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Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, May 15, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, May 15, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Major European equity markets were slightly firmer in early trade supported by higher oil prices amid increased expectations that OPEC and non-OPEC members...
May 15th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

ClassNK Consulting Service launches Bunker Fuel Oil Analysis Service

ClassNK Consulting Service launches Bunker Fuel Oil Analysis Service
Leading classification ClassNK’s subsidiary, ClassNK Consulting Service (NKCS) has officially launched its Bunker Fuel Oil Analysis Service.  It is important to understand the properties of bunker fuel oil in order to ensure the safety of vessels and to prevent equipment failure. NKCS’s Bunker Fuel...
May 15th, 2017 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Going to California: THORDON man prepares for 877km charity race

Going to California: THORDON man prepares for 877km charity race
Sam wearing his Thordon-sponsored jersey outside the famous Raffles Hotel, Singapore, during training sessions for the LifeCycle ride Sam Williams, Thordon Bearings’ Regional Manager, Eastern Asia, will join 3000 cyclists this June in an 877km bike ride across California to raise funds for the...
May 15th, 2017 | Charity, Sports | Read More

ICS Commits Shipping to Ambitious CO2 Reduction Objectives

ICS Commits Shipping to Ambitious CO2 Reduction Objectives
Esben Poulsson At its AGM in Istanbul, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) agreed to urge the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt some dramatic CO2 reduction objectives – on behalf of the international shipping sector as a whole – in order to match the ambition of the Paris...
May 15th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Saferoad Holding for listing

The Board of Oslo Børs approves Saferoad Holding for listing
15/05/2017 – At its meeting on 15 May 2017, the Board of Directors of Oslo Børs resolved to admit the shares in Saferoad Holding ASA to listing on Oslo Børs. The Board agreed to exempt the company from the requirement that a listed company must have been in existence for at least three years,...
May 15th, 2017 | Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

RMT protest in Poole at European Maritime Day event on Thursday

RMT protest in Poole at European Maritime Day event on Thursday
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT will be protesting against low-cost crewing in the shipping industry – as practiced by local employer Condor Ferries – outside the European Maritime Day conference in Poole on Thursday. The protest will take place Thursday 18th May, 8.30am, Poole Lighthouse Arts and...
May 15th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
13-May-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 14-27 MAY 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 14-27 May 2017 Saturday, May 13, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 16 May (Tue) – Norwegian Constitution Day| 18 May (Thu) – Turkmenistan Revival...
May 13th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@1,014: a dead duck?

The BDI@1,014: a dead duck?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day at 1,014 – just two points plus since yesterday; Geopolitics are getting really sour. John Faraclas’ daily,  weekly market and geopolitics recap: In total the BDI gained 20 points since last week’s 994 – a crucial number on all counts. Thanks...
May 12th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
12-May-2017 WITHDRAWAL OF PROPOSED RULE RELATING TO CUSTOMS APPLICATION OF THE JONES ACT United States ESTABLISHMENT OF TEMPORARY MOORING BUOY AT JUNK BAY Hong Kong REPLACEMENT OF WATER PIPELINE BETWEEN PENG CHAU AND SUNSHINE ISLAND Hong Kong Withdrawal of proposed rule relating...
May 12th, 2017 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

K” Line Group to Merge Two Ship Management Companies

K” Line Group to Merge Two Ship Management Companies
.. “K” Line Group to Merge Two Ship Management Companies- Reorganization of the Group’s Ship Management System for More Secure Services – Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (“K” Line) takes pleasure in announcing that two of its subsidiaries, Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd. and Escobal Japan...
May 12th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Liner Shipping and Trade, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

General cargo leads Marseille Fos Q1 results

General cargo leads Marseille Fos Q1 results
Marseilles passenger terminal – picture credits Anny Zade First-quarter cargo throughput at leading French port Marseille Fos was marked by strong growth in general cargo – container, ro-ro and conventional traffic – which totalled 4.98 million tonnes for an 11% increase on January-March last...
May 12th, 2017 | Automobiles, Automobiles, Car trade, Coastal Shipping, Container shipping, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Gas, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Oil Industry, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reports, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Winners announced for “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” art contest

Winners announced for  “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” art contest
Finalist Rachel Pizzolato, a 7th grader at John Curtis Christian School in River Ridge, Louisiana, holds her winning artwork titled “In Balance”. Rachel’s artwork and the artwork of 11 other winning students will be featured in the 2018 “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” Calendar. Annual...
May 12th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Environment | Read More

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou clinches “Woman of the Decade in Innovation and Leadership” award

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou clinches “Woman of the Decade in Innovation and Leadership” award
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou receiving the award from Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Government of India and Dr. Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperson of the Women Economic Forum. Limassol, 11 May 2017 – Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou*, CEO of TOTOTHEO...
May 12th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Events, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Extend the summer and enjoy life on the water at Southampton Boat Show 2017

