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A graduation to remember

A graduation  to remember
… A graduation to remember! John Faraclas was there with his camera and writes: Graduation is the pinnacle of a student’s academic life and an opportunity to celebrate the culmination of the hard work that has gone into achieving one’s award! Very honoured and lucky to be present and in a...
January 22nd, 2019 | Anniversaries, Education and Training, Maritime Education and Training, Shipping Centers | Read More

Diving BDI@1,036: it’s the bankrupt global economy stupid…

Diving BDI@1,036: it’s the bankrupt global economy stupid…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 56 points earlier on today and approaches the dangerous zone – which already has each twice within the last two months… Geopolitics despicable; John Faraclas brief daily recap: The Capes … are “back” with a triple-digit figure loss 132 points and...
January 22nd, 2019 | Chartering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

49er Added to Pan Am Games LineUp

49er Added to Pan Am Games LineUp
At the 11th hour, the 49er class has been added to the Pan Am Games lineup along with additional quota places for the athletes expected to race. It joins the 49erFX and Nacra 17, along with 8 other disciplines in the PAG lineup. In December, a group of PASAF officials, World Sailing board members, class...
January 22nd, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
22-Jan-2019 MARINE WORKS AT TSIM SHA TSUI Hong Kong CABLE LAYING WORKS IN THE EAST JOHOR STRAIT Singapore TROPICAL LOW EXPECTED TO BECOME CYCLONE Dampier, Australia BAN ON OPEN-LOOP SCRUBBERS Fujairah, United Arab Emirates Marine Works at Tsim Sha Tsui Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Hong Kong For approximately...
January 22nd, 2019 | Construction, Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

The hypocrisy of better beaches: winners of the “Public Eye Investigation Award” shed light on shipbreaking in Alang

The hypocrisy of better beaches: winners of the “Public Eye Investigation Award” shed light on shipbreaking in Alang
.. Brussels, 22 January 2019 – Belgian journalist Gie Goris, Editor in Chief of MO* Magazine, and Nicola Mulinaris, Communication and Policy Officer of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, received Public Eye’s first ever “Investigation Award” for their research on the shipbreaking business. Gie...
January 22nd, 2019 | Ship Demolitions | Read More

RMT on official confirmation today from P&O that they are ‘Flagging Out’ Dover-Calais Fleet to Cyprus

RMT on official confirmation today from P&O that they are ‘Flagging Out’ Dover-Calais Fleet to Cyprus
Mick Cash SEAFARER Ratings union RMT today poured scorn over P&O’s claim that Brexit was behind their decision to switch the entire Dover-Calais fleet from the UK to the Cypriot flag as the company finally confirmed publicly exactly what RMT has been warning of for weeks. RMT general secretary...
January 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Flags, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

Planning for 2020 IMO’s sulphur cap has already started

Planning for 2020 IMO’s sulphur cap has already started
… Aderco, one of the world’s leading maritime fuel treatment companies, is reminding ship owners, ship managers and operators that they should already have started planning to comply with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. Olivier Baiwir, CEO of Aderco, believes some in the maritime industry...
January 22nd, 2019 | Bunkering, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 22, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, January 22, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market sentiment towards risk assets worsened amid mounting concerns about a weakening global expansion. Following the release of data from China earlier this week which showed an annual GDP growth rate of 6.6% in 2018, the slowest...
January 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

David Barrow appointed Vice President, South Asia Zone, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

David Barrow appointed Vice President, South Asia Zone, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
David Barrow With 35 years of industry experience – as a seafarer and in classification, his appointment further strengthens the Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore management team. Paris-La Défense, France, January 22, 2019: – Bureau Veritas, a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection, and...
January 22nd, 2019 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Solving the wellbeing puzzle

Solving the wellbeing puzzle
Professor Dame Carol Black photographed for the RSA, commissioned by Wardour Dame Carol Black advises how to create a wellbeing culture in three new films produced by the British Safety Council ​Recent research by the British Safety Council identified significant levels of uncertainty in the UK about...
January 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Consumers Market, Film Industry, Health and Safety, HR, Story of the Day | Read More

Proper perspective on emerging risks, In Conversation with Paul Tucker

Proper perspective on emerging risks, In Conversation with Paul Tucker
.. Commentary: Proper perspective on emerging risks By Christopher Smart in Boston You can hear the bearishness in everyone’s voices. They fear a market swoon in a world of unstable politics. Risks are mounting, as indicated by recent data signalling slight economic contractions in Germany and...
January 22nd, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets | Read More

Jump on board, Project Connect is setting sail in the schools of Greece with “Adopt-A-Ship”!

