Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

What an odd Dry and Wet market-week that was…

What an odd Dry and Wet market-week that was…
John Faraclas What an odd Dry and Wet market-week that was… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended one point down at  1,096 points; on a weekly basis though same was up 30 points – from 1,066 (24/5). Geopolitics already make life uncomfortable all over Planet Ocean; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The...
May 31st, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Only Boris Johnson can defeat Farage, Vulnerabilities in a maturing credit cycle

Only Boris Johnson can defeat Farage, Vulnerabilities in a maturing credit cycle
Boris Johnson Only Boris Johnson can defeat Farage, Vulnerabilities in a maturing credit cycle Commentary: Only Boris Johnson can defeat Farage By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore The UK’s exit from the European Union has turned into an operation to stop Nigel Farage from destroying the Conservative...
May 29th, 2019 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth…

The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth…
The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth… John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 16 points earlier on today following the long weekend due to the spring Holiday as well as due to end of the European Union’s election process. Now if we have so far stressed the perplexed and enigmatic...
May 28th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Chartering, Classification Societies, Climate, Construction, Consumers Market, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, HR, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, LNG, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marinas, Maritime Art, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Organisations, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Hypatia and Theresa May; diversity victims?

Hypatia and Theresa May; diversity victims?
British PM Theresa May Hypatia and Theresa May; diversity victims? Theresa May’s announcement of stepping down “come” at no better time and to no surprise at all here at allaboutsshipping. John Faraclas’ note: As the WISTA Med 2019 Conference was progressing earlier on today and just before the...
May 24th, 2019 | Politics and Government, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst

Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst
Britain’s powerless leaders, Fed Talk podacst Commentary: Britain’s powerless leaders By Meghnad Desai in London Theresa May, like Jeremy Corbyn, and indeed any current party leader, lacks a Commons majority to break the Brexit impasse. One escape route lies in the ‘March revolution’ engineered...
May 23rd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Politics and Government | Read More

EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting

EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting
EU elections may end Italy coalition, Japanese and Chinese monetary policy meeting Commentary: EU elections may end Italy coalition By Antonio Armellini in Rome For Italy’s ruling coalition, the European parliamentary elections are a test on the viability of governing together. If Salvini’s...
May 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Country Profiles, European Union, Events, Finance, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Still a Capes’ market amid unexpected geopolitical turmoil

Still a Capes’ market amid unexpected geopolitical turmoil
John Faraclas Still a Capes’ market amid unexpected geopolitical turmoil The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) maintained its upwards mode gaining eight points since yesterday and now stands at 1,040. Geopolitical turmoil though will turn things upside down; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI’s...
May 17th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs training funding applications

BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs training funding applications
Robert Keen BIFA warns of looming deadline for Customs training funding applications The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is alerting its members to a looming deadline by which they can apply for funding from the Government’s £5 million grant scheme opened in December 2018, as part...
May 16th, 2019 | Associations, Education and Training, Logistics, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Market hiccups with the BDI down to 1,032…

Market hiccups with the BDI down to 1,032…
John Faraclas; picture credits Anny Zade Market hiccups with the BDI down to 1,032… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 11 points thanks – obviously, to the Capes’ ups and downs. Geopolitics still in a mess and the Hellenic Platform of women Scientists make their presence felt! John Faraclas’...
May 15th, 2019 | Academia, Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, HR, Marinas, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Ana Irene Delgado got elected as a Panamanian Senator

Ana Irene Delgado got elected as a Panamanian Senator
Ana Irene Delgado with her father Hernan Ana Irene Delgado Former Panama Ambassador to the UK, Ireland and Iceland and Panama permanent Representative to the IMO just got elected as a Panamanian Senator. She said: “We hereby express our gratitude to the more than 500 maritime and terrestrial...
May 9th, 2019 | News, Politics and Government | Read More

Statement: Dame Caroline Spelman in reply to Government response on Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill

Statement: Dame Caroline Spelman in reply to Government response on Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill
.. Statement: Dame Caroline Spelman in reply to Government response on Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill Joint Committee on the Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill  Tuesday 7 May 2019 Chair of the Committee Dame Caroline Spelman MP said: “I am pleased...
May 7th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Politics and Government | Read More

Arias B. & Associates is pleased to announce that Margareth J. Mosquera T. has joined the firm as Senior Associate

Arias B. & Associates is pleased to announce that Margareth J. Mosquera T. has joined the firm as Senior Associate
Margareth Mosquera Arias B. & Associates is pleased to announce that Margareth J. Mosquera T. has joined the firm as Senior Associate We are pleased to announce to our esteemed clients and friends the addition of Ms. Margareth Mosquera as the new Head of our Maritime Litigation Department. Our aim...
May 6th, 2019 | Company Profiles, Legal, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

A quick introduction to ancient Democracies and “Republicanism”

A quick introduction to ancient Democracies and “Republicanism”
Petros G. Doukas A quick introduction to ancient Democracies and “Republicanism”   By Petros G. Doukas * Heraclitus (late 6th cent.BC) said it all: “… all things happen according to strife and necessity” [DK22B80], and that “war is the father of all and king of...
April 30th, 2019 | Insight, Politics and Government | Read More

