Posts Tagged ‘France’

The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty

The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) – thanks to the Capers and partly to the Panamaxes, managed to gain 42 points and now reads 1,092… The Geopolitical uncertainty which seems a bit extended, as well as alarming, due to the North Korean palaver, might produce a bit of everything…and affect...
August 10th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diversity drives first-half growth at Marseille Fos

Diversity drives first-half growth at Marseille Fos
View of the Marseilles port passenger terminal Despite a dip in oil volumes, first-half cargo throughput at Marseille Fos rose 2% on January-June last year at 39.9 million tonnes, driven by growth in all three general cargo sectors – containers, ro-ro and conventional traffic.  Meanwhile passenger...
August 7th, 2017 | Automobiles, Car trade, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Gas, LNG, Markets, News, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

40th anniversary edition of the Tour de France à la Voile does not disappoint

40th anniversary edition of the Tour de France à la Voile does not disappoint
Twenty-nine teams, nine Acts, eight Coastal Raids and more Nautical Stadium Races than you can shake a stick at are just a few of the numbers that cannot possibly sum up a marathon sailing event that is as exciting as it is exacting. The nine host ports touched on in the 40th Tour de France à la Voile:...
July 30th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Final showdown rewards Tahiti and Beijaflore

Final showdown rewards Tahiti and  Beijaflore
.. FONDATION FDJ – DES MAIN ET DES PIEDS CROWNED 2017 CHAMPIONS At the conclusion of a truly entertaining Super Final, Fondation FDJ – Des Mains et Des Pieds skippered by Damien Iehl and Damien Seguin, Tresors de Tahiti skippered by Teva Plichart and Beijaflore Sailing skippered by Valentin...
July 29th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Calm consistency wins as Fondation FDJ – Des Pieds et Des Mains claim championship with a day in hand

Calm consistency wins as Fondation FDJ – Des Pieds et Des Mains claim championship with a day in hand
… While Team SFS triumphed in spectacular style in today’s Coastal Raid, a third place finish in Nice was more than sufficient to assure Fondation FDJ – Des Pieds et Des Mains overall victory in the 40th edition of the Tour de France à la Voile. Eighteen points clear of Team SFS in second,...
July 28th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Mixing it up in Marseille

Mixing it up in Marseille
… Another brilliantly entertaining Nautical Stadium race day once again upset the apple carts in the final stretch of the Tour de France à la Voile 2017. Today’s elimination stage and Super Final failed to dislodge the top dogs from their vantage points: Fondation FDJ – Des Mains et Des Pieds...
July 27th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Watch the Falling Market*

Watch the Falling Market*
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was on a falling mode – down 12 points since yesterday and now stands at 968 points; the Geopolitics continue to build up a warring atmosphere despite what the mass media and its cronies say. John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The Capers were down 15 points with...
July 26th, 2017 | Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Military, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Tour Leaders Trésors de Tahiti In The Chocolates in Roses

Tour Leaders Trésors de Tahiti In The Chocolates in Roses
… Téva Plichart’s Trésors de Tahiti showed all the traits of potential Tour Voile champions not just in the smooth, assured manner in which they won today’s Act 6 Super Final but also the way in which they managed their route into the final in Roses, Costa Brava. Remarkably the Tour leaders...
July 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Youth Olympic Games qualification window opens

Youth Olympic Games qualification window opens
2017 Techno 293 Plus Worlds Fleet The qualification window for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) has opened after the Techno 293 Plus World Championships kicked off in Brittany, France this weekend.   More than 160 sailors from 31 countries have registered for the Techno 293 Plus Worlds...
July 17th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Home Run Win for Vivacar.fr

Home Run Win for Vivacar.fr
… Vivacar.fr-Cefim skippered on home waters by Mathieu Souben won the 36 nautical miles Coastal Race of Act 4 of the 40th Tour de France à Voile to become the fourth different team to have won a long race, coastal discipline since the annual French tour classic started in Dunkirk on July 7th. For...
July 15th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Navigating through the thorny thicket of EU MRV

