Archive for the ‘Civil Unrest’ Category

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  01-Nov-2016 COMMUNICATION WITH UNKNOWN ENTITIES Hodeidah, Yemen RECOGNITION OF VESSELS WITH HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL EFFICIENCY RATING Panama Canal, Panama PLANNED PROTEST MARCH UNLIKELY TO AFFECT PORT OPERATIONS Jakarta, Indonesia Communication with unknown entities Tuesday, November...
November 1st, 2016 | Canals, Civil Unrest, Environment, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Markets and Geopolitics: blessing in disguise…

The Markets and Geopolitics: blessing in disguise…
John Faraclas Another Skyfall of the markets continued today and coupled with the geopolitical uncertainty due to the many unsettled issues around Planet Ocean – as a result of the inability of our politicians and diplomats, make us say: ain’t seen nothing yet! John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The...
September 14th, 2016 | Civil Unrest, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Events, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | 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

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  21-Jul-2016 SAILING REGATTA Singapore BUSINESS AS USUAL DESPITE STATE OF EMERGENCY Turkey VESSEL RESTRICTIONS DURING DREDGING Matagorda Bay, TX, USA Sailing Regatta Thursday, July 21, 2016, Singapore The Republic of Singapore Yacht Club Sailing Regatta 2016 will be held...
July 21st, 2016 | Canals, Civil Unrest, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sports | Read More

Chaos is ante portas: Dropping BDI and worsening geopolitics…

Chaos is ante portas: Dropping BDI and worsening geopolitics…
John Faraclas It seems that we are heading for both a low market as well as a dangerous geopolitics period which unfortunately will last for the foreseeable future; unless…;  John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost ten points today closing at 736 amid rumours of a break-up...
July 20th, 2016 | Civil Unrest, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Sales and Purchases, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tourism, UN | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  19-Jul-2016 ADVANCE NOTICE OF DELAYED ARIVAL Turkey Advance notice of delayed arival Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Turkey Vessels experiencing a delay more than 12 hours later than their declared ETA at Turkish ports must inform the Harbour Master through their agents in good tim....
July 19th, 2016 | Civil Unrest, Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Further BDI and geopolitics hiccups…

Further BDI and geopolitics hiccups…
John Faraclas As expected the markets lose steam and we have the first signs of unsustainability; Geopolitics due to the Turkish behaviour might become explosive; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was down to points at 746. The Capers BCI 2014 continued their fall, today 30 (thirty)...
July 19th, 2016 | Civil Unrest, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Port Alert: Turkey – Port operations and clearances

Port Alert: Turkey – Port operations and clearances
19 July 2016 – Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that there has been no impact to operations at the Turkish Straits following the attempted coup in Turkey, with all passages taking place as per schedule.  However, vessel clearances can not currently be granted at Karadeniz Ereğli...
July 19th, 2016 | Civil Unrest, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
  16-Jul-2016 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 17-20 JULY 2016 Worldwide COUP ATTEMPT IMPACT ON SHIPPING Turkey COUP ATTEMPT IMPACT ON SHIPPING Turkey COUP ATTEMPT IMPACT ON SHIPPING Turkey World Holidays: 17-20 July 2016 Saturday, July 16, 2016, Worldwide Public holidays around the world...
July 16th, 2016 | Associations, Canals, Civil Unrest, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The Markets amid world turmoil

The Markets amid world turmoil
John Faraclas The Shipping Markets  were on a positive plus just after launch time earlier on today, but the world is on fire given the latest atrocities in France and a messy situation developing as you read these lines in Turkey; John Faraclas’ weekly report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed seven...
July 15th, 2016 | Associations, Canals, Civil Unrest, European Union, Markets, Military, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@555; no fuming, …just smoking*

The BDI@555; no fuming, …just smoking*
John Faraclas With another 16 points plus earlier on today since last Friday’s closing, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) at 555 is trying to maintain a level of fewer losses given that all ships more or less need US$ 2-2500 daily support/self-finance from its owners to avoid lay-ups or being by its creditors...
April 11th, 2016 | Civil Unrest, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Sales and Purchases, Sanctions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Despite the BDI going above the 400 points, the crisis remains…

Despite the BDI going above the 400 points, the crisis remains…
John Faraclas With 111 points plus, since the historic rock bottom of the 10th of February – nearly 42 days ago, the dry markets are far worse than expected, far worse than the reports… These 401 BDI points today (plus three since yesterday) and the chaotic world economy and geopolitics are a...
March 23rd, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Civil Unrest, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Religion, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
                22-Mar-2016 IMPLEMENTATION OF FIRST DRAFT RESTRICTION Panama Canal, Panama AIRPORT AND METRO CLOSED AFTER EXPLOSIONS Brussels, Belgium Implementation of First Draft Restriction Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Panama Canal, Panama Effective April...
March 22nd, 2016 | Canals, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Inland Waterways, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 22, 2016)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 22, 2016)
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: German government bonds firmed in European trade on Tuesday on the aftermath of explosions in Brussels airport and a metro station in...
March 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Civil Unrest, Company Profiles, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Safety and Security, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Only at 2, 000 plus points the BDI(and Shipping) will make sense…

