Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

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

UKHO returns to the British Virgin Islands to conduct seabed mapping in support of marine economic development and safer navigation

UKHO returns to the British Virgin Islands to conduct seabed mapping in support of marine economic development and safer navigation
Photo of Research Vessel ‘Chapman’, employed with a smaller motor boat to survey priority areas in the BVIs 05 February 2018 – The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has chartered two boats to survey the waters around the British Virgin Islands as part of the UK’s Overseas...
February 5th, 2018 | Organisations, Politics and Government, Underwater Shipping | Read More

New CEO for Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority

New CEO for Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority
Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Association (BSMA) Chair Paul Scope, left, with incoming BSMA CEO Francis Richardson Hamilton, Bermuda, February 2, 2018 – Francis C. Richardson, a marine engineer with 25 years’ of service to the Bermuda government, will join the Bermuda Shipping and Maritime...
February 2nd, 2018 | Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Greece’s minister for digital policy, telecommunications and media Nikos Pappas meets with officials of the Sciotish Government

Greece’s minister for digital policy, telecommunications and media Nikos Pappas meets with officials of  the  Sciotish Government
l to r: Nikos Pappas,  Nicola Sturgeon, Lefteris Kretsos and  Derek Mackay. The Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, Mr. Nikos Pappas, met with officials of the Scottish Government yesterday, on the second day of his visit to the United Kingdom. In particular, Mr. Pappas met with...
February 2nd, 2018 | Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Greece’s minister of digital policy, telecommunications and media Nikos Pappas, in London

Greece’s minister of digital policy, telecommunications and media Nikos Pappas, in London
Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, Nikos Pappas, with UK’s Minister of Digital Policy and the Creative Industry, Margot James. Greece’s Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, Nikos Pappas, visited London on Wednesday 31 January 2018.  Nikos Pappas met...
February 1st, 2018 | Communication, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Dry and Wet volatility are here to stay…

Dry and Wet volatility are here to stay…
John Faraclas Once again the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) is running out steam and at best might create further shocks; Geopolitics still getting worse. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI ended the day at 1,219 points – just two higher since yesterday and 94 since last Friday the 19 of...
January 26th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,217…

The BDI@1,217…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) couldn’t continue its yesterday’s rise and today’s gains were almost halved. The Geopolitics remain messy and only Ares (Mars) can sort all this mess in his usual way; so should we say: let it be? John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI gained 17 points –...
January 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, P and I Clubs, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Improved Port Reception Facilities welcomed by European Shipowners

Improved Port Reception Facilities welcomed by European Shipowners
Martin Dorsman European shipowners welcome the Plastic Strategy adopted by the European Commission last week. The coherent and impressively first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastic forming part of the transition towards a more circular economy also included the long awaited revision of the Ports...
January 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Environment, European Union, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Port Authority of Thailand Successfully Completes Navis N4 Implementation

Port Authority of Thailand Successfully Completes Navis N4 Implementation
Port Authority of Thailand Completes Navis N4 Implementation, Improving Real-Time Data Management and Productivity Upgrade Marks First Step in Supporting National Government’s ‘Thailand 4.0’ Innovation Initiative Oakland, CA—January 11, 2018 — Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and...
January 11th, 2018 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology | Read More

Fourth Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services

Fourth Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services
FCS 3307 Guardian Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, has taken delivery of another Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel for operations in the offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Guinea. This takes the total delivered vessels/Guardians since the first arrived in early 2014 to four....
January 11th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Brexit – where next?

