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The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty

The Pros and Cons of the BDI@1,092 amid Geopolitical uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) – thanks to the Capers and partly to the Panamaxes, managed to gain 42 points and now reads 1,092… The Geopolitical uncertainty which seems a bit extended, as well as alarming, due to the North Korean palaver, might produce a bit of everything…and affect...
August 10th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Be cautious with the BDI and Geopolitics

Be cautious with the BDI and Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “raises” hopes given its 20 plus points rise, but be cautious as things are not that promising and in any case we are far apart the December 2013 level of 2,277 points – 1,345 points down! Geopolitics are not just an enigma, they are a harsh reality and...
July 18th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices | Read More

Dry Market gains ten points; so what!

Dry Market gains ten points; so what!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained hooray hooray ten points earlier on today and now reads 830; the Geopolitics continue to be in a mess; John Faraclas’ daily market briefing: Yesterday we hinted that we might see the market going for an upwards mode and it did happened… The Capers lead...
July 11th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Communication, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon

Falling BDI, turbulent Geopolitics leads to Armageddon
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell two points and now reads 820; the entire Geopolitical spectrum leads with mathematical accurancy to a modern and ultra-destructive Armageddon. John Faraclas’ daily report: With minimal and controlled losses the BDI now reads 820 points – a crucial point...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, European Union, Gas, Immigration, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Organisations, Religion, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…

Who isn’t afraid of the BDI@ 829…
John N. Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 18 points earlier on today and now stands uncomfortably at 829 points; the Geopolitics inclusive of the  G20 forum taking place tomorrow in Hamburg will determine a great deal of future politics and trade AND possibly the environment. John Faraclas’...
July 6th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, European Union, Food and Drink, IUA, Markets, Military, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

2017 Q2 IMB Piracy Report

2017 Q2 IMB Piracy Report
Captain P. Mukundan London, 4 July 2017 – Continuing decline in the number of reported incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery against ships has been revealed in the second quarter piracy report of the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), published today. According to the report, the first...
July 4th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…

Contained losses with the BDI@912; be alerted on Geopolitics and Terrorism…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry index) lost six points given that there was a contained loss for both the Capers and Panamaxes; geopolitics are worsening and Terrorism of ANY kind must be curbed. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly report: The BDI was also down  44 points since last week’s closing...
May 26th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Climate, Container shipping, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, European Union, Events, Health and Safety, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Insurance, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Military, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Cyber security – the increasing threat to your business, May 2017

Cyber security – the increasing threat to your business, May 2017
Matthew Montgomery, senior associate at HFW HFW Briefing: Cyber security by  Matthew Montgomery At the last count, it was estimated that Friday’s cyber attack impacted upon 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries. The attack used “WannaCry” malware to disable computer systems and present users...
May 15th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Company Profiles, Legal, News, Person Profiles, Safety and Security | Read More

Maritime piracy report sees first Somali hijackings after five-year lull

Maritime piracy report sees first Somali hijackings after five-year lull
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 4 May 2017 – Pirates and armed robbers attacked 43 ships and captured 58 seafarers in the first quarter of 2017, slightly more than the same period last year, according to the latest ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) piracy report. The global report...
May 4th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Endeavour Maritime March 2017 Update

Endeavour Maritime March 2017 Update
      Good Afternoon, Welcome to our regular bulletin that showcases the expanding capabilities of Endeavour Maritime. Monaco Wealth Forum Endeavour Maritime is pleased to announce that our managing director, Alistair Galloway, will speak at the annual Monaco...
March 10th, 2017 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Company Profiles, Consulting, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 50 (indeed you read correct, fifty) points plus and now stands at 856 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics and in general the masses all over Planet Ocean are in a very uneasy situation. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’...
February 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

“Corruption in shipping has always been there…

“Corruption in shipping has always been there…
The panel with BIMCO’s Grant Hunter delivering his slides paper ‘Corruption in shipping has always been there, so there’s nothing we can do. I do not think that is enough any more’ Facilitation payments, made in order to “oil the wheels” to enable shipping operations to proceed on schedule...
January 18th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Maritime Fraud | Read More

Falling Markets and Failing Geopolitics

Falling Markets and Failing Geopolitics
John Faraclas The Dry Market, “thanks” to the Capers’ fall creates shocks and Geopolitical mess brings in total failure; John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 24 points and now reads 1,162… The Capers’ BCI 2014 lost 132 points – soon many will need …a triplex...
December 7th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Corruption, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

North P&I Club supports new international ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign

