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Five options if UK rejects May deal, Balancing the roles of the ECB

Five options if UK rejects May deal, Balancing the roles of the ECB
UK PM Theresa May – Commentary: Five options if UK rejects May deal By Charles Grant in London UK Prime Minister Theresa May has clinched her deal with the European Union and persuaded most of her cabinet to support it. But after EU leaders sign off the deal at a summit on 25 November, May has...
November 19th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, European Union, Finance, Insight, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Longstanding outgoing SPNL chairman bows out on a high

Longstanding outgoing SPNL chairman bows out on a high
New Leader Award GENEVA – The longstanding outgoing Shipping Professional Network (SPNL) Chairman, Claudio Chiste, was presented the New Leader Award from the prestigious Crans Montana Forum for his work in promoting and empowering the next generation. After handing the reins over to Patricia Schlotmann,...
November 18th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

Lesvos: Between Hope and Despair. Margarita Mavromichalis shows London her moving photo series

Lesvos: Between Hope and Despair. Margarita Mavromichalis shows London her moving photo series
Margarita Mavromichalis. Lesvos: Between Hope and Despair. Margarita Mavromichalis shows London her moving photo series By James Brewer and John Faraclas In a series of 35 dramatic photos on display at the Hellenic Centre in London is crystalised the refugee crisis that gnaws at the eastern Mediterranean...
November 18th, 2018 | Events, Exhibitions, Insight, Photography | Read More

HESGB autumn lunch back at The Real Greek

HESGB autumn lunch back at The Real Greek
The Petros Kontraros’ table; the most crowded one… The second post-summer social event of the HESBG (Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain) – following the Founders Arms at the south bank of Father Thames drinks and dips do two months ago, returned after three years, to The Real Greek...
November 17th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Food and Drink | Read More

Oceanco’s 109m/357ft project Bravo breaks new ground

Oceanco’s 109m/357ft project Bravo breaks new ground
The “Bravo” ALBLASSERDAM, Netherlands, Nov.17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Oceanco’s 109m/357ft ‘Project Bravo’ was launched on 17 November 2018. Bravo is a prime example of Oceanco’s new wave of forward-thinking yachts. With her naval architecture by Lateral Naval Architects,...
November 17th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
17-Nov-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 18 NOVEMBER-1 DECEMBER 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 18 November-1 December 2018 Saturday, November 17, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 15 Nov (Thu) – Brazil Republic Day 20 Nov (Tue) – Black Consciousness...
November 17th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

The BDI@1,031: between Scylla and Charybdis…

The BDI@1,031: between Scylla and Charybdis…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched another 11 points (same as  yesterday…) but remains down once again on a weekly basis. Geopolitics: between the devil and the deep blue sea… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The weekly loss of the BDI was 116 points – down from 1,147 recorded...
November 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
16-Nov-2018 ENVIRONMENTAL INCENTIVE SCHEME Port Botany & Port Kembla, Australia SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF SAND AT TUAS VIEW EXTENSION Singapore CABLE LAYING IN EAST JOHOR STRAIT Singapore CHRISTMAS BOAT LIGHT PARADE Singapore Environmental Incentive Scheme Friday, November 16, 2018, Port Botany &...
November 16th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

SCF back in the black in Q3

SCF back in the black in Q3
Sergey Frank President & CEO of Sovcomflot Sovcomflot: Q3/9 months 2018 Results (Third quarter/nine months to 30 September 2018 – unaudited, prepared under IFRS) Sovcomflot (SCF Group), a world leader in energy shipping and offshore services to the oil and gas industries specializing in harsh...
November 16th, 2018 | Accountancy, Markets, News, Reports, Shipmanagement, Tankers | Read More

Damen Shipyards Group celebrates Multraship Carrousel RAVE Tug winning the Maritime KVNR Shipping Award

Damen Shipyards Group celebrates Multraship Carrousel RAVE Tug winning the Maritime KVNR Shipping Award
. Damen Shipyards Group is celebrating the success of Multraship and its innovation arm Novatug in winning the Maritime KVNR Shipping award 2018. Working with a number of industry partners they developed the ground-breaking Carrousel RAVE Tug (CRT) design that is safer, stronger and more manoeuvrable...
November 16th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

HSH Nordbank: Privatisation marks nine-month results

HSH Nordbank: Privatisation marks nine-month results
Stefan Ermisch Nine-month Group net income before taxes of € 8 (previous year: 201) million Guarantee brings negative impact of € -188 million – including cash settlement for early termination Administrative expenses reduced by 13% to € -319 million CET1-ratio consolidated at a good level...
November 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Lloyd’s Register wins the 2018 PRCA Best B2B Award for its Technology Radar campaign.

