Archive for the ‘Reports’ Category

Markets in despair but hope and success is there only for the adventurous risk-takers…

Markets in despair but hope and success is there only for the adventurous risk-takers…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fall was very much contained, thanks once again to the volatile Capes. The New Year as we believe might begin when the Far East and mainly Japan begin to kick-off. Geopolitics as ever messy. John Faraclas’  daily and …Festive Season’s recaps: The...
January 4th, 2019 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IRClass Review of 2018 and Projections for 2019

IRClass Review of 2018 and Projections for 2019
The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) continues to record steady growth in its classed fleet, flag recognition and geographical presence, mirroring the shipping industry’s ongoing recovery. Fleet Growth With tankers and bulk carriers continuing to dominate IRClass’s tonnage, the classed fleet...
January 4th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Reports | Read More

It’s not just the Capes stupid; it’s every single size falling…

It’s not just the Capes stupid; it’s every single size falling…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 15 points and now stands at 1,267… Geopolitics become more perplexed. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes lost 24 points and the BCI now reads 1,963 points… “wonder” why the fall… The Panamaxes’ BPI also fell down to 1,365 – down 26 points… The...
January 3rd, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tenders, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Moore Stephens says leaner and greener shipping will attract investment in 2019

Moore Stephens says leaner and greener shipping will attract investment in 2019
Richard Greiner Leading accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says shipping will continue to attract investors in 2019 if it fulfils its ESG (environmental, social and governance) responsibilities.  In the latest issue of Bottom Line, the Moore Stephens shipping sector newsletter, Richard...
January 3rd, 2019 | Accountancy, Markets, News, Reports, Shipmanagement | Read More

It’s the Capes stupid

It’s the Capes stupid
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) gained 11 points and now stands at 1,282 thanks to the as ever volatile Capes… Looks a “positive” start for the New Year but reality bites as all other indices – Dry and Wet are in red! Geopolitics as expected turn sour; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The...
January 2nd, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Happy New Year, Happy 2019 !

Happy New Year, Happy 2019 !
… Happy New Year to all 7.6 billion people all over Planet Ocean! I suppose one thing one could say is that there have never been so many cross-currents for international shipping – in other words you have the demands created by the sulphur cap, with its conflicting ‘solutions,’ various...
January 1st, 2019 | News, Reports | Read More

Oslo Børs: The year with the hot summer and the dismal autumn

Oslo Børs: The year with the hot summer and the dismal autumn
The year with the hot summer and the dismal autumn 28/12/2018 2018 was a record-hot year for the Oslo stock exchange until autumn’s storms blew in over stock markets On 25 September the Oslo Børs Benchmark Index closed at an all-time high of 946.43, but this was the last of the all-time highs...
December 28th, 2018 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Record turnover for LIQUI MOLY with lower growth

Record turnover for LIQUI MOLY with lower growth
Ernst Prost, LIQUI MOLY CEO Trade disputes, a weak ruble and low crude oil prices have slowed down the German oil and additive specialist December 2018 – During its first year as part of the Würth Group LIQUI MOLY has chalked up a new record turnover. But the growth has been more subdued than previously....
December 27th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Oil Industry, Reports | Read More

Controlled fall with the BDI@1,271

Controlled fall with the BDI@1,271
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost eight points earlier on today; Geopolitics chaotic but humanity finds the strength to celebrate Christmas amid natural disasters, Wars and inhumane behaviour by 99,9 centum of Planet Ocean’s politicians and their cronies.  John Faraclas’ Christmas Eve...
December 24th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

Falling BDI@1,279 enhances uncertainty…

Falling BDI@1,279 enhances uncertainty…
John Faraclas The BDI lost 39 points earlier on today and 122 since last week’s 1,401 points amid enigmatic uncertainty, Economic Chaos and Geopolitical mess; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The Capes’ BCI lost 158 points and now read 1,913 losing completely the 2,000 point threshold. On...
December 21st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Top 10 Bermuda market highlights 2018

Top 10 Bermuda market highlights 2018
Innovation The Bermuda market differentiated itself more than ever through pioneering legislation and aggressive business development this year. The proactive trailblazing boosted our competitive advantage and laid the foundation for a new industry, fintech, earning monikers like “Innovation...
December 21st, 2018 | Associations, Banking, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Reports | Read More

