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The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps
John Faraclas The euphoria – a better word than spree, of the Capers gaining 877 points since last Friday the 13th of April, must be seen as a good sign, despite what is coming up next,  given the geopolitical, environmental, technical advancements et al surrounding the shipping industry. The BDI...
April 20th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, IMO, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Can off-site manufacture improve the productivity and sustainability of the construction industry? Lords to hear evidence

Can off-site manufacture improve the productivity and sustainability of the construction industry? Lords to hear evidence
… The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will take evidence for its inquiry investigating Off-site manufacture for construction. The Committee will hear from house builders and engineering experts. The Committee will consider the potential benefits of off-site manufacture and the...
April 20th, 2018 | Construction, Politics and Government | Read More

“Let’s Cleanup Europe” Campaign

“Let’s Cleanup Europe” Campaign
Every year, millions of tons of plastics and other litter pollute our seas, beaches, rivers, forests and other natural areas. This is primarily due to the lack of a heightened environmental awareness among the wider public that leads to indifference, as well as a lack of suitable infrastructure and waste...
April 20th, 2018 | Associations, Environment | Read More

Enter the Dredging and Port Construction Awards 2018

Enter the Dredging and Port Construction Awards 2018
Namrata Nadkarni, Dredging and Port Construction, Managing Editor The event, which will provide a platform to promote innovation, efficiency and sustainability in the sector, will be part of the official CEDA – IADC Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference programme. This is a special year,...
April 20th, 2018 | Awards, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 20, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 20, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Equity markets’ positive momentum that prevailed over the last few sessions vanished yesterday amid market concerns about waning demand for mobile-phone handsets. Favored by renewed risk aversion, US Treasuries gained some ground....
April 20th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
Wärtsilä Corporation,  20 April 2018 at 11.15 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä announces its strong support for the agreement reached last week at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. The agreed plan is for shipping to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by...
April 20th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Close competition calls for exciting racing in upcoming World Cup Series

Close competition calls for exciting racing in upcoming World Cup Series
Regatta Park, Miami, USA is hosting more than 500 sailors from 50 nations for the second of four regattas in Sailing’s 2018 World Cup Series. Held from 21-28 January 2018, racing will be held in all ten of the Olympic events. © Jesus Renedo /Sailing Energy/World Sailing Over 650 sailors representing...
April 19th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
19-Apr-2018 NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND CHILDREN’S DAY Turkey RESTRICTED SERVICE AT COAL TERMINAL Port Kembla, Australia MARINE WORKS AT SOUTH-WESTERN CORNER OF CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong FOG HALTS TRAFFIC Bosphorus, Turkey National Sovereignty and Children’s Day Thursday, April 19, 2018,...
April 19th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Chairman of IACS pinpoints three key themes of the Association’s strategy for the future

Chairman of IACS pinpoints three key themes of the Association’s strategy for the future
Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen’s commitment to quality, modernisation and transparency widely reflected in IACS work and future vision London, 19 April 2018: Quality, modernisation and transparency have been the three fundamental themes of the International Association of Classification...
April 19th, 2018 | Classification Societies, IACS, News, Reports | Read More

Capes…of good hopes???

Capes…of good hopes???
John Faaclas at ADR The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up today at 1,201 points thanks once again to the as ever volatile, but now predictable Capers! Geopolitics continue in the same pace: turbulent. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The 77 plus points since yesterday on the BDI is not to be taken as an...
April 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, News, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Chief Executive of IMarEST appointed to government Maritime 2050 panel

Chief Executive of IMarEST appointed to government Maritime 2050 panel
David Loosley David Loosley – Chief Executive of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology – has been appointed to a maritime panel by Transport Secretary, Rt Hon Chris Grayling. Working in partnership with industry, the government aims to challenge the sector to think about...
April 19th, 2018 | IMarEST, Politics and Government | Read More

Holland America Line Celebrates 145th Anniversary April 18

Holland America Line Celebrates 145th Anniversary April 18
… Cruise line founded in 1873 is one of most experienced in the world  April 19, 2018 — Holland America Line celebrated its 145th anniversary yesterday, April 18, 2018, marking its place in history as one of the most experienced cruise lines in the world. What started as shipping and passenger...
April 19th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Cruise Industry | Read More

Western Bulk selects Veson Nautical’s Digital Transformation System

Western Bulk selects Veson Nautical’s Digital Transformation System
Boston, MA, USA and Oslo, Norway – April 19, 2018 – Veson Nautical, the market leader in commercial maritime software and services, and Western Bulk, a key player in global dry bulk, today announced the selection of Veson’s Veslink IMOS Platform as Western Bulk’s end-to-end digital freight...
April 19th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Shipmanagement | Read More

