Archive for the ‘Reports’ Category

Falling BDI@1,169: not yet a disaster…

Falling BDI@1,169: not yet a disaster…
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nearly 100 points on a weekly basis and now stands at 1,169; Geopolitics in jeopardy… John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: The BDI was down 20 points earlier on today and now reads 1,169 and was exactly 91 points down...
January 11th, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, Military, Music, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 11, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, January 11, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from moderate gains in Wall Street overnight, major European bourses were slightly firmer in early trade today supported by fresh dovish comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell. Shrugging off the modest improvement in...
January 11th, 2019 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Falling BDI@1,189: Liabilities ante portas

Falling BDI@1,189: Liabilities ante portas
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 49 points earlier on today and  given that all indices are in red, the situation in the Dry and Wet Markets turns to a major liability for all stakeholders – and looks likely tomorrow the Markets will be on a falling...
January 10th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Overview of the Greek privatisations programme: Delays challenge investors’ confidence and expected revenue for 2019

Overview of the Greek privatisations programme: Delays challenge investors’ confidence and expected revenue for 2019
.. Greece – Focus Notes (Thursday, 10 January 2019) Overview of the Greek privatisations programme: Delays challenge investors’ confidence and expected revenue for 2019 The present report, attached herebelow*, looks at the progress of the privatisations programme in recent months, the projects...
January 10th, 2019 | Banking, Insight, News, Reports | Read More

Vote Clune report: ESPO welcomes the outcome but remains highly concerned about adding another reporting layer through the creation of an EU interface

Vote Clune report: ESPO welcomes the outcome but remains highly concerned about adding another reporting layer through the creation of an EU interface
Isabelle Ryckbost 10 January 2019 This morning, the Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted its position on the Commission proposal for a regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window Environment. In many ways, the adopted Clune report improves the Commission proposal and...
January 10th, 2019 | Associations, Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 10, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, January 10, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In FX markets, the DXY index extended recent losses with the EUR/USD hitting a near three-month peak of 1.1570 earlier today following the release of the minutes from the December FOMC policy meeting. The minutes revealed that many...
January 10th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Non-American should lead World Bank, Global economic challenges in 2019

Non-American should lead World Bank, Global economic challenges in 2019
Commentary: Non-American should lead World Bank By Mark Sobel in Washington Since the creation of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at the end of the second world war, an American has led the Bank (Jim Yong Kim, who announced his resignation from the presidency on Monday, is Korean-American)...
January 10th, 2019 | Banking, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Reports | Read More

The BDI@1,238: there can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm…

The BDI@1,238: there can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 24 points earlier on today as all Dry Indices fell – thank Posidon the fall was a double digit one… Geopolitics… continue to be more than perplexed; John Faraclas’ daily market recap: The Capes lost  39 points and the BCI now stands at 2,078… Same...
January 9th, 2019 | Chartering, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Capes volatility keeps the uncertain markets “afloat”…

Capes volatility keeps the uncertain markets “afloat”…
John Faraclas The BDI  (Baltic Dry Index) gained 15 points earlier on this afternoon and now stands at 1,262 points. Geopolitics still the same; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes “hit” again with the BCI at 2,117 – a good  triple points rise of 101 but again this cannot constitute...
January 8th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

Freight Derivative Trade Volumes up in 2018

Freight Derivative Trade Volumes up in 2018
The Baltic Exchange Figures compiled by the Baltic Exchange reveal that the overall volume of Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) trades increased in 2018. Freight derivative volumes in the tanker market rose by 20% in 2018 hitting 321,962 lots, volumes in the dry market rose 1.4% to 1,196,929 lots, its...
January 8th, 2019 | Chartering, Markets, Reports | Read More

IMCA issues guidance to assist analysis and testing of DP systems

IMCA issues guidance to assist analysis and testing of DP systems
Andy Goldsmith The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Guidance to Identify DP System Components and their Failure Modes’ (IMCA M 247). The new document complements the Association’s existing guidance on Dynamic Positioning (DP). Captain Andy Goldsmith, IMCA’s Marine...
January 8th, 2019 | Associations, Books, Reports | Read More

The BDI is now 1,000 points below the Dec 2013 closing…

The BDI is now 1,000 points below the Dec 2013 closing…
John Faraclas. Picture credits George Christakis The BDI (Baltic dry Index) lost 13 points and now reads 1,247 – 1,000 points below the closing of Dec 2013!  Geopolitics still messy; John Faraclas’ brief daily market recap: The Capes were the only size to clinched points and the BCI now reads 2,016...
January 7th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 7, 2019)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, January 7, 2019)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In early European trade today, core government bond yields were off last week’s fresh lows in reaction to FOMC Chairman Jerome Powell’s dovish remarks at the American Economic Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta on Friday....
January 7th, 2019 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

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