Only at 2, 000 plus points the BDI(and Shipping)  will make sense…
John Faraclas Whilst the BDI is…approaching the 400 points threshold, in reality and despite what the media and analysts report, as well as what the owners and managers want – needless to say the expectations from the stock markets for the listed companies and the financiers’ interest, given...
March 21st, 2016 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Containers, Corruption, Disputes, Dry Bulkcarriers, Fixtures, Gas, Health and Safety, Immigration, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Sanctions, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Global Security threats assessed and displayed…

Global Security threats assessed and displayed…
GLOBAL SECURITY THREATS ASSESSED AND DISPLAYED ROUND THE CLOCK IN NEW INTERACTIVE MAP Ship owners and managers can now view what security threats a country poses to shipping lines with the click of a button thanks to a new live interactive map. The security and risk mapping system RiskMap provides a...
February 9th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security | Read More

The Migrants issue continues…

The Migrants issue continues…
John Faraclas Without prejudice Anathema and Migrants: Human Aggression at its best! Why all this hypocrisy by all involved and in particular from the so called politically correct EU’s masters of colonialism? Do they have an idea what an… ism ending means and entails…? John Faraclas’s insight...
February 1st, 2016 | At the end of the day..., Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Insight, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, News, P and I Clubs, Religion, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Former anti-piracy boss warns against piracy attacks for 2016

Former anti-piracy boss warns against piracy attacks for 2016
Dom Mee Dom Mee founder and former President of PVI who commanded over a thousand former Royal Marines in the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean gives a warning to the maritime community on complacency.   Mee stated “The main thrust of coalition operations in the region has shifted towards...
January 14th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

UN officials ‘deeply dismayed’ by Saudi executions, urge commuting all death sentences

UN officials ‘deeply dismayed’ by Saudi executions, urge commuting all death sentences
UN Photo/Martine Perret 3 January 2016 – Top United Nations officials have expressed deep dismay and regret over yesterday’s executions by Saudi Arabia of 47 people, including the cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, and called on the country’s authorities to commute all death sentences. “Sheik...
January 3rd, 2016 | Civil Unrest, Religion | Read More

Syria: senior UN official paints grim picture as Government, allies reportedly attack hospitals

Syria: senior UN official paints grim picture as Government, allies reportedly attack hospitals
Displaced Syrians receive UNICEF winter clothing kits. Photo: UNICEF/Aho Yousef 21 December 2015 – Hospitals, markets and bakeries have been hit, scores of civilians are killed and injured almost daily, and doctors themselves have become targets in escalating fighting and airstrikes in Syria, reportedly...
December 21st, 2015 | Charity, Civil Unrest, Immigration, Military, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

Home Office Security Minister to open Transport Security Expo

Home Office Security Minister to open Transport Security Expo
Rt Hon John Hayes MP On 2nd December, the Rt Hon John Hayes MP, UK Security Minister at the Home Office, will be officially opening this year’s Transport Security Expo at Olympia London. An MP since 1997, Mr Hayes has held a number of shadow ministerial and Government roles, including Minister of...
November 10th, 2015 | Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Shipowners’ holistic approach to maritime security

Shipowners’ holistic approach to maritime security
Jakob Paaske Larsen the global security manager for Maersk Line In a move intended to allow the European shipping industry to stay abreast of recent developments, European shipowners have widened the scope of the former ECSA Piracy Working Group, which has been renamed “ECSA Maritime Security Working...
November 10th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Company Profiles, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Marine Insurance, Military, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

Transport Security Expo – 2 and 3 December 2015

Transport Security Expo – 2 and 3 December 2015
From last year’s Aviation’s Security Conference Transport Security Expo’s wide-ranging conference and seminar programme will be free-to-attend 2-3 December 2015 / Olympia London Transport Security Expo will this year be delivering more learning opportunities than ever before – and all...
November 6th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corruption, Defense, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

Another dive of the shipping markets and more than messy geopolitics…

Another dive of the shipping markets and more than messy geopolitics…
John Faraclas Our forty-fourth weekly recapitulation of the shipping markets, their respective main indices and world geopolitics affecting same in 2015 and beyond, tonight Friday the 30th of October 2015, with John Faraclas of AllAboutShipping in London. The BDI, the Baltic Dry Index, closed down seven...
October 30th, 2015 | Banking, Chartering, Civil Unrest, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Finance, Fixtures, HR, IMO, Jobs, LNG, Markets, Music, News, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, People and Places, Politics and Government, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Yachting | Read More

UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications

UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications
UAVs and their detection – Transport Security Expo will address all the implications 2-3 December 2015 / Olympia London 29 October 2015 – The recent growth in the number of UAVs – from the highly sophisticated devices deployed by the military to low-cost recreational versions –...
October 30th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More