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Team Bermuda meets media, business leaders at RIMS

Team Bermuda meets media, business leaders at RIMS
Team Bermuda at RIMS 2017: (from left, top row) Brad Kading, BDA CEO Ross Webber, Paul Scope; (bottom row) Minister ET (Bob) Richards, Premier Michael Dunkley and Minister Dr Grant Gibbons Hamilton, Bermuda, April 25, 2017 – Premier Michael Dunkley joined government Ministers and industry representatives...
April 25th, 2017 | Associations, Events | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, April 25, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The majority of European bourses were firmer in early trade on Tuesday on investor relief that the first round of the French presidential elections yielded...
April 25th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Dachser acquires majority interest in its Irish partner, Johnston Logistics

Dachser acquires majority interest in its Irish partner, Johnston Logistics
Kempten, April 25, 2017. Effective immediately, Dachser becomes majority shareholder of its partner in Ireland, Johnston Logistics Ltd. This allows Dachser to expand and strengthen its logistics network in northwestern Europe. “Our customers in Ireland benefit from uniform services and quality standards,...
April 25th, 2017 | Land Trasnport, Logistics, Mergers and Acquisitions, News | Read More

Yoonmi Goh on her first months as Country Manager Korea for JF Hilleberrand

Yoonmi Goh on her first months as Country Manager Korea for JF Hilleberrand
Yoonmi Goh Yoonmi Goh, Country Manager Korea since 1st March 2017 gives an account of her first months in the job and an overview of the Korean wine market. MAINZ, 25th April 2017. Yoonmi Goh, current Country Manager JF Hilleberrand and Trans Ocean Korea since 1st March 2017, joined the company in 2013...
April 25th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Consumers Market, Food and Drink, HR, Person Profiles | Read More

The BDI@1,170: further hiccups…

The BDI@1,170: further hiccups…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell another 25 points and now reads 1,170. The geopolitical situation gets everybody excited; John Faraclas brief recap: The Capers lost 50 points and the BCI 2014 stands now at 1,780 points… The Panamaxes lost 65 points and the BPI …suffers at 1,429 points The...
April 24th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

High-profile line-up for Northern Ireland World Trade Summit

High-profile line-up for Northern Ireland World Trade Summit
Lord Empey will be among the heavyweight line-up of speakers at the Northern Ireland World Trade Summit on June 13. A one-off major business conference will be held in Belfast on June 13. The ‘Landscape Post Brexit’ World Trade Summit will feature a heavyweight line-up of international trade experts,...
April 24th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
24-Apr-2017 INSTALLATION OF PRECAST UNITS Hong Kong CAPPING OF MUD PITS Hong Kong Installation of precast units Monday, April 24, 2017, Hong Kong For approximately 6 weeks, marine works involving installation of precast units will be carried out in the following areas at the...
April 24th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ESPO Conference 2017 – 1 and 2 June in Barcelona: let’s go through the programme!

ESPO Conference 2017 – 1 and 2 June in Barcelona: let’s go through the programme!
24 April 2017 “Ports in a changing climate, a changing world”: this is the central theme of the ESPO 2017 Annual Conference, taking place on 1 and 2 June, kindly hosted by the Port of Barcelona. The first conference day will look into ways to limit the increase of global temperature well below 2°C...
April 24th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 24, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 24, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron won with 23.9% the first round of the French presidential elections that were held on Sunday April 23rd and qualified...
April 24th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Butler students launch Bermuda-based captive

Butler students launch Bermuda-based captive
Butler University students at the BDA offices, with BDA Business Development Coordinator Mark Darko and Professor Zach Finn (fifth and sixth from left, front row) Hamilton, Bermuda, April 23, 2017 – An American university has chosen Bermuda as its domicile for the first known student-run captive...
April 24th, 2017 | Academia, Education and Training, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
22-Apr-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 23 APRIL-6 MAY 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 23 April-6 May 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 23 Apr (Sun) – Turkish National Sovereignty and Children’s Day 24...
April 22nd, 2017 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@1,195: what next…

The BDI@1,195: what next…
John Faraclas Time and again we have warned that the markets – both dry and wets, are more than volatile and uncertain and numerous times we have expressed concerns, due to the volatility and uncertainty, on the issue of valuations. How can we get it right and avoid this time the second biggest coming...
April 21st, 2017 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Military, News, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
21-Apr-2017 MODIFICATION TO FUEL REQUIREMENTS IN CANAL WATERS Panama Canal, Panama PORT CONGESTION Shanghai, China Modification to fuel requirements in Canal waters Friday, April 21, 2017, Panama Canal, Panama OP Notice to Shipping N-1-2017, “Vessel Requirements”, Section...
April 21st, 2017 | Bunkering, Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Cyber Security General Awareness Training

