Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

UK Chemical Industry reacts to autumn statement and spending review

UK Chemical Industry reacts to autumn statement and spending review
Steve Elliott The UK’s biggest manufacturing exporter has given a cautious welcome to the Chancellor’s combined Autumn Statement and Spending Review announcements. Speaking immediately after listening to George Osborne, Steve Elliott – the Chemical Industries Association’s Chief Executive, said...
November 25th, 2015 | Associations, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Indonesia ratifies BWM

Indonesia ratifies BWM
Indonesia ratifies environment treaty 24/11/2015  – Indonesia today (24 November) became the latest country to ratify a key international measure for environmental protection, the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. Aimed at preventing the spread of harmful and invasive aquatic species...
November 24th, 2015 | Associations, Environment, IMO, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

Poseidon Med raises the stakes of LNG in the Eastern Med Area

Poseidon Med raises the stakes of LNG in the Eastern Med Area
Jose Anselmo, Principal Administrator Motorways of the Sea (MoS) The roll out of the Poseidon Med project signifies developments in three axes: sustainability for short sea and coastal shipping, revival of the shipbuilding and manufacturing sector and development of small scale LNG supply. As getting...
November 24th, 2015 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Banking, Classification Societies, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Consumers Market, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Finance, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, LNG, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipfinance, Underwater Shipping | Read More

London maritime community hears Shipping Minister of India…

London maritime community hears Shipping Minister of India…
Ravi Mehrotra (left) with India Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari London maritime community hears Shipping Minister of India uphold his dynamic reforms,  By James Brewer India’s shipping minister has pledged during a visit to London to forge ahead with his ambitious programme of reforms to shipping,...
November 21st, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Country Profiles, Energy, Events, Holidays, Land Trasnport, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Tourism | Read More

Kevan Jones’ Fellowship reaches new heights with Boeing Visit

Kevan Jones’ Fellowship reaches new heights with Boeing Visit
Kevan Jones at the International Training centre in Farnborough Kevan Jones, Shadow Defence Minister and Member of Parliament for North Durham, has continued his Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) Fellowship by visiting Boeing’s bases in Farnborough and Fleet on the 19th November. During the visit,...
November 20th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Charity, Company Profiles, Maritime Education and Training, Military, Organisations, Politics and Government, Technical, Technology | Read More

Shipbroking Lord Mayor commends fairness and transparency

Shipbroking Lord Mayor commends fairness and transparency
Guy Campbell (Chairman, the Baltic Exchange) and Alderman the Lord Mountevans (Lord Mayor of the City of London) The newly elected Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman the Lord Mountevans commended the City’s reputation for fairness, transparency and predictability in an address delivered at...
November 18th, 2015 | Associations, Markets, Politics and Government, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

HFW Briefing: Extension of the French continental shelf

HFW Briefing: Extension of the French continental shelf
Extension of the French continental shelf On 25 September, France adopted four decrees redefining the external limits of the French continental shelf, with a gain of 579, 000 km2 in surface area off...
November 18th, 2015 | EEZ, European Union, Oceanology, Politics and Government | Read More

Greece: Agreement reached overnight…

Greece: Agreement reached overnight…
Greece Macro Monitor (17, November 2015) Agreement reached overnight on key prior actions for releasing next ESM loan installment Positive news on the domestic front overnight as the government reached agreement with the representatives of the institutions (EC/ECB/ESM/IMF) on a number of prior actions...
November 17th, 2015 | Banking, Company Profiles, European Union, Finance, News, Organisations, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

At G20 Summit, Ban says response to terrorism ‘needs to be robust, always within rule of law’

At G20 Summit, Ban says response to terrorism ‘needs to be robust, always within rule of law’
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives at the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, on 15 November 2015. UN Photo/ Eskinder Debebe 15 November 2015 – While the G20 Summit opened today in the Turkish city Antalya, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he will stress to world leaders that the global...
November 15th, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Paris and Beirut attacks: ITF comment

Paris and Beirut attacks: ITF comment
Steve Cotton Commenting on the terrorist attacks on Beirut and Paris ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) general secretary Steve Cotton said: “On Friday night, as the people of Lebanon were holding two days of mourning following the attacks on their capital, the people of – and visitors...
November 15th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Ban arrives in Turkey ahead of G20 Summit, meets with Turkish President

Ban arrives in Turkey ahead of G20 Summit, meets with Turkish President
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the official welcoming event of the G20 Summit by H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoan, President of Turkey. 15 November 2015. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 14 November 2015 – Meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ahead of the G20 Summit in Antalya, United Nations...
November 15th, 2015 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Despicable murders by Islamist terrorists rock the City of Light

Despicable murders by Islamist terrorists rock the City of Light
Without prejudice Despicable murders by Islamist terrorists rock the City of Light In need of a Historical Peace in the Middle East and its periphery; John Faraclas writes: Time and again due to disturbances from pirates and terrorists that endanger our industry, that of the shipping industry in its...
November 14th, 2015 | Comment, European Union, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Story of the Month, UN | Read More

