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Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #17

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #17
.. Brussels, 17 October 2018 – There were a total of 113 ships broken in the third quarter of 2018. Of these, 79 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking [1]. Between July and September, three workers have lost their lives when breaking ships in Alang, India....
October 17th, 2018 | Environment, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 17, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, October 17, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets were firmer early on Wednesday following hefty gains in Wall Street overnight in the wake of encouraging US corporate earnings results. Positive US data showing that industrial production rose in September for...
October 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Seafarers’ Mental Health is focus of New Training Programme offered free to Mariners Worldwide

Seafarers’ Mental Health is focus of New Training Programme offered free to Mariners Worldwide
.. KVH Videotel introduced a new training package, “Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing,” yesterday during the 5th Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit in London, and announced that the package will be available free of charge throughout the industry due to the critical...
October 17th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Good nutrition – the ultimate tool for both health and safety

Good nutrition – the ultimate tool for both health and safety
Uta Steffen and Christian Ioannou You are what you eat, the saying goes – and the drive for healthy eating is just as important at sea as it is ashore. The implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention (2016) has focused attention on the importance of a good standard of food for those onboard, and...
October 17th, 2018 | Food and Drink, HR, News | Read More

Investment Clock – A pivotal October, Risk management in Islamic finance

Investment Clock – A pivotal October, Risk management in Islamic finance
. Commentary: Investment Clock – A pivotal October By Trevor Greetham in London An astonishing 97% of global stock market returns since 1973 have accrued during the seven months from October to April. Volatility also tends to peak in October, underlined by famous crashes in 1929, 1987 and 2008. Cross-currents...
October 17th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance, Insight | Read More

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…

The BDI@1,578: an expected volatility and contained fall…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost six points thanks to the Capes’ fall… Geopolitics as crucial as ever… particularly on the platoon and financial sector… John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI was down 25 points at 2,164 – …the classic volatile size… Panamaxes were...
October 16th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Intermanager, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Military, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
16-Oct-2018 MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION AT LAI CHI WO Hong Kong MOORING/UNMOORING OF VESSELS AT TUAS FINGER ONE PROJECT Singapore RECLAMATION WORK AT TUAS VIEW, OFF TEMASEK FAIRWAY Singapore Marine site investigation at Lai Chi Wo Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Hong Kong For approximately 4 months, marine...
October 16th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt joins V.Group

Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt joins V.Group
Norddeutsche Reederei is one of the leading players in the Hamburg market with 150 years of history, managing a container fleet of 46 vessels, representing 229.847 TEU Hamburg and London, 16 October 2018 – Norddeutsche Vermögen Group and V.Group have signed an agreement for Norddeutsche Reederei...
October 16th, 2018 | Containers, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

HESGB Governing Committee for 2018-2020

HESGB Governing Committee for 2018-2020
Dimitris Monioudis Pleased to announce that following last September’s elections the new HESGB (Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain) Governing Committee has as follows: 1. MONIOUDIS Dimitris from Rethymnis & Kulukundis, President 2. FOUSTANOS Giorgos from Andros Maritime Agencies, Vice...
October 16th, 2018 | Charity | Read More

London company market income jumps to £26.3bn

London company market income jumps to £26.3bn
Premium income in the London company market has jumped to £26.314bn, a new report by the International Underwriting Association (IUA) has revealed. Gross written premium in London for 2017 was £18.331bn while a further £7.984bn was identified as written in other locations, but overseen and managed...
October 16th, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Reports | Read More

Separating Fact from Fiction: ICS Releases New Study on Seafarers and Digitalisation

Separating Fact from Fiction: ICS Releases New Study on Seafarers and Digitalisation
Cover imageSeafarers and Digital Disruption The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released a new study conducted by the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) on behalf of ICS, regarding the potential effects of autonomous ships on the role of seafarers and the global shipping industry.  In...
October 16th, 2018 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping, IT and Communications, Shipmanagement | Read More

Interferry names new chairman and board members

Interferry names new chairman and board members
Interferry chairman John Steen-Mikkelsen Interferry, the trade association representing the worldwide ferry industry, has announced that the new chairman of its board of directors is John Steen-Mikkelsen, CEO of Danish ferry operator Danske Faerger. He was elected together with three new board members...
October 16th, 2018 | Associations, Person Profiles | Read More

Meeting of the Union of Greek Shipowners with Danish Shipping

Meeting of the Union of Greek Shipowners with Danish Shipping
The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) had the pleasure to welcome to its premises the Board of Directors of Danish Shipping in the context of the bilateral meetings of the two national shipowners’ associations. Representing two traditional maritime nations, the Board of Directors of Danish Shipping,...
October 16th, 2018 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Ship Managers plan to work together to meet Shipping Challenges