An Easter Day and note to remember

An Easter Day and note to remember
Happy Easter An Easter Day and note to remember Happy Easter, He Has Risen! Part of the Christian World Celebrates Easter today – particularly the Western so to speak Christians. On a unique sunny day with temperatures soaring to 21C,  instead of our classic Easter Sunday visit in Hampstead Heath, we*...
April 21st, 2019 | Anniversaries, Climate, Comment, Emissions, Environment, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, Politics and Government, Pollution, Religion, Reports | Read More

Brexit delay may mean end of May, Implications of exit for UK and EU

Brexit delay may mean end of May, Implications of exit for UK and EU
. Brexit delay may mean end of May, Implications of exit for UK and EU Commentary: Brexit delay may mean end of May By James Smith in London The agreement struck by the EU on the UK’s Article 50 negotiating period was a difficult compromise, with few predicting the six-month extension. Theoretically,...
April 17th, 2019 | European Union, News, Politics and Government | Read More

BREXIT: …an extension to ride…

BREXIT: …an extension to ride…
…and now back to the House of all Parliaments BREXIT: …an extension to ride… Just after midnight we learned that the EU27 granted UK a compromised six months flexible extension until the end of October 2019… There were some French “second thoughts” but unanimity was there… Let’s...
April 11th, 2019 | Breaking News, European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Capes dive yet again with the BDI@695 …sending a Mayday…

Capes dive yet again with the BDI@695 …sending a Mayday…
Capes dive yet again with the BDI@695 …sending a Mayday… The BDI lost earlier on today only 14 points thanks to all the other dry indices’ performance and in particular that of the Panamaxes who managed to clinch 47 points and go over and above the 1,000 points threshold; Geopolitics in turmoil....
March 21st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Politics and Government, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BREXIT: The Ides of March?

BREXIT: The Ides of March?
  .. BREXIT: The Ides of March? Following our last night’s on BREXIT, we had once again a very perplexed result at the House of Commons today and we are now faced with an unprecedented continuation of a Byzantine style scenario on the BREXIT saga. With a 321 to 278 score MPs have rejected the...
March 13th, 2019 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BREXIT: Twist and Shout

BREXIT: Twist and Shout
.. BREXIT: Twist and Shout The romantics will definitely sing the Beatles song “Twist and Shout” – just read and paraphrase the lyrics and you will see what I mean. The hard “…rockers” will simply wonder by saying: “Who’s calling a fast one on the United Kingdom, eh?” Whatever, it is...
March 12th, 2019 | Breaking News, Politics and Government | Read More

Greece’s Ambassador spells it out…

Greece’s Ambassador spells it out…
In response to BBC’s website article dated 24th of February “Greece’s invisible minority – the Macedonias Slavs”, viewers can find herebelow the Greek Ambassador’s appropriate reply:              25 February 2019 Mr Stephen Mulvey Assistant...
February 25th, 2019 | Breaking News, Headlines, Insight, Politics and Government | Read More

“It’s ALL about Shipping” talks: Natasa Pilides, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister

“It’s ALL about Shipping” talks: Natasa Pilides, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister
r to l:Mrs. Natasa Pilides, Shipping Deputy Minister, Cyprus with Ms. Gina Panayiotou, Head of Shipping, Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC “It’s ALL about Shipping” talks: Natasa Pilides, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister Natasa Pilides, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister to the President, was hosted...
February 17th, 2019 | Interviews, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

The BDI@629: stuck, coincidence, the beginning of an upturn…? Time will tell!

The BDI@629: stuck, coincidence, the beginning of an upturn…? Time will tell!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) remained unchanged at 629 points “offering” a deep breath to all… Time, as per our titles ending, will tell… We still advise CAUTION! Geopolitics still messy and perplexed and MP Costis Hatzidakis of Greece’s opposition vice president of New Democracy...
February 6th, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, Military, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Election muddies India’s outlook, Rise of central bank gold demand

Election muddies India’s outlook, Rise of central bank gold demand
..  Commentary: Election muddies India’s outlook By Prakash Sakpal in Singapore Conditions are becoming murky in the lead up to India’s general election in May. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity is falling, and the losses of his BJP in state assembly and other by-elections...
February 5th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Finance, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Brexit? Business as usual! No fear!

Brexit? Business as usual! No fear!
John Faraclas opposite the place his used to work in 1974 Brexit? Business as usual! No fear! John Faraclas takes a tour down his own memory lane; an unforgettable good little adventure… The dubious work of propaganda and dirty party politics as well as international envy towards the United Kingdom...
January 12th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Consumers Market, European Union, Fashion, Holidays, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

European Maritime Single Window Environment Regulation

European Maritime Single Window Environment Regulation
Brussels 11 January 2019 – Adoption of the Clune Report on European Maritime Single Window Environment: CLECAT, ECSABA, ESC, EMPA, ESPO, FEPORT & IPCSA welcome focus on data harmonisation and existing reporting channels. However, we caution against the creation of an EU Level Access Point...
January 11th, 2019 | Environment, European Union, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More