Posts Tagged ‘Cuba’

Jane McDonald Cruises Cuba with Celestyal Cruises

Jane McDonald Cruises Cuba with Celestyal Cruises
… Piraeus, Greece – 30 Aug 2017:  Cruising royalty Jane McDonald is back doing what she does best – taking her audience with her on the high seas to explore cruising life in the second series of the hotly anticipated ‘Cruising with Jane’. The second episode airs on Friday the 8thSeptember...
August 30th, 2017 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, News | Read More

Celestyal Cruises wins five awards at Tourism Awards 2017

Celestyal Cruises wins five awards at Tourism Awards 2017
…Celestyal’s winners! Annual Ceremony Celebrates Excellence in Travel & Tourism Piraeus, Greece — Celestyal Cruises, the only home-porting cruise operator in Greece and the preeminent sea cruise line serving Greek destinations and the island of Cuba, today announced it won five...
March 24th, 2017 | Awards, Cruise Industry, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Celestyal Cruises’ fourth Cuba season sets sail

Celestyal Cruises’ fourth Cuba season sets sail
First Cruise Sailed from Montego Bay November 18th, arrived in Havana on the 21st Celestyal Cruises, the true specialist in destination centric cruising, is delighted to announce its fourth year operation in Cuba. After three successful seasons, the company now sails to Cuba year-round, providing thrilled...
December 6th, 2016 | Maritime Tourism | Read More

Celestyal Cruises will sail to Cuba’s Punta Frances throughout 2016-2017 season

Celestyal Cruises will sail to Cuba’s Punta Frances throughout 2016-2017 season
Guests will visit Cuba’s Isle of Youth for an authentic Cuban beach experience  7th June, 2016:  Celestyal Cruises is pleased to announce its newest port of call Punta Frances for the upcoming 2016-2017 Caribbean season. Chosen for its authentic vibe, impeccable beachfront, and crystalline waters...
June 7th, 2016 | Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Celestyal Cruises will sail year-round in Cuba beginning 21 November 2016

Celestyal Cruises will sail year-round in Cuba beginning 21 November 2016
Celestyal CRYSTAL Piraeus, Greece: Celestyal Cruises today announced it will sail year-round in Cuba beginning 21 November 2016. Following its third successful season in Cuba, during which the company was the only cruise line to visit four ports of call, the Cuba Cruise product will be rebranded as...
April 20th, 2016 | Cruise Industry, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

US Further Eases Cuba Sanctions

US Further Eases Cuba Sanctions
The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) (the CACR Amendments). Douglas Maag and Daniel Correll write: According to Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, the amendments: build on the actions of the last 15 months...
March 21st, 2016 | Associations, Legal, Sanctions | Read More

The attractive low BDI now makes waves…

The attractive low BDI now makes waves…
John Faraclas Amidst the economic and geopolitical turmoil one should not lose the appetite for gains; John Faraclas explains: With plus four points, the BDI at 322 is more than an attractive component to invest if you are capable these turbulent days the world of trade and transport lives! The Capers...
February 24th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, Canals, Comment, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Featured, Holidays, HR, Immigration, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Markets, Military, Mining, News, Oil Industry, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The US further eases Cuban sanctions

The US further eases Cuban sanctions
On September 18, 2015, the US Departments of Treasury and Commerce announced further revisions to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations consistent with the continued opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba by the Obama Administration. As Treasury Secretary Jacob...
September 28th, 2015 | Politics and Government, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

The “Celestyal Crystal” call at Chios

The “Celestyal Crystal” call at Chios
The ” Celestyal Crystal” arriving at the Port of Chios The “Celestyal Crystal” a cruise ship with a very colourful life visited Chios on the 24th of September. The 1980 built vessel had also the honour to accommodate and entertain famous personalities, amongst them Sweden’s Royal...
September 28th, 2015 | Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Cruise Industry, Film Industry, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Photography, Press and Media, Tourism | Read More

Crowley-Managed Philadelphia Express Provides Assistance to Distressed Cuban Rafters near Key West

