The BDI still “stranded”

Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Regulatory, Reports, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce — By on October 15, 2018 at 7:15 PM

John Faraclas

The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) although was up five points standing at 1,584 points in reality same is stranded! Geopolitics and in particular the Trade Wars and Bankruptcy will turn things sour. John Faraclas’ daily briefing:

The Capes’ BCI gained 20 points and now reads 2,189; the only size with a “substantial” rise…

The Panamaxes’ BPI was up just four points at 1,779; still very low…

Hiccups for the Supras’ BSI now at 1,200 – minus four points…

The Handies’ BHSI gained four points and now reads 661 points…

Both Wets on the up… The last published BDTI (Dirties) and BCTI (Cleans) stood at 921 and 598 points that’s eight and four points plus respectively…

The WTI on the low but with possible unexpected twists as Saudi Arabia wishes to play it tough… At US$ 71.72 maintains the US$70.00 plus threshold… Caution!

The environmental issues “complimenting” the shipping industry must be tackled with pragmatism within an appropriate time frame as otherwise we might see for no real reason many unwanted issues surfacing. It is NOT the shipowners to blame!!!! Obviously those who really care about the environment MUST proceed in protecting same in its entirety and abandon politics – you dead well know what I mean. We reiterate the view of using alternative sources of energy!!! Those who real care have to follow us! Let the bautas* fall!

The Geopolitics which we didn’t cover last Friday for technical reasons remain more or less the same:

The MIGRANTS issue goes from worse to worse. More and more continue to make it to Europe via the porous North Africa Coast and on purpose from the Turkish Anatolian Coast. There is NOT political will to stop this despicable mess which destabilises all nations involved as well as breaking the social cohesion. SHAME to all Politicians, Diplomats and their cronies: they have spectacularly failed on this issue from day one! We are warning you that unless we see here and now and END to this mess we will be faced with a point of non-return! Meantime more and more are down, others killed – murdered, others raped and others – that’s serious, infiltrating our nations being Islamist Terrorists. ONLY a Naval Blockade with a Mandate and Rules of Engagement can give an end to this palaver.-

The Wars in Syria and Iraq continue and as we have said this is part of the region from Gibraltar to Afghanistan and from the Caucuses to the Horn of Africa were more or less 60 centum of Planet Ocean’s troubles emanate from!

Turkey continues in the same mode as before and nothing will change unless Erdogan and his Turks change; end of the story! The Jamal Khashoggi saga will create further turbulences in the wide region; very “odd”. The Andrew Brunson affair seems now so far away but no change in president Trumps policy on Turkey. Turkey continues to stir-up the entire region in a range of 1,000 miles… Erdogan and his Turks must learn to live peacefully with their neighbours and their lands they have occupied 1,000 years ago… The West and the East had enough from an untrusted neighbour and NATO ally.  Add the Turkish policy of sending the MIGRANTS over and see what you get. The country with NATO’s second largest armed forces CANNOT seal its own frontiers… Expect tribulations accompanied by messy outcome… Lets see what happens on the 29th of October when drilling begins in the Antalya region… Turkey is a bankrupt nation with whatever this entails…

Cyprus is also on alert from Turkey’s actions…

Israel has issues; issues needing coolness and professional in maintaining Peace at any cost…

Greece is still faced with internal as well as with external issues. Within Greece pathetic populism breaks new records! In its foreign affairs Greece is being bullied to the worse extend. Don’t be surprised of what might happen in Greece. ONLY the USA can help Greece!

The Balkans will become unstable unless the USA moves in here and now! A MUST!

Italy will for sure turn things in Brussels more than sour… the Italians will respect their people!! They will NOT be conned!

Germany’s election results in Bavaria are causing twists and turns for Frau Merkel! There a re more elections to come…

BREXIT approaches the last stages BUT let’s see how Mrs. May ends this situation. She has been wrongfully attacked and that’s despicable…

Russia’s action for a “schism” with the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople due to the new Autocephalous Ukrainian Church, is a grave mistake.  Who converted the Russians to Christianity: Byzantium, end of the story.-

More news later on; until we revert have a nice evening and remain on guard from action emanating from Pirates, Terrorists and Criminals of any kind wherever you are on Planet Ocean.

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

What is 3 + 4 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:

Trackbacks

Leave a Trackback