Navigating through the thorny thicket of EU MRV
Members of IMarEST and Verifavia teams Dubai, 18 June 2017 Under the auspices of the IMarEST UAE branch, Verifavia Shipping from France sponsored a technical meeting on the EU MRV regulation. The event was attended by 80 delegates from the Middle East & Indian subcontinent maritime fraternity.  At...
June 20th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMarEST, Regulatory | Read More

Panamaxes contain BDI loses

Panamaxes contain BDI loses
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points since last Friday the 16th of June, thanks to the Panamaxes who gained 20 points earlier on today; the Geopolitical issues have gone beyond control and soon it will be chaos with Armageddon arriving soon. Terrorism and revenge ante portas. John...
June 19th, 2017 | Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 19, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, June 19, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche party and its ally centrist party MoDem won the French legislative...
June 19th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

European Dockworkers to hold two-hour strikes on June 29

European Dockworkers to hold two-hour strikes on June 29
The International Dockworkers Council (IDC) has called a Europe-wide port stoppage in support of the conflict faced by Spanish dockers and in opposition to the ultra-liberal policies of the European Commission (EC).  Once the conflict in Spain has been resolved, the IDC expects the EC to reconvene...
June 19th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Strikes | Read More

Refit of the mega yacht Ulysses delivered in record time

Refit of the mega yacht Ulysses delivered in record time
The mega yacht Ulysses La Rochelle, 2 June 2017 – Compositeworks, a leading shipyard specialising in complex superyacht and megayacht refits, has just completed its first project at La Rochelle since taking over the Atlantic Refit Center in September. Carried out in close collaboration with the...
June 2nd, 2017 | Shiprepair, Yachting | Read More

Port news from Marseille Fos

Port news from Marseille Fos
View of the Marseilles port passenger terminal Marseille Fos to cut port dues for eco-friendly ships Marseille Fos has joined the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) and is now set to reduce port dues for ships performing better than required under air pollution regulations.  From July 1 this year...
May 26th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology | Read More

Contained loses with the BDI@957 points

Contained loses with the BDI@957 points
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the day at 957 points, that’s down three, thanks to the volatile  Capers which where strengthened with 48 plus points and the BCI 2014 is now standing at 1,638 points; Geopolitics take more than ten twists and turns… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The...
May 18th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, May 10, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, May 10, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market perception that fading political risks in Europe after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the French Presidential elections will likely open the way...
May 10th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, May 08, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, May 08, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron won the second round of French presidential elections on Sunday against far-right and Eurosceptic Front National’s...
May 8th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 04, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 04, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the FOMC left unchanged its target range for the federal funds rate at 0.75%-1.00%. However, the tone of the accompanying...
May 4th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

French Navy’s AUVERGNE FREMM powered by GE LM2500+G4 Gas Turbine-Based Propulsion System

French Navy’s AUVERGNE FREMM powered by GE LM2500+G4 Gas Turbine-Based Propulsion System
The French Navy’s frigate “Auvergne” Power-Dense GE LM2500+G4 Marine Gas Turbine Propulsion System Onboard French Navy’s Auvergne FREMM Frigate EVENDALE, OHIO (May 2, 2017) – GE’s Marine Solutions reports that the FREMM multi-mission frigate Auvergne was delivered to the French...
May 2nd, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Kontides steals gold again

Kontides steals gold again
Cypriot Laser sailor Pavlos Kontides who once again stole gold from underneath the nose of his rival. It was a case of déjà vu on the final day of racing at Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France as Cypriot Laser sailor Pavlos Kontides once again stole gold from underneath the nose of...
April 30th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Hyères offers up perfection

Hyères offers up perfection
Botin and Lopez Seven medals were confirmed today (Saturday) at Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France.   In the first of two live Medal Race days, France’s southern coast was blessed with glorious sunshine. Coupled with an 11-13 knot breeze from the west, the day was virtually perfect.   The...
April 29th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Chaos reigns in the Laser Radial

Chaos reigns in the Laser Radial
Mantis and Kagialis of Greece Sailors are always thrilled when they have a return of straight race victories. Then there are times when they are happy to come out in one piece, still within touching distance of the medals. That was the case today at Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France...
April 28th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, April 26, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Fixed-income safe havens remained under pressure in European trade on Wednesday weighed down by the improved tone of global equity markets. The 10-yr...
April 26th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More