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The Market dries up… Caution?

The Market dries up… Caution?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its downfall and earlier on today lost 26 points standing at 1,347. Geopolitics with trade wars beginning more than crucial… John Faraclas daily market brief: The Capes’ fall was reduced to 52 points (it was 97 yesterday) and the BCI now reads 2,038,...
June 21st, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The American Club’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2017 and …

The American Club’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2017 and …
Joe Hughes From the Chairman & CEO Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., Managers for THE AMERICAN CLUB THE AMERICAN CLUB’S ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS FOR 2017. CLOSING OF THE 2015 POLICY YEAR. RELEASE CALLS.   Your Managers are pleased to attach the American Club’s Annual Report and Accounts for...
June 21st, 2018 | Company Profiles, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Reports | Read More

US China Trade War: A Shipper’s Guide

US China Trade War: A Shipper’s Guide
Court Smith VV Analyst Court Smith, discusses what’s next for the shipping industry if possible tarrifs are put in place by the US against China. Tankers The restriction on US crude exports was lifted in December of 2015, removing a market distortion that reduced the value of US crude oil relative...
June 21st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 21, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, June 21, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Eurozone government bonds retained a firm tone in European trade on Thursday supported by lingering concerns over an escalating trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies, the ECB’s new dovish rate forward guidance...
June 21st, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Markets unsustainable yet again with the BDI@ 1,373…

Markets unsustainable yet again with the BDI@ 1,373…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost earlier on today 46 points; Geopolitics coupled with the trade warring aspect of tariffs and other measures due, are already creating havoc, even among allies… John Faraclas brief midweek recap: The Capes lost nearly 100 points, to be precise 97 and the...
June 20th, 2018 | Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…

The BDI@1,419: another coming low…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 23 points earlier on today as all dry indices – except the BSI fell. Geopolitics and its short term outcome – don’t ask for the medium or long term, are more than crucial. John Faraclas’ daily market and geopolitics recap: The...
June 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI fells; Geopolitics muddy

The BDI fells; Geopolitics muddy
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost three points since last Friday and now stands at 1,442. Geopolitics muddy as usual and caution should be observed. John Faraclas’ brief market recap:the fall The Capes managed to gain five points with the BCI reading 2,228 points...
June 18th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Weather | Read More

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence

The BDI ends upwards but controlled and contained optimism is a must amid geopolitical turbulence
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up with an extra dozen points since yesterday and now stands at 1,445 points. On a weekly basis the 54 points  – up from 1,391 points since last Friday the 8th of June, is something to build on… Geopolitics and trade wars do not leave room for experiments....
June 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

“Cross” your fingers: the BDI@1,433…

“Cross” your fingers: the BDI@1,433…
John Faraclas All Dry indices turned upwards; mixed feelings for the Wets and more than enigmatic Geopolitics. John Faraclas’ brief Market recap: The BDI managed to clinch 29 points earlier on today thanks primarily to the Capes… The Capes’ BCI was up 93 points and now reads 2,184! The Panamaes’...
June 14th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,404 before the coming Shakespearian Tempest

The BDI@1,404 before the coming Shakespearian Tempest
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 14 points earlier on today as all indices were on the rise – minimal rise but rising. Geopolitics though are so enigmatic and perplexed that ultra-caution should be observed; John Faraclas’ midweek brief recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 23 points...
June 13th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Supras and Handies “keep” the BDI buoyant

Supras and Handies “keep” the BDI buoyant
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained three points and now stands at 1,390 thanks to the Supras and Handies. Geopolitical turbulences will re-appear in the Balkans and beyond; add the mess all over Planet Ocean and see what you might get – sooner or later… John Faraclas daily brief: The...
June 12th, 2018 | Markets, Military, News, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Posidonia lifts the BDI; Wets though …dry-out…

Posidonia lifts the BDI; Wets though …dry-out…
John Faraclas What a “finale” that was for the BDI as Posidonia 2018 comes to an end! Geopolitics to face a crucial week ahead. John Faraclas’ brief Markets and Geopolitics recap: The BDI although lost four points earlier on today – 1,391,  it gained 253 since last Friday the 1st of June when...
June 8th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

The BDI@1,156 – manipulation or…

The BDI@1,156 – manipulation or…
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 66 points earlier on and now reads 1,156; on a weekly basis same was up 79 points – from 1,077. That’s good news but… Geopolitics continue to be perplexed and we advise CAUTION as the economics are totally in a mess. John...
June 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,090; volatility at its best… or else?

