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The Markets, the World Economy, Shipping and the Greek saga…

The Markets, the World Economy, Shipping and the Greek saga…
John Faraclas’ live interview to Panos Thomakos at SBC TV last Friday the 14th of December 2012 tackled the following issues: 1. The continuation of the downward markets – wet and dry in dire straits! 2. The Markets, the free fall of the BDI at 784 points! He expressed his concern with the way shipbrokers...
December 17th, 2012 | Cruise Industry, Energy, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dynamic Oil heralds succesful start to new trading operations

Strong liquidity and capital provide foundation for strong start and quick growth Singapore, 17 December 2012 – Dynamic Oil Trading, the newly launched global trading company for marine fuels and lubricants, today announced an successful start to trading, since it commenced operations in October...
December 17th, 2012 | Energy, Oil Industry, Trade and Commerce | Read More

A seasonal tradition continues at AtoBviaC

As far as seasonal customs go in the shipping industry, the advent of the New Year’s Wordscale tanker flat rates, currently arriving on desks worldwide, has proven to be one of the most reliable. And again, this reliability extends to the choice of AtoBviaC as Worldscale’s partner in calculating...
December 17th, 2012 | Fixtures, Oil Industry, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:  * Singapore, all ports – Bunker supplier licence cancelled  * Hong Kong, all ports – Safe Navigation in Poor Visibility  * Australia, Port Kembla – Three-day maintenance shutdown  * Bunker Update...
December 17th, 2012 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ICS sets out future for Arctic Shipping

Simon Bennett The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet, has issued a new position paper on Arctic shipping. As the Arctic becomes more accessible, ICS has set out some key principles with regard to the future governance of Arctic waters. Offshore...
December 17th, 2012 | International Chamber of Shipping, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Rickmers-Linie to take delivery of two newbuildings

One of Rickmers heavy lifters the m/v Rickmers Hamburg Rickmers-Linie is to take delivery of two 20, 000dwt newbuildings in 2015, built at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China. Both of these multi-purpose vessels will be equipped with two 450-tonne cranes and one 120-tonne crane. The two main cranes...
December 17th, 2012 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Meeting of the 19th Board of children-Representatives of the “HELMEPA Junior” program

Meeting of the 19th Board of children-Representatives of the “HELMEPA Junior” program
All on stage at the conclusion of the proceedings On Friday, 14th December, the 19th Board of Representatives of the “HELMEPA Junior” program that was implemented during the 2011-2012 school year, convened in Athens. The Board was comprised of thirteen children-members, aged between 5 and 13, who...
December 17th, 2012 | Charity, Environment, Events | Read More

EC Breaches International Law on Ship Recycling File, Independent Lawyers Say

NGO Platforms Calls for Public Disclosure of European Council Legal Analysis   17 December 2012 (Brussels) – The European Commission’s proposed regulation on ship recycling is illegal, according to two independent legal experts whose legal opinions were publicly released today. The NGO Shipbreaking...
December 17th, 2012 | Environment, Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

American P&I Club sailing steadily ahead amid highly volatile global claims environment

American P&I Club sailing steadily ahead amid highly volatile global claims environment
Joe Hughes The size and volatility of very large insurance claims in the shipping market is unlikely to abate, Joe Hughes, chairman and chief executive of Shipowners Claims Bureau, which manages the American P&I Club, has warned. Speaking at his annual briefing for members and other shipowners and...
December 17th, 2012 | Events, P and I Clubs | Read More

Diana Shipping Inc’s latest t/c fixtures

Diana Shipping Inc., announces time charter contracts for m/v Norfolk with Clearlake, m/v Alcyon with EDF and m/v Melite with Cargill ATHENS, GREECE, December 17, 2012 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today...
December 17th, 2012 | Chartering, Fixtures | Read More

Homage to Britain’s coal-fired paddle steamers: poetry by Christine Sherlock

Homage to Britain’s coal-fired paddle steamers: poetry by Christine Sherlock
Christine Sherlock Homage to Britain’s coal-fired paddle steamers: poetry by Christine Sherlock By Christine Sherlock I was inspired to write a poem about one of Britain’s most popular paddle steamers, the historic Kingswear Castle, after an enjoyable trip down the River Medway from Rochester in...
December 16th, 2012 | Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places | Read More

An Italian ambassador for the avant-garde returns to London: Whitechapel Gallery opens its latest exhibition

An Italian ambassador for the avant-garde returns to London: Whitechapel Gallery opens its latest exhibition
Untitled (Film Still no 49) Black and white photograph By Cindy Sherman Courtesy Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo An Italian ambassador for the avant-garde returns to London: Whitechapel Gallery opens its latest exhibition, By James Brewer Twenty years ago, an Italian business graduate, Patrizia Sandretto...
December 16th, 2012 | Exhibitions | Read More

