Posts Tagged ‘City of London’

Hooray hooray, the Panamaxes clinched a point…

Hooray hooray, the Panamaxes clinched a point…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost just five points earlier on today and now stands at 629; Geopolitics still sour and the London Yacht Show makes waves. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The Capes’ BCI  lost 12 points and now stands at 972… The Panamaxes,  even with just one...
February 5th, 2019 | Associations, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Volatility knocks again…CAUTION!

Volatility knocks again…CAUTION!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended earlier on today at 1,632 points, 42 higher than yesterday “thanks” to the volatile as ever Capes. Geopolitics remain more than perplexed… John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Capes’ BCI surpassed once …again the 3,000 point threshold – actually...
July 12th, 2018 | Events, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Shipping Indices, Social Columns, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Meeting old and new friends at The Nautical Institute’s Command Seminar

Meeting old and new friends at The Nautical Institute’s Command Seminar
Trinity House On all counts, as we have reported last Wednesday and Thursday, The Nautical Institute’s Command Seminar Series 2017 event at the heart of the Square Mile’s most prestigious and historic buildings, the 500 plus years old Trinity House, was more than a timely and successful event. Timely...
May 20th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

IMarEST hosts 114th Annual Dinner with much success

IMarEST hosts 114th Annual Dinner with much success
… Guests gathered for the IMarEST 114th Annual Dinner at Guildhall, City of London to celebrate another year for the Institute. Prof. Chris Hodge OBE FREng FIMarEST, 115th President of IMarEST, gave a warm welcome, speaking of the Institute’s transformation over recent years: “We are now,...
March 22nd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMarEST | Read More

Greece announces huge new investment opportunities for the tourism industry

Greece announces huge new investment opportunities for the tourism industry
l to r: N. Vettas, G. Katrougalos, Paul Kazarian, Sotiris Leontaris, and Harris Ikonomopoulos Greece releases over half a million acres of land worth more than Euro 33 billion for tourism, hospitality and retail development.  Speaking at this week’s* ‘Greece: A Financial Overview and Investment...
November 26th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marinas, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

When criminalisation follows hard on the heels of marine accidents

When criminalisation follows hard on the heels of marine accidents
A panoramic view of the dinner hall LSLC Cadwallader debate : When criminalisation follows hard on the heels of marine accidents The incidence of criminalisation of shipmasters following accidents in United States waters has gathered momentum in recent years. According to maritime lawyer Michael Chalos,...
November 8th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, London Shipping Law Centre, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Just what authority and responsibility does the Master have when he is under attack?

Just what authority and responsibility does the Master have when he is under attack?
Dr Aleka Sheppard The shipping industry’s concerns about the significantly evolving changes in the shipmaster’s traditional role over the years is the basis of this year’s renowned Cadwallaader Debate. Dr Aleka Sheppard, Maritime Arbitrator, Founder and Chairman of the London Shipping Law Centre...
October 12th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre | Read More

Fair Deal – a sexplicit novel…

Fair Deal – a sexplicit novel…
Fair Deal, Kamal M Malak’s new novel. Fair Deal – a sexplicit novel by business insider Kamal Malak froths with City shenanigans By James Brewer This story starts with hanky-panky in the filing room during an office Christmas party. It goes on to plumb the workings of the corporate and legal...
July 28th, 2016 | Books, Communication, People and Places | Read More

Lord Mayor launches Marine Engineering Pathway project for young people

Lord Mayor launches Marine Engineering Pathway project for young people
The Lord Mayor was joined by Sea Cadets at the launch of the ‘Marine Engineering Pathway’ project at Seafarers UK’s Annual Meeting in Mansion House on 15 June. The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Lord Mountevans, lent his weight to the launch of a new three-year project designed to inspire and...
June 16th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, Charity, Communication, HR, Jobs, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Dressing up and down

Dressing up and down
John Faraclas The last few years have witnessed, in the City of London and elsewhere, a break with the tradition that men of status and representing their business should appear in public wearing a tie. The down-dressing started in imitation of the tech wiz-kids who did not even wear a formal shirt. Among...
October 2nd, 2015 | Clubs, Comment, Communication, Fashion, People and Places, Person Profiles, Politics and Government | Read More

Onassis Prize Awards 2015

Onassis Prize Awards 2015
l to r: Professor Costas Th. Grammenos, Professor Richard Roll, Dr Anthony S. Papadimitriou, Professor Emeritus Stewart C. Myers, Professor Emeritus Trevor D. Heaver, Professor Gene M. Grossman, Dr Martin Stopford, Professor Robert C. Merton (Nobel Laureate 1997). 21 September 2015 – World leading...
September 21st, 2015 | Academia, Awards, Charity, Clubs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, HR | Read More

The Big Drop…

The Big Drop…
Jeffrey Hartman, Temi Binitie and Debbie Turner The Big Drop: oil price collapse fuels upheaval in African and global energy and shipping, Afrimari meeting hears By James Brewer Some of the hottest projects in the oil and gas market have cooled in response to the dramatic fall in crude oil prices –...
April 3rd, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Corruption, Energy, Gas, HR, LNG, Maritime Fraud, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Insurance giant Rosgosstrakh at its sixth London party treats the City to a Russian gypsy extravaganza

