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fathom-news e-bulletin 12 Nov. 2017

fathom-news e-bulletin 12 Nov. 2017
INSIGHT Fuelled by microwaves A promising new energy source for cruise ships could emerge next year. It’s known as microwave assisted pyrolysis, and Richard Branson’s Virgin Cruises is in the know. More.   Singapore:...
November 12th, 2017 | Environment, Reports | Read More

A friend indeed

A friend indeed
To note: – The front runners expected to make landfall in Martinique on Tuesday 14 – Aurélien Poisson becomes a dad while racing – Tricks for boosting competitors’ morale Whilst the fleet carves out a route between the latest squalls in what is a very shifty trade wind, each of the...
November 12th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

London Group Open exhibition 2017 opens with exceptional artwork

London Group Open exhibition 2017 opens with exceptional artwork
Sumi Perera. London Group Open exhibition 2017 opens with exceptional artwork By James Brewer It is the most frequently uttered joke in the art shop – “2B or not 2B,” referencing grades of pencil and Hamlet’s great monologue as he ponders whether to take arms against a sea of troubles. The multi-disciplinary...
November 12th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

World Sailing Council looks to the future

World Sailing Council looks to the future
A week of discussion and debate from delegates at World Sailing’s Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico culminated in a two-day meeting of World Sailing’s Council.   The submissions that proposed change, made in advance of the conference and the subsequent recommendations made by...
November 12th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting powerful finale

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting powerful finale
Eleftherios Veniamis MSc STF 2000 of Golden Union delivering his paper; to his right the panel of session one on the Dry Markets Further to our yesterday’s brief note on the first day of this unique event, herewith is another note of the second day’s deliberations earlier on today; Iris Liaskonis...
November 11th, 2017 | Academia, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

World Sailing launches revolutionary eSailing World Championships

World Sailing launches revolutionary eSailing World Championships
.. World Sailing, the world governing body, has moved into the world of eSports with the launch of the first virtual World Sailing Championships. In partnership with the leading digital sailing platform, Virtual Regatta, the eSailing World Championships will be held every year starting from 2018. The...
November 11th, 2017 | Associations, Communication, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  11-Nov-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 12-25 NOVEMBER 2017 Worldwide World Holidays: 12-25 November 2017 Saturday, November 11, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 15 Nov (Wed) – Proclamation of the Republic (Brazil) 18 Nov (Sat)...
November 11th, 2017 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

No lasting armistice out on the ocean…

No lasting armistice out on the ocean…
99 years ago, the armistice of 11 November 1918 heralded the end of the First World War. This Saturday, on this its anniversary on the great Atlantic chessboard, by way of a nod to history, the battle is continuing to rage among the Mini-Transat La Boulangère ranks. Notably so at the front of the fleet,...
November 11th, 2017 | Maritime History and Museums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Fact vs fiction: BDA and industry respond to ICIJ reports

Fact vs fiction: BDA and industry respond to ICIJ reports
Hamilton, Bermuda, November 10, 2017 – Reportage about hacked data from global law firm Appleby has highlighted the substantial lack of media understanding of offshore investment structures and Bermuda’s long-time reputation for tax transparency and cooperation with international authorities. Bermuda...
November 10th, 2017 | Reports, Taxation | Read More

Uncertainty? Volatility? Anyway, the BDI and the Markets are down…

Uncertainty? Volatility? Anyway, the BDI and the Markets are down…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 17 points since yesterday and now reads 1,464; it also lost 12 points since last week’s 1,476 points… Geopolitics become everyday more and more enigmatic… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The Capers as volatile as ever managed to retain the...
November 10th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  10-Nov-2017 NO TARIFF INCREASES FOR THIRD YEAR Gothenburg, Sweden TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF LANDING STEPS Hong Kong No tariff increases for third year Friday, November 10, 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden Gothenburg Port Authority has opted to keep the Port Tariff unchanged for the third...
November 10th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

High-Level summit to drive ambitious action on Global Shipping’s Decarbonization Challenge

High-Level summit to drive ambitious action on Global Shipping’s Decarbonization Challenge
LONDON – NOVEMBER 10, 2017: Wide consensus that the global shipping fleet must rapidly decarbonize has catalyzed some of shipping’s most ambitious and commercially-savvy leaders, strategists and innovators to co-develop an Action Plan for the decarbonization of international shipping in line with...
November 10th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment | Read More

