No surprise at rumours of a further delay to the introduction of post-Brexit border checks, says UK freight association

Robert Keen

Commenting on the spate of recent media reports that the government is considering another delay to the introduction of post-Brexit border checks on goods entering Britain from the EU, the freight sector says that it comes as no great surprise.

Equally, in light of the suggestion that the delay might even be until new technology is in place that will enable the government to deliver on its promise to create ‘the world’s most effective border’ by 2025, the freight sector will not be...

Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry supports seafarers impacted by Ukraine crisis by facilitating the opening of bank accounts

Vassilios Demetriades, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister – Credit: Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry

CYPRUS, 20th April 2022: The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has collaborated with the financial institutions in Cyprus to facilitate the opening of bank accounts for seafarers affected by the war in Ukraine.
The Seafarer Workforce Report, published in 2021 by BIMCO and ICS, reports that combined, Ukrainian and Russian seafarers represent 14.5% of the global workforce. As more Russian banks are...

Market hiccups whilst the Ukrainian inferno continues and Covid makes waves

John Faraclas

Post Easter Market losses whilst the Ukrainian inferno will last and spill over like Covid… A crucial second Easter Week given the Orthodox Easter but with unorthodox combat. Shame! John Faraclas’ brief Market and geopolitics recap:

The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 22 points since last week (14/04) and now reads 2,115…

The Capes’ BCI was down 139 points losing the 1,400 points threshold and now stands at 1,342…

Mini gains for the Panamaxes’ BPI now at 3,079 – up 37 points.

Gains for...

ESPO welcomes cross-party support in the European Parliament for prioritising OPS where it makes sense

Isabelle Ryckbost

19 April 2022

Today the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) will discuss the draft Report from MEP Ertug on the proposal for an Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR). On 20 April, the TRAN Committee will also discuss the draft Report from MEP Warborn on the proposed FuelEU Maritime Regulation, as well as the more than 1000 TRAN amendments on the AFIR proposal.

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the cross-party support in...

Attempted murder in Moneghetti – updated

Good Morning Monaco

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Attempted murder in Moneghetti
UPDATED, Monday, April 18 19:30: A 24 year-old Monegasque woman was stabbed repeatedly during an incident at Les Mandariniers apartment building on blvd. du Jardin Exotique on Sunday morning…

Palace issues photographs of Princess Charlene and family
Princess Charlene joined Prince Albert, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella for an Easter family portrait at the Palace on Sunday, April 17…

Casino de Monte-Carlo wins top awards

Gloomy outlook for the IMF Spring meetings, Public debt is a casualty of war, and more

Gloomy outlook for the IMF Spring meetings

By Mark Sobel

The International Monetary Fund/World Bank Spring meetings, beginning in Washington on 18 April, will be a gloomy affair. Finance ministers and central bank governors meet against the backdrop of Russia’s heinous war in Ukraine, the global economic effects of shrunken growth, higher inflation from oil and commodity prices and renewed supply disruptions, and worsening debt distress in many emerging markets and low-income countries.


Axe falls on Riviera oligarch properties

Monaco; the marina and at the centre the Yacht Club de Monaco
Good Morning Monaco

Friday, April 15, 2022

Axe falls on Riviera oligarch properties
France’s finance ministry has announced sweeping new freezes of the properties of many oligarchs whose assets had previously been spared from sanctions…

‘Enemy of the State’ Anna Netrebko to sing in Monte-Carlo
One of the world’s leading sopranos, Anna Netrebko, has been invited to sing the title role in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo...

Indian National Maritime Day celebrations

l to r: Mike Alle, Seafarers Charity, Rahul Khanna, Vice Chair IMA UK and Monica Kohli, Chair IMA UK.

The Annual National Indian Maritime Day Event took place IMO, Planet Ocean’s iconic Shipping HQ’s

The Indian Maritime Association UK celebrated last night the 58th Annual Indian National Maritime Day at the IMO and it was our first visit there since Covid appeared.

The Chair of the Association Monica Kohli delivering her speech

The Chair of the Association Monica Kohli, Senior Lawyer at the Gard...

Tunnel work adds to tennis traffic woe

Monaco; the marina and at the centre the Yacht Club de Monaco
Good Morning Monaco

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Tunnel work adds to tennis travel woe Much of Monaco was caught in near-gridlock on Tuesday, even outside rush hour…

Chef of Latitude wins superyacht award The Yacht Club de Monaco’s Superyacht Chef competition has been won by Nicolas Petit, chef of the 43-metre Latitude

More positive tests than full recoveries Sixty-seven Monaco residents tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, April 12,...

Another 92 year-old victim takes total to 56

Good Morning Monaco

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Barclays Private Bank turns 100
It’s not every year you turn 100, but this year Barclays Private Bank is celebrating its centenary in Monaco…

Another 92 year-old victim takes total to 56
On Monday the Government reported the death of a 92 year-old resident who had been suffering from coronavirus symptoms…

Train services back to ‘normal’ after tunnel works Major repair work on the Cimiez rail tunnel just east of Nice has come to an end, allowing trains to...

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