US-China trade war postponed, A year in review

US-China trade war postponed, A year in review
Commentary: US-China trade war postponed By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore On the side line of the G20 meeting at the beginning of December, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to suspend announced tariff increases for 90 days – from 1 January to 1 April 2019 –...
December 21st, 2018 | Comment, Reports, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Capes triple-digit losses brings down the BDI@1,318…

Capes triple-digit losses brings down the BDI@1,318…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 60 (sixty) points earlier on today – once again thanks to the volatile Capes. Geopolitics on the edge… Christmas parties to the fore! John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The Capes’ BCI lost 193 points and now reads 2,071 points and for sure...
December 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 20, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 20, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The Federal Reserve raised the fed funds rate by a further 25bps to a range of 2.25%-2.50% at this week’s two-day meeting which concluded late yesterday, as expected. The forward guidance in the statement was slightly modified. The...
December 20th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 19, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 19, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: All eyes are on the two-day FOMC monetary policy meeting which concludes later today with investors assigning a c. 70% probability for a further 25bps hike in the target rate to a range of 2.25%-2.50%. However, rising signs of slowing...
December 19th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,395… Volatility yet again

The BDI@1,395… Volatility yet again
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 11 points earlier on today thanks to the as ever volatile Capes; perplexed Geopolitics can cause tsunamis with incalculable repercussions for all on Planet Ocean… AND Christmas parties to the fore. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI  lost 40...
December 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Oil Industry, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Mild upturn with the BDI@1,406…

Mild upturn with the BDI@1,406…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched five points  despite the fact that 99 centum of all dry indices were on the rise, even low key… Strange things… The Wets …falling and Geopolitics now produce tsunamis… John Faraclas’ daily brief / recap: The Capes’ BCI gained 50 points and...
December 17th, 2018 | Charity, Events, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 17, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, December 17, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Eurozone PMIs for December disappointed added to market concerns about the economy’s growth outlook. On the flipside, encouraging US retail sales reinforced market optimism over the US’s cycle outperformance. Against this background,...
December 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,401 within the context of a new Geopolitical mayhem…

The BDI@1,401 within the context of a new Geopolitical mayhem…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 36 points earlier on today and 29 since last week’s closing of 1,372 points – despite earlier mild hiccups (11 and 12 of Dec). Thanks to the volatile and predictably unpredictable Capes, it managed to stay afloat and “offer” a possible Christmas...
December 14th, 2018 | European Union, News, Politics and Government, Religion, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 14, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, December 14, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the ECB decided at yesterday’s monetary policy meeting that net purchases under the asset purchase programme (APP) will cease at the end of this month. In the press conference that followed, the overall...
December 14th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 13, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, December 13, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets ended firmer yesterday and the modestly improved tone continued in Asia and in early trade in Europe earlier today, supported by increased optimism on easing US/China trade tensions. Turning to the EMU periphery...
December 13th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports, Shipfinance | Read More

The BDI@1,353: another mild fall amidst global uncertainty… UK PM Theresa May wins Confidence Vote!!!

The BDI@1,353: another mild fall amidst global uncertainty… UK PM Theresa May wins Confidence Vote!!!
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) 11 points losses were considerably marginal given that yesterday the losses were almost double – 21 points down. Geopolitical uncertainties with the BREXIT taking more twists and turns. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’...
December 12th, 2018 | Breaking News, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Fixtures, Markets, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Trends for the Ocean Shipping Industry to Watch in 2019

Trends for the Ocean Shipping Industry to Watch in 2019
.. Navis Identifies Trends to Watch for Ocean Shipping in 2019: Collaboration and Data Standardization, Smart Containers, Trade Wars, Increased IT Spend, Automation Gains, Capacity Management OAKLAND, CA, December 12, 2018 — Major opportunities are on the horizon for ocean shipping as the rapid...
December 12th, 2018 | Markets, Reports | Read More

Greece: January – October 2018 State Budget Execution & General Government Budget Arrears

Greece: January – October 2018 State Budget Execution & General Government Budget Arrears
Greece Macro Monitor – Focus Notes (Wednesday, December 12, 2018) Greece: January – October 2018 State Budget Execution & General Government Budget Arrears According to the final State Budget Execution data for January  – October 2018, the overall fiscal balance registered a surplus...
December 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: According to press reports, UK Premier Theresa May is likely to face a leadership challenge later today. If she does lose —a simple majority of votes against her by conservative MPs would suffice—an interim leader will have to be...
December 12th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More