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Shipping in Changing Climates international conference to gather industry experts and academia in London

Shipping in Changing Climates international conference to gather industry experts and academia in London
Timetabled to take place on the 4th and 5th September 2017, a week before the London International Shipping Week 2017, the Shipping in Changing Climates consortium’s fourth international conference will present new research from academia and industry on the latest perspectives on shipping efficiency...
June 26th, 2017 | Academia, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 26, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 26, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of European equity markets opened higher on Monday on the prevailing view that global economic recovery remains broadly intact. Elsewhere,...
June 26th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

IMCA welcomes the UK Home Office concession

IMCA welcomes the UK Home Office concession
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes the short term concession by the Home Office to immigration rules concerning seafarers joining vessels engaged in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind projects. However, IMCA notes that the recent change by the Home Office...
June 26th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Immigration, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Dulwich Gallery pavilioned in splendour

Dulwich Gallery pavilioned in splendour
Dulwich Picture Gallery pavilion. Dulwich Gallery pavilioned in splendour By James Brewer Dulwich Picture Gallery is celebrating 200 years since it opened to the public with a lively programme of activity centred on its new pavilion, which opened on June 2 2017, serendipitously just ahead of an unexpected...
June 25th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Events, People and Places | Read More

Tasting Georgia…

Tasting Georgia…
Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus by gourmet Carla Capalbo By James Brewer After Alexander the Great swept into what is now the Republic of Georgia, he is reported to have ordered the destruction of Khertvisi, one of Georgia’s most spectacular fortresses. It is unknown whether...
June 25th, 2017 | Awards, Books, Food and Drink, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Photography, Tourism | Read More

German, Polish and Spanish racers claim Para World Sailing titles

German, Polish and Spanish racers claim Para World Sailing titles
German Sailor Heiko Kroger Home nation favourite Heiko Kröger claimed the title in the 2.4 Norlin OD, Poland’s Piotr Cichocki clinically snapped up gold in the Men’s Hansa 303 and Spain’s Violeta del Reino sailed exceptionally on the final day to seal a convincing victory.   The final...
June 25th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

John Singer Sargent: The Watercolours, at Dulwich Picture Gallery

John Singer Sargent: The Watercolours, at Dulwich Picture Gallery
Italian sailing Vessels at Anchor. John Singer Sargent: The Watercolours, at Dulwich Picture Gallery By James Brewer A marvellous watercolourist in between commissions for genteel society portraits, John Singer Sargent was when young a marine painter as much as anything. Throughout his life marine elements...
June 25th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
24-Jun-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 25 JUNE-8 JULY 2017 Worldwide OBJECT IN TURNING BASIN Wilmington, United States World Holidays: 25 June-8 July 2017 Saturday, June 24, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 26 Jun (Mon) –...
June 24th, 2017 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Para World Sailing Championships going down to the wire

Para World Sailing Championships going down to the wire
Violeta del Reino leads the Hansa A scintillating finale at the Para World Sailing Championships is on the cards in Kiel, Germany after the penultimate day of competition was as close as close could be.   Three races across all three Para World Sailing disciplines were conducted and the leaderboards...
June 24th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial

Volatility grounds Capers below 1,000; Geops more than crucial
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 15 points since yesterday and 19 since last week’s 851 points ending the week at 870; Geops (Geopolitics) simply sour. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The Capers lost another six points since yesterday and its respective BCI 2014 now stands at 987...
June 23rd, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
23-Jun-2017 TEMPORARY DIVERSION OF THE TUNG CHUNG BUOYED CHANNEL Hong Kong REINSTATEMENT OF LIGHT BUOY WEST OF AIRPORT Hong Kong Temporary Diversion of the Tung Chung Buoyed Channel Friday, June 23, 2017, Hong Kong From 25 June 2017 until 7 August 2017, a section of the buoyed...
June 23rd, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

“Survival” sailing at the Para Worlds

“Survival” sailing at the Para Worlds
Australian 24 sailor Matthew Bugg Whatever wind was lacking on Thursday at the 2017 Para World Sailing Championships certainly wasn’t on Friday, as the breeze turned up several notches, pushing sailors into “survival” mode.   A strong 16 – 17 knot westerly breeze, gusting 28, swept across...
June 23rd, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Day of the Seafarer – join the campaign on 25 June

Day of the Seafarer – join the campaign on 25 June
IMO encourages everyone to join the campaign and show that #SeafarersMatter. Under this theme, the campaign is engaging people responsible for the world’s ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them by featuring great initiatives that support and promote seafarer welfare....
June 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, Organisations | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 23 June 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 23 June 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: PRA publishes boardroom diversity proposals – but do they go far enough? EU: EIOPA publishes MoU with World Bank 2. Court cases and...
June 23rd, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

