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Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 29, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 29, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Uncertainty about US/China trade discussions continued to mount while yesterday’s newswires conveyed that the US President asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to start a national security investigation into car and truck imports....
May 29th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Maersk Fluid Technology automates SEA-Mate® Blending-on-Board Technology

Maersk Fluid Technology automates SEA-Mate® Blending-on-Board Technology
The SEA-Mate® BOB B3000 – Click image to download Maersk Fluid Technology (MFT) have advanced their SEA-Mate® Blending-on-Board (BOB) technology with integrated software that automates the system’s function to produce Fit-for-Purpose cylinder lubricants using data received from sensors onboard. Originally...
May 29th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
28-May-2018 OPERATION OF RORO RAMP AT TUAS VIEW Singapore HOLIDAY DECLARED AFTER CYCLONE STRIKES Salalah, Oman Operation of RoRo ramp at Tuas View Monday, May 28, 2018, Singapore From 28 May to 27 November, loading and unloading of materials and construction equipment will be carried out at the RoRo...
May 28th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Best quarter performance ever at Container Terminal St. Petersburg: 168,500 TEUs, a 7.8% container volumes growth

Best quarter performance ever at Container Terminal St. Petersburg: 168,500 TEUs, a 7.8% container volumes growth
… St. Petersburg, Russia based Container Terminal St. Petersburg (CTSP) between January and March of 2018 handled 168,500 TEUs, which represents a 7-percent growth on the same period a year earlier. The quarter results appeared to be the best ever for CTSP in terms of container traffic. This...
May 28th, 2018 | Containers, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Richard Cornah becomes an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Average Adjusters

Richard Cornah becomes an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Average Adjusters
ichard Cornah (left) and Willum Richards A leading practitioner in the marine insurance sector, Richard Cornah, has been made an honorary fellow of the Association of Average Adjusters. Honorary fellowships are awarded in recognition of outstanding professional contribution to the aims of the Association....
May 28th, 2018 | Associations, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

Taganrog Sea Commercial Port reports a 4-percent growth in 1Q volumes, to 333,000 tonnes

Taganrog Sea Commercial Port reports a 4-percent growth in 1Q volumes, to 333,000 tonnes
Taganrog Port Taganrog, Russia based AO Taganrog Sea Commercial Port (TagSCP, part UCL Holding) in the first three-month period 2018 handled 333,000 tonnes of cargo, which represents a 4-percent increase, year-on-year. According to TagSCP statement, the growth should be attributed to the increased...
May 28th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Final design of the BinForGreenSeas revealed at this year’s Maritime HR Association conference

Final design of the BinForGreenSeas revealed at this year’s Maritime HR Association conference
.. GreenSeas Trust marked a big milestone as the final design chosen for manufacture was revealed at this year’s Maritime HR Association conference, which took place in London on 24th – 25th of May. The aim of the eye-catchingly designed garbage bin is to act as a visual trigger for the senses...
May 28th, 2018 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

UCL Port’s 1Q volumes drop 3.9% to 9.4 million tonnes

UCL Port’s 1Q volumes drop 3.9% to 9.4 million tonnes
Sea Port St. Petersbug Total cargo throughput of UCL Port, a UCL Holding’s stevedoring division in the first three month period of 2018 decreased by 3.9% on the same period a year earlier to 9.4 million tonnes. The performance result was attributed primarily to a decline in liquid bulk segment. Handling...
May 28th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

VSTEP introduces new Fishing module for its NAUTIS maritime simulators

VSTEP introduces new Fishing module for its NAUTIS maritime simulators
.. Rotterdam, 28 May 2018 – VSTEP is happy to announce the upcoming release of our new NAUTIS Fishing module. This new addition to the NAUTIS product line will enable effective training onboard fishing vessels and allow fishermen (in training) to strengthen their skills in fishing scenarios. Trainees...
May 28th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

SingPost named Asia Pacific Regional Champion in global postal service index

SingPost named Asia Pacific Regional Champion  in global postal service index
Singapore Ranking by Universal Postal Union across 173 postal services worldwide places SingPost 7th in the world SINGAPORE, 28 May 2018 – Singapore Post (SingPost) has been ranked seventh in the world by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) – the United Nations agency that oversees and coordinates...
May 28th, 2018 | Awards, Communication, Consumers Market | Read More

How Brazilian brilliance swayed London artist Stephanie Wilkinson

How Brazilian brilliance swayed London artist Stephanie Wilkinson
Stephanie Wilkinson with Bottle Mural. How Brazilian brilliance swayed London artist Stephanie Wilkinson By James Brewer As the song says, there is an awful lot of coffee in Brazil, and London artist Stephanie Wilkinson has an awful lot to thank Brazil for. Stephanie’s maternal great-great-grandfather...
May 27th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
26-May-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 27 MAY-9 JUNE 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 27 May-9 June 2018 Saturday, May 26, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 27 May (Sun) – Children’s Day (Nigeria) 28 May (Mon) – Spring bank...
May 26th, 2018 | Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Edward Bawden, wittiest UK artist, in retrospect at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Edward Bawden, wittiest UK artist, in retrospect at Dulwich Picture Gallery
St Paul’s, 1958. Edward Bawden, wittiest UK artist, in retrospect at Dulwich Picture Gallery By James Brewer A jack-of-all-trades among 20th century artists, Edward Bawden was commissioned by leisure firms to show people relaxing. Although there was not a lazy bone in his body, he himself was renowned...
May 26th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

The Urology Foundation Charity Gala Concert at Cadogan Hall

The Urology Foundation Charity Gala Concert at Cadogan Hall
General view of the reception area of Cadogan Hall hosting the Charity Gala Adrian Goldsmith has survived three cancer episodes with low chances of surviving. While ill, he took on the challenge of starting to play the piano. Within eight years, he achieved not only proficiency with the instrument but...
May 25th, 2018 | Charity, Events, Music, People and Places | Read More

BDI@1,077: the fall!

