Archive for the ‘Politics and Government’ Category

Governmental intervention with… clienteles’ objectives is what destroys Greece et al

Governmental intervention with… clienteles’ objectives is what destroys Greece et al
John Faraclas’ latest live telconv interview on the 16th of November  2012 to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV dealt with: The Markets and the continuation of the downward  trend yet again! His insistence on who firstly predicted the state of the markets long before the other brokers, particularly in Greece The...
November 19th, 2012 | Environment, European Union, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Taxation | Read More

Dry or wet, shipping markets are down; the world economy in turmoil and it’s for Obama to make or break…ah! and the Chinese have to deliver too…

Dry or wet, shipping markets are down; the world economy in turmoil and it’s for Obama to make or break…ah! and the Chinese have to deliver too…
John Faraclas’ latest 9 minutes live interview on the 9th of November to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV dealt with: The Markets and the downward trend yet again closing with the BDI 940 points… and the oversupply now being felt everywhere as Jim Davis mentioned at the 37th Annual Dinner of IMF. The ecological...
November 12th, 2012 | European Union, Markets, News, Politics and Government | Read More

World Shipping latest: Too many issues at stake; others still hanging on and Greece still on turmoil…

World Shipping latest: Too many issues at stake; others still hanging on and Greece still on turmoil…
John Faraclas’ latest live interview on SBC TV to Panos Thomakos last Friday the 2nd of November, dealt with the following issues: The Markets The freight markets where the BDI couldn’t go over the 1, 000 mark. All indices are down! The affect/effect of changes in China’s political landscape –...
November 5th, 2012 | Chartering, Coastal Shipping, Flags, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices | Read More

China’s leadership change and its impact on economic policy –

China’s leadership change and its impact on economic policy –
Nefeli Karakitsos –  China’s leadership change and its impact on economic policy – by Nepheli Karakitsos, Research Analyst at Global Economic Research   The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Structure The change in leadership in China, characterised by new appointments being made for the...
November 5th, 2012 | News, Politics and Government | Read More

European Union Measures against Iran – Council Decision 2012/635/CFSP

Updated 1st November 2012 TO ALL MEMBERS -2nd November 2012 Background 1. On 15th October 2012 the European Union Foreign Affairs Council agreed further measures restricting trade activities with Iran. The Council Decision 2012/635/CFSP will require an implementing Regulation to give effect to the Decision....
November 2nd, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Politics and Government | Read More

In wake of Beirut bombing, UN chief expresses solidarity with people of Lebanon

Ban Ki-moon – UN Photo/Mark Garten 20 October 2012 – In a telephone discussion with Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Friday’s deadly bomb blast in Beirut, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his solidarity with the country’s people and commended...
October 21st, 2012 | Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Bahrain hosts World Maritime Day Parallel Event

Bahrain hosts World Maritime Day Parallel Event
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu (left) receives a donation of US$50, 000 from the Arab Ship Repair Yard (ASRY) Chairman Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, for IMO’s continuing work on maritime security, during his visit to Bahrain for the World Maritime Day parallel event. The Kingdom of Bahrain has...
October 19th, 2012 | Events, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

Opportunities for insurers in Brazil

Marco Castro Wed 17 Oct 2012 – Lloyd’s Brazilian representative Marco Castro talks about insurance opportunities in Brazil, and his part in the recent trade delegation led by David Cameron. Lloyd’s has been reinsuring business in Brazil for much of its history, but its premium income in the...
October 17th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Greek Shipping: Need for proper deals in all fronts

Greek Shipping: Need for proper deals in all fronts
John Faraclas The Ports sector and care for the Greek Coastal Shipping; Ocean Going shipping, the scrap… err demolition market et all… The Faraclas Friday interview on 12 October to Panos Thomakos live on SBC TV focused on the Scrap Market, the Freight Markets Shipping the listed and non-listed...
October 15th, 2012 | Logistics, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Stock Markets | Read More

First two ships registered with Palau International Ship Registry

11 October 2012 –Houston, USA – The newly formed Palau International Ship Registry is  delighted to announce that it recently processed its first two vessel  registrations at a historic inauguration ceremony. At the ceremony, held in Singapore on 28 September, the cruise/passenger  vessels...
October 11th, 2012 | Flags, Politics and Government | Read More

EU Commission Attempts to Legalize Export of Toxic Ships to Developing Countries

EU Commission Attempts to Legalize Export of Toxic Ships to Developing Countries
Exporting jobs and toxic waste   Brussels, 9 October 2012 — In a letter mailed today to the Brussels-based Environment attachés of all 27 Member States, environmental groups[1]  denounced a proposal by the European Commission on ship recycling[2] to legalize the export of hazardous end-of-life...
October 9th, 2012 | Breaking News, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, European Union, Health and Safety, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Greek Shipping is the only major multi-contributor to Greece’s tax coffers and beyond!

