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Dry and Wet Markets in the red amid perplexed Geopolitics…

Dry and Wet Markets in the red amid perplexed Geopolitics…
John Faraclas Dry and Wet Markets in the red amid perplexed Geopolitics… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost eight points since yesterday and now stands at 1,855 points; on a weekly basis the losses were 69 points – from 1,924 (11/10). The Wets losses were substantial. As for the Geopolitics: couldn’t...
October 18th, 2019 | Civil Unrest, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,767 with Geopolitics in dire straits…

The BDI@1,767 with Geopolitics in dire straits…
John Faraclas The BDI@1,767 with Geopolitics in dire straits… What a week that was in all fronts; the BDI down, the Geopolitics in total disarray and Shipping at the cross-roads of a new era. John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recaps: The BDI was up after a long time given its continuous fall and gained...
October 4th, 2019 | Civil Unrest, Comment, Disputes, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 06-Aug-2019 SEAFARERS’ ACCESS TO MARITIME FACILITIES United States PORT OPERATIONS UNAFFECTED BY PROTESTS Hong Kong BALLAST WATER LOG REQUIREMENTS California, United States Seafarers’ Access to Maritime Facilities Tuesday, August 6, 2019, United States The Coast Guard issued...
August 6th, 2019 | Civil Unrest, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 01-May-2019 INSTALLATION OF ECO-SHORELINE FEATURES Hong Kong SECURITY UPDATE (1 MAY) Sri Lanka Installation of eco-shoreline features Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Hong Kong From 1 May 2019 and for approximately 6 weeks, marine works involving installation of eco-shoreline features...
May 1st, 2019 | Civil Unrest, Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Ukraine’s thorny IMF relationship, Roundtable with Donald Kohn

Ukraine’s thorny IMF relationship, Roundtable with Donald Kohn
Commentary: Ukraine’s thorny IMF relationship By Mark Sobel in Washington The IMF’s relationship with Ukraine has always been among its most high profile and difficult interactions. The US and Europe have consistently encouraged the IMF to remain engaged in Ukraine, viewing this as a means...
October 30th, 2018 | Banking, Civil Unrest, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance | Read More

The BHSI clinches a point; all other indices dive…

The BHSI clinches a point; all other indices dive…
John Faraclas The BDI fell eight points and now stands at 1,468; the Geopolitics will soon bring-in the worse tsunami never ever imagined in your wildest dreams. John Faraclas’ brief market and geopolitics recap: The  Capes’ BCI was down  33 points and now reads 2,602 points… Let’s see the...
May 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tenders | Read More

Low, unsustainable and volatile markets …and Peace lost the chance

Low, unsustainable and volatile markets …and Peace lost the chance
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) “managed” to clinch just four points since yesterday and now reads 1,496… The Geopolitical situation and conversely Peace – given what happened in the Middle East and particularly in the borders of Israel and Gaza, has spectacularly failed, “thanks”...
May 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Civil Unrest, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Health and Safety, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Tenders | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
19-Mar-2018 STATE OF EMERGENCY LIFTED AS TENSIONS SUBSIDE Sri Lanka TRANSIT DELAYS Kiel Canal, Germany State of emergency lifted as tensions subside Monday, March 19, 2018, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the lifting of the state of emergency that had been declared...
March 19th, 2018 | Canals, Civil Unrest, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
15-Mar-2018 SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS OFF STANLEY PENINSULA Hong Kong MARINE WORKS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THREE-RUNWAY SYSTEM NORTH OF AIRPORT Hong Kong VESSEL MOVEMENTS HALTED AFTER HELICOPTER INCIDENT Port Hedland, Australia TROPICAL CYCLONE EXPECTED Darwin, Australia CIVIL UNREST EASES, CURFEW...
March 15th, 2018 | Aviation, Canals, Civil Unrest, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
14-Mar-2018 EX-TROPICAL CYCLONE LINDA Queensland, Australia SUSPENSION OF TRAFFIC Dardanelles, Turkey CIVIL UNREST, CURFEW IN FORCE Panama Ex-Tropical Cyclone Linda Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Queensland, Australia At 9am AEST today (Wednesday 14 March), Ex-Tropical Cyclone Linda was located in the Coral...
March 14th, 2018 | Canals, Civil Unrest, Health and Safety, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce, Weather | Read More

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