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On Alert? Mid-week shipping market blues…

On Alert? Mid-week shipping market blues…
John Faraclas In our thirty-seventh weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond last Friday the 11thof September 2015, we have adequately warn you of what to expect! We were absolutely right so far in our prediction...
September 16th, 2015 | Breaking News, European Union, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, UN | Read More

The Shipping Markets downfall: end game or ….what?

The Shipping Markets downfall: end game or ….what?
John Faraclas – picture credits LISW2015 FLICKR Our thirty-seventh weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 11th of September 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The...
September 11th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Events, Finance, Markets, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

IMO Member State audit details now online

IMO Member State audit details now online
A new module containing information on audits carried out under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme has been launched on IMO’s web-based information portal, GISIS (the Global Integrated Shipping Information System). The IMO Member State Audit Scheme is intended to provide an audited Member State with...
September 10th, 2015 | IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

Young professionals identify competitiveness as key to London shipping’s future

Young professionals identify competitiveness as key to London shipping’s future
Claudio Chiste A NEW survey by The Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL) has identified key ways in which London can remain competitive as a relevant maritime global centre, and revealed a broad consensus that London’s credentials in this respect would be strengthened by the UK remaining part...
September 9th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Energy, Environment, European Union, Finance, HR, Jobs, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Centers | Read More

Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company joins European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP)

Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company joins European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP)
Since 1 September,  Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company(BPI Co.) is a new member of the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP). Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.) manages the port infrastructure of the public transport ports of national importance. The object of activity and status of BPI Co. are...
September 9th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

LONDON Welcomes the International Maritime World

LONDON Welcomes the International Maritime World
London, magnificent City views… The world’s shipping industry will converge on London this week for London International Shipping Week (LISW15 September 7 to 11) to herald the city’s position as the world’s leading maritime services centre. More than 100 events, ranging from flagship conferences...
September 4th, 2015 | Academia, Anniversaries, Associations, Banking, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Exhibitions, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Story of the Month, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Kirby Selects ABS as Subchapter M Solutions Provider

Kirby Selects ABS as Subchapter M Solutions Provider
Proactive effort shows commitment to safety and environmental protection. (Houston–) ABS, a leading provider of maritime shipping and offshore classification services, has been selected by Kirby Corporation to provide classification and International Safety Management certification for 11 push...
September 3rd, 2015 | Associations, Classification Societies, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Crete

Another success of the Hellenic Coast Guard in Crete
The Haddad 1 closely followed by the HCG’s OPV vessel during the seizure operation Early this morning the Bolivian flag m/v “HADDAD 1” arrived at the port of Herakion in Crete where the operation to discharge 14 (fourteen) containers  took place. The discharge of these containers was performed...
September 2nd, 2015 | Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Charity calls for Merchant Navy Day, 3 September, to be officially recognised by HM Government

Charity calls for Merchant Navy Day, 3 September, to be officially recognised by HM Government
Merchant Navy Day on 3 September has been recognised by UK seafarers since 2000. This year, in a bid to raise public awareness of this vital industry, more than 150 local authorities will be flying the Red Ensign, the UK Merchant Navy’s flag since 1854, on public buildings and landmark flagstaffs,...
August 28th, 2015 | Charity, Military, Politics and Government | Read More

Helena Kountoura on Greece’s Tourism potential

Helena Kountoura on Greece’s Tourism potential
Helena Kountoura, Greece’s Alternate Minister for Tourism Greece’s Tourism comprises the second most important pillar of the country’s economy after shipping and will continue for the foreseeable future. Herebelow the Alternate Minister Helena Kountoura outlines in the most pragmatic and emphatic...
August 25th, 2015 | Associations, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Politics and Government, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Weather, Yachting | Read More

More news from the shameful Migrants saga…

More news from the shameful Migrants saga…
The “El. Venizelos” approaching Piraeus The RO/RO-Pass Ferry “El Venizelos” arrived earlier this morning in Piraeus’ famous Gate E1 carrying nearly 2, 500 (2, 466 to be precise) Syrian refugees from the Greece’s Eastern Aegean Islands, namely Kos 628), Kalymnos (75) Leros (967) and...
August 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Corruption, European Union, Health and Safety, Military, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Shipping Centers, UN | Read More

Greelections’ suspense or what else for Greece?