The BDI@1,090; volatility at its best… or else?
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 48 points earlier on today, thanks to the Capers triple-digit rise amid an uncertain Geopolitical environment, which amongst other issues, we have the tentative TTs (Trumps Tariffs)  which stir-up the Markets… Posidonia 2018...
May 31st, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

TT Club announces positive financial results for 2017 and A.M. Best affirms A- (Excellent) rating

TT Club announces positive financial results for 2017  and A.M. Best affirms A- (Excellent) rating
TT Club, the leading international transport and logistics insurance provider, today announces its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2017, and A.M. Best affirms its A- (Excellent) rating Highlights: $181.8 million gross earned premiums (2016: $177.8 million) $7.3 million surplus for...
May 31st, 2018 | Company Profiles, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Reports | Read More

BDI@1,042: Ultra caution amid Geopolitical chaos; and what a splash that was from the American Club!

BDI@1,042: Ultra caution amid Geopolitical chaos; and what a splash that was from the American Club!
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The fall in the Dry markets continues. The Geopolitcs continue to be perplexed and uncertain and the American Club’s splash makes the headlines…. John Faraclas’ brief markets and geopolitics  report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 15 points, a bit of...
May 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Marine Insurance, Markets, P and I Clubs, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Falling BDI, WTI, Euro, Stock markets; rising Wets and international debt…

Falling BDI, WTI, Euro, Stock markets; rising Wets and international debt…
John Faraclas – picture credits by Georgina Lazaridis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell twenty points and now stands at 1,057; the Wets continued to rise but marginal; Europe with a possible Italexit ante portas and a weak Euro creating havoc amid Geopolitical chaos. Posidonia social and business...
May 29th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Marine Insurance, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 29, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 29, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Uncertainty about US/China trade discussions continued to mount while yesterday’s newswires conveyed that the US President asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to start a national security investigation into car and truck imports....
May 29th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

BDI@1,077: the fall!

BDI@1,077: the fall!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) fell 32 points earlier on today sending the message to all those who wisely think what might be next if it goes below the 1,000 point threshold… Geopolitics: still perplexed. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly briefing: The BDI’s weekly fall stood at 196 points...
May 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Dry Market dives further with the BDI@1,109; the Wets on upturn

Dry Market dives further with the BDI@1,109; the Wets on upturn
John Faraclas The BDI lost 53 points earlier on today; the Wets on an upturn and Geopolitics muddy… John Faraclas’ brief Markets  and Geopolitics report coupled with a live video: The Capes lost 208 points with the BCI now standing at 1,551 points… Ultra-caution should be observed… The  Panamaxes’...
May 24th, 2018 | Chartering, Events, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 24, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 24, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Uncertainty about US/China trade discussions continued to mount while yesterday’s newswires conveyed that the US President asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to start a national security investigation into car and truck imports....
May 24th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

UGS Annual Report 2017-2018

UGS Annual Report 2017-2018
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners This year’s Annual Report from the Union of Greek Shipowners comes at no better time, in the eve of Posidonia 2018! We begin with the preamble by the president of UGS Theodore E. Veniamis and at the end an attachment included hte...
May 24th, 2018 | Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,162: the fall continues

The BDI@1,162: the fall continues
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 37 points earlier on today with Geopolitics becoming more perplexed. John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: The Capes loses  once again close to 100 points – 95 to be precise and the BCI now stands at 1,759 points. The Panamaxes down 17 with the...
May 23rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, May 23, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, May 23, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Prompting a renewed bout of risk aversion, US President Donald Trump questioned a potential trade deal with China saying explicitly that he is not satisfied with how trade talks have gone so far.  Reduced risk appetite favored the...
May 23rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

BDI’s summer blues at 1,199 !!!!

BDI’s summer blues at 1,199 !!!!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 40 points earlier on today and things might become nasty for the hoi polloi! Geopolitics are already creating chaos and we might see this time the famous point of no return. John Faraclas’ daily recap: Just below the 1,200 point threshold the BDI...
May 22nd, 2018 | At the end of the day..., Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More