Volatility continues with the Capers raising the BDI@1,449

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John Faraclas …seaborne on Superfast XI

The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 34 points since yesterday, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers – it now reads 1,449; Geopolitics continue to be dodgy… John Faraclas’ midweek report:

The Capers “back” on truck with a triple-digit uplift; the BCI gained 138 points and now stands at 2,861!

The Panamaxes fell five points – surprise surprise and the BPI now reads 1,531 points… Very questionable fall…

The Supras and Handies with double digits plus points; the BSI at 1,033 – plus 16 and the BHSI at 576 – plus 14 respectively!

Once again the Wets with mixed feelings; the last published BDTI (Dirties) and BCTI (Cleans) stood at 704 – minus four, and 587 – plus 12 respectively…

The WTI goes over and above the US$ 50 mark at US$ 50.60 and that is a dangerous development greatly affecting the poor masses…..

The Geopolitical issues worsening; don’t be surprised of the multiple asymmetrical events that will create havoc all over Planet Ocean…

Migrants ready to jump in at the rail barrier and then …

The MIGRANTS are becoming dangerous all over and what we witnessed earlier on at the Port of Patras, Greece must not just alert political leaders, but also put them into notice that they bear the stigma of whatever happens and the entire responsibility rests with them. Shame on you Brussels morons! What we witnessed, a day after the troubles in Patras, which you all read in the news is out of any proportion. See relevant photographs and see the video too! The Greek Authorities and in particular the Hellenic Coast Guard must increase ten-fold the number of its personnel to ensure Migrants DO NOT enter the Port! The European Union must also assist in personnel and means. No excuse is allowed. The Greek Minister of Shipping and Islands Policy bears the stigma of total incompetence.

…after  we entered the port heading for the check-in, the Migrants were in too running towards the ships and lorries – regret pure picture shots, but it was …thanks to the pouring  rain

Time is out Mr. Kouroublis; NO excuses. Any Shipping Minister’s task from 2008 onwards is to employ 5,000 (five thousand) more coast-guard personnel to safeguard Greece’s and Europe’s territory and ensure the safety, security and social cohesion; end of the story.

The Wars in Syria and Iraq against ISIS and the lot of dozens of other functions continues… We reiterate the fact that the more the war goes on, the bigger the mess…

Turkey continues to stir up the entire region and, for sure, on the issue of the Independence Declaration Referendum in Kurdish Northern Iraq, makes president Erdogan blackmail the entire world. The USA now also objects to the 25th of September – next Monday, Referendum; the final outcome though will be a devastating blow… Moreover, Turkey continues to pester next door neighbouring Greece’s and Europe’s airspace by increased daily violations… For the super powers this might end up against their vested interests in the region and beyond…

Greece continues to be in a total limbo, hence long ago we have insisted in having an Aristos team to govern for 10 (ten) years, streamline the economy and the ailing public sector and then have elections. After ND (Nea Demokratia) – a centre right wing party and Pasok ….”socialists”  respective failed administrations, the current Tsipras led coalition has more than spectacularly failed on issues the lefty loony was objecting and insist will change; corruption, pollution, clientellism, migrants, the economy, the famously infamous Greek so called debt… to name but a few…

BREXIT as mentioned yesterday becomes more than swinging… Watch it how new events emerge and enfold and how the government tackles same with the spearhead being its foreign commercial and trade policies…

The German elections will possible produce and new coalition partner for the Merkel led new administration…

In Spain the Catalonian separatists might create problems for the Rajoy led government; caution to avoid another “guernica”…

Have a nice evening and in the meantime be on guard from any eventuality deriving from Pirates and Terrorists wherever you are on Planet Ocean.

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