Greelections’ suspense or what else for Greece?
Given the hiccups following the Referendums’ and the MOU’s Greek Parliament voting results over the  last month and week respectively, the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and elections might be the name of this latest act of Greece’s modern drama!  The enfolding events as you read...
August 20th, 2015 | Breaking News, Politics and Government | Read More

The Panama Canal Expansion Project

The Panama Canal Expansion Project
Veronica Vallarino An analysis of the effects on global trade and the national economy of the expanded Panama Canal, by Veronica Vallarino* At a reported 93% completion, the Panama Canal Expansion Project, the colossal mega-project whose construction has spurred an economic boon to the country, is expected...
August 10th, 2015 | Associations, Canals, Flags, Inland Waterways, Markets, Organisations, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Centers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 7, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, August 7, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: The negotiations between Greece and its official creditors (i.e. EC, ECB, ESM and IMF) on a 3rd bailout programme, according to press reports,...
August 7th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Company Profiles, European Union, Finance, News, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 3, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, August 3, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: The negotiations between the Greek authorities and the four institutions (i.e. EC, ECB, ESM and IMF) are under way. So far there is reportedly...
August 3rd, 2015 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Some preliminary thoughts on the macroeconomic effects of capital controls in Greece

Some preliminary thoughts on the macroeconomic effects of capital controls in Greece
Greece Macro Monitor (31 July, 2015) – Some preliminary thoughts on the macroeconomic effects of capital controls in Greece The latest financial and political upheaval in Greece leaves the domestic economy in a state of flux. The present situation shows the seeds for another recessionary year,...
July 31st, 2015 | Banking, Finance, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

The SYRIZA Clash

The SYRIZA Clash
Time and again we have warned you of the world’s biggest scam that takes place in Greece from within and from external factors and forces – always looming in the background for 2015 years (the last 40 being more detrimental than one can imagine…). We have also expressed in the most open way...
July 31st, 2015 | Breaking News, European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

The shipping markets and politics suspense continues…

The shipping markets and politics suspense continues…
John Faraclas Our thirtieth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 24th of July 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in Chios, Greece. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, was down 16...
July 24th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Chartering, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Tourism | Read More

Despicable Migrants issues

Despicable Migrants issues
Yong migrants playing around, whilst at the far end their parents wash their clothes… We have numerous times draw the attention of the international community of the dangers looming for our society  with the despicable Migrants issue. The entire Mediterranean Sea and in particular Italy, Greece...
July 24th, 2015 | Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, European Union, Immigration, Politics and Government | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 23, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, July 23, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European equity markets were firmer in early trade supported by news that the Hellenic Parliament endorsed late last night a draft...
July 23rd, 2015 | Banking, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Alma Anaptixis spells it out!

Alma Anaptixis spells it out!
The panellists A “Friendly Society of the 21st  Century which will bring together people, think tanks, groups and political parties in an effort to create a productive and innovative Greece”; this is how Prof. George Bitros, president of the its steering committee,  “branded” ALMA ANAPTIXIS...
July 22nd, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Banking, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Corruption, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Featured, HR, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

HFW Briefing: Australian cabotage update

HFW Briefing: Australian cabotage update
Australian cabotage update In our March and May 2015 updates on Australian coastal trading reform we reported on the government’s intention to scrap the existing coastal trading regime which was...
July 20th, 2015 | Associations, Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Chinese Bretton Woods archives show IMF continuity

Chinese Bretton Woods archives show IMF continuity
A ground-breaking Chinese account of the 1944 Bretton Woods conference shows seven decades-old continuity over Beijing’s policies on the IMF. Official Chinese archives record strong parallels between war-time Nationalist government policies and those of the present Communist leadership. A research...
July 20th, 2015 | Banking, Finance, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 20, 2015)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, July 20, 2015)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European bourses kicked off the week on a positive tone favored by the Eurogroup decision late last week to endorse in principal...
July 20th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Company Profiles, European Union, Finance, News, Politics and Government, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greece: the suspense continues

Greece: the suspense continues
With 229 MP’s voting yes, 64 voting a non-surprised no,  six “declared”/”answered”  being “present” and one absent  the tragedy of the Greek people continues. Syriza’a image has been tainted by three of its own powerful and equally very important MP Ministers, namely Zoe Constantopoulou...
July 16th, 2015 | Breaking News, Politics and Government | Read More