Underwriters gain an edge with market insight

Managing agents are using insightful analysis from Lloyd’s Market Intelligence team to benchmark their performance and make more informed decisions when accessing new markets. Insurers and brokers are always on the lookout for useful data and analysis on insurance markets around the world, but reliable...
December 16th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Bubble-wrap, Barbie and Babylon: Selma Feriani Gallery welcomes Carola Syz exhibition Transformation

Bubble-wrap, Barbie and Babylon:  Selma Feriani Gallery welcomes Carola Syz exhibition Transformation
Playing with fire, Acrylic on bubble-wrap by Charlie Masson Bubble-wrap, Barbie and Babylon:  Selma Feriani Gallery welcomes Carola Syz exhibition Transformation By James Brewer In the latest incarnation of the group show Transformation, featuring contemporary artists with Italian connections, everything...
December 16th, 2012 | Exhibitions | Read More

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – World Holidays: 16-29 December 2012 * Germany, all ports – Pilotage tariffs to increase * India, Mundra – Acceptable draft at MMPT berth No.6 DATE: December 15, 2012 -COUNTRY: Worldwide...
December 15th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Coastline Surveys Ltd complete high resolution multi-beam surveys

The m/v Flat Horn Coastline Surveys Ltd (CSL) have completed three high resolution multi-beam hydrographic surveys in the Southern North Sea, using the latest generation R2SONIC 2024 combined with an IxBlue Octans MKIII Gyro / MRU and C-NAV 3050 RTK GPS positioning.  The CSL survey vessel MV FlatHolm...
December 14th, 2012 | Oceanology | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Acoustic monitors for Dolphin survey off  Airport * Australia, Port Kembla – Marine pilots’ industrial dispute resolved * Australia, Port Kembla – Coal Terminal three-day...
December 14th, 2012 | Oceanology, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Markets, what next…?

The Markets,  what next…?
The Markets are diving! Why? How many analysts have forecasted this downturn? What’s next in shipping? How will the Banks react and what will  the listed companies do? This and many other issues will be explained by John Faraclas as a  briefing for 2012.  
December 14th, 2012 | Comment, Markets | Read More

Dews painting of epic battle British and American warships in 1813 for sale at Bonhams in London

Dews painting of epic battle British and American warships in 1813 for sale at Bonhams in London
‘Don’t give up the ship – Action between Chesapeake and Shannon off Boston 19th May 1813’ Dews painting of epic battle British and American warships in 1813 for sale at Bonhams in London Victor of quickest and most decisive frigate action awarded a Baronetcy Bonhams is selling...
December 14th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

MOL Woodchip Carrier Rescues a Yacht Skipper

TOKYO—Mitsui  O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that its owned  and operated woodchip carrier Global  Explorer rescued the skipper of a yacht Makalii that wrecked near the Line  Islands, 1, 500km south of the Hawaii Islands. The Global Explorer was under way from...
December 14th, 2012 | HR, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Bodouroglou, Vafias and Daifas Scoop Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards

Bodouroglou, Vafias and Daifas Scoop Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards
HBC newsreader Andriana Paraskevopoulou joined Nigel Lowry to co-host the event Bodouroglou, Vafias and Daifas Scoop Greek Shipping Awards – Aegean Bulk, Neda Maritime and Blue Star Ferries also honoured – THE winners of the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards for 2012 have been announced...
December 14th, 2012 | Charity, Events | Read More

Two hundred days on the picket line in Turkey

Protest against the sacking of the 305 workers 13 December 2012 -Dismissed aviation workers in Turkey are marking 200 days of picket line protest this Friday as their resolute campaign to win their jobs back continues.   The 305 workers, who were employed by Turkish Airlines, are continuing their battle...
December 14th, 2012 | Airline Industry, Aviation, HR, ITF | Read More

Entry into force of the Regulation (EC) No 392/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the Liability of Carriers of Passengers by Sea in the Event of Accidents (the “PLR”)

Entry into force of the Regulation (EC) No 392/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the Liability of Carriers of Passengers by Sea in the Event of Accidents (the “PLR”) We refer Members to circular 222012 of December [12th] on the PLR, that will apply in all European...
December 14th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Thirty small charities benefit from Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards

Thirty small charities benefit from Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards
  Iain Webb Wilson, head of Lloyd’s charity awards, with John Metcalfe of RFIB and Daryl Ann Hardman of the Friends of the Belarusian Children’s Hospice Thirty small charities benefit from Lloyd’s Market Charity AwardsIain Webb Wilson, chairman of Lloyd’s Charities Trust, has...
December 13th, 2012 | Charity, Events, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Backstory to the Royal Academy’s latest show: the marine operation masterminded by contemporary artist Mariko Mori —

Backstory to the Royal Academy’s latest show: the marine operation masterminded by contemporary artist Mariko Mori —
Transcircle by Mariko Mori. The Mori Art Collection, Tokyo. Copyright Mariko Mori. Photo Ole Hein Pedersen. Backstory to the Royal Academy’s latest show: the marine operation masterminded by contemporary artist Mariko Mori, By James Brewer A tricky marine engineering feat has been required to support...
December 13th, 2012 | Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More