Cyber Security General Awareness Training
DNV GL acknowledges that the maritime sector is in need of adequate cyber security to safeguard organizations, assets and information. To that end, Maritime Academy Hellas is offering on 11 May 2017, a 1-day general awareness Cyber Security course in order to provide awareness for all personnel and...
April 21st, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Safety and Security | Read More

Plethora of Ministers at All-ENERGY 2017

Plethora of Ministers at All-ENERGY 2017
Nicola Sturgeon The build-up to All-Energy 2017 (Glasgow, 10-11 May) sees the announcement that not only will Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP be taking part in the opening plenary session on 10 May, but two other Scottish Government Ministers will be at the UK’s largest renewable and...
April 21st, 2017 | Energy, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Returning to action

Returning to action
Besson and MarieRiou There will be one home nation favourite gracing the waters of Hyères, France from 23 – 30 April for round two of the 2017 World Cup Series when multiple World Champion Billy Besson steps back onboard the Nacra 17. Besson, along with partner Marie Riou, won all four Nacra...
April 21st, 2017 | News, Sailing, Sports | Read More

New Port Managers for Cape Town, Saldanha and Ngqura

New Port Managers for Cape Town, Saldanha and Ngqura
Mpumi Dweba [Johannesburg, South Africa, 24 April 2017]  Transnet National Ports Authority has made several senior appointments that will assist the division to sharpen its focus on the delivery of its strategic objectives and improve operational efficiencies. The changes – which follow the recent...
April 21st, 2017 | Associations, Company Profiles, Person Profiles, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes

Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes
Ms. Dilek Ayhan, State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, hands over the instrument of ratification of the 2010 HNS Protocol to Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO. Briefing: 12 21/04/2017 – Norway has become the first country to become a Contracting State...
April 21st, 2017 | Environment, Health and Safety, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 21, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 21, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Fixed income safe-havens weakened in European trade on Friday pressured by global equity markets’ improved performance. On the flipside, French government...
April 21st, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Get ready for our new SDG solutions platform!

Get ready for our new SDG solutions platform!
Global Opportunity Explorer Explore the next frontier of sustainable innovation   For the past five years, we at Sustainia have been sourcing and showcasing sustainable solutions and markets in our Sustainia100 publications and Global Opportunity...
April 21st, 2017 | Associations, Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

RMT protest in Aberdeen today against poverty pay on Streamline Shipping’s MV Daroja

RMT protest in Aberdeen today against poverty pay on Streamline Shipping’s MV Daroja
Picture credits RMT MARITIME UNION RMT has been demonstrating in Aberdeen today against poverty pay on Streamline Shipping’s MV Daroja. Workers are paid as little as £2.56 per hour on freight routes between Aberdeen and Orkney and Shetland on the Cyprus-flagged ship. Streamline has relentlessly profited...
April 21st, 2017 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Working together to provide Damen’s Green Solutions

Working together to provide Damen’s Green Solutions
Marcel Karsijns (Managing Director of Damen Green Solutions), Kees Jan Groen (Commercial Director at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) Highlighting the benefits of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion’s retrofit experience Bringing together the experience and knowledge of two Damen companies is the close...
April 21st, 2017 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Specialist hygienic surfaces manufacturer cleans up with Queen’s Award

Specialist hygienic surfaces manufacturer cleans up with Queen’s Award
The whole world in their hands: BioClad director, Lindsay McKenzie, left and his team celebrate winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. BioClad, a specialist manufacturer, supplier and installer of hygienic cladding technology is the first business of its kind to scoop a Queen’s Award for Enterprise...
April 21st, 2017 | Awards, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Medical | Read More

Market’s diving continues and Geopolitics get sour…

Market’s diving continues and Geopolitics get sour…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell substantially earlier on this afternoon at 1,243 points – minus 35… The geopolitics might cause, as said yesterday, tsunamis with incalculable repercurssions.  John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capers suffered another major loss – 139 points less...
April 20th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Pricing of US$70 Million Public Offering of Common Shares

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Pricing of US$70 Million Public Offering of Common Shares
ATHENS, GREECE, April 20, 2017—Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of 17,500,000 common shares, par value US$0.01 per...
April 20th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More