Brexit – where next?
Margaret Pinder Brexit – where next? by Margaret Pinder, Head of Market Intelligence, Hill Dickinson Now that the Government has achieved sufficient progress in the Brexit negotiations to reach agreement to progress to stage two, this is a good time to review what this means for your business going...
January 2nd, 2018 | European Union, Legal, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Taxation | Read More

IMO chiefs praise Georgia’s Nino Kharadze for her magnificent work

IMO chiefs praise Georgia’s Nino Kharadze for her magnificent work
Far-sighted: ambassador Beruchashvili and Nino Kharadze. IMO chiefs praise Georgia’s Nino Kharadze for her magnificent work By James Brewer  Diplomats accredited to the International Maritime Organization, secretariat leaders, entrepreneurs and colleagues gathered for a special event at the London...
December 20th, 2017 | Country Profiles, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

Georgia assumes higher profile at IMO as nation becomes central to East-West trade

Georgia assumes higher profile at IMO as nation becomes central to East-West trade
Ambassador Tamar Beruchashvili. Georgia assumes higher profile at IMO as nation becomes central to East-West trade By James Brewer As exciting developments in trans-Eurasian trade gather speed, the Caucasian country of Georgia is rising to new prominence in the maritime world. The nation is felicitously...
December 19th, 2017 | IMO, Interviews, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Russia and Finland commissions meet on maritime issues

Russia and Finland commissions meet on maritime issues
From the meeting: the two delegations RUSSIA AND FINLAND MIXED COMMISSION AGREED ON COOPERATION IN MARITIME SECTOR Russia and Finland have confirmed their readiness to implement the Agreement between the governments of Russia and Finland on Cooperation and Interaction in Icebreaker Assistance in the...
December 19th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?

The BDI@1,619: nosedive, correction or market reality blues…?
John Faraclas Falling Markets at the end of the day is nothing to be afraid of or being a bad thing so to speak, as it separates the wheat from the chaff, particularly as many failed to use the appropriate mechanisms with their risk assessment tools available and contain at worse this eight year old...
December 15th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Communication, Education and Training, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, HR, Jobs, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oil Spill, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, WISTA - Women in Shipping, Yachting | Read More

Shipowners urge for rapid and positive progress in the Brexit negotiations

Shipowners urge for rapid and positive progress in the Brexit negotiations
Niels Smedegaard In view of the European Council deciding this week on whether the Brexit negotiations can enter the next phase, ECSA representing European shipowners calls for rapid and positive progress to be made towards an EU/UK agreement. Shipowners look forward to an agreement which preserves...
December 13th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

BIFA welcomes news of progress in Brexit negotiations

BIFA welcomes news of progress in Brexit negotiations
Robert Keen Commenting on the European Commission’s announcement this morning that it has recommended to the European Council to conclude that sufficient progress has been made in the first phase of the negotiations with the UK, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association...
December 8th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Markets, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,670 proves that the Dry Markets are still stuck…

The BDI@1,670 proves that the Dry Markets are still stuck…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just nine points since yesterday and now reads 1,679; the Wets at the same levels and Geopolitics are explosive in many fronts; John Faraclas brief report: The Capers look safe above the 4,000 threshold and gained 21 points with the BCI now standing...
December 7th, 2017 | European Union, Events, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

HFW Briefing – Brexit Considerations Commercial

HFW Briefing – Brexit Considerations Commercial
Anthony Woolich, partner The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will have a significant impact on commercial contracts between UK and EU businesses. UK businesses should now be looking at how best to ‘Brexit-proof’ their contracts. We are seeing an increasing demand for advice in this area There...
December 7th, 2017 | European Union, Flags, ILO, Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

ICS Chairman commends China’s positive engagement with IMO

ICS Chairman commends China’s positive engagement with IMO
Esben Poulsson The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Mr Esben Poulsson, has praised the positive role played by the Chinese Government in supporting the global regulatory framework for merchant shipping provided by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO). In his keynote...
December 6th, 2017 | Associations, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Somalia signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity

Somalia signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity
.. 04/12/2017  – Somalia has become the 14th signatory* to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden that has been a key factor in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships operating...
December 4th, 2017 | IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

An innovative approach in the campaign for the Parthenon Marbles

An innovative approach in the campaign for the Parthenon Marbles
. The novel Plunder with Intent was released on 9 November 2017. It made its pre-launch debut at a dinner of the Greek Press Association-UK, at the Greek Larder Restaurant at King’s Cross, London, on Friday 20 October 2017. The author, Joanna D’Este Clark, was present at the dinner. She...
November 24th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Clubs, Events, Insight, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Social Columns, Story of the Week | Read More