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Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH and Korean Register sign MoU for IMO DCS services

Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH and Korean Register  sign MoU for IMO DCS services
l to r: Michael Suhr Korean Register and Philipp A. Ahrenkiel and Nico Krumbeck both Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between Korean Register (KR) and Swiss Climate EcoCare GmbH to provide enhanced IMO DCS (International Maritime Organization, Data Collection...
December 3rd, 2018 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Thordon solves Navenor bearing problem

Thordon solves Navenor bearing problem
Based on the success of the SXL retrofits, Salinor/Navenor approached Thortech to supply a complete bearing and seal package for the shallow draught bulker Comandante Paschoal Thordon Bearings has completed a range of water-lubricated and grease-free bearing installations to a third salt lugger in the...
December 3rd, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

North P&I Club’s Alan Lo retires after 23 years with the Club

North P&I Club’s Alan Lo retires after 23 years with the Club
Alan Lo December 3, 2018 – After over 23 years of service, Alan Lo, the Director of North’s Hong Kong office, retired on 30 November. Alan has served the Club and its members with distinction throughout this period and has been a respected ambassador and a good friend and colleague to all at...
December 3rd, 2018 | Company Profiles, HR, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

Low expectations, modest victory

Low expectations, modest victory
Low expectations, modest victory Buenos Aires avoids bad outcomes By Mark Sobel in Washington Monday 3 December 2018 Another year, another G20 leaders’ summit. But memories of Buenos Aires may last longer than for some other G20 meetings. President Donald Trump behaved well. Expectations were exceeded...
December 3rd, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Thome Chairman receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Thome Chairman receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Olav Eek Thorstensen, Executive Chairman of Thome Group with his Lifetime Achievement Award Olav Eek Thorstensen, Executive Chairman of the Thome Group, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tanker Shipping and Trade’s annual conference held in London on 20-21 November. Looking back over his...
December 3rd, 2018 | Awards, Company Profiles, Events, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 3, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 3, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinse counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 meeting led to an agreement for the US to postpone the scheduled tariff increase. In return, China will purchase a “very...
December 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

Performing coating systems for different applications

Performing coating systems for different applications
Applying Ecofix on the corroded areas of a rudder. Subsea Industries develops durable, non-toxic hard hull coating systems. Ecospeed was the first coating and was launched in 2002, but since then a line of other products has been added. Ecoshield Ecoshield is an enhanced version of Ecospeed. Small but...
December 3rd, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Africa must accelerate market reforms, Interference at the Reserve Bank of India

Africa must accelerate market reforms, Interference at the Reserve Bank of India
. Commentary: Africa must accelerate market reforms By George Asante in Johannesburg For Africa to grow, it needs a broad, all-inclusive financial market that facilitates investment. Policy-makers must pursue accelerated reforms to the continent’s financial markets, principally because these can...
December 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More

Trump’s trade war sees US soybean exports heading south

Trump’s trade war sees US soybean exports heading south
But a weaker Q4 for smaller dry bulk tonnage should be followed by a stronger Q1 and Q2 as seasonality returns amid trade disruption  London, 3 December 2018. Two months into the current US soybeans trading year, the impact of president Donald Trump’s trade war is becoming more apparent, according...
December 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Details: photographer Marco Carnaroli reconfigures classic cars as abstract art

Details: photographer Marco Carnaroli reconfigures classic cars as abstract art
Carola Syz and Marco Carnaroli with ‘Lagonda.’ Details: photographer Marco Carnaroli reconfigures classic cars as abstract art By James Brewer Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ferrari, Morgan, Lagonda, Mille Miglia… a convoy of classic automobiles of desire. Here are those exalted marques, though,...
December 2nd, 2018 | Art and auctions, Automobiles, Exhibitions, People and Places, Photography | Read More

The Bulletin: Up in the air

The Bulletin: Up in the air
.. December 2018 Vol.9 Ed.11 The state of globalisation From the UK’s Brexit challenge and US unilateralism, to trade wars and European immigration concerns, the unifying theme that preoccupied liberal policy-makers in 2018 was the political threat to economic globalisation and how best to share...
December 1st, 2018 | Banking, European Union, Finance, Immigration, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
01-Dec-2018 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 2-15 DECEMBER 2018 Worldwide World Holidays: 2-15 December 2018 Saturday, December 1, 2018, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 6 Dec (Thu) – Finland Independence Day 16 Dec (Sun) – Day of Reconciliation (South Africa) 16...
December 1st, 2018 | Anniversaries, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness
Irene K. Notias and Theodore Chouliaras Project Connect and The Institute of Maritime Educational Studies, (IMES) present:  “NEVER FORGET” A seminar on disaster preparedness for children ages 9 to 99 that raises awareness that to act proactively saves lives! The training seminar on the prevention...
December 1st, 2018 | Charity, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Education and Training, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Pollution | Read More