Greek Shipping is the only major multi-contributor to Greece’s tax coffers and beyond!
John Faraclas’ latest interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 5th of October tackled the following issues: 1)The tax issue saga and its real contribution by Greece’s Masters of the Seven Seas not only towards Greece, but to all nations and in particular in employing foreign seafarers...
October 8th, 2012 | European Union, News, Politics and Government, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Taxation | Read More

Commission Looks for International Solutions to Reduce GHG Emissions of Ships

Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas In a joint statement issued yesterday, Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas and Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard implicitly said that the Commission will for the time being not be looking to introduce a specific European market-based instrument to reduce greenhouse...
October 3rd, 2012 | Environment, Politics and Government | Read More

European Ports Policy Review Conference: The PortsEconomic Diary

Worskop on port performance & Horizon 2020:From left: Paul Verhoef (European Commission-DG MOVE); Theo Notteboom; Paul Kyprianou (Grimaldi Lines) Thanos Pallis; and Martijn van Dongen (APM Terminals) PortEconomics followed the high-level Conference on European Ports Policy Review: “Unlocking...
September 29th, 2012 | Environment, European Union, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

GSCC’s governing council meeting with Greek Minister of Mercantile Marine and the Aegean

GSCC’s governing council meeting with Greek Minister of Mercantile Marine and the Aegean
l to r: Stathes Kulukundis, Michalakis Pateras, Adm. Bantias,  Constantine I. Caroussis, Matheos T. Los, The Minister,  Charalambos J. Fafalios, John M. Lyras and Spyros Polemis Earlier this afternoon,   28th September 2012 the Chairman of the GSCC, Mr. Charalambos J. Fafalios, together with Vice...
September 28th, 2012 | News, Politics and Government | Read More

Commission Sends Reasoned Opinion on Spanish Recruitment of Dockers

Today, the  European Commission has sent a reasoned opinion to Spain, in which it finds the regime organising the recruitment of port workers in breach of EU Treaty rules.   A Spanish law is obliging cargo-handling companies in several Spanish ports to financially participate in the capital of entities...
September 27th, 2012 | European Union, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MAJ highlights shipping’s safety mission

Shipping is on a mission to ensure the safety of lives at sea. That’s the message from the Maritime Authority of Jamaica today as the global shipping industry marks World Maritime Day. The lives of seafarers, passengers and the protection of property and the marine environment are all important components...
September 27th, 2012 | Flags, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

Discussion about the Greek crisis and its possible resolutions

Discussion about the Greek crisis and its possible resolutions
On 11 September 2012 a discussion took place at the London School of Economics about the Greek crisis. The first part of the discussion focused on (a) what should be the long-term “vision” for Greek economy and society, and (b) what obstacles are preventing the evolution towards that vision and what...
September 14th, 2012 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Politics and Government | Read More

A Recap of the state of Greek Shipping – what is needed to proceed further unscathed

This live interview on SBC TV of John Faraclas to Panos Thomakos covers the entire spectrum of Greek Shipping last Friday the 7th of  September comes at no better time given also the fall of the BDI and other international events!  Time will tell who is right and why previous “remedies” and assessments...
September 11th, 2012 | Flags, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers | Read More

Greek shipping: a lot yet has to be done to safeguard its top position

Greek shipping: a lot yet has to be done to safeguard its top position
John Faraclas’ latest interview and commentary last Friday the 7th of September to Lilian Margaritis and Vassilis Tsekouras of SBC TV on the entire Greek shipping industry’s issues: ships – both ocean going and coastal ones including ferries, shipping and stock markets, maritime tourism, ports...
September 8th, 2012 | Environment, HR, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance | Read More

New maritime policy call

Mike Penning Maritime professionals’ union Nautilus International urged shipping minister Mike Penning to mark this week’s Merchant Navy Day by agreeing a new maritime policy to secure the long-term survival and prosperity of British shipping and British seafaring.   To coincide with today’s...
September 3rd, 2012 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Politics and Government | Read More

ClassNK Awarded Authorization from Portugal

Tokyo – ClassNK (Chairman and President Noboru Ueda) has announced that the Portuguese Flag Adminstration (Instituto Portuário e dos Transportes Marítimos, I.P) and ClassNK entered into an agreement on 29 August 2012. Under the agreement, the Society is now able to perform surveys and issue certificates...
August 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Flags, Politics and Government | Read More

Greece, stock markets et al: Leadership in all aspects is the name of the game…

Greece, stock markets et al: Leadership in all aspects is the name of the game…
The Athens Stock Exchange SBC TV’s Vassilis Tsekouras questions John Faraclas on the current  Shipping Financial Markets, the Stock Markets and Exchanges and what has to be done for Greece’s ailing economy and stalemate. A great deal of the interview centred on the future capabilities of the Athens...
August 30th, 2012 | Holidays, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Tourism, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Stock Markets, Taxation | Read More

SOS welcomes recommendation that combined naval operations be extended beyond 2014

SOS welcomes recommendation that combined naval operations be extended beyond 2014
The SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign welcomes the UK House of Lords Select Committee for External Affairs Report which contains a series of recommendations on how to curb piracy off the coast of Somalia. These include the continued use of naval warships to tackle piracy under EUNAVFOR’s ongoing anti-piracy...
August 21st, 2012 | HR, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Story of the Week | Read More

Shipyards saga in Greece continues, but Greeks can do it if…..!

Shipyards saga in Greece continues, but Greeks can do it if…..!
We continue our reporting with the shipyard saga in Greece following governmental announcement/appointment of a coordinator project planner… Indeed the Greeks can do it if the right persons are appointed to do the job! As you all know, Nicholas Anastasopoulos, former CEO of the Piraeus Port Authority...
August 20th, 2012 | Airline Industry, Breaking News, Coastal Shipping, Energy, Flags, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Politics and Government, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shiprepair, Tourism | Read More