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ITU World Communications and Information Society Day – WTISD 2014

ITU World Communications and Information Society Day – WTISD 2014
Esteban Pacha The IMSO Director General attended a high level meeting at the International  Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva on 16 May 2014 celebrating ITU World  Telecommunications and Information Society Day – WTISD 2014. The theme related to  Broadband for Sustainable Development....
May 17th, 2014 | Associations, IMO, IT and Communications, Organisations, UN | Read More

UN backs equality of women

UN backs equality of women
The ITF HQ’s in London 31 March 2014 – New United Nations (UN) recommendations should help grassroots organisers to improve the status of women transport workers, an ITF representative said this week. Brigitta Paas of FNV Bondgenoten attended the 58th United Nations Committee on the Status...
March 31st, 2014 | ITF, Organisations, UN | Read More

Sanctions update: The US issues sanctions in response to developments in Ukraine

Sanctions update: The US issues sanctions in response to developments in Ukraine
On 6 March President Obama issued an Executive Order (EO) imposing sanctions in connection with the evolving situation in Ukraine. The new sanctions are aimed at maintaining peace, stability and democracy in Ukraine, and authorize imposition of harsh penalties on those who violate the beleaguered country’s...
March 7th, 2014 | European Union, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

The Ukrainian saga continues…

The Ukrainian saga continues…
Crimea looks blurred with problems since antiquity; now what next? The latest developments in Ukraine, particularly the occupation of the parliament in Crimea, the raising of the Russian Flag there, the high state of alert of the Russian Forces, the corruption within the top brass of successive political...
February 27th, 2014 | Breaking News, Canals, Inland Waterways, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, UN | Read More

Regions Instability and Piracy

Regions Instability and Piracy
Iro J. Theophanides Piracy is a term that stands for a general situation. In order to comprehend the general notion of piracy in the HRA*, one must look at the countries supporting it. In the sort report which follows, Iro J. Theophanides,  strategic director of Unics Ltd., clearly explains the situation: For...
February 10th, 2014 | EEZ, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

US clarifies position on partial suspension of Iran sanctions – Update

US clarifies position  on partial suspension  of Iran sanctions – Update
Clyde & Co recently attended sanctions briefing sessions addressed by a US State Department official in London and a US Department of Treasury official in Dubai.  At the briefings, the officials emphasised the US’s commitment to implementing its obligations under the joint plan of action (JPOA)...
February 5th, 2014 | Legal, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

Sanctions against Iran eased

Sanctions against Iran eased
The first stage of the Geneva Joint Plan of Action (JPOA),  agreed by Iran and the P5+1 on 24 November 2013, came  into effect on 20 January 2014 following co-ordinated  action by the EU and US. The first stage is to last 6 months, renewable for a further 6 months by mutual consent, and is intended...
January 25th, 2014 | European Union, Legal, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

Marseilles Fos renews UNCTAD training agreement

Marseilles Fos renews UNCTAD training agreement
From the signing ceremony The Marseilles Fos port authority has signed a five-year renewal of its agreement with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to provide management training for ports in French-speaking Africa. The collaboration dates from 1996 and runs within UNCTAD’s...
December 23rd, 2013 | Events, Ports & Terminals, UN | Read More

IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council
IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council Assembly: 28th session, 26 November to 4 December 2013 November 29, 2013 The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2014-2015 biennium: Category (a) 10 States with the largest...
November 29th, 2013 | Breaking News, European Union, Events, IMO, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers, UN | Read More

IMO Secretary-General opens 28th IMO Assembly

IMO Secretary-General opens 28th IMO Assembly
Assembly: 28th session,  26 November to 4 December 2013 ​International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu on Monday (26 November) opened the 28th session of the Organization’s highest governing body, the Assembly. Mr. Stephen Hammond, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State...
November 26th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

Reducing CO2 is economic “no brainer” for Shipowners, ICS tells UN Climate Change Conference

Reducing CO2 is economic “no brainer” for Shipowners, ICS tells UN Climate Change Conference
Simon Bennett Today, at the United Nations (UNFCCC) Climate Change Conference in Warsaw (COP 19), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will advise a United Nations event on the economics of mitigation that reducing CO2 emissions is an economic ‘no brainer’ for the global shipping industry....
November 18th, 2013 | Climate, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations, UN, Weather | Read More

Spotlight: EU and US Sanctions against Iran

Spotlight: EU and US Sanctions against Iran
Be aware of Sanctions Peregrine Storrs-Fox Risk Management Director, TT Club Despite significant political, legislative and judicial developments in the two months since Hassan Rouhani was elected President of Iran, the current EU and US sanctions against Iran remain by far the most onerous sanctions....
November 9th, 2013 | European Union, IMO, Military, P and I Clubs, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