BDI@1,077: the fall!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) fell 32 points earlier on today sending the message to all those who wisely think what might be next if it goes below the 1,000 point threshold… Geopolitics: still perplexed. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly briefing: The BDI’s weekly fall stood at 196 points...
May 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Safer Arctic Shipping Routes and Protections adopted for Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia

Safer Arctic Shipping Routes and Protections adopted for Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia
Map credits Audubon Alaska Safer Shipping Routes for Arctic’s Bering Strait Receive International Approval This Week After Years of Input from Local Communities and NGOs Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director for Pacific Environment, reports from this week’s London meeting of the...
May 25th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Environment | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
25-May-2018 TEMPORARY ESTABLISHMENT OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH BUOY Hong Kong SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF SAND AT TUAS VIEW EXTENSION Singapore COMMISSIONING OF LANDING STEPS & TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF FLOATING PONTOON Singapore MAINTENANCE WORKS TO CONTINUE Kiel Canal, Germany STORM CROSSING THE GULF, EXPECTED...
May 25th, 2018 | Canals, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Diana Containerships fixes “Pucon” with OOCL on period

Diana Containerships fixes “Pucon” with OOCL on period
.. DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECT CONTINUATION OF TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V PUCON WITH OOCL  ATHENS, GREECE, May 25, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that,...
May 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Fixtures, Markets, Stock Markets | Read More

Lord John Prescott joins stellar line-up at the International Maritime Forum in Liverpool

Lord John Prescott joins stellar line-up at the International Maritime Forum in Liverpool
… The Northern Maritime Powerhouse: Driving global trade post-Brexit    The Northern Maritime Powerhouse, digitalisation in ports, coastal shipping, the importance of maritime clusters and the increasingly prominent role of women in shipping will all be debated by a first-class line up of speakers...
May 25th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

How Galileo Became the MCA Flag-ship Maritime Academy in Asia by CEO Anthony H Gould

How Galileo Became the MCA Flag-ship Maritime Academy in Asia by CEO Anthony H Gould
Class training being undertaken galileo maritime academy. Anthony H Gould, AFNI FRGS CEO of Galileo Maritime Academy, Phuket, relates his amazing journey that culminated in the establishment of the MCA Flag-ship Maritime Academy in Asia: The story began in 2011 when I, as a Royal Navy engineer, flew...
May 25th, 2018 | Academia, HR, Maritime Education and Training, Yachting | Read More

IMO takes first steps to address autonomous ships

IMO takes first steps to address autonomous ships
.. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the global regulatory body for international shipping – has commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations may be addressed in IMO instruments. The International Maritime...
May 25th, 2018 | IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

TCSP’s 1Q throughput down 8.4% to 3.88 million tonnes

TCSP’s 1Q throughput down 8.4% to 3.88 million tonnes
Port of Tuapse Cargo handling at the terminals of Tuapse Sea Commercial Sea Port Group (TSCP Group, part of UCL Holding), between January and March 2018 decreased by 8.4% on the same period a year before to 3.88 million tonnes. The three-month result was attributed to a 25.4-percent decline in liquid...
May 25th, 2018 | Company Profiles, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Carbon Targets for Shipping can only be met with ‘Zero CO2’ Fuels

Carbon Targets for Shipping can only be met with ‘Zero CO2’ Fuels
Simon Bennett, The ambitious CO2 reduction targets set by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the year 2050 can only be delivered with the global rollout of zero CO2 fuels and propulsion systems says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).     Speaking at the annual Summit of...
May 25th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Sea Port of St. Petersburg sees 5-percent growth in 1Q volumes

Sea Port of St. Petersburg sees 5-percent growth in 1Q volumes
Sea Port St. Petersburg Sea Port of St. Petersburg JSC (SP St.Pb, part of UCL Holding) in the first quarter 2018 handled 1.89 million tonnes, which represents a 5% growth on the same period a year earlier. The performance result was driven primarily by increased volumes of ferrous metals, “big bags”...
May 25th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Elly Hadjipateras: superb paintings on show at A+D Gallery, Marylebone

Elly Hadjipateras: superb paintings on show at A+D Gallery, Marylebone
Elly Hadjipateras. Elly Hadjipateras: superb paintings on show at A+D Gallery, Marylebone  By James Brewer Versatile London artist Elly Hadjipateras exerts soft power over all who stand before her paintings. Whether expressed through loose or taut brushwork, her authority derives from her warm involvement...
May 25th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More