Extend the summer and enjoy life on the water at Southampton Boat Show 2017
Murray Ellis Returning for its 49th year, the Southampton Boat Show is planning to get more people than ever before participating in boating and watersports activities with an array of exciting on the water features at this year’s biggest festival of boating. With participation in the UK on the rise...
May 12th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 12, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 12, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the BoE voted by a majority of 7-1 to keep the Bank rate unchanged at 0.25% and maintain the asset purchase programme...
May 12th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Award-winning journalist returns to the oceans in new round-the-world record attempt

Award-winning journalist returns to the oceans in new round-the-world record attempt
Clive Tully Award-winning travel journalist and photographer Clive Tully (64) is returning to the waves by joining the crew of Team Britannia, a new round-the-world record attempt. The multiple world powerboat record-holder is part of the record attempt, which hopes to cut up to seven days off the current...
May 12th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Capers cannot define the market… nor a market

Capers cannot define the market… nor a market
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained seven points since yesterday – thanks to the Capers, and now stands at 1,012. The Geopolitics as we have warned you are on a turning point and wonder what next… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers with 50 points plus lifted the BCI 2014 at 1,695...
May 11th, 2017 | Chartering, Energy, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics | Read More

NAMEPA’s Safety at Sea and AMVER Awards Event in Washington DC

NAMEPA’s Safety at Sea and AMVER Awards Event in Washington DC
Joe Hughes NAMEPA’s Annual Safety at Sea Seminar and AMVER Reception being held on National Maritime Day Event highlights challenges for mariners and companies May 11, 2017 – The American Club’s Chairman and CEO, and Chairman of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA),...
May 11th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, P and I Clubs | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
11-May-2017 PORT AUTHORITY LAUNCHES ‘NAVIGATE’ ROUTE PLANNER Rotterdam, Netherlands Port Authority launches ‘Navigate’ route planner Thursday, May 11, 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands The Port of Rotterdam Authority has launched ‘Navigate’ at the Transport Logistic...
May 11th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

HFW Briefing: The OCEAN VICTORY – the final word on the safety of Kashima Port

HFW Briefing: The OCEAN VICTORY – the final word on the safety of Kashima Port
Jean Koh, partner at HFW More than 10 years after the grounding and subsequent total loss of the OCEAN VICTORY at Kashima port Japan, the final word on the safety of the port was given by the Supreme Court on 10 May 2017. Affirming the Court of Appeal decision1, the Supreme Court unanimously found that...
May 11th, 2017 | Groundings, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

IMCA supports CBP decision on Jones Act

IMCA supports CBP decision on Jones Act
Allen Leatt The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes withdrawal of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) notice to revoke and modify rulings relating to offshore vessels under the Jones Act. Allen Leatt, Chief Executive of IMCA, explains: “Members of the International Marine...
May 11th, 2017 | Associations, Energy, Politics and Government | Read More

Crowley to Supply Additional LNG to Major Pharmaceutical Company in Puerto Rico

Crowley to Supply Additional LNG to Major Pharmaceutical Company in Puerto Rico
… (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico; May 11, 2017) – Crowley Maritime Corp.’s  liquefied natural gas  (LNG) services group has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply additional volumes of containerized, U.S.-sourced LNG to a major pharmaceutical company’s manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico....
May 11th, 2017 | Land Trasnport, LNG, Logistics | Read More

Peel Ports appoints new port director for container business

Peel Ports appoints new port director for container business
Jouke Schaap, Container Director Peel Ports – Company also hires 22 new recruits from within 15m radius of port – Peel Ports, owner and developer of the £400m Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal, has appointed APM Terminals’ Jouke Schaap to head up its entire container operations. The...
May 11th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Container shipping, Containers, HR, Markets, People and Places, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

KDU is Appointed as GE’s Value-Added Reseller for Its SeaStream* and SeaLyte* DP Systems

KDU is Appointed as GE’s Value-Added Reseller for Its SeaStream* and SeaLyte* DP Systems
GE’s latest SeaStream DP system is a mariner-focused solution, enhancing situational awareness and rebalancing attention from system management to true seamanship. The Agreement Allows More Customers in the Middle East to Benefit from GE’s Latest Dynamic Positioning (DP) Marine Solutions The Agreement...
May 11th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Winner of All-Energy marine renewable energy investment challenge announced

Winner of All-Energy marine renewable energy investment challenge announced
Joachim Amland of Tidetec AS with Judith Patten of All-Energy The winner of the All-Energy Marine Renewable Energy Investment Challenge sponsored by Atlantis Resources was announced today (11 May) at the end of the plenary session: ‘The effects of Brexit on the renewable and low carbon energy sectors’. Tim...
May 11th, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Awards, Energy, Environment, Events, People and Places | Read More