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 50 points and now stands at 1,231 points. Geopolitics are about to bring a Shakespearean Tempest revisited; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: On a weekly basis the BDI was up 138 points – from 1,093, thanks to the Capes’ erroneous skyrocking earlier...
November 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans

Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans
Kira Phoenix K’inan Kira Phoenix K’inan: Glass Sculptor with Compassion for the Oceans Kira Phoenix K’inan talks to James Brewer about her innovative glass creations. London-based artist and designer Kira Phoenix K’inan brings together art and craft through her glass sculptures, many of...
November 30th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Environment, Exhibitions, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime Gifts, News, Oceanology, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

BMF Port Burgas and TECHCARGO become members of FEPORT.

BMF Port Burgas and TECHCARGO become members of FEPORT.
.. During its annual General Assembly meeting held on November 28th, 2018, FEPORT members have formally welcomed two new members: BMF Port of Burgas as a full member and TECHCARGO LLC as an associate member. BMF is a privately-owned port operator of terminal Burgas East 2 and terminal Burgas West, part...
November 30th, 2018 | Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
30-Nov-2018 REVISED RESTRICTIONS FOR OIL BERTH Port Kembla, Australia MARITIME GLOBAL PROCESSING CENTRE HOLIDAY CLOSURE Australia JOHOR BAHRU PORT LIMITS Singapore Revised restrictions for oil berth Friday, November 30, 2018, Port Kembla, Australia Oil Berth 201 at Port Kembla can now accept LR1 up to...
November 30th, 2018 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents
.. 30 November 2018 – (London) OCIMF and INTERTANKO have today released two new information papers that will help improve safety in the energy shipping industry. The result of a joint initiative between the two organisations, the papers look at two key areas:  competency and learning from incidents. Behavioural...
November 30th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Transaid turns 20!

Transaid turns 20!
.. “Transaid’s programmes have been proven to work and I hope the industry recognises the value they add.” HRH The Princess Royal Last week, we celebrated our 20th anniversary celebrations with a special showcase event in London, attended by more than 150 industry supporters, partners...
November 30th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Charity | Read More

Wärtsilä: Reduce Opex and Become Greener

Wärtsilä: Reduce Opex and Become Greener
.. The oil & gas industry was plunged into turmoil when the oil price crashed in 2014. To get back on track, the industry has been forced to transform. It has been forced to figure out new ways of working and apply new solutions to remain profitable while oil price fluctuates. The question that...
November 30th, 2018 | Accountancy, Drill ships, Environment, Gas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipmanagement, Technology | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 30, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 30, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: All eyes are on the meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina late on Saturday which will aim at resolving the trade dispute between the two countries....
November 30th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

FEPORT calls for consistency and coordination between different EU policies impacting the private cargo handling industry

FEPORT calls for consistency and coordination between different EU policies impacting the private cargo handling industry
FEPORT calls for consistency and coordination between different EU policies impacting the private cargo handling industry During their General Assembly meeting held in Brussels on November 28th, 2018 FEPORT members discussed their expectations in the coming years and commented upon the recent ITF Report...
November 30th, 2018 | Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Holland America Line Takes Delivery of Nieuw Statendam from Fincantieri Shipyard

Holland America Line Takes Delivery of Nieuw Statendam from Fincantieri Shipyard
The “Nieuw Statendam” in Fincantieri Shipyard Holland America Line took delivery of Nieuw Statendam 29 November 2018, officially making it the 15th ship in the fleet. A hand-over ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera, Italy, shipyard, and Nieuw Statendam will set sail for...
November 30th, 2018 | Cruise Industry, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Liberian Corporate Registry appoints Anthony Perea new MD

Liberian Corporate Registry appoints Anthony Perea new MD
Anthony Perea Anthony Perea has been appointed Managing Director of the Liberian Corporate Registry. Anthony was previously Managing Director at global corporate and fiduciary services provider AMICORP, where he was head of institutional sales for the Americas, Latin America and Asia. He has nearly 25...
November 30th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Flags, Person Profiles | Read More

Tokenisation unlocks illiquid markets, Global financial stability

Tokenisation unlocks illiquid markets, Global financial stability
Commentary: Tokenisation unlocks illiquid markets By Pierre Ortlieb in London The promise of tokenisation lies in substantially reducing remaining illiquidity discounts by creating tokens that represent partial ownership rights to underlying illiquid assets. This is particularly encouraging in the commercial...
November 30th, 2018 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Finance, Markets, Reports | Read More