Posts Tagged ‘United Kingdom’

BREXIT: The Ides of March?

BREXIT: The Ides of March?
  .. BREXIT: The Ides of March? Following our last night’s on BREXIT, we had once again a very perplexed result at the House of Commons today and we are now faced with an unprecedented continuation of a Byzantine style scenario on the BREXIT saga. With a 321 to 278 score MPs have rejected the...
March 13th, 2019 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

David Marsh on ECB leadership, Darrell Delamaide on the Fed, and more

David Marsh on ECB leadership, Darrell Delamaide on the Fed, and more
David Marsh on ECB leadership, Darrell Delamaide on the Fed, and more 4- 8 March Vol.10 Ed.10 COMMENTARY  Fed to rethink inflation expectations The Federal Reserve is pausing its interest rate increases, and will suspend its balance sheet runoff later this year. The Federal Open Market Committee is...
March 9th, 2019 | Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Markets | Read More

London International Shipping Week • Important Update

London International Shipping Week • Important Update
ONLY SIX MONTHS TO GO The countdown to the fourth London International Shipping Week is well and truly underway. The website and app are now live and the first of the 18,000-plus shipping and maritime decision-makers expected to join us at LISW19 in London in September are already registered. Sponsors,...
March 8th, 2019 | Associations, Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

New funding to support Women into Maritime Careers

New funding to support Women into Maritime Careers
Nusrat Ghani MP, Maritime Minister  More young women will be encouraged to embark on a career at sea thanks to new funding announced on International Women’s Day (Friday 8 March) by Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani.  Educational charity, the 1851 Trust, has been given £100,000 by the Department for...
March 8th, 2019 | Jobs, News, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

CGS at London Glassblowing Gallery INSPIRED

CGS at London Glassblowing Gallery  INSPIRED
Lisa Pettibone CGS at London Glassblowing Gallery INSPIRED 31st May – 15th June 2019 London Glass Blowing Gallery are hosting an exhibition by CGS members with a challenging theme. London Glass Blowing asked CGS to invite its members to apply to this imaginative show INSPIRED. Members were asked for...
February 21st, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Maritime union RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World

Maritime union RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World  Maritime Union RMT today said that the sale of P&O Ferries for £322m from Dubai World to Dubai Ports World raised fresh concerns over the future direction of shipping and ports policy in the UK, including the Port...
February 20th, 2019 | HR, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

AllAboutShipping’s top 25 Exhibitions for 2018

AllAboutShipping’s top 25 Exhibitions for 2018
… and it’s a blue carpet! Following the first two special surveys on the Top 100 individual in Shipping as well as on the Top 25 Companies we move now to the Exhibitions. Thee were over 500 that come to our attention and our teams and appointees managed to participate to nearly 100 (one hundred)…...
February 18th, 2019 | Awards, Exhibitions, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

“Boosted” by St. Valentine’s the BDI stands at 628!

“Boosted” by St. Valentine’s the BDI stands at 628!
John Faraclas* “Boosted” by St. Valentine’s the BDI now stands at 628! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 20 points earlier on today and many can take a deep breath yet again after a considerable time in wilderness. Geopolitics crates havoc all over Planet Ocean. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
February 14th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Food and Drink, Holidays, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dulwich Picture Gallery shines dreamlike light on Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway

Dulwich Picture Gallery shines dreamlike light on Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway
Fisherman’s Cottage by Harald Sohlberg. Dulwich Picture Gallery shines dreamlike light on Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway By James Brewer  Tall and slender but sturdy trees are the sole witnesses to many of the dramatic scenes painted by Norway’s Harald Sohlberg. He had no need to insert the...
February 14th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

The BDI@608: Revival?

The BDI@608: Revival?
John Faraclas For a second day the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) saw a light improvement  since yesterday despite the continue fall of the Capes. Developments in Geopolitics must be watched as they might produce unwanted detrimental situations… John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: These 10 points today was...
February 13th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Holidays, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Venezuela’s death spiral, Germany and the UK after Brexit

Venezuela’s death spiral, Germany and the UK after Brexit
Nicolás Maduro Commentary: Venezuela’s death spiral By Steve Hanke in Baltimore Under President Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela has fallen ever further into an economic death spiral. Evidence of this comes from Venezuela’s inflation rate, which is running at 139,839% per year. At the same time...
February 12th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Country Profiles, Finance | Read More

New integrated service sets a higher standard behind the quality of Chiquita bananas

New integrated service sets a higher standard behind  the quality of Chiquita bananas
… London, England – February 11th, 2019 – Chiquita Brands International, the world’s leading banana company, has implemented a new, dedicated and integrated container service that sets an even higher standard to safeguard the premium quality of Chiquita bananas across the world.   The...
February 11th, 2019 | Containers, Food and Drink, Reefer ships | Read More

Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract

Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract
Mick Cash Shipping union RMT on cancellation of Seaborne Freight government Brexit ferry contract.   General Secretary Mick Cash said; “RMT has taken a number of protests over the fiasco of the Government’s Brexit ferry contracts to both the Department for Transport and the ports and...
February 9th, 2019 | Cruise Ferry, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

LR receives approval to carry out verification activity on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