World shipping takes the lead in global sustainable development

World shipping takes the lead in global sustainable development
At the centre of the picture is Dimitris Mitsatsos (with headphones) and next to him Christianna Prekezes Yesterday, Thursday 26th September, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrated World Maritime Day in London by hosting a Symposium on a “Sustainable Maritime Transportation System”....
September 27th, 2013 | Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, Flags, ILO, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Shipping Centers, UN | Read More

ITF statement on Egypt

ITF statement on Egypt
The ITF HQ’s in London ITF statement on Egypt The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is deeply shocked and appalled at the continuing violence and killings taking place during the current political unrest in Egypt, including attacks made on workers in their workplaces and the burnings...
August 22nd, 2013 | ITF, News, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

The Dire straits of shipping must bridge the gap… part 1

The Dire straits of shipping must bridge the gap… part 1
John N. Faraclas The Dire straits of shipping must bridge the gap… part 1 By John Faraclas The latest situation over the last three months in Turkey (Istanbul), Egypt and now Gibraltar, three important passages linking the world’s seas and oceans and affecting us all – particularly in the shipping...
August 16th, 2013 | Canals, European Union, Military, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, UN | Read More

UN rights chief urges talks to save Egypt from further disastrous violence

UN rights chief urges talks to save Egypt from further disastrous violence
Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsy of Egypt demonstrating in Rabaa Al Adaeia Square, Cairo. Photo: IRIN/Saeed Shahat 15 August 2013 – The United Nations human rights chief today appealed to all parties in Egypt to act with restraint and initiate talks, following a day of bloody violence...
August 15th, 2013 | Breaking News, Politics and Government, UN | Read More

UN Secretary-General’s Statement on International Youth Day

UN Secretary-General’s Statement on International Youth Day
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – photo UN by Paulo Filgueiras This year’s observance of International Youth Day focuses on the issue of youth migration. Of the annual total of some 214 million international migrants, young people constitute more than 10 per cent, yet too little is known...
August 15th, 2013 | HR, UN | Read More

ICAO, IMO and WCO chiefs strengthen ties in promoting global supply chain security

ICAO, IMO and WCO chiefs strengthen ties in promoting global supply chain security
Raymond Benjamin, Koji Sekimizu and Kunio Mikurya The heads of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) have met in London to discuss supply chain security and related matters, which cut across the mandates...
July 9th, 2013 | IMO, Organisations, UN | Read More

NDAA 2013: A potential expansion of US sanctions against Iran as of July 1, 2013

NDAA 2013: A potential expansion of US sanctions against Iran as of July 1, 2013
Below is an explanatory note on the forthcomingUS Sanctions against Iran, 1 July 2013, issued by the International Group of P&I Clubs. It should be read in conjunction with Circular 09/13 FAQs regarding  Enforcement against Foreign Persons of US Trade Sanctions against Iran. The National Defense...
June 13th, 2013 | Politics and Government, UN | Read More

An explosion in Turkey will be devastating…*

An explosion in Turkey will be devastating…*
Without prejudice …clouds over the Straits of Bosporus, with its famous bridge linking Europe and Asia. Photo credit Anny Zade An explosion in Turkey will be devastating…* By John Faraclas The Americans have an interesting expression which refers to “new kids on the block”** and this matches...
June 9th, 2013 | Breaking News, Canals, Country Profiles, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, ITF, Marinas, Marine Insurance, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, Military, Ocean Shipping, Organisations, People and Places, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Stock Markets, Story of the Month, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, UN, Yachting | Read More

Massive illegal outflows of oil are hitting Nigeria as abject poverty wracks the masses – how far can shipping and oil companies address the crisis through corporate social responsibility, asks London meeting of Afrimari network

Massive illegal outflows of oil are hitting Nigeria as abject poverty wracks the masses – how far can shipping and oil companies address the  crisis through corporate social responsibility, asks London meeting of Afrimari network
Captain Eddie Agbakoba, Joseph Croft and Jonathan Bearman Massive illegal outflows of oil are hitting Nigeria as abject poverty wracks the masses – how far can shipping and oil companies address the  crisis through corporate social responsibility, asks London meeting of Afrimari network, By James...
March 27th, 2013 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Defense, Energy, Environment, Finance, Health and Safety, IMO, Inland Waterways, Jobs, Military, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Oil Spill, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

International labour organisations’ public statement on UNCSW 57 negotiations

The ITF HQ’s in London 8 March 2013 – Trade union representatives attending the United Nations’ 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW 57) in New York have issued the following public statement. ITF women’s coordinator Alison McGarry explained: “We...
March 8th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, ITF, Organisations, UN | Read More