The Nautical Institute launches Polar Ship Operations 2nd edition

The Nautical Institute launches Polar Ship Operations 2nd edition
Ülo Eero AFNI and Capt Duke Snider FNI launching Polar Ship Operations 2nd edition 19.04.18 – Interest in the polar regions is rising rapidly as the season for accessing these remote and hostile areas is lengthening. Recognising that this is a critical time for polar shipping, The Nautical Institute...
April 19th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Books, News, The Nautical Institute | Read More

PatSnap provides “foundation block” for clean-tech R&D research

PatSnap provides “foundation block” for clean-tech R&D research
London, UK, April 18 2018 – PatSnap, the world’s leading provider of research and development (R&D) analytics, has today announced Climeon, a clean-tech equipment vendor and world leader in converting low temperature heat into electricity, uses PatSnap’s cloud-based analytics platform to...
April 19th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Samskip brings Rotterdam into Nor Lines’ flexible LNG-powered service network

Samskip brings Rotterdam into Nor Lines’ flexible LNG-powered service network
MV Kvitbjorn Samskip subsidiary Nor Lines will include calls at Rotterdam for the first time in its weekly multipurpose liner service connecting to Western, Mid and Northern Norway, with effect from June 1st. The service is provided by Nor Lines’ state of the art, LNG-fuelled vessels MV Kvitnos and...
April 19th, 2018 | Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG | Read More

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics

Volatility and Uncertainty in the Shipping Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained earlier on today another 72 points thanks to the as ever volatile Capers… The Geopolitical front could soon become not just uncertain, but an inferno. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The BDI with these 72 points – as a result of the Capers’ sky...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Insight, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

“Astypalea in Passion” 28/04-01/05/2018

“Astypalea in Passion” 28/04-01/05/2018
Stunning views from Kallichoron “Astypalea in Passion” 28/04-01/05/2018 Astypalea can be inspiring any season of the year! Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel is proud to sponsor the event “Astypalea in Passion” and actively contribute to its successful running with AELIA-Epinisia Eos. Being a socially...
April 18th, 2018 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
18-Apr-2018 DREDGING OPERATIONS IN TUEN MUN RIVER CHANNEL Hong Kong MOORING & UNMOORING OF VESSELS AT TUAS FINGER ONE PROJECT AREA Singapore RECLAMATION WORK AT TUAS VIEW, OFF TEMASEK FAIRWAY Singapore Dredging operations in Tuen Mun River Channel Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Hong Kong For approximately...
April 18th, 2018 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Nice UltiMed supports Team Banque Populaire

Nice UltiMed supports Team Banque Populaire
… To note:  Nice UltiMed gives Banque Populaire its support after their boat capsized at the weekend  Even though he won’t be able to compete on his boat, Armel Le Cléac’h will attend the event and accompany the Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi in giving the start of the Nice UltiMed ...
April 18th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Diana announces direct continuation of Time Charter Contract for m/v Santa Barbara with Cargill and a New Time Charter Contract for m/v Myrto with Cargill

Diana announces direct continuation of Time Charter Contract for m/v Santa Barbara with Cargill and a New Time Charter Contract for m/v Myrto with Cargill
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Direct Continuation of Time Charter Contract for m/v Santa Barbara with Cargill and a New Time Charter Contract for m/v Myrto with Cargill ATHENS, GREECE, April 18, 2018 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the...
April 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets | Read More

Don’t miss out on Intermodal news and updates

Don’t miss out on Intermodal news and updates
Keep up-to-date with the Intermodal Events We want to make sure you are kept up-to-date about Intermodal Europe and Intermodal Asia: from the latest news, to who is exhibiting and speaking, to industry trends and innovations and much more… Due to changes in Data Protection Law (know as GDPR), from...
April 18th, 2018 | Canals, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Rail | Read More

OECD report out today: Ports must ramp up greenhouse gas incentives

OECD report out today: Ports must ramp up greenhouse gas incentives
… For sure, our international readership you would be interested to study the new OECD International Transport Forum report which come out today, arguing ports need to develop more – and smarter – incentives in order to meet the IMO’s greenhouse gas targets for the shipping...
April 18th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

European shipowners welcome the proposed EU trade agreements with Japan and Singapore

European shipowners welcome the proposed EU trade agreements with Japan and Singapore
Martin Dorsman The European Commission today presented trade agreements with Japan and Singapore to the Council to eventually be adopted. The European shipowners are very pleased that the first step towards the conclusion of these agreements has been taken. “With Japan and Singapore agreements Europe...
April 18th, 2018 | Associations, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Stealthgas Inc announces completion of its newbuilding programme

Stealthgas Inc announces completion of its newbuilding programme
Harry Vafias – second from the left with guests and officials in one of the many ship- christenings ATHENS, Greece, April 17, 2018 – STEALTHGAS INC. (Nasdaq:GASS), a ship-owning company primarily serving the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, announced...
April 18th, 2018 | Company Profiles, LPG, News | Read More