North P&I Club supports new international ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign
North P&I Club is continuing its drive to highlight the range of cyber threats facing shipowners through active support of the new international ‘Be Cyber Aware At Sea’ campaign. The campaign is a global maritime and offshore industry initiative to raise awareness of the increasing maritime...
November 4th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, IT and Communications, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs | Read More

Threat to seafarers remains despite piracy clampdown, IMB reports

Threat to seafarers remains despite piracy clampdown, IMB reports
Captain P. Mukundan London and Kuala Lumpur, 31 October 2016 – Kidnapping and hostage-taking persists off the coasts of West Africa and South East Asia, despite a 20-year low in piracy on the world’s seas, according to new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime...
October 31st, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Hill Dickinson LLP and The UK Chamber of Shipping hold Crime at Sea Seminar

Hill Dickinson LLP and The UK Chamber of Shipping hold Crime at Sea Seminar
Maria Pittordis The UK Chamber of Shipping in partnership with international law firm Hill Dickinson held a half-day Crime at Sea Seminar at Hill Dickinson LLP’s office at Broadgate Tower, London on the afternoon of 19th October.  This event discussed, amongst other things, how shipowners should...
October 24th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

IBIA welcomes Danish authorities’ clampdown on bunker fraud

IBIA welcomes Danish authorities’ clampdown on bunker fraud
  IBIA’S CEO Peter Hall The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) welcomes the fact that Danish authorities have investigated and sought to bring to justice alleged fraudulent activities perpetrated by a bunkering company in the country. On 22 September, a Danish court sentenced...
September 26th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Bunkering, Legal, Maritime Fraud | Read More

Organised-crime expert Elman Myers to be ALARYS 2016 keynote speaker

Organised-crime expert Elman Myers to be ALARYS 2016 keynote speaker
Elman Myers Hamilton, Bermuda, September 12, 2016—Elman Myers, a former US Air Force special agent who is now a managing director at Hiscox, will be the keynote speaker at this month’s 2016 ALARYS Congress conference (www.alarys.bm) in Bermuda. Based in Miami as Managing Director at Hiscox Special...
September 12th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Still a low dry market with the BDI@718…

Still a low dry market with the BDI@718…
John Faraclas Despite going over and above the 700 threshold the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) we are still in a very low dry market; Geopolitics as said in the past, and shipfinance scandals that will surface, will drive the stakeholders mad. John Faraclas warns of dangers again: With a dozen points plus...
August 25th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Religion, Sanctions, Shipfinance | Read More

Daily Wealth Letter from The Wealth Forums 15 Aug 2016

Daily Wealth Letter from The Wealth Forums 15 Aug 2016
Ian Brodie Daily Wealth letter a daily synopsis of the wealth news that’s most relevant, timely and dependable Compiled and edited by Ian Brodie of The Wealth Forums (www.thewealthforums.com) NUMBER 275  MONDAY,  AUGUST 15, 2016 London most exposed to Brexit woes London could bear the brunt of...
August 15th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Markets, Reports | Read More

BDI@638: volatility knocks!

BDI@638: volatility knocks!
John N. Faraclas The Markets due to the heatwave have “surged” and the  BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained seven points! “Manna” from Havens? Geopolitcs in jeopardy! John Faraclas’ midweek recap: Well, well, well, “good” news for the hoi polloi now that the markets …gained a few points...
August 10th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

War on Planet Ocean!

War on Planet Ocean!
John Faraclas Indeed this is the case as we have numerous times, not only hinted, but explicitly reported and explained over the last five years in many articles at allaboutshipping.co.uk uploads of what is yet to come. John Faraclas warning message to the shipping industry: The next couple of weeks...
July 27th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Akwa Ibom Annual Convention

Akwa Ibom Annual Convention
The Ati Annang Association of Akwa Ibom will be holding its annual international convention for the first time in the UK on July 23, 2016 at the Hilton Paddington. The event will consist of a lecture in the day with press a Q and A session and a banquet in the evening. The keynote speaker for the...
July 12th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Security Council statement highlights IMO capacity-building work in Gulf of Guinea

Security Council statement highlights IMO capacity-building work in Gulf of Guinea
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the Presidential Statement from the United Nations Security Council (S/PRST/2016/4) in which the Council strongly condemns acts of murder, kidnapping, hostage-taking and robbery by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea and encourages States in the region and regional...
May 3rd, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

A Cock-up with the BDI down at 703, or what…?

A Cock-up with the BDI down at 703, or what…?
John Faraclas The BDI ended the week down seven points since yesterday at 703 “reassuring” of tough times ahead; John Faraclas on the latest market …”twists and turns”: So, for a second day in row the BDI dropped enhancing our prediction for tough times ahead, but more importantly strengthening...
April 29th, 2016 | Banking, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More