Insurance giant Rosgosstrakh at its sixth London party treats the City to a Russian gypsy extravaganza
Liubov Balakireva (RGS), Dina Dominova (RGS), Gareth Morrow (Oakeshott) and Olga Lazovskaya (RGS) In its 700-year history, Leadenhall Market, in the heart of the City, had never seen anything like it.  Gypsy musicians and dancers swirled among the crowd, with the infectious lilt of accordion, violin...
December 10th, 2014 | Associations, Events, Food and Drink, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

Lloyd’s Register End of Summer Drinks…

Lloyd’s Register End of Summer Drinks…
GSCC dierctor Radm (Rt.HCG) Costas Amarantidis, with Lloyd’s Register Jennifer Clarke, Stephanie Moffat from Zodiac Maritime and Kostas Pappadakis from Lloyd’s Register The end of the summer approaches (?) and Lloyd’s Register annual drinks gathering serves as a reminder, although the summer...
September 26th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Events, Food and Drink, Press and Media | Read More

Hidden Worlds: Mysticism and Street life in Lahore

Hidden Worlds: Mysticism and Street life in Lahore
Submission. Photo copyright Hassan Kausar. Hidden Worlds: Mysticism and Street life in Lahore chronicled by photographer Hassan Kausar,  By James Brewer Photographer Hassan Kausar has been rediscovering Lahore, the teeming city he left for London some 26 years ago.  His conclusion is: “Despite all...
August 8th, 2014 | Art and auctions, Associations, Exhibitions, Photography | Read More

Evolving Lloyd’s Vision 2025

Evolving Lloyd’s Vision 2025
Tuesday 15 April 2014 -Lloyd’s has published a new strategy for 2014-2016, setting out how it will work towards achieving its 2025 goals. The plan details how the Corporation will support managing agents, brokers and capital providers in an evolving distribution and capital environment. (source:...
April 15th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Press and Media | Read More

Lloyd’s wins sustainable City Award

Lloyd’s wins sustainable City Award
Wednesday 02 April 2014 – Lloyd’s was honoured at this year’s City of London’s Sustainable City Awards for its “outstanding report” on business and insurance implications of food safety and security. (source: Lloyd’s of London) Trevor Maynard, Lloyd’s head of exposure management...
April 2nd, 2014 | Awards, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

IMarEST promotes excellence and inspires at Guildhall Annual Dinner

IMarEST promotes excellence and inspires at Guildhall Annual Dinner
Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE giving his after dinner speech IMarEST promotes excellence and inspires at Guildhall Annual Dinner,  By Jean Winfield, Jeanius Consulting Guests old and new recently joined IMarEST for a fabulous 111th Annual Dinner at the Guildhall, City of London to celebrate another successful...
March 31st, 2014 | Events, HR, IMarEST, People and Places | Read More

Expanding trade and smaller navies are good news for pirates

Expanding trade and smaller navies are good news for pirates
Standing, The Hon. Mr. Justice Eder summing up and on an l to r panellists Richard Siberry QC, William Howard and Peter Cook The London Shipping Law Centre’s third major seminar of the year, ‘Piracy legal, commercial and political developments’, was a resounding success, on 26 March, and was attended...
March 28th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, London Shipping Law Centre, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipmanagement | Read More

Pop Art Prints and Pots…

Pop Art Prints and Pots…
Margaret Thatcher Teapot. Earthenware. Designed by Fluck and Law for Carlton Ware, Staffordshire. Image courtesy of The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. Pop Art Prints and Pots: choice Contemporary Art Society show at the Whitechapel Gallery, London,  By James Brewer  One of the...
March 19th, 2014 | Art and auctions, Charity, Clubs, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Optimism returns to UK construction

Optimism returns to UK construction
Friday 21 February 2014 – The UK construction sector is seeing its fastest increase in commercial work since August 2007 – a sign that it may finally be out of the doldrums and a positive indicator for underwriters. (source: Lloyd’s of London) Looking around the City of London over the...
February 21st, 2014 | Construction, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

The 2014 Lloyd’s Register traditional Vassilopita London event

The 2014 Lloyd’s Register traditional Vassilopita London event
Thomas Andersen, the Lloyd’s Register Chairman delivering his speech At full house at Lloyd’s Register HQ in the heart of the Square Mile, over 200 guests – the majority being members of London’s three-centuries-old strong Greek Shipping community listened to Thomas Thune Andersen’s speech,...
February 2nd, 2014 | Anniversaries, Charity, Classification Societies, Events, People and Places | Read More

Baltic data services underpin strong 2012/13 result

Baltic data services underpin strong 2012/13 result
  The Baltic Exchange Use of the Baltic Exchange’s freight market information and its disputes resolution services has shown a marked increase over the past 12 months as more companies from outside the UK join the London headquartered shipping exchange.  The Baltic Exchange has today (12 June...
June 12th, 2013 | Chartering, Fixtures, Markets, News, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More