Can the Can test, advises ABTO

Can the Can test,  advises ABTO
  Professor Mike Bradley: “Such rudimentary testing is inadequate.” The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators has called for a complete overhaul of the cargo sampling and liquefaction testing protocols for raw ores and less common cargoes, such as nickel ore, fine wet coal and bauxite.   Professor...
June 23rd, 2017 | Associations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The American Club reports solid progress in 2016 despite challenging business climate

The American Club reports solid progress in 2016 despite challenging business climate
Arnold Witte, Chairman of the American Club, Donjon Marine Co., Inc. Positive trends continue into 2017 centennial year P & I and FD & D entries grow by 16% and 19% respectively during 2016. 2016 policy year premium flat, but financial year revenue grows by 17%.   Tonnage and premium increase...
June 23rd, 2017 | Company Profiles, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs | Read More

AkzoNobel releases Intertrac Vision Lite, introducing Intertrac Vision to Wider Audience

AkzoNobel releases Intertrac Vision Lite, introducing Intertrac Vision to Wider Audience
… June 21, 2017 – A wider set of customers can embark on a ‘Digital Voyage’ – a new customer experience with AkzoNobel’s Intertrac Vision Lite. The new iPad App offers a lite version of Intertrac Vision, AkzoNobel’s big data hull performance prediction tool. Free-to-use Intertrac Vision...
June 23rd, 2017 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Panoro Minerals helps propel Peru copper potential

Panoro Minerals helps propel Peru copper potential
Luquman Shaheen of Panoro Minerals. Panoro Minerals helps propel Peru copper potential By James Brewer As a key copper-producing nation, Peru has a goal of becoming the world’s largest producer. “The infrastructure is there,” says Luquman Shaheen, president and chief executive of Panoro Minerals,...
June 23rd, 2017 | Markets, Mining, News | Read More

Abu Dhabi Ports signs concession agreement to develop, manage and operate Fujairah Port

Abu Dhabi Ports signs concession agreement to develop, manage and operate Fujairah Port
… Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah 35-year concession agreement with the Fujairah Port, grants Abu Dhabi Ports exclusive rights to develop port infrastructure and undertake operations for containers, general cargo, RoRo and cruise...
June 23rd, 2017 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, June 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Oil prices pulled further away from this week’s multi-month low although market sentiment remained fragile amid prevailing supply jitters. In reaction to higher...
June 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Superyacht UK Young Designer crafts exclusive yacht for smash hit Sky Atlantic drama ‘Riviera’

Superyacht UK Young Designer crafts exclusive yacht for smash hit Sky Atlantic drama ‘Riviera’
Designs for ECTHETA Former crowned Superyacht UK Young Designer, Dastinas Steponenas, has unveiled an eye-catching superyacht called ECTHETA designed in honour of new Sky Atlantic series, ‘Riviera’. The winner of the 2016 edition of the prestigious design competition was hand-picked to design an...
June 23rd, 2017 | Film Industry, Yachting | Read More

Two new Damen tugs for Rimorchiatori Riuniti

Two new Damen tugs for Rimorchiatori Riuniti
The Damen ASD Tug 2913 “Danimarca” Italian tug operator Rimorchiatori Riuniti has continued to expand its fleet with the deliveries of two new Damen tugs; an ASD 2913 called Danimarca and an ASD 2411 called Columbia. The delivery of the Danimarca took place in Genoa on 14 June 2017. This...
June 23rd, 2017 | Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

The New World

The New World
Frank Coles, CEO Transas A message from Frank Coles, CEO of Transas on the International Day of the Seafarer 23 June 2017: On this day of recognition, I would like to celebrate the women and men who commit their careers and their lives to being at sea for extended periods of time. The future facing...
June 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, IMO, IT and Communications, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, Shipmanagement | Read More

RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’

RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’
Mick Cash SEAFARERS’ UNION RMT today welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Day of the Seafarer, this Sunday 25 June 2017, in recognition of the vital role of 1.5 million seafarers in transporting billions of tonnes of goods and equipment and hundreds of millions of passenger across...
June 23rd, 2017 | Associations, HR, ILO, IMO, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

HSH Nordbank participates in the refinancing of Cory Riverside Energy

HSH Nordbank participates in the refinancing of Cory Riverside Energy
Dr. Marcus Kleiner HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank is participating as a mandated lead arranger in the refinancing of Cory Riverside Energy, one of the leading companies in recycling, waste processing and energy recovery in the UK, for the Riverside waste-to-energy plant in Belvedere in London’s south-east....
June 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Energy, Finance, News, Shipfinance | Read More