Crowley-Managed Philadelphia Express Provides Assistance to Distressed Cuban Rafters near Key West
(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Sept. 27, 2015) ­– The Crowley-managed,  Philadelphia Express– a 3, 237 TEU container ship ­– recently provided assistance to nine Cubans on a makeshift raft adrift near Key West, Fla.   As the vessel was steaming from Houston, Texas to Savannah, Ga., crewmembers spotted...
September 28th, 2015 | Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Capers Volatility and Uncertainty reigns in the shipping markets; geopolitics of the edge…

Capers Volatility and Uncertainty reigns in the shipping markets; geopolitics of the edge…
John Faraclas Our thirty-eighth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 18th of September 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed up...
September 18th, 2015 | Associations, Chartering, Civil Unrest, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, LNG, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism | Read More

Sanctions update: Navigators Insurance Company Settles with US Sanctions Regulator

Sanctions update: Navigators Insurance Company Settles with US Sanctions Regulator
According to OFAC, between May 2008 and April 2011 US-based Navigators and its London branch: issued global protection and indemnity (“P&I”) insurance policies that provided coverage to North Korean-flagged vessels and covered incidents that occurred in or involved Iran, Sudan, or Cuba—some...
August 11th, 2015 | Sanctions | Read More

Dangerous market levels…

Dangerous market levels…
  John Faraclas Our forty-ninth  weekly recapitulation of the markets and world geopolitics affecting same, tonight Friday the 19th of December 2014 with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. • The BDI closed earlier this afternoon down 11 points since yesterday Thursday the 18th of December...
December 19th, 2014 | Associations, At the end of the day..., Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Stock Markets, Tourism | Read More

Clyde & Co Update: President Obama Announces Significant Easing of Cuba Sanctions

Clyde & Co Update: President Obama Announces Significant Easing of Cuba Sanctions
President Barak Obama has announced that his Administration “is taking steps to chart a new course in [US] relations with Cuba.” In addition to a broad expansion of diplomatic relations with Cuba, the US will be making substantial amendments to its Cuba-related sanctions and export control...
December 18th, 2014 | Consumers Market, HR, Politics and Government, Reports, Sanctions | Read More

Civil aviation leaders reach out to Cuban workers

Civil aviation leaders reach out to Cuban workers
9 May 2014 – A team of ITF civil aviation representatives built stronger ties with Cuban workers as part of a solidarity mission to the country between 27 April and 2 May. The group included aviation worker representatives from Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Brazil, Spain and Venezuela. ITF civil...
May 9th, 2014 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

North Korean vessel finally transits Canal

North Korean vessel finally transits Canal
The m.v “Chong Chon Gang 03 May 2014 – The North Korean vessel “Chong Chon Gang, ” which was detained in Panama in 2013 as it tried to cross the Panama Canal with undeclared Cuban weapons on board, is finally headed back home. (source: Captain Frank Marmol) “It exited the...
May 3rd, 2014 | Arrest of ships, Corruption, Disputes, Health and Safety, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Fraud, Military, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

ITF president calls for UK govt to rethink Cuban Five ban

ITF president calls for UK govt to rethink Cuban Five ban
The ITF HQ’s in London 7 March 2014 – ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) president Paddy Crumlin today called on the UK government to rethink its refusal of a visa to René González, who was expected to attend an international inquiry into the case of the Cuban Five in London...
March 7th, 2014 | ITF, Legal, Politics and Government | Read More

Fidel Castro Lauds North Korea as U.N. Inspects Ship’s Weapons Cargo

Fidel Castro Lauds North Korea as U.N. Inspects Ship’s Weapons Cargo
North Korea gave Cuba extensive military support in the 1980s, former President Fidel Castro said on Fidel Castro Wednesday as the United Nations investigated a cargo of hidden Cuban arms discovered last month in the hold of a North Korean ship. Castro, who turned 87 on Tuesday and is rarely...
August 14th, 2013 | Arrest of ships, Defense, Military, Politics and Government, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More