Ship Managers plan to work together to meet Shipping Challenges
InterManager President Björn Jebsen speaking at the InterManager AGM. Meeting the challenges of tomorrow’s maritime trade is at the forefront of ship managers’ focus as they develop strategies to meet environmental targets and embrace fast-paced technological advances in our industry. Ship managers...
October 16th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Intermanager, Shipmanagement, Technology | Read More

Rivertrace to supply Oil Content Monitor for Alfa Laval PureBilge Separator

Rivertrace to supply Oil Content Monitor for Alfa Laval PureBilge Separator
Rivertrace’s Oil Content Monitors (OCM), Smart Bilge Producers of water quality monitoring products Rivertrace, have signed an agreement as a preferred supplier of Oil Content Monitors (OCM) for Alfa Laval PureBilge Separator. Alfa Laval’s PureBilge is the market leading centrifugal type oily...
October 16th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 16, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, October 16, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from the improved tone in Asian stocks earlier today, the majority of European bourses opened higher, moving further away from last month’s 21-month trough. Yet, gains were limited. Elsewhere, core government bond...
October 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

“K” Line Financial Press Release

“K” Line Financial Press Release
.. Please be advised that “K” Line Tokyo Head Office published the following press releases today. Notice of Revisions in First Half and Full Year Consolidated Business Forecasts of  Integrated Container Shipping Operating Company Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. https://www.kline.co.jp/en/news/ir/auto_20181015418026/pdfFile.pdf Revised...
October 16th, 2018 | Accountancy, Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Merkel setback hurts EMU reform chances, Future of the euro area

Merkel setback hurts EMU reform chances, Future of the euro area
Angela Merkel Commentary: Merkel setback hurts EMU reform odds By David Marsh in Bali The stunning setback for Germany’s coalition parties in Sunday’s Bavarian state elections will toughen Chancellor Angela Merkel’s already difficult task of winning consensus for reforming and strengthening...
October 16th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Finance | Read More

Konstantin Molteninov: honoured Russian painter of nautical and sports scenes and daily life

Konstantin Molteninov: honoured Russian painter of nautical and sports scenes and daily life
Konstantin Molteninov. Konstantin Molteninov: honoured Russian painter of nautical and sports scenes and daily life By James Brewer Like the restless waves of the Baltic, Russian painters are constantly experimenting with ways of using the resources of their palette to illustrate the foaming sea. Their...
October 15th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

The BDI still “stranded”

The BDI still “stranded”
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) although was up five points standing at 1,584 points in reality same is stranded! Geopolitics and in particular the Trade Wars and Bankruptcy will turn things sour. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI gained 20 points and now reads 2,189; the only...
October 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Regulatory, Reports, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Williams-Mystic Students

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Williams-Mystic Students
Molly Tucker (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Oct. 16, 2018) Two Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program students have been awarded scholarships by Crowley Maritime Corporation. Molly Tucker and Colby Weik were each chosen for their academic excellence, high morale and community involvement. The students also exhibited...
October 15th, 2018 | Academia, Scholarships | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
15-Oct-2018 YACHT RACE FROM HONG KONG TO HAINAN DAO Hong Kong TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY AT FORMER KAI TAK AIRPORT RUNWAY Hong Kong Yacht race from Hong Kong to Hainan Do Monday, October 15, 2018, Hong Kong A yacht race from Hong Kong to Hainan Dao will take place on 18 October 2018 (Thursday). About...
October 15th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

SMS completes major fast ferry refit in Cherbourg

SMS completes major fast ferry refit in Cherbourg
The Normandie Express Southampton-headquartered ship repairer and marine engineering services provider SMS has completed its second major high speed craft refit in France.  SMS has undocked Brittany Ferries’ Normandie Express in Cherbourg on the Ports of Normandy Authority’s (PNA) ship lift. Over...
October 15th, 2018 | Ship Conversions, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

VISION for Enabling Maritime Commerce, DFDS’s success shows apprenticeships can help in recruiting ratings

VISION for Enabling Maritime Commerce, DFDS’s success shows apprenticeships can help in recruiting ratings
Latest News News from Copenhagen Shipping Summit The new event Copenhagen Shipping Summit, taking place 10-11. April 2019 reports massive interest from both conference organisers and exhibitors. Fulfilling Africa’s Maritime Trade Potential Africa currently has minimal integration in world...
October 15th, 2018 | Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Press and Media | Read More

ChartCo and MeteoGroup announce long-term partnership agreement

ChartCo and MeteoGroup announce long-term partnership agreement
OneOcean weather and route optimisation ChartCo selects MeteoGroup to integrate leading weather services into its OneOcean platform Enfield/London – 15 October 2018 – ChartCo, the leading global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, has selected MeteoGroup to deliver its...
October 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Technology, Weather | Read More