Markets and Geopolitics hang in the balance…

Classification Societies, Events, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Story of the Day — By on December 20, 2016 at 11:06 PM
John Faraclas

John Faraclas

Further twists and turns for both the Markets and Geopolitics as the situ might get off hand for the masses but NOT for the real masters on Planet Ocean; John Faraclas daily recap:

The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost a modest 13 points since yesterday and now stands at 914, thanks to the volatile Capers marginal reverse gains…

The BCI 2014 gained five points after considerable losses and now stands at 1,044 points, but we still observe and advise caution…

The Panamaxes continued their fall, a more …modest one today at minus 61 points and the BPI now reads 976 – below the 1,000 threshold. CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION!

The Supras’ too lost 12 points and the BSI stands at 941…

Lucky Handies…the BHSI remained the same at 605…

Mixed and strange finale for the Wets with the last published BDTI (Dirties) and BCTI (Cleans) at 901, -1 minus one and 552 – plus 30  points respectively…

The price of WTI just above the US$ 53 mark at US$ 53, 59…hmmm!

All sectors Dry, Wets, Containers and LNG / LPG’s are trying to weather the coming storm, and the only way, very frankly and cynically speaking, will be the many Wars around Planet Ocean; just wait and see this actual situ enfolding…

The Shipyards will soon have plentiful of work to do and some will be saved…

The Geopolitical front seems to go far worse and today’s situation in the aftermath of yesterday’s events in Ankara (Turkey) Berlin (Germany) and Zurich (Switzerland) will prove detrimental for World Peace.

There will be soon a new World Order and will turn the world upside down; so be prepared for major events even in your neighbourhood wherever you live as we are faced with the enfolding of Wars based on religious hate, coupled with social differences, ultra-nationalism and these factors will trigger hell.

We are at the beginning of something very big.

The elections in the USA and the outcome there leaving Donald Trump alone to play his game undisturbed – given the political system’s structure (the looser in out, never in opposition); BREXIT with its unique “complications” and the Middle East alone with China pushing too, will create a unique and despicable global mess!

Now you know why we are condemning the Diplomats and all the Peace groups and NGO’s, save a couple or so! The Diplomats, with all due respect, they are not worth a penny, they are overwhelmingly overrun by the business hooligans and the warmongers, the “religious” faithful et al… Facts speak of and for themselves alone!

All the issues, all the main issues of “current affairs” remain the same and turning sour:

MIGRANTS, Syria, Iraq, the ISIS’ “madness” – “wonder” who is really “behind” ISIS – what a set-up, the system thinks we are all sleeping!

Greece and Turkey at loggerheads… Turkey is at loggerheads with almost everybody in the sphere of Caucusus/Black Sea – East Med/Middle East  region…

China re-asserting itself in a very dangerous way…

Japan watching but this time ready to get in the melee…

India and Pakistan

Putin’s Russia continuing the “relay” from the Tsarists and Communists to the Oligarchs…

Wonder also all these epaulets for many in the Diplomatic corps and many accolades in the Universities for Awards and Prizes for Peace where they lead us to and where we are heading with these morons… It reminds me all these glitterati PhD students from A1 shipping Universities that saw and continue to see their companies (from those still left over) collapse. Where was their expertise and shipping business acumen to save the companies they worked for? What really happened – who called a fast one on them? Was it the curriculum? What was it then? Eh! Basta, trillions have been lost in shipping and many listed companies’ shares have been wiped off! Any objection? And what did the gurus did/do to halt their greedy clients who went on a trip with … Lucy in the Skies with Diamonds… Now don’t look the rise in the American stock markets with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ready to go over and above the 20,000, think “inside” the box… You are in the box stupid as, thinking out of the Box brought you and all of us in this mess!

Enough…

Lambros Chahalis, Paillette Paleologou and Nicholas Brown

Lambros Chahalis, Paillette Paleologou and Nicholas Brown

On another tone, the one that leaves a bit of hope – we never abandon hope, down in Athens the international shipping community witnessed a very special event, a very down to earth business one, a celebration of our unique Human Resources in ethical shipping business.  Grande Bretagne, the landmark hotel in Athens’ Constitution Square, was full of well-wishers for the Farewell Party of Lambros Chahalis – BV’s RCE/ HBS, and the announcement of his successor.  What a touching event that was according to our representative there on the hand over from Chiot Lambros Chahalis to Paillette Paleologou! Congratulations to both and we will revert with a full write up on this unique  Bureau Veritas event!

Have a nice evening AND BE ON GUARD for every eventuality.

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