11th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Flags, News, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

Governments Need to Compromise or Risk Having No IMO Strategy At All

Governments Need to Compromise or Risk Having No IMO Strategy At All
Esben Poulsson Ahead of critical meetings at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) which commence on 3 April, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that governments must compromise to help IMO agree an ambitious strategy for the further reduction of CO2 emissions by shipping that...
March 26th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

BIFA urges early parliamentary vote on third Heathrow runway

BIFA urges early parliamentary vote on third Heathrow runway
Robert Keen The trade association that represents the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics businesses has joined the chorus of people urging Parliament to have an early vote on the recommendations of the Transport Select Committee’s report on the Airports National Policy Statement – published...
March 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Aviation, Logistics, Politics and Government | Read More

Solidarity action – Two years after the EU-Turkey statement

Solidarity action – Two years after the EU-Turkey statement
… 16/03/2018 – Lesvos – 2 years after the EU-Turkey statement, the local coordination group of refugee and migrant support in Lesvos calls for a solidarity action on Saturday 17 March at 12.00, in Sapfous Square. On 17 March, people will come together all over the world to show solidarity...
March 16th, 2018 | European Union, Immigration, Politics and Government | Read More

HFW Briefing – The maritime arbitration universe in numbers: will Brexit impact London’s standing?

HFW Briefing – The maritime arbitration universe in numbers: will Brexit impact London’s standing?
… Looking back on the rather bumpy ride of the last few years, the maritime industry is taking stock. Global economic challenges have impacted shipping as the industry is faced with significant geo-political change, including the UK’s surprise vote to exit the European Union. DOWNLOAD FILE AS...
March 15th, 2018 | Legal, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

The best bits of Oi18

The best bits of Oi18
As Oi18 draws to a close, we would like to thank you for joining us at what has been a fantastic event. We hope you’ve had a successful few days. With over 450 exhibitors having the opportunity to meet with thousands of quality visitors from around the globe, we are proud to have provided the industry...
March 15th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Climate, Construction, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

The BDI@1,150: the fall continues amid dramatic twist in Geopolitics…

The BDI@1,150: the fall continues amid dramatic twist in Geopolitics…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 19 points earlier on today and uncertainty is the name of the game. Geopolitics remain crucial and as said in previous reports, we are now in the phase “hostilities” of a multiple kind. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers widened their losses and...
March 15th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Deputy Minister of Shipping, Mrs. Natasa Pilidou, gives exclusive interview at “It’s ALL about Shipping”

Deputy Minister of Shipping, Mrs. Natasa Pilidou, gives exclusive interview at “It’s ALL about Shipping”
l to r: Natasa Pilidou, Gina Panayiotou and  Constandinos Papaminas, at the studio of Cut-Radio Following her recent appointment as first Deputy Minister of Shipping, Mrs. Natasa Pilidou, was hosted in an exclusive interview, on the radio show “It’s ALL about Shipping!,”* on Wednesday, 14th of...
March 15th, 2018 | Communication, Interviews, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Press and Media | Read More

ECSA and WSC call for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive to improve the efficiency of maritime transport

ECSA and WSC call for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive to improve the efficiency of maritime transport
Martin Dorsman The European Commission is expected to publish a proposal for a revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive (RFD) in early May 2018 that is intended to remedy the current costly, unharmonised and burdensome reporting requirements facing ships calling at EU ports. Current complex, repetitive...
March 14th, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

European Shipowners greatly concerned about the proposed US steel and aluminium tariffs

European Shipowners greatly concerned about the proposed US steel and aluminium tariffs
Martin Dorsman European shipowners disagree with the US President Trump’s decision to impose additional duties on imports of certain steel and aluminium products into the United States. “This protectionist decision of imposing 25% import duties on steel and 10% on aluminium will obviously have...
March 13th, 2018 | Associations, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Investing in the port of tomorrow

Investing in the port of tomorrow
… What are the main drivers for ports to invest? How to match long investment processes with the rapidly changing supply chain needs? Can port authorities drive the change or are they driven by changes? How to build a strong case for further port development? Which are the most appropriate sources...
March 12th, 2018 | European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ESPO asks Brexit negotiators to prioritise impact for ports in the assessment of potential post-Brexit scenarios

ESPO asks Brexit negotiators to prioritise impact for ports in the assessment of potential post-Brexit scenarios
Eamonn O’Reilly 06 March 2018 – The European Sea Ports Organisation has developed a position paper to submit to the negotiators now that Brexit has entered the second phase. With this paper, ESPO calls on the Brexit negotiators to prioritise transport and more in particular maritime transport...
March 6th, 2018 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Natasa Pilides appointed Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping

Natasa Pilides appointed Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping
Natasa Pilides CYPRUS, February 27, 2018: The President of the Republic of Cyprus has officially announced the new Ministers of the Government, and has appointed Ms. Natasa Pilides as the Deputy Minister of Shipping. Ms. Pilides is the current Director General of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency...
February 27th, 2018 | News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Politics and Government | Read More

ING and EIB provide EUR 300m to finance green shipping

ING and EIB provide EUR 300m to finance green shipping
l to r: Stephen Fewster, Global Head of Transportation Finance at ING, Werner Hoyer EIB President, Isabel Fernandez, Head of Wholesale Banking at ING Amsterdam, 19 February 2018 – ING and the European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed an agreement to support green investments for the European...
February 19th, 2018 | Banking, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Finance, Inland Waterways, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance | Read More

Freight forwarders demand action on infrastructure investment

Freight forwarders demand action on infrastructure investment
Robert Keen Commenting on the National Infrastructure Commission’s (NIC) first Annual Monitoring Report, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), said: “Today, we have seen the value of having an independent National Infrastructure Commission to hold...
February 16th, 2018 | Associations, Aviation, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dora @ LSE

Dora @ LSE
Mrs. Dora Bakogiannis delivering her speech Mrs Dora Bakogiannis, a leading Greek politician, was invited to speak at the London School of Economics by the LSE Students’ Union Hellenic Society. The event took place at the LSE Hong Kong Theatre on February 6 under the title “Dora@LSE.” The theme...
February 7th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Insight, People and Places, Politics and Government | Read More

The falling BDI@1,082 raises concerns…

The falling BDI@1,082 raises concerns…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) begun the week with a controlled fall. Geopolitics on a turning point. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI lost 13 points and now reads 1,082 points amid a general market fall with the Dow Jones on record losses since the crisis of 2008 and that surely...
February 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, UN | Read More