LR receives approval to carry out verification activity on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
08 February 2019 – The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has approved Lloyd’s Register (LR) as a recognised classification society for the construction of mobile units in the N The Lloyd’s Register HQ’s Building orwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).This follows a change to section three...
February 8th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Construction, Energy, Oceanology | Read More

Capt. Prashant Widge of A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Blue MBA acclaimed in AMBA Excellence Awards

Capt. Prashant Widge of A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Blue MBA acclaimed in AMBA Excellence Awards
l to r: Sean Molony, Dr Malcolm Willingale, John Faraclas, Captain Prashant Widge, Irene Rosberg and Dr Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard Capt. Prashant Widge of A.P. Moller – Maersk and the Blue MBA acclaimed in AMBA Excellence Awards A prestige award has gone to a key corporate sustainability expert at...
February 8th, 2019 | Academia, Awards, Events, HR, Maritime Education and Training, People and Places | Read More

The BDI@668; come hell or high water…

The BDI@668; come hell or high water…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 53 points today as well as the 700 points threshold; the Wets suffered too in a red day for all. Geopolitics as always enigmatic and perplexed and we are sending a warning, a red alert as things might get off hand; an economic war is far worse than...
January 31st, 2019 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Comment, Exhibitions, Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Maritime charity calls on people to send well wishes to sick seafarer

Maritime charity calls on people to send well wishes to sick seafarer
Sailors’ Society port chaplain Steve Loader recently visited Mohammed A maritime charity which is supporting a sick seafarer in Torbay Hospital is calling on people to send him their well wishes. Indonesian Mohammed Rosuli was hospitalised on Friday (25 January) after complications from an operation...
January 31st, 2019 | Charity, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Lukas Kopp joins Natco AG as new Projects Director

Lukas Kopp joins Natco AG as new Projects Director
Lukas Kopp Ruemlang/Zurich, 31 January 2019: Natco AG is bringing Lukas Kopp on board as its new Projects Director, effective 1 February, 2019. Kopp will be based at Natco’s headquarters in Ruemlang near Zurich in Switzerland. Natco AG is an international project logistics expert and part of...
January 31st, 2019 | Company Profiles, Logistics, Person Profiles | Read More

PM must push Brexiteers against the wall, CCE and normalising monetary policy

PM must push Brexiteers against the wall, CCE and normalising monetary policy
United Kingdom’s PM Theresa May Commentary: PM must push Brexiteers against the wall By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected – again – because she is not in control of her party. In the probable case of no meaningful concessions...
January 31st, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Markets | Read More

IMCA seminar on the use of the competence e-Portfolio

IMCA seminar on the use of the competence e-Portfolio
Nick Hough, IMCA Technical Adviser – HSSE, Offshore Survey and ROV  IMCA SEMINAR ON THE USE OF THE COMPETENCE e-PORTFOLIO Understanding the advantages of IMCA’s competence e-portfolio How the e-portfolio works in practice Seminar – 5 February 2019, Aberdeen The International Marine Contractors...
January 29th, 2019 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Education and Training, HR, Jobs, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Naval ambition and rustic harmony: the art of members of Kiev Union of Artists

Naval ambition and rustic harmony: the art of members of Kiev Union of Artists
Naval cadet. Oil painting by Grigori Minski. Naval ambition and rustic harmony: the art of members of Kiev Union of Artists By James Brewer Posing a little nervously, the cadet stands solitary and proud on the deck of his ship, which presumably lies close to the Ukrainian shore of the Black Sea. He is...
January 28th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Royal Academy’s new show: Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth

Royal Academy’s new show: Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth
Double billing at new Royal Academy exhibition. Royal Academy’s new show: Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth By James Brewer In what might strike some people as an odd pairing, the Royal Academy of Arts has put together in one spacious show productions of the California-based video artist...
January 23rd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

RMT on official confirmation today from P&O that they are ‘Flagging Out’ Dover-Calais Fleet to Cyprus

RMT on official confirmation today from P&O that they are ‘Flagging Out’ Dover-Calais Fleet to Cyprus
Mick Cash SEAFARER Ratings union RMT today poured scorn over P&O’s claim that Brexit was behind their decision to switch the entire Dover-Calais fleet from the UK to the Cypriot flag as the company finally confirmed publicly exactly what RMT has been warning of for weeks. RMT general secretary...
January 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Flags, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

Blue MBA participant from AP Møller Maersk nominated for the ‘AMBA Business School Impact on Community and Society Award’

Blue MBA participant from AP Møller Maersk nominated for the ‘AMBA Business School Impact on Community and Society Award’
Irene Rosberg Helping to create a more sustainable future for the maritime industry is at the core of the CBS Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics (known informally as the Blue MBA), and we are excited to announce that AMBA has added a new award to the AMBA Business School Award ceremony in London....
January 15th, 2019 | Academia, Awards, Events, HR | Read More

Brexit? Business as usual! No fear!

Brexit? Business as usual! No fear!
John Faraclas opposite the place his used to work in 1974 Brexit? Business as usual! No fear! John Faraclas takes a tour down his own memory lane; an unforgettable good little adventure… The dubious work of propaganda and dirty party politics as well as international envy towards the United Kingdom...
January 12th, 2019 | At the end of the day..., Consumers Market, European Union, Fashion, Holidays, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Trade and Commerce | Read More