OrderWise names Family Business of the Year 2017

OrderWise names Family Business of the Year 2017
OrderWise were victorious in winning ‘Family Business of the Year’ at this year’s Midlands Family Business Awards, pictured left to right are: Adam Pye of John Pye Auctions, OrderWise MD David Hallam, Marketing Manager Karl Blakesley and Naomi Warren of sponsors Bonningtons. Fighting...
November 10th, 2017 | Awards, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

PORTOPIA partners present outcome of their project

PORTOPIA partners present outcome of their project
… 10 November 2017 – During their Final Event on 9 November 2017, the PORTOPIA partners have presented the outcome of their project and shed a light on future developments. This event must be seen as a milestone in the data digitalisation agenda of the European port sector. During a day...
November 10th, 2017 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 10, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, November 10, 2017)
Dr. Platon , Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their cue from Wall Street’s modest losses overnight, major European bourses opened lower on Friday on the back of increased...
November 10th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ocean at the heart of COP23

Ocean at the heart of COP23
The Ocean & Climate Initiatives Alliance launches the first synthesis  of the ongoing actions led by the ocean-climate community Ocean at the heart of COP23 The Presidency of Fiji at the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...
November 10th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting…

Grammenos’ Cass 4th Athens Triennial Meeting…
Anthony Papadimitriou at the podium; to his right the panel Picture by iris D. Liaskonis …is as you read these lines enfolding at the Onassis Cultural Centre (STEGI) in Athens, Greece and continues tomorrow with nearly 1,000 registrations… The Grammenos Brigade as we call it! Iris Liaskonis is...
November 10th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Markets, Military, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Wessels Signs Letter of Intent for Further LNG Conversions

Wessels Signs Letter of Intent for Further LNG Conversions
Pictured at the signing of the Letter of Intent between Wessels and MAN Diesel & Turbo were* MAN Diesel & Turbo’s ability to retrofit existing fleets drives Maritime Energy Transition In connection with the Europort 2017 exhibition for maritime technology in Rotterdam, Wessels Reederei –...
November 10th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Changes to the composition of the Oslo Børs Benchmark Index

Changes to the composition of the Oslo Børs Benchmark Index
10/11/2017 – Oslo Børs has revised the composition of the Benchmark Index (OSEBX). The number of companies included in the index will be 67.  The Benchmark Index is intended to be an investable index that comprises a representative selection of all the shares listed on Oslo Børs. Since the...
November 10th, 2017 | Markets, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

HudsonAnalytix wins Port Cyber Assessment Grant

HudsonAnalytix wins Port Cyber Assessment Grant
Max Bobys HudsonAnalytix–Cyber Awarded United States Maritime Administration Cargo Handling Cooperative Program Grant to Perform Cybersecurity Assessment Workshops at Three U.S. Ports. Washington, DC, November 9, 2017 // HudsonAnalytix, Inc. is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a United States...
November 10th, 2017 | Awards, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

The Markets: …did I hear you uncertainty..?

The Markets: …did I hear you uncertainty..?
John Faraclas The Greeks have a …cliché, not just a word for today: “…And it’s the 9th day of the month…” with respect odd situation in life. The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost five points earlier on today and now reads 1,481 – that’s 766 points below the 31st of Dec 2013 reading/level!!!...
November 9th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Rio keeps on rocking

Rio keeps on rocking
Sol Ipanema marketing manager Juliana Girão. Rio keeps on rocking By James Brewer The success of the Rock in Rio series of extravaganzas, the Olympic Games and the World Cup has proven the ability of Rio de Janeiro to organise and handle huge events, Brazilian representatives told delegates to the World...
November 9th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Vietnam makes monster impression at London’s World Travel Market

Vietnam makes monster impression at London’s World Travel Market
Vietnamese charm at WTM. Vietnam makes monster impression at London’s World Travel Market By James Brewer One of America’s most in-demand film directors has lavished praise on the people and landscapes of Vietnam, a prime location for his hit fantasy movie which has been described as one of the best...
November 9th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  09-Nov-2017 MARCUS HOOK ANCHORAGE DREDGING UPDATE Delaware River, United States NEW ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE RECORD IN FISCAL YEAR 2017 Panama Canal, Panama MOORING BUOY RESTORED Hong Kong Marcus Hook Anchorage dredging update Thursday, November 9, 2017, Delaware River, United States The...
November 9th, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ICS encouraged by EU faith in UN IMO to further reduce shipping’s carbon emissions

ICS encouraged by EU faith in UN IMO to further reduce shipping’s carbon emissions
Simon Bennett,ICS Director of Policy and External Relations Speaking from the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, ICS Director of Policy, Simon Bennett, has commented on the provisional decision by the European Union not to include shipping within the full scope of the regional EU Emissions Trading...
November 9th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More