Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

Market Summer Blues or…

Market Summer Blues or…
The BDI drops further, a bit contained though as Capers are in demand. Geopolitics will prove detrimental for all; John Faraclas’ daily recap: John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points and now reads 954 sending alarms… The Capers’ BCI 2014 gained 26 points and now stands at 1,704....
May 22nd, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Damen supports call for Dutch naval sector investment

Damen supports call for Dutch naval sector investment
he Dutch Minister of Defence, Mrs Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (right), receives the report ‘The Navy and the Netherlands Maritime Cluster – an ecosystem under pressure’ from Mrs Karla Peijs (left). Damen Shipyards Group supports the report ‘The Navy and the Netherlands Maritime Cluster – an...
May 18th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, News, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

European shipping should remain the enabler of free movement of goods and persons even after Brexit

European shipping should remain the enabler of free movement of goods and persons even after Brexit
Patrick Verhoeven European shipowners today published their priorities when it comes to Brexit negotiations outcome. The shipping community embodies a fundamental acquis of the EU: Free movement of goods and persons. ECSA believes that the current operating climate should be preserved as much as possible...
May 17th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Nasty BDI and strange geopolitics govern the day…

Nasty BDI and strange geopolitics govern the day…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued to fall; Geopolitics crucial; John Faraclas daily recap: The BDI lost another 14 points and now stands at 980 points sending a strong message to all interested stakeholders! The Capers’ BCI 2014  lost 29 points and now reads 1,632.- The Panamaxes...
May 16th, 2017 | Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Asia centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission

Asia centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim 16/05/2017  – ​A new regional centre, which will provide leadership in promoting ship energy-efficiency technologies and operations, and the reduction of harmful emissions from ships, has been launched at Shanghai Maritime University, China (15 May)....
May 16th, 2017 | Events, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

‘Implement International Regulations to promote maritime safety, security and improved working conditions’

‘Implement International Regulations to promote maritime safety, security and improved working conditions’
Admiral Peter Brady ‘IMPLEMENT INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS TO PROMOTE MARITIME SAFETY, SECURITY AND IMPROVED WORKING CONDITIONS’ – REAR ADMIRAL PETER BRADY Jamaica’s Special Envoy to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, is calling for the...
May 15th, 2017 | IMO, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Capers cannot define the market… nor a market

Capers cannot define the market… nor a market
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained seven points since yesterday – thanks to the Capers, and now stands at 1,012. The Geopolitics as we have warned you are on a turning point and wonder what next… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers with 50 points plus lifted the BCI 2014 at 1,695...
May 11th, 2017 | Chartering, Energy, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

IMCA supports CBP decision on Jones Act

IMCA supports CBP decision on Jones Act
Allen Leatt The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes withdrawal of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) notice to revoke and modify rulings relating to offshore vessels under the Jones Act. Allen Leatt, Chief Executive of IMCA, explains: “Members of the International Marine...
May 11th, 2017 | Associations, Energy, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@1,005 – minus two is NOT the issue

The BDI@1,005 – minus two is NOT the issue
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points earlier on today and many analysts wonder why it’s minus as the other indices where…covering the difference – or is it a mathematical analysts’ index paradox…? The Geopolitics are more than messy and we insist for all to be on guard....
May 10th, 2017 | European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Topical freight and trade issues to be discussed at joint meeting

Topical freight and trade issues to be discussed at joint meeting
Robert Keen The leading UK trade associations for companies that offer freight forwarding and warehousing logistics services have organised a joint meeting to update their respective members on a number of common current issues affecting their activities. The British International Freight Association...
May 10th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Metamorphoses of President Trump

Metamorphoses of President Trump
TRUMP: THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED DAYS – BY MEGHNAD DESAI WITH OMFIF PRESS   US president running into contradictions and dangers Whatever may come of Donald Trump’s economic programme, it doesn’t seem likely to become reality any time soon. The new president, in office for 100 days on...
April 29th, 2017 | Books, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes

Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes
Ms. Dilek Ayhan, State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, hands over the instrument of ratification of the 2010 HNS Protocol to Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO. Briefing: 12 21/04/2017 – Norway has become the first country to become a Contracting State...
April 21st, 2017 | Environment, Health and Safety, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Capers and Panamaxes “lift” the markets amid another Geopolitical turmoil

Capers and Panamaxes “lift” the markets amid another Geopolitical turmoil
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 20 points since yesterday and now stands at 1,282 – minus 1,000 points though from the levels creating sustainable and real breakeven, that is to say the level of December 2013! Until then don’t count your eggs… The Geopolitics hour by hour continue...
April 12th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

SERBIA: PM Vucic wins Presidential elections in 1st round (Tuesday, April 04, 2017)

SERBIA: PM Vucic wins Presidential elections in 1st round (Tuesday, April 04, 2017)
Regional Economics & Market Strategy Focus Note – SERBIA: PM Vucic wins Presidential elections in 1st round (Tuesday, April 04, 2017) Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) Aleksandar Vucic has won a decisive victory on the April 2nd Presidential elections....
April 4th, 2017 | Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

The BDI moves upwards; geopolitics are though sour and the ….crossing of Europe begins

The BDI moves upwards; geopolitics are though sour and the ….crossing of Europe begins
Daybrake start… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed 42 points higher since last Friday the 24th of March at 1,282 points. Geopolitics though continue to be marred by uncertainty and AllAboutShipping’s London team begins a short crossing to Europe from London down to Athens via France and Italy...
March 27th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Logistics, Markets, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reefer Containers, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

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