Lloyd’s Register wins the 2018 PRCA Best B2B Award for its Technology Radar campaign.
PRCA Annual Awards 2018 recognises the ‘ground-breaking’ research and media campaign taken by Lloyd’s Register to deliver commercial insights that drive change for their clients, transforming the energy industry for the better. Lloyd’s Register (LR), a leading global provider of engineering and...
November 16th, 2018 | Awards, Classification Societies, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, People and Places, Technology | Read More

Liberia becomes first flag state to join the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Liberia becomes first flag state to join the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
Alfonso Castillero Liberia has become the first ship registry to be admitted to the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) as an associate member.  Alfonso Castillero, CCO of the Liberian Registry, says, “We are greatly honoured to be the first ship registry admitted as an associate member of the...
November 16th, 2018 | Bribery and Corruption, Flags, Safety and Security | Read More

KVH Videotel announces promotion of Raal Harris to managing director

KVH Videotel announces promotion of Raal Harris to managing director
Raal Harris KVH Videotel, a market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training, and eLearning for the maritime industry, announced today that Raal Harris has been named managing director. In his new role, Mr. Harris is responsible for the overall business, including creative production,...
November 16th, 2018 | Company Profiles, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Person Profiles | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 16, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 16, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Mounting political uncertainty in the UK and rising fears over a disorderly, hard Brexit keep the GBP under pressure while UK Gilts and German Bunds remain well supported. In protest over the withdrawal agreement, four conservative...
November 16th, 2018 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Renminbi’s global reserve share rising, US midterms podcast

Renminbi’s global reserve share rising, US midterms podcast
Commentary: Renminbi’s global reserve share rising By Gary Smith in London Asset class diversification continues to be a key theme for central bank foreign exchange reserves managers. Despite a weaker renminbi/dollar rate this year, the Chinese currency has increased its share in global reserves,...
November 16th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Markets | Read More

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets

Capes’ odd rise distorts the Markets
  John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points and now reads 1,020 thanks to the odd Capes’ rise. Geopolitics are getting sour with BREXIT becoming a far more than a perplexed play – Tragedy? Comedy? With a bit of Byzantine ..flavour, Italy creating further issues in the EU –...
November 15th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Fixtures, Markets, Military, People and Places, Photography, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ITF: tragic death of seafarer proves that lashing is dockers’ work

ITF: tragic death of seafarer proves that lashing is dockers’ work
The ITF HQ’s in London The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have extended their deepest condolences to the family of a seafarer killed in Dublin, Ireland, while lashing and securing containers, and said this case proves...
November 15th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Looking from the outside in: new industry report reveals how predictive analytics is set to transform oil and gas, but are we doing enough?

Looking from the outside in: new industry report reveals how predictive analytics is set to transform oil and gas, but are we doing enough?
Nial McCollum Insight from companies across the world brings the future in focus on the pace and development of predictive analytics. A new industry report launched today – an extension of the global Technology Radar survey series produced by Lloyd’s Register (LR) – reveals the pace, development...
November 15th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Insight, Reports, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
15-Nov-2018 ROCK EXCAVATION AND DREDGING WORKS IN KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN Hong Kong WORKS AT TUAS TERMINAL PHASE 2 Singapore Rock Excavation and Dredging Works in Kwai Tsing Container Basin Thursday, November 15, 2018, Hong Kong With immediate effect and for approximately 3 months, rock excavation...
November 15th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MOU

New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MOU
Luc Smulders Luc Smulders has been appointed as the new Secretary-General at the Secretariat of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control. He is succeeding Mr. Richard Schiferli who retired 1st of November 2018 after 29 years of service to the Paris MoU. Mr Smulders stated: “I am...
November 15th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Person Profiles, Safety and Security | Read More

Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings – keeping you in operation

Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings – keeping you in operation
Approximately 90% of the world’s trade is transported by international shipping, making vessel maintenance of utmost importance to the global economy. Yet despite advancements in marine technology and effective safety measures, groundings, collisions and major breakdowns still happen. In such situations,...
November 15th, 2018 | Groundings, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Diana fixes panamax bulker “Thetis” on period to Hudson

Diana fixes panamax bulker “Thetis” on period to Hudson
ATHENS, GREECE, November 15, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Hudson Shipping Lines...
November 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Success for British manufacturers at the Boat Builder Awards 2018

Success for British manufacturers at the Boat Builder Awards 2018
Princess Yachts receiving Boat Builder Award British Marine members had a fantastic night at the Boat Builder Awards 2018, which took place on Tuesday (13 November) at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, with numerous members picking up awards on the night. Princess Yachts’ innovative communications...
November 15th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Yachting | Read More

IoD launch Director of the Year Awards

IoD launch Director of the Year Awards
IoD NI Chairman Gordon Milligan, left, is joined by Adrian Moynihan, Head of awards sponsor First Trust Bank * Leaders in the export and shipping sector called to enter IoD  director of the years awards  The Institute of Directors (IoD) is inviting business leader from across the export and shipping...
November 15th, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Person Profiles | Read More