Jump on board, Project Connect is setting sail in the schools of Greece with “Adopt-A-Ship”!
All participants and contributors On Tuesday, 15th January 2019, the Project Connect team held its first formal presentation of the “Adopt-A-Ship” educational program for Teachers, Department of Education officials, Ship Owners and other shipping industry representatives at the Piraeus Marine Club. Project...
January 21st, 2019 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

ITF opposes BHP’s decision to end 100 years of Australian shipping

ITF opposes BHP’s decision to end 100 years of Australian shipping
The ITF HQ’s in London 22 January 2019 – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today expressed opposition to the decision of BHP to dump Australian crew from two vessels that carried iron ore from Port Hedland in Western Australia to steelworks in Port Kembla and to China. The...
January 21st, 2019 | HR, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

Bermuda raising profile of life & annuity insurance sector

Bermuda raising profile of life & annuity insurance sector
Jereme Ramsay Hamilton, Bermuda, January, 2019 – The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) is partnering with the island’s fast-growing life and annuity re/insurance sector to promote a strong presence at the industry’s largest US conference this spring. For the first time,...
January 21st, 2019 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

The BDI@1,092: it’s the Super blood wolf moon and the lunar eclipse stupid…

The BDI@1,092: it’s the Super blood wolf moon and the lunar eclipse stupid…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 20 points earlier on today …thanks to the Super blood wolf moon lunar and …the lunar eclipse. Watch the Geopolitical aspects… John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Capes’ BCI down 13 points at  2,024! The Panamaxes down too with the BPI at  991 –...
January 21st, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
21-Jan-2019 CONSTRUCTION OF OUTFALLS AT THE FORMER KAI TAK RUNWAY Hong Kong Construction of Outfalls at the Former Kai Tak Runway Monday, January 21, 2019, Hong Kong For approximately 6 months, marine works involving construction of two outfalls will be carried out in the following works areas at the...
January 21st, 2019 | Construction, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

OCIMF releases new information paper on Volatile Organic Compound emissions

OCIMF releases new information paper on Volatile Organic Compound emissions
21 January 2019 – London OCIMF released a new information paper on 17 January on Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Cargo Systems on Oil Tankers.  This information paper presents the technologies and methods that are currently available for controlling or treating Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)...
January 21st, 2019 | Emissions, Environment | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 21, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 21, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: European equity markets opened lower today and German government bonds were slightly firmer on a daily basis on the back of lingering Brexit uncertainty. UK Prime Minister Theresa May is anticipated to present her new Brexit plan to...
January 21st, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The City of Lights will be a lighthouse for electric mobility on the water

The City of Lights will be a lighthouse for electric mobility on the water
Paris, the River Seine Paris, France (January 21, 2019) – The Seine may soon be the world’s greenest river and Paris boat operators are leading the way. The City of Paris has set ambitious goals to improve air quality and reduce the city’s carbon footprint in conjunction with the upcoming Olympic...
January 21st, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, Holidays, Pollution | Read More

Publication of financial information on company web sites

Publication of financial information on company web sites
The Oslo Stock Exchange has been made aware of incidents over the last year where unauthorised persons have gained access to financial reports from the web sites of stock exchange listed companies prior to the publication of the financial reports through stock exchange notice. On this basis, the Exchange...
January 21st, 2019 | Press and Media, Regulatory, Stock Markets | Read More

GAC expands South American reach with office in Uruguay

GAC expands South American reach with office in Uruguay
GAC expands South American reach into Uruguay. (Photo courtesy of ANP) 21 January 2019 – Growing demand for professional shipping services from the offshore oil & gas industry has prompted GAC to open an office in Uruguay. The new office continues 2018’s expansion of the Group’s Americas region...
January 21st, 2019 | Company Profiles, Ship Agencies | Read More

RMT welcomes transfer of Argyll Ferries to publicly owned CalMac from today

RMT welcomes transfer of Argyll Ferries to publicly owned CalMac from today
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT today welcomed the transfer of the Argyll Ferries contract to the publicly owned CalMac and heralded it as a victory for union members and the on-going campaign to end profiteering and uncertainty on Scottish Ferry services.  Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands,...
January 21st, 2019 | Jobs, Labour Disputes, Mergers and Acquisitions, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

IMO leader uses Foresight event to praise shipowners’ response to 2020 greener fuel challenge

IMO leader uses Foresight event to praise shipowners’ response to 2020 greener fuel challenge
Ravi Mehrotra greets IMO’s Kitack Lim. International Maritime Organization secretary-general Kitack Lim has taken advantage of his guest appearance at one of London’s top maritime social events to express his appreciation of the shipping industry’s alignment with the global strategy to limit...
January 20th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, Organisations, People and Places | Read More

Press Statement from Bavaria Catamarans and Bavaria Yachtbau Holding

Press Statement from Bavaria Catamarans and Bavaria Yachtbau Holding
Press Statement from Bavaria Catamarans and Bavaria Yachtbau Holding Due to media inquiries about the acquisition of shares in the French manufacturer Bavaria Catamarans SAS by the German Bavaria Yachtbau Holding GmbH we would like to inform you about the facts: Former shareholders of Nautitech...
January 20th, 2019 | Legal, Mergers and Acquisitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Yachting | Read More

Another Dutch ship owner faces huge fine for having beached a vessel

Another Dutch ship owner faces huge fine for having beached a vessel
Ingvild Jenssen Brussels, 20 January 2019 – Dutch ship owner Holland Maas Scheepvaart Beheer II BV has been fined 780.000 EUR and paid a settlement of 2.2 million EUR – totaling to a price tag of almost 3 million EUR – for having beached a ship for scrapping in India. In 2013, Holland...
January 20th, 2019 | Environment, Health and Safety, Pollution, Ship Demolitions | Read More