UN condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist attacks in Paris

UN condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist attacks in Paris
View of Paris, France, from UNESCO headquarters. UN Photo/Mark Garten 13 November 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have condemned the “despicable” terrorist attacks carried out today in various locations in and around Paris, and Mr. Ban has demanded...
November 14th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Military, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Story of the Month, UN | Read More

Shipping Market’s downfall reaches its …”climax”… amidst continued geopolitical chaos…

Shipping Market’s downfall reaches its …”climax”… amidst continued geopolitical chaos…
John Faraclas Our forty-sixth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 13th of November 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed down...
November 13th, 2015 | Container shipping, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Tourism | Read More

Regional agreement on maritime piracy to broaden scope to other illicit maritime activity

Regional agreement on maritime piracy to broaden scope to other illicit maritime activity
This impressive new centre will be a vital component in the provision of maritime security and other training in the Gulf of Aden and Western Indian Ocean area. An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the...
November 13th, 2015 | IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government | Read More

Interferry leads search for ro-pax MRV solution

Interferry leads search for ro-pax MRV solution
Johan Ross In an initiative led by trade association Interferry, a special correspondence group has been formed to recommend sector-specific metrics for ro-pax vessels under pending implementation rules for European Union (EU) legislation on the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of carbon...
November 13th, 2015 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Technical | Read More

Tzimeros spells it out!

Tzimeros spells it out!
l to r: Nikos Nikolaides,  Fivos Iliopoulos, Thanos Tzimeros, David Burrowes MP, Marina Savva and Angelos Pikoulas We bring you herebelow the speech delivered on the 4th of November by Thanos Tzimeros, president of “Dimiourgia Xana” party of Greece, at Portcullis House with the initiative...
November 7th, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Politics and Government | Read More

Shipping Markets catastrophic fall…amidst geopolitical chaos…

Shipping Markets catastrophic fall…amidst geopolitical chaos…
John Faraclas Shipping Markets catastrophic fall… amidst geopolitical chaos… will bring in total mess Our forty-fifth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 6th of November 2015, with...
November 6th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Aviation, Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Fixtures, Holidays, HR, IMIF, Immigration, IMO, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Religion, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Technology, Tourism, UN | Read More

Greek tourism minister Elena Kountoura presses for government financial support for her sector

Greek tourism minister Elena Kountoura presses for government financial support for her sector
Ms Elena Kountoura, Greece’s Alternate Minister for Tourism Greek tourism minister Elena Kountoura presses for government financial support for her sector By James Brewer and John Faraclas Greece may be ready to announce measures early in 2016 to encourage foreign investment in the tourism sector,...
November 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Country Profiles, Cruise Industry, Events, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Tourism expert calls at World Travel Market 2015 for Europe to get a grip on refugee crisis

Tourism expert calls at World Travel Market 2015 for Europe to get a grip on refugee crisis
World Travel Market venue. Tourism expert calls at World Travel Market 2015 for Europe to get a grip on refugee crisis,  By James Brewer Europe needs to react more coherently to the refugee crisis and take responsibility for ensuring it does not spiral further. Governments, airlines, hotels, Tripadvisor...
November 2nd, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Immigration, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

Another dive of the shipping markets and more than messy geopolitics…

Another dive of the shipping markets and more than messy geopolitics…
John Faraclas Our forty-fourth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 30th of October 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed down seven...
October 30th, 2015 | Banking, Chartering, Civil Unrest, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Finance, Fixtures, HR, IMO, Jobs, LNG, Markets, Music, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, People and Places, Politics and Government, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

A Royal pioneer in promoting trade with modern China…

A Royal pioneer in promoting trade with modern China…
Duke of Kent arrives in China for British Energy Exhibition in Beijing, June 1979. A Royal pioneer in promoting trade with modern China: new biography ‘HRH The Duke of Kent: A Life Of Service’ is published By James Brewer When the Queen termed the four-day state visit to Britain by Chinese President...
October 26th, 2015 | Associations, Books, Insight, Markets, People and Places, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipping Markets falling yet again and geopolitcs are also more than messy…

Shipping Markets falling yet again and geopolitcs are also more than messy…
John Faraclas Our forty-third weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 23rd  of October 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed down...
October 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Awards, Books, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The Genocide of Pontian Greeks

The Genocide of Pontian Greeks
Prof. Konstantionos E. Fotiadis at the podium delivering his speech   What an event that was earlier on tonight at London Hellenic Centre’s Main Hall! An excellent speech*, brief and to the point by Professor Konstantinos E. Fotiadis, a unique recital performance by Konstantinos and Matthaios...
October 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Books, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Events, People and Places, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Inmarsat welcomes president Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China to London headquarters

Inmarsat welcomes president  Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China to London headquarters
Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Duke of York visit Inmarsat in London 22 October 2015 – Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping to its London headquarters,...
October 22nd, 2015 | Communication, Company Profiles, Events, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Politics and Government, Technical, Technology | Read More