COVID-19, plague, planets, conjunctions, comets, and the Chinese New Year

COVID-19, plague, planets, conjunctions, comets, and the Chinese New Year

Rhys Clift

COVID-19, PLAGUE, PLANETS, CONJUNCTIONS, COMETS, AND THE CHINESE NEW YEAR

By Rhys Clift 1

The COVID-19 pandemic, first reported in Wuhan, China towards the end of 2019 or early 2020,
has dominated the last year. It became manifest in the West at some time in January 2020.
Twelve months having since elapsed, this may be a good moment to take stock, as we approach
Chinese New Year (the Year of the Ox) on 12 February...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/03/02/covid-19-plague-planets-conjunctions-comets-and-the-chinese-new-year/

No way out of QE policy dead-end, Time to get serious about cryptocurrencies

No way out of QE policy dead-end, Time to get serious about cryptocurrencies

Tuesday 2 March 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.9.2

Commentary: No way out of QE policy dead-end

By Tamim Bayoumi in Washington

Central banks are stuck in a problem of their own creation, as a result of choosing to combat the 2008 financial crisis through quantitative easing. That strategy shows every sign of becoming a long-term one, despite initial assumptions that it was only a temporary emergency response. Buying up large amounts of...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/03/02/no-way-out-of-qe-policy-dead-end-time-to-get-serious-about-cryptocurrencies/

Private sector’s retreat from infrastructure jeopardises rebound, Spanish Covid-19 recovery

Private sector’s retreat from infrastructure jeopardises rebound, Spanish Covid-19 recovery

Monday 1 March 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.9.1

Commentary: Private sector’s retreat from infrastructure jeopardises rebound

By Makhtar Diop in Washington

In the first half of 2020, private sector investment in developing countries dropped by an unprecedented 56% from the same period in 2019. Like many other sectors, infrastructure was brought to a near standstill by Covid-19. However, the private sector’s retreat...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/03/01/private-sectors-retreat-from-infrastructure-jeopardises-rebound-spanish-covid-19-recovery/

Vital statistics of results of the allaboutshipping 100 Top Women in Shipping for 2020

Vital statistics of results of the allaboutshipping 100 Top Women in Shipping for 2020

Anny Zade

By Anny Zade

Following the results as well as hundreds of messages via all social media and communication channels we bring you some vital statistics from the tabulation of the 189 women voted for inclusion in the www.allaboutshipping.co.uk’s 100 Top Women in Shipping for 2020.

Continent-wise they come from:

1.Europe
2.Americas
3.Asia
4.Africa
5.Oceania

Nation-wise they emanate from (ten top nations):

1.Greece
2...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/02/28/vital-statistics-of-results-of-the-allaboutshipping-100-top-women-in-shipping-for-2020/

Sunak should hold fire on tax increases, BaFin reforms must go further, and more

Sunak should hold fire on tax increases, BaFin reforms must go further, and more

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak

THE WEEKEND REVIEW – OMFIF

Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world

22-26 February 2021, Vol.12 Ed.8

Most-Read Commentary

Sunak should hold fire on tax increases: All eyes will be on UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak next week when he announces the details of the Spring Budget. Economic policy should prioritise restoring livelihoods as much as possible to pre-Covid levels. Sunak should...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/02/27/sunak-should-hold-fire-on-tax-increases-bafin-reforms-must-go-further-and-more/

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Ismene

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Ismene

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ATHENS, GREECE, February 26, 2021 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Tongli Shipping Pte. Ltd., for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Ismene. The gross charter rate is US$16,500 per day, minus a 5% commission...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/02/26/diana-shipping-inc-announces-time-charter-contract-for-m-v-ismene/

LSLC webinar – The Eternal Bliss – 17th March 2021

LSLC webinar – The Eternal Bliss – 17th March 2021

THE CENTRE WELCOMES MEMBERS AND OTHER SHIPPING PROFESSIONALS TO THE 3rd WEBINAR IN ITS 2021 GLOBAL WEBINAR SERIES

The Eternal Bliss


Wednesday 17th March 2021 – 17.00 to 18.15 GMT
Introduction
Demurrage is liquidated damages for a voyage charterer’s breach in failing to complete loading or discharge within the laytime allowed. But does it liquidate all the losses caused by that breach, or can the owners recover damages on top of demurrage in...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/02/26/lslc-webinar-the-eternal-bliss-17th-march-2021/

Cruising effects due to Covid – 19 expectations

Cruising effects due to Covid – 19 expectations

Theodore Kontes

by Theodore Kontes, President of Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Associated Members

Cruising Worldwide considered the best method of Sea tourism on Planet Ocean covering various interesting destinations, starting from the Caribbean area, Mediterranean, North Europe and Asia, Australia added at a later stage.

Following were the Cruise Industry’s world deployment for 2019 (prior to COVID – 19 period).

Caribbean                         31,5...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/02/26/cruising-effects-due-to-covid-19-expectations/

Jin extends olive branch to Biden team, Monetary rethink required on BoE debt

Jin extends olive branch to Biden team, Monetary rethink required on BoE debt

Friday 26 February 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.8.5

Commentary: AIIB’s Jin extends olive branch to Biden team

By David Marsh in Berlin

A senior Chinese banker leading the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has extended the US an important olive branch. Jin Liqun – a veteran economic official who has been AIIB president since its inception in 2016 – revealed early informal contacts with ‘our friends’ in President Joe...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/02/26/jin-extends-olive-branch-to-biden-team-monetary-rethink-required-on-boe-debt/

Stealthgas 2020 results

Stealthgas 2020 results

Harry Vafias

STEALTHGAS INC. REPORTS TWELVE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS

ATHENS, GREECE, February 25, 2021. STEALTHGAS INC. (NASDAQ: GASS), a ship-owning company primarily serving the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, announced today its unaudited financial and operating results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020.

OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS[1]

  • Fleet utilization of 98.5% with 60...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/02/25/stealthgas-2020-results/

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