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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

Caution for both Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty

Caution for both Markets and Geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 23 points since last Friday reading 857, thanks to the volatile as usual Capers’ behaviour and Geopolitics are getting an unprecedented catastrophical twist and turn; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers gained 117 point with the respective BCI 2014...
October 31st, 2016 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

WMU graduates

WMU graduates
No more homework 31/10/2016  – The maritime leaders and experts of tomorrow have graduated from the World Maritime University (29 October). The class of 2016, boasting graduates from over 50 countries, has been equipped to contribute to safe, environmentally sound, energy efficient and secure...
October 31st, 2016 | Academia, Energy, Environment, HR, IMO, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations, UN | Read More

Letter from ICS to Canadian Transport Minister

Letter from ICS to Canadian Transport Minister
Peter Hinchliffe Hon. Marc Garneau Minister of Transport 330 Sparks Street Ottawa, Ontario Canada, K1A 0N5 23 September 2016 PROPOSED MORATORIUM ON THE SHIPMENT OF CRUDE OIL Dear Minister Garneau, I am writing on behalf of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) which is the principal global trade...
October 18th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Counter-piracy measures still needed

Counter-piracy measures still needed
06 Oct 2016 – Merchant shipping should continue to take protective measures against possible piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden and the western Indian Ocean through diligent application of IMO guidance  and Best Management Practices (BMPs).   IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and Operation Commander...
October 6th, 2016 | European Union, IMO, Military, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Happy World Maritime Day!

Happy World Maritime Day!
Shipping is indispensable to the world. That is the message being shared around the world today (29 September), as IMO and the global maritime community celebrates the annual World Maritime Day. World Maritime Day is an official United Nations day. Every year, it provides an opportunity to focus attention...
September 29th, 2016 | IMO, Organisations, Shipping Centers, UN | Read More

IMO attending key UN migrants summit

IMO attending key UN migrants summit
IMO is at the high-level UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants being held at the UN Headquarters in New York, United States (19 September). A number of IMO treaties include provisions relating to migration by sea. These includeSOLAS chapter V on Safety of Navigation, which requires the master of a ship...
September 20th, 2016 | Associations, Immigration, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, UN | Read More

Greek volunteers awarded top UN humanitarian honour for efforts with migrants and refugees

Greek volunteers awarded top UN humanitarian honour for efforts with migrants and refugees
Efi Latsoudi, human rights activist behind PIKPA camp, and Hellenic Rescue Team leader Konstantinos Mitragas, in front of a vast pile of lifejackets in northern Lesvos, a haunting reminder of the dangers faced by refugees who arrived on Greek shores in 2015. Photo: UNHCR/Gordon Welters) 6 September 2016...
September 6th, 2016 | Awards, Organisations, UN | Read More

After all it’s summer, so “don’t you worry” with the BDI@631…

After all it’s summer, so “don’t you worry” with the BDI@631…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index), following three days of stagnation at 636, lost five points today and now stands at 631! The Geopolitics is entering a very delicate and “dubious” period where everything is possible to happen. John Faraclas’ daily market recap: The Capers’ BCI 2014...
August 9th, 2016 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Markets, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Chaos is ante portas: Dropping BDI and worsening geopolitics…

Chaos is ante portas: Dropping BDI and worsening geopolitics…
John Faraclas It seems that we are heading for both a low market as well as a dangerous geopolitics period which unfortunately will last for the foreseeable future; unless…;  John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost ten points today closing at 736 amid rumours of a break-up...
July 20th, 2016 | Civil Unrest, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Sales and Purchases, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, UN | Read More

Erdogan’s Pyrrhic victory

Erdogan’s Pyrrhic victory
…clouds over the Straits of Bosporus, with its famous bridge linking Europe and Asia. Photo credit Anny Zade WITHOUT PREJUDICE On the latest developments in Turkey with the “failed Coup”, John Faraclas comments: Obviously one cannot call this a Coup d’état but definitely a Coup d’Erdogan....
July 16th, 2016 | Aviation, Breaking News, Comment, European Union, Immigration, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Tourism, UN | Read More

Day of the Seafarer 2016 – UN SG Ban Ki-moon message‏

Day of the Seafarer 2016 – UN SG Ban Ki-moon message‏
Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has added his support to the Day of the Seafarer on 25 June. In a message, Mr. Ban said that seafarers, whose work can be difficult and dangerous, deserved appreciation for their efforts and compensation for their labour. “On this Day of the Seafarer, let...
June 24th, 2016 | Anniversaries, Associations, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, UN | Read More

IMO is gearing up for the Day of the Seafarer …

IMO is gearing up for the Day of the Seafarer …
Day of the Seafarer campaign (25th June): #AtSeaForAll 21/06/2016 IMO is gearing up for its annual campaign to mark the Day of the Seafarer, an official United Nations observance day held on 25th June. Full Story» New features for this year’s campaign this year include a Twitter Thunderclap, designed...
June 21st, 2016 | Anniversaries, Events, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, UN | Read More

Capers’ volatility “rises” the BDI to…606…

Capers’ volatility “rises” the BDI to…606…
John Faraclas The shipping markets in yet another volatile round coupled by dangerous geopolitics; John Faraclas weekly briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index), “thanks” to the ever volatile Capers, gained five points earlier on continuing the uncertainty which we are engulfed over the last thirty months!...
May 27th, 2016 | Energy, European Union, HR, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, UN | Read More

The BDI @ 429 makes … “waves”

The BDI @ 429 makes … “waves”
John Faraclas A double digit, that is 15 points since yesterday, made the main index, the BDI climb to 429! John Faraclas assesses the situation, after the Ides of March in the shipping markets… The Capers, the most volatile of all sizes got an impressive 60 (you read correct, sixty) points plus and...
March 31st, 2016 | Canals, European Union, Insight, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, UN | Read More

“Implementation Day” declared as EU and US sanctions against Iran are eased

“Implementation Day” declared as EU and US sanctions against Iran are eased
Patrick Murphy “Implementation Day” declared as EU and US sanctions against Iran are eased January 17, 2016 The International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) issued a report on Saturday (16 January 2016) confirming that Iran has completed the necessary preparatory steps to start the implementation...
January 17th, 2016 | European Union, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

In the context of COP21 Tara welcomed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

In the context of COP21 Tara welcomed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
UN Secretary-General Ban ki-moon, at the bow (centre front), on board the TARA in Paris In the context of the COP21, Tara welcomed the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-moon At mid-term of the climate negotiations, UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon visited today the research schooner Tara, docked...
December 7th, 2015 | Associations, Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Organisations, UN | Read More

Chad: Ban condemns triple suicide attacks, urges countries to address scourge of Boko Haram

Chad: Ban condemns triple suicide attacks, urges countries to address scourge of Boko Haram
Internally displaced Chadian women, who fled Boko Haram threats, living with host families in Baga-Sola. Photo: OCHA/Mayanne Munan 6 December 2015 – Following the triple suicide attacks carried out on the island of Koulfoua on the Chadian side of Lake Chad yesterday, which left more than 30 dead and...
December 6th, 2015 | Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, UN | Read More

Greece: UN labour agency outlines roadmap for tackling unemployment and weak economy

Greece: UN labour agency outlines roadmap for tackling unemployment and weak economy
Athens residents protest the Greek government’s handling of the financial crisis during a national strike in September 2012. Photo: IRIN/Kristy Siegfried 27 November 2015 – The head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), after meeting with Greek Government officials and labour...
November 28th, 2015 | Associations, ILO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Strikes, UN | 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

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

Statement by UNEP Executive Director on the Paris Attacks

Statement by UNEP Executive Director on the Paris Attacks
Achim Steiner – UNEP Nairobi, 14 November 2015 – UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner released the following statement regarding the attacks in Paris on 13 November: “As part of the UN family, we join UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon in offering our deepest...
November 14th, 2015 | Environment, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, 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

World Science Day for Peace and Development

World Science Day for Peace and Development
Human DNA. Credit: Creative Commons CC0 “Science stands at its heart as a force for positive transformation and a development multiplier.” Message from Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015 Theme: Science for a Sustainable...
November 10th, 